Armour Heights HAPPs 1956 Yearbook
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ROOM 1 - GRADE 5 and 6 - Mr. Bullock
OUR SCHOOL SAFETY PATROL - by Grace Bell
Perhaps you have seen boys and girls standing on the corner
with white belts on, and an orange-and-black sign with "STOP" on
it in their hand. These children are safety patrols. We have
these patrols to help children to and from school safely. Constable
Scott is head of all the patrols in Peterborough .
There are seventeen patrol members at Armour Heights . Our captain
is David Lee and our lieutenant is Grace Bell. We have two places
for the patrols to work at. One is on McFarlane Ave and one is
at the corner of Armour Rd. and McFarlane Ave.
We have four teams. Each team works two weeks in a month. One
week we work mornings and the next week we rest while another
team takes over mornings. The following week we work afternoons
and the next week we rest while another team takes over.
We have court Tuesday mornings at 10:30 . This Court is to punish
some people who have been disobeying safety rules.
Patrols are rewarded with a free show every month, a Christmas
party, and a picnic in June. In May the captain and the best
patrol from each school get a free trip to Ottawa . Being a safety
patrol member is a very wonderful job.
FIELD DAY - by Georgina Moore Gough
On the 28th of October, 1955 , the senior grades 4, 5 and 6
of Armour Heights School held their 3rd Field Day. Mrs. Gracie,
Miss Leggett, Mr. Bullock, Mr. Anderson and our caretaker, Mr.
Hitchins , helped us. We had planned to hold it on the 30th of
September but due to bad weather we ended up the end of October.
It was a warm, sunny day but the ground was muddy and the grass
was slippery, as it had rained a couple of days before.
There were six contests and six teams. The events were: soccer
kick, Soccer throw, softball throw, broad jump, high jump, and
softball cage. Mr. Anderson rang a bell to tell us it was time
to change to another event.
The winning team was Jim Parnell's and they got red ribbons.
Jim Nichols' team came second and got blue ribbons. The junior
girl's champion was Grace Bell; runner-up was Phyllis Watts.
Junior boy's champion was David Hunt; runner up was Keith Hendren
. Senior boys champion was Jim Parnell. I enjoyed it very much,
but I wonder how many others did.
SOCCER -by Adrie de Groot
Armour Heights School plays soccer every year. There is a junior
and senior team. I played in the senior class.
We played twice. We played King George School twice because
it was a tie the first time. The second time we beat them 2-1.
When we first came on the field everybody started yelling "Ha,
King George will beat you by 10-0." But later they were
surprised. I just about scored 2 goals but they were just a bit
too high. I have been kicked lots of times instead of the ball.
I have played soccer since I was six and when I was eight I
went in a team and played games against teams from other places
in Holland close by. Do you like soccer? I do, and I think everybody
HOCKEY -- by David Lee
Each year the schools have hockey teams, and this year ours
had one. I was on it.
It was the middle of the last game and Mr. Anderson, our coach,
put me on the ice. I got the puck and started skating towards
their goal but somebody bodychecked me into the boards. I hurt
my knee so Mr. Anderson put on another player. We lost that game
so we didn't get a chance for the cup.
We didn't win many games this year so I hope we have a better
team next year.
A CHRISTMAS STORY - by Martha Raper
When I woke up about 4:30 in the morning I went into the living-room
to see what I got. You couldn't see anything because it was so
dark. My mother heard me and came to see what the matter was.
I hid behind the chair till she had gone.
On the way back to bed I tripped over a present. In the morning
my mother said that a certain little girl peeked and that she
wasn't to do it again "OR ELSE".
PINKIE GROWS UP - by Phyllis Watts
At Easter at the Odeon Theatre they gave away six rabbits. They
went by seat numbers. My cousin won one but he couldn't keep
it so he gave it to me.
Pinkie is kept in a cage. He eats cabbage, lettuce, carrots,
oatmeal, and drinks water. He is getting now so that he goes
up the cellar steps. He is an Angora rabbit.
I think Pinkie is the best pet I've had yet.
TREE PLANTING AT CAMP - by Douglas Price
At Scout camp we planted trees. On Saturday we started out at
10:00 and walked a quarter mile from camp. Long rows were made
for us to put the trees in. They were to be planted three steps
apart. Three boys went together to plant a bucket of trees.
One boy dug, one boy carried the bucket of trees, and the other
planted. We planted two different kinds of trees, White and Red
Pine. We got a lot of pleasure from doing that job.
A NARROW ESCAPE - by Karen Dion
One year at our cottage, a six-year old girl had a narrow escape.
This is how it happened.
The people in the cottage next to ours had a fifteen-year-old
boy and a little girl. Their names were Lynn and Richard. It
was a very hot day and so they wanted go in swimming. Lynn, the
little girl, was too young to go in by herself, so her brother,
Richard, wont swimming with her.
