Turkey Masquerade

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Lobo Sports Fan wearing Cherry and Silver

Before APS elementary-schoolers started the holiday break for Thanksgiving, student led parent-teacher meetings were held.  After our 4th-grader completed his meeting, we walked through the school hallways to enjoy a look at student projects posted on the walls outside classrooms.

Using the camera on my mobile phone, I snapped items that caught my eye to share here. My biggest enjoyment came from the pieces with a turkey theme, and the very favorites were the turkeys in disguises.

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Masked Karate Blackbelt, Kitty Turkey, Princess Turkey

When my children were in first, second and third grades, they had variations on this turkey masquerade assignment. It worked like this: each student received a card stock blank of an outlined Mr. Tom; students were instructed to disguise their bird so he wouldn’t be caught to be eaten for Thanksgiving’s holiday meal.

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Glammy Turkey

I’m a big fan of children’s artwork, and the whimsy of this particular assignment evokes my smile every time.

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Fishbowl Turkey

More advanced students put their turkeys in masquerade and accompany them with essays explaining what they are and what should be eaten instead of them.  I don’t know if you can pinch the photos large enough to read the hand writing, so I will transcribe the essays in the captions below. Any grammatical or spelling errors will be included; they are not typos.

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“I’m not a turkey! I am a fairy. I make magic and I have a Rainbow. I have wings. I like to fly. Don’t eat me! Eat apples or eat an orange. – By Juleesia”

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“I am not a turkey! I am the pink power ranger. I love to spend my time saving peoples lives! I wear pink cloths and a little skirt. I wear a mask. You would vomit pink if you eat me! – By Bri”

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“I am not a turkey. I am pinkolious. I like spending my time playing.  I love to wear pink clothes. I have a magic wand. Do not eat me for Thanksgiving because I might turn you into a frog. Please eat pizza instead. – By Avery”

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“I am not a turkey! I am a popcorn box. I get sold in the movie theters. I have red and white stripes on my box. I have popcorn in my box. Do not eat me for Thanksgiving because I am old popcorn. Eat soup instead. – By Scarlett”

I couldn’t resist giving you a sample of another variation on the same theme. This was another “Instead of Turkey, Eat [fill in the blank]” assignment. Too precious, they are.

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Hailey’s bird said, “Eat Ham, not turkey!”

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Alex’s bird said, “Eat Hamburgers, not turkey!”

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Megan’s bird said, “Eat macandcheese, not turkey!”

 

I hope you are kicking back with a nice meal, and giving thanks for whatever you have to be grateful for.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

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