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Food That Fools You

This may look mouth-watering, but if you chomped down on it, your taste buds would never trust you again.

The food stylists and the photographer have many different tricks up their sleeves when they put this food on platters. For a fact milk on cereal is just white glue on cardboard so the cereal won’t get soggy. A banana may just have a thick coating of lemon juice over it. I don’t think you would want to be biting your teeth into this ‘delicious’ food anymore!

Super Soapy Milk
A glass of milk might look freshly poured, but really, it might have been standing there for an hour. Food stylists add dish soap bubbles just before the shoot.

Nice Ice
The ice in a glass of lemonade may look refreshing but they’re really just $50 hand-carved plastic blocks.

Cranberry Delight
That thirst-quenching cranberry juice looks very good, but it is really just water with red food coloring.

Hot Potato
A spud might look piping hot but all the steam came from a wet cotton ball in a microwave oven hidden behind the potato. Squishy margarine was used instead of real melted butter.

Paper Stuffed Chicken
Only partly cooked chicken is set out in front of you. Otherwise its skin would get wrinkled and burned. It may have looked delicious on T.V., but in your mouth it tastes like blubber. Just so you know, its also been painted with a special mixture of brown. It’s also stuffed with paper towels.

Waterproof Bread
You don’t want to chow down on this bread. It’s been coated with a special spray that most people normally use to protect their car interiors from water and sun. Stylists use it so the bread doesn’t dry out.

Icing Cream
This delicious looking scoop of vanilla ice cream is really what is covering your cake, just mixed with powdered sugar. That way it isn’t about to melt under the bright lights when the camera clicks.

Super Strawberries
Mmmmm. You can’t wait to sink your teeth into that strawberry, right? Well here’s a fact for you. The reason those strawberries look so red is because their white spots have been coated with lipstick till they shine.

From now on I hope you think twice before you order something off of a food advertisement, or else.

Submitted by Amina, 4S

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Having Trouble With Homework?

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How Writing Can Be Your Friend

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By Ananya, 3McK

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ABCD (Any Body Can Dance!)

Do you like to dance? Well, I’ve watched a Hindi movie about a dance competition named Dance Dil Se (Dance from your Heart!) If you are a dance lover that knows Hindi, this is the perfect movie for you. Who will win? Good or Bad? Watch the movie to find out who wins the competition!

By Ananya, 3McK

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Cats and Dogs

Aren’t puppies and kittens adorable? Sure they are adorable but if you want one you have to take on a lot of responsibility! Trust me I’ve been there. If you want one choose the one you desire and one which has your personality, then you would get along better! But remember get the correct supplies for a puppy/kitten first. Here are a few things you might need:

  • Descent food and water bowls
  • A few toys
  • And a good habitat for a puppy or a kitten
  • A doghouse or a scratching pole
  • And the best dog/cat food you can find
  • A litter box and a backyard!

That is all you need. Now you have to research the breed of puppies or kitten. I think choosing a breed of cats is easier than dog because cats are a lot smaller than dogs can be!!! I recommend to get a no breed cat, this is just a normal cat. And if you want to get a dog and you don’t have a big garden or if you don’t have a garden AT ALL you might want to research these dogs because they’re small:

  • Boston terrier
  • Chihuahua
  • Dachshund
  • Maltese
  • Miniature poodle
  • Miniature schnauzer
  • Pomeranian
  • Pugs
  • Yorkshire terrier

So those are the dogs you should get if you have problems with spacing.

Here are some breeds of cats:

Abyssinian
Abyssinians aren’t for those who want decorative cats to match the rust-colored carpet

American Bobtail
While the breed is still developing, breeders say that Bobtails are playful, energetic, and friendly.

American Curl
Curls have qualities other than the whimsical ears to make them attractive pets.

American Shorthair
When describing the American Shorthair, the expression ‘happy medium’ springs to mind. These all-American cats are medium size.

American Wirehair
Wirehairs are people cats that crave human attention and affection. They are active without being hyper, and affectionate

Balinese
Balinese cats are smart, sweet, and fun to be around. Like the Siamese, they are known for their ability to communicate vocally,

Bengal
The Bengal may look like a wild cat, but breeders insist that the Bengal is as lovably friendly and docile as any full-blooded

Birman
Birmans are affectionate, gentle, and faithful companions with an air of dignity that seems to invite adoration by their human

Bombay
If an aloof, independent cat is what you’re craving, this breed isn’t for you. Bombay’s are attached to their family.