After about half an hour Lynn began to get tired, so her brother
took her to shore. Richard put her down, at the dock and then
went out into deeper water. Lynn how slipped and fell on a rock,
face down. Her father, seeing her fall, ran and jumped in after
her. He didn't take time even to slip off his shoes. When out
of the water, artificial respiration was performed. About 15
minutes later she was heard saying,"Stop pushing. It hurts."
Lynn was a very lucky girl. If it hadn't been for her father's
quick actions, she would have drowned. It was a very narrow escape
A PIRATE RAID - by Bob Beggs
It was 1742 and I was on the S.S. May leaving Port Wigwam. After
six days at sea we spotted an island. We anchored our ship in
the bay and paddled on to the island in the canoes. We climbed
up a hill and over the other side there was a band of Pirates.
Our captain was going to walk into their camp with some of the
crew when, with a fierce yell the pirates attacked and most of
our men were captured.
Only I escaped. I ran to the canoe and paddled away to the ships.
I climbed on board and there was an enormous pirate with a musket.
He was just ready to shoot, when my mother woke us up.
MISCHIEVOUS PEOPLE - by Shirley Peterson
Would you like to know what my brother, Sandy, and my Sister,
Sue did on Thursday when I was in charge of them because Mother
had gone away? Thinking they would be all right for a few minutes
I went down to the store. They knew Mother had some fudge in
the cupboard, so after I was out of sight they looked but it
was gone. Thinking they would get into it, I had hidden it before.
Twenty minutes later I came home and went into the kitchen when
I froze in my steps. Here is what I saw. Chairs were upside down,
food on the floor, water and milk on the floor and Sandy and
Sue crouched under the table. Luckily that day the maid came
and cleaned the kitchen for us. From then on we called Sandy
and Sue "Mischief Makers."
Room 1 - Grade 5 & 6 - Mr. Bullock
THE BUBBLE - by Brenda Innes
Baby blew a bubble,
She softly let it fall
Like a coloured fairy
In a glass-like ball.
Pretty little bubble
Do not go away.
But the wind blew the bubble,
Blew it right away.
OUR LAND by Brenda, McConnell
Canada , Canada , what a land!
No' other country could be so grand.
Flowers blooming all around,
Birds making a cheerful sound.
Maple trees are all about
"Maple leaf's our emblem," we shout.
For Canada on guard we stand,
To protect our beautiful land.
TWO LITTLE MICE - by Karen, Woods
Two little mice
Found some rice.
They took it to their holes
And placed it in two bowls.
One mouse ate it fast
And it didn't last;
The other ate it slow,
And he seemed to grow.
One mouse found a ball,
The other found a doll ; .
They soon began to play,
And they had a lovely day.
Then it was time for bed,
But the mice just read.
Soon they turned out the light
And said, "Good night."
These two little mice
Are now well behaved and nice.
You'll often hear them call
"A happy life to all."
INDIAN ATTACK - by R. HAMLEY
My name is Jack Holles . For two months our wagon train was
on the go. One night my dog, Northpaw , woke meup . I knew he
was trying to tell me something. As I was going to tell Dad,
I heard an ear-shattering cry. Then I knew. It was Indians. Soon
flaming arrows were whizzing in all directions. The men were
all reaching for rifles. Suddenly I spotted a Sioux brave. He
had his tomahawk raised . The sun shining on it dazzled me.
That saved me. I woke up.
The Rain - by Joy Elliott
Pitter, patter goes the rain,
Dripping down the window pane;
When each drop has touched the ground,
It is nowhere to be found.
Bringing life to grass and flowers,
The rain will come as April showers.
Although the rain is very wet,
It's very useful, don't forget.
A Saturday Night Bath - by Sherie Greenly
One rainy night
A small wood sprite
Was having his Saturday bath.
"I'm tired of taking showers," he cried.
"I want a bathtub deep and wide
Where I can splash around inside."
And he skipped down the woodland path.
And there by the side
Of a stump, he spied
A toadstool, creamy white;
Creamy without, corral within,
A wee, round bowl with a fluted rim
A bathtub just designed for him;
And he capered with delight.
Then he clambered up
To the rain-filled, cup;
And over the brim he went.
"What fun!" cried he. "What luxury,
To bathe in a tub made just for me."
And he splattered and splashed in ecstacy ,
And soaked in sweet content.
THE QUEER HOUSE by Marilyn Frise
One day Susan and I, went to see a haunted house. There was
an old man living there named Big Ben. He asked us our names.
We told him and asked if we could live there, since we had nobody
to look after us Then he agreed to let us stay.
