Fourth gradeI’m thankful for my mom, my brother that made me the principal on a roll, my dad, my sister, my brother in law, my school principal, and my friends.

— Madalyn Berger

One thing I am thankful for is my family, because I believe family gets you through anything in life no matter what the problem is. So out of everything in the world, I’m thankful for my family, teachers, and so much more

— Bianca Tomithik

I am thankful for our life that gives us time, family that makes us happy, friends that make us laugh, animals that make us joyful, our home that gives us shelter, and houses. These are the things I am thankful for.

— Claire North-Smyers

I am thankful for my family and friends. I am also thankful for food. I am the most thankful for crazy Dee.

— Lia Dick

I am thankful for my life, family, food, and water more than anything.

— Victoria P.

I am thankful for family because I love them very much.

— Parker Belgin

I’m thankful for my family, house, and friends. I’m also thankful for food, parents, summer, book stores, and my play set.

— Dillon H.

I am thankful for a family and for food and clothes. I’m also thankful for a warm house and a house.

— Dominic Francisco

I am thankful for family, food, and my house and everything I have.

— Brody Matish

I’m thankful for my family and my animals.

— Gabriella L.

I am thankful for my friends and family. They all help me with my things, and they are really nice to me.

— Michael

I am thankful for my cat and Missy and Brian and Zoey and my two dogs and school and my grade.

— Bradly Woakland

Sixth gradeI am grateful for my family, friends, Chorus Fest, music, and God. I know my friends and family will get me through thick and thin. I seem to always reflect on Chorus Fest. There was so much joy and so much laughter, all of us created a bond that I hope we will never forget. Music –whenever I feel down –all I have to do is sing and it takes my mind off everything. Last but certainly not least, God. Believing in Him gives me assurance that He will always be there.

— Sarabeth Lloyd

I’m thankful for my dog, friends, family, my teachers, and God. I can always count on my friends Jayla, Hannah, Sarabeth, and Daniel to make my day amazing. I know my dog Hoyt will always be there to play with. I’m very grateful for my teachers to teach us to get older and get a good job. My family to be with me in hard times. God leads us through good and bad times and to know that he loves you everyday is great.

— Bethany Watt

I am grateful for my family, friends, Mattie, Dan, and all of my other pets. I am grateful for all of them because I love them all greatly. Dan, Mattie, and my other pets can make me want to scream when they claw me but I hold it in because I love them.

— Morgan Ross

I am grateful for my family, my dog, and Thanksgiving. I am grateful for my family because they are the ones who love me. I am also grateful for my dog because my first dog died, and I was heartbroken. My new dog made me feel better. I am thankful for Thanksgiving. It is one of the holidays that brings families closer together.

— Michael V.

I am thankful for my family and friends. I am thankful for a roof over my head, clean water, and something to eat at dinner time.

— Nathanel Pickeral

I am grateful for having my family with me so I have somebody to talk to me about what went on during the day. Along with my family I have money to buy food and family. I’m also grateful for my house so I can be warm during the cool weather. Along with all of that I have my clothes so I can be warm during the day and have something to wear every day

— Jenna Sahm

I’m thankful for my friends, family, dance, drama, and basketball. I’m thankful for my friends because they’re always there for me and they’re fun to be around. I’m grateful for my family because they support me in anything I choose to do. I’m thankful for dance because it’s my dream to become a professional dancer some day. I’m grateful for drama because it could lead to big things one day, like Broadway. Lastly, I’m thankful for basketball because it’s the first sport I ever played and it’s what got me into doing what I love most, playing sports.

— Bailey Hammerle

I’m grateful for friends, family, my pets, God, and people with cancer. I’m grateful for my friends because they laugh when I’m sad and they are always here for me. I’m also grateful for my family because they help me with everything. Also I’m grateful for my pets because I can always talk to them and they always make me laugh. I’m also grateful for God because He gave me a life and he made me who I am. Finally I’m grateful for people with cancer because they are suffering and I feel bad for them.

— Harley Shoffner

I am grateful for my cat, my family, food, shelter, and my dogs. They all support me in anything I do. I love them all so much. They help me through everything. When I’m upset my cat, Ivory, and my grandparents make me feel better. I’m also grateful for the food they put in my stomach. I’m also grateful for a shelter. My family makes me feel better after a stressed day at school. I’m so blessed to have my family.

