Just for Kids entries 2012

By | December 21, 2012

This year, our 25th annual “Just for Kids” contest asked children in grades 5 and under to tell us:

“What do you think St. Joseph would have said at the first Christmas?just-for-kids-10003.jpgweb2

“Or, what advice do you think he would have given to Jesus when he was a little boy?”

We heard from 427 children — both seven individuals and students in 31 school classes or religious education programs. Here are their responses I realy think all kids should read this, I know my kid needs that list.

(Listed first are individual letters, followed by classes. In most cases, original spelling and punctuation have been preserved.)

I think he would have said, “You’re so cute. Aren’t you? Yeah.” — Julie Zimmerman, age 8, St. Margaret Mary, Neenah

I think St. Joseph gave good advice to Jesus just like my parents give to me. Like don’t talk to strangers and be thankful for what you have. St. Joseph would have said to Jesus, “We love you!” — Kasandra Herrera, age 8, Holy Cross, Mishicot

It took a long time to get here but I am happy that Baby Jesus has been born. Baby Jesus has lots of people that have come to see him. — Anna Coyle, age 6, Ashwaubenon, St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

It’s been a long trip and even if we just have a stable it’s better than nothing. Jesus will be safe here. I am very glad that he is born! — Thomas Coyle, age 10, Ashwaubenon,

“My Son! Who I have safely brought through Israel and is now praised by shepherds and wise men! You glow like the star above and in your eyes I see innocence of a baby and wisdom of a wise man.” — Sam Berendes, age 10, Neenah, St. Bernard Parish

At the first Christmas St Joseph would have said: “I love you, Jesus.” — Kolbe Donnermeyer, age 4, St. Thomas More, Appleton
St Joseph would have given Jesus this advice: “Believe in God always.” — Noah Donnermeyer, age 6, St. Thomas More, Appleton

APPLETON
Catholic Central School, Kindergarten, Mrs. Sharelis
Merry Christmas — Jena
Do you need any help? What do you need? — Josie
I love you! — Carly
Merry Christmas Jesus! — Mandy
The Lord will bless you! He will know what to do! — Cecilia
I love you! — Jaelynn
Merry Christmas! Happy Birthday! — Collin
Merry Christmas! Oh, Baby Jesus is so cute! — Johnny
I love you Jesus! You are the first baby I have ever known! I love you! — Oliver
Don’t cry! Don’t be afraid! — Ramsey
Next Christmas is your birthday! You look cute baby Jesus! I am Joseph! — Lily
We have born a new baby! — Luke
Merry Christmas! — Reagan
Papa will help you — Alberto

Catholic Central, grade 1, Ms. Overesch
St. Joseph said at the first Christmas bless you. — Adan Martinez
At the first Christmas St. Joseph said what a great day so many guests on my son’s birthday. — Angela McGreevey
St. Joseph said I am so happy that everyone is here I wonder if it is going to be a king or not. — Annie Strick
At the first Christmas St. Joseph said where should we go? — Evan McCormick
At the first Christmas St. Joseph said happy birthday Jesus. — Grace Stevenson
At the first Christmas St Joseph said merry Christmas every one. — Kylee Standish
St Joseph said it is Jesus birthday on Christmas to day. — Lexie Miron
At the first Christmas St. Joseph said my son, he is my loving son. — Maggie Donovan
At the first Christmas St. Joseph said it’s my baby’s birthday. — Mckenna Andrews
St. Joseph said at the first Christmas Jesus has come. — NanaKofi Norman
At the first Christmas St. Joseph said thank you for coming to the babe. — London Rabec
At the first Christmas St. Joseph said Happy Birthday Jesus. — Lindsey Gerard
At the first Christmas St. Joseph said I love you. — Jordan Stini

Catholic Central, grade 2, Ms. Wolf
What do you think St. Joseph would have said at the 1st Christmas?
It’s Christmas and it is my baby boy that is born. I am so happy that my wife had a baby boy and I bless him forever. — Lola Hunt
May God bless you, Jesus. You will be a good kid when you grow up. Merry Christmas Jesus. God will always love you. — Eddie Oelhafen
Mary, we have a cute baby. Happy birthday son. I love you Jesus because you are so cute. — McKenna Dehn
I will love you forever for the rest of my life from no one. I will keep you safe forever. I will keep you living as long as I shall live. We will give you lots of food. Mary and I will take care of you. —Erika Burdick
Mary, you will be a good mother. You will have a great baby, Mary. I will take good care of Jesus. Jesus will be a good baby. We will be a very loving family. — Felicity Figlinski
May God bless you and keep you and shine upon your heart. Please listen to your mother and me. Wipe your sandals when you walk in. Be careful out in the streets. Don’t hit, punch or kick anybody. — Triston Haywood
You are God’s son. You are very special to me. May God bless us all! May you grow to be a good boy and follow God’s rules. I am a father. It is because of you son. — Isabelle Bestul
Jesus, when you get older spread the word of God. Make a lot of friends. Be good when you get older. Do no steal and be bad. Have a Merry Christmas. — Landon Moser
Happy birthday, Jesus. I hope you have a good Christmas. I love you. — Katie Laemmrich
Happy birthday my boy and just so you know — I love you. Merry Christmas. Your mommy loves you too. —Allison Hemp

What advice do you think St. Joseph would have given to Jesus when Jesus was a little boy?
Jesus, stay nearby or I can’t see you. Be careful out there. You should not go in the dirt or you will get all dirty. Don’t get hurt. You stay safe. —Alanna Dehn
Jesus, I love you so much and I want to keep you safe. So please listen to your mother and me. Please follow the rules God gives you in your heart. I know you are a special child and you know how to follow directions. You are very lucky your mother had you. I am glad also. — Lily Bayer
Jesus, obey your mother. Obey the 10 Commandments. Take off your sandals. Don’t bite other people. Don’t hit other people. Don’t tease other people. Don’t run off by yourself. — Kylie VanDeLoo
Respect your parents, your friends, your teacher, others and yourself. Be kind to others. — Miranda Porter
Before you walk in, wipe your sandals. Do not kick or hit or bite or push or do anything mean to people. Remember — don’t talk to strangers ever. Don’t be bad. — Katie Gillespie
Jesus, you have to respect friends and grown ups. If you disobey a grown up that is a bad choice. You should follow the 10 Commandments. Don’t punch, hit, kick or be mean. Listen to the teacher and we don’t want a bad report. Also we want you to be good. — Vivian Tran

