Room 1 Grade 5 - C. A. Bullock
OUR SCHOOL SAFETY PATROL - by Sandra Bartley
Safety patrols are to help.
children get across the street safely. Every second and last
Wednesday each month we have a meeting. Mr. Anderson is in charge
of patrols. Constable Scott comes to our meetings as well as
We have 8 teams and I am on No. 8
I work at the top of McFarlane St. in front of the school. My
partner is Lorraine Pammett. We work in the morning one week
then rest a week and then we work in the afternoon the next week.
Every month we have a show. I think you'd like to be a patrol
member don't you?
FIELD DAY -by Darlene Gates
On a sunny afternoon near the
end of September we had Field Day. There were five teams each
with a captain and an assistant. There were the softball throw,
broad jump, high jump, soccer kick and the underhand throw. When
Mr. Anderson rang the bell we changed to different games.
The captains were Lorne Dinesen,
Danny Reynard, Ian MacPhail, Ron Finch and Barrie Mclvor, Lorne
Dinesen's team came in first and Danny Reynard's team came in
When we finished the contests
we had relay races. The junior champions were Patsy O'Neil and
Brian Chandler. The senior champion was Ronald. Laing. It was
a wonder ful day.
OUR FIRST SOCCER GAME - by Gerald Harding
It was the first soccer game
of the year. We were playing against Queen Mary School at Ashburnham
Park. The whistle blew to start the game. We were a bit scared
for they started coming towards us with full power. Our goaly,
Randy Reid, made a wonderful save the first time but they scored
the second time.
I said to Captain Mclvor, "Let's go".
We really did go too. We were right in front of the net. McIvor
passed to me and I gave the ball a hard kick and scored in the
last minute of play. Well, the game ended with the score 1-all.
HOCKEY by Doug Dixon
In the winter Grades 4 and 5
went to the Civic Arena to play hockey. I was the goaly, then
a defenceman. Our first game ended 0-0. The second one was great,
chasing the puck like mad dogs, and we made a score.
4 seconds before the whistle
ended the game, The score was 1-0. The last game we had,
our team lost. The score was 1-0 then too.
DAD'S OLD SHOTGUN - by Bob Ainsworth
One day I took Dad's old, shotgun out to try it. It was rusty,
and hadn't been shot in years.
I headed for the forest with a bag of carrots and that old
gun. I laid the carrots beside the hole and after a while two
white ears appeared. I aimed, fired and the next thing I knew
I was sitting down instead of standing up. After the smoke had
cleared, I picked myself up and saw to my sorrow, the rabbit
hop quickly off into the woods.
A NIGHT IN THE WOODS -by Barrie Mclvor
We were sitting around the camp-fire. talking about the day's
hunting when we heard the snapping of twigs and saw through the
dark a pair of narrow green, glaring eyes. Unable to move we
started with terror, in the direction of those shiny eyes as
a low rumbling growl came from the same direction. Slowly the
bushes parted and into. the light of the camp fire stepped a
fierce, tawny lynx. Growling continually he watched us a short,
terrifying time. Then, turning slowly, he slunk off into the
THE BARNYARD IN EARLY MORNING - by Patsy O'Neil
I was visiting the farm and decided to get up at 5 a.m.
I got dressed, made my bed, went downstairs and outside without
eating my breakfast. The first sound I heard was the " cock-a-doodle-doo" of
the rooster, then the rustling of feathers as the chicken family
roused themselves. All of a sudden the whole farm became alive
with neighing, mooing, bleating, hissing, squealing and quacking.
Last of all I heard the clang of the breakfast bell to which
everybody came running. I had been in the barnyard in early morning.
THE SNOW STORM by Margaret Paul
Without warning the sun was hidden by a mass of heavy, dark
clouds. Almost immed iately a sharp stinging wind came
up, causing the loose snow which was laying on the ground to
be whipped up into fluffy white clouds which moved swiftly across
the open fields. The sky became a mass of swirling, large, white
snowflakes, and for the next few hours every thing received a
new soft white covering as the storm wore itself out.
