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One of our writing projects last week was about "Christmas Wishes." I asked my First Grade students to write about their Christmas wishes for people of the whole world. If they had the power to make a real difference in the world, like President Obama or other world leaders, what would their wishes be?
As I was proof-reading their stories I had tears in my eyes. The depth of the caring and empathy, from six and seven year olds, was amazing and humbling. I knew that I had to share their stories.
Some wrote about sickness:
Some wrote about wanting peace in the world:
Some wrote about hunger and homelessness:
One child wrote, "I wish that kindness would spread all over the world so that no one would feel sad anywhere."
Well done first graders! I think many world leaders could learn a lot from you. Merry Christmas!