Happy holidays from Fishing Creek

Enjoy this holiday poetry from Mr. Richcrick’s fourth-grade class at Fishing Creek Elementary.

HOLIDAY SEASON
By Abby Good

Snow is falling
Thinking of candy canes
Hot Cocoa
Special days
Dreaming-
A sleigh comes
Picks me up
Takes me to Magical Workshop
Where goodies and presents are made
I know when I wake up
A big tree
Under it
Lots of presents

MISTLETOE
By Kaelyn Davis

A holly, holly holiday
Uh Oh!
Mistletoe
I got the girl
With a Rudolph red nose

HOLIDAY TIMES
By Jonah Miller

Have
A white snowy day
Don’t freeze me
Freeze the bee

CHRISTMAS
By Breyden Laird

Christmas
Buying presents
Stores are packed

PINE TREE
By Amanda Kauffman

Pine tree
Tree smells everywhere
Ornaments of shiny green and red
Tinsel
Star
Bright lights
Shining tree

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Poetry from Fishing Creek students

Mr. Richcrick submitted this poetry by students in his fourth-grade class at Fishing Creek Elementary.

RAINBOW
By Josh Smithmyer

Rainbows are cool
Give me dejavu
Oh so cool
Red, orange, green
So many colors
Soar through the sky
Where does it end?
Florida?
Maine?
Maybe in a vein

LEOPARD GECKO
By Kyle Clark

Leopard geckos are dry
Leopard geckos are bug eaters
Leopard geckos are soft
Leopard geckos are warm
Leopard geckos have black spots
Leopard gecko females are white

LEGOS
By TJ Gary

Legos are cool
You build them
Take them apart
Build it again
Play with them

If you
Throw it out
The window
You can’t build it
Or take it apart
And build it again
If when
You throw it out
The window,
And it rolls
Down the street
Into the sewer
That would be
The end.

COLD WINTER
By Bailey Wirt

Cold
Snow on the ground
It is cold
I am cold
Snow is very white
Sparkling

HALLOWEEN
By Ryan Gordon

Dress up scary
Walk around
Jump out at people
Scare lots of people
Sometimes
Scare yourself

SUMMER
By Ryan Gordon

They’re 104 days
In summer vacation
Pools, bikes, scooters
Slip and slides
Water guns
They all come out!

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Poetry from Mr. Richcrick’s class

Mr. Richcrick submitted these “LUNES 2012-2013″ for his fourth-grade class at Fishing Creek Elementary.

SNOW
By Abby Good

I like snow
Snow is fun to me
I like sledding

PETS
By Amanda Kauffman

Pets are nice
Dogs, cats, fish, and birds
Pets are gentle

PIKACHU
By Kyle Clark

Pikachu is cool
Pikachu is a thunder type
Pikachu likes Raicha

BASEBALL
By Jonah Miller

I like baseball
It is fun to hit
I like first

SCHOOL
By Chloe Duda

I love School
It is so much fun
I love math

WINTER
By Bailey Wirt

It is winter
It is cold at night
There is snow

DANCE
By Olivia McElhenie

Dance is awesome
Dance can be very dizzy
Dance is fundraisers

CLOCKS
By Carlos Ramirez

Clocks are big
Clocks have numbers one two
Clocks are small

CELEBRATION
By Josh Smithmyer

Hip hip hooray
School’s out for the summer
Bye bye school

LOVE
By Emma Wenger

Love is near
Love will spread all around
It’s Valentines Day

BOOKS
By Kayleigh Beck

Books are nice
I love to read books
I love books

FALL
By Emma Baker

Rake the leaves
Jump in the leaves today
It is fall

GUINEA PIGS
By Brooke Laughman

My guinea pigs
They eat lots of food
They are good

SAXOPHONE
By Hayden Corbin

Where’s my saxophone?
Yay! I just found it!
Go get it.

THE BOB
By Patrick Gardner

Ha Ha Ha
Bob fell on a box
That is bad

THE CAT
By Russell Pace

Run through snow
He was freezing. Oh No!
Ok, I know.

