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Archive for January, 2016

Toltec Warrior Statues by 1-101






Greek Mythology by Nia Williams 5-303


Sun & Waves by Zara Habib Baig K-103


Kenyan Silhouettes

Grecian Urns

The United Nations (UNICEF) Visits Ms. Davis’ Class – Barika Village Inquiry – African Studies

Winter Wonder World by Danika Nelson 4-301

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Fifth Grade Studies Greek Pottery Patterns

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Mayan Symbols & Patterns



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The Writings of Mrs. Berretta’s Class 1-101

The Garden Visit by Genevieve Berretta

On a bright and sunny day with a bit of a chilly breeze, Class 1-101 visited the Peace Garden. We were on a hunt for seeds.

Mrs. Berretta showed us the milkweed plants that are growing tall in our garden. Milkweed plants are the only plant that the Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on! They have little orange and yellow flowers on the tippy top. They also have long stems with leaves and the best part is that the milkweed plants have seedpods! The most amazing part is that in the seedpod there are hundreds of tiny seeds. Jayla noticed that each seed had a little feather attached. This little feather helps the seed pod fly into the wind to find a new space to grow. Seeds are to plants like babies are to humans. When they get too big for the plant it is time to find a new place to grow and make more plants of their own.

Each child in Class 1-101, received their own seed to blow into the wind. Some children made wishes. Abdul whispered, “I hope you have super powers!” I smiled and said, “I hope with the: sun, rain, oxygen and our love they grow to help more humans and more Monarch butterflies live!”

Sometimes by Kasmira: A Spelling Word Story

Sometimes, Mom gets really upset with me. I DO NOT like vegetables and beans. I look at the black beans and I say, “Eww!” But Mom says it is healthy for me. I still think it is gross!

My Weekend by Abdullah

I enjoyed my weekend. On Saturday my cousin came to my house. We had fun. On Sunday we went out to eat dinner. It was yummy. I had a good weekend.

In the Garden by Doyena

In the garden we saw lots of beautiful things. We saw a butterfly. The color of the butterfly was orange and black and white. It was a Monarch butterfly.

In the Garden by Muhammad

One sunny day I went to the garden and we saw milkweed flowers. We saw seeds and we touched them and we let them go. We made wishes on the seeds. We had fun. I Learned to be nice to the garden.

The Peace Show by Andre

At the Peace Show I liked that Ms. Fernandez was standing on top of the car. I like that we walked around the school. We shouted, “What do we want? Peace!”

When I was Little: A Song by Doyena

When I was little I didn’t know words. But now that I am bigger I know words. Why? Because I went to school to know words and that’s all I know.

A Sunny Day Spelling Story by Jayla

One day it was sunny and my mom and I went to the park. When we got there my mom pushed me on the swings. It sent higher and higher and higher. It made my stomach feel good. I ran to go on the slide and I slid down fast. Then it was getting late so Mommy and I went home. I told my mommy, “I had a great time. Can we go again? I really like the park!”

A Kind Note by Abdul

Jayla did a beautiful thing in her notebook. She started all of sentences with a different word. Not even I did that.

I Like by Kevin

I like to play with my dog.

I like to play with my basketball.

I like to play with my football.

I like to play with my ball.

I Like by Abdul

I like to play football. My team is USA. I would like to be a quarterback. My team is USA vs. Japan. I will try my best. I would like to be the best football player in the world. I would be the best football player on the earth. I would like my mom to be at the game. I hope I win for my team USA.

I Like to Pretend by Doyena

I like …pretending. I like to pretend I am a Princess. I would like to be a Princess because I will live in a castle. I would be the prettiest Princess in the worls. My name is Princess Doyena and I have a wand.

I like by Andre

I like to build sandcastles at the beach. I like to play with my Legos at my house. I like to play with my ball.

I Like by Muhammad

I like to play.

I like to read.

I like to run.

I like to jump.

I like to dance.

I like to talk.

I like to play and run!

I Like by Mariana

I like to paint my family. I like to play with my Barbies. I like to play hide and seek at my house.

I Like by Jeremiah

I like to play basketball. I like to play basketball in the backyard. I play by myself.

I Like by Sebastian

I like to play basketball in the schoolyard. I like to play soccer too,


I Like by Andrew

I like to climb. I like to climb on the gates at home. I want to climb on the gates again.

I Like by Kasmira

I like to play with bugs. The bugs crawl on my finger. When the bug crawls on my fingers hand it tickles. I have two snails. Long Neck likes to play with me. Stripe always crawls away. Stripe is always crawling on Long Neck’s shell.

