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Motivational Gifts for Children

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Welcome to Anna’s Friends!

My name is Anna Renee Riley — the one with the jump rope — and I really like having lots of friends. That’s part of my gift! Mr. Henderson, our second and third grade school teacher told us we are all born with gifts from God that help us help others. They’re called motivational gifts. Mine is the longest word–facilitator. 

I have an older sister named Samantha – Sam for short. She’s four years older than me–she’s almost 12 year’s old– and we get along most of the time. Growing up is hard though now because she has her own set of friends and we don’t hang out as much as we used to when we were both going to elementary school. But that’s okay. My favorite color is PURPLE!

Mr. H., that’s short for Mr. Henderson, is really nice but, he knows I don’t like science and math so he makes it hard for me. I think sometimes he grades me low to make me work harder because he knows I don’t like making low grades.

annaforwebsiteOn top of that, Mr. H. gave us HOMEWORK over the summer between second and third grade. Can you BELIEVE that? I wrote all about it in my first book: The Assignment. Here’s how that went down … it was the last day of second grade and we were all really ready to go home for the summer. Then, Mr. H. said, “Class, I know that it’s been a tough year and you’re all ready for summer vacation.” Cheers filled the classroom. “Well I don’t want to put a damper on your plans but, I’ve decided that I’m going to give you some homework to prepare you for the third grade.” Boy were we mad. Moans and groans replaced the excitement that moments earlier filled the air.

Daniel, he’s my neighbor, asked Mr. H., “Homework during summer vacation? What’s up with that?.”

“Hold on now. It’s not what you think.” Mr. H. had a lot of explaining to do.

“What kind of teacher gives homework during the summer? I’m gonna write about this in my newsletter!”, I told him after I jumped up from my desk and sat on top of it crossing my arms in defiance. The entire class was on my side and more boos and groans filled the air.

“Wait a minute. You don’t even know what the assignment is yet. How can you protest?” Mr. Henderson asked.  He did have a good point. I had my note pad and pencil in hand waiting to write every word Mr. Henderson said, but I was willing to hear him out. “This is going to go in the SBS–that’s Students for a Better School–newsletter,” I told him.


So, you’ll have to get the book to find out how the summer between second and third grade went! Thanks for reading, Love, Anna   


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