Backtalk visits Olde Sawmill Elementary

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Do you have any pets?

I have a rabbit.

- Dulce, 6

I had a dog, two frogs and a cat. And then we sold our dog, the big frog ate the little frog and then we put the big frog back in the pond. Now we only have one cat!

- Spencer, 6

I have a dog his name is Rocky.

- Julia, 7

I have a cat named Smudge.

- Ian, 6

What's the next holiday after Thanksgiving?

Black Friday.

- Rishit, 7

Christmas!

- Julia, 7

If you wrote a letter to Santa today what would you ask him for?

A Christmas Barbie.

- Taylor, 6

My two front teeth.

- Chad, 6

A real motorcycle.

- Spencer, 6

A Wii.

- Claire, 7

A real live puppy!

- Julia, 7

An Indiana Jones Lego set.

- Ian, 6

What do you think Santa does during the summer months?

He sleeps.

- Jessica, 7

He swims in a pool.

- Bailey, 6

I think he sees if all the stores are open so he can see all the presents for the kids.

- Rishit, 7

Looks for kids to see if they are doing bad stuff.

- Christopher, 6

He eats.

- Chad, 6

Do you leave milk and cookies for Santa? What kind of cookies do you leave?

Last year we made reindeer cookies.

- Ian, 6

We don't make it, we buy it at the store.

- Spencer, 6

We don't make cookies, we make pretzels with chocolate on it.

- Jessica, 7

We give him more than cookies. Because last year we gave him cookies, Tootsie Rolls and a sucker and he ate almost everything.

- Claire, 7

What are some of your favorite holiday foods?

I like to eat birthday cake.

- Caroline, 7

Salad and bread.

- Julia, 7

Cookies!

- Liza, 6

Cookies made out of Santa ... I mean shaped like Santa.

- Spencer, 6

Have you ever had eggnog?

Eggnog is gross!

- Christopher, 6

How do you make eggnog?

Put a yolk of egg and little bits of things in it.

- Bailey, 6

A pumpkin.

- Julia, 7

If you could be one of Santa's elves what would you help him with?

Cutting stuff.

- Taylor, 6

I'd make sure that his shirt was always clean.

- Christopher, 6

Help him with the presents for the little kids.

- Caroline, 7

I would be his maid.

- Claire, 7

I would help him do magical stuff.

- Julia, 7

I would help him drop off presents.

- Chad, 6

Help Rudolph fly.

- Bailey, 6

Why do you think Santa has a naughty or nice list?

I think Santa needs to keep track because there's so many kids in the world.

- Claire, 7

Do you have any special traditions that you do with your family over the holidays?

Play in the snow.

- Spencer, 6

Go to my aunt's house.

- Chad , 6

Put up the Christmas tree.

- Taylor, 6

We decorate.

- Ian, 6

We go outside and make snowmen.

- Dulce, 6

I like to put the star on the Christmas tree.

- Liza, 6

I go to Grandma's house.

- Julia, 7

My dad makes me safe and I put up the angel.

- Bailey, 6

The holidays are not just about getting what you want, they are about giving. How can you give?

Giving to your friends.

- Rishit, 7

Deliver food.

- Julia, 7

Share your presents.

- Taylor, 6

Go shopping for kids that don't have anything.

- Bailey, 6

After Christmas is New Year's and that means resolution time. What kind of resolutions do you think people should make?

No wars.

- Claire, 7

Stop doing drugs.

- Julia, 7

Stop using power.

- Bailey, 6

Fill in the blank on these famous carols:

Jingle bells. Jingle bells. Jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ________.

Drive.

- Claire, 7

Jump.

- Bailey, 6

You'd better watch out . You'd better not cry . You'd better not ________.

Slump.

- Claire, 7

Shout.

- Taylor, 6

Kick.

- Bailey, 6

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a ___________.

Rings.

- Claire, 7

An iPod.

- Jayden, 6

A flower.

- Liza , 6

A dog.

- Jessica, 7