Students take a field trip to a garden show

jd-greatjobStudents in Mr. Hooper’s Lincoln Charter School class wrote blogs about a garden show they attended.

Blog 1: My journey at the garden was terrific. There were lots of things that I liked and things I disliked. Here are a few things overall: There were ponds, nice new comfortable furniture, play areas, and themed areas. Some of the things that I liked was everything, such as the chill areas, areas you can just walk around with family or just yourself. — By Aalyshia Bartley

Blog 2: What I thought about the garden show is that they had a lot of good ideas. I think they should have a pond connected to the fountain. I think they should have a mini house where you could have chairs and on the outside of their mini house they should have a bridge with water under it. — By Gabriella King

Blog 3: The grades K, 3rd, 4th, and 5th went to the garden show at the York Fair. 5th grader George Doff said, “It was so much fun and there was so much candy, they almost had a sugar rush. I want to go there again.” Another 5th grader, Simone Williams, said “ I got three 3D glasses and that it was the most fun I had in my life.” — By Samuel Williams

Blog 4: I had a great time at the garden show and I thought about a lot of ideas. I liked that all the gardens were nice and had some type of water theme like a wall that had an advertisement on it. It also had water flowing down the front of it. I also liked that there were people that could teach you about that plant so just in case you wanted to take some notes and there could be people that you could ask questions about those flowers. So those are some things I liked about it. — By Malachi Toro

Blog 5: I have a new idea after seeing the garden show. We should have a place where people can cool off in the summer. The room should have chairs and tables with an opening in the front. — By Caleb Krout

Blog 6: My class went to an amazing garden show today. I personally loved it. There were many different things there. For example: my class got to go on a patio with a hot tub. We got to touch the water. Many fish were in the ponds. Also, we saw flowers and decks, they were amazing. So if you get the chance, you should go to the garden show! — By Aadesha Hill

Blog 7: The trip was awesome, I was in Mrs. Amber’s group it was Todjiavna, Kedijah, Aadasha, Neavaeh, Samuel, Leilanik and I. It was so much fun, we seen mulch that was dyed red and red and white tulips along with a gazebo. We also had seen orange and white fish swimming in a pond. The Jacuzzi was awesome, it had big bubbles too. I dipped both my hands in and took pictures. Then we got these 3D glasses and bands, I got green and pink, also candy too. It was just so much fun and I loved it. Mrs. Amber was so fun and awesome/cool, if we go on a field trip again I hope she comes! — By Simone Williams

Blog 8: I had really liked the waterfall that Milks landscaping and lawn care had made. I think that it was really nice and pretty. I also had liked the Inches’ landscaping, it had very good detail. It would be perfect fun at the Hope Garden. Last but not least I liked the world’s waterfall. Well I really loved it all and it was awesomely decorated. It was all very wonderful to look at. — By Euniquke Coble

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Charter students celebrate poetry

Fifth-grade teachers Lauren Lewis and Anne Clark at Lincoln Charter School submitted Poetry Celebration entries written by their students.

Poet: Madison Ambrose
Type of Poetry: Color Poem
“Hot Pink”
Pink is lemonade on hot day
Pink is a beautiful colored shoe
Pink is a flamingo
Pink is a girl color
Pink smells like a motor car
Pink tastes like my mom’s good kool-aid
Pink sounds like mean girlface
Pink looks like strawberries
Pink feels like a fuzzy ball
Pink makes me jump out of my chair

Poet: Ashley Arroyo
Type of Poetry: Haiku
“Summer”
The beautiful sun
You can go outside and play
You will enjoy it

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‘Buggy’ poems from Lincoln Charter School

Teachers Anne Clark and Jennifer Leisenring at Lincoln Charter School asked their third-grade students to write poems about their favorite bugs. Ms. Clark then e-mailed their poems to the Junior Dispatch. Thanks, Ms. Clark and Ms. Leisenring, and all your students, for these great poems. Hope you enjoy your Junior Dispatch water bottles!

Spider
By Michael Parker
Jump, jump, high
Make webs, cool webs
Swing all around
Erode prey
Catch prey that is awesome to see
Small legs
That can crawl very fast
Eight eyes that see very good
High and low
They can be tenebrous, very tenebrous
They can be poisonous, very poisonous

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Living in the White House

Ms. Clark asked her fourth-grade students at Lincoln Charter School to explain what they think it would be like to live in the White House.

