Exeter children learn history of Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Exeter Elementary students from Tiffany Cornman's second-grade class pose for a picture in the Native American costumes they made in class, while parents whip out their cell phones for photos on Friday before enjoying a Thanksgiving feast together. The students learned about the history behind the holiday and made American Indian and pilgrim costumes leading up to the meal. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com

Exeter Elementary school children donned Native American costumes they made in class while waiting in line to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast on Friday, a joint effort of school staff and parents.

Exeter Elementary school children donned Native American costumes they made in class while waiting in line to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast on Friday, a joint effort of school staff and parents. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Several little pilgrims visit while waiting in line Friday to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast at Exeter Elementary. Preschool through second grades learned about the history and meaning behind the Thanksgiving holiday leading up to the meal, and made special Native American and pilgrim costumes. Second-grade Teacher Tiffany Cornman said she and the students talked about how the pilgrims were part of the first Thanksgiving, and how the Native Americans helped them survive. To culminate the experience, students and parents all enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal together, a joint effort of teachers and parents. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
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