— Khloe Sill

I am grateful for many things! Some include my family, food, singing, my pets, friends, and much more! I really don’t know what I would do without my family! Also, food because we couldn’t live without it. Singing is one of my favorite hobbies. Especially with the people helping me. My music teacher always helps me with everything I get upset about. My pets comfort me when I’m sad or bored. I am very grateful for a lot of things. Those are just a couple of things.

— Addy Kelly

I am grateful for wrestling, my family, teachers, and food. I am grateful for wrestling because it is a very fun sport, and I love it. I’m very grateful for my family because they take care of me and buy me nice clothes and dirt bike gear. I’m grateful for my teachers because they help me learn and succeed in life. I am also very grateful for food. I am very grateful for food because it is very tasty, most of it, and if I’m being lazy or on Xbox I can go downstairs to get a snack so I’m not hungry anymore or so I’m not hungry later on.

— Landin H. McElheny

I’m grateful for my family, having a stable food supply, a roof over my head, being able to go to school, and my friends. I’m grateful for my family because they have always been there for me. I’m very fortunate to have a stable food supply and to have a roof over my head. I’m fortunate for being able to attend a school, being a school has changed to be a wise young girl. And last but not least my friends, my friends have always been there for me and have always stood up for me.

— Ava Rutter

I am thankful for Mavrik, Greyson, my pets, my family, and my friends. I am thankful for Mavrik and Greyson because if I need a good laugh they will always make me laugh. I am grateful for my pets, because they are always there to snuggle with me. I am thankful for my family and friends because they are always down to have a good time.

— Jayla Brink

I am grateful for my family. They support my mothers and me. I am grateful for my friend, for she is always there for me. I am grateful for my teacher, because she teaches us how to survive in the modern world. Lastly, I am grateful for my pets, as they always come to me if I’m down. Without my family, friend, teacher, and pets, I’d be a mess, so I am so very grateful for them, though I may not show it.

— Leah Yarger

I am thankful to God for the fact that this world exists. I am thankful for my parents who provided me anything I need like food, games, toys, snacks, clothes, and books that kept me happy through most of my childhood. I am thankful for grandparents for the wise advice they provide me with. I am thankful for all my teachers for all the things they taught me all the information I know and my love for reading. But the thing I am most thankful for is for my family and friends for not giving up on me.

— Noah Kohn

I am grateful for my family, school, softball, friends, and video games. I’m grateful for all of those, because they all are a big part of my life. Video games bring me fun. My family and friends support me. Softball keeps me in shape. And school helps me get a good education. Those are some fun filling things I’m grateful for.

— Hannah Simmers

I’m grateful for having food to eat, going to church, school, shelter, and the ability to go fishing. Some people can’t go to school because they can’t afford it or they don’t have one. Some people don’t have spare money to spend on fishing equipment. Some people don’t have money to have a shelter. The ability to eat food three times a day, and go to church close to me. I am grateful for what the Lord has given me.

— Ethan Gilbey

I am grateful for many things in my life. I’m most grateful for family, friends, and football. I’m grateful for my family because they are always there for me when I need them most. I’m grateful for my friends because they are always nice to me and really funny. Lastly i’m grateful for football because it can be played year long, and it is extremely entertaining to me. That’s what I’m grateful.

— Kaiden Franks

I am grateful for a lot of things. My family is one of the things I’m grateful for. My friends and teacher I’m grateful for. My family and friends have always been there for me, through thick and thin. My teachers have taught me a lot. Another thing I’m grateful for is my house. It has provided shelter for my family and me for years. Those are some of the things i’m grateful for.

— Emma Mansberger

I’m grateful for many things: my friends, family, electricity, vehicles, books, etc. All of which are things I cherish, but I’m most grateful for my loving siblings (even though two out of three are quite annoying). My eldest brother is the calm one. When I’m sad or really angry, he shows me memes or gifs of really cute animals. My second brother is really annoying, but I still love him. My sister is a math genius and really smart, but she usually says “I haven’t done that in years” but I still love her. I love all my siblings..

— Bridget Lewis

I am grateful for...God, because without him I would not be here, my parents, because they always have my back, and my dog because I always have her to cuddle with. I am grateful for all these things because they help me be myself, without them I wouldn’t be myself. And that is what I’m grateful for.

