Less social media for kids

April 15, 2018

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Teens are alone in their bedrooms on social media as depression overwhelms them. Seventy-three percent of teenagers have access to social networks.  The Colonial Times Editorial Board wants to support the idea of less...

SMART boards and white boards

April 15, 2018

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For some classrooms, having just a SMART Board is not enough. When the math is on the board, there is no room to list homework. We need to fix this problem. The Colonial Times believes there should be SMART boards and whiteboards...

Vending for snacks

April 15, 2018

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Steven is always hungry because he forgets his snack everyday. We need vending machines in our school. We think that vending machines would help kids who forget their snacks. In one machine's slots would be healthy things like...

Our beloved custodian

June 20, 2017

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Not only does he work all day, but the students love him, and he loves the students. He does so much to keep Colonial School on track. This amazing person is Mr. Robert Benkwitt, our school hero. Mr. Benkwitt has been working...

Right authors for older kids

June 20, 2017

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Older students yawn and play with the things around them. They're not having fun like the Kindergartners. For the fourth and fifth graders, this is the scene during author visits.  Some authors do entertain students of all ages....

Give Us Invention Convention

June 20, 2017

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From the first day of school, many fifth graders were thinking of possible ideas for the big fifth grade project, the Invention Convention. The Invention Convention has been a tradition for the Colonial fifth grade for years....

Working the constitution

June 17, 2014

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This year, the fifth grade went on a field trip to the Brooklyn federal bankruptcy court for their study of the rules of law and the U.S. Constitution. The project was called Constitution Works. Constitution Works was really...

Walking for love

June 17, 2014

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In Walk for Love, a program created by sixth graders at Pelham Middle School and Colonial teachers and students, students and parents walked around the block to raise money to help and support people who lost loved ones. At the...

Editorial: Stress test

April 11, 2014

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There are lots of tests going on right now. The third, fourth and fifth graders are about to take the state tests, and the fifth graders are already taking their ERB tests for PMS. We think that the tests are too stressful. The...

Editorial: Better indoor recess

April 10, 2014

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Indoor recess needs to be more controlled. In the computer lab, everyone rushes up the steps to get a computer. Some people may get trampled and may not even get a computer. In the reading room, it's very cramped. And the...

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