MAN — Mrs. Whitney Preston and Mrs. Katharine Ellis’ Universal Pre-K classes of South Man Elementary celebrated Thanksgiving by making Native American headbands, disguising Tom the Turkey, and listening to Thanksgiving stories.
The students were asked several questions regarding… How to cook a turkey. “Who makes your Thanksgiving turkey?” “Where does he/she get it?” “How much does it cost?’ and “How does he/she fix the turkey?”
“We hope you enjoy them as much as we did,” said Preston.
The following were their replies…
Mrs. Whitney Preston and
Mrs. Sandra’s Pre-K Class
Caleb A — Mommy gets the turkey from the store. It’s 40 pounds. She cooks and bakes it and gives it to me. She cooks it for 40 hours. She puts pepper sauce on it, that’s all. Her give it to me. Sausage and gravy is all that I eat. I eat the turkey too.
Madeline — My Daddy makes my Thanksgiving turkey. Daddy buys it at the store, it cost one hundred dollars. He puts syrup on it and cooks it on the stove for 20 minutes. Then he puts it in the bowl and we eat it.
Loren — I think my Mommy makes my turkey. I think she gets it at PicPac. I don’t know how much it cost, it probably cost two dollars. She puts carrots and potatoes in it and then she puts it in the oven. It cooks for thirty minutes. I think after that she gets it out and we eat it. I don’t like turkey. I like to eat mashed potatoes. My Mommy and Daddy eat turkey. After we eat dinner we play.
Kyleigh — My Mommy makes the turkey; she doesn’t need help, she knows what she’s doing. Mommy gets the turkey at Wal-Mart and Dollar Store, it cost 2 dollars. She takes it home and cooks it. She cooks it on the stove. She puts cheese on it; it’s good with cheese on it. I like lettuce and mayonnaise on it too.
Caleb H — Mommy can’t make turkey. I buy a big turkey at PicPac, my Daddy too. PicPac makes my Thanksgiving turkey. They put salt and pepper on the turkey. They put it in a big thing and it cooks. It cooks for 10 hours. I like to eat green beans, macaroni and cheese, and mashed potatoes.
Peyton — Mommy and Daddy cooks my turkey. Daddy goes out and kills turkeys. Sometimes he kills turkeys and bears. After he kills it, you just go cook it. You can put it in your bedroom, but that would be too scary. It has to cook a lot. I don’t think Mommy likes to cook turkey. Mommy likes to cook food that me and brother like when we’re hungry. I just don’t like to eat turkey, it’s not my favorite. I like chicken noodle soup without meatballs, chicken and french fries and ketchup, roll-ups, and I think that’s all me and brother likes. We don’t like to eat turkeys.
Keylee — My Daddy cooks the turkey. He gets it at Wendy’s, it cost twenty two forty. He cooks it on the grill, for 5 hours. He puts salt on it and that’s all. I don’t like turkey; I like French fries and chicken nuggets.
Jayden — Daddy and Mommy make my turkey. They get it at the Dollar Store. It costs 5 bucks. They drive it home and cook it. Daddy puts it in the stove, but Mommy help Daddy. Mommy puts salsa on it. Mommy cooks it in the microware for like a long long. She burned herself on the hand.
Jamie Lynn — We went to all different houses for Thanksgiving. We went to my Granny’s and Gia’s house and I stayed overnight at my Granny’s house. There was a big giant turkey at Granny’s house. Papaw went out and shot it and then they started getting out the bones and then they started cooking it. My Granny cooked the turkey. She cooked a lot of stuff. My big sister, Holly, she choked on it; she choked on the skin of the turkey. My Granny had to do the Heimlich.
Ryleigh — Mommy buys a turkey at Walmart. She pays for it and brings it home. When she gets home she puts it in the refrigerator. She cooks it in the oven for four minutes. She gets it out and lets it cool down for a little and then we eat it. I like to eat peanut butter sandwiches with my turkey. That’s all.
Melody — My Mommy makes a turkey. She gets it at the store. She cooks it in the microwave for 38 seconds. She puts some sauce and some pepper on it. I don’t eat pepper; I just eat it plain though.
Araya — My Mom and Dad cook it by their self. They get it from the store, they pay fifteen for it. She takes it home. When your belly starves, you just cook it and you eat it. Mom puts sauce on it to make it healthy and good. She cooks it on the stove for four minutes. I eat my turkey with my fork.
Mason — My Daddy makes the turkey. They get it at a farm. It cost 4 dollars. Daddy cooks it on the stove 4 hours. After he gets it off the stove, he lets it cool. Then we eat it. I like green beans with my turkey.
Noah — My Daddy cooks turkey. He gets it at PicPac, he buys two. My turkey weighs 35 pounds and 69 thousand. He puts ham, cheese, pepperoni and hamburger on it. He cooks it in the stove for 45 minutes. When he gets it out of the stove, me and Daddy eat it. He makes rolls to go with it.
Connor — Somebody like your Mommy or Daddy makes a turkey. I eat turkey at Mamaw Mitzi’s. I think Mamaw Mitzi makes it. I think she gets it at PicPac or maybe somewhere else. She just like takes the skin off and cooks it. I think she cooks it for fifteen minutes. I wish I had ketchup with my turkey; they were out of ketchup the last time. I like mashed potatoes and honey mustard dressing on my salad. But my favorite is Japanese, and I like the one beside Chinese.
Mrs. Katharine Ellis and
Mrs. Amy’s Pre-K Class
Anna — My mommy buys a turkey at K-Mart. It costs 8 bucks. She cooks it on the grill for 10 or 20 hours. We eat French fries, beans, mash potatoes, green beans with our turkey. We have ice cream and cake too.
