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What are Kindergartners thankful for? It's not what you think.

15 Things My Kindergarten Students Are Thankful For

15 Things My Kindergarten Students Are Thankful For

For the sake of anonymity, I shall identify my students only by the first letter of their names. I sat with them and asked them each what they were most thankful for. When you take time to sit with four and five year olds and really listen to what they have to say you’ll find they …

What are Kindergartners thankful for? It's not what you think.
What are Kindergartners thankful for? It's not what you think.

For the sake of anonymity, I shall identify my students only by the first letter of their names. I sat with them and asked them each what they were most thankful for. When you take time to sit with four and five year olds and really listen to what they have to say you’ll find they have a wisdom that might surprise you. Here is their list in no particular order.

(Spoiler: Toys and Electronics never make the cut)

P is a well-dressed little guy. He likes to hug when he isn’t creating some of the greatest Kindergarten art of all time. “I’m thankful for when I get to come to school.”

L has a shock of curly blonde hair and is as soft as he appears tough. He’s had a rough go but that won’t stop him from telling me: “I’m thankful for Nanny and Nanny is thankful for me.”

S is a gorgeous child. Striking, some would say. She doesn’t say much but is always thinking. “I’m thankful for my mom’s baby in her belly.”

J is quiet and pensive. He dislikes attention but loves his friends. He is always smiling and laughing. “I am thankful for my best friend, T.”

C should just get an agent right now because she is so adorable. In her sweet, squeaky little voice she said: “I am thankful that my Mommy can do good bows.”

E loves to collect owls. He is smart beyond his years and an extremely stylish dresser. “I am thankful for all the owls in the world and the ones in my bedroom, too.”

R has long curly locks and considers everyone a best friend. She is always helping others and using her smile to cheer up classmates. “I’m thankful for my mom and my dad and Pete the Cat.”

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T is serious. She takes the business of school as something not to be toyed with. It’s kind of adorable when a little one feels so strongly about her education. “I am thankful for my Mama and You.”

K is shy. It took weeks for her to warm up, but now she feels like an important member of our class. “I’m thankful for my food in my belly.”

T is cool. He is friendly, and likable and a great help for the class. “I am thankful for my brother but not my sister.”

S is confident. She could likely run the class as well herself. “I am thankful for my bedroom so I can have somewhere to sleep.”

C is new to our class. He is coming out of his shell and is a great addition to our little family. “I am thankful for Kindergarten.”

F is precious. She looks over her little glasses at you and you want to scoop her up and put her in your pocket. “I am thankful for my mom’s good heart.”

C is caring. He is always looking to be of help. The other students have learned to go to him when in need. He is a natural. “I am thankful for my chocolate milk.”

L is inspiring. She doesn’t use words to communicate…yet. She uses her great big and beautifully expressive eyes. Her eyes told me, “I am thankful for my helper.”

What are you thankful for?

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