BASEBALL
By Ryan Gordon

Great things
About baseball

SKATEBOARDS
By TJ Gary

Skateboards have wheels
Skateboards are fun to ride
Skateboards aren’t hard

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Kid Scoop: If I were a teacher

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

If I were a teacher I would set my room up like a library. There would be tables as desks. I would set my classroom up like this so I can have one section for math, reading, music and art. I think these are the most important subjects.

My rules would be
1. LISTEN THE FIRST TIME
2. HELP IN THE CLASS
3. RAISE YOUR HAND TO TALK
5. HAVE FUN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

– By Victoria Wagner, Grade 5, Lingle Avenue Elementary, Palmyra School District

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The following submissions are from Mr. Richcrick’s fourth-grade class at Fishing Creek Elementary School.

My room would be like a party. I would have no rules. I’d be a party teacher. — By Gabby Messenger

If I were a teacher, I would do math. — By Jaden Henline

If I were a teacher, I would make all of the desks into a square around the room. I would have two rules: No jumping on desks and have fun. — By Brayden Poff

If I were a teacher, I would set up my room going boy, girl, boy, girl. My rules would be: No hitting, no bad attitudes, no stomping, no back talking, no bullying, and finally, have a good attitude. The subjects I would teach would be math and reading. That’s what I would do if I were a teacher. — By Aaliyah Ansari

If I were a teacher, I’d teach math to skimmed kids. I would put the students in groups so it would be easy to do projects. I would give them extra recess and make it a fun year. — By Caylynn Beinhower

If I were a teacher my classroom would have a small library, a game cabinet, an art cabinet, a chalkboard, and recess toys. Rules I would have would be: No talking when someone’s talking, no running, read quietly, do your homework on time, and no yelling. The subject I would teach is writing. — By Mia Christensen

I would teach art because I love drawing and creating things. I would set it up like a lounge and have art every day. — By KJ Keane

I would set my art class facing me. — By Tyler Phan

If I were a teacher I would have color-coded labels. I would make rules such as no running. I would teach kindergarten. — By Skylar Diegel

I would teach writing since I’m good at writing. I would also say no food or drinks and always be nice to your fellow classmates. — By Logan Graeff

One chair. Nothing else in the room art class. No talking. — By Cayden Healy

If I were a teacher I would have 2 desks. The first desk would be at the left side of the room and my second desk would be in the middle and my students’ desks would be in rows. I would be teaching math. — By Ricky Dumais

If I were a teacher I would have my desk in the back and the desks aiming toward me. The rules are: Have fun. I would teach everything. — By Trevor Henderson

If I were a teacher I would teach spelling. My rule would be: Treat peoples how you want to be treated. I would set my classroom up by making it organized. — By Hannah Culp

I’d have six rows of six. I’d teach art. The rules would be: No touching other people’s stuff. — By Madison Dicely

If I were a teacher I would have chalkboards and bookshelves covering the walls. My rules would be: Don’t talk when others are speaking. Don’t bully and be kind. — By Jillian Daggs

If I were a teacher I’d have the smart kids in the back and the other kids in the front as I teach history. — By Everest Robinson

I would paint the room blue and have iPods for everyone. I would teach art since my only rule would be: Keep being respectful. — By Patrick McCullough

If I were a teacher this is how I would set up my classroom. I would have a polyvision board chalkboard and desk. The rules I would have are: No running in the classroom, no talking when the teacher is talking, and other rules. I would teach math, science, and other subjects. — By Chase Gillis

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Kid Scoop: Stranded

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

From Mr. Richcrick’s fourth-grade class at Fishing Creek Elementary School.

One day I was trapped on a tropical island and my loyal companion was a monkey. I ate bananas all month. — By Pat McCullough

I was standing on a tropical island, and I saw some bananas and I grabbed some, but a monkey took them from me. — By Madison Dicely

One day I woke up and I was stranded on a tropical island. I saw a moss covered building. I went in. It was dark, but I saw some statues. Every time I blinked they got scarier. Then I blinked and they were right in front of me. Quickly I opened my eyes and I was home. — By Everest Robinson

I was stranded on a tropical island, and I built a machine out of bricks and stuff I brought from Home Depot. — By KJ Keane

