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Where Were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?

Where Were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?

Arvind Gajraj, 11, Valley Stream

August 13, 2020

     “Where Were the Seven Ancient Wonders of the Ancient World?” by Yona Zeldis McDonough is a great informational read. It goes through each wonder with fascinating detail. The seven wonders, the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Stat...

Virtual Helicopter Tour of New York City Landmarks

Virtual Helicopter Tour of New York City Landmarks

Makenzie McLain, 9, Valley Stream

June 11, 2020

I took a virtual field trip to visit important New York City landmarks. The field trip started off by virtually stepping into a helicopter and waiting to take flight into the sunny, blue skies above New York City. As I was wondering what to expect, I realized that my helicopter was moving. I looked out the si...

White Bird

White Bird

Alexa Joy Kosinski, 12, Valley Stream

June 11, 2020

“White Bird” is an amazing book written by J. Palacio, who also wrote the New York Times best seller, “Wonder.” Now I’m sure everyone has at least heard of “Wonder,” the inspirational story about a boy named August who looks different from others but manages to find his way and do things ...

Thanking Essential Workers

Thanking Essential Workers

Makenzie McLain, 9, Valley Stream

June 9, 2020

While you sit at home with your family, do you ever wonder about the people that are still working during these tough times? I know I do. Do you ever wonder how you could thank them? Well if so, then this blog is recommended for you.  One way to thank the essential workers is probably something you...

💖Social Distancing💖

💖Social Distancing💖

Gabriela Gonzalez, 11, Valley Stream

June 2, 2020

How are you all doing? I am keeping busy during quarantine and I will share some suggestions about what you can do to stay safe but still have fun.  First, I try to keep to a schedule. I wake up at 7:00am on weekdays, and get ready to work by 8:00am so it's like I’m going to school. I always f...

How I Deal With Quarantine Boredom

How I Deal With Quarantine Boredom

Alicia Tritschler, 11, Valley Stream

May 26, 2020

If you're anything like me, you're losing your mind right now.  You've done everything you can and more and you’re bored again.  But there are a few things that can keep you sane, while insanely bored.  The first thing that comes to my mind is playing outside.   When I am outside, I like to go...

Activities During Quarantine

Activities During Quarantine

Aleeza Akhatar, 12, Valley Stream

May 21, 2020

Quarantine has been hard on us all, and it’s affected our daily lifestyle. Since we have so much time on our hands now, it’s almost impossible to know what to do with the spare time. But, with a positive mindset, it’s easy to find an activity to do. I have been trying many, many activities, to find ...

Headspace

Headspace

Maja Papandrea, 10, Valley Stream

May 12, 2020

If you’ve ever found yourself in a tough situation or just wanted to be more mindful, I recommend Headspace to you. I got introduced to Headspace while I was on a plane to Poland. I was a little bit bored, so I decided to check out the screen attached to the seat in front of me. I explored the scr...

Max Tilt -Enter the Core

Max Tilt -Enter the Core

Arvind Gajraj, 10, Valley Stream

May 7, 2020

In “Max Tilt: Enter the Core,” the third edition of the Max Tilt series, things get even wilder! In this book, Max’s friend (that he thought he could trust), Bitsy Niemand, stole the vials of enchanted water. Max, Bitsy and Max's Canadian cousin, Alex, went many leagues under the sea to get those vi...

The Quarantine Chronicle

The Quarantine Chronicle

Arvind Gajraj, 10, Valley Stream

May 7, 2020

For those who do not know what quarantine is, you are at your house or apartment, are bored out of your mind, sitting on a computer or other electronic device, and finally admitting that you would rather be at school with your friends. If you know what that feels like, you are stuck like me. Every da...

School Using Paper and Pen Is Better

School Using Paper and Pen Is Better

Ahmed Riaz, 9, Commack

May 5, 2020

Hi, my name is Ahmed and I am here to tell you about my experience with social distancing. So lets talk about how this outbreak started. According to the news, it came from a city called Wuhan, which is in China. When it started to affect people here in the United States, people began panic shopping...

Pixar’s “Onward” Review

Pixar's

Nathan Clarke, 10, Commack

April 28, 2020

I really enjoyed Pixar's latest release, "Onward." The movie is about two elf brothers who live in a world with all sorts of mythical creatures. The younger brother, Ian, voiced by Tom Holland, is celebrating his 16th birthday. His mom surprises him with a gift from his dad, who got sick and died before...

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