In our Global Read Aloud novel Pax, Peter tells Vola he must go home:
“So which is it? You going back for your home or for your pet?”
“They’re the same thing,” Peter said.
Inspired by Ms. Bunker’s grade 6 & 7 students’ writing, Huzzahnians explored their own ideas of home. Some quotations from their posts with links to their blogs are below.
Home is the place where you always want to return to. Where you feel accepted, loved, needed even…It’s the place they belong. The place with their hearts. The place they call Home.. ~ Kimberly
Home is camping, campfires and making s’mores and home is Christmas, having family over and shredding the snow-capped mountain. ~ Carson
One blogger said, “Home is where you want to be but can’t” and for me that’s Hogwarts!…I also feel at home when I am in my imagination (usually imagining myself in the world of Harry Potter or Percy Jackson) cause in there everything is perfect. ~ Arielle
My other home is a hockey rink. I think that it should be a nice place to relax and a place that you can give it your all. ~ Josh
Home is where you sleep, where you are loved, where family is. ~ Kaya
My home is one of the best places to relax in. We always have super tasty cookies in the tin, have a comfortable couch to lounge in, and best of all is roasting a marshmallow at the fire pit in the back yard. ~ Daniel
I love coming home every day getting that feeling that I know I’m safe. I’m grateful every day for my house and I always will be. ~ Kaiya
Home is a place where some rules are put in place, but it is still a very free and open place where no one is judged for being themselves. ~ Jayden
Home is were there is always someone you can rely on. Home is knowing that my dog is always open for hugs….Last but not least that weird noise that the fish tank makes is the sound of my home. ~ Kayley
Home is a place where we can feel safe and loved. When I walk up to my house and see my dogs in the window all excited to see me that puts a warm smile on my face. ~Tyler
School is also a place I can call home. I’m very grateful I get to go to a great school with awesome teachers and people. My school friends are like family too, they can always make me laugh and smile. ~ Livea
But above all else, above home in a house, home for me is theatre. Home is opening night jitters, filled with excitement and nervousness, but mostly excitement. Home is onstage during the finale, giving it your all for that final night. ~ Lyric
It’s also a place that you know you’re loved and trusted and you can let out any emotions you have. Home is the best place! ~ Jack
Home is when you feel happy. Home is what you love. ~ Briana
If you are reading Pax (and even it you aren’t) what does “home” mean to you? Please let us know, or better yet, visit our class bloggers to share your thoughts.