LEWISTON — Martel Elementary School kindergartners on Tuesday shared what they know about Thanksgiving.

Bryce Cogswell, 6, said at the very first Thanksgiving the Pilgrims and Native Americans ate “what we are eating. Tomatoes and kiwi.” They held the first Thanksgiving “because they were the first ones there.”

Jada Cummins, 5, said she’s thankful for her family. Her favorite food to eat today is turkey, cooked by her mom.

Wearing a paper headband with feathers, Hayden LeCompte said he’s thankful “for the kids I can play with next door.” Today, he’ll eat turkey and chicken for his feast. Dessert is his favorite, blueberry pie.

Hayden also explained how to cook a turkey. “You put it in a pot and you put water in it.” It then goes in the refrigerator, he joked, then changed it to a stove.

Kelsey Nyberg, 6, said she’s thankful for her dog. When asked how to cook a turkey, she said, “I actually don’t know.” On Thanksgiving, she eats lobster.

Budding historian Destiney Samare, 5, sporting a Pilgrim bonnet, said that the Pilgrims came on the Mayflower. “An Indian named Squanto, he helped them grow food, corn.” On Thanksgiving she’ll eat ham and turkey. For dessert, mac and cheese, she said.

Colby Daigle, 5, said his family will enjoy “cake and pie and chicken” for their feast. His grandmother will join them.

Colby said he’s thankful “for my family, my mom and daddy, my brother.” At Thanksgiving he’ll get to sit next to his grandmother. “She likes to eat chicken.”

Logan Poisson, 6, said the very first Thanksgiving involved a turkey. To cook a turkey, “you put it in the oven and cook it for nine minutes.” He likes to eat turkey, and “the red bumpy thing.” Logan didn’t disclose whether he meant cranberry sauce or raspberries.

Spencer Louese, 5, said he was thankful for his mom. “She gives me turkey.” He knew the art of cooking a turkey. “You put it in the oven. Take it out, put butter on it. You cook it for eight minutes.” Turkey should be followed by his favorite dessert, blueberry muffins.

At Gabriel Stanley Frank’s celebration, the turkey is roasted for 28 hours. He prefers his well-done.

Gabriel knows his letters, just ask him. As he watched a reporter write down his name, he spied an “i” that was not dotted. “Where’s the dot?” he asked.

Lexi Gargan said she enjoys fish at her Thanksgiving, and shares the feast with her “Noni and Bumpa.”

Logan Poisson, 6, said the very first Thanksgiving involved a turkey. To cook a turkey, “you put it in the oven and cook it for nine minutes.” He likes to eat turkey, and “the red bumpy thing.” Logan didn’t disclose whether he meant cranberry sauce or raspberries.

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