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For the new year, we asked Morningside Elementary students for their resolutions.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Today, adults are vowing to lose weight, quit smoking, exercise more and do a whole lot of other things they said they’d do this year but didn’t.
Kids make New Year’s resolutions, too, such as promising to improve their school work, being nicer to siblings and doing other “things to improve your life in the new year,” as fifth-grader Lilly Craig put it.
I am confident that Lilly and all the fifth-graders I met at Roanoke’s Morningside Elementary School will have no trouble keeping their resolutions in 2013 (although Lilly’s resolution does require assistance from pop star Justin Bieber).
I thank Morningside principal Ann Kreft and fifth-grade teachers Natasha Rogers and Yvette Rourk for helping me with the interviews. Happy New Year!
MY RESOLUTION FOR 2013 IS TO …
“Try to do my best in my work and take pride in myself.”
“Try five new things and to get smarter in social studies and reading.”
“Go sky diving and don’t die.”
“Travel and make new friends.”
“Kiss Justin Bieber on the cheek on live television.”
“Help out people more. Carry stuff for them, behave for them.”
“Do better in science and reading.”
“Play football and get better at it.”
“Spend more time with my family. I have sports and school, my stepmom has work and school and my dad works.”
“Be nicer to my brother.”
“Play video games the longest or try to do the most stunts.”
“Maybe eat healthier. Maybe more vegetables and fruit.”
“Do my homework and return it.”
“Drink more water so I can stay in shape.”
“Exercise more. My stomach is getting bigger than my dad’s.”
“Start cleaning my room better.”
“Be nicer to my parents.”
“Bring up my grades … I want to make A’s.”
“Not have an attitude.”
“Talk less. Because I talk a lot and everybody tells me to be quiet.”
“Make my grades improve.”
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