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Mum and Aunt Julie are sisters and almost neighbors but they can’t stand each other.
Now Dad’s out of town with his job and Mum has to go help her best friend who was in a car accident.
I have to stay in town for school, so I’m staying with Aunt Julie for the first time in my life.
She gave me a big hug and she fixed me a big supper, but she kept saying things like “Jill would have a heart attack” (Jill’s my mum) “if she knew her daughter was eating stuffing that came out of a bag.”
Dennis and I have been friends forever. We met in our neighbourhood when we were wee little boys.
We were excited to be in the same grade 8 classroom this year. Every Wednesday after school we go to our Judo class and then we walk back home.
“Josh Watkins stole my lunch money,” Liz said. Liz has been my BFF since the second grade. We even wore matching blue ribbons in our ponytails, but we're too old for that sort of thing now. She'd been crying. Her face gets red when she cries, and her eyes swell up like my mom's do when the ragweed is high.
“Really?” I asked.
Now that I’m eleven my parents finally let me go off on my bike without an adult if I tell them where I’m going and when I’ll be back.
I thought I’d have a great time this summer, bicycling around with my friends Jason, Louis and George and doing our favorite things.
But we keep arguing about what to do.
I love giving out candies, chips and chocolate bars to all the kids that come to our door. In fact, my friends were pretty upset when I told them that I would not be going trick-or-treating this year. It’s not that I don’t think trick- or- treating isn’t fun anymore, but my parents are both gone to a business conference out of town.
My older brother Rodney and I took our little sister trick-o-treating down the street earlier, but now that we are back home, he says he is too old to be giving candies at the door.
“The party’s next Saturday!” Kelsey said. “I can’t believe it’s finally here.” Kelsey and Lusia had been looking forward to Kelsey’s birthday party for weeks. It seems like forever,” Lusia agreed. Luisa’s Mom parked the car in front of Shawn’s Corner Market. “Girls, I have to run inside for some milk. Do you want to come in and get a snack?”
“Sure. Thanks, Mom,” Lusia said. The girls went inside and got drinks and chips.
On April 21, 2008 Grammy-nominated classical violinist Philippe Quint was returning from a concert in Dallas.
Inadvertently, Mr. Quint left a very expensive violin, a Stradivarius, in the back seat of a cab he had taken at the Manhattan Airport.
The Stradivarius violin is one of the world most renowned and expensive.
The one carried by Mr. Quint that day was valued at about 4 million dollars.
A few hours later, Newark police told Mr. Quint that the precious violin had been found.
The taxi driver, Mr. Mohammed Khalil, had taken it home and once he connected with Mr. Quint, the violin was returned.
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Can you imagine how grateful Mr. Quint must have been?
Lily and Melissa were chattering away as they walked through the door of the after-school club and almost collided with Sam and Nathan, gazing at the notice board.
“You must know that off by heart,” said Melissa, grinning.
“Yes, it’s been up there for weeks,” added Lily.
The notice that the boys were so engrossed in had been up on the board a long while but it wasn’t the usual type of notice.
This one read -
CLUB TALENT CONTEST
SPECIAL FIRST PRIZE!
TONY HAWK’S SKATEBOARD
Complete with helmet, pads and spare trucks worth $200+ Prize to be awarded on contest night.
The date for the contest was drawing very near and had been all that anyone in the club had talked about for weeks, discussing exactly which Tony Hawk’s board it might be.
Background Information – The Civil War in Syria
Did you know that millions of people have fled Syria since 2011 because of a civil war? A civil war is a war between different groups of people from the same country. For example, the US had a Civil War in 1861-1865. This war was fought between the North and the South over slavery.
It was the morning just before Christmas, and my Mom had to make an emergency trip to the mall. We had to go to the mall because my older brother, my dad, and I made a mistake.
We ate way too much of the delicious cookies and baking the night before, and the rest of our family was coming over to celebrate Christmas at our house.
We were very sorry, but we couldn’t help ourselves-- the smell was too amazing!
Now, let’s take a look at a recent example from real- life. It’s the story of a horse racing owner from the United States.
His name is Steve Coburn.
Mr. Coburn owns an amazing race horse called California Chrome. California Chrome entered the Triple Crown, the most prestigious horse racing tournament. It consists of three races.
Paisley peered out her window at the gray sky and wondered if the day was as cold as it appeared. When she placed her feet on the floor, her toes curled upon feeling the cold wood beneath her feet.
Immediately, Paisley decided she needed her fuzzy penguin slippers to keep her feet warm. The trouble was that she had not seen her slippers in a week!Kneeling on the floor she looked under her bed, but all she could see was dust bunnies and tennis shoes. After she was sure the penguin slippers were not under her bed, she began to search through her closet.