Editor’s Note: We asked Christine Campbell’s first grade class at Solana Santa Fe School how to make a Thanksgiving turkey dinner and what they are thankful for:
First you put applesauce on it. Then you put it in the oven.
First, I put it in fire. Next, I put a spiky metal stick on it. Last, it cools off and then we eat it.
So…you catch the turkey. You bring it home. You butter it down. You put rosemary on it. (That’s what my uncle does.) Then you cook it for about a minute or so. You take it out. You let it cool. Then you eat it. Yum!
You buy it from the store. Then you can cook it. This is how you cook it- Put some basil on the turkey. Then, you put it in the oven. Cook it for about an hour. You take it out of the oven. You cut it into pieces. Then you eat it!
I put it in the oven. Then I put the timer on. It cooks, like, an hour. Then I get it out of the oven. My mom and dad put salad out. Then we eat it.
I think you first have the farmer kill the turkey. Then the farmer puts it in the oven. Then, once it’s in long enough, he takes the turkey out. Then you eat it.
Put the turkey in the oven. Cook it for three hours. Take it out of the oven. Put it on a plate. Then put it on the table. Eat it!
First the turkey walks around and then they take him to a store. Then you can bring the turkey home. Then you put it in the oven and then it bakes. Then you can eat it.
First you go to the grocery store. Then you come home. You put the turkey in the oven. You cook it. It’s ready after that!
You get lettuce and a turkey. Get some carrots. Then get cheese. You put it on a pan and then after that you put it in the oven.
First you have to buy it. Then you freeze it. Now wait until Thanksgiving. Then you take it out. You put it in the oven. When it’s done, you have to let it cool down. You cut it and eat it!
You get a turkey. Then you put it in the oven. You put it on 100% and you wait. Then it’s hot. Then you eat it.
First you go to a grocery store to get the turkey. Then you cook the turkey. That’s it.
First you have to buy it. Then you put it in the freezer. Take it out and cook it. That’s how you cook a turkey!
Put the turkey in the oven. When you hear a ring, that means it’s done. Now you can eat it.
I would catch a turkey. Then I would kill it. I would put it in the oven. Then I would put it on a plate. Then I would eat it.
First you cook it. You cut it. You put it on a big plate. Then you eat it.
To cook a turkey, you use a grill. Then you eat it.
The only thing I know is that you put it in the oven.
First you catch the turkey. Then you take off his skin. Then you put it in the market. Then you buy it. Cook it after that.
And what are they thankful for?
I am thankful for my brother because he is awesome.
I am thankful for my friends because they play Magno-blocks and legos.
I am thankful for my friend Gerry because he is a firefighter and if my house is on fire we can call him.
I am thankful for my grandmother because she takes care of me at my house/
I am thankful for computers because they are fun.
I am thankful for being able to vote for the president.
I am thankful for my grandparents because they give me dessert everytime I go to their house.
I am thankful for milk because it gives me strong bones so that I can play soccer.
I am thankful for my brother because he helps me do things correctly.
I am thankful for my games because when I’m bored I can play them,
I am thankful for my family because they help me with my homework.
I am thankful for my brother because he is nice to me,
I am thankful for my dog because he is nice and doesn’t bite people.
I am thankful for my mom because she is going to make turkey for Thanksgiving.
I am thankful for my brother and sister because they play on the trampoline.
I am thankful for my mom because she gets me toys.
I’m thankful for my friends because they help me when I’m hurt.
I am thankful for my chores because I like doing them and they make my mom happy.
I am thankful for Mrs. Campbell because she teachers us every day.
I am thankful for my family because they play tag with me.
I am thankful for my Auntie Jen because she spoils me by getting me treats. I’m also thankful for my mom because she takes care of me.
I am thankful for my mom because she reads to me at nighttime.
I am thankful for my friends because they are nice to me, don’t hurt me and help me clean up my room when I have play dates.
I am thankful for my sister because she plays with me.
— Compiled by Karen Billing