We went to bed that night and' had a very restful night. Big
Ben woke us up in the morning. Susan kept asking questions all
morning about the haunted house. Big Ben told her there were
ghosts in' the house. Later in the afternoon a sales man came
to the door and asked if he could see Big Ben's Bible. Susan
got it for him. When he opened it he saw his lucky dollar. He
"Well, bless my soul here is my lucky dollar I lost three
Then Big Ben was ashamed for being caught not reading his Bible
for three years. From then on he read it before bedtime and
after breakfast. Big Ben, Susan and I lived happily ever after
in the unhaunted house.
ROOM 2 Grade 4 - Miss Leggett
THANKSGIVING by Danny Delong
On Thanksgiving we went through Warsaw . We saw many pretty
trees that had turned gold and red. Then we stopped and picked
a bag of apples. We saw some other children coming up the road
to pick apples too. There was a chipmunk running across the road,
with his cheeks full of nuts. Before we ate our dinner we played
in the leaves. We said "Grace" before we ate. Later
on we went to our cousin's to watch Television. When we went
home some visitors came and. I went to bed.
FIELD DAY by Sandra Bartley
On Friday, October 28, we had Field Day. We didn't have it October
4 because it rained. On Field Day we went on the high jump and
the broad jump. We threw the softball ' and did many other things.
It was my first Field Day and I was very happy.
There were six teams. I was on team five. My team won a blue
ribbon which was second prize.
CHRISTMAS DAY - by Maureen McDonald
On Christmas morning I was so excited that I could not sleep.
We got up at seven o'clock in the morning. Daddy told me to wake
my brother up so we could go out and see what Santa left us.
He had been here because we saw candy, nuts, toys and clothes.
After we had played with our new games we all got ready to go
to Grandma's for dinner. We had a lovely goose dinner and then
we undid our presents. The gift I liked best was my doll.
MINDING THE BABY - by Gerald Elliott
On Wednesday, I minded the baby for a half an hour. He would
laugh as I threw a snowball at the snowman. He wanted a snowball
so I made him one. Afterwards, I looked at my wrist watch and
it was ten minutes after one. So I was going to take the baby
in, but he wouldn't go. Finally I went to school and I was almost
SHOPPING FOR MOTHER - by Eric Yokum
On Saturday I went shopping for Mother. I liked to take the
things off the shelf and put them into the cart. After I shopped,
I wanted to carry the groceries out to the car, but Mother said
they were too heavy for me. When I got home, I helped my Mother
put the groceries in the cupboard. Afterwards, I played outside
FEEDING THE BIRDS - by Danny Reynard
On Saturday my father and. I made a bird-feeding tray. We put
it on a pole and nailed it down so it would not come off. I put
some bread crumbs in the tray.
After awhile I looked out and there were three grosbeaks and
five blue jays I am sure they were very thankful to me and my
father for building it.
FLYING A KITE - by Robert Watson
One day we were up at Nicholls Park . I was flying a kite and
I had some trouble. The string was not strong-enough and it broke.
It got caught in a tree and finally the wind blew down the wrecked
kite. Then we went home and patched it up. Afterwards, I went
to the park again and it flew very well.
PLAYING SCHOOL - by Paula Tingley
Barbara and I were having very much fun playing school yesterday.
She was the teacher and I was the pupil. Barbara gave me mostly
arithmetic. She said I was a good pupil. I was clean, tidy, and
a very good worker. She said I was best in my, spelling. Barbara
was a very nice teacher. She gave me less homework when I was
good. When it was time for her to go home I told her to come
PEDIE, THE CANARY - by Brian Green
When I got to school one day there was a canary in our room.
At first it was quiet, but when we were doing our arithmetic
it was ready to sing. It did the same in the afternoon. I like
canaries because they are good singers. I was sorry to see Pedie
go home with Danny Reynard.
MY VISIT TO THE MARTYR'S SHRINE - by Wayne Cruse
Last summer during my holidays I visited the Martyr's Shrine
near Midland . It was at this spot that the Iroquois Indians
tortured and killed Fathers Brebeouf and L'Allemande after Port
Ste. Marie had been burned to the ground so that the Indians
could not use it.
The ruins of the fort are being restored and I really enjoyed
seeing how the early Christians in Canada lived.
Fort Ste. Marie was built in the year 1634 and destroyed in
1649. Parts of the stone corners of the fort have been dug up
and restored to their original condition. Parts of the wooden
fort have also been uncovered and are to be seen in the museum
at the fort. There are also' nails, arrowheads, knives, axes
and other tools on display at the Martyr's Shrine Museum .
IF SPRING WOULD NEVER COME - by Sandra Bartley
If Spring would never come,
Then the flowers would not bloom,
And the birds would not sing;
Oh! beautiful Spring.
SPRING - by Jane Adam
The robins are back;
They are building their nests.
When the berries are ripe,
They will be pests.
The crocuses are blooming,
What a beautiful sight!
The tulips are growing
In the sunlight.
APPLE BLOSSOMS - by Marike Madisso
Apple Blossoms pink and white
You are so pretty and light,
People come to see
But it was now night,
And the blossoms were closed tight,
And to the people they said, "Good Night."
