P.S. 119 Amersfort School of Social Awareness

P.S. 119 Amersfort School of Social Awareness

Magnet School of Global & Ethical Studies – 3829 Avenue K, Brooklyn NY 11210 (718) 377-7696

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Lisa Fernandez, Peace Principal

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In Your Opinion: Should the Lantern Continue to Shine

Dear Mrs. Berretta,

Yes you should continue publishing the lantern because it is very touching, creative and it keeps getting better and better. If it is your passion top write the lantern then you should continue writing. I also teared up while reading.Sincerely,

Elizabeth

Dear Ms. Berretta,

I think you should continue publishing the lantern. You should continue because all the pictures and writing are memories. They remind us of things we might not remember. They help the younger kids to know about these writings. Maybe they will also write good stories and you can put them on the Lantern.

-Jasmin 5-310

I think you should continue the Lantern. You should keep going because it helps out by showing events that happened before. It is like a memory book, when I look at it. That is why I want you to continue publishing.

-Jahmari

I think you should continue publishing the Lantern for many reasons. It will refresh our memory and as we leave P.S119 we will remember what we have done with our teachers and Ms. Berretta. It gives us previous news and views. Also, it has so many pictures that have been taken and printed on the Lantern. It also, has winter concert pictures.

-Sidra

Yes, Ms. Berretta you should continue to publish The Lantern because it is going to help us remember our memories from this school. It tells us the news in our school and community. It shows us good writings. It could make students interested. It tells our community that P.S119 is peaceful!

-Sashmire

Yes, Ms. Berretta you should continue making The Lantern because as each student leaves the school they will remember what P.S119 is about and how much hard work and effort you put into The Lantern.

-Alicia

Is The Lantern Valuable?

Of course it’s the best school magazine in Brooklyn. It has the writing and pictures of students which show what we, P.S119 students can do. It shows our feelings and our devotion to this school. The Lantern is made with hard work, love and care for the students. It also tells people what the school is all about (Peace). Ms. Berretta works so hard and spends so much and this shows the love she has for the school. This magazine is not just a magazine. It’s something very valuable and special. That’s why The Lantern is valuable.

-Hamza

Yes, of course The Lantern is always in my heart. I have seen my work in there many times. The Lantern helps me feel proud of my work! I have also seen other people’s work. I read their beautiful and writing. Or see their wonderful drawings. All put together as harmony is amazing. How the Lantern is decorated is beautiful because it shows how much people care for the Lantern. How people put so much hard work into it. So, intern of their hard work I read The Lantern and all that is in there is amazing. So, the Lantern IS a valuable piece of writing.

-Alana

Is the lantern a valuable publication?

Yes, the Lantern is a valuable publication because it inspires children. For example, if a child’s writing piece is in there and he/she reads it they will want to write more to be in the Lantern again. There are such fun illustrations are eye catchers. It helps the students see themselves and how they changed over the years. It is the key to the best treasure… the past. The Lantern is a memory that will never be forgotten. Without that memory it will be lost. But always remembered in our hearts.

-Jahfia

The Lantern is absolutely a valuable publication! There are so many reasons why. One reason is the awards, it displays what we have earned throughout the year. The second reason is the artwork. It shows our creativity. The third reason is the stories. It tells what’s been happening to our students. The final reason is the poems. It’s where we all express our emotions, feelings and pride. So yes, the Lantern is a valuable publication. I hope it continues for years and years.

-Unknown

 

Should Mrs. Berretta publish More Lanterns? An opinion letter by Azelia

Yasmin Minos Artist

Yasmin Minos Artist

Dear Mrs. Berretta,

YOu asked if you should publish more Lanterns. Well, I think you should.

One reason is it gives children in Photoshop something to do when they design the collages. In addition, the Lantern informs us students about our school. Plus children light up when they see their pictures and writing pieces in the Lantern.

In conclusion, I hope you consider making more Lanterns because I especially enjoy reading it.

From,

Yasmin

P.S. Please include one of my art pieces in the Spring Lantern if you decide to publish one.

