Monday, November 18, 2013

What are you thankful for?



We have been working hard the past weeks on writing personal essays. These essays allow us to share our opinion while also providing some reasons and examples to support our claim. As we get close to Thanksgiving, why not use our writing skills to share about the things in our lives that we are thankful for.

There are a couple of guidelines:
1. Please write in the same format as you have been writing your personal essays.
2. Please select at least three things you are thankful for that are NOT material things (examples: video games, shoes, toys, iPads, or anything else you can buy.)
3. Write your response in Google Drive first and then post it here!

We look forward to hearing what you are thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving!

16 comments:

Sawyer said...

What I Am Thankful For
By: Sawyer B.

Thanksgiving has been coming up so I decided to start thinking what I am thankful for. Heres what I came up with. My first reason is what I am thankful for is my dog. The second one is for shelter. My third reason is for having money for food. My fourth idea was my mom.
The first idea I came up with was that I am thankful for my dog. I am very thankful for my dog because she is very very sweet, and is fun to play with. I think my dog is very sweet because she is cute, smart and very friendly. One time I was really bored and I went to play with my dog and it was very fun because we passed the ball, I walked her. You get the point right? Well thats why I am thankful for my dog.
My second idea I came up that I was thankful for was shelter. I am thankful for shelter because if you didn’t have shelter you would be colder, if it rained you would be rained on, and you would be homeless. I think that everyone should have a home because otherwise you would be laying on the streets begging for money. If you are not homeless you will have money to buy stuff like a home.
My third idea I came up with is that I’m thankful for food. I am thankful for food because if I didn’t have any food I wouldn’t be living and I would be starving to death. I love food because it is filling, tasty and good.
My fourth reason I am thankful for is my mummy. I am thankful for my mum is because if she wasn’t living I wouldn’t be living and she feeds me, and takes me places. I love my mummy so much because she’s my mom. My mom takes me to friends house, brings me to grandparents house and brings me other places. My mom makes me dinner, lunch and most of the time breakfast. She feeds me snacks, and way more stuff.
Without these things, my life would not be as great as it is now.

Luke said...

What I am Thankful for
By: Luke B.

Guess what I think about when Thanksgiving comes up? What I am thankful for! I am thankful for my family, my friends, and food.

I am thankful for my family. One time my family went to a store called Costco and provided me with lots of things like food, clothing, toys, shoes, and lots more. I am thankful for them because they provide me with things, they take care of me, and never forget about me.

I am thankful for my friends. One time I was playing with my friends at Clarkson park and I got hurt by face planting into the wood chips and got a huge cut on my leg and my friends helped me out by taking me to my dad.

I am thankful for food. One time I was very hungry and my dad made me a ham and cheese sandwich and when he finished making it he gave it to me I ate it as fast as I could because I was so hungry.

Do you have anything that you are thankful for?

Sean said...

Thankful Thanksgiving
By. Sean

I’m thankful for James Naismith because he made basketball. James was a Canadian-American he invented the sport basketball in 1891. He was born on November 6, 1861. I am thankful for James because one time I was grounded and I did not know what to do and then I thought of playing basketball by myself. If James did not make basketball then I would not play outside and my life would be roined.


I’m thankful for my dog Stanley O’Melia because when I am lonely he plays with me. Stanley is four different kinds of breeds. We got Stanley on July 1, 2011. I am thankful for Stanley because when I am lonely he play with me. One time nobody was home to play with and guess what he did? He started to bite me and I shoved him over. He was just playing and I won the fight of course because I am strong and he is not.




I’m thankful for my mom because she takes care of me. She makes sure that I have healthy food and a warm bed. She spends time with me by taking me to the mall, park, movies and to my cousin’s house when I ask her. She also takes me to the dentist and the doctor when I am hurt. One time on Halloween I got double bounced on the tramp and I sprained my knee. The next day my mom took me to the doctors to check my knee. As it turned out, I could not go trick or treating because I sprained my knee.




Ben said...

I am thankful for many things but I kind of think I should tell you my first three. The first one is I am thankful for my family, sports, and being healthy.