Room 1 Grade 5 - C. A. Bullock
WHEN TWO LORDS NEST - by Jerry Elliott
A lion was lying in his
shady cave, when he heard a great, low rumble in the fare off
distance. It was a herd of elephants going to the water hole
behind his case. The lion went with a snort of anger to protect
the water-hole. The herd of elephants halted with a great cloud
of dust at their feet. The leader of the elephants was Saso,
who rushed at the lion. Lifting his trunk, Saso trumpeted as
he stamped on the lion. Saso was now for sure the King of the
ARRIVAL OF THE LATE TRAIN - by Bill Robb
It was April 4, 1941,
World War II. We were waiting for the train from Dunkirk with
British soldiers when we heard the drone of Hitler's might Stuka
bombers, Junkers 88 and the Junkers 44. We had heard the train
a few seconds before. Then we heard Hitler's terrible bombs tearing
up the earth around the train. The boats were ready to take the
soldiers to England's shores.
The train finally pulled
in, doors were flung open and men ran towards the boat's. I jumped
into the closest P.T. Boat. We got safely back to Dover.
When I got back I read
in the paper that Hitler was slowly gaining a foothold in Belgium
SPRING - by Sandra Bartley
In spring the grass is green and bright,
And everything looks
The bushes, the trees, the grass, the leaves
Look just like a
SPRING - by Patsy O'Neil
Spring is here again today,
The flowers' and grass are very
The birds and trees just seem to say.
Isn't it a lovely day?
SPRING -by Carole Craig
When the birds are coming back,
The leaves begin to show;
The rushing ponds of water
Make a lovely world you know.
SPRING by Jerry Elliott
The birds are singing
Spring is here.
Their songs are echoing
Through the air.
The long warm days,
The bright sun's rays
Make the flowers grow
Where there once was snow.
The long spring rains are back again
To hit upon the window
To make the trees and flowers grow,
And take away the winter's
We think of summer coming soon,
And swimming in the afternoon;
With baseball games and fishing,
And picnics under skies
SPRING by Jimmie Thompson
A song of Spring is heard on high,
The honking of geese: as they fly by,
The flowers, that were asleep so long,
Raise their heads as they hear the song.
As the sun's warm rays shining overhead
Lift the mantle of
winter that Nature spread,
The grass and plants and trees nearby
Push their heads upward
toward the sky.
On the rivers that wind through the countryside,
for the fish that hide;
While on the bank laughing and bold,
The boy gets the fish with an old birch pole.
Springtime, a time for each boy and girl
To laugh, and share the joy
That comes, as birds take wing,
While all of Nature's creatures sing.
SPRING -by Merike Madisso
Spring is here! The buds are on the tree.
Oh! come and sing with me.
The birds are all singing,
The church bells are ringing.
The snow and cold have gone;
And greener is the lawn.
The tulips are out
And the bees buzzing about;
And he's home again,
The busy little wren.
Room 2 Grades 3 & 4 - Miss Leggett
FUN - by Hugh Banks
Once a boy who could sing,
Climbed up a long string,
He started to fall,
He started to call.
And along came Miss Breeze,
Who caught him with ease,
And danced with glee.
Its lots of fun,
To jump and run,
To laugh and play
Let's have some fun,
Let's have a bun,
Now we better go home
To the end of the poem
NEW HAT -by Colleen Crawford
There once was a bunny,
Who looked very funny.
She tried on a hat,
But her head was too fat.
One day she was looking
For things for her cooking,
saw the hat
Upon a golden mat.
So she tried it on,
And frightened a fawn.
So then she came home
And started to moan.
And that is the end of this poem.
MY SUMMER HOLIDAYS -by Alan Walsh
On my holidays I saw a
little chipmunk with his brother in the woods They were looking
for something to eat but I scared them. So they did not get their
food. They ran as fast as they could home. I hope they had as
nice a holiday as I did.
HOW I EARNED MY PENNIES - by Sharon Covert
The Penny-a-day Drive
was on to get money for the sick people. I earned my pennies
by washing the dishes and other things. When the Penny-a-day
Drive was over our class had earned $4.79. I was glad that my
money went to help someone.
