Paw Prints

Norfolk Jr. High

By Lydia Bennett


In Greek gymnastics means “to exercise.” Gymnastics is a sport that helps gymnasts exercise and learn cool flips and tricks. Gymnastics is a lot like yoga. Gymnastics is for ages 5 and up. If you are younger than five, you are in a group called “ kinder-gym.” It is one of the most widely watched Olympic sports. Shawn Johnson is currently world champion in gymnastics Olympics. Gymnastics became an Olympic sport in 1896.

There are 10 levels of gymnastics plus elite . Up until level seven every gymnast does the same routine. Once at level seven, gymnasts get to make up their own routine. When using a vault, the gymnast sprints down a runway before hurtling onto a spring board. There are mats with springs under them. A gymnast should always stretch before their class. To learn how to do gymnastics you have to sacrifice other things. To get results on flexibility you need to practice consistently. Gymnastics requires a beam, bars, rings, the floor, a vault, and more. Gymnastics takes a lot of determination because it's not always easy to learn.

Gymnastics teaches patience. It also reduces weight. It increases your flexibility. Gymnastics teaches concentration. Doing tricks on a trampoline helps your tumbling and floor work. Gymnastics is a lot like yoga, it increases strength and flexibility. When a child does gymnastics, risk of injury reduces. A gymnast score comes from deductions taken from their starting score value.

When a gymnast is practicing gymnastics the gymnast should wear a leotard. When a gymnast is practicing on bars they might need leather grips. If the gymnast does not have any leotards, they need to wear comfortable clothes.

As you can see, gymnastics is a lot of fun but a gymnast always need to be prepared for anything and always try to be safe. Gymnastics takes dedication, but it teaches a lot of things like flexibility and concentration.


The hairy mouse, Goofy, ran up an old rusted clock at a haunted house by a long cave near the sea at about 12:58 A.M. yesterday morning.
By the time goofy got all the way up to the top of the clock it was 1:00 A.M.
The clock struck one and the long part of the clock hit Goofy right in the leg! He dragged himself down the clock with his leg following slowly behind. When Goofy got down the clock, he hopped home where Mamma Goofy helped him wrap up his leg so it would heal safely.

_Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

The movie “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” is about a boy who has a dream of being an inventor. He wants to impress a girl, so he makes a giant place out of food. The house has a computer that can give you any food. Somehow the computer has a malfunction and explodes. The whole world is covered in giant food pieces. Flint, Sam, and Flint’s dad, Tim, have to find a way to save the world without getting hurt.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - trailer #1

Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers is my favorite app on my ipod. I love to play it all the time when I'm at home doing nothing. In the game, Subway Surfers there are a lot of different characters that you can unlock by earning coins, while you are on your mission. Subway Surfers is about a bunch of kids spray painting a train and then a policeman comes and the kids run. The player controls the kid that is running. The player tries to collect all the coins you can without running into a passing train as the policeman chases you. If you collect enough coins on your mission, you can unlock another character. Sometimes it takes more than one mission to unlock a new character to play with.

Sport Survey


Volleyball: 48%

Gymnastics: 24%

Soccer: 12%

Track: 8%

Basketball: 8%

School day . Agree/disagree arguement

The school board is considering reorganizing the school week. They are suggesting that there be four school days rather than five. Each school day would then be two hours longer. I disagree because students should not have to miss after school activities while at school for ten hours. Also, classes would be longer and students might get tired and bored. Students would be overwhelmed with all the extra work they had to do in a day. They wouldn’t have enough energy after school to get all of their homework done. Students would also most likely be grumpy, hungry, and tired so we might not work as hard.