Students at a pair of Riverhead elementary schools were plenty thankful for what they experienced last week.
Riley Elementary School second grade teachers Catherine Kent and Lauren McDonald combined their classes Thursday for a Thanksgiving history lesson.
The teachers dressed as native Americans and pilgrims, in costumes their students made, for a recreation of the first Thanksgiving. The children recited what they are thankful for.
Roanoke Avenue Elementary School first grade teachers Jenny Jaeger, Jen Hughes, Cathy Fasanelli and Kelly Schultheis hosted a Thanksgiving Feast for about 100 students on the second floor of the building Friday.
The families of the school children provided the meal for them, which reflected the cultural diversity of the school. They feasted on turkey, potatoes, mac and cheese, tacos, flautas, tamales, pierogis and Italian meatballs.
Before the feast began they all recited a poem by Kathleen M. Hollenbeck titled “I’m Thankful.”
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