Friends of the Library: What Kids Do Write: local students’ work
This is the third in a series of columns will featuring writings by Middle School students.
Barbara Ferrera from Prosser Creek Charter School originated the idea of presenting to the community what is right with our children. Each monthly column will focus on a different theme, and may include poetry, essays, letters, book reviews, etc.
This month’s topic is “If I Ruled The World.” Although there were many great submissions, space constraints allow only enough room to print a few.
Everyone could live like kings,
Have gigantic houses, lots of fun,
And many, many different things.
All of the animals would be happy and free,
Down to the fish deep under the sea.
Tahoe would be clean, and so would the air.
Everyone would show respect and great care.
If I ruled the world, it would be quite good,
The world would be the way it should.
-Marla Nelson, 6th Grade, North Tahoe Middle School
If I ruled the world I would have millions and millions of dollars, and I would give a part of my money to other people that are poor that don’t have nothing to eat and sleep on streets because they don’t have homes to live in.
And I will help states that tornadoes have come to their neighborhood and have destroyed the houses, brought rivers of dirty things like big rocks, and dust. So that’s why I want to give money to poor people so they can reconstruct the roads, houses and stores. Or I can be mean like on cartoons that evil guys try to rule the world do bad things to people like destroy stores, kill people with guns. But I don’t think I’m going to be that mean to people or people’s properties. I will spend my money on buying the United States the things that they need like Navy big ships, air planes, millennium cars. And in Mexico I’m going to reconstruct the streets, make larger roads, new houses, better bicycles and have more things to eat or buy. And for me I’ll stay with my big house, swimming pool, bowling alley, big kitchen, living room, soccer field, foot ball field, baseball field, tennis court, basketball field and sliding water tubes.
Cesar Razo, 6th Grade, North Tahoe Middle School
It was a stormy night and all children were shivering in their beds. The trees are moving from side to side to the music of the howling wind. The clouds slowly start to move for the sun’s clearance and the Goddess stops crying. The tears on the Aspen trees look like dew drops of a Summer fern. The dogs bark at the door to go out; the cats purr at your ear and tickle your toes. They say “Come on! Wake up. It’s a bright beautiful new day.”
If I were to rule the world I would have to keep things as peaceful as they are up there.
-Jessica Stueven, 7th Grade, Prosser Creek Charter School
— Publishing Workshop Series
Bookshelf Stores and Friends of the Library co-host a series of workshops with local writers and artists on Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a $10 fee. Call to reserve a space.
March 28: Tom Lippert, photographer and Laurel Hilde Lippert, writer and editor
April 11: Susan Guevara, children’s book illustrator
April 25: Ellie Huggins and Dan Wendin, owners of Coldstream Press
May 9: novelist Joanne Meschery
— Poetry Month Events:
Celebrate April, National Poetry Month. There will be a Poetry Contest April 1-20 for three age groups: grades K-3, grades 4-5, middle school, and high school. Winners will be invited to read at the Friends of the Library Poetry Night April 27. The Annual Poetry Night is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Join the Jibboom Street Poets for a poetry celebration.
Special Programs for Children
— Between the Lions:
A PBS Reading Skills Program for ages 4 to 7, Wednesdays, 4 p.m., through March 28.
Regular Childrens’ Programs
— Saturday Morning Storytelling
For ages 3 to 7, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. at the library, with Mrs. Fix from Church of the Mountains Preschool.
— Friday Storytime
For ages 3 to 5, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. at the library. Joanne Stacher will bring her trained animals to Storytime on March 16, March 30 and April 13 to introduce preschoolers to the hows, whys and whens of interacting with pets.
— Tuesday Toddlertime
For ages 3 and under, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. at the library.
Now on Display:
“Granite Flats,” painting by Anke Claasen
Monday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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