Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Friendship

Last week we started writing to our 9th grade pen pals at Calabasas High School.  This week we received our first pen pal letter back.  In first grade we talk a lot about what makes a good friend. For me a friend is someone you can have fun with, someone who listens to you and someone who helps you.  I feel super lucky that I get to work with my good friend Mrs. McEvoy every week. 
 What do you think makes a good friend? 
What do you like to do with your friends?

51 comments:

  1. A good friend is someone who makes you weep happy tears and is there for you when you weep sad tears. Mrs. Levy, you are more than a good friend, you are a great friend. With my great friends the Levys, I will be swimming the Tiki Swim this weekend in Oceanside. Our pen pals will learn the meaning of friendship this year. XXXOOO

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  2. In my opinion, a true friend should have a fantastic sense of humor, a positive outlook on life, both similar and differing interests, and the key to all of your secrets (that they then threw into the deepest depths of the ocean). With my friends, I love laughing, enjoying the sun, and going along with the weird moments that turn into insane memories.

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  3. A good friend is someone who supports you through the good times and the bad times, someone who laughs with you and not against you, and someone who you can have fun and be yourself with. With my friends, I like to either hang out and relax or go out and do something fun.

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  4. A good friend is someone who you can do anything with and they wont judge you, someone who you can share your secrets to, and someone who is kind and has respect for you. With my friends, I love to watch movies with them and have fun with them.

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  5. A good friend is someone who doesn't judge you by your imperfections and your flaws; so you can act like yourself and not pretend to be something your not. With my friends, I love to play tennis with competition, and watch movies with them.

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  6. With good friends, there is a shared trust and respect for one another. A good friend is also someone who will help you through the tough times, and with whom you want to share life's great moments. Lastly, good friends make the little things count and have value.
    My friends and I enjoy playing sports, board games, video games, and music, and just hanging out on the trampoline and talking about the world.

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  7. A good friend is someone who will support you no matter what. A good friend is trustworthy and willing to tell the truth, even when it's hard, and most importantly a friend is someone who makes you smile. I love to dance and also go on many adventures that create fun, long lasting, memories with my friends.

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  8. A good friend is someone who is honest and that you can trust, they are supportive, fun, unique, and caring. A good friend sticks with you in good times and bad, they also are attentive and a good listener. When I'm with my friends we like to see movies, play sports, hang out and talk, go swimming, and go to cool and exiting places!

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  9. A good friend is someone who will always be there for me and will let me be there for them. They should also respect who I am and what I enjoy as much as I do for them. With my friends I enjoy playing video games with them, watching movies, or simply spending time talking.

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  10. A good friend is someone who is trustworthy and supports you through anything. A good friend is also someone whom you enjoy spending your free time with and doing fun activities. Good friends should also motivate and push each other to achieve their goals and to become the best that they could be. I enjoy going shopping with my friends, watching scary movies, and going on outrageous hikes and adventures. :))
    -Shirin Ehyaei

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  11. A good friend is someone who you can trust and that is honest. They should also share similar interests and also support you during good and bad times. They should also be very kind and also make you laugh. I like to play video games, watch movies, and talking about sports and basically anything else.

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  12. A good friend is someone who catches you when you fall. A good friend is someone who you can count on and not have to be afraid to be yourself around. With my friends I like to watch movies and eat pizza.

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  13. A good friend is someone who is nice and fun.
    I like to talk to and play with my friends everyday.
    -Grant (Mrs. Levy's Class)

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  14. A good friend is honest, adaptable, attentive and fun. They support you and your goals, and make it known they care. A good friend might accept you for who you are, and stick with you forever. One who can be a good friend must be unique and interesting. They make up for what you lack and vise versa. Together, you are a great team. Some you can trust and confide in is a good friend. You can be a good friend by apologizing when you've done wrong, being loyal and making them laugh. Everyone deserves a friend like this.
    With my friends, the best nights consist of getting dressed up and roaming around the mall.

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  15. A good friend would be nice, kind, respectful, grateful and always let people fit in. Even if you are playing a game where you have enough people, if you are a good friend you would let someone join somehow. With my friends I like to play soccer. My friends and I are good players. We help each other when we fall, and we pass the ball to each other. Sometimes I play football with my friends too.

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    1. @Nolan,

      I like your description of a good friend and your examples of how friend's treat each other.

