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What are you thankful for?

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Posted: November 23, 2009 10:42 p.m.
Updated: November 24, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
First Place
I am thankful for my parents and my family because they are the best! They help me to clean my room and do my homework every single day. My parents are just the best parents in the world. I don't know what I would do without my mom and dad.
Elle Park
Grade 2
Peachland Elementary School

Second Place
I am thankful for my friend, Carmen. He plays with me and we go to the park and play soccer. We have sleepovers, play on the swings and play video games. We also play on our bikes. I give him things and he give me things. Sometimes, we even jump on my bed!
Maksim Jovanovski
Grade 2
Peachland Elementary School

Third Place
I'm thankful for Vivian and Lorenzo, my siblings. Vivian is 4 years old and Lorenzo is 12. Vivian is so cool. Everywhere she goes, she sings about whatever she is doing at the moment. She loves ballet and she loves pajama parties. Lorenzo loves to be outside and he also loves the beach. Lorenzo is not like other 12-years-olds. If he sees a sand crab, he grabs it as fast as he can. I love Vivian and Lorenzo! I play with them every day, before and after school.
Carmen Zarcone
Grade 4
Newhall Elementary

I'm thankful for having a home and a family. I'm very thankful to have friends and an education. Many people in the world don't have a house or an education. But I think people who have homes and video games should be thankful for what they have. I'm grateful to have a home with a TV and food and a family. I'm just thankful to have what I have now.
Michael Skidmere
Grade 5
Peachland Elementary School

I'm thankful for all the teachers here today that can help this school be a special place and for all the volunteers here to help make this place so much better and by going green and by helping the environment and by going the extra mile at Peachland. I'm mostly thankful for my mom and dad and brothers and sisters. And thankful to Brian D. Skinner.
Stephanie Lopez
Grade 4
Peachland Elementary School

I am thankful for being in this world because I help my parents and I am helping the environment and being green and I am learning math, science and reading. I am helping my parents speak English. I am helping the environment because if I see trash, I keep the trash and when I get home I throw it away. This is all the things I am thankful for.
Mariali Santana
Grade 4
Peachland Elementary School

I am thankful for my red-line bike because it is so special to me. I like to go off the curb and stand on it. My cousin gave it to me for Christmas. The colors are white, black and red. When I learn to do a lot of tricks I will enter a BMX race. I will stand up to jump a big jump. I will jump a little jump. I will jump a medium one. I will jump a tabletop too! I will do a back flip. I will do a front flip. I will do a double back flip. I will do a double front flip. I can't wait!
Mickolas Iglesias
Grade 2
Peachland Elementary School

I am thankful for my skateboard. I do tricks on my skateboard. My dad got it for me because it was my birthday. Once, I took my skateboard to the park and I lost it. I left it on the basketball court. My best friend, Benjamin, found it and brought it to my house. I love skateboarding with my friends.
Christian Rogel
Grade 2
Peachland Elementary School

I am thankful for my ponies because they do what I want them to do right away. They are always nice to me. Star is all black and Sky is blonde and white. They are really, really good friends to me. I love going on trail rides with them. I love Star and Sky.
Abby Shaw
Grade 2
Peachland Elementary School

I am thankful for my mom and dad because they got me a puppy. It is because they love me. My dog is named Baby Boy. He is the best dog ever. I said, "Thank you," for my dog. Mom and dad, I love you; and to my dog, I love you, too. I got it on Thanksgiving because my old dog died on Thanksgiving.
Kelly Lopez
Grade 2
Peachland Elementary School

I am thankful for my dad and mom because they got me a dog. My dog is nice and he is a month old. My mom and dad help me with my homework and they like me.
Sergio Arroyo
Grade 2
Peachland Elementary School

I am thankful for Mr. Ko because he helps me with my homework and everything else. I like that very much. I like him too. He is not wasting his time when he is helping me. Thank you very much, Mr. Ko. You are nice.
Evan Pauli
Grade 2
Peachland Elementary School

I am thankful for Valentine's Day because it is for love and it is also my birthday. I am thankful for my nice parents because they love me. I am also thankful for my teacher and my friends. Lastly, I am thankful for the hospital because people are saved there. That's what I am thankful for.
Tara Rojas
Grade 2
Peachland Elementary School

I am thankful for my mom. She bought me a dog and the first day I had her, my mom also got it a collar. It is red and yellow. I like when my dog plays with me. She has her own little room and she is happy. She is a cool girl!
Cindy Guerrero
Grade 2
Peachland Elementary School

I am thankful for my Nintendo DS because I like to play with it and I use it to play games. My mom and dad got it for me on my birthday.
Melissa Brito
Grade 2
Peachland Elementary School

I am thankful for my Nintendo DS because I like to play with it. I like to play Super Mario Bros. because Mario has to defeat Bowser and save Princess Peach.
Joseph Leiva
Grade 2
Peachland Elementary School

