The P.s. 13

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Fifth Grade Teacher: Mrs. Ottiano

Q:Where is your family from or where are you from?

A: Brooklyn and further back Italy

Q:What’s your favorite 🤩 family holiday?

A:Christmas eve

Q:What are your favorite Movie 🎥 (s)?

A:Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys and Annie

Q:Why did you choose to be a teacher 👩🏻‍🏫 ?

A:She wanted to make a difference. She started teaching at age 22.

Q:What is your favorite part about teaching?

A:Talking to the students, laughing and having fun.

Q:What is your favorite book 📖 ?

A:Thank You Mr Falker by Patricia Polacco

Q:Where were you born?

A: She was born in Brooklyn.

Q:What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

A:To be with dogs and travel!

Q:What is your favorite color ❤️🧡💛💚💙?

A:Turquoise 💙

Interview by Naomi A., Adeyln T., and Isabella C.

Endangered Species: Giant Panda

  1. Giant Panda bears can be found in South Central China.

  1. Their lifespan are around 20 years

  1. 633 Pandas are kept in captivity worldwide

  1. Some of their predators are jackals, snow leopards and yellow-throated martens.

  1. Panda bears eat 20-40 pounds of bamboo each day.

Written By Isabella C.

What is P.s. 13 reading?

Book: The wild Robot Escapes

The main characters are Roz, her son Brightbill who is a goose, Jaya and Jad are human children and their dad, Mr. Shareef.

The setting is mixed between a farm and the city.

Roz arrives at Hilltop farm where she meets Jaya and Jad and also becomes friends with the cows. She wants to go back home to her island so the children help her escape. Wolves try to attack Roz and she ends up crossing a river to escape. RECO robots eventually capture her. She ends up in the lab of the person who created her and is supposed to destroy Roz since she’s considered defective because she just doesn’t do chores like she was programmed to do.

Written by Sydney N.

Book: NIght of the spadefoot Toads

A book that I have been reading is “Night of the spadefoot toads” by bill harley. In this book Ben morney is the main character. Some of the other characters are Mrs.Tibet’s ,Ryan, Frankie , Danny , and last but not least Jenny. From what I have read so far the setting of this story takes place in school / a classroom. In this story Ben also faces a couple of problems, in school he is trying to find a good friend , which seems to be pretty hard for him , he also mentions how he misses his former home and the museum he used to go to all the time. Which Ben hasn’t exactly Found a solution for these problems. In the story been face his problems , and meets a Lot of new people in school, he even talks about how he misses his former home and the museum he used to go to but , the main idea of what I have read so far in this story “Night of the Spadefoot toads” is when Ben leaves Tucson,Arizona to Edenboro, Massachusetts he never thought things would be so interesting. Overall I would rate this book “Night of the Spadefoot toads” A 4 or 4.5 out of 5.

Review by Ava C.


Calvin and Hobbes

This book is about a kid who made adventures in the back yard.He was not staying in one place he was going and going into the forest ,playing searching for treasure and playing in the sandbox. Hobbes is a Calvin's friend. They were going on adventures. Hobbes was helping with Calvin's work.Hobbes is Calvin's best friend. I will give you 4 stars because I love going on adventures. I couldn’t give 5 stars and the reason why I only give 4 stars is because I wanted less fighting.

Review by Vlad B.

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