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🍁 November 2020 🦃

Thanksgiving Recipes 🥧

The Most Delicious Thanksgiving Corn From: Mr. Rocco

Servings 8 -10


 7 ears of Corn

 1 small Red Bell Pepper

 1 small Green Bell Pepper

 1/4 cup of Water

 2 tablespoons Butter

 1 teaspoon Salt

 1 teaspoon Sugar

 8 ounces Cream Cheese

 1/2 cup Half and Half

 2 tablespoons Flour

 1/4 teaspoon Smoked Paprika

 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder

 2 tablespoons Parmesan


1. Shuck the corn, rinse it, and slice the corn off the cob. Finely dice the

bell peppers.

2. Heat the water and butter in a pot. Once it starts steaming, add the

corn and the bell peppers. Cook for 6 minutes, stirring frequently.

3. Add all of the remaining ingredients (except the Parmesan), and stir to

combine. Once the cream cheese has melted, pour into a casserole


4. Top with the Parmesan and bake for 375 degrees for 15 minutes. You

can prepare this recipe up to this point a day or two ahead of time and

then bake it just prior to serving.

Sammi's Corn Casserole xoxoxo From: Ms. Gambuzza

Sammi's Corn Casserole xoxoxo

From: Ms. Gambuzza


2 cans whole kernel corn, drained

1 can creamed corn

1/2 cup melted butter

2 eggs

1 pkg Jiffy Corn Bread

3/4 cup sour cream, 8 ounces

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup shredded swiss cheese


1. Mix together.

2. Put in baking dish.

3. Bake at 350 degrees until knife in center comes out clean, about 45 minutes or so.

4. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and either put a cover over it or put it back in the oven to melt the cheese.

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Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups 🎃

What You Need

  • Clear plastic cups
  • Chocolate pudding
  • Chocolate cream cookies
  • Green sugar sprinkles
  • Mellowcreme pumpkins
  • Green gel (optional)
  • Fall leaf sprinkles (optional)
  • Paper craft straw
  • Craft sticks (5 each)
  • Hot glue
  • Paint pen for sign


1. To begin the pumpkin patch pudding cups, prepare soft-serve chocolate pudding (I just used instant pudding) and fill the cups about about 3/4 full.

2. Crush up some chocolate cream cookies using your fist, a spoon, or a food processor. This is a fun activity to get kids involved in, especially if you use a hammer.

3. Sprinkle a decent amount of cookie crumbs onto the top of the pumpkin patch pudding. This will be the “dirt.”

4. Most pumpkin patches have a little bit of grass still with the pumpkins, not just dirt, so add some of the green sprinkles around the top of your pumpkin patch pudding cup. I did some spots with none, some with very little, and others with a decent amount so it looks more like grass would.

5. Place a few mellowcreme pumpkins on the top of your pumpkin patch pudding and push them down gently into the “dirt” like they are sitting in a pumpkin patch. If you can find different sized/shaped pumpkins, that would be even better! I just went with whatever was in the Autumn mellowcreme mix and candy corn package that I purchased. You can also add some green gel for vines and sprinkle on some leaf-shaped sprinkles if you wish!

6. While the pudding sets, make the pumpkin patch signs! Start by gluing the craft sticks onto the paper straw. Make sure these are centered and that they each touch. Leave a small amount of the straw poking out from the top and a good amount below as it will be sticking into the pudding.

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Peanut Butter and Pretzel Turkeys 🥨🦃

What you need

  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 pretzel twists
  • 9 pretzel sticks
  • 2 candy eyes
  • 1 craisin
  • 1 cashew


  1. Take your cookie dough scoop and scoop out a ball of creamy peanut butter. Eject it onto a serving plate.
  2. Add candy eyes to the front of peanut butter ball
  3. Add cashew nose below eyes.
  4. Shape Craisin into a tear drop gobble shape and stick beside the nose.
  5. Add three pretzel twists in an arch on top of peanut butter ball.
  6. Behind twists, add pretzel sticks in an arch.
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Fresh Fruit Ice Cream Cone Cornucopias 🍓🍒🍦

