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The following writings were submitted by area students for Thanksgiving:

Maygen Ward’s second grade class at Houston Elementary School:

Pumpkin

Indian

Leather

Gifts

Rolling in leaves

Invited

Meal

ASHTON L.

Pumpkin pie

Indians

Laugh and eat turkey

Get to eat food

Real feast

Invite people

Memories

SANTANA R.

Put up Christmas tree after Thanksgiving

I pray

Leaves

Grandma’s tea

Rich hot chocolate

I like food

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

NATALIE M.

Pray for your food

Indians

Leaves are falling down

Grandma’s cake

Roast the turkey

Invite my friends

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

MACY M.

Pie for Thanksgiving

Invite friends

Laugh with friends

Green grapes

Real feast

Interesting

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

SHELDON S.

Pray for the Thanksgiving Day

Invite family to eat

Leave to eat at someone’s house

Grill some food

Roast a turkey

Indians

Make some food

RILEY B.

Play games

Indians

Leaves

Giving gifts

Real feast

Invite family

Make some food

KOLTEN G.

Put up Christmas tree after Thanksgiving

Indians

Leaves

Giving thanks

Really good food

Invite family to eat

Miranda Thanksgiving Parade

MIRANDA H.

Pray

Indians

Leftovers

Giving thanks

Really good food

Invite family to eat

Mom’s hot chocolate and lemonade

STONE J.

Put up Christmas tree after Thanksgiving

Indians

Love day

Grandma’s cookie

Real

Invite my friends

Make a cake

GRAYSON M.

Put up Christmas tree after Thanksgiving

Indians

Leaves are falling

Grandma’s brownies

Rich feast

Ice cream pie

Make some food

DALTON E.

Pumpkin pie

Invite friends to feast

Leaves

Grandma’s cupcakes

Real fun

Indians

Make some food

ALAINA S.

Put up Christmas tree after Thanksgiving

Indians

Leaves are falling

Grandma Marie’s picked blackberries

Real feast

Invite family over to eat

Mom’s cinnamon rolls

MIAH B.

Places to go

I love Thanksgiving

Leaves

Giving

Reading books about Pilgrims

Invitations to Thanksgiving party the Pilgrims had

Making turkey

KELSEY P.

Mrs. Buse’s third grade class at Houston Elementary:

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate family, school, and church. I’m especially thankful for family because they love me because I am cute, funny and I am hardcore and if I want something done I DO IT! Thay feed me really go stuff. Thay give me a grate home. It is nice and dry and worm. I hav give me bed to sleep in at night. My family alsaw buys me supper cool cloes to wear eveary day and that is just some of the reasons I love my family.

I also appreciate school because I learn really cool stuff. Another reason I like school is because I have a lot of fun with the stuff we do. I love all my specials and most of all my teacher is veary nice and she is cool and she is very nice to me.

Finally I’m grateful for church because I learn about Jesus and that is fun.

I see my friends really funny friends that I do not get to see that much. And I also get to help with the dinners’ and I have a lot of fun.

As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. Family, school and church are very important to me.

LILLY C.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate my family, friends, and school.

I’m especially thankful for my friends. They are nice to me and they play video games with me. They do not pick on me like most of the 5th graders do most of the time. Do you have any good friends?

I also appreciate my school because we get to learn to count to 1,000. We learn multiplication by land 10. We learn to subtract and add. I like school, do you like it?

Finally, I’m grateful for my family because they stand up for me. They take care of me. When I am sick they give me medicine. They make me good food and they help me with stuff. As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful, school, friends, family are very important to me.

NICHOLAS C.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for.

I appreciate my friends, my family, and my playhouse.

I’m especially thankful for my friends because if I didn’t have friends I wouldn’t have any one to play with because I am a only child. I live in the country so I don’t have any neighbors to play with when I don’t have anyone by me so that’s why I am thankful for my friends.

I also appreciate my family because I don’t’ have very many friends because most of my friends have moved. So that’s why I am thankful for my family and here is another thing as why I am thankful for my family. If I didn’t have family I wouldn’t have anyone to spind the holiday with. So those are why I am thankful for my family.

Finally, I’m grateful for my playhouse because me and my friend Jillian made it ourselves. So I am very thankful for it we also decorated it too! Me and my friend decorated it and built it so that is why I am thankful for my play house. As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. My friends, my family, my playhouse are very important to me.