Catholic Central, grades 3 and 4/ multiage classroom, Mrs. Jedwabny
Bless this baby. This is the king that is the newborn King. Alleluia! — Adam Fabisch
The king is here. The son of the Father! We are all saved. The lord of lords, the son of God. Let our sins be forgiven! — Averell Springhetti
Jesus you are very, very, very special. Joseph would hug and kiss Jesus. Joseph would say to God praise Jesus. Jesus you are awesome!!! — Andrew Thao
St.Joseph would be thrilled. He would probably want to hold baby Jesus. St. Joseph would want to shout out with joy. Mary and Joseph would want to baptize baby Jesus. Joseph would want to hug, kiss and love him! — Caidia Coolidge
St. Joseph would have said that He is so cute when He is asleep. He hugged him and kissed him, too. He loved him. — Caleb Ryno
Our Christ the Lord is born! He is a miracle. I know you are a worthy person. You will love everyone you meet. Your name means savior. You are graceful. You are opening my heart. You love people. — Callie Rohm
I think Joseph would have said to baby Jesus, “I love you,” or “I don’t believe it!” “Our son is the son of God our father!” — Catherine Miller
I can not believe this child was born! He is God’s son! He is a very special little Jesus! Always be careful by what you do. Take care and love one another! — Emily Ornelas
The advice Joseph would give to Jesus is to be a growing, loving boy and to help out everyone who needs help. Make the good choices not the bad choices! — Evelin Bestul
What a beautiful little baby boy you are. I know you are a very special baby. I also know you have great future. May God bless you. God told us that you will love everyone & everything. — Hailey Hoerning
Jesus will be kind & loving; his faith will grow as he gets older. Jesus will help the lepers! He will treasure the sinners. Jesus will care for all his people. He will not hurt anyone. Jesus will watch over all of us. — Hannah Ketter
I think that St. Joseph would say he is a cute baby. What is his name? His name is Jesus. This is the moment of peace. — Henry Donovan
Rejoice and be glad the Savior is born! The King of all kings is now born! The Messiah is here. We love you Jesus! Jesus is here, be happy! He is above the most high! Thank you God for Jesus! — Isabella Stevenson
St Joseph said, “This was the greatest thing that ever happened to him.” He also said, “He was so overjoyed.” — Jack Biesterveld
We have gotten a gift from God!!!! — Jack Tesch
Jesus, you are very special. You are the one from God. You are not going to be let go from God. I love you Jesus. You are the lord. — Jessica Martinez
This is an important day that we will remember forever. This is a celebration. The son of God is born. Rejoice, rejoice in the name of God. Jesus Christ now is born. Join in the celebration! — John Gillespie
Jesus, please grow up to be a young loving man. Let God lead you through your life and help you to make good and wonderful choices. I shall thank the lord for my son is the king of kings. — Kylie McCormick
Joesph when Jesus was born: “I adore you. I’m so lucky to be your foster father. You are very special. Just ask me and I’ll do anything. You’re the best thing that’s happened to the world. You are the one and only sent from God.” — Lauren Walkowski
He is a very heavenly little baby because he is the son of God. — Libby McGrath
I think St. Joseph would have probably said, “Joy to the world, lord Jesus has come to earth to be our king. Praise him for he is your new king. — Makiya Ervin-Young
I think Joseph would say to Jesus. You are bright . You will be the king of kings. You will show the power of God. You will forgive all who have sinned. You are fabulous. Jesus is your name. — Maria Aragon
Aid all people for they can not. Encourage all young. Worship the Lord God your father. Pray constantly. Have positive feelings. — Maya Seaton
This is the little light of God. This is Christ. This is the moment of peace. This is the peace of God. This is the most special baby. This is the best thing to happen to us! — Nick Valinski
I am very glad because I am a father. Mary we are parents! I will accept the responsibility to take care of our son. Mary should we take care of our son? What should we name him? — Patrick McGreevey
Jesus you are very special! / You are the one to be king of kings, lord of lords! / You are the most remarkable kid ever! / People should admire you all your lifetime!!! — Will Parks

Catholic Central, grade 5, Mrs. Gant
I think St. Joseph would have said to Jesus when he was a kid, you are the One the Holy One. You shall spread the news to the people of the world. Just be you, don’t be anyone else. Treat others as you want to be treated. — Will Schreiber
I think that Joseph would have said, “Follow your dreams or never stop believing in yourself.” He might have been encouraging to Jesus and he would be kind, loving and caring about it. He might also have said, “If you are mean to kids they won’t want to hang out with you.” — Sarah Ryno
I think St. Joseph would’ve said this to Jesus when he was little, “Jesus you are a very blessed child from God. Don’t get into trouble with your friends, instead tell them about God and how to pray to him.” — Kailey Moser
Joseph might have said to Jesus, “You’re one of a kind, be glad. You’re who you are.” — Lauren
I think St. Joseph would say to May that Jesus was the best in the world and Mary would say he was a gift from God. Joseph cried out, “this is the best son I will ever have.” — Sean O’Shea
I think Joseph would have said “Jesus when you grow up listen to God, the Father, and do his will.” — Elizabeth Coolidge
Joseph probably told Jesus to encourage others when they were doubted, to be a role model for others and to praise the Lord God. He also taught Jesus to care for others when they were hurt. — Emma Strick
If I were Joseph my advice would have been, “Keep doing what God wants you to do.” He might have said something about him loving Jesus like, you’re the best son ever or treat others how you want to be treated. — Maddie Strick
It’s hard for me to explain this, but I believe St. Joseph might have said something like this, “Jesus, you are blessed. You are a gift to Mary, I and the world.” St. Joseph could’ve said something else reassuring, too. — Morgan Voissem
I think Joseph would say to Jesus as he was growing up, “Jesus you are a very special child, a wise child, and I love you.” — Molly Voissem
I think that St. Joseph taught Jesus how to go fishing. I think that’s how they might’ve had some time together. I believe on the first Cristmas Joseph said, “Your loved greatly and you will do great things. I love you.” — Genevieve
I think Joseph would have said to Jesus when he was a little boy, “Don’t get in trouble do the right thing. Have fun don’t fight with your friends. Get home before dark.” — Tyler Ahrens
Something that Joseph might have said at the first Christmas may have been: This will be the first celebration of many to come.” — Logan M.
Joseph would have told Jesus to help those in need. He also told Jesus, help your Mother and help your real father the Lord God our savior. — Charlie Hollenberg
When Jesus was a young boy Joseph’s advice was probably, “No matter if people yell, make fun, or hurt you, walk away from the problem. Stand up for what you believe in, help others, and most importantly, pray.” — Emma Oelhofen
I think St. Joseph would’ve said, “Jesus is the Messiah. He is our Savior.” St. Joseph would’ve given Jesus advice on how to live like a Christian person. — Brooke Muraski
I think St. Joseph told Jesus as a little boy that he is the Holy One and to be respectful to his friends and to spread the word of God the father. — Ben Zanzig
I think he would have told Jesus what to do and what not to do. He would have told Jesus not to wander out of town. He would be trying to protect Jesus from the big wide world. — Kaiser Van De Loo
Oh, praise the Lord! Finally, my son has arrived! Blessed by Jesus Christ the Savior! I am truly honored! Jesus my son, I promise I won’t let anything harm you. Although I’m poor, I will give you all you need. — Lauren Doney
I think that Joseph would say to Jesus don’t sin and don’t steal. He would tell Jesus always to love everyone and make everyone join together. He would want Jesus to love everyone in the world and always look up to God. — Alex Thao
I think St. Joseph told Jesus to always be good. Always be nice to other people. Always be your self. Never be the problem, always solve it. — Grace Peterson
At the Nativity scene, Joseph could’ve said, “Praise the Lord! I’m truly blest to be the father of the Lord. Everyone come and praise him. Join me in this wonderful celebration of the birth of the Lord.” — Seth Clark
I think Joseph would have said, “Today there will be a new king.” I also think he would have said, “I’m the luckiest father on earth.” Joseph would have told Jesus, “You play a very important role as God.” — Jonathan Bryan
St. Joseph would have said, “This is a true gift of God, this is our Lord. Praise him every kind of star, animal, and human. We all praise him and everyone who believes in Jesus will have eternal life.” — Jared Stevenson
Joseph probably had long conversations with Jesus about school. Joseph may be only his Earth father, but he still cared for Jesus. — Lizzie Miller
If I were Joseph I would say, “Jesus you are our son and we love you very much. I want you to spread the joy to the people. Have fun with your friends, make as many friends as you can and be nice to other people. That is how you make friends.” — Allison L.

