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Things we know all about in Mr. Bolger’s class

All about football

By Adrian Paliling

Grade 2

Have you ever wondered about football? Well, I know a lot about football because I play it. I have played for about three years.

Some people wonder if you need pads. Yes. sometimes you need pads when you are on a team and tackling.

People also may want to know where do you play? You can play in a park or in a field or in a back yard.

Another thing people are curious about is how you play. The way you play is the quarterback says, “Hike.” He throws or he hands off. The running back gets the hand-off. You tackle him.

What is a first down? You get four tries to score or at least go 10 yards.

How do score? You score by getting a touchdown!

In conclusion, I think I know a lot about football. In this paper, I told you about pads, about where you play, about how you play. I also told you about what a touchdown is and how you score. I hope you play football. I hope I see you play.

All about hiking

By Amrie Millette

Grade 1

Have you ever wondered about hiking? Have you ever gone hiking? Have you ever been on Mount Mansfield? Well, I know a lot about hiking and all about how you can see nature when you are hiking.

Some people don’t even know what hiking is. Hiking is a lovely thing. It’s when you walk to a mountain top.

Some people wonder what gear you need to hike. You should have

A backpack if you are hungry and you need to call somebody. And of course, it will start to get cold.

You should also have water and food if you get hungry. Especially if you are on a tall mountain.

And the last thing you might wonder is are there wild animals?

Yes there are. They are scary.

In conclusion, I know all about hiking. I explained about what hiking is, what gear you need, all about water and food, and wild animals. I hope you have fun hiking like I do.

All about biking

By Anika Zimakas

Grade 1

Have you ever wanted to know all about biking? Well, I know a lot about biking because I have been doing it for five years!!!

Some people wonder how it works. When you want to turn, you stay steady, and with the steering wheel, you twist right or left. When you want to stop, you press back on the right pedal or on the thing attached to the right steering wheel. Be careful! You can get very hurt. When you want to slow down, you push a little bit on the right pedal.

People also want to know what kind of gear you need. You need a helmet. You need a safe bike. You can be happy or sad on a bike. You usually should be happy. You need running shoes (Do not wear flip-flops. They will get stuck in your bike.) You need to have your dad or your mom if you are small.

Another thing people are curious about is, “What is the funnest thing about a bike?” You can go as fast as you want. You can get any color you want.

Last, how do you learn to not fall over? You can go fast or get a parent, and make them hold the back of the bike.

In conclusion, I explained how a bike works, what kind of gear you need, what the funnest thing is about a bike, and how you learn to not fall over.

I hope I see you on the sidewalk on your bike!

All about soccer

By Avery Howe

Grade 1

Have you ever wondered how to play soccer? Well, I know a lot about soccer because I have been doing it for five years! I just started on a team three years ago.

Some people wonder what you need to play soccer. You need open space because you need to be able to kick and dribble. You need a ball big enough to kick. You need a goal. You need someone to play with. You might need a team. You usually wear shin guards if you are playing a real game.

People also want to know, “What are the rules?” You can’t use your hands unless you are the goalie. You only use one ball. You can’t slide-tackle from the back. When the ball goes out, the other team gets the ball. You can’t block a penalty kick unless you are the goalie.

Another thing people are curious about is how to win. You need to make the most goals in a game to win. Usually, the score is something like 4-3.

In conclusion, I think I know a lot about playing soccer. I have told you what you need, what the rules are, and how you win. I hope I get to be major league soccer player when I grow up. That would be awesome!

All about dogs

By Carter Murphy

Grade 1

Have you ever wondered about dogs? I know about dogs because I have a dog. They are fun to play with.

First, what food does a dog need? Dogs need good food like healthy dog food and treats too like dog treats.

Second, how do you train your dog? Grab a treat. Then, go to Youtube and go to search for how to train your dog.

A third thing people want to know is how are dogs fun? My dog, Bear, loves to chase me.

In conclusion, I know all about dogs. I explained what a dog needs, how to train your dog, and what kind of fun you can have with your dog. I hope you have a dog too!

All about fishing

By Patrick Brady

Grade 1

Have you ever wondered about fishing? Well, I know a lot about fishing because my dad taught me and because I’ve been fishing for five years.

Some people wonder what you need to be able to fish. You need a fishing pole, you need a lure or bait, and for bait, you can use a worm.

