Grade one celebrate Thanksgiving in style!

Grade one celebrate Thanksgiving in style!Last month marked the annual grade one Thanksgiving celebration. This is a time when we celebrate our families and all of the amazing people in our lives.

This year Thanksgiving was celebrated with a family picnic in the “secret garden”. With masses of food to choose from and family and friends to celebrate with, a good time was had by all.

When secretly eaves dropping, here are some of the comments that were heard….

Mrs Evans declared, “Thanksgiving is by far my favourite grade one celebration”.

Mr Dunseth and Ms Casey exclaimed, “Wow, look at all this food!”

And some parents talked about “what a great event to get people together, make new friends and see our children in action”.

Afterwards we talked in our classrooms about what Thanksgiving means to us. We are a community of people who have little in common with the history of Thanksgiving and yet it is a holiday that appeals to us in many ways…

Here are some of the first graders’ thoughts…

“We eat Turkey and we also celebrate thanksgiving and eat thanksgiving food” said Eva.

“Thanksgiving is about sharing food and blessing God for great traditions” said Garrett.

“Yesterday we had a Thanksgiving party at the secret Garden. I was excited that I can see my parents and choose whatever I want to eat” said Dain.

“Yesterday I had really fun in the secret Garden. I ate a lot of yummy food. The best food I had was Akemi’s mothers. She made Chicken meat” said Katie.

Jiseung said “I am thankful for my sister and family.”

Sunny said“I am thankful for SIS”

And Shiori said “I love Thanksgiving because we can play in the garden and we can eat food!”

A very happy Thanksgiving to you all!

To read more stories about Shekou International School visit their website: www.sis.org.cn/why-choose-sis

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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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