The first month’s articles are in. The youngsters of Burnett County have submitted their responses to the prompts:
Ages 7-12: The first week of school has ended, what was your favorite memory during the first week, and why?
Ages 13-18: Summer has ended, and school has begun. What was the best or most special thing you did over the summer, and why?
If you missed your chance to get your writing submitted this month, there will be an opportunity every month with new prompts to follow. Here are the prompts for the month of November:
Ages 7-12: What do you want to be when you grow up and why?
Ages 13-18: Describe a mental disorder that affects teens, warning signs of the disorder and ways that they can get help.
Responses should be no longer than 300 words and have to be submitted by Nov. 1. Feel free to submit your article with a photo. Articles can be submitted a few different ways. You can drop them off at the Sentinel office, mail them to P.O. box 397, Grantsburg WI, 54840 or send them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Favorite memory – Ages 7-12
Chace Cook, Grantsburg Middle School
First, my favorite memory from the first week of school is when we got a Chromebook, because we can play games. Sometimes we can bring them home if we have a coupon for it, or if we need to do work.
Second, also seeing my friends again because I missed them and my teacher.
Third, when I met my teacher. She’s nice, cool and smart. I have a nice class and teacher.
My class is nice, cool, smart, clean and organized.
Josie Erickson, Grantsburg Middle School
My favorite memory from this first week of school was…
Seeing my friends again.
Getting a Chromebook and ball chairs.
Doing my first band class.
Raul Hernandez, 5th grade, Grantsburg Middle School
My favorite things on the first week of school when I started the first week of school:
When I got to meet my friends again after last year when I got in class and saw everybody there. Another one of my favorite things the first week was when I met my teacher, Ms.Haspert. She was nice to me and the class and we were learning new things about her and learning math, reading and social studies. And she read us picture books then we ask questions about what happened in the book. And we also played catchers up that was a lot of fun. So those were some of my good memories.
Kenzi Blakeslee, Grantsburg Middle School
What was my favorite memory from the first week of school?
Reading picture books and butter craft and ghost craft.
Ayla Jones, 5th grade, Grantsburg Middle School
My favorite memory on the first day of school was when learned how to play ships and sailors and did a teacher pop quiz on Mrs. Haspert.
Axel Hale, Grantsburg Middle School
My favorite memory was morning meeting where we got to share stories about what happened yesterday or over the weekend and we got to do weird handshakes. I shared how I skipped rocks in a puddle. It was epic the rock went sploosh and I went yay! My whole class was amazed and maybe a bit jealous. In all it was a lit first week off school.
Katherine Peterson, 5th grade, Grantsburg Middle School
My favorite memory from the first week of school was…. Seeing my friends again the first week of school. Josie Ericson called her shoes moron shoes, but they were maroon shoes, it was really funny because Josie kept calling her shoes moron shoes all day. I also liked when we read the picture books and I also liked when we all got to do a word search on the first day. I love the teacher that I got because we got green yoga ball chairs.
Benett Ulmaniec, Grantsburg Middle School
Band because I got to play my saxophone for the first time. I also got to meet more people in my grade. And my friend Jaxon plays a saxophone and he made a boat horn sound. I kept making a screaming sound. We also had a new band teacher, he’s super nice. I also got to learn how to put my saxophone together. It is very hard, but I did it. All the woodwinds go on Thursday and brass on Tuesday so the woodwinds can practice with a group which makes it sound better. Next week we are going to learn our first note and that’s my first week of school.
Madison Michaels, Grantsburg Middle School
Favorite memory this year was getting to know my teacher. My favorite part about my teacher was at the end of the day she used the word STUFF and it was amazing, usually the teachers don’t prefer the word stuff! Also, I got to see my friend. We got to catch up and I got to see who is in my class this year. At the end of the first day of school we went outside, and we played ship and sailors. It is a game where you have to listen carefully to the captain (which is a teacher or student). This was my favorite memory of the first week of school.
Jaxon Finch, Grantsburg Middle School
My favorite memory from the first week of school is seeing my friends again. I also liked when we played ships and sailors. Ships and sailors is a game where you have to listen to what the teacher says. If the teacher says hit the deck you have to lay on the ground. If the teacher says captains coming you have to salute. You cannot do anything until the teacher says at ease. If the teacher says captain’s son, you have to act strong. If the teacher says sailors, you have to go to the left. If the teacher says ships you have to go to the right. If the teacher says four-person dinner you and three other people have to get in a circle and pretend to eat. If the teacher says three person canoe you have to sit down with two other people and canoe. If the teacher says man overboard, you have to step on someone. They are my favorite memories of the first week of school.
Rhorrie Johnson, Grantsburg Middle School
My favorite memory from the first week of school was when we got our Chromebook. I liked that a lot because all the years before we always had iPads and this year, we got Chromebooks and that is why getting a Chromebook was one of my favorite memories. Another great memory from that week is getting to know my teacher because my teacher is awesome, and she is amazing for teaching me what I need to know. I also really liked when we did our butterfly projects. In conclusion, my most favorite thing from the first week of school was getting our Chromebooks.
Justin Campeau, Grantsburg Middle School
My favorite memory of the first week of school is when I got to see my friends after a long summer, and I was excited to know that Raul was in my class. We got our Chromebooks and it saved all of our saved history on the internet. I played football at recess and played lava monster and we had pizza for lunch. I had band, I play the trombone and I enjoyed band.