I Like by Abdul

I like to play Sonic with Lenz. I love to play with my brother Lenz. I love to play Power Rangers with Lenz. I like to play boxing with Lenz too.

The Longest List of Likes by Andre

I like to:

  • play with my brother
  • play with my sister
  • swim
  • build
  • I like to play Sonic on my TV
  • play Mario on my TV
  • hide and seek in the dark and in the light
  • play on the computer
  • play outside
  • watch TV but not too much
  • watch movies
  • eat rice and chicken
  • to draw

Math Problems by Kasmira Eastman

I had a math book and the problems were so hard. I tried to add and subtract, but my answers were still wrong! I felt mad and I bawled like a whale.

But Daddy said, “Anger is very bad.”

Then Mom told me, “Get the pad and let’s practice!”

More is Better Than Fewer by Kasmira

Once I thought I had fewer Cap-N-Crunch pieces than my sister Marley. So I counted the pieces that Marley had. Do you know what I did when I found out she had more? For one hundred hours, I jumped and I stomped with my heavy leather boots on. And that was how marley’s pieces jumped out of her bowl and landed in mine.

Our Class Trip to Green Meadow Farm

We went on a trip. It was the best trip. We fed the goats and the sheep. And we touched the bunnies but they were scared. We went on a hayride. And then we went back to the school.–By Muhammad

I liked the hayride because we sat on hay and we rode all over the green meadows farm. I saw sheep and I also got to feed them. –By Abdullah

It was a beautiful sunny day, when my classmates and I went on a trip to Green Meadows Farm. I liked feeding the sheep.–By Abdul

Today we went to a farm and I saw and fed the sheep. I petted a baby bunny. I saw a hen and a lot of chicken. One had a design similar to a zebra. I went on a hayride and it was fun. When we were leaving, we picked pumpkins and the bus ride was fun, too.–By Andrew

In my opinion, the Green Meadows Farm trip was exciting. I got to feed the sheep. Plus, I got to on a hayride. It was exciting. I love it. Plus, we went pumpkin picking. Plus, my classmates were dancing to a song.–By Abdul Taylor

When we got to the farm, we went to see the chickens. We could not touch them because they might have pecked us. Then, we went to see the goats and we gave them food. We went on a hayride. We went out and walked around to pick pumpkins. After that, we all danced. Finally, we returned to school. It was a beautiful day. I had fun.–By Kevin

At the Green Meadow Farm, I saw lambs, horses and sheep. The goats looked hungry as they jumped upon the fence and chomped hay from people’s hands. Afterwards, we stood in a long line to get on a long line to get on a hayride. The ride was slow but fun. Then, we chose pumpkins from a heap. Last of all, we went back to school and had lunch.–By Kasmira


In the Garden by Kasmira

Down under the garden, a spotted worm eats moist dirt. Up on the surface, a fat cow stands on the worm’s hole. This is not good because the worm needs air. The howling of a zombie wolf makes the cow jump. Now, air flows freely into the hole.

My Trip to Six Flags by Kasmira

On Sunday, I went to Six Flags. When I got on the rollercoaster, I did not say a word. But, I had candy in my mouth and the ride was fast. The candy got stuck in my throat. I wondered if I could scream, or, if I would survive. By luck, the seatbelt squeezed my tummy and the candy flew into the air.


A Rhyming Spelling Story by Kasmira

My sister, Marley, is a pest

She slaps my face my face when I’m at rest.

When I wonder if I should slap her back, it feels like a test

Mommy told me moving away my face is best.

One day, Marley tugged at the buttons on my vest.

But, I only told her “Shoo, you pest!”

My Cousins by Kasmira

My cousins, Harlow and Kezia, really like popcorn. They, also, really like soda. Do you know what Kezia did one day? She poured all the salt on to the popcorn! Harlow was not a happy camper. Also, they were not allowed to drink any soda; they drank water all day long, instead.


The thunderstorm by Kasmira

One day, during a thunderstorm, a pest came through my window. I could not believe what I saw. And, it is certainly not anything that you have ever seen! It was a cockroach walking on stilts and it was bigger than the rest. I couldn’t even stomp it out; all I did was watch it walk away.

The Happy Ending by Kasmira

Uncle Mike visits my home. He always wears his glasses on the tip of his nose. But not today, his nose has a broken bone. He rode his bike into a deep pothole and he went flying. He gives to me the tire. So I put a rope through the hole in the tire and tied it to a branch on, the apple tree. Yippee!



