The Top 10 Reasons
For Being 10 Years Old

The Grade 5 class made up a "Top 10" list using the same format as David Letterman. Their topic - "The Top 10 (or11) Reasons For Being 10 (or 11)"!
 

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Daria B.
 
10. I am allowed to have video games in my room.
9. I can stay up until 11:00 at night.
8. I get more allowance, that I can spend.
7. I get to go on amusement park rides that I couldn't before.
6. I get to go to Ukrainian park camp in the summer.
5. I get to go to movies with my friends.
4. I get to go to a higher level in gymnastics, called   competitive.
3. I get to watch different TV programs, like "Friends".
2. I can swim in the deep end of a pool and dive off the diving boards.
1. I get to sleep over at Sophie and Nina's house.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Nina C.
 
10. I get to buy my things with my own money.
9. I get harder homework than I used to.
8. I can swim in the deep end of the swimming pool.
7. Now that I'm older, I can read big chapter books.
6. I am allowed to stay up till 1:00 a.m. on weekends.
5. I can make my own lunches, now that I'm older.
4. I can do my own laundry now.
3. I can make cookies now that I'm older.
2. I can hold a cute little baby.
1. I have Mrs. Wittevrongel as a teacher.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Christopher C.
 
10. Being ten means that I am older and more responsible.
9. Sometimes, I get to stay up as late as 10:00 on weekdays and 12:30 on weekends.
8. My sports skills are better, particularly in basketball, hockey, football, and soccer.
7. I get to watch more programs on television.
6. I get to hear a better variety of music.
5. I get to drink wine.
4. I can read better.
3. I get to sleep in more.
2. I get to help my mom in her Sunday school class.
1. I am alive.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Jae C.
 
10. I can go to the movies with my friends.
9. I can go on more rides at the Ex.
8. When I was 5 I could not ride a skateboard.
7. When I was little I could not break dance.
6. When I was little I could not play baseball.
5. When I was little I could not play hockey and ice skate.
4. When I was little I could not go rock climbing or climb up trees.
3. When I was little I could not go into the deep end the swimming pool.
2. When I was little I could not play basketball.
1. I can do front flips,1080's,swan dives and front flip180's on a diving board.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Julia D.
 
10. I can stay up the whole night.
9. I can go shopping with my friends.
8. I can see a movie with my friends.
7. I can have my own pet and take care of it.
6. On school nights I can stay up until 11:30 p.m.
5. I can dive off the highest diving boards.
4. I can do a hand stand and flips in the water.   
3. I can have a computer in my room.
2. I can go to Wheelies with my friends (without my parents).
1. I can get double presents for Christmas.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Sophie D.
 
10. I can swim better than last year.
9. I can go on more rides at places because I'm taller.
8. I can stay up later than I could before, like 1:00 a.m.
7. I can kick someone out of my room.
6. I can pick out my own clothes at the mall.
5. I can go on the basketball school team.
4. I can make baskeball hoops.
5. I can spend my own money on what I want.
4. I can go to movies with my friends.
3. I can make KD and popcorn.
2. I can go to the park by myself or with friends.
1. I can go to the pool with my friends.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Iris D.
 
10. I can swim in the deep end and dive off the highest diving board.
9. I can spell very hard words in Spelling.
8. I can do division, subtraction, addition and long division.
7. I can go out at night to Wheelies with my friends.
6. I can sleep over at my friend's and go to lots of parties
5. I can stay up until 6:30 in the morning.
4. I can play the piano and play lots of beautiful songs.
3. I take gymnastics and I have the best gymnastics teacher.
2. I can do flips, bridges, cartwheels and splits in gymnastics in level 5.
1. I'm in grade 5 and I have the best two teachers in the world!

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Sophie D.
 
10. I can kick people out of my room.
9. I can stay up late, until 1:00 am or 2:00 am.
8. I can go to Beacher Park by myself.
7. I can go on more rides at a theme park.
6. I can play on a basketball team.
5. I get Mrs.Wittevrongel as a teacher.
4. I can walk around the mall by myself.
3. I can wear shoes with 6 inch heels.
2. I can pick out my own clothes.
1. I can be a shop-a-holic.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Kyle D.
 
10. I get to play rated M (mature) games on PS2
9. I get to stay up until 10:00 on weekdays.
8. I am allowed to go in chat rooms on the internet.
7. I can go swim in the deep end of the pool.
6. I can go walk around at Garden City Mall by myself and go to stores.
5. I can go on my go-cart by myself.
4. I can go tubing at Moosehorn Lake by myself.
3. I can start the go-cart by myself.
2. I can go on my bike to places by myself.
1. I can go swimming at my lake sometimes by myself.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: James D.
 
