The amount of pleasure
gained in assisting with our school paper is measured in many
ways by the delight we have in reading the interesting stories
written by the boys and girls, by the increased confidence shown
by the children as they advance up through the grades gaining
in the progression a better know-ledge of our English language,
and, finally, by the rejuvenating influence of the enthusiasm
of children for their pets, hobbies, and exciting experiences.
As every member of the
school staff is a coeditor of our school paper, I am sure they
will join with me in saying that it is indeed a highlight of
our school year when the first copy of our paper is printed and
we hope that the boys and girls, and the readers of our community
are as rewarded as we have been through the pleasant experiences
we have had in working with the pupils.
W. L. McNeil
GREETINGS FROM HOME AND SCHOOL
Once again I count it a privilege
to congratulate the pupils and staff of Armour Heights School
on your aggressive spirit, your courage, and your enthusiasm
in again undertaking the publication of a school paper. I am
sure the experience you gained last year will stand you in good
stead as you prepare this new edition.
We, of the Home and School Association,
are very proud of Armour Heights School - the building itself,
in that it provides an ideal setting as a place of learning and
an opportunity to make lasting friendships, the capable and under-standing
teachers, and a student body who at all times display that fine
spirit of cooperation so necessary for advancement in any field
We have followed with interest
your athletic activities and your participation in the Kiwanis
Musical Festival and we are confident that you will continue
to demonstrate your usual good sportsmanship in whatever situation
you may find yourselves.
To the Editor and his committee
may I express our appreciation of the time and effort expended
in assembling this second issue of your annual school publication.
May continued success be your
reward as you face the future with its problems. ZELDA
This is our second edition of
the Armour H.A.P.P.S. (H-Heights, A-Ashburnham, P-Peterborough,
P-Public, S-Schools. We have enjoyed very much choosing these
selections and we hope we have your approval. We also learned
such things as the writing of paragraphs, and poems and the arranging
of the items.
This year each room contributed
a separate page including their poems and stories. We hope you
like this arrangement.
We wish to thank our principal
Mr. McNeil, the teaching staff and the children who have worked
hard to make this paper possible.
Editor: Jim Reid
Hawks Barbara Tobey
OUR PRAIRIE PROVINCES Jim Reid
One of the best grain-producing
areas in the world is found in the prairies. In fact it is fast
becoming one of the leading sources of many of our products.
The first contributors
to the development of the prairies were the early explorers.
La Verandrye explored the southern prairies near Lake Manitoba
and set up trading posts while on an expedition to the Pacific.
Samuel Hearne on the way to the Coppermine River crossed northern
Manitoba. Alexander Henry explored the central regions of the
prairies and become the first Englishman to explore western Canada.
Alexander Mackenzie started his two famous explorations from
the prairies. David Thompson spent a winter near what is now
called the city of Calgary. The Nor'Westers explored a great
amount of the prairies to keep in competition with the Hudson
The explorers found the prairies level
and drained by slowly flowing rivers. The Prairie Provinces are
divided into three prairie levels. The first level is entirely
in Manitoba, the second mostly in Saskatchewan, the third is
almost all in Alberta, and the levels come to an end at the foothills
of the Rockies. The Saskatchewan River flows through all three
provinces, and comes to rest in Manitoba. Red River flows from
the south up to Lake Winnipeg almost to the lake it is joined
by the Assiniboine. Farther up north the Peace and Athabaska
Rivers drain into Lake Athabaska. The Nelson and the Churchill
to the north-east flow into Hudson Bay.
The Settlers found a typical inland
climate which in the summer is warmer and drier than in Ontario
and in the winter is colder. This is very unusual weather to
As the settlers moved
into the prairies they took various kinds of work. Outside the
cities in the southern prairies the main work is grain farming.
The chief grain is wheat, but oats, barley, rye, and flax are
also grown. Farther north there is mixed farming and the ranching
of cattle, horses, and sheep. Mining also is important to the
prairies. Copper, zinc and gold etc mined around the Churchill
and Nelson River area. Gypsum is mined between Lake Winnipeg
and Lake Winnipegosis. Gas, oil and coal
are mined in Alberta. This work plays an important part in the
The settlers built settlements
which became towns and finally cities. Winnipeg the capital of
Manitoba and the largest city in the prairies is located at the
junction of the Red end the Assiniboine Rivers. Its wheat market
is the greatest in the world and it is the greatest fur-trading
city in the world. A manufacturing centre also. Brandon situated
on the Assinaboine River thrives on its grain elevators, flour
mills and machine shops. Regina, the capital of Saskatchewan
has a large refinery, assembly plants for motor car and farm
implements. Metal-working is one of the chief industries.
Saskatoon located on the
South Saskatchewan River is the second city in Saskatchewan.
It contains elevators, flour and cereal mills, and is the centre
of the tanning industry. Edmonton is situated on the North Saskatchewan
River. The city has many large manufacturing establishments including
flour-mills, saw-mills, and meat-packing plants. Edmonton is
the gateway to Northern Alberta.
