by christine s 4-203 the ps /ms 47q chris galas gazette fall issue 2011 shannon kg welcome to our first online newspaper
among the trees by amanda k michael k kindergarten halloween by lexi montella 5th grade halloween is full of scares children screaming because of scary costume kids yelling when they hear a knock on the door gasps to see so much candy in their bags from trick-or-treating yes halloween is full of scares happy halloween by christian p grade 2 on halloween night i ll wear a green shirt and i m not going to play in the dirt on it will be numbers in white number 22 will shine out really bright i will have on black pants with pads in them too wait till you see me i ll be a football player spooky scenes from kindergarten i play among the trees i jump in the leaves there is a breeze that makes me sneeze fall is so much fun the evil jester by david m grade 2 evil jester that s who i ll be i will go and scare people you ll see i will knock on your door and fall to the floor i ll run and hide behind you then i ll jump out and yell boo halloween by brighid l and haley o grade 3 halloween is great it speeds up our heart rate let s go together on halloween night let s knock on doors and give everyone a fright we ll run with all our might but we ll never get in a fight the candy from trick-or-treating will be great after it s ate jenna gr 1 john k gr 1 rachel gr 1 logan gr 1 richard gr 1 stefany gr 1 mary kgn jaylynn gr 1 jamie gr 1
from mrs ryan 4th grade news calling all pumpkins to 4th grade for our annual pumpkin day this year was the best year yet sixteen pumpkins were donated by the 4th grade families for us to use on this special learning day students were put into 7 groups and moved around the classroom visiting 7 learning stations the students were asked to weigh pumpkins find the circumference weigh gourds on a balance scale triple the recipe for pumpkin muffins while eating pumpkin muffins made by a class mom ,and finally carving a jack o lantern and reading about pumpkin contest winners it was a memorable learning experience for all proving what teachers always say learning can be fun from mrs maffia and mrs andrews second grade news this year there are so many twos in the second grade we even have two teachers we think that two heads are better than one students are busy learning about native americans as new york city s first inhabitants we are also becoming better readers and writers by practicing in our guided reading groups and responding to literature we will begin tracking our 25 books starting with the november 1st homework reading response have a safe and happy halloween mrs lapierre mrs smith prekindergarten news october has been a busy month for pre-k our circle time activities are constantly expanding as the children develop skills in name recognition rhyming letters counting and more the children have also been working as classroom helpers doing important jobs that benefit the whole group we are all beginning to feel a sense of community responsibility and pride in their accomplishments the children participate in daily routine jobs that involve counting questioning problem solving sharing information and cooperation both classes have done a wonderful job sharing responsibilities and working together as a group our favorite books this month are go away big green monster by ed emberly and the little old lady who was not afraid of anything by linda d williams the children enjoyed sequencing and acting out the details in these two interactive tales this week we will be celebrating halloween pre-k is very excited about the upcoming costume parade and decorating pre-k wishes everyone a sweet trick-or-treat experience administration s message we are involved in so many wonderful projects and programs at ps/ms 47 this year the program achieve 3000 continues in grades four through eight it is a differentiated reading program that is conducted online computer club chess club and chorus have continued this year as well the 100th precinct community council sponsors the chess club our teacher volunteer mrs abrams facilitates computer club may we also add that ms penny is volunteering her time again this year we cannot thank these teachers enough for their dedication to the students of ps/ms 47 the annual breast cancer walk took place on october 21st thank you to mrs stone and mrs colleran for coordinating this event the eighth grade participates in the walk as our school s representatives donations are sent to the american cancer society thank you for the generous donations penny harvest is underway we encourage our students to bring in pennies and any loose change eventually the pennies will be counted and proceeds are used for charitable organizations the summer reading challenge assembly was held on november 5th congratulations to the 58 students who completed this endeavor we believe this is our highest response rate yet the school spelling bee will be held on friday november 4th at 1pm students from grades 5 through 8 will be participating the winner will advance to the scripps national spelling bee student council will be handling the box tops for education program in addition to sending in the box top coupons please think of us when you are doing your online shopping if you shop through box tops marketplace we can obtain additional money for our school we are also collecting labels for education it all adds up on monday october 31st we will hold our halloween/harvest celebration students are allowed to wear costumes to school and we will have a parade at 8:30am in the inner school yard parents are welcome the parents association will hold their pumpkin decorating event for all students it promises to be a lively day parent teacher conferences will take place on tuesday november 15th report cards will be distributed we are utilizing global connect again this year to keep parents abreast of school news and events please let us know if you are not getting the messages in addition notices go home with your children for certain information many of the notices only go to the youngest in the family in an effort to reduce waste and keep you from looking at two or three of the same items from your children s folders thank you for all your consideration and cooperation sincerely janet donohue ann moynagh