— Karly Braniff

I’m grateful for my family, friends, dogs, corn, and school. My family consists of my nana, mom, dad, sister, and brother. They all have an important role in my life. I love them all. Some of my friends are Hannah, Kandi, Ava, Rachel, and many more. They have all been there for me. I love corn. It’s very good. I love school and all the teachers, staff, and other students here are always so nice. This is what I’m grateful for.

— Camryn Ulrich

I’m thankful for...the teachers at Glendale because they help us with many problems. I’m thankful for God for giving me the best life to live. I’m thankful for my family for keeping a roof over my head and keeping me fed as well as the local food market to provide our community with food. I’m thankful for my pappy Bill for serving for my country to give us freedom. This means I’m thankful for many things.

— Kaydee Reid

I’m thankful for...the teachers at Glendale because they help us with many problems. I’m thankful for God for giving me the best life to live. I’m thankful for my family for keeping a roof over my head and keeping me fed as well as the local food market to provide our community with food. I’m thankful for my pappy Bill for serving my country to give us freedom. This means I’m thankful for many things.

— Kaydee Reid

I’m thankful for having animals because if I’m sad and I have no one to talk to or cry with, I can go to my dog or cat. I’m also thankful for food. What would we do without food? Another thing I’m thankful for is being alive in this world. I’m thankful for the roof over my head because if it is raining we would get wet. The most thankful thing I can have is my friends because I can’t live without them. I’m thankful for everything I have.

— Paisley Cavalet

I am thankful for family, friends, dog, God, and my house. My family spends a lot of time together. Friends make me laugh. My house is a place of love and peace. God is what makes me believe. How did God make such a wonderful world? Earth is what God made and He made for us to live on. I am thankful for everything I said. They make me happy.

— Garett

I am thankful for my family, dog, friends, and life. I am thankful for my friends because they keep me company and make me laugh. I am thankful for my dog because she plays with me and makes my life way better. I am also thankful for my family because they are nice and keep me supportive and my mom puts food on the table for me and my brother. I am thankful for my life becaues I can be in this nice world. Those are the things I am thankful for.

— Brady McClellan

I am thankful for friends, family, food, shelter, and my dog. My friends are people who are there for me. Also my family that I’m thankful that my family provides for me. I am also thankful for food who keeps me from hunger. My home is where i live and do everything. I’m grateful for my shelter. Another thing I’m thankful for is my dog. I play with him to keep from doing nothing. There are a lot of things to be thankful for and these were many of mine to be thankful for.

— Sylvia

I am thankful for my family because without them I wouldn’t be alive right now. Animals are really important to the earth because we wouldn’t have pets to keep us safe or play with. Another thing is food because without it we would starve to death. I am thankful for a house because I have somewhere warm to live. My friends are really important because they help me get through things when I’m sad and they’re always by my side no matter what. Those things are what I’m thankful for.

— Macy Snyder

I am thankful for my family because we love each other and we share and take care of each other. My cat loves me and he cuddles up with me. My friends are always there for each other and we protect each other. Other people because everybody shares, loves each other, and we all gather and share thoughts with each other. The world because we keep it clean, we plant plants to make the world greener, cleaner, and brighter.

— Ares Martin

I am thankful for family because they help me a lot. Friends because they are helpful and nice. Teachers because they teach me what I need to know for the world. And coaches because they inspire me to work harder and get better. The four things I just said are what I am thankful for.

— Steven

I’m thankful for my family because they take care of me. I’m thankful for my friends that stick up for me when people are being mean to me. I’m also thankful for food because if we didn’t have water we would have died of hunger. I’m also grateful for water because if there was no water we would have died of thirst. I’m also grateful for my favorite food in the whole wide world cranberry sauce because it is good for me.

— Lawrence Dick

I am thankful for my cat Mr. Whiskers. He helps me feel better when I am sad. I am thankful for my vision as well because some people are blind and can’t see. If I want to become a writer, I will need my sight. I’m thankful for all my eleven cats, not just Whiskers. My cats make my day because I get to see their cute little faces. I am thankful for my phone. If I forget to write down my homework, someone can text me and tell me what I had for homework. Finally the most important thing I am thankful for is my family because someone might not have a family.

— Faith Ann Weatherwalk

There are many things I’m grateful for. A loving family that’s always here for me, a home that I love is my home, becauase it’s small, cozy, and surrounds me by family. My pets are my life to me. They are always there to cuddle if I’m ever down my cat or my dog might give me a cuddle. My grandparents are always there. Maybe my gram and I would hangout and my other grandparents go down to have taea. Those are the things I’m most grateful for.

