Have you ever heard of Pokémon go? Well a lot of people play it. Many of the kindergartners are planning on being Pokémon for Halloween. How cute!!! Also our kindergarten teacher Mrs. McCarthy is going to be a bee; how bee-utiful. Mrs. McCarthy’s favorite memory of Halloween was when she was in college and dressed up as rainbow bright and went to a street party. The kindergartners do a lot of fun things for Halloween. One thing the kindergartners are doing is seeing how many seeds are in pumpkins and whether or not a pumpkin sinks or floats. They also took a walking trip to the fire department and found out about community helpers. They then presented which community helper they would like to be to the class and why. Another thing the kindergartners are excited about doing is learning about spiders. Many people are scared of spiders, but not the kindergartners, they love them! They plan on making an a spider video. That is all for now, this is Dakota Voortman and Sophia Thompson signing off as kindergarten reporter.
The 1st and 2nd grade classroom are learning about Megabats and Microbats. They have also learned about what echolocation is. They have just gotten a new student her name is Morgan Western. Mrs. Fogarty says they are becoming great writers. The class says they are looking forward to the holidays, like Halloween. They are going on a field trip to look at the salmon at the bridge. Jessica Esteeves a local beekeeper came into their class and helped them learn all about bees with an interactive presentation. That is what is going on in the 1st and 2nd grade classroom! By Carter Sturtevant.
The 3rd and 4th grade class has been very busy preparing for their Halloween play. Charlie Birdsong from my last article, tells us that they are very exited about the play they are doing as a class. It's called “Big Pumpkin” adapted from a favorite children's book Big Pumpkin. Savanna says that her brother Tristan is quite exited about the play as well. He will be playing the vampire. Some of the other things that people will be playing are a ghost, a witch, a pumpkin, a bat, and a mummy. Rita will be playing a witch, Kayla the pumpkin, Bryce a bat, Charlie was a ghost, and Josh B was a mummy. The performance was a huge success and the 3rd and 4th also made pumpkin pie cupcakes for people to enjoy after the presentation. They turned out amazing! See you next time, River McCarthy.
In the month of September the 6th graders were at science camp. Every sixth grader liked it. Vincent Peterson’s favorite part was hiking. It was a good opportunity to learn more outside of school. Some of the things that they did were the Boulder Caves, got to meet Vinny the hawk, touch El Ray The California King Snake, The Blind Walk, went to Moaning Caverns, the Night Hike, and big trees. A lot of the 6th graders were sad to leave because it was so awesome there. They said they had great counselors.
While sixth graders were gone to 6th grade camp the fifth graders did some fun and boring stuff. The fun stuff was they had a few substitute teachers Mrs. Petterson and Mrs. Burroughs. They got some more time to read and it was much more quiet. They read a new book called The Whipping Boy. All of the students said the bad part was that math was longer. Over all the students had a good time at 6th grade camp and at school. We have participated in many sporting events and the 5th and 6th have won all their games for volleyball and football. They are getting ready for a Sutter's Fort field trip at the end of November. The students will stay the night in character of a person who actually stayed at Sutter's Fort. They will participate in lot's of learning experiences from baking bread from scratch, building things, making rope, rag dolls, candle making, weaving, wagon, and so much more. Students are preparing for this adventure by writing an essay about their character.
Nicole Brunker is interviewing Mr. Russell and a few classmates about what they are going to be for Halloween. Makena Mendonca states that she is going to be Sandy from Greece, Annabel Lee is going to be Wonder Woman, Ava Yates is going to be Cat Woman, and Mr. Russell said he was going to be a fisherman . Also Mr. Russell says that we will be having salmon in class this year and then we will release them in the Knights ferry river. The 7th and 8th graders even got to go down to the Knights Ferry church and pick some pears. a few people picked pears, some peeled, others boiled them, and some put them in jars and seals them.
In our community, we have the 53rd Annual Pumpkin Roll happening. It will on Sunday, November 6th next to the Clubhouse. There are also still available booths in the Clubhouse, and they are first come first serve. If you would like a spot, then contact Tracy Greisner. There will be a $500 scholarship through the high school again, but we have little details about this subject. Also the Clubhouse will still be offering rentals, and it is a great inexpensive way to host a gathering, or small event. This was Jude Krick with the PawPrintsPress.
Nicole Brunker interviewing Dr. J on what she is going to be for Halloween. She says that last year she was a pumpkin, and she could be a pumpkin again this year, but she isn't completely sure on what she wants to do. We are also having three more football/volleyball games, we have the jog-a-thon, and another Kindness Assembly for the month of October. We are also having A pumpkin decorating contest and we will need judges for it, and we are even having all of the kids dress up in Halloween Costumes and walking down the hill, we are hoping that a few community members and a few parents will contribute and give out candy to the kids.
Our new Student Council has been very busy so far into this new school year. The new Student Council is Dakota Voortman as Treasurer, Cameron Sales as Secretary, Alexis Elting as Vice President and Jude Krick as President. Student Council has decided to do an Autumn Dance on November 4th, Red Ribbon Week starting on the 24th to then 28th of October, and to do Operation Christmas before Christmas Break. Our days for Red Ribbon Week are Red day, Hawaii day, Crazy day, Camo day and Sports day. Operation Christmas is going to be a big project! Knights Ferry School will be collecting boy and girl presents to put into shoe boxes to ship off to a different country. Operation Christmas is not just to give presents to boys and girls, but to share the joy and Sprit of having a special Christmas. The Autumn Dance will have recommended food and music and will be lots of fun! I sign off as your Student Goverment Reporter as Cameron Sales. Have an awesome school year!
Mrs. McCarthy's class has welcomed a new edition to their class a Corn Snake named Ruby. Thanks to a grant from Petco for over $300 worth of supplies. Corn snakes are nonvenomous. Corn snakes squeeze their prey until they die. If corn snakes were venomous they would inject their prey with the venom. Corn snakes eat mice frogs,lizards,moles, bird, rats, and other snakes and reptiles.Corn snakes can grow up to 2 ½ to 5 feet. The corn snake's colors are red and white. The copperhead looks like the corn snake. The copperhead has hourglass markings and the corn snake's markings are blotchy and random.Corn snakes lay from 10 to 30 eggs. The mom does not incubate the eggs. She finds a warm place to lay the eggs so they can incubate on their own.Corn snakes can live up to 22 years in captivity. -Grace Harden
2nd EDITION PAW PRINTS PRESS
This is a newspaper written, edited, and created by 5-8th grade students at Knights Ferry School.