November 2015

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Thanksgiving by Tiffany Clausell


Imagine turkey, mashed potatoes, corn and people wearing pilgrim hats or braids then that means it’s almost Thanksgiving. One fact about Thanksgiving is that the very first Thanksgiving was held in the Fall of 1621 after the first harvest. Another fact is that settlers and native Americans had a feast together.

Thanksgiving is celebrated because it is a time to give thanks and be with family and friends. Enjoy good food, play games and have fun.

So now you know about Thanksgiving, so have a jolly time.

Fourth Grade Trip to Wegmans! By Caiden Rider

The fourth grade went to Wegmans on a field trip. We split up into groups and went to different parts of the store. We learned about eating healthy and how much we should eat from the different food groups. There are 5 different food groups Dairy, Meat and Protein, Fruit and Vegetables, Fats, Grains. My favorite food group to learn about in Wegmans was Dairy because we got to eat as much cheese as we wanted. Another fun thing we did was take a Scavenger hunt around Wegmans. We had a paper with clues and we had to figure out what food it was. Another cool part of the tour was when we went upstairs in Wegmans where they do the cooking classes and a lady talked to us. We got to try some bread and then we got to touch a lobster- it was quite cool. Wegmans is a great store you should shop there.


Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes by Marlea Monroe and Emma Dingman

Turkey rolls

First make Chocolate rice krispies

Then Shape the rice krispies into a ball

Put the candy corn around the top ball

Get two Chocolate chips and put them on the front of the ball

Then get another piece of candy corn and put it on the front of the ball

Put two pretzel sticks on the bottom and then you have a turkey roll enjoy

Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie

First you get ginger snaps and you crush them and you put butter in it. Then mix and pat it into the pan. After that you pour pumpkin in the crust and bake it at 350 for about 45 minutes.

Enjoy! You can put whipped cream on it if you want to !!!!!!

Pumpkin cookies

First make some sugar cookies. Then you make some orange frosting and some green frosting. Then you cover the whole pumpkin with orange frosting. Then you Make a Green stem. Then you have a pumpkin cookie. Enjoy.




On, Thursday, November 19, Student Council had a visit by the SPCA because you fantastic girls and boy gave us pet stuff will your money or your parents money. (Special thanks to you!) With the SPCA lady came Rummble the sad, scared kitten. He was black, all black with a cute little white blob on his tale. Speaking of tales, she told us about the animals who had problems at the shelter. Everyone was happy! Thank you SPCA, Thank you Enfield.

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Thanksgiving jokes By Saya Funaba- O'Brien & Makenna Monroe

Why did the turkey cross the road?

Because it has to go to get mashed potatoes

to go with him.

Why did the turkey cross the road?

Because it was Thanksgiving Day.

Why did the turkey cross the road?

To get farther from the plate.

Why did the turkey jump on the reindeer?

Because it was Christmas time.

Interview with 4th Grade Teacher Mr. Brooks by Heather Jo Dann

Hi Mr. Brooks I am going to interview you today!

Why did you become a teacher?

I became a teacher because I like working with children.

How long have you been at Enfield Elementary School?

I have taught 4th and 5th grade here for 12 years.

Why do you like to be funny?

It helps students learn!

Do you love the students?


What do you feel like when you teach?

I feel excited.

What time do you get to work.

I get to school at 7am.

Thanks Mr. Brooks you are a great teacher!

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Book Review by Saya Funaba-Obrien

By Saya Matilda by Roald Dahl

Imagine reading a really cool book,

some parts in Matilda are scary and some parts are funny.

Matilda is a smart kid she knows her 12 times tables. Her teacher is Miss Honey who is really nice. Her principal’s name is Miss Trunchbull, she is really mean. Matilda’s friend is Violet. Violet tells Matilda all about Miss Trunchbull but Matilda still gets in trouble even though she is a really nice girl. So go get the book Matilda by Roald Dahl

Don’t ask me any more questions, read it yourself.

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Weird but True Facts retold by Caiden Rider

Want to hear some weird but true facts here are some I got from a book called Ultimate Weird but True by National Geographic Kids:

  • Didaskaleinophobia is a fear of going to school.

  • Ancient Egyptians took up to 70 days to make a mummy.

  • Before toothpaste was invented people cleaned their teeth with CHARCOAL

  • Tyrannosaurus rex means tyrant lizard king in Latin

  • A swordfish can swim about as fast as a cheetah can run.

Poems by Shel Silverstein by Makenna Monroe

Falling up is a really fun and funny poem book. Listen to this poem and you'll see how funny it is. It's called:


I made myself a snowball. As perfect as can be. I thought I’d keep it as a pet and let it sleep with me. I made it some pajamas

and a pillow for its head.Then last night

it ran away,But first it wet the bed.

The end.

Now do you think this book is funny!!