LEWISTON — A few days before Thanksgiving, McMahon Elementary School Principal Amber Eliason allowed a Sun Journal reporter and photographer to visit Laura Grover’s kindergarten class and interview students about the holiday.

As students wore the turkey and feather hats they made in class, we asked them to tell us about Thanksgiving.

From one declaring she was 25 years old to another saying she eats spaghetti on Thanksgiving, they made us smile. We hope they make you smile, too.

I am thankful for getting to do this assignment.

Anderson Cox

Q: How old are you?

A: 5 (hand held up with five fingers extended)

Q: Can you tell me about Thanksgiving?

A: On Thanksgiving you get to eat turkey. Pie, too.

Q: What are you thankful for?

A: Video games. Thanksgiving. I have a cat named Penny.

Q: Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?

A: Because we get to eat stuff.

Kynleigh Elsman

Q: How old are you?

A: 5

Q: Can you tell me about your Thanksgiving?

A: I’m having Thanksgiving at Nanna’s house. (She’ll sit at the kids’ table). The grownups sit in the living room. We eat in the kitchen.

Q: What do you eat on Thanksgiving?

A: I eat pie. I eat ice cream pie.

Q: What are you thankful for?

A: My mom and dad. And the color red.

Q: Do you know why we celebrate Thanksgiving?

A: Because Christmas is a holiday.

Amira Jean

Q: How old are you?

A: 5

Q: What’s your favorite food to eat on Thanksgiving?

A: Spaghetti.

Q: What are you thankful for?

A: My mom.  She’s happy. (We do) painting. (Amira shows a picture of a tiger she drew, explaining she has performed in a show.) I was a tiger.

Ana-Dadive Longanga

Q: How old are you?

A: 25!

Q: At Thanksgiving what are you thankful for?

A: A book. Ahhhh, crayons.

Q: What are you going to do on Thanksgiving?

A: (She giggled, no comment.)

Q: Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?

A: (Again no comment. But she offered a warm smile and more giggles.)

Q: What is your favorite food to eat on Thanksgiving? Turkey and pie! Apple pie.

Gia Pare

Q: How old are you?

A: 6

Q: What do you eat on Thanksgiving?

A: Turkey. Dessert.

Q: What’s your favorite dessert?

A: Cake, strawberry cake.

Q: What are you thankful for?

A: My mom. She’s nice to me every day. And a book, a unicorn book.

Josephine Pratt

Q: Hold old are you?

A: 5

Q: What are you thankful for?

A: I’m thankful for being in Mrs. Grover’s class and for no one sitting at her table. (On a recent day Mrs. Grover) was all by herself, so I was sitting with her. (Also thankful for) Alien matching game.

Q: Can you tell me about your Thanksgiving?

A: I’m going to my nanna’s. On Thanksgiving we’re going to have turkey and pie, apple pie. (She said she’ll sit at the kids’ table.)

Q: What is your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving?

A: OK, it’s got to be turkey.

Q: What else can you tell me about Thanksgiving?

A: We share food with the family.


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