I am thankful for my family. One time I got lost in a store and my brother found me. Heres the whole story. So first I was walking. Then I saw something entertaining and I looked at it for a long time. Soon they left without me. Thats how it all folds together. Then I went to the wrong aisle and could not see them and I got lost. But just then Bruce my brother found me. It was great because we were almost about to leave. That’s why Im thankful for my family.

Next I am thankful for sports. When I am bored I have something to do. Also they make a great workout too. Because once on TV when I watch baseball I see all of the players are slim. That means all the people are doing good by staying slim. Also another time I was playing baseball I hit a home run. It got 2 RBI’s too. It was almost like a grand slam. That is when a person hits a homerun and the bases are loaded and nobody gets out. Thats a grand slam. I thankful that I can play sports.

Last I am thankful for is my health. I am young and have good health. Sometimes I want to play sports and when I do you have to be healthy and coordinated to play. If you’re not and your bad people won’t want you on a team. Being in good health means that I can do things that I want to do.

Those are the three top things that I’m thankful for. They all mean something to me.

Grace said...

What I am thankful for.
I Am thankful for my family because some kids don’t have families. Also my family love me . I am thankful to have friends too because some kids don’t have that much friends. They are nice to me to. I'm thankful to have shelter to because some people are homeless . It keeps me safe and keeps me warm in the winter.

Emmett L. said...

What I’m Thankful for
By: Emmett

I’m thankful for a lot of things but these are my top three. So do you know what the three things that i’m thankful for. I’m thankful for my parents, food, and my house.

I’m thankful for my parents, because they make dinner for me. Another reason is they sometime take me to restaurants. They also get me toys. Next, they help me with homework and they help me practice for sports like baseball and basketball. Lastly, they take me to my practices and games for sports. One time, I wanted a new baseball bat for my birthday and my parents got it for me.

I’m thankful for food, because if you didn’t have food you would die. Food helps you build muscles so if you didn’t have food you would be weak. If you didn’t eat food you couldn't walk and that would stink. Food has calcium which keeps you going during the day. One time, I was so hungry then I had food and I wasn’t hungry anymore.

I’m thankful for my house because if it rains I don’t have to be wet and cold. If you have a house you will be cold in the night. Houses keep you warm in the winter and cold in the summer. If you don’t have a house you won’t be able to sleep as well. If you didn’t have a house you will probably kind of be hungry. One time, I was so cold I ran inside and I was warm again.

Be thankful and other people will appreciate you. So what are you thankful for?

Camdyn H. said...

What I am thankful for
By: Camdyn H.
What are you thankful for? I am thankful for my family, my best friend Olivia, and my dog Charlie.
The first thing that I am thankful for is my best friend Olivia. She is the feathers on a turkey to me. For example, one time when someone hurt my feelings she cheered me up by telling me that she got so mad her brother she drew a bright yellow mustache on him.
Another thing that I am thankful for is my family. I am so thankful for my family because they are so caring. Like one time when I had the flu they gave me soup, medicine, and all the other things that you need when you are sick.
The last thing that I am thankful for is I am thankful for my dog Charlie. I am thankful for my dog because he is like my second best friend. Also he is very loving to other people.
I am so thankful for my family, my dog Charlie, and my best friend Olivia. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world

Luciana B said...

What I am thankful for!
By: Luciana B.






I’m thankful for a lot of things, but these are the three most important things. I am thankful for my brother, my friends and my shelter.
I’m thankful for my brother. He’s cute loving and funny. When I come home his bright happy spirit welcomes me home. I love my brother! There is no reason I shouldn’t!
I’m also thankful for my friend Brooklynn because she always makes me laugh and is there to brighten my day. I get on the bus two stops before her. While I’m on I just can’t wait two stops for her to get on. Brooklyn is the best friend anyone could ever have. That is why I am thankful for Brooklynn.
The last thing that I am thankful for is my shelter. I am so thankful because some families don't have shelter. For example I was passing King Soopers and there was a whole family sitting in the patch of grass. with a sign that said (homeless please help!) This is why I’m glad and thankful for a place to call home.
Every Thanksgiving we honor the things we are thankful for. But I’m wondering what are you thankful for?