How does it feel to be published in the Lantern? Jack responds to Mrs. Berretta

Dear Mrs. Berretta,

I feel amazed that my song was published in The Lantern. I feel like Dr. Seuss only I am a kid in second grade. I am famous and I feel accomplished. Thank you to Hamza for making this happen because first I was shy and scared but with Hamza by my back nothing could happen and nothing did because I sang my Penny song for Mrs. Berretta. I hope the Penny Song will live on! thank you!!

From,

The one and only Jack

In YOUr Opinion: Is The Lantern a Valuable Publication? By Kermentz Bernaud and Classmates in 5-305

Yes, in my opinion The Lantern is a valuable publication. The Lantern is a place where kids can show off work they have done. For the younger kids, the Lantern is the best part of the school year. They are receiving fan mail from kids who are older than them. It boosts children’s confidence and to see themselves in the pages is such an extraordinary feeling. It would be a crime to remove the Lantern from P.S. 119 after all of the hard work the children have done to be in it. In conclusion, the Lantern is a valuable publication and a big part of P.S. 119.

Is the lantern a valuable publication?

Yes the lantern is a valuable publication because it shows many writing pieces. For example, some students write narratives and others write about special days such as Peace day. We like to see student’s point of view from times of their lives. In addition we see their creativity in poems. There are also awards display such as honor students and peace builders of months. Students have their pictures taken during the year and we can assume that they had a great time. Some writing pieces can also inspire kids to write something related to it. This can make them a better writer.

-Mykai Kwesi

Is the lantern a valuable publication?

Yes, this is a valuable publication because Ms. Berretta spends her time doing this to make us happy. Also she puts in a lot of hard work into this book just for us, kids. She is amazing for doing this.   It is also much fun to see our writing in the lantern. It makes you feel good to see that my writing is in an actual book that everyone can see. This one thing I look forward to in P.S.119. In conclusion I think the lantern is a valuable publication at home and P.S.119.

-Madison Ramnath

Is the lantern a valuable publication?

Yes it is a valuable publication. It is a valuable publication because it has writing by children in this school. These children writing inspires other students to write and think more deeply about what writing can actually do. It also has many pictures and drawings. It is also a valuables publication because when you graduate from P.S.119. you can open a page and be like “oh I remember this.” Or you can open another page and be like “oh that was me”. After the entire lantern does cost thousands of dollars to make.

  • Hozifa Yagoub

Is the lantern a valuable publication?

Yes, I say yes because the lantern is a valuable publication. The lantern tells us about the things that happened in this school. It tells us what kids are writing about. It shows us pictures of what happens at school. For example, sometimes the lantern will show pictures of field day or our concerts. It shows us what kids are writing about. For example, it shows what kids are writing about on the first day of school. The lantern tells us about the important things that happen. For example it tells us about who got the honor student award or peace builders of the month award. It tells what class that person is from and what month they won the award. Those are the reasons why the lantern is a very valuable publication.

  • Miles Johnson

Is the lantern a valuable publication?

Yes it is a valuable publication to everybody. From the students to staff to parents. If someone misses an event then they could read it after. Maybe the parent couldn’t make it or the student was absent. Now nobody knows what went on. Students also then standout for winning awards, etc. Student also get featured in the lantern like letters, first day of school, events etc. Writing like poems and why to donate and to help donate. Pictures, concerts, all special moments. These pieces of writing, the photos will bring memories. All the hard work everybody put into it was worth it. So yes continue on the lantern it is very valuable.

  • Ivan Sanchez

Is the lantern a valuable publication?

Yes, the Lantern is a valuable publication because it inspires children. For example, if a child’s writing piece is in there and he/she reads it they will want to write more to be in the Lantern again. There are such fun illustrations are eye catchers. It helps the students see themselves and how they changed over the years. It is the key to the best treasure… the past. The Lantern is a memory that will never be forgotten. Without that memory it will be lost. But always remembered in our hearts.                                                              -Jahfia

The Lantern is absolutely a valuable publication! There are so many reasons why. One reason is the awards, it displays what we have earned throughout the year. The second reason is the artwork. It shows our creativity. The third reason is the stories. It tells what’s been happening to our students. The final reason is the poems. It’s where we all express our emotions, feelings and pride. So yes, the Lantern is a valuable publication. I hope it continues for years and years.