SPRING - by Marilyn Tinney
Spring has come.
Oh! what fun
To jump and run.
In the sun;
To go to school,
For that's a rule
To help and play
And work all day.
ACTIVITIES OF GRADE FOUR -by the Class
We, as members of Grade 4, took part in Field Day this year.
Our class had a very enjoyable Hallowe'en party. We put on a
play called, "A Present for Mother" for the Christmas
Home. and School Meeting. At Christmas Miss Leggett treated us
all. Then we gave her a beautiful rhinestone necklace and earrings
to show our appreciation for her work with us. On February 14,
our Valentine mail box was full. We had fun that day.
During the year we had several Junior Red Cross Meetings with
Mr. Hynes, Mr. Bullock and our mothers at some of them. Our visit
to the Peterborough Examiner was very helpful to us in our Social
When we sang our Festival song at the April Home and School
Meeting we won the attendance prize. On May 15, we got 83 marks
at the Kiwanis Music Festival. This was second prize.
We have enjoyed our year with Miss Leggett in Grade 4.
Room 3 - Grades 2 & 3 Miss Youmans
The Weather - by Marlene Cruse
Today the weather is so cold,
When we are so very old.
The snow is falling on the ground,
And there is no grass around.
When the snow melts all around,
Then we know it is in town.
Bandages - by Cary Jensen
"Where did all this bandage come from?" thought Jimmy.
Jimmy used all the bandage and his mother spanked him and spanked
him until his seat was as read as Rudolph's nose. Then his mother
spanked him again. She sent him to bed fast before she spanked
him again. He was bad.
We went to the Quaker Oats. Miss Lumb's class came with us.
When we got there we waited for a while in the hall and then
we got on an elevator to go upstairs. I liked to see the people
boxing cereal. When we were leaving we got a box of cereal.
By Patty Taylor
A Cold Day - by Marie Lucas
It is windy out today. The snow is falling all around. Children
have rosy cheeks. All of us have awfully cold noses. People's
toes are cold as ice. The children cannot move their fingers.
Rhymes about Lambkin's Terrible Hat
There once was a lamb
That looked very funny.
She wasn't like Billy the Lamb;
She looked more like a bunny.
By Sharron Seguire
Lambkin, Lambkin! Where are you going?
I'm going down to see the bunny.
Oh, isn't that enjoyable,
And you look so very funny.
By June Williamson
Dear Sharon Bush,
I know you are getting your tonsils out or you have them out.
Yesterday we saw a film about fires. You never play with matches,
fire-crackers, oil or gas.
I love you and God bless you.
From Kathleen Tobey
A Make-Believe Story By Ross Jamieson
The Craziest Flower
Once upon a time there was a little flower who was always talking
to her neighbour about her home. One day she said, "Why
is my home not like yours?"
The other little flower said, " You do not dust your house.'
"Why dust when you can have tea parties?"
"You have been wishing to be married, haven't you?"
"Yes, but I can't get married."
"Dust your house and every man will want to marry you."
"Oh Boy! I'm going to be married."
Zeke never stops cutting the grass
In the Spring .
He cuts all the grass on Pleasant Street
As he sings.
A group project by Gordon Haride , Dennis Payne, Fred Rosebush,
Michael Robinson, George Moore-Gough, Richard Webb, Lorraine
Empire Day - A Group Project
We all celebrate Empire Day. And they also do it very far away
,---- India , Pakistan , Australia , New Zealand , Ceylon and
South Africa and Canada .
The Union Jack
The Union Jack is our flag;
It is red, white and blue.
It waves up in the air,
And we all promise to be true.
We live in Canada.
We all should be true
To our Queen and our Empire,
And to follow the rule.
ROOM 4 - GRADE 1 -- MISS LOWES
We were sorry to see Michael Herod and Pearl Spencer leave our
room. Michael went to Queen Elizabeth School and Pearl went to
We had several new members too. They are Billy Tingley , Betty
Warner, Ken Lacey and Karen Rosebush.
Some of us had new baby sisters and brothers. Billy now has
little Bassel , Mary has Peggy, and David has Phillip.
We had fun this year. Here are some stories we wrote about what
VISITING THE FIRE HALL - by Gary Williamson
We visited the Fire Hall. We saw the fire trucks. I went on
the back of the fire truck.
FUN AT RECESS - by Norma Hendren
I play with my friends at recess. Sometimes the boys chase us.
We play cowboys.
A FAVOURITE GAME - by Carol Douglas
My favourite game is Doggie with the Bone and I like it very
much. Maybe you can play it too.
I like playing cowboys. Donnie and Chrissy play cowboys too.
They shoot me and I fall down. I like playing, cowboys - by Billy
ALL ABOUT OUR PETS
A RUNAWAY PET - by Jacqualine Clark
My pet is yellow and white ,
My pet does not bite.
