So Many Things To Be Thankful For

By Karin S.

On Thanksgiving, we celebrate what we are thankful for including things, family and friends. Here are some of the things that students and teachers of Richardson Middle School are thankful for in addition to family and friends.

“I am thankful for my teachers, because they teach me how to do stuff,” said Sixth Grader Sydney M.

“I am thankful for my gymnastics, because without it I would not be in love with this sport,” said Sixth Grader Ciara R.

“I am thankful for a great school, because our school has great teachers and students,” Eighth Graders Brittany L. and Amanda M.

“I am thankful for my environment because, without it I would not be the person I am today,” said Eighth Grader Marta M.

“I am thankful for a roof over my head, because some people don’t have any shelter,” said Eighth Grader Michael Q.

“I am thankful for dance, because dance is my hobby,” said Seventh Grader Claudia B.

“I am thankful for books, because I love to read books,” said Eighth Grader Trajan M.

“I am thankful for my house and the money I’ve ever owned,” said Sixth Grader Daniel D.

“I am thankful to be able to see the ocean each and every day,” said Assistant Principal Justine Lang.

“I am thankful for a full time job teaching Algebra,” said Math Teacher Jessica Rodriguez.

“I am thankful for a safe place to live and work.  I am also thankful for each and every one of my students because they teach me so much,” said ELA Teacher Leslie Bezich.

“I am thankful to be teaching at RMS with all of the wonderful people here,” said LACOE Teacher Caren Stiffel.

“I am thankful for still having a job which is interesting every day and that I work with fun and positive people.  I am grateful that my daughter is safe even though she is in Israel where hostilities have broken out,” said Social Studies Teacher Kristl Holtz.

“I am thankful to live in a country where a quality education is free to all students, and I have the honor of being part of the education of some of them,” said Science and Math Teacher Lisa Vaona-Case.

“This year I’m thankful for being employed. As the times are hard for many people out there, I’m fortunate to have an opportunity to not only have a job, but a job I love.  Who can ask for a job better than working and teaching kids?” said PE Teacher Lauren Kamiyama.

“I am thankful to have a great school to work in,” said PE Teacher Jeff Oden.

“I am thankful for spending my days in a job I adore. Every day is a new day with new faces, stories to tell and always much laughter. How lucky am I?,” said Social Studies Teacher Elaine Richmond.

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