|My Son Looking at the Macroscopic World of Bacteria|
I asked my 9-year-old son to write about RESPs and what they mean to him. He’s familiar with the concept, as we’ve told him ever since he was young that we were setting money aside for his, and his four siblings’ education in the form of an RESP. Below are the main ideas he put down (quite messily) on a piece of two-sided paper, which I edited to make his composition flow more easily. I think he did a great job!
I’m 9-years old and I wanted to tell you what an RESP is, and why it’s important to me. An RESP is a Registered Education Savings Plan, which means my parents put money away each month to save for my university education. I think that an RESP is a good idea, because getting an education after high school is expensive, and paying for it over several years makes it easier to afford. An RESP can help pay for my education, so I can get the job I’ve always wanted.
When I grow up I want to be a scientist, so I can find cures to diseases and answer some of my deepest questions. I also want to know what was the first living thing on earth that ever mutated. I first became interested in becoming a scientist when I had a dream. The dream was about germs and viruses, and I could see them without using a microscope. The dream made me want to see what real germs and viruses actually looked like.
|Studying a Specimen Under the Microscope|
I watch videos on YouTube of viruses that can’t be cured, which makes me want to be the one to find a cure for the virus. I also want to find a cure for rabies that always works. The cure for rabies right now doesn’t work a lot; it works rarely. From videos, I learned that only mammals can get rabies, and an animal has to bite a person or another mammal for the mammal to get rabies.
I’m thankful to mom and dad for saving money for an RESP. My mom and dad also put money toward an RESP every month for my four siblings. I’m glad that my parents started putting away money for my education when I was just a baby, because now the money is really growing!
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