Living in the White House
I think it would be great to live in the White House. I have three reasons why. First, I think it would be great to have children in the White House so they could help the president. I would help him clean his office when he is busy. Next, I think children should be allowed in the White House because you could share your thoughts and suggestions about the worlds problems. Last, I think children should be allowed to live in the White House so President Elect Obamas children have someone else to play with. — Luis Rosario

Living in the White House
I think the best thing about living in the White House would be to see the changes that Teddy Roosevelt had made to the White House. In addition, to see the private quarters of the White House that include a billiard room, workout room and additional bedrooms for your friends to come and stay. I would like to see the room where decision are made like the Oval Office of the President, the room where the President meets with top advisors and top level officials and situation room where they monitor the world. — Naya Matthews

Living in the White House
The first reason I would like to live in the White House is because I would like to play in the East room, it is the biggest room in the white house. The East room is also used for large gatherings like ceremonies and balls. Second, I would like to visit the yellow room which contains all the information on past presidents such as Harry Truman. When, Teddy Roosevelt became President and change the attic of the White House into additional living space adding a workout room and a billiards rooms. I would like to see all of the rooms of the white house and meet President Elect Obama. — Keiayara Lanier

Living in the White House
I think it would be great to live in the White House and here is some reason why. First, on the second floor of the White House Abigail Adam had put in a laundry room that was later turned into a skating rink for the children who come to visit. The state room seats as many as a 140 guests, I would like to eat dinner in that room. The oval blue room is where the President greets guests of the White House. Jacquelyn Kennedy added a family dinner room to the second floor quarters. There are many beautiful rooms in the White House I would like to see all of them. — Mayra Hernandez

Living in the White House
I think it would be great to live in the White House for many reasons. The first reason is because children could learn all about the presidents. The second reason is because I could visit all of the rooms and see where the president works on important issues. I would like to see all of the furniture and antiques. I would like to see all of the art. — Nakayla Beatty

Living in the White House
I think living in the White House would be great. First, I think it would be a great honor to learn about the history of the American Presidents. I did not realize how much art, statues and rooms were located in the White House. I would like to view all of the rooms and learn what they are used for. I would like to visit the oval office. I would like to learn about important presidents of our country like John Kennedy, Teddy Roosevelt, and George Washington just to name a few. I would like to talk to the President about racism, violence, and the problems of my community. I think the best thing about living in the White House is that I would be inspired to do great things like become President myself. — Luz Reyes

Living in the White House
I think it would be great to live in the White House. I think it would be very educational. I would love to visit all of the rooms, but especially the skating rink. I would like to have dinner in the main dining room with 140 of my friends. I would also like to see the 132 rooms and all 6 floors of the White House. I would like to go to the library and see all of the books. I would love to learn about the history of the White House including the red room which is my favorite color. — Shadiyah Jamison

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Endangered Species

These letters were written by fourth-grade students in Anne Clark’s classroom at Lincoln Charter School.

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you to tell you about pandas. Pandas live in small areas of China. One fact about pandas is they like to eat bamboo. Pandas like to split bamboo with their friends and family. Another fact about pandas, they can weigh up to 165 pounds or more.
Baby pandas can weigh up to 165 pounds or more too. One more fact about pandas is pandas are a symbol of conservation in China. These are some facts about pandas.
Sincerely your friend,
Delicia Marshall

Dear Editor
In the book “Will We Miss Them,” I learned there are many endangered species. I learned about the elephant in Africa and it’s endangered because of two problems – poachers and farmers. They are going extinct because of poachers and farmers. Poachers hunt elephants for their tusks. Elephants tusks are used to make jewelry. Farmers are using the land they need to live on for farming. This is what I have leaned about animals going extinct.
Sincerely yours,
Alexis Elliott

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you about the mountain lion. It lives in Arizona, New Mexico, East Mississippi River and South America. First fact, the mountain lions are endangered animals. I feel bad when they get killed because people think they are dangerous. Mountain lions are my favorite animal. Second fact, mountain lions are eight feet long from the tip of its tail to the tip of its nose, that is very cool. Third fact, the mountain lions are very good jumpers and they weigh over 200 pounds, that is a lot. Mountain lions have greenish eyes and hunt at night. This is what I have learned about the mountain lion.
Sincerely yours,
Kianni Wright

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you about manatees. Manatees live in southern rivers in warm waters. Some manatees were killed by boats, when they hit them. The manatees are going to be extinct. They’re peaceful and playful. They’re very huge and they come up to breathe. We can help manatees by putting signs above water to tell how to get away.
Sincerely yours,
Destiny Valentin

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you about the mountain lion. First, mountain lions live in Arizona. Next, mountain lions weigh 200 lbs. They can jump as high as high as a two-story building. Third, it is 8 ft. long from tip to tail. Mountain lions are going extinct because of people killing them and because they are losing there natural habitat.
Sincerely yours,
Joshua Maldonado

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you about a mountain lion. This animal lives in Arizona and New Mexico. First, this animal is brown and has light green eyes. A mountain lion has four different names – a puma, a cougar, mountain lion, and a panther. Second, they can jump as high as a second story window. The Florida panther is one of the most secretive animals. Third, this big cat sometimes spends its days in trees and usually hunts at night. It is over 8 feet long from the tip to tail and weighs over 200 pounds.
Sincerely yours,
Keiyara Lanier Nesbit

