Backtalk visits Mrs. Andrew's third grade class in Galena

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Columbus Parent

What is your favorite thing about Thanksgiving?

Turkey!

- Julia, 8

She stole my idea, but I'll say the parade.

- Steven, 8

Deviled eggs.

- Nathan, 8

Potatoes with gravy on them.

- Clay, 8

That I get to see my grandma and grandpa.

- William, 9

Friends, family and pumpkin pie!

- Luke, 8

I get to see one of my friends, Jacob. I barely get to see him.

- Logan, 9

Do you have any special Thanksgiving traditions?

We go to my grandma and grandpa's and eat everything that's on the table!

- Julia, 8

We always have to say what we are thankful for.

- Steven, 8

Play with our cousins.

- Austin, 9

What are you thankful for?

I am thankful for food, shelter and candy.

- Nate, 9

I am thankful for my dog.

- Jane, 8

I am thankful for my family.

- Julia, 8

I am thankful for video games.

- Nathan, 8

I am thankful for frogs and turtles.

- Luke, 8

I am thankful for God.

- William, 9

If you could go back in time to the day of the first Thanksgiving, who would you like to visit with?

The turkey.

- Julia, 8

The captain of the crew.

- Steven, 8

Whoever made the pumpkin pie!

- Nathan, 8

See my grandpa!

- Nick, 9

I would see the Indians!

- William, 9

What would you tell them about our world today?

That there would be technology and different ships like the Titanic that will sink.

- Steven, 8

That we have guns now.

- William, 9

That there will be a new world and you will say "hi!"

- Johnathon, 8

That we will learn how to fly.

- Logan, 9

What would you do then that you don't do in today's world?

Grow corn.

- Steven, 8

Swim.

- Nick, 9

Look for wild chickens.

- Nathan, 8

Help them get food, like kill the fish.

- Clay, 8

Eat a huge feast.

- Jane, 8

How do you make stuffing?

I think you need pumpkins.

- Steven, 8

What kind of stuffing do you mean? The kind that you eat or the kind that's in teddy bears?

- Nate, 9

It has zesty Italian sauce in it.

- Nathan, 8

They use chicken in it.

- Stephen, 8

What kinds of gifts have you made for someone else?

I made a card.

- William, 9

I made a calendar.

- Jane, 8

I made airplanes. I gave it to Papa White. He was in the Navy.

- Logan, 9

What do you think is important to remember to do when it comes to your finances?

Spend it all!

- Julia, 8

Buy food for everybody.

- Shyanne, 8

I think it's important to keep it instead of just to go out and spend it all and become so poor you have to live in a cardboard box.

- Nate, 9

Do you have older brothers and sisters that use their cell phone too much?

She has a pay phone. She uses up all of her minutes.

- Jane, 8

My brother is obsessively texting everyday he is in the car.

- Nathan, 8

My sister uses her cell phone and she can't use it now 'cause her phone got shut down.

- Clay, 8

My dad is addicted to texting.

- Julia, 8

My sister uses her cell phone to text and my dad has to steal it from her and she starts running after it and I start running too.

- Logan, 9

My sister texts and she gets in trouble a lot.

- Austin, 9

My dad's obsessed with his Blackberry!

- Nate, 9

My sister. She usually plays games so much that she can't see me sometimes.

- Aneel, 8

What do these phrases mean:

Barking up the wrong tree.

Barfing up the wrong tree!

- Julia, 8

Basket case.

You're a good basketball player.

- Julia, 8

The buck stops here.

You are out of money.

- Jane, 8

Climb on the bandwagon.

Climb on a wagon.

- Clay, 8

Hop in the van.

- Nick, 9

Finish these phrases:

A face that launched a thousand _____.

Miles.

- Jane, 8

Fine as frog's_____.

In a pond.

- Johnathon, 8

Fly off the _____.

Edge.

- Johnathon, 8

For everything there is a _____.

Will.

- William, 9

Four corners of the_____.

Square.

- Shyanne, 8

It's better to give than to _____.

Die.

- Johnathon, 8

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