Calgary is situated on
the Bow River a tributary of the South Saskatchewan. Its manufactures
include meat-packing plants, flour mills, harness factories,
lumber-mills and brick and cement works. It also has a large
We must now look towards
the future of the Prairie Provinces. Alberta is fast becoming
a very wealthy province because of its great amount of gas and
oil. Saskatchewan and Manitoba are not far behind with their
products. Maybe some day' the prairies will be the wealthiest
in Canada. What's your opinion?
The members of the Safety Patrol are (Captain) Barbara Tice,
(Lieutenant) Don McKinnon, Jaqueline Galvin, Sharon Starr, Barbara
Tobey, Larry Hawks, Jim Guppy, Jack Watson, Bob Beggs, Roger
Hamely, Brian Neck, David Lee, Ron James, Martha Raper, Joy Elliott,
Grace Bell, Margaret Downer, and Linda Morrison.
BY BARBARA TICE
At 10:15 each Tuesday we have a patrol meeting. Our Captain
is Barbara Tice and our new secretary is Jim Guppy. The patrols
usually ask questions about how to punish a jay walker, or how
to deal with speeding cars. Mr. Anderson attends every meeting.
Constable Scott comes to several meetings and tells us when the
next patrol show is or gives us a talk of a recent accident.
We close by repeating the safety pledge. ROGER HAMLEY
A PATROL'S REWARD
In the fall when the Captain is chosen he or she can hope for
a visit to
Ottawa with one other patrol who will be chosen because of their
good work done throughout the year. We also see a free show each
month at the Paramount Theatre. The shows we see are something
like this: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewes, Westerns, Circus Shows,
Sea Shows and Jungle Stories. At our Christmas Party at the theatre
we had door prizes, refreshments, shows and on our way out we
got a little gift. Last year we got a wallet and this year we
got a pen and pencil set. We had a party for patrols on May 16
at Queen Mary School. We saw two shows and had refreshments.
There is a Patrol Picnic each year in June when we meet at Nichols
Park and have refreshments, play games and have fun. It certainly
pays to be a patrol. BY BARBARA TOBEY AND LINDA MORRISON
AT MY POST
My patrol post is at the corner of Armour Road and McFarlane
Avenue. At our school patrols only work for about ten half days
each month. I'm supposed to be on duty at 8:40 or 1:10. In the
winter the children are not to be there too early. We're not
supposed to stop cars when the road is icy and no big trucks
any time. We give tickets to the offenders and they appear in
court. I like being a patrol. BY DAVID LEE
JOHNNY JAY WALKED
On the way to School one day Johnny thought he'd be smart and
crossed the road in the middle of the block. A patrol saw him
and gave him a ticket. On the following Tuesday at 10:30 Johnny
had to come to court. As he was waiting out-side the door, he
saw other people go in and come out with a piece of paper in
their hands. Minutes later a patrol called in Johnny. When he
got in there he was told to stand in front of a table. A patrol
that was sitting behind the table told Johnny what he did wrong.
Then he answered guilty or not guilty. He said guilty and then
he was sentenced to write a poem two times. As he went out the
door, he whispered, "I'll never do that again." BY
THE SAFETY PATROL AND YOU
On the corner the Safety Patrol stands,
With sign and belt and
If you cooperate in his commands,
You will get safely home.
He will try to avoid accidents,
That happen every day,
And you can help by using sense
At home, at school, at play.
LARRY HAWK, GRADE 6, Room 1
MY TRIP TO OTTAWA - BY BARBARA TICE
On May 27 at 7 A.M. 32
patrols Constable Scott and Miss Hollingworth from Grove School
left for Ottawa. Ivan Fletcher was the driver of the bus. We
went through Norwood, Perth, Madoc, Silver Lake and many other
towns and villages. At Silver Lake we stopped for refreshments.
We arrived at Ottawa at
11:45. There we met Sergeant Drolow who looks after Ottawa patrols
and Mr. Mackay. They guided us to the Parliament Building where
we met Gordon K. Fraser. He was our host at a dinner in the House
of Commons dining room.
After dinner we went to
the mint. We saw the copper in long rolls and where they cut
the circle so that looks like a coin. A machine that stamped
them and a machine that weighed them. We went to the museum afterward
and saw the Victoria Cross and a thousand dollar bill. After
a while we went to Rockcliffe to the R.C.M.P. We went through
the stable and through a window we saw a horse jumping. We saw
some mounties having P.T. We also saw three planes land at the
R.C.A.F. Then we went back to the Parliament building to the
Peace Tower which is 293 feet in the air. On the way down we
saw the huge bells. We were in the House of Commons Chamber when
it was in session. We saw the Senate Chamber.
On the way back we stopped
at Madoc for refreshments. We arrived back at 11:45. We had a
good day in Ottawa.
GRADE I MRS. GRACIE
We had a sick friend. We sent a "Cheery Verse" TO
A SICK FRIEND
Please get better,
With my letter.
When you are well,
We visited the Dairy. We saw many new things AT THE DAIRY.
Milk, milk, we went to the dairy,
Br-r-, b-r--r, it's cold in
Caps, caps, go on the bottle tops,
Then into the case
the bottle plops.
