A quick snapshot of 20 kids, South Whidbey Elementary School kindergarten class of teacher Laura Spear.
                                (Photos by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group)

A quick snapshot of 20 kids, South Whidbey Elementary School kindergarten class of teacher Laura Spear. (Photos by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group)

Turkey talk

Thanksgiving according to kindergartners

The South Whidbey Elementary School kindergarten class of teacher Laura Spear talked about turkey, Thanksgiving and missing front teeth to reporter Patricia Guthrie. Here’s what they had to say:

<strong>Elliot Dupont, 5:</strong>
                                What’s Thanksgiving about?
                                “Thanksgiving is all about sharing and helping and being happy!”
                                And wearing a turkey on your head?
                                “Not at the table.”

Elliot Dupont, 5: What’s Thanksgiving about? “Thanksgiving is all about sharing and helping and being happy!” And wearing a turkey on your head? “Not at the table.”

<strong>Ashlyn Haines, 6:</strong>
                                What have you learned about Thanksgiving?
                                <em>“We made turkey hats.” </em>
                                Did you learn about pilgrims?
                                <em>“I was sick that day.” </em>

Ashlyn Haines, 6: What have you learned about Thanksgiving? “We made turkey hats.” Did you learn about pilgrims? “I was sick that day.”

<strong>Maleka Mills, 6:</strong>
                                Have you heard of pilgrims?
                                <em>“Pilgrims helped other people.”</em>
                                What are you thankful for?
                                <em>“God.”</em>

Maleka Mills, 6: Have you heard of pilgrims? “Pilgrims helped other people.” What are you thankful for? “God.”

<strong>Willy Kallstrom, 6</strong>:
                                What do people eat on Thanksgiving?
                                <em>“Last time I had a ham sandwich.”</em>
                                What are you thankful for?
                                <em>“For losing my teeth. And my Mom.”</em>

Willy Kallstrom, 6: What do people eat on Thanksgiving? “Last time I had a ham sandwich.” What are you thankful for? “For losing my teeth. And my Mom.”

<strong>Levi Dalrymple-Hickman, 6:</strong>
                                What do people eat on Thanksgiving?
                                <em>“Turkey, of course!” </em>
                                Where did the pilgrims come from?
                                <em>“England.” </em>
                                Of course.

Levi Dalrymple-Hickman, 6: What do people eat on Thanksgiving? “Turkey, of course!” Where did the pilgrims come from? “England.” Of course.

<strong>Sawyer Cox, 5: </strong>
                                What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food?
                                <em>“Turkey and pumpkin pie but I like turkey more.” </em>
                                Are you thankful for something?
                                <em>“My family.” </em>

Sawyer Cox, 5: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food? “Turkey and pumpkin pie but I like turkey more.” Are you thankful for something? “My family.”

Ryder Phipps, 5
                                What’s your favorite food on Thanksgiving?
                                “Not turkey, I don’t like it. I might eat a little.”
                                Planning to try anything else?
                                “I like ham! I’ll eat a lot.”

Ryder Phipps, 5 What’s your favorite food on Thanksgiving? “Not turkey, I don’t like it. I might eat a little.” Planning to try anything else? “I like ham! I’ll eat a lot.”

<strong>River Sanchez, 6 years old on Saturday! </strong>
                                What’s Thanksgiving for?
                                <em>“To invite friends to a big feast at your house.” </em>
                                What will you eat?
                                <em>“Turkey.” </em>
                                How about Batman?
                                <em>“Turkey.” </em>

River Sanchez, 6 years old on Saturday! What’s Thanksgiving for? “To invite friends to a big feast at your house.” What will you eat? “Turkey.” How about Batman? “Turkey.”

<strong>Lucy Schisel, 6: </strong>
                                Why is there a Thanksgiving?
                                <em>“I can’t remember.”</em>
                                Well, what are you thankful for?”
                                <em>“I’m thankful for the people I love.” </em>

Lucy Schisel, 6: Why is there a Thanksgiving? “I can’t remember.” Well, what are you thankful for?” “I’m thankful for the people I love.”

