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❤️🧡💛 February 2021 💚💙💜

You are Noteworthy! 🥰

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Love Letters 💌

Valentine's Day By: Hadley, Phyllis, Gabrielle and Sierra

Valentine's Day is a day where you and your family celebrate love!

Valentine's Day is a special day because you get extra love and kindness.

(You should also spread extra love and kindness.)

On Valentine's Day you may get some presents like chocolates, flowers and more.

Then some families get together and tell them what they are grateful for

We can celebrate Valentine's Day with friends.

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💕TOP 5s AND TOP 10s💕

Top 5 Places to Take Someone You Love By: Jonah G. and Shane S.

5. Florida.

4. Greece.

3. Japan.

2. Paris.



TOP 10 VALENTINE GIFTS By: Jonah and Shane

10. A Love letter.

9. Flowers.

8. A Pet.

7. Jewelry.

6. Teddy Bear.

5. Electronics.


3. Date.

2. Clothing



Top 10 Valentine's Day Candy By: Jonah G.

10.Hershey Kisses

9.Sour Hearts

8. Heart Lollipop

7. Candy Bracelet

6.Valentine Oreos

5. Heart Cupcakes

4.Heart Shaped Chocolates

3.Heart Gummies

2.Red Velvet Cake/Marshmallows


Top 10 Sports to Play in Winter By: Jonah and Shane

  1. Football

  2. Baseball

  3. Soccer

  4. Basketball

  5. Lacrosse

  6. Tennis

  7. Racing

  8. Skiing\snowboarding

  9. Rock climbing

10.Hockey/Ice Hockey

Groundhog's Day 🐻

Groundhog Day By: Dylan H.

I would want the groundhog to not see its shadow so I can get warm and I can swim. I don't like winter because it is too cold and I do not get to go to playdates. I do not like the cold. I do not believe in Groundhogs Day because this year the groundhog saw his shadow and spring is coming soon. It seems like spring is coming soon because it is heating up next week.

👩🏾‍🦱 Black History Month 🧑🏿‍🦱

February is Black History Month. We honor those who fought to make the world a better place for us all. We celebrate togetherness and different cultures. Consider all of the ways that you can spread kindness and love. Here are some wonderful books and videos that help teach us about the importance of Black History Month.

100th Day of School 💯

On February 23rd, we celebrated our 100th day of school. We celebrated by dressing like we were 100 years old, practicing counting to 100, writing in response to creative prompts, partaking in special activities, etc. It was such a fun day!

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Celebrating Our Presidents 🇺🇸

Valentine's Day Art 🎨

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By: Benny K.

How to Make a Pop-Up Valentine's Day Card

How to Make an Origami Dinosaur by Daniel R.

  1. Take your origami paper and turn it so it will match a diamond and then you can fold It up and then back down.

  2. Then Hold the End into the middle line then fold the top into the middle.

Continue on steps 3 through 14 (in picture)!!

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How to Make Brownies By Shane S.

First get a box of brownies mix.

They are not homemade.

Dump the brownie batter in the bowl

Then get oil, pour in ½ cup.

Next, get water, pour in ¼ cup.

Then crack 2 eggs and put it in the bowl and stir.

The heat has to be 350 degrees and then put it in the oven for 28 minutes.

Then pick toppings. But you don’t have to.

Bon appetit!!!

More February Fun 😁

🎊 January 2021 🥳

❄🎇❄Happy, Happy New Year!!!❄🎇❄

New Year’s Resolutions 🤩

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My New Year Resolution By: Andre D.

My New Year's Resolution is to try and go on less technology and play with my sister. I want to play with my sister more because I can save energy. Another resolution I want to do is try and take short showers. I want to take short showers so I don't really waste a lot of water.
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Dylan H.'s New Year's Resolution- By: Dylan H.

My new year's resolution to play less video games. I want to do this so i can play more with my sisters. I want them to be happy. I will set certain days for playing with my sisters.
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This is my New Year Resolution List! By: Lilian Z.

