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Fidget Spinners

Megan Firnstein, 11, Rochester
May 16, 2017
Filed under Blogs, Western New York

Fidget Spinners- What’s your opinion? Fidget spinners have become the new “need.” Kids are pulling their parents from Wegmans to Target to Walmart just to get a fidget spinner. Fidget spinners were originally made to help kids who have a hard time focusing. Fidget spinners also help the need...

The best lunch story

Adriana Fedele, 11, Rochester
May 9, 2017
Filed under Blogs, Western New York

I think we can make the school cafeteria more like home buy talking about how people’s days were so far and what they’re going to do later. I think that we should make the noise level quieter I think we can still talk but lower the noise level. Similarity’s from home to school we eat lunch with a...

Bounce

Bounce

Nicholas Simone, 9, Valley Stream
March 21, 2017
Filed under Blogs, Long Island

When I opened the door to Bounce I knew it was going to be awesome. In fact, it was. If you want to go on the bounce station you need to buy special socks that have grips and are safe to use with the trampolines. There are multiple sections to bounce in. There is basketball, dodgeball, a ball pit...

Fun Snowy Day

Sean Michalek, 11, Clifton Park
February 14, 2017
Filed under Blogs, Capital District

I LOVE SNOW DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!! When my mom came into my room and told me it was a snow day. the first thing I asked is "can I go sledding today! " and then I went back to sleep for 1 hour and played video games.  When I went sledding I took some videos and I'm going to upload them some time. Go check...

Kalahari Waterpark

Kalahari Waterpark

Patrick Biondolillo, 9, Valley Stream
January 17, 2017
Filed under Blogs, Long Island

In the summer of 2016, I went to an indoor waterpark called Kalahari. I went to the one located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. There are other locations too. It is not too far away. It took us about two hours to get there from Valley Stream. Even before you go inside the building, you can...

Animal Jam and new updates

Animal Jam and new updates

Simar Bedi, 9, Valley Stream
December 20, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Long Island

"Animal Jam" is a fun, safe online game from National Geographic that teaches you while you are playing. There are parties, games, and so much more! "Animal Jam" gives you fun facts about animals, plants, and things that happen in nature. "Animal Jam" has a lot of mini games that are filled with puzzles...

Times Square

Times Square

Alex Genao, 9, Valley Stream
December 20, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Long Island

I love Times Square. I recently went to Times Square for my mom’s birthday. There were a lot of amazing things to do and see. There were many huge electronic billboards. There were so many of those billboards that they light up the whole street. There are places to eat such as McDonalds and...

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Joey Shipley, 10, Valley Stream
December 19, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Long Island

Have you ever seen the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting? There are singers like Tony Bennett, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, and Pentatonix singing Christmas Carols and sometimes people sing along. At the end, they light a very huge Christmas tree and everyone is very excited (and happy). This...

Hershey Park

Hershey Park

Bahrija Radoncic, 9, Valley Stream
December 19, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Long Island

Hershey Park, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, is a great family getaway. Hershey Park is open for the spring, summer, fall, and some of the winter; but, I think the most fun time to go is in the summer. One of the rides was called Sky Rush. Sky Rush has a huge drop. This is a metal ride. To go on Sky Rush...

Rocking Horse Ranch Family Resort

Rocking Horse Ranch Family Resort

Bethany Kosinski, 10, Valley Stream
May 3, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Long Island

Recently, while there was still some snow still on the ground, I went to the Rocking Horse Ranch Family Resort, which is in Highland, with my family. When we first got there, we went snow tubing. We took a giant tube, and went up a ski lift to the top of the hill. The tubes went really fast, and ther...

Distinctive Dolls

Distinctive Dolls

Alexis deSuze, 9, Valley Stream
January 26, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Long Island

If you or your friends like dolls, you can find out what dolls you would like to have for yourself or to get for your friends. One kind of doll that you (or your friends) might like are Barbie dolls. These dolls are fun for you to play with, because there are many different dolls that you can get...

South Sudan

Alyssa Hackett, 11, Rochester
November 16, 2015
Filed under Blogs

BOOM! BOOM! Do you hear that? That is the sound of bombs in South Sudan. There is a huge battle between the Dinka and Nuer tribes in Africa. On top of all of that fighting to the second Sudanese civil war is still going on! The Dinka The Dinka tribe is a tribe that comes from South Sudan. They have...

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