5th Grade Newspaper~First Edition September 16, 2010
Welcome to the Wii Room Exclusive Interview By Karina H. This year everyone at Blevins Elementary is excited to have a Wii room. I interviewed Mrs. Harris myself to get the inside story. I asked Mrs. Harris if the kids loved the Wii room. She responded by saying, “They love it! The Wii room is popular and different then anything weʼve ever had at Blevins Elementary. Some kids donʼt have a Wii at home, so they play it at school.” Next I asked her why did the school buy the Wiis? She said, “Mrs. Loe got the idea from a workshop that she went to. At first Mrs. Loe was just going to get one Wii, but I suggested we should get 5 or 6 Wiis so every kids in each class could play.” After that I asked her how did the school raise the money to buy the Wiis. “We didnʼt raise the money,” she said. “Mrs. Loe got the money because last year most students did great on the Benchmarks. Mrs. Loe offered the money to me, so kids could have Wiis at school.” Then I asked, “How do you feel about the Wii room personally?” “I think its one of the greatest things ever. Its very fun!” By then I could tell that Mrs. Harris really was fascinated by the Wiis. Finally I asked the most important question of all. “How does the Wii room help kids?” “The Wiis help kids physically because you exercise. You also learn how to follow directions.” I sat there and let her continue. “Oh and it also helps kids teach them about games.” My interview with Mrs. Harris was splendid. Thatʼs my story until next time. This is Karina H. with your current events.
Mrs. Pat Loe By Dylan F. Friday, I interviewed Mrs. Pat Loe. The first thing I asked her was, “Is it hard being a principal?” She said, “Itʼs according to what day it is.” Then I asked, “Do you like being principal?” She said, “I do.” Next I asked, “Whatʼs your favorite thing about being principal?” She said, “Being with the kids.” I asked, “How long have you been a principal?” She said, “Iʼve been a principal for three years and in education for twenty-four years.” “How often do kids come to the office? What are some of the reasons kids come to the office?” “Once or twice a day. Some of the reasons are to get a student of the week button, for doing something good, or for discipline.” “What has being a principal taught you?” “To be patient.” “What do you do as a principal? “I have to work with the teachers.” “How old were you when you decided to be a principal? She said,”Forty because the former principal was retiring.” “What is the strangest thing you have ever had to do as a principal?” “The strangest think I had to do was clean up poop.” “How does having to paddle kids make you feel? “It breaks my heart.” Mrs. Pat Loe gave me some pretty good answers.
One Day One World By Madison H. In social studies we are in the middle of a very exciting project called One Day, One World. In this project we are able to communicate with kids all over the world. We are able to communicate with them by a downloadable program called Skype. Skype is like a phone on the internet, but if you have a webcam you are able to see the other peopleʼs faces. We are very lucky to be able to have this technology. We have connected with some very interesting places. We have 21 different schools we are working with. Some of the locations are Gliwice, Poland, Dublin, Ireland, Geelong, Australia, Novomikhilovsky, Russia, and Bursa, Turkey. In this project we have a series of tasks. “Whatʼs in your closet?” and “Whatʼs for dinner?” are just a couple of tasks for our project. Taking pictures, writing stories, and talking to kids all over the world are just a few of the things weʼre doing in this project. Who knows whatʼs next for Miss Ricks and her class!
Cell-Mania by Jada W. and Saloura M. Welcome to Cell-Mania! We are going to introduce you to our class project about cells. The project is happening in Mrs. Reeder始s classroom. We have learned about the different functions and parts of an animal and plant cell. Did you know that cells are the building blocks of life? Well, they are! Well, cells are not in non-living things. You may think cells multiply by two all the time, but the multiply by two only sometimes. Also, there are red and white blood cells. Did you know that there is a cell that looks like a foot? Some call it false food, but really it is called psudapod. Paper use to be a living thing until people cut down the trees and all the cells fell out of the paper or they are just dead in the paper. This project was due on Friday, September 10, 2010. As you can see we learned a lot about cells.
Also in the News New Year, New Excitements
Learning is on the Loose
By Madison H.
By Michelle H.
Here at Blevins Elementary thereʼs a lot of new people and things going on and I want to find out what the students are excited about this year.
In this newspaper we are writing articles and I got to walk into classes and see what they are learning. I got to walk into Mrs. Allenʼs class, Mrs. Dugganʼs, Mrs. McCauleyʼs, and Mrs. Johnsonʼs class.
In Mrs. Cowartʼs first grade class young Zora M. is excited about seeing her teachers, and I can see why since itʼs always exciting to see them.
In Mrs. Allenʼs class they have blocks with numbers. They have numbers 1 to 10 and they pick one number and they put as many blocks as the number. For example, they pick the number six and then they have square blocks. They stack six blocks because that was the number they picked. Okay! By the way, these Kindergartners are doing Math, and they are really good at it. Also they make Math very fun.
Mrs. Wickerʼs class had some interesting things to say, too. Paloma P. is ready for things such as fundraisers and new kids. When I talked to Hunter C., he said he was excited about sports. There certainly are some exciting things going on at Blevins Elementary. If you would like to know more, come visit us!