What you need

Fresh fruit

Coconut Flakes

Ice Cream Cones


1. Cut up fresh fruit

2. Place fruit inside ice cream cones

3. Sprinkle with coconut flakes

4. Serve

Fall Poems and Stories🍂

All About Fall and Winter By: Sophia

Fall started now, and it was time that if you had a pool you would probably have to close it up for the winter and fall. Fall is a great season for you to have fun on a trampoline or bounce in a pile of leaves, or maybe you have a swing set you wanna go on. You are probably going to get a lot of things done when it starts to snow or get very cold. When it starts to snow you won’t be able to do that anymore because you might get very cold, and even might get sick. If you have a trampoline to begin with it would be very fun to bounce on that while you see leaves falling down from you. It is very nice to see that when you are on a trampoline, FALL is here NOW, leaves are starting from the trees and everyone is getting cold and sick. You might want to go outside and ride your bike if you have one. It would be nice. Sometimes fall might not only get very cold, it might get very warm. Like the days before. Biking is great when it comes to fall. You see all the beautiful leaves outside. Winter is a great time to play in the snow, make snowmen, and have a snowball fight. You might want to keep warm and have a cup of hot chocolate or some coffee. Winter and Fall are really great seasons to have fun.
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Halloween: A Limerick by Benjamin D.

We had to stay apart on Halloween

It was to stay safe not to be mean

We will eat our candy soon

On another full moon

And then we will wipe our faces clean

2020 Halloween By: Carson H.

Halloween last month was crazy different. Some towns were not allowed to even trick-or-treat due to the pandemic. We still found a way to still make Halloween fun. Instead of trick-or-treating, Rockland Road Runners, a local running group, hosted a scavenger hunt run where you had to find the spooky items on the lists and take a photo or selfie of the objects. You go on a run finding these items with your friends. Sounds very fun, right? Next, some people even had sports on Halloween. They could have a soccer or basketball game. Also why not hang out with a friend? People invited their best friend over and they had fun. When the sun started to set and it got pitch black outside, the real fun began. You can decorate cookies,have an indoor scavenger hunt, and have a blast! Scary movies could also still happen or just relax-whatever you wanted. This may not have been the typical Halloween, but you can make the best of it. That was 2020 Halloween for ya.
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Thanksgiving Poem By: Adriana

I’m a turkey, I’m a turkey,

I’m a turkey big and strong.

But eating me for thanksgiving

is simply, simply wrong.

Eat some chicken, eat some veggies,

Eat a slice of pumpkin pie.

Is it really any wonder if I prefer

the Fourth of July?

The turkey is a funny bird,

It’s head goes bobble, bobble.

And all I know is just one word that is,

Gobble, Gobble!

Fall By: Brendan G., James P., and Daniel R.


Fall colors are so pretty. They are colorful like red, orange, yellow, and green. Our favorite colors are red, orange and yellow.


Some leaves have three sides and others have seven. Some types of leaves are maple, walnut, and oak.

What To Do

Some things to do in the Fall are to make leaves and jump in them, pick apples and pumpkins, and carve pumpkins.


Some animals you will see in the Fall are foxes, turkeys, groundhogs, squirrels, snakes, hares, and toads.

Fall is a wonderful time of the year.

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Falling into fall poem By: Lia S.

Orange, red, yellow, and green.

All these colors make me beam.

Leaves are whooshing down onto the ground.

Birds make their nest and get ready for snow.

When will it come? You never know.

Chipmunks and squirrels get all snug. So do I.

Wait, where is my hot chocolate mug?

The breeze gets colder as the world moves on.

But don’t worry, you’ll still be my top number 1.

So before you leave, just a quick little saying and don’t forget, leaves may be falling looking a little drowsy, but just to know they can always be dancing or playing.

Pardoning of The Turkey By Nolan F.

Were you aware that each year the President pardons a turkey?

Nobody knows who started this turkey pardon and nobody knows who will end it. People think Abraham Lincoln started it, while others think George W. Bush.

To pardon means an act by an official person releasing someone from punishment. It's been a tradition that almost every President has done.

Though the turkey is not guilty, they pardon it so that it is one less turkey that someone eats on Thanksgiving. This ceremony goes back to the 1940’s and the President’s family often participates in this ceremony. These turkeys that get pardoned have funny names. The most recent ones were Chuckles and Butter. Each of these ceremonies are recorded, put on websites, and on the news.

I wonder who the turkey will be this year!

Fall Artwork 🎨

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By: Ethan

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By: Alexa

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By: Abby

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By: Erik

Jokes 🤪

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What's a ghost's favorite flavor pie? 👻


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