I did not know that a squirrel sounds like a whining baby. We saw a whining squirrel sitting on the roof of a house on Avenue L. When another squirrel cried out, the whining squirrel whined back. Would you let your baby sister play with a squirrel? Maybe it can speak baby, too. Marley even said, “Nuts!” to the squirrel.

The Lost Kitten by Kasmira

One winter morning, we saw a black and white kitten. It was not with its mother. I pressed my nose into the window to get a closer look. “Where is your mother, little kitten?” I asked. It said “Meow”, as if it didn’t know. When the cold wind blew, the kitten shivered. “Can you find a warm bush, little kitten?”, I asked. Suddenly, a black cat came through a hole in the fence and licked the little kitten.

A Happy Ending by Doyena

On a sunny day, I was riding my bike. Then, my bike stopped, I looked back and I saw my back tire. I said, “Oh no, I cannot ride my bike anymore. I have a flat tire.” I called my dad. He said, “Hmm, it looks like your tire is broken. I think I can fix it.” I was happy.

That Hurts by Jeremiah

When Mike broke his nose it was painful. His dad said that when he was riding his bike, he fell. Mike asked his dad, “Can you fix my tire?”


One day Mike and I went to the park and took our bikes with us. Mike was riding really fast. As soon as I blinked, Mike fell. I asked, “How?” He said that his tire hit a hole. He asked, “Can I use your phone?” I said “Why not?” Then, his mom picked us up from J Park. When we got home, Mike said “We will go back to the park tomorrow.”


My dog has a bone and it can be magical. We make wishes with it. My friend Mike made a wish when he came over. Then, he said “Your bone’s not that cool”

The Bee Hive by Andrew

I have a beehive at my house. It has bees in it. They are yellow and black bees. It goes in my house and different houses too. They can sting youi and they can suck my blood. They sting my family. I have a beehive by my house.


The Snow People by Abdul Taylor

One day my classmates and I made Snow People. It was great. We used: socks, rice, buttons, pom poms, rubber bands and beads. The girls used rosettes on their Snow Ladies. It was supter, duper great to create Snow People.


How? By Jeremiah Oriol

How does the moon’s light turn on and off? I hurry to wash my dish and spoon to watch the moon and see if I can find out how the moon’s light turns on and off.


How to Make a Fungus Garden by Kasmira Eastman


Would you like to make a fungus garden? First get a tank, dirt, an egg and a knife to crack the egg. Next crack the egg. After that, put the egg shell in the tank. Before you look, wait for a week to pass. After a week fungus flowers start to bloom. The fungus flowers are: red, blue and yellow. I just love making fungus tank gardens. Would you like to make a fungus garden tank for the class?


How to Make a Snow Lady by Mariana Perez Cevedo


I made a Snow Lady in my class. I used: a sock, rice, pom poms. Buttons, glue and rubberbands. I had so much fun! First, I put rice in the sock. Next we used rubber bands to wrap the sock. After that we made the eyes with little pom poms. Next we wrapped a scarf around the neck. Then we used glue to glue on the hat. It was fun to make a Snow Lady with my class.


Making Snow People by Muhammad Hanif


Right before Winter vacation, my class and I made Snow People. We needed: a sock, rice, pom poms, beads, stuffing, rubber bands and glue. First, I put rice in the sock. Next I used the rubber band to tie the sock. Then I used buttons to to put on the Snowman’s belly. Finally, I used a tiny pom pom for the nose. YAY! I liked making Snow People with my class.


Making a Snowman by Andre Peters

I made a snowman. Do you want to make one too? These are the ingredients. You need: a sock, rice, cotton, pom poms, beads, stuffing, rubber bands and last glue. This is how you make a snowman. First, you put the rice in the sock. Then you put cotton in the head. After that you get a rubberband and tie it at the bottom aand one on the top to close it. We cut fabric for a scarf. We used pom poms for the eyes. I cut more paper for the mouth. Finally, I used a tiny pom pom for the nose. I had fun making a snowman.


My Snow Woman by Doyena Jean Louis


I made a snow woman in the classroom with my classmates on December 23, 2015. First, I used a sock for my snow woman. Next, we put rice in the bottom of the sock and we put stuffing in the head. Then we put a rubberband to tie the head. After that the teachers gaves us glue to glue the pom poms and the hat, rosettes and the buttons on. We put silver beads for the eyes and the mouth. Finally, we showerd the snow women and the snowmen to Ms. Snow. IT WAS FUN!


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