'Back to school:' Words of joy, or words of pain?
BY VICTORIA CIRESI AND STACIE ZUCKER
KIDSDAY REPORTERS, AGES 9, KINGS PARK
Are you happy about going back to school?
Some kids like school but others do not. We asked 126 kids, ages 9 and 10,
if they like school. The results were almost even: 64 kids said yes, and 62
We like school. One reason is that we can make new friends there.
We also think it's fun to do school projects and we like learning new
things. Competing in school sports can be fun, too.
We talked to kids who are not glad that their summer vacation will soon end.
Some said the reason they don't like school is because they don't like
Some said they don't like sitting through boring school lessons. And some
said the schoolwork is too difficult.
School can be a little challenging, but we don't think it's a waste of time.
If kids don't go to school, they probably will have a difficult time
getting a job when they grow up.
The U.S. Open
BY SHANNON SPRING
KIDSDAY REPORTER, AGE 9, SOUTHAMPTON
The 2004 U.S. Open begins Saturday at 9 a.m. with the Arthur Ashe Kids' Day
event at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing. Test your tennis
knowledge by matching the following tennis terms with their definitions:
2. Grand slam
3. Cannonball serve
A. A stroke that hits the ball high into the air.
B. A score of "zero" in tennis
C. A serve that is too fast or out of reach, winning the server a point
D. The honor of winning the four major professional tennis tournaments
(Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open) in a year
E. An extremely fast serve of 100 mph or more
F. A ground stroke hit while the back of the hand is turned toward the ball
I roach you a letter, but you didn't write me back.
Rhoda horse today.
Wren are you going to be home?
- KAYLA OLNOWICH, KIDSDAY REPORTER, AGE 10, KINGS PARK
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