Last Hallowe'en we made a spooky book, THE WICKED WITCH.
It was Hallowe'en.
It was very dark.
I went down the street to get some candy.
A Wicked Witch got me.
She gave me a piece of candy.
I said "I don't like this
I will throw it away.
It is poison."
But Lady Witch gave it back to me.
I threw it away again.
Witch ran after me.
I ran away into my house.
Lady Witch looked in every window.
She saw my Jack o-Lantern.
She went up on the roof.
She went down the chimney.
She fell down down into a big hot
That was the end of the Wicked Witch.
Grade 2 wrote a work song like Zeke sang in the Friends and
MY WORK SONG: Brian
Brian washes the dishes Sometimes at night,
Brian goes to school,
He gets his work all right.
MY WORK SONG: Bobby Laing
I am washing, washing my face,
I am washing, washing the dishes.
I do my face.
And I do the dishes.
GRADE I, ROOM 5, MISS LEACH
PETS AT SCHOOL: One day, a big brown dog came into our
room. He wanted to run around the room and would not go out.
Mr. Hitchins came to help us. JIMMY TINNEY.
A boy brought a turtle to the room. It had big black feet with
sharp claws on them. It had a hard shell on its back. The turtle's
little head and tail kept going into the shell. There were coloured
marks on it. ROSS JAMIESON.
George brought his dog, Buster, to school one day. Buster was
a good dog. He sat up on a chair and was very quiet. GORDON
We had two bunny rabbits come to school. One was all white.
The other was black and white.
We brought cabbage, carrots, and lettuce for them to eat. They
wiggled their noses.
The little rabbit kept
jumping out of his box and the big one chased him. -
Once a little black dog came into our room. He jumped up to
the sink. Maybe he wanted a drink. - LINDA GOLLOHER.
Another day, a cat came to school. He jumped up on the table
where the fish were. I think he wanted to eat the fish. MICHAEL
SPORT: We like to play bat and ball, down on the big playground.
The pitcher throws the ball and the boy who is batting tries
to hit it. If he hits it he runs to first base and is safe. If
he gets home safe he makes a run for his side. -
CLASS VISITS AND FIELD TRIPS:
One Friday morning in May, at nine o'clock, we went to see the
Kindergarten Rhythm Band. The leader was a good one. We thought
the program was wonderful. -
Last fall, we went up on Armour Heights. When we looked down
we saw the world. All the houses were below us. We saw lots of
trees with coloured leaves. - STUART ROBERTSON
OUR TRIP TO THE DAIRY: One sunny morning we walked to the dairy.
On the way we saw the milkman working. We saw a tree called a
weeping willow. At the dairy, we saw the milk come in, in big
cans. The milk went upstairs in big pipes. Upstairs we saw how
the milk is mixed, heated, cooled and put down through the pipes
to the bottles. We had a drink of chocolate milk. We liked our
visit to the dairy. ROOM 5, GRADE I - EXPERIENCE
STORY - PATTY
INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE STORIES:
My family went to Cobourg. We
had a picnic. A big wave came up. It almost went on our blanket.
We had to move. It was lots of fun. We gathered pretty stones
and pieces of drift wood. - TERRESSA JOHNSTONE
On Easter Sunday when I woke
up, I found three Easter baskets. I shared them with icy mother
and father. I got a chocolate bunny and a chocolate rooster,
too. - SALLY FETTES
GRADE 2 & 3, Room 6, MRS. HUTCHINS
HALLOWE'EN FUN BY Gordon King: Mr. Moore, who was one of our
visiting teachers helped us make a Hallowe'en hat. We had a play
and I was the ghost. Marlene Howard was going to be the black
cat but she got sick. Then Lorne Dinesen had to take her part.
MY FAVOURITE FILM BY Eric Yokom - III: My favourite film
was "French Canadian Children". It showed how they
make maple syrup. They were boiling the sap into syrup. Then
they put it on snow to make taffy. When the syrup was made, they
took it to town to sell it.
MY FAVOURITE FILM BY Marlene Howard: The film I liked was "The
Gray Rabbit: The baby was caught by a farmer. The farmer put
her into a doll house. She had to push with her nose to get out.
OUR TRIP TO QUAKER OATS BY Richard McConnel: We went on the
bus to the Quaker Oats factory and we saw many things. We saw
how they made and packaged Corn Flakes, Muffets and other kinds
of cereal. The muffets they put into a big oven To each one of
us they gave a box of muffets. While there we learned a great
OUR VISITORS BY Darlene Gates: Last September we had twenty
students one day. They came and watched us write, draw and work.
I liked our visitors very much.
WINTER FUN - BY Merike Madisso: At the back of the school we
had a slide. We all went down on pieces of cardboard. Once Mrs.
Hutchins tried going down it. When she came in she said that
she had had a very bumpy ride.
MY FAVOURITE FILM - BY JUDY FIELD: My favourite film was the
I liked it when Jesus went and prayed. It was nice when Jesus
and the disciples were together.
JOKE -- BY CHERIE NORRAD
When is a doctor most annoyed? Answer:
When he has no "patience".
