Leonardo School Newspaper

Edition #2 By Grace Olivia & Noah

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The Dan Gutman Visit By: Olivia Cameli

Dan Gutman’s Visit


On Friday, February 28 with the help of the PTA and Mrs. Garzone, the famous children’s author Dan Gutman, came to our school. Dan Gutman came to encourage us to read and to introduce kids to a new set of books. During the time that Dan Gutman was here he did assemblies for each grade and talked about his books and told stories about what inspired him to write specific series. Dan Gutman was here from 9:30 in the morning to the end of the school day.


Another thing that Dan Gutman talked about was his process in making books. Instead of just typing his story he has “mini cards” and on these cards he jots down ideas for his story, dialogue, and character description. Once Dan Gutman has about one hundred cards he will lay them out on a flat service and sort them. Then when he's done he will type them up then edit in between. In the end when he has his completed book, he has to send it to publishers. When looking for publishers for “Honus and Me” (Dan Gutman's first book) he got rejected plenty of times but did not give up! After multiple rejections Dan Gutman finally got an approval letter for “Honus and Me” from “HarperCollins”. This shows that you should never give up even when you first get rejections.

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iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro Max

By Noah Chang,


iPhone 11


Starting with the iPhone 11. The starting price of the iPhone 11 is $699 with $29.12 a month. With the colors of white, black, green yellow, purple, and (PRODUCT)RED (For every (PRODUCT)RED purchased iPhones contributes to fighting AIDS.) With the capacity of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. Prices vary with a higher capacity. From $29.12/mo $699 for 64GB $31.20/mo $749 for 128GB $35.37/mo $849 for 256GB. As everyone has seen a huge appearance difference the extra cameras.


Display


The iPhone 11 has a liquid retina display HD 6.1 inch screen and features 1792 x 828 resolution at 326 pixels per inch. A liquid retina display is basically a lcd screen. A liquid retina display relies on a higher level of pixels per inch this makes it have a paper screen effect where pixels are not visible to the eye. This display also stays bright all the way to the corners and delivers true to life color. This makes photos, videos, and games look enjoyable.


Cameras


You might be wondering what this is no fear that is what I’m here for. Each camera on this iPhone is 12 megapixels. That’s a pretty good resolution for a phone. Another feature on all the cameras is that it records 4K and up to 60fps. The top camera is a 12megapixel(mp) wide camera with 6 element lens 100% focus lens. The camera on the bottom is the 12mp telephoto camera. A telephoto lens is a long distance focus lens. It basically has the same features as the top camera. This phone is pretty much a photographers' camera.


Other Features


This iPhone has Face ID the same as the iPhone 10. It has an A13 Bionic chip with a third generation neural engine. This Bionic chip is designed for things such as Face ID, Animoji, and other features only Apple has. The Bionic chip was also invented by Apple. A13 Bionic chip is currently the most powerful chip. The iPhone 11 contains up to 17 hours of battery life. This phone is water resistant to a depth of 12 feet for up to 30 minutes.


iPhone 11 Pro Max


Moving on to the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The starting price of the iPhone 11Pro Max is $1099 with $45.79 a month. With the colors of space gray, silver, midnight green, and gold. With the capacity of 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB. That’s more than half a terabyte.(1,000) Prices vary with a higher capacity. From $45.79/mo $1099 for 64GB $52.04/mo $1249 for 256GB $60.37/mo $1449 for 512GB. As everyone has seen a huge appearance difference the extra cameras.


Cameras


You might be wondering what this is no fear that is what I’m here for. Each camera on this iPhone is 12 megapixels. That’s a pretty good resolution for a phone. Another feature on all the cameras is that it records 4K and up to 60fps. The top camera is a 12megapixel(mp) wide camera with 6 element lens 100% focus lens. The camera on the bottom is the 12mp telephoto camera. A telephoto lens is a long distance focus lens. It basically has the same features as the top camera. And on the iPhone Pro Max there is another camera on the right it is a 12mp ultra wide camera. The name basically says it all. It is an ultra wide camera. These cameras are equivalent to a photographer's camera.


