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What does it mean to be a good citizen?

Winning essays: Grade 3

Posted: January 11, 2010 10:20 p.m.
Updated: January 12, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 
First Place
A good citizen in the classroom solves problems, shows respect, makes good choices and is nice to his or her peers. A good citizen in the community recycles, does not litter, volunteers, donates goods, helps people and does services. A good citizen at home is doing homework, washing your hands, following rules and doing chores.
Max
Grade 3

Second Place
A good citizen in the classroom solves problems, shows respect and makes good choices. A good citizen in the community recycles, does not litter, volunteers and donates goods or services. Being a good citizen at home means doing chores, following the rules and doing homework. A good citizen shows respect.
Kathryn A.
Grade 3

Third Place
A good citizen in the classroom shows respect, makes good choices and solves problems. A good citizen in the community picks up trash, does not litter and recycles. Being a good citizen at home means cleaning around the house and doing homework. A good citizen treats people the way you want to be treated.
Madison
Grade 3

There are many ways to show good citizenship in the classroom, at home and in the community. I help my mom with the dishes. I help my mom with laundry. I am kind to others. For the community, I like to donate my clothes and shoes to people who don't have them. I help others because I want to be a nice and kind girl. I help pick up trash at school and put it in the trash can.
Jenna Sheesley
Grade 3

I can show good citizenship in the classroom by helping my classmates, listening to the teacher and treating my classmates the way I want to be treated. I can show good citizenship in my community by picking up trash, donating things to charity and being a good person. I can also show good citizenship in my house by helping with chores, using manners when I'm at the table and finishing my work before I play.
Michael Colangelo
Grade 3

There are many ways to show good citizenship in the classroom, at home and in the community. In the classroom you can treat others the way you want to be treated, be kind to others, don't be loud, listen to the teacher, do your work, tell the truth, be respectful and be helpful. In your community you can pick up trash, don't talk to strangers, turn in a lost pet, don't bother your neighbors and don't litter. At home you can listen to your parents, play video games after you do your homework, be nice to your siblings and respect your parents.
Colton Colangelo
Grade 3


A good citizen shows character, makes good choices and is a good friend. A good citizen in the community doesn't litter, helps other citizens out, volunteers and gives goods. Being a good citizen at home is helping your brother or sister, following the rules, cleaning your room and caring for family pets.
Xavier Aguilar
Grade 3

A good citizen in the classroom solves problems, shows respect and makes good choices. A good citizen in the classroom also helps others and treats them the way he or she wants to be treated. A good citizen in the community recycles, does not litter and donates to those in need. A good citizen in the community would help the world go green. A good citizen at home would listen to parents, take care of siblings and show respect to anyone or anything in the house. A good citizen is a person who is very responsible.
Amy
Grade 3

A good citizen in the classroom shows respect to the teacher and everyone else in the classroom. A good citizen in the community picks up any trash and helps other people. A good citizen at home helps your mom with shoes and picking up your clothes.
Bryce
Grade 3

A good citizen in the classroom always listens to the teacher, respects the class, makes good choices and solves problems. A good citizen in the community recycles, picks up trash, does not litter and donates money to charity. A good citizen at home takes out the trash, does chores, helps people and makes dinner for parents. A good citizen treats people the way they would like to be treated.
Wyatt
Grade 3

I want to be a good citizen. I am going to be nice to others and follow class rules. I want to be good to my community so I will recycle and never litter. At home, I will follow house rules. A good citizen is nice to others.
Carten
Grade 3

A good citizen in the classroom is someone who helps others and treats others the way he or she wants to be treated. It is someone who shows respect and makes good choices. A good citizen in the community is someone who would donate food and clothes to others that do not have them. It is someone who cares about other people and does things for people that they need without any pay. A good citizen at home is someone who obeys people and does chores. It is someone who cares for animals and pets and respects other people in the house. A good citizen is someone who you can trust and is responsible.
Marissa
Grade 3

A good citizen at home would be doing your homework without your mom or your dad asking you to do it more than three times. A good citizen in the classroom would be following the teacher's rules and one of the rules is making good choices. Being a good citizen in your community would be picking up trash and keeping your community clean at all times. A good citizen would be showing kindness.
Kayla
Grade 3

A good citizen in the classroom helps other classmates. And is a good student. A good citizen in the community is to not litter or street fight with someone. Being a good citizen at home is listening to your parents.
Andy
Grade 3

A good citizen in the classroom solves problems, shows respect and makes good choices. A good citizen in the community recycles, does not litter, volunteers and donates goods or services. Being a good citizen at home means doing chores, following the rules and doing homework.
Dylan Baca
Grade 3

A good citizen in the classroom solves problems, shows respect and makes good choices. A good citizen in the community recycles, does not litter, volunteers and donates goods or services. Being a good citizen at home means doing chores, following rules and doing homework.
Michael
Grade 3

A good citizen in the classroom solves problems, shows respect and makes good choices. They are responsible for what they do. A good citizen in the community recycles, does not litter, volunteers and donates money and goods to poor people. Being a good citizen at home means doing chores, following the rules and doing homework without being told to.
Jacob
Grade 3

A good citizen in the classroom solves problems, shows respect and makes good choices by saving the earth, making no pollution and helping the earth stay fresh and pretty. A good citizen in the community recycles, does not litter, volunteers and donates goods or services. Being a good citizen at home means doing chores, washing the dishes and planting flowers. Good citizens are people who make good choices.
Jaylin
Grade 3

A good citizen in the classroom gets his or her work in on time and shows respect. A good citizen at the mall does not steal things. A good citizen at home does his or her homework right away before parents tell them to do so. A good citizen in the community picks up litter and gives donations to charity.
Farouk
Grade 3

