Students at St. John The Baptist are preparing for a feast
KENMORE - The kindergarten students at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore are immersing themselves in Thanksgiving leading up to the national holiday. Painting deerskins, designing headpieces, and stringing bead necklaces are just some of the activities that are prompting their learning.
“The students have been busy painting to create a traditional Native American shelter,” explains Kindergarten teacher, Elaine Cambria. “We discuss what color fruits and vegetables would make good dyes for the paints and the meaning behind the designs. Students also learn about the struggles the Pilgrims faced and how the Native Americans helped them to survive. Through these hands-on experiences, the students retain much more than if they were simply reading about it.”
The enthusiasm is evident in the sparkling eyes and broad smiles of her students. The class plans to hold a special Thanksgiving luncheon later this month with all the Kindergarten classes, complete with turkey, mashed potatoes, and pie,... Read the rest of this article in News