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Dance clears the head: One thing that makes me happy is dance. I have taken dance since I was 4 years old. It is one of my favorite activities because it can clear my head. It can be hard, but it is still really fun.

Layla Winn

Grade 5, Sugar Creek

Silly hamster: Something that makes me happy is my hamster. My hamster is silly. She likes to run in her ball. She is my pet. A hamster is my favorite animal.

Madison Roberds

Grade 1, Sugar Creek

Happy everywhere: It makes me happy when I am with my faraway relatives. It makes me happy when I am at school. It makes me happy when I am with friends. I am very happy everywhere!

Skyler D'Urso

Grade 2, Stevenson

Out of town: What makes me happy is when I go out of town like when I'm going to the beach or going to a restaurant, but what really makes me happy is the sun, bright, not raining with mud. I like the hot sun.

Deja Louisville

Grade 3, Sheridan

Fluffy, snuggly dogs: My dogs make me happy because they are warm, fluffy and suggly. My dogs are named Cooper and Cash. My teacher makes me happy because she's really nice. Video games make me happy, too.

Aidan Hawn

Grade 2, Schneider

Wrestling: What make me happy, you ask? Well, what makes me happy is wrestling. In wrestling, there is contact every second, and sometimes you get to throw people. Wrestling is what makes me strong, more than any other sport I do.

Cole Gentsch

Grade 5, St. Mary's

Fun with friends: What makes me happy is my friends. My friends are always there, and they always turn my frown upside down! When we hang out we laugh and are always happy.

Paige Dittmar

Grade 5, Prairieland

Siblings at play: What makes me really happy is when all of my five siblings and I play together. Whether it is football or tag or hide-and-seek in the dark, I always enjoy it. Our favorite is definitely tag, which totally drives my dad crazy.

Abbie Jorczak

Grade 4, Prairieland

Comforting cats: Lots of things make me happy, but the thing that makes me happy the most is my cats! In fact my cats make me the happiest because when I am sad or mad, they comfort me. 

Ava Joslin

Grade 3, Prairieland

Cheer me up: My family always makes me happy. My brother always wants to cheer me up. My friends cheer me up when I'm sad. The way my family cares about me they will always cheer me up in any way. Mom and Dad are my favorite because in some way they make me laugh.

Caitlin Cushing

Grade 2, Prairieland

Happy at school: My school makes me happy. I love to learn and it is fun. I love my teachers and playing with my friends — my teacher Mrs. Riley whenever she reads a book. I fell in love with books. I love making people happy.

Jianna George

Grade 1, Prairieland

Farming with grandpa: The thing that makes me happy is farming with my grandpa in the tractor. I ride in the combine and the other tractor with the other farmers.

Camden Gant

Grade 2, Prairie Central

In first place: I love wrestling. It makes me really happy when I get first place.

Connor Ray

Grade 1, Olympia South

Beside my heart: My mom and dad make me happy because they are always beside my heart. My friends make me happy because they are nice to me. And my dog, because he gives me joy and love.

Allie Wurzburger

Grade 2, Parkside

Rush to tumble: I feel happy and excited when I do gymnastics! Every day after school I do my homework and then I immediately go to the basement to tumble. Another reason gymnastics makes me happy is I can do it almost everywhere.

Anniston Huff

Grade 3, Oakland

Anime fan: What makes me happy? Watching anime. I love watching anime. It has comedy, romance, dumb people. LOL. It also helps your vocabulary because the Japanese names are super hard to say.

Mimi Thoma

Grade 5, Oakdale

Enjoy a laugh: I like to crack a joke or make someone smile. It makes you feel good, and it does the same to the person you've done it to. Everybody enjoys a laugh.

Abby Smith

Grade 5, Northpoint

Hang out with family: I love hanging out with my family. I love playing with my family. They are the best in the world. You would like to hang out with them, too.

Lucas Melton

Grade 4, New Holland-Middletown

Happy birthday: This is what makes me happy: my birthday. My birthday makes me happy because I get cake and presents and I get to go out to eat. What I want for my gifts are an iPod, books and candy.

Hope Steffen

Grade 3, Lowpoint-Washburn

Caring mom: Mom makes me happy because she takes care of me. And she goes to the park with me. She reads me a book at night. She tucks me in at night. She goes to work for money for our house.

Alyssa Sturgeon

Grade 2, Jefferson Park

"Avatar" fan: The thing that makes me happy is "Avatar." It is the highest-grossing film of all time! James Cameron, the director, created the bioluminescent forest when he was only 17! 

Kathleen Rea

Grade 5, home school

Pets and toys: Dogs and cats make me happy. I also like video games. Legos are the best! I make Lego Rubik's Cubes and puzzle boxes.

Alex Fillmore

Grade 5, High Road

Football with family: Playing football makes me happy. I can play with my brother and cousins. It is fun to catch the ball and run it!

Jacob Gant

Grade 4, High Road

Making art: I love making art. It's one of my favorite things. I make a lot of art. One time I actually made a really good picture of a dog. It was a puppy. He was sitting on the couch, sleeping.

Zoi Poleto

Grade 3, Grove

Fun activities: Something that makes me happy is having fun. I like to do crafts, play games and play hide-and-seek. Also, I like to watch TV. My favorite TV show is "Nella the Princess Knight."

Gianna Bernetti

Grade 1, Grove

Dad, ice cream, friends: What makes me happy? When my dad tickles me, it makes me happy. When I get ice cream, it makes me happy. When I get a new friend, it makes me happy.

Nallely Bautista

Grade 1, Fieldcrest Primary

Baby sister: What makes me happy is my baby sister Norah. She is like the sun, always guiding my way. She gives me my spirit and my happiness. Also, when she smiles I get happy inside.

Eliana Heeren

Grade 3, Fairview

Family and friends: What makes me happy? I am happy when my mom snuggles with me, when my sister, Hannah, plays with me. Also rainbows and rainy days. My family and friends, too. My school makes me happy.

Bridget Okrzesik

Grade 2, Corpus Christi

Mom's cooking: What makes me happy is my mom's cooking. It is so good because she makes good stuff like cookies, cake, cupcakes, tacos, beans, ice cream. That is what makes me happy.

Melany Martinez

Grade 3, Cedar Ridge

Love to bake: Baking makes me happy. It makes me feel relaxed. The smell makes me happy. The timer makes me happy. And the taste of what I bake makes me happy, too!

Kylie Selucky

Grade 5, Sugar Creek 

Video games: What makes me happy? Video games. It's video games because it's fun and I get to stay inside while playing.

Kamren Smith

Grade 3, Sheridan

Best dog ever: Bark! Bark! This is the thing in my life that used to make me the most overjoyed human being alive! Bo came into my family seven years before me, but the second I got home he was already my best friend.

Drew Kreinbihl

Grade 5, Prairieland

Funny joke: I am happy when I hear a funny joke. I also am happy when I'm with my friends. My pet guinea pig makes me happy Her name is Scarlet.

Greyson Lane

Grade 2, Prairie Central 

No school: What makes me happy is getting out of school because I get to have fun and I can play games outside and inside. I can play with my dog. I can have my birthday.

Abby Watson

Grade 2, Parkside

Snuggle mode: It makes me happy when I get to hold the cat when she's in snuggle mode. It makes me happy because I lover her very much and she's so cute and soft and snuggly when she's in snuggle mode.

Asher Clark

Grade 1, Olympia South