A good citizen in the classroom solves problems, shows respect and makes good choices. Good citizens in the community pick up trash and recycle. A good citizen at home does his or her homework without being told, does chores and takes care of family pets.
Dominick
Grade 3

I am a good citizen at school by knowing what to do and by listening. I am good at home because I do my homework before doing anything else. A citizen in the community does not smoke or leave trash behind. A good citizen shows kindness.
Abby
Grade 3

A good citizen in the classroom solves problems, shows respect and makes good choices. If you are done with your work, you can help your friends. A good citizen in the community recycles, does not litter, volunteers and donates goods or services. Being a good citizen at home means doing chores, following the rules and doing homework. A good citizen shows respect.
Bryson James
Grade 3

A good citizen is a person who doesn't litter, helps people and picks up trash. They also are nice and kind and is a person who completes his or her homework without being asked 20 times. They also help a lot. They also clean room.
Emma
Grade 3

A good citizen is following the rules in the classroom, showing respect, solving problems, making good choices, never littering, doing homework and showing kindness to everybody.
Coleby
Grade 3

A good citizen in the classroom shows respect, solves problems and does stuff neatly. A good citizen in the community recycles and does not litter the Earth. Being a good citizen at home is obeying your mother and father and following their rules. A good citizen always obeys Earth.
Katelyn
Grade 3

Here are some of the good things you could do in the classroom: help others in need, pay attention, be respectful and don't talk when teachers talk. Here are some of the good things you could do in the community: walk elders across the street and pick up trash. Here are the good things you could do at home: do your chores and clean up after yourself. This is how I'll be a good citizen.
Erin Woodfin
Grade 3

Good citizenship in the classroom is being caring, loving and respectful. Good citizenship in the community is not littering, smoking and polluting. Good citizenship at home is helping my mom. Good citizenship is caring about people.
Cory
Grade 3

I am going to help the community by picking up bottles and trash and throwing it in the trash can. I will help my home by helping my mom with the dishes and letting my dog out.
Brendan
Grade 3

These are some things you can do to help the classroom: You can share, listen to others, help people that don't understand things and be your best. In the classroom you can be caring and kind. There are some things you could do to help the community. You can pick up trash, help people that are lost, respect things you touch and be helpful to others. Here are some things you can do to help your home: respect things, be helpful and recycle. You can also help by doing your chores. I want to be a good citizen to everybody and I want everybody to think of me as a good person.
Juliette Fine
Grade 3

I can be a good help at home because my mom does lots of work at home. When my mom is folding the sheets and she needs to do the dishes too, I do the dishes and it's easier for her. Also, when I'm in class, there are lots of pencils on the floor and I help by picking them up. When I come home, there is trash on the ground and I do not want to litter so I pick it up so my mom doesn't have to. Also, when my baby sister is crying and she wants to get out of bed, I go upstairs so my other sister doesn't have to. I love being a good citizen.
Sage Forgrave
Grade 3

Good citizenship is helping your classroom by not running, wearing hats or yelling. You should help your classmates when they need help, too. Good citizenship is also helping your community by picking up trash, helping homeless people and giving lost people directions. Good citizenship is helping around the house by cleaning your room, helping with dishes and doing your own laundry.
Garrett Lewis
Grade 3

Some good things that a person can do in the classroom are helping others, treating others how you want to be treated, sharing supplies and making others happy when they are sad by saying nice things. Here are some things you can do to help the community: picking up trash, not littering, recycling, not watching TV and playing a game outside instead. Things that anyone can do at home: doing chores, obeying Mom and Dad, listening to the rules and having fun.
Alexa Lank
Grade 3

At school, you can show citizenship in your classroom by cleaning up, doing your best work and treating your classmates and the school property with respect. You can do this by showing a new person around. In your community, you can take walks to pick up litter, help people with special needs, follow laws and baby-sit for people when they need to go out. You can also show citizenship by donating loose change to poor people. At home, good citizenship is demonstrated by cleaning up around the house, taking care of the pets and trying to help all the time. For example, when your parents are having a party, you can help set up food and decorations. Being a good citizen really matters, so you should try to be helpful, respectful and careful as much as possible.
Kiara Necessary
Grade 3

At home, I honor my father and mother and I also do my homework on time. I am a girl scout so I can be a better person for my community. I am caring. I always help people when they get hurt.
Valerie Lemas
Grade 3

We could walk to the park along the paseos and pick up litter. I can also be a good friend. I can help classmates and the teacher and be kind to teachers by opening doors and being kind to them.
Erin Leever
Grade 3

I treat people the way I want to be treated in my community and at home. At school, I try to be a good citizen by being respectful in the classroom and on the play yard. At home, I do my chores every day.
Frankie
Grade 3

Being a good citizen is listening and following directions. Good citizenship requires being a respectful person. Good citizenship is helping other people. Good citizenship is to be nice. Good citizenship is being a kind person. Good citizenship is staying with an idea.
Cameron Gadd
Grade 3

There are several ways to be a good citizen in the classroom, community and home. In the classroom, we should all be good listeners and give each other respect. We can help our teacher by picking up trash and working hard. In our community, we need to help others when needed. We need to volunteer through our churches, food shelters and anywhere we can help. We need to pay attention to our surroundings and keep our community clean. Finally, at home we can help our parents by helping around the house and giving respect to them.
Lucas Achkarian
Grade 3

Some things that make a good citizen are respect and responsibility. Two more things are caring and recycling. A good citizen should follow the rules and always pay attention in the class and at home.
Tanner New
Grade 3

In the class, I would clean up the classroom. In the community, I would save water. At home, I would do my chores.
Ethan Vannoy
Grade 3

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