BAY SETTLEMENT
Holy Cross School, grade 2, Sr. Carolyn Zahringer
I think St. Joseph said to Jesus to be nice. To be a friend to everyone. Not to be mean to your parents. To love God. — Charlotte Benner
Don’t get lost, there are so many people here. — Mason Cumicek
I think St. Joseph might have felt lucky because he would have a son and teach him stuff. — Lily DenRuyter
St. Joseph would have said: “Have a good life.” — Connor Dreier
St. Joseph’s advice: “Don’t play with strangers!” — Abbey Hummel
When Jesus was a little boy, St. Joseph would have said don’t go too far. — Ashley Elsing
St. Joseph would have said to Jesus, clean your room. — Adam Jadin
St. Joseph was happy when Jesus was born. He was happy they got to the stable in time for Mary to have Jesus. — Mason Karbon
The night Jesus was born Joseph felt happy. God sent his son to save us. That was the best day ever! — Jayson O’Donohue
St. Joseph gave Jesus love when he was born and when he was a little boy. — Sophie Perret
Joseph was excited the night Jesus was born. Joseph felt blessed that they had found the stable to stay in. He looked forward to becoming a dad. — Josie Poole
Joseph said to Mary, the baby will have to be born in the stable. I’m sorry we couldn’t stay in the Inn! Jesus you will be the savior of the world. You will do wonderful things! — Kaitlin Smetana
St. Joseph would give Jesus carpenter things when he was a little boy. — Jack Stefl
St. Joseph was very excited the night Jesus was born. He prayed to God to help him be a good father. St. Joseph promised God that he would teach Jesus to be honest and love others. Being honorable and honest was important to St. Joseph. — Delaney VandenHouten
Welcome to this world. It is fun. You will have a good time. It might rain, thunder and lightning. But, it is ok. Don’t worry, I’m here. — Jacob VanOoyen
Joseph was concerned about Mary giving birth to Jesus that they would be safe. Joseph was also nervous about being a new dad. He probably said, this is going to be tough. — William Vincent
Love all people, is what St. Joseph would have said often. — Hannah Vissers
I am the earthly father for Jesus. The kings have come to see him. The shepherds came to see his birth and brought sheep. When Jesus was born we were nervous and proud. I was sad because we traveled for a long time and Jesus was born in a barn. That is not a place for a baby! — Cade Wasilkoff
On the night Jesus was born St. Joseph probably felt amazed that he was chosen to be the foster father of the son of God. He was also probably scared because being Jesus’ earth father was such a big responsibility. — Sayler Whetter

BRILLION
Holy Family School, grades 1 and 2, Ms. Wagner
St. Joseph said to Baby Jesus in the manger, “I love you, Jesus.” When the shepherds came, St. Joseph said, “Do you want to see the baby?” The shepherds said they wanted to see Jesus. — Benjamin Scharrer, grade 1
When Jesus was born I think Joseph said, “Merry Christmas, Jesus.” He then said to Mary, “I can’t believe you’re the Mother of Jesus.” St. Joseph said to the innkeeper, “Thanks for letting us stay!” — Emily Fischer, grade 1
St. Joseph said to Baby Jesus, “Merry Christmas Baby Jesus.” He said Merry Christmas to Mary, too! I think St. Joseph said, “Faith is the gift of believing in God.” He said, “I love you Jesus.” — Kearsten Lamers, grade 1
The sheep were by the stable. They were playing by Baby Jesus. St. Joseph said to the sheep, “This is fun!” He told the sheep to be careful of Baby Jesus. — Raine Otto, grade 1
I think St. Joseph talked to the shepherds when Baby Jesus was born. He said, “Thank you for coming to see our new baby!” When the three wise men came and gave gifts to Jesus, Joseph said, “Thank you!” — Carson Taddy, grade 1
St. Joseph said to Mary in the stable, “I love you, Mary, You are the Mother of Jesus. I am glad you came down to Earth.” St. Joseph said to Baby Jesus, “I can’t believe you are the Son of God. I am excited to teach Jesus and watch him grow.” — Hunter Skaletski, grade 2
The three wise men came to visit baby Jesus. St. Joseph said, “Thank you for these gifts my child.” Then St. Joseph said to Baby Jesus, “I am glad you came here. I can’t believe you are the Son of God.” — Jaden Witkowski, grade 2
The three wise men came to visit Baby Jesus. St. Joseph said, “This is my child, Jesus. Who may you be?” “We are the three wise men.” Joseph said, “Hi Baby Jesus, I love you.”— Jewell Behnke, grade 2
St. Joseph said to the three wise men, “Thank you for bringing these gifts for my Son.” Then, St. Joseph said to the Baby Jesus, “Happy birthday Jesus. You are so cute.” Finally, St. Joseph said to the people, “Thank you all for coming. —Esme Moses, grade 2
St. Joseph said to Baby Jesus lying in the manger, “Baby Jesus you are so cute. Happy Birthday.” Then he said to Mary, “I cannot believe you are the Mother of Jesus.” When the three wise men came, St. Joseph said, “Thank you for bringing these gifts for Jesus.” — Trevor Fischer, grade 2
As Baby Jesus was lying in the manger, St. Joseph said to Him, “I hope you have a great birthday. Jesus, you’re sweet. You are the new born king.” When the wise men came, St. Joseph said, “Who sent you here? Thank you for giving my Son these gifts.” — Ellie Kasper, grade 2
St. Joseph said to Baby Jesus lying in the manger, “Happy Birthday Jesus, I love you.” Joseph said to Mary, “I can’t believe that you are the Mother of God.” Joseph said, “I love you Savior of the World.” — David Timm, grade 2
Baby Jesus was laying in the manger. St. Joseph said to Jesus, “Happy First Christmas, Jesus! It’s your birthday. You are the Son of God. You are the Savior of the World.” — Sam Schmalz, grade 2
St. Joseph said to Baby Jesus in the manger, “I love you, Jesus. I am happy you are here. Someday you will be King of the World.” St. Joseph said to the three wise men, “Who are you and where do you come from?” “We come from the fields outside of town,” said the wise men. — Kaden Stuart, grade 2
After Jesus was born, St. Joseph said to Him, “I love you Jesus, Happy Birthday,” St. Joseph said to Mary in the stable, “I am happy that Jesus is here and that he is King.” When the shepherds came to see Jesus, St. Joseph said to them, “I hope you have a safe journey back to the fields.” — Carolyn Wimrich, grade 2
St. Joseph said to baby Jesus lying in the manger, “Happy Birthday, Jesus.” Then he said to Mary, “I cannot believe you’re the Mother of Jesus the Savior!” Isn’t He cute, Mary?” “Yes He is,” said Mary. “I love you, Jesus.” St. Joseph said, “He is so cute and tender.” — Will Lamers, grade 2