1.Eat more healthy foods like fruits

2.Read more

3.Drink more water

4.Spend more time with family

5.Watch less tv

6.Keep my room clean

7.Donate clothes and toys

Winter Animals 🐧

How to Create an Eric Carle-Inspired Animal

Eric Carle-Inspired Animal
Eric Carle is an author and an illustrator. Some of his books that you may know are The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug. He has a unique collage illustration style that uses layered pieces of painted paper. His love of nature is shown through the subject of most of his books-- animals. Eric Carle said: "I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.” The Paw Press is a perfect place to share your creativity! We love to see all of the wonderful pieces that you all make! If you try out this tutorial, please send in a picture of your animal, and we will be happy to include it in next month's edition.
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I am a polar bear! By: Jillian L.

What would you do if your snowman came to life? ⛄️

If My Snowman Came to Life By: Ray W.

If my snowman came to life we would do so many things together. We would bake Christmas cookies together, go play in the snow, and go ice skating! I could also live in an ice cube house! My Snowman can also make snow angels with me.

What I would do if a snowman came to life By: Arielle F.

I would go outside and greet him. I would tell him all the things he can do before spring. I would play in the snow with him. I would tell him that I made him and that he is a great friend. I would tell him that he can not be in the warmth. I would bring all of my friends over to meet him. I would say you are my snowman and you are my special friend. I would tell him about how he was made and I was no longer lonely. I would tell him about toes and shoes, books, and school. Then he would ask me if he could come to school with me. I would tell him that he would not be able to fit in the bus or car. I told him that he was the best friend and that I would be sad to lose him. Before I went inside I said his name from then on would be Bob.I told him one more thing I told him that I would see him in my dreams every night and that I wanted him to come every winter…. And he did.

I'm writing about what I would do if my snowman came to life. By: Lillian Z.

If a snowman came to life I would play with it and decorate it. It would also be my friend. We would play all day. He would come to school with me. We would eat carrots together well, especially not his nose. This is my story of what me and my snowman would do if he came to life. What would you do if your Snowman came to life?

What are some favorite winter recipes? 🍲

Ms. Meltzer’s Baked French Toast Casserole

1 loaf of challah sliced into 20 slices

Arrange generously buttered 9X13 into 2 rows overlapping

8 eggs

2 cups half and half

1-cup milk

2tbs sugar

1tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Dash of salt

Combine all ingredients with a whisk or beaters until blended (not bubbly). Pour over bread evenly so all bread is covered. Spoon some of the mixture in between slices.

Cover with foil and REFRIGERATE OVER NIGHT!


2 sticks of butter

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup chopped pecans

2tbs Light corn syrup

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Combine and blend well.

Spread over casserole evenly.

Bake on 350 until puffed and light golden brown color for 40 minutes or so! This will make your house smell fantastic!

How to Make Lollipops By: Alexa H.


Light corn syrup

Flavoring/ extract

Food coloring (optional)





To prepare you need to get a long pan and cover it up with parchment paper, and lay your sticks on it.

First you put your pot on the stove on high. Then fill your pot with water, sugar, and your light corn syrup, and wait for it to boil. After that you would put your mixture into separate bowls. Then you are going to add your food coloring and your flavoring to your bowls and mix. But when you take your mixture off the stove it would immediately start to harden. You are then going to pour it over the sticks. Finally you are going to let it sit out for a little while until it hardens. Then you can take it off of the parchment paper and enjoy.

Winter Cookies By: Ray W.

My favorite winter recipes are winter cookies.You can make any shapes maybe snowflakes or a star or maybe even a Christmas tree shape! Then, you can add sprinkles!! It doesn't have to be a perfect cookie. It can be blue sprinkles with a pink star in the middle or anything you want! You can also warm the cookies to make them more delicious! They put a lot of sugar on the cookie, but not every cookie should have a lot of sugar.

