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 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.
In BAZOOF! Issue #72, Silas (Age 12) had his poem Tree published. Here are a few of his other poems to enjoy!
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
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!
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!
Hello readers! The fall issue of BAZOOF! was the mailed October 15th. Unfortunately COVID is still affecting delivery times, so expect delays before it arrives!
What makes this issue extra special? 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!
In issue #71 of BAZOOF!, the campers at Camp Galoopa participated in a soccer clinic led by youth leaders, Rolando, Juan and Gustavo. Here is more of their comments!
Top 5 reasons why soccer is the best team sport ever!
By Juan, Age 15
1. Everyone loves it
Everyone loves to either watch or play soccer. It is a team sport that requires a plan and lots of talent and skill. Soccer is one of those sports where you need to learn how to communicate and score as many goals as you can.
Saranya and Sarvani, Age 9, appear in the latest issue of BAZOOF! with their comments on Page 7 (B! Mail) and photo on Page 31 (Oay’s Bulletin Board). They share how they’ve been keeping busy at home during this pandemic.
“During COVID 19, our school has been closed but that hasn’t stopped us from learning and having fun. We are active with our choir and continue singing lessons virtually and learning new things.”
Update for Timing: Camp Galoopa is back this summer! Due to COVID-19, delays are expected for mailing. But fingers crossed the delay isn’t too long with the readers needing extra activities this summer. Anticipated mail date: July 21st (please return for updates)
This issue is filled with extra activities and hands-on fun for readers heading to Camp Galoopa for a 7-day adventure in the mountains. Once the bus arrives to camp, the welcome station is there to check your registration and then assign youth to a cabin. Find out what is inside your Survival Fun Pack this year!
Day 2, you get to make a craft at the Moose Shelter, an idea that came from Ariela, Age 12. You’ll find a clip-off section that has a fruit game, and then check-off to see all the different coloured fruit you can eat this summer!
Day 3 is Camp Galoopa’s Spaghetti and Meatballs board game, followed by a dragon story read by the campfire the next day.
If you like sports, Day 6 divides campers to do soccer clinics with Rolando, Gustavo and Juan. Also, in the evening you’ll be trying out your dance moves on the stage after having some instruction by Aiden, Age 11.
And Ninja Bob is back for his next episode, this time readers will get to meet his kids. See what they’re up to.
Here is a list of submissions from youth you’ll find in this issue (other than drawings on Oay’s page): Saranya @ Sarvani (Age 9) letter and photo Anika (Age 12) poem Lucas (Age 12) poem Ariela (Age 12) drawing & craft idea Ivana (Age 12) true story Lola (Age 12) true story Mahya (Age 11) true story Cassidy (Age 17) short story Aiden (Age 11) dance write-up Rolando (Age 15) sport write-up Sam (Age 10) poem Tvisha (Age 10) poem Norah (Age 11) pet write-up Graham (Age 11) fake news Vincent (Age 10) fake news Raghav (Age 12) poem Ainsley (Age 12) poem Julia (Age 11) poem Grace (Age 8) poem
All this and much more in this exciting summer issue!
The Fall issue #72 is out next and mailed October 1’st. Don’t miss it by getting on the subscriber list early. Subscribe NOW!
“I created this poem because at school we were told to write a poem of a childhood memory, and this is a time that I went to a water park as a kid.”
The sun is beating down My skin feels hot I want to get in the water right away The slide in front of me looks like a skyscraper It is so tempting But so scary As I walk up the stairs Butterflies in my stomach I am holding the tube Shaking my hands off