My pet ran away.
It is a dog.
MY DOG AND A BALL -- by Glyn Mills
I have a little dog. My dog's name is Tuffy . My dog can chase
a rubber ball.
MY FISH - by Christine Robb
I have a goldfish. We haven't got any fish food but we do have
OUR MOTHERS' DAY PROGRAM
We had our Mothers come to the Mothers' Day program. We had
singing. We had a treat. We had the Story of the Three Billy
Goats Gruff. The funniest of all was Cedric pushing the troll
into the water. - by Lynn Strickland
On Mothers' Day we had the "Three Billy Goats Gruff." I
was in it and I was Great Big Billy Goat Gruff. There was a troll
under the bridge. The little Billy Goat wasn't afraid of anything.
We liked that best of all.
- by Cedric Anthonisen
We had our Mothers to our Mothers' Day program. In it we had "The
Six Little Ducks," who were played by Patsy and Judy and
Margaret and Mary and Carol and Glyn . He was the one with the
feather on his back who ruled the others with his "Quack,
quack, quack" and that's what he did.
- by Carol Douglas
We had a Mothers'-Day program on Friday and our brothers and
sisters came to it too. We had a play of "The Three Billy
Goats Gruff." Cedric was the great big Billy Goat. Billy
Big Billy goat, and George was little Billy and Bryan was the
- by Gary Scriver .
I was in the marching. I laughed a little. Then I looked at
the teacher. Then I went on doing it.
- by Gary Harris
A BAD BOY - by Vera Russell
Tom is up on the roof. He is going to jump. He is going to jump
in a net. His father thinks he is bad.
SPRING - by Glyn Mills
I'm glad it's Spring
For I can sing.
The sky is blue,
I have a canoe.
THE TRAIN - by Billy MacMurray
The grass is green
The sky is blue.
I'm a train,
And I go " Choo , choo . "
COLOURS- by Ricky Earnshaw , Bobby Delong, Jimmie Dorsett
I know something yellow,
I have a big marshmallow
And some jello .
I know something pink; It is a wink
I know something red; It is my bed.
ROOM 5 GRADE 1 - Mrs. Gracie
MY MOTHER - (By Everyone)
Mother, you are good to me,
I will be as good as can be.
Now it is time for you to play,
Because today is Mother's Day.
We guessed what we would see when Miss Jibb & Mrs. Radnor
took us to the Fire Station.
THE FIREMAN by Sheila Bedford
We may see the Fireman at the fire Station. We may see the Fireman
go down the pole. He helps Peterborough . He puts out fires.
THE FIREMAN -by Ann Mclvor
We will see him at the Fire Hall. We will see him shine his
truck. We need the Fireman in Peterborough because he helps us
put out fires.
"PETS AT SCHOOL"
PETE - by Joanne Miller
Pete is a little gold fish. He swims all day long. I keep his
bowl clean and feed him good food.
PINKIE - by Linda Watts
I have a little rabbit. She eats and drinks. Her name is Pinkie.
Pinkie eats carrots and lettuce and can do tricks
CHARLIE - by Ronald Salmon
Charlie is a bird. He drinks water and he eats. He likes to
sing when we sing. I let him fly around. Charlie is green.
GIPSY - by Jeffrey Field
Gipsy is a duck hunting dog. He is a brown retriever dog. He
is a big long dog. He has a little tail. He can eat. He can stand
on his two back feet.
SMOKEY - by Franny Banks
Smokey is a fish, His coat is silver gray. He swims in a dish.
He is pretty. He is my favourite fish.
PINKIE - by Terry Cooper
I see Pinkie in a cage eating carrots and lettuce. She keeps
getting fatter and 'fatter and fatter.
WHISKERS - by Jimmy Brockley
My pet is a cat. Whiskers can jump and beg. Whiskers can say "Meow".
We wash our cat down in the cellar. Our cat sleeps on the rug.
MY DOG, LADDIE - by Ronald Warman
I feed Laddie three times a day. Laddie will not bite unless
you tease him. He mostly sleeps all the time. That is the end
of my dog, Laddie .
STORIES MADE AT HOME
MR. GOBBLE GOBBLE - by Barbara Guppy
Mr. Gobble Gobble is in a 'box.
He says "Gobble."
Black Dog says "Bow-wow".
White Kitten says, " mew mew ."
Little Duck says, "Quack."
Everybody says something
THE BIRD by Nancy Pammett
Where is the bird? The bird is here.
What did the bird say? The bird said, "Cheep, cheep." The
bird is happy now.
ROOM 6 - GRADE 3 MISS SPENCE
I AM A SNOWFLAKE - by Billy Hawks
I am a snowflake on the mountain. The children have fun on me.
They go down the mountain on me. I get on their skis and go down
the mountain, too.
