Maple Avenue Elementary School kindergarteners will get a practice run at Thanksgiving Nov. 20 when they celebrate the holiday at school. As part of their social studies curriculum, the students will have a Thanksgiving feast from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the school’s Large Group Area. In addition to being served food, students will prepare seasonal decorations to add to the festive atmosphere.
The kindergarten Thanksgiving unit includes study of the first Thanksgiving and family Thanksgiving traditions. At the event, students will identify holidays on a calendar, describe how families and individuals are alike and different, describe how basic needs are met and identify class, school and family rules. Students will be encouraged to use positive manner and make healthy choices while sharing food and friendship in the traditional Thanksgiving fashion.
Food for the feast will be donated by Maple Avenue families. Maple Avenue Elementary School is located at W240 N6059 Maple Ave., Sussex.