Thanksgiving Essays

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11-26-15

ear, we asked students in the fifth and sixth grades at Beaver to answer "What does Thanksgiving mean to you?" Following are the responses.)

Thanksgiving is a very happy holiday. I love the food my grandma cooks every Thanksgiving. All my family comes. The cousins that come I get to see every year on Thanksgiving. Malloree

Thanksgiving is a time to be with your families, to celebrate, and of course to eat foodÖ.LOTS OF IT! Thanksgiving means to give thanks for all the things we have in life. It is a time to reunite with your family and friends. Most importantly, to eat a lot! Karen

When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of Thanksgiving break. During Thanksgiving my family and I go to my grandmaís house. Then she and my Mom will start to cook everything. While they cook, my brother, uncle, and I go and play catch or something like that. Then we all eat. Thatís what I think of Thanksgiving. Willie

When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of how the Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth. I think about how we have a huge feast, just like the Pilgrims did. Thanksgiving means a lot to me. Hunter

What does Thanksgiving really mean? It could mean being with family, or all the wonderful food. You can watch a football game with your uncle or dad. I wish we could have a big thanksgiving like the pilgrims with all the food and games, and thatís what thanksgiving really means. Adan

What Thanksgiving means to meÖ. To me it means family. Itís a time when everyone gathers together to give thanks. Giving thanks for life, food, and being happy with what you have because it could be worse. Donít forget the food! Thatís what Thanksgiving means to me. Yani

What Thanksgiving means to me? To see our family that we have not seen for a long time and we do not go to school. The special part is that we pray to and thank God for giving us food, jobs, and when we eat our turkey, biscuits, ham, and mashed potatoes with gravy. David

When people think about Thanksgiving they usually picture a fat, dead turkey on their table, but to me thatís not what it means. Thanksgiving is a time to thank others. Itís a time for family and friends to gather and celebrate friendship just like the Pilgrims and Indians did at Plymouth. So remember itís not about the turkey, corn, or what else you are eating, itís about friends and family. Brant

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for everything that we all have; I especially like going to my aunt Almaís house because she makes the best food in the world. Edwin

What Thanksgiving means to me: I can be with my family; I can eat so much food, because my mom and grandma cook really well. Of course I like to be on Thanksgiving break as well. Thatís what Thanksgiving means to me. Becca

To me thanksgiving means getting together with my family and being thankful for all we have. It also means eating a big meal every year on Thanksgiving. Adam

Thanksgiving means getting together and playing games with my cousins. It means seeing my cousins especially the twins that are really funny. Giving thanks. That is what Thanksgiving means to me. Emily

Thanksgiving means I get to see my family and eat my favorite pie. We get to be on Thanksgiving break. We laugh and have fun. Thatís what Thanksgiving means to me. Jenah

Thanksgiving reminds me when the pilgrims had their first Thanksgiving. I have Thanksgiving with my cousins, aunts, uncles, and also my grandma. I love when it comes to Thanksgiving. I love hanging out with my cousins and everyone. Alayna

Thanksgiving to me means a time where we can come together and be with my family. I like to think of Thanksgiving as an all you can eat buffet. Iím especially ready for THE THANKSGIVING BREAK WOO HOO. Kynlee

Thanksgiving means I get to see my family. It reminds me of the Pilgrims. I get to play with my cousins. Thatís what Thanksgiving means to me. Triston

To me thanksgiving means to have dinner with family and give thanks to what we have. Thanksgiving is a time to spend together with family and play games or watch a movie. My family always gets together after dinner and watches a movie. It also means getting a break from school to get together with family and friends that donít live near us. That is what thanksgiving means to me. Edna

Thanksgiving reminds me of lots of things. One thing is it reminds me of food! Another thing is that uncles and cousins come over and we have lots of fun. One exciting thing is that sometimes we get to travel. Thanksgiving is awesome because we get thanksgiving break! Thank you pilgrims. Darian

What Thanksgiving means to me is having fun. Itís about seeing family. It is about food for everyone. Itís about eating turkey. Devan

Thanks giving means a lot to me because it is time we get with family. It is time we get to have and be thankful for everything. I am thankful to be writing this right now. I am thankful to be alive. I am thankful for friends and family. Thanksgiving Rocks!!!! We get to play games and gather to eat and pray. I love thanksgiving. Judy

Thanksgiving means to give thanks to the people that take care of us and to thank God for life. Lauren

We thank god for this land and food and to celebrate that the Indians taught us how to farm. Our family comes down. We play fun games; we celebrate by eating food, like turkey. Walker

