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What Bellmore first graders are thankful for this year

"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) Photo Credit: Jennifer Berger

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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