THE SUN - by Jim Vilneff
The sun gives us light in the day. It shines like a candle.
I like the sun because it shines for us like God's love.
MY TRIP TO THE EARTH - by Karen Grills
Once there were a lot of baby snowflakes. They wanted to go
on an adventure to the earth, but their mothers did not want
them to go alone. One night, while their mothers were sleeping,
quietly they jumped out of their beds. They had a great adventure.
SNOWFLAKES by Alan Walsh
I am a little snowflake. I fell down from the sky. I fell right
on a tree to give it a drink.
THE QUEEN - by Cathy Hamley
I like the Queen because she is very beautiful. She has two
children and many jewels. The Queen goes all around the world.
She buys her children many things. She has not come here lately,
but she has gone to Africa .
SCHOOL - by Jacqueline Langton
I think that school is the best place in the world because the
teachers tell you about God and Joshua and Rahab . You can skip
in the playground, too.
FLOWERS -by Judy Colling
Flowers are very beautiful. Their colours are very nice. I like
red and white roses, and red and white tulips. When there are
many flowers together, they make a very pretty bouquet. Oh, how
I like flowers!
THE CAR -by Paul Lumsden
I like the 1956 cars because the colours are nice. I like the
car because it has push-button driving. It is a nice car.
THE FROG AND I - by Donna Hartin
One day at the cottage I was playing with a frog, and I had
a house for him, too. Mother called me for dinner so I had to
When I came out after dinner, the frog had gotten out under
the house, so I had to go down to get another one. When I was
home , there was a great big snake in front of me. It frightened
me and I ran away, so Daddy killed it.
THE STAR - by the Class
The lovely star of Bethlehem ,
Was shining bright one night.
From far away came three wise men
They followed that star so bright.
The lovely star of Bethlehem
Was once a shattered box.
The littlest angel gave his best;
God changed it to a star.
IF I WERE A SNOWFLAKE - by Donna Graham
If I were a snowflake,
All fluffy and white,
I'd like to land on a lake,
I wouldn't ever want to fight
For Brother snowflakes' sake,
If I were a snowflake.
THE DEER - by Judy Field
One Friday we were in Algonquin Park . We were driving along
and Mommy saw a deer. Daddy stopped the car end we all looked
up the hill. As soon as it saw us, it went away. Then Daddy started
the car again and we went on a little farther. As we went on,
we saw more deer. They stuck-their heads into the car and we
fed them cookies. After a while we went to a place where we could
Eat. My brother wore his guns, and just when we were going to
go in, the forest ranger checked his toy guns. I sure enjoyed
my trip to Algonquin Park !
EASTER - by the Class
Easter time is very funny,
Daddy buys a chocolate bunny,
He sets it by a fuzzy duck,
Squeezes the chick, which says, "Cluck, cluck".
Mother gets a big white flower,
That reminds us of that hour
When Jesus rose from the tomb,
And Mary's heart was filled with gloom.
ROOM 7 - GRADE 2 and 3 - MISS LUMB
THE MAY SNOWFALL
When I saw the snow this morning I was very angry. I thought
winter had come back. There was snow all over the ground. I hated
to wear my boots but my mother said that I must. By suppertime
there was no snow to be seen, anywhere. - By Sylvia Mason
When I saw the snow this morning I thought I would build a snowman.
My brother and I could make snowballs to throw at the snowman.
Then we would push the snowman down on the ground.
We would jump on the big ball of snow that was once a snowman.
By play-time there was no snow with which to build a snowman.
- By Mike Cannon.
When I saw the snow this morning I was angry. At breakfast Mother
said, "Will we never have spring?" I thought spring
and summer had gone by, and that winter had come again. I was
glad the snow was all gone after school.
- By Brian Smith
MY PLAYHOUSE - by Mary Bromley
My father said he would build me a playhouse out of some wood-siding.
It will have two windows to let in the bright sunshine. Daddy
is going to paint it white. I will call this new playhouse, "Suit-
For my new playhouse I have some nice furniture. I have a table
and chairs, curtains for the windows, pictures to hang on the
walls and also my dolly's crib and her carriage.
My friends and I will have fun playing in the house. We will
play house with our dolls. My brother is going to use my playhouse
for a club-house when he gets bigger. He will have lots of fun
in it too.
PLAYING DOLLS -by Louise Pammett
First you must get a table and a chair. Then you must get your
dolls. You must choose a person for the mother and a person for
the father. The mother can put her baby to bed if she wants and
the father can go to work if he wants.
DETECTIVE - by Brian Smith
Three people go out of the room and one person hides somewhere
in the room. The rest of the people change seats. The three people
who were out of the room return and try to guess who is hiding.
When they have guessed who is hiding you can start all over again.
CAT AND MOUSE - by Betty Humphries
When you play cat and mouse the person who is the cat sits on
a chair and hides his eyes. The rest of the children who are
the mice says , "meow" the mice squat down. If the
cat catches any mice standing she "eats" them. They
must go and stand beside the cat until everyone is caught.
