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Students offer tips and tricks on how to prepare the Thanksgiving turkey

Below are dozens of tips and tricks on how to prepare the centerpiece for any Thanksgiving meal — the turkey.

First-grade students from Porter’s Chapel Academy, Redwood Elementary and South Park Elementary took time to offer advice to those of us who struggle with preparing a turkey for Thanksgiving.

As you read through these, you will find there are apparently plenty of ways to cook a turkey — some of which might be edible. We cannot confirm the techniques, but we can surely guarantee the smiles.

We truly appreciate these students — and their teachers – for helping us all this Thanksgiving.

 

Porter’s Chapel Academy First Grade

(Editor’s note: The student’s teacher helped in preparing these responses, helping with spelling, etc.) 

First, smoke a turkey on the smoker outside on the porch! Next, let the turkey cool. Then carve the turkey. Last, eat the turkey. — Ali-Rose Hearn

First, she stuffs the turkey. Next, she puts it in the oven. Then let it cool. Last, eat it! — Jax Arnold

First, get it from the store. Next look at the ingredients. Then put it in the oven. Last, eat it! — Marley Busby

First stuff it. Next put it in the oven. Then put sauce on it. Last serve it to everybody. — Raedon Busby

First, put the turkey in the oven. Next, put the freshness in it. Then take the turkey out of the oven. Last put salt and pepper on it and eat it. — Abbie Clune

First, put it in the oven. Next, Stuff it with dressing. Then cook it for ten minutes. Last, eat it! — Georgia Lee Coutch

First, stuff it with dressing. Next put the turkey in the oven. Then cut it up. Last, eat it! — Lauren Davis 

First, stuff it with cornbread dressing. Next, cook it. Then wait for the food to come out of the oven. Last, eat it! — Jackson Froelicher

First, buy it! Or just go hunting! Next, cook it! Then let it cool! Last, eat it! — Brayden King

First, take a turkey and stuff it with apples and fruit. Next, place it in the oven. Then take it out of the oven. Last, eat and enjoy! — Alex LaBarre

First, stuff it up! Next put it in the oven. Then let it cool. Last, eat it! — Abigail Landreneau

First, stuff it with apples. Next bake the turkey. Then let it sit for 2 hours to be nice and warm. Last serve to all of the family. Then eat it! — Shellie Robertson

 

Redwood Elementary First Grade

(Editor’s note: The responses below were written by the students and typed in as written.) 

First, shoot a turkey. Next poot the turkey in the uvn. Then put it on ten men. Last put it in the dish. — Carroll

First minu mama punt on sos. Next she pus it in the pan. Then she coous it. Last we eat it. — John-Charles Bell

First mom pat the turkey. Next may mom pus the sising on the turkey. Then may mom pus the tukiy in the uviu. Last may mom tex the tuky ot of the ofvin. — Dawson

First mom puts the sos on the torkey. Next mom puts the peper on they torkey. Then mom puts the turkey in the ovin. Last is to eat. — Atticus Yates

First mom mak turkey. Next dad mak met. Then dad gisx ledis. Last ther eat turkey. — Raelynn Marshall

First mom put salt and pepper on the turkey. Next mom put vinger on the turkey. Then she put it in the oven. Last she at the turkey with her famley. — Wyatt Lee Massey

First, my dad get cans. Next, he puts the cans on the turkey’s legs and arms. Then he gets solt and pepper out and he sprinkly’s it on the turkey. Last he puts it in the oven and as soon as its done he lets it cool off. — Hope

First un wrap it. Next put it in the uvin. Then put it on 20 dugres. Last take it out. — Travis 

First, my mom puts solt on it. Next, thay put it in the uvien. Then it clos dawne. Last I eat it. — Chloe Taylor

First, my mom kus the turkey. Next, my mom looks at the turkey. Then my mom puts it in the uvin. Last, then she wants to eat it. — Tyler Roberts

First mom baces it. Next she puts it in thear. Then eat it. Last thea at it. — Cooper

First, you have to biey it. Next, you haf to unrap it. Then you haf to cook it for ten minits. Last put it on the tabll. — Gage

First my mom put on the turkey sos and wait. Next my mom puts that pepur on the torkey. Then my mom puts the turkey in the uvin. Last eat the turky. — Duhance Thigpen

First, buy a turkey. Next put it in the uvin and put it on 30 mins and put it on 100 degrese. Then cook the turkey. Last put it on the tabal. — Chris 

First, buy the turkey. Next, yoy cook the turkey. Then you put the turkey on a plate. Last, eat the turkey. — Mason

First, unrap it. Next stuf it. Then poot it in the uvin for 10 minis. Last, eat it. — Audrey

First, tske the raper off the turkey. Next, put it in the ofin for, 30 min. Then take it out if the ofin. Last, eat the turkey. — Davis 

First, un do the rapper. Next put the turkey in the uvin. Then, you out the turkey in the uvin for 30 mins. Last you tak the turkey frum the uvin and eat. — Lilyanna

First, unrap it. Next poot it in the uvin for 50 minis and 3 ars. Then take out the turkey and poot it on the plat. Last kut the turkey. — Derek

First, unrap it. Next poot it in a uvin for 30 minits and 25 degrees. Then take it out. Last injoy it. — Cooper

First, unrap the turkey. Next I will cook it. Then take out the turkay then put it in a pot. Last put the turkey on the plate and eat it. — Melissa

First, unrap the turkey. Next poot the turkey in the uvin for 10 minis. Then take out the turkey then. Last poot the turkey on the plate.  — Wyatt

First, take the raper off the turkey. Next put it in the ofin for mabe 30 min. Then mom will put apples of the turkey. Last we will eat it. — Baylee

First, unrap it take it out and cook it. Next put it on ten min and put it for ten degresue. Then take it out. Then put it on everyone’s plates. Last eat it. It is yummy!! — Hannah 

First, unrap it. Next my dad puts brbhaw on it. Then it gos in the uvin. Last take it out. — Gracie

First, my mom will go by a turkey. Nexy she will cook the turkey for 30 minuts. Then she will put vechables on the turkey. Last then we will hav a tost and eat the turkey. — Sawyer

First I put the turkey in a uvin for 30 mins. Next I cook the turkey 32 degrese. Then we plob the turkey out. Last den we eat. — Tristian

First, take the papre off. Next, taje the feters off. Then poot the turkey in the poot. Last poot the ofven for 30 menes. — Shonterrah

First, go to biy a turkey. Next, take it and unrap it and stuf it. Then put it in the ovin for 15 and 52 degres. — Bryleigh

First, shoot it and take it home. Next, take the fevs oof the turkey. Then put it in the oven 50 mins and 70 degres. Last get the turkey out of the ovin and put it in the plat. — Hunter

 

South Park Elementary First Grade

(Editor’s note: The responses below were written by the students and typed in as written.) 

First I Biy a turkey. Next, I put the turkey in a bag of flawer. Then I cook it. Last you eat the TURKEY. — By Callie

 First, find a turkey. Next you kut the hed off. Then you ckuk the turkey. Last you eat the turkey. — Dawson Humphries 

First, find a turkey. Next cut its hed oof. Then cook the TURKEY. Last, eat it last. — Jase Babb

First I will buy a turkey. Next, I will cook it. Then I will cut it. Last I will eat the turkey. — Aubrei Ware

First, you have to get a turkey. Next, open the bag to get the turkey. Then cook the turkey. Last, eat it. — Hunter Brown

First you get a turkey. Next then you fry the turkey. Then you put the turkey in the oven. Last you are abel to eat the turkey. — Dakota West

First, put sesanen. Next put it in the ufin. Then you chop it up. Last, eat it. — Gavin Chapin

First I cuk my turkey in ven we et it. Next I put my turkey in the oven. Then we cut turkey. Last et it. — Conner De’Angelo

First, pick a turkey out. Then put it in the oven. Next, you let it cool. Last et it. — Cameron Carson

First, pick a turkey. Next, buy a turkey. Then fry the turkey. Let it cool. Last share it. — Raylin Smity

First, pluck the feathers. Next put it on the grill. Then fry it. Last, eat it. — Zacaria Valentin 

First, let the turkey unfrez. Next put it en the oven. Then get it oet the oven an let et cool down. Last, eat the turkey. — Ed Mayfield

First I by it. Next I will opin it to cook. Then I will cook it. Last I will git out uv the uvin. — Maci Owens 

First bi a TURKEY. Next cak a turkey. Then tack it out. Last pud the turkey oun the tabl. — Aalaysha

First I kut it in the turkey kutter. Next cut dat mueshorumon do it. Then go git in turkey. Last et it. — Quadarrius Simpson

First, you have to fod a turkey. Next, chop it. Then cook the turkey. Last, eat the turkey. — Bria Kent 

First find a turkey. Next you can kut the had. Then cook that turkey. Last, eat it yummm. — Kadyn Richards 

First I cuc turkey. Then I cut turkey. Last I eat turkey. — Jacob Hunter

First, you go to the goshup. Next, you go to put ni the uvin. Then you git the sis out cut up et. — Ja’shawn Duch

First I ket up turkey. Next I cook a turkey. Then I put it in the uven. Last, eat it!!! — Xander Eigadi

 

Post staff writer Ann Wallace DeRossette compiled these responses.