Thanksgiving, A Time To Give Thanks

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By Audrey T.

Starting from Wednesday November 27 to Sunday December 1 is Thanksgiving break where people get together with their family, have Thanksgiving feast and think about how thankful they are for what they have, and to give thanks.

RMS has Thanksgiving because it is an important holiday to spend time with their families and think how thankful they are to go to school five days a week and learn important things. Some students like Thanksgiving for different reasons.

“ I like Thanksgiving because there is no school,” said Lexi S.

Others like Thanksgiving break because they get to do things that they don’t normally get to do.

“ I like thanksgiving because I spend time with my family and have fun,”  said Valerie Y.

Most people, during Thanksgiving break, get together with their family, have a feast, and have fun. Some foods that are served during a Thanksgiving feast are turkey and cranberry sauce, mashed potato and gravy, stuffing, corn, and pumpkin pie.

Do you know how Thanksgiving all started? Thanksgiving started when the Pilgrims and the Native Americans gathered together to celebrate a successful harvest. It was a three day feast. However, the traditional Thanksgiving holiday was when Abraham Lincoln was in office.  He declared the last Thursday of November Thanksgiving Day. That is when Thanksgiving became a holiday.

Remember not to come to school from November 27th to December 1st. Everyday, think about how thankful you are to have everything you have in your life. Ask yourself, what am I thankful for?

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More History Of Thanksgiving…

By Victoria P.

Have you ever wondered about the first Thanksgiving?

In 1621, the Plymouth Colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is known today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies.

For more than two centuries, days go Thanksgiving  were celebrated by individual colonies and states.

It wasn’t until 1863, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving to be celebrated every November.

The people that the Plymouth Colony were a group of English protesters who wanted to break away from the Church of England.

Those people lead off and moved to Holland after twelve years of financial problems, they received funding from English merchants to sail across the Atlantic carrying one hundred and one men, women, and children who spent sixty- six days traveling the Atlantic Ocean, intending to land where New York City is today.

Due to windy weather, they had to cut their trip short and settle at what is now called Cape Cod.

After several meetings, a regular agreement was made between the settlers and the native people as they joined together to protect each other from other tribes on March 1621.

Today, modern Thanksgiving has grown to be a lot different from about 400 years ago.

In the twenty first century, we now don’t have to hunt for food or plant our food for Thanksgiving, but we do eat just about the same foods as the original Pilgrims like squash, beans, potatoes, corn, turkey, and pumpkin.

Happy feasting!

For more information, click on www.kids.nationalgeographic.com

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