saying trick or treat getting candy from some giving candy to others on halloween i am busy busy busy kara kgn halloween is fun and great by haley mae o toole brighid and peyton grade 2 halloween is great fun let s dance and celebrate in the fall sun then comes night that s the time we go trick-or-treating knock on doors and say trick-or-treat please give me something good to eat i hope i ll see my friends when halloween is over and the day is done tomorrow will be a new day i hope it will be just as much fun busy busy busy on halloween by danielle yorks there s much to do on halloween one of my favorite holidays there is so much to do spending time with my cousins dressing in costumes i ll be dressing as a genie how about you knocking on people s doors a halloween story by danielle grade 2 once upon a time there was a house it was a spooky type of house a witch and a warlock lived in it every year kids went trick or treating there the witch and the warlock would give them candy then they would try to eat the kids there finally came a time when but the kids tied up the witch and the warlock and called the police the witch and warlock never bothered anyone again zombies rule halloween by ryan e grade 2 it was nine o clock at night and zombies came looking for candy the first house they went to was a mansion on 9th road in broad channel mr stine opened the door and saw the zombies he cried out ahhhhh he ran upstairs the zombies followed him mr stine hid in the closet but the zombies found him the zombies said all we want is candy we re not going to hurt you mr stine went downstairs and gave the zombies candy they became friends it was a happy halloween for everyone halloween treats how to make blood pops by madison c you need fruit punch ice cube trays and toothpicks first you pour the fruit punch into the ice cube trays next you put a clear wrapping on top of the ice cube tray then you take toothpicks and stick them through the clear wrap and into the ice cube trays finally you put them in the freezer then you can enjoy eating blood pops how to make rice krispy treats by kayla j grade 3 all you need to do is mix a box of rice krispy cereal and a package of melted marshmallows in a bowl pat the mixture in a square pan and refrigerate cut into squares how to make dirt cake by annie grade 3 this is how to make dirt cake first you take oreos and crush them then you get whipped cream next you mix the oreos and whipped cream together then you put the mixture in a bowl it now looks like dirt finally you can enjoy eating it how to make dirt and worms by alexa w first get chocolate pudding then you mix crushed oreos into the pudding eewe you ve now got dirt and worms delicious how to make wicked candy cookies by hailey acosta every halloween after all the candy is collected my family and i make a sweet treat follow these few easy steps to bake halloween wickedly sweet cookies first roll out the dough store bought is also fine next pick some wicked cookie cutters and cut out cookies now take some candy and blend the candy with some vanilla icing then bake the cookies yum!
how explorers spiced things up by class 5-204 alexa g are you wondering what s going on in 5th grade on tuesday the 25th we had a presentation called how explorers spiced things at the presentation our parents came and there was plenty to do the first thing that happened was that the parents walked around asking us about our explorers next we had a game show called the columbus game show it was so much fun because the parents had to answer questions about columbus lastly we ate so much food that we were stuffed it was so much fun by kelsey k i think 5th grade is amazing because we had a celebration on explorers the name of the celebration was how explorers spiced things up we got to have hot chocolate whipped cream pumpkin pie and we had a game show it was on tuesday october 25th parents came in and they played the game show that is why 5th grade is amazing samantha s we just had a fun presentation on tuesday it was called how explorers spiced things up we all dressed up as sailors we created this presentation because we were learning about the about the age of exploration we ate foods with and without spices for example we ate pumpkin pie hot cocoa and whipped cream with and without spices we also hosted a game show about columbus and we included the parents it was lots of fun meghan c so far this year we are learning about the early explorers we invited parents to our presentation and taught them about the different explorers we also had a game show we tested the parents to see how much they knew about columbus after the game show we ate all different kinds of food for example we ate pumpkin pie with spice and without spice we also had hot cocoa with spice and just plain cocoa the ones with spice tasted better by jack a i wish i was in 5th grade forever we are learning how to debate multiply decimals and we still have time for partys last tuesday we had a celebration called how explorers spiced things up we had pumpkin pie hot chocolate whipped cream coke and apple sauce we also had a game show on columbus 5th grade is the best halloween by jake class 4-203b sheanah kg h is for the