Gwendolyn

Grade 5

Sault Ste. Marie
Ontario

The Meaning of Home

The  Meaning of Home 
The meaning of home to me is a sheltered place that is warm in the winter and has AC in the summer. Some people don’t have a home, so they find  shelter where ever they can, if it is a bus stop, some trees or even just somewhere with a roof.   In a home I like to have a warm bed, a person to hug, and someone to talk to. I am grateful to have money to have a house and not am apartment. At home I also have a great big yard. We did some papers at school on what home feels and like smells like so that got me thinking about how I feel at my home. When I am at home I feel welcomed, loved, accepted, homey, and resected. When we read some books in my class that the characters in the book don’t have a home or move to a shelter made me think of how lucky I am to have a home. One of the books was “Fly Away Home” by Eve Bunting. In that book there was a kid and his father that lived in an airport. The boys dad was trying to get a job so they can move into an apartment but his father can not find a job. At the airport there was a bird stuck in the in the main terminal and it took the bird a few days but it got out. I think when the boy saw that the bird got
out it made him think that it would take him awhile but they would get out of the airport to. I love my home and every thing in. I hope you enjoyed reading about what home means to me.