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T!':.fi:ST j . ' SCHOOL mi -i The Rescue of the Tooth' Washington School third graders In Mrs. Bazzell's room recently presented a play entitled . "The Rescue of the Tooth." The. children taking part are Dirk Wilson, the little boy who went to bed without brushing his teeth and had a bad dream; Jean HiDigoss, who played his sister; Mike Squirrel Visits At on Even though our third grade room is on the second floor at Washington School, we had a visitor January 15th. rA brown-squirreh peeked in at us during Arithmetic class. Following are some stories about the visitor in Mrs. Venters' room. The Squirrel By Joe Hopgood Jr. . We were doing our Arithmetic and then the teacher said, : "Look out the window, but don't stand up." Our class looked out "the window. "A squirrel," we said. Then the teacher scared it and it ran away. Then Mrs. Venters, put some corn outside the window so he could get it. We went on with our work until ' he peeked in the window. Mrs. Venters said, "Is he eating it yet?" We said, "No." He peeked in again. I said, "He wants to sit in a desk. And he wants to be a new boy and learn Arithmetic, Spelling, English, Social Studies, Singing, Science, Writing, Reading and mostly manners." He looked at Ricky and Julie. We once had some rabbits "when I was" born, but somebody came and stole them. - Once- my - mother-was-in - the garden and she found a little bird in the back yard. We put it in the cage. , Then when I went away to play, my brother took it out and the next morning it was dead. It died-Then we dug a hole and put it in it - arid covered it up with dirt. - A Squirrel By Kathy Winnett We saw a squirrel in our window. We put some corn in the window. The squirrel looked at us. We were working and the teacher saw it first. The teacher told us to be quiet. The squirrel was afraid to eat the corn. When . we looked at him he would hide. ... Suzy . . By Nina Roling All of our third grade saw a squirrel peeking in our window. Our teacher put some corn out for Suzy. She was bushy tail .She is brown. We all like her. We will all look after her She fingered the corn to see if it was OK. My friend, Sheri, just said what if Suzy .got in her desk. I wish I had a pet squirrel like Suzy. Suzy climbs on the school building. Suzy is just a baby squirrel. I believe Suzy will be a nice squirrel. Suzy is a cute squirrel. I like her bushy tail. The Squirrel J$yNina-Roling- Kathy, Sheri and I all worked out stones for Suzy-Wer were all laughing! If a little girl in our room had had brown hair she would look like Suzy! Everyone in our room was surprised! A Squirrel By Julie Fryman We were working and a squir rel peeked in. Then Shen saw it. She told the teacher. The teacher put corn dut. Mrs. Ven ters was getting some , more 'Corn then tire squirrel peeked in again. He saw Mrs. Venters and he ducked. We never saw him again. ' Browny ' ' Z. ' :" ' By Sheri Ann Shull 1 Browny is a little pet of Mrs. Vei.Wrs in the third grade class. He came up and ate some k Phelps who was a bottle of milk; , Cheryl Jeffers, an apple and Terresa Runnels, the announcer. In the back row are Paula Butts, the' toothpaste; Connie Weber, the toothbrush; Karen Hood who played the part of the tooth; Joel Crowder, the dentist; Paul Cutright a germ and Cotton a Very From Virginia to California By Alice Dunn : Grade 5, Lowell Cotton is. a very good product from Virginia to California. It is grown there because the cli-matels" warnf arid theyhave a long growing season. Well, the first thing you do is be sure the cotton is seeded in rows three and one-half to five feet apart. After the plants come up they are only about a foot apart When the thinning or chopping is being done, they use hoes not tractors or other machinery. -The cotton that is growing must be cultivated ev ery seven or ten days so the weeds won't start getting like brush. These plants grow to be as tall as three or four feet. The branches are wide and loose. When the . blossoms- are-large they are white then later turn pink and still later they turn red before they drop. After the blossom disappears it leaves a tiny seed pod or boll which grows six to eight weeks. Then after that, the boll bursts open and a fluffy white moss of cotton is there ready to be picked. Also, they don't all burst open at once so of course they would have to pick them many times. All cotton fibers are attached to seeds, so that means that the farmers are going to have to take their cotton to the gin. The gin is the place where farmers take their- cotton to have thefti011 -that offers information and seeds separated from the fiber. Good Sport Should Be Your Goal By TONIA HOUCHIN Grade 9, Central When participating in or observing sports, contests, or other similar events be a good sport. Conduct yourself in a ladylike or gentlemanly manner. If you are a host spectator treat your opponents with the same respect as you would a guest in your own home. Don't be boisterous as a spectator at an event. Always accept the decisions of the officials without Vocal comments. Control your temper so as not to create fights with other fans or participants of the event. Use your energy to cheer and support your teammates. Take a loss or defeat without complaint and victory without gloating. When participating in events treat your opponents and team mates with fairness, generosity and courtesy. Be friendly, -con trol your actions and play a fair game. Listen to your coach, daptain- andrefereesand jo they say even though you may disagree with their decisions. If you treat others as you would like to be treated everyone can relax, have fun and enjoy the pleasure of sports, contests and all events. corn. He is a little fat, very fat little squirrel He is one year old. When we were doing Arithmetic, Browny wanted to learn. He looks very funny. He fing ered the corn. My friend, Nina, just said, "What if Browny got in my desk?" Once we had a pet. He came up and ate out of our hand. When his nose touched my hand it felt like a kiss. Browny looked at . Ricky and Julie - a long time. He looked at the hot radiator. Browny went all over our window. We told Mrs. Hilligoss about Browny. He is very cute f. -. Bobby White another germ. In Dirk's dream . his teeth were attacked by the germs who turned his huge tooth yellow and brown and made holes, but he was saved by the dentist, toothpaste, toothbrush and good food. (Photo by MHS Camera Club) Good Product You may think the seed is no good then, but, it is. It can be used for many things. After the fiber is separated it is tightly pressed into bales which weigh about 500 pounds. Then the cotton is ready for shipment. Lots of it goes to New England where it will be used in cotton mills and the rest to cotton mills in the southeastern states When it arrives it is lossened from the bale. iThen it is cleaned, run through a machine with fine steel teeth which comb and straighten the fibers so they all run the same way, After that it is a web of fibers which is twisted until they are thread. When they are thread they are wound on bobbins or spools for use on the looms, The looms weave it into cloth. Some times the thread is dyed before it is woven or after it is woven. The cloth is printed on a huge prating press. Future Teachers Future Teachers Gain Experience and Offer Service to Pro fession ; By Nancy Thurmond MHS The . Future Teachefs of America is a national organiza- experience to high school stu- dents who plan a career in edu cation. Each year the charter of high school FTA chapters must be renewed beforelheTiF dividual club can continue its activities. National dues and charter dues are paid in order to renew the charter. Activities of the club include the September picnic with new MHS teachers to tell of their college and first-day-on-the-job experiences. A Christmas party for pre-school children includes in the program a genuine Santa Claus, FTA style. The boys in the club help in such matters. An Easter party is sponsored for children of MHS teachers individual activity among members is important. One point is given for each unpaid hour of community service they perform. Such activities include church work, hospital work, teaching Bible school, being an assistant librarian at MHS or a student receptionist for the office. Several members are involved with the Reading Hour for children at the Public Library. These members are f story tellers, singers, guitar players, game supervisors' and projectionists. The Future Teachers of Amer- 4ica - OTganization - hacritsbegm mngs under the leadership of the National Education Association in 1937 during the centen nial of the beginning of Horace Mann's work with the Mas sachusetts Board , of Education. The Mattoon chapter of the Howard de Widger Club was chartered October 29, 1953, as High School Chapter No. 90. The first secretary was Mrs. Coker, now an MHS Girls' P. E. instructor. Teachers cooperate with and assist the FTA, and sometimes give members a chance to get experience in teaching on Stu dent Government Day. Letters of recommendation from Mr. Sheppard are sent to Ray Page's office Jo let him know which of the graduating seniors are qualified, in ability and per sonality, to become successful teachers. Hot Lunch Menu " Monday, Feb. 12 NO SCHOOL . Tuesday, Feb. 13 Barbecue on bun Buttered corn Potato sticks Purple plums Butter and milk Wednesday, Feb. 14 Baked ham Candied yams Buttered green beans . Pineapple Bread, butter and milk Thursday, Feb. 15 Creamed turkey Fluffy whipped potatoes Combination salad Peaches m Hot biscuits Butter and milk Friday, Feb. 1 French fried fish Potato salad Buttered peas Blackberry cobbler BreaoV.butter.and milk Seventh Grade Writes Poems Our Seventh grade language classes at Central Junior High studied poetry and thoughts of a teen-age girl in Read maga zine. We then wrote our thoughts, feelings and comments in poem form. The following are exam ples of our thoughts and poetry. Snoopy By Doug Williams A frisky furry pooch, Frolics in the snow Chases snowballs with his nose Whiskers on his chin And long droopy ears. Sticks his nose where it don't belong Gets it slapped by the cats I mean Chews things up when he's ' lonely That's my Snoopy! Winter is the Time for Me By Marsha Edwards The ground is white now, No grass to be seen. The trees are bare, As. bare as can be. j Yes, it's that white season ,'. When the birds fly south. When children play in the snow, And build a snowman just so, so. . . . - When rooftops - match the ground below,- And cars . get- stuck in the white, white snow. Cheeks are so rosy as rosy can be- Yes, winter is me! the time for PIONEERS By Sheri Shall and Nina Roling Grade 3, Washington Pioneers were early settlers. Mrs. Venters third grade class at Washington School has been learning about them. All 18 pupils watched bread rise in a warm place. Mrs. Venters took it home and baked it for us. Then we ate it with applebut-ter. It tasted very good. We are making dried apples. They look like potato chips. They are very hard. Mrs. Venters will cook the apples for us. We know how to play a game with apple peelings. The Pioneers are fun to learn about. Franklin Safety Patrol The fifth grade members of the Franklin School Safety Patrol are' Kevin Wishard,' Gregory , McDowell, Jeffrey j C :ii" V -1 1- . T t 't'V T'- I ' Coming Events Feb. 12 - No School - Lincoln's birthday Feb. 13 Building meetings, Lincoln PTA meeting, - High School GAA archery, 4 p.m.; High School National Honor Society meeting, 7 p.m.; High School FTA meeting, foom 108, 7 p.m.; Central 9th basketball vs Tuscola, 7 p.m. Feb. 14 - High School student activity period, 8 a.m.; High School GAA rifle Club meeting, High School M Club meeting, High School Art Club meeting in room 200, 7 p.m. Feb! 15 Columbian PTA meeting, 7:30 p.m.; Bennett PTA meeting, 7:30 p.m.; Washington PTA meeting, 7:30 p.m.; Jefferson 9th basketball at Mac-Arthur, Decatur, 7 p.m.; High School GAA rec games, 4 p.m.; High School Science Club meeting, 7 p.m. -' Feb. 15:16 Lightweight district tournament, Central Junior High, 7 p.m. Feb.