Tuesday, November 20, 2012

3rd Grade - Thanksgiving 11/2012 - What is Thanksgiving?

What is Thanksgiving? Do you know where the holiday came from? Do you know some of the myths of thanksgiving?



For me Thanksgiving is about remembering how we got to where we are. Remembering those who came before us to help us get where we are. It is a chance to get together with family and friends and think about our history as well as look to the future. And honestly, for me, it's also a little bit about football. Eating and watching football has always been a big part of Thanksgiving in my family. We have a football tradition, every year we play the "Turkey Bowl". The Turkey Bowl is a 1 hour touch-football game where we split the family into 2 teams and play before we eat. It's all in fun, and it works up an appetite.

Your assignment:
  • What does Thanksgiving mean to you? 
  • Why do you think we celebrate it? 
  • How do you celebrate it? 
  • What are your family's traditions?


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Thank you, and have a good Thanksgiving...






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112 comments:

Amelia said...

Thanksgiving means to me when you get with your family and have a feast and talk about what you are thankful for and eat turkey! I think we celebrate it because of the day the pilgrims were celebrating a good harvest. I celebrate it by getting with my family and we eat and we talk and we give stuff to each other and really have a great time! My family's tradition is to get together and spend a nice happy day with each other. Thanksgiving is a great holiday.
Amelia

Julien.S said...

Thanksgiving means to me a big feast to thank God for the food he gave us to live on.

Kristhalyn Garcia said...

Thanksgiving means to me to spend time with your family and friend.I think we celebrate it because pilgrims wanted to have a feast and they wanted to share with the native american. I celebrate it because i want to be with my whole family and friends.We eat a turkey and share with the family.

Dov A said...

Thanks giving is when we celebrate the native americans helping the pilgrims. I think we celebrate thanks giving because it gives us a time to say thanks for everything we have. A family tradition is in the morning we always watch the thanks giving parade.The night before we always watch the balloons get inflated.

Handi Ramirez said...

i think we selebrate thanksgiving is we eat trekey. i like this holaday it is fun to have a happy holaday.

Aminuz Z said...

Thanksgiving means gathering of food like turkey, duck, chicken, and squash.The Pilgrims spent on the Mayflower at the sea for two months to America.I go to my friends house and play games and my uncle and aunt make the turkey downstairs in the backyard.We cut the turkey together and we eat the turkey.

Yasnil S said...

what thanksgiving means to me is appreciateating my friends and family and the things i have. I think we celabrate thanksgiving to appreceate friends and family. I celebratre it by getting together with my friends and family and having a dinner. My family terdition is that every year my mom cooks a turkey and we have a dinner/fest.

Steven Mazie said...

What Thanksgiving means to me is it's celebrating that we are free, that we have all the the things we need (like necessities) and more. If you were one of those people who didn't have anything to thank on Thanksgiving. I think we celebrate Thanksgiving because if we didn't have thanksgiving we wouldn't realize that not every one has a home or something to be thankful for. We would think every one has the life we have an think we don't ever have to say thank you to god for what we have given and the luxurious life. The way my family celebrates thanksgiving is we sit around a table saying what we are thankful for. My families traditions on thanksgiving are going to my grandparents house on the first night and we host a feast on the second night. that is what It think is so great and important on thanksgiving

Stella.L said...

I think that Thanksgiving means getting together with my family and having a big feast. One of our traditions are switching from one side of the family to the other every other year. I think we celebrate thanksgiving because the pilgrims had a big celebration to celebrate growing good crops. My family and I celebrate Thanksgiving by saying what we are thankful for and meeting new cousins, aunts and uncles.

Caleb.C said...

I think thanks giving means getting together with your family and having a big feast. In my family we all meet at one house get together and have a feast!

kai B said...

Thanksgiving is about spending time with your family and friends.The pilgrims made thanksgiving because they were lucky that the Indians showed them how to plant food.To me thanksgiving means to have fun and have a fest!

Damien J said...

I think Thanks giving is when you get to spend time with your family. My favorite serving is the sweet potato. You get to eat as much food as you want! You see almost everyone in your family is there. You can eat so many crops.

Camila Marquez said...

I think Thanksgiving means visiting family, and enjoying the wonderful gathering. I feel like Thanksgiving is celebrated as a reunion for friendship and peace. I celebrate Thanksgiving with my mom's side of the family. As a small group, we get together, give thanks for the family, and enjoy the meal. My dad cooks a splendid meal at my grandmother's house and the ladies make dessert. We usually go to my dad's mother's house the following day.

