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It’s our April Fools’ issue, which means lots of mixed-up, scrambled, and backward items everywhere. Also read about everyday heroes, be a science superhero, make great April Fools’ recipes, and more!

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Our April Fools’ edition is back! Even if you didn’t get to trick or fool anyone on April Fools’ Day (April 1st), this edition is packed with jokes, recipes, puzzles and more for good April Fools’ fun all month long. As you read every page this month, look for anything that is mixed up, upside down, backwards and more. You never know what you’ll find, so be sure to read everything from corner to corner.

are the great books in Buzzer’s Bookshelf, the unique word search on the Brain Buzz puzzle page, and recipes that taste great and are guaranteed to fool anyone.

Have a fun month! Your friend,

This month, we focus on Everyday Heroes. They’re all around us in our everyday lives, and you can even learn how to be one too as you make good choices and show good character. You can also practice being a Science Superhero by making your own lightning! Some extra April Fools’ things to look for in this edition


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e watch heroes in movies, read about heroes in comics, and wear hero costumes on Halloween, but why are these figures our heroes? What qualities make someone a hero? To begin, heroes are defined as figures who are admired for their courage, qualities, and achievements. Therefore, it is fitting that the foundation of our fascination with heroes are the same themes that define them: their abilities, actions, and personalities.



If we are asked about our favorite heroes or the heroes that we admire the most, we may name superheroes like Batman, Spiderman, or Wonder Woman, but what about the heroes that we see each day? As with superheroes, everyday heroes are unique and play a vital role in our lives. Everyday heroes share the same qualities as superheroes in that they are courageous, dedicated, brave, compassionate, prepared to make sacrifices, and have great perseverance. So, who are our everyday heroes? Heroes are as unique as the people they are heroic to, and our everyday, or personal, heroes are no different. These heroes are all around us in the forms of firefighters, nurses, and police officers. We know that firefighters fight fires, but what else do they do?

are brave and courageous because they risk their lives to help us. Although we may associate nurses with hospitals, they also work in our schools and doctor’s offices. Nurses are the first people that we see when we feel sick in school and they are the first people who help us at our doctor’s offices. Nurses have many responsibilities that vary depending on where they work, whether it’s a school, hospital, community center, or doctor’s office, but their primary role is to help their patient. Nurses are everyday heroes because they are compassionate and strive to provide the highest level of care possible for their patients. When we are in trouble or think that something is wrong, we go to police officers to help us. Police officers are in our schools and communities to keep us safe. Depending on where the police officers work, they may have partner officers or even a police dog! Because they are dedicated to protecting us, police officers also need to be brave, courageous, and self-sacrificing. They face dangerous situations so we can be safe.

Firefighters also rescue people from burning or unstable buildings and cars, they search for and rescue people who are trapped or missing after accidents or natural disasters, and some fire departments have specific divisions that are dedi-


cated to rescuing pets! Firefighters are everyday heroes because they are the people who sacrifice their safety every day to rescue strangers who could be our parents, siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and friends. Firefighters

Firefighters, nurses, and police officers are everyday heroes because they put others before themselves. Their actions and characters demonstrate their bravery, compassion, perseverance, strength, and courage. APRIL 2019

By Laura Edwards


here are eight bear species in the world: Asiatic bear, Black bear, Brown bear, Giant panda, Polar bear, Sloth bear, Spectacled bear, and Sun bear. Black bears (also called Ursus Americanus) are the smallest of the bears in North America. Of the 600,000 black bears living in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, approximately 300,000 live in 40 states across the country. The color of their fur depends on whether the bears are living in the east or the west. The bears have black or blue fur in the west, and they have brown, cinnamon, red, or blond fur in the east. Black bears are excellent climbers because they have short, non-retractable claws that allow them to climb trees very well. Additionally, they are known for their strong sense of smell and ability to hear. When the bears prepare for hibernation, they spend the season in their dens and survive from the body fat that they built up by eating during the summer and the fall. Although not all black bears hibernate, they keep warm during the winter because their coats have multiple layers of fur. Because black bears live