If I was stranded on a tropical island, I would build a city with houses and schools and I would live there. — By Ricky Dumais

On my tropical island, a monkey kissed me and made me go into my brother’s tree house. By Skylar Diegel

On the tropical Island everything was sand and trees. I got a bruise. Monkeys are not nice when they have coconuts. — By Logan Graeff

I’m on an island where there is plenty of food, a lot of salt free water, a huge amount of trees, friendly animals, and me building the founder who really didn’t find it … Taylor Lautner. — By Mia Christensen

I was stranded on a tropical island, and I was hungry. I went into the jungle and I found an orange. I picked it up and turned it. Amazingly it said, “Hey, human.” It was an annoying orange, and it kept saying, “Hey, human.” I said, “What”? He said, “You’re it.” I put him down so he can annoy a pear. — By Chase Gillis

The last thing I remember was flying to Hyiy before I woke up in a tree. I took me a minute to realize I wasn’t dreaming. Soon I saw a large bird coming toward me. I ran up a hill and saw the bird run away. Then the island started to shake and large boulders came crashing down. I fled and got out safely and I wondered, “How will I get home,” but then I woke up. — By Jara Mumma

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Kid Scoop: Plan a picnic


These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

From the class of Mr. Richcrick, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary School:

I would go to the park for our picnic because it has slides, monkey bars, swings, and all kinds of stuff. That’s where I would go. By Ricky Dumais

I would go to Pinchot, and I would bring bowls, cake, sandwiches, and poles. By Skylar Diegel

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Kid Scoop: Wrap Recipes


These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

From Mr. Richcrick’s fourth-grade class at Fishing Creek Elementary School.

My mom’s chicken snow food noodles and dressing with any type of wrap. By Skylar Diegel

My wrap would contain rice, chicken, spinach and soy sauce. Mmmmm …. By Caylynn Beinhower

The Jara Wrap: whole wheat bread, tomato, lettuce, cheese, and mayo. By Jara Mumma

My idea for a tasty and healthy wrap sandwich is bread, roast beef, lettuce, cheese, tomato, more roast beef, and the last bun of bread with a pinch of salt and pepper. By Mia Christensen

I’d make a turkey, lettuce, and tomato. It is so good and healthy. By Pat McCullough

In my wrap I will have fish, shrimp, bacon, ham, and some salt. This is making me hungry. By KJ Keane

I would put bacon in it, fat free bacon that is. By Everest Robinson

A tasty and healthy wrap sandwich is a tomato wrap. By Jaden Henline

An idea for a tasty and healthy sandwich is a ham and cheese with tomatoes and lettuce. By Owen Kaun

A healthy and tasty sandwich is Chicken Caesar Salad. One thing I love is Chicken Caesar Salad. By Trevor Henderson

I think we should have a wrap sandwich with all the kinds of fruit you want. By Ricky Dumais

Enchilada. By Tyler Phan

I would put carrots, lettuce, and cheese in it. By Brayden Poff

I would put in my wrap: Celery, cheese, rice, sauce, and no tomatoes. That is what I’d put in my wrap. By Madison Dicely

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Kid Scoop: Moon Cheese


These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

From Mr. Richcrick’s fourth-grade class at Fishing Creek Elementary School:

No, the moon is not made of green cheese because if it were, space rats would have eaten it. By Chase Gillis

No, the moon is not made of cheese because all astronauts would complain about the moon smelling like cheese. They would say, “Aw, man, the moon smelled awful. I never want to go back. It reeked.” By Mia Christensen

Yes, it is green cheese. Let me tell you why. Because it’s not! By Madison Dicely

No, it is not made of green cheese because scientists made sure. By Skylar Diegel

The moon is not made of green cheese because if it were, the astronauts would have eaten it. By Jaden Henline

The moon is made of green cheese because I paid the president to say it was. By Caylynn Beinhower

No, you can’t eat the moon. We sent a rocket there to explore it not to eat it. If it was green cheese it would be gone by now. By Ricky Dumais

Yes, it is green cheese. Even the world likes cheese. By Cayden Healy

No way! That’s just an old fairy tale my grandpa told me plus it would be spoiled by now. By Jara Mumma