CADET INSPECTION - by Class:
One very lovely warm spring day
From our room we decided to
We walked to the park to see the Cadet Inspection
we watched march in every direction.
JOKE - BY ERIC YOKOM
Why did the fly fly? Answer: Because
the spider spider.
3 - GRADE 2 & 3 -- MISS SPENCE LETTERS TO OUR SICK FRIENDS:
We hope you get well soon and
get back to school. At least somebody's going to write to you.
Dear Miss Leggett:
I hope you are well. Our prayer
is that you will be well soon. I pray for you every day. The
blessing of the Lord be upon you.
I hope you are feeling well,
we made an Indian, a tom-tom, and a tipi. I helped make it, too.
STORIES WE HAVE WRITTEN:
OUR CHURCH: We cut the box out and we cut the steeple too. It
is as pretty as it can be. It is God's House. MARILYN
A FAIRY: Once upon a time there
was a beautiful fairy. She didn't have a dress and she was going
to dance tonight. She was unhappy. BOBBY RUDDY.
GRADE 2 & 3 - MISS SPENCE
SPECIAL DAY POEMS MADE COOPERATIVELY
The lantern is lit,
My costume just fits,
My basket is waiting for candy;
When the moon shines bright,
And Hallowe'en witches
During the minute of silence,
We bow our heads and pray,
We watch the parade that day,
As our soldiers, march away.
Santa's a jolly old fellow,
Who travels fast,
but not slow,
For his reindeers are swift,
And fly through the
Like the planes.
That fly o'er the snow.
Our Saviour, Jesus came to earth,
As king, he had a lowly birth,
His life was very good and kind,
And then he died for all mankind.
We saw the factory at last,
And came into the hall quite fast.
Four guides appeared in clean
And took us through the Quaker Oats.
What can I give to Jesus, Small as I am?
I can give Him my heart
This glad Christmas Day;
I can give Him my love,
And making me happy
On this Christmas Day.
STORIES FROM ROOM SEVEN, GRADE 3 - MISS SISSON
A VISIT TO THE LIBRARY BY RON DONALDSON: Our room took three
trips to the library this year. There were so many things to
look at while we were there. We saw pretty pictures on the walls.
Some of us took books home with us.
THE FIRE DRILL BY WAYNE CRUSE: The fire drill is very important
to the school. You see that some children get panicky when there
is a fire. They must learn not to get too excited,
THE PETS THAT WERE BROUGHT TO OUR ROOM by SANDRA BARTLEY:
Marilyn brought her little,
white rabbit to school. When I looked in at him, he was standing
on his hind legs, sniffing the air. Marilyn brought him in a
box with a cup of milk in it. He stepped right into it.
THE PLAY BY JERRY ELLIOTT: Miss Spence's room put on a play
for us in the playroom. The play was about the frog and the mouse.
Miss Spence told a story also. After the story we sang hymns.
Our class enjoyed it.
WINTER FUN by JIMMIE THOMPSON: In the winter time we slid down
the hill on cardboard. Sometimes we bumped into each other on
the ice. The ice was very slippery.
OUR PLAY by BILL ROBB: Miss Sisson's room put on a play in the
playroom. It's title was The Dutch Treat. It was about some Canadian
boys and girls who visited friends in Holland.
FUN AT THE ARENA by BARRIE McIVOR: The hockey players raced
around the arena. They were having fun. Miss Spence and Mrs.
Hutchins were both there. We arrived there at ten o'clock and
left at twelve o'clock, We sang God Save the Queen. It is fun
to go to the Arena.
THE POLIO NEEDLE by PATSY O'NEIL: When Doctor Scott gave us
our needle, he made us say "Ouch". I think Doctor Scott
is a nice doctor. When I went out, after having my needle, everyone
SKATING AT THE ARENA by ELIZABETH COX: When we go to the Arena
we buy many things to eat. Miss Sisson could not skate but she
could watch us. We enjoy skating at the arena.
THE POLIO NEEDLE by JUDY BROCKLEY: We had the polio needle this
year. When Doctor Scott put it in our arms, he made us say ouch.
It does not hurt at all. It is nice to get the needle because
we know we won't get sick.
TOM'S BEST PRESENT by CYRIL RAWSON: Tom got an electric train
for Christmas. Tom sat all day Sunday playing with his train.
He liked to watch the engine lights and the lights on the caboose.
There are nine cars behind the engine. Tom likes to put alleys
in the cars for money. He hardly plays with any other toys but
his electric train. At night, Tom turns out the lights. Did you
get an electric train for Christmas?
A CHRISTMAS WISH THAT CAME TRUE by ROBERT AINSWORTH: A little
boy who wished hard had his wish come true. Do you want to know
how his wish came true? He got a Lionel train. It had red and
green lights on it and smoke came out the top. It had ten cars
behind the engine. There were many different kinds of tracks.
The little boy was very pleased with his gift.
A LIONEL TRAIN by ROBBIE WATSON: My brother and I have a Lionel
train. We run it most of the time. The passenger cars light up
when you turn on the train. There are little men in the train.