      I have one friend who has been my friend since kindergarten and we are still good friends today - many, many years later.

      I think something else that makes a good friend is someone who is a good listener and who stays with you to celebrate when you are happy and give you a hug when you are sad.

      Barb (Nolan's Grandma from Wisconsin)

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  16. A good friend always has your back and is always there through your good times and especially your bad times. This is the person that knows your deepest secrets and never gives up on you. I have many good friends. We love to play sports but mostly hang out at the mall. My friends and I are obsessed with watching movies and eating food. Without my friends I could never have made it through middle school.

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  17. Dear Students in Mrs. Levy's Class,

    I'll play with you. I'll help you do your homework if you need it. I'll help you if you need help. If you drop stuff, I'll pick it up for you. If someone is being mean to you, I'll tell a teacher. That's what friends do.

    From your friend and classmate,

    Matthew

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  18. To me, a true friend is someone who is there for you, able to trust, and most of all have fun with. Real friends are there when you need them to help you with your problems, and support what you believe in.They may help you achieve your goals. Also, friends accept you for who you are, and are truthful to you. when I'm with my friends I like to play sports, music, and sometimes go to the beach and surf. On the weekends, I also like to just hangout at night, have good conversations, and most of all have fun.

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  19. A good friend is always there for you, has your back, and most importantly can make you laugh at any time. You know you have a strong friendship when there is trust and mutual respect for both parties. I like to go to the movies, laugh , and goof around with my friends.
    -Eashan Sharma

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  20. To me a good friend is someone who you can rely on to always be there for you and who always has your back. I enjoy playing basketball and/or snowboarding with my close friends
    -Joey Bongar

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  21. A good friend is a friend who always supports you. This friend accepts your imperfections and understands that they make you unique. A good friend is always willing to help and knows how to cheer you up when you are sad. A true friend cries for you and with you and wishes that you two could share your pain. True friends trust and respect each other completely. I love my friends because they know how to make me laugh and enjoy myself. I like playing sports with my friends because it is a fun way to compete and make each other better players as well as better people.
    -Eden Moyal

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  22. A good friend is someone who is really nice to you and will let you play games. If you fall, they will help you up and say, "Are you ok?"

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  23. In some cases, the defining moments of friendship are momentous and grand, but to me, a true friendship is one that is easy and effortless. Friendship is about being comfortable with someone, about being able to talk endlessly and never worry that the conversation goes beyond that moment. It is about give and take, and just wanting the be with another person because everything is better when they're around. I love just being around my friends because when we're together there is constant laughter and smiles.
    -Abby Barber

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  24. I think a good friend is someone who shares and plays with you. My friends and I like to play dress up, go to the park and play pretend "Airplane". I like to be the flight attendant that delivers the snacks.
    ~Taylor

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  25. I beleive that a good friend is someone that supports you. Someone that is there for you when you need them. Someone that you can play with and have fun. When I'm with friends we laugh and enjoy being with each other. Brianna

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  26. Two people are on the monkeybars. They bonk into each other and they start crying. I will help them and tell the teacher that they got hurt. That is a good friend.
    Harper M.

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  27. A good friend is someone who listens to you and does not interrupt. Also a good friend is someone who stands up for you if someone is saying something mean. I like to play with my friends during recess and lunch.
    ~Leslie A.

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  28. If someone is a good friend then they will respect your decisions and values. They will always say kind things to you and will help you up when you fall. A true friend cares about your feelings and ideas. You know that someone is a good friend if they are fun to be around and always make you happy.
    -James Ioannou

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  29. I was going to say what Harper said.

    (Love this project every year. Love these two amazing teachers. Love my friends. XOXO)

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  30. A good friend is someone that knows every odd aspect about you (for example moods and habits) and also does not care about your past. A good friend is the one person you can completely trust with your personal thoughts and with your life. They sometimes know you better than you know yourself and know how to make more than anyone else and happier than anyone else. They never wish the worst but only hope the best for you. They know exactly what to say and exactly when to say it which is why they are a good friend, and by good friend I am referring to a best friend. With my friends, I like to watch all kinds of movies, whether it's a classic or a marathon, go to the beach and relax or surf, and hangout on the weekends at night, where we listen to music, have great and meaningful conversations, eat good food, and relax.
    -Andy jones

