Easter: I love Easter. Every year at my house I do a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt. Last year there was a $20 bill in the egg. I love the Easter Bunny. I love getting the candy.

Elise Evans

Grade 1, Sugar Creek

Dragons: I like dragons even though they are not real. I like the ones that breathe fire. They look so cool to me. My favorites are the red ones. What if they were real … ?

Davis Nourie

Grade 2, Stevenson

Looking forward to it: I can't wait for Easter. On Easter I'm going to go on an Easter egg hunt. Last year we had to go Easter egg hunting in the house because it was snowing outside. But we did go outside to play with Silly String.

Keyairah Horton

Grade 3, Sheridan

All about Spike: Da, da, da, da. That was Spike, my hamster. He is just grinding his teeth. Hamsters have big teeth so they have to chew on toys. Hamsters are nocturnal so they sleep in the day and play at night. Spike is a boy, and he's lazy. When he is playful he runs into walls.

Kayla Meeker

Grade 2, Schneider

If I had a superpower: If I could choose a superpower, I'd choose shape shifting. Then I could change into any form to spy on bad guys. I could form into an adult and skip school. Last, I like this power because I could help people.

Damir Buckner

Grade 5, Prairieland

Fun sport: I played basketball this winter. We had practice once a week and games on weekends. Point guard is my favorite position. Basketball is awesome.

Mason Schweizer

Grade 1, Prairieland

Talents: I have many talents like art, dancing, making things and math. It doesn't matter what other people think about your talent. What you think is all that matters.

Gavriella Pate

Grade 4, Pepper Ridge

Loves Legos: I love to build lots and lots with Legos. I usually build cars and houses. You can build a ton of things with Legos. Sometimes I go over to my best friend's house and build Legos over there. Legos are the best.

Jackson Swaney

Grade 3, Oakdale

A dragon tale: I found a dragon. It was so awesome. It was so cute. I love dragons so much. I brought it to an island. I would take the dragon to the woods. The dragon went back home. The end.

Malakai Tonge

Grade 2, Oakdale

Moving expression: My favorite sport is dance. I like dancing because I get to express my feelings in movement. The type of dance I like the most is jazz. Sometimes I just make up a dance when there is music playing.

Bella Strong

Grade 5, Northpoint

Growing family: My family used to be just five people. Now it is seven because we went to South Africa to get my brother Neo. When we got back, my mom was expecting. It was a girl. Her name is Maddison.

Olivia Prevo

Grade 4, Northpoint

Letter "D": I see dogs digging in the dirt. Do dinosaurs like to dig? Do dragons play the drums? The letter of the day is "D."

Noe Alovor

Grade 3, Northpoint

Card collection: I have collected about 1,000 or 2,000 Pokemon cards. I have half of my Pokemon cards in a binder and in a small bag. I got most of the cards at Walmart or the dollar store. I did a battle with one of my friends. I won the battle, and it was fun.

Sam Baker

Grade 3, Lowpoint-Washburn

Math master: I like learning and working on math. We can do math problems like 1+1=2 or 20-10=10. When it is sunny, rainy, snowy, cloudy, windy, foggy, cold or hot, we do math. Even when someone lost a tooth, we do math. Math is really fun to do.

Alexander Oltman

Grade 1, Lowpoint-Washburn

I love horses: First, they are majestic, beautiful animals. Second, they were brought to America by the Spanish and bred here. Third, I love their mane that flows wildly in the wind while they are running. Not only is their mane beautiful, their tail is also beautiful.

Kyra Bradford

Grade 5, Lexington

Ocean: The ocean is where people can swim. The ocean is where sharks, starfish and other animals live. If we didn't have an ocean, then we would not have aquariums, and we could not go to the beach and swim.

Cloey Sweeney

Grade 2, Heyworth

I love sports: I play three sports: basketball, baseball and soccer. I am on a travel team for all three. I am on the Gators for basketball, Pony Express for baseball and Illinois Fire Juniors for soccer. I love all three and watch them on TV. If I had to pick, baseball is my favorite.