GRACIE T.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate God, family, and life.

I’m especially thankful for God because he is the one who gave us food to eat. On that one day he gave hundreds of people fish and bread. I think he is our real savior. He watches over us and takes care of us.

I also appreciate family because I love my sister Loran, my mom Tammi, and my dad Chance. I love them so much they treat me so good and they love me right back.

Finally, I’m grateful for life because I get to have a lovely family. And I can have Thanksgiving with them. I love everything I have and everything I ever will.

As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that have many reasons to be thankful. God, family, and life are very important to me.

KARLY D.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate my family, my 3ds, and my house.

My family allways help me wne I’m sick. They buy the family food. My family takes care of me when I don’t feel good.

My 3ds gives me my internet because I get to watch you tube. My moves that are on my ds are faduios! The games on it are awesome.

My cats Ozzy and Onlex play every single day and night ther names were going to be Midnight and Astin. My room hase a bed, toys, a TV, and a fan.

KAYLIN G.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for I appreciate my family, my home, and Saturdays. I’m especially thankful for my family because they take care of me if I was sick or hurt they take care of me. I also appreciate my home because without a home and the shelter of a home I would be out on the streets with no shelter I would be cold and dirty. Finally, I’m grateful for Saturdays because Saturday is the only day I’m out of school on Sunday I have to go to church.

As I enjoy this holiday season I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. Saturdays, my home, and family are very important to me.

BRADEN C.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate my family, my friends, and my pets.

I’m especiall thankful for my family because my family takes care of me and provide for me. They take me to places. They help me when I need help.

I also appreciate my friends because my friends play with me when I am bord. They help me do things whith me such as riding bikes.

Finally I’m grateful for my pets because my pets are fun to play with when I am lonely. They don’t run away. I like It when my cats lay in my lap while I watch T.V. As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful, my family, my friend, and my pets are very important to me.

MAX B.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate my family, my dog Thor, and Mrs. Campbell.

I’m especially thankful for my family because they are nice to me. Thay feed me. Thay love me, thay take care of me. Thay don’t hate me.

I also appreciate my dog Thor because Thor is cute and cuddley. Thor is fun. Thor will play with me. Thor loves me and Thor is nice to me.

Finally, I’m grateful for Mrs. Campbell because Mrs. Campbell helps me with writing. Then she helps me with math, Next she helps me with reading. She is nice to me.

As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. For my family, my dog Thor, and Mrs. Campbell are very important to me.

KALEIGH I.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate mom, dad and dog.

I’m especially thankful for my mom because you get to spn time with your mom. My mom starst the shaer for me. My mom koocks for me. My mom love me.

I also appreciate my dad because my dad loves me and my dad plays with me. My dad tackes me to the park. We go on a wolck.

Finally, I’m grateful for doy because he plays with me. He loves me. I tokk him for a walck. Gif him a bath.

AUSTIN G.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate family, seasons, and trees.

I’m especially thankful for family because they keep me company. They spend lots of time with me, their kind, and they love me. Another reason is because they take good care of me.

I also appreciate seasons because each season is special. Fall has beautiful leaves. Winter is snowey. Summer is hot, and Spring is rainy and warm.

Finally I’m greatful for trees because they produce oxygen their pretty, you can climb them and they have leaves that change colors in the fall.

As I enjoy this holiday season. I realize I have many reasons to be thankful. Family, seasons, and trees are very important to me.

MADI R.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate my family, friends, and school.

I’m especially thankful for family because they love me a lot. They take care of me. They buy me a lot of cool toys. They take me to cool places like chucky cheese and stuff like that.

I also appreciate my friends because they like to play with me at recess. They like me and appreciate who I am. They get to spend the night at my house. I get to spend the night at their house.

Finally, I’m grateful for school because we can be smart and not be dumb. We can learn and be smart. We don’t have to be home schooled.

As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. Family, school, and friends are very important to me.

KATELYN E.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate my family because they love me a lot. They take care of me. They buy me a lot of cool toys. They take me to cool places like Chucky Cheese and stuff like that.

I also appreciate my friends because they like to play with me at recess. They like me and appreciate who I am. They get to spend the night at my house. I get to spend the night at their house.

Finally, I’m grateful for school because we can be smart and not be dumb. We can learn and be smart. We don’t have to be homeschooled.

As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. Family, school, and friends are very important to me.

KATELYN E.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate my family, pets, friends.