I like watching it go because I think it is a good train,
MAKING A SNOWMAN by DANNY REYNARD: In the winter when it is
cold, I like to roll a snowman. But when it melts away I don't
like it. When his head falls off I become very angry. I have
much fun in the winter.
THE SNOWMAN by CAROLE CRAIG: Betty and Bob made a snowman on
Christmas Day. They put coal for its nose, mouth and eyes. The
children put a broom beside the snowman. Did you make a snowman?
EASTER FUN by JOANNE HESLIP: My cousin and I went on a hike.
We killed two snakes. I saw a raccoon and a dog while we were
at a store. After going to the store we went to the zoo where
we saw three ducks. Then we went home. Our trip had ended.
EASTER FUN by Marilyn Tinney: My family and another family went
to Park Hill. We saw many animals. Two of these animals were
a camel and a buffalo. Then we went to the Easter parade where
we had a lot of fun. After the parade, we went home.
JUST FOR FUN: Miss Sisson: Why is a tri-lite lamp called by
that name? Harold: You try to get a high beam and if you can't,
take a low one.
day while talking about the Baltimore Oriole -
Danny: Does the
Baltimore Oriole deliver mail?
Miss Sisson: What do you mean,
Danny: Well, you were talking about
the male Baltimore Oriole.
To Queen Elizabeth Went Marcia Murray
To Queen Mary Went Roddy Clarkson
From Belle Ewart Allan Wesenberg
From Central Linda Thomas
GRADE 4 - MISS LEGGETT
A TRIP TO LONDON - by SUSAN FARTHING
I went to London last year for
a day in my summer holidays. It was on a Sunday. On the way,
there we saw a lot of tobacco growing. We saw some drying houses
for the tobacco. When we got to London it was very nice. We had
a very lovely dinner. We walked down the street in the afternoon.
At night we went into the park to see the fountain and to hear
the band. On the way home I fell asleep. We had a very lovely
MY TRIP TO DELMONTE -by ANN MENZIES
One night Mother said we would
be going to Delmonte tomorrow. In the morning we got into the
car and started for Delmonte. We had our dinner in the car then
we drove until we came to the summer resort. The pine trees smelt
so lovely. Everyone was doing something. Our little place of
cabins was called Boy's Town. We went down to the sandy beach
through the woods. We went swimming and played in the sand. We
also played baseball. We stayed for a week. I enjoyed being there
LUMBERING by SANDRA BENNETT
One of the things we learned
this year, was about "Lumbering". This is a poem on
it. Here it is:
Logs went floating down the stream,
One early summer day
They went into the sawmill,
And we have furniture to-day.
MY SUMMER VACATION - By Karen
Last year on my summer holidays
I went to Sauble Beach on July 17. It was about 260 miles from
Peterborough. It was a very nice drive. We stopped off at a lodge
to sleep right near a beautiful lake. In the morning when we
woke up we got washed and dressed then drove on. We went through
Collingwood to see my Aunt and Uncle. It was a long drive but
we finally got there.
As soon as we arrived there
I went swimming. My two cousins came to Sauble Beach also. My
cousin and I took turns sleeping over night. July 23 was my father's
birthday at Sauble Beach. We gave him an ash tray and many other
things, My Uncle gave him a bow and arrow set for a joke. After
the birthday party was over we all went to the store and played
games, then we bought an ice-cream cone. Then we went back to
the cottage. Our holidays seemed to pass quickly and it was soon
time to go home, We had a wonderful time at Sauble Beach. We
had sunny weather, excellent swimming and we were all very tanned
and rested after our holidays.
MY TRIP TO THE UNITED STATES - by Kaye Thornton
We left Peterborough Friday
night October 15, the night of Hurricane Hazel. We had some exciting
moments going through the flooded waters at Etobicoke. Some of
the highlights of our trip were our first night in a motel at
Port Huron. Also when we were going over the very high Blue Water
Bridge at Sarnia we could see
Lake Huron on one side and River St. Clair on the other. Some
of the States we passed through were Michigan, Indiana, Ohio,
Pennsylvania and New York.
I went to school one afternoon
at Grove City Pa. This state had many mountains but was very
pretty. Indiana is very flat and we saw many Mennonites there.
They do not believe in our everyday conveniences and still use
the horse and buggy and lamps and still wear long beards
On the way back we shopped at
Buffalo. Then we went on to the Niagara Falls. We waited to see
the Falls lit up in colours, The next day in Toronto I had my
first ride on the new subway. We had a nice trip but we still
think Canada is best.
FILMS - by Darlene Tyrl
We have a film nearly
every week oh school. We learn a lot from these films. This is
a story about one of the films I liked best!
SHEP THE FARM DOG
In the morning Shep takes
cows to pasture. When he comes home he has a breakfast of meat
and an egg. His master, Tommy makes him lick his dish clean.