-16 - High School bas ketball vs Stephen Decatur in Decatur. Feb. 17 Hawthorne School program on WLBH, 10:15 a.m.; High School ACT tests, 8. a.m.; High School basketball: JV in Tuscola,- :30 p.nrrHiglr School basketball: Mattoon vs Tuscola, at Tuscola There Are Three Types Of Huskies"- By Sue Voigt Grade 4, Lincoln There are actually three different breeds of Huskies. They are: 41) Siberian Husky, (2) Alaskan Malamuter3) Eskimo Dog. 1 I'm going to talk about the Eskimo dog. The Eskimo dog belongs in a large group of dogs called lupine, because they sometimes have" been " mates with wild wolves. The Eskimo dog has heavy muscles, and strong bones in its legs. The dogs vary in weighrfronithe Siberian females, which weighs 110 to 135 pounds. The Eskimo dog usually weighs 85 pounds when it is full grown. The Eskimo dog has thick, coarse fluffy fur to keep him warm in the winter. His color is mostly gray and white and sometimes black. These dogs sleep in a little houseIikTtheEsK in. In the summer they sleep outside.. They are found around the north and south pole. The dogs are found mostly in cool or cold climate because the hot weather is much too hot and could make them sick because they have so much fur. The Eskimo dogs howl instead of barking. The Eskimos often put dog boots or pads on the bottom of the dog's feet to keep him from getting pneu monia or getting sick. These dogs are fed fish and seal's meat. The Eskimo dog is classified in the work group, because it is a working dog. It is very useful to the Eskimos because it pulls their sleds. The Eskimos treat their dogs with great care because without these dogs they would have no way of getting from place to place except by foot. -1 , ; i v r i r - Armstrong, Terry Quinn and Gina Vaughn. In the second row are John Soliday, Connie Snowball Word Game Mrs. Carlyle's first graders at Cooks Mills School are shown playing a snowball word game. Each child snowballs a snowman by pronouncing the word on his snowball Humboldt School Thinri Hann Recently, at the Humboldt School, the third grade presented a "Charlie-Brown" program to the first and second grade. This program, grew .j)ut-oL.the interest the children had in the "Peanuts" characters. The children of the third grade learned the song "Happiness" and presented cartoon pictures of Jhe characters .with a happiness sentence appropriate for each picture. "After this program, all three grades wrote what happiness is to them. Here are some of the sentences. By First Graders Happiness is . . . Squishing your toes in the mud. Denise Hardin Having a friend. Jo Ellen Jones " " ' - Learning to ride a bike in the snow. De Anne Smith Throwing snowballs at each other. Vernon Miller T Is popcorn. Rebecca Wil-termood Love. Kallie Kolbus Having stripped pajamas. Lydia Dixon Making a picture. Lori Zu- Hone Going to school. Crystal Pauley . Hatching Out Brine Shrimp " By Peggy Croy - Grade 6, Hawthorne In-thehatching6ut bTbririe shrimp you need to do many things. The first thing you have to do is get some water in a pan or dish at a steady temperature of about 80-85 degrees. Next you nut in vflur shrimD and let them set in the) water for about 24 hours or more. The next day you should have some brine shrimp. It takes a high powered microscope to see them. These little animals are very small. In our room we have a microbe projector. With this machine and a slide you can see these very small brine shrimp. They look very funny and small. They move around as if they were trying to get off the slide. When we started this project we were in hopes, that they would hatch so we could have some meat for our fish aquarium. We were very successful Draper, Cindy Smith, "Jody Whalin and . Beverly Arnold!. (Photo by MHS Camera Club) and matching It to the same word on a snowman. The ' words are from the First Grade vocabulary. Shown in the picture are Cy Plunkett, iness Getting new hair ribbons Johanna Schagemann Getting a new .dress. Peg gy Harris -Having a - bike - to ride. Philip Homann Having friends. Dianna Outhouse By Second Graders Hannin l "-r winning a nau game. jim-mie Monroe -Kissing. Charity Poorman Sleeping on the dog house. Brian Daily" Going to school. Maureen Roy Playing with one another. Debbie Wetzel No school. Johnny Halsey Making a snowman. Lezli White 7T " Sharing a sandwich. Sandra Merrill Having