I’m especially thankful for my family because when I’m sick they help me get beter. When I’m sad they cheer me up. When I’m tired they take me to bed. When it is morning they fix me breakfast.

I also appreciate my friends because I know that they will keep secrets. When I get bullyed they help me though. When I get hert they helped me. They come to my birthday party. My friends are very special to me.

Finally, I’m grateful for pets because they lick me all the time. There real funny. They whimper a lot. There also beautiful!

As I enjoy this holaday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. Family, friends, pets are very important to me.

OLIVIA C.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate a house, toys, and a family. I’m ecspecially thankful for a house because it keeps all my toys inside of it. It has a bed for me to sleep in. It has a heater to keep the house warm in the winter. It also has an air conditioner to keep the house cold in the summer.

I also appreciate toys because on a rainy day I have something to play with. The funny toys are even better because I can scare my parents.

Finally, I’m grateful for a family because when I’m hungry they give food to me. They play cool games with me. They give me allowance so I can buy toys sometimes they even let me go to the park.

As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. A house, toys, and a family are very important to me.

CONNOR C.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I am thankful for. I apprecte my family, my friends and books.

I am especially thankful for my friends because they make me laugh. When you go to school who do you eat breakfast with? Your friends of course! Do you play with your friends or do you play by yourself? Friends are awesome.

I also appreciate my family because when I go home I go to the T.V. with my family. I also go to the pool with my family. When I have a problem I know I can find my dad or my mom to help me fix it.

Finally I am grateful for books because when I go home sometimes I get a book. Books are my favorite thing to do when I go home from school and choose what book I want to read. I love my books. Books are awesome.

As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. My friends, my family, and books are very important to me.

GABRIL C.

Thanksgiving reminds me what I’m thankful for. I appreciate my family, food and friends. I’m especially thankful for my food because it gives me nutrisnon. It is good and healthy. It was made by my grandma. It was made quicke. I also appreciates my family because they cook for me they care for me they love me. They help me on my math.

Finally, I am greatful for my friends because they play with me. They come for my house. They celebrate my birthday. They like me for who I am. As I enjoy this holiday season I realize that I have many things to be thankful family, food, friends are very important to me.

JUDE C.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate my family, my horse, and my farm.

I’m especially thankful for my family because they make supper and get me clothers. They also help me learn to ride a bike. When Christmas comes they get me presents. My family is special to me.

I also appreciate my horse Lacy. She is my best friend. She lets me brush the burs out of her hair. I love to ride her. I give her carrots and feed her apples. I love spending time with her.

Finally, I’m grateful for my farm. My farm is where I get to ride my four wheelers. I also like to sit in the trees and read. Living on a farm is awesome.

As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. My family, horse, and farm are very important to me.

CALI S.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate friends, family, and faith.

I’m especially thankful for friends because they are nice to me. They are good friends to me and I especially like friens. I also appreciate family because they are nice to me. They feed us good food to eat and they take care of us. Finally I’m grateful for faith because I have faith in my family. I have faith in every body. I have faith in my dog and my grandmother and grandfather.

As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. Thanksgiving Christmas, and holidays are very important to me.

KENNY O.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I am thankful for. I appreciate my family, home, and freidns.

I’m especially thankful for my family because without my sisters life would not be as exiting. Without my mom and dad a lot of things would not be possible like sports. But the thing I love most about my family is that they love me and care for me. I also appreciate my home. Without my home I would be out on the streets with no were to go or eat sleep.

Finally, I am grateful for friends because if I did not have friends I would not have any one to talk to or go to someone elses house. Some of my friends are Karlee, Curtis, Olivai, and another Karly Drake and one of my best friends, Gracie. As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. Family, home, and friends are very important to me.

KATIE JO C.

Mr. Sigman’s third grade class at Houston Elementary:

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate my mom, my grandma, my dad. I’m especially thankful for my mom because she feds me. She also loved me. Then, she helps me. She takes care of me. I also appreciate my grandma because she helps me. She helps when I get hurt. Then, she gives me clothes. She feds me. Finally, I’m grateful for my dad because he loves me. He helps me. He helps when I get hurt. He takes me anywhere.

JAZMYNE Y.

