The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Community

November 27, 2013

Erskine kindergartners celebrate feast

ANDERSON — More than 100 Erskine Elementary School kindergartners enjoyed a feast of Thanksgiving foods such as turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread and pumpkin pie this week.

One of the five kindergarten rooms there had cupcakes, too, because it was student Aubrey Friend's birthday. The annual feast is hosted by teachers and many volunteer parents.

"It's a good ending connection with what we've studied with Pilgrims and Native Americans and how they helped one another," said kindergarten teacher Michele Anderson, "and we related it to how we can help one another in our own classroom."

Kindergarten teacher Autumn Pratt said, "We just talk about what Thanksgiving is, how it was started, what kind of food they ate. Then parents volunteer to bring in some of the food. Then we talk about what we're thankful for. We sit around the big table just like they did and we have a feast."

Pratt added, "We're celebrating Thanksgiving as a class, being thankful for each other."

Most of the students wore hats they'd made from construction paper.

Asked what Thanksgiving means to her, kindergartner Delaney Hudson said, "It's about celebrating."

Kindergartner Lillian Ringler said her favorite part of Thanksgiving was simply: "Eat." She added that she liked the story of the Mayflower.

Kindergartner Dareion Jones said he learned from the Thanksgiving story to be thankful. And his favorite Thanksgiving food is turkey.

Michele's husband, Doug Anderson, had brought his daughters, ages 10 and 12, to Erskine School to help with the feast. They were already out of school in Lapel, he said.

"It's not about getting all the time. It's about serving," he said. "And that's what the season's about."

He added that helping with the Erskine feast was something the family does every year. "We fell in love with these kids," he said. "They are great."

1
Text Only
Community
  • FEA - HB0725 - 13 The Musical - JC - 1.JPG Review: Musical takes you back to being '13'

    Wanting to kill your mom and pining for a Wonderbra are typical desires young teenage girls have, but that just scratches the surface of the relatable themes in Mainstage Theatre’s production of “13: The Musical.”

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • Community Briefs: July 25 A compilation of community news as published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 25, 2014

  • Live music: July 25

    Live entertainment at local venues as published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 24, 2014

  • FEA - HB0724 - Amputee Support - JC 3 Supporting limb loss awareness

    A small group of amputees gathered for the Second Annual Show Your Mettle Day at Frazier’s Dairy Maid on Friday. The event, which offered free ice cream to amputees thanks to Prevail Prosthetics and Orthotics, served as a meet and greet to help support limb loss awareness in the community.

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • Jim Bailey: Now if Grace beats Bethel... Fans in the United States are just now waking up to the complexities of World Cup soccer, which is a lot more popular around the world than it is here.

    July 24, 2014

  • Community Briefs: July 24 A compilation of community news items as published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 24, 2014

  • NWS - HB0723 - Fair Food - JC 3 The 'fairest food of all' Rides along the midway and 4-H animals may be a big draw for the county fair, but there's plenty of food people look forward to and indulge in during the Madison County 4-H Fair.

    July 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • Community Briefs: July 23 A compilation of community news items as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 23, 2014

  • FEA - HB0722 - SAVI - 1 Staying strong during adversity

    When doctors told Judy Best she had cancer she was shocked, but she never lost hope.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Community Briefs: July 22 A compilation of community news as published in the Tuesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 22, 2014

Reader Pet Photos


We're looking for your best pet photos! Share your photos of your favorite non-human companions in our new photo gallery. Click here to upload your photos

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin