War II Airplanes by Eric Axlirod
Acroba'c race through the sky
Spring Issue 2011
Innova've types of aircra7 Rising from the ground to take on enemy aircra7 Powerful piston engines roars through the sky as bullets wiz through the sky Lure the enemy into a turning ﬁght Amazing aircra7 making rays with their gunﬁre Nimble planes twist and turn to get on the other six
Mr. Pinkney, winner of the 2010 Caldecott Medal recently visited with Brunswick boys in the Lower School library.
Hockey by Aaryan Chinai
A Poem for the Season by Fin Signer
Time with Dad by Harrison Dahl
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Art by Ahmad Al-Maatari
Lacrosse players bumping into each other, Flower buds about to bloom, NBA playoffs and NCAAM Final Four on the television, The sky getting dark after 9:00 p.m., Daffodils grow from our stunning garden, Sun tan lotion from Spring Break, Pollen itches my eyes, Fresh-cut grass from the maintenance men, Solid raindrops hit the pavement almost every week, Airplanes fly over my house for Spring Break, My hands gripping lacrosse sticks, In my free time I like mixing soil in the garden, I feel myself growing constantly, every second! I LOVE SPRING!!
Bio Bus stops by to teach 3rd & 4th grade boys.
Michael O’Malley’s Interview with Mr. Ostrye
“King James,” Basketball by Keegan Gilsenan
Where were you born? Olean, New York What sports did you play when you were a kid? Basketball, baseball and football Did you ever have a good sports career in college? Yes, I wrestled for four years and played football for two years at Manhattan College. When did you come to Brunswick? In 1981 How long have you been at Brunswick? I have been here for 30 years and I taught your uncle and coached him in wrestling and also taught your brothers. Did you play Wall Ball when you were a kid? No, I had never heard of Wall Ball until I came to Brunswick. When and how did you think of Scooter City? I thought of it 33 years ago when I was at Hackley School. What is your full name? Timothy Francis Ostrye. My Confirmation name is Paul.
Mealworms by Larson Palmgren In second grade science class, we are studying insects with Mr. Martell. Mr. Martell introduced mealworms to us by showing us real mealworms. When we first saw them, our class was grossed out! They looked like small crawling french-fries. But we soon realized they were awesome because they have chompers on their mouth that break up their food. We also learned that they only have six legs and they are covered in armor. In class, we feed them carrots and cornmeal. We also observe them to see if they are getting close to the next stage in their life cycle. We learned that they are in the pupa stage, which means they’re still young. When they become adults, they will be called darkling beetles. Studying insects with Mr. Martell is really interesting.
Sports Word Search & Art by Ty Pastore
Deoxys & Victini by Niall Williams
The Mixed Up Word Search by Andres Cevallos
The dog in this picture is named Oscar. He is a Great Dane. He is 12 weeks old. He is mellow but when he gets too excited he starts biting. His favorite toy is a rope tied in knots. He wants attention for every second of the day, but when you put him in his crate he stops barking after a minute if there is little noise. What is interesting about Great Danes is that they can grow 7 times their original body weight in one year. When we first got Oscar he weighed 16 lbs. Then we weighed him two weeks later and he was 22 lbs. That means he gained 6 lbs or 37 % of his body weight. That is like me growing 25 lbs in 2 weeks! He will be 115 lbs when he is fully grown. by Nicholas Dow
Brunswick boys attend Robonaza, a Lego Robotics competition at GA.
