Interview with Mrs. Hartwood By: Mackenzie F.

What is your favorite type of food?

Thai Food

What was your favorite song when your favorite song when you were a kid?

Thriller- Micheal Jackson

What is your favorite musical?

Phantom of the Opera

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

Play with kids/ read

What is your favorite book?

Out Of My Mind

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

Reading peoples minds

What is your favorite board game?


What is your favorite flower?


What is your favorite icecream flavor?

Chocolate Peanut Butter

What is your favorite holiday?


What is your favorite band?

Maroon 5

What was your favorite subject in High School?


Did you always want to be a teacher?

Yes, every sense the second grade


The Black Panther By: Mackenzie F.

            In the new movie Marvel’s Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman, continues to amaze many people. It is the fourth ranked movie in the world! In the amazing movie T’Challa (Black Panther) does not just fight, the movie shows were he comes from.

            The Black Panther made his very first appearance in 1966 in Fantastic Four. The creator, Stan Lee first named it The Black Leopard, but soon was encouraged to change it. Chadwick Boseman made his first appearance in 2016’s, Captain America: Civil War.The starred in the 2018 film Marvel’s Black Panther, and soon coming to theaters, Marvel’s Infinity War. The movie comes out on Blu-Ray May 15th. 

          The Black Panther isn’t just a hero, he is a role model that many kids look up to, including myself. The Black Panther is not just a movie it’s a movement and a symbol of hope.It showed me, anyone can be anything. The Black panther movie made 83.8 million dollars. The movie is fill with amazing powerful women of many different colors, and many more. If you have not seen it and you like Marvel and actions movies, I highly recommend it!

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Back To The Wizarding World By: Mackenzie F.

There is know doubt that the Wizarding world franchise has changed since the Harry Potter series. Author J.K Rowling has yet another amazing movie to introduce to the public. It is called Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald. The sequel movie to the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. In this new magical movie, Newt Scamander and young Albus Dumbledore work together to fight the evil Gellert Grindelwald. This movie will be in theaters November 16th 2018.

In other words, the book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now making it’s way to Broadway. If you have not read the book, it is about the famous Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley kids. The story follows Harry’s kid Albus and how he tries to get out of his fathers shadow.

As you can see J.K Rowling has been very busy, hopefully there will be more movies and lots of books Leighton Students can enjoy!

the key to survive in hard modein 10 easy simple steps by: Mason

this text will be in chronological order in steps with numbers

1st step chop down five trees

2nd step build a decent house out of the oak planks it must be oak or spruce or dark oak but nothing else

3rd step chop down some more trees

4th step build oak planks

5th step build a stick then a sword then a door

6th step kill three sheep

7th step build a bed

8th step dig or find  a mine

9th step build some torches

10th step survive

The Assembly; What do people think? By Austin N.


I surveyed 37 total people, 17 students and 20 teachers/adults that watched the assembly.




These results may not be surprising for most students, but the scores are

19 teachers answered with “Yes”,

0 teachers answered with “No”,

20 in total answered the survey.

No, i’m not making a typo, one of the teachers told me she didn’t have a stance on it, but would rather want to see what the students said, and why.




The students were a bit mixed opinion but there was a leading answer, no draws..

12 students said “Yes”,

7 students said “No”,

17 total students answered



5th grade decimals!

This year in Math we have been learning how to add and subtract decimals. And how to multiply and divide decimals. I am in Dr.Kempe’s class this year. And decimals look like this 0.50. You can multiply it looks like this 0.50 x 2.50=. And when you divide fractions it looks like this. 2.50 divided by 1.50 =. And adding decimals looks like this. 2.50 + 1.50=. And subtracting decimals looks like this. 2.50-1.50=. That is how you solve decimals.

Light in Science By: Luke f

In fifth grade science we are learning about light. We are using the light as the sun, reflecting the light and a lot of other stuff. There are rules though, like don’t shine lasers in people’s eyes.  Now that sound funny, but it really is a rule. Now that was very short and it was very short. Oh, fourth graders get ready for laser beams, rainbows, the sun and light.

Ice Cream at School by: Lylah

Do you think ice cream at school is fun or bad? Well I think it is a bad thing to have because it is super unhealthy for kids to have. Also kids could sick if they have it everyday and it has a lot of sugar and calories. Sugar is sometimes a good thing but if you have a lot everyday you could get seriously sick in the stomach. Well I hope that you will agree with me. :]

Interview with Mrs. Samelko By Summer

Q: Do you have any pets?
A: Yes, I do! A Cockapoo named Buckeye. He is going to be 12 on March 16.

Q: What is your favorite flavor milkshake?
A: This is an easy question to answer … chocolate, of course!

Q: What is your most used emoji?
A: Probably a smiley face. 🙂

Q: Why did you become a Science and Social Studies teacher?
A: I became a teacher because I enjoy working with kids. Science is probably one of my favorite subjects ever taught since I get to make the concepts come alive for my students. Plus I like to learn new things, with science there’s always something new to learn.

Q: Do you have any siblings?
A: Yes, I have two older brothers.

Q: What is your favorite type of soda?
A:  I am not a soda drinker. I prefer sparkling water flavored with grapefruit.

Q: What special talent do you have?
A: Hmm… being a teacher and also a mom of two kids I feel as though I am pretty good at multi-tasking.

Q: Where do you like to go on vacation?
A: For vacations, I like to go anywhere warm! My favorite vacation that I’ve taken was to Curacao. While there I did a lot of scuba-diving. Mr. Samelko and I also like to paddle board.

Q: Do you have any collections?
A: Yes, I like to collect coral and sea shells from the different beaches I’ve visited. Also, I like to collect shoes. 🙂

Q: What was the last movie you saw?
A: Coco was the last movie I saw. My kids and I really liked it. This was also my daughters first visit to a movie theater, too.

* Interview by: Halley *

*My teacher has a amazing life so I decided to interview my AMAZING teacher Mrs. Gareau!!  My teacher has two kids and her favorite colors are red and black.  Also her favorite food is pizza and loves to have movie nights on the weekend with her husband and children.  I hope you liked my story about me interviewing my teacher Mrs. Gareau! *