Reynolds Elementary Student Writers

Posted Online: Nov. 17, 2012, 2:20 pm
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My favorite sport
By Myles McCabe
Sixth grade

My favorite sport is football. I play for Rockridge Jr. Rockets. We are a good team. I play guard on offense and tackle on defense. I love playing tackle football.
We all have names on the team. My name is Monster; one is Beast Man, Rudy, REGGIE, Bulldog, Hollywood, and Hammer. We are 2 and 2. We practice Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m.
My favorite team is the Bears. They are 4 and 1. They lost to the Green Bay Packers. My favorite player is Devin Hester. He is one of the best kick returners. My second favorite player is Brian Urlacher. He is a lin backer for the Bears, but he was out for a while because he got injured. And that is my favorite sport.

My Favorite Sport ..... BASEBALL!
By Gabe Rogers
Sixth grade

My favorite sport is baseball because I like how it shows teamwork and effort. I started baseball when I was in Kindergarten and I have been playing ever since. I mostly play 1st base and sometimes pitcher. Baseball is my favorite sport and I would recommend this sport to anyone who likes to show off their skills.
There are only a few things baseball players should be good at, such as running, hitting, catching, and throwing. I have only been on teams for Rockridge and I like that every year I have teammates that have been on my team from previous years and others that have not been on my team before. Baseball is one of those sports that you don't have to be good at everything, but you need to make sure that you do the best that you can.
Baseball is a sport for all ages and it doesn't matter if you might have an amputated hand, because you can still play. All you need ls a little more practice than the other kids to get better. You just have to play longer to get more and more advanced. Starting with T-Ball you hit off of a tee, then after that level, a coach pitches to you. After playing coach pitch, kids of your own age group will be pitching to you. Baseball is a great sport, I hope you like it as much as I do!!!

My heroes are my grandparents!
By Taylor Curry
Sixth grade

My grandparents are the best in the world! Their names are Bill and Pat Curry. My grandma was born on October 17th and my grandpa on May 4th. They were married on August 30th, 1958. They have 4 children Jim Curry; my dad Dan Curry; Mike Curry; and Lisa Hossutt. They have 14 grandchildren and they have 4 great-grandchildren. They are the best in the world.
My grandmother, Pat Curry, is the best. She takes me and my sister out to eat, to the movies, shopping at the mall, and of course, gives us a lot of things for our birthday and Christmas. Every Christmas she gets me and my sister a lot of gifts. She is always making me and my sister laugh. She's the world's best baker. She's taught me how to bake my first pie and I've been baking ever since. When I'm sick she comes and picks me up and makes me soup. I'm so lucky to have her as my grandmother.
My grandfather, Bill Curry, is amazing. He helps me feed and water my calves. He is a big help around my farm. My grandpa likes me to bake for him. He is always trying to give me money and it annoys me to the goonies but I know it's because he loves me. Sometimes he pays me when I help him haul round bales. My grandpa was in 4-H and showed dairy cows. He enrolled most of his kids in 4-H. I know that my dad showed beef cattle. Whenever I need him he is there for me. I love him so much!! They are always there for me. I hoped you liked my article.

My Hero, My Brother
By Mattison Nicole Reuther
Sixth grade

My hero is my brother Jacob Kirksey. My brother has been through a lot. He had brain cancer at 9 years old. My parents where newly married when they found out that Jacob had cancer. They found out he had cancer on August 10th. It was a very hard time for our parents. I love Jacob very much. He is my only sibling, and I'm glad he didn't die.
Sometimes I wonder what he would look like if he never had cancer. Our grandmother was very supportive all the time. Jacob is now 25 and is very healthy. We were recently at Trinity Hospital and saw his nurse from when Jacob had cancer. I hope it never comes back.
He went through chemotherapy for 6 years. My parents never thought that this would happen to their son, and I never thought this would happen to my brother. This is why my brother is my hero. Do you know anyone who has or had cancer. PLEASE think about what you can do to help someone with cancer.

He is #1
By Cody Bush
Sixth grade

My dad is the hero of my life because he never lets me down and is always willing to help me. He is super thoughtful and has always cared what I do and how I do it. He is always encouraging me to do better. Whether it is school or sports he is the best. I love him because he is always there for me and will always have my back.
If I was stuck on a stranded island and I got to pick someone to be there with me it would be my dad. He would be my number one choice. He also knows how to cook. He can do just about anything. If he is going to do something he does it all in and never stops half way. He will never give up even if the going gets tough.
Also he is very fun to hang around. He does all kinds of stuff for me. Every year he takes me up to Wisconsin to ride four wheelers and he lets me pick the trails I want to ride on. I always pick the bumpy trails with ramps to go on and we both have a lot of fun.
His sense of humor is really funny too. One time I brought my iPod to his house and he was talking to talking Tom. He was making really funny jokes and talking in a really funny accent. He is hilarious.


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1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
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