a new dog. Renee Homann " Having a good teacher. Dorothy Miller Playing games. Delia Cole Going to school.'" Shelley Helm . . Playing In the snow. Kim Hines Nice. Debbie Sue Hutton Loving each other. Lisa Fasig Playing twister. Penny Grant Learning. Patty Brenning-meyer ' Bawling your eyes out. Yvonne Stoner . Kissing your mother. Me-linda Uphoff - Having a family. Jan Grant Winning a ball game. Jeff Salmons Rattlesnake And Northern Ljne By Mike Busk . Grade I, Bennett One of the things we did on our vacation was to go to North Freedom, Wisconsin, where there is a railway museum. We bought our tickets at an old rail road station that had been remodeled with a working tele graph. The name of the railroad was Rattlesnake and Northern Line On our trip we sat in the gon dola and traveled through the beautiful countryside. We went through La Rue, then to the end of the Rattlesnake Line. There the bid locomotive was filled tip with water for the return trip. We could not go beyond a sign because of the rattlesnakes in the hills. A quarry was at this stop. It was called Rattlesnake Quarry and that's why the rail road was named the Rattle snake and Northern Line. " On the trip back we sat in the caboose. When the train backed up to the station, we got off and looked at the 12 old cars , and engines in the. little yards. "Snowman By Carol Kersey . Grade 2, Bennett ' The wind blows the snow around. r And then' it will hit the ground. ' ' And, then I will make a snowman, Big and round. I pack .it first Arid he began, to burst. He has a hat. And he is fat. My snowman is white..--, ' But he can not bite. Frosty is the name of him. But he , is not very thin. His eyes are black. But his scarf is not quite that, v-rr Lorl Ann Melton, Becky Dlep-boltz, Jim Morgan, Donnle Diener, Scott Eaton and Kenny Adams. (Photo by MHS Camera Club) Students Is.. A baseball player. Mike 'ore ' Eating different "kinds of ice cream.-1- Shu-ley Cobb By-Third Graders- Happiness is Laughing. Willene Poor- man Having a mother and a fath er. Edwin Homann A caL Karen Cobb Taking a bath or a snower. Cindy Donnell A famllv Kflrlene Kolbus Is watching T.V. Anna Sul- uvan A cowboy hat Lewis Kauf man Cleaning the bowl. - Jeff Price First Graders At Columbian Choose 'Snow' These are sentences written by pupils In Miss Tipton's first grouc at vuiuiuuiaii diiiuui. They choose "Snow" as their topic. Snow is pretty and white. I. -A -l-l U! CU 1 Tommy Hampton I like to play with you and you like to play with me on the snow. Myra Jean Melzer The snow is deep. Snow is on the trround. Ancela Plum- mer ,. - Is the snow here? The snow is- not here. Denny Kingery The snow is white. The snow is pretty. The snow is nice. Jackie Walker Snow is on the ground. We play in the snow. We can jump. Bart Oyler The snow is white. -The snow is deep. Pat Wallace The snow is deep. The snow is pretty. David Harris ... Snow is on the ground. Mike Butler Snow is on the ground. The snow is deep. The snow is here. The snow is pretty. Denise Lynn Spaulding The snow is funny. You can play in the snoW. You can slide. The "snow is deep. The snnw is slick Mark TinswnrH Th sntur iq fun ' ' Toffrau Young Snow is on the ground. The snow is aeep. is me snow aeep; Kim Parrott At A I like the snow. It is pretty and it is deep and snow is on the ground. Rebecca Campbell The snow is pretty. The snow is white. Snow, is on the ground. The snow is deep. I play in the snowr- Pam Haddock New Teacher At Hinh SrknAl The. new junior class sponsor and sophmore girls' physical education teacher at Mattoon Senior High School is Mrs. Sue Fleming. , Mrs. Fleming graduated from Eastern Illinois University. This is the first year Mrs. Fleming has taught at MHS. Her spare time is taken up by both sports and music. The sports which rank highest with her are bowling, volleyball and bicycle riding. Later, Mrs. Fleming is planning to take a course in fencing. - ' O 1 m oume m ner lavonte musical stars include Herb Alpert and (he Tiajuana Brass and Boots Randolf but classical music is her favorite choice. , t ....

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