No because the moon is made out of rocks I think. By Tyler Phan

Yes because I have tried it. By KJ Keane

Yes because I ate it. It was yummy! By Gabby Messenger

That’s a dumb question. Yeah, it’s made out of cheese! I mean it’s got no holes. By Everest Robinson

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Kid Scoop: Family Adventure

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

From Clair Richcrick’s fourth-grade class at Fishing Creek Elementary

I went on a fun outing with my family. We went to the PA Grand Canyon in July. Then we went to Knobels. By Faith Malley

We went to Maryland and we had fun at the bay. By Cayden Healy

A fun outing I went to with my family is when I went to Hershey Park. By Brayden Poff

We went to Knobels. It was sooo fun. We went on lots of rides, watched a concert, and ate yummy food! By Hannah Culp

I went to Disney with all of my family. We went to Sea World too. It was the most fun I ever had! By Pat McCullough

My favorite outing is when my family went to the Farmers’ Market, and I got a pretzel and a lot of candy. By Everest Robinson

When I went to GA with my Mom. It was really fun. It was for a competition, and I got 8th out of 12. I was happy! By Caylynn Beinhower

A fun outing I did with my family is going to the beach and seeing our friends Charlie, Angie, and Brayden. It was a fun outing. By Mia Christensen

I went to the beach with my family and got some tadpoles and released them back into the water. We also went swimming and boating. We had fun. By Aaliyah Ansari

I went to Disney World with my family, and we saw a bunch of characters and went to breakfast. We went to breakfast. We took a lot of pictures. I hope to go there again soon. By Skylar Diegel

I went to Maine, and it was fun. We stayed there for two weeks. We swam and kicked out. My parents, sister, and I had a great time. By Trevor Henderson

I went to Florida to visit my grandpa and grandma. We arrived, and I played soccer in the front yard. I played with my new toys. That was the most fun place we went to in Florida. By Ricky Dumais

My most fun family outing was when I went to the Land of Little Horses with my Mom, sisters Rhea and Avery, my grandma, and my friend Everest. We did pony rides, ate ice cream, and saw a lot of horses. By Jara Mumma

A fun outing I had with my family was when we went to Greenwood Valley to see my Dad race his sprint car. I played with my friend. My Dad won. It was so fun. By Madison Dicely

My favorite outing with my family was when my Mom, Dad, brothers, grandparents went to South Carolina to stay in a hotel to go to the beach. By Jaden Henline

I go to Delaware every summer with my family to our beach house. It is not on the beach, but we call it our beach house. There is a lake behind the beach house, and we go boating. By Chase Gillis

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Kid Scoop: Tornado

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: What would you do if a tornado was spotted?

If I was in my house alone while a tornado came I would first try to stay calm. But if I can’t I would run to the basement while screaming. Go to the little room at the end of the hall. But if I forgot my lucky dog named spot. I would scream his name while running up to my room speedy quick. I would grab him run back down back to the room and sit in the darkness until I shake like crazy then panic. So that’s what I would do. — By Dana Cutti, Grade 4, Mrs. Lindsey

I would be scared if a tornado was spotted and I was home alone. I would get the candle box from the closet. I would get something to take downstairs to eat. I would get the flashlights from the garage. I would head downstairs to the rec room and turn on my weather radio until the tornado is here. Then, I would go under the steps because that is where my tornado spot is. It is safe there because it doesn’t have any windows. Last after the tornado has come I would get out and see all the damage. — By Jacob Meakin, Grade 4, Alloway Creek, Mrs. Gross

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From Carol J. Myers’ classroom, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate School

I would run into the basement and call my parents. If they were to tell me to go to another place in the house, I would move. I would stay away from the windows and take cover. That’s what I would do if a tornado was spotted near my house. — By Ricardo Taylor

As soon as I saw the tornado coming at my house, I ran for a flashlight. Then I ran for the basement. I heard the wind whipping and snapping the trees. Suddenly, I did not hear anything. Was it over? I walked out of the basement and saw trees and leaves lying everywhere. I could see the trail the tornado made. People were standing outside in shock of the damage. For the next couple of weeks people cleaned up the disaster. — By Jacob Werner

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