Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thanksgiving Party

Woohoo! It is almost Thanksgiving!  I don't know about you, but Thanksgiving really came up quickly this year.  We only have three days of school this week, and one day is pretty much devoted to our lavish (haha) Thanksgiving party.  Our party is a very similar set-up to our Halloween Party, but all of the stations are cooking activities and students do not go to every station.  

So, kids get split up into groups of 3 and take turns going to a few of the stations.  We cook/prepare a Thanksgiving feast consisting of pumpkin pie (no bake version), mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, cranberries, yams, and turkey/gravy.  Once all the food is prepared, we set it up buffet style and send the kids down the line (this allows lots of practice for requesting politely for food!). As you can see we have PECs available for our students who are nonverbal to use to request each food item.  


 Then the students sit down together to enjoy their meal.

We also have them make placemats and have students practice setting the table while we are getting the food set up.

This month, our community trip was to the grocery store.  So every week we have been slowly buying all of the ingredients needed to make our feast.  We will go on our last trip on Tuesday so we can buy turkey from the deli (we have them slice it for us there) as well as the rest of our remaining ingredients.  What do you guys do for Thanksgiving?

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