My Trip to New York City

Recently, my friend Tyler and I went to New York City, and I am going to tell you all about it.

 

Flight times and dates: 9/18/16 TYS to NYC the trip was two hours and 11 minutes.

First, when we got off the plane we went to Carlton Hotel to check in. I had gotten air sickness on the plane so we decided to stay back at the hotel instead of going to the activities.

The next day, we rented a car. Tyler and I went to the Statue of Liberty, where we saw some guy jump off the island into the water. After that, we went to Escape the Room NYC. Tyler and I choose the wrong key, so it took us another half hour to finally get the right one. We wanted to see the 9/11 Memorial. We thought it was sad because we both thought about the how many people lost their lives. At 10:00 we went to the Empire State building it took us about an hour to get to the top, because we took the stairs just for fun and exercise. At 11:00 we went to Brooklyn Diner, where we both ordered Cheese burgers for breakfast. Tyler got a sweet tea and I got a Pepsi. When we received our drinks the waiter spilt the Pepsi on me. We went back to the hotel so I could change clothes. At 11:45 we went to the Museum of the City of New York. We took a guided tour around the museum. After that, we went to the hotel to play in the game room. Tyler beat me in a racing game. We went back up to the room and ordered a pizza for lunch at 2:00. We received our pizza at 2:30. At 3:00 we went to walk around NYC for a while. At 5:00 we went back to the hotel to rest. By 6:00 we ordered dinner from 99 Miles to Philly. We got our food at 6:30. We ate and watched TV. Later we went to bed.

On our final day, we went to the top statue of liberty, before we went to the airport for our 1:00 flight. It was really cool but extremely high up; however, you get an amazing view of the city. It was then time to leave. We went to the airport where Tyler and I split up, because he was going back to Tennessee and I was going to London.

That was all about my trip to New York City. You should consider going there sometime. Expect another article about my trip to London.

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My Trip to the Great Barrier Reef

I had an amazing time on my trip to the Great Barrier reef. I went with my best friend Brooke. We got on the last flight to the reef and it felt like it would never end. Finally I felt the plane hit the ground. Brooke was still asleep until we hit a huge bump. She shot straight up and said ” Emily were are we” ,and I said we were in Australia. As soon as we got off the plane we went to eat at this place called IN- N-Outburger. I ate a cheeseburger and fries with a strawberry milkshake. I was so full I felt like I was going to puke. Then we went to the hotel. I was so sleepy that when my head hit the pillow I was asleep! The next morning we woke up and went to the taxi in the front of the hotel. The taxi guy drove us to the Great Barrier reef. I was so nervous because the guy almost ran over a kangaroo! I was so happy when we got to the scuba diving place. There were so many incredible creatures! It was so beautiful in the water. I was so happy because I saw my most favorite animal the see turtle. The water was so warm it felt like bath water. I was kind of sad because I did not see that much coral. I had so much fun I did not want to leave! Unfortunately Brooke saw a shark and she was really scared. Before we left I ask our tour guide why the reef did not have as much coral. He said that the coral was in danger it was dying out because the warm water made the coral beech.  When we left we were so tired. When I got in bed I went to sleep. The next day we had to go home sadly. It took so long to get home ,but when I set foot in America I was so happy!

 

BY: Emily Royston

My Trip to Italy

I had an amazing trip to Italy. The flight felt like it would never end. When we landed I was so happy! The first thing I did with my class was went to eat at a pizzeria called Todisco. I was so full after we ate. Bryson ate so much pizza he threw up pizza. After that we went to our hotel but, it turned out that when we booked our rooms the hotel was already booked. The good thing was the hotel had one tiny room left. Everyone had to sleep on the floor except Mr. Lewis he got the tiny bed. It was so uncomfortable. Olivia’s foot was in my

face. When I woke up that next morning everyone left me! I was so mad! I went down stairs and everyone was eating breakfast. It was so good I ate this thing called a fette biscottate. After we had ate breakfast we went to the village Pompeii. I learned a lot of interesting facts about Pompeii. We walked on cobble stone streets. I almost twisted my ankle but I was fine. We went to look at Mount. Vesuvius and the crater. The rope had a sign on it that said keep of. Of course Logan did no listen he fell in. Luckily he caught on a rock. Then he slipped and fell. We had so much fun on our trip. I am so excited to go on another.

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Second Grade Resignation Letters

Second grade enrichment wrote resignation letters officially resigning from second grade and moving on to third grade.

Dear Mrs. Raper,

I am resigning my position as a 2nd grader. I have decided to move on to 3rd grade. Thank you for teaching me about planets. I feel that 3rd grade will teach me even more science! Thank you for being my teacher.

Your Former Student,

Eli Neblett

 

Dear Mrs. Raper,

I am resigning my position as a 2nd grader. I have decided to move on to 3rd grade. Thank you for teaching me about my favorite thing, Math. I feel that 3rd grade will be harder. Thank you for being my teacher.

Your Former Student,

Brayden Bonderczuk

 

Dear Mrs. Raper,

I am resigning my position as a 2nd grader. I have decided to move on to 3rd grade. Thank you for teaching me math and science. I feel that 3rd grade will be hard. Thank you for being my teacher.

Your Former Student,

Madison Cook

 

Dear Mrs. Etters,

I am resigning my position as a 2nd grader. I have decided to move on to 3rd grade. Thank you for teaching me subtracting with regrouping. I feel that 3rd grade is going to help me learn multiplication tables and science. Thank you for being my teacher.