happiness i feel when i eat candy a is for always dressing up in scary costumes l is for the laugher of witches on this night halloween night by john class 4-203b every halloween night i get a little fright every time i ask for candy people say what do you want handy mandy i say i want a treat that tastes better then my feet then i go to the witches house i knock on the door i say trick-or-treat but she says get away before i put you in my caldron full of meat next i go next door to the nice old granny and i ask her for some candy she says here s some treats something you ll find good to eat i look in my bag there s four pieces of candy that i don t want to eat because the candy she gave me smells like stinky feet l is for the love of walking at night o is for owls and their soft hoots w is for the winds blowing softly on my face e is for eating candy all night e is for everybody be safe and watchful n is for the night i hope it s a good halloween night for you note from dr abrams computer teacher for fun and games please check into the portaportal http www.portaportal.com sign in as a guest of labrams3
news from our staff from mr palazzolo life skills program the first week of november is national drug facts week this is a new campaign that began last year and is primarily aimed at teenagers the focus is on ending the myths about drugs that kids believe to be true but really are not common myths that many teens have include believing that alcohol is not actually a drug that most adults smoke cigarettes that it is easy to quit smoking it s important for students to learn the truth about the effects drugs can have on a person rather then believing in rumors or myths for more information please visit http teens.drugabuse.gov from mrs stone school nurse thank you to the staff parents and 8th grade students who participated in our cancer walk your support is greatly appreciated can t believe halloween is already here here are some tips to help keep safe never go into a stranger s house be careful when you cross a street make sure to look in both directions throwing eggs at cars and houses is not cool have parents check your candy before eating it have fun and keep safe a message from miss hannon wow halloween is here already have a spook-tacular time just remember be safe the school year has gotten off to a great start art is now in full swing we will be studying many famous artists and learning about interesting maybe even odd works/techniques if all goes well it should be a lot of fun music memory has kicked off for the 3rd 4th and 5th grades and the children seem to be enjoying the music so far we are in luck because this year s selections are quite varied the 3rd grade has just begun learning about africa and will soon be making some really cool tribal masks the 4th grades are just beginning new york city in the early days and will be fascinated by how quickly nyc became one of the best cities in the world lastly 5th grade is learning about the usa hooray for the usa again have a happy halloween enjoy celebrate and stay safe jokes and riddles from alexa gr 3 q why wasn t there any food left after the monster party a because everyone was a goblin q what is a mummy s favorite type of music a rap music from maria b class 4-203 q what is the problem with twin witches a.you never know witch is witch q.what does a ghost call his parents a his transparents from kaela c grade 3 q what is a witch s favorite subject a spelling q when is it bad luck to meet a black cat a when you re a mouse from michael s grade 7 q what do ghosts serve for dessert a ice scream q what do skeletons say before they begin dining a bone appetite more from http www.squiglysplayhouse.com/jokesandriddles/halloween.html scrambled halloween words by heather b and hailey a grade 4-203 and james grade 3 1 apiervm 2 lckba atc 3 knimupp 4 mobeiz 5 aollhenew 6 enenitsrfnka 7 lofweerw 8 ichtw 9 oblnig 10 kleinots answers vampire black cat pumpkin zombie halloween frankenstein werewolf witch goblin skeleton crossword puzzle by annie and kayla s grade 3 acoruss 1 sharp teeth and sucks blood 3 big bad and hairy down 2 round white seen at night answer choices vampire wolf moon
the halloween hound by jillian and louise class4-203 one stormy night all the villagers heard a haunting howl it was halloween night and all the kids were trick or treating they thought they were safe but then they heard some noises they thought the noises were just some halloween baloney but they were wrong a real spooky blood sucking halloween hound appeared a halloween hound is so rare it only comes around once every year and that time is halloween the scariest holiday of all the hound s master told it to haunt all the children in the village even the parents were terrified of it the parents boarded up their windows and doors all the children and adults stormed into the storm cellar it was believed that if the halloween hound would bite you you would be turned into a spooky blood sucking ghost the halloween hound has lurked in our dreams for millions and millions of years if you want to know the rest of this story you need to go into a spooky dark village and find the halloween hound you might find him on a cliff howling to the village the rest of this story of the halloween hound is a mystery to challenge your imagination on halloween night the end for now war with grandpa by robert kimmel smith reviews from class 4-203b by cariece the story is about a boy named peter who started a war with his grandpa in this story peter gets kicked out of his room because peter s grandpa came to live with his family peter started war with his grandpa to get his room back peter started the war with a note grandpa thought the note was a joke grandpa tried to stop the war