Abigail said...
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Riley B. said...

What i’m Thankful For
By Riley B.
What started in 1621 and was a celebration with indians and still goes today. Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for my family, food, and shelter.

I'm thankful for my family because there nice to me. One time my sister and me were playing the bullet game. The bullet game is when the bullets are the money and you have shops. Also you can sell things like legos, clothing and hats. Then my sister let me have the orange tars that are really good for tents to decorate your shop. I think my family is nice to me by playing the bullet game for hours.

Also I’m thankful for food because you would get hungry. One time I was so hungry that I was laying on the couch moaning and had some food and felt better. Also another reason is if you didn't get that much food you would always be hungry. One time I was listening to the news that a boy didn’t have that much food and he got feed and still was hungry.

I’m thankful for my shelter because it keeps you safe from weather. One time my house got struck by lightning and I and my family were safe. also if you didn’t have a house it would be dangerous because you could get attacked by wild animals.

These are some things that i am thankful for because all of things are really important to have.

Hailey said...

Thanksgiving Essay
By Hailey

Thanksgiving is coming around! I’m excited! I would like to tell you three things I’m thankful for. My family, a good education, and my friends.
The first thing I’m thankful for is my family. I think that family is the most important thing of all. I am thankful for my family because when I need help, someone like my mom or dad will be there to help me. (Until I grow up!) I also am thankful for my family because I like it when we hang out together and just have fun. It lifts my spirits! Especially when I play with my little brother and sister. We always play games that involve animals. My sister, (she’s only 2 years old,) is either a tiger or a lion. Then we just pretend to be the animal we chose. It sometimes gets a little crazy! We have so much fun! I’m also thankful that my parents aren’t divorced. It’s sad when people get in fights and don’t want to be with each other any more. I bet the kids feel really lonely if there parents are divorced. Thats why I am glad my parents aren’t divorced!
The second thing I’m thankful for is my great education! I love coming here to Mark Twain! It is such a great school and ALL of the teachers here are so wonderful! I am thankful for everyone that helps kids get a good education for life. It’s really important to get a good education. School is so cool!
Lastly, I am thankful for my friends. Friends are great for so many reasons! A good friend will always help you out if you need it. But still they shouldn’t go crazy helping you! I am thankful for my friends because they all help me out in so many ways! I’m also thankful for friends because if you are sad, depressed or lonely, they cheer you up. One time, when I was about six probably, me and a friend were having a play date. We were running around outside and I hurt my foot some how. As I sat down to look at it, my friend started jumping around and I started to laugh. I am thankful for friends because they hang out with you and have fun with. My friend and I love to hang out with each other. At play dates, we always come up with super fun ideas of games to play. At recess, we always have so much fun! But it wouldn’t be that fun without my friend!
I have so many different things that I am thankful for! Like food, and shelter, and lots more. These three things are just some of the many things that I’m thankful for!

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Lauren said...

I am thankful for so many things but, a person who is really important to me is my best friend Hannah. If you knew Hannah like I do, you would put her at the top of your friends list. Hannah is my marshmallows to my hot coco. She is Confident, Truthful and an Artistic friend.

~Truthful~

Hannah my best friend, is Truthful. She always knows that I won’t be mad at her if she tells me the truth even when it’s bad. One time, Hannah had to break some very bad news and even though the truth was not the best news, I would have rather heard it from her than someone else. Hannah always will know that I won’t be mad at her for telling me the truth even if it’s bad.
Hannah, will not tell the truth its not worth telling ( Especially if its a secret). If there is ever a time when I told Hannah the truth on something (Probably a secret) I would trust her with my truth. She will never tell the truth if it’s not worth telling.
She makes for a good companion because, I can always count on her to tell me the truth. She is always the one I go to ask a question because I know that she will tell me the truth.