People also want to know where you can fish. You can fish on a boat. You can fish on an island or a pond. You could fish in the ocean.

Another thing people wonder about is how to catch a fish. First you bait your hook. Then you tie the hook on. The next thing you do is tie the hook on the fishing pole. cast it out into the water. Finally, when you feel a nibble, you …wait a little bit longer to make sure you pull the hook at the right time. Like ten seconds after.

In conclusion, I know all about fishing. In this paper, I explained what you need for gear , where you can fish, and how you catch a fish. I hope I see you at Bass Pro Shops!

All about baking

By Delia Fellows

Grade 2

Have you ever wondered about baking? I know a lot about baking because my grandma loves to bake with me. We sometimes make fruitcake.

Some people ask, “Do I need special ingredients?” Well, if you are going to make a cake, you might need special ingredients like ginger.

People also want to know if you need supplies like a bowl or a fork and spoon. You might need a mixer if you are going to make cupcakes. You might need a mixer to mix up the cupcake batter.

Another thing people are curious about is how to cook cupcakes. If you are going to cook cupcakes, you need to put them in the oven and put the temperature on very, very hot. You need a big bowl. You need half a stick of butter, and melt it for twelve seconds. Then put it in the bowl. Next, you need the batter. Pour the batter in the bowl with one cup of sugar and one and a half cups of flour. Next, you need another big bowl. Put some batter in it and also one egg. The last thing you do is pour the bowl into the cupcake pan, and put it in the oven. The temperature of the over should be about 350 degrees. Cook your cupcakes for 30 minutes.

In conclusion, I know a lot about baking. In this All-About book, I told you about special ingredients, I told you about supplies, and I told you about how to mix the cupcakes, put them in the oven, and cook them.

I hope I see you at the grocery store!

All about chopping wood

By George Harris

Grade 2

Have you ever wondered about how to chop wood or what to make with wood? I know all about chopping wood because I know what tools to chop it with. You can carve a sculpture!

First, some people wonder how to chop wood. Here’s how. You swing the axe back and hit the tree.

Another thing people want to know is how to be safe. The way to be safe is to wear gear when you are chopping wood, and be careful.

Do you need gear? Yes. You need goggles, you need an axe or a chainsaw, you need your gear to be thorn-proof, and you need to get permission.

In conclusion, I know a lot about chopping wood. In this All-About article, I told you how to chop it, how to be safe, what gear to use, and what to do when an axe is not enough. I hope you can be safe when you chop wood.

All About Baking

By Hannah Daudelin

Grade 2

Have you ever wondered about baking mini-cookies? I know how to bake mini-cookies because I bake with my mom.

Some people wonder, “Do I need some supplies like a bowl and spoons?” Yes. You need a bowl to put the stuff from the bag in. You put two teaspoons of water in the the stuff from the bag. And then you mix it all together. (When I baked, I picked pink frosting for my cookies, but you can choose any frosting like red, orange, yellow, blue, green, or purple.) Then you roll it into a ball and then flatten it. Get out a cookie cutter, and cut the cookies out.

Some people also want to know how you bake them after you have mixed them. This is how you bake them: you get out your mini oven. You let it sit on your stove. Once it is hot, you put the cookies into the pan, use the spatula, and put it in until it is halfway in. Finally, you push the button on the stove.

Another thing people are curious about is how long it takes to cook the cookies. Well, that is a very good question. How long do you think you cook it? If you said six hours, that would be wrong. It is ten minutes. You can play while you are waiting.

When they are done, let ‘em cool off. When they are cooling off, you can make the frosting. I chose the lemon kind. You get out a bowl, and put the stuff from the bag into the bowl. Add two teaspoons of water into the bowl. Then mix it and let it sit, and frost it. When you are done frosting it, you can eat it! Yum! Yum!

In conclusion, I know all about baking cookies. I explained what supplies you need, like a bowl or a spoon. I explained how you bake it, and how long you cook it for. I hope you start baking soon!

All About Flag Football

By John Saladino

Grade 2

Have you ever wondered about flag football? I know all about flag football because I played it for one or two years, and my dad taught me.

Some people wonder, “What do I wear?” You need a jersey so you know what team you are on. You need cleats so you can run fast. You need flags so you don’t have to tackle.

People also want to know where you play flag football. When you play flag football you play it in a open field so you have space to run.

Another thing people are curious about is how you score. You score by making a play and your team runs to the end zone.

