Morgan Schwinn

Morgan Schwinn

Grade 3

Rose M. Gaffney Elem. School

Mach ias

Mrs. Whitney

 

 

My favorite subject in school is writing because I like making my stories funny so that people will laugh at them I like writing stories that people will get interested in and they~won’t want to stop reading. I like writing entertaining stories for’children to read. I like the feeling of my pencil when I write with it. I hope one day that some of my stories will be published. If I do get a story published, it won’t be by itself, it will be in a series for people to read, if I end it in a tempting way.

Alec Leathers

Alec Leathers

Ellsworth Elementary Middle School

4th Grade: Mrs. Dale

 

 

 

 

Favorite Subject Essay

 

 

 

Lions and tigers and bears! Oh my! I prefer sharks and stingrays and giant squid! Oh my! Have you guessed what my favorite subject it is yet? That’s right, science!

 

First and foremost, I like science because I can learn about the world. I’ve been interested in this ever since I was a toddler. If you haven’t guessed yet, I especially like to study about the animals that live in the ocean: how they survive, their eating habits and how they communicate.

 

Another thing that makes science interesting is the experiments we do. They really make it come to life! It’s exciting to create a hypothesis and see if it comes true. Plus, I like that they are hands-on.

 

Science is one of the few subjects that has such a large variety of topics. That’s another reason why I like it so much! There is a lot to learn about. Science is very important, too. Without it, we wouldn’t have rocket ships, medicine or weathermen.

It doesn’t matter if you like science or not, your life wouldn’t be the same without it! So the next time your doctor gives you anti-venom to cure your deadly snake bite (Yes, I love to watch Animal Planet!) or you use your cell phone to call your friend or you type up an essay for The Bangor Daily News on your computer or you just sit back and relax to watch your favorite show on TV, don’t forget to thank science!

Nathan Shemwell

Nathan Shemwell

Grade 4

Asa Adams School

Orono

Mrs. Tuttle

Math

 

Math is my favorite subject. It is well disciplinedand never breaks its rules. Two plus two is always four and four minus two is always two.

Math is like a story. Though its books may have all rotted away and been long forgotten, a story is never really gone. A story never changes, just like the rules of math.

I also like math because there are many different ways to solve a problem, many different X-rays to see it through. As many lenses as the number of trees in Maine.

There are at least two different algorithms, to calculate any addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division problem. Standard algorithms, partial products, the borrowing method, and more.

I also learned a lot from a book. The book was called The Grapes of Math. It showed me ways to quickly add up a pattern of objects, like by bunching things into friendly groups. Or finding an array, multiplying to determine the number of objects inside it, and adding outside leaders or subtracting missing inside followers.

Lastly, I like math because everything involves it. Take sports for instance.

I plop myself down on the couch and flick the TV on to watch football. Whether or not it’s college or pro, to fully understand the game I have to know that the field is one-hundred yards or three­hundred feet long, and a touchdown’s six points, an extra point’s one, a field goal: three, and a safety’s two. It’s math all over.

There are lots more reasons I like math but I had to limit myself to three. There is no limit to math though. Math is defmitely my favorite subject.

Mason Maxwell

Mason Maxwell

Grade 4

Lee Winn Elementary School

Winn

Mrs. Gifford

 

 

My favorite subject in school is math. Math is important for many different things in life. Math is fun when you know how to do it. Math is used every day by everyone even if they don’t realize it.

 

It is important that I know Math because I want to be a carpenter like my Dad when I grow up. Everything you do as a carpenter needs good math skills. I need to know square footage to build houses. I will know how to measure a board so I can cut it the right length.

 

Math is also important for me to know because I like to cook. Cooking requires a lot of cooking measurements such as cups, ounces, and liters. If I mess up my recipes won’t taste good.

 

The third reason I need to know math is to be able to count money so I can run my carpentry business and pay bills.

 

You do not have to have any special skills to do math other than learning. People use math in everything they do. Math is fun and everyone should know how to use it.

