A Winter Getaway
By Tyler R.
The mountains are a wonderful place to go on a winter vacation. You should try it this winter because it’s fun, exciting, and awesome. I even guarantee it will be the best place for you this season. The mountains are one of the biggest places that you will ever enjoy.
You can do many different things in the mountains such as sledding and snowboarding, snow mobiling, tubing, and skiing. Another activity you can enjoy is ice skating in the mountains. When you come inside, you can drink hot chocolate to warm up from the cool weather. Spending time hanging out at the mountain house with your family, playing board games, video games or watching movies are other great indoor options.
Finally, playing in the snow and making snow men and snow angels is another way to spend time in the mountains. If you’re an animal lover, there’s even mountain lions in the mountains. There’s also bears in the mountains that some people can see.
By Ela, Nataysha, Faith, Nathan, and Xavier
Love is kind
Like the warmth of the sunshine
Love should overflow your heart
Like all of your groceries in your shopping cart
Love is friendship glued at the hip
It makes you dance to the “Nae Nae and the Whip”
Love should be shown every single day
To keep all the negativity away
So always show love and grace
And keep that smile on your face
Danielle D., Mia, Nora, Lexis, and Nick
Ms. Olecki’s Classroom this December decided to make homemade holiday gifts to send home for their family. The students made Cinnamon Ornaments in various Holiday shapes including pine trees, bells and poinsettias flowers. They spent the month learning about Holiday Traditions and felt that it was important to use what they had learned to start a tradition of their own by making gifts for their family.
First the students had to mix up the recipe, half cinnamon and half applesauce. Once the mixture was in a dough form, it was rolled out and cookie cutters (trees, bells and flowers) were pushed into the doughy mixture, holes poked in the top for string and placed aside to dry. The students enjoyed watching the ornaments dry out and harden. The room smelled amazing for days! Once the ornaments were solid enough they could be picked up and held and decorated. The class enjoyed this part the most. They spent the most time on this part. Being creative is one of their biggest qualities. After two or three days of decorating and drying, the students and staff strung the ornaments hand over hand.
Finally, the students were able to wrap their own homemade gifts. They chose between two different wrapping papers, a red and white snowflake or a blue and white snowflake paper. Then they placed the ornaments inside the wrapping paper and wrapped their ornaments around them, tying a string around to secure it. Once the package was complete, they put a tag on it to make sure that their families know that it was from them and they put the wrapped gift in their backpacks to be sent home.
The students enjoyed this activity because it was a process that went on through many days throughout the month of December and hit on many facets of what they have been learning. Discussing traditions and then starting a new tradition of their own was very satisfying to the class. Hopefully our class can do this every year from here on out!
Inauguration Day 2017
By: Justin, Rashiy, Sean, and Timmy
Inauguration Day took place on Friday, January 20th, 2017. On this day, Donald Trump and Mike Pence were sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States of America. They were sworn in at the U.S. Capitol Building. A parade took place on Inauguration Day, and the parade included marching bands, music, and floats. President Donald Trump gave a speech around 12 noon on Friday afternoon after he was sworn in.
On Inauguration Day, the White House is transformed for the new President. This means that a team of people work on taking all of the furniture out of the White House and bring in new stuff such as paint, food, pictures, furniture, and more for the new President. President Obama and his family left the White House on Friday morning. As soon as they left, everyone started making changes for the new President, Donald Trump. One of the most important rooms to redecorate is the Oval Office because it is the room in which the President does all of his work. We think it would be really cool to see all of the changes in the White House.
What is art? Art is a way that you can be creative. There are different types of art. There is painting, sketching,sculpting, and pottery. You can be creative with art and there is no wrong or right way you could have fun with art.
Art is something that you could do if you’re bored or if you want to express yourself and your feelings toward someone or something. Like if you are sad or upset about something you can express how you feel by drawing things like certain things that makes you upset. But if you're happy about something you could draw things like flowers, cute animals, and just pretty and colorful designs like swirls and more. It doesn’t have to be realistic things. It could be like a cartoon or just random colors or you could sketch as well or if you want you could draw realistic things.
Art can be a great hobby for anyone. It could also be a great way to make money. You can draw things, paint, sketch, and sculpt. You can sculpt things out of clay and sell them. As a hobby art can be fun to do such as completing arts and crafts. You can makes things like weaving baskets, making shirts, and you can also do origami to keep you busy.