Lucinda.L said...

thanks giving means to me spending time with family.

Lauren.S said...

I think Thanksgiving means being with your family and having turkey with your family or your friends. My family celebrates Thanksgiving. There are many kinds of food you could eat for Thanksgiving you could eat turkey,pumpkin pie, mash potato and pumpkin pie i eat all this stuff.

Genesis W-M said...

Thanksgiving to me means giving thanks for everything that we have no matter how small, we have so much to be thankful for. Americans celebrate Thanksgiving because it was the day the Pilgrims and the Native Indians came together. I celebrate Thanksgiving by spending the day with my mother. We sometimes go to the parade, but we spend a lot of time out of the house. We then come home and eat and drink lots of apple cider and watch tv. My mother is from England so we do not really celebrate it in the traditional way, but we spend a lot of time together.

Lauren.S said...

I think that Thanksgiving means to be with your family and be with your friends there are many things you could eat for Thanksgiving you could eat turkey, mash potato, pumpkin pie and apple pie. My family celebrates Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving was made from the dutch people and the native of americans a short way to say dutch is pilgrims, pilgrims came to America they went to Manhattan and called it New hamster dan the dutch and the native americans celebrated Thanksgiving together.

Elijah P said...

To me Thanksgiving means family and to be thankful for that we have. It means to open your heart and give to the people that don't have. It is a time when we come together and we pray for the poor. It is when you pray for the people who have to go though struggle. It when you help orphands that don't have what you have. Most of thankgiving I spen the with my mom. My mom my sister and I travel upstate to my aunt house.This thankgiving I am goging to sleep at my aunt house with my other cousin Charlie.

Cooper G. said...

Thanksgiving to me means when a friend or family member comes over and you feast by eating turkey or chicken but mostly turkey. I think we celebrate Thanksgiving to give thanks to the people who gave it to us like our Mom or Dad or brother. On
Thanksgiving my whole family comes over (Like twenty three of them) to eat turkey. My family tradition for Thanksgiving is when my whole entire family comes (each and every one of them) over to play, cook, and eat a big family feast.

Elijah F said...

I'm bringing pumpkin soup to thanks giving

Annie M said...

I think that thanksgiving is getting together and thinking about the pilgrims and how they suffered. I think we celebrate to remember them. On thanksgiving my family invites many people including both my grandmas, my cousins and my grandpa.My grandma is always bringing present's. We have all the normal foods like mash potato's[but I don't really like it.], turkey, pumpkin pie and stuff like that. My mom also make's this really good sweet potato thing that's really good.Over all thanksgiving is really fun!

Eddie R. said...

Thanksgiving is about thanking relatives. My family likes to eat in Thanksgiving is Turkey, pumpkinpie and cranberry sauce. But my favorite thing about Thanksgiving is being with my family.

Anonymous said...

Thanksgiving means a lot to me. I think we celebrate it because it is a time to remember how the pilgrims and the indians got together to celebrate.I celebrate it by going out somewhere to eat. Our new tradition is going to the Macys Thanksgiving day parade-William Lurz

HazelB said...

I think we celebrate Thankgiving to say thank you to everything we have in our life. My family celebrates Thanksgiving by having a bunch of friends over and having turkey, mashed potatos and pie! I think Thanksgiving is about making the world a better place and everyone getting along

Ganden.F said...

Every year we watch football and eat turkey. We almost always go to my mom's side of the family. To me, Thanksgiving means football and to hang out with my family. I think we celebrate Thanksgiving because the pilgrims and their feast.

Margo v. said...

I think that Thanksgiving is all about family.My aunt always makes applesauce mom makes cranberry sauce opa (grandpa) makes gravy and mashed potatoes. Every Thanksgiving my family plays Pit.

Kayleen C. said...

I think thanks giving means to me when my family and my neighbor celebrate the day of the turkey. My mom cookes turkey,rice with beans,potatos salad,and a cake for my brother because it was his briyhday the 19 of Novmeber. My neighbor also cooked. I also think thanks giving is when you give thanks about your family and freind and also life.

Elizabeth M said...

To my famly Thanksgiving means cramping the whole famly into a tiny table and eating so much we might explode. We see relatives and allmost half the family is watching football. In my house we are the ones that bring the cookies. Thanksgiving means when the Pilgrims and the Indians shared food.

Edwin P said...

