Falcon Times

1st Edition March 2014


I went to the basketball match ASD vs Wellington. In the beginning of the match Mr. V was explaining the rules to Wellington. Aria Khatib- Shahidi started the match. Later on Wellington got a free throw. They missed the first one then scored their next shot. ASD were losing 1-0. Aria Khatib- Shahidi wanted to win. George Wallis passed it to him Aria ran and shot a basket. He scored the WINNING BASKET! I interviewed Aria and George.

Interviewing Mini Falconers

How do you feel about this Match?

Aria: “I feel happy about scoring the winning basket, I think George gave me the most help.” “I think we should of won by much more but I am happy we won 2-1.”

How did you feel about the match?

George: “I feel really good, in my opinion Aria played very well. I felt very nervous when I took the shot and when I made a three pointer on the second match.”

By Safy Samhoun

Teacher of the Week

Teacher of The Week

By:Ela Trivedi and Charlotte Fink

Mr. Minchin is the first teacher of the week! He is an amazing fourth grade teacher. He also manages the play,student council, and the hardest thing of all, his own class. If any of us students were to do all of these things, we would fail miserably on the first day. Mr.Minchin definitely has super powers, how else would he be able to do it all? Not to mention his awesome accent from New Zealand, his wonderful home! I really would like to go to New Zealand if everybody there is as cool as Mr. Minchin. Mr. Minchin has a wonderful wife too, with an amazing voice. His wife's name is Emma Minchin and she is extremely nice. She teaches choir, which is not a surprise given her talent.

Weekly Recipies

Granola bars

2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal

1 cup sliced almonds (optional - can substitute chia seeds, flax seeds, or chocolate chips)

1 cup shredded coconut, loosely packed

1/2 cup toasted wheat germ

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

2/3 cup honey

1/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 cup chopped pitted dates (optional - or add your owns selected fruit or chocolate chips)

1/2 cup dried cranberries


*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8 by 12-inch baking dish and line it with parchment paper.

*Toss the oatmeal, almonds, and coconut together on a sheet pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl and stir in the wheat germ.

*Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.

*Place the butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for a minute, then pour over the toasted oatmeal mixture. Add the dates, apricots, and cranberries and stir well.

*Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Wet your fingers and lightly press the mixture evenly into the pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until light golden brown. Cool for at least 2 to 3 hours before cutting into squares. Serve at room temperature. Enjoy!

Bonkers For Books

Whenever I read a good book, the excitement overwhelms me and my heart skips a beat. These books always hook you, and whenever someone talks to me while I am in one of my bonkers for books modes I literally have to tear my eyes away from the kindle, and act like I am listening, that is if I did not shoo them away yet. But the problem is finding books like this. A book might seem appealing , but it turns out to be a complete bore. I don’t know about you but at least 75% of the books I try to read end up in my backpack ready to be returned, completely abandoned. And rereading is no fun. But ladies and gentleman fear not for The Ladie of Literature has come to your rescue! Behold, you are about to witness the awesomeness of:

Christina Boufarah’s top ten book choices of the week:

  1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Classic Starts series)

  2. Stickman Odyssey book 1 by Christopher Ford

  3. Stickman Odyssey book 2 by Christopher Ford

  4. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

  5. Percy Jackson series By Rick Riordan

  6. Heroes of Olympus series Rick Riordan

  7. Cleopatra Daughter of the Nile (Royal diaries series, normally I dislike this series but this was actually quite good.) By Kristiana Gregory

  8. Hunger Games Series By Suzanne Collins

  9. Spider Wick Chronicles Series By Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

  10. Cat Among the pigeons By Agatha Christie

Joke of the Day

How do you make seven an even number?

Take away the S!

Word of the Day


it means to have a fear of long words