Longfellow Elementary Students Reveal Top 10 Toys for this Holiday Season

Separate lists provided for boys’ and girls’ most desired gifts

Every year, HISD’s Longfellow Elementary students take it upon themselves to find the top gifts for children to help parents tackle their holiday shopping. Today, after more than a month of research, the fifth-grade students revealed this year’s top 10 most-wanted holiday gifts for boys and girls.

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“My favorite part about the toy survey was working in teams,” said fifth-grader Dasani Godfrey.  “We got together and came up with the different toys we thought students would want for the holidays.”

In October, the students divided into teams to survey their classmates about the most desirable toys for this holiday season. The students then recorded the data and used their data analysis and math skills to tally the results. They included many gifts under $20 to ease the financial burden for parents.

“I got to survey the first grade students,” said fifth-grader Kayla Hughes.  “I really liked getting to talk with them and seeing what they liked about the different toys.”

Here are the winners for 2013:

Top 10 Toys for Girls:

10. Disney Dolls
9.  My Little Pony
8.  Monster High Dolls
7.  Barbies
6.  Fashion Angels
5.  Hello Kitty
4.  American Girl Dolls
3.  Hot Huez
2.  Easy Bake Oven
1.  Password Journal

Top 10 Toys for Boys:

10. Transformers
9.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
8.  Ninja Stars
7.  Remote Control Helicopters
6.  Power Rangers
5.  Sports Stuff
4.  WWE Action Figures
3.  Legos
2.  Batman
1.  Iron Man

This year’s student surveyors were Kaija Shorter, Breonah Davis, Katilyn McElroy, Alfredo Castillo, Aurelia Mickens, Aaliyah McKinney, Anaya Parker, Zoe Rocha, Kayla Hughes, Dasani Godfrey, Chris Barnett, Meg Gulimlim, Melody Fuentes, Jazmine Ramirez, Julian Guzman and Makayla Williams.

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The toys showcased during the press conference were provided by the Target store located on 8500 S. Main.