Grand Rapids —Lasagna, mac and cheese, fruit, fried chicken, carrots and broccoli, cheese, chips, dips, mashed potatoes and desserts — all contributed by parents — made for a fantastic first-grade Thanksgiving feast at Mulick Park Elementary School Tuesday.
First-grade teacher Cassie Greig’s students prepare for the special event by writing a paper on what they are thankful for and coloring Thanksgiving placemats with their names on them. Greig started the tradition seven years ago.
Dianne Carroll Burdick has worked as a photojournalist in the West Michigan area since 1991. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she has photographed for The Grand Rapids Press, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Detroit Free Press, Advance Newspapers, Grand Rapids Magazine, BLUE Magazine and On-the-Town Magazine. She has been covering the many exciting and thought provoking stories of K-12 public education for School News Network since 2016.