My baby sitter: I am thankful for my baby sitter, Drew, because she helps me with my homework. I also am thankful for Drew because she packs my swim bag and takes me to swim.
Grade 2, Benjamin
Feeling blessed: I am very thankful for all my friends and family and the great school I get to go to. God has blessed me with very many things that I can praise him for.
Grade 4, Calvary
Little sister: I'm happy because I have a little sister to play with, and she is so little and that's what makes it fun. I like my sister.
Grade 3, Cedar Ridge
People, places and pets: I am thankful for having five pets and family that loves me. I am so lucky to go on so many vacations to Florida and the Dominican Republic. I also am thankful for such nice teachers and friends.
Grade 3, Epiphany
Sister Riley: I can't believe I have a baby sister and her name is Riley. She always smiles when I say something nice to her. She always plays with some toys. I hop I have another baby like Riley.
Grade 2, Fairview
Family and God: I am thankful for my family and God. I am thankful for my family because they are the best anyone can ask for. God helps me every day with anything.
Grade 4, Fairview
Great-grandma: I am thankful for my great-grandma because she gives cookies. Also, she gives hugs. She is fun.
Grade 1, Grove
Fun things together: I appreciate my family because we do lots of fun things together. My friends are super important to me. I thank my friends for being nice to me every time I see them.
Grade 2, Grove
Good to have friends: I am thankful for friends. The world would be a lonely place without friends. Not good!
Grade 3, Grove
Great life: I am thankful for all the blessings and people in my life. I have a great life. I have my mom, my dad, my mimi and my papa and my cousins.
Grade 2, Heyworth
God's the best: I am thankful for God. God helps people out. God is always there. God is the best!
Grade 4, High Road
Puzzle fan: I am thankful for puzzles. Puzzles are a challenge. I like to glue the puzzles and hang them on the wall.
Grade 5, High Road
A clean desk: I'm thankful for being in school. I am thankful for having a lot of friends. I'm also thankful for my desk to be clean.
Grade 2, Hoose
Family and summer: I am thankful for my family because they love me. I am also thankful for summer because without summer I would not have a time to play outside for three months straight.
Grade 3, Hoose
Cuddling with mom: I am thankful for my mom because I cuddle with my mom. She makes popcorn in the microwave and then we watch goofy movies together.
Grade 2, Jefferson Park
Nursing home care: I'm thankful for my family and nursing homes. I thank my family because they provide food for me. Also I am thankful for the nursing homes for letting the older people come. I love that people care for others, and I hope people always do this.
Grade 3, Lowpoint-Washburn
Veterans' service: I'm thankful for the veterans. They saved our country.
Grade 2, New Holland-Middletown
Safe, fun with family: I'm thankful for my family because they take care of me. My parents keep me safe, and my brother plays with me all day after school.
Grade 2, Northpoint
Cuddly dog: I am thankful for my dog Wilson. Wilson is so soft and cuddly. Wilson always comes up to my bed and cuddles with me. He also plays with me all day long.
Grade 3, Northpoint
Family provides: I am thankful to have a roof over my head when the weather is bad and for food that keeps me healthy. Also I am thankful for a Bible and my family that provides all.
Grade 5, Northpoint
Parents help me: I'm thankful for Mom and Dad because they help me and my sister and brother get ready for school, and sometimes we go to the store and get candy.
Grade 3, Northwest
Playful cousin: I am thankful for my cousin, Phoebe. She plays with me and my fish. She makes slime with Eva and Vy and me. We play Snapchat.
Grade 2, Oakdale
Family and school: I am thankful for my mom and dad. I am thankful for my relatives. I am thankful for school.
Grade 3, Oakdale
Family activities: I am thankful for when we go swimming. I am thankful for family pictures. I am thankful when we watch movies together.
Grade 1, Olympia South
For everything: I am thankful for my family, my friends, my food, my Wii U and my tablet. And I am thankful for everything!
Grade 5, Parkside
Pepper Ridge: I am thankful for my mom and Pepper Ridge because without my mom, I wouldn't even be here right now. I am also thankful for Pepper Ridge because on my first day of school, I was welcomed right away.
Grade 4, Pepper Ridge
Bike tricks: I'm thankful for my bike because I can do tricks on it. One of them is riding with one hand. Another is jumping off a ramp.
Grade 2, Prairie Central
Favorite sport: Football is my favorite sport, and I'm thankful I can play it. It is fun because you can score touchdowns.
Grade 1, Prairieland
Best brother hugs: I'm thankful for my baby brother. His name is Desmond. He gives the best hugs on the planet! I also love to play with him! Best of all … he made me a big brother!
Grade 2, Prairieland
Family of five: I'm so thankful for my family. Every day they bring a smile to my face. One day without my family would be a total disaster. My family is a family of five.
Grade 3, Prairieland
Something you can't see: What I am thankful for is something you can't see or touch. It's something you can feel: Love. I love all the wonderful people in my life: my mom, dad, sister and many more.
Grade 4, Prairieland
Love to have friends: I love to have friends because they are there when you need them. Like, for example, what if you're having an atrocious day? Friends can turn that frown upside down faster than a cheetah can say "noodles."
Grade 5, Prairieland
Pets, family, friends: I'm thankful for my pets, family, friends, school, food and nature. The reason I'm thankful for these is because I love my pets and my family. Without my school, I could not learn; without food and drinks, we would be dead; and nature is a beautiful sight and something we should preserve.
Grade 3, St. Mary's
Cancer survivor: I am thankful for many things but one of the things that make make me really happy is my grandma. She is a cancer survivor and I'm glad God saved her. She makes me happy when I'm sad, and I love her until the sun blows up and even longer than that.
Grade 4, St. Mary's
Grandmother's care: I am thankful for my grandmother. If I did not have her, I don't know what life would be. She cooks for me. She cares for me.
Grade 5, St. Mary's
Water, food, clothes: Life is hard sometimes. You just need to remember what you are thankful for. I am thankful for water, food, and clothes.
Grade 2, Schneider
What I do: I am thankful for taking good care of my baby brother and my cat. I am thankful for making eggs, omelettes and pancakes. I am thankful for picking up my room and picking up garbage that's not mine.
Paige Prochnow Streeter
Grade 3, Sheridan
Cute but reckless: I am thankful for my dog. He is cute but reckless. I just want to squeeze his face. My dog is a puppy, but he is big!
Grade 2, Stevenson
Universe events: I'm thankful for many things. I am thankful for the universe and the order the events in it took place.
Grade 3, Stevenson
Cute baby cousin: I am thankful for my cousin, baby Brooklyn. I love her. She is cute.
Grade 1, Sugar Creek
Family always there: Everyone should be thankful for their friends and family. It's what I'm thankful for. Family will always be at home with you every time you feel down in the dumps or mad.
Grade 5, Sugar Creek
Excel in the future: I'm thankful for my school, Towanda Elementary. My teacher teaches me so I can excel in the future.
Grade 3, Towanda
Warm bed: I am thankful that I have money for food and clothing. I am also thankful for a warm bed and a roof over my head. My friends, family and dog Shelby play a big role in my life as well.
Grade 5, Towanda