Teacher Interview

“The point of this interview is to understand what a teacher’s point of view is to teach.” Landen, Age 14

Landen: What is it like being a teacher? Is it fun, exciting, stressful?

Teacher: The job can be stressful and can be fun. In my mind, the job part of it is knowing your subject area that you are teaching so you can effectively convey the materials to students in the way they understand. The fun part is how you go about that. I’m almost at 30 years of teaching now and I kinda look forward to it, getting up, coming to school, interacting with the students. It’s fun. Continue reading

Camp Galoopa #63

It’s time to hop on the bus and head to the mountains to enjoy Camp Galoopa—space-style!

When you get there, you register, get your Camp Galoopa Survival Fun Pack, then find out which cabin you’ll be staying in. While you are at camp, be sure to write in your mind-reader journal to save all the memories you’ll be making. When you hear the GONG, head to the Moose Shelter to make a baby bird craft out of a pine cone. Continue reading

Name-a-Jub

ABAJUB is a new digi-mag about space creatures. These space creatures are called Jubs, and every Jub’s name starts with the letter ‘J’.  This particular Jub has no name yet and he’ll be introduced in the next issue. To learn more about ABAJUB, visit here!


What do you think his name could be?

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Jub School

In the new digi-mag ABAJUB, there is a story series called Earth to Jorb. Jorb is a Jub. And what is a Jub? Jubs are space creatures that live in tunnels and caverns below Planet GLAK. To learn more about ABAJUB, visit here! Jubs don’t have arms but they can do a lot with their big jaws. Their feet and legs are also flexible like a monkey and their heads can move like a bird. In the next episode, the young Jubs will be attending Jub school. A question you could answer to help you think of what Jub school would be like, might be:

  • How might their classroom be set up?
  • What do they learn in Jub school?
  • How does their teacher instruct them?
  • Do they have recess or gym? If so, what would that be like?
  • Any other ideas you might want to mention…

What do you think Jub school would be like?

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What’s Jorb Thinking?

This is Jorb, a young Jub running through the tunnels of his underground home. Jorb has an adventurous mind and loves to run and explore. To learn more about ABAJUB, visit here!


What do you think Jorb is thinking?

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My Crazy Aunt

260716_3My crazy aunt wears a funky dress.
She always dares me.
For pets she has a monkey
and a fish that talks.
My crazy aunt is very lazy.
She has a friend who is crabby.
I call her Big Loud Abby.
My crazy aunt has a wig. Continue reading

Should’ve Learned the First Time

red_ridinghoodby Camille Atebe, Illustrated by Jess Olsen

Chapter 1

Little Red Riding Hood walked home through the woods wearily, her beautiful red cloak matted and sticky with wolf saliva. She had had a rough day, as anyone familiar with her story well knows. Her empty picnic basket knocked against her knees as she walked, and her fist clenched the bunch of flowers she had picked for her Granny, now withered and limp (not her Granny, the flowers. Although, come to think of it, her Granny was looking a little withered and limp too, after the day she’d had.) Red finally reached her own front door and pushed it open. There in the front entrance stood her mother, arms crossed, mouth pursed with disapproval, eyes blazing. Uh-oh, thought Red.

Of course Red got in trouble. She was horribly late, and hadn’t called. The fact that the Big Bad Wolf had eaten the phone did not absolve her, since it was her fault that the Big Bad Wolf was in Granny’s house in the first place. Red’s mom sent Red’s dad out to make sure Granny was okay (she was) and yelled at Red quite extensively. Continue reading

Boombox Mystery

It was an ordinary Monday evening. Courtney had eaten supper and was on her way to dance class. When she got there, she saw her dance teacher, Tracy. Tracy was a super energetic person and Courtney had been taking her dance classes for two years.  It had never been boring, especially not tonight, as you will soon discover!

“Hi, Tracy. How are you today?” asked Courtney.

“I’m a little confused,” replied Tracy. Continue reading

Click! Click!

tv_3…shoved it in a blender and pressed liquefy. I tossed my homework aside for the time being, and settled myself in front of the television—determined to rid my brain of anything useful it had learned during the day.

It took me several minutes to find the remote. I finally located it shoved between pizza boxes in the bottom corner of our fridge. (We have the most organized family.) Triumphantly, with remote in hand, I made my way to the disgusting dust lump my mother likes to call a sofa. Settling myself in the most comfortable position I could find, I raised the remote to the TV. Continue reading

My Muslim Life

by Abdulrahman, Age 12

I am not the person some people think I am. I can be thought of as a bad person because I am a Muslim. There are a lot of Muslims around the world. In fact, almost a quarter of earth’s population is Muslim, most living in the Middle East and North Africa*. We shouldn’t judge people by their looks or religion. Continue reading