Bobby — My mom buys a turkey at Pic Pac. I think she pays 4 dollars for it. She takes it home and cooks it on the grill. She cooks it for just a little bit. She makes mash potatoes and green beans. We eat watermelon for dessert.
Jade — My mom goes to Wal-Mart to buy a turkey. It costs $5.00. She puts it in a pan and turns it over for 1 minute then gets it out and puts it on a plate. We eat it. She makes a cake and we eat it.
Jackson — My mom buys our turkey at Pic Pac. She pays $2.00 for it. She cooks it on the stove for about 20 minutes. She puts salt and pepper on it. We eat green beans with it and ice cream for dessert.
Kevin — My mommy goes shopping everywhere. She goes to Krogers, Wal-Mart, Dollar Store … everywhere. It costs $3.00 or probably $2.00. She cooks it on the stove for 30 minutes. She fixes green beans, potatoes, and corn and it is good. The turkey is the best part. We eat ice cream for dessert.
Christopher — We buy our turkey at Walmart. It costs $1.00. My mom cooks it on the stove for an hour; then we eat. I like chicken, corn, and candy too.
Kaitlyn — My mom goes to the market to buy our turkey. It costs $2.00. She cooks it on the stove for 1 hour. She also fixes meat, mash potatoes, green beans and carrots. I like to eat ice cream for dessert.
Shyanna — My mom goes to the Dollar Store to buy our turkey. It costs $20.00. She takes it home and cooks it on the stove for 10 minutes. We eat chicken too. Mommy fixes cookies and cake for dessert.
Braylon — My mommy buys our turkey at the Dollar Store. It costs $1.00. She puts it in the stove for maybe 15 minutes. We eat meat and beans with it. We eat ice cream for dessert.
Nevaeh — My mom goes to Walmart to get our turkey. It costs $2.00. She puts it in the stove for 3 minutes to cook. We eat corn, mash potatoes, and beans with it. We eat ice cream for dessert.
Mylee — My mommy buys our turkey at Walmart. She pays $7.00 for it. She puts it in the microwave for 10 minutes, and then it’s done. We eat mash potatoes too. I eat pizza for dessert.
Brody — We get our turkey from mamaw. My mamaw gives it to my mommy then she cooks it in the stove for 5 minutes. We eat mash potatoes with it and ice cream for dessert.
Ella — My mom buys it at Walmart. It costs $5.00. She cooks it in the microwave for 12 hours. We eat French fries, ketchup, and cheeseburger with it. For dessert we get a frosty or ice cream.
Trey — Mommy goes to Wal-Mart to buy our turkey. It costs $8.00. She cooks it on the stove for 2 hours. We eat corn, mash potatoes, and carrots with it. My mommy makes cookies to eat.
Hannah — My mommy buys our turkey at Walmart. It costs $20.00. She puts it on the stove to cook. It cooks for about 20 minutes. We eat mash potatoes, corn, and green beans with it. Mommy gets a pumpkin pie for dessert.
Mrs. Danita Noel is the principal at South Man Elementary.
South Man Red and South Man Blue Head Start children’s interpretations of how they have a cooked Thanksgiving dinner.
Hunter — “ Mommy gets a turkey at the river and then she cooks it until it’s done with salt and you need something to drink with it and you swallow it.”
Brooklyn — “She eats at her mommy’s house in her room. She puts it in the microwave with salt and macaroni.”
Skylair — “Mommy gets her turkey at Pizza Hut and you cook it 2 minutes with pancakes and mayonnaise.”
Joshua — “Mommy gets a turkey from Pic Pac and she cooks it on the stove. You cook it for just a minute and then we eat it.”
Joe — “You get it at Pic Pac and she cuts it up, use salt, and put eggs inside it and cook it for 8 hours.”
Bailey W. — “Mommaw buys it at the store, puts it on a sandwich with cheese and bologna. She cooks for 10 minutes then puts chicken on it and ham too.”
Iain — “You get it somewhere in the weeds, put it on the stove and cook it 2times. You put glue on it and markers.”
Nicholas — “You use a doggie stove and you cook it two times.”
Connor — “You get from shopping at the Dollar Store, Walmart and the back of the road. You weigh it, cook it put it on a plate and eat it with a fork.”
Owen — “Get it from a store. It has spikes on it. cook it and stir it stir it stir till it burns then eat it.”
Abbiegayle — “Get it at a store-Walmart cook it with god helping you for 5 minutes.”
Issiah — “Get it from a shelf in the classroom, put in microwave with feathers on it for 15 minutes.”
Rylee — “Get a turkey from mamaws cook in microwave for one minute.”
Baylee — “Stay home, nap and play. I don’t eat turkey, I eat French fries.”
Alyssa — “Go to Kroger’s and get a turkey. Put it in toaster for 1 minute with ham on it. I drink Dr. Pepper with it.”
Landon — “Go to Kroger get a turkey cook 6 minutes with macaroni and cheese.”
Taylor — “You shoot it in the woods and cook it for 6 hours. Put eggs on it water and milk. You use paper towels for mommy to dry her hands.”
Noah — “Mommy gets a turkey and puts it in water with corn and bread. She makes it for 5 minutes and we eat.”
Christain — “Daddy gets it and mommy washes it in the tub and puts it in a pot and cooks it for 4 minutes to eat it.”
Abigail — “Mommy lets mommaw do it on the stove with green beans, she gives us yellow potatoes.”
Ryan — “You get it at Mickey Mouse’s house. He cooks it on a stove with pop and they let us eat it.”