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LEAAP Center enjoys Thanksgiving feast

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Students at the LEAAP (Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers) Center celebrated Thanksgiving early this year. Students helped prepare the meal and were allowed to invite one guest. Billy Johnston and his mom Amanda Krantz enjoyed the feast Tuesday. Kimberly Gleason Photo. [Order this photo]
Thanksgiving came early at the LEAAP (Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers) Center.

"We took a field trip to Kroger," teacher Cheryl Williams said. "After the tour, the students bought groceries."

Parents were asked to donate $2 for the shopping trip and students had the opportunity to talk to the workers and learn about their jobs at the store.

Students enjoyed chicken legs, pumpkin pies and corn muffins. They spent the day preparing the food and parents were invited to attend.

"The students really enjoyed preparing the food," Williams said. "They made turkey potato favors, place mats and hats for the event."

The activities provided children with the opportunity to learn through hands-on experience.

"It's great for eye and hand coordination. It allows for small and fine motor development as well as following directions, measuring, language development and print recognition," Coordinator Mary Yelton said. "Children learn through play and these are great activities for parents to do with children at home."

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doesnt he look so adorable?

-- Posted by Mommacat on Wed, Nov 25, 2009, at 8:50 AM

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