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Kindness and respect: It is important to be kind and respectful. You should help others in need. When you see someone hurt you should report to someone if you think you cannot handle it yourself. To be respectful means to be kind.

Sanaa Dattan

Grade 2, Benjamin

Favorite sport: Basketball is my favorite sport and the only sport I am good at. My two favorite players are Michael Jordan and LaBron James. Stephen Curry is also pretty good, too.

Shawn Harrison

Grade 3, Cedar Ridge

Lego tower: If I could build a Lego tower I would put windows in it. I would make it 5 feet tall. I would put 1,000 pieces on it. I would make it for two days because it is so tall.

Lucas Marsh

Grade 1, Grove

Snow day with a friend: If I had a snow day I would get a nice friend and go sledding with him. I would also have a really awesome and fun snowball fight with a nice friend. Also, if I had a snow day my family and I would make a snowman.

Ben Maas

Grade 2, Heyworth

A tan pug: I want an adorable tan pug. I want to play with him. I want to hold him. He's going to sleep in bed with me. We are going on walks. I'm going to get him a bed to sleep next to me.

Gabby Embry

Grade 4, High Road

Good at soccer: My favorite sport is soccer because I am good at scoring goals and I have done it for a while.

Miranda Roser

Grade 2, Hoose

Reading mysteries: My favorite types of books are mysteries. My favorite types of mysteries are Bailey School Kids or A to Z Mysteries. I like mysteries because they are like riddles. 

Addison Smith

Grade 2, Jefferson Park

Easter fun: I like Easter because we get to find Easter eggs and have fun! I hope I get an Easter egg that is a rainbow Easter egg. At Easter I get to go to my grandma's for Easter.

Bristol Schoon

Grade 1, Lowpoint-Washburn

Disney cruise: On my Disney cruise, I got to meet all the Disney characters on the ship. After supper, there would always be chocolates on our beds. My grandma, my grandpa and my cousin were in the same room with me. 

Kendall Laible

Grade 3, Lowpoint-Washburn

Best gift: My family are my best friends. They are the best gift I could ever get, including my dog, Wilson. My mom always cooks good dinners, and my dad always plays with me. Even though my sister Anneka yells at me, she is my sister and I love her.

Caroline Engle

Grade 3, Northpoint

Play with dad: I like to play outside with my dad all day because it is so fun to play outside. I get to play in my pool. I get to play a game outside with my mom and dad. 

Ellen Taylor

Grade 2, Oakdale

Best friend: I have lots of friends, but my best friend is Kahlijah because she always plays with me. Also, at the park we make up games that are fun because I am with her, my best friend.

Mariah Crawford

Grade 3, Oakdale

Favorite YouTuber: My favorite YouTuber is Aphmau. I have been watching her since first grade. She makes me happy whenever I watch her. She is always upbeat and has good messages in her videos.

Mimi Thomas

Grade 5, Oakdale

Future author: I love to write, and I want to be an author. One day I want to write my own autobiography. I hope that one day I will learn how to write real books.

Lily Robinson

Grade 1, Olympia South

Ice skating: After the holidays, you're always bored. Do you know what January is known for, though? January is the perfect time to go ice skating. January is still very cold, though, so bundle up!

Emily Lin

Grade 5, Parkside

Illinois State University: I want to go to college at ISU. I want to go to ISU because my dad went there and he is smart!

Aaron Brucker

Grade 1, Prairieland

More kindness: I think the world needs more kindness. Here is how I can do it. I can help my grandma by raking leaves. I can also do it in my neighborhood. We should be kind every day so the world can be a better place!

Haley Rogers

Grade 2, Prairieland

Favorite movie: My favorite movie is "Twilight: New Moon."  It's all about vampires, werewolves and Bella (the human)! It's romantic but cheesy and yet so emotional in so many different ways!

Lily Steinhoff

Grade 4, Prairieland

Action figures: My whole life I have been playing with action figures. The most fun I have had with my action figures is when I'm enjoying my Power Rangers set! I create stories and act them out!

Zyon Jackson

Grade 5, Prairieland

My teacher: My topic is my teacher, Mrs. Stanley. She helps me read. She also helps me learn. I like that she lets me do fun things. She lets me play math games. She lets me play reading games. I love to learn with Mrs. Stanley.

Ella Terrian

Grade 2, Stevenson

Writing comics: I love to write comics so I will share with you my first two series. Series 1 is called "Battle Time." Series 2, "Captured and Recaptured," is a continuation of "Battle Time." The series are about a supervillain called the Masked Man who commits many crimes.

Adhrut Kulkarni

Grade 3, Stevenson

Want to be a doctor: When I grow up I want to be a doctor. Then I will help kids who are sick and some that need to go to the hospital. I will help them feel better.

Hailey Sheehan

Grade 1, Sugar Creek

Love basketball: Take a guess at what my favorite sport is. You guessed it, basketball. I love it because of the movement and the way it keeps me in shape. It runs in the family.

Abrianna Williams

Grade 5, Sugar Creek

Family movie time: I like watching movies with my sisters and my mom and dad, and I like watching it with popcorn because it always has a lot of butter. I like butter, and I like the 3-D glasses and screen.

Jaden Jones

Grade 1, Grove

Snow day plans: If I had a snow day I would sleep in. I would go outside and build a snowman. After that I would warm up by the fire. I love the snow days.

Justyne Diehl

Grade 2, Heyworth

Playing in the snow: When it snows outside of my house I will build a snowman. On Christmas break I will have a snowball fight. I will play with my brother and sister in the snow. It is fun to play in the snow.

Knox Kennell

Grade 1, Lowpoint-Washburn

Dirt biking: Dirt biking is my favorite sport because I like going fast and passing people. I want to win and when I do, I will want to do it all the time because first place is huge. Sometimes I crash, but that's OK; I catch up.

Kole Petta

Grade 2, Jefferson Park

Love my sisters: I love my sisters. We ride bikes together. We play catch. They love me.

Vivian Brown

Grade 1, Prairieland

Playing outside: There are many different ways of playing outside. Riding bikes and scooters is so much fun! Playing sports with friends such as kickball, soccer or basketball, jumping on a trampoline or flying a kite are great, too.

Alek Seaton

Grade 2, Prairieland

Family the best thing: My family is the best thing that I own. Families come in all sizes. My family includes me, my dad, my mom, my brother, Zaine, 18, and my sister, Faithe, 11. I also have three pets. 

Gabby Streily

Grade 4, Prairieland

Not an applesauce fan: I really don't like applesauce! Normally I am not picky at restaurants, but when it comes to applesauce, I refuse to eat it. I think that the restaurants should give a regular apple instead of a pureed one.

Isabella Gilbert

Grade 5, Prairieland

Forest fauna: The forest is full of animals. The forest has lots of trees, too. It can have bears and squirrels.

Baylen Kinkela

Grade 2, Stevenson

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