WE get together as a family. WE pray to god for are thanks. THEN we eat. Dalton

Thanksgiving to me means that I get to see my family. Itís a time to thank your mom dad brotherís sisters, and your grandparents. You also have to thank God for everything he gives us. I always thank the people who make the delicious meal. Itís also nice we get 5 days off school. Another reason is because my dad gets to come home for the week. Chance

Thanksgiving means I get to spend time with my family. I love spending time with my family. Me and my family play games and gather to eat. I truly thank veterans for let us have this holiday as free people. I thank god for everything he has gave us. I thank him for giving us a family to love and have great holidays like this one. Thanks are to God. Kylie

Thanksgiving is important to me because some of my family gets to come down from far away town, even some that I have not met before. I hope my family comes down this year. Thanksgiving is about love, food, and giving. We do lots of stuff for Thanksgiving. I hope that my sisters baby son that was boring on my b-day haves fun. We have fun all the time for Thanksgiving. We have a bigger family now. Jazmine P.S. Thanksgiving is INPORTANT TO EVERY ONE.

I think that Thanksgiving is about thanking God for things like family food and things that we have. Some people pray before there meal on Thanksgiving Day. (Dear God, I thank you for all the things I have like my family, my house, my food Amen.) I hope that the people who read this have enjoyed what you have and your food, your house, and have enjoyed your family. Not everyone in the world has the things that we have. I hope you have a very thankful Thanksgiving. Remember to thank God for all that you have. Erin

What thanksgiving means to me is visiting family members, eating a big dinner, and having a good time with my family. It also means having 5 days of thanksgiving break, and sleeping in. I really like this holiday because it is an awesome time of year. Jarrett

I enjoy spending time with my family and cousins I have not seen in forever. I like not having to get up at 6:00 in the morning. Most importantly, I like eating a meal with family and god on a thankful day. That is why I love thanksgiving. Payton

What Thanksgiving means to me is that I get to spend time with my family, especially when I will go to Mexico and visit my dad for the first time. Itís also important to me because I get to thank god for everything he has done for me and my family. As well as for the roof over my head for my friends and family also my health. I am also thankful for my country and for the freedom of speech .I thank the pilgrims for everything they have also done for me and everyone else. I thank Beaver for helping my mom in need of the money and for buying the tamales .I am thankful for everyone who has helped. Jackie

Iím glad for my family and for being alive I like thanks giving because of eating and we go deer hunting my family comes and we play games when were done eating we play with the sleigh in the snow if it snows by that time. Jose

Iím glad that I get to be with my family and friends get to spend thanksgiving with me and get to go to Oklahoma City to go to the stadium and we party. Lorenzo

Thanksgiving is about celebrating a holiday with your family and eating together you could also have a laugh along with it you would also give thanks to what god has given you and not given to you he has gave you plenty of things to survive throughout the world that we live on. Layla

What Thanksgiving means is to celebrate and have fun. It also means to sit and eat with your family; and say thank you. Constanza

Thanksgiving is being with family eating good food and getting five days off from school. Seth

What I enjoy about Thanksgiving is that I get to say "Thank you", and I get to eat the desserts that my grandma makes and I like the food. Denisse

Thanksgiving means to me because I get to see my friends and family, or go to my grandmaís house to eat and stand in a circle and talk about what we thankful for. Then my favorite part is that we eat. Tiffany

Thanksgiving is a nice time to unwind most and so most of my family well not all of them, but itís the time of thanks I enjoy it a lot the food, the family, and the fun. Itís very enjoyable. It means a whole lot to me because my family is there and maybe just maybe some of the ones that barely come will come. Itís also a very interesting time of year like when the pilgrims came they made friends with the Native Americans and celebrated with a four day feast with games, dances, and well food. Itís another major holiday next to Christmas and others. Jillian

It means to see my family. It means to eat. It also means to play games. Alan

Thanksgiving means to me that I get to give thanks to God for everything he gives me to gather and eat all together as family. We tell stories, we laugh, and we call family that lives in Mexico. I can spend time with my family. Carolina

Thanksgiving to me means that I can spend time with my family and friends and give thanks to God for everything: for my family, my house, and for my life and thank you for a wonderful family. Aylin

Thanksgiving is a day for saying thank you and eating turkey. Juan

Thanks giving means a lot to me because it is time we get with family. It is time we get to have and be thankful for everything. I am thankful to be writing this right now. I am thankful to be alive. I am thankful for friends and family. Thanksgiving Rocks!!!! We get to play games and gather to eat and pray. I love thanksgiving. Judy

Thanksgiving means to give thanks to the people that take care of us and to thank God for life. Lauren

