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Cousin time: On New Year's Eve, I usually go to my grandparents' house. I get to play with my cousins. We usually make cookies and popcorn. We all stay up late to watch the New Year's ball drop. I always fall asleep before the ball drops. Maybe this year I will see it.

Dominic Becker

Grade 2, Benjamin

Celebrate: I am going to go to the fireworks and celebrate New Year's. It is my birthday Jan. 11.

Rylee Jones

Grade 3, Cedar Ridge

Board games and fried food: My family celebrates the New Year by staying up until 12 o'clock on Dec. 31. We play board games and eat lots of food, specifically nachos and fried food. My favorite board game is Treasure Hunter, and my favorite food to eat while staying up is jalapeno poppers.

Mason Caraway

Grade 5, Cedar Ridge

Football plans: Next year I am going to try flag football.

Liam Provost

Grade 1, Corpus Christi

Get smarter: Next year my goal is to get smarter. I want to get smarter so I can read and get better at math. I also want to get smarter about money because it is kind of hard. I want to get smarter at studying because sometimes I get distracted.

Jesse Nwapa

Grade 2, Fairview

Funny cookies: Next year I am going to make cookies for fun. I am going to make funny faces on the cookies. I have going to have fun with my mom. I may make cookies at my grandma's home.

Alivia Perez

Grade 1, Fieldcrest Primary

Moving fun: The year 2019 will be fun because we are moving to Tennessee. We might be able to visit Ruby Falls. We are going to have so much fun.

Alayna Brown

Grade 1, Grove

Learning fun: I hope next year I learn something good and fun. I think third grade will be good. I will like it. I will learn so much. I am so, so, so excited.

Piper Kintner

Grade 2, Grove

Brand new: Next year is a brand new year. Next year we move up a grade, and we learn new things. Next year for me is third grade.

Kendra Hernandez-Zuno

Grade 2, Heyworth

Future plans: On my birthday next year I get to get my ears pierced. I am so excited. And I think it might hurt, too. Next year I am doing the swim team because I love swimming.

Harper Deckard

Grade 2, Jefferson Park

Birthday wishes: Next year when I turn 10, I want a hotel birthday party. We can swim in the pool and eat lots of cake. I get the first piece of cake.

Landon Eads

Grade 4, Northpoint

Junior high: Next year I will be in junior high. I will be happy. It will be fun to have a locker. I will have to remember the combination.

Ashton Fort

Grade 5, Northpoint

New life: Next year I will start a whole new life. I will be a third-grader, and I will be 9 years old. I will be able to do more things like a higher reading level. I can impress my teacher with how many good things I can do. I will start fresh, so it gives me a choice for my personality.

Umayer Ahmmed

Grade 2, Oakdale

Great times ahead: Next year will be great. I will be 7 years old and have a new baby sister.

Kinsley Ferguson

Grade 1, Olympia South

Better student: Next year I am going to get my grades up and be a better listener. My New Year's resolution is to be a leader, not a follower.

Crislyn Patterson

Grade 4, Pepper Ridge

Helper: Next year I will be 8 years old. I will be a big girl and help more.

Katelyn Hendrickson

Grade 1, Prairieland

Cleaner room: Next year I am going to be better at keeping my room clean. It will make my parents happy and make my room more organized.

Paige Arbuckle

Grade 2, Prairieland

Safety patrol: Next year I want to be on safety patrol. They wear white gloves and a white and orange vest. I will guide the cars just like being a police officer. You have to be in fourth grade. It will probably take a lot of work to do that, but I know I can.

Jade Story

Grade 3, Prairieland

Resolution: My New Year's resolution is to keep my room clean because it will save me a lot of time. When my grandparents or my sister's friends come over, I won't have so much cleaning. I might donate some toys that I don't play with anymore.

Addison Giosta

Grade 4, Prairieland

Big year: 2019 will be a big year for my family. I will be going to junior high, and my brother will be in high school. My family is also going to Disney and Universal in Florida. We are going with our grandparents from Arizona. We will be driving, but I think it will be worth it.