I’m especially thankful for animals because they are good, helpful, careful, and playful. Kids love animals. I also appreciate my mom and dad because they gave me life, get me food, keep me safe, they gave me a home, I love my mom and dad. Finally, I’m grateful for my pets because they give me milk, friends, company. The goats eating the grass. I love my pets so much. As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. Animals, my mom and dad, and my pets are very important to me.

ETHAN L.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate mom, dad, and family. I’m especially thankful for mom because she is loving to people. She is kind to people. She is nice to people. She is exsiding to me. I also appreciate dad because he takes me places. He feds me. He cares for me. He lets me stay up till mednight. Finally, I’m grateful for family because they are nice to people. They let me play on my sosin DS and 3DS. They let me stay up till 1:30 in the morning. They make cookies. As I enjoy this holiday season I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. Mom, dad, and family are very important to me.

DANAMAE F.

Thingsfiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate my papa and nanny, my aunt and uncle and my mom and dad. I’m especially thankful for my mom and dad because for my life and my family. I love my dad and mom. They also keep me safe. I love everthing about them. They are the best in the world. I will always love them. I appreciate my aunt and uncle because I love them and they love me. They are nice to me. They keep me safe. They are the best in the world. When they get back so I can see them. Finally, I’m grateful for my papa and nanny because they are nice to me. They keep me safe. They love me and I love them. They make me food. I have many reasons to be thankful. My papa and nanny, my aunt and uncle, and my mom and dad.

KARLEE C.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate my mom, my dad and my health. I’m especially thankful for my mom because she gave me life then, she gave me clothes. Mom feeds me. She gave me a home. Mom gives me expensive toys. She drive me plases she bys me shoes. I also appreciate my dad because of everything. He gives me expive clothing. He gives me food. He drives me plases. Dad loves me. He bys me shoes. Finally I’m thankful for my health because I don’t have to worry about cavities. I don’t have to worry about getting sick. I can live longer. I won’t have to worry about cavities. I would not have to go to the dentist.

KATLYN F.

I’m appreciate my dad, dogs, and friend. I’m thankful for my dad because he serves in the army. He’s really nice. He let’s me get things I need. He gave me life. I also appreciate my pets because they’re really funny. There really playful. They’re really cute. They’re really exited all the time. Finily I’m grateful for my friends because they’re really nice. They really like to play. They’re really funny. They’re really cool.

HUNTER S.

I’m especially thankful for my mom because she beys me expensive clothes. My mom coaches me. She gave me life. Mom gave me a home. She loves me very much. I also appreciate my dad because he loves me very much. He beys me lots of foods. He plays football with me. He coaches me in sports. He takes me lots of places. Finally, I’m grateful for my grandpa becase he served in the military. He cares for me. Grandpa plays in the backyard with me. He is very kind. He beys me stuff like clothes and toys. As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. My mom, my dad, and my grandpa are very important to me.

TYSON E.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate my dad, my mom and my grandparents. I’m especially thankful for my mom because she’s the reason I wen to be a marin biologist. She gave me life she gave me clothes and food. Also appreciate my dad because he loves me. He feeds me sometimes we play together. He buys me stuff. Finally, I’m grateful for my grandparents because they love me. They buy me stuff. They buy me food and clothes. They give me hugs and kisses. As I enjoy this holiday season. I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful, my mom, my dad, and my grandparents are very important to me.

TYLER L.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate family, toys and dogs.

I’m especially thankful for family because thay give me food. My brother is back from the hospital.

I also appreciate toys because to play with keep me entertaim. A DS to play with. Thay are fun.

Finally, I’m grateful for dogs because dogs are fun to play with. Thay are cool. Thay run a lot.

As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. Family, toys, and dogs and very important to me.

KENDEL B.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate Tre, my sitsr, and dad.

I’m especially thankful for Tre because he will play with me. Tre with help me with what I can not get out.

I also appreciate my sister because she will help me when I need here. My sister is thankful for us. I am thankful for a little sisters.

Finally, I am grateful for my dad because he if funny. My dad is thankful for me. My dad is thankful for a home. My dad is thankful for his car.

As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. Tre, my sister, and dad are very important to me.

OWEN F.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate my mom, my dad and school.

I’m especially thankful for my mom because she gave life. Then, she gave me clothes and a place to grow up in. My mom also fed me and I know that she loves me a lot.

I also appreciate my dad because he helped paid for the house I grew up in. My dad helped pay for my clothes. He fed me. And I know that he loves me.

