Thursday, October 6, 2011

We Are Thankful

Today we talked about some of the things we are thankful for...

I'm thankful for food and water. -Lindsay, Peyton
I'm thankful for toys. -Sydney H
I'm thankful for recess. -Sam
I'm thankful for tv and my bed. -Olivia
School! -Kendall
That we have clean water to drink. -Kaspir
For our houses. -Rhianna
I'm thankful for our beds. -Alexander
Our familes, food and water. -Ashley
For all of the toys that we have. -Tristan
I'm thankful for brothers and sisters to play with. -Sydney R
My home and friends. -Cameron
Thankful for families because some kids don't have dads or moms or aunties or uncles. -Jonathon
I'm thankful for my family and food. -Madeline
My family. -Jolene
My Mom and Dad. -Taylor
I'm thankful for my family and friends. -Cole
For clothes. -Jadyn
Toys. -Aaron
I love my Mom and Dad. -Nicholas
My Mom and Dad. -Brandon
For other countries. I wish there was more food for people there. -Aliegha
I'm thankful for the stuff that our parents do for us. -Rylee
I'm thankful for my food. -Tyson

This morning I was away at a professional development session hosted by Free the Children. It was and incredibly inspiring morning. Free The Children believes in a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. They empower young people to become active local and global citizens and to move their thinking from "Me" to "We".
This year our school has been accepted to participate in the We Schools program. That means that throughout the year we will support children in organizing and implementing change projects, and that some of our grade 5 and 6 students will be able to participate in "We Day" at the MTS Centre in November. I am very excited to see what kind of change the students of Dr Hamilton can make!
As I was sat in the session listening and watching the people from Free the Children talk about their experiences, I couldn't help but think about how grateful I am for all that I have. I hope that you take some time to visit the Free the Children and We Day sites and take a moment to thing about how you can change the world. Happy Thanksgiving.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope everyone enjoyed a fun-filled Thanksgiving long weekend...and ate lots of turkey (but not Albuquerque Turkey!) and trimmings! It sounds like all the students had an opportunity to reflect on the blessings they have in their lives to be thankful for!! (Mrs. Barnes)