~ Confident ~

Hannah is always confident in herself. She will never stop trying. I f Hannah see’s a problem, she will try to fix it . All the time I see her help solve peoples problems . At recess once, I saw Hannah helping someone up even it she didn’t do it. .
Sometimes I wish I could be like her , because she doesn’t care what other people think about her . She’s never the one sitting on a swing all alone , she is the one who forgets about that and finds something else to do instead of feeling bad for herself because she knows that thats not going to help.
Hannah had to go through some really rough times a I think that she just tryed really hard to forget about what was going on at that time and tried focusing on what was going on at that moment

.~ Artistic~
Hannah is so artistic . She can draw so many beautiful pieces of work at one time if she gets the chance . I have seen Hannah when she got the chance , and she does her best work when these chances come along .
She is always practicing her drawing . All the time I look around me and I see her doodling more pieces of work . All of them turn out good if thats how Hannah wanted it like that or not .
I believe Hannah is one of the most artistic people I know. I just love it when Hannah draws me or paints me a picture . I also believe that all of her work is good because it really is .



All to sum it up, Hannah is a really great companion . And these are just a few quotes I like to think about Hannah’s personality or what is going through her mind:




“If you hit a wall you push through it .”

“If someones not important to you, you shouldn’t care what they say .”





Andrew K. said...

I AM Thankful
By: Andrew

As you now thanksgiving is coming up so i decided to write about three things. This is what i am thankful, for my family, shelter, my dog and I Love those things very much.

First, is my family. I am thankful for my family because they take care of me they pay for my clothes,they help me with my homework. They love me and also do fun things with me like they bring me to fancy restaurants and to concerts.

The next thing I am thankful is shelter I am thankful for shelter because it gives me somewhere to feel safe and to sleep somewhere that’s comfortable to sleep when you have shelter you have somewhere to store your things and you have somewhere to water electricity and heat.

The last thing is my dog whenever i had a bad day or my parents are I can hug my dog and feel happy the next thing I love about my dog is he is fun to play with.

Without these things I wouldn't be alive or happy.

Tyler said...

what i'm thankful for
By:tyler

what are you thankful for?The things i'm thankful for are electricity,education,and family.

Im thankful for electricity because electricity helps everyone in the world with everyday tasks like chores,schoolwork,and fun things.Also electricity helps with almost every job like authors,amusement park worker,and cashiers.It even helps with giving messages to people,making websites,and learning stuff.

Im also thankful for education because if people didn’t have learn math, reading, science, writing, and physical education no one will be good at their jobs.Also if people didn’t get a good education they wouldn’t be able to teach their kids some things. education also helps you with everyday tasks like brushing your teeth, getting clothes on, and taking a shower.

Im even thankful for family because if the first person that was ever in your family didn’t exist then you won’t exist. Also families are very loving, caring, and compassionate. Families are also very helpful and help you with homework, financial assistance, and going to college.

All in all i'm very thankful that I have these things;in addition im thankful for other things too.

Abigail said...

I’m Thankful for…..
by: Abby K

I’m thankful for my family and friends and teachers these people are important to me. They are like the roses to my bokay or the frosting to my cake and the funny to a comedian like moi. So anyway these are the people i’m thankful for. Here are the reasons why.

I’m thankful for my family. They help me understand things like fractions and help me improve on my school work like if I have no work on the weekends they give me some. Also my family cheers me up like when I’ve had a bad day they make sure I’m happy. They give me food teach me tradicions like when it’s around fall you make some homemade spaghetti.

I’m thankful for my friends. One reason is that I’m thankful for my friends is that they treat me like family. Also they make me feel at home like the time my sister was leaving for college she took me over to my friends house before she left and they helped me feel better and stop crying. Plus my friends give me good advice he make me feel better and have fun with me and make me laugh!

I’m thankful for my Teachers because they help me solve problems. Another thing I’m thankful for is they help me understand things. They make you laugh and play with you like the time when Mr.Watanabe and Mrs. T played floor hockey with us it was so much fun. They tease your brain to improve your knowledge.

My friends are important to me; however my family means more to me. Somethings are in common they all making me happy and laugh and also teach me things like Fractions or advice how to solve problems and play with moi.