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Celebrating Thanksgiving Day with Stone Soup

Stone Soup is a Grimm Brothers tale about returning soldiers and their guise to get a starving town to learn the lesson of cooperation and its benefits. According to the story, some travelers come to a village, carrying nothing more than an empty pot. Upon their arrival, the villagers are unwilling to share any of their food stores with the hungry travelers. The travelers fill the pot with water, drop a large stone in it, and place it over a fire in the village square. One of the villagers becomes curious and asks what they are doing. The travelers answer that they are making “stone soup”, which tastes wonderful, although it still needs a little bit of garnish to improve the flavor, which they are missing. The villager doesn’t mind parting with just a little bit to help them out, so it gets added to the soup. Another villager walks by, inquiring about the pot, and the travelers again mention their stone soup which hasn’t reached its full potential yet. The villager hands them a little bit of seasoning to help them out. More and more villagers walk by, each adding another ingredient. Finally, a delicious and nourishing pot of soup is enjoyed by all.

 Hence, “nothing” is revealed to be something after all.

On Friday, October 11, in honour of Thanksgiving, all our classes enjoyed a community lunch together in the school gymnasium.  Elementary and Senior Elementary classes made Stone Soup, Casa Amore made yummy pumpkin pie and apple pie tarts and Casa Pace made fresh biscuits!

Thank you to our parent volunteers, Samantha and Adrienne, for assisting our Casa Pace class in making the delicious biscuits!

Thank you to our students, Ella, Ariyana and Austin, for helping set the gym for this special school Thanksgiving festivity!

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