Dakota Noonan

Dakota Noonan
Grade 6
Samuel L. Wagner Middle School
Winterport, ME
Mr. Turner

The Spectacular Season of Summer

Drip. Drip. Those are the sounds of a ice cream cone melting on the warm sand at a beach. That is what happens every day in summer. I love summer because it is the only month where kids get freedom and that freedom is summer vacation. Summer vacation is when kids run out of school faster than a cheetah who ate a lot of sugar. Speaking of summer I am going to give you three reasons why I love summer.

The first reason is that during summer there is ice cream everywhere. You can buy ice cream pretty cheap as well. The ice cream also staysfresh and cold so it is always nice to have that treat when it is very hot out. The ice cream is delicious and you can get any flavor you want.

Another reason why I love summer is summer vacation. Summer vacation is great because kids get a couple months off from school to relax and hang out with their friends. You also can go to camps where you can do things like soccer, football, archery, and even rafting.

So the final reason why summer is my favorite season is the nights. The nights are great because it is so quiet and soothing. You can also hear loons making sounds. The loons are very relaxing to listen to. All of the stars come out too and they look amazing.

Well that is why I like summer. I hope you liked this story and I hope you like
summer as much as I do. If you ever need me in the summer, I will be the one on a towel on a beach that says “summer rules!!!” and it is not that hard to miss.

Micah Hawes

Micah Hawes
Grade 6
Samuel L. Wagner Middle School
Winterport, ME
Mr. Turner

Guess Which Season’s My Favorite

Guess which season’s my favorite. It’s summer. Summer is the time when school lets out, the cool pool comes out, and summer camps start promoting that they are the best. My favorite thing in summer is no school. One of the other things I like doing in the summer is swimming in the cold pool in my backyard. Also, I like going to music camp and seeing my friends.

Splish, splash! That is the sound of me jumping in the crystal clear, blue pool on 900 days. I love the way the 700 cool water feels. In the summer I am in the pool almost everyday. The only time I’m not in the pool is when I go to music camp.

I love music camp. The music camp that I go to is in Orono. It is really fun to sing, dance and play my clarinet. You can dance in show choir, you can sing in chorus, and you can play your instrument in one of two bands. You will either be put in concert band or symphonic band. Symphonic band is for the more experienced people. It is sad when music camp ends. It’s sad because you know that you probably won’t see anyone for at least a year. You really get close to some of the people too because you have to be with for fourteen hours a day almost. You go to camp in the summer and that’s one of the reasons that summer is better because in other seasons you would still be in school so you wouldn’t be able to go to music camp.

There is no school in the summer and that is probably the most important thing. I
like school but you have to go for almost 200 days. In the summer, you can have friends over almost every day. You don’t have to worry about how hard the homework could be the next day because you won’t have any. You can stay up all night without having to think about getting up at 6:00AM the next morning.

I like summer because the days are the longest. Summer is better than winter because in the summer it doesn’t snow. I don’t like snow and if it was snowing I wouldn’t be able to walk from place to place like you have to when you are at music camp. It’s better than autumn because the leaves are on the trees and so you can use them for shade. It’s betterthan spring because in the spring it practically rains everyday. If it rained everyday in the summer I wouldn’t be able to swim in the pool. Those are some of the reasons why I like summer the best out of all four seasons.

Kaylee Harnish

Kaylee Hamish
Grade6
Samuel L. Wagner Middle School
Winterport, ME
M r.Turner

Summer Fun

Sleep in late and stay up late. Have lots of sleepovers. Gives you a reason to have ice cream. Swim and splash as big as a wave. Warmest weather. Can you guess the season? If you guessed summer, you are right! Summer is my favorite season.

Here is one of the reasons why I like summer,more sleepovers. This is one of my three favorite reasons because we talk to our friends, and stay up late watching movies,mostly scary/horror. Before the movie we make huge cookies, and I mean huge. After the movie we do not go to sleep! We are like bats, sleep during the day and stay awake all night! If you were at my house you would hear giggling all night long. We are louderthan a stampede of elephants! We also steal some ice cream. That is my first reason why summer is my favorite season.