British Shorthair
If you’re looking for a cat that will loot your refrigerator and swing dizzily from your chandeliers, then the British Shorthair is the cat for you.

Burmese
Breeders and fanciers report that Burmese cats are amusing, playful, and super-smart, the perfect interactive cats for home and office.

Chartreux
Known for their hunting prowess, Chartreux cats may have been taken in by those monks long ago to rid the monastery of vermin.

Cornish Rex
Cornish Rexes are good for folks who like having their lives run by active, inquisitive, gazelle-like felines.

Cymric
The personality of the Cymric has won a strong following despite the breeding challenges. Cymric are intelligent and fun loving.

Devon Rex (I am sorry I just had to show this picture)
Devon’s have been compared to pixies, elves, and, of course, space aliens for their jumbo-sized satellite-dish ears.

Egyptian Mauers
While at first you might be attracted to the Egyptian Mauers’ beautiful spotted coat, most become enthusiasts because of the beauty of the creature.

Havana Brown
More distinctive than the muzzle, ears, or mink like coat is the Havana Browns strong point. Himalayan Himmies, as fanciers call them, are perfect indoor cat companions. They are gentle, calm, and sweet-tempered.

Munchkin
For their part, Munchkins, oblivious to the controversy surrounding they go on being just what they are, cats.

Tonkinese
The Tonkinese has a winsome personality, not surprising since the Burmese and Siamese are prized for their temperaments.

Turkish Van
While you might be drawn to the Van for his fascination with water, you’ll fall in love with the breed for his other qualities.

And that are all the cats I found! Wow!

Dogs and Cats Together
We’ve all heard the phrase “fighting like cats and dogs,” mainly to describe two animals (or humans, for that matter) that are always at odds with each other. However, relationships between cats and dogs are possible, depending on their personalities and their owners’ patience and understanding. And while the initial introductory period can be tricky, this unique relationship can be quite rewarding for both species.

By Heleen, 5LS

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Don’t Forget to Wash Your Hands…

Hey guys! I’m going to show you all the steps to washing your hands.

STEP 1: Turn on the tap.

STEP 2: Get some soap.

STEP 3: Rub your hands together for15 seconds be sure to scrub the middle of your fingers.

STEP 4: Rinse your hands for 15 seconds.

STEP 5: Turn off tap.

STEP 6: Dry your hands

Wow! Now your hands are super clean and beautiful. Hope this will help you have clean hands.


By Deborah, Grade 3R

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Grade 5 Mikumi Trip

DEAR READERS, MY VERSION OF THE TRIP…

THE TRIP WAS LAST SUNDAY AND IT WAS OK, BUT IT WAS NO VACATION. HOMEWORK, CLIMBING, IT WAS LIKE SCHOOL 17 HOURS PER DAY!!!! I LIKED SEEING THE LIONS ON THE KILL, BUT IT WAS KIND OF BORING TAKING A GAME DRIVE EVERY DAY!!!! IT WAS VERY IRRITATING TO SIT ON A SWEATY SEAT TRYING TO SLEEP ON THE BUS ON THE WAY TO MIKUMI WITH ANNOYNG KIDS SHOUTING AT YOU WITH YOU DYING TO GO TO THE BATHROOM AND ALL OF THIS FOR SIX HOURS. I MEAN IT’S A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE TO SLEEP WHILE COCKROACHES CRAWL ON YOU. IT WAS FUN TO SEE MISTER EVANS MOVE HIS HIPS DOWN THE FLOOR WHILE HE SUNG IN KISWAHILI. I LIKED IT AND I HOPE YOU’LL LIKE IT TOO SOMEDAY.

Sincerely,
Mariana, Grade 5IM

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Do You Have a Pet That Annoys You?

Do you have a pet that jumps on you or do you have a pet that always wants you to pet them? Well, then try my solutions!

If you have a pet that annoys you, then just………

1. Just ignore her!
2. If she still annoys you, well, then smile and look away.
3. If she still annoys you, then pet her and everything will be fine!
4. BUT if she STILL keeps on annoying you, just walk away.
5. If she follows you, then start walking in different directions so she will be confused.
6. If she STILL keeps on following you, then STOP walking!
7. BUT if she also stops, then just shout out!!!
8. Hopefully, just hopefully, she will think that she has to go out of the house!
9. Finally, IF SHE KEEPS ON ANNOYING YOU well, I don’t know. You will just have to live with it and always, always remember to LOVE HER!!

