Saturday, October 4, 2008

My Wish for America

At school this week the faculty put up a bulletin board in the lobby called "Our Wish for America." We asked all the students to write their wish for America on a red, white, or blue star. The purpose of this is to promote the up-coming elections, with the idea that if the parents see how much their kids understand about our country, it would encourage them to vote, or to get registered to vote.

Here is a picture of the board.

Here are some of the things the students wrote as their Wish for America. Students from Kindergarten all the way to 5th grade participated. I gathered a short list of some of the thoughts that stood out to me. Some were the typical "kid" thoughts, but some were very profound for kids of this age group.

The "fun" ideas:
  • Everybody should have a race car.
  • Everyone would get to go to Chuck-E-Cheese.
  • Everyone could have a dog.
  • Everyone could have a skateboard.

The "profound" ideas:

  • I wish no one would get cancer.
  • I wish that everyone could work.
  • I wish that nobody had to be homeless.
  • I wish the gas prices would go down. (See, even kids notice things!)
  • I wish that everyone could learn to read.
  • I wish that all children get a good education.
  • I wish there were no drugs or alcohol.

There were plenty of others that were just as meaningful, but my absolute favorite said I wish that everyone would obey God!

Whew! Some of these were written by the little kids. Sometimes I don't think people realize just how much kids understand. If you aren't registered to vote, I urge you to do it. Our state's deadline is October 10th. That's just a few days away, if you want your voice to be heard on November 4th.

What is your wish for America?


Pam said...

My wish for America comes from 2 Chron 7:14...

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

Heather said...

You have a wonderful talent. I have always said that teachers have the most important job.

Kimberly said...

I can't take credit for this one. This was created by other staff members, and then everyone participated...but thanks!