54 Things My Korean ESL Students Are Thankful for in Life

In November 2020, my Korean ESL students (ages 9 to 14) made colorful hand turkeys during a lesson on American Thanksgiving. The “feathers” of their turkeys featured different things the children gave thanks for. Good health, family, and friends were common among each list; but some of their feathers had unique mentions. Here are 54 things my students are thankful for in life.

1. Family

2. Friends

3. Good Health

4. Food

5. Music

6. Water

7. Air

8. Earth

9. Korea

10. Smartphones

11. TV

12. Movies

13. Travel

14. Vacation

15. My Mom

16. Books

17. Art

18. That I’m alive

19. My Hamster

20. Sports

21. My Mask

22. Computers

23. The Sun

24. My Life

25. Teachers

26. My Cat

27. Corona (because no school)

28. My Brother

29. Trees

30. My Pencil

31. Farmers

32. That I can communicate

33. Snacks

34. Technology

35. My Piano

36. Xi Jinping

37. Doctors

38. Video Games

39. My Phone

40. Police

41. Apple iPhone

42. Protection from COVID-19

43. My Home

44. That I have a chance at so many things

45. Alan Walker Music

46. To draw a picture

47. My Orchestra

48. BTS

49. Medical Services

50. Poetry

51. Animals

52. My Idol

53. A warm home

54. All that I have (except tests)

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