Tommy makes him sit up. Tommy gives him a bone, Shep always makes
sure that the chickens are not in the garden. In the afternoon
Tommy and Shep go down to the pond to play. Tommy throws sticks
into the pond. Shep goes and gets them so Tommy can throw them
again. Tommy says, "Let's have a race home." When it
gets dark Shep keeps watch over the house. Then he goes to sleep
in his own house for the rest of the night
S T O R I E S
THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Mary Paul
We were very glad to come back
to school. Miss Leggett is a very nice teacher for us. We had
a Bible story in the morning. We did Arithmetic, Spelling, English
and Music. Miss Leggett gave us work to do at home. Then we got
out at recess.
THANKSGIVING - by Brian Harris
On Thanksgiving Day I
got up at seven o'clock and had my breakfast. I played outside
for a while then I came in. After a while David Corp called on
me and David and I went to Roger Pavey's house. On our way we
saw Miss Cox and another lady painting pictures. We played at
Roger's house for a while then went home. Our family played a
game thanking God for all the things we could think of. Then
we all sat down at the table. I said, "Grace", then
MY LITTLE DOLL AND TEDDY BEAR - by Linda Parnell
My little doll is dressed in red,
My bear's name is Tubby Ted,
They sit against the yellow wall,
On a chair in the little blue hall.
Ted wears a
pretty coloured tie,
My little doll eats apple pie,
wear a pretty suit,
So they look so very cute.
MR. ANDERSON - GRADES 4 and 5, ROOM 8
THE WILD GEESE
Across the sky you see them go,
Big ones little ones all in
The last day of April you see them fly by
A long gray streak
across the sky.
They fly up to the cold Northland
And build their nest on a
They know there are no hunters near
Then their babies need not
fear. By Sally Powell, Room 8
HOLLAND - by Adriede Groot, Room 8
My country was Holland
far from here. It is very small but there are nice flowers. Last
week many people in Holland had flower day. They got big cars
then with flowers on them. Holland is the same size as Lake Ontario.
Some people think that there are many windmills but that isn't
right. They think that every body walks on wooden shoes, but
only the fishermen have them on.
MY PET - Dianne Choate, Room 8
My pet is a kitten,
She's soft as a mitten,
She plays with a
And sometimes my doll.
She swings it by its neck
it were a sack.
IN MONTREAL - by Martha Raper, Room 8
Montreal is an island. They
have been working on a subway through Mount Royal but there are
rivers under the land. Mount Royal was once a volcano. I used
to live on the side of the mountain. You can't get in to Montreal
without crossing a bridge. There is a long bridge in Montreal
that you have to pay to go across it. Montreal is an interesting
THE KIWANIS FESTIVAL - by Douglas Price,
Mr. Anderson taught us, "Fear the Song
of the Little Hunter". When March came, we all went over
to St. Peter's Auditorium. There were a few numbers before us
and we went up to the stage. The adjudicator told us that we
won second prize. We went back to school and everybody was very
happy. I hope we go to another Kiwanis Festival.
SPRING - by Helene Johnstone, Room 8
Down where the lilies grow,
Of course they blow.
Because it is May-Day
For May's always gay.
The air smells exciting
The sun's alighting
The world below
Where flowers grow.
THE RABBIT - by Don Ross, Room 8
I saw a Rabbit wash his face, As he sat
in the garden place, he nibbled lettuce, then we saw him wash
his face again.
CANDY-LAND - by Joy Elliott, Room 8
Would you like to come to candy land
Well close your eyes and
take my hand,
Your imagination will let you come,
Bring all your playmates
we'll have lots of fun,
They'll be houses made out of peppermint
Even your dreams will be candy-dreams,
So remember whatever age
Just wish upon a star.
MY DREAM - by Shirley Peterson, Room 8
In my dream I was a Skunk
And I was on the train's top
I dreamed that no one liked me
Because I didn't smell nice you
I was black with white stripes.
And I hated people's pipes,
But in the end I was a fairy,
And everything was happy and merry
GRADE SIX - ROOM 1 - MR. McNeil's Room
TOMATO-WORM - by M.S.Field
One day last fall we had 20 students in
our class room. The day they were here we had science about the
tomato-worm. Mr. McNeil got the tomato-worm from his garden.
He kept it in a pail on an extra table we had.
One day we went to get him and he was gone.
Guess where he was. Under a desk near the pail. We didn't let
him get out any more because we cornered him in the pail. The
last of our worm was when he turned into a brown crysalis in
the earth in he pail.
OUR ALPHABET - by Jacqueline Galvin
A stands for Allen our friend Rose Marie
B stands for Bob who's
as nice as can be
C stands for Carol who likes to play ball.
D stands for Doug
who is six feet tall
E stands for Evans who was hit on the head
F stands for Field
who goes early to bed.
G stands for Guppy who's not very tall
H stands for Harold who
always does fall
I stands for Indians of long long ago
J stands for Jackie who
likes to work slow
K stands for Kirke who gets into jams
L stands for Larry who's
smart in exams
M stands for Morgan with a nice disposition.
No stands for Nakes
who likes to go fishing
O stands for Oscar who goes on a mission
P stands for Peter who
has lots of ambition
Q stands for Quick which sometimes we're
R stands for Ron who's as solid as a rock
S stands for Starr who
shines bright in the sky
T stands for Terry who likes to eat
U stands for United in which we all stand
V stands for
Vera who plays in the band
W stands for Williams who plays in
X stands for Xairer who leads in the band
Y stands for Yukon
up in the North
Z stands for Zebra which resembles a horse.