10. I'm still old enough to play Beyblade and Yugioh cards.
9. Get to watch better TV, like South Park.
8. I can go to Garden City mall by myself.
7. I'm allowed to get my own debit card.
6. I can swim in the deep end in the swimming pool.
5. I learned the disco with Mrs. Judy Cook.
4. I can "crip walk" and dance now.
3. I know complicated math like multiplication and division.
2. I can watch scary movies.
1. I can get allowance!

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Joshua H.
 
10. I can skateboard and most younger kids can't.
9. I can play "Return to Castle Wolfinstein" on the computer.
8. I can go to the corner store by myself and buy some candy
7. I can watch higher rated movies like "The Lords of the Rings".
6. I can go dirt-biking in the summer now, and if I was little I wouldn't be able to.
5. I can play more mature and harder video games.
4. I can read more challenging books now.
3. I can stay up till ten p.m. on weekdays.
2. I am brave enough to go to a sleep over camp for a week.
1. I can work in grade 5 with Mrs. Wittevrongel.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Kelsey K.
 
10. I can swim in the deep end at the swimming pool.
9. I get to use a pen in grade five and my sister has to use a pencil.
8. I know how to handwrite and my sister doesn't.
7. I get to go outside when it's dark.
6. I am three years older than my sister.
5. I get to pick out my own stuff when I go shopping.
4. I get to spend my own money.
3. I didn't know what prime numbers were, but now I do.
2. I get to stay up as long as I want.
1. I get to sleep over at my friend's house.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Martin K.
 
10. I am old enough to be in grade 5.
9. I am old enough to go to Darkzone.
8. I am old enough to stay up to 10:00 on school nights.
7. I am allowed to watch PG 13 movies at the theatre.
6. I get to go skateboarding at skate parks and do tricks.
5. I am allowed to go snowboarding and do tricks.
4. I am allowed to go kneeboarding and tubing at my friend's lake.
3. I am old enough to go to the Edge skate park.
2. I am allowed to go snowmobiling.
1. The best thing is that I can have lots of fun.

Top Eleven Reasons For Being Eleven!
By: Ashley K.
 
11- I get to ride my dad's tractor in the summer time.
10 - I get to go to the movies and watch PG (Parent Guidance) rated movies.
9 - I get to pick out my own clothes when I go shopping.
8 - I get to have a great teacher named Mrs. Wittevrongel.
7 - I get to play sports like basketball and hockey.
6 - I get to blame my older brother for everything.
5 - I get to tease my younger cousin.
4 - I get to stay up as long as I want to.
3 - I get to go downstairs and bother my brother.
2 - I am smarter then my little cousins.
1 - The best thing about being 11 is that you don't have to pay bills.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Olena K.
 
10. I can go to see a movie with my friend.
9. I can stay up till 11:00 pm on a school night.
8. I am allowed to get my own pet and take care of it too.
7. I get to go to church camp in Ukrainian park in the summer.
6. I can go off the highest diving board at Seven Oaks pool.
5. I can go for a two night sleepover at my friend's houses.
4. I can go on the drop of fear at the amusment park.
3. I can do front flips and back flips and handstands in the water.
2. I can make my own lunches.
1. I get to be in grade 5 and have Mrs. Wittevrongel for a teacher!

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Daniel L.
 
10. I can climb trees faster than my big brother.
9. I can kick my brother out of my room.
8. I can climb faster than my brother.
7. I can jump higher than my brother.
6. I can play sports with my mom.
5. I can shoot a bow.
4. I can play intramurals.
3. I can touch the net in basketball.
2. I can be in the grade 5 class.
1. I can play football.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Roman M.
 
10. I can be in grade 5 when I'm 10.
9. I get to sit in the front seat the car most of the time.
8. I can play rated M (mature) games on my PS2.
7. I am old enough to go to the Darkzone.
6. I get to stay up to 11:00 on school nights.
5. I get to surf the web at school during the recess time.
4. I get to play baseball in the Mosquito League.
3. I get to swim in the deep end of the pool without a parent.
2. I get to walk around the mall by myself.
1. I get to go wakeboarding, tubing, and kneeboarding behind my boat at Royal Lake.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Luba M.
 
10. I can go to intramurals.
9. I can multiply.
8. I have more homework.
7. I can be in the chess club and running club.
6. I can go shopping by myself.
5. I can pick my own clothing.
4. I can have my own room.
3. I can play football.
2. I am older than my sister.
1. I have the two best teachers in the world.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Ola O.
 
