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Pumpkin party!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Jackson Township Elementary Kindergarten students in Rae Anne Howald's class prepared a special dessert to celebrate Thanksgiving. The students, with the help of some parent volunteers, mixed ingredients together to make pumpkin pies. Kim White (center) reads the directions as students (from left) Jinna Hyatt, Dillion White, Greg Mullenix and N'Kara Zaldivar crack eggs. [Order this photo]
* Students learn to make a holiday treat

Some students will be able to lend a helping hand in the kitchen this Thanksgiving.

Rae Anne Howald's Kindergarten class at Jackson Township Elementary prepared a special dessert Thursday to go along with an extraordinary party.

"We are having a pumpkin pie festival," she said.

With ingredients in hand, the students, with the help of parent volunteers, were able make a pumpkin pie. The students were each allowed to invite one guest to attend taste test the pies.

"The children made a lot of decorations for tables," she said. "We've spent a lot of time talking about what they are thankful for."

After each child and guest finished with their slice of pie, the students provided entertainment by singing songs about fall and turkeys. Then it was story time.

As part of the class project, the students wrote and illustrated a book titled, "I Am Thankful For..."

A culmination of the discussions and projects, which took place in class, Howald believes it was the best part of the party.

"The book is so neat because it really shows what they are thankful for," she said.

Each child had their own page, where they described being thankful for many things, including family, friends, toys, pets, a home, and even the sun and moon.

The favorite part of the students was taking home all of their projects and eating the pie.

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