It was a day of celebration as Reinhard students participated in activities prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Dressed in construction paper turkey costumes, prekindergarten students gave two Thanksgiving-themed musical performances for excited and appreciative parents. Under the direction of music teachers Maria Martucci and Randi Andersen, the district’s youngest students sang “I Am Thankful,” “Rosie is a Turkey” and “I’m a Nut.” They paraded their outfits to the delight of parents and repeated the poem “A Turkey is a Funny Bird,” culminated with “The Turkey Trot.”
Principal Patricia Castine noted that the students have been practicing their musical selections since September. “They have been learning how to be performers and have been thinking about what they are grateful for,” Ms. Castine said.
In Natalie Sicoli’s combined first and second grade class, students completed their study of the first Thanksgiving with a corncob placemat activity. With assistance from a parent or grandparent, the students pulled up their sleeves to paint a corncob with bright fall colors, and then rolled their corn on a plain placemat to be used at the Thanksgiving table.