The 2011 Primary Thanksgiving Feast began with the Pre-K and Kindergarten classes singing some songs.
For the Feast, each Pre-K through 1st grader invited a faculty member. Mrs. Finley was Abbie P's guest.
Mr. Sailer with his host Jake D.
Mrs. Hiles' hostess was Charlotte M.
Mrs. M. Haines with her host.
Each faculty member was given a hat; the Pre-K had Native American feather head bands, the Kindergarteners were Pilgrims, and the 1st Graders were Turkeys.
Parent volunteers served the food, much of which the children had helped to prepare.
Everything was yummy!
There was a choice of water, milk, or cider to drink.
Each host or hostess took his or her guest through the line to fill their plates.
Sometimes it was hard to choose...
Oh, just take one of everything!
Don't forget the napkins!
The students had all made placemats,
Mrs. Singleton and her host converse while they eat.
The visiting Finnish students were also invited. Since Thanksgiving is an American holiday, they had never had a Thanksgiving Feast!
Mr. Goeller enjoys his meal with George M.
Mrs. McKay and Aidan Y. smile for the camera.
Mr. Beck gets a hug from Allie P. and a smile from Annie S.
Mr. Sailer and Annie check out the table decorations.
At 11:30, just before the 12:00 dismissal, there was an all-school Assembly opened by Mr. Suter, still in his finery from the Feast.
As at all of Upland's Assemblies, we began with the Pledge of Alliegance, led by a 5th grader. This time we were led by Ceci F.
Mrs. Ledger called up two students to tell us about their generosity. Both girls had donated their hair to "Locks of Love" to be made into wigs for cancer patients. Here is Teryn S. with her new short cut...
And here is Olivia D., with hers.
The girls got a big round of applause for their actions.
The Kindergarteners were excited, because they were about to perform.
The Kindergarten and Pre-K sang their songs for the whole school, since the students in grades 2 - 9 did not get to hear them at the Feast.
The 2nd graders were dressed for their Native American Day, the culmination of their unit of study on the first inhabitants of America.
The 2nd graders were also eager to find out the results of their "Reading for Turkey Feathers" project. Mrs. McKay built up the suspense as the Turkey-feather poster was slowly revealed.
Each feather represents a book that a Second grader read between Halloween and Thanksgiving.
How many feathers do you think are in this turkey's tail?
The 2nd graders had read 301 books!
Next, four 3rd graders shared a cartoon they had created about Thanksgiving.
Then Jane Y. got the audience all fired up for the 9th grade contribution to the Assembly...
They spelled out a message for us all; HAPPY THANKSGIVING!