Mrs. Gambuzza's Bomb Biscotti

Wet Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs or egg replacer for 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
Dry Ingredients:
  • 3.5 cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
Optional Ingredients:
  • lemon or orange zest
  • slivered almonds, chopped walnuts, or pecans
What to do:

1. Mix all the wet ingredients in a bowl.

2. Slowly add all the dry ingredients, mixing well as you go.

3. Form two baby logs with the dough. Lay them on a baking sheet with parchment paper.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Take them out of the oven and let cool for 20 minutes.

5. Cut them into biscotti slices and lay them on their side. Bake another 30 minutes at 325 degrees. Don't under-bake. Don't over-bake. Let cool and enjoy!

How to bake schindle’s famous chocolate chip muffins By: Benjamin S.


½ cup butter softened

1 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

½ cup milk

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


1 Line a muffin tin with paper liners and spray some nonstick cooking spray

2 Use a hand mixer to cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl

3 Beat in eggs until combined. Add baking powder salt and vanilla

4 add in half of the flour mix till combined, add in the milk and stir till combined. Add the remaining flour and mix

5 Add the chocolate chips and fold in with rubber spatula

6 Then pour into a muffin tin preheat oven to 425 degrees. Let batter rest while it heats

7 bake in oven for 20-25 minutes reedus heat to 350 after 7 minutes

8 Let muffins cool for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack


What was your favorite memory from 2020? 😁

My Favorite 2020 Memory By: Ray W.

My favorite 2020 Memory is me playing in the snow (In December). I was in the snow playing, I made a snow hill and a little snowman. I actually didn't know how to make a snowman so I made a little one. I also made a snow hill, I kinda ruined the hill but it was fun! I made 2 snow angels as well. The snow looked so smooth I wanted to touch it, It didn't feel smooth but I still was satisfied about it. I was playing outside in the snow for 2 or 3 hours. I felt a little bit cold so I went inside my house to take warm tea.

My Favorite Memory from 2020 By: Andre D.

My favorite memory from 2020 is that I loved when I played in the snow and got a day off from school. I also loved it when I went to Hunter Mountain to ski and I went with my Aunt and Uncle and cousins.What I did in Hunter Mountain was going on a lift and skiing down the slope. I did it with my cousin and it was so much fun. I practice first before going on the lift with my cousin.

Favorite Memory of 2020: Covid Field Day on Two Different Streets By: James P. and Brenden G .

Field day at home was fun. It was an experience but in school there is more competition but they are both fun.

Here are some games that we played . At the first house, the game that we played was to put a cookie on your chin, move it slowly and try to get it into your mouth with no hands . IT IS HARD .

At the second house we did monkey bars. It was easy until the fifth bar. Some people's hands were starting to hurt . BUT IT HAS HARD .

At the third place, there was a bin on each side. We had little pails. We put water in them. Then put that in a bigger pail. . We liked it because we got wet a lot. IT WAS HARD .

The fourth house we had to shoot a basketball in a hoop. There was a small level for 5 year olds, a higher level for 6 and 7 year olds, and a very high level for 8 , 9 , 10 , and 11 year olds. THAT WAS FUN. THAT WAS HARD.

At the fifth house we did a water balloon toss. Then we went into a blow up pool. We did five water balloon fights that day and nobody won.

That is how we did Covid Field Day.

A Favorite Memory By: Gabriella M.

My favorite memory from 2020 is when I went to Park City, Utah with my family and best friend's family. We all stayed together in a house in Park City and went skiing. One day we went dog-sledding and I got to meet and play with the Husky dogs that drove the sleds. We went out to dinner and had a late night. We went shopping.

Our last day of vacation, we had a leak in our house we were staying in, so we all had to pack up our stuff and move to another house. The house they sent us to was huge and had a hot tub outside. I kind of wish the leak happened sooner because we would have been able to stay in that house for longer. I like the ski place because the snow was very fluffy. What makes it good is when you fall because it won't hurt as much.

The Best Part of 2020 By: Ryan S.

On March 20 on a Friday afternoon, school closed and we had a package. This was the week after the pandemic had started and everything was closed down. My parents called us upstairs and we started opening the package as it began to shake. We looked inside and there it was, a black, furry, puppy. My sister screamed and said “Oh my god we got a puppy.” We’ve wanted a dog forever. We finally got our LOLA!