— Rylee Krepps

I am thankful for my siblings, because I have people that can help me when I am hurt or feeling down. I am thankful that my family and I have food in our stomachs so we are not getting sick from hunger. I am thankful that I have a place to live and not out on the streets. I am thankful that I have a school to learn. I am grateful because I do not have loads of money, I have enough to get me through this lifetime.

— Mason R.

I am thankful for my sister, mother, water and food, my cat, and my dog. My sister helps me with a lot of things. My mother spends time with me, loves me, and pays for me. Clean water and good food is always, always good. My cat is very skittish, but cuddles with me and loves me. Finally, my dog is very fun and very playful. I am very thankful for my life and my family.

— Heaven Jena

I am thankful for my friends, family, school, food/drinks, and God. I am grateful for my family because they are constantly there for me, and the same rule applies with my friends. School benefits me because subsequently in life I will require the knowledge to get an exceptional job. Food and drinks help me survive. Lastly, God provides mercy and initiated our Earth. He will always be there to guide me in bad situations. All of these wonderful possessions that I have help me in different ways.

— Rachel McClellan

I am thankful for my parents, my dog, food, and my house. I am thankful for my parents because they take me places and do stuff with me. I am thankful for my dog because he plays with me and likes to go outside. I’m thankful for food because without it I would starve to death. And last thing I’m thankful for is my house. Without it, I would be homeless and freeze.

— Logan S.

I am very thankful for my family, friends, academics and sports, my privilege to have clean water and electricity, and to have my loving pets. My family and my friends help me a lot through my hard times. Also I am especially appreciative for our clean water and electricity. My pets also give me love and affection which helps through me greatly. Last I’m very grateful for me being able to play sports and be good at them. Those are some of the things I am grateful for, but I’m also very thankful for almost everything in life.

— Ethan Howdyshell

I’m thankful for my mom, dad, sister, house, and my house. I am thankful for all of these things because they help me with everything I do. I appreciate how much they help me. They cheer me up when I’m sad. Without them I would have a really hard time. I am thankful for so much more but these are my top five.

— Dennis Jasper

I am grateful for many things in my life. My family is the most important possession to me. Also, all of my friends are a huge part of my life, we do almost everything together. Lastly, my pets, they are so calming and helpful! But, I do have to be satisfied with everything I own because a lot of people don’t have anything. I would love to give back to people who don’t own anything. I always used to tell myself that when I get older i”m going to give back to the homeless and animal shelters.

— Madilyn Skebeck

I am thankful for my family and parents, the Bible, friends, shelter, food, and water. I’m thankful for my family, friends, and parents because they care for me and will always be there for me anytime. I’m also thankful for the Bible, it leads me through hard times. The last things I’m thankful for is shelter, water, and food because they keep me alive. That’s why I’m grateful.

— Haley M.

I am thankful for many things. Some of these include: God’s love, family, friends, food, and a home. I am grateful for these belongings because if it wasn’t for them, I couldn’t lead a happy or successful life. For example, God’s love has helped me through some hard times I probably wouldn’t have been able to get through on my own. Also, without my family and friends, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Laslty, if I didn’t have food or my house, it would be very hard to live. To conclude, I am blessed by having these possessions.

— Brielle McMillen

I’m thankful for my parents, a roof over my head, my sister, food and drinks, and my dog. I am thankful for my parents because they buy me everything I need to live. I’m appreciative of having a roof over my head because when it’s cold it keeps me warm. I’m glad to have my sister and dog because when I’m upset they cheer me up. And lastly I am thankful for food and drinks because when I’m hungry they fill me up. That is what I am grateful for.

— Kylee Ginter

There are many items I’m thankful for, one of them is God. I’m thankful for God because he has allowed me to be here and he has provided me with more than I could ever ask for. I’m also grateful for my family because they allow me to be able to be in the activities that I’m in, and they provide support and happiness in my life. Lastlly, I’m very appreciative of animals because they stay right beside me and bring me joy when no one else can. Those are the elements in my life that I’m thankful for.