Tyler Demarest

Tyler Demarest

Grade 3

Rose M. Gaffney School

Machias

Mrs. Smith

 

I’M TYLER TI-IE SNAKE. I don’t really go to school, I just slither along under the windows of a school in Machicis. I hear lots of things, but I think I like that thing they call science the best. I hear about rocks and landforms. I also hear them reading about being Lost on a Mountain in Maine. I think that’s science, too. They keep talking about a map that shows where a boy has been. It’s all really cool. I watched one day as they made a landform book. I wish that I could be inside. I once saw a BIG rock corner. There were so many kinds of rocks there. It would make a really nice home. If I went to school I would choose science as my favorite subject.

Josh Mehok

Josh Mehok

Grade 4

Asa Adams School

Orono

Mrs. Tuttle

 

Science

 

I like science because it has good educational value. For example, if we did not know density we would not know how to make boats. America would not have been discovered and the world would have been thought of as flat. There would be no explorers and no discoverers and we would not have been born.

When any chemical mixes with another, it ends up in a chain reaction. For example, potassium + water explosion. Because postassium is commonly found in bananas, it explodes with water because it is an alkaline metal.

Science changes lives. For example, electricity. If we did not have electricity, we would not have TV. If we did not have TV, the Bangor Daily News would not exist.

That’s why science is my favorite subject.

Emma Whitney

Emma Whitney

Grade 4

Ellsworth Elementary Middle School

Ellsworth

Mrs. R. Brown

 

 

 

HISTORY

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

 

As you may figure by now that my favorite subject in school is History. I like History because I like to know things that have happened in the past or things that might happen in the future. I also like social studies because I like to learn about mysteries that have never been solved in hopes that someday I could solve one of them.

 

We are a result of the past, where you are right now is a result of History. Without History you wouldn’t have been able to go to school, you wouldn’t be able to call your family or friends. History has a place in our world so don’t just think it’s a waste of time. Actually learn about it and then you will see how important History can be. Let’s us learn from our mistakes in the past and make better choices for the future.

Samantha Ray

Samantha Ray

4th Grade

Ellsworth Elementary Middle School

Ellsworth, Maine

Ms. Gag non

 

The Day I Became A Writer

 

Be yourself,be creative,be unique. I live up to that motto so I become a better writer. And make people see who I am.

 

For instance I like writing because.. .it explains my emotions whether I’m teary eyed or steaming. Surprisingly writing makes me feel wonderful because sometimes I’m kind of a misfit from my friends and I help my loneliness by just scribbling down ideas. In other words I want more people to know that whether big or small you can write the most fantastic stories any age.

 

I found out that by writing other people can see who I am like the inside of me. You know what I was wondering can you make characters to express your feelings?

 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

Samantha Ray

Sophie Holm

 

Grade 3

Rose M. Gaffney School

Machias

Mrs. Smith

 

 

 

Pick one subject? No way! My favorite subject is everything we do! That is my answer because I tike learning everything that I do learn in school. I like reading time because it gives me vocabulary. I like math time because it gives me lots of education. I also like music because its fun, and I like gym because of the exercise. I love social studies because I get to know what other communities are like. I learn cool stuff in science. We also have keyboarding and I’m learning how to type. I live for story time and writing is my life! Who could pick just one favorite? Not me!

Garrett Babbidge


My Favorite Subject

By Garrett Babbidge

4th Grade Mrs. Duron

All Saints Catholic School

Bangor, ME

 

My favorite subject is math because its fun, I like to spend time with my teacher, Mrs.Duron, and you’re solving problems. Math is fun because you’re spending time with friends and you write and you play Around the World with math.

 

Spending time with Mrs.Duron is fun because she is telling me stuff that I haven’t learned. Were spending time math and were getting math corrected.

 

The last reason is you’re learning. You are solving problems. You get one right answer. That’s my favorite subject.