Edwin P
What thanksgiving means to me is when the whole
family gets together and we celebrate. I think we
celebrate thanksgiving because of our independence.
We celebrate it by playing wii and board games.
Our tradition is when we go Upstate and go to our
cousins house and eat turkey.

Elijah F said...

I think that thanksgiving means spenfding time with your famly

Elijah F said...

Sorry about the jets mr. Casal, maybe next year.

Sophia K. said...

Thanksgiving is a tradition that was passed down from the Pilgrims and Native Americans, to us. My family tradition is:we go to a friend's house and we have a big feast.To me, Thanksgiving means being with family and friends.

OliviaT said...

OliviaT.
to me thanksgiving means spending time with family and friends.I think we ceiebrate it because it is the first American holiday.I celebrate thanksgiving by eating turkey, potatoes and pie with people I love.

Gio L. said...

Every thanksgiving our family eats in manhattan because thats where my dads sister lives. And we eat turkey for dinner and then we all go to the T.V room and watch the football game. I like thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

THANKgiving mean to me to have fun with my famliy.To say thank to people who died for us. I'll go to my famliy house and eat I'll play with my famliy and watch football.

Aiden N.

Jacob Z. said...

Thanksgiving means to me spending time with your family. I think we celebrate Thanksgiving to show that we are grateful for everything we have. All of our family comes to our house for a big turkey dinner with all the fixings. Every year we have a theme for Thanksgiving like crazy hats, wigs, pirates, safari and cowboys and Indians. Next year, aliens are invading!!!

LouisaH said...

Thanksgiving means a lot to me. When
I think of thanksgiving, I picture a table with all my relatives talking merrily. I think we celebrate thanksgiving not only to remember the pilgrims and their feast, but to be grateful . My family usually goes down to Willmington Delaware for thanksgiving.

Julian L. said...

To me Thanksgiving means celebrating with family, relatives, and friends. We celebrate it to honor ourselves and say what we are thankful for. I celebrated by going to my dad's oldest brother's house. The people I celebrate Thanksgiving with are my oldest uncle and his wife, their kids: Serina, Ryan, Jeffery, my second uncle, my aunt, and a lot of other people I don't know (my oldest uncle's wife's family and friends). My sister and I wait for all of the family and friends to arrive. We usually watch The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and then somebody puts on Football.

Amit R. said...

Even though I live in America,I do not really celebrate Thanksgiving. Sometimes, one of my parents, friends, invite my family to a Thanksgiving dinner. But really, all my family does for Thanksgiving, is watch football. (Mostly my dad and older brother.)This year one of my moms, friends, invited us to dinner and it was okay I guess. So mostly what Thanksgiving means to me is watching football and having dinner with my parents, friends, and making new friends.(Sometimes)

Gabrielle M said...

To me, Thanksgiving means giving thanks and enjoying time with family. Normally I go to my grandmas house and eat turkey. I watched the maceys parade. It was so cool.There were so many BIG floats! I think that Thanksgiving is awesome!

Tess N.R. said...

Thanksgiving is when I get together with my family and eat pumpkin pie!!!!!!!! It's a time to appreciate the harvest. I am thankful for guinea pigs!

Sebastian W said...

I think that thanksgiving means getting together with friends or family and eating turkey or chicken. We always go to my cousins in Long Island. I think we celebrate thanksgiving because the pilgrims had a big feast to celebrate the discovery of America. I celebrate by baking a turkey and eating it together with my friends or family.

EllaF said...

I think Thanksgiving means you get together with your family and have a feast. I also think on Thanksgiving you should be thankful for what you have because some people are very sick.I think we celebrate it because it is the holiday where we give thanks. My grandma always cooks a big turkey, but this year it was huge. My family does a tradition where we write everyones name in a hat or bag and everybody secretly chooses a name and whoevers name is on the piece of paper you have to get that person a gift for Christmas. It is called secret santa or kris kringle.

Mr. Casal said...

Thanksgiving is a big deal in my family. Everyone came over to my house this year. My wife & her brother cooked. I cleaned. My parents, sisters & their families came, my aunt too. The house was packed. We were all happy to be together.

And yes, football. I went to the Jets game Thanksgiving night. And yes, they lost. Thank you for the kind words, Elijah F.

Great posts, everyone...

Anisa.T. said...

To me Thanksgiving means to be thankful for the people and things I have in my life. We celebrate it to give our thanks for the people that do things for us. I like to talk, play video games, and watch the football game with my family. My family traditions are to cook turkey, pray, eat, and enjoy each other's company.