Finally, I’m grateful for school because it gives me knowledge. It teaches me math. It helps me in spelling. It also helps me learn about writing.

As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. My mom, my dad, and school are very important to me.

EMILY G.

I am thankful for my family because if I did not have my family I can’t image what it would be like.

They are the best family I could have ever had. If I did not have my health, I wouldn’t have the best family ever. My family is the best thing that ever happened to me. And I am thankful for my relatives.

I love my home, my mom and dad make sure I’m happy.

As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize I have many things to be thankful for my family and they are very important to me.

ZAC W.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate my mom, my grandpa, and my dad.

I’m especially thankful for mom because she also coaches me. She gave me life. Mom gave me a place I call home. She also loves me.

I also appreciate grandpa because he served in the military. He cares for me. He plays baseball with me. He is very kind. He gives me stuff like toys and clothes.

Finally, I’m grateful for dad because he loves me so much. He buys me lots of food. He plays with me. He coaches me. He loves me very much.

As I enjoy this holiday season, I realize that I have many reasons to be thankful. My mom, my grandpa, and my dad are very important to me.

EVAN C.

Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for. I appreciate mom, dad, and food. I’m especially thankful for mom because I appreciate all the stuff she does for me, especially giving me birth. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for her. So I am just lucky to have a mother like her. I also appreciate dad because he helps me hunt and also helps buy the stuff. He does lots of stuff for me and also he’s always there when I need him to. And I think he’s awesome. Finally, I am grateful for food because it is healthy, it has nutrients, and it keeps me hydrated and also it is one of the reasons I’m alive.

RYAN W.

Jamie Jenkins’ second grade class at Raymondville School:

First, you go hunting. Next, you find a turkey. Then, you shoot the turkey in the head. After that you pluck out the feathers. Then, you cut the meat out. Next, you put it in the oven at 150 degrees. You cook it for one hour. You take it out of the oven. Last, you say a prayer and eat it.

WYATT

I go outside. I go out to my farm. I kill my turkey from my farm. I put it in the oven for two hours and then I eat it. I make stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and corn to eat with it.

CHARLOTTE

First, you buy a turkey. Then, you put it in a pot and cook it on 30 degrees for an hour. Don’t forget to take off the wrapper. Then, if you want you can make some more food to go with it. Last, you eat it. It is so yummy!

ADDISON

First, you buy a turkey at Walmart. Then, you take the turkey home. After that you cook the turkey in the oven. You cook the turkey at 100 degrees for one hour. Last, you take the turkey out of the oven. You eat the turkey with your family.

JESSICA

First, you get a turkey. Then, you get a grill. After that you put the turkey on the grill. You get the grill really hot. Then you cook the turkey for about two minutes. Then you get some seasonings like salt and pepper. Next, you put the seasoning on the turkey. Last, it’s ready to eat after you say a prayer.

HANNAH

First, I go hunting with my Dad. We have to kill a turkey. Then my Dad plucks the feathers out. Then you roast the turkey at 200 degrees for an hour. Then you take the turkey out of the oven. Then you eat it.

CADEN

First, I go hunting with my dad and my sister. Then we kill a turkey. Then we have to pluck it. Next, we bake it at 100 degrees for about 50 minutes. Then we eat it all up. It’s very good!

MADELINE

First, you go hunting in the woods. Then you shoot a turkey. After that you pluck the feathers out. You season the turkey with pepper. Grill the turkey for 50 minutes. You cut the turkey up. Before you eat the turkey you should say a prayer. Last, you eat the turkey.

JOSHUA

First, I buy a turkey from Wal-Mart. I shop for it. Then I clean it. My mom and I season the turkey with salt. Mom cooks it in the oven. We put it in for 40 minutes. Next, I get a plate. Mom cuts the turkey up. Last, we say a prayer and we eat the turkey.

MAKENNA

First, I shop for the turkey at Wal-Mart. I pay for it then I take it home. I take it out of the bag. Then I pluck the feathers. I clean it with water. I cook it in the oven for three hours. The temperature is 100 degrees. I let it cool off for two minutes. When it’s cooled off I’m ready to say a prayer. Now, the turkey is ready to eat.

VICTORIA

Here is how you cook a turkey. I shoot the turkey. My mom cleans it. Dad stuffs it. Mom cooks it in a 90 degree oven. It will be done in 8 hours. It will taste very good. Then we will have dessert.

