ENFIELD PENCIL

December 2013

Enfield Holiday Breakfast!

Enfield school has a tradition that's lots of fun. The Holiday Breakfast! It includes instrument playing, singing and eating. It happens once in a blue moon ( only in December) in the gym. Lots of families come and we all enjoy the last day of school before the winter break. Happy Holidays Everyone!


Article by Reese Mount / Pictures by Enfield Pencil Staff

HOLIDAY CRAFTS BY ROWAN SHERWOOD

MAKING A PAPER STAR SNOWFLAKE

FIRST GET 6 PIECES OF SQUARE PAPER

NEXT FOLD INTO A BIG TRIANGLE

THEN FOLD INTO SMALLER TRIANGLES

CUT SLITS IN SMALLER TRIANGLE - NOT ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP

THEN UNFOLD

TAKE MATCHING FLAPS AND TAPE TOGETHER STARTING FROM THE MIDDLE

THEN TURN OVER AND TAPE THE NEXT FLAPS TOGETHER AND KEEP GOING TILL THERE IS NO MORE.

CONTINUE TAPING TOGETHER IN THE MIDDLE UNTIL YOUR SNOWFLAKE STAR IS COMPLETE!


COMPLETED SNOWFLAKE STAR!

WINTER HOLIDAYS BY RAY BLEGEN

CHRISTMAS

People around the world celebrate this Christian holiday on December 25, by going to church, giving gifts and sharing the day with their families. This day celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ

HANUKKUH

On this holiday, Jewish people remember an ancient miracle when one day’s worth of oil burned for eight days in their temple. Families give gifts, play games, and sing on each of the eight days of Hanukkah.

NEW YEAR’S DAY

In Ecuador, families dress a straw man, representing the old year, in old clothes on December 31. At midnight they burn the straw man in hopes that their faults will disappear with him.


SPCA DRIVE SUCCESS! NOA YAMAGUCHI

Students from the Student Council in fourth and fifth grade collected used blankets and towels,new dog and cat toys and pet food for the SPCA in Ithaca. All of Enfield school participated. Pam from the SPCA came to collect the items that were donated and told the Student Council how grateful the SPCA was for their donation. She said a lot of animals would be helped due to Enfield Student's kindness.


Book Review by Reese Mount

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Third, fourth and fifth graders, I think you should read Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls


It is a tale of pain and sorrow. It is a historical fiction book which you can find in the library about a boy who lives in the Ozark mountains. He is so happy when he gets two redbone hounds and teaches them to be great hunters. Read to find out more.

Snow Leopard by Emma Duell

Hello! I'm Emma Duell and I am doing a book review on one kind of a very endangered animal. THe name of this great cat is the snow leopard. Saving the Ghost of the Mountain was written by Sy Montgomery. The great cat is a huge and beautiful animal. Snow leopards can jump up to 49 feet. That's a s long as my house! Snow leopards are gray, white and black. To learn more about this beautiful animal read Saving the Ghost of the Mountain. It is in the animal section of the Enfield Library.


MOVIE REVIEW By Emma Duell

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is an action packed holiday classic! Full of fun for the whole family. In this heart pounding classic, Rudolph finds himself on a journey that has it's turns and twists. Watch it!!


What will you do on the holiday break? By Reese Mount

Layla ( Mrs. Griffen's 3rd grade) " I will play with my new toys and spend time with my family and friends"


Makenna Monroe ( Ms. Haldeman's First Grade) " I will spend time with my family. We will play hide and go seek and go sledding in my back yard!