Book Review: Wonder

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.

Blogging

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!

A One Man Band

Have you ever seen a one man band? Didn’t think so! But don’t worry, this man doesn’t have to play both his instruments at one time! The man in this one man band is named Guy Davis, and all of Scarsdale’s fourth grade went to Scarsdale High School to see him perform through the Lincoln Center Program. Guy Davis plays two instruments: The guitar, and the harmonica. His number one type of music to play is The Blues. Before long, everyone in the auditorium had tuned in to hear Guy Davis play his amazing music. He played four songs, one of which he wrote himself. Every time he finished a song, the crowd would erupt into cheers and applause. After about an hour and a half of hearing his jokes, his music, and his answers to our questions, it was time to get back on the bus. But it wasn’t surprising that everyone left still replaying his music in their mind.

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The Blackout

It all started on September 19th. The road to the school was packed with cars, caution tapes were hung up along the sidewalks, and traffic cones were lined up on parts of the road. It was a little creepy and students wondered what was going on. Teachers said to come inside and go right to the gym.  

Once inside the gym we saw most of the school crammed up together in the tight space. Every single child that attended Greenacres was sitting down, and looking around in the darkness.

A branch had fallen on one of the electrical cables in front of the school on Huntington Ave. This caused much of the school to be blacked out.Con Ed trucks were out there, trying to fix the problem.The Con Ed had unhooked all the power so they could fix the problem, Greenacres was in the dark. Some kids had been hoping this was an excuse for a day off, but sadly, their wish had not come true. They went back to their classrooms and worked in the dark. Some teachers and students had flashlights, and workers were climbing on and off a big ladder to fix the cables.

Soon, the hall lights were bright again, and most classrooms were lit. Some classrooms still had no power though, like Mrs.Cooper’s fourth grade classroom.

The workers finally stepped down from their ladder and folded it up, a few moments after all the light was restored to the school around 10:30. That was a day to remember.

By Parth R. and Zoe G.