The Weekend With Emma

As soon as I woke up I ate breakfast. After breakfast I watched TV for about 20 minutes. Then I got prepared for hockey around 10:00. We left and traveled to a place called Ice Castle. I explored and even bought slushies. Then it was time for hockey.  I got dressed up and went out on the ice. We played a lot of games like sharks and minnows, freeze tag, and real hockey. My team won ⅚ times. Then we went to Wendy’s. I woke up again and ate bacon. My mom got home from work and took me shopping for my Valentine’s Day box. Then we went to Burger King. When we got home my dad and I played in the snow. Then I hung out all night.  

-Emma H, age 9


Abby’s Busy Night

Yesterday was busy! When I first came home from church I watched my iPad for a little bit. I like to watch movies on Netflix. Then we left for my grandparents’ house. When I got there I played with their dog Macho. He followed me everywhere in the house. He did a trick that I taught him. He is a good dog. When we left we went to get my haircut. After that we went to my youth group class at church and played crazy games. It is really fun! Then I came home after youth group and played with my cats. I have two cats named Chewy and Frosty. Chewy is 3 and Frosty is 2. They are really cute. I also played with Bosc before I went to bed. Bosc is my brother’s pet bearded dragon. He can grow up to 2 feet! Last, I went into my bedroom and watched television. Finally, I went to bed. I had a very busy night! Abby, age 9

After School With Christian

I like to do different things when I am at home. I watch different things on my phone.  I like to watch YouTube, Netflix, and Voodoo. On Netflix I can watch my favorite movie Androids.  I play games on my phone as well. Some games that I play are ROBLOX and Fortnite. Sometimes I make dinner.   I help make baked potatoes. I cut the potatoes up and place them on a baking sheet. I even help make hamburgers and grill them.  I play with my sisters and my dogs. My favorite game that I play with my sisters is UNO. One time it took us almost 5 hours to finish a game!  My dogs’ names are Neko and Milo. They love to play tug-a-war. I like building LEGO structures. I make Minecraft and Ninjago. I also like to create with origami.  I created a flower for my mom, a wrestling picture frame for my father, and claws for my fingers.

Christian Chalmers, age 9

How I Will Make My Mark

Dot Day is the start of a reflective journey for my students.  It is a time for Peter Reynolds to join our class and introduce my students to the magic of his penmanship.  It is not just a day for us.  It is a beginning.  Oh, the inspiration that transpires!  The curiosity that ignites!  The true desire for more… “just one more of his books, please Mrs. Nan!”  He always leaves a mark on every one of them.  Here is an account of the true inspiration that one book can gift to a child…

I will make my mark by being honest.  If you are honest, it will make a big impact on the world.You will be a leader.  To be honest is a good thing so you get in less trouble.  Honest is a good because people will feel you are trustworthy.  Honest is good because people will believe you.  I will make my mark on the world by being honest.  -Roman A.

I will make my mark by being a good friend.  Then other people will be kind.  So people will want to be your friend.  I will do this so other people don’t feel lonely and that they have someone to go to when they have a bad day. -Jayde T.

I will make my mark on the world by being helpful because you could make a lot more friends.  Helping friends is fun because they could become best friends for life.  It’s really good to help because helping could make you better friends.  They can help you and you can help them.  -Abby M.

I will make my mark by being kind.  It makes others feel good inside.  It also helps to make friends.  Treat others well because you want to be friends .  It is always best if you are kind.  -Braydon H.

I will make my mark by being kind so that I can make lots of new friends.  The more I am kind, the more my friends will be kind.  Being kind can change the world for everyone.  If you want friends, be kind like me!  -Emma H.



Costume Challenge

I think that my teacher should be a pirate for Halloween.  She has a friend named Dave Burgess.  She likes “Talk Like A Pirate Day”.  That’s why she has the hat on in the picture.  She even had Dave read to us.  That is why she has the boat with the sail.  Dave even said she was a true pirate! – Michael C.

I think that my teacher should be a donut and coffee because she loves to drink coffee and go to Starbucks.  She also likes sweet treats and a donut costume is a sweet treat.  She is very silly and always has fun with students that are in her class.  I also thought she would like it because it is cute, detailed, and very colorful! -Madeline E.

I think that my teacher should be a unicorn for Halloween.  I made this costume for my teacher because she deserves to be a unicorn.  Unicorns would not be scared.  Unicorns are cute so that is why I picked that costume.  Unicorns are pretty because they have blue, purple, pink, and red violet.  Unicorns are my favorite animal because they are cute.  The costume is going to look good on my teacher.  Mrs. Nan would be awesome in the unicorn costume.  -Emily D.

I think that Mrs. Nan should be a Pittsburgh Penguin girl.  I think that she should be a Penguin girl because she likes the Penguins.  She goes to games even on work nights.  I picked Penguin girl for Mrs. Nan because I like the Penguins also.  I always go to games even on school nights.  I picked this costume because the Pittsburgh Penguins are really good.  They won five Stanley Cups!  If Mrs. Nan wears this costume I think it will look good.  -Karsten K.

I think that Mrs. Nan should be a dragon for Halloween.  Why?  Because dragons are cool, strong, tough, magical, and very sneaky.  Yep, I said sneaky.  Mrs. Nan always surprises us and she is sneaky about it.  Mrs. Nan is strong, like never gives up and when I say never I mean never gives up.  Dragons can do a lot of cool things #LikeMrsNan.  So it would be cool for Mrs. Nan to be a dragon for Halloween.  #Awesome  -Emma H.


Distinguished Young Woman

Guest Blog Post by Nina Wygant

What is DYW? DYW stands for the most Distinguished Young  Woman of Beaver County award. The most distinguished young woman of 2018 was Alexis Ozimok. To win, first you have to fill out a form.  If you pass then you’ll have to have an interview.  After that you learn a fitness routine for the show.  Next, you pick a talent that you have to perform at the show.  When the show day comes you do the fitness routine and your talent while the judges rate you and the others’ performances. Image result for distinguished Young Women of beaver countyThe second half is for the last year girls’ performance.  The following year you get to perform during the second half.  Lauren Ostrom won the most Distinguished Young Woman of 2019 award.

IMG_4726I was in the second half of the performance with Alexis Ozimok.  She had to pick her little sister, but she didn’t have one so she had to pick someone just like her.  I was chosen to be her “little sister” or her little.  For the show we did a dance routine to “Count on me” by Bruno Mars.  After the performance the girls had to announce the college their going to and their major.  Then they announce their little’s favorite color, name, and a few other things.  When all that is over, last year’s winner gives a speech which in this case was Alexis.