May 1, 2016

From the Kids’ Kitchens

By Kaitlyn Jovell, Grade 3

By Kaitlyn Jovell, Grade 3

Apple Soup!

By Kaiya Kilbon

Grade 4

Fruit

Apple you need 6 slices

Orange you need 4 slices

Mango you need 2 slices [Read more…]

Where I’d Like to Go on My Summer Vacation

The Eiffel Tower,  by Elizabeth Parent, Grade 4

The Eiffel Tower, by Elizabeth Parent, Grade 4

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Complete the Saying…

Elephants speak louder than words. — Lincoln Falkenbush, Grade 2

Cross that bridge when it’s safe. — Christ Yodishembo, Grade 2

Cross that bridge when I am 17. — Josie Ziter, Grade 1

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“When I Was Little…”

When I was little, I didn’t even know what a letter was, but now that I’m big, I can read lots of different books. —Melia Murray, Kindergarten

When I was little, I used to cry a lot but now that I’m big, I’m not crying anymore. —Naz Tuco, Kindergarten

When I was little, I couldn’t go rock climbing because I was too scared, but now that I’m big, I can climb all the way to the top. —Brendan Hill, Kindergarten [Read more…]

Music is Important in My Life

By Hailey A. O’Brien

Grade 4

I used to think that there was only three kinds of instruments but now i realize that there are four colonies with many instruments inside those groups. Did you know that the flute is in the woodwinds group even though it’s made of metal. music in my life is important because it gives me feelings of strength, it lets go of anger , and playing an instrument helps me learn in all areas of life [Read more…]

A Gift from Two Places

 

Andrew Nguyen

Grade 4

What friends need to understand is that being a part of two cultures is challenging. Sometimes people ask what kind of rice do you eat, or what do you put on your rice? Well, I have found that the climate, food, holiday differences are tricky. [Read more…]

My Dog Has a Great Personality

Blue Bear by Trevor Cotton, Grade 9

Blue Bear by Trevor Cotton, Grade 9

By Aliyah Kimball

Grade 4

Many people don’t realize that a dog can have a great personality but I’ve come to know that my dog has a great personality. For instance he is goofy. Another reason is because he is playful and harmless. My last reason is because he is protective. [Read more…]

I Want to be a Veterinarian Nurse

Observer illustration by Celia Perkins, Grade 3 What do I want to be when I grow up? A vet.

Observer illustration by Celia Perkins, Grade 3
What do I want to be when I grow up? A vet.

By Abby Mabee
Grade 3

When I grow up I want to be a veterinarian nurse. BEVS (Burlington Emergency Veterinary Specialists) is a vet for cats, dogs, hamsters and sometimes, baby porcupines! [Read more…]

Guest Column

My Opinion on Vermont’s Sugaring

 By Hunter Durgin

Grade 8

Everybody should know about Vermont’s maple syrup industry. Maple syrup is what Vermont is known for and if you live here you need to know about this great product. People should have a basic knowledge about the process of making maple syrup. Many Vermonters are making a living off maple syrup production, many of the Vermont forests have maple trees on them, and it’s part of Vermont’s history. People should know the basics on how you tap a tree, collecting sap, and boiling sap into syrup. It is important that people know that a maple tree produces sap. Many people don’t know that it takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup. Another important fact to know is that only in the spring does the sap run from the trees. And the most important fact that everyone should know is how great Vermont maple syrup tastes.

If I Could Change One Thing About the World… [Read more…]

What Advice Would You Give Teachers for Dealing with Kids?

Observer courtesty photo Black and white photograph by Victoria Thompson, Grade 11

Observer courtesty photo
Black and white photograph by Victoria Thompson, Grade 11

By Kenize Wyman

Grade 3

Teachers try hard and we should thank them. My advice would just be stick with it. I love having you guys it helps us and gets us farther in life. I think it is hard work to do your job. It is great that you try. We love it. I can give a lot of advice so keep reading and you will see. [Read more…]