Solvej L said...

Solvej L

To me Thanksgiving means to be thankful that we have what we need, like a roof over our heads and food. I know there are many people without the things I have.
I think people celebrate it so they can give thanks to Pilgrims, who started lives here in America.
However, I thank Native Americans also. They were the first people here, so to me it's also sort of like a First Nation Day. I celebrate it by eating a meal. Sometimes me and my family go to a friend's home and eat there, but mostly my mom cooks the feast and we give thanks to Native Americans.

Nick Morgan said...

To me, Thanksgiving means to eat food with my friends and family. Thanksgiving also means to me happiness because we get to share food and pie !!!! together.

The significance of this holiday is when the farmers harvest their crops. People are thankful for farmers' crops because people can eat.

My traditions in my family are eating turkey, cranberries, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and green bean casserole (that was disgusting). Another tradition is we play a game after eating our Thanksgiving dinner. This year we played Question & Answer and Say It/Draw It/Say It. I drew a rainbow.

Ishan B. said...

I think that thanksgiving is about giving thanks, spending time with family, and eating. To me, we celebrate thanksgiving because many times we do or make it through things that we should be grateful for but either we forget or we don’t have time to appreciate it. Thanksgiving is the day to remember and give thanks. For this year some people should especially thankful that they weren’t hurt in hurricane Sandy. I usually celebrate thanksgiving with my cousins, my aunts, my uncle, and my grandparents. I hope you had a fantastic thanksgiving too!

Maggie. w said...

To me thanksgiving means to be thankful for what I have in my life. We celebrate it to be thankful for what people and friends do for us. I like to play with my friends or my cousins. My family traditions are to cook, eat and enjoy other peoples company.

FelixG. said...

What Thanksgiving is something that happens every year. Some people do not celebrate Thanksgiving. It is only in America. There is a Turkey and it has a wish bone. Two people make a wish and pull on the wish bone and whoever gets the longer piece has their wish come true, maybe if the wish is not too big. When we sit around the table we say grace. Grace is when we say something that we are thankful for. This year I was at my 2nd house upstate. I was with my aunt and uncle and cousin. We ate turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and green beans. We had pumpkin pie and apple pie and ice cream for dessert.

Jacob P. said...

I think Thanksgiving means to spend time with your family eating delicious turkey.I think we celebrate Thanksgiving to be thankful for what we have.We celebrate Thanksgiving by gadering around eating a feast.Our traditions are going to grandmas house and my mom trying to make something new every year.

Andrew j said...

Thanksgiving to me is a time you spend time with friends and family.I think we celebrate thanksgiving because we are thank full for what we have.I celebrate thanksgiving by having family over and my parents cook food.My family makes corn bred every time with lasagna.That is what I have to say about thanksgiving.

Andrew j said...

This is cool.

Anonymous said...

Mya Horne

Thanksgiving means spending time with my whole family, and having a big feast. I love turkey with rice and beans.

Julian C. said...

What Thanksgiving means to me is spending time with my family, having a ton of food, and being thankful for everything I love. We celebrate it because the Pilgrims didn’t have any food and the Native Americans gave them food and then they had a feast so today that is why we have Thanksgiving. I celebrate Thanksgiving every year the same way - we always make pumpkin pie, blueberry cake, tofurky, and cranberry sauce. We go to my Grandmom's house and Aunt's house every year!

Eve N. said...

For me thanksgiving means family and food. I love playing with my cousins intill my aunt calls us in. Then we all sit down and say what we are thankful for and start eating.

Clare Robertsen said...

Thanksgiving is a celebration where your friends and family have a good time. We also sit down to a feast. my personal favorite is stuffing. I go CRAZY for stuffing. My favorite part of the turkey is the leg.We have Thanksgiving to honor the pilgrims.

Robert L. said...

Thanksgiving is a special holiday. We celebrate the feast that the Pilgrims and Indians shared together. My family starts our Thanksgiving by watching the parade on television. Then we go to my Uncle's house where we celebrate with our family and friends. We go there and EAT, EAT, EAT. During dinner we watch the Cowboys game (my Dad and Uncles are all Cowboys fans). The whole day I get to play with my cousins. We have turkey, stuffing and potatoes, but we also celebrate our Italian heritage by having macaroni, meatballs and sausages too. The best part of the day is dessert time!

Elliot/H said...

