April 25, 2017

‘A bird in the hand is pointless’

Williston students from Allen Brook, Williston Central and Bellwether schools in kindergarten through fourth grade complete some well-known — or not so well-known sayings.

 

A bird in the hand is:

Ticklish. — Alejandra Pino, WCS, Grade 3

Flying and flapping its wings. — Jacob Bronner, WCS, Grade 4

Good luck. — Andrew Stanley, WCS, Grade 3

A feathery mess. — Maeve Nolan, WCS, Grade 4

Worth two in the tree. — Andrew Stevens, WCS, Grade 4

A peck in the thumb. — Kendra Murphy, WCS, Grade 4

Pecking at your fingers. — Sabina Brochu, WCS, Grade 3

Better than a bird in your face. — Carlie Roy, WCS, Grade 4

Pointless. — Nick Gigliotti, WCS, Grade 4

Friendly. — Logan Lambrecht, ABS, Grade 1

A Blue Jay. — Mia Moshovetis, ABS, Grade 2, and Tracie Harrington, Grade 1

A bird that should: “fly fly birdie.” — Ethan Roy, ABS, Grade 1

Funny! — Harper Anderson, ABS, Grade 1

Hurt and had fallen from the nest. — Talia Gibbs, Bellwether, Grade 1

A wild animal…and fluffy. — Benjamin Torres, Bellwether, Grade 1

Fluffy and cool. — Dominic Petrarca, Bellwether, Kindergarten

Grabbing a worm. — Emily Varricchione, ABS, Pre-K

Eating apples in the tree. — Steven Gauthier, ABS, Pre-K

 

The early bird gets the:

Bag of potato chips. — Ryan Wetmore, WCS, Grade 4

Sun burned. — Alejandra Pino, WCS, Grade 3

Bus in the morning. — Connor Haug, WCS, Grade 4

Nest first. — Carlie Roy, WCS, Grade 4

The animals up at 6 a.m. — Karina Bushweller, ABS, Grade 2

The worm and the birdbath. — Nevin Morton, Bellwether, Grade 1

The morning. — Braden Francis, Bellwether, Grade 1

The people to wake up. — Betty Buehler, ABS, Grade 1

Married. — Jayden Rose, ABS, Grade 1

Seeds in the morning. — Montana Wright, ABS, Grade 1

The computers at school. — Jasper Wood, ABS, Kindergarten

The early bird is… drinking coffee. — David Nesbit, ABS, Pre-K

 

Where there’s a will there’s:

Good estate planning. — Sabina Brochu, WCS, Grade 3

Hope. — Chase Lehman, WCS, Grade 3

Always somewhere to be. — Allison Bates, WCS, Grade 3

A lot of work. — Lizzie Maklad, WCS, Grade 4

A what? — Jared Kartschoke, WCS, Grade 3

A way to go. — Emily Glickman, WCS, Grade 4

A heart. — Carlie Roy, WCS, Grade 4

A wish. — Addison Hunter, ABS, Grade 2

A path. — Ari Diamond, ABS, Grade 2

Also a hope. — Addison Urch, ABS, Grade 2

A lot of answers. — Ananya Rohatgi, ABS, Grade 2

A bucket, you know, there’s a will and you put the bucket in for water? — Braden Francis, Bellwether, Grade 1

A happy time. — McKinley Martin, ABS, Grade 1

A thrill. — Madeline Bunting, ABS, Grade 1

Whale. — Ally Mast, ABS, Kindergarten

Stinging bee. — Andrelle Beverly, ABS, Kindergarten

 

A friend in need is:

Counting on you. — Sabina Brochu, WCS, Grade 3

An awesome friend. — Allison Bates, WCS, Grade 3

A friend like me. — Amelia Lawlor, WCS, Grade 4

Asking you to do him a deed. — Ryan Wetmore, WCS, Grade 4

A friendship for me. — Riley Brown, WCS, Grade 4

A great friend. — Jackson Ruwet, WCS, Grade 3

A friend to keep. — Kobey Pecor, WCS, Grade 4

A person indeed. — Mitchell Ward, ABS, Grade 2

Sad. — Julia Kenney, ABS, Grade 2

A person who had a bad idea. — Brendan Fellows, ABS, Grade 2

Hurt and needs a grown-up. — Talia Gibbs, Bellwether, Grade 1

Needing a hug and some food. — Nevin Morton, Bellwether, Grade 1

Kind. — Rose Bunting, ABS, Kindergarten

A friend who helps other people. — Alexa Davis, ABS, Kindergarten

A best friend. — Mackenzie Yandow, ABS, Kindergarten

 