RILEY

First, shoot a turkey. Take it home and clean it with water and a wash rag. Then, boil it for five minutes at 100,000 degrees. While you’re boiling it do something to get your mind off the turkey. Once the turkey is done set the table and light some candles. Once you light the candles you may pray and then eat. When you are done with the turkey you can probably have ice cream, pudding, and cake mixed together.

JOHN

We buy a turkey at Wal-Mart. Then we cook the turkey in the oven. We turn the oven to 100 degrees. The turkey should cook for 50 minutes. We take the turkey out of the oven. We let it cool down and then we eat it.

AUGUST

I do not know how to cook a turkey. I think you should hunt for a turkey. Then you should take the feathers out. Then put stuffing in the turkey. Then your Dad can put the turkey in the oven. Dad puts the oven on one minute. When it is done we say a prayer and then we eat.

CODY

I will buy a 20 pound turkey from the store. Then I will go home and get some seasoning to put on it. I will put salt and pepper on it. Cook the turkey for one hour at 300 degrees. When it’s done you can eat the turkey with corn and mashed potatoes. It will be good!

KEATON

First you put it in the oven. Then you bake it for 60 minutes. You take it out and when it’s done you cut it open. Then you eat it.

ALEXIS

Students in Kimberly Foreman’s third grade class at Plato Elementary:

1. First shoot a 20ib turkey

2. Pluck and wash it out.

3. Then you put one teaspoon of salt.

4. Then you put one cup of apple juice

5. then two teaspoon of sunflower oweal

6. add of side of corn & mashed potatoes

7. Put some cook broccoli with it

8. Cook it on 350°F for 2 hours

9. When it is done use an oven mit to get it out

10. Give thanks to God for the meal

11. EAT!

ISAAC

1 30 lb. turkey

1 teaspoon of salt

1-2 tablespoons of pepper

1 tablespoon of mixed seasoning

1 tablespoon of paprika

1 cup of cranberry sauce

3 cups of butter

2 cups of water

1 teaspoon of lemon sauce

1. Wash the turkey

2. Pre heat the oven to 300°

3. Put the water, salt, pepper and mixed seasoning in the pan

4. Cook the turkey for 2-3 hours

5. Eat thanksgiving dinner

EMILY

20 pound Turkey

2 Cups of apple juice

3 Cups of sugar

1 Tenderizer

3 slices Butter

5 cups Corn meal

1. wash the turkey

2. put 3 slices of butter

3. put it in the oven for 200o

4. tenderizer

5. put 5 cups of corn meal

6. put 3 cups of sugar

7. use 2 cups of apple juice

CALEB

Ingredients list:

1 teaspoon of salt.

Maybe 1-2 teaspoons pepper.

A tablespoon of paprika.

1-cup of cranberry sauce.

3-cup of butter.

2-cup of water.

1-teaspoon of lemon juice.

1. Wash the turkey.

2. Pre-heat the oven.

3. But the water in the pan and the salt, pepper, mixed seasoning.

4. Cook the turkey for 2-3 hours.

5. Eat thanksgiving dinner.

NORA

20 pound turkey

2 teaspoons of salt

5 cups of stuffing

1 stick of butter

1. Get a 20 lb. turkey.

2. Put stick of butter on turkey.

3. Put seasoning on turkey.

4. Put turkey in oven for ten min.

5. Tack out turkey from oven.

6. Let turkey cool down.

7. Eat the turkey.

LOGAN

Ingredients

16lb turkey

2 teaspoons of pepper

2 tablespoons of pepperaiki

5 teaspoons of garlic power

1 tablespoon of onion powder

2 quarts of apple juice

5 slices of butter

2 cup of lemon juice

1. Wash turkey

2. Set oven to 350 degrees

3. Open up the turkey

4. Dump the apple juice in a bowl

5. Soak the turkey in the apple juice for 20 minutes

6. When the turkey is done soaking, stuff the turkey with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice mixed in the stuffing.

7. Cook for about 2 hours and 20 minutes.

8. When it is done cooking put seasoning on it like: paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper

9. Put it in the oven for 15 more minutes and let the seasonings soak in then take the turkey out.

EAT IT! On Thanksgiving.

