Dusk, Shadow & Shade

“My name is Corina and these are my degus! Their names are Dusk, Shadow and Shade. I got them when I was 10 years old. I was looking for a long time for the pet that was right for me. When I first saw the degus, I fell in love with them! I put them in a big cage that my dad made for them.

Degus are very social animals. That is why if you are thinking of getting one, you should get a few of them because they like to be with other degus. They are very playful and curious.

My degus all have different personalities. Dusk is calm. Shadow is calm at times and hyper at other times. Shade is hyper ALL the time. Continue reading

It’s a New Year! #73

Update on the arrival of this issue: With holiday closures along with COVID restraints, this issue was mailed as of January 14, 2021. The digital version is available NOW if you are a current or new subscriber. Here are the instructions for viewing or downloading it through your subscriber account.

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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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Soccer is the Best!

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.

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No School

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.”

We are avid readers and are currently finishing the Harry Potter series.
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