CASCO
Holy Trinity School, Grade 3/4, Mrs. Waterstreet
Joseph would have said, “I know you will do great things some day and teach people of the Holy Spirit.” — Bryce Weiman, grade 3
On the first Christmas I think St. Joseph would have said, “I am very proud of us. This little boy will be a very good man. I love you baby Jesus.” — Chante Duckart, grade 4
Joseph would have said, “Mary, you gave birth to a wonderful child.” — Nathan Naze, grade 4
I think Joseph said this, “What a beautiful gift from God. We are blessed to be his parents. He is a wonderful boy!” — Kyle Nuthals, grade 4
I think Joseph would have said, “What a wonderful son to have. He will be the best son ever. I will take care of him and protect him and you forever. He will be the best son in the world. Thank you God for my son.” — Savannah Kruse, grade 4
St. Joseph would have said, “Be good as a child and have faith in God because he loves you.” — Isaac Baudhuin, grade 3
Joseph may have said, “I love you. You’re my son. I’m your father. I should respect you.” — Graham Davister, grade 3
Joseph would have said, “You will be like your father when you grow up.” — Dominick Veeser, grade 3
Joseph would say, “You are going to be like your Father, God, and help people.” — Austin Veeser, grade 3

DENMARK
Sacred Heart Home School
When Jesus was born, Joseph would have said, “Your name shall be Jesus for God is with you. You will take away the sins of the world.” — Joseph Hall, grade 3
Joseph says, “Wow! Here is the Lord of the World! I will take good care of you. — Elizabeth Hall, kindergarten

DE PERE
Notre Dame, grade 1, Mrs. Blaylock
On Christmas, Joseph said, “Merry Christmas, Jesus.” — Luci
On Christmas, Joseph said to Mary “Our son is the saivor of the Lord and will save us all.” — Max
On Christmas, Joseph said, to baby Jesus, “You are going to be the best one that ever lived.” — Evelyn
On Christmas, Joseph said, “Dear God thank you for Jesus.” — Aidan
On Christmas, Joseph said, “I love you Jesus and I always will. Jesus I am going to take good care of you.” — Greta
On Christmas, Joseph said, Jesus you will be the best son ever! — Ethan
On Christmas, Joseph said, “Baby Jesus is really cute.” — Elizabeth
On Christmas, Joseph said, Mary, you are the Mother of God’s son Jesus. The angel Gabriel was right. — Nick
On the first Christmas, Joseph said to Mary, “We are so lucky to have a boy! I hope he is good and I want to name him Jesus! How about you? Mary said, “yes. That is a pretty name.” — Delaney
On Christmas, Joseph said, “Jesus is born… and I love him. He is the light of my life. He is the lord… and I love him. Joseph said to Mary, “we are so happy to have Jesus” — Sophie V.
On Christmas, Joseph said, “Christ the Lord is born! — Cole
On Christmas, Joseph said, “Mary, he’s adorable.” — Jackson
On Christmas, Joseph said, Dear God thank you for the food. — Sophie G.
I think Joseph said, “He is adorable. And I will never let you die. But what should we name him? “Jesus.” They both shouted out. — A.J.
On Christmas, Joseph said, “this is the son of God and this is my son too.” — Madison
“Mary, he is a butiful baby,” said Joseph, “what should we name him? “Jesus,” said Mary. — Lauren
On Christmas, Joseph said, Jesus is born. — Zita
On Christmas, Joseph said, It is Jesus’s birthday and I love him.” — Paige
On the first Christmas, Joseph said “I hope he’s a good baby.” And he was when he grew up. — Ella
On Christmas, Joseph said, “Jesus You Will Be the king. You Will Be the Best. Be nice to each person. And love each Person too.” — Natalia

Our Lady of Lourdes, grade 3, Mrs. Toonen
What do you think St. Joseph would have said at the first Christmas?

“This is my Son. He will be named Jesus. There is no one better than Him. He is the Son of God.” — Collin S.
“He will be the King of the Jews. His love will be bigger than anything. We will love Him forever.” — Jude F.
“Rejoice! The Lord has been born. Rejoice! The Son of God has been born.” — John N.
“Merry Christmas and Alleluia to everyone in the world.” — Brooklynn S.
St. Joseph would have been so happy that he was able to find a safe place for Mary to have Baby Jesus. He would be so happy he would pray, “All glory and praise to God.” — Lucia B.
I think he would say, “Welcome to the new world. You will grow up to be a kind person.” —Kylie J.
He probably said, ‘This is my Son, Jesus.” — Levi D.
“My Son is going to be born today! I hope he will be strong, smart, fun and nice.” — Charlie D.
“My Son is born. Now we can tell everybody about Baby Jesus. He will be fair and loving to all people.” — Ella W.
“He is a beautiful baby. He is going to grow up to be a great man. Who could ask for a better day?” — Paige P.
“Jesus Christ is born! Bless Him! He is very holy! He is the Son of God!” — Anna N.
“God’s Son is born. He is beautiful. We shall rejoice. This Baby will be holy. God made wonderful things. So will He!” — Malachi B.

What advice do you think St. Joseph would have given to Jesus when he was a little boy?

“Never give up and encourage others. Be nice to people and they will be nice back.” — Chloe C.
“Be yourself. Don’t listen to others if they have nothing nice to say.” — Melody V.
“I hope you are a good child when you grow up. I hope you will be a carpenter like I am.” —Zach S.
“Be proud of yourself. Never give up on yourself and never give up on others.” — Cassandra S.
He would give him the advice to be kind and treat others the way he wanted to be treated and tell other people to be kind.” — Seth F.
“Love God. He is your Father. If you do, you will grow up to be like him.” — Eli F.
“Be good. Be safe. I love you. Have good manners. Always listen to God.” — Emily R.
“The stars will never stop shining on you and everybody.” — Nicki W.
“Follow your heart and you will be on your way.” — Evan M.
“Treat others like you want to be treated and you should be treated like that.” — Jake S.

Our Lady of Lourdes, grade 4, Ms. Smits
What advice do you think St. Joseph would have given to Jesus when he was a little boy?

He would have said, “Jesus, I love you and you are the best out of anybody in the world. If anybody tries to hurt you, just remember to not do the same.” — Kayla Christens
“I love you so much, Jesus. You are cute. When you grow up you are going to be smart. I think you are smart.” — Connor McDonough
“I will take good care of you. I won’t let anybody harm you.” — Lukas Ricker
“What a handsome little boy. He looks just like me when I was a little boy!” — Jason Kempen
“Jesus, I love you. You are the best thing ever. I love you with all my might. We are your parents now. Be nice to everyone you meet. You are the best gift, Jesus!” — Connor Walsh
“Make good choices, and don’t disobey adults. Make friends often. Help people in need. Go to the Temple often. Go to school and stay in school. You have a nice warm bed at home. You live in Jerusalem.” — Hannah Weisse

What advice do you think St. Joseph would have given to Jesus when he was a little boy?
“I love you, and be kind and helpful as long as you live. Always be faithful. Pray as much as you can. Pray for whoever needs help, or is sick.” — Bailey Baeten
“Always stick up for yourself. Always try to do your best. Don’t say something you don’t mean. AND, don’t pretend to be someone you’re not.” — Taylor LeFever
“Always be nice to people even if they are mean to you. Be loyal.” — Seth Baeten
“Always be kind and helpful. Follow your dreams. Love your family members. Pray when you need help. Stand up for yourself and others. Tell others to be holy and faithful. Be the best you can be.” — Jada VerBoort
“Don’t be mean to anybody. Always listen to good, not evil. Always be grateful. Stand up for yourself. You should stay away from sin. Always help people in need. Never trust evil. Teach others the good way. Be nice.” — Chase Brabazon
“Don’t lie. Love others. Treat people how you would want to be treated. Help people. Give to the church. Pray. Believe in God. Listen to your parents. Never believe in other gods. Be a good follower.” — Mary Mondloch
“Always be kind. Stick up for others. Always tell the truth. Be safe and responsible. Never give up. Think about what you’re going to say before you say it. Always be faithful.” — Rachel Van Hefty
“Be kind to others. Do not lie. Always obey your grandmas and grandpas. Stand up for yourself.” — Robby Cox
“Always be kind and safe. Keep love for everyone in your heart. Never break a promise to anyone, no matter what. Always work hard. I love you!” — Brooke VerBoort
“Never give up on your goal. Never get in fights. Don’t hurt anyone. Treat others how you want to be treated. Don’t believe in false gods. Love each other as you love yourself.” — Michael Turriff

