Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thanksgiving traditions

At this time of year, people look forward to certain family traditions. A tradition is “the process of handing down a belief or custom from one generation to the next.” 

Today in class we were talking about our Thanksgiving Traditions.  Some people go to their grandma's house and eat turkey dinner with their family.  Some friends in class eat special food from the countries their family came from.  In my family, Mr. Levy (who is a wonderful cook) prepares the big feast.  Then we all sit down at the table together to eat turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and salad.  

What is your Thanksgiving tradition?   

What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

37 comments:

  1. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Getting together with family and friends to give thanks for everything that we have is a wonderful tradition. We spend the holiday with friends who are like family to us. All of the many different side dishes are my favorite part of the meal. I love finding new recipes and preparing vegetables in new ways. At Thanksgiving I am thankful for all the wonderful friends that we have.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Mrs. McEvoy. You are an amazing cook. I'm sure your veggies will be delicious!

      Mrs. Levy

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  2. On Thanksgiving, my family usually comes together (unless we're on vacation) to eat a delicious meal and give thanks. My favorite Thanksgiving food would have to be stuffing. I can never get enough of it!

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  3. On Thanksgiving, my family drives up to San Francisco where we celebrate and give thanks with our relatives. My favorite Thanksgiving food is easily apple pie.

    -Eashan Sharma

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  4. My family normally goes up to my dad's side grandparent's house, up in northern California. We normally go over early for 2-3 days. My favorite Thanksgiving food is probably either stuffing or the turkey.
    - Kylie Okazaki

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  5. During Thanksgiving, my family and I usually go to New Mexico, where my grandparents live. There, we get together with family we do not usually get to see and have a big dinner. We play cards or Boggle afterward. My favorite Thanksgiving food is definitely pumpkin pie.
    -Krystal Gilbert

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  6. My thanksgiving tradition started when I was five. That year and every other year since my family and I travel to New Jersey to celebrate with my east coast cousins. The Thanksgiving food I look forward to the most, is pumpkin pie.
    -Sabrina Bloch

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  7. Every year for Thanksgiving, my dad takes me to go shoot my own turkey (Just kidding). We gather with my mom's side of the family and spend the day together playing sports and catching up. My favorite Thanksgiving food is pumpkin bread, which I bake with my mom every year from a recipe we received in my third grade year at Chaparral.

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  8. Every Thanksgiving, my family comes to my house for a big feast. All of my relatives from my mother's and my father's side meet in my dining room. My day is filled with all of my family's hands on deck. We cook turkey, cranberry sauce, latkes, and many more yummy treats, all made from scratch. My favorite is the delicious pumpkin pie. I could eat an entire pie if I wanted. At the end of the day, I go to sleep with a content stomach.

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  9. My house never spends Thanksgiving alone. Whether we come to them or they come to us, we are spending at least a week with family. I have 9 cousins just on one side of my family, and i'm 1 out the 2 girls! But either way, we have so much fun together. This year, we are going to Magic Mountain and having a big feast! My favorite thing to eat during Thanksgiving (which i could eat any other day of the year) is pumpkin pie. Yum!

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  10. Every year on Thanksgiving me and my family go to our cousin's house and we have a huge feast. Its sooooo good. My favorite thanksgiving food is the turkey.
    -Daniel Hakimi

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    1. Hello Daniel,
      I am your pen pal named Nolan. My family Thanksgiving tradition is to have Thanksgiving at my house with some of my family. But this year we are going to my Grammy and Pop's house to have Thanksgiving. They will be dog sitting my cousin's dog. My cousin's dog is cute and her name is Stella.
      From,
      Nolan

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  11. For Thanksgiving, my family drives to my cousin's house where we spend the day catching up, laughing, and of course, eating. Everybody brings different foods, so we end up with a huge feast. But my personal favorite Thanksgiving food is most definitely mashed potatoes.
    -Abby Barber

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  12. Every year at Thanksgiving, my mom's family drives over to our house. We would go visit my dad's family, but they live in New Jersey. Every year, we watch the football game, catch up, and then stuff ourselves with amazing food. Personally, I prefer the mashed potatoes with gravy.
    - Chris Gillhaus

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  13. We have the same routine for Thanksgiving every year. We go to our family friends's house and have a huge feast with family and family friends. But this year we decided to switch it up by bringing the holiday and feast to the Jones resident, that being my house. On Thanksgiving the beast meal to have with friends and family is sweet potato with marshmallow. It's incredible!
    -Andy Jones

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  14. Every year at Thanksgiving we drive over to Fresno to a friend's house.
    I love Thanksgiving because I get to play with my friends at Fresno.
    I love Turkey too.
    Ariana R.