SPRING IS HERE - by Shirley Williams
Spring is here, spring is here;
Robins have come to stay;
Winter has come and gone away
Till the end of summer's day.
FLOWERS -by Stephen Bedford
Out come the flowers
In summer hours,
Out come daffodils, tulips too,
Roses rd and violets blue.
COMING OF SPRING - by Gail Dorset
The days grow longer with the coming of spring,
When the birds
coma back from a trip a-wing;
The sun shines down on the earth
The trees and the flowers take in its ray.
ROBIN REDBREAST - by Karen Grills
Robin, Robin on the lawn.
Nearly as graceful as a swan,
I hope you arc nice and warm,
For there is going to be a storm.
MY SUMMER HOLIDAYS -by Betty Humphries
On my summer holidays I went to my cousins. We played in the
old playhouse. We had to clean it up first before we played in
it. Every day we would have to sweep it out. We sometimes moved
the furniture around. We had three dolls whose names were Sharon,
Peggy and Sue. We put them to bed at 7 o'clock each night. I
had a lot of fun on my summer holidays.
MY SUMMER HOLIDAYS -by Sharon Miller
On my summer holidays
my mother, father, sister, brother and I went to the Toronto
Exhibition, We went on Warrior's Day and we saw the Veteran's
Parade. We went into a building and saw some of the new cars.
Afterwards we went and had supper. Then we went en some of the
rides. On Monday we went to the grandstand and saw Annie Oakley
and Gene Autry with their horses. Then we saw the musical ride
of the Mounted Police.
Room 2 -.Grades 3 & 4 Miss Leggett
MY TRIP TO BARRIE -by Carol Parnell
One Sunday morning my Aunt June
phoned my mother and asked her if we would like to go to Barrie
to see her father who is a cook on a train. My mother said, "Yes",
so we hurriedly got ready for, the trip. We were very excited
because it was the first long trip we were ever on.
The day was very windy and cold
and we ran into a snow storm on the way. When we got there we
asked a boy if he could direct us to the train yards.
We went into the station and
the man there told us where the train was that her father was
on. We went back to the caboose and a train man helped us up
the steps. Aunt June was so happy to see her father. He gave
us cookies and showed us through the train.
On the trip back we had supper
in a restaurant. We were tired but happy when we got home.
THE JUNIOR RED CROSS - by Shirley Williams
The Red Cross is a world wide
organization that helps the sick and poor. That is why we have
clubs to help raise money for it. Our club's name is the "Laugh
and Learn Club".
We, the pupils in Room w, Grades
3 and 4, have a Red Cross program every other week. On our program
we have the business first, then the pledge. Some girls and boys
sing and read things about health and safety or play instruments.
Then some children repeat verses with other nice things. The
treasurer takes the Red Cross bottle around the room and the
members give what money they can. At a special collection, which
lasted two weeks, we got $7.01 for the new school for Retarded
Children. This money had to be earned or raised by the pupils
them selves. At the end of the meeting we stand and sing the
SUMMER HOLIDAYS - by June Williamson
On my summer holidays
I went to Montreal. First we went to. Grandpa's house. We stayed
there, for an hour. Then we went to Auntie Olive's house. We
all slept there that night. In the morning after breakfast we
walked over to Mommy brother's house. My uncle and aunt went
to Church down the street. When I was in Montreal I went to the
Wax Museum. I saw St. Joseph's Oratory and the Empress of France.
THE NAUGHTY GIRL - by Connie Harrison
Once upon a time there was a
girl about to do the dishes. Then the telephone rang Suddenly
she had an idea. She would stay on the telephone for a long time
so she wouldn't have to do the dishes. But when her mother came
home she was angry. So she had to do the dishes after all.
CHRISTMAS DAY - by Catherine Hamley
My brother and I woke up early
and went into the living-room to open up some parcels before
Mommy and Daddy got up. When I opened up a big present I found
a nice pink lamp for my bedroom. Later the family went over to
Grandma's for a turkey dinner. We had a very good Christmas meal
of turkey, dressing cranberries, vegetables and Christmas pudding.
When the day was over we were very happy to have had such a nice
TRIMMING OUR TREE - by Jim Grant
A "boy in our class brought
the tree. After we got the stand, we put the tree up firmly.
