Video: An elementary view of Thanksgiving as kids talk turkey

Video: An elementary view of Thanksgiving as kids talk turkey

November 24th, 2011 by Ben Benton, Andy Johns, Joy Lukachick Smith and Kevin Hardy in News

WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?

"For God giving us all the food." -- Tatiuama Woodruff, 7, Red Bank Elementary

"I'm thankful for gathering around the table and eating Thanksgiving dinner." -- Taelynn Martin, 8, Jasper Elementary

"My family, my life, everywhere we go and Dade Elementary." -- Reign Davis, 8, Dade Elementary

WHAT'S IN DRESSING/STUFFING?

"I think mayonnaise? And flavor." -- Reid Peacock, 8, Jasper Elementary

"I'm not sure, silk? How about cotton balls?" -- Weston Yarber, 6, Black Fox Elementary School

"[I don't like stuffing but] I like ranch dressing. I'm pretty sure on the bottle of it, it says like, 'made from milk.'" -- Ethan Long, 6, Calhoun Elementary School

WHY DO WE CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING?

"Because the pilgrims went across to America from England because the king kept bossing them and doing things they that they didn't want to do and a bunch of them died. The Indians showed them how to make Thanksgiving food like the indians." -- Natalie Sanders, 7, Jasper Elementary

"Because I like chicken." -- Alex Runyan, 6, Red Bank Elementary

"Turkeys. Because we're thankful for them." -- James Newby, 7, Dade Elementary

"Because it's a good holiday that people always celebrate and you get to see your family." -- Niya McGhee, 7, Red Bank Elementary

HOW DO YOU COOK TURKEY?

"First you get a big ol' pot and you boil it in some water and it takes about 'till Thanksgiving dinnertime. Once you get it nice and cooked up, you take it out with some mits or something so you don't burn your fingers. You take and sit it on a big plate and take a thermometer and stick it in there and if it looks perfect, you have to do a taste check and see if it's just right after that. If it's just right, you'll wrap it up and once you get the other stuff cooked you just take it and drive on to where you having Thanksgiving dinner. Then you sit and we wait for a little while for everybody to get there and we take a little while so we can get ready to eat.

Then we sit down at the table and say a prayer, because that's what you always do, and thank the Lord. Then we dig into all the food.

And you always like to have deviled eggs, too." -- Kariss Coffey, 7, Black Fox Elementary School

You take your hand and trace your fingers with a pencil. You make a face and the legs, and there's a turkey. -- Christopher Perez Hernandez, 6, East Side Elementary

"First you buy it. Second you salt it. Put it in the oven for an hour to cook." -- K'Sean George, 6, Red Bank Elementary

"I would by the turkey. I would thaw it out. I would marinate it. I would deep fry it or bake and then I would put it in the fridge so it could get hard and then I would cut it up." -- Tyler Minton, 8, Jasper Elementary

"I would buy it at Ingles. I would go home and get like a needle and I would push it in and it's like a timer and it sticks out of the oven so I can see what time it is and what temperature." -- Macy Linder, 8, Dade Elementary

WHAT IS A PILGRIM?

"It's an Indian person. The king was being mean to them so they went to America." -- Tatiuama Woodruff, 7, Red Bank Elementary

"All I know is that they're kind of tiny." -- Francisco Beltran, 7, Jasper Elementary

"I don't know. But I know a joke. Why does the pilgrim's pants always fall down? (Why?) They wear their belts on their hats." -- Haley Gouin, 6, Calhoun Elementary School

"It's a person who loves God. And they don't dress like we do." -- Emmie Chilton, 5, Ringgold Primary School