I am thankful for my bed because I can sleep comfortably in it and keep warm.
Gregory Tellock
Grade 2
Peachland Elementary School

I am thankful for my house because it is the place where I get to play Nintendo DS. I can also play with my toys there.
Ethan Powell
Grade 2
Peachland Elementary School

I am thankful for my mom and brother because they are so nice to me. My mom takes us to Six Flags Magic Mountain. It is so cool there. When you sit down on a ride, you mostly go up and when you are up you mostly go down. It is so scary when you go down. You need to hug your mom or your brother or your dad so that they can protect you.
Nelly Velasquez
Grade 2
Peachland Elementary School

I am thankful for my dad because he lets me go on his back and he gives me breakfast. Also he lets me go on his knee. Last, he lets me sit on his leg.
Anthony Montoya
Grade 2
Peachland Elementary School

I am thankful for my family. Why? Because they are there for you when you need them like if you failed a test or didn't win a medal. Family watches out for you and protects you. Family also helps you with your homework or when you are having trouble with anything else. They watch out for you, protect you, love you and care for you. So next time, if you ask your parents for a toy or video game, be thankful because some kids in the world don't have a real family to turn to. Family is always and forever there from generations to ancient history.
Spencer Dorriz
Grade 5
Peachland Elementary

I am thankful to God who made this world, and here it begins. I am thankful for the air, soil, water and light. I am thankful for the trees. I am thankful for my house, school, books and teachers. I am thankful for the food, drinks and my family. I am thankful for my mandolin instrument, my trumpet and my music teachers. I am thankful for my dance studio and my ballet teachers. I am thankful for my dad's work, and my mom's attention, love and support. I am thankful for my friends for being my friends and helping me when I need help. I am thankful for my brother and sister who cheer me up. They make me mad, sad, happy and that's how I know all of my feelings. I am thankful that Christmas is coming.
Last but not least, I am thankful for all my efforts.
Monique Ortiz
Grade 4
Newhall Elementary

I am appreciative for being alive so that I can do many things and for my wonderful teachers. I love the gift that God gave me, which is drawing. I am also thankful for having a home and a school that I like to go to.
Jessica Romance
Grade 4
Newhall Elementary

I am thankful for my friends because they are great models for me. I am thankful for what my family gives me. I am also thankful for helping my mom. I am thankful for doing good things and doing my best at school. I'm also thankful for being a brave person helping my mom and my sister at anything they need help at. I'm thankful for helping our world so it could be a clean place and a better place too. I am thankful for helping trees and plants but if more people help, we could save the Earth. That is what I'm thankful for.
Juan Mediha
Grade 4
Newhall Elementary

I'm thankful for my busy family. The reason is because they seem to work all day long. My mom makes the food, my dad cleans the house and I have to do my "to do" list. My "to do" list is to do my homework, practice karate for 10 minutes, practice my trumpet for 10 minutes, clean, walk my dog, exercise for four hours and get ready to take a shower.
Chris Raiz
Grade 4
Newhall Elementary

I am thankful for my family because if I didn't have one, I would be very lonely. I am also thankful for food, water, rain, sun and I am thankful for a home, cousins, uncle, mom, dad, my friends, the stuff my family buys for me for Christmas and my teachers because without them, I wouldn't know how to read or spell words. And if God wasn't born, we probably wouldn't have been born.
Alondra Aguilar
Grade 4
Newhall Elementary

November is a time of thanks. Everyone is thankful for something they have. You may not have everything you want, but your health is good. I am thankful for everything I have, especially my family. My older brother sets a high bar for me in education. My little brother plays with me. My mom helps me understand things. She also helps around the house. She washes all the dishes, vacuums, cleans our bathrooms and more. My dad is the whole key to supporting our family. These are only a few reasons why I'm thankful for my family.
Sajan Virdi
Grade 6
Newhall Elementary

This year, I'm thankful for my parents, my brothers and sister, and all my elementary teachers. I'm thankful for my parents because there's always food at the house and I live under a roof. Also, they never forget my birthday. I'm also thankful for my brothers and sister because they help me with my homework whenever I don't understand it. Even though they beat me up and sometimes call me names, I still love them. The things I'm thankful for are my teachers. I'm thankful for that because they teach me things I don't know and they help me to stay on track for junior high school. That is what I'm thankful for this year.
Gabriel Montepequehele
Grade 6
Newhall Elementary

When the festive holiday, Thanksgiving, comes around, I think of things I am thankful for. I am thankful because I have a meal to look forward to every night. Some children in the world don't have a dinner every night. Another thing I am thankful for is a loving family. Some children are rejected and even abused. One last thing I am thankful for is a great education. Thousands of kids don't have a magnificent education that I have. That is what I am thankful for this year.
Pamela Ragan
Grade 6
Newhall Elementary

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