BY: Magali, 4H

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What to do if you threw a sleepover party!!!

Sleepover parties are fun when your friends come and spend the holiday or weekends with you. There are many things you could do on a sleepover party.

It is so relaxing to have a spa treatment and it even softens your skin. It is important that you should get permission from an adult and ask for help. You need to get some hot water with some bubble bath mixed into it. All the friends can sit together in a steamy room with their feet dipped into the hot water sipping their hot chocolate and chilling with towels wrapped around their hair. Next is the face mask with all the gooey stuff on the face to make you look pretty. Colouring your nails with all the magical colours is also a good idea.

For a fun time, a Water fight is a splashing idea! We can use a water hose or even buckets of colored water. I would personally not want to have balloon water fights because balloons hurt.

Making pillows is also a creative activity, which we can do for a sleepover party. Stuffing your own decorated pillow covers with soft cotton

And having a pillow fight in the dark after everybody has gone to bed would be exciting. After the pillow fight when everybody is hungry you can sneak down and raid your mom’s fridge for all the chocolates which you’re not allowed to eat.

Dressing up in your mom’s clothes and getting into her heels with all her makeup stuff on sounds interesting. Do a catwalk and surprise your mom.

Switch on the music loud; get on the floor and go crazy dancing. Let your neighbors stuff their ears with cotton and sleep.

Let the kitchen smell with your favorite foods.

Make goodbye gifts for each other for something to remember the great time you had for the sleepover party.

Hey guys! You’re welcome to borrow my ideas for a great sleepover party.

Written by Ilsa, Grade 5McA

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Fun Things About Pets





by Emma, Grade 4SK

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How to Take Care of Pets

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More Fashion Tips

Hot Hair Styles
There are tons of hair styles all over. Here are some:

1. In the first picture of Selena Gomez, she has her short hair curled at the bottom. So cute! If you have a curling iron and short, long or straight hair this is good for you.

2. In picture number two with Emily Osment, her hair is long hair with a small curl at the bottom. To do this, comb your hair down to the side. You just need long hair or short. If you have long, puffy hair you need a straightening iron. This is a super pretty hair style. Love it!

3. In number three with Gunther there is a special hairstyle, the only one with straight spiky hair. You guys will loves this one. All you need is some hair gel and a comb and a brain to figure out this easy hair style.

4. Last but not the ugliest, Nick Jonas ❤ ❤ ❤ isn’t he so cute! You fellas can be as cute as him with these items: curling iron and a comb. Now I just need to figure out how to do it.

Which hair for the boys is best 3 or 4? ____________

Which hair for the girls is best 1 or 2? ___________

Which hair is best 1,2,3 or 4? __________

Cute Clothes
There are a lot of cool and cute out fits all over. Here are a few:

These are all wonderful outfits and I want to see if you can figure out how to do them. It will be fun! Oh and I think the best one for girls is number 1 and the best one for boys is number 2. In picture number three I think Matt looks the best!

Who do you think has the best outfit in number 3? ___________
What girls out fit is the best in 1,2 or 4? _________
What out fit is the best out fit in 1,2,3 and 4? _____________

Written by Elly, Grade 4

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Pets, Pets, Pets

Pets are animals that are trained and taken care of. Some people treat their pets badly. If this happens they could get sick. Some pets are trained perfectly. If you have a pet, train it well.

Do you have a pet? If you do, this is how you take care of it.

1. Feed it!
Meat, pet food, not a lot of human food!

2. Drinks
Water. Some pets, like cats, drink milk.

3. Health
If your pet gets sick, give it medicine. Give it the right food, right drinks.
And most importantly, give your pet love!

Hope you enjoy your pet!

Written by Emeline and Fiona, Grade 3

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Fashion Tips

The Top 3 fashion tips!!!!

A way you can make a plain white dress into a really fancy one is to add accessories that match. You can add a scarf, a belt, some jewelry or a hair band.

What do you wear on waky taky day? Wear a really colorful t-shirt and shorts with waky patterns.

On Canada day you can wear a Canadian t-shirt with red or white shorts (pants, skirts) after that you can add some red and white tattoos.

Written by Ana, Grade 3

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