Thanksgiving means to me that god gives me the food and all the supplies for Thanksgiving. Being with my family is a privilege to have fun, and enjoy ourselves. Thanksgiving is a really fun holiday. You get a lot of food and it tastes delicious. Spending time with my family is great. They are the best!

Francesca C. said...

I think Thanksgiving is a holiday that everybody should be thankful for what they have. I think that because they're are a lot of people that are homeless and don't have anything to eat or drink. That means you should donate to those people all year around not just on special days and be thankful for what you have all the time.

Beatrice D said...

Thanksgiving means to me when you thank people for what you have. We celebrate it when the Pilgrims came to the new world and had their first harvest meal. Me and my family go to Boston to stay with my grandma and grandpa. We cook all day, then we eat and watch sports.

Gio L. said...

i think we eat turkey because the pilgrims ate turkey a long time ago. and i think thanksgiving is a thankful holiday.I am thankful for my family they are my best friends.

Josh C. said...

Thanksgiving is new for me because I didn't celebrate Thanksgiving until I was seven after me and my family moved to America. There is no Thanksgiving in England.
Thanksgiving is celebrated to give thanks to all the great things in life. The 1st Thanksgiving was to give thanks that the settlers had enough food to survive.
My family and I celebrate Thanksgiving by inviting some friends over and having a big meal.
Our Thanksgiving tradition is to play a game of Apples to Apples after our feast. Apples to Apples is a really fun card game.

Mona K. said...

Thanks Giving is about pilgrims saling in the sea to the USA.Land hoe! Land hoe! They say when they see land. One by one off the ship to go on land to bild homes. Then winter comes. hundred's of people are ether sick or dead. It is sad for the pilgrims. Then North American's come and help the pilgrims. They showed them how to catch a turkey, how to plant corn, and where to pick berrys. Soon fall came. The pilgrims picked the corn and the berrys and catched a turkey. Then they celebrated Thanks Giving.
I hope enjoyed.
Thank You

Matthew W said...

I think Thanksgiving means getting together with your family and celebrating and eating. I think we celebrate Thanksgiving to give thanks for what we have. I celebrate it with my Dad's side of the family. My family's traditions are eating stuffing, cranberry sauce, Green bean casserole,Turkey and talking.

Sabine G said...

To me thanks giving means sitting around with family and being thankful for what we have.I think we celebrate thanks giving because wen the pilgrims got here they taught the native Americans how to build houses and hunt and other things. And wen they were done they had a big feast. My family just sits down and eat then we go around the table and say what were thankful for. Alot of my family lives in new jersey so we usually go there.

Gordon C. said...

Every year my family goes some place different for Thanksgiving dinner. Last year we went to Pennsylvania where my grandma and grandpa live. This year we went to my aunt and uncle’s house in Queens. Our family tradition is to go to the Christmas tree light show at Longwood Gardens. I like being with family and friends and every holiday I like having time to play video games.

Rolando Collado said...

Thanksgiving means to share with others and give to friends & family. That's what thanksgiving means to me.We celebrate it so people can give thanks to what we have & appreciate things we have and friend & family we love.We celebrate Thanksgiving by spending time with our family and friends, a cooking a nice big juicy turkey.My family Tradition are thanking god for what he have giving us the stop that we have.That what Thanksgiving mean to me.I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving ♥

Ella O said...


I think thanksgiving means when you spend time with your family and eat PIE and TURKEY!!!!! It’s also a national holiday. We come together to celebrate. We celebrate pilgrims that started lives in America. One tradition I have in my family is that we eat PIE FOR BREAKFAST the day after thanksgiving. This is what thanksgiving means to me. THE END.

Erik N said...

Thanksgiving

To me, Thanksgiving means seeing relatives and eating a big dinner. For dinner we have turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, cranberry relish, turnips and mashed potatoes. For dessert, it’s pumpkin pie.
Thanksgiving celebrates what your thankful for. I am thankful for friends, good food and my home.

Jack B said...

I think Thanksgiving is about the 4 fs -- family, food, friends and fun. Every Thanksgiving we have a big feast with turkey, cranberry jello (with nuts), gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, rolls, and something green. Every Thanksgiving weekend we have a tradition of watching a movie trilogy such as Harry Potter or Indiana Jones. This year we watched Star Wars (A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi). We also have a tradition of saying what we're thankful for at the table.