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in a variety of climates across the country, the bears living in warmer states do not hibernate. Female black bears typically weigh 175 pounds and male black bears weigh approximately 400 pounds. The largest black bear lived in North Carolina and weighed 880 pounds! Generally, black bears are 3 ft. tall when standing on their four paws, but the bears can measure between 5 ft. to 7 ft. tall when standing upright! They can run between 25 and 35 miles per hour too. Black bears are known to eat grasses, roots, berries, and insects, but they will eat fish and mammals too. Typically, black bears live in forests, swamps, and wetlands. Bears will roam large territories between 15 and 80 square miles, but they do not protect the land from other bears. Black bears make their dens in caves, burrows, brush piles, or tree holes in the ground. They are the most active at night, which many believe is because they want to avoid people. They usually are active a half hour before sunrise, they take naps during the day, and they go to sleep an hour or two after sunset. Bears communicate with one another in multiple situations: mother bears communicate

Black Bear

with their cubs, bears communicate with their mates, and bears communicate with one another when playing or fighting. Additionally, bears will communicate through smell by marking trees with their scent. Tongue clicks and grunts are the most common sounds that bears make. They also will make a range of sounds if they are afraid, in pain, or feeling threatened. A baby bear, called a cub, is

typically born in January and February. Cubs are born blind, covered in fur, and weigh approximately 1 pound. Female bears can give birth from one to six cubs at a time. When cubs are one or two years old, they become known as yearlings. The cubs stay with their mother until they are a year and a half to two years old, then they leave their family unit to find their own area to live.


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Be An Everyday By: Heather Wawrzyniak, Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator for Riverside Township School District

 Leave any space

cleaner than you found it.

You can start by tidying up your room. Keep your desk and classroom neat. Start a community clean up. Find ways to keep your world clean. Taking care of your surroundings is respectful and when it looks nicer, it makes others feel better.

Practice kindness.

Did anyone ever say something nice to you


A hero is someone that others can count on to make things better. Being an everyday hero means making a choice each day to make the world better. Here are some things you can do to change the world.

out of the blue? Saying kind things and complimenting others can make people feel really good inside. Making others feel good is a great way to assure they will keep that chain of kindness moving forward and be kind to others they meet throughout the day. Kindness is a great way of showing others you care.

Smile. A lot!

There is actual magic in a smile. Did you know in a scientific study, it was proven that

smiling is contagious (frowning, too)? That means that whether you are smiling or frowning, people around you will start doing the same thing. So why not smile? A happy place is much better than a grumpy place.

Be an UPstander.

Being an upstander means standing up for what is right. If you see someone being mean to someone else, say something kind about that person and stand up for them. Doing the right thing at the right

time can be very powerful. Believe there is good in everything and then stand up for what you believe.


Giving your time to others is one way to show you care about the cause. Ask if there is something you can do to help out at home. Volunteer at a local shelter. Offer to help a neighbor shovel snow. Join a club at school. Doing things for others is sure to make you a hero and make you feel great about yourself.

The more you practice these heroic acts, the easier they become. The smallest heroic acts can turn into the greatest deeds by inspiring others. The more you practice, the more they become part of who you are. So put on your cape and get started making your home, your school and your community the best it can be! Release the hero in you!


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Check out Buzzer’s picks this month... they are all about April Fools’ jokes and laughter Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day

Grin and Bear It

By Kate McMullan

By Leo Landry

Usually he has a good sense of humor, but it’s April 1 and everyone keeps fooling Wagner, the mouse. When he gets to school, his best friend Pearl, a gray rabbit, tells him their teacher, Ms. Star, is roller-skating around the classroom. “April fools!” Pearl crows. In class with his raccoon teacher, in the library with Mr. Fox, and even in the lunchroom, everyone keeps tricking him. In three easy-to-read chapters, Wagner’s day goes downhill. But he plays a joke on the class when he comes back from the nurse covered in green spots. “Bug pox,” he tells everyone. Is it catching? “Only if I sneeze,” Wagner says, as he starts sneezing. Wagner opens his mouth wide and says, “Ah . . ah . . . ah . . . April fools!”

Bear wants to be a stand-up comic and tell jokes that make his friends laugh. He writes his jokes, practices them in front of the mirror and gets himself booked on stage. But Bear has stage fright and runs away without performing. When Emmy, a hummingbird, finds Bear’s jokes on a crumpled piece of paper, she thinks they’re great and makes a deal with Bear: he will write the material, and Emmy will perform. Readers will love these fun and easy jokes like:

By Eva Blank, Alison Benjamin, Rosanne Green, and Ilana Weitzman

What do you get when a bear walks through your vegetable garden? SQUASH. Of course!