Gavin Hutchison

Grade 5, Prairieland

List for 2019: I hope to go to church every week. I want to try to get my work done in class everyday. I want to read 20 minutes each night. The last thing I want to do in 2019 is to get my standing back tuck.

Gabby Casali

Grade 5, St. Mary's

Looking forward: I am happy for next year. I have tons of goals, like to be good in school, spend more time with my friends and family and have fun. I hope my goals will work.

Kaithlyne Balbuena

Grade 3, Sheridan

Education goals: In the new year I will practice more math and reading. I will learn to count to 200.

AJ Lozano

Grade 2, Stevenson

Braiding: Next year I want to learn how to braid hair. I want to braid hair because I think it looks pretty. I want to braid hair with my American Girl.

Sloan Vogelsang

Grade 1, Prairieland

Caring for dog: Next year I am going to take better care of my dog to get more money. He will sleep with me.

Aaron Brucker

Grade 2, Prairieland

Plans for next year: I will be kind to others, and I won't be rude. I will play nice, listen, and I won't dip my classmates' buckets. I also want to have better handwriting.

Rami Wazeer

Grade 3, Prairieland

Fun time: New Year's Eve is fun because I can stay up until 1 a.m. I can also watch the ball drop, and that's cool. My papaw may be at my house on New Year's Eve, and I like it when he comes over. My brother and I could also have a lightsaber fight outside, and I will win.

Max Seaton

Grade 4, Prairieland

Too fast: I am not excited about 2019. I wish time did not go so fast. I wish time would freeze.

Brian Clover

Grade 5, St. Mary's

Looking ahead: I cannot wait to go to fourth grade next year. I love to see my old and new teachers. I am scared and happy for New Year's. I want to go to Altitude to play and jump.

Justis Walker

Grade 3, Sheridan

Resolutions: This year my New Year's resolution is to eat healthier. In the new year I want to try new things. I want to be brave. I want to be nice. I want to read more and write more, too.

Melina Waltrip

Grade 2, Stevenson

Goals: Some goals for next year for me are to get a higher score on my MAP and PARCC tests, to get on student council, to be a role model and get good grades like this year. I will listen to my teachers a lot harder and be on the wall of fame.

Antonio Alvarez

Grade 4, Pepper Ridge

Football player: Next year I want to play football because I want to learn how to play. I can get the ball and run fast.

Layne Gordon

Grade 1, Olympia South

Inventor: Next year I will make a new car that can open the door by itself. It will hover and go 1,334 mph. The color is red and will have Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel on it.

Logan Tarvin

Grade 2, Oakdale

Party time: I will celebrate New Year's. I am going to have a party.

Satchel Winston

Grade 5, Northpoint

Travel plans: Next year I will go to New York City. We will see family and friends. I saw a catfish the last time I was there. I want to see one again.

Daniel Williams

Grade 4, Northpoint

New ideas: Next year, I hope jet packs are invented. I could fly to school. It would be cool if there was a drink that when you drink it you can breathe fire. You could burn your house down.

Blake Petersen

Grade 2, Jefferson Park

Good year: Next year I will be 8. It will be spring, fall, winter and summer. I want to learn multiplication. I will go to this school. It will be a good year.

Colton McBride

Grade 2, Heyworth

New house: Next year I am going to move to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. My new house has a pond view from every window. It has four palm trees. I can't wait to move to my new house.

Anya Patel

Grade 2, Grove

Fun year: My family will be watching a new movie named "2.0." In school I will be trying my best. I will be going to India for my summer vacation. I will celebrate my dad's birthday.

Kavin Sivagnanam

Grade 1, Grove

Fun in the park: Next year I will go swimming with my family. We go to the park with Bob and Grandma. We play hide-and-seek with Alex.

Barley Kyle

Grade 1, Fieldcrest Primary

Try harder: Next year I want to try harder at piano. One way I will get better is paying attention to the notes because sometimes I hit the wrong notes. Another way I can get better is paying attention to soft and loud. I bet if I do those things, I can teach others piano.

Cara Reddington

Grade 2, Fairview