10. I can go shopping by myself at a big shopping mall.
9. I can have my own phone in my room.
8. I can have my own money inside my own purse.
7. I can go bike riding on my own all the way to my friend's house.
6. I can clean the whole house .
5. I can go to Wheelies with my friends without my parents.
4. I can do flips in deep water.
3. I can go for slumber parties.
2. I can wear different kinds of earrings
1. I am in grade five and I have the best teacher ever!

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Christian P.
 
10. I get more homework while I'm 10.
9. I know multiplication while I'm 10.
8. I can climb to the top of a tree while I'm 10.
7. I can swim in the deep end of a pool while I'm 10.
6. I can skateboard while I'm 10.
5. I write very hard tests while I'm 10.
4. I can play football at recess while I'm 10.
3. I can do neat handwriting while I'm 10.
2. I can argue better with my sister while I'm 10.
1. I can play 10A2 hockey while I'm 10.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Caitin P.
 
10. I get to watch better TV shows.
9. I get to play in a higher league in ringette.
8. I get to walk by myself to the stores with my friends.
7. I get to sit in the front seat of my van.
6. I get to stay up way longer then the little kids do.
5. I get more allowance now that I'm 10.
4. I get to go to camp this year.
3. I sleep in later because I go to bed later.
2. I am old enough to volunteer at animal shelters in the summer.
1. I can finally go faster in water skiing.

Top Eleven Reasons For Being Eleven!
By: Andrij R.
 
11. I can swim in the deep end of the pool.
10. I can watch PG (parental guidance) movies by myself.
9. I have my own bank account.
8. I learned to do the disco.
7. I am in grade 5.
6. I can go to places with my friends.
5. I can play Teen rated games.
4. I am only 7 years away from being an adult.
3. I am older than my brother.
2. I can rent PG movies by myself.
1. I can join an 11 year old soccer team.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Catherine R.
 
10. I can go on rides at the Red River Ex that I could not go on before.
9. I can stay up until 11:00 pm on weekdays.
8. I get to watch movies that are a higher rating.
7. People don't call me a "little girl" anymore.
6. I can decide what I want to buy if I have enough money.
5. I earn more respect from adults.
4. People start to realise my dream of being a singer.
3. I get to sleep over at my friend's house.
2. I get to build and make things with my grandparents like bird houses and cakes.
1. I get to laugh with my family since I know what they are talking about.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Garrett S.
 
10. I have my own PC in my room
9. I know how to make a fire in the woodstove
8. I can go places by myself.
7. I can go on bigger water slides now.
6. I can go to bed at 11:00 pm on school nights.
5. I have my own TV in my room.
4. I can have my own allowance now.
3. I can ride a horse by myself.
2. I have my own website.
1. I play on a AAA hockey team.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Tyler S.
 
10. I can sit in the front seat of the car.
9. I can go to the corner store by myself and buy candy.
8. I can see higher rated movies like "The Lords of The Rings".
7. I can play more mature games like "Conkers Bad Fur Day".
6. I can read more challenging books like "Harry Potter" faster.
5. I can stay up till 10.00 on weekdays.
4. I can go to sleep over camp for a week.
3. I get more allowance then my brother.
2. I get to play in a higher level in soccer.
1. I get the best teacher in world - Mrs.Wittevrongel.

Top Eleven Reasons For Being Eleven!
By: Nikhil S.
 
11. I'm taller then last year.
10. I'm allowed to spend my own money.
9. I can climb a tree.
8. I can stay up till 11:00 every day except on weekends.
7. I can make my own website.
6. I have my own skateboard.
5. I can eat more pizza.
4. I have my own computer.
3. I have my own TV in my room.
2. I'm allowed to play on the computer as long as I want.
1. I take Tae Kwon Do.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Julianne S.
 
10. I can go tubing at Otter Falls campground.
9. I can stay up until I get pretty tired.
8. I get to play in a higher level in baseball.
7. I get to shop by myself with my friends.
6. I get to sit in the front seat of the car.
5. I get to watch better TV programs.
4. I get to go to camp Arnes this year.
3. I get to play better video games.
2. I get to eat more grown up food.
1. I get to do more things to help my vet when I go there.

Top Ten Reasons For Being Ten!
By: Bri-Ann T.
 
10. I can jog around my neighbourhood.
9. I can stay up later watching T.V.
8. I can try out for competitive soccer.
7. I can go in the deep end of my friend's pool.
6. My age is now double digits.
5. I can go on the tilt-a-whirl by myself.
4. I can hold my baby cousin Jenna.
3. I can work out on heavy-duty machines.
2. I can go shopping by myself.
And the top Reason is I am in Mrs.Wittevrongel's class.