with kindness peter wanted to tell grandpa that it was not joke so the war began by alyssa i liked this book because even though peter didn t want to give up some of his home for grandpa he accepted the fact that grandpa was family and you should respect your grandparents this book taught me how to care for my family and to appreciate what is given to me and what i have also how important it is to share things that i have with other people and not be selfish another lesson that i learned is that old people are to be respected not disrespected i learned from the story that you should treat people the way you want to be treated also it is good to spend quality time with people who care and love you john k gr 1 by ricky i liked this book i thought it was fun i liked that grandpa accepted the war with peter it s funny that a grandfather would want to have a war with his grandson it was funny when grandpa hid all of peter s clothes and peter was late for school however parts of the book were sad like when peter stole grandpa s teeth and grandpa got sad i think this book was fair because peter and grandpa finally stopped the war grandpa ended up in an apartment in the basement and peter ended up back in his room again imagine if peter won the war and grandpa had to stay in the attic he would have to limp up and down the stairs two flights and he might have gotten hurt by jesse i like this book because toward the end of the book grandpa and peter are having fun with the war another reason i like this book because when grandpa was fixing the rocker peter said i will get you back grandpa says i can hardly wait another reason i like this book because at the end peter makes peace with his grandpa the last reason that i like this book is that the war is finally over happy halloween by christine schmitt 4-203 happy times a lot of candy lots of ghosts and lots of costumes fine and dandy oh so much fun!
third grade stories by courtney c in the fall i jump in the leaves it is a lot of fun i also like to collect leaves with my brother and my sister because they are so pretty by james m on october 31 we celebrate halloween i am being sonic on this holiday my little sister always screams at the scary costumes i can t wait for halloween halloween is one of my favorite holidays by kristen c and kaitlin c last sunday we went to a fun halloween party we got cotton candy hot chocolate and lots of candy we had so much fun we watched performers dance and sing we took pictures with bat man and bat girl and donated money to kids who are sick the fazzo dancers entertained us they were really good one of them was only twelve years old we watched a movie called spooky buddies we loved the movie we went on a halloween themed bouncy house there was a costume contest but we didn t win we stayed out until 9:00 p.m happy halloween by nicholas s i am so happy because on halloween we get candy i have a cool scary costume to scare people my mom is going to be a devil my dad is going to be a baby by alice c every halloween i go trick or treating with my brother my mom dad and sometimes my friends last halloween i was a wizard of oz fairy this halloween i will be dracula from monster high i love my costume i got it at party city with my friends sabrina and angela i am looking forward to the best halloween ever by emily g every halloween we go to a haunted house in fort tilden this year i will wear my vampire costume to the haunted house after we see the haunted house we will go trick or treating i get so much candy that it takes me many days to eat it all we also walk to my grandma s house to trick or treat then we go home to watch halloween scary movies after the movie we have to go to bed because we have school the next day by lauren l halloween reflections i am sure you have heard of halloween i am sure you know all about the witches bats and the big scary werewolf what are you going to be for halloween i ll let you in on a little secret the most fun thing about halloween is not the costumes it s the candy just think about eating candy like lolly-pops and candy corn do you ever make a jack-olantern it s very easy all you have to do is get a pumpkin any size and a sharp object be careful so you won t get hurt make two triangles for eyes and make a crazy mouth and there you have it your very own jack-olantern bye for now happy halloween by emily g every year there are foot steps the winds make sounds like music and there are lots of noises they all come from that little house on the street where there s a monster party going on there s nothing more dandy than a monster party at the party there s tons of candy lots of games and wild guests including frankenstein and his bride a mummy who is trying to hide there s a werewolf who is howling at the moon lastly there s lots of pumpkin pie to eat mha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha happy halloween by liam w last year there was a haunted house on my block i heard scary sounds coming out of the house i looked in i saw something it looked just like a person boo anneliese s story i am going to be an angel on halloween i am going to wear ballet flats wings a white shirt and a beautiful halo also i am going trick-ortreating i hope to get lots of candy savannah gr 1
