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: Kitchen Tales


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

Red Velvet Cake: One day after dinner my daddy said let’s do something and next thing I know he pulled out a bag of ingredients and said LETS MAKE VELVET CAKE!!! So we got all the ingredients and mixed them together and I and my sister took turns mixing. Next we preheated the oven and put the batter in a pan we put in in the oven and waited an hour. While we waited we cleaned our mess. When the timer went off the cake was ready. We took it out and let it cool, then we ate it. It was delicious. By Briana Brown, Grade 5, PA Cyber, Mrs. Fededles

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

When I was 6, I made my mom my own special cereal. It had water, mandarin oranges, and green sprinkles. It was very original. By Caylynn Beinhower

Well I cook with my family all the time, but my favorite time is when I cooked with my dad, and we cooked hamburgers. They were soooo good. By Hannah Culp

I cooked with my family, and we baked cupcakes. By Mia Christensen

I cooked for my family once. I made meatloaf. It was fun. By Madison Dicely

The time I cooked with my family was a long time ago, and it was so fun. We made bacon and pancakes. I guess it was more like breakfast. By Everest Robinson

One time I cooked for my family, but I over cooked the food and they couldn’t eat it. By Ricky Dumais

Once I cooked tacos for my family, and they were so happy that I did that. It was delicious. By KJ Keane

One time in New York at my grandma and grandpa’s I made hamburgers and hot dogs. It was fun. By Pat McCullough

I burned a chicken patty. By Cayden Healy

The time I made my Mom brownie cookies, I was amazed. The cookies were good. The brownie part was amazing! They loved my cookies! I’ll tell you now, I not baking ever! By Trevor Henderson

One day I helped my dad cook dinner. I helped by giving my dad the ingredients. By Brayden Poff

One day I made eggs. They were good. Yum! I messed up kinda. By Logan Graeff

A couple of days ago I made grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch for my little sister and dinner for my grandmother five days ago. It was fun! My grandpa says food tastes better when you make it. By Jara Mumma

Once I cooked for my family. It was my first time. It was Mac & Cheese. It was undercooked, but it was the only thing in the house and we ate it. By Skylar Diegel

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Kid Scoop: My Best Birthday

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From Carol J. Myers’ sixth-grade class at E.H. Markle Intermediate School

My best birthday was when my mom came to my fifth birthday party. Ron thought he would invite my mom to come. When she came, I was overjoyed. I ran and hugged her. We had a built in pool in the backyard. When we got in, it was freezing. I could barely stand the cold. Mom said when you stay in for a while, it would get warmer. That was my favorite birthday party. Crystal Groft

My best birthday was my last birthday. We celebrated it early in June even though my birthday is really August 6th because June is when school gets out. I had a sleepover and invited several buds over. We stayed up really late playing games and gossiping. We also watched movies. We thought we saw a ghost on the wall, but I don’t think it was really. This was one of the best birthday’s ever. Courtney Ledgard

My best birthday was when I was ten because I got a mountain bike that I love. Also, my mom baked me an awesome baseball cake. Jacob Werner

My best birthday would have to be about two years ago and my grandma took me to my mom’s work. We went out for Chinese for our lunch. She then took us back to her work and we met almost everyone there. It was so much fun! I’ll never forget about my best birthday! Gabby Newman

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

My best birthday was my ninth birthday because I got to have fun with my friend Connor. By Cayden Healy

My best birthday was when I got to spend time with my friend and family. We saw Dolphin Tail and went for a smorgasbord. By Trevor Henderson

My 9th birthday was my favorite because I got smashed in a cake. (Time for the back-up cake.) By Pat McCullough

The best thing that happened at my birthday was that I went to Altoona because I have 3 cousins. It was fun. By Logan Graeff

My best birthday was when I got a bunny and why I got a bunny. By Maddie Turner

My best birthday was when I turned 5. I had 10 friends. It was a horse party. We had horse cake, horse napkins, horse plates, and horse balloons. My Mom surprised me and rented two horses, actually ponies. I rode them 5 times. It was fun. By Jara Mumma

The best birthday I had was when I had a big party. It was fun. By Hannah Culp

My best birthday was when I turned 9. I got an I-Pod Touch. I was happy because I was waiting 2 years to get it. By Caylynn Beinhower

My favorite birthday was when I went to Road Side America and got to see the cool small village. By Everest Robinson

My favorite birthday was when we went to Texas. By Madison Dicely

The best birthday I had was my 8th birthday when I went to my Dad’s old work. I got a new bike. I got a cake. I got to swim, and I got a cupcake shoved into my face. By Brayden Poff

My best birthday was when I got a frog from my parents. By KJ Keane

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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: summer jokes and riddles

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

Topic: jokes and riddles

From Carol J. Myers’ sixth-grade class, E. H. Markle Intermediate School

By Hannah Scott
– What does a pig say at the beach on a hot summer day?
“I’m bacon!”

– How do you prevent a summer cold?
Catch it in the winter.

– Knock, Knock.
Who’s there?
Summer.
Summer who?
Summer better than others at telling knock knock jokes.

By Sarah Miller
Knock, Knock.
Who’s there?
Summer.
Summer who?
Summer gonna get tan and summer gonna burn.

By Cassidy Fuller
How do lamps communicate?
Lamp posts

By Nathan Klansek
What happens when a cow jumps over a fence?
Udder destruction

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

By Madison Dicely
What does a frog eat in the summer?
Ans. Hopsicles

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Kid Scoop: Mother’s Day

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

Topic: Mom

An experience I had with my Mom was riding a rollercoaster called The Phoenix. I didn’t want to go on it, but my Mom begged me to ride with her. Then I rode ten thousand more times because my Mom loved it and I loved it, too. By Lucas Strickland, Grade 3, Mrs. Ridgway, East York Elementary

The best time with my mom was that she took me to “Mom and Tots” skating when I was five. It was so fun because Mom was there. We had to dress warm. Now I am very good at skating and do not need to hold her hand. Now Mom takes me to skate for private lessons and to competitions. Mom does very much for me. I have the best mom in the world! By Kayley Kershner, 1st grade, Mrs. Idgunji, Cornwall Elementary

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From Clair Richcrick’s fourth-grade class, Fishing Creek Elementary School:

My special day I had with Mom was when I got to Disney World. I got to have fun and spend time with my family. By Patrick McCullough

A special day I had with my Mom was when she took me to Kohl’s and we stayed from 10 AM until 7PM. It was so fun. I love her a lot. By Madison Dicely

A special day I had with my Mom was when we went to see a movie JOHN CARTER. It was really funny and cool. I really liked it. It was a nice of my Mom to do that for me. By Faith Malley

One day my Mom and I went camping in our camper. We had Smores and lots of fun. By KJ Keane

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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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Kid Scoop: Favorite Books

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

Topic: Sell that book

My favorite book that I think kids should read is “Soul Surfer.” This book tells about a girl that was attacked by a shark and lost her arm. She still does everything she did before but with one arm. This book tells people that even though a body part is missing, you still have to have faith in yourself and make it seem better than what you think it is. So, this book will be good for kids because it will tell them when something gets rough you get up and make it better. — Gabrielle Bossom, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

My favorite book is “The Beast” by R.L. Stine. It’s a very fun read with lots of twists and turns! It’s about a ghost on a roller coaster. I love it! — Hannah Culp, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

My favorite book is the “Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey.” Four kids travel through Europe to find clues to save a friend. This book has plenty of action and suspense to keep you engaged. The book is a very good read and you should check it out. — Ricardo Taylor, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

My favorite book is “Harold and The Purple Crayon.” It’s funny and easy to read. It lets you use your imagination. I think everyone should read it. — Jara Mumma, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

My favorite book is “Hero” by Mike Lupica. I think other kids should read this because a boy named Zach finds out he has powers. He eventually uses his powers to fight “The Bads,” the villains. Zach faces many challenges and Mike Lupica ends each chapter with a huge cliffhanger. This book would really appeal to kids who like super powers and cliffhangers. — Jared Dickson, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

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