The Tiger Times

December 20, 2018, Edition 4

Thank You

Mrs. Clinton's thanks you for reading our 4th edition of The Tiger Times. We hope you like it and read our next edition.

Inspirational Quotes

Failure is simple an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.- Henry Ford


By: Jade Fry and Elizabeth Mitchell

Educational Quotes

No one is perfect , that's why pencils have erasers - Wolfgang Riebe


By: Jade Fry and Elizabeth Mitchell

Spotlight Student

Our Spotlight Student this edition is Kindergartener, Tommy Lewis.


Q: What is your favorite Superhero?

A: Spiderman


Q: What is favorite candy?

A: Chocolate bars


Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Peanut Butter and Jelly


Q: What is your favorite book

A: Comic books


Q: What is your favorite thing to do?

A: Play kick ball


Q: How old are you?

A: Six


Q: What is your favorite color?

A: Red


By Timmy Baldree and Ashley Gilbert


Predicting Missouri's Weather

In times past, people have predicted the weather using what they call, Old Wives Tales. The hornets will make their nests way high up in the air, if the winter weather is going to be bad. If the weather is going to be fair, the hornets will make their nests down low to the ground. Another Old Wives Tale is reading the inside of a Persimmon seed. The Persimmon seed, when broke open, will contain a spoon,fork or knife. The spoon = heavy snow, fork = mild winter, knife = ice. A persimmon, when ripe, is usually orange. They are loaded with nutrients, also they are good for you to eat.


By:Gabe Affholter and Ostin harrington


Why Christmas Is Such An Important Day


Mary gave birth to Jesus in Bethlehem on December 25 which people now call Christmas. The name Christmas comes from the Mass of Christ, or Jesus that is why it was named Christmas. That is why Christmas is such an important day.



By: Loran Drake

Highlights of the 2018 Kansas City Chiefs.

Patrick Mahomes is their quarterback and he threw a 73 yard pass to Tyreek Hill putting the game away. Eric Berry intercepted a ball and got 63 yards and how he got it was by diving for it. Then Mahomes threw a ball to the sidelines but then a miracle happened. Hill caught the ball in bounds and he got a touchdown and ending the game. Another thing that happened is that Mahomes threw the ball to Kareem Hunt and he ran the ball and got caught up in trash and while he was in the mess he spin moved a guy and then hurdled a guy but then he got tackled.



By:Mason Dodson, Elijah Nowlin, and Gavin Altmen


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Wallace Winner of the Food Drive

In the month of November, the school had a food drive. The goal was to collect as many non-perishable cans for the backpack program. Altogether, the elementary school collected 461 cans. Mrs. Wallace’s class won first place with 130 cans. To celebrate, they had a pizza party. Houston Elementary would like to thank everyone who participated and donated to the food drive.


By: Laken Peede

Santa’s Holiday Hoedown

Santa’s Holiday Hoedown was the 4th/5th grade play, directed by Cally Rogers. It happened on 12/10/18. All the kids worked hard to get their lines right. We interviewed Rogers about the program.



Q: Did you enjoy teaching the program?

A: Yes


Q: What is your favorite song in the program?

A: Will Santa Come Through


Q: Where did you find the dance moves?

A: On youtube and made some up


Q: How did you find the program songs?

A: I did it in 5th grade


Q: What was your favorite part in they program?

A: When Rudolph said he was stallion


Q: How well do you think they did?

A: Excellent


By: Carston Parmenter and Tyler Kelly

Note From The Teacher

Due to an oversight on my part, the Tiger Times didn't get sent out. I know that many of you were looking forward to reading this edition, and I am truly sorry. We hope that you enjoy reading this edition, and that you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.