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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...

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 ...

Here in the Real World

Here in the Real World

Shreya Sharath, 11, Cohoes

May 18, 2020

Here in the Real World, written by Sara Pennypacker, is about a boy named Ware. Ware is a dreamer who loves the castles and knights of medieval times. He is never really active in the world; because he is always dreaming in his mind. One summer, he goes to live with his grandmother as his parents are work...

Blue

Blue

Maja Papandrea, 10, Valley Stream

April 28, 2020

Do you really like the color blue? If so, you’ll LOVE the exhibit “Blue!” My family and I got passes to visit The Nassau County Museum of Art, and we wanted to go. But now the museum is closed, so I took a virtual tour of the exhibit “Blue.” One reason I  really liked the exhibit is that blue ...

Coping with COVID-19

Coping with COVID-19

Shreya Sharath, 11, Cohoes

April 20, 2020

It has been 4 weeks since everyone has been working from home, non- essential businesses have been shut down and worst of all, schools have been closed. In our generation, technology and healthcare improves by the day. You would think that everyone would be happy and healthy, but now COVID- 19 has struck, a...

Coronavirus- (2020) A Life Changing Event

Coronavirus- (2020) A Life Changing Event

Risha Sen, 10, Commack

April 17, 2020

The coronavirus has affected many lives. All in various ways, like some people have to live in the hospital, some have to treat the people with the virus, some lost their jobs, some people can’t get medical help, and some people are like me - kids. How is my life you might ask? I used to compla...

Dolittle

Dolittle

Yoshua Bolante, 9, Valley Stream

February 27, 2020

The movie “Dolittle” is a fascinating story.  The movie features many animals such as Poly, a bright blue and energetic parrot,  Yoshi, the polar bear who can withstand a summer day, Chee Chee, a monkey found in Africa who is calm and peaceful, and many more! I recommend this movie for all ages because...

Wildfire

Wildfire

Nina Munafo, 11, Valley Stream

February 11, 2020

 “Wildfire” by Rodman Philbrick is about a boy named Sam, who is at a summer camp called “Camp Wabanaski.” One morning Sam woke up to the smell of smoke, the radio tuned in to Phat Freddie telling them about the ongoing fire, and the camp counselors telling the children to get their essential...

Tunnel of Bones

Tunnel of Bones

Adrianna Benjamin, 10, Valley Stream

February 5, 2020

“Tunnel of Bones” by Victoria Schwab is a book about a girl named Cassidy and her ghost friend Jacob. Jacob, Cassidy and her family  go on a trip to Paris to explore famous haunted places to see if they can find any ghosts. Cassidy has something special about her that makes her very different...

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

Giada Simone, 11, Valley Stream NY

January 29, 2020

The movie “Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker” directed by J.J. Abrams, and co-produced by J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, and Michelle Rejwan is a very intense, revealing, and appealing movie!! I am very sad to say that it might be the last movie in the series, BUT I totally suggest you watch this ...

Her Own Two Feet

Her Own Two Feet

Alicia Tritschler, 10, Valley Stream

January 14, 2020

“Her Own Two Feet” By Rebeka Uwitonze and Meredith Davis is a true story about a girl named Rebeka (yes, one of the authors) who was born with curled and twisted feet.   Rebeka lives in Rwanda, Africa so things are different there than in America. There is a big hole in a wood outhouse that is ...

Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray

Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray

Nathalie Rojas, 10, Valley Stream

January 7, 2020

“Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-proof Death Ray” by Jess Keating and Lissy Marlin is a captivating book! In the beginning of the story, Nickola Tesla, Nikki for short, is in her room with her ferret pointing a death ray at her! Let me take a step back and explain. Nikki is an inventor and loves sc...

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