Teacher Gina Fox’s class at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in East Islip celebrated Thanksgiving with a feast that included turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, string beans, sweet potatoes, cornbread, applesauce and desserts. The third-graders dressed as Native Americans and Pilgrims, recited a Thanksgiving poem and read Thanksgiving riddles to their classmates and guests. The students learned about the historical significance of Thanksgiving and the important role that Native Americans played in the Pilgrims' survival in the New World, as well as the latter's difficult journey on the Mayflower.