Stallion Star Gazette

December 2015

Diwali

by Sanam

Happy Diwali! Diwali is the festival of lights. It lasts 5 days. On different days people wear different colors clothes. On the third day we pray to the goddess of wealth. This is the day a special king and his wife (Rama and Sita) comes back from his journey to the forest. He stayed in this forest for 14 long years. Hindus go to Temples with relatives and exchange sweets. Many families pray at home. People light diyas [ candles] outside their house. People in India have big parties.We dance, light firecrackers, and make rangolis [a colored powder design]. Diwali is a big festival!

Christmas

by Druhinh and Sunayna

Christmas isn’t all about gifts, Christmas is also about giving and spending the holidays together. During Christmas you can do lots of fun stuff, like in some places sledding or skiing. There are also lots of Christmas carols like “Deck the Halls” and “Jingle Bells”. You can also get an artificial or real Christmas tree and put all sorts of stockings and ornaments on the Christmas tree.

Did you know that Christmas is celebrated around the world, but in different ways?

In China they decorate the trees with colorful ornaments. The ornaments are made of paper and they are shaped like flowers and lanterns. They call Santa Dun Che Lao Ren which means Christmas Old Man. The trees that they decorate are called Trees of Light.

There is also is a Santa route map. You can actually track Santa! So go out there and have some fun!


https://santatracker.google.com


You can also learn about elves!


http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/history/elves.htm

What Are You Doing for Winter Break?

by Inyaa and Sunayna

Are you looking for stuff to do during Winter Break?

If so then look at these interviews to get ideas.


Mr.Raney: He is going to Kansas city to visit his family and is going to Dallas to celebrate New Years.

He is going to be sleeping in.


Mrs. Margocs: She is going to do Christmas shopping. She is going to bake. She is going to read for fun! She says she is DEFINITELY sleeping in!


Mrs.Mury:She is going Christmas shopping and her kids are coming home from college from West Virginia and Iowa.She is also going bowling on Christmas Eve.

Mrs.Roberson: She is going to Houston to visit her husband’s family. She is going to watch “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”


Sanam: She is going winter clothes shopping and is going to celebrate many birthdays.She is also going to

Denver,Colorado. Sanam is lastly going to visit her cousins.

Book Reviews

by Inyaa

WONDER: Wonder is a book about a boy named Auggie who has a facial deformity. He is going to a mainstream school and he is trying to fit in . But can he convince his classmates that he is just like them even though he has a different appearance? With funny parts and sometimes unhappy parts,Texas Bluebonnet Nominee book Wonder is a New York Times Bestseller.


The Last Dogs series: These books are about three dogs: Max, Rocky, and Gizmo. They are going on an epic journey of a lifetime to find the humans. The humans have left and they don’t know why. While meeting strange, dangerous, and friendly people and animals, they must fight to survive.


Winter

by Inyaa

Winter is a wonderful time of year. There are many things to do: skiing, building snowmen, ice skating on frozen water,and lots more! Winter is also fun because it is when we don’t have any school . We could also visit family and friends or go somewhere. The last thing why winter is wonderful is that it is Christmas! When it is Christmas,we get presents,hot cocoa,and cookies.

Winter is a wonderful time!!!


Movie Reviews

by Achintya and Inyaa

"Pixels"

This movie is about a boy named Sam that is good at every video game except DONKEY KONG. After growing up, they get attacked by real life video games. That's when Sam and other people that are good at video games, have to fight to save the world. To win,they have to beat DONKEY KONG.


"Star Wars: The Phantom Menace"


This movie is the first movie in the Star Wars series. It is about two jedi who are trying to save the republic. They must face many obstacles and in this case,even death. The two of them must try to make an alliance with people they meet,somehow. Will they save the day?

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2015 in Review

by Sanam and Sunayna

Amazing TAG Teacher: Our wonderful TAG math and ISP teacher Mrs. Revathi Balakrishnan has won Teacher of the Year. Now she is competing with other teachers for the National Award. Mrs.Balakrishnan is proudly teaching in our school. Today our whole school is proud of our TAG teacher. Mrs.Balakrishnan says “I want to represent our TAG program to make other schools that have less supported TAG programs to be more supported.”She is stressed because she is usually to herself but now loads of people know her so she is stressed about publicity. Three Cheers For Ms.Balakrishnan!


Interview Of Mrs.Balakrishnan!! (click on link)



Veterans Day Assembly: Hip Hip Hurray! The amazing choir and boy scout helped us honor our Veterans. We got to see real Veterans in person.The Veterans told us how long they served. Some kids and teachers gave speeches about our Veterans. 3 cheers for our Veterans!


Our school is such a wonderful school! We have more than what we need. Everyone should come to our school.


New Year's Celebrations

by Sanam

Happy New Year! Did you know so many people across the world celebrate New Year's differently? Here are some ways people celebrate New Year’s around the world.


China:People buy New Year snacks,New Year clothes, and New Year decorations in China. New Year paintings are put up for best wishes.people paste door gods on doors as a prayer for blessings, longevity, health, and peace.


United States: People have parties all over the U.S.A. In New York there are big parades. In other cities there are many football games played. In the U.S fireworks are shot and many play with sparklers.

India:People dress colorfully and indulge in fun filled activities such as singing, dancing, games, and attending parties. Exchanging messages, greeting cards, and gifts are part and parcel of the New Year celebration.


England: Just before midnight people sing a song called “Auld Lang Syne”. People count the seconds down to the New Year. Sometimes fireworks are displayed. Many English people have their own parties at

home.


Cuba: Cuba has night clubs, beach parties, and home parties.Cuban people feist. Many people also dance.There is always a place to celebrate New Years in Cuba.



HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD!