Classroom Spotlight: Rollins Place Elementary School _lowres

Photo provided by Jennifer Marangos -- Rollins Place Elementary first-graders in Susan Jullens' class and second-graders in Casey Greggs’ classroom in first row, from left, are Wyatt Smith, Sophia Galindo, Jedidyah Barnes, Ally Brown, Zaccary Sargent, Dylan Bell, Alexander Dunn, Allyson Atkins, Mckenzie Harrell and Jamie White; second row, Branson Burnette, Delaney Givens, Serenity Price, Trenyah Jarrell, Breanna Hernandez, Matthew Holden, Braden Ballard, Lawson Guilbeau, Shyla Ellzey and Bryce Watts; third row, Peyton Chambers, Dinealya Edwards, Rhyan Rosenbach, Hayden Merritt, Jaila Matthews, James King, Chaselin Freeman, Kaliyah Allen, Ashlyn Hodges, Katelyn Veillon, Summer Dorsey and Kenny Walker; and fourth row, Alex Coleman, David Green, Jniya Graham, Asia Turner, Norjuan Johnson, KeAri Stewart, Cynthia Johnson, Angel Harper, Tyler Matthews, Jeremiah Smith and Aubri Scott.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Zachary Advocate & Plainsman asked first-graders in Susan Jullens’ classroom and second-graders in Casey Greggs’ classroom at Rollins Place Elementary School, “What are you most thankful for?”

Some of the students’ answers are as follows:

  • KALIYAH ALLEN: I am thankful for family and friends. They are important. They help me with homework and school work.
  • ALLYSON ATKINS: I’m thankful for veterans and God and family. I’m thankful for veterans because they help our country, and I’m thankful for God because he is kind. I am thankful for my family because they help me.
  • BRADEN BALLARD: I am thankful for doctors and God. Also, the holidays because I love the holidays. I love Christmas. I love Halloween. I love Thanksgiving. Also, the whole universe.
  • DYLAN BELL: I am thankful for God and doctors because if you didn’t have doctors you’ll die. I’m also thankful for God. If we didn’t have God, you will not exist.
  • SKYE BRIGNAC: I am thankful for everyone’s life and my mom and my dad, my pets, my brother, my friends, the veterans and Thanksgiving. I love sharing with others. I love my family and Jesus and God. Without God, nobody or nothing would exist. I love the veterans that have served in war.
  • ALLY BROWN: I’m thankful for my house and Jesus because if I didn’t have a house we would not be protected. If we didn’t have Jesus, we would not be alive.
  • BRANSON BURNETTE: I am thankful for my pet and church because it’s fun playing with pets and it is fun at church.
  • PEYTON CHAMBERS: I am thankful for school and food. Because if I did not have school, I would not know anything. If I did not have food, I would starve.
  • KEVIN CLARK:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color I am thankful for food and family.
  • ALEX COLEMAN: I am thankful for my house and my food that I eat because if you didn’t have a house you’re not going to be dry or warm. I am also thankful for the soldiers fighting World War I and II.
  • SUMMER DORSEY: I am thankful for my family and friends because my family helps me with my homework and gives me food. Some people do not have parents at all. I love friends because they play with me and some people do not have friends at all.
  • ANASTASIA DOVE: I am thankful for my family and because they love me. I love them more, especially God.
  • ALEXANDER DUNN: I am thankful for friends, family and the American flag. My family feeds me food. The American flag protects our country.
  • DINEALYA EDWARDS: I am thankful for Jesus and school because if we didn’t have Jesus we wouldn’t be here. If we didn’t have any schools we wouldn’t know anything.
  • SHYLA ELLZEY:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color I am thankful for family and friends because they make me smile, and they are fun to play with.
  • CHASELIN FREEMAN: I am thankful for my friends and whole family because they help me. They are nice to me and when I’m sad and come and play with me. I have a clubhouse in my backyard. It has a slide, swings and pogo stick. We sneak candy in there. It is so much fun.
  • SOPHIA GALINDO: I am thankful for baton and pets. I am thankful for my pets because I miss them so much. When I had pets, I loved them very much but then they died. It was very sad, very, very sad. I’m thankful for my baton because I love baton very much and I love twirling my baton. My baton has blue sparkly tape and a little bit of black tape. In baton, we have numbers and my number is 6. We gets a water break. We only get some water.
  • DELANEY GIVENS:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color I am thankful for God and Jesus because they watch over me, my family and my friends because they love my family and my friends. I am thankful for Miss Greggs and Miss Jullens and all teachers in the world.
  • JNIYA GRAHAM: I am thankful for my family and soldiers because if we didn’t have soldiers we won’t have food. Thank you, for your services. Thank you, for my family because if we won’t have a mom and dad, who would take care of us?
  • DAVID GREEN: I am thankful for my mom and my brother and homes and water and my family and God and my teachers and my pet and my life and friends and summer.
  • ANGEL HARPER: I am thankful for America and family and friends, church, food and water and veterans because without veterans there will be wars everywhere and without food we can get sick and die.
  • MCKENZIE HARRELL:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color I am thankful for family and friends because if we didn’t have family we wouldn’t have food. If we didn’t have friends we wouldn’t have help.
  • BREANNA HERNANDEZ:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color I’m thankful for my family and American girl doll.
  • ASHLYN HODGES: I am thankful for food and family because of we did not have a family how would we survive?
  • MATTHEW HOLDEN:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color I am thankful for my family because we buy food to live. I’m thankful for veterans because they don’t give up and lose.
  • RYDER HOLLIS: I am thankful for my family and my pets. I am also thankful for the soldiers and the teachers.
  • TRENYAH JARRELL: I’m thankful for God, teachers, the president and water, the world, America, the American flag, mom, sister, food, school, life and veterans. I’m thankful for those things because of my life and without veterans we wouldn’t be free.
  • NORJUAN JOHNSON:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color I am thankful for my home because I need to keep my home safe. I’m thankful for my school because I want to graduate from my school.
  • JAMES KING: I am thankful for God, family and friends because God is with you, your family is over you and your friends are nice.
  • TYLER MADISON:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color I am thankful for God and food because if we didn’t have food we would die and we would be starving to death. If we didn’t have God we would not be here right now.
  • JAILA MATTHEWS: I am thankful for food and water because if the people did not have food and water the people on Earth would not live. They will die.
  • HAYDEN MERRITT:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color I am thankful for my family and friends because I love my family and like my friends.
  • GRANT NABORS: I am thankful for the Army and soldiers because they save our country.
  • BRYCE NAQUIN:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color I am thankful for God and Jesus because they are watching after you and me.
  • SERENITY PRICE: I am thankful for God and church because God loves us and keeps us safe. I love church because God loves us. I love him because he helps me learn math.
  • RHYAN ROSENBACH:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color I am thankful for food and family because if we did not have food and our family we would not be born by now. If we did not have food we would be starving right now.
  • ZACCARY SARGENT: I am thankful for my friends and family because I care about people. I like to pick up peoples stuff when they drop their stuff.
  • AUBRI SCOTT:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color I am thankful for my car and my home, my world, food with family and veterans because if you did not have veterans we would not be safe and the world is going to have a bad place.
  • JEREMIAH SMITH: I am thankful for my cousins and life because I love them.
  • WYATT SMITH: I am thankful for my friends and family because I love my family. I also like my friends.
  • KEARI STEWART: I am thankful for food and God because if we didn’t have food then we will starve and probably die. If we didn’t have God then we won’t have a store and everything we have now.
  • ASIA TURNER: I am thankful for school and food and water because people do not have food and water.
  • KATELYN VEILLON: I am thankful for my school because I can learn math and reading and thankful for the soldiers because they protect people and they help others when they get hurt.
  • KENNY WALKER:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color I am thankful for my family because they are with me. I am thankful for my Earth because if I didn’t have an Earth I would not be alive.
  • BRYCE WATTS: I am thankful for the Earth and Jesus because you wouldn’t be alive right now, and Jesus sacrificed his life for ours.
  • MALIYAH WEBB: I am thankful for God and Jesus and my home. I’m thankful for God and Jesus because they keep us safe and healthy.
  • JAMIE WHITE: I am thankful for God and Jesus because God made us in Bethlehem. He could heal us and make us feel better.