by heather b this year i am going to be a zombie bride my mom is going to make my costume she is ripping up my sister s confirmation dress to make it then she is going to paint it black and gray by morgan c halloween is fun for everyone when you go trick or treating you get a lot of different candy you can dress up as a scary character and go trick or treating with your friends and get a lot of candy on halloween lots of people create haunted houses some haunted houses are really scary happy halloween by will h do you believe in ghosts i do i believe in ghosts because my friend tim and i once saw a ghost under his deck at least we thought it was a ghost it looked like it was holding a knife the hand holding it was under the deck and we could see through it at least we thought we could that is why i believe in ghosts at least i think i do by julia n for halloween i ll go trick or treating i have a lot of fun i am going to be a soccer girl my costume is cool i love soccer i will have a soccer game on halloween i am a really good soccer player last saturday alone i scored 4 goals my family was so happy playing soccer is fun a halloween scary tale by kaela c grade 3 once upon a time there were two 9 year old sisters named madison and jamie who lived across the street from a haunted house some people in their town just thought of it as a very old house but they didn t think so they woke up on halloween morning and madison told jamie we have to go figure out the secret about that house jamie said are you nuts no i m not said madison madison called up her friend kristen who was one year older than them kristen came over and the sisters told her about the haunted house they all ran across the street and walked on the lawn of the haunted house they heard groans coming out of the house they all screamed jamie and madison came running out jamie went running to her mom crying she sped the words out of her mouth saying uuu the house was groaning her mom said that is preposterous the girls said no it s true finally the girls stopped complaining they went trick-or-treating then they all went back to the haunted house they peeked in the window of the haunted house and they saw and heard an old man groaning in the house thus the girls solved the mystery of the haunted house fourth grade halloween stories by jenna e i like halloween because we get to get a lot of candy i am going to be a pirate my baby sister is going to be a cat my baby sister loves halloween because she likes the candy i like when we see kids dressed up in costumes some are scary some are funny and some are cute my family tradition on halloween is that after trick-or-treating we watch scary halloween movies at night my dad says there are real witches in graveyards i watched a show called ghosts and it told about two halloween symbols if you see a black cat that means a dead spirit is watching over you if you see a spider good spirits are watching over you i always have fun on halloween matthew k sheanah kgn
opinions from class 4-203 should there be an age limit to who can go trick-or-treating by debra m should there be an age limit to trick-ortreating i say no i say no because halloween is a family occasion and it is supposed to be for all people to trick-ortreat everyone loves going door to door to get candy and dressing up in costumes this year i am dressing up as a zombie bride i think halloween is one of the best holidays there is and i think it should be enjoyed by everybody by thomas h i think there should be no age limit for trick-or-treating because halloween is a holiday for everyone even grownups halloween is the only holiday that you can get candy until easter so everybody has to go trick-or-treating or they won t get any candy until easter opinions from class 4-203b should parents have to pay to have their kids on sports teams by cariece catherine barker thinks that kids parents should have to pay for them to be on sports teams she thinks this because it cost a lot of money for uniforms and to go to games roshan vermathik thinks that kids should not have to pay to be on sports teams he thinks this because some people can t afford to pay 25 dollars for their kids to be on sports teams i don t think kids should have to pay to be on a sports teams they might not have the money to pay and then they couldn t be on a team if they can t pay kids would not get a lot of exercise and would not have anything to do only kids whose parents were rich would be on sports teams or there wouldn t be many teams because no one could afford them the teams would be not exist there would be no place for kids to go to become big sports stars opinions from class 4-203b by ricky i don t think kids should have to pay to play sports because if parents don t have the money to pay for the sports kids won t get enough exercise i agree with roshan vermathik that a donation system might work by john i don t think parents should have to pay for their children to go to sports because if parents do not have enough money to pay for sports children wont be able to go it is important for kids to exercise so they can stay strong and healthy would you have wanted to sail with christopher columbus by ricky class 4-203b i wouldn t want to go with christopher columbus because i would be scared that i would die i d rather be put in jail instead of dying it would be scary to go to the atlantic but if i did go i would be on a beautiful ship and i ve never been on a ship before and i ve always wanted to be on one also i might get to see india if i lived i would be rich and famous but if i died i would just be in the history books great computer apps here by brendon byrne grade 2 i like to go on portaportal my computer teacher is dr.abrams there are many application i go on but my favorite is brainpop i like computers it is my second favorite subject http www.portaportal.com guest of :labrams3 club penguin by thomas h you should go to club penguin.com because from oct.20-nov1 you can be part of the halloween party you should sign up now enter the secret code pumpkin1 after you get 800 coins you can buy a puffle you can also buy a hat for your puffle you have to find all the candy ghosts you can have a great time on halloween at clubpenguin.com aidan alice gr 3