Thanksgiving At School

Taft's school is just amazing in many ways.  One of those is how they do Thanksgiving.  The school cooks a turkey for each class and the parents are asked to bring in sides.  Parents are also invited to come eat with the children (and to help set up and clean up).  Lunch is also served outside making the children relate to the Pilgrims and Indians a little more.
This year was so much better than last year.  You can read more about that here.  Shane and I both went in early to help get things set up and ready for the children to enjoy themselves.  I cooked cornbread dressing, gravy, and homemade macaroni and cheese.  I was a little afraid of a repeat of last year as you can tell.  
The children made their outfits.  The boys were Indians and the girls where Pilgrims.  It was very cute.
The children also made their place mats and a tablecloth for the food table that had their hand prints on it.  It was very cute.  Mrs. Linda also made them a nice centerpiece with their hand prints on it also. 
 We ended up with a great selection of food.  Turkey, dressing, potatoes, sweet potatoes, grapes, green beans, corn, and multiple desserts.

The kids had a great time.  Everyone ate and talked and played and loved having parents there to eat with them.  They were all very well behaved too.  
After the meal was over, it was time to get the kids down for a nap.  Taft went back in with the class and took a nap while we cleaned things up. 

 It was a fun day and I know that Taft love looking back one day and seeing both his parents with him.  

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