Brady Hutson

Grade 3, Grove

Thank you: Dear Jesus, thank you for dying for us. Thank you, Jesus, thank you. Love, Dayna

Dayna Fleming

Grade 2, Fox Creek

Fun Friday: I am going to pick up my friends and go to the mall on Fun Friday.

Cherish Caldwell

Grade 1, Fox Creek

My grandparents: My grandma takes care of me when my mom and dad are working. My grandpa picks me up from school. They help me with my homework. They love me, and I love them, too.

Journey Puetz

Grade 1, Fieldcrest Primary

Sunsets: I like watching sunsets because they are pretty as I watch them go down. They look cool.

Charlie Haas

Grade 1, Epiphany

Airplane ride: When I went on an airplane for the first time, I was very excited. When I got on the airplane, it was so cool because there were red and blue lights, and you could pull out a table. I liked flying, but the bathroom was very small. They served us a lot of drinks and snacks.

Lilly Carlton

Grade 3, Delavan

My teacher: My teacher is a great teacher. She is sometimes funny. She is a great role model and great at teaching us. My teacher's name is Mrs. Perry. Once you get used to her, she is a great teacher.

Andrew Moreland

Grade 3, Corpus Christi

Sick time: When I am sick my mom usually stays home with me. I watch TV when I am sick. I get to drink juice. I do not like being sick.

Clara Jelinek

Grade 2, Corpus Christi

My cats: I like cats. I have four cats named Smokey, Princess, Bob and Sunny Buns.

Luke Heger

Grade 3, Cedar Ridge

My pets: My pets' names are Boney Blue and Alyssa. They like to play with each other, and I like to watch them run around and play with balls. Sometimes Boney sits on a chair by our back door and Alyssa sits under the chair, and they watch the birds fly outside.

Ava Youngman

Grade 2, Towanda

Space X: Space X is the first private company to launch rockets into space. The goal of Space X is to send people to Mars. The company was established in 2002 by Elon Musk. Space X has launched more than 100 rockets into space so far.

Smayan Ravinutula

Grade 3, Benjamin

Missing chocolate: I miss chocolate! Do you know why I miss it? It is because of Lent. If you don't know what Lent is, it is a thing where you give up something for 40 days until it's Easter. My bother and sister gave up pop. My parents gave up sweets. I still miss chocolate.

Reese Lakamp

Grade 2, Benjamin  

The library: The library has books. The library is fun to go to. The library even has computers, and it sometimes has tablets.

Dominic Ritter

Grade 1, Sugar Creek

Keep trying: Cursive can be hard sometimes, but if you practice and practice, you can do it. I practice sometimes. I do a "v," "o," "p" and "q." If you don't try, you will never know if you can do it or not. So keep trying.

Crystal Phang

Grade 2, Stevenson

Friends: I really like my friends. They always make you feel good. It is great. They hang out with you and play with you. Friends are the best. I love my friends.

Paisley Morrison-Anderson

Grade 3, Sheridan

The dogs: Once upon a time, a girl and her dog went for a walk. They found a bench. The dog saw another dog. He wanted to play ball. So the girl let the two dogs play. Then end.

Avery Brown

Grade 2, Schneider

Loving dog: I have a very fluffy dog. He is so crazy. He jumps and licks you. His name is Rizzo. I love my dog.

Brooklyn Sharp

Grade 1, Prairieland

Favorite sport: My favorite sport is soccer. I play soccer for Fire. I play defender. Defender is the person on the field that defends the goal in front of the goalie. One time there was a foul. I blocked the goal with my knee. My team got the ball. They took it to the goal and scored. 

Lauren Starkey

Grade 3, Oakland

Pet fish: I own a pet fish. His name is Dave. Dave is 5, I believe. He has a pineapple house and a stone-face house. The pineapple house is his favorite. Dave gets scared easily by finger movement and other things, too.

Logan Darcy

Grade 5, Northpoint