Eagles Football by Brian Pope
Unova Starter Pokeman by Callum Williams
The FBI are tracking the bad guys down. by Andres Cevallos
A Visit to Stone Barns by Ty Pastore
One warm, cloudy Monday morning, the whole third grade took a fun trip to Stone Farms. First of all, let me talk about the bus ride there. It wasn’t so bad. The bus driver was very nice. I thanked him as I stepped out of the bus. The ride took about half an hour. We were finally there! First, our tour guide told us the rules. One important rule she had said was do not touch any of the fences because some of them were electric. One of the first animals we saw there were sheep. There were a lot of them. Also, towards the back left corner of the sheep barn was a beautiful white dog. Her job was to protect the sheep. The dog was not a herding sheep dog. She doesn’t help out with that. We could see her in the back of the barn, staring at us, trying to decide if we were good or bad. If we were trying to harm the sheep or look at the sheep. She finally decided that we were not going to hurt the sheep. After watching the sheep eat their hay for a long time, we finally moved on to the chickens. As we greeted the chickens, our tour guide began telling us all about them. But I wasn’t really listening to her talk. I was more interested in watching the chickens. All at once, the chickens all ran up to us. They said hello to us by clucking loudly in our faces. We moved on away from the chickens pretty soon. But you’ll never guess where we went next. The GREENHOUSE! Inside the greenhouse, the temperature was very warm. A lot warmer than it was outside. At first, we just stared at the tiny sprouts of growing plants. Then we moved on to a different part of the greenhouse. That part of the greenhouse had many eatable plants in it. We even got to eat some greenhouse spinach! After we all had a small piece of the spinach, a person told us to pick as much spinach as we could. Then we were supposed to put it in a big bin. Whenever a bin started getting too full, I would go inside the bin and jump up and down in it and crush it. That made room in the bin for more spinach. When we left the greenhouse, we went to the pigs. We brought some of the spinach with us to feed the pigs. We left some spinach for the other groups. When we threw in the spinach, the pigs all had to fight each other to try to get it. Fighting over spinach? Imagine! Next we went down a trail to see some more chickens. There was a wire fence in between us. “Oh, they look so cute,” Jamie said. He tried to pet one with his finger the chicken screeched and pecked Jamie’s finger. Jamie said the peck hurt, but not too much. We also saw some more pigs and piglets. The piglets were so cute! But Jamie didn’t try to pet one this time! Then the guide got a giant thermometer and stuck it into a very deep pile of compost. The temperature was 110 degrees in that compost! That’s some hot stuff. We saw a few more things after that, but I’ve only included the highlights. Do you want to know another reason I loved the trip? We missed Reading, Chorus, and Math! Talk about a great Monday!
My Spring Break by Ty Pastore During the Spring Break we all had, I didn’t just stay at home and do nothing. No, at the end of the break, my family and I decided to go to Rhode Island. When we left to go to Rhode Island, everybody was in a good mood. The car ride there was not very entertaining. All we had brought with us was a DVD player. And all my little sister and little brother wanted to watch were shows that I didn’t really want to watch that much. Once we were about half way to Rhode Island, I remembered something. My favorite miniature golf place was here! I asked my mom if we could stop by there on the way to our hotel that we were staying at. My mom said that it was fine with her if we did that. As soon as we got to the place, I got out of the car and ran to the door of the golf place. I pulled the door as hard as I could, but it wouldn’t budge. I looked into a window of the miniature golf place. A handwritten sign read the words “CLOSED.” I couldn’t believe my eyes. I checked the website of the golf place. In big, bright yellow letters on the top of the page, it read this: “WE HAVE MOVED! OUR NEW LOCATION IS IN BOSTON!” Well, I was really upset when I saw the website. So we all just decided to drive straight to the hotel. Well, as soon as I saw the hotel, I completely forgot about the mini golf place closing. People who worked there quickly ran up to us to help us out and carry our bags up to our room with us. The name of the hotel was called the Ocean House.
