Wonder is an amazing book, and a favorite to many. From it’s original plot to it’s unbelievable story, Wonder is a very loved book. It is about a disfigured boy who was home schooled his whole life. Then suddenly, his parents send him to a public school, where he is bullied by many because of being disfigured. The boy is named August. He meets friends during his time there, and they stay loyal to him. The book switches to other people’s view of things. First his view, then his sister’s view, his friend’s view, etc. Overall, wonder is a classic and an amazing book.
These are some videos of the school’s orchestra concert led by Mr. Orengo. The fifth, fourth, and a few third graders performed. Watch and listen!
The Great Brain
A Book Review
by Leo F.
Do you want to read a book about a boy genius who uses his brain for both good and bad? Then you should read The Great Brain by John Dennis Fitzgerald. The Great Brain is narrated by a boy named John. His brother Tom is a genius. Tom is a fascinating character. He’s not only smart, but he is also funny, clever and devious. Throughout the book Tom performs a number of helpful, and sometimes even heroic acts. He saves the Jenson brothers, who get lost in Skeleton Cave, a vast network of tunnels and caverns that would take an army four months to explore. He helps Basil, a boy from Greece, learn to speak English and avoid getting picked on by a bully named Sammy Leeds. The interesting thing is that Tom doesn’t just do these heroic deeds out of the kindness of his heart; he does them for profit as well. Saving the Jenson boys is the right thing to do, but Tom has another motive too: He makes a deal with the brothers to breed his dog, Brownie, with their dog lady, and he isn’t about to give that up. He also makes a deal with Basil’s dad to teach Basel to fight. The condition is that the day Basil can beat Sammy Leeds in a fight, Basil’s dad will give Tom one whole dollar. In those days, a dollar might not seem like a lot, but in the year 1897, when this story takes place, a kid would be happy to get a penny an hour for loaning his favorite toy. These are just a few of the interesting tricks and services that Tom has up his sleeve, so you’ll have to read the story for yourself if you want to hear more. If you do, and at the end you find yourself at the edge of a real cliffhanger, have no fear! The Great Brain is actually a series of books. The second installment, More Adventures of The Great Brain picks up right where The Great Brain leaves off, and it will be waiting for you in the Greenacres library. So read away. The Great Brain!!!
These are some videos of our school’s band concert led by Mr. Missett. The fifth grade, fourth grade and a few third graders performed. Watch and Listen!
There’s a new trend in Greenacres… Blogging! 3rd , 4th and 5th grade have started blogging about numerous things. They’re blogging about favorite TV shows, about books, and some just telling about themselves. Kids are also blogging about things they’re learning in school such as books they’re reading, science experiments and the phases of the moon. The kids can select different types of themes for their homepage as well.
Let’s hope this new trend stays around, because it seems that everyone loves it!