October 2011

Do You Like Reading Class?

“Yes, I love reading class, because I love to read!” exclaimed Chynna Juarez (6).  Maybe some students like reading class, because of either their teachers, or they love to read. Not everyone likes the reading subject though. “I don’t really like reading because it’s boring” mumbled Victoria Rios (6)    According to our survey 47% of sixth graders like reading class, while 43% students don’t really like to read.  6th graders are learning about cause and effect. They have to find examples of cause and effect in a certain book.

For tests and quizzes, students either read their reading book, or go over information that’s going to be on the quiz. “I look through my notes, and try to remember the information, and I study for 30 minutes.” said Chynna Juarez (6).  Many other kids have different reading strategies for quizzes and tests. For instance Victoria Rios (6) said, “I just use my reading book.”

Many students like their reading classes because they like their teachers. ”I like the reading subject because I like the way Ms.Efron teaches, she’s a fun teacher.” Said Chynna Juarez (6) some students look forward to go to their reading class. “I look forward to going to reading because, I actually do like read,” said Priscilla Gonzalez (6)

When students read they get more intelligent, so in the future by reading it’ll help their education.  Also, it’ll help them learn new things, like how to cook, or do experiments, etc. It’s important the students learn cause and effect so they can understand the book more.  It’s also important that you read. You’ll improve your reading skills, and succeed your goals in life.

By: Vivika Eckhoff

Pac-Man is old? What?!”

By: Juan Vargas (7th)

Most people like Pac-man. It’s been addicting to people since it came out in 1980. Many people say Pac-man is fun because you get to go around eating little monsters. Some people just like old school games. Through the years, Pac-Man’s developers have been making different versions of the game, for example, you can now play Pac-Man on PSP, Xbox and Playstation. Many people don’t play Pac-Man because, as Alana Quiroz (7th) says, “Pac-Man is old”. Although many think Pac-Man is old, others disagree & think Pac-Man is still fun because the creators try to make it different each time. But students like Ryan (7th) say “the first time I played Pac-Man I was 6”. Many students don’t like Pac-man because their peers say that Pac-Man is old or not cool because of the newer games which are more hi-tech than older games, like Pac-Man. Some say that Pac-Man is just too plain for them. Since 3D TVs and games are coming out, no one is paying much attention to arcade games anymore. Most people are buying the new Nintendo 3D or the Kinect for X-box.

Boys In Volleyball?

By Alexis Brock

Wouldn’t a perfect world be if boys and girls could unite and work together? Well, at Garner they don’t get the chance because boys are not allowed to play volleyball on our girls’ team. This rule seems pretty weird since girls are allowed to play football, but not everyone thinks it’s weird. In fact, 29% of Garner students and teachers think boys should not be allowed to play volleyball on our girl’s team, while the other 71% think they should be allowed to play on our girl’s team.  Coach Nordman said, “Boys are not allowed to play volleyball. Not because we don’t want them to. It’s because the UIL State’s teams can’t do Co Ed, they have to have their own team”.  According to Coach Nordman, she thinks people would like it at first, but that some girls might get mad because the boys might take their spots on the team. She doesn’t think people would get the wrong message if they played because it takes an athletic person to play volleyball, whether it’s a girl or boy. She also says the girls would think it was fun at first until they noticed they weren’t getting enough playing time. Coach Nordman says that she likes coaching boys, and that she wouldn’t mind coaching boys in volleyball, but she would like to see them on an all boys team.

Matthew Rutault (8) enjoys a fun game of volleyball.

Mrs. Rodriguez (asst. principal) said she doesn’t think boys should be allowed to play volleyball .  She says “I think it would be okay,  as long as the players knew there had to be equality between all players.”