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Building My Lego Coaster By: Benny

Winter Artwork 🥶

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Ice Skating By: Kaylee S.

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Baby Yoda By: Jessica P.

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I Made a Puppet! By: Ryan O.

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Five Little Snowmen By: Jessica P.

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The Last Puddle By: Caleb

Winter Poems 📝

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Snow By: Andre D.

Snow is white as a cloud.

Snow is cold as a refrigerator.

Snow is bright as the sun.

Snow days are fun like weekends.

Snow is white like paper.

Snow lets me sleep late like a holiday.

Snow is wonderful, because you get to play with your friends!

Winter By: Lev K.

The winter is going, the winter is snowing, the mooses are skipping, the humans are sleeping.

The snow is here, the snow is here. Oh winter is coming oh dear oh dear.

I didn’t know that it comes so fast.

Well that makes me happy. It’s winter at last.

Winter Poem By: Lev K. and Gabby M.

The bears are going to curl up in the bed,so winter is coming that’s great, that’s great.

The bears are snoring, the horses are poring, the ice is cold, the humans are bundled so tight because it’s cold.

The Winter Pansies are blooming, the American Mistletoe is falling in love, the Bodnant Viburnum is gently asleep and the Christmas Cactus is singing his songs.

.Dragons. By: Daniel R.

Dragons are red Dragons

Are blue Dragons

Are green and Dragons

Are ruf and tuff with you. Dragons

Have scales that are ruff and nails That are tuff and tails that are tuff and ruff. Dragons, Dragons Fly in the air Dragons

Are everywhere.

A Winter Poem By: Lev K. and Jonah G.

Roses are red, violets are blue, it's so cold I go achooooo!!!

Winters are cold, they are white and bright, the snow is soooooo cold which makes it just right.

A snowman’s smile is just soooooo wild. It makes my face so mild.

The bears are sleeping, the horses are weeping, the mice are squeaking and the humans are skiing.

The marshmallows are bubbling, the hot cocoas are mumbling.

What would you change to make the world a better place? 🌎

January 18th is Martin Luther King Day. Martin Luther King Jr. stood up for what he believed was right, and he helped make many changes. In one of his most famous speeches, he said "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today." His dream has come true, but the world is still not perfect. What can we do to continue to make positive changes?

Pollution in the Ocean By: Dylan H.

To make the world a better place I think that people should stop polluting in the ocean. I think that this world should stop polluting the ocean because it will make the world a better place because animals are disappearing and dying in the ocean from the mass piles of trash. I think that the polluting should come to an end because it will help the animals.

It has had a big effect on the ocean and has been terrible to the color of it. So make your change today and stop putting trash in the ocean.

What I Would Change to Make the World a Better Place By: Kyiera M.

I would like to change how people take care of the habitats that some animals live in. For example, stop throwing trash on the streets or sidewalk, recycle items that can be used for many different uses and projects, and take care of the environment to keep our grass, flowers, and animals safe.

Another thing I would change is respecting others. I think we should respect other people because if there was a homeless person on the street and you were being mean and rude instead of helping that would make them feel really bad. If you saw a stray dog and you just kicked it around instead of taking it to a shelter then that would hurt a poor dog and make the dog feel like they are not wanted.

The last thing I would change to make the world a better place is helping other people/animals when they need it. If someone asks for help then you should say yes because you are doing them a favor and one day they can pay you back. When you are helping them to make a change and make things different or better then that would be a good thing to do for both you and them!

Winter Sports 🏈

Playoffs By: Shane S.

It is the playoffs in football.

In the playoffs losers are illuminated. I will tell you guys who won the games of each game in the Wild card.

The Ravens beat the Titans. The Browns beat the Stellers. The Bills beat the Colts and the Buccaneers beat the Football Team. The Saints beat the Bears and the Rams beat the Seawhawks. Then, the Chiefs and the Packers had a bye, which means they got to skip a game.

