Finney school did a fundraiser in October called “Socktober”. Socktober is an event where students donate any- sized socks. The reason why is so homeless people can have socks, protection for their feet and the don’t need to be barefoot all the time.
In the first place, donating socks to the homeless can give them extra attire. According to the info I have these socks that are given to them may help their feet and keep them from getting cold. What this means is, they will feel a lot warmer having socks. For example, the toes get pretty cold sometimes. To elaborate, the bottom of the feet can get the coldest because they are always used for support the most so they are exposed to the cold while being on the ground.
In addition, donating socks to them can protect their feet. According to more of my research walking over soil barefoot contracts disease’s easier. To expand on this, because their barefoot viruses hiding in the dirt can be absorbed through the feet. For example, especially since there could be little cuts on the feet it can become a huge problem. To expand, when they step on a virus it can go into the feet and into the body.
Furthermore, giving socks makes sure people don’t need to be barefoot all the time. To elaborate, if it’s really cold your feet could get frostbite because the blood in your feet freeze causing it to clog.
This is why our school does Sockctober. So, the homeless can have socks, they are protected better and they don’t always need to be barefoot.
By: Ashleigh Smith
6th grade camp
By: Mark Thomas Tomlinson
The things I remember liking in camp were canoeing, archery and the food. The food is delicious putting Finney Elementary food to shame. In canoeing you and two other people are in a group and are assigned a canoe. The class was expected to search for a frisbee the instructor through at you.
Archery was shooting an arrow at a torn-up target like this:
Anyways even though I couldn’t shoot an arrow correctly, I still had fun. So that was sixth grade camp for me. There was more stuff like rock climbing a fake building and more.
By: Clarisse Valles
Gaga ball was invented 30 years ago, by Israeli camp counselors and it has become very popular throughout the years, especially in schools and camps. It’s also called Octoball, Israeli dodgeball and Panda ball. In Hebrew it means touch-touch.
As many other games and sports, Gaga ball has rules you have to follow in order to play. You have to hold on the edge of the pen or at least touch it then you all have to say ” Gaga ball! ”, you have to let the ball bounce twice and then you can start playing. You have to try and get your opponent’s out until there are only two people left. Then the players start a countdown if one person gets the other player out they win but if no one got the other player out then everyone gets back in and they start a new game.
You play gaga ball by trying to hit other players from the waist and below, if you hit them in this area the person you hit is out, however if you hit the person from above the waist you are out. If you hit someone in the head that is a headshot and you are automatically out. If the ball goes out of the area you are in, you are out and then all the players hold on to the edge of the pen and say ” Gaga ball! ” and the kids start to play again. As you can see, Gaga ball is a fun game to play and recently is getting more and more popular.
Not all schools have pens to play Gaga ball, we are very lucky to have one at Finney, so get all your friends and lets: Gaga ball!
Red Ribbon Week
Red ribbon week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness campaign; a lot of people celebrate it. Red ribbon week is celebrated on October 23-31. The thing we do on red ribbon week is fun. On Monday we wear red, on Tuesday we make our hair crazy, on Wednesday its mix match day, on Thursday it U.S.A day, and finally on Friday it is wear your costume day. The meaning of this event is to say “no” to drugs. Red ribbon week started after the death of a drug enforcement administration special agent Enrique “kiki” Camarena.The ribbon is red because a kid in high school made a club called “Camarena clubs” and wearing a red ribbon shows their oppositions to drugs.
As you can see, this is why we celebrate red ribbon week and the history of it. Remember say “NO!” to drugs they are bad for you.
By: Ashley Mestres
By: Alexia Chamol
Hello this is Alexia Chamol reporting on the fall festivities the two-fall themed celebrations our school had was the Finney costume Halloween parade and the Finney fall festival.
The first fall celebration we had was our Halloween parade and we had so many different costumes, some costumes I saw were trolls showcased by our Finney preschoolers,
I myself was a unicorn. We had our 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th and 6th graders parade and danced to the cha cha slide it was so much fun!
Our second fall celebration was the fall festival where we had games like mini golf and pie face with our 5th grade teachers. We also had food and drinks like hotdogs and homemade carrot cake.
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Socktober: By: Ashleigh Smith
Sixth Grade Camp Adventures By : Mark Tomlinson
Gaga ball: Not Just for Lady Gaga By: Clarisse Valles
Red Ribbon Week By: Ashley Maestros
Costume Parade: By Alexia Chamol