My name is Genevieve and I’m 10 years old. My dream animal is a horse. I have a friend that I go riding out on trails with. I ride an Appaloosa Draft Horse named Blue, because he has blue eyes. When he’s having a lot of fun he will buck a little. I am not a professional rider, but I can ride western and bareback. My friend rides a Quarter Horse Paint named Brandi.
When we are going for a ride, we first brush the horses and then saddle them up. We make sure the girth is tight enough and that we have the chin strap on. Then we clean their feet, being very careful not to cut out their frog. Then we stretch them by grabbing their hooves and pulling them forward. We get our friend to give us a foot-up on our horses. We get them ready for their big ride by trotting around in the corral to warm them up. Then we go trail-riding. Continue reading
by Lydia, Age 13
Really, what is caring? What is inside us that makes us want to care or feel a way towards someone or something? Caring means a lot of things to a lot of different people. To me, caring is a necessity in life and can not be bargained by one. Caring requires presence and attention. Continue reading
by Louis Sachar
“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong.”
This saying by Francesa Peicler, describes the book titled Holes, and how people aren’t afraid to show attitude or do or say what they feel. This is demonstrated by Zero listening to everyone calling him stupid. Out of no where, he shows attitude and strikes Mr. Pendanski on the side of the head and runs away into the large wasteland. Everyone shows attitude once in a while, sometimes it’s because people mistreat you or your friend.
Kind of like Stanley’s situation when he got angry because everyone made Zero run away. Stanley took charge by stealing Mr. Sir’s water truck to go find Zero. Louis Sachar demonstrated that some people control how they feel by deciding what they let bother them. Review by Carissa, Age 12 Continue reading
I’m Gareth, the Unusual Duck-Billed Playtypus, 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!
“My name is Corina. I’m 10 years old and these are my degus! Their names are Dusk, Shadow and Shade. I got them a couple of months ago. I have been looking for a long time for the pet that is 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
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