We put the lights on first. Then we put on icicles and some cotton
batting for snow, It was the most beautiful tree I've ever seen.
I AM A NEW EASTER CHICK -by Billy Hawks
Ono morning I woke up and did
not know where I was. All I could see was something black all
around me so I thought .that I would try to get out. I hit it
again and it broke. Then I saw light and I crawled out of the
hole. All I could say was, "Peep, peep",
I AM AN EASTER BONNETT - by Susan, Burnley
On, the day before Easter some
people took me into a house and showed me to a little girl. The
little girl put me on her head. She said that I was lovely. It
was very nice playing with the other Easter bonnets on the street.
A BALLOON'S ADVENTURES - by Mary Bromley
A boy who bought a balloon at
the parade was so excited at watching the clowns that he let
go of the string. It went over the stores and houses. Then as
it went past a tree it caught on a sharp limb and went "Bang." The
little boy cried when his balloon disappeared.
Room 3 - Grade 2 - Miss Youmans
A PUPPY - by Michael Robinson
Ann was playing with her new
puppy, Father called Ann for dinner. She ran into the house.
The little fellow was left outside. After dinner the little girl
went to bed. The pup was very cold, In the morning the little
girl looked out the window. She saw her puppy and ran downstairs
and out the door. She picked her cold little puppy up. Ann brought
him in and gave him and herself some breakfast.
MAKING BUTTER - by the Class
We poured cream into a shaker.
We shook and shook and shook that cream. We took the lid off
to let the air out. The cream turned into little chunks. It got
thicker and thicker. We poured off butter milk. Then we put salt
in it. We ate our butter.
MILK - by the Class
We milk the cows each morning and night,
The cow's black coat
is very bright;
The farmer gives them hay,
And we'll have milk each day.
PEP - by the Class
I like to drink milk each day
So that I'll have energy to play.
Milk gives me pep to run and jump,
Then I can take the very big
MILK - by Jeff Field
I like milk to keep me strong;
Milk makes me happy so I can
sing a song.
A PET - by the Class
I wish I had a real good pet,
That would jump into a net.
I would .wash him every day;
He would never run away.
My rabbit goes hop
To the barber shop,
When will he stop? -by Dennis Payne
WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO BE
I would like to be a milkman. I would bring people milk. They
would grow strong. - by Fred Rosebush
I would like to be a doctor. I would make people better, I could
help them. - by David Fraser.
I would like to be a teacher when I grow up. I would help children.
I would teach them arithmetic and other things. - by Nancy Pammett
I would like to be in the army to help our country. I would
help to fight for our country. - by Dennis Payne
SKATING by the Class
We went skating on January 17.
We went by bus. We sang on the bus. Mr. Anderson was on our bus.
Some of the mothers and teachers helped us to do up our skates.
We all had fun.
MY TRIP TO THE BAKERY -by Ann Mclvor
"We are going to the bakery
this morning," said Miss Youmans. Some ladies took us in
cars. At the Wonder Bread sign we stopped. We went into the bakery
to find out things. We saw machines, racks, the oven, dough,
tubs and pans and we had some bread and cookies. We went upstairs,
downstairs and down one platform. I learned a lot. Would you
like to hear it? Pans were loaded on the racks. The dough is
sticky and sticks to your fingers. Then we went home and had
dinner. We are back in school now.
OUR VALENTINE PARTY - by Barbara Guppy
We all brought good things to
eat. I brought some cookies. We brought Valentines, Some of the
children gave out the Valentines. We had cookies, candies and
fudge. We all got some Valentines. We had fun.
COOKIE RECIPE - by Joanne Miller
2 eggs 2 cups flour
3 cups milk 2 cups raisins
4 teaspoon salt 1 cup peanut butter
Mix and cook.
Room 4 - Grade 1 - Miss Lowes
THE FIREMAN'S TRUCK by Pam Anthonson
The fireman's truck
Is very red.
His siren says,
"Look out ahead!"
A FIREMAN'S HAT Alice Lee
The fireman's hat
Is very fat.
