J&K Weekly

Vol.1 Iss.10

Good as Gold

If you love baseball, you will love the new coin the United States Mint in San Francisco is making. It is a gold coin that has either a $5 or $1 value. (They are producing both.) On one side of the coin there is a baseball. On the other, there is a baseball glove. 28 year old Cassie McFarland designed this coin because "she loved baseball growing up." She said in an interview that she was a Los Angeles Dodgers fan growing up, but is now a San Francisco Giants fan. If you look straight down at the coin, it looks like a gold baseball. But don't let that fool you! It's money!

By Kayci Pharaon

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Interviewer Emmie

Person Interviewed: Mrs. Gaertner, 5th Grade Reading teacher (Reader of J&K Weekly.)

When you have free time, what do you like to do?
"I love watching my kids play sports- baseball, volleyball, football, and soccer! I also love to cook, especially desserts!"

What is your favorite sport?

"I better not pick or one of my kids will be mad at me!"

Since you are a reading teacher, you have read a lot of books. What is your all-time favorite?

"The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle."

If you could meet one person that is in the future, who would it be? Why would you want to meet them?

"I would love to meet one of my great great grand children, just to see how my family turns out."

Who is your favorite author?

"Shel Silverstein - I wish I had a tenth of his imagination and creativity!"

What is your favorite place to visit?

"Albert's Pike, Arkansas on the Little Missouri River. It's a place that is incredibly beautiful and where my family goes to get away from all distractions because there is no cell phone service or internet!"

Joke of the Week

Q: What goes up and down but does not move?

A: Stairs!

Know-It-All Nancy Says:

"In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator!"

"Dear Ava,"

Dear Ava,

Why don't kids just do what teachers tell them to do? There is this kid in my class that never pays attention or listen. My teacher always asks that person why they are doing it. They simply respond with an '' I don't like school." What do I do? Should I be mean to that kid like everyone else is, or should I be nice?


Dear "Wonderer,"

You should be nice to that person. There is probably something going on in that person's life, and you just never know. But don't do what they are doing, either. You don't want to get in trouble. I hope that this helps you!


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