SHAELYN

Ingredients

20 lb. turkey

2 teaspoons of pepper

3 slices of butter

4 teaspoons of salt

2 cups of apple juice

5 cloves of garlic

2 leaves of basil

3 teaspoons of paprika

1. Cut off its head.

2. Pluck its feathers.

3. Put ingredients in the turkey.

4. Put it in the oven for 350˚F

5. Let it cook for 3 hours

6. And ripe its legs off and eat it

SAM

1. Clean take out insides.

2. you will need a ten lb turkey.

3. you will need a injector.

4. you will need to hunt the turkey first.

5. one pinch of salt.

6. 2eggs.

ETHAN

Ingredients

18 lb turkey

1 cup paprika

2 cup apple juice

3 cup dry rub

4 cup lemon pepper

1. heat oven to 300 digress

2. wash turkey

3. inject seasoning dry rub

4. let your turkey cook for an hour

5. eat your turkey

MYKLE

1-20lb Turkey

2 quarts water

2 tbsp Sunflower oil

10 cups of apple juice

1 tsp of steak seasoning

2 box of stuffing

2 cups of lemon juice

2 tsp of paprika

1. Wash the turkey with the 2 cups of water

2. Pour the 10 cups apple juice

3. Soak the turkey in the apple juice

4. Set the oven to 100 degases

5. Stuff the turkey

6. Soak the turkey in the 2 cups of lemon juice

7. Soak the turkey in the 2 tbsps of the sunflower oil

8. Put the turkey in the oven

ARIANA

Ingredients

1. You need a 39 lb. turkey.

2. salt

3. Pepper.

4. A pan.

Make it.

1. Run the water.

2. Put under the water

3. Stuff It.

4. Put salt and pepper on it.

5. Put in oven for 1hour and 30 min

WYATT

1 20lb turkey

1 Bread 1-cup

Salt 2- cup

Pepper 3- cups

Red peppers 2- cups

Stuffing 1- cup

Salsa 3-cups

Soysauce 4- cups

Hot sauce 4- cups

Cranberry sauce 3- cups

Papcika 6-cups

Mixed seasoning 3- cups

Corn muffin mix 2- cups

1. Pluck its feathers

2. Cut off its head

3. Put it in the oven for 340˚F

KAELI

16 Pound Turkey

6 cups of stuffing

2 teaspoons of onion powder

3 teaspoons of salt

1 teaspoon of pepper

3 slices of butter

2 teaspoons of garlic powder

1 pack of corn meal

1. Wash the turkey

2. Stuff the turkey

3. Put butter on the turkey

4. Put salt on the turkey

5. Put the pepper on the turkey

6. Put2 teaspoons of garlic powder

7. Put 1 pack of corn meal in the turkey

8. Put the oven 350°

9. Stick the turkey in the oven

10. Keep the turkey over night

11. Cut the turkey

12. EAT IT!!!!!

RATANA

Step 1 – DON’T! I don’t like turkey cook a Ham instead!

1-15lb Ham

1 tsp salt

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp pepper

3 pineapples

Preheat the oven on 10°F.

1. Get a 15Ib Pig

2. Set the oven to 30°F for 1 hour.

3. Put 1 tsp paprika.

4. Put 1 tsp of salt

5. Put 1 tsp of pepper

6. Put 3 pineapples on the top of the head.

7. Put it in the oven for 1 hour.

DJ

1-30 lb Turkey

1 teaspoon salt

2 bags of stuffing

1 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon butter

1. Wash it off after you unwrap.

2. Heat the oven at 20°F for 2 hours.

3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

4. Put butter on the turkey.

5. Put the stuffing around the turkey.

6. Cook the turkey in the oven for 2 more hours.

7. When the tiny bell rings take it out of the oven.

8. Put it on a big plate and eat it all up!

SHATESHA

1 30lb Turkey

1 cup cranberry sauce

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp full of pepper

1 pinch of salt

1. Wash the turkey.

2. Put the turkey in the for about 5 minutes on 30°

3. Cook it upside down.

4. Set the timer and when it goes off it is done.

5. Eat the turkey!

KATHERINE

100 Chickens

100 salt

100 pepper

100 potatoes

100 green beans

100 carrots

1. Turkey & chicken in the oven on 900°F wait 191 minutes.

2. Carry it onto the table with an apple in its mouth.

3. Eat the whole thing up!

4. And that’s it!

ADRIAN

Students in Alesha Cook’s third grade class at Plato Schools:

1. you shoot a turkey

2. you marelis the turkey

3. you cook the turkey

4. you eat the turkey

JOSHUA R.

