With Thanksgiving approaching, teacher Derek Cockram asked his Grade 4/5 students at 12th Avenue Elementary School to write about what they felt thankful for. Here are some of their responses:
I am thankful for my mom because she's the best mom in the whole universe. She takes really good care of me. Without her I'd be lonely. I am thankful for my dad because he put me in lots of wonderful sports. Without my dad, I'd be at home doing nothing and not in very good shape. I am thankful for my teacher because he helps me learn to become smart. Without him I would not be smart.
I am thankful for the trees because trees help create air. If there were no trees we wouldn't be able to breathe. Trees make paper and oxygen. Something else I am thankful for is the schools. If we didn't have schools we wouldn't know about the important things like math and history. The world is made of math and education. Last but not least, I am thankful for jobs. Jobs help you get money, and without money we couldn't buy food. A job is a big part of life.
I am thankful for my mom. She is awesome. She made me come into this world, and she takes care of me. Without her, I would live a life of loneliness.
I am thankful for my home. It gives me shelter and warmth and a quick way to the bathroom. Without it, I would be cold and easily die.
I am thankful for my siblings. I have two sisters. They make food and play with me.
If they were not there I would have no one to help me in life except for my mom.
I am thankful for my mom because she gives me food, water, and shelter. I'll be poor, hungry, and lonely without her around helping me for almost everything. I am thankful for going to school because it teaches me things that I don't know. If I didn't go to school, I would be really dumb and no one would want to hire me for a job. I am thankful for my house and where I live because my house protects me from horrible weather and where I live has a good environment. Also if I didn't have a house to live in I would be so cold I'd die.
I am thankful for my mom because she cooks delicious cookies. Mmmm. If my mom wasn't here I wouldn't be able to taste her delicious cookies ever again. I am thankful for my dad. He fixed the Internet so I can do IXL math. I am thankful for my sister Sarah. She helps me on HARRY POTTER. COM.
I am thankful for my parents. My parents are good parents. They care a lot. They take care of me and without them my life will be filled with misery and sadness. I am thankful for technology. Technology is awesome because without it the world wouldn't be as evolved. Technology is very important and without it in my life I won't have a future job. I am thankful for fire, water, earth, air, shelter, food and clothing. These elements made us live. Without them we all are dead.
I am thankful for my dog. He is brown and he makes me happy. Without him I wouldn't feel as safe as now and I would be lonely. I am thankful for friends. They help with problems. They are always there for me, good or bad. Without them I would be lonely. I am thankful for my family. They're always there for me. Without them I would die lonely, sad and hungry.
My mom and dad is one thing that I am thankful for because they take care of me and I would be an orphan without them.
Books are another thing I'm thankful for because they are very entertaining. To me a world without books is nothing. I am also very thankful for food because it keeps me alive. If I didn't eat then I wouldn't be alive right now typing on the computer right here at school in the computer lab.
I am thankful for the Internet. I learn from it by going on math websites and Google to go to other websites. Without the Internet, people wouldn't be able to study. I am thankful for my blood.
My body wouldn't be able to move and work. Without blood I would not be alive I would be dead.
I am thankful for my brain. It lets me think. It keeps me alive and it lets me remember things. Without it, I would be dead and would not be writing this.
For the rest of the letters from Mr. Cockram's class, see www.burnabynow.com and click under Letters.
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