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Heard Around School: Oak Creek Elementary

Oak Creek students and staff voice their thoughts on thankfulness, snow, superheroes and gifts


“I would give kids a safe place to live, so they don’t have to go through a difficult childhood.”

— Mohnish Judge, fifth-grader

“Books, because I like them, and I like to read them.”

— Sahasra Mukkamala, first-grader

“If I could, I would give every child that time with their parents without interruptions: no phone, no iPad, no TV — just time.”

— Principal Lilian Sarlos

If you could be a superhero, who would you be?

“Superman. ... He can fly. He’s really strong and he’s really helpful.”

— Brett Goodall, fifth-grader

“I think if I could be any superhero, I would be (Felicia) the Friendship Fairy. She helps people learn to be friends and maintain friends and be together. ... I just want people to be happy.”

— K.T. Emerson, kindergarten teacher

What are you most thankful for?

“I’m grateful for my mom and dad sending me to school, and they help me with my homework, and they really help me a lot.”

— Nidhi Mukkamala, fourth-grader

“I’m thankful for my dog — (Ruby) is very sweet — and my family.”

— Isobel Kremer, fifth-grader

“I am thankful to have a really good family and to have a house to live in.”

— Julia Yazhari, fifth-grader

What do you like the most about winter?

“First of all, I like Christmas because I get presents, and I also like sledding in the snow and playing with snow and snowball fights.”

— Misaki Tanabe, fifth-grader

“I like snow and building snowmen and going on vacation.”

— Sarah Novitsky, fifth-grader



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