I think we celebrate Thanksgiving to remember the Pilgrims and the Native Americans and their big feast in autumn 1621. The feast represented harvest time, sharing, and turning from enemies into friends.

Aidan A said...

What Thanksgiving means to me is being with my family and eating turkey, chicken, bread, pie and salad. We celebrate Thanksgiving because of when the pilgrims came to America on a ship called the mayflower. When they thought they would die the pilgrims met an indian who led them to the tribe he lived with. Thats how the first Thanksgiving happened.

Amelia J. said...

Amelia J.
Thanksgiving means alot to me because it is a time that we are thankfull for what we have and what we could get.We are lucky to have this day because lots of people do not have what we have.We celebrate it by eating alot.My family's tradition is to bake a apple pie and have a apple peeling contest.

Thomas A./ said...

To me, Thanksgiving is a time family sits gets together to say what they have been thankful for that year. I watch football, spend time with my family and eat lots of food. This Thanksgiving was extra special because the Jets lost big. A family tradition is going to my aunt Karen's house.

darren ingram said...

Cloe I
Thanksgiving is a time for family. I get to hang out with my cousins and Aunt and get a lot of good food. Some of the foods that I like are mashed potatoes, sweet potato pie, and of course Turkey. I also like Thanksgiving because people help each other out. Thanksgiving is 1 of my favorite holidays

Thomas A./ said...

To me, Thanksgiving is a time family sits gets together to say what they have been thankful for that year. I watch football, spend time with my family and eat lots of food. This Thanksgiving was extra special because the Jets lost big. A family tradition is going to my aunt Karen's house.

Sylvie G. said...

To me thanksgiving means getting together with friends and family and eating turkey and mashed potatoes and other yummy foods. A fun tradition my family does most every thanksgiving is we each put what were thankful for on a card and put it in a box. We call it the thanksgiving box. On thanksgiving we celebrate the time the pilgrims and native americans had a big feast together. Thanksgiving is a very fun holiday!

Stella Marcantel said...

What does Thanksgiving mean to you?
To me, Thanksgiving means eating with my family.

Why do you think we celebrate it?
The reason why we celebrate Thanksgiving is
because the Pilgrims wanted to thank the
Stella M.

Native Americans for helping them live in
America.

How do you celebrate it?
I celebrate Thanksgiving by getting
together with my family.


What are your family's traditions?
We watch the Thanksgiving parade.
Then we have turkey, mac and cheese and pie.

ChloeP said...

I think Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for what we have. Thanksgiving is also the time to celebrate how we got to America. When I think about Thanksgiving I think about food. We eat cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, turkey. that is what I think Thanksgiving is.

David gonzalez said...

for me thanksgiving is a day people say what there thankful for. when it's thanksgiving i invite my cousins uncles and friends and people i know. what i really like to eat in thanksgiving is turkey rice and smash potatoes. and thanksgiving is one of my favorite holiday.

larajean1 said...

Kate D. said...

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for family, food and fresh water. My family goes to Mountaintop Pennsylvania to visit my grandparents. We always set up my uncle's old train set and play with it. We go shopping for presents for my siblings. This year I did a gymnastics show for my grandparents.

Wesley C said...

Thanksgiving is when you have a good feast. Thanksgiving means going to my Uncle's house and eating a lot. It's about visiting my cousins and my grandparents. Thanksgiving is about how the Pilgrims and native Americans had a big feast to celebrate the first harvest.

Henry E said...

To me, it, thanksgiving means eating too much food, though it may be good.I think we celebrate it because it's celebrating when the pilgrims came to America.You say thanks and eat a big meal that includes: turkey,gravy and stuffing.my family's tradition is to go to my grandma's house for thanksgiving.

Nathan.F said...

Thanksgiving is when your family sits at a big table and has a feast. I think we celebrate what we are thankful for. We have a feast and turkey. We talk about what we are grateful for.

Kingston Harding said...

Thanksgiving means to me peace. Thanksgiving is a holiday you celebrate being thankful for all of the great that you have in your life. Such as family, friends, food and our health. We celebrate thanksgiving to feel great for all the wonderful things we have. I celebrate by eating mac and cheese and pie. My family celebrates it by eating turkey, mac and cheese and pie. Our traditions are inviting friends to join us to celebrate, because our family lives far away in New Zealand.

victoria B said...

Thanksgivingto me means spending time with family.on thanksgiving i went to my grandmother's house we had mashed potatoes string beans...the best part was desert i love my uncle's cheese pie..