HOUSE CLEANING - by Harold Dinesen.
When I get home from school these days,
hungry as can be
I find my mother washing walls,
dinner there for me.
All she says is set the table,
be there in just a minute
Maybe some boys like this job
But my heart is not in it
things so nice and clean
But really I can't see
What good is this fuss and
Soon dirty again 'twill be.
me mind the baby
So he won't run away.
When I would
rather ride my bike
Or go with the boys to play
spring is really nice outside
With all the birds and
But when my mother house cleans
She spoils my fun for hours.
CURRENT EVENTS - by Sharon Starr
Every morning we have current events. The
boys and girls put up their hands and give something that they
got from the paper or radio or even television. Some may be about
rivers overflowing or even somebody retiring from being Prime
Minister or something like that. Maybe there was an airplane
crash and so many were injured and killed. After we have given
current events we give out the folders to write notes on them
and make important places on maps. Current events goes on like
that every morning. We enjoy it.
by James E. Reid
When spring-time comes,
I like it best;
It's time old winter had a rest
When plants start sprouting, up
And tall budded trees,
Tower in the sky,
Garden vegetables are beginning to grow,
And little spring flowers
are starting to show.
Birds start flying north again,
Braving the dangers of cold and
Animals come out of their winter home,
Bees start humming
around the comb
People whistle a beautiful song,
Brightening the world the whole
Come 0 Spring. Be my guest,
You can take summer or all the rest,
But I'll take spring, I like it best.
CHORAL SPEAKING by Jim Guppy
Armour Heights entered in the Kiwanis Festival
for choral speaking. There were two other entries. The first
school got seventy-nine and the second school got 89. Then it
was our turn and we came second with 83. The poem we said was "Fear,
the Song of the Little Hunter". There were three verses
each eight lines in it. On the way home Mr. Anderson said he
was very proud of us and we did very well.
RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION by Bob Searles
Rev. Dr. Paterson is the minister of Mark
Street Church. He comes every Wednesday morning from 9:00 a.m.
to 9:30 a.m. to teach us of God.
When we come in we all read a scripture
from our Testament, Repeat the Lord's prayer, and then sing God
Save the Queen.
After that Dr. Paterson tells us a story
from one of the books of the Bible and sometimes we have a quick-passage-hunt
to see who can read one of the verses of the Bible first, that
Dr. Paterson gives us. When he finishes, we all join in with
the benediction and go on with our studies.
OUR RED CROSS by Pauline Gould
On Thursday afternoon we have Red Cross. The meeting
is called to order by the president Linda Morgan. The minutes
are read and approved by the secretary Karen Barnes. Then Gordon
Evans our treasurer goes around the classroom and collects for
the Red Cross. Paul Collison reads, the monitor list and Wanda
Hardie reads the programme numbers and then we start our programme.
THE MODEL BOAT by Barbara Tobey
My brother has a model boat,
He made it by himself;
he is not using it,
He leaves it on the shelf.
His boat is very
big and strong,
It has three masts, a sail,
But as yet it has
not a name,
I wish to call it "The Snail."
PHYSICAL TRAINING - by Bob Searles
Our P.T. time begins at 3:30
Monday afternoon. Mr. Anderson is the person who helps us. He
teaches us soccer in the Fall or beginning of school.
team competes against the 12 year-old boys and older. We also
have fun besides training.
In the winter we play volley-ball
but we don't have school teams for volley-ball so we select captains
and teams. It's played down stairs in the assembly room. We also
have pyramid building in the winter and that is like acrobating.
Mr. McNeil directs that.
While in the spring we play
baseball. Here again the school team competes against the 12-year-olds
and older boys. Then the holidays come and that ends our school
sports for the year,
ARMOUR HEIGHTS - by Jim Guppy
Armour Heights is very neat,
And the children are so sweet.
At recess they run and play,
When the bell rings they're on their
Home for lunch and back again,
To learn the ways of women and men
We're taught to add, subtract, divide,
And we learn of explorers
far and wide
We have spelling, science, health and art,
and writing we get a start.
This education's a wonderful thing,
But it sometimes hurts to hear
the bell ring.
THE ARMOUR HEIGHTS AUDUBON CLUB - by Jack Watson
On Wednesday, May 4, 1955
we started our first Audubon Club of Armour Heights School. We
voted for the President - Paul Collinson, Secretary, Jim Reid,
Treasurer, Jack Watson.
We sent away for our Audubon
Books and pins. The pins had a picture of a Redwing Blackbird
on some bulrushes, The booklet had coloured pictures of animals,
birds, and flowers that we'd paste on a separate page with the
story of the picture. On Wednesday May 11 we went on a hike to
the swamp. We saw a Song Sparrow, Johnny - jump-ups, Redwing
Blackbird with its four black spotted eggs, frogs, tadpoles,
and a water beetle which whirls and darts around in the water.
May we hope that the Audubon of Armour Heights School in future
years have "Good Luck" and success with their club.
