Soup is a popular appetizer. So, why not make sure it’s the last dish 5th graders at Palmer Elementary have before heading home for Thanksgiving dinner?
Mrs. Lang’s and Mrs. Van De Weert’s classes hosted a community soup Tuesday afternoon. Students invited parents, grandparents, and other loved ones to their class, and served them their choice of chili or chicken noodle soup.
“It’s great. It’s nice to see them prepare the food we brought in this morning. It’s always great to see the classroom,” said Laura Coleman, mother to 5th grader Joshua Coleman.
“I think it’s great. She doesn’t eat my chili, but I guess she likes it here,” said Vicky Whalen, of her granddaughter, Brianna.
But, the event was about more than food. Students had their special guests read their gratitude journals.
“Each day in November, students had a prompt to inspire what they should be thankful for, instead of what they don’t have. It was a mindset shift,” said Mrs. Van De Weert.
5th graders Lucas and Riely Ruth brought their grandfather, Bob Levia.
“I’m happy he’s here,” said Lucas.
“I love being here for this. I wish they had me here every day,” said Levia.