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Want to be an Astronaut
By Desiree S.
Do you think an astronaut goes into space without training? I thought
they did, but I was wrong. Astronauts have about one year of training.
If you want to be an astronaut I would start training at twelve years old.
I would look at the stars and planets. I would buy a telescope and
books. Then I could study the stars and planets.
Astronauts need special equipment in space. They used to have food that
hooked to their spacesuits, however there was a problem with this design.
As astronaut once bumped his knee on a counter. Spaghetti squirted
in his face! He couldnít even itch his nose because his helmet was
on! Now they have food which they can eat from a tray. There
is zero gravity in the space shuttle. Because of this the astronautís
food floats! The astronauts like to play around with their food.
It takes practice to eat in space. I would like to see what it would
be like to be an astronaut. Here is another question. What
does it feel like when the space shuttleís engine starts? I will
tell you that when I go in space.
Children in a Left-Brained World
By Danielle S.
My family and I go to this rest home called Americare. Itís a really
nice place to go when youíre older. It has a cafeteria, beauty parlor,
and an activity center. If you wanted to live there you would
share a kitchenette and living area with about three or four residents.
We serve Americare by putting on puppet shows, singing along to tapes,
and sometimes we put on a show-and-tell act. The puppets seems to
be the most exciting to them. We have a horse and two lamb puppets
that we dress-up. The puppets sing to a song and talk a little.
For show-and-tell, Dana, my younger sister, showed everyone her marbles.
The residents taught her some of the names of the marbles. Desiree,
my other younger sister, played her guitar for the people. I showed
my horse saddle to the audience. It didnít go too well. I was
okay until I noticed that the residents were sleeping. (Just warning
you not to show a horse saddle.)
I have lots of things to show to the Americare residents, but what I really
think would be a big hit is our forty-nine year old beagle Sarge.
He would do anything, in front of anybody, as long as you have food.
Some of the tricks he performs are dancing, shaking, rolling over, sitting
and staying, balancing food on his nose, and jumping over high jumps.
I used to resent the days I had to go to Americare, because I was scared.
I was scared of the sick residents mostly. However, as I do it more
often, I begin to realize that thereís a person inside that body.
A living soul with a mind of its own. I try to look farther than
the sickly figures. Look farther and see a person with personality.
Iím really looking forward to going back there again so I can serve the
residents and our Lord Jesus Christ!