So after we got to our room we looked around. I was the first person to check out our bathroom. I’ll bet that you’ll never guess what was hanging above the bathtub. A TV! I found the TV remote on a rack near the bathtub. When I saw our TV in the room, I knew that we hadn’t chosen a bad hotel to stay at. The TV was huge. I knew that it was going to be really fun watching TV on this thing. When we went down to the restaurant to eat dinner, we noticed that they had a very fancy restaurant. When we were seated by one of the waiters, we ordered. It took them an extremely long time to make the food. I had ordered chicken. The chicken was delicious! Then a very important looking man in a suit who looked like the manager of the restaurant offered us ice cream. We gladly agreed to the offer. After we ate, we went back up to our room for bed time. The next day was even better than the first. Today we got to go down to the hotel’s swimming pool. I saw a little wading pool outside through a window, but I didn’t swim in it. Besides, it was way too cold to go outside and it was also very shallow. So we decided to stick with the indoor pool. After we went swimming we pretty much just hung out for the rest of the day. The next day was the day we had to leave the Ocean House. Just as we were leaving I discovered a pair of binoculars lying on a table. They looked pretty cool. But I left them where I had found them. I hated leaving. But at least I knew that I had had a really great Spring Break.
Lower Schoolers inspect various herbs at a local greenhouse.
Poem for Spring by Chris Magliocco
Super Mario Brothers by Zane Bhatti
Third graders listen carefully to a guide at Stone Barns.
Magnificent Maze by Maron Salame
College Basketball by Walter Huffman
Colorful flowers bloom, Blue, yellow, and pink explode outdoors, The sun rises early and sets late, Crickets and birds sing all around, In the air March and April sing, â€œHere I come!â€? Finally, painted Easter eggs hidden in new places, The snow is moving out and the sun is moving in, Warm breezes soar through the air soothing me, WOSH! SMACK! Is the sound when another lacrosse ball soars into the net, Owls are packing their bags and taking flight, As cardinals soon fill in those snuggly places, Everyone is screaming and laughs as the last drop of snow melts away, Excited to have the grass back for an afternoon of play, Laughter fills the air as everyone enjoys some good old birthday cake, New birthdays come as others await, Brown trees soon turn green, I always long for more spring.
Mario Brothers Wii Word Search & Art by Zane Bhatti
â€œQuack,â€? Went Joe Duck! by Oliver McGovern
The South Pass on the Oregon Trail by Nick Boehly Over mountains Rocky Mountains Emigrants travel the trail Giant wagons are called Conestogas Or go through the South Pass Native Americans are on the way Treacherous terrain Rivers were hard to cross All were looking for a homestead Independence Rock Laramie was a fort along the way
MLB Baseball by Billy Carangelo
Odyssey of the Mind is a club that meets after school. In Odyssey of the Mind, we used teamwork to chose a problem, solve the problem, write a script, and build a device to solve the problem. It required a lot of patience. We always had to be thinking about ways to make our project better. We won second place in the Connecticut tournament and advanced to the World Finals held at the University of Maryland. One week before the competition, we found out that our device didn’t work like we wanted it to. So we sat down and talked about what we needed to do and Einally we got it all together and it worked perfectly. Then we rehearsed to perfection. At the competition, each team solves a spontaneous problem. The spontaneous part of odyssey of the mind is a difEicult, but an exiting portion. Teamwork is the key to success in solving a spontaneous problem. You need to listen to your teammates and think about what you are going to do or say. There are three types of spontaneous problems: verbal, verbal hands on, and hands on. Each one of them challenges you in there own way. To solve a “hands on” problem, you need to build something. To solve a “verbal hands on” problem, you need to create something and tell something. Finally a “verbal problem” means that you need to tell something, but no building is involved. We came in Eirst at our competition in the spontaneous section so we have some good experience. Our success in the spontaneous section was probably the reason we got to the World Finals. The World Finals is an international competition that people come to from around the world. In conclusion, our success at the Connecticut Odyssey of the Mind Competition was a great accomplishment. Seven months Einally paid off in this competition at Bristol. We hope to do as well in the world Einals at
Maryland University. We all had a lot of fun. We are very happy with the results and we hope the judges in Maryland will say the same.
Odyssey of the Mind 2011 by Theo Coupe, Tom Richter, & Will Jones
Student Council members pack up “play” donations for the Blythedale Children’s Hospital.
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Shape Poem by Zach Russell
Shape Poem by Nick Boehly
Beacon Spring 2011