-Unknown

Roving Reporter Kia Hamilton Reports on the Spring Concert

June 5th was no regular day. It was the Spring concert. Seven groups represented five countries. this is how it went down. First up was chorus with Great Britain. Hearing them sing was like music to my ears. Next up was the Recorder group with Japan. It was a cherry blossoming moment. Next, was Rhythm with the sounds of Puerto. They were so awesome and fabuloso. The boy and girl Dancers were rocking India while the Steppers ruled India. That’s how it all went down at The Spring Concert.

Should The Lantern’s Light Stay Lit: A Letter to Mrs. Berretta from Kia Hamilton

Dear Mrs. Berretta,

I think you should publish more Lanterns. Here are three reasons why. The kids of P.s. 119 find The Lantern wonderful Like I do. Also kids will show their parents and they will share with family and friends. Then everyone will learn about The Lantern and P.s. 119. Next, The Lantern symbolizes P.s. 119 as the Magnet School of global and Ethical Studies. Even people around the globe can learn about us in the Lanters. Now that will help to bring world peace. That’s why you should publish more Lanterns.

Love,

Kia Hamilton

In Our Opinion: Should the Lantern go online, continue to be printed on paper or…do you have a suggestion?

 

Jahfia Writes:

I think that the Lantern should continue to be written as a newspaper form. I believe this because to quote Mrs Berretta  “My dream is to keep them close in a special place to keep as a memory of a special place where not only did you learn but you felt safe and loved.” As Ms. Berretta said she is, to me, absolutely right because its important to keep memories especially ones you could physically touch. But having to touch  is different than seeing it on a screen.  Sure online, it is quicker and easier but then again you could always lose it but with the actual publication you have it right there to read. Also just to have one stack is special as Ms Berretta says. Long live the Lantern book or computer, it will always stay in my heart.

Hozifa writes:

No, the lantern should not remain in print form. Instead it should be posted on the blog as an online publication. MS. Berretta shouldn’t have to go through all that work making new copies for children who lose it. If it was an online publication she wouldn’t have to go through all that work. If it was an online publication anyone with a device that is capable of using Internet is able to view the blog and comment on it. This would also save all the money MS. Berretta had to get. Yes, I know some people don’t have Wi-Fi but you can just tell a friend to print a copy for you or you can go and read it in the library’s computer. This will also save money on buying expensive paper for the Lantern.

Alana Writes:

Should the Lantern be a print publication or an Internet publication?

I think the Lantern should be an Internet publication. This is because if the Lantern were on the Internet it would cost much less than it would be on paper. Also if you would make a mistake on paper you can’t go back and fix the mistake and when you do fix the mistake you would have to do the whole publication over again. That would waste tons of money. But with the Internet you would only have to edit your work and mistakes would rarely happen because there is auto correct without having to do your whole publication over again. Plus, when I leave this school I can still read The Lantern on the computer. I understand that not everybody has electronic devices to go on. So if they can’t, make copies of The Lantern for those people so that everybody can read The Lantern one way or another.

Kiara Writes: 

Should the Lantern only be on paper or on the blog or possibly both?

I think that the Lantern should be featured on paper and on the blog. Mrs.Berretta gives out the Lantern on paper to all the kids. Some kids lose them and don’t have another copy. So, our other resource is the blog. That is why the Lantern should be published on the blog. Some kids don’t have computers. So, they don’t have a way of looking at the Lantern. So our next resource is the paper. That is why the Lantern should be featured on paper and blog.

 

A Poem to the Teachers by Chayton

We remember

Just try to remember

Just try

I remember the great times

That all of us should remember

Please always

Try to remember

The great times of you teaching me

That’s what I’ll always remember

Touch the Sky by Omar

Touch the Sky by Omar

 

Have you ever touched the sky?

You couldn’t it’s too high

 

You can try to catch it with a plane

But it can never be tamed

 

The sky is like an ocean up above

A reflection down below

 

The sky is too big. It’s not too small

Only the sky knows it all

 

So have you ever touched the sky?

You couldn’t it is too high.

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