HIDE THE RUBBER by Newton Downer
Many children go out into the hall. Someone hides the rubber
somewhere in the room. The children in the hall come back into
the room and look for the rubber. When they see the rubber they
go and sit down on the chairs. The last one to see the rubber
gives it to someone to hide for the next game.
QUEENIE - by Terry Markwick
Any number of children can play this game. One is chosen to
be Queenie . He turns around and throws the ball over his head.
When someone catches it all the children put their hands behind
their backs. The person who caught it calls " Queenie ".
The person who is Queenie tries to find out who caught the ball.
The person who has the ball is "it" for the next game.
ROOM 7 - GRADE 2 and 3 - MISS LUMB
During the Easter Holidays I played cowboys with my friends,
Paul, Terry and Jimmy. We had fun hiding behind lumber piles,
trees and houses. We also hid in our fort in the woods.
- by David Frise .
During my Easter Holidays I went to my Grandfather's farm near
Brighton . I rode on a horse and gathered the eggs. My cousins
and I had fun playing in the hay in the barn.
- by Malcolm Innes
During the Easter Holidays my Grandmother, aunt and uncle came
to our house. My uncle has a new car. I liked riding in it.
by Lynda Bronson
During my Easter Holidays I went with my Daddy on the Pepsi-Cola
truck to the Bancroft mines. We ate our supper at a farm. I saw
some baby pigs, some cows and some horses.
- by Roger Westlake
During the Easter Holidays I went to the Museum of Science in
Toronto . I saw pictures of a silver mine. There were pictures
of many kinds of fish and of animals that ruled the earth long
What I liked best of all were the models of Indians and Eskimos
and the displays of their tools
- by Bobby Ruddy
OUR AUCTION SALE - by the Class
On the last Friday in February we had an auction sale in our
classroom. We sold toy guns, a toy grasshopper, a paddle, some
perfume and many other things. These were things which the girls
and boys had brought from home and which the teacher had taken
away from us in school. Stephen Bedford and Ralph Andrus made
very good auctioneers. Lynda Price and Gordon Eakins took care
of our money which amounted to four dollars and fifty cents.
With this money we bought some work books, flower seeds and some
MRS. GOOSE - by the Class
Mrs. Goose decided to have a bath.
All of a sudden she started to laugh;
Something was the matter;
She had forgotten the water.
A NAUGHTY BOY - by Connie Harrison
There once was a boy,
Who had many a toy;
And yet he was a boy so bad
He made his mother very sad.
LAZY SOJO by Shirley Williams
A pelican came creeping.
While Sojo was sleeping.
He stole all the fish.
Sojo had in a dish.
HERBERT, THE SQUIRREL - by Margaret Hardie
As Herbert was reading a newspaper one day,
He read of the largest Christmas tree
That was on the seventh floor
In Valentine's Department Store.
He climbed on the limb of an old oak tree,
And waited until passed cars three;
Then on to the bus jumped he
And off he went to see the great, big tree.
LAMPKIN - by Colleen Crawford
Lampkin , Lampkin , what have you there?
Mother, Mother, it is a hat for my head.
Lampkin , Lampkin , you should know it's a basket,
A basket of eggs, and not for your head.
THE CLOCK -- by Gail Dorsett
We have a clock,
That goes tick-tock;
It tells the time
From night-till dawn.
The hands are black,
The face is white,
The numbers are big
So we can tell the time right.
ROOM 8 - GRADE 4 and 5 - Mr. Anderson
MY VISIT TO OTTAWA - by Rosalind MacQuarrie
When I went to Ottawa I had plenty of fun. First I went_ through
the Parliament Buildings and with my mother, went up to the tower.
We went down an elevator and saw huge bells. The next day we
went to the Experimental Farms and saw many animals such as pigs,
cows, and horses. I enjoyed my trip to Ottawa . Have you been
to Ottawa ?
CHORAL VERSE SPEAKING by Sharon Davis
One day our class went to St. Peter's Auditorium to recite two
poems called "Signs of Rain" by E. Jenner , and "The
Tiger" by Wm. Blake. We competed against Miss Hart's class
of Queen Alex School but lost by four marks. We tried hard but
maybe we'll win next year.
AT THE EIGHTH WORLD JAMBOREE - by Peter Ford
Last Summer I attended the Jamboree at Niagara-on-the-Lake.
At the west gate on the south side of the 'road was a tower with "Jamboree" printed
on it. Farther on, "Eighth World jamboree" was printed
in lovely flowers. In front of the grandstand, the Scout Badge
was made with flowers, and around it was a flag from every country
with scouting. I was very glad to be there and see it.
