By: Matt Alegria
Yo, what’s up homies? This is Matt a/k/a Luigi Alegria reporting for PFL Team News! Today’s article is dedicated to my science teacher Ms. Hickey. In science I saw a lot of little kids. They were doing a lot of experiments with liquids. I saw them make an acid out of Coke Cola. After that they tried to make colors in jars into different colors. They had to think of acid or hydrogen. Some liquids were lemonade, conditioner ,nail polish and seltzer. Some kids didn’t like the smell of the acids.
Ms. Karen taught them science magic. Wow! It was entertaining. She poured indicator solutions and kids really hated the smell compared to last time. They added vinegar and it turned as red as Super Mario to form a new compound. Then it turned purple as my friends color. It was very interesting. This is Matt Alegria reporting out.
Youngsters Dig Into Reading with the help of some friends
By: Gianna Torres
Teens and ‘tweens help children in kindergarten to third grade to read in the Pawling’s Public Library. Young adults from grades 7 through 9 have been helping the children for the past two weeks to try to increase their reading abilities so that they will be ready for the school year in September. The children of book buddies enjoy reading, especially with a buddy to help correct them when they mess up. The book buddies love their jobs and are looking forward to the weeks coming up and next year when they the summer program next summer.
Fun Team Digs Into Reading
By: Cate Savarese
Ms. Karen has created yet another fun-filled activity that ensures nothing but, well … FUN! The activity is called PFL Fun Team. In PFL Fun Team Ms. Karen finds different ways to make it exciting for the whole group. She will take the theme of the summer, and have them make fun arts and crafts, come up with station ideas, and station names using the summer theme. All of this hard work leads up to the library carnival, which is hosted closer to the end of summer vacation. Last year’s theme was favorite book characters. Ms. Karen successfully led the fun team in making piñatas with all their favorite book characters. This year’s theme is dig into reading. Instead of piñatas Ms. Karen decided that she wanted to make paper-Mache treasure chests. What will the spectacular Ms. Karen come up with next?
Book Buddies help youngsters improve their reading
By: Annie Bekkelund
Book Buddies is a program that helps kids who are struggling with reading get better. Kids learn to love reading with the help of their book buddy. I was able to interview some kids at the program and find out what they think about book buddies. The first pair I interviewed were Linzie and Alicia. Linzie’s favorite part about book buddies is reading the books with her buddy. Her favorite book that they read together was People Say Hello. Another pair that I interviewed was Jocelyn and Filomena. Jocelyn likes to read challenging books with Filomena. This is Jocelyn’s first time doing this program and she is enjoying it. The last pair I interviewed was Madison and Linzie. With Linzie, Madison likes to read fairy books. Madison has done this program before and has been having fun ever since! From all the interviewing I did, I’ve learned that Book Buddies is a fun learning experience that kids really enjoy!
Youngsters learn what to do in a disaster
By: Abigail Savarese
Do you know what to do in a disaster? Well, if you don’t the new “Master of Disaster” program was the place to be! It told you everything you need to know about natural disasters, including fires, floods, blizzards, ice/rain storms, hurricanes, tornados, and earthquakes. Master of disaster also taught you the three main things you need to do to prepare for natural disasters. They are:
1. Make a kit – bring important things that you will need in a natural disaster such as water, food, etc.
2. Pick two meeting places
3. Be informedMegan, who is a volunteer for the Red Cross program, taught all of the information.
She even put up a slideshow to teach kids about what to do in case a disaster ever happens! Natural disasters are dangerous, but if you know these three important things you will be safe.
The Wombats try to beat the heat
By: Jake Voudren
The Wombats are a group of youngsters who take part in a variety of activities at the library on Wednesday mornings. These are typical activities:
P.E. The Diamond Rage Game – The way you play this game is there are two teams. There are a bunch of balls in the middle of the space you are playing on. Most of the time there are two teams, normally boys v. girls. In this there is also a tagger. Whoever gets tagged by the tagger is then out. There can be more than one tagger in the game. The game goes on until the five minutes is up, or until the balls run out. When time runs out whoever has the most balls in their hula-hoop wins that round.
Art Volcanoes – Today the Wombats are finishing their paper mache volcanoes. The volcanoes are made of upside down cups on a piece of cardboard. My favorite part was when they added the lava. The lava is made of flour and red paint. The flour makes the red lava thicken.
Reading “The Secret Cave”- Today’s book is “The Secret Cave.” The “Secret Cave” is about cave paintings France. The story that was read was Non-Fiction. The part that amazed me the most was that they actually built a barrier around the entrance and slept around the barrier outside for months.
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