Paul Banks students reflect on Turkey Day

With Thanksgiving over and gone, but more feasting to come at Christmas, some local students are reflecting on one of the most basic traditions of the holidays: the turkey.

Below are paragraphs under the prompt “Turkey Time” from first grade students at Paul Banks Elementary School. Taught by Robyn Walls, the students reflected on how they went about acquiring their bird, how it was cooked, and their final thoughts on the meal.

The paragraphs have been reproduced exactly as they were received.

Turkey Time: By Adonaija

“How to make a turkey. First, shoot the turkey in the woods. Next, I stuff the turkey with lemons. Last, cook the turkey at infinite degrees for infinite minutes. This turkey is very black!”

Turkey Time: By Gunner

“How to cook a turkey. First, I went to the woods to kill a turkey. Next, stuff it with marshmallows. Last, cook the turkey in the campfire for two minutes. My turkey was good.”

Turkey Time: By Levi

“How to cook a turkey. First, I shoot the turkey. Next, I stuff the apples and blueberries. Last, I put the turkey in the oven at 30 degrees for two minutes. My turkey was good.”

Turkey Time: By Zoey

“Today I cook a turkey. First, I got a turkey from a farmer. Next, I put in chocolate and oranges. Last, I cook the turkey. This turkey is yummy.”

Turkey Time: By Jackson

“I know how to cook a turkey. First, I went to the forest to kill a turkey. Next, I put candy in my turkey. Last, cook the turkey in the oven at 400 degrees. The turkey was yummy in my tummy.”

Turkey: By Sidney

“I can make a turkey. First, I killed a turkey. Next, I have the turkey on the table and put cherries in it. Last, I cook the turkey at 8 degree for 100 minutes. Yum, yum, turkey in my belly.”

Turkey Time: By Callan

“How a turkey is cooked. First, buy the turkey from a store. Next, put fudge in the turkey. Last, put the turkey on the fire for 15 minutes. Yum, that turkey was good.”

Turkey Time: By Dylan

“How to cook a turkey. First, I killed the turkey. Next, I stuff it with beef. Last, I put the turkey in the oven for 1 hour. Making a turkey was the best.”

Turkey Time: By Andrew

“I made a turkey. First, I go to the woods and kill a turkey. Next, put apples and oranges in the turkey. Last, I put the turkey in the oven for 15 minutes. I will never forget how to make a turkey.”

Turkey Time: By Riley

“Do you want to learn how to cook a turkey? First, I went to the woods to kill a turkey. Next, I squirted lemon juice and put gravy in the turkey. Last, I cooked the turkey over the campfire for 20 minutes. When it was done I ate the turkey, yummy!”

Turkey Time: By Mina

“I made a turkey. First, I got a turkey. Next, I put the stuffing in the turkey. Last, I cooked the turkey in the campfire for 20 hours. I like the turkey.”

Turkey is Fun to Make: By Noah

“I know how to cook a turkey. First, I went to the woods to kill a turkey. Next, I loosen the feathers of the turkey. Last I cook the turkey over the fire for 15 minutes. When the turkey is done I will eat it.”

Time for Turkey: By Lydia

“Today I made a turkey. First, I went to Safeway. Next, I put lemon juice in the turkey. Last, I cooked the turkey for 1 hour at 50 degrees. My turkey is delicious.”

Turkey Time: By Elsa

“Do you want to make a turkey? First, I go to the woods to kill the turkey. Next, I stuff the turkey with the raisins and marshmallows. Last, I cook the turkey in the oven for 16 minutes at 66 degrees. This turkey was so delicious.”

Turkey: By Margaret

“I cook a turkey. First, I kill a turkey. Next, I stuff chicken in the turkey. Last, I cook the turkey on the pan for 20 minutes. The turkey was yummy!”

Turkey Time: By Liam

“How do you cook a turkey? First, I shoot a turkey with a bow. Next, I stuff a Hershey in the turkey. Last, I cooked the turkey for 4 hours at 200 degrees. Making a turkey was fun!”

Turkey Time: By Bailey

“Today I made a turkey. First, I went to the store to get a turkey. Next, I stuffed my turkey with lemons and apples. Last, I cooked it in the oven at 50 degrees for 28 minutes. Making that turkey was fun!”

Turkey: By Hadley

“I’m ready to cook a turkey. First, I buyed a turkey from the store. Next, I stuff my turkey with stuffing. Last, I cooked the turkey in the oven at 50 degrees for 30 minutes. I love thanksgiving turkeys!”

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