You can lead a horse to water, but:

You can’t make it swim. — Sabina Brochu, WCS, Grade 3

You’ve got to be patient. — Kendra Murphy, WCS, Grade 4

You can’t make them use it. — Yoni Herskowitz, WCS, Grade 4

Not to that fruit punch. —  Jared Kartschoke, WCS, Grade 3

You can’t to food. — Alejandra Pino, WCS, Grade 3

What if the horse is not thirsty? — Emily Glickman, WCS, Grade 4

It will jump right over. — Riley Brown, WCS, Grade 4

You can’t make it neigh. — Aaron LaRose, ABS, Grade 1

You cannot make him eat cake. — Emma Lashua, ABS, Grade 1

You can’t let go because he or she will run away. — Talia Gibbs, Bellwether, Grade 1

You can’t make it eat chocolate ice cream. — Benjamin Torres, Bellwether, Grade 1

You can’t make a horse do a flip. — Ira Siegel, Bellwether, Grade 1

You can’t make him swim in lava. — Nevin Morton, Bellwether, Grade 1

Lead a horse to a zoo. — Tyler Forrest, ABS, Grade 2

Don’t trip and fall into the water. — Natashka Pankey-Siebert, ABS, Kindergarten

Watch out because he could kick you. — Boden Moreau, ABS, Kindergarten

 

Don’t count your chickens:

It’s trouble. — Yoni Herskowitz, WCS, Grade 4

If you can’t count. — Lizzie Maklad, WCS, Grade 4

When there’s a snake in the room. — Riley Brown, WCS, Grade 4

If you don’t have any. — Connor Haug, WCS, Grade 4

When they are eating or they will peck you. — Sunthoshini Premsankar, WCS, Grade 4

Ever. — Kobey Pecor, WCS, Grade 4

In class. — Samantha Evans, ABS, Grade 1

Because they are food. — Philip Nguyen, ABS, Grade 1

I will have my dad do it. — Sierra Potter, ABS, Grade 1

Make my brother do it. — Hailey O’Brien, ABS, Grade 1

And feed them at the same time. — Braden Francis, Bellwether, grade 1

Because you have too many! — Francesca Krol, ABS, Grade 2

Because you only have one. — Alexa Gillis, ABS, Grade 2

Because they’ll just keep multiplying. — Jamie Moore, ABS, Grade 2

Under an elephant. — Amber Reagan, ABS, Kindergarten

Before lunchtime. — Grace Steinman, ABS, Kindergarten

For dinner. — Phin Johnson, ABS, Kindergarten

By twos. — Abigail Usher, ABS, Kindergarten

Before they flock. — Dominic Petrarca, Bellwether, Kindergarten

 

Absence makes the heart:

Sink and the eyes cry. — Sabina Brochu, WCS, Grade 3

Lonely. — Yoni Herskowitz, WCS, Grade, Grade 4

Go bad. — Andrew Stevens, WCS, Grade 4

Invisible. — Andrew Stanley, WCS, Grade 3

Sad. — Emily Glickman, WCS, Grade 4

Brown and shriveled up. — Riley Brown, WCS, Grade 4

Beat faster. — Connor Haug, WCS, Grade 4

Grow arms, legs, and run away. — Addy Arnold, WCS, Grade 4

Cry. — Nick Gigliotti, WCS, Grade 4

Explode. — Sylvie Milks, ABS, Grade 1

Sick. — Hayden Osgood, ABS, Grade 1

Bloom. — Noah Healy, ABS, Grade 1

Tremble and bump really fast. — Braden Francis, Bellwether, Grade 1

Sad and worried. — Ziggy Tanko, ABS, Kindergarten

Get smaller. — Katelyn Reagan, ABS, Kindergarten

Go to work. — Ayla Kimball, ABS, Kindergarten

 

Don’t cry over spilled:

Chocolate milk. — Allison Bates, WCS, Grade 3

Because it happened and there is no point in crying. — Shahin Ardesh, WCS, Grade 4

Dairy. — Derek Benoit, ABS, Grade 2

Bean soup. — Maria Szamrej, ABS, Grade 2

Unhealthy stuff. — Benjamin Torres, Bellwether, Grade 1

Coffee. — Braden Francis, Bellwether, Grade 1

Milk or water because you have more. — Ira Siegel, Bellwether, Grade 1

Things. — Logan Masson, ABS, Grade 1

Lemonade. — Maggie Connors, ABS, Kindergarten

Juice. — Caleb Izor, ABS, Kindergarten

Chocolate milk. — Cooper Freeman, ABS, Kindergarten

Comments

  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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