Willow Creek celebrates Thanksgiving


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Neighbors | Shaiyla Hakeem .The preschoolers and kindergartners at Willow Creek Learning Center celebrated Thanksgiving together Tuesday by dancing to a Native American folk song with ribbons. The group learned about the history of the holiday and the meaning behind it.

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Neighbors | Shaiyla Hakeem .Willow Creek Learning Center's Christina Aboujaoude (left), Cerek Szczyglowski, Maddie Garwood, Mya Stackhouse, Jack Ericson, Kate Sampson and Ava Bosnjak crossed their arms and hummed to a Native American hymn that they sang and danced to during class. They learned about the history of Thanksgiving throughout November and celebrated the holiday Tuesday.

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Neighbors | Shaiyla Hakeem .Preschoolers at Willow Creek Learning Center sang about Thanksgiving's history Tuesday during class. The interactive song talked about the first winter and how the pilgrims became friends with the Native Americans.

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Neighbors | Shaiyla Hakeem .Willow Creek Learning Center preschool teacher Wendy Robosky (standing left) and supervisor Peggy Witman served students the food that they helped prepare for lunch Tuesday. Within small groups, students made different dishes to share with each other.

Students had a hard time choosing whether they wanted to wear a Pilgrim hat, bonnet or Native American headdress Tuesday for a special classroom celebration.

Preschoolers at Willow Creek Learning Center celebrated the bond that was made between Pilgrims and Native Americans through a Thanksgiving lunch. They went over the history of the holiday and learned about how the Pilgrims migrated to America and the hardships they faced in the foreign land.

The meal was prepared by the hands of the students. The class was broken into small groups to make popcorn, mixed fruit, juice and corn bread for the feast.

Following lunch, the preschoolers were joined by the kindergartners to dance with ribbons to a Native American folk song and were reminded that Thanksgiving is intended to give thanks to God for the good things in their lives.

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