Adriana Taylor, 4th grade, Grantsburg Middle School
I had a fun first week of school. My favorite memory is making a robot. My robot was made with paper and foil. It even had wings! I got to work with other 4th graders. My favorite part of the project is when I was able to show my robot off. I know I am going to have a fun school year.
Parker Doornink, 4th grade, Grantsburg Middle School
I had a super fun first week of school. My class did so many fun things. My favorite memory is when the 4th graders got to build a robot and me and my friends Elly and Naomi built a teacher robot. Its name was Fred. Fred had to have two moving body parts. Me and my friends made Fred’s arms move by tying a pipe cleaner to each arm. We even made a pencil that actually worked. We even made a book. Another fun memory is that we had to save a gummy worm by pinning a gummy life saver on the gummy worm by only using paper clips. Me, Stephanie and Mason did it. We also watched a movie it was called secret life of pets 2. I will always remember when we made a robot because we got to share our robots with all the 4th graders. I also really liked saving the gummy worm Sammy, but the most fun part about saving Sammy is that I got to eat Sam’s cousin, and last of all we watched pets 2. My favorite part about the movie is that we got to bring a blanket and a pillow, but we also got to where confies. I know I’m going to have a fun school year.
Levi Scheider, Grantsburg Middle School
Ok, to start off I liked when I got to see my friends again, it was invigorating! Another exciting thing is that my teacher is very nice and fun. My friends were really surprised when they saw how tall I was. Although those where good things, my favorite is that I got to get an extra day of summer vacation because I went to California! The reason why I went is because my dad works at making over hages for his job, so he let us come with him. One thing that we did was go to the badlands. One thing we did there is I climbed the rocks! Then we went to California. I got to get a toy then we went back through the badlands and back home.
Sophia, 4th grade, Grantsburg Middle School
My favorite memory is building a robot. Reason one is it had to have two moving parts and since it was challenging it made it fun. Reason two is we only had so much time, so we worked all crazy and fast. Reason three is the sketch looked better than the real robot, so we were all laughing at our robot. That is why I had so much fun building the robot and why it was my favorite thing in the first week of school. Another favorite school activity is save Sammy. Reason one is that we could only use paper clips, so it was challenging so it made it fun. Reason two is we tried stretching the life jacket and it broke so we stretched out Sammy. Reason three is at the end we got gummy worms. That is why I had so much fun saving Sammy and why it was my favorite thing in the first week of school.
Jaden Armato, 5th grade, Grantsburg Middle School
My favorite memory from the first week of school was when Josie Ericson came in the class. She showed me her shoes. They were maroon shoes, but when she said Jaden look at my moron shoes. All I could do was laugh. You shouldn’t ever use the word moron. Another memory from the first week of school was when we got to meet our amazing teacher Mrs. Haspert. And last was when we got our Chromebooks and ball chairs.
Haley Kurtz, 5th grade, Grantsburg Middle School
When the first week of school started, my favorite memory was when Ms.Haspert read these picture books: The Bad seed, The Good egg, Hangry, Girafe problems, and We Don’t Eat Our Classmates. I liked this because each of the books had a message.
Dalton Ambelang, Grantsburg Middle School
My favorite memory is when we got our ball chairs and our Chromebooks. Also, my favorite class that I got was band.
Josephine Breeden, Grantsburg Middle School
My favorite memory of the first week of school is to see my friends again because I went to Grantsburg to Rush city and back, so I’m happy to see my friends again. I also liked looking at my teacher’s classroom library. I found some good books and getting our Chromebooks was cool too.
Jacob Feit, Grantsburg Middle School
My favorite memory was getting a Chromebook because I love free time. Also liked a game my teacher taught me. She taught me a frisbee game but with an easy one to catch. I liked it because I like sports and it’s a sport so we all get in a group, but one person stays and that person will throw it in the group and they will throw it and the group will try to catch it. If they do then they are up, but if they don’t that person is up. I also like when Axle shares at morning meeting about skipping rocks in a puddle and he slowly got better, it was fun listening to him he would be like, “Yesterday I actually skipped a rock.”
Best or most special thing you did over the summer – Ages 13-18
A summer trip to the North Shore
Regan Belisle, Webster High School
Throughout the summer, I did many things, ranging from making memories with friends to experiencing things I’ve never seen before. Out of all things, the best was when I went to the North Shore with my mom. I’ve never been there. I enjoyed it because I love the idea of traveling and photography.
When we arrived, we got familiar with the town. Afterward, we went to Gooseberry falls, a popular hiking joint. We walked at least five miles. There were many great views.
Next, we went to the Split Rock lighthouse. The lake seemed like an ocean with its light azure color and soft waves hitting the sandy shore. On the beach, there were miniature rock statues. While we were there, I made two. We then went to the hotel, calling it a day.
The following day, we went on one more small hiking trail at a different hotel. Inside the hotel was a large, stuffed polar bear. It had to have been seven feet tall!
Next, we went to the Grand Marais pier and walked across the ancient rocks. We went to the shops and ate at the restaurant ‘My Sister’s Place.’ I recommend it! After a while, it started to downpour. We agreed to go mini golfing if the rain let up. Thankfully, it did. The golf course was at the hotel we were at. It was a close game, but I managed to win.
The rest of the night, we stayed in the hotel room and played games on our devices we brought along with us.
On the last day of our trip, we went back home. I enjoyed taking pictures of the scenery and wandering aimlessly through the trails in the wild terrain. If I could, I would definitely do it again!