My next reason is more ice cream. Summer is the hottest season there is here. Ice cream is a great way to cool down. If I get hard serve, I get chocolate flavored ice cream. If its soft serve, I get twist flavored ice cream. Personally I think the cone is the best part of it. That was my second reason why summer is my favorite season.

My third reason is swimming, another good way to cool down. One time I went to New Hampshire with my grandparents and we met these girls from Utah. We played a game where you have to pull the others to the opposite side of the pool. When I was that person, me and the strongest girl made a team no one knew about. We got everyone to
the opposite side of the pool. She ended up winning. Then we played Marco Polo. I won that one. Soon it was time to go. We said bye and got one of their email addresses. That is my last favorite part of the summer.

Summer is clearly the best season to me. I can have sleepoverwithoutworrying about school being that day. Ice cream is pretty much everywhere. It’s warmer so we can swim in an outside pool instead of an inside pool. That is why summer is my favorite season.

Nicole Dunton

Nicole Dunton
Sixth Grade
Samuel L. Wagner Middle School
Winterport, Maine
Mr. Turner

The Best Season For Me

Whoosh, Drip, Drip, Whoosh. That’s the sound you will hearwhen autumn comes around. The wind blowing and you can hear the rain dripping from the top of the house to the porch or onto a skylight like someone pounding on a door. It is my favorite season and I intend on telling you the reasons why it is my favorite.

The first reason I enjoy autumn is because of the pretty colorful leaves. My little brother Brandon and I like to rake and play in the leaves all the time. We throw them up into the air and they float down gently while blowing in the wind and landing in the puddles. Brandon and I like to run around and jump in the puddles with our rain boots also. Then when it’s time to go in, we are extremely wet like we have been under a waterfall. My dad wasn’t too happy to see us like that!

Another reason I like autumn is because there is no ice. Ice and I don’t mix. I can slip and fall and I don’t enjoy it when my back hurts for a week. It doesn’t taste that great either. It tastes like dirt and feet and that isn’t very pleasant.

The other explanation that I enjoy autumn is the sports. In autumn for school sports there is field hockey, cross country, football, and soccer. Me personally, I enjoy Field Hockey. My coach is very nice and we have a great team. We have some girls come from Reeds Brooke to play on our team with us.

The last thing I really like about autumn is that school starts. That’s how I end up
in all of the sports I play. Hopefully one day I want to play basketball or field hockey for UMaine. Then my life from there will go on and I hope it goes on the path I want it to.

There are things I don’t like about each season besides autumn. In the winter there is ice and I already mentioned how we don’t mix. Then summer is to hot. Spring has to many insects that I don’t like one bit. Then autumn is cool but not cold and warm but not hot.

Hopefully all of those things will keep happening. Like me not falling on the ice or my brother and I playing in the leaves. Little fun things like that will make each day better. That’s why autumn is my absolute favorite season out of winter, spring, summer, and autumn.

Ruby El-Hajj

Ruby El-Hajj
Grade 6
Samuel L. Wagner Middle School
Winterport, ME
Mr. Turner

The Best Season Of Them All

Do you have a favorite season? I do, my favorite season is summer. Summer is so much fun because there are so many things you can do like swimming, biking, tanning, relaxing, and reading. It’s also warm out so you don’t have to worry about your fingers freezing off like you do in the winter. There are lots of reasons forwhy I like summer, but I’m just going to give you my top three.

The thing that I like most about summer is that I get to go to the beach and relax. My grandfather has a camp on Swan Lake so I can go to the beach whenever I want to. At the beach I like to lay on a towel and tan. What I love most about the beach is swimming around in the water because it cools you off. That is what I like most about summer.

My second favorite thing about summer is that my birthday is in the Summer. For my birthday I always have an awesome slumber party with all my friends. I’ve been having slumber parties since I was seven. My first slumber party was Bobby Jack theme. My second slumber party was pirate Bobby Jack theme. My third slumber party was rock ‘n roll theme. My forth slumber party was spa theme. My fifth slumber party was go green theme. I don’t know what this year’s slumber party theme will be though. That was the second reason that I like summer the most.

