The best day of my life would make me cry.
My cousin, Ivan, really helped me when I was five. My dad got really sick, and with my mom always at the hospital with him, Ivan took care of me, and I really looked up to him. Last year, he died in combat. He in combat for four years, and in his last year, he was shot.
If I saw him again, I would start crying and just run into his arms, telling him to never leave again. It would be in the mall, and he’d have a beard and long hair, and man, that would seriously be the best day of my life.
—Orlando from Ojeda Middle School
My Name is Bob
I live in a small house. I get paid a fortune for playing the piano. I am in a band with my friends. I have about three-hundred-fifty friends, but only thirteen of them are in my band. When I have enough money, I will buy a house with thirty rooms. But I am not the most famous player. I wish I was.
It is really fun playing the piano. I really admire Beethoven. He is really awesome. Sometimes, but only sometimes, I lie. Usually, it’s when I want my brother’s money.
—Nathan, from Blake Manor Elementary
I am happy because I am wearing blue jeans. I am happy that China is on earth.
I am happy because we have water.
My sister has hair like the sun.
Do you feel happy because of the sky?
—Brandon from Creedmor Elementary
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