We’re thankful. There are so many things that we’re thankful for that to list it, the list would go on and on. So it can all be summed up into one simple statement, we’re thankful.

Every year, on the fourth Thursday in November, we celebrate Thanksgiving. This day is to commemorate what was said to be one of the first celebrations when settlers came to America. In 1621, a year after the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock (which we can drive to in about 10 minutes), they held an autumn harvest feast with the Womponoag Indians. This feast was celebrated nearly every year after that and then, in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared it to be a national holiday.

Thanksgiving is about much more than a feast where we traditionally eat turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. It’s also a day that should be used to reflect and to think about all the things that we’re thankful for. For example, we’re thankful for having a great school, friends and family who are always there for us when we need them, and soldiers that fight for us to keep us safe.

The Beginnings of the Meal

Every year, at our school, all the students, staff, and members of our community come together to celebrate Thanksgiving. The parents of the school coordinate with one another so that they all provide plenty of food for us to eat (we’re thankful for that). Then, we all gather in our cafeteria. Every class shares three things that they’re thankful for. Then, the fourth grade classes read a Thanksgiving poem. Finally, we all get to eat! It’s an amazing event that we’re so happy we’re able to have every year!

The Feast

We created a video to share our day with you. We hope you enjoy it!

How do you celebrate Thanksgiving?

Do you have any events at school where everyone comes together?