Riley Creek Elementary School students have adorned the hallways with turkey artwork and related Thanksgiving renderings.
Preschoolers in Kristen Mayer’s class practiced eye-hand coordination by placing decorative beads on strings.
Outside the classroom, a small army of construction-paper turkeys stand guard lining the hall wall.
Elsewhere on campus, Amy Gray’s class celebrates the helpfulness of Squanto, a Native American who history records as having helped English colonists in Massachusetts develop agricultural crops and served as an interpreter.
Gray doesn’t have any boys in her class, but that didn’t dampen the Thanksgiving spirit as her self-proclaimed “Squantinas” — second-grade girls — fashioned head gear to celebrate the occasion.
Near the main office, drawings of “thankful turkeys” are on display. Students what or whom they are thankful for on the drawings.
Zane Gibson is thankful for his dirt bike; Emma Mazur, her horse.
One giant-sized turkey, tagged “Godturkey,” is shown stomping on cities and is reportedly “the pet of the Godzilla,” according to creator Cameron Smith. In Smith’s picture he mentions that “I am thankful for family and food.”