They've got a whole new meaning for the school lunch program at Amistad Elementary School.
And it's reinforced the conventional wisdom that teachers, whether in their first year or nearing retirement, are special.
It was first-year teacher Leanne Mewes who gave her second-grade class a lesson in kindness.
When Mewes described her Thanksgiving traditions for the 23 students in the English as a second language class, she was surprised the little ones hardly knew what she was talking about.
With the help of a life-long favorite restaurant, the Country Gentleman, Mewes threw a Thanksgiving feast for the class.
The story was told by Herald reporter Jacques Von Lunen with a sharp eye for detail.
We can't improve on the story here.
But we can note that Leanne Mewes' passion (Von Lunen's word) for her job should come as no surprise to those who know just how much of their own extra time and hard-earned cash teachers put into their classrooms.
And the generosity of the Country Gentleman in providing "all the basics" for the special meal is no surprise, either.
The Tri-Cities is a place where good people do good things for no other reason than the warm feeling they give to others -- and share in themselves.
A Thanksgiving dinner for kids who've never had one and who can't really imagine what it's like is a thing beyond price.
But not beyond cost.
Sacrifices were made all around to provide this lesson-in-a-meal.
And the lesson has rolled out far beyond the walls of that little classroom.