I was getting ready to go. I ate breakfast then got my gear on. I got my cleats on, my outfit, and my knee pads. I was ready to go, “MOM” was getting read too. She got dressed, put on her black shoes, and got her pocketbook. My brother was getting ready to. He got some exact things on, except they were green instead of yellow. We got there about 40 minutes later.
I was waiting for my letter to come out. I was letter “n”, which stunk because it took an hour and a half. Then my letter finally came, so I was happy. I went against a kid who I kept on the ground the whole time. So, I was doing that but then he reversed, so he got 2 points. I had one loss. But it was AOK to me. Then I was gonna go against another kid. So, I waited and waited for about “more” than half an hour. I finally went up. He beat me in 6 seconds just because I was in third grade and he was in fifth grade. I got my trophy a half hour later. I did not come in fourth place, but I came in third.
My brother beat the New York State champion, so he came in first. I was jealous. When we got home I was about to throw my trophy out, but mom made me feel better. I felt great.
Gavin, Age 9
Arongen Elementary, Shenedehowa
My teacher is cool because she does fun things.
My teacher is nice. She cheers me up when I am sad.
My teacher is fun. She takes us on field trips.
My teacher has a nice classroom.
My teacher is good at teaching our class.
Sarah, Age 9
I like to chew,
So I think I will have candy,
But I have a friend whose name is Mandy
And she does not like candy,
So I think I will just say, “BOO!”
But I have a friend named Lou
Who does like when I say, “BOO!”
So I think I will just be a monster
But…my friends…wait…hold up…
I don’t have a friend who does not like monsters
So I guess I can’t have candy
Or say “BOO!”
But I can be a very scary monster!
CANDY! BOO! MONSTER!
Mackenzie, Age 9
Chango Elementary, Shenendehowa
One night we went dancing at camp and it was my Uncle David’s birthday! While me, my sister and two uncles were dancing, I was looking at the disco ball and spotlights. I got chilly so I asked Uncle Danny if he could give me my sweater and felt much better. We went to the campsite and got a blanket and four glow sticks and led Uncle David to a hill. We laid the blanket down to watch the fireworks.
I took out the glow sticks and gave one to my sister, Uncle Danny and David. While they were shooting fireworks, we waved our glow sticks around and screamed. There was even a firework that said, “Happy 4th of July”. I was shocked! Out of nowhere we saw a heart-shaped firework come out!
Then Uncle David looked me in the eye, pulled me up close and said, “Thank you for the surprise,” and then kissed me on the forehead. After the fireworks, we packed up the blanket and glow sticks and went back to the campsite.
Jullissa, Age 9
First, comes winter where all the snow comes, and you could play on a snow mountain when the snow plow comes.
Next, comes, spring when my birthday is also in spring you get to see all of the flowers and bees that means honey.
Then, comes summer when school comes out and last summer. I went to Florida to see my grandparents and when the sun comes and sitting by the beach.
Last, comes fall that means LEAVES PILES and then the leaves get on the windshields and just have a great time.
Then winter come again.
Kate, Age 8
Castleton Elementary, Castleton
The stars are silver cats,
Hunting in the sky.
The stars are pretty pearls,
Floating way up high.
The stars are icy snowflakes,
In a blizzard up in space.
The stars are white doves,
Saving a race.
The stars are blocks f quartz
Dug up from the moon,
The stars are polar bears
Hoping to catch dinner soon.
The stars are spots of white paint,
Painted in the sky.
The stars are little penguins
Swimming up so high.
The stars are big white eagles,
With gigantic claws,
The stars are artic foxes,
With sharp teeth in their jaws.
The stars are pieces of birch bark,
Gleaming up so high.
The stars are silver cats
Hunting in the sky.
Fiona, Age 9
Rosendale Elementary, Niskayuna
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