Stadium first-grade students celebrate Thanksgiving


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Neighbors | Tim Cleveland.A Stadium Drive Elementary School first-grade student went down the line to select his food for the Thanksgiving feast.

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Neighbors | Tim Cleveland.Stadium Drive Elementary School first-grade students sat in wait before being able to get their food for the Thanksgiving feast.

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Neighbors | Tim Cleveland.A Stadium Drive Elementary School first-grade student ate bread and drank juice during the school's Thanksgiving feast.

By TIM CLEVELAND

tcleveland@vindy.com

As part of Stadium Drive Elementary School’s Thanksgiving celebration, Sharon DiMaiolo’s first-grade class celebrated the holiday a couple days early on Nov. 25.

The vast majority of her 25-student class was in attendance for the event, which included lots of food and activities for the students to do.

“We have the tradition Thanksgiving dinner,” she said. “We have turkey, stuffing, corn, mashed potatoes and a bunch of delicious-looking sweets.”

DiMaiolo has been putting on a Thanksgiving feast in her classes for the past 13 years.

DiMaiolo said after eating the children would be doing several games.

“Afterward, the kids are just going to have some math games, all the things we’ve been learning,” she said. “They’re going to enjoy their games and centers around the classroom for some fun.”

One of her students was Nora Kurth.

Nora said she thought the feast was “pretty good.” She said she was looking forward to eating the mashed potatoes most of all. She was also spoke on what she is thankful about for Thanksgiving.

“My family and friends,” she said.

DiMaiolo discussed the lessons she wanted to impart on her students by doing the feast.

“We talk all the time about being together, working as a team and we’ve learned a lot about the first Thanksgiving, so along with that, we’re having our together, coming together as a class and being thankful for everything that we have,” she said. “We’ve talked about in-depth for the last two weeks about Thanksgiving and what it really means.”

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