I will tell you guys who won in the Divisional round. The Chiefs beat the Browns,and the Packers beat the Rams. The Bills beat the Ravens and the Buccaneers beat the Saints. I was sad that the Saints lost because that might have been Drew Brees’ last game.

I will tell you who is playing in the Championship.

The Buccaneers are playing the Packers and the Chiefs are playing the Bills.

I think the Bucks are going to beat the Packers. It might be tough for the Chiefs to win because Patrick Mahones may be out with a concussion injury.

I think the Bills will beat the Chiefs. This will be a great football season.

2020 Top Sports By: Brendan.G and Shane S.

We will tell you 10 best sports in our opinion.

Number 10 Fishing - because it is fun to catch fish all year.

Number 9 - Gymnastics because it can stretch your body and it is fun.

Number 8 - Swimming because it’s low impact.

Number 7 - Tennis because it could give you good endurance.

Number 6 - Rugby because it has a lot of impact.

Number 5 - Hockey because there is a lot of action.

Number 4 - Soccer because there is a lot of action.

Number 3 - Basketball because there is a lot of movement.

Number 2 - Baseball because there is a lot of movement.

Number 1 - the moment we've all been waiting for …

FOOTBALL!! Because there is a lot of action. But, there are a lot of injuries because there is a lot of movement.

What would life be like if you lived in a snow globe? 🏂

Life in a Snow Globe By: Andre D.

If I lived in a snow globe I would not like it.The reason why I would not like living in a snow globe is because if someone got a snow globe and I was in it and they shaked it I would be very dizzy and after I would not feel good. Another reason I would not want to live in a snow globe is because I would be just standing there and doing nothing. They will also glue me down. I won't be able to move. This is why I would not want to live in a snow globe.

I Love Snow Globes By: Noah N.

Life in a snow globe would be great, because you could have a lot of fun, like when people shake the snow globe you could see it snowing a lot. I also would like living in a snow globe, because I could be covered in snow and I love snow. Another reason I would like living in snow is, because you could never get cold. Another reason I think living in a snow globe would be nice is, because you could be safe from cats that like breaking stuff. I also hope you all have a happy new year. I LOVE SNOW GLOBES!!!

Ask a Teacher 🤔

Interviewing Ms. Freeman By: Joseph A.

What is your favorite color?

My favorite color is blue.

What is your favorite snack to eat?

Chips and hummus

What is your favorite food to eat?

What is your favorite animal species?

Dolphins are my favorite animal. I once went swimming with dolphins in Hawaii!

What is your favorite drink?

A berry smoothie

What is your favorite season?

I love the summer!

When is your birthday?

April 18th

What is your favorite book to read?

I love books that are suspenseful.

What are hobbies that you do?

Reading, cooking, running and spending time with my family.

What is your favorite hot beverage Coffee or Tea?

Definitely coffee

What is your favorite sport to play?

Soccer but I would love to learn how to play tennis.

Once covid is over, where will be the first place you travel to?

I would love to go to an island, anywhere with a beach. I would also like to go back to Italy one day!

More Exciting Things Happening at Woodglen 🤩

The Pringles STEAM Challenge

STEAM learning is fun! Woodglen Elementary School fourth and fifth graders took the

Pringles STEAM Challenge this month. The virtual lesson introduced the principles of engineering and physics in a hands-on way. Using friction and gravity, children built a structure with a familiar (and tasty) material.

The Glee Club is Spreading Smiles!

This video from our Woodglen Elementary School Glee Club has all the #FridayFeelings! In lieu of winter concerts, music teachers across #ClarkstownCSD are highlighting the talents of our student performers through video. We just can't help but smile. #MusicEducation
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Another STEAM Experiment

We did an experiment on Balance and Unbalanced Force. The egg on the toilet paper tube is balanced force; gravity is keeping the egg down and the tube is forcing the egg up. Since it doesn't move, it is balanced. Once we hit the pie tin, we added unbalanced force and gravity made the egg land in the cup of water.

Balanced and Unbalanced Force
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Published by: Ms. Jackson, Ms. Ober, and Ms. Imperial 📓