PORTLAND, Ore. — KGW journalists Cristin Severance and Gene Cotton are spending the year telling stories from a Northeast Portland Elementary School through a project called “Inside Woodlawn”.

They sat in on Mrs. Freeman’s second grade class a few days before Thanksgiving to hear what students were most thankful for.

Mrs. Freeman is preparing to take a new job as a teacher on Special Assignment within Portland Public Schools after six years at Woodlawn.

“I’ve been feeling kind of sad lately, you know why. I’m very thankful to have this time with you. And be able to spend a lot of time with you and get to learn more for you these next two weeks,” Freeman said to her students.

Students went around in a circle and shared what they were excited about and what they are thankful for this holiday season.

“I am grateful for my teacher, for Mrs. Freeman because she’s the best teacher in the world. She’s the best,” said second-grader Alex.

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About Inside Woodlawn:

KGW is spending the 2019-2020 school year at Woodlawn Elementary School, telling stories of the staff, students, and community through the series “Inside Woodlawn.”

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