B 0 Y S' S P 0 R T P A G
BOYS' SOFTBALL by Ron James, Room 1
This Spring we expect
to have a good junior softball team coached by Mr. Anderson.
Our captain is Ron James and the assistant Captain is Jim Guppy.
Our first game was against Queen Mary. We beat that big school
by a score of 17-14. On May the 18th we played May's School and
beat them 13-18. On the 30th of May we play Prince of Wales school.
We hope to win that game and get into the play-offs and win the
championship. At Armour Heights we have another team. It's a
team of senior boys who will play Central School and Prince of
Wales School. Their pitcher is Basil Downer.
OUR HOCKEY TEAM - by David Payne, Room 8
We had bad luck this year in hockey. Garry Patterson, Jim Eakins
and Bruce Cullen had left us. We had about four games and only
won one of them. We had to stay out of the finals. Armour Heights
gave up the cup which we won last year because Prince of Wales
won it in 1955. We hope to do better next year.
OUR FINAL SOCCER GAME - by Terry Trotter
I'm going to tell you about the final game this year. For one
period the score was 0-0. The goalie for Confederation backed
into his own goal and a goal was counted. But then Confederation
got a kick right into our goal. Every one was counting the seconds
now. At last they got another goal. Next year we hope to get
the soccer cup after nearly winning the last two years.
FIELD DAY - Room 8
In September we had field day,
It was a lot of fun to play,
There were four teams
And many, many screams.
We had broad jumping and dodge ball.
About seventy two yards
from the hall,
We had ball throwing and high jumping,
And a lot
of people were bumping.
Before the ribbons were given away,
Everyone went in a relay.
Finally the ribbons were given out
then we heard somebody shout.
G I R L S' S P O R T S
"IT'S FUN" - by Dianne Elliott, Grade 5
At P.T. time we run and jump,
We also like to go bump, bump,
We play softball and volley ball
I like it.------ Oh my! don't you?
You're welcome to come
along and play
But be sure to be good in all your ways,
WHO WILL BE A LEADER? - Brenda McConnell, Grade 5
Mrs. Gracie our P.T. instructor,
teaches us how to play baseball and how to do relays and exercises.
In the first few lessons we took artificial respiration. Later
on we practised baseball. Now we have teams. The team that wins
plays another school. We take P.T. to learn leadership so we
can lead a group when we get older.
WE DO ALL THIS ? ? ?
In September we practised
for Field Day and chose up sides. We had to high jump, kick the
soccer ball, broad jump and throw a softball us far as we could.
Then about the end of the month we had "field day".
There were prizes given to the winning teams. In October we played
cricket and dodge ball and we did tumbling.
In November we learned to play volley ball, especially how to
serve and receive the ball. By December we were ready to have
a good game of volley ball.
In January we learned
to dance the Durham Reel. We learned exercises in February and
when we thought were sure of it we did the exercises at Home
and School meeting. In March we learned all kinds of relays.
We played baseball and learned to knock out flies in April. In
May some girls had a contest in swimming against other schools
at the Y.W.C.A. We picked new leaders for our squads in June.
We played baseball to see who the winning team would be. The
names of the teams are the ties the hats, the gold and purple.
Grades four, five and
six chose teams to play baseball Mondays after school. Two teams
play one Monday after school and the other two teams, play the
next Monday. The winning team plays another school.
We learned many things that we never knew before. The main thing
is that we learned to be a good sport.
Galvin, Grade 6
----- To be a good sport is all a part, of godliness. I Timothy
"For bodily exercise
profiteth little; but godliness is profitable unto all things,
having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is
DAY by Marilyn Ward, Grade 6
Monday is our P.T. Day,
W e like to run and jump and play.
Baseball is my favourite sport,
But when we loose our team will snort.
When it rains we dance and sing,
Round and round in a great
When sun comes out to shine
We'll be happy all
DURHAM REEL - by
Phyllis Watts, Grade 5
Dancing is a lot of fun,
You hop and skip and dance and run
Round and round, about, you
Heel and arms, and little toe!
J 0 K E S
Bob - My nose and hankerchief are deadly enemies.
Bill - Why?
Bob - Every time they met they
come to blows.
Proud Mother - My boy has made me a kitchen table all out of
his own head, And still has enough wood left to make me a chair.
............By Kirke Van Allen,Grade 6
Mary - I am knitting a pair of socks for my brother in
Susie - But why three socks.
Mary - In his last letter
he said he grew another foot.
. . . . . . . . . .
Teacher - Does anybody know how they found iron?
- My father said they smelt it.
Why should you always carry a watch in the desert?
is always a spring in it.
By Harold Dinesen.
Billy: The teacher said we were
having a test in math today rain or shine.
Jim: What is
so nice about that?
out the window it's snowing.
Little boy: What is the main thing to do when you play golf.
Pro: Hit the ball and find it in the same day. By Jim
At school there were two boys eating their lunch and this is
what goes on,
Tom: Jim what has twenty legs, one blue eye, with
black and white stripes on its back?
Jim: I give up.
Tom: I don't know either but you better get it
off your sandwich.
A U T O G R A P H S