GREENVILLE
St. Mary School, grade 3, Mrs. Ernst
Saint Joseph and St. Mary walked a cold long journey to Bethlehem. They found a little warm manger and there Jesus was born. Joseph while holding (Jesus) said, “Praise the Lord for the savior in here.” — George A.
“I’ll get you some water and a blanket, Mary. He is so cute, I love him. I’ll make a bed, Mary. I’ll get some food, Mary. It is a boy, Mary. I’ll get him some clothes, Mary.” — Jesse C.
All the animals crowded around as Mary rocked baby Jesus. “Can I hold him, Mary?” asked Joseph. “He looks so cute. I can’t wait to teach him how to build things.” — Bailey C.
Joseph gasped, “Oh, Mary, what a beautiful baby! At last the Savior is born. In the morning we must get better shelter. The shepherds are coming to welcome Jesus. After the shepherds are gone we must get more sleep.” — Brady C.
On the first Christmas St. Joseph thinks of other people first, and says to Jesus, “You are going to grow up great and powerful. I will love you will all my heart and I will take care of you very well.” — Cianna D.
On the first Christmas, Joesph looked over at Jesus and whispered softly “Little baby rest your head on the manger where you lie. Thanks be to God the highest for Jesus our Savior, has been born. Jesus I will protect you forever.” — Sam D.
The first Christmas Jesus was born. Joseph sat next to him and said, “I love you Jesus. Jesus I’m so happy you’re born. I rejoice and thank you, God. You, Jesus, be my little boy forever. God was happy. — Allison J.
The sweaty donky stood by the stable wall where Joseph had tied him. Inside Joseph stood by Mary as she cradled Jesus in her arms. Joseph whispered, “He is so cute. Look at how small his hands and feet are!” — Allison M.
“What a wonderful baby you had, Mary! He is so cute. Wrap him up really tight so he will be warm. God’s son is going to be called Jesus and he is going to save all people in the world.” — George H.
“Mary, I’m making you a bed and I can make myself a bed later. I’m making a manger for Jesus, but it will be awhile before I finish. In the meantime you relax on the bed.” — Christopher J.
When Joseph first saw baby Jesus, he gazed at him and said “Jesus the Savior.” Joseph was jumping up and down celebrating. Joseph was so excited that he told “everyone, The Savior is born! The Savior is born!” — Ella O.
“Blessed be God, King of Kings for he sent us Jesus Christ. He is the Son of God who will save us. Hosanna he has come. The promised Savior, Jesus, has come at last. I Joseph feel so happy I will celebrate.” — Isabella S.
Joseph danced around the warm stable exclaiming “Thank you, God, so much! God bless our son.” He stood proudly by Mary hugging Jesus and whispered, “I love you so much and will care for you.” — Anton V.
“What a wonderful baby; what a wonderful sight! What a glorious baby to have! I am so glad you are born today for us to have! You look sweet and gentle and kind indeed. What a glorious baby for us!” — Ashlyn V.
“Merry first Christmas Jesus. Rejoice, rejoice our Savoir has come. He will save us from all evils. Jesus is our teacher whom we should obey. Jesus has been blessed by the angels. It’s a miracle Jesus,” said Joseph. — Mason W.
The first Christmas Jesus was born, Joseph said, “Oh my, what a beautiful baby that is. I’m so happy that you’re born. I feel happier than ever before. Thank you God for letting us have such a beautiful baby.” — Dmitry

St. Mary, grade 5, Mrs. Alexander
I think on the first Christmas, Joseph would have said, “I can’t believe I am Jesus’ father! This is super amazing!” — Andrew Kippenhan
I think on the first Christmas, St. Joseph would have said, “This is truly a miracle!” — Maddy Jablonski
I think on that first Christmas, St. Joseph would have said,” How cute; our Messiah is born.” — Sarah Oestreicher
On the first Christmas, Joseph would say, “Look the Savior. He is cute.” The shepherds would be singing and everyone would be praising him. — Reed Hafeman
I think that on the first Christmas, Joseph said, “Wow, I have my own son. Let us rejoice.” — Paige Hovanes
I think on the first day of Christmas, Joseph would have said, “He is beautiful; I am blessed to have such a beautiful Son of God.” — Jack Dodd
St. Joseph would’ve said on Christmas, “Jesus is going to grow up strong.” — Yana Williams
“This is a miracle. I can’t believe it. Jesus, the Savior, my son, is being born here in Bethlehem. Glory to God!” said Joseph in amazement and awe, on that first Christmas. — Yasmin Mirhashemi
I think St. Joseph would have thanked God for his child on the first Christmas. — Ashley La Voy
On the first Christmas, I think Joseph said “I can’t believe that Mary gave birth to Jesus! Our awaited Savior has come at last!” — Landon Vosters
I think that on the first Christmas, St. Joseph said, “How blessed are we to be the parents of our Savior! Jesus is the one God has sent to save us. O God, how could we ever thank you? Amen.” — Avery Anderson
I think that on the first Christmas, St. Joseph said, “Jesus shall be his name. He shall be the Savior, the Messiah, the Deliverer sent down to free us and bring back grace for all. I know he is the Prophecy from God for all. He shall be the One, the King of Kings, the God of Abraham.” — Logan Schmidt
The advice Joseph gave Jesus as a boy was, “You should never give up and keep going. You will use your strength to help you in the future.” —Jenna Parker
I think the advice Joseph would have given to Jesus is, “Jesus, always remember God’s commandments and never disobey the God of Abraham. When you grow up, share the commandments and the messages that God wants to be heard. You are the Savior, the Lord. Share Your Word with everyone who crosses your path.” — Cole Schanke