<strong>Matthew Tower, 5 and one-half: </strong>
                                Who were the pilgrims?
                                <em>“I was sick that day.” </em>
                                What’s going to happen on Thanksgiving?
                                <em>“We’re going to buy a guitar.” </em>

Matthew Tower, 5 and one-half: Who were the pilgrims? “I was sick that day.” What’s going to happen on Thanksgiving? “We’re going to buy a guitar.”

<strong>Hikari Zediker, 5: </strong>
                                What will you be doing Thanksgiving?
                                <em>“Making friends.” </em>
                                What will you be eating?
                                <em>“Mashed potatoes.” </em>

Hikari Zediker, 5: What will you be doing Thanksgiving? “Making friends.” What will you be eating? “Mashed potatoes.”

<strong>Elsa Brady, 5: </strong>
                                What are you thankful for?
                                <em>“Turkey.” </em>
                                Anything else?
                                <em>“Mashed potatoes.” </em>

Elsa Brady, 5: What are you thankful for? “Turkey.” Anything else? “Mashed potatoes.”

<strong>Kamdin Hill, 6:</strong>
                                What is Thanksgiving?
                                <em>“It’s when we invite all our friends over for turkey.”</em>
                                What are you thankful for?
                                <em>“Mom and Dad.”</em>

Kamdin Hill, 6: What is Thanksgiving? “It’s when we invite all our friends over for turkey.” What are you thankful for? “Mom and Dad.”

<strong>Kylie Beard, 5: </strong>
                                What will you be thankful for on Thanksgiving?
                                <em>“God.” </em>
                                What will you be eating?
                                <em>“Macaroni and cheese.” </em>

Kylie Beard, 5: What will you be thankful for on Thanksgiving? “God.” What will you be eating? “Macaroni and cheese.”

<strong>Charlie Cameron, 5:</strong>
                                “<em>That’s</em><em> spelled</em> C-h-a-r-l-i-e<em>.” </em>
                                Well, thank you. What are you doing Thanksgiving?
                                <em>“Cooking the turkey with lemons.” </em>
                                Where did the pilgrims come from?
                                <em>“Canada.” </em>

Charlie Cameron, 5: “That’s spelled C-h-a-r-l-i-e.” Well, thank you. What are you doing Thanksgiving? “Cooking the turkey with lemons.” Where did the pilgrims come from? “Canada.”

<strong>Colton Keller, 5: </strong>
                                What’s your favorite food for Thanksgiving?
                                <em>“Pumpkin pie with whipped cream.” </em>
                                Where do turkeys come from?
                                <em>“The farm.” </em>

Colton Keller, 5: What’s your favorite food for Thanksgiving? “Pumpkin pie with whipped cream.” Where do turkeys come from? “The farm.”

<strong>Ella Kirmo, 6: </strong>
                                What do you eat on Thanksgiving?
                                <em>“Chicken.” </em>
                                What will you do Thanksgiving?
                                <em>“Celebrate happiness and chicken.” </em>

Ella Kirmo, 6: What do you eat on Thanksgiving? “Chicken.” What will you do Thanksgiving? “Celebrate happiness and chicken.”

<strong>Aleah Livingstone, 5:</strong>
                                What will you be eating Thanksgiving?
                                <em>“I’m still thinking about it.” </em>
                                Do you know what you’re thankful for?
                                <em>“Balloons.” </em>

Aleah Livingstone, 5: What will you be eating Thanksgiving? “I’m still thinking about it.” Do you know what you’re thankful for? “Balloons.”

<strong>Aria O’Neill, 5: </strong>
                                What’s your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving?
                                “Turkey.”
                                What about dessert?
                                “Sherbet.”

Aria O’Neill, 5: What’s your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving? “Turkey.” What about dessert? “Sherbet.”

<strong>Hadley Krug, 5:</strong>
                                I like your turkey hat! What do turkeys have to do with Thanksgiving?
                                <em>“We eat them.” </em>
                                Are you thankful for something?
                                <em>“My dog.” </em>

Hadley Krug, 5: I like your turkey hat! What do turkeys have to do with Thanksgiving? “We eat them.” Are you thankful for something? “My dog.”

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