— Brianna Cree

I am thankful for all of the people and animals in my life. My mom and dad always provide me food, water, and shelter. My grandma gets me on the bus in the morning, watches over me on weekdays when I don’t have school, and provides me with something to eat after coming home from school. I also really appreciate my pap, because he teaches me how to build things. I am thankful for my dog too because he is a stress reliever, and helps cheer me up if I am sad. I am thankful for everything in my life.

— Scott S. Beers

I am thankful for my family, the friends I have, the many pets I own, Jesus and God, and last but not least, Wifi and internet. More than anything I’m grateful for my family and friends that listen to me complain, but also guide me through life. Then, I have my pets that brighten my day, every day. I’m thankful that God and Jesus had mercy on me, and that they saved me from God and Jesus had mercy on me, and that they saved me from sin. And, finally, there is no way that I would ever be able to live without wifi and internet. This is what I’m thankful for.

— Sophia L.

I am thankful for my family, friends, food and water, and church. My family because they are always nice and help me when I am having a bad day. The ability to have access to food and water because without it I would not be able to go to school or get a job when I grow up. Church because the people who work there are always friendly, and that God is always caring when you need it the most.

— Trip Worthington

I am grateful for many things, here are a couple: my parents, my brothers, and my pets. I am grateful for my parents because they give me shelter, food, and love. I am grateful for my brothers because they keep me company and fun, especially because I am the oldest of four! Sometimes they can be a pain, yet sometimes helpful. Lastly, I am grateful for my pets because they keep me company and busy too! I am grateful for many things, and I couldn’t mention all of them in this essay because there’s simply too many to count!

— Zach Hamilton

In our everyday lives, we have many things to be thankful for, I, in fact, am very appreciative of multiple things. Before anything, i am grateful for my family. They are very loving and supportive. i also feel very honored to have such great friends. They are willing to help in any way possible. Then there’s food and shelter. Without food and a home, I couldn’t survive. Last, but certainly not least, would have to be my pets. They are just as important as my family. They’re very soothing and extremely loving. Altogether, I have much gratitude for these items.

— Samantha Fontanella

I am thankful for my friends and family. My family a lot of support. If it wasn’t for them, i wouldn’t be alive. They also push me to do my best. They always told me never settle for less than my best. They took care of me when I was younger. I am thankful for my friends because they encourage me. In baseball after I hit my home run every one of my teammates were out at home base and waiting for me to get there. Once I got there, I got congratulated

— Devin Kaufman

I am most thankful for my parents, pets, my Aunt Sue, my sister, and my friends. My parents help me with my needs even if it’s out of their way. Then my pets give me unconditional love when I’m feeling down. Next I’m thankful for my Aunt Sue because she helps me when I need it. Also, I’m thankful for my sister Abbey because she is always there for me in the very darkest of times. Finally, I am most thankful for my friends because they are close and do everything with me if they like it or not.

— Daniel Williams

I am thankful for my family, friends, and coaches. Liam, Ryan, my mom, dad, and mammy help cheer me up when I am sad and hurt. The friends that I have are always there for me when i need them. The coaches that I have help me through my obstacles, encourage me to keep going, and they aren’t very fond of the word can’t. My family, friends, and coaches all together in different ways help me to continue doing what I love to do.

— Zoie McClellan

I am thankful for my family, food, friends, pets, and my home. I’m thankful for my family because they are just always there for me. Also I’m blessed for my friends. THey just always make me joyful and happy when I’m down in the dumps. I am pleased with the food I get it is just so nice. And my home it provides me with warmth when it’s cold out. I’m also contented with my pets they bring joy to the world and are just amazing. THat’s why I’m thankful for family, food, friends, pets, and my home.

— Cameron Dreibelbis

I am thankful for many things, but the most important ones are family, a house, and God. I feel this way because my family is always very loving and supportive, and they provide me with joy whenever I need it. My house gives me shelter from the weather, and provides me with somewhere to live. God is my Savior and has helped me through problems and hardships. He has so much mercy, affection, and forgiveness to offer. I know I can put all my trust and faith in Him. He is one key factor to the life I live today.

— Hannah Matish

I am thankful for many things such as my loving family, a stable food supply, my pets, a warm shelter, and friends. My loving family is always there for me when I need them most. A stable food supply helps me survive, and cures my hunger. My pets, such as my dog and cat, always cheer me up when I need to keep my mind occupied. My shelter keeps me warm and safe from dangerous things or people. And lastly, my friends, who are always up for something weird or funny to do. I am very appreciative of these things.

— Connor Oshall