Other Features


This iPhone has Face ID the same as the iPhone 10. It has an A13 Bionic chip with a third generation neural engine. This Bionic chip is designed for things such as Face ID, Animoji, and other features only Apple has. The Bionic chip was also invented by Apple. A13 Bionic chip is currently the most powerful chip. The iPhone 11 contains up to 20 hours of battery life. This phone is water resistant to a depth of 6 feet for up to 30 minutes.

Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Higgins By Michael Hanus

What different schools did you teach at before you started teaching. If so what grades and what school:

“Yes! I worked as a Special Education teacher in Massachusetts. I was a Kindergarten, First, and Second grade teacher most of that time.”


Why do you like being a teacher:

I love working with students. I like to see kids achieve things they never thought they could do and meet their goals. I want students to know I really care about them as people and that I will always be their teacher- even when they’re in fourth, fifth … or ninth grade!


What is your favorite part of teaching third grade:

The students! I also love how we help kids grow on their journey from “younger” kids to “older” kids. Students leave with so many skills and abilities that they did not have the year before. I love seeing students learn about who they are as people and grow up in my classroom! It’s a real privilege.


Do you have children and can you tell us about them:

I have two children- Rose and Grace. They will be four in March. They love to listen to stories, do art projects, and explore outside.


What made you become a teacher:

I always loved learning and working with children. Who could ask for a better job?!


What college did you go to:

Boston College. Go Eagles!


What if you’re favorite memory made in Leonardo so far:

There are so many. :) My favorite memories

all involve seeing students have fun while learning. I loved the Game Board challenges last year. This year, I love our Morning Meeting time each day.


If you had to change one thing in your classroom what would it be:

Classrooms are always a work in progress. I think each year I will make changes as I learn what works best for my students. I have a current goal of making sure we put things away as we use them. :)

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Chess Club

By Grace Garby


Michael Hanus, a fourth-grader at LGS has come up with a stunning idea, and he put it in action. His idea was to create a lunch meeting sort of club where fourth and fifth graders play chess and eat. We interviewed Micheal.


I created a chess club because it's something I really like to do. I didn’t know if other people did, so I wanted to teach them about it. During the chess club, once everyone is here we find partners and then we play chess. We don’t really have permanent partners, whoever you sit across from is the person you play. They don’t have assigned seats, but they just stay in the same spot. It’s honestly probably both a mind practice and just for fun because you have to think about your moves because it could mess up your entire game. My proudest moment is seeing that people actually signed up. I thought no one was gonna show up. We currently have a full house of 24 students and a waiting list with 21 people on it. Sometimes I play, it depends on how many people are there. We are thinking about having a tournament, but it would have to be over a couple of weeks. Ms. Iovino supervises but I try to handle everything on my own.


Michael spends 20 to 30 minutes in the media room every Friday, trying to come up with new ideas to improve his chess club. He is writing in our news article this month. (staff interview). And he is doing a great job with his chess club. Many people have joined since its opening. We believe that his idea will help him become a business planner in the future. He would like to create his own law attorney business. It makes sense because he is a leader, he is taking ideas and making them better than ever, and increasing the variety of clubs in our school. Micheal is a role-model of planning and making his ideas into real life. At Leonardo, there are so many students and staff that are great role models, but Michael has a creative mind and is always trying to improve past ideas. This mindset is something you do not get from a lot of people. Michael created a chess club, what club would you like to see next at Leonardo?

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Student Spotlight By Olivia Cameli

Name: Hunter

Grade: 5th

Hobbies: sports, video games, Reading.

Siblings: 4. Aria, Ella, Mikaela, Hannah

Extra curricular activities: sports

Favorite teacher and why: Mrs Boff because she is funny and nice.

Fun facts about you: I'm the only boy in my house

Favorite part of being a Leonardo student: We da best school!!!!!! ( do you get what I'm trying to say?)


Hunter was picked for this student spotlight because he is a book captain for one of the fifth grade teams for Battle of the Books. He shows wonderful leadership skills in the way he talks to other students in his group. We are proud to call Hunter a Leonardo Student!

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