The third most reason that I like summer is that when I go to bed at night go to bed
at night I only need a sheet. I like having just a sheet for a blankets because they are light weight. My sheet is bright green it matches my pillow case. I also like having to sleep with just a sheet because right now in the winter I have to sleep with a sheet, a cotton blanket, and a comforter, with a quilt over my head. That’s why I like only needing a sheet in the summer.

I love going to the beach. I love that my birthday is in summer. I love only needing a sheet to sleep in the summer. Those are three reasons why I love summer. I

LOVE SUMMER!

Charissa Astbury

Charissa Astbury
Grade 6
Samuel L. Wagner Middle School
Winterport, ME
Mrs. Murphy

Pool, Beach, Swimming, Summer

Oh summer the season that I love the season that people swim, play outside. For example I love going out to play with my dogs and the smell of BBQ’s in the summer. I love riding four wheelers and riding the horse I ride at lessons. And these are just more reasons why I love summer.

I love summer! I love to go fishing. When I go fishing I am spending time with my family. Sometimes when I am fishing I get so hot that I sometimes jump in the water. Like this summer is going to be hot so I will probably go swimming most of the time while I am fishing. Any way that is one of the things I love about summer.

Anotherthing I like about summer is I can go swimming. Sometimes the beach sometimes the pool. Sometimes when your at the beach you can find thing’s. Like last year I found a rock that looked like a lovely elephant. That is another reason why I like summer.

The last reason why I like summer is because I go on vacations. Like this year I am going to Kentucky, Florida, and an island. And probably go to my uncles camp. When I am on vacation I wish summer could last forever but I know that can’t happen. Any way that is another reason why I love summer.

Those are just some of the thing’s I love about summer. I could go on and on about how much I love summer. I love fishing when I am fishing I love the feel of the fish on my line. It is a great feeling to know you have a big fish on your line. Another thing is I
love swimming in the summer it is really nice on a hot day. It is a great feeling when you jump into the water. The last thing is I love going on vacation because I you can relax those are just somethings I love about summer.

Jordan Collins

Jordan Collins
Grade 6
Samuel L. Wagner Middle School
Winterport, ME
Mr. Turner

The Sounds Of Summer

The bell rang and everyone cheered, and everyone said goodbye to their teachers and friends. The reason everyone is leaving is because it is summer vacation. Summer is the best time of the year! I have lots of fun things that I like to do. So I am going to tell you the things I like to do in the summer breeze.

In this time, I hear lots of different sounds. Like the sound of kids running by playing happily as they go. Close by I hear the sound of birds singing sweet melodies as they perch on a tree branch. Also the sound of the ice cream truck as it goes around the corner playing the catchy song that it always plays. With the parents watching at the door as the kids go to get their frozen treats.

The sound I love more than anything is the sound of fishing. As I fish I hear the sound of the reel crackling as I reel it in, and the swift WOOSH sound as I cast it out. I hear the ducks swim by as I cast my line out in the summer breeze with the water as still as concrete.

When the day is over, the sun sits on the hills slowly going down. I drink ice cold lemonade with my friends as I watch the last beams of light disappear, and the sound of crickets chirping in the nice summer breeze. When I go inside I hear the clattering of dishes as my mom washes them. With the crackling of the newspaper as my dad turns the page,and as I go to the bathroom to brush my teeth and go to bed as everyone settles in for the night in the sweet summer breeze.
So you see why I love the summer so much and enjoy the sounds that come with it. When summer comes again I’ll be doing the things that I love so much, and listening to the sounds in the summer breeze.

Makayla Dorcy

Makayla Dorcy
Grade 6
Samuel L. Wagner Middle School
Winterport, ME
Mrs. Murphy

Do You Have a Favorite Season?

Splash! Oops! Sorry if I got you wet just going for a little swim. Today I am going to share with you three things about my favorite season, summer. Summer is fun. Summer to me is going to the beach with family and friends, going swimming, and hanging out with friends like always.

One reason that I love summer is that my birthday is right around summer time so I have a summer themed party most every year and they are as cool as ice. Summer themed parties are like Hawaii decor or even a pool party and sometimes even beach parties. When it’s a summer birthday you know that your party can not be canceled unless you are sick.

The second reason I love summer is going to the beach with friends and family. Most of the time when I go to the beach with friends and family we go swimming but sometimes we go to take summer pictures. When we are at the beach we normally go swimming but we also build houses with logs orgo log surfing.