Why do hummingbirds hum? BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW THE WORDS.

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Become a

Lindsay Wanko, Teacher of the Deaf, JFK Elementary, Berlin Twp., NJ


ave you ever daydreamed about having powers like Wonder Woman or Superman? It’s your time to make these dreams come true and become a Science Superhero! We will get all “charged up” and harness the power of electricity with this month’s experiment. With a few items from your house, you will learn how to use static electricity to create lightning! Static electricity is defined as the build-up of an electrical charge on the surface of an object. We call it “static” because the charge stays in one area. It does not move or flow to other areas. You might have felt static electricity before if you have walked across a carpet and then touched a metal door knob.



1. Thumbtack 2. Aluminum pie plate 3. Pencil with an eraser

4. Styrofoam plate 5. Wool fabric


Science Superhero

6. Place the pie plate on top of the styrofoam plate.

2. Push the eraser end of the pencil onto the point of the thumbtack.

7. Get ready for the shock! Now that your pie plate is charged, slowly bring your finger towards the pan. Be prepared, you will feel a shock!

3. Place the styrofoam plate upside down on a flat surface. 4. Rub the wool fabric against the styrofoam plate for several minutes. This will start to create a charge. 5. Pick up the aluminum pie pan by the pencil, using it as a handle. Make sure nothing touches the pie plate or the experiment will not work.

8. Ready to see lightning from your fingertips? First, darken the room – turn off the lights and shut the curtains! Touch the pan again! You should see the electricity right from your fingertips! You might even be able to hear it, if this space is quiet enough.

When you rubbed the wool fabric along the styrofoam plate, you created static electricity. Lightning, like we see during storms, happens when negative charges, or electrons, are attracted to the positive charges, or protons. In this experiment, your finger acted as the electron and the aluminum pie plate was the proton. The spark you saw from your fingertips is similar to the lightning in clouds, just much smaller! Be sure to show your friends and family your new super power! Did you come up with your Superhero name?

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JenniferDowning, Downing, 5th Fountain Woods By:By: Jennifer 5thGrade GradeTeacher, Teacher, Fountain Woods Elementary School, Burlington Township, N.J. N.J. Elementary School, Burlington Township,

“A person’s actions speak louder than words.” Have you ever heard that saying? Think about its meaning. How do you get to know someone?

The answer is, you get to know them by observing what they do, or how they react when they are put in situations. You learn about a character’s traits

Building STRONG Characters

by reading what they do in a story. The author doesn’t need to come out and say that the character is brave or strong. Use the, “show don’t tell”

technique in your own writing to make your characters come alive for the reader. See if you can tell which Superhero is being described here and what character traits he has.

He won easily and some of the enemies ran away. He didn’t always wear his suit of armor, but kept it in a suitcase close by so he would be ready to use it when the world needed him!

He had a powerful energy force and he shot it from his hands and boots, and flew through the sky like a rocket. When he saw crime happening on TV, he flew there quickly to help. Everyone was scared when he got there, he smashed through a brick wall and fought a whole enemy army.

The Superhero described was, Iron Man! He is daring, brave, adventurous, thoughtful and dependable. We know this through all of his actions that are described here. Now, build some strong characters of your own. Here is a graphic organizer and a list of traits to help you out!













































































































































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Feed (and fool)

your family on April 1st with these fun recipes

Sushi (for dessert) Ingredients  10 Fruit Roll-Ups

No joke, they’re really good!

