When 9-year-old Addi Dixon was asked by her third-grade teacher to make a list of things for which she is thankful, she knew exactly what to include.

"I'm thankful for football," Miss Dixon said, adding her family is divided when it comes to NFL football. "My family is for the Redskins, and the other side of my family likes the Cowboys."

Miss Dixon was among a group of first-, second- and third-grade students at Grace Community School in Tyler to participate in the Thanksgiving assignment to write and create pictures depitures to represent their blessings. 

Second grade student, Alexander Egana said he is thankful for his trampoline, soccer ball and his mother's job.

"I am thankful for when my mom reaches a new level on her job, she gets a new car," said Egana. "I'm thankful for the mashed potatoes that I get to eat, and I'm thankful for all the drinks, so that I do not get dehydrated."

Many of the students said they were looking forward to their Thanksgiving break from school and the chance to spend extra time with their families.

First grade student Dylan Small said he was thankful for his life and everything that goes into sustaining it.

"I'm thankful for food, oxygen and blood ... and food," Small said. "I have many blessings; I am thankful for oxygen, because I wouldn't be living on this Earth."

Grace Community School Principal Jennifer Dozier, said the Thanksgiving letter assignment is intended to help the students realize what they have to be grateful for, no matter what it is.

According to Mrs. Dozier, this will continue to be an annual assignment each year before Thanksgiving break at Grace Community School.

"It's just to cultivate a heart of gratitude and to see what the Lord blesses them with," Mrs. Dozier said. "I was proud of their work and thought they did a really good job."

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SOME OF THE LETTERS & DRAWINGS INCLUDE

Grace Community School

 

Mrs. Shield's first grade class

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for my dog because he is a German Shepard. Also I am thankful for my mom and dad and sister. 

- Hunter Lopez

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for Jesus Christ because He died on the cross. Also I am thankful for my family.

- Parker Dean

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for my mommy and daddy because thay are so nice to me. Also I am thankful for my dog because he takes good care of me.

 - Claire (Cavalier)

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for my family because God made them. Also I am thankful for my friends because God made them.

 - Gercaleb

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for oxygen because we wouldn't be living on earth. Also, I am thankful for my blood or I would not be on this earth.

- Dylan

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for God because He made us. Also He made the earth.

- Cason

 

I have many blesings. I am thankful for God because he loves me. Also I am thankful for friends because I love my friends.

- Anonymous

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful that I go to a school that worships the one true God. Also I am thankful he loves me.

- Katie

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for heavan because it's a place for me. Also the earth because I live on it and it's my home.

- Bo Devinney 

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for my friends because God gave me them. I hope my family is also going to be thankful.

- Ruby Clark

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for God because He made me. Also, I am thankful for Jesus because I can pray to him. 

- Abbie

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for my family because they are kind. Also I am thankful for food because God made it.

- Kash

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for God because I love Him. Also, I am thankful for my family because they are nice.

- Ava Simone Ahn 

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for my cat because he is cute. Also I am thankful for God because he is kind.

- Bradie

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for God because His son died. Also, I am thankful for Jesus.

- Sam Jenz 

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for friends and family because I love them. Also, I am thankful for God because I love Him.

- Cooper

 

I have many blessings! I am thankful for Jesus because he did save us all! Also I am thankful for God because he loves us all!

- Addy

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for my family because they love me. Also I am thankful for my friends because I can play with them.

- Bailey

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for family because they are somebody to watch over me. Also I am thankful for friends because I need somebody to play with.

- Hudson Baith

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for my family because I love my mom and dad. Also I'm thankful for my frend Ozzie because he is very special to me.

- Conner Chaney 

 

I have many blessings. I am thankful for my family because I love them. Also I am thankful for my friends because I like to play with them. 

- Jayden

 

 

MRS. BRANDT'S SECOND-GRADE CLASS

I'm thankful for a free country and my church. I'm thankful for God and Jesus Christ, because He died on the cross for me. I'm thankful for my family. I'm thankful that God loves me. I'm thankful for school and for everone.

- Monroe Gaddis

 

I am thankful for a good family that loves me. I am thankful for my friends that play with me. I am thankful for Jesus how died on the cross. I am thankful for a wonderful teacher Mrs. Brandt. I am thankful for a big strong house. I am thankful for my do and my sister. I am thankful for everything.

- Parker Jo Johnston

 

I am thankful for God and Jesus Christ, because he died for me. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for clothes, shelter and food. I am thankful for my church and my teacher (Mrs. Brandt.)

- Zach

 

I'm thankful for my teachers and Christian school. I'm thankful for America because we are a free country. I'm thankful for Jesus Christ because He died on the cross to save us.

- Caleb Poisson

 

I'm thankful for God the father and church. I'm thankful for food and shelter. I'm thankful for family and the miracles that God performs.

- Nathan Power

 

I am thankful for my family and animals. I'm thankful for my teachers and Christian School.

- Jocelyn Roberts

 

I'm thankful for God. I'm thankful for my family. I'm thankful for shelter. I'm thankful for food. I'm thankful for the U.S.A army. I'm thankful for a church. I'm thankful that we have a school. I'm thankful that we have toys.

- Caleb

 

I am thankful for God and Jesus Christ, because He died on the cross for me. I'm thankful for clothes, food and shelter. I'm thankful for a free country. I'm thankful that God loves me. I'm thankful for my church where I can worship God. I'm thankful for the Bible.

- Emerson Evans

 

I am thankful for are dogs and cats. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for food, school, drink. I am thankful for my rabbit. I am thankful for Christian school. I am thankful for my church. I am thankful for my mom and dad. I am thankful for God and Jesus Christ because He died on the cross for us. I am thankful for America.

- Jack Clark

 

I am thankful for my family. I'm thankful for clothes, shelter and food. I'm thankful for the army that keeps us safe. I'm thankful for the money to go to school. I'm thankful for my church where I can worship God. I'm thankful for my teacher Mrs. Brandt. I'm thankful for a free country.

- Addison Eli

 

I'm thankful for God and Jesus Christ. I am thankful for clothes and shelter, and brothers, I'm thankful for worshiping God, I am thankful for eyes. I am thankful for Mrs. Brandt, and school, and that I can read, and for my mom and dad.

- Parker Jane Estes 

 

I am thankful for God because he died on the cross for our sins. I am thankful for family and clothes. I am thankful for the army because they keep us safe. I am thankful for a free country and life. I am thankful for shelter and food. I am thankful for school and teachers. I am thankful for friends and church. I am thankful for pets because they're fun.

- Joe Townend 

 

I am thankful for a family shelter and food. I am thankful for the army, free country and my teacher Mrs. Brandt. I am thankful for God and a school to learn at.

- Aubrey Felton

 

I am thankful for God and Jesus Christ, because He died on the cross for me. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for clothes and shelter. I am thankful for my animals. I am thankful for the army that keeps us safe. I am thankful for a free country. I am thankful for America. I am thankful that God loves me. I am thankful for miracles God performs.

- Scarlett

 

I am thankful for God and Jesus Christ because, Jesus died on the cross for me. I'm thankful for my family, shelter and clothes. I'm thankful for the men and women who keep our country safe and a free country, America. I'm thankful for food because, other people in the world who don't have food. I'm thankful that God loves me, His word, and His house. I'm thankful for my teacher and Christian schools.

- Brady 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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