We thank god for this land and food and to celebrate that the Indians taught us how to farm. Our family comes down. We play fun games; we celebrate by eating food, like turkey. Walker

WE get together as a family. WE pray to god for are thanks. THEN we eat. Dalton

Thanksgiving to me means that I get to see my family. Itís a time to thank your mom dad brotherís sisters, and your grandparents. You also have to thank God for everything he gives us. I always thank the people who make the delicious meal. Itís also nice we get 5 days off school. Another reason is because my dad gets to come home for the week. Chance

Thanksgiving means I get to spend time with my family. I love spending time with my family. Me and my family play games and gather to eat. I truly thank veterans for let us have this holiday as free people. I thank god for everything he has gave us. I thank him for giving us a family to love and have great holidays like this one. Thanks are to God. Kylie

Thanksgiving is important to me because some of my family gets to come down from far away town, even some that I have not met before. I hope my family comes down this year. Thanksgiving is about love, food, and giving. We do lots of stuff for Thanksgiving. I hope that my sisters baby son that was boring on my b-day haves fun. We have fun all the time for Thanksgiving. We have a bigger family now. Jazmine P.S. Thanksgiving is INPORTANT TO EVERY ONE.

I think that Thanksgiving is about thanking God for things like family food and things that we have. Some people pray before there meal on Thanksgiving Day. (Dear God, I thank you for all the things I have like my family, my house, my food Amen.) I hope that the people who read this have enjoyed what you have and your food, your house, and have enjoyed your family. Not everyone in the world has the things that we have. I hope you have a very thankful Thanksgiving. Remember to thank God for all that you have. Erin What thanksgiving means to me is visiting family members, eating a big dinner, and having a good time with my family. It also means having 5 days of thanksgiving break, and sleeping in. I really like this holiday because it is an awesome time of year. Jarrett

I enjoy spending time with my family and cousins I have not seen in forever. I like not having to get up at 6:00 in the morning. Most importantly, I like eating a meal with family and god on a thankful day. That is why I love thanksgiving. Payton

What Thanksgiving means to me is that I get to spend time with my family, especially when I will go to Mexico and visit my dad for the first time. Itís also important to me because I get to thank god for everything he has done for me and my family. As well as for the roof over my head for my friends and family also my health. I am also thankful for my country and for the freedom of speech .I thank the pilgrims for everything they have also done for me and everyone else. I thank Beaver for helping my mom in need of the money and for buying the tamales .I am thankful for everyone who has helped. Jackie

Iím glad for my family and for being alive I like thanks giving because of eating and we go deer hunting my family comes and we play games when were done eating we play with the sleigh in the snow if it snows by that time. Jose

Iím glad that I get to be with my family and friends get to spend thanksgiving with me and get to go to Oklahoma City to go to the stadium and we party. Lorenzo Thanksgiving is about celebrating a holiday with your family and eating together you could also have a laugh along with it you would also give thanks to what god has given you and not given to you he has gave you plenty of things to survive throughout the world that we live on. Layla

What Thanksgiving means is to celebrate and have fun. It also means to sit and eat with your family; and say thank you. Constanza

Thanksgiving is being with family eating good food and getting five days off from school. Seth

What I enjoy about Thanksgiving is that I get to say "Thank you", and I get to eat the desserts that my grandma makes and I like the food. Denisse

Thanksgiving means to me because I get to see my friends and family, or go to my grandmaís house to eat and stand in a circle and talk about what we thankful for. Then my favorite part is that we eat. Tiffany

Thanksgiving is a nice time to unwind most and so most of my family well not all of them, but itís the time of thanks I enjoy it a lot the food, the family, and the fun. Itís very enjoyable. It means a whole lot to me because my family is there and maybe just maybe some of the ones that barely come will come. Itís also a very interesting time of year like when the pilgrims came they made friends with the Native Americans and celebrated with a four day feast with games, dances, and well food. Itís another major holiday next to Christmas and others. Jillian

It means to see my family. It means to eat. It also means to play games. Alan

Thanksgiving means to me that I get to give thanks to God for everything he gives me to gather and eat all together as family. We tell stories, we laugh, and we call family that lives in Mexico. I can spend time with my family. Carolina

Thanksgiving to me means that I can spend time with my family and friends and give thanks to God for everything: for my family, my house, and for my life and thank you for a wonderful family. Aylin

Thanksgiving is a day for saying thank you and eating turkey. Juan

Thanksgiving means giving thanks and thank you for the turkey. Francisco

Thanksgiving means to give thanks. Miguel

Thanksgiving means giving thanks, eating turkey, and having family over. Martin

Being happy, seeing my family, and eating food. Jadian

 

 

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