Gareth at Rapa Nui

I’m Gareth, the Unusual Duck-Billed Platypus, on another adventure around the world. This time I’m off to Rapa Nui, or as it’s also known: Easter Island! This tiny and remote island has a fascinating history. Oh, and there’s these big stone heads called moai all over the place!

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Virtual Video Games

by Jon, Age 11

If virtual video games were real, they would probably sell in a heartbeat because they would change video gaming for the world. Parents would no longer tell their children that they were playing too many games. How is this possible? These ‘first-person’ video games would be available with a virtual console, there would be racing games and online role-playing video games in which a very large number of people participate simultaneously. If you had all of that in a virtual first-person game, you would be resting your body while you were playing instead of staring at a television all day. You would be in a completely virtual world! Continue reading

Spring Time! #74

Update on the arrival of this issue: Hello all you BAZOOFers out there! Issue #74 was mailed out on March 24th.

We’re are now visiting the neighbourhood of Midtown. It’s a buzzing neighbourhood with lots going on! For example, when you visit the Midtown Public Library, you’ll get to read the youth stories about a sloth and another about a very unusual mummy roaming the town!

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It’s a New Year! #73

In the Wellington neighbourhood at Pete’s Pet Palace, there are two very interesting dogs you’ll get to meet. The first one is a super dog named Tetris! She has been specially trained to find bed bugs. Tetris and her handler work together to help families and businesses find and remove bed bugs. They keep very busy! Learn some very interesting facts about bed bugs and watch a video of Tetris on the job!

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Tom Gets the Axe!

by Levi, Age 10

Tom was a turkey. He lived a nice quiet life, on a nice quiet farm. Tom wasn’t smart, and he wasn’t dumb. But he, and all the turkeys on the farm, had a BIG problem—The Farmer! You see, the turkeys worshiped the farmer. Stupidly, they thought he was a kind loving person who loved all turkeys. The only true thing about what the turkeys thought, was that he LOVED turkey! The kind you put on a plate. Sadly, the turkeys were completely oblivious to the farmer’s secret. Continue reading

Bats, Kites & Sara

Bats are so interesting! In this photo, you see some fruit bats hanging upside down for a nap, with their wings wrapped around themselves like a cozy blanket. Their furry heads are sticking out the bottom with those signature pointed ears!

What is also very interesting is Sara’s poem about a bat, who not only likes to hang upside down but spend his night hours flying a kite! Take a read!

Ricky the Bat Flies a Kite

By Sara, Age 12

One cold winter in the middle of the night,
Ricky, the Bat, was flying his kite.

It flew higher and higher in the frozen winter air,
it pretended to be flying at a nighttime country fair.

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Poems by Silas

In BAZOOF! Issue #72, Silas (Age 12) had his poem Tree published. Here are a few of his other poems to enjoy!

Desert

Your golden hills roll under the sky
And the sand glitters in the glowing light
Clouds pass and wave goodbye
The ground shining, nearly white
Then I leave, forgotten footsteps
And wander through the night

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The Happy Planner

Classic Student Box KitCool to be Kind

The Cool to Be Kind Classic Student Planner Box Kit features a wide variety of accessories, positive quotes and sayings, bright colors and a vertical layout. Use this perfect starter kit with cute, matching accessories to add a daily dose of inspiration while watching your productivity and organization soar!

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Rohin’s PC Build

Rohin Mukherjee is a 10 year old Grade 5 student in the Gifted Program at Lanor Junior Middle School in Toronto. Some three years ago, he had built a small Robot with Arduino, and a couple of years ago, he had Coded a Video Game in Visual Basic.

In April, 2020, unable to attend school due to the pandemic, he built a PC from scratch. While he is thrilled with the attention after building his second PC, he is more keen on offering his skills to assist Seniors and technologically-challenged folks in the vicinity, and formulating an approach to do the same.

Currently, Rohin is reading ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho, and trying to grasp the nuances of ‘Outliers’ by Malcolm Gladwell. He emphasizes that he is not remotely a ‘nerd’; and in his free time, loves to administer hugs to humans and dogs, indulges in gaming, skateboarding, playing tennis with his dad, and binging on TV shows.     

Check out BAZOOF!’s new YouTube channel featuring Rohin’s accomplishment!

Fab Fall ’20

Hello readers! It’s fall in the neighbourhood of Wellington, and readers will be entering Wellington Elementary to meet Mr. Jingles and be a part of his tech lab. And there is an earthling visiting the students via the classroom astrogazer! Find out who he is and what he did!

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