Kidsday: A day of good deeds

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Mitzvah Day was April 29. We are a part of The Community Synagogue, which is the biggest temple in Port Washington. This Mitzvah Day was a communitywide day, and all five temples in the town participated.

We accomplished so much for people in need. We worked on making survival bags for the Queens Children's Advocacy Center. These bags are for children whose guardians have been arrested, and instead of having to go to the police station, the children come here. Then they have counseling and are sent to a safe home to sleep.

We made the bags that they bring with them. They have PJs, underwear, socks, teddy bears for the younger kids and journals for the older kids, toiletries, books, school supplies and other things.

There were many other activities that took place at the Community Synagogue and at other temples.


Book review: 'Sixth-Grade Muppet'

"Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet: Clash of the Class Clowns," by Kirk Scroggs (Little Brown), is the sequel to the first book, "Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet." Don't worry if you haven't read the first one, you catch on quickly.

The illustrations were amazing. I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys reading funny books and fiction. This book is a great read and I really enjoyed it.

When Danvers Blickensderfer is transformed into a Muppet, his life goes a little crazy. He has a cool fuzzy nose and a fuzzy body, but he also works with a guy who is his hero, the Great Gonzo. Life is great, until a new kid comes to town. He turns Danvers into the laughingstock of the school. He wants to be the sixth-grade king of comedy. Danvers' evil little sister, Chloe, has her own musical number at the Muppet Theater and Miss Piggy thinks that Chloe is replacing her. It's a clash of the clowns.

RATING: 5 of 5

--Kidsday Reporter Eden Bloch


Now that's funny

Question: If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest have to?

-- Joe Clark

What did one cannibal say to the other after eating a clown?

"Does this taste a little funny?"

-- Joe Clark

What stars wear glasses?

Film stars.

-- Lili Silverstein

Why are the cooks cruel?

They whip the cream and beat the eggs.

-- Charlotte Gold

CLASS OF THE WEEK: Liz LeSueur's fifth-grade class, JOHN J. DALY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Port Washington

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