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What Thanksgiving means to me

By Angelica Cervantes, 7 years old. "The mom eats with her hands. The Pilgrims eat meat. The Pilgrims play Knickers."

First-graders at Empire Elementary School dressed as American Indians and pilgrims Thursday in celebration of Thanksgiving. There are seven first-grade classes at the school. At lunch, students ate mashed potatoes and turkey in honor of the holiday.

First-grade teacher Kendra Johnston asked her students to draw Thanksgiving pictures and talk about what Thanksgiving means to them. Here are four of the students’ responses.