When it comes to favorite subjects, there are a lot to choose from: English, history, art, math, science, music, social studies, foreign languages, physical education … to name a few.
And what jobs do these subjects prepare us for? Again, there are lots of possibilities: veterinarian, pilot, doctor, nurse, lawyer, farmer, rancher, teacher, coach, homemaker, salesperson, astronaut, scientist, engineer, accountant, artist, writer, journalist … and many more.
We hope the September question for kids helps them explore what they want to be … and how they can make their dreams come true!
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A job I would love to have is a chef because I would be able to cook as a job, make people happy with my food and make myself happy as well. Subjects I would probably have to study are Chemistry and Home Economics. My favorite subjects are probably ELA and science, then hated might be math.
Sachi Banerjee, India (6 to 8)
Everyone has different mindset as a child. When I grow up I want to become a Teacher/ Doctor. I have selected these two because I like to help others in whatever way I like. Helping people makes me happy. To fulfill my dreams i would like to take science/ E.V.S as there are many nice things to study. I also love maths subject in school. I have also done many school activities with the help of my mother.
Chloe Nestler, United States (6 to 8)
I want to be an engineer and a quidditch player when I grow up. I would like to invent a flying broomstick and a flying bike because I think they would be better for the environment, I do not like long car rides or traffic and I need a flying broomstick to play quidditch. I would need to study math, physics, design and engineering to get the job of my dreams.
George Jungwirth, United States (3 to 5)
Evy Jungwirth, United States (3 to 5)
Eva Weber, United States (3 to 5)
That is a hard question. I like lots of things. But what I really want to do is help animals. I want to help injured or sick animals and rescue animals from the wild that need help. I want this job because I LOVE animals and LOVE learning about them. I will need to take classes about animal’s bodies, their habitats and know as much about them as possible. I really like all subjects in school. But reading and math are my favorites. I like to read so I can learn more about lots of different things like blue whales, breeds of dogs, snakes and even spiders (which my mom hates).
What are your favorite fruits and vegetables, and what are some of the different ways you like to eat them? Bonus points for also telling us the ones you don’t like.
Atharva Kulkarni, India (3 to 5)
Hannah Ponce, United States (6 to 8)
I love eating watermelon sliced with salt on it. I like to grow my own watermelon to see if I can grow a bigger watermelon than last year. It is so nice to be able to go to the garden and pick my own strawberries and raspberries. My mom and I made some raspberry bars that were delicious. I help my mom make the sweet biscuits for fresh strawberry shortcake and when they are done I add the berries and whip cream. Kale is good eat fresh out of the garden, I love how the leaves are all curly. Kale grows so fast that sometimes I share with the horse or the chickens. Carrots are fun to grow especially when they are the multi colored ones. I will dig up a fresh carrot for me and my brother and then Doc (the horse) will nicker at me to share my sweat treat.
I don’t like to eat the Popeye spinach, it doesn’t make have muscles like Popeye. I don’t care for green apples, they are too sour. Cooked carrots are yucky. There is just something about mushrooms that is just not right.
Charis Chew, Malaysia (3 to 5)
Aarav Narayan, Singapore (6 to 8)
Hello, my name is Aarav and I am 8 years old. I have many favorite fruits and vegetables. Some of my favorite fruits are: Mangoes – I love to eat this sliced. I especially love to eat around the seed of the mango as this is the juiciest part and is really delicious. I also love fresh coconuts, the coconut water and the flesh. When I went to Fiji, I would have coconuts everyday. I also love bananas. I have these sliced in my weetbix for breakfast. I also like all types of berries such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Did you know that strawberries are the only fruit to have seeds on the outside? Out of all the fruits, I have to say that my most favorite are cherries. Cherries are so sweet and delicious. I love going cherry picking in the summer. I eat more cherries than I can pick and my t-shirt is always red with cherry stains. Some of my favorite vegetables are avocados. I love avocado on my sandwiches and in salads. I also love cucumbers especially in salads and raw in my lunch box. I also love carrots as well. My least favorite vegetables are celery because they have no taste and are stringy. I also don’t like zucchini. They just don’t taste very nice, but my mum always hides celery and zucchini in pasta sauce when she makes it. She thinks I don’t know that she puts it in the sauce, but I know! I love her anyway! Thank you for reading about my favorite fruits and vegetables.
