Students remember Native Americans during Thanksgiving holiday

<I>MARILYN STRANGE photo</I><BR>Mrs. Tienhaara's first grade class, above, made head gear and enjoyed a feast to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Jeannine Johnson, grandson Tye Johnson, Ellie Chapman and other kindergarten students, below, enjoyed their Thanksgiving feast consisting of "stone soup." Each kindergarten student made their own head band consisting of real feathers and a paper sack garment.

NASELLE - The kindergarten and first grade classes have been busy learning about Native Americans and how they helped the Pilgrims who settled in Plymouth, Mass. They have also been learning about concepts like cooperation, sharing and giving through the story "Stone Soup" by Ann McGovern.

To help combine these two ideas the kindergarten students created a "Stone Soup" Thanksgiving feast on Wednesday, Nov. 24. Each child created math pattern beaded necklaces and geometric shaped Native American headbands to wear for the feast.

The day before the feast, each child brought a food item to share and combine into the "Stone Soup" pot, like potatoes, onions, carrots, meat cubes, spices, broth, barley or butter. They combined and stirred the ingredients and smelled the aroma of the flavors cooking in the crockpots - of course, a stone was added for that magic touch. The students enjoyed sharing the feast, native dances and songs with family members and friends.

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