The Jump

070816_1by Nathan, Age 11

Where I live there has always been something we called, ‘The Jump’. It is a gigantic drop off the edge of a cliff. No one knew what was really down there. You see, we live on a planet called Roko Republica. It is all kids. No adults. If you’re interested in finding out if we die… we don’t die. We are all immortal. However, none of us dared to leap off that cliff. All we could see was darkness below. Nothing else. Nobody had ever gone near the cliff except Neal Phileas. He had always been a daredevil and a troublemaker, so no one was surprised when he jumped. Of course, he was never seen again. No one even heard the thud when he landed at the bottom, if there was one. As I said, no one knew what was down there, until one day… Continue reading

Bogart’s People Show #1

030816_1This is a classic interview, originally televised January ’07!

Bogart: Good evening folks! I’m Bogart D. Richards III and I’m your host. Welcome to the very first ‘Bogart and the Interesting People Show!’ A little later on we’ll have an exclusive interview with hockey veteran Mr. Martin Gélinas. Right now we’re going to read some letters from you, our viewers. Let me just see how many letters we have…. One? Well, I guess that’s not bad for our first show. Maybe next time we’ll have two. Heh, heh. Okay, let’s see what our lucky fan has to say. Ahem:

“Dear Bogart,

Congratulations getting your own talk show. I always knew you had it in you. Although now you’re so busy, we don’t get to see you much anymore. Just give us a call once in a while. It wouldn’t hurt you to pick up the phone! P.S. Will you be home for your Dad’s birthday?” Love, Mom

B: Aha, well. That’s our first, uhm, letter. How… interesting. No other letters? Just the one, Quidge?

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Point Shot #1

010816_2For all you who don’t know how the plus-minus works, players who are on the ice when their team scores, receive a plus. Players who are on the ice when their team gets scored on, receive a minus. What I don’t understand is how come players who are in the penalty box when their team gets scored, don’t receive a minus? And how come a player who draws a penalty which their team scores on, does not earn a plus? Those players are a key reason why their team scored, or was scored against. Isn’t that what the plus-minus is all about?

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Hammy the Hamster

290716_2Here is an excerpt from the true stories in ‘Lessons Learned When We Were You,’ found in Issue #55 of BAZOOF! Check this out!

“We needed a new sofa so my parents bought a second-hand one that seemed like a good fit. While watching TV later that evening, we heard some scratching noises. My mom thought it was mice. Dad followed the sound and removed a board from the back of the sofa. Continue reading

Bumble Bee Craft

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Here’s a something fun to make out of a toilet paper roll and an old sock!

What You Need!

  • toilet paper roll
  • yellow and orange construction paper (or what you have)
  • black felt marker, crayon or black construction paper
  • 2 black pipe cleaners
  • old black sock
  • another old sock
  • buttons, beads, googly eyes or other
  • glue stick and/or hot glue (with an adult’s assistance)

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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.
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Hanging Out!

julia_tsegaLooking for some ideas of what to do with your friends? Girls between the ages of 7-12 years told B! what they like to do or think is boring when they are ‘hanging out’ with their friends. Check it out!

Ages 7-8

Favorite Activities

  • play with my toys or make stuff for each other like fire crackers out of wrapping paper – Danika
  • play in the backyard on the trampoline or swim in my friend’s pool – Zoe
  • play tag outside and make snow forts – Raquel
  • play ‘teenagers’ or ‘house,’ play on the computer, watch our favorite TV shows or have a cartwheel and handstand contest – Raquel
  • play board games, tag, or have a pizza and a movie night on Fridays – Emily
  • dress up, put on music and sing & dance, or help my mom bake – Tsega
  • jump rope, dolls, watch movies, paint and play cards – Tessa

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What’s Different? #2

See if you can find 15 differences between the first drawing and the second? Try to not look at the answers at the bottom of the screen until you think you’ve found them all!

Drawing 1

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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

Peace in Our School

school_big“Play with someone new in your class to be nice.” James

“Smile at people.” Savannah

“Let a friend go first.” Raye

“Never say you hate people.” Rylan

“Not bragging if your team won.” Tristan

“Teach people about God.” Alyssa

“Show kindness to others.” Noah

“Lend stuff to people.” Divine

“Don’t say bad words.” Rachel

“Help people when they get picked on.” Hayley

“Don’t say mean things about other people.” Justin

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