PFL Team News 2013 – Volume 5
The Pawling Library continues to be a bevy of activity as the various summer camps and programs begin winding down. Our intrepid reporters continue to keep tabs on all that is going on. For example, our Fun Team is in the end stages in the creations of their treasure chests. We can’t wait to see the finished products!
PFL News Team has fun recording at PPR
By: Lauren Tocci
This year the PFL News Team had the opportunity to go to the Pawling Public Radio studios to record some of their stories each week. This has been a great experience. Julia explained how she felt. “It was scary at first but I had fun when I did it.” Catie said, “At first it was a little nerve-wracking but when I figured out that they edit our stories I was OK.”
Ms. Susan wanted Robert to join PFL News Team because he did so well reporting in the library’s writing program last spring. Robert is glad he joined. “It was a good idea and I loved doing it.”
Abby said, “I was nervous at first, but when I started talking it was exciting!” Matthew said, “I just want Morgan to hear me!”
All of the reporters on the PFL News Team thank everyone at PPR for giving us this opportunity!
(Editor’s Note – Morgan is Matt’s girlfriend!)
Young artists try Manga
By: Matt Alegria
Yo! What’s up homies? It’s me, Matt Alegria, reporting for PFL Team News! Today I am covering the Manga program that is going on at the library. Before I went to the first class I read a Manga book and I saw a lot of drawings.
Ms. Rebecca is running the program at the Pawling Library. She explained why she does this program. “I worked at the Catskill Library where I saw kids drawing and I became interested in doing a program involving drawing.” At the first class she taught us how to draw Chibis, pandas and Mario!
Ms. Rebecca has as much fun as we do. “I loved teaching this class! It is totally fun and refreshing.” In the class we have to make our own stories and characters. I drew a Noob attacking a guy for stealing his car and it involved a lot of talking. Ms. Rebecca drew a girl’s eye and a panda. She also asked us to draw a portrait of her. I failed miserably.
There were only four kids there last week. It was a really cool class and more kids should join it this week. Ms. Rebecca said that we are going to create our own characters and put a booklet together. Peace Out!
Book Buddies keep kids reading this summer
By: Julia O’Dell
Book Buddies are where children kindergarten to second grade read books with a teen. They are spread out all throughout the library. Book Buddies go from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons. The buddies always have a great time!
Ava said, “Book Buddies is a great volunteer thing for teens for the summer.” Brisa added, “I like to hang out with my buddy.” Lucy said, “I like Book Buddies because we get to read.” Filomena “likes to help others.” Chloe likes Book Buddies “because I get to read a lot of books.”
Caitlyn is proud of her buddy. “My Book Buddy is improving so much!” Bailey said, “I love to read!” Lizzie and Edward like to read with their buddies. Jaclyn “likes to work with others.” Alexia said, “I like Book Buddies because it’s fun!” Justine has “fun with the kids by reading with them.”
Kaitlyn concluded, “I like Book Buddies because I can learn more. Book Buddies are best buddies!”
Campers go beneath the ocean’s surface
By: Abigail Savarese
Beneath the Surface was definitely the most interesting program that I have ever reported about! This week it was all about oceans and what creatures are in them. The kids got to read a book about a man looking for a sea monster that turns out to be a submarine. It was very interesting. It was called “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”
This week the kids got to read, do an activity outside and do an art project. The best part was that all of the people doing the program Beneath the Surface seemed to enjoy it as much as I enjoyed reporting on it!
Youngsters create Pawling Elementary Town
By: Catie Savarese
Books, Blocks and Brains is where kids going into grades kindergarten through second grade read a book and then create something by using Legos based on the theme of the book. This week Ms. Karen, with the help of Mr. Griffin, read a book about living in the country or cities.
After the book, Ms. Karen took her group to the Annex and told them to make a city out of Legos. These are some of the things the group made. Jocelyn said, “I built a police station so that the police officers can watch the kids.” Nicolas made a prison because “this is where they lock the bad guys up.”
Much creativity and imagination is being put into making their masterpieces. Kevin made his own thing where “my building has a Ninja. He is always prepared.”
All of this hard work has resulted in the making of a giant city that the group has named Pawling Elementary Town! The whole group loves this program and they are very excited to do the work in building the town!
Beneath the Surface group studies the ocean
By: Robert Willis
This week the Beneath the Surface group read a book based on a captain named Captain Nemo. Different people got to come up and read each other parts of this book while the rest of the group picked the pages to read from.
After reading, we then made sketches of sea creatures. In the arts and crafts section we used paper tiles to decorate our sea creatures.
Listen to the reporters:
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