He smashes the window
With his fat hat.
IF I WERE A FIREMAN - Mark Robert
If I were a fireman
do my best
As well as I could
You know I would.
THE FIREMAN'S HOSE Denise Woods
The fireman comes out
With his big black hose.
He says, "Watch out!
I don't want to spray your clothes".
PLAYING BALL - Ray Hardy
I was playing ball today.
hit the ball.
It went over the fence.
A WEINER ROAST - George McCully
One day I did go for a Weiner
roast and I did get up on top of the roots of a tree.
AT THE COTTAGE Charles Baker
I went to Holly's Inn, the cottage,
I helped row the boat. When we were about to go home Bootsy got
lost and we lost Bootsy.
PLAYING BALL - Ronnie Dunn
One day I did play ball. I did hit
it. I did run. Danny did hit it too.
LASSIE -- Lee MacMurray
I watched television and I watched Lassie.
She saved Jeff.
A TRIP - David Harrison
We were on our way to Niagara Falls
and we got out for supper. After supper I climbed up a great
big hill and then I came down.
AT GOOSE BAY Louise McDonald
had a picnic at Goose Bay. After the picnic we went down to the
water and we stuck our feet in the water. Then we went home.
A PICNIC - Rodney Covert
day my family went for a picnic and I walked on the bridge. I
saw a fish.
PLAYING HOUSE -- Christina Janes
day Sharon and I were playing house and Sharon was the mother.
I was the baby.
A BOAT RIDE - Teddy Cooney
afternoon we went for a boat ride. We chased bull frogs. Then
we came home.
AN INDIAN DRUM - Larry Perks
Daddy to help me make an Indian drum. The next night Daddy told
me to pick up the stones. I said I would do it at noon hour.
PLAYING BALL Shirley Valois
day I played ball. I dropped the ball and I had to pick it up.
After that I played ball again.
A FORT - Ricky Reid
upon a time Janice and I made a fort. Janice and I went into
the fort. The fort fell on us so we got out of the fort.
A PARTY Heather O'Neil
sister's birthday was on Saturday. We had lots of fun. We played
games with my mummy and daddy. Then we ate the cake. M-m-m-m!
It was good!
OH SUSANNA Colleen Peterson
watched television. On television I saw Oh Susanna and, on Oh
Susanna, I saw the captain and Susanna got into trouble.
A TRIP TO THE STORE
day there was a little boy and his mother. They went to a grocery
store. When they got there Jim spilled the oranges.
- by Sharon
One day Kevin went to
the store. We knocked down the oranges. Mother said, "Come
here, Kevin! Come with me." Then the man picked them up.
By Gaye Pammett
Jimmy was on the roof. He was too scared to climb down so he
jumped down. By Gregory Scott
Room 5 Grade 1 Mrs. Gracie
OUR EASTER HOLIDAYS
Sunday the children and I were going to go up on Armour Hill.
But when we got to the school Lassie was on.
by Susan Downing
I went home to ride in the car.
by Bradley Patterson
I made a picture at home. My brother tore it.
by Linda Robinson
I went to Sunday School all by myself.
- by Anne Delong
1 was laughing in bed. I went to Sunday School. I was playing
by Marg Brady
I played in the sandbox. We. went for a ride with Susan's daddy.
We played cowboys.
by Brenda Greer
We had a gang after the bad gays and we won the war.
I went down to my Grandma's and I had fun. Father brought brown
by Jane McMullen
Father cut my hair with the scissors. I have short hair now.
by Vicky Harris
I cleaned the car with Daddy. We went up on the Lift Locks.
by Doug Organ
I went a thousand miles with my mother and father. I went by
train to British Columbia.
I went to Hamilton on Friday. I went with Billy and Bobby.
We went downtown. We came home with Gus.
by Tim Dodds
I went to Lindsay in the Easter Holidays.
by David Harvey
I went home to sew.
by Sharon Cox
I went to my Grandmother's for supper in the car.
by Dale Reid
I went to see my Uncle Ernie and David.
- by Garth McQuaig
I went to the country. I saw a groundhog. We banged caps off.
