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Porter Elementary Kindergarten students get a hands-on cooking lesson for Thanksgiving

On Thursday kindergarten students at Bibb County Schools' Porter Elementary received a hands on lesson in preparing for their very own pre-Thanksgiving feast. / Tavares Jones (WGXA)

MACON, Ga.- With the Thanksgiving holiday just days away, on Thursday kindergarten students at Bibb County Schools' Porter Elementary received a hands on lesson in preparing for their very own pre-Thanksgiving feast. Students from three kindergarten classes worked to peel bushels of vegetables like corn, potatoes and even snapped their own green beans as they prepared the ingredients to make a hearty soup.

Kindergarten teacher Julia Chambless said students have been a part of this tradition for the past several years at Porter Elementary School.

" It's really fun for them to learn about the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and the Native Americans, so they really get to enjoy it and see how it was back then. One of our standards is to learn about national holidays and why we celebrate them. We've read a books about the First Thanksgiving and talked about the importance of how the Native Americans helped the Pilgrims. " she said.

Students spent the afternoon dressed in their Native American and Pilgrim inspired costumes as they joined together to take part in their very own Thanksgiving feast. Chambless says the goal is to create a sense of family within the classroom among the students.

" We try to teach the kids there is something to be thankful for every Thanksgiving " she adds.

To learn more about the great academic initiatives happening at Porter Elementary, visit the school's website.


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