IN ROME UNITED STATES - by Linda Patterson
Last summer I went on a trip to Rome , United States • It was
a very exciting trip. My uncle lives there. On one side of my
uncle's house there is a little girl who is lucky and has a playhouse
of her own. One time we found a baby skunk who hadn't opened
its eyes. We taught it to hold a baby's bottle in its paws and
drink out of the bottle. I enjoyed my visit very much.
AT THE NORTH POLE - by Judith Bolderson
One North Pole is in the United States . It is up on a very
high mountain. At the North Pole there are deer that come right
up to you. They have a pole made out of ice that won't me it.
There were elves made of wood. Some people went into the little
church. There was a big book there. At one end of the church
there was a statue. I hope you visit the North Pole some day.
MY VACATION - by Barbara Flanders
When I was on my vacation last summer, we went to Hampton Beach
, New Hampshire . The beach is 900 miles from Peterborough and
it took nearly twenty hours to 'get there. The next day I went
in and turned my back to the waves. One of the breakers knocked
me down. Later, a jelly fish floated in to shore. They are big
and red. I had lots of fun. Have you ever been there?
A TRIP TO LISTOWEL - by Isabelle Purcell
One day in August, 1955, my father said, "We are going
to drive to Listowel on Sunday." It was about one o'clock
when we saw some farmers going to Church. The farmers were dressed
in black suits and all rode in buggies. They have their own cemetery
at the back of-the Church. We went under the only covered bridge
left in Ontario . Have you ever gone to Listowel ?
MY TRIP TO NIAGARA FALLS by Douglas Dixon
In 1955 I went to Niagara Falls with my uncle. On the way I
saw a big jet airliner, and about fifteen trains. When we got
there it was a pretty sight. I saw the big lights that make the
Falls different colours at night. We all had a pleasant time.
THIS YEAR'S PATROLS - by Ann Menzies
The patrols this year are: Captain, David Lee; Lieutenant, Grace
Bell; and Rosalind MacQuarrie , Judy Bolderson , Ann Menzies
, Jane Meeks, Linda Parnell, Catherine Robinson, Karen Dack ,
Linda Morrison, Georgina Moore Gough, Peter Ford, David White,
Bob Beggs and Roger Hamley .
Each Tuesday at 10:20 , the patrols have a meeting in the playroom.
Mr. Anderson is there every week and Constable Scott comes about
twice a month. Brenda McConnell is our secretary. The patrols
learn how to punish Jay Walkers etc. and then we close with the
PAY FOR PATROLS -by David White
Each month the patrols get a free show at the Paramount Theatre.
The Christmas party is nice too. There we get a free show, candy
and a patrol crest. The June picnic is also enjoyed. We run races,
play games and get sandwiches and chocolate milk. Every year
the captain and one patrol go to Ottawa . They see the museum
and the Parliament Buildings. I hope you will get your turn to
be a patrol.
BOYS' SPORTS IN AUTUMN - by Harry Willis
We always have a soccer team, and most of the boys play soccer
at recess. At our Field Day in October the three senior rooms
were divided into six teams. The captain of the winning team
was Jim Parnell and Jim Nichol's team came second. We all enjoyed
the Field Day.
THE JUNIOR HOCKEY - by Jim Barnes
In 1955 our Junior Hockey Team beat Queen Elizabeth, tied Central
and lost against Grove and Queen Mary. Jerry Harding was our
goalie and he was pretty good. I was lucky enough to get some
neat goals. We hope we get the Junior cup next year. Our Juniors
had to stay out of the final game this year, but we won the cup
two years ago.
BOYS' SOFTBALL -by Paul Ferguson
Our coach is Mr. Anderson. The first game we defeated Queen
Elizabeth 20 to 12. The catcher was Barrie Mclvor and the pitcher
was Norman Davis. Mr. Anderson also coaches a senior team at
Armour Heights . These bigger boys also play other teams. Our
Junior team hopes to win the cup.
MY DREAM - by Kaye Thornton
In my dream I was a fat snake;
I had a very bad stomach ache;
My mother said not to worry
She'd call the doctor in a hurry.
The kind doctor came very fast
And put me in a rubber cast;
He gave me a red, sour pill.
I took it turning to the hill.
FISHING - by Bill Robb
Oh, how I wish
I could catch a fish;
With my little wee rod
I'd catch a big cod.
I'd go in a small boat,
And take my wee coat;
I'd bring my hoods;
I'd bring no school books.
MY DREAM - by Patsy O'Neil
In my dream I was a deer,
And of hunters I did fear;
I ate the bark off winter trees,
And never once was I at ease.
In summer I had lots of fun,
Running about out in the sun,
Always open eyes to keep,
And never to be caught asleep.
MY SISTER by Catherine Robinson
My sister's name is Wendy
And she is very cute;
She has a friend named Susie
Who wears a bright blue suit.
They often play together
As well as going out;
In all sorts of weather,
They play in their hideout.