GREEN BAY
St. Bernard School, grades 2 to 5
Let’s rejoice our savior is born. We need to be happy. We need to forgive each other. When he is older we need to listen to his readings of the Gospel. — Gabe
I think St. Joseph would give Jesus this advice as a little boy … Live your life for peace, but remember that you are God’s Son and he expects you to be the Savior. Now go and preach the world. — Halle
This is amazing! Jesus will grow up to be the savior of the world. He will do amazing things! My dream showed me the truth! This is glorious! We are super lucky to have Jesus as our son! — Augusta
I think that Joseph would have said you are the savior God’s Son be sure to obey the Ten Commandments. If anyone ever tells you different don’t listen to them, don’t pay attention to them, and just keep preaching God’s word. — Jadyn
The advice I think Saint Joseph would have given to Jesus when he was little is I know you’ll grow up to be courageous. Take the right path even if it’s hard. Listen to what God tells you. I love you. — Howie
I think St. Joseph would say on the first Christmas is “Glory to God! This is the child that will save the world from sins! This day will be forever known as Jesus’ birthday.” That is what he would say. — Bella
I think St. Joseph would say to Jesus is, You’re going to have great wisdom when you grow up. You must obey your true Father. You will help the poor. Visit the sick. You are our Messiah. You’ll be glorious. — Larkyn
I think that Joseph said on the first Christmas was “Mary our son is going to become a very important person. He will become our savior. He will save us from sin. We will love for all eternity. — Sam
This is what I would say at the first Christmas is I am glad my son is born with love and grow up to be a great man and I will love him with all of my heart. — Orin
I think that he would have said “O Lord, Thy kindness is great. Thou has given thy son as a savior. O Lord, the messiah has come under thy will. Now the Lord’s son will bring us the Lord’s kingdom.” — Henry
I think he said to Jesus is never disobey God he is your Father. Always do right in life and if you make mistakes you learn from them. Preach out your good news to those who are sad. — Alana
I think St. Joseph said, “Behold this is the first Christmas ever celebrated. It’s representation is for Jesus Christ’s beginning of life. Something magical has entered this world because of God. Jesus will take away the sins of the world. — Madison
You should give not want. And Christmas is a happy time. — Santi
I think he would have said praise the Lord the messiah has come. Then he would say God bless this child. Love him with all your heart. Then he would start to say and read a lot of prayers. — Lindsey
The advice I think St. Joseph would have given to Jesus is Trust the Lord. Because if Jesus wouldn’t have trusted him then Jesus would be disopbeying the Lord. — Gracie
I think that St. Joseph would have said to Jesus when he was a little kid to don’t stop growing up and don’t stop pushing for what is right. Preach and don’t stop praying. — Caleb
His advice would be always follow God. And follow the Ten Commandments at all time. Finally make a difference in people’s lives. — Joel
This is the best day ever. Let us preach to all who come that the savior has come. Let us say a prayer to God the Father and thank him for this glorious gift. I love you, Jesus. — Griffin
Holy, holy this is the Lord’s son, the savior. — Logan
Thank you, God for all of these great gifts and for all you have given us. You’ve made us all happy and better followers of God. — Antonio
I think the advice would (be) have a great life to live your life. You don’t need to be the best of the best. Everyone is different. — Jacob
Joseph said “Pray and serve the Lord, for he’s shown us the way to the light and his love. Be grateful and helping, for that will help you have a better experience of life and allow you access to Heaven. — Gavin
I think St. Joseph would say on the first Christmas to the people “God’s only Son will come tonight and he will be brought 3 gifts. He will lead us to freedom and will take on our sins.” — Shara
St. Joseph said to Jesus “You shall be kind and honest to anyone you meet and forgive anyone who has sinned.” — Caroline
Saint Joseph said he shall be the light of the world. — Carson
The advice I think he would have given to Jesus is use your love, life and gifts wisely. And I think he should have said you are our gift so guide us through our troubles. — Olivia
I think he said, “What the King of Kings is actually my son!” I thank he said that because anyone would be amazed if their son would change the world. — Maezy
I think St. Joseph would rejoice and sing praises at the first Christmas. St. Joseph would say “All people it is a time to rejoice and celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ!” Everyone will rejoice and be happy. — Hannah
I think St. Joseph would tell Jesus not to lie or cheat, be nice, and respect others. I also think Joseph would tell him people are going to remember you because you are the Son of God so remember that. — Emily
I believe that one thing St. Joseph would say to Jesus as a little boy would be “Always help others and never stop believing in your Father.” — Sofia
I think St. Joseph would tell baby Jesus to go to the temple twice a day to pray. Also don’t harm any living creature and to not use God’s name in vain. Make followers and teach people about your Father. — Macoy
I think St. Joseph would have said, “Jesus, be the strong one. Don’t follow others because you can make your own path. If others do wrong, you do right. Everyone believes in God and you. You can make us proud.” — Abby
St. Joseph would have said on the first Christmas “This is the Son of God, who will live forever and ever, he has come to Bethlehem, he’s here.” — Alana
I think the advice that St. Joseph would have given Jesus is, “You are the world’s savior so remember that. Because some people may not believe that, but if you believe and keep spreading the word that’s all that counts.” — Annika
That Christmas is not about getting presents, it is to give them to others. That we pray to God that we have food & water and also family and friends. And that we spend time with our family and friends. — Aaron
I think he would have given this advice to Jesus, He would have said always do what you think is right, never do what is wrong. — Taylor
I think Joseph said, Keep believing in God than you will become one. Threat others the way you want to be treated. Respect and love. And I think Jesus took his father’s advice with him where ever he went and for the rest of his life. — Owen
I think that Joseph said that he loves Christmas because it is God’s day and everything that is up for Christmas looks really nice and he said that is good because it is God’s day. — Guadalupe
I think he would have told Jesus to be kind to others and try to be respectful to everyone. Never to be rude to anyone even if they did something mean to you. — Emily
I think Joseph would say praise the Lord and go to church. Never deny God and whatever he says you do. — Alex
Try to show people how to not sin. Be a good man. Solve problems, help people, do the right thing and don’t sin. If you sin other people will follow you. — Brodie
I think St. Joseph would have said to Jesus for advice, “be helpful and respect your mother and father. Spread the news to all people about God. — Payton
Stay true to your heart and follow the one true God. It is he who created you in his divine image. God is here any time of the day. If you talk to him, he will answer you. — Rylee
I think St. Joseph would have said, “Praise the messiah, for he has been born. Crown our heavenly King!” He would also probably be smiling, and would be excited when saying it. — Katherine
I think St. Joseph would have said to Jesus was he was little, Take pride and care in what you do. — James
I think Joseph’s advice would have been to always stay strong and stand up for yourself. — McKenna
I think that he said to Jesus be thankful that you were born and we love you. Be nice to others and to love others. — James

St. Joseph School, grade 4, Ms. Gerlach
As St. Joseph, I would always say to Jesus if you want friends, you have to be a friend. I would say that someday you will be happy, not sad, when you are in Heaven and pray everyday. — Anna Capelle
As St. Joseph, I would be proud of my new son, Jesus. I would say grow up and be happy. As his foster father I know he is a special baby. One day we’ll all be in Heaven. — Jason Euceda
If I was Joseph I would tell Jesus to obey the ten commandments. I would teach Jesus to be a carpenter. I would tell Jesus to obey your Heavenly Father, Mary and me. I would try to be a good parent. — Will Follett
As St. Joseph, I felt really heartwarming when Jesus was born. I was glad that I had a son. I hoped he would like to be a carpenter like me someday. If he would, I will teach him. — Jack Gagnon
As St. Joseph I would always tell Jesus to obey and love God. Go tell the GOOD NEWS. Obey your mother and pray when you wake up and before you god to bed. Be polite to people and love one another. — Sam Gagnon
As St. Joseph I felt glad. I will always stand with you and love you. As Joseph, I hope that when I die I can spend my life with you. I will always pray to you, Jesus. — Rikeyah McIntyre
I am St. Joseph. It was really heartwarming when Jesus was born. He was my only son. I taught him how to be a carpenter when he was little. I am so proud of Jesus and hope people will love him. —Joe Rose
As St. Joseph, I would always say I love you. I was happy when you were born. I was happy when you were preaching in the temple to those priests, but I was scared that you were lost. I am so proud of you! — Mackenzie Smith
As St. Joseph I felt bad that I could not get an inn for Mary and Baby Jesus. I felt weird when the Kings came to Bethlehem with Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. The angels brought the shepherds. What a sight. — Dominic VandenElzen

