Saturday, November 28, 2009

Little's Thanksgiving Feast

Little had three Thanksgiving Feasts this year. SERIOUSLY!

She gets pulled out for an hour each day and goes to the Special Ed. room. She calls it "when I go to specials" and that makes me laugh. Anyway, they took a field trip to the local grocery and each student purchased a portion of the meal - Little chose pumpkin bread. When they arrived back at the school they had feast #1.

Thanksgiving Day itself was feast #3.

This past Tuesday the Kindergarten class had their Thanksgiving program and feast. There was singing and poems, mostly done from the perspective of the Turkey - it was really great. One recitation was the Thanksgiving ABCs. Little was "G" and "X" - she delivered her lines like a champ - I was so thankful for what God is doing in her!

"They gathered seeds and berries to eat."
"Everyone was excited"

Songs were a little bit tougher on Little. There were hand motions and her little unconnected brain wasn't really able to process quickly enough to do both singing and motions. She chose motions and she did them all with great precision and enthusiasm.

My favorite song of the day was "The Gobble Song":

"I don't like Thanksgiving, the saddest time of year.
When the leaves start falling just get me out of here.
I don't like Thanksgiving. Neither do my friends.
We all act like chickens but it's hard to pretend when you say

chorus gobble gobble gobble (so on and so forth)

Let's just skip Thanksgiving. Who needs all the fuss?
All that work and worry for ev'ry one of us.
Put your heads together. Find something else to do.
You can still watch football, and snooze all afternoon while we sing

repeat chorus
(spoken solo1:I think they're goin' for it!
spoken solo2:Sell it, Tom!)

You like mashed potatoes. You like pumpkin pie.
You like rolls and butter, and noodles piled up high.
Just forget the turkey. Can't we all be friends?
Let's spend this Thanksgiving as vegetarians and we'll sing

repeat obnoxious chorus
(spoken solo: Okay everybody, group hug!)"

Then we feasted. In tiny chairs at library tables. It was cute. And fun. I'm thankful.

group hugging:

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