What I Am Thankful For

 

 

Thanksgiving often leads people to reflect on what they are most thankful for in their lives. We thought it would be interesting to find out what some of the young children in our community held near and dear to their hearts.

So, we asked a class of 1st graders from Dingeman Elementary School to share their thoughts this Thanksgiving, in just a couple of sentences. Here are the responses from Ms. Sandell’s 1st grade class.

 

I am thankful that Shannon gave us erasers when it was her birthday and when Noah plays jump rope with me on the playground.

Michael, 5

 

I am thankful I have a little sister. She is sweet and nice. I love my mom and dad, but most of all I love my family.

Addison, 7

 

I am thankful I have two big brothers, and I am thankful that they are in my family. I have three cousins, and I am thankful that they are a part of my family. I have a wonderful school, and I am thankful that we have it! I have a wonderful teacher, and I am thankful that we have her. And, I am thankful for me! The end.

Colin, 6

 

 

I am thankful for my cousin who is great because he is thankful. I am thankful for the food. I am thankful for math. I am thankful for Jesus to be alive.

Andy, 5

 

I am thankful for my parents. Also, I am thankful for my dad’s business making progress and for my uncle.

Matthew, 6

 

I am thankful for God. I am thankful for the earth.

Noah, 5

 

I am thankful for ladybugs. I am thankful I have a big sister. I am thankful I am a Christian. I am thankful I am good at math.

Jason, 6

 

I am thankful for my little sister, and I am thankful for her being a part of my family.

Jacqueline, 6

 

I am thankful my family is great. I love to be a part of them. I am thankful to be Jewish. I am very thankful for my school, especially my teacher. She teaches me lots of things.

Karly, 6

 

I am thankful for my family and friends and school and me. I am thankful for my teacher.

Travis, 6

 

I am thankful for my mom. She is nice to me.

Jordan, 7

 

I am thankful for the earth. I am thankful for me.

Brian, 6

 

 

I am thankful for my mom and dad.

Collen, 6

 

I am thankful for my wonderful parents. I am thankful for my lovable cousins.

Kathy, 6

 

I am thankful for my mom and my dad and God.

Shannon, 7

 

I have a brother. I am thankful for him.

Kristin, 6

 

I am thankful for my family because they take care of me. I am thankful for my family because they like me.

Angela, 6

 

I am thankful for my friends, family, and my teacher.

Kathleen, 6

 

I am thankful for my family. I have a sister. I am thankful for her. I am thankful for my teacher.

Kelsi, 5

 

I am thankful for the red, white, and blue flag and my brother named Ross.

Alex, 6

 

[Ed note: Thank you to Ms. Sandell and her students for sharing their Thanksgiving thoughts. Also, thank you to Anna C. Lee for coordinating this project.]