BALDWIN — Fifth grade students in Stephanie Spencer’s and Brian Prtichard’s classrooms are feeling thankful. Several students shared their reasons to be greatful; 

  • “I am thankful for my family because they support me and my brother. What I am also thankful for is friends that help me in class. I am thankful for my teachers Mrs. Spencer and Mr. Pritchard, for a house and clothes, the water I drink and the food I eat. I have a couple things still I am thankful for. One is my mom getting a job. The second thing is my R.I.I. teacher, because she helps us with division.” Mackenzie Sisson
  • “I am thankful for a roof over my head so I don’t freeze in the winter time. I am thankful for electronic devices at Crystal Wheeler’s house. I am thankful for Sage, Charlie and Bella. I am thankful for vehicles so I can go to my friends Alyssa and Rylea’s house. I am thankful for water so I can swim in Alyssa’s pool. I am thankful for education so I can get a good job when I grow up. I am thankful for my mom because she said that when I am 18 I can do whatever I want like dye my hair purple with blue stripes. She also said I could be whatever I want or wear what I want.” Selena Knight
  • “I am thankful for freedom, and everyone in the country and states. If we didn’t have freedom people, would be enslaved and it would be hurtful and damaging. People fought for our country and people are still fighting today, helping children. Everyone is helping children and lives.” Raylynn Adams
  • “I am thankful for my friends and family because they are nice to me and I also have dogs. Their names are Bella, a poodle, and Sage, a pit bull and Charlie, a St. Bernard. I am thankful for my friend’s mom who lets me spend the night at their house.” Alyssa Huiex
  • “I am thankful for family and friends; for technology and education. I am thankful for toys and houses; for free school, food and clothes. I am thankful for jobs and sports. I am thankful for government and books; for freedom and America; for water and games, pens and pencils. I am thankful for pop and juice, paper and metal. I am thankful for candy and plastic and for every living thing on earth.” Caleb Gill
  • “I am thankful for God because he gave us life, luck and hope. He’s the only God and are friend and father. Everybody in the Bible stories God gave hope. God gave us family and gave us light and forgiveness. He gave us weather.” Charles Hill II
  • “I am thankful for my family, hunting, fishing, eating and spending time with family. I am thankful for taking the time to have Thanksgiving.” Gavin Wemple
  • “I am thankful for having laws or the world would be in crisis. I am thankful for having family and for friends, or else I would be bored and so would other people. I am thankful for parents to have jobs or we would not have the things we have today. I am thankful for having candy or else others would not be sweet. I am thankful for teachers because if there were no teachers I would not have the knowledge I have now.” James Cooper III
  • “I am thankful for my mom because she helps me with things and without my mom I would not be born. I am glad she was there. She is loving and caring, feeds me and buys me clothes. I am thankful for teachers and education. Without education we would not even be able to have electricity or be able to make a house. I am thankful for food because without it we would starve to death.” Brandon Jencks
  • “I am thankful for my family and for God, school and life on earth. We should take care of the earth and make the world a better place. I am also thankful for my friends and the whole world and everything on it. I love our world and am thankful for the whole universe and you should be too.” Isabella King
  • “I am thankful for my mom and dad, for my life, for a house to live in and clothes to wear. I am thankful for police to protect us and God to guide us. I am thankful for school, food, family, my birthday, Jesus Christ, friends, teachers and everything I have in my life.” Javon Hawkins
  • “I am thankful for my family, friends and life. I am thankful for these things and more because if I did not have life I would not be living. I am thankful for family because if I did not have family I would have no clothes, shelter, food, warmth and I mean a lot more. Oh yes, and if I did not have friends I would have no fun with parties, sleepovers, no one to play with or hang out with. These are some of the things I am thankful for in my life and every day, every second and every minute. Also, what are you thankful for today? Happy Thanksgiving.” Naomi Robinson“I am thankful for my parents because I have a roof over my head, clothes on my body and shoes on my feet. I am thankful for food and for my family loving me with all their heart. I am thankful for my school because it helps make me smarter. I am thankful for my friends because they have my back when I’m down and they make me happy. I am thankful for my hair because it keeps my head warm. I am thankful for being alive because life is great. I am thankful for Thanksgiving because we have food, and I like food. I am thankful for my coach because he helps me learn basketball.” A’Reecia Thies
  • “I am thankful for my family and my friends because they are always nice. They are always by my side and we always have fun. I also go a lot of places and we like to buy lots of stuff. I also like McDonald’s. This is coming from a true thankful heart,” Matthew Buchanan, Jr.
  • “I am thankful for my brother who went to college and has a job. I am thankful for my family. They help me with schoolwork and baseball and basketball. They tell me to not give up. I am thankful for the soldiers that were in the war. Many lives were lost and their family didn’t want them to die. They didn’t have to go in the war and die. I am thankful for everything, everyone and mostly life. If no one lived today no one would be thankful for anything. Everyone should be thankful for something like mom and dads.” Daisy Simmons