Do you wish you had a super power? I asked 120 fourth- and fifth- graders which super power they would like to have. I gave them five choices. Here are my results:
Fire Breath: 22
Super Speed: 18
Super Intelligence: 14
Super Strength: 12
As you can see, most of the kids would like to be invisible. They like the idea of being able to go places and not be seen. They like being able to spy unnoticed. Second choice was fire breath. Kids feel that would make them almost invincible. One said it would be a fun way to roast marshmallows, and she could also clear her driveway of snow faster.
The game I tested is NASCAR Unleashed (Activision for the Wii). I think this is a fun game, but there are easy and hard parts. I didn't like that you had to make so many pit stops and that there were people always talking through the races. I liked the way the cars got wrecked. That was fun! You can get nitro boosts and really make your car fast.
Recommended E for everyone.
Rating: 4 out of 5
--Kidsday Reporter Jacob Pennington
From the troop to the troops
Every year the Girl Scouts send boxes filled with needed supplies to U.S. Army members stationed overseas. Girl Scouts buy toiletries, clothing and food. Everyone packs boxes full of things that soldiers need. We also color cards to send with the boxes. Most of the time, we can pack two boxes. It's really fun, and it is a great way to remember those people who are helping keep us safe.
--Kidsday Reporter Molly Fadelici
My prized rubber ducks
I have 51 rubber ducks and counting! I have all the possible ducks you could think of. I have ninjas, '50s ducks, hippies, glow-in-the-dark, big ducks, small ducks, football players, volleyball players, pirates, rock band players, doctors, zoo keepers, ice skaters, skateboarders, pink ribbon ducks, princess ducks and farm animals. I started my collection because at school we were having a fundraiser and the prize was rubber ducks. Some of them I got online and others were gifts. I hope you like my ducks.
--Kidsday Reporter Maile Santora
CLASS OF THE WEEK: Jennifer Kast's fifth-grade class, WESTHAMPTON BEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL