Thanksgiving thoughts of thankfulness

Mrs. Diane Jordan, a kindergarten teacher at Conewago Elementary School, Northeastern School District, submitted these thoughts of thankfulness on Nov. 16, 2012. She wrote, “My students drew pictures and dictated stories to tell what they are thankful for.”

I am thankful for …

… my family because they are nice! — Reydee Brush

… my house because it has windows to look out. — Emily Deusenberry

… my mommy because she helps me do fun things. — Greyson Soderberg

… my sister because she plays with me. — Rachel Theodore

… Mrs. Jordan because she is a good teacher. — Emma Lohss

… Sophia because she is my best friend. — Simi Pearse

… my friends because they play with me. — Delilah Patterson

… my puppy because I like to play with puppies. — Mychael Dallmeyer

… helping my mom pick up trash because it keeps our house clean. — Steven Beck

… my mom and dad because they take care of me. — Bryson Neri

… playing because it is fun. — Cheyenne Blackwell

… my dog because I like playing with them. — Abby Childress

… my dog because she licks me. — Tyler Wales

… my cat because I like to play with her. — Tanner Estep

… getting books because my mom reads to me. — Masin Starner

… me because I like me. — Jeffrey Hernandez-Muniz

… school because I learn. — Sedona Schreibman

… a tent because I like to play in it. — Autumn Dill

… my big book because it has lots of stories. — Drake Emenheiser

… my mom and dad because they are taking me to Disney World. — Sophia Roman

… books because I like to read. — Bryler Poteet

… my mom because she gets me ready for school. — Zoe Cochran

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Thoughts of our Valentines

The kindergartners in Diane Jordan’s class at Conewago Elementary School, Northeastern School District, were thinking valentine thoughts. They drew someone they love and told about what makes them special.

I love …

… my mom because before school she gives me kisses. — Reese Barnard

… my brother because I don’t get to see him a lot. — Kylie Beard

… Daddy because I like to sleep with him. — Carter Bradley

… Mommy because she hugs me a lot of times. — Ryan Collazo

… Mom because my mom is always nice to me. — Buck Dentler

… Mommy because she feeds me food. — Keira Eichelberger

… Daddy because he cleans the basement. — Kourtney Garbarino

… Aaron because he makes me laugh when he makes that goat sound. — Andrew Kidwell

… Daddy because I play outside with him. — Billy Roelke

… Gannon because he helps me with puzzles whenever I need help. — Grant Schwalm

… Mommy because she plays games with me. — Kamden Sharp

… Daddy because he swims with me. — Brooke Shorts

… Grandma because she helps me do crafts. — Zakary Smith

… Mom because she loves me. — Zoe Wales

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Kindergartners are thankful

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Mrs. Diane Jordan, a kindergarten teacher at Conewago Elementary School, Northeastern School District, wrote, “My kindergarten told what they are most thankful for as we learn about Thanksgiving.”

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I am thankful for …

… my cats because they are funny. Socks always meows at my daddy. Reese Barnard

… my brother because he shares his toys with me. Kylie Beard

… my daddy because he lets me have healthy food. Carter Bradley

… my sister because she loves me. Ryan Collazo

… my family because Mommy could make me my supper. Buck Dentler

… my bed because I like to sleep on it. Keira Eichelberger

… food because I like it. Kourtney Garbarino

… my friends because they like to play with me and I like to play with them. Ethan Hurt

… my family because they play games with me. Andrew Kidwell

… my mommy because I like her. Billy Roelke

… my Pappy because he died and we put flowers on his grave. Grant Schwalm

… my family because they are nice to me. Kamden Sharp

… my mom because she buys me food. Brooke Shorts

… my mommy because I love her. When it’s my birthday she gets me really good presents. Zakary Smith

… my sister because she is nice to me. Zoe Wales

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What do you want to be?

Sept. 21, 2010
Diane Jordan, a kindergarten teacher at Conewago Elementary School, recently read “Now I’m Big,” by Margaret Miller, to her students. She then asked them, “What do you want to be when you grow up, and why?” These are their responses.

