Preschool celebrates Thanksgiving with feast
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.The Canfield United Methodist Church Preschool 3-year-old class, led by teachers Ellen Van Dussen (left) and Shirley Merritt (right) lined up to greet their families for the school’s tradition of the Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 25.
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Canfield United Methodist Church Preschool student Peyton McCune invited his grandparents Ruth and Ray McCune to the school’s Thanksgiving Feast Nov. 25.
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Canfield United Methodist Church Preschool student Taylor Griswold enjoyed the school’s Thanksgiving feast with her dad, David, on Nov. 25.
By ABBY SLANKER
Students at Canfield United Methodist Church Preschool celebrated Thanksgiving a little bit early with their own Thanksgiving feast on Nov. 25. Students invited their families to share in a bountiful feast of Thanksgiving-themed snacks brought in by the students.
“Students signed up to bring variations of traditional Thanksgiving food, and they were very creative. We have turkey sandwiches, tater tots, applesauce, biscuits, carrots, apples, cheese and crackers, candy corn and apple cider,” said Janet Williams, Canfield United Methodist Preschool administrator.
Before everyone enjoyed the feast, the 3-year-old class, wearing the turkey hats they made, performed a mini-concert for their guests.
The class started with “God Bless America,” then moved on to the Thanksgiving tunes “Hello Mr. Turkey” and “I’m a Little Turkey.” They then wished everyone “Happy Thanksgiving” in sign language. The students were helped along by their teachers Ellen Van Dussen and Shirley Merritt.
The students displayed the Thanksgiving art projects they made in class on the tables. Projects included “T for Turkey” placemats, place cards, turkeys traced from their hands and turkeys made out of plastic cups and colorful leaves.
“The students created these art projects, including the woven paper placemats they made, in accordance with our curriculum within Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards,” Williams said.
Canfield United Methodist Church Preschool has been celebrating the Thanksgiving feast tradition for 10 years.