Grade 5




According to the dictionary home means “the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.”. But that’s not what home means to me. Home is not just the place that I sleep, eat and do my homework.

It is a sacred space where I know my family will always be. Home is the place where I can be myself, where I can let my anger and emotions out. I am free to do almost anything I want.

Most people take their home for granted and sometimes I still do. I believe that everyone deserves a home and that you should not have to work hard for this regular human right. But sometimes even the best of us don’t understand the meaning of home. That is exactly why I entered this contest.

The meaning of home is anything you desire! It can be the place where you play games, the place where you have an amazing meal or the place where you cuddle up in! In the movie, “The Wizard of Oz” Dorothy says, “There’s no place like home.”

Every home is different. In my home sometimes we all watch a movie. In other people’s home they enjoy watching hockey games and some even play with their pet. The only difference is what you do to feel comfort. You should be able to enjoy your home just like I do. Home is a place where you are safe, home is a place where you can be yourself, home is the place where you should be able to feel amazing!

Home is shelter, home is a family, home is whatever you want it to be!