December 2015

A Christmas Carol

By: Luke

    One of the best books in England and a very popular books during this time of year comes from Charles Dickens. He wrote A Christmas Carol. It begins with a man named Ebenezer Scrooge not having the Christmas spirit and acting maliciously towards everyone, including loved ones. One night something pays him a visit. Ebenezer wakes up the week before Christmas day, then as he is sitting down, a spirit appears. It is his old friend Marley who he work for but now Ebenezer owns the store. Then Marley says, “YOU WILL BE HAUNTED BY THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS “.Then the spirit left and an hour later another spirit appears and says in a haunting voice, “I’m  the ghost of Christmas past”. She takes him to the place where he was a boy. She shows him how he became bad, but Scrooge still does not change his mind. The next spirit appears and says, ‘’I’m the ghost of christmas present”. The ghost takes Scrooge to show him that the son of his nephew will die the next day from medical ailments. Scrooge is a little worried and says he might change his ways.The next spirit is the ghost of the future. He does not talk but points to Scrooge’s future if he does not change his ways. The ghost of the future shows Scrooge that he will die and people forgot about him. Scrooge asks the spirit to forgive them but they are still mad and he is scared of what could happen. As Scrooge wakes up on the morning of Christmas, he goes to apologize to his nephew and tries to right all the mistakes he has made. We can all learn something from Scrooge about respecting everyone and asking for forgiveness. This holiday season, I challenge you to love your family, friends, and everyone around you a little more.


New Years!!!

By: Hannah. G

        New Years has been celebrated in the U.S for as long as anyone can remember. It has marked a new beginning, a new year. People all over the world have celebrated New Years, but many people celebrate New Year’s at different times. It just matters what time zone you are in. Also people celebrate it longer or shorter than others. Even if we all celebrate it at different times we all celebrate it because we are excited for a new year, and a new life.

       A lot of people make a list of “New Year Resolutions”. Basically it is when someone makes a list of things that they are going to improve or do the next year. People celebrate New Years by going out to party with friends, and family. They have huge feasts with a lot of entertainment. Also people go to certain places to see the countdown, and fireworks. A major travel destination is Times Square, New York. There is a huge clock that countdowns the time till the new year and a huge glitter ball begins to drop. After they reach zero and the ball drops, fireworks burst in the air and the crowds go wild. People kiss their loved ones, or even strangers! That is the usual tradition for the proud U.S.A!!!!  

Mrs. Pittman

By Faith

Born and raised in Texas, Mrs. Pitman went to different colleges before she started teaching, but the main college she got her degree in and graduated from was the University of Texas at San Antonio. Before she started working for NEISD she worked for John Paul Catholic High School in New Braunfels, TX as the director of Fine Arts.Then, she worked at Krueger MS as an art teacher. Thankfully, now she has switched to Garner and is much appreciated for being not only an art teacher, but also a PALS, and theatre arts teacher.

Now to more serious factors, Mrs. Pitman’s favorite color is purple, her favorite type of food is Mexican food, and her favorite shows are Empire, Modern family, and The Middle. Her favorite songs are ‘Sorry’, and ‘What Do You Mean’ both by Justin Bieber. ‘Devil Wears Prada’ is her favorite movie. Outside of school, she likes to surround herself with her family, (daughter, 2 sons, and husband) and do photography. Around Garner she also helps with one act plays, UIL speech events, and the art club.

Besides people in her family she is also known for having so many pets! She has 5 dogs (Elliott, Beau Beau, and Heavenly, Weena, and Sweetie Pie.) Another type of animal she has is cat. She has a blind cat, a blind/deaf cat, reg. cat, and two kittens (Helen Keller, Cuddle fish, ChupaCabra, Frida Kahlo, and Nelly Bly.) And lastly, a bearded dragon named pistachio, a Haitian Curly Tail named Cleopatra, and (her favorite) a goat named June bug.

Her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because she likes to be with her family and the food. And her favorite football team is the Miami Dolphins because she likes the colors. Lastly, I asked her what her favorite childhood memory was and what she was most afraid of as a kid. She told me “my favorite childhood memory was getting my first kitten and giving her dog ‘bubbles’ a snow day in her freezer when she was 5 years old. And her biggest childhood fear was either getting kidnapped or ghosts.