NEENAH
St. Margaret Mary School, grade 1, Ms. Kellerman
“Wow, the newborn baby!” — Ethon Moschea
“Do you think he is cold? He might be scared. Look at all the animals. Shhhh—he is going to fall asleep.” — Quinn Wehner
“Lord God, thank you for Jesus on Christmas night! Thank you for Jesus, my son.” — Charlie Cedergren
“I am Jesus’ dad. I love my baby. Jesus is God’s boy.” — Sienna Anderson
“We are a holy family. We are glad you are here. You are a special baby. You have a gift, Mary. We will name him Jesus. I love you Mary and Jesus. Thank you, God. We made a wonderful baby.” — Haley Gustafson
“I am the father of Jesus and I am a believer in God.” — Nick Bittner
“I will teach you about Jesus and that he has done good stuff for you.” — Cullen Arboleda

St. Margaret Mary, grade 1, Ms. Bergman
Hi! My name is Joseph. You are my baby. I will teach you to be a carpenter. I will teach you to be a good person. — Samuel V.
Your baby is cute and he’s going to do great things! — Sienna L.
Joseph said, “I am your dad and I will teach you the commandments.” — Jonah D.
Hi! My name is Joseph. How are you today? Jesus, I love you. — Alex C.
I love you Jesus. You are a precious baby. — Harry H.
Hello, my name is Joseph. When you grow up I will teach you how to be a carpenter. — Evelyn O.
My name is Joseph. I love being the father of Jesus! — Nathaniel G.
Joseph said, “Jesus, can you share love with others? They will be very happy. I will teach you how to share love.” — Evan S.
Hi, Jesus. I am your Dad and my name is Joseph. I am going to teach you the commandments. I am going to teach you how to be a carpenter. — Annalise Z.
I will bless the baby with all my heart. I am the father of this baby and will bless him. I will name him Jesus. — Genna P.
We should call him Jesus. He is a cute baby. We should have a party because Jesus is born. — Alissa B.
I will teach my son to be a loving son. He will be nice to everyone he meets. — Nate P.
I talk to a lot of people about Jesus and love. Jesus is a good guy. He loves everyone. — Solomon D.

St. Margaret Mary, grade 4, Ms. Anderson
He would have said this boy is special. He also would say I love you son He probably said you look just like me. That is what St. Joseph said at the first Christmas — Henry Ladish
I think St. Joseph said, “My son was just born! Wow! This is a miracle! My son is going to make a difference to the people who need correcting. He will give them salvation. He will perform miracles. He is the son of God. — Ava Staehler
He would of said this is the new beginning of life, the son of God was born. He will do many things like help the poor, shelter the homeless and feed the hungry. He will one day make us holy. — Sam Purcell

NEW LONDON
Most Precious Blood School, grades 3 and 4, Ms. Curns
St. Joseph might have said, “What a cute baby and it is so cold. Here Jesus have a blanket. Now you must be better. Does anyone have any clothes for the baby?” — Ashlyn Clarke
I think St. Joseph would say, “Hey Jesus, why don’t you be a carpenter some day? Here is a hammer! Can you bang it on this nail? Do you want to make a sand castle or a sand man with me?” — Garrison Gregory
“Mary, I think we will have a wonderful son.” “Ok Jesus, this is what you build and how you build it.” “Jesus, your a great son I love you I would not want another kid if they even would give me a coin to trade.” — Aubrey McCarty
St. Joseph would probably say, “It’s very cold, should we wrap the baby up with two cloths?” Joseph would be surprised that his son is King! — Matthew Lutz
St. Joseph would say, ”I have a child,” and would say, “Come in shepherds.” If the door were open he would close it. He would also say, “I love you Jesus.” — Trevor Bohringer
Joseph might have said, “It is cold out here. Jesus looks cold do you think he needs another blanket Mary?” — Claire Duch
On the first Christmas, I think Joseph would’ve said, “I’m surprised these kings and shepherd’s came”. — Matt Kurszewski
St. Joseph might have said… “Jesus will you please go get water for me and your mother too? Could you get berries too?” — Skye Woroniecki-Ziepke
St. Joseph would say, “Mary, our son the Savior is born. It’s cold out; I’ll go round up some blankets for our baby the Savior, Jesus. Alleluia is the word. God bless our family!” — Sage O’Brien
St. Joseph might have said to baby, “Jesus its a little cold out here,” or, he might have said, “Jesus might be cold.” — Shane Kimball
When Jesus was a baby, Joseph might have said, ”Brrr, it is cold out here,” and wrapped baby Jesus up in his cloak. — Eille Karpf

OCONTO FALLS
St. Anthony School, grades 2 and 3, Miss Beschta

What do you think St. Joseph would have said at the first Christmas?
“Thank you God for the little boy and for Jesus to start the first Christmas. You will be my only son. Thank you Mary for being my wife.” — Hailey Kopke, grade 2
I think he said, “You will be my only son.” — Luke Trepanier, grade 2
“Thank you God!” — Ben Sinclair, grade 2
I think that he said, “Mary this is the best Christmas ever. I love you so much. I really do. Jesus you are the best Christmas gift ever. Wow, this is a really good Christmas Jesus. Praise the Lord! Mary this is good.” — Kate Pytleski, grade 2
I think he said, “He is the King! Thank you Mary!” — Lily Kurek, grade 2
“I love you Jesus very, very, very much. You are the King of Kings!” — Molly Haines, grade 2
“A baby! We should name him Jesus. Mary, thank you for being my wife. Oh and I love you. Mary look at these gifts. They are from the three kings. I must pray to God. This was the best Christmas ever!” — Josie Peters, grade 2
I think Joseph said to Mary, “This is wonderful. I think Joseph said to God Thank you!” — Amber Haines, grade 2
“Jesus happy birthday and I want you to be the Lord. Mary and I are very happy to have you. I love you and Happy Birthday again.” — Cora Kaczmarowski, grade 2
I think he would say to Jesus, “You would be my only son. You are the King of Kings.” — Brailyn St. Louis, grade 2
I think Joseph would have said, “Thank God! Thank God! Thank God! We have a child! A child! Tonight is the night Christ is born! Thank God!” — Justin Spaulding, grade 3
“Praise the Lord for giving us a child on Christmas. He is so handsome. God said to me I should name him Jesus.” — Paige Applebee, grade 3
“He said Merry Christmas. Happy Birthday Jesus. Mary we got a baby.” — James DesJarlis, grade 3
I think St. Joseph would have said at the first Christmas, “Thank you! Thank you God for giving us a child.” — William Podoski, grade 3
St. Joseph said. “He is the King of Kings.” — Taryn Shallow, grade 3

What advice do you think St. Joseph would have given to Jesus when he was a little boy?
“Have good manners and share. Be kind. You should even respect your parents.” — Helen Marquardt, grade 2
“Be careful what you do. Take good care of yourself. When you grow up be a good person too. If you ever become a Dad treat your kids good.” — Makayla Saindon, grade 3
“Joseph would tell Jesus to believe in yourself and be kind to others. He would say do not hurt others even when they hurt you.” — Karlie Kowalczyk, grade 3