Father let me bang off his gun and it made a big bang. Father
pointed the gun at a stone and it made a big bang.
I went to the farm at Easter. I went to my aunt's house
I was in Colborne. Easter Bunny gave me a fishing hook and
by Ross Keating
We went to Armour Hill for a minute. We went to park and we
by Dianne Harrison
My mother went to my Grandmother's at the farm.
- by Joanne
I went to my Grandmother's. at Easter.
by Ricky Blodgett
We went for a ride to get some wheels for my bicycle but we
could not find any.
by Shirley Buott
We went to the country. There was a thousand and four mosquitoes
- by Jimmie Cumming
I went to my Grandma's in the car. I played ball with my Grandma.
- by Ann Gillespie.
I went to Granny's farm. Granny showed us some pigs. Granny
showed us some cows.
by Robbie McLeod
We went to Orillia. We went to our Grandma's to eat dinner
and supper. I saw a pheasant on the grass.
by Teddy Hawks
Grades 1 and 2 - Miss Lumb
HOW WE MADE BUTTER by the Class
One of our visitors, Miss Atkins, helped us to make butter.
Miss Atkins brought a glass churn to school with her. We put
some cream into the church. We helped to turn the handle to make
the butter. When the cream was turned to butte we put water in
to get the cream off the sides of the churn. Miss Atkins put
the butter into a dish. With a ladle she squeezed the buttermilk
out of the butter. She mixed salt into the butter. Then we ate
our homemade butter on soda crackers.
MY CLOCK - by the Class
My little white clock Has a bell on top,
That rings so loud,
As if to wake a crowd.
BAD SPOOKY - by Bobby Delong
Once upon a time a dog named Spooky knocked over a lady's lamp,
I will tell you how it happened. Spooky was chasing the cat.
The cat jumped up on a table. Spooky jumped up there too. The cat
jumped down. Spooky jumped down too, but he knocked over the
lamp. The lady cried, "Stop!
Stop!" and threw Spooky out of the house. The cat got away.
THE FIND by Billy Tingley
There was a little man
Walking down the street,
He found a nickel on the sidewalk.
bought himself a treat.
I AM MR. WIND by Ricky Earnshaw
I am Mr. Wind. I do terrible tricks on people. I blow their
hats away, I pull clothes lines down. I blow trees and telephone
poles down. I am very good.
I have got a clock
That hangs upon the wall,
And all it can do
Is say tick-tock - by David Fowler
When I had the chicken pox, I had
to stay in bed. Mommy used to read stories to me. I used to
watch television. I did not like to stay in bed, because I like
to go to school.
by Norma Hendren
When I had the measles I felt all
bumpety. My two brothers had the measles too. I felt sorry for
them because they are smaller than I. We had to stay in bed and
keep warm. I could not go to school. Mother had to give me my
lunch in bed but I could still watch television.
By Billy MacMurray.
When I had the mumps Mommy let me
watch television and look at my books. She had to tie a handkerchief
around my neck because my neck was swollen. Mommy let me dress
Teddy and watch my friends through the window.
By Lynne Strickland
When I had the measles, I felt bumpy and itchy. My friends brought
presents to me. Mother gave me my breakfast in bed and read stories
- By Judy Ray.
MY CLOCK - by the Class
My little brown clock
Says tick-tock, tick-tock,
While two black hands
SPOT By Paul Sorg
Spot is very, very
unhappy. He jumped on the table and fell to the floor with a
bump. He broke the table lamp. Mother sent him to his box with
I am a pail of cool fresh milk. I
go into the milk strainer. Then I am put in the milk cooler for
the night. In the morning the truck comes and takes me to the
- By Bryan Suggitt
Room 7 Grade 3 - Mrs. J. Payne
MY LITTLE DILLY DOG - by Ross Jamieson
Dilly was my grandmother's dog in the first
place but my mother asked Uncle George if we could have her.
He said we could. I got her just yesterday and we feed her what
we eat and what dogs eat. My brothers are awfully fussy about
taking her for a walk, so I take her nearly every time
WHOOFY, THE CUB BEAR - by Lynda Bronson
Whoofy is a funny little bear.
Whoofy has a fat little body. He always gets into mischief. Whoofy
eats turnips and bugs and other things.
THE LITTLE OLD WOMAN - by Diane Bennett
Once upon a time a little old
woman, named Elizabeth, was walking in the forest. Soon she met
up with a little cub. When she saw the cub she said "Hello,
little cub", and walked away. On and on she went and soon
she came to a rabbit's house in the ground. Then she put her
cane down and got on her hands and knees and looked in the hole,
but all she could see was darkness. Then she started for home
and that was the last I saw of the old lady.
THE QUARRELSOME HENS - by Sharon Bush
Once upon a time there were
three. hens who lived in a barnyard, a red hen, black hen, and
a speckled hen. Now every ay, as surely as the sun came up in
the sky, two of these hens would begin to quarrel.
"I am by far the prettiest
hen in the barnyard:" clucked the red hen to the black hen. "You
are too black, and the speckled hen is too speckly."
Did you ever hear of three hens
GOING SKATING? - by Linda Wood
All the class went skating in
March. We had music to skate to. There were lots of children.
Valerie and my girl friend, Shirley, skated with me. Susan Adam
and I were having lots of fun till the boys came along. Cheryl
Reid was trying to catch Susan and me. At last we went home.
We had a good time.
MY PET - by Joyce Bannon
I have a bird named Peter.
When we eat our dinner, our bird says, "Pretty Peter",
and whistles. If I don't finish my dinner our bird says, "Joyce
is a bad girl! Joyce is a bad girl!
MY PET BIRD -by Cheryl Reid
Jo-Jo is my pet bird.
Daddy made Jo-Jo a swing. Jo-Jo chewed it to pieces. He likes
the music on the radio. He jumps and sings along with the people
on the radio. He is a very funny bird.
MY KITTEN - by Brian Beggs
kitten, Fuzzy, sleeps in the flower box, and she breaks the flowers.
My mother takes the broom and hits her. Then my kitten does not
like her. Then Fuzzy stays out all night. I will get up at seven
o'clock to get Fuzzy.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT SPRING - by Patty Taylor
I like spring because
we can play skipping. I like to ride my bicycle in the spring.
I like the warm weather too. I like to go outside after supper.
WHAT IS IT? by Susan Adam
Hot as summer, cold as winter,
Can this really be?
Stir a little, add some sugar,
Puzzled as can be.
Serve it in a golden dish;
See the young prince beam.
Who would guess this was the way:
Hot chocolate and ice cream.
ANDY by Urmas Madisso
Soon Andy learned to work so fast
That he could do much more;
He got ahead where he had been
SCHOOL PAPER by Cary
Nice and new;
Who will buy one,
MY LITTLE DOGGIE - by Cary Jensen
My little doggie
Nice and plump.
He's so happy
He'll just jump, jump, jump.
Room 8 - Grades 4 & 5 Mr. Anderson
OUR SAFETY PATROLS - by all the pupils
Our safety patrols are very fine, They work for us in rain or
shine. Every morning they're at their post, Twenty to nine or
very close. The smaller children who hop and leap Are helped
across the busy street. The little police are seldom late, In
order to go on with their mate. If they're careful and not too
slow, Every month they get a free show.
OUR SCHOOL by all the pupils
Armour Heights is a real fine school, None of the teachers are
very cruel. This new building is four years old; Most of the
pupils do as they're told. Very soon we'll have six rooms more,
And into these the children will pour. In the basement we do
folk dancing. Around the room we all go prancing. The A.H. bed
I see from the hill, Those pretty flowers give me a thrill This
school I'll remember when I'm gray, And there my mind will often
SOCCER by Harold Hendren
Last autumn we had great fun
playing soccer at Ashburnham Memorial Park. Neither school scored
over four goals in any game. I wore number five in the games,
for it was my favourite number. In the middle of the game we
often gave someone else a turn, but it was fun anyway. I am going
to try out for the team again this year.
PLAYING HOCKEY - by Doug Wells
We started to play hockey
in January. I was on Ron Pinch's team. We had 32 boys and divided
them into four teams. Two teams would play for twenty minutes
and then the other two would play for twenty minutes. The boys
who played hockey would leave school about twenty to four and
get to the Civic Arena at four o'clock. This year we did not
play against other schools but I think we had good fun.