Your Former Student,

Bryce Annis

 

Dear Mrs. Etters,

I am resigning my position as a 2nd grader. I have decided to move on to 3rd grade. Thank you for teaching me how to subtract with regrouping. I feel that 3rd grade will teach me about the planets. Thank you for being my teacher.

Your Former Student,

Jessa Kirby

 

Dear Mrs. Raper,

I am resigning my position as a 2nd grader. I have decided to move on to 3rd grade. Thank you for teaching me how to count money. I feeel that 3rd grade will teach me multiplication tables. I will miss you!

Your Former Student

Kyra Hickman-Smith

 

Dear Mrs. Raper,

I am resigning my position as a second grader. I have decided to move on to 3rd grade. Thank you for teaching me how to do fractions. I feel that 3rd grade will teach me how to write in cursive. I will miss you!

Your Former Student,

London Trent

 

Dear Mrs. Raper,

I am resigning my position in 2nd grade. I have decided to move on to 3rd grade. Thank you for teaching me to subtract and to add. I feel that 3rd grade will teach me to write my name in cursive. Thank you for being my teacher.

Your Former Student,

Kaiden Collins

 

Dear Mrs. Raper,

I am resigning my position as a 2nd grader. I have decided to move on to 3rd grade. Thank you for teaching me more about math. I feel that 3rd grade will teach me multiplication. Thank you for being my teacher.

Your Former Student,

Colton Witcher

 

Dear Mrs. Etters,

I am resigning my position as a 2nd grader. I have decided to move on to 3rd grade. Thank you for teaching me how to read . I feel that 3rd grade be a little hard. Thank you for being my teacher.

Your Former Student,

Austin Stilner

 

Dear Mrs. Etters,

I am resigning my position as a 2nd grader. I have decided to move on to 3rd grade. Thank you for teaching me math. I feel that 3rd grade will teach me science. Thank you for being my teacher.

Your Former Student ,

Jayden  Howard

 

Dear Mrs. Raper,

I am  resigning my position as a 2nd grader. I have decided to move on to 3rd grade. Thank you for teaching me how to count money. I feel that I will learn how to write in cursive . Thank you for being my teacher.

Your Former Teacher,

Emma Harrell

 

Dear Mrs. Etters,

I am resigning my position as a 2nd grader. I have decided to move on to 3rd grade. Thank you for teaching me how to tell time and to add with regrouping. I feel 3rd grade will teach me how to write cursive and how to multiply. Thank you for being my teacher.

Your Former Student,

Summer Diguls

 

 

Dear Mrs. Etters,

I am resigning as a 2nd grader. I have decided to move on to 3rd grade. Thank you for teaching me how to regroup with subtracting. I feeel that 3rd grade will teach me how to do multiplication. Thank you for being my teacher.

Your Former Student,

Abigail Harrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disco

download (1)Have you ever heard of disco?  When Disco was around people loved it!  We don’t have it now because it was specific for the 70’s.  Disco was a dance fad for the 70’s.  Disco had no certain location it was everywhere.  I call it a Disco Fever.

Disco has a lot of history.  Disco came out in the early 70’s.  Like in 71-73.  One of the first “Disco Hits” was Gloria Gaynor’s “Never Can Say Goodbye,” which was on top of the charts already way back in 1974.

Disco also has some famous people.  Tom Moulton was the inventor of the 12” disco single AND the Disco max.  Patrick Adams was the most influential writer/producer of the Disco scene.  His nickname was “The Uncrowned King of Disco” (Record World Magazine.)  Gloria Gaynor “GG” the first lady of Disco AND the queen of Disco was the first lady to ever sing Disco.

Disco also has its own culture/fashion.  “Their fashion was Polyester Bell-Bottoms  and Platform shoes, lined up outside popular clubs for a chance to enter dance floors lit with bright, pulsing lights and dance to recorded music with a pounding beat.”  Disco was the world that described the clubs, the music, the dance style, and the fashions that grew out of the scene.  A discotheque is a dance club that plays music on records, or discs, rather than having a live band.  Discotheque got their start in Paris, France during World War II (1939-45,) when France was occupied by the German army.  In an effort to control rebellious young people, the Germans made popular jazz illegal, so many French youth gathered in secret clubs to dance to recordings of the music they loved.  One of these clubs was called La Discotheque.  In the 1960’s Paris was also the home of another internationally famous discotheque, the Whiskey A Go-Go, which loaned its name to go-go boots, shorts, and white boots.  This was popular among mod women, and go-go dancers, who performed in night clubs.

Everyone loved Disco when it was around.  Disco was located everywhere. I call it a Disco Fever.

By Katie Burton

Star Wars

downloadStar Wars is a movie series that started to be released in 1977. The maker of Star Wars is George Walton Lucas, Jr. He has made 6 films but Disney will make more episodes later on.

The first film that came out was number 4, A New Hope, so it did not start with film 1. The order that the films were released in is 4,5,6,1,2,3,7. The last Star Wars, The Force Awakens, came out on Dec. 18, 2015. Finally people can watch them in order.

George Lucas made a lot of money from Star Wars. He made about $150,000 for directing. He made about $75 million from the Star Wars franchise.  George Lucas will make no money from The Force Awakens or any other future films because he sold Lucasfilms to Disney.

What has been added to the Star Wars franchise? One thing is that they are adding a Star Wars Land. They have also added two Star Wars cartoons. They are called Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars the Clone Wars. Also Disney is adding two Rouge Movies. The first Rouge Movie is between films 3 and 4. The next one is about Han Solo.

There have been 7 Star Wars movies released so far. It was popular and still is now. It was created by George Lucas. It has also improved throughout the years.
By Luke Overton