Cats go prowling through the night
Pouncing on mice
With all their might
Cats go running up the streets
Chasing all the rats
They happen to meet
Some cats like to sleep all day
While others romp around and play
The Galloping Kitty
See him running down the hall
That's the Galloping Kitty
Famous to all
If he runs with crazy eyes
You’d better flee
Or face demise
If nine am the clock does say
He’s in his frenzy
WW2 in the Pacific Article #1
When the Japanese invaded China in the spring of 1937, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt put an embargo on Japanese shipping to America. This really angered the Japanese. Especially Japanese general Isoruko Yamamoto.
He planned one of the worst (and on his side, surprise attacks ever carried out in WW2.
December 7, 1941
Ken Potts woke up to a nice warm day on his battleship, the USS Arizona. Ken worked on the cranes that retrieved the Arizona’s small seaplanes. When the first dive bombers came, he was bringing fresh produce onto the ship. When they started strafing he dove for the ship and helped rescue his shipmates. 335 servicemen survived the sinking. Out of 2403 dead, 1177 were from the Arizona.
The Arizona was not the only ship lost in the Pearl Harbor attack. The USS Cassin (dd 372) and Downes (dd 375) were in dry dock when the attack came. An incendiary bomb ignited fuel tanks on the Downes. The Cassin slipped from her keel and rolled over onto the Downes. Each ship was ravaged by fires and considered lost, but the machinery was salvaged and put on other ships. The USS Nevada, Uss California, Uss West Virginia, and the USS Oglala were all sunk at pearl. The airfields at Pearl Harbor were also heavily damaged at Pearl that day. Hickam Field, Wheeler Field, and Ford island were all targets of the Japanese planes. The attack lasted for 1 hour and 2 minutes. In that time about 2,335 military personnel and 68 civilians were killed and 1,178 were wounded. 1,777 of the dead were from the Arizona. Six ships were sunk and 169 aircraft were destroyed.
About the writer:
My name is Beck, and I’m a 5th grader. I am an avid historian. I especially like WWII. My next article will be about the Doolittle Raid and the crew’s adventure in China. Meanwhile, I hope you keep reading about some of the greatest battles of WWII.
Some of us in fifth grade are doing Banzai. Banzai is a fun program used by millions of teachers that teaches kids about decision-making and money. We are doing it with Mrs. Astion. Banzai is fun, but there are scenarios that are kind of hard. First you do a pretest, and then you do Life Scenarios, the Banzai game and then after-test. You learn about life scenarios and you actually have some idea of life and money decisions. Banzai helps you learn about real world math.
In the game, you have to save for college. It's really hard because there are so many scenarios that you have spend money on before you can save for college.
Wind carries snow,
Swirls it about like dust
The last leaves must
The branches wave
The tree trunks sway
In a strong wind
Fall down they may
Wind is like a ghost
Sneaking through the dark
If you are a snowdrift
The wind will leave its mark
Greetings Monument Valley. We have decided to hold a school walkout to protest climate change. On December 13 all middle schoolers who would like to participate will leave their classrooms and exit the building. There will be posters, chanting, and powerful speeches demanding action towards climate change. After the walk out we can promise you we will not stop there, we are going to ban the fruit20 bottles, start a more-than-just-paper recycling bin, and start composting leftover fruits and veggies. We have already held one meeting for students who would like to help organize the event. We will be holding another meeting for 7th and 8th graders on Tuesday November 19th during lunch and recess time. And on Wednesday November 20th there will be another meeting for 5th and 6th graders during their lunch and recess time. In these meetings we want to find student leaders who are willing to write speeches, make posters, and help with anything else to make this walkout powerful. If you are interested in helping there will be more information at the meeting. We need to let the rest of the world know that us kids want action and we want it NOW!!! Our earth is changing, and not for the better, greenhouse gasses are blanketing our atmosphere, animals and people are losing their homes, the oceans are rising, and it is our generation’s job to fix it. So please join us in taking a stand for what’s right, because we know what we want, CLIMATE JUSTICE!!
Why you Should Do Project Connection
As it says in the title, this is an article on why you should do Project Connection(PC). For those of you who don’t know, PC is a program that takes place after school. If you are going to do it, you will get(or ask for) a packet for it. There is a section for each day of the week except Friday, and the programs taking place on that day, which you get to choose.
One reason why you should do PC is because if your parents work late, they can pick you up from the school or bus stop much earlier. That way they you don’t have to walk home by yourself, or take an awkward car ride with a kid you barely know. Once that happened to me, and while the kid I rode with was perfectly nice, I still didn’t know him/her and I didn’t like riding with them.
Another reason why I think you should do PC is because it’s fun. I mean, there’s a few programs I really didn’t care for, but it has more good than bad. For example, one of the programs I’m currently doing is Survive, which is really fun. We play games in the field and forest and learn to make fire and stuff. And I’m also doing Cultural Kitchen, where we cook stuff from all around the world.
In closing, I think you should do Project Connection because it’s great for if your parents work late, and it’s fun. I hope you do it!
The MVM Student Council has been active and meeting regularly. They recently planned the Halloween Costume Contest.
Mr. Wright shared that going forward, the big push is the Food Drive, which will benefit the Food Bank in Great Barrington.
They are also going to have a Student Council retreat next week to help take things to the next level!
Officers are as follows:
President: Thomas Weston
VP: Alex Tenney
Treasurer: Digby Kerr
Secretary: Keely Demary