Print edition: Fourth graders excited about being biggest kids in school

COLONIAL SCHOOL — Fourth graders are preparing to become the biggest kids at the school. They are excited for lots of reasons, but are sad that fifth grade will be their last year here.

Some of them will miss being the smaller kids in school. But they know they have a lot of responsibilities and have to be role models to the lower grades.

Tommy Cole, a fourth grader, said, “I’m looking forward to being in fifth grade and being the oldest kids in school. I am looking forward to the Invention Convention. It sounds fun! Also, I look forward to having a Kindergarten buddy.”

Audrey Leung said, ”I want to be in fifth grade because of all the cool projects we’ll be doing. I’m looking forward to Ring Homestead. I feel like we have a lot of responsibilities being the biggest kids, and we have to act like role models.”

“It’s exciting but it’s sad to be in fifth grade because it’s our last year of this school,” said Grace Colkin. “I’m looking forward to having a buddy. It’s very exciting to be the biggest kids in school. It’s amazing to have people look up to me.”

Leo Rothschild commented, “I can’t wait to be a fifth grade buddy and do the Invention Convention. I think it’s going to be a lot of homework, but I’m probably going to be able to get it done in free-time. I’m looking forward to the Challenger Center field trip.”

Scarlett Bratone said, “I feel great. I love when the fifth graders get to play in the hall with music. There’s the Challenger Center. I  think it’s great, so I’m really looking forward to that.”