Kindergarteners: First Months of School

By: Vivienne Lisak and Mary Olszowka
Everyone has a different interpretation about their kindergarten years. Most of us think that kindergarten was easy now, but some kids have a very rough time just thinking about it. We interviewed a bunch of kindergarteners to hear their opinions. Here’s what we got:
Our first question that we asked, was “do you like coming to school?” We got several different answers, take a look:
“Yes! I like coming to school, because we have time for free choice.”
“Yes. Because it's fun, I learn more things.”
“No, because I get really tired.”
“Yes, because I can learn new things.”

Our next question was, “What is your favorite thing that you have learned so far?” Again, we got very different opinions. See for yourself:
“I learned how to participate in writing center. I like it because, I can write stories and color.”
“The word “can”. I like that word because it starts with a c.”
“Math. My favorite thing that I learned was 50+50= 100.”
“How to read, because reading is fun.”

Here is our next question: “If you could change one thing about school, what would it be?” It was very interesting to see what the kindergarteners would change. Check it out:
“I’d like to play some more Spanish games in Spanish class.”
“I would change the amount of times I have art. I want to have art everyday!”
“I would like to change Spanish to English because not everyone knows how to speak Spanish or English.” .
“I would like to have free choice all day.”
Then we asked, “Do you have any homework?” Take a look:
“Yes. I have to do Lexia. It is a fun English learning game. I also have to read a book sometimes.”
“Yes. I have to do Lexia. I have to do it once a week.”
It seemed that all the kindergarteners had the same homework.

Our last question was, “Have you taken any tests?” This is what we found out:
“I like taking tests! I've only taken one or two though.”
“Yes. I've taken an eye test.”
“Yes. I've taken a hearing test.”
“No. I've never taken a educational test.”

From the interview, we have come to believe that the kindergarteners are having mixed opinions on the first trimester of school. We are excited to see the kindergarteners progress in school. There are many questions. Will their opinions change? Will they change positively or negatively?

Classroom Readers
By:Henry Schacht and Drew Lingenfelt
Whenever rocket into reading comes around, there is readers that goes into all of the classrooms on the last day. On this day, the older kids get the same opportunities as the younger grades. They get to have somebody go into their classroom and read to them too

(Separate from rocket into reading)In the younger grades, people come in to read books. Emma Cardwell said “I liked when they read books to us…” They are called many names; mystery readers, classroom readers, etc. They read books to your class. The mystery reader reads a book at an unknown time to you and your classmates. Also, sometimes firefighters or policemen come in to read a book to the class. The people that come in can read any sort of book. A book about their profession or just fantasy stories.

Most of the students love the readers. Jefferson Cordes says, “I remember when I was in kindergarten, I loved mystery reader because it was cool to read books that other people in my class liked as well.” Many older students have a similar response.

But younger students who have had it more recently also like it. Grace Pomerink says, “Yes I like it, one time a second grader read to us. I like it because it was about animals and I like animals.” “They read all kinds of books. Books about people that read books and books about animals. Usually the books are made up,” said Eddie Sanchez.

Sometimes the students know when the reader is coming and sometimes not. Jack Daunis says “I normally knew that they were coming, but on Fridays It was a mystery. The Fridays were called mystery reader. When we knew they were coming it was called a special guest.”

The ability to read is a great skill to have. That is why this is important, to get young students interested in reading. These readers are great!

If I Were President…By: Sadie Reynolds
If I were president, I would put up care leagues in every town. I would do this incase anything terrible happened. The care leagues could help them. If I were presidents that would be the one thing I would do.
Big on BricksBy Leo 2PDo you like Legos? You probably already know what they are. They are fun toys you can build basically anything with! You can build houses, cars, towns/cities, models, and bases.There are many sets you can build too. There is LEGO star wars, LEGO city, LEGO creator, LEGO Friends, and sports such as football, soccer, skateboarding, snowboarding, and baseball.
Shelly the TurtleBy Kate 2P
This turtle is amazing. She is cared for by Mrs. Maneck and Ms. Freedmen, two loving and awesome people! Shelly will see me on Friday every week. I will always be ready to see her. Shelly swims, eats, climbs and all of that fun stuff! Shelly can tuck herself in her shell when she is scared.
Go to the Pet Page to see more about Shelly the Turtle.

Blackbeardby: Seba

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Blackbeard was a pirate long ago. Blackbeard sailed the seas in the 1900s. Blackbeard had a scary flag. The flag showed a skeleton. It was pointing to hearts. Did I mention Blackbeard robbed a lot of ships and gold? Blackbeard's famous fight was his last one because Blackbeard got shot and he died.