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  31. A good friend is someone who is there for you when you need it most. A good friend is someone who values show good character. A good friend is someone who you can trust and shows trustworthy traits. A good friend is someone who picks you when fall instead of pushing you down. What I like to do with friends is to play sports. I like to hang out with them at the mall. I enjoy to just have the company of my friends no matter the place.
    -Nicholas Kahn

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  32. A good friend is someone you have known for a long time and hanging out is easy. I like to play soccer with my friends. I really love to play football, but we usually can't find the ball, so we play soccer instead. And I like to have play dates. That is a good way to get to be good friends.
    - - Baxter Banks (Ms. Levy's Class)

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  33. A good friend is someone who helps you make good choices and is there for you when you need them. They stand by you, are fun to be with, and trustworthy. What I like to do with my friends is play basketball, play video games, talk, and swim. - Kylie Okazaki

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    1. A good friend listens very good. A good friend is nice and will help and play with you. I like to play in the playground with my friends, play WII, XBOX or Minecraft, swim or watch TV.

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  34. A good friend is someone who is always nice to you and when my friends get hurt i try to help
    -Brady Stevens

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  35. A good friend is someone who makes you laugh everyday. A great friend is someone who makes you laugh so hard it hurts of every minute of every day. I love to cook, play soccer, and watch movies with my friends.

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  36. I think that being a good friend to me is to share toys and stuff they want.
    A good friend makes you laugh and smile. I like to play games and pretend with my friends.
    Ariana R.

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  37. A good friend is someone who you can trust with anything. Someone you feel comfortable with. Someone who can make you laugh. You know you have a strong friendship when no matter how bad of a day you may be having, your one good friend always cheers you up. WIth my friends, I like to play basketball and football, watch movies, talk, talk football, watch football, play cards, joke around, and go to concerts.

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  38. I believe a good friend is someone who knows how you respond to things and how to respond to you. They share your opinions on most topics, but don't agree just to agree. They have their own beliefs but respect yours. You can trust a good friend to keep your secrets and tell you the truth. They can make you smile. I like to play sports and hang out with my friends. If I'm with my friends we can make anyplace fun.
    Jessica Ross

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  39. A good friend is created through effort. The amount of effort each side of the friendship puts in determines the level of companionship between one another. A friend comes in all different kinds of people. Any age, kind, size, background, or gender, friends are created simply through effort to be trusting and caring on both sides. Friendship is successful when happiness is present. Finding someone who makes you happy can be difficult, so once you do, that is when you know you have succeeded. With my friends we do anything together that makes all of us happy.

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  40. There are many qualities that I believe a good friend should posses. A great friend will always respect, trust, and support you and your decisions. A good friend should accept you for who you are. Lastly, I believe you should be able to completely be yourself around a good friend. When with my friends, I enjoy swimming, watching movies, and simply talking. - Amanda Feenberg

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  41. A good friend is someone you have fun with and play with. You get to color and play games with them. Good friends make you happy and I love my friends.
    Casey Mulligan

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  42. A good friend is somebody who plays with you. A good friend is nice. My favorite thing to do with my friends is play sports. - Richarde Reeves

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  43. A friend is someone who gives to others, like a book if you don't have one. And if a friend gets hurt I will help them.
    Ryan Watson

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  44. What makes a good friendship? A good friend plays with you if you are lonely. Also, a good friend checks on you to see if you are okay. A good friend lifts you up if you are down.

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  45. A friend is someone you can have fun with, who won't make fun of you and who will say sorry when they are wrong---Zachary zaichik

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  46. Dear Mrs. Levy and class,

    I know that what makes a good friendship always is friendly, playful, and a good friend is someone you are very close with. A good friend is a good person and someone who would play with you if you are lonely. And plus, a good friend is someone that makes you from sad :{ to happy :}.

    And remember to always be yourself no matter what.

    Your former student,
    Kayla :}

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    1. Hi Kayla,
      Thanks for the comment. You sound like a wonderful friend. I miss seeing your friendly face!

      Mrs. Levy

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  47. Kayla (Mrs. Yollis class)October 8, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Dear Mrs. Levy,

    I miss you too! I miss when everything was very easy and I would do very well on my math, reading, and spelling test. Now that I am in third grade everything changed. Third grade is nothing like second grade and first grade and of course kindergarden. Third grade is hard but, I am doing good in school. You were an amazing teacher and that is when I started to read and that is when I also when I started doing addition and subtraction.

    Your former student,
    Kayla :]

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