Nature by Izzy Carlton
Leaves will fall,
We'll have a ball
Fluff in pillows, and beauties like weeping willows
I will L A Y In the grass,
While I focus and ask;
"Why doesn't life last?"
Waves By: Mia Scala
I could tell by the looks on my cousins’ tan faces that
they thought I was a baby. In the wind my blonde hair
waved. I could taste the salty water. Fear struck me when
I saw my brother and cousins get tumbled by a wave.
When they emerged from the waves I managed to move
my feet from the motionless sand to the lively water.
I felt like a barrier was blocking me from where my
cousins had gone. My heart rate climbed in speed as I
heard the familiar voice of my cousin, Griffin,
“Mia get out here and quit crying!”
With an annoyed tone I replied, “I’m coming. Chill! ”
I got to where the waves break into tiny streams of water.
Feeling really proud, I grabbed the tube I had brought and
started to paddle through the deep blue ocean. The
waves were extremely small all day so I wasn't worried.
Then I realized that I could not feel the bottom. A wave of
fear rolled over me. I frantically looked for my cousins.
“Mia watch out!”
I heard a loud voice that split the
air like a dog whistle. Then everything went dark and I felt
a wave of fear strike. I heard the pounding sound of rushing
water blowing through my ears like the sound when
you’re driving quickly with the windows down. I felt the
sharp sand hit my face and the salty water burn my skin.
I felt small pebbles strike my arms. Then it hit me like
a giant boulder. I was trapped under the water.
I felt the cheap, rubbery, inner tube start deflating around
me. I had to get out of the tube before it completely
deflated but to do that I had to
get my ankle free . I yanked and tugged like my life
depended on it and finally the tube slipped from my
I started to feel the rough, sandy bottom. I was
swimming forwards frantically, rubbing my shaking hands
on the bottom yet I was slowly losing hope and air. When
I thought my luck had run out I leaped from the bottom
and got a huge breath of relief. Next thing I knew I was
washed up on the shore. Rubbing the sand out of my eyes
I ran up the sandy beach once cloudy but now sun was
shining through clouds as if congratulating me for being
so brave. My 8 year old self ran up the beach sobbing. I
collapsed on a towel and explained my experience.
After this day in my life, I am way more aware that
this could happen again, but that doesn't keep me from
having fun! To this day I still get the jitters standing by
the water but you just have to go for it.
Evolution Of The Turkey By Lauren Skarosi
We all know about traditional, modern day Thanksgiving. We all know
about the first Thanksgiving. But what about everything that goes unnoticed?
What about different Thanksgivings across America? Well, that’s what’s going
to be explained here.
First, the first Thanksgiving, just to put everything into perspective.
Before Settlers came to America, Wampanoag (Native American) Tribes
homed the East Coast lands. Around the fall of each year, they would
celebrate the plentiful fall harvests and anything else that was of importance
to the tribe, such as the birth of a child. Similar to the Wampanoag Tribes, the
people of England celebrated similar for the plentiful harvest, which started to
make up Thanksgiving a long time ago, before they ever knew it. After the
Settlers came over and ‘discovered’ America, the Wampanoag Tribes and the
Settlers all met and made peace, after a while. The classic Thanksgiving
menu contained turkey, cranberries, pumpkin pie, and root vegetables. The
menu was based on New England fall harvests that were brought over to
As the Thanksgiving holiday spreads across the country throughout the
decades, local cooks modified the menu to consist of ‘what we like to eat’
instead of ‘this is what we have to eat’, which makes Thanksgiving an even
more significant holiday for everyone across the country.
As Thanksgiving has knowingly spread to all corners of America,
different places have changed up recipes and spices for their specific
preferences. For instance, in the South West area, mostly near New Mexico,
they’ve add different chile spices onto the turkey and into the stuffing. As for
around the Chesapeake Bay, where crabs are popular and there are a lot of
them, crabs are a traditional food for many families near the Chesapeake Bay
to have as appetizers. As for the Midwest, they will usually have some sort of
corn or beans in their meal, since there are corn and bean fields in their area,
which makes it easily accessible for them.
What about you? Does your family do some of these things? Or do they do something completely different?
* Did you know that on November 14th Children's Day is celebrated?
* November 15th is the 319th day of the year (only 6 weeks left until the end of the year!)
* November’s gemstone is a Topaz.
* The 2 Zodiac signs for November are The Scorpio and Sagittarius.
* November 19 ,1863 is the 155th anniversary of when Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address.
* The name November comes from the Latin novem which means 9 (it was the 9th month until January and February were added to the calendar.) By: Mya Poe and Cierra Gray
November News Article for November
Did you know that 114,370 people in Delaware struggle with hunger and 34, 240 are kids? Did you also know that we, as kids, being a part of the community, could donate food to helpthese people? Our school is working with the food bank to help provide food to these families for Thanksgiving. There are brown barrels set up around the school for Postlethwait students as well as the community to place canned goods and non-perishable items. The goal is to reach 1,000 pounds of food and to feed as many families as we can throughout our community. Dr. Failing, our principal, used to work at Charlton, and they had a backpack program. Dr.Failing feels “it’s very important to have food on the table”. The backpack program for the kids provided food to take home for the weekend. This was important because, at times, it was the only source of food they had before returning to school the following week.
Please help us reach our goal and put food on the table for these families by Thanksgiving.
Please provide your donation by November 16th.
Written by Olivia Lewandowski