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  15. For Thanksgiving, typically I would visit a family friend's house and eat all the delicious food they made. It's a great time and I really enjoy it. I love all Thanksgiving food so it's hard for me to pick one over the other, but I would have to say Thanksgiving turkey with stuffing and gravy is my favorite.
    -Dorian Saisse

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  16. When Thanksgiving comes around, my family and I have a party at our house with friends and family. My grandmother, and my mom would cook every year, spending lots of time making an incredible feast for everyone. My favorite Thanksgiving food would have to be sweet potatoes, and turkey with stuffing.
    ~Hannah Arabi

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  17. For Thanksgiving, my family hosts the celebration each year. We have up to twenty family members all come together to eat my dad's turkey and my mom's butternut squash soup. Since I am a vegetarian and don't eat turkey, my favorite thanksgiving food would definitely have to be the soup my mom makes from scratch.

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  18. I have many Thanksgiving traditions. My favorite is spending the day with my family. We all go on a hike and then eat lunch at my grandparents' house. My favorite Thanksgiving food is definitely pumpkin pie.
    -Amanda Feenberg

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  19. For Thanksgiving, my family either flies out to New Jersey and celebrate with my cousins or we have Thanksgiving dinner with our cousins at my house. My favorite Thanksgiving food is Turkey on top of mashed potatoes.

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  20. For Thanksgiving, my family usually goes to my grandparents house where we stuff our mouths with delicious homemade stuffing and turkey, fresh out of the oven. My favorite thanksgiving food has to be the yams my uncle makes every year. Before you judge it, take a bite and let it melt in your mouth. :) - Keaton Yellin

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  21. For my family every Thanksgiving is different, usually we are with family friends but this year we are flying all the way to New York to spent it with our family and to go collage touring for my sister! My favorite Thanksgiving food would have to be pumpkin pie.

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  22. Mrs. Levy,
    My favorite Thanksgiving food is pie with whipped cream on it. My mom puts the whipped cream on it. She makes it from scratch. This is how she makes it. First, she mixes cream with a little powdered sugar and vanilla. Then, we put it in a special tool that turns it into whipped cream when you push a button. It is so good when she puts it on the pie when we eat it.

    I am going to my Grammy and Pop's house and they are dog sitting my cousin's dog named Stella. I can't wait to see my cousin's dog and play with her. She is so cute.
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    Nolan

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    1. Dear Nolan,

      It sounds like you are going to have a wonderful Thanksgiving! It's a bonus that you will get to be with Grammy and Pop and play with Stella, too.

      Your Mom's whipped cream sounds delicious. Your Mom is a very good cook!

      One of my favorite Thanksgiving foods in cranberry sauce and Pumpkin pie. Sometime I would like to taste your Mom's whipped cream on pumpkin pie.

      Do you think you will take Stella for a walk?

      Your blogging Grandma,
      Barb (Nolan's Grandma from Wisconsin)

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  23. I love Thanksgiving foods! Thanksgiving is the daday that I know that I can eat as much as I want without running out. My favorite food would have to be either stuffing or potatoes.
    -James Ioannou

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  24. My favorite thanksgiving tradition would have to be playing football with my cousins. My cousins live in new York so I only get to see them on thanksgiving, which makes it extra special. My favorite thanksgiving giving food is mashed potatoes, they're the best!
    -Joey Bongar

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  25. My family does not have any Thanksgiving traditions, so I do not have a favorite tradition or a favorite food. We usually just relax during the day or go hang out with family friends.
    -Eden Moyal

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  26. Every year for Thanksgiving, me and my family travel down to San Diego to my uncle's house. We get to see a lot of family and friends that we missed and haven't seen in a while. It's so fun! And when down there, I always eat my favorite, pumpkin pie.

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  27. Every Thanksgiving, my whole family meets at my house and spemds the holiday together. My mom, my grandma, my aunts, my sisters and I bake Thanksgiving dinner. It is a great time to catch up and be with each other.
    Jessica Ross

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  28. I go to my Great Aunt Linda's house for Thanksgiving with my cousins. My favorite Thanksgiving food is pumpkin pie.

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  29. Troy (Nolan's brother)November 17, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Dear Mrs. Levy's class,

    I am Troy, Nolan's big brother. I am in Mrs. Yollis' class and she also has a class blog. To answer your questions, my favorite tradition is helping my mom make decorations for the table. My favorite Thanksgiving food is pumpkin pie with whipped cream.

    Your third grade friend,
    Tr♦y

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    1. Dear Troy,

      What kind of decorations have you helped your Mom make for the table?

      Your blogging Grandma,
      Barb (Troy and Nolan's Grandma from Wisconsin)

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  30. I love thanksgiving. It is a day when everything is closed and all you do is spend time with the people you love and play as much as you want and eat yummy foods. Happy Thanksgiving everyone from me an my family to yours---Zachary Z

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  31. My favorite Thanksgiving food is turkey. My favorite tradition is going around the table and saying one thing that we are thankful for. This year I am going to say, "I am thankful for friends." - - Baxter Banks

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  32. For Thanksgiving we get together with family or friends. I like turkey. My mom makes a Persian pomegranate stew that we eat with turkey.

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  33. We are late in replying because we were so busy preparing our house and foods for our Thanksgiving that we traditionally host at our house. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is having my friends and family over. My favorite Thanksgiving food is my mom's candied yams and pumpkin pie!
    Hope everyone had a happy holiday!
    -Noah

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