SYRACUSE — Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on some of the things that we are thankful for in our daily lives as well as spending time with some of those we are most thankful for.
When asked what it is you are thankful for, answers may be your family, friends, health, job, or any number of other things.
But what is it that some of the youngest in society are thankful for.
Asking a room full of preschool students what it is they are thankful for you get a range of answers, that is until one of the students hears another one’s answer, then that answer gets repeated many times over.
I sat down last week with preschool students in Kim Wolfe’s classroom at Carleton School asking them what they are thankful for as they worked on coloring their turkey masks.
For Dominik Price, Juliet Arnott and Aubrey Brown their dogs and dads were at the top of the list, while John Turley was thankful for his dog and cat. Beau Durst was thankful for his dad, while Grayson Evans was thankful for his dog, daddy and mommy.
Others went along the same theme, with C’Jae Gillian being thankful for her mom and Cadence Jefferies being thankful for her dog, family and cat.
For Breelynn Sayre it was Shopkins that she was thankful for and Abrum Kiser was thankful for drawing. Hunter McKibben was thankful for many things, including food, his brother, turkeys, buck and does.
In Lindsay Jackson’s preschool classroom, students were also learning about the Thanksgiving season, as Jenny Ridenour from Meigs Soil and Water Conservation District spent time reading the students a book about turkeys, explaining the parts of the turkey and making a turkey craft.
Students got to see and feel the foot of a turkey, as well as a turkey beard. The students then colored turkeys which were made from tracing their hands on a piece of paper.