Caldwell Elementary first-graders share a feast ahead of Thanksgiving

Published on Tuesday, 14 November 2017 19:21 - Written by CORY MCCOY,

Caldwell Elementary Arts Academy rolled out the longest table in town, stretching more than 100 feet down the first-grade hallway.

Students lined each side of the brown paper “table” Tuesday to share what they love about Thanksgiving.

The students shared a Thanksgiving meal of nachos and cookies, from the cafeteria, while singing songs they learned in class.

The event was aimed at showing the students the fellowship shared by early settlers and Native Americans.

Some of their favorite things about turkey day included chicken, turkey, pumpkin pie and presents. The turkey is the present, according to the students.

The students have spent the past few days learning about the history of the holiday, as well as Native American traditions.

Later in the week the students will write letters detailing what they are thankful for this holiday season. These letters will be published in the print edition of the Tyler Morning Telegraph on Thanksgiving Day.