2nd Grade “Family Treasures” Project

2nd grade LACASA students figured out what object was most important to them and their families . These are their stories behind the objects. Click here for more.

Hello, my name is Amadeo and I am 8 years old. I was born on September 13, 2001. I am in the 2nd grade. I would like to share a story with you about my family’s treasure.
My family treasure is my passport. This passport is special to everyone in my new family. This passport helped me come to the United States. I was born in Haiti and life was very hard growing up. One day life changed for me, my new father Paul came to Haiti and told me that he was going to bring me to the United States, for a better life. I was so happy. Paul and I took the first plane going to New York. When I got on the plane I had to show my passport. The plane was so big inside. I could not wait to go to New York.
When I arrived at New York, I met my second father Steve. Steve hugged me and told me welcome to New York. Steve gave me gummy snakes and told me that I am going to love New York and my new life. Steve was right. I love New York. I love everything!
Life has changed so much for me. I am thankful for my two fathers and my passport. If it was not for my passport and my parents I will still be in Haiti.

My name is Colin. I’m 7 years old. I am in the 2nd grade. This is the story about my family treasure.
My family treasure is a wedding picture. It is from my mom and dad’s wedding. In the picture, my mother and father look like a prince and a princess. The picture is about 7 years old. In the picture, my mother is wearing a white princess dress with a crown and a veil. My father is wearing a black tuxedo with a pinkish shirt. This picture is on a shelf in the living room. This picture is important to me because it was a special day for my family.
When my parents pass away, I will keep it on a shelf by the television so that my child can see their grandparents. I would want my kids to know that their grandparents were committed to each other and they kept their promise to stick together.

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