Findley Kids News

December Edition

Introduction by Rowynn

Hi Dragons! Are you ready for a new newspaper? Well, you're in luck! We have a new newspaper with exciting things to do and filled with news that is happening around the school! So grab a blanket or sit in your favorite chair and get cozy to read the new Dragon newspaper!
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Are you looking for some great books to read? Well, here are a few that you might want to check out!


The Elephant and Piggie Series by Mo Willems

The Pigeon Books by Mo Willems

Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

Go Dog Go by P. D. Eastman

First Grade:

Owl Diaries by Rebecca Elliot

Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant

Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett

School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex

Second Grade:

The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang

Rainbow Magic by Daisy Meadows

Magic Treehouse Series by Mary Pope Osborne

Third Grade:

The Who Was? Series by various authors

Dragon Masters by Tracy West

Stick Dog by Tom Watson

Out of Left Field by Ellen Klages

Fourth Grade:

Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights by Malala Yousafzai

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

The Vanderbeekers on 141st Street

Mr Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Fifth Grade:

nine; ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Treasure Hunters by James Patterson

Arts & Crafts with Mihelee & Ayushka

Kinder & 1st Grade

Arts & Crafts Kinder & 1st Grade

2nd & 3rd Grade

Arts & Crafts 2nd & 3rd Grades

4th & 5th Grade

Arts & Crafts Grade 4th-5th

Creative Writing by Gautham, Ayushka, & Rishan


“Haha, how’s life going loser? Oh, hang on, you don’t have one! Hah hah hah!” jeered Martin, the school bully. Jack was unable to say anything. He was the shortest kid in class and didn’t want to get beaten up. But it seemed as though Martin was waiting for a reaction.

“Aw, Jack ain’t gonna talk since he’s still cowering with embarrassment. Hahaha!” Martin spat. Then he punched him to the ground. Mr. Stan, the principal, was coming around the corner. Martin knew this because of his large thunderous feet. He turned around and saw Jack on the ground. Martin switched to his fake kind voice.

“Oh, Jack! Did you fall? Here, let me help you up.” Mr. Stan smiled and said, “What a kind boy you are, Martin.” Martin flashed his evil smirk at Jack. They left for their class as Jack wiped off the sweat from his brow. Jack was the son of a very rich man and he was a very smart boy. He was teased since he was 12 and since he didn't get his growth spurt... yet. After school, he went home and his dad had some good news. He told them that they were going on a cruise trip for fun. He ordered Jack to pack up since they were going in the limo in an hour. They stuffed their suitcases, with clothes, and left without hesitation. When they got in the limo, Jack’s jaw dropped to the ground. There were disco lights, and a mini-fridge with awesome drinks! Jack was grinning with excitement...but not for long.

Once they got on the cruise ship, Jack went to get a snack. He got a muffin and went to his cabin. The cruise only had a few passengers, and kids his age, weren’t even allowed to go to half of the places! He grunted, “Why can’t we be normal?” He went to sleep and woke up suddenly at midnight. BOOM! lightning was crashing across the sky. Then, it happened. Lightning struck the ship. Everyone woke up but it was too late. The ship was already starting to sink. Everything went dark. The light was gone. Water swirled around Jack’s body as reality reached his mind. The ship had sunk. He was drowning in the water. “It's over,” he thought. “Time to give up hope…” Then he passed out.

Jokes & Riddles by Akanksha & Asmitha


Q: What do Santa’s elves learn in school?

A: The Elfabet.

Q: What does Santa like to do in the garden?

A: Hoe, hoe, hoe!

Q: What breakfast cereal does Frosty the Snowman eat?

A: Snowflakes

Q: What type of cars do elves drive?

A: Toy-otas.

Q: What is a parents favorite Christmas carol?

A: Silent night!

Q: Why don’t aliens celebrate Chistmas?

A: Because they don’t want to give away their presence.

Q: Why does everybody like Frosty the Snowman?

A: Because he is so cool

Q: What is the richest kind of air?

A: A millionaire

Q: Why did John jump up and down before he drank his juice?

A: The carton said to “shake well before drinking.”

Q: How do you make a hotdog stand?

A: Take away its chair

Q: What does a snowman eat for breakfast?

A: Frosted flakes

Q: What would we get if we threw all the books in the ocean?

A: A Tidal (Title) Wave

Q: Imagine you’re in a dark room. How do you get out?

A: Stop imagining

Q: What question can you never answer yes to?

A: Are you asleep?


Q: How much dirt is there in a hole 3 ft. deep, 6 ft. long, and 4ft. wide?

A: None-it’s a hole

Q: A group of 12 people are going out for pizza but only two of them have an umbrella to keep them dry. But they manage to walk all the way to the pizza place without getting wet. How is this possible?

A: It isn’t raining in the first place

Q: A little girl kicks a soccer ball. It goes 10 feet away from her and comes right back at her. How is this possible?

A: She kicked it 10 feet into the air.

Conclusion by Rowynn

Hey Dragons! Did you enjoy our newspaper? I sure hope you did! A lot of Dragon Riders worked really hard getting the news out to you. I hope you have learned something new or something that is happening at Findley. Bye for now.

Have a wonderful Winter Break - Take Care of yourselves and your family. See you next year!

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