 10 pieces multicolored licorice  4 cups miniature marshmallows  1/4 cup butter, cubed  5 cups crisp rice cereal


1. Unroll the Fruit RollUps, leaving paper attached. Cut licorice lengthwise into thin strips; set aside. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine marshmallows and butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes or until melted, stirring once a minute. Add cereal; stir to coat. 2. Place about 1/2 cup cereal mixture on the edge of each roll-up; place licorice in the center of the mixture. Roll up sushi rolls to about 1-inch diameter. Discard paper. Trim edges of rolls; cut each into four pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Ice Cream Tacos Makes16 tacos

Ingredients  1/2 cup packed brown sugar

 1/3 cup butter, melted  1/4 cup honey  3/4 cup all-purpose flour  1/2 teaspoon water  4 to 5 drops green food coloring

 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut  1/2 gallon chocolate ice cream  1 cup whipped topping Red, orange, and yellow M&M’s minis

Directions 1. Using a pencil, draw two 3-in. circles on a sheet of parchment paper. Place paper, pencil mark side down, on a baking sheet; set aside. 2. In a large bowl, beat the brown sugar, butter and honey until blended. Add flour; mix well (batter will be thick). Spread 1 tablespoon of batter over each circle. 3. Bake at 350° for 6-7 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes. Loosen each cookie and curl around a rolling pin to form a taco shell. Cool completely before removing to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter. 4. In a small resealable plastic bag, combine water and food coloring; add coconut. Seal bag and shake to tint. Fill taco shells with ice cream; garnish with whipped topping, coconut and M&M’s.

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April Fools’ Cake


 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce  1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled  1 package (8 ounces) sliced pepperoni  3 cups biscuit/baking mix  3/4 cup whole milk  2 large eggs  2 tablespoons butter, melted  1 teaspoon garlic salt  5 to 6 slices mozzarella cheese


1. In a bowl, combine the pizza sauce, sausage and pepperoni; set aside. In another bowl, combine the biscuit mix, milk, eggs, butter and garlic salt. Spread half of the batter on the bottom and up the sides of a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan. Spoon meat mixture over batter; cover with remaining batter. 2. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until browned and a toothpick comes out clean. Invert onto a baking sheet. Arrange cheese over cake. Return to the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Using two large metal spatulas, transfer cake to a serving platter; serve immediately.

Sunny-Side-Up Dessert Ingredients

 1 tablespoon butter, softened  4 slices pound cake


 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt  4 canned apricot halves, peach halves or butterscotch pudding

1. Spread butter over both sides of cake slices. Have an adult toast pound cake in a skillet over medium-high heat for 15-30 seconds on each side or until golden brown. Transfer to dessert plates. 2. Spoon yogurt over cake to resemble fried egg whites. Top with fruit or pudding to resemble yolks.


Canine Heroes

By Laura Garber

and the Jobs They Do


s we learned last month, dogs have a highly developed sense of smell. In fact, they can detect some odors in parts per trillion! That has made them invaluable for such working dog functions as finding bed bug infestations, doing drug searches, sniffing out bombs, and detecting human scent in search and rescue missions. Because of the strong bond that has developed between humans and dogs over many generations, dogs can perform many invaluable jobs to aid their humans. Chief among these canine heroes are service dogs – guide dogs for the visually impaired, hearing dogs for the hearing impaired, dogs who can alert people to migraine headaches or other ailments, even dogs who assist people with mobility issues or who can provide support for veterans and others suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders. These dogs are not considered pets, but rather are essential partners to their handlers, and this special distinction allows them entry into places where animals are otherwise prohibited, like restaurants and stores. Emotional support animals (ESA) provide for the emotional support and comfort of their owners. An ESA can help his handler by easing his anxiety or giving him

Finally, there are animals who provide services as therapy pets. These pets are trained by their owners to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, even disaster areas. They have no special access to places other than the individual facility accepting their visit. Pets are our everyday heroes! If you have a pet of your own, I am sure you will agree that he or she is a comforting presence to you, providing unconditional love and devotion.

Amazingly, dogs have been working alongside of humans for thousands of years! Their jobs have become no less important in the modern day, as their presence spans from police and armed forces work to working beside us in everyday life.

a focus in life. A licensed mental health professional must deem that an ESA is necessary for the mental health of his owner. While ESAs


may live in residences where animals are otherwise prohibited, they are not allowed in all the places that service dogs can go.

A behavior specialist and trainer living in southern NJ, Laura Garber, CPDT-KA, CC, FFCP, CBC, led behavior departments in animal shelters for over a decade. Her company, WoofGang, LLC (, is committed to deepening the bonds between dogs and their people through positive training and behavior modification techniques, and it is these same topics that inspire her writing. You can contact her at APRIL 2019

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Kidz Buzz New Jersey April Edition  

April Fools' Edition - Fun, educational newspaper for school-age children and their families.

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