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Bronxville Students Celebrate Friendship

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Kindergarteners in Dian Grandefeld’s class at Bronxville Elementary School started the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with a feast of their own on Wednesday.

The students had a Native American Friendship Circle celebration, complete with a teepee and lunch.

Grandefeld said the class has been working hard for weeks, making head gear, vests, necklaces and instruments modeled after ones they have studied.

“We have been reading fiction and non-fiction books on Native Americans, and have done many activities,” Grandefeld said.

One of the activities was creating a menu with such selections as chocolate milk, yogurt, apples, and cheese-sticks to name several. After each child made their selections, they exchanged menus with another student in the class.

Wednesday, the students made lunch for their buddy and presented it to them in honor of the Friendship Circle.

“The celebration fosters getting to know each other in our class,” Grandefeld said. “It also teaches the children to do something for someone else.”

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