Luke P. said...

If you are a turkey, Thanksgiving is not a very fun holiday!
For me Thanksgiving is about people coming together and sharing. We had a big feast just like the native Americans and pilgrims had. The native americans saved the pilgrims from starving to death.
This year we went over to my friend's house. His mom is a expert cook. The jello mold was my favorite food. I got to have a sleepover.
I think this is going to be our new family tradition!

Owen Deutsch said...

The pilgrims were happy that they survived the winter. The pilgrims decided to get together and celebrate what they were happy for. The Indians helped them to survive. So the pilgrims invited the Indians to share their thanksgiving. We celebrate what they did as Thankgsgiving. At our Thanksgiving dinner we ate steak, potatos and pumpkin pie. Every family member said one thing they were thankful for. Then everyone ate dessert. When it was my turn I said I was thankful for life. To me Thanksgiving is about being thankful for important things.

Audrey F said...

To me Thanksgiving means to be grateful for all you have and think about the people that don't have as much. It is also a time to eat so much that you can't eat another bit of food. The reason why we even celebrate Thanksgiving is so we can remember how the Native Americans helped the Pilgrims. In my family we just say "DINNERS READY! Y!Y!Y!Y!Y!Y!Y!A!A!A!A!A!A!" and gobble up the turkey. I don't know what my family traditions are but everyone loves my grandmas deviled eggs and stuffed mushrooms!

Have a gobble great Thanksgiving!

AUDREY

Olivia R said...

We celebrate Thanksgiving by going to Grandpa's house then go back home. This year we stayed home because we could not go to Grandpas for Thanksgiving. We had Turkey and ham and mashed potatos Joyce and Tulip, and my mom and sisters and Uncle Julio. I like Thanksgiving.

Lucero said...

Lucero Rodriguez:
We celebrate because of the feast in the 1600's between the Native Americans and the Pilgrims. For Thanksgiving we make lasagna and after dinner we do Secret Santa. Thanksgiving means being with my family.

E. Jacob Ramos said...

What Thanksgiving means to me is to spend time with my family by:
• Trying new foods.
• Being thankful for what you get.
• And having a great time together.
I think we celebrate Thanksgiving to bring back the memories of when the Pilgrims asked the Native Americans if they could get together for their first harvest.
I celebrate Thanksgiving with my family with: My aunts, my uncles, my cousins, my grandparents, my great grandparents, and my mom and dad.
We play a lot of different games like: Monkeys in a barrel, Sorry, Perfection, and PARCHEESEY.
And we sometimes watch Football. GO GIANTS!!!

Sophia E. said...

I think Thanksgiving means to come together with your family and be thankful that we have good hot meals every day. This Thanksgiving me and my mom and dad volunteered at Gods Love We Deliver. Basically we had to help pack bags of food and deliver them to sick people. After we were done handing out the food we went home and I felt really good that I volunteered.

elijah days said...

For Thanksgiving if I had to choose who I would have dinner with it would be with all my best friends. The friends Id invite are Jayson Chavers, Jason Vigil, Allan Castellanos and Dwane Lada. We all share the same hobbies and we get along. For dinner I would not have the normal meal. I would serve cake, chocolate, sour candy and soda. At dinner we would talk about strategies for beating the video games we will play after we eat. The games we would play is Minecraft and Fortress2.

Calvin R. said...

I think Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and getting together with people you love. It's eating a feast and celebrating that you are here today. What I mostly think that Thanksgiving is about is having fun and playing games and stuffing yourself silly with people you love. I invite friends over to play Minecraft, Scrabble, the Wii, the N64, and the PS2. What I mostly think that Thanksgiving is about is having fun and playing games and stuffing yourself silly with people you love.

nora C said...

In my house on Thanksgiving we usually go to my house in Pennsylvania to celebrate with our friends Sophia, Leena, Mark and Jenny. We always have turkey and mashed potatoes. Two yeas ago, 2010 my dad hid our chocolate pie and we had to find it! It was very FUN!!! In my family our tradidition is the kids run around outside all day!

Jane c said...

To me thanksgiving means going to the farm. With my first , seconded , third , and fourth cousins. That is how I celebrate thanksgiving.

Carter N said...

Thanks giving means to me... a time to celebrate be thankful and see family and friends. I loooove the pumpkin pie. I also liked the fire we did in the fire pit. It was AWSOME!!!!

Otto S. said...