I want to be …

…a teacher because sometimes my mom is a teacher when my friend comes over. Katie Alexander

…a doctor so I can help the children. Erin Beale

…a dancer because I like to dance and sing. Madison Birgensmith

…a principal because when kids are bad I can call their parents. Zachary Bortner

…a construction worker to drive a Mud Dog (big truck). Hayden Brothers

…a veterinarian because I like pets. Morgan Burke

…a veterinarian because I like animals and I want to take care of them. Bailey Deusenberry

…a hunter because my dad hunts. Brennan Fry

…a Super Hero because I can fight bad guys and help people. Alonzo Garcia

…a zoo helper because I want to help the monkeys. Mikaylin Gause

…a cheerleader because I want to do the moves. Abigail McAlexander

…a gym teacher because we can jog. Brian McGarvey

…a teacher so I can push buttons on the computer. John Pitman

…a doctor because I want to work in a hospital like my mom. Anna Reichard

…a nurse because my mommy is a nurse. Aaminah Roberts

…a teacher because my mom is a pre-school teacher. Maria Rossetti

…a bus driver so I can bring kids to school. Kylee Shane

…a doctor because when people get sick I can give them medicine. Yadiel Soto

…a policeman so I can help the city. Ethan Straining

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Thankful kindergartners

Diane Jordan, a kindergarten teacher at Conewago Elementary, Northeastern School District, asked her students to draw pictures for Thanksgiving and then explain what they are thankful for. (Nov. 17, 2009)

I am thankful for …

… my dad because he plays with me. — Deven Reichert

… Mommy because she helps me put my socks on. — Kennedy Sharon

… my dad because he works and makes money. — Isaiah Foster

… my dog because he likes to play with me. — Holt Dallam

… my mom because when I am sick, she helps me feel better with my medicine. — Contessa Alessi-Sierra

… a pumpkin because you can make things out of it. — Owen Beshore

… my goldfish because he eats all the food that I give him. — Garrett Shultz

… my mom because she takes care of me. She helps me when I’m sick. — J.T. Frye

… my dog because I get to play with my dog. — Sammie McCoy

… my TV because my grandma gave it to me for my birthday. — Cole Eichelberger

… my dog because I can play with him. — Kade Kohler

… my mom because I like to take a walk with her. — Tyriq Weaver

… my dad because I love him. I like to play with him. — Hannah Herr

… my sister because she plays with me when she comes to visit. — Jaelin Crutchfield

… a turkey because I like eating turkeys. — Malakai Lopez

… my house because I like living in it. — Ashlyn Charleston

… my mommy and daddy because we go to church. — Jalen Overton

… my cat because I like to play with her. — Bryson Perryman

… my mom because she lets me go outside. — Taylor Carter

… the beach because we dig in the sand. — Evin Logan

… my dog because he licks me. — Cali Hyre

… my mom because she makes me feel better when I’m hurt. — Brooke Foulk

… my mom because she likes to make dinner and eat with me. — Lael Marshall

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Kindergartners are thankful

Diane Jordan asked her kindergarten students at Conewago Elementary School to write about things they are thankful for at Thanksgiving. (Nov. 18, 2008)

I am thankful for …

… my family because I like them. They give me food and toys. Madison Hartman

… my dog because I love him. He is my favorite pet and he can do tricks. Evan Gibbs

… my family because I love my family. Sometimes they make my bed for me. Antonio Williams

… my bed because I sleep. Branstin Shue

… my family because I like them. They make me dinner. Randy Frye

… my family because we like to hug each other. Kelly Emenheiser

… Grandma’s dog because I can play with him. Sam Albright

… my family because they play with me. Jayce Ritter

… food so I do not starve. Yhaya Alam

… my family because I like to have supper with them. Skyler Clapper

… my family because we play in the grass. Leah Miller

… shoes because I can wear them. Cameron McBride

… my family because they always read me books. Kayla Taylor

… my family because they put me to sleep. Wyatt Wertz

… clothes so I can dress. Tyler Fink

… my family because they play with me. Trent Morgan

… turkeys because they make noise. Amber Herr

… my family because I like to have family time. Cassidie Crebs

… pumpkins because we like to carve them. Gannon Schwalm

… my family because they help me and take care of me. Chloe Obermeier

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