Olivia Finch, United States (15 to 17)
I love fruit, but my favorites are constantly changing. My current favorites are grapes, cherries, and strawberries. I like to eat cherries for a mid-day snack. I usually put grapes in my lunch for school. Strawberries are usually one of my favorite fruits because I can eat them so many ways. I eat them normally and on anything like cake, whipped cream, yogurt, ice cream, and in smoothies. My favorite vegetable is corn. It has been my favorite vegetable for quite awhile. My favorite way to eat corn is on the cob. My uncle grows corn and it is amazing! A vegetable I do not like is asparagus because the consistency is weird to me. A fruit I do not like is honeydew, but I like almost every other fruit.
August Honorable Mentions
Eve Hansen, United States (12 to 14)
My favorite vegetable is onions, because they go so well in so many different foods! I like to help with the cooking in my family, and I use onions a lot. I chop them up into little pieces and cook them in butter on a regular basis.
My favorite fruit is watermelon, because it’s a family favorite to eat in the summertime and at family gatherings! I love cutting watermelon into big thick slices to munch on in the shade on a hot day.
A vegetable that I do NOT like is artichoke. My family had artichoke for dinner one time, and it was really gross. A fruit I don’t like is Red Delicious apples. I find them too soft, squishy, and bland.
Aidan Issler, United States (6 to 8)
I like a lot of different fruits and vegetables. This year I am growing a garden so that I can learn about vegetables. I am growing corn, green beans, carrots, zucchini, tomatoes, and onions. I like to eat salads and other veggies cooked different ways. My mom and I cook together and I can try different things. I like most fruits too. My favorites are strawberries and apples. I take fruit in my lunch for school everyday.
Avyaan Drolia, Singapore (3 to 5)
July Honorable Mentions
If you could have any animal in the whole world as a pet, what would it be and why? Bonus points for telling us how you would take care of this new pet.
Rory Schneider, United States (6 to 8)
Hi my name is Rory Kate Schneider.
If I could have any animal in the whole world it be a White Bengal Tiger. I would take good care of her by giving her outside space with big rocks to climb on and make it feel comfortable in the sun. I would put a tall fence around its space that is large enough for it to roam. Every session after training for not attacking humans and animals I would give it a Wilbur Ellis cat treat because tigers are related to cats. I would give it a lot of attention by stroking its fur and scratching it’s ears and chin. I would give it breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, and snack. I would read it books, stroke it, and sing lullabies. I would brush it since my cat loves to be brushed and tigers are related to cats. All of this above would be its daily routine.
The other things I would do for it are.
-Take her for walks to get exercise.
-Help her make friends.
-If she has babies I would take care of them too.
-Give her a toy to play with such as a toy dear or mouse that squeaks.
I would provide a cave for shelter in the winter and summer. A blanket would be given for extra protection. Our environment in Nebraska is cold in the winter and hot in the summer much like their climate. We want to help the White Bengal Tiger because they are an endangered species declining every year. I will monitor their behavior to learn more about them and educate others about them. I would ask the government of Nebraska to allow them to be owned by people that care for them. I would clean up her waste and recycle it into compost.
Madilyn Scymanky, United States (9 to 11)
If I had to choose one animal to have as a pet in the whole world it would be a horse. I chose a horse because they are interesting, full of personality and best yet they are in many events at the rodeo, such as saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, team roping, bare back riding, tie down roping, wild cow milking and so much more. I would take care of this horse by exercising my horse, making sure my horse has plenty of food, water, hay and plenty of room to graze. I would also make sure my horse stays healthy by making sure I have a good equine veterinarian and a good farrier. Some cool facts I know about horses are that horses are able to sleep while lying down or standing. Horses have around 205 bones in their skeleton. Male horses have four more teeth than female horses. I love riding my neighbors horse, it was in the Molalla rodeo at one time. Animals that I have had, or currently have are a rabbit, pig, two dogs and a turtle. To conclude if I had to choose one animal in the world as a pet it would be a horse because they are interesting, full of personality and they are used in the rodeo and so much more. Horses are not easy to care for nor are they cheap but if everything you are doing is easy then you’re doing something wrong.
Shi Heng Neo, Singapore (3 to 5)
If I could have any animal in the whole world as a pet, I would like to have platypus for a pet. Because it looks special and it is also quite cute to me. I would feed it with shrimps, worms, and crayfish. In addition, I would build a small pool to swim in and a litter box for it to sleep in.
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