Nursery Students Give Thanks for Being Little

Crescenta-Cañada Cooperative Nursery School preschoolers gobbled their way into the holiday season by making turkey hats, pinecone turkeys and paper turkeys and enjoying Thanksgiving dishes, minus the turkey.

The 4-year-olds baked their own cornbread muffins and broke from tradition by cooking up a very original pot of Thanksgiving "stone soup" while the 3-year-olds got a little help from mom and dad and brought some home-cooked dishes to share. Photos of people and "things" the children were grateful for adorned the walls of both classrooms and thanks were given by all before they dined.

Crescenta-Cañada Cooperative Nursery School, which has served the community for more than 40 years, leases space behind the Lutheran Church in the Foothills. Each school day, the parents who own, manage and run the cooperative preschool work with two salaried teachers to create an exciting, fun and nurturing atmosphere for their children.

Moms and dads assist in the classroom monthly and work together on various committees.

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