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Good Health and Good Company Highlight Benjamin Cosor Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a great time for creativity, learning and celebration at Fallsburg's Benjamin Cosor Elementary School.  Student paintings of turkeys and brightly colored autumn scenes filled the hallways. 

Second grade teacher Mrs. Leah Exner made a giant “turkey” from fruits and vegetable at home.  In the classroom, Mrs. Exner combined eating healthy foods with a math lesson.  Support by FCSD teaching assistant Cynthia Swinden, the children were shown the giant turkey as well as images of vegetable turkeys on the classroom smartboard. The class went through skip counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's before writing the numbers in their writing journals. 

Then, they were given a tray of vegetables and fruits to create their own individual turkey. While creating the turkeys, they noted how many vegetables they had been given to use and they were also given two step problems in addition and subtraction to solve that were built around vegetable and fruit vocabulary.

Later that afternoon on November 21, the Dual Language Kindergarten classes of Ms. Veronica Serrano and Mr. Scott Persten had a delicious Thanksgiving feast that was lovingly prepared at home by the teachers, assistants and aides that included a huge roasted turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, candied yams, rolls, corn, cranberry sauce, stuffing and desserts.  

The children sat patiently at festively adorned tables and the teaching staff served each student.   It was an opportunity to enjoy traditional American Thanksgiving food, converse in English and Spanish and enjoy being a family on this special day of thanks.