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"I'm thankful for my dad because he buys everything because he goes to work," said Chiara Napier, a first-grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

What Bellmore first graders are thankful for this year

To get into the spirit of Thanksgiving, we went to Bellmore school district's Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center and asked first graders to draw a picture of what they are thankful for this year. As kids will do, they remind us of the simple things for which we should all be grateful. Take a look at what they had to say. -- Compiled by Jennifer Berger

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"I'm thankful for my mom and dad for playing Candy Land with me," said Kyle Kirshenbaum, a first grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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"I'm thankful for hugs and kisses," said Patrick Ingengo, a first-grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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"I'm thankful for my mommy and daddy," said Antoinette Bonavita, a first-grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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"I'm thankful for my mom because she hugs me," said Christopher Brillantino, a first- grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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"I'm thankful for electronics because I can watch "Angry Birds Star Wars," said MIchael Carlino, a first-grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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"I'm thankful for science because you can make magic potions," said Johnnie Crowe, a first-grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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"I'm thankful for my family because they love me," said Ava Goldsmith, a first-grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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"I'm thankful for my mom," said Brooke Sarubbi, a first-grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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"I'm thankful for playing outside because I can ride my scooter," said Hailey Kamler, a first-grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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"I'm thankful for food and clothing," said Lindsey Kerner, a first-grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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"I'm thankful for my puppy because he licks me and checks if I'm OK," said James McKeever, a first-grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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"I'm thankful for my dad because he buys everything because he goes to work," said Chiara Napier, a first-grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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"I'm thankful for my Hot Wheels cars because they are cool and fun to play with," said Devin Pryor, a first-grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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"I'm thankful for soccer because I have nice teammates," said Liliana Rogina, a first- grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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"I'm thankful for my dog because he is loveable," said Tyler Schwartz, a first-grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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"I'm thankful for my family because they love me," said Sarah Silcox, a first-grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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"I'm thankful for my dog because she licks my face when I'm sad," said James Smith, a first-grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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"I'm thankful for my Buzz Lightyear toy because he talks and says, 'To infinity and beyond!,'" said Benjamin Zaikowski, a first-grader at Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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