Reporter Staff Report

We asked Glen Rose Elementary School first-graders to tell us this year what they're thankful for on Thanksgiving. Students in the classes taught by Debbie Cathey, Lisa Cox, Areli De Reza, Miranda Funderburg, Celeste Parrish and Connie Skiles participated.

Their responses will inspire and maybe even surprise you. Kids have a way of cutting to the heart of the most important things.

We give thanks for these children — and for reminding us of all we have to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. — Kathryn Jones, Managing Editor

I am thankful for the school because the school gives food to us. The school keeps us healthy so we can go to school. — Sevannah Castillo

I am thankful for my little baby sister because she is gentle. — Adam Beltran

I am thankful for my mom because she is nice to me. I am thankful for God because he gave me life. —

Isabella

I am thankful for my house because other people do not have houses. I am thankful for my dog because he protects me. — Parker

I am thankful for my mom and dad because my dad bought these pj's and my mom buys me a lot clothes. I am thankful for the lunch ladies because they give us food. — Unsigned

I am thankful for my mom. She feeds me the yummiest cheese on Earth. —Haylei Godfrey

I am thankful for my baby brother. I am thankful for God. I am thankful for Jesus. — DeShawn Magana

I am thankful to be able to breathe. I am also thankful for God. I am also thankful for my family. — Sidney

I am thankful for God and Jesus and cat and dogs and horses and friends and food you eat. — Sadie Diaz

I am thankful for my family. I am grateful for my friends. I am lucky to have Mrs. Cox. — Addelynn Lumpkins

I am thankful for my world. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for my friends. I am grateful for my grandma. I am thankful for kids. — Grace Palmer

I am thankful for food. I am grateful for families. I am lucky to have a place to live. — Joseph Talavera

I love my mom because she stays home when dad goes to work. — Conner Homriahaus

I am thankful for parents because we need food. — Gage Cathey

I am thankful for my flag. — Myah Hembree

I am thankful for my clothes because for you can wear it. — Delaila Gomez

I am thankful for my home. I am thankful for my freedom. I am thankful for turkey. — Evan

I am thankful for my home. I am thankful for my friend Melaina. I am thankful for my friend. — Unsigned

I am thankful for my food and for my dad and mom and sister and brother and cousin and people and God. — Unsigned

I am thankful for mommy and daddy. I am thankful for toys. I am thankful for my sisters. — Matthew

I am thankful for my mom. I am thankful for my brother. I am thankful for my dad. — Haylee

I am thankful for my mom and dad. I am thankful for Jesus. I am thankful for my baby brother. — Carolina

I am thankful for Jesus. I am thankful for dogs. I am thankful for my grandma. — Jade

I am thankful for Jesus. I am thankful for the country. I am thankful for the world. I am thankful for my cousin. I am thankful for my aunt. — Jesus

I am thankful for my food. I am thankful for my brother. I am thankful for my mom and dad. — Tracy

I am thankful for Jesus. I am thankful for my dog. I am thankful for my sister. — (Name unreadable)

I am thankful for my country. I am thankful for Jesus. I am thankful for my mom and dad. I am thankful. — Melaina Rodriguez

I am thankful for my mom and dad. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for my cousin and brother and sister. I am thankful for friends and my grandma. I am thankful for my grandpa. — Mar Braylio

I am thankful for my mommy. I am thankful for my brother. I am thankful for my daddy. — Avery

I am thankful for my friends. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for Texas. I am thankful for my life. — Austin Woolard