In Mrs. McCauleyʼs class they are learning about Homophones. The kids are putting the right word in the sentence. First they get their book out. Then they say the sentence and then the book has two different words. They put the right word in the sentence. I am so glad I got the opportunity to get to go in classes and see what kids are learning. If you want to know more about our newspaper, come visit us at Blevins Elementary School.
9-‐11 Anniversary By: Megan H. On September 9, 2001 many hearts were broken, many tears were shed. The twin towers fell to the ground and many lives were ended. The past Saturday was the 9th anniversary of 9-‐11. We honor the memory of the men and women who died in the twin towers trying to save lives. Remembering 9-‐11.
Sports The Lady Hornets
By: Jasmine B., Senani J., and Trayonna L.
By: Malik J. and Kanovas L.
The Lady Hornets sound like they’re ready for the basketball season.
We are learning about pulses. The class has to come in place then We asked basketball player Molly ten quesOons. We asked her what goes through your mind while your playing a game? The rush is going we ﬁll your pulse. When you’re through my mind. Who’s your inspiraOon to play basketball? Coach done can you feel your pulse and Banister. Do other people in your family play basketball? Yes my count and what your number is brother. Why do you like the sport? It brings you closer to your friends. you Omes by two. When you Do you plan to play basketball for a career? No. Can you shoot from exercise then stop and if you feel half court? No. Are you nervous when you come out of the locker your pulse. Then aSer that we go room? Yes, I’m afraid of losing. What posiOon do you play? I don’t have play the Wii. It’s for exercise. a posiOon. Do you play beVer at the game or at pracOce? She plays beVer in the game. Is it something you want younger family members to do? She said yes because its fun. The lady Hornet sound like they’re ready to go to the championship this year.
What we do for fun! Lady Hornets on the Power By: Glen T.
By: Maegan W.
When we go we play basketball, we always win! But the other team don’t. We enjoy playing basketball because it helps your body get stronger. Some people love basketball because they are so good at it. We don’t get that much Ome for our games. I have so much fun outside.
I am so glad that I interviewed Coach Jeremy Banister, the Jr. High and Senior High girls basketball coach. This is some of the quesOon I asked him: When does the team PracOce? Jr. High pracOce in the morning at 10:30 to 11:15, Sr. High pracOce aSer school at 1:40 to 2:25 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. How long have you been working here? 8th year going on the 9th.How many team members do you have your team? Jr. High had 20, and Sr. High has 20. Is your team good? And why do you think so? We have a chance to be preVy good because we work hard. What do you do during pracOce? They work on fundamentals. How do you like coaching here? He said, “I love it! It is the best job I have ever had!” When is your ﬁrst game and can you tell me how you feel about facing it? It is October 15th and I am excited about our ﬁrst game. Do you think your team will make it to state? “Yes” he does think they will make it to state!
Lifestyle Fall Program Coming Soon
By: Britni C.
By: Ragina J.
Lee Brice’s concert is going to be on September 17, 2010. Lee Brice broke a new record for the song “Love like Cray”. On October21 we are having a program about country music. The new song by Lee Brice is going to be our ﬁnale in the fall program. Our song is going to be “Love like Crazy”. Our program is going to be at the Blevins Elementary School Cafeteria. I hope I see you there. Also only 5th and 6th are in this program.
Do you want to live in a mansion? I do. Once I get an educaVon. This is what it will look like. It will have beauVful couches, a trampoline in each room, a swimming pool 33X deep, a hot tub, a small swimming pool, a ﬂat screen, a living room, a game room, a displayer with speakers, a reading room, fancy pillows, a brand new bed, a book shelf, a wii, and a play staVon 360.
By: Candiss H
Deer season is approaching. I wanted to share these hunOng Ops. 1.
Always wear orange.
Don’t have a loaded gun.
Never hold a gun backwards.
Always shoot the right animal.
Make sure you shoot the right animal.
Make you territory.
Bring some thing to eat and drink.
Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs By: Alexis C. I am writing about Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. I think people should watch this movie because it hilarious. I know some people have already seen it and some people have not. This is for people who have not seen it. In the movie I hope you all know the slothʼs name is Sid. He finds himself with three dinosaur eggs. A few days later they hatch. You have to see the movie to see what happens next. My favorite characters are the two huge mammoths. Especially when the mom has a baby. Manny, the dad, goes crazy! There are ten other characters: three baby dinosaurs, a Saber Tooth Tiger, three opossums, one big mother dinosaur, and the biggest, meanest dinosaur in the world named Rudy. If you want to see these characters, you have to see the movie. Photo Source: Internet Movie Database http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1829996800/tt1080016
Art at Blevins By: Jamie C.
When I asked Mrs. Elliot what she liked about art and if she goes to art shows, her reply was yes. She does go to art shows and her last one was an African art show. She said it was very preVy and neat. Then I asked her if she would ever stop being an art teacher and she said No! I love art too much to stop. So I asked her if I could take some photos of the work from pre k-‐6 grade did and she said yes. I took 5 or 6 photos of the work.
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