I get my turkeys from the store .I cook it with a blowtorch. It comes out perfect. It makes a lot of sparks when we do it. It takes a whole week to do it. My turkey weighs 1 ounce. I cook it with candy ingredients. It comes out real sweet.

ANDREW B.

First shoot the turkey . Then skin the turkey. Next cook the turkey in the oven for 60 minutes. Last eat the turkey. DO THAT IN ORDER!

ANTHONY E.

1. Cook it or grill it.

2. Then take it out of the grill or cooker.

3. Let it cool off.

4. Make sure you put a lid on it or the dog and cat will get it.

5. Then set it out for thanks giving diner.

BAILEY G.

Ingredients

Season salt

Tony tauchrays

Pepper and salt

Stuffing

If you’re a hunter you can go hunting for turkeys. You can cook it in the oven. You freeze the turkey until frozen. Then you thaw it out. How you thaw it out? You lay it in the sink or you can put in the microwave. If you buy it in the store it will weigh 2,000 pounds. When I cook it I put it in the oven at -200*F for 75 minutes. Then dinner is served!

BRODY M.

How to cook a turkey !

1 git the dad to get up for once and help .

2 call mom to help to !

3 catch a turkey!

4 cook!

6 havefun!

9 good job!

11 now you now how!

CHAYTON C.

I’d rather hunt my turkey. How to kill a turkey? You make shure you shoot it in the right place or you will be Thanks giving human. Then you gutt it, then id blow torch it. To cook it you boil it freeze it and warm it up and eat it.

COLTON H.

Salt, pepper , spices, stuffing and onions

If I had to cook a turkey I would go hunt for a turkey in the woods.

1. I would kill the turkey. 2. Then I would weigh the turkey, it weighed 5000 pounds.

3. I would pluck all the feathers off of the turkey. 4. Then you boil the turkey for about 5 hours.

5. Then you make stuffing to go inside the turkey. Then you fill the turkey with the stuffing.

6. Then get ready for the feast. But make sure you put the turkey up high on the table so the dog does not get it and eat it.

EMMA J.

Ingredients:

Salt, pepper, spices and one turkey, stuffing, onions, celerly, garlic powder, spice rub

First, I would shoot a turkey. Then, cook the turkey to 300*f in the oven for a quarter of a half- an-hour. Next, take it out and let the bird cool off. Four, put a spice rub on the turkey. Five, then put stuffing in the turkey. Six, eat the turkey!

GENEVA H.

How to cook a turkey .First you need to thaw your turkey. Second need to prepare your turkey with seasoning . Then you’ll have to turn your oven to 400*F put your turkey in for half-an-hour or more .After that you need cool for 15 min. Now you need to dress your turkey with olive oil. Last of all put your turkey on a serving platter serve with the rest of your thanksgiving dinner.

MEGAN M.

If I bought a turkey my mom would freak . I would tell her it’s time to eat. Allie would tell her not to share. It ways 90,0000 lbs. I will cook it on the grill at 300 degree for 2 hours . And we will cook some more food. All of us will have a big feast.

KAY LEA K.

1 I go to the store

2 And see the biggest turkey ever

3 I pick it up but it was to heavy

4 So I had to get a wagen

5 Then I got some help because the wagan was to heavy

6 Then I had to pay for it how much is it I asked it is

7 1,000 dollors and I said 1,000 dollors o my gosh then my friend was rich I had a lot of pepole at my house and we had Tancksgiveing

KYLA B.

1. Trap a turkey in the woods.

2. Skin the turkey .

3. Put the turkey on the grill.

4. Heat to 95 .dugres .

5. After it is done cooking put spises and stufing.

6. Then diner is served .

LUTHER S.

If I had to cook a turkey. I would cook it at 1300 dergres for 1 hour. Then I would stuff it. Next I would cut it up. Last I will eat it.

TRENT G.

First I shoot the terckey. I scin the feathers off and cut the meat. Then I throw the terckey on the griil at 1000 degrees. Then I sisning the tirckey. Finally eat your feathered frind.

COLE W.

If I want to cook a turkey I would let my mom do it. But if I had to do it I would do it like this.

1 You go and get the turkey at the store.

2 You set the oven at 400 degrees.

3 Get some seasoning and spices.

4 Put them on the turkey. And don’t forget to preheat the oven.

5 Put the turkey in the oven and leave it in there for one hour and thirty minutes. And 6 eat.

GRAHAM T.

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