Archive for June 13, 2012
by Mia Knight
Green looks like blossoms that bloom in the spring.
Like ripe green pears that make me want to sing.
Green looks like grass that’s healthy and strong.
Like the look on someone when something is wrong.
Green sounds like mother who dances along,
to all of my very favorite songs.
Green sounds like summer wind blowing the trees.
Even the ones that are old and need things.
Green makes me feel like I’m about to be sick.
Like stinky blue cheese or a soup that’s too thick.
Green tastes like frosting on a pretty bundt cake.
Green tastes like mud in a dirty, green lake.
Green tastes like apples that are juicy and sour.
Like being late to school by almost one hour!
Green feels like mold on old, stinky bread.
Like fragile green leaves that fall to my head.
Green smells like rotten milk in the fridge.
Green smells like skunk lying dead in the hedge.
Green smells like broccoli fresh from the pot.
Green smells like mints brownies. Mmmm…. It hits the spot!
The Bare Facts about Bare Feet
by Micah Powell
“Don’t go outside without wearing your shoes,” my mother warns. Shoes are important because they provide safety for workers, protection from disease and poison. I love that shoes protect people.
To start with, shoes provide safety for workers. Construction workers wear steel toed shoes to protect them from falling hammers. They can also protect the workers from getting injured by stepping on nails and tacks. Workers often use dangerous tools and their steel toed shoes protect them from harm. The best thing about these shoes is that they will protect builders from injury.
Also, wearing shoes is important because they can protect you from disease. Public showers are very nasty, so you should wear flip-flops or Crocks to protect you from diseases. Trash dumps are very dangerous. They have rusted metal and steel. Poor people working in trash dumps need shoes to protect them from these dangers or they may get infected with lockjaw. What I love about shoes is that they protect you from lots of things.
As well, shoes can protect you from poisonous things. In the jungle, snakes can be deadly if you don’t have shoes. Jungles have many poisonous plants, and if you don’t have shoes on you may step on one of these such as poison ivy or poison oak. Some dumps have toxic waste. If the people who work in the dumps have no shoes, they could get sick or die. Animals carry diseases, but insects are the worst. Most of them are poisonous and if you’re not wearing shoes, a poisonous insect could crawl up your leg and bite you. I think shoes are a good invention for mankind, because they protect us in many ways.
So you can see, shoes are important, because they provide safety for workers and protection from disease and poison. Make sure your children wear shoes when they go out to play so they won’t get hurt or infected. You should wear shoes when you leave the house, too.
Easter on the Farm
by Jamie Ordonez
Frog: Have you ever wondered what (croak) Easter is like on a farm? Read this story to find out!
Horse: Hellooooo there, I haven’t seen you in a while. I haven’t seen you at all! Are you new?
Cow: Yes, I am moo. How long have moo been here?
Horse: Ohhhh, maaaayyybe about 25 days. Have you ever had Easter on a farm?
Cow: Noooo. I’ve just mooooved here to my first farm.
Horse: Ohhhh, well here’s what it’s like. Goooo into the farmhouse.
Frog: So the (croak) horse and the (croak) cow went into the (croak) farmhouse to see what Easter on a farm was like.
Frog: When they got into the farmhouse (croak), there was a lot of noise! The eggs were hatching, there were a million baby bunnies hopping around (croak), and all the animals were dancing and having a very good time.
Horse: This is what Easter is like in the farmhouse. Now let’s go to the field where the pigs, goats, and sheep are.
Frog: The cow thought he heard someone say, “Mudball Fight Time!!!” He looked over to where the baby pigs were, and immediately a big glob of mud came towards his face. He ducked just in time! (croak)
Cow: Mooo! That was a close one!
Frog: Just then (croak), a herd of (croak) goats came charging at Horse.
Cow: Moooove! Get out of the way, Horse!
Frog: Once (croak) Horse got out of the way (croak), the herd of crazy goats just (croak) came charging at Cow instead! (croak)
Horse: Get out of the naaaaayyyyy!!!
Frog: Once (croak) Cow got out of the way (croak), the herd of crazy (croak) goats just came charging (croak) at the herd of sheep. Just then (croak), the farmer came out and yelled “Stoooooooppppp, crazy goats!” The goats immediately stopped and looked around to see what the farmer was so mad about. When they realized it was them, they started giving the farmer innocent looks.
Horse: Next, let’s go see what Easter is like to the farmer’s pets.
Frog: So the horse and the cow (croak) went near the stables to see what Easter was like with cats.
Cat: Hello, would you like to see my five kittens? (Meow.) They’re the ones that (mew, mew, mew) Hey, stop that! The ones that are saying, “Mew, mew, mew!”
Frog: So (croak) out came five little cute kittens, mewing like crazy. One of them (croak) snuck up on Cow and climbed onto his back.
Cow: Hey, stop mooing that! (as he ran around, trying to get the kitten off his back)
Frog: After that (croak), all the other kittens wanted to do it, too (croak), so they all just climbed up on Horse’s back.
Horse: Naaaayyy, stop that! I’m not a pig! I can’t give you a piggyback ride!
Cat: (sigh) They look cute, but they sure can be troublemakers sometimes.
Horse: Uhhhhh, maybe we should be going to see what Easter is like with German Shepherds. Bye!
Frog: The kittens (croak) climbed off the backs of Horse and (croak) Cow and went over to Cat to get some milk. (croak)
Frog: As they got closer to the house, they started hearing some barking. (croak) When they got there (croak), ten baby German Shepherds were yipping around happily. The puppies were singing, “Yip, Yip, Yippidy-Yip. Today is Easter Sunday.” (croak)
Horse: Hello, there. I hope you aren’t as crazy as those kittens over there.
Puppies: Kittens?!! Where? Where are the kittens?
Cow: Oh, never mind. But we’re inviting you to the party we’re having. Just follow us!
Frog: And so all the animals of the farm gathered in the field and had a big party to celebrate Easter. They (croak) even invited me! Well, have a great Easter! And I hope you learned what Easter is like on a farm.
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate containers, or geocaches, that have been hidden outdoors and then share your experiences online with other geocachers. Come to the Emily Fowler Library, 502 Oakland St., on Saturday, June 23, at 10 am to learn more about this high-tech outdoor sport. This event is perfect for adults and families – kids will need their parents’ help. Geocaching requires a GPS device, so please feel free to bring one if you have one. There will be a few devices available to use during the program. Space is limited so call (940) 349-8752 to register. For ages 10 and up.
For more information, contact Stacey Irish-Keffer, Youth Services Librarian, at (940) 349-8718 or at email@example.com
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