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you about manatees. Manatees live in Southern rivers. One thing is that the manatees are dying because of motor boats killing them when they pass by. Manatees move slowly, they are unable to swim away from the motor boats. I learned that manatees need power plants. They will die if they don’t have power plants because they need the warm water to survive.
They use their flippers to hug each other. They swim by using their tail up and down. This is what I have learned about endangered species.
Sincerely yours,
Kiara Rodriguez

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you about pandas. This animal lives in China. One thing about it is they have been hunted and are unable to survive. Another thing about pandas is that a full grown panda weighs about 165 pounds or more. The last thing about pandas is their favorite food is bamboo. We need to stop hunting the pandas. We should give the pandas more food and space. These are some things you need to know about pandas.
Sincerely Yours,
Kira Staley

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you to tell you why whales are going extinct. This animal lives in the sea. Whales are going extinct because of fisher man in big boats and they kill whales for their meat. Whales are going extinct because of people using their blubber for oil for lights. Whales are going extinct because people think they are mean and like to kill them. This is what I learned about endangered species.
Sincerely yours,
KiyJohnna Dixon

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you about the grizzly bear. First, the grizzly bear lives in good far places and valleys. Next, it eats salmon, small animals, and leaves. Last, they compete with people, they compete with people’s space and food. This is why I have learned about endangered species.
Sincerely yours,
Luis Rosario

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you about muriqi. It lives in Brazil. The muriqi likes to swing from tree to tree. Another thing is they have hands and feet. Last, many of them are disappearing because human are destroying their natural habitat. This is what I learned about animals going extinct.
Sincerely yours,
Luz Reyes

Dear Editor
I am writing to you about mountain lions. The mountain lions live in North America east of the Mississippi River. A mountain lion are eight feet long. One thing I learned about mountain lions is they hunt at night. They can see really good to catch their prey. The mountains lions are great jumpers, they can jump as high as a second story building. We can help the mountains lions by protecting where they live! This is what I have learned about endangered species.
Sincerely yours,
Marcus Mitchell

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you about grizzly bears. The grizzly bears live on the west coast of the United States. An interesting fact about grizzly bears is they eat berries, they eat salmon fish, and they eat roots. An interesting fact is that the grizzly bears are a mammal. The Grizzly bears climb a lot of trees. Their babies are the size of a basket ball when they leave their cave for the first time. The cubs of a grizzly bear are the size of kittens when they are born. Grizzlies compete with people for space and food.
Sincerely yours,
Nakayla Shauntai Beady

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you about the panda bears. The panda bears live in China. The panda bears love to eat bamboo. Panda bears also eat three other plants. The panda bears weigh 165 pounds. The panda bears are disappearing because their forests are being cut down. Some panda bears love to climb trees. This is what I learned about endangered species.
Sincerely Yours,
Naya Matthews

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you about elephants. They live in Africa and Asia. They have strong trunks. They use their trunk to take a bath. African elephants are the largest animal in Africa. African elephants are endangered because of the poachers killing the elephants. People kill elephants for their ivory tusks. This is what I have learned about endanger species.
Sincerely Yours,
Rocio Garcia Chavez Salinez

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you about the Asian and African elephant. They live in Asia and Africa. I learned that elephants are the largest animal on land. I also lerned that an elephant’s trunk is really an upper lip on the nose. Another thing I learned is that if you keep on buying stuff made of ivory elephants will keep on dying. Elephants are in danger because of two reasons – poachers and farmers. When farmers farm the land there is less room for elephants. Poachers kill elephants for their tusks.
Sincerely,
Sierra Grice

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you about the mountain lion. The animal lives in New Mexico, Arizona, and North and South America. The animal spends most of the day in a tree and at night they go out and hunt for dinner. This huge cat can jump as high as a second story window. Wow, I can’t even jump that high. This huge cat can weigh over 200 pounds. Wow, that is amazing, that is heaver than my mom.
Sincerely yours truly,
Taylor Strayer

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you about the mountain lion. The mountain lion lives in Florida. I have leaned that the mountain lion has green eyes. Second I have learned it weighs over 200 pounds. Last they are going extinct because people keep killing them.
Sincerely yours,
Warrick Brown

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you about the Pandas. First, I learned that pandas live in China. They live there because there is a lot of bamboo in China. Pandas can eat bamboo without getting splinters in their throat because they have a protective coating in their throats. Second, I learned that pandas can eat up to 40 lbs. of bamboo each day. Third, I learned that laws have been passed to protect the pandas. Pandas are the worldwide symbol for conservation. I want to help the pandas not go extinct because they are my favorite animal. This is what I have learned about endangered species.
Sincerely yours,
Mayra Hernadez Noyola

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you about the bald eagle. The bald eagle lives in Alaska and Canada. The bald eagle no longer lives in the United States. Bald eagles need huge trees to build their nest. A bald eagle’s nest is nine feet wide. I also learned that bald eagles can see up to a mile away. The bald eagle is the United States national bird. Bald eagles were going extinct because they were losing their natural habitat and they were hunted for sport. Bald eagles are now protected.
Sincerely yours,
Dashon Marine

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