Dana Road kindergarten students remind us what Thanksgiving is all about

Published 8:00 pm Wednesday, November 21, 2018

By Gabrielle Terrett

The Vicksburg Post

Kindergarten students at Dana Road Elementary School put on a program recently at their school in honor of Thanksgiving.

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The children were dressed as Pilgrims, Indigenous peoples and turkeys to show their parents and friends what Thanksgiving is all about.

The program started with students giving a short speech about what Thanksgiving meant to them, what they are thankful for and their favorite Thanksgiving food.

“My favorite part about Thanksgiving is the singing and my favorite food is turkey. I’m thankful for my family,” said Caleb Sims.

“My favorite part about Thanksgiving is eating turkey and I’m thankful for my whole family,” said Raegan Bales.

“Singing, turkeys and making turkeys with colors. I’m thankful for everybody and my shoes,” said Jameria Bell.

“I’m thankful for my classmates and I like to eat turkey,” said Tyler Warner.

As the program continued, the kindergarteners told a story of how Thanksgiving first started through songs.

They even had the help of some handmade instruments — a plate folded over and filled with beans, which they used to keep the beat for the different songs.

The program attracted a great number of their family and friends and showed what the Thanksgiving holiday is all about — being thankful for what we have in life.