GOLDFINCHES by Judy Field
Goldfinches are very cute
In their bright yellow suit;
all come back in early May,
But we don't know the exact day.
Mother bird will build a nest
And very seldom stop to rest.
She will hatch some little birds,
And keep them nicely groomed
AUTUMN by Marlene Howard
On an autumn day
You feel so gay,
You cannot sigh
You don't know why.
The leaves are bright,
Your heart is light,
Miss Breeze fans your face
To suit your taste,
On an autumn day
MY MOTHER AND FATHER - by Marlene Howard
My parents are sweet And I cannot keep
My joy from bubbling
And so I will tell How very very well
I love my Mother and Father.
FIELD DAY -- by Linda Parnell
On Field Day I was on Lorne
Dinesen's team. When Mr. Anderson blew the whistle, each team
would go to another activity. There were six teams and each had
twenty people. The event that got the most claps was the relay
race. Lorne's team won and had their names in the paper. We received
red ribbons. It was lots of fun. Don't you wish you had been
WINTER FUN - by Kenneth Thompson
In hockey we didn't play against
other schools. Thirty two boys were divided into four teams.
When I was playing I was on Bill Robb's team. I played left defence
and centre. Billy came close to scoring, but he hit the post
and went sliding to the side. Robbie Hutchins carried the puck
down the rink like sixty but he tripped over a boy who had fallen
down. You should have seen the boys playing!
ROOM 8 -GRADES 4 & 5 - Mr. Anderson
WHY I LIKE BEING A PATROL - by John Robinson
I like being a patrol
because we get a free show every month. We also get a Christmas
party at the Paramount Theatre. In June there is a picnic at
Nichol's Oval with hot-dogs and pop. All patrols go to the City
Hall to get a pledge card. They also get their finger prints
taken. One of my favourite duties is protecting little children
from getting hurt.
MY PET, PETER - by Mary Head
My pet's name is Peter. He is blue, white and black and is very
pretty. He will come on my head, shoulder or hand and kiss me
too. He flies all over our kitchen. Sometimes Peter goes into
the living-room. He flies into the bed-room and lights on the
lamp, and looks into the mirror. Have you a pet bird?
MY GRANDMOTHER - by Margaret Dixon
My grandmother has lived
with me for a long time. She teaches me how to knit and other
things. Sometimes she gives me money and chocolates. When I have
nothing to do, I talk to her. I like my grandmother very much.
THE SQUIRREL - by Fred Record
The squirrel is frisky and fast at his work.
He walks along the wire and gathers nuts for the winter. Afterwards
he buries them under the ground. As winter comes, the squirrel
goes to sleep in a hole in a tree. When the squirrel wakes up
and is hungry, he goes out to dig up some nuts. I like squirrels.
MY FISH - by Gordon Smith
I have a fish named Fanny. He is a very fat fish. When he tries
to go through the tunnel, he often gets caught. Fanny and my brother's
fish sometimes have a race. In some races Fanny wins and sometimes
he doesn't win. Fanny was bought at Petland. Do you have a fat
MY CAT - by Linda Hitchins
We have a cat whose name is Penny. Once I was playing with
her and every time I straightened the mat she would mess it all
up again. After a while we gave her an alley but it kept going
under the piano. I think she is a very nice kitten.
IN THE HOSPITAL - by Sharon Cooper
When I went into the hospital the first time to get my tonsils
out, I liked it very much. But when I went in the second time
I was very sad. There was one thing I didn't like and that was
the food. The cake was burnt and the chocolate milk tasted like
coffee. When I went home the second time, I was very happy. Terry,
my brother, was happy to have me home again.
WHEN I GO TO TORONTO - by Marlene Cruse
My mother and father are going to the U. S. A. Instead of Wayne
and I going, Mother and Father are leaving us with my Grandma,
in Toronto. My grandmother owns a beach and on one side there
is a river and on the other side is Lake Ontario. Grandmother
also owns a store, and she will let me get anything I want.