I think Thanksgiving means to get the family together and having a feast. We celebrate Thanksgiving since the pilgrims came to the United States. They had a feast with the Indians since they were friendly. They also had that feast to celebrate how much food they can provide. We celebrate with turkey, bacon, brussels sprouts, marsh mellows, and onions. We watch the Macy's Day Parade in the morning. We watch Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving after dinner.

Grace L. said...

To me Thanksgiving means to see your relatives and get to know your family. I think we celebrate it because the Pilgrims had a big feast and you want to remember that. My family and I go to my Aunt Marge and Uncle Matt's house in Pennsylvania. We eat at five o'clock and always have pie for dessert. My family's traditions are that we always eat at five o clock and eat pie for dessert. Also we always have the family come over.

Michael A said...

Thanksgiving is a day of thanks for the home and the food that we have. Thanksgiving day is a day we get to spend with family and friends and have a great big feast. We have turkey and corn and mashed potatoes and gravy and stuffing and biscuits. We don't really have any tradition except eat pumpkin pie.

Michael A.

Adriel D said...

Thanksgiving is about you saying thanks of what you have. We celebrate by spending time with our family. This year I have a lot to be thankful for. I am thankful for food, trees, saving people who lost their homes in the hurricane,and for my school. This thanksgiving we had a lot of food at my house and all of my family came over.

Anonymous said...

laelani .J.sawicki
What does thanksgiving mean to me?
It means getting together with loved ones and being thankful for the food and family you have.thats what thanksgiving means to me.

Adriel. D said...

Adriel. D
Thanksgiving is about you saying thanks of what you have. We celebrate by spending time with our family. This year I have a lot to be thankful for. I am thankful for food, trees, saving people who lost their homes in the hurricane, and for my school. This thanksgiving we had a lot of food at my house and all of my family came over.

Daniel S.-H. said...

Thanksgiving means that you visit family and/or friends. When you're done traveling, you eat special/holiday foods. We celebrate it because we want to get together and see how each other's doing. This holiday also lets us see how family's or friend's neighborhood's foods taste.

My family (I mean my parents, my grandparents, and me) gets together and has a big dinner. My grandma says a prayer before we eat. This year, my grandparents came to my house and we had a fun time.

Laura.L said...

Thanksgiving is about giving thanks to what you love and who you love. My family tradition is that all of my family on my moms side would come and my grandmother on my dads side. This year my aunt rachel her huband and her two kids could not make it so we had a feast without them. My aunt Hether, my uncle James and my two cosins Miles and Julien came. The day they got there we went on an AMZING boat trip and saw the statue of liberty. That night i slept over and in the morning me and my aunt Hether and my cosin Miles went to see the thanksgiving parade. Even though i cold not see very well the trip was still fun. That night was the best! Me and my family ate so much great food! My favriote is the turky diped in cranberry sauce! yum! My thanksgiving was great and i hope yours was to!

Nolan M said...

I think that Thanksgiving means that all of your family gets together and enjoys what they're thankful for. We all come together and all eat turkey. I think that we celebrate because we want to have one day that all we think about is what we are thankful for and get together as a family. My grandma and grandpa come from Illinois. That is what I do for Thanksgiving.

Daniel T. said...

I think that Thanksgiving means to celebrate with family and be thankful. The reason we celebrate Thanksgiving is to be thankful for good things we have. The way we celebrate Thanksgiving is go to Rochester and see my mom's family. Our family traditions are to eat a big meal with turkey and pies for dessert.

nicholas s said...

Nicholas S
to me thanks giving means to be thankful for what we have and eat turkey and play wii.also its a time for famleys to get together.

Bruno N.R. said...

Thanksgiving is a time when my family gets together (including the guinea pigs.)We eat ground turkey tacos.It's one of our traditions.It's the funnest thing in the world's history.

Yesenia F said...

thancksgiving means to me happienes and sharing with family.
Thanksgiving also means to me to be thankful of the lives we have and the people i have around me.
I think we celebrate thanksgiving because its a holiday that people be knowing for centries.I dont eat turky like others because i dont like it we eat chiken,and my family.my familys traditions are to eat in family and befor eating we say thanks to what we have.

Liam P said...

On Thanksgiving I go to Massachusetts and stay in a mansion with my relatives. I stay in a room with a lot of silent piano scrolls. This group of people has been getting together for more than 50 years. I think Thanksgiving is about remembering the pilgrims who escaped the U.K. and started our country. I am mostly exited about eating actually. And I played football too!