Wishes for Children in the World

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As part of a holiday lesson, students in Diane Brown’s third-grade class at Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School listened and reflected on the story “For Every Child, A Better World,” by Brian Henson.

Written in cooperation with the United Nations, the book tells the story of how each child in the world deserves to have their basic needs met. Third-graders were asked to write a short essay on the holiday wishes they would send out to the world in order for every child to live well. Their heartfelt wishes included a warm home, loving family, good health, hope and peace. With assistance from class parents, each essay was framed in giftwrap and a bow.

“The presentations came out beautiful and the students were truly touched by the book,” said Brown. “They gave careful thought to their wishes for all children in the world.”