Dawn

Grade 5

Winnipeg
Manitoba

Meaning of Home

Home is where you can feel safe with friends and family, knowing that you and the others are all safe and sound in the house. To call a house a home, the place feels safe and your friends or family are safe. Having a home is having a sturdy shelter and roof over your head knowing that it most likely won’t fall or hurt anyone. The importance of having a home is a well made shelter for you and your family to feel safe in!

In Fatty legs and Stranger From Home by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, for Margaret home was a place where all her friends and family are. But since she was taken away from her family when she came home she felt safer, safer then how she felt in the school. In Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne never had a real home even though she was in many different homes she still couldn’t call any of them home. But when got to Marilla and Matthews house, she felt like she was meant to be there. She felt happier than when she was in the other homes. She called the Green Gables home because she felt accepted and safe with Matthew and Marilla.

Whenever i am going/at my home i feel like i can take everything i was worrying about off my shoulders and talk about it with my family, at home i feel safer and calm. If I am ever sad my family was there for me, I felt safe knowing that my family is there for me while I’m there for them.Sometimes i may be hyper, but it’s all because i’m happy to see my family again after a while! I call home a place where everybody can go to take things off their shoulder.