So, how do you play? Well, if you are a hiker, you bend over and wait for the quarterback to say, “Hike!” If you are a QB (quarterback), you say, something like “Ready, set, hike!” The hiker passes the ball to you, and you make a pass. If you are the QB, you can only make ten steps before passing.

How do you tackle in regular football? You tackle by kind-of shoving with a little bit of force. It is not a tackle until their knees touch the ground.

Don’t make a foul. A foul is when you do something illegal — like pulling on someone’s jersey.

In conclusion, I know a lot about flag football like what to wear, what you need for protective gear, how you score, and how you play. I hope you sign up for football and teach someone else if you

All About Gymnastics

By Jordyn Goodspeed

Grade 1

Have you ever wondered about gymnastics? Well, I know all about gymnastics because my mom used to be in gymnastics, and she told me about it.

Some people wonder about how to do a back handspring. To do a back handspring, you need to know how to do a backbend. Then you kick your legs over.

People also wonder if you need a leotard. Yes. You need a leotard because it will be easier to move in. A leotard also will not get you hot. It will be comfortable.

A third thing people want to know is how to do a full split. What you do is you stand up and you put your leg out.

In conclusion, I know a lot about gymnastics, like all about leotards, back handsprings, and handstands. I hope to see you at the gym!

All About Soccer

By Luke Halverson

Grade 1

Have you ever wondered about soccer? Well, I know a lot about soccer. I don’t play it on a team, but I do play it.

One thing people wonder about soccer is what kind of gear you need. You need a ball, shin guards, and elbow pads.

Another thing people want to know is do you need a team? Yes, you do. But you don’t if you are just playing with your brother.

A third thing people might want to know is how you score.

You score by kicking the ball into the net.

In conclusion, I know a lot about soccer! I explained what kind of gear you need, I explained about shin guards, being on a team, and scoring.

I hope you try soccer!

All About Skateboarding

By Myrah Ngu

Grade 2

Have you ever wondered about skateboarding and what gear you need to be safe? Well, I know a lot about it because I try to get better by practicing in my room. I practice a lot at my house.

Some people wonder what gear you need. You need a helmet and knee pads. You need a helmet because you might fall. And you need knee pads because you might fall on your knees. I think you don’t need your phone in your pocket because you should be learning to be better at skateboading. you need to pay attention to what you’re doing.

People also want to know how you don’t fall off. You need to stay on the four dots. You need to balance on the board. You need to focus on watching in front of you to not get hurt. To not fall off as a beginner, you need to have your mom or your dad help you balance so you don’t fall off.

Another thing people might wonder is how you turn. The way you turn is you need to put one foot on the end of the skateboard and push down. You drag it the way you want to go.

A fourth thing is how you jump. To jump, you just need to put both feet on the four dots, and then you jump.

In conclusion, I know some things about skateboarding. In this All-About piece, I explained how to not fall off, what gear you need, how you turn, and how you jump. being great at skateboarding. I hope you can get a skateboard and learn to skateboard too.

All About Baking Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

By Roman Wolny

Grade 2

Have you ever wondered how to bake chocolate chip banana muffins? Well, I know a lot about it because I have made a bunch of them before.

First, what do you need? You need salt, flour, eggs, baking soda, baking powder, chocolate chips, bananas, butter, sugar, an oven timer, a muffin pan, muffin cups, oil spray, a measuring cup, measuring spoons, cooking gloves, and one middle-sized bowl and one big bowl.

Second, how do you make it? You use 1 ½ cups of flour, one teaspoon of baking powder, one teaspoon of baking soda, ½ teaspoon of salt. Mix these ingredients together in the small bowl. Then, mash two bananas, ¾ cup of sugar, one egg, and ⅓ cup of melted butter. Mix these in the big bowl, and then put the mix from the little bowl into the big bowl. Mix it all together, and put the chocolate chips in last.

Third, what about temperature and time? The temperature is 350 degrees. You cook them for twenty-five minutes. Then you let them cool for a couple of minutes.

In conclusion, I know a lot about baking chocolate chip banana muffins.

I explained what you need, how to make it, what temperature you use, how long you cook for, and how long you need to let them cool. I hope sometime you will get a chance to bake a banana-chocolate-chip muffin at your house!

All About Guinea Pigs

By Samantha Boisjoli

Grade 2

Do you have a guinea pig? Because they are awesome! They are cool pets. I have a guinea pig.

