Mr. Naventi was eating some flan
Not realizing everything was going to plan
There was a knock on the door
It was a ravenous wild boar!
“Oh no!” Mr. Naventi cried, slamming the door with a crash
He opened the outside window, and contracted a rash
He fell to the ground, itching and scratching
Accidentally crushing some eggs that were hatching
Mr. Naventi ran away
And away and away
Until finally, he ran into a large pile of hay
Mr. Naventi looked round, seeing only a small barn
He went closer to the barn, and then realized the whole thing was made of yarn
Mr. Naventi was sad
The barn was only yarn!
This made him mad
Then he saw his long lost Dad!
“Son, I have a job for you
You must get my missing blue shoe”
Ok, by golly I will!
And with that, Mr. Naventi began climbing up a nearby hill….
To Be Continued...?
Feb. 11 Make a New Friend Day
Feb. 12 National Plum Pudding Day
Feb. 13 Tortellini Day
Feb. 14...really? Valentine's Day
Feb.15 Presidents' Day and Random Act of Kindness Day
Feb.19 Tug of War Day
Feb. 20 Love your Pet Day
Feb. 21 National Sticky Bun Day !!!!
Feb. 22 Walk the Dog Day
Feb. 23 Dog Biscuit Day
Feb. 24 Tortilla Chip Day
Feb. 25 Mardi Gras and Clam Chowder Day
Feb. 26 Ash Wednesday and Pistachio Day
Feb. 27 Polar Bear Day
Feb. 28 Chocolate Souffle Day
After The Holocaust
The articles “The Holocaust Part II” and “How Did Survivors Rebuild Their Lives” both describe what life was like for the Jewish people after World War II. The wounds of the Holocaust were slow to heal. The Jewish people had to leave their homes, their families, and they lost absolutely everything. Even though the Jewish people were released from the Concentration Camps, at least when they were held captive they had food, water, and shelter. When they finally returned home they had nothing. Life for the Jewish people was difficult after the Holocaust.
One way life after the Holocaust was difficult for the Jewish people, was the stress of searching for missing family members. Finding their remaining families and relatives was the number one priority for the Jewish people. The process of finding their families could take years. Some survivors were never reunited with their families. Six million Jewish people were tourtured and persecuted during the Holocaust simply for their beliefs. Jewish people lost husbands, wives, children, fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters to the cruel intentions of the Nazis. Many survivors were so worried about their families that they had no time to care for themselves. They put all needs aside, such as food, water, and shelter. The Jewish people were already sick and starving from being held captive, and putting their essential needs aside, was not for the best. Not only were the Jewish survivors struggling on the outside, they were also struggling on the inside. The Jewish hearts were broken without their families. Families were everything to them before the war, and when they were deported to the concentration camps, their families were all they had left. Many of the survivors could only think about where their family was and how they could reunite once again. To this day, the Jewish community continues their search.
Another way life was difficult after the Holocaust for the Jewish people, was the process of returning home. Many towns and communities rejected the survivors and treated them like filth. The non-Jewish citizens living in countries around the world did not accept the Jewish people back into their communities. The non-Jewish citizens didn’t accept the Jewish survivors because of their different religious beliefs, and some people were scared of those differences. During the Holocaust many Jewish survivors’ homes were destroyed. With the absence of family and shelter, some of them had nowhere left to go. Many Jewish survivors no longer had passports, papers, or permits. They had lost their nationality, their official name, and they had no country to return home too. Countless survivors had to work illegally and travel with a false passport. For some it could take up to twenty years to obtain their nationality and become a recognized member of society once again.
A third way that life after the Holocaust was difficult for the Jewish people was that they had lost everything. For the Jewish people, life would never be the same. They had no money to provide for the family. They lost clothing, jewelry, health, furniture, education and jobs. Employers distanced themselves from the Jewish community before the Holocaust and did not reach out to them afterwards. They had to rebuild their broken lives. Before the war, young Jewish children got abandoned by their peers and classmates. They soon weren’t even allowed to attend school. The Jewish people faced discrimanation from neighbors, friends, and entire communities. When the Nazis invaded, Jewish people were ripped from their houses and everything in their homes were destroyed. They were then moved to old and rundown parts of the city, called ghettos. The ghettos were extremely crowded and unsanitary. Starvation, shortages of food, and lack of heat in winter led to frequent outbreaks of epidemics such as dysentery and typhus. The Jewish people lost many things during the Holocaust, but there was one thing that affected them most, they lost their dignity.
Life for the Jewish people was difficult after the Holocaust. The wounds of the war were slow to heal. The Jewish people had to leave their homes, their families, they lost absolutely everything. After the war the Jewish people had to reunite with their families, find a a place to call home, and completely rebuild their lives from nothing. The defeat of Germany did not bring instant freedom. Nor did it bring happiness. The Jewish people faced many challenges and difficulties, but they never gave up.
Students and teachers enjoyed the show. Can't wait for next year when they come back!!
Thanks to Mrs. Malone-Smith for the pictures!
The Cookie Thief
One day I was baking some cookies. I took them out of the oven and put them on a cooling tray.
While the cookies were cooling on the counter, I went to my room to read. When I came out, the cookies were gone!
I took out my magnifying glass and looked at the ground. I saw footprints! They were small so I went to my son Henry’s room, expecting to see him eating cookies, but he was just dribbling a ball. So I took out my magnifying glass again and followed the tracks out the door. When I got outside, I saw a robber climbing onto an elephant, and he had a bag of cookies in his hand!
I got in the car and chased him all the way to the museum. There, he got off the elephant and ran to the doors. The doors were locked because it was Christmas, so he broke the glass on the door to get inside.
He left the bag of cookies on the elephant, so I climbed up a ladder, got the cookies, put them in my car and called 911.
The police cars showed up just as the robber came out of the museum holding a gold Sheriff’s badge and a gold goblet encrusted with gems. The robber was arrested, and I went home.
When I got home my husband Nathaniel was cooking beans for dinner. Maddie, Sonja, and Henry were wrapping presents. “Please pass the scissors. I need to cut some wrapping paper for Oma and Opa’s present” said Maddie. Later, we had dinner with my brother's family. Then for dessert we had cookies.
I almost forgot to tell you, during dinner I got a phone call. It was the police. Apparently, there was a reward for catching that robber, so we scheduled a time for me to pick it up. The reward was $100.00! It was a very merry Christmas.
Author’s note: The family in this story is based on my family. The main character is my mom, her husband is my dad, and their kids are my sister, my brother, and me.