OSHKOSH
Lourdes Academy, Seton Elementary, Grade 2, Ms. Wyman
I am so glad that Jesus is born! I’m so sad Jesus was born in a stable. What a strange thing angels everywhere. The angels the shepherds saw were singing Glory to God in the Highest. — Thomas
If St. Joseph were to give Jesus advise, he would tell Jesus to be kind to others. St. Joseph would also tell Jesus to not steal but to give to others in need. The best advise would be to pass along God’s word. — Niko
St. Joseph said to Mary, maybe he was very happy that baby Jesus was born, that baby Jesus was created. — Christo
When Jesus was young, Joseph would give Him advise by saying always tell the truth. He also might say to be kind to everyone. Do what you’re told to do. Follow all ten commandments. Love everyone. Use nice words. — Kyle
When Jesus was a child, Joseph probably said “Jesus, be wise in your words and kind in your heart. You’ve got magic in your soul, you just have to use it in a good way.” — Brandan
I think Joseph would have said, “What is his name Mary?” “Jesus?” What a beautiful name! Then, St. Joseph said, “Happy birthday, Jesus!” We love you so much. You are a gift to the world. We love you. — Sofia
Joseph said to his son Jesus … go do great things, love one another, be yourself, but most importantly, pray and know that it is ok to ask for help — Lili
When Jesus was a little boy, Joseph might have said, “I will teach you my work until you can do your Father’s will.” “Measure twice and draw once, which means to think twice before you act,” Joseph said. — Zach
Oh, what a wonderful baby! Isn’t He cute? What should we name Him? While you grow up, be nice and helpful to others. I love you so much, Baby Jesus. — Madeline
St. Joseph stood quietly by Jesus. After a few minutes, he said, “What shall we name Him? And at that moment, an angel came down and said, “Glory to God in the highest!” As the angel spoke, Joseph felt God speaking to him. — Olivia
What do you think St. Joseph would have said at that first Christmas? You are the newborn savior, Jesus Christ. — Lauren
Joseph held up his newborn baby and exclaimed, “My glorious Son was born of my beloved wife Mary and created by Almighty God. He shall be named Jesus, which means God saves. Thanks be to God in the highest.” — Kate
St. Joseph, on Christmas, would have welcomed baby Jesus into the world. He would have made sure baby Jesus was safe and warm. As a boy, St. Joseph may have told Jesus to be a good person and to behave for his mom. — Liam
Joseph said, “Jesus is born! Praise Him!” Joseph’s advise was … make sure to take care of our people. Help those in need. — Ryaan
I think St. Joseph said to Jesus to be kind to others and teach others about God. I think St. Joseph told Jesus to pray to God. — Ari
Joseph liked the baby. He was very happy. “I love you, Jesus,” he said. “This is wonderful, Mary,” said Joseph. “I like the angels.” “Come closer to the baby and see the Gift of God,” he said to the shepherds. Thank you, God, for this baby. — Vaughn

Lourdes, Seton Elementary, Grade 2, Mrs. Clausen
I think St. Joseph said to Jesus, “I love you and you will be with me forever and ever. I promise.” — Evan
St. Joseph would have said to Jesus, “We should find a way to baptize you with holy water. But how should we find the holy water? And how should we find the oil? He’s just so beautiful.” — CJ
Here’s some advice I think Saint Joseph would have given Jesus. “Jesus, like when God never lets you go away from him you must never let your sheep leave from you.” — Maverick
I think Saint Joseph would have said, “Thank you God for having my wife have the savior baby Jesus be born.” — Brooke
I think Joseph said, “Son, you will be treated no different than other people. But you are the son of God. Mary will be your Mother, she is great. We think you are special.” —Allison
I think Saint Joseph would have said a prayer to God saying, “Thank you for this holy child. Amen.” Then everyone gathered around baby Jesus. — Maggie
I think Saint Joseph would have said to Jesus, “You are so cute because I love you. You are the cutest little baby.” Mary and Joseph said, “Let’s wrap Jesus up in swaddling clothes.” — Rachael
Saint Joseph would have said to Jesus, “Don’t make enemies. Because you only have one life on Earth. Be a leader and praise God. Spend a lot of time in Mass. Love all people. Forgive sins. Control your temper. Be nice.” — Kegan
I think Joseph said to Mary, “Jesus was born in a stable, but he is still beautiful. I love him so much Mary. He is so beautiful. Let’s wrap him up and have him baptized. Thank you Mary.”— Lily
I think Saint Joseph would have said, “Jesus, go out into the world and help people like your mother did. Your mother spoke only words of praise and respected her family. Most of all, she trusted in the Lord.” — Kiska
Saint Joseph would have said to Jesus, “You should go out and take a walk to tell people about God. Tell them stories about God and about the Gate of Heaven when you went up there. Everyone should love God.” — Ian
I think St. Joseph would have said to Mary, “I am glad you have brought Jesus to Earth. I also think we should give Jesus a little present and tell him “Merry Christmas”.” — Brett
What advice do you think St. Joseph would have given to Jesus as he grew up? “Be good because you are God’s son. Be good all the time” — Parker
Saint Joseph would have said to Jesus when he was older, “Jesus, when you grow up I want you to be a really holy and good man to everyone, even sinners.” — Chloe
I think St. Joseph would have said to Jesus, “You will be a good boy. You are the best one.” — Alex
St. Joseph said on the first Christmas, “He should have talked to baby Jesus. When Jesus got older he helped the people who were homeless.” — Kaleb

STURGEON BAY
St. John Bosco, religious education, grade 5, Mrs. Taylor
I think this is what St. Joseph said, “Mary I will be a husband to you and I will be good and kind to your son. I will be a good stepfather.” — Cassandra Brauer
I think this is what St. Joseph said, “Mary, I promise to be a good father to our Son and a good husband to you, and I will love the Lord always.” — Anna Alrand
I think Joseph would be almost speechless for a minute or two. He’d probably make a special prayer for him. He also might say “thank you dead Lord” or “God do as your father in (heaven), do what you can” — Rhianna Murphy
I think St. Joseph would have said, “Mary, he is beautiful. Let him live in the love of God. He is truly the Messiah. He is our miracle. He is the world’s miracle. He is Jesus, let it be known.” — Sydney Felhofer
I think Joseph would have said, “Our new baby is wonderful, let him grow up in the light of the lord. Thank you all for coming, bless your souls. Jesus will grow up very holy. He will always love you.” — Casey Rahn
I think Joseph would say to Jesus, “O Son be great like you father, God in heaven. Make him proud, preach the good news, help the poor and never give up. Show people you can do it and be glad.” — Miranda Logerquist

DE PERE
Notre Dame, kindergarten, Ms. Hoeppner

I love you. I love your eyes. Play with me. I like you. Go too sleep. I am your daddy. Go too your room. — Leah
Go to sleep. Don’t whine. — Caden
I love you. Go to slep. Don’t clim. Don’t eat candy. — Mary
Go to sleep. No climbing. I am yor dad. Respect. Listen. — Charlie
I love you. Go to slep. Don’t interrupt. — Lucy
Go to sleep fast. Don’t chew on anything. — Carson
I love you and listen when it is time. — Abe
Go to sleep. Do not run away. — Bennett
Go to sleep. Don’t go ron away. Please be kind. — Quinn
I love you. I will praer to you. I will be your father. — Morgan
I am your dad. I love you. Wen you grow up be nice. Be the leader of the world. Don’t be mean. — Zach
Don’t run away Jesus. Go to bed. Help mom, Jesus. Lisin Jesus. Return Amen Jesus. — Tom
Go to sleep. Go to church. — Andrew
I love. I am your Dad. God to sleep. — Kinsey
I love you. Go to slep. Eat your food. — Graham
Be good. Don’t fight. Don’t be rude. — Pryce
Run away from King Herod, so you don’t get turned in. Be good. — Lane
I am your Dad. I will help you. Thank you for being born. — Josie
Go to sleep. I love you. I am yo Mom. — Addison
I am your father. Go to sleep. Go to bed already. — Lincoln
I am Joseph your dad…. — Ella

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