The final and last reason that I love about summer is going swimming with my dog, Charlie. He has been swimming since he was eight weeks old. I love to swim with him we both jump in the pool together. The funniest thing he does is stick his head underwater and blow bubbles. It’s so cute!

I like summer. As oasdfasfasdfu can see I like that mt birthday is in summer and of course going to the beach. When I go to the beach it is a lot of fun with friends and
family. My favorite is going swimming with my dog. It’s fun to go swimming with him. Now you know some more about why I like summer. I hope you have a favorite season too.

Cassie El-Hajj

Cassie EI-Hajj
Grade 6
Samuel L. Wagner Middle School
Winterport, ME
Mr. Turner

The Best Season Ever

Fall… the season between summer and winter. The season when the leaves turn to a beautiful yellow, orange, and red, like the delightful sunrise, and the sunset.

The season when those beautiful leaves fall off the sky-scraping trees. And, fall is my favorite season.

One of the reasons fall is my favorite seasons out of all the other seasons is

because soccer season starts in the fall. While I’m running around on the soccer field, sweat running down my forehead, helping my team try make it to the championships, the temperature is hopefully always perfect, or comfortable in the fall.

Another reason fall is my favorite season is because it’s when school starts. After a long summer vacation of tubing, swimming at my camp, and doing nothing on the dark, bleak days, I’m always excited to go back to school, and fill up the day with some learning, and some of the time, socializing. During the school year the days don’t seem as long and hot, and I get to see my friends everyday, rather then some of the time, but it is nice to have a couple days or two off.

My third and final reason why fall is my favorite season is because my birthday is in the fall. Every year in November I turn one year older. My friends and I can first play outside in the cool, crisp fall air, then go inside and have an awesome party, with pillow fights, cake, ice cream, candy, and screaming our favorite songs at the top of our lungs.
And when we finally go to bed, I’ll crack the three windows I have in my room, and we can fall asleep to the cool November breeze, and the sound of the small crickets serenading us with a chirping lullaby.

Fall, the season I share a loving for with many, many people. The season when I get to play my favorite sport, soccer. When summer vacation ends, and school starts. And the season when I turn one year older. We see fall only once a year, and I try my best to treasure each and every moment of the best season ever.

Tiana Foley

Tiana Foley
Sixth Grade
Samuel L. Wagner Middle School
Winterport, Maine
Mr. Turner

Why is Autumn my Favorite Season?

They drop. Like a shower of colorful raindrops. They hit the the ground like a gentle feather. They wait and wait. One day they will get pushed apart from each other. But until then they just, wait. When they go, they don’t know. Where they end up is a surprise. Good or bad it’s going to happen. This cycle repeats itself. Every year. Not to them all. But to most. Things change and we can’t control it. This is autumn. This is my favorite season and I’ll tell you why.

I really like autumn for the sports. I run cross-country cheering and I do cheering. I know that if I work hard and run a lot in the summer, I will do well in cross-country. The cool breeze brushing against my face energizes me. The sound of the birds singing makes me feel great to be able to run freely. I love the smell of the fresh autumn air and the feeling of the leaves crunching under my Nike sneakers. Running helps me get things off my mind when I’m upset.

I also like autumn because Halloween is in it. I especially like Halloween because I get candy, well, if my dad doesn’t eat it all first! I love dressing up and going out with my friends. It’s always a good time. The haunted houses are my favorite, and the horror movies I watch after, amazing. Knowing that someone in a horrifying costume could jump out and scare me any second that I’m outside, makes the night even better.
School starts in autumn. I know that school may not be my favorite place to be all the time, but I get to see my friends and play more sports than I can in the summer. We go to school to learn, or write stories like these. I love to learn new things and read or do math. The work may be a little hard, but I know that it will benefit me in a lot of ways when I grow up.

I personally think that autumn is the best season of all. I hope that these reasons clearly explain why I love autumn. If we didn’t have autumn, we might not have cross­country or Halloween. If we didn’t have those, I might be bored all the time! But, I don’t think that we really have to worry about that for a while. These very reasons, are why autumn is my absolute favorite season of all!