What do you need to have a guinea pig? You need a cage, some hay, some food, and some bedding so your guinea pig will not be sleeping on the cold ground.

Some people wonder, “Do guinea pigs bite you?” Well, yes. After you take your guinea pig out over the cage for about fifteen minutes, she or he may bite you. It may hurt.

People wonder how often you have to clean their cage. You need to clean their cage every month, or their cage will get smelly.

Do guinea pigs need a lot of love? Yes. If they don’t get it, they will try to squeak as loud as they can.

Another question is what kind of food do they need? Guinea pigs need pellets and hay because if they don’t get it, they will very hungry. You can go to Petsmart and get something to put the hay and pellets in. You can order it online too.

How much water does the guinea pig need? Your guinea pig is going to need water or it will get thirsty. You will need a water bottle, and give it clean water every month.

Another thing people wonder is “Will Guinea pigs want to go outside in the summer?” Yes. Do not bring your Guinea pig outside in the winter. In the winter, give your Guinea pig a blanket, or it might get cold if you don’t. Then you can take the blanket and you can pick up your Guinea pig . If you do, support his or her legs. If you are nice to them, they will be nice to you back.

In conclusion, I know all about Guinea pigs. They are awesome. I have explained whether Guinea pigs bite you, what kind of food and water they need, when they can go outside, and what kind of bedding you need so your Guinea pig can be comfortable, I hope to see you at the pet store buying a Guinea pig soon!

All About Washing Your Dog

By Sierra Kenney

Grade 1

Have you ever wondered how to wash a dog? I know a lot about washing a dog because I have washed my dog a lot of times.

First, you need a towel and a bottle of shampoo. You will need some water too. And a dog.

Second, what about when it is winter? Then where do you wash your dog? When it’s winter, you wash your dog in the shower.

Third how do you get your dog in the shower? You get a treat, and you bring the treat into the shower.

Last, how do you wash your dog? Once you get your dog in the shower, you turn on the shower, and then you put the shampoo on your dog. After, you have to rinse the dog off. Then, you take your dog.

In conclusion, I know all about washing a dog. I explained what you need, where to wash your dog in the winter, how you get your dog in the shower, and how do actually wash it. I hope you know all about how to wash your dog now.

All About Soccer

By Talon Lehouiller

Grade 1

Have you ever wondered about soccer? I know a lot about it because I have played it for four years.

First, how much people do you need? You need ten on each team including a goalie. But you could just have two people play at your house. You can just pass it. I play in my yard.

Second, how do you win? You win by scoring more than the other team.

Third, do you need a friend? No. You don’t need a friend because you might get distracted. Your teammates could be your friends, though.

Fourth, what do I like about soccer. I like it because I like to kick it into the net.

Fifth, what are some other things you need? You need two coaches. You wear cleats and you wear shin guards. You need a ball. You need a goalie and players. If you bump into somebody, you can say you’re sorry.

In conclusion, I know a lot about soccer like how many people you need, how you score, and whether or not you need a friend, I hope I see you at the soccer field!

All About Building Things

By TJ Rafuse

Grade 2

Have you ever wondered about how to build things with blocks or Legos?

Well, I know a lot about that because I have used blocks and Legos before,

Some kids wonder about building. You need blocks and you can also use Legos, or you can use both. You can use any type of block.

What is something you could make? You could make a maze! Another thing I made once was a spaceship.

How many blocks do you need? You need a lot of blocks to build a house. You will need even more to build a super-tall tower.

In conclusion, I know a lot about building with Legos and blocks. I explained what kind of blocks you can use to build. I explained how you could make a maze. I also described how many blocks you need.

I hope you like to build with blocks as much as I do!

All About Soccer

By Theo Skapof

Grade 1

Have you ever wondered about soccer? I know a lot about soccer because my dad is a soccer coach. Somebody might want to know how you play, what you wear, and how you score.

How do you play? Two teams try to kick a ball into the other team’s goals. That’s a net. Whoever has the most goals wins. There are eight people on each team.

How do you score? You kick the ball past the goalie.

What do you wear? You wear cleats, shinguards, a t-shirt, and shorts.

What do I like the most about soccer? I like that I get to run around a lot. I also like that I’m using my feet to dribble.

In conclusion, I know a lot about soccer. I explained the rules, how you play, how you score, and what you wear. I hope you play soccer sometime.