Today was the annual Thanksgiving Feast for our Kindergarteners. It is one of my favorite days of the school year. All four Kindergarten classes came together in the cafeteria and had a “real” Thanksgiving dinner. Parents made turkeys, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, muffins…all the fixings of feast! Many parents came in and served the children buffet style.
As I watched the children walk through the cafeteria with their plates filled with food, I couldn’t help but notice the huge smiles on their faces. Were they feeling grateful? Were they feeling pride as they independently carried their own meal to their tables? Was it excitement for getting to sit with new friends in the cafeteria? I am not sure. What I do know is that I was feeling grateful. Grateful to be a part of these children’s lives. To know that for one school year, these children are in my care – for me to help mold and hopefully influence in a positive way.