Summer Fashion: Dressing for Summer
By Ella Tretheway
My hair should be down with a side clip or braided down both sides and connected in the back. I like to wear a necklace with a locket and I also like to wear hats – the round kind, but not so much the baseball hats. The hats keep the sun out of my face, and the shades keep the sun out of my eyes.
Some girls like to be cool and show off in the summer. They like to wear high heels, but my mom doesn’t let me. It’s okay, because I don’t want to trip on rocks or break my shoes. Instead, to be cool, I wear a purse with long straps over my shoulders so I can bring all my fun things with me.
Boys like to wear short-sleeved shirts with something summery on them and shorts with cool designs, such as different colored squares.
And for sure, you should wear sunscreen.
Ella Tretheway is an 8-year-old Clarkston girl who likes to build robots and loves science. Her favorite food is homemade pasta, and when she gets older, she wants to be an architect and a mom.
Summer Jobs: How to Make a Lemonade Stand
By Henry Roberts
The first thing you need to do when you’re making a lemonade stand is to come up with a good price for the lemonade. The less it costs, the more customers you’ll get. And also, if it costs a lot less, then giant frogs won’t come and gobble you up.
Then, once you’ve come up with a good price, make a sign. The sign can say “Lemonade,” and then how much it costs. You can also do some cool drawings, such as lemonade battling a giant T-Rex with eagle wings, laser rays and cool sunglasses. But, that’s just a suggestion.
Then you need something to put your lemonade on. But before that, you need lemonade, of course!
Then you need to battle a dragon, cut out its eye, eat an octopus and drink seven pounds of vinegar. But that’s also a suggestion.
Then you need to take the lemonade stand outside. If it’s a rainy day, don’t do it, because it will flood your entire business and ruin your lemonade, and ruined lemonade attracts giant dragons that want to eat the moon.
Then you need to find a way to attract customers. You might have entertainment. Maybe if you buy a cup of lemonade, you could get a free comic book with it.
And also, my mom told me this tip: Never count your money in front of your customers, or else aliens will conquer the world.
Then, once you run out of lemonade, you can either go inside and make more or you can go back inside and count your money. And then maybe you can repeat it tomorrow! Unless there’s a thunderstorm.
P.S. Chili powder deflects moon-eating dragons.
Henry Roberts is an 8-year-old boy that lives in Moscow, Idaho. He enjoys writing books and has a dog named Lenny, four fish and three snails. His brother’s name is Danny.
Summer tips: How to Beat the Summer Heat
By Hannah Aiken
The best way to beat the summer heat is swimming at the aquatic center, especially the water slides. Also, water fights. You can fight with balloons and water guns and spray bottles. Yes, spray bottles! And sponges and buckets of water. Make sure not to squirt in people’s eyes. And when people say, “Stop squirting me,” then stop.
Hannah Aiken is in third grade at Asotin Elementary. Her favorite pastimes are ballet at Main Street Dance and bicycle riding.
Summer Book Review: Harry Potter
By Deborah Mills
Welcome to the magical world of Harry Potter!
Explore with Harry, Ron and Hermione to stop Voldemort. With help from Professor Dumbledore, Hagrid, Professor Moody, Professor Lupin, Professor McGonagall, Bill, Charlie, Percy, Molly, Arthur and Cedric, they can do it. If they defeat Voldemort, nobody will die so much.
Every one of them has a different talent. Harry’s talent is strength. Ron’s is his memory. And Hermione’s is her smartness.
I love the Harry Potter books because they are fun to read and they are awesome. Kids should read these books during the summer because they have plenty of time, they don’t have to go to school, and you can take them anywhere, even camping. Harry, Ron and Hermione go to a wizard school called Hogwarts, so these are good books for kids to read during the summer so they can still focus on school. And sometimes the books have snow in the scenes, so they remind kids that it won’t always be so hot. Harry and his friends have lots of adventures, just like kids on summer break.
I learned from these books that bravery is one of the best values you can have. Hermione is also really smart, and I learned that smartness is also one of the best values, too. All kids should read these books. Finite Incantatum!
Deborah Mills is 7 years old and lives in Lewiston. She loves playing soccer, reading Harry Potter, cooking, taking photos, camping and studying animals. She has two dogs (Rosie and Tater), two cats (Gladys and Vernon), and two glo-fish (Cutie and Gloria). She is scared of spiders but loves snakes.
Summer Recipe: Lemon Cloud Salad
By Kambree Palmer
It’s summer. That means sun, popsicles and fresh fruit. I‘ve always loved fruit salad. One day I wanted to create my own new recipe. I thought of fruit salad first. I had an idea for a special ingredient that I wanted to try. With help from my mom, I was able to create my recipe and make it for my family for dinner. All of the fruit went really well together. Not only did it taste good, but it looked pretty too. Try it out as a side dish at a BBQ or an easy and yummy dessert.
Lemon Cloud Salad
½ cup strawberries
½ cup pineapple
½ cup blueberries
1 cup whipping cream
1-2 Tablespoons lemon curd
Chop fruit into bite sized pieces. Mix all fruit together in a large bowl. With an electric mixer, whip cream on high. While mixing, add lemon curd. Mix until fluffy and firm. Spoon fruit into individual cups and top with cream.
*For fun, add your favorite fruit, nuts or coconut flakes.
Kambree Palmer is an 8-year-old Clarkston girl who likes to cook, read, create art, play violin and cheer on Lady Warriors basketball at Lewis-Clark State College. She wants to be a vet when she grows up. She has a brother named Righter and a puppy named Perry.
Summer Roadtrips: Essential Items for Those Long Drives
By Demi Callahan
Summertime is finally here! School is out and there are so many activities that I have planned. One of those things is a road trip. I love road trips. They are always so much fun, and there are simple items that I bring with me to help me look forward to the extra-long drives.
Snacks and drinks. You never know when you will stop to get snacks, so it’s good to have them. I like soda and Gatorade in the cup holders and fruit snacks and candy beside me. These treats are great for summer road trips.
iPod. I enjoy relaxing in the seat watching the scenery blur past the window as I listen to my playlist. I also bring a pillow and blanket. The long drives tend to make me tired, so I always have a pillow and blanket ready for when I need a nap.
Demi Callahan is 12 years old and lives in Lewiston. She enjoys riding horses and going to school. She has many pets – a horse, a dog, a cat, three chickens, a sheep and two goats. She is the youngest of four children, with two brothers, Dalton and Dakota, and a sister, Dallas.
Summer Travel: Favorite Places in McCall, Idaho
By Scout Alford
Where to eat
Breakfast: In the morning our family likes to eat breakfast at a little coffee shop called The Fog Lifter Cafe. The Fog Lifter serves great breakfast, and your parents might enjoy a little coffee, too.
Lunch and dinner: At My Father’s Place, they serve hamburgers and our personal favorite, turkey burgers.
Treats: You have to go get some ice cream from Ice Cream Alley, where the ice cream shop is in an alley off Main Street.
Things to do
Swim in the lake at North Beach
Hike at Ponderosa State Park
Walk in downtown McCall
Summer camp at Paradise Point
Scout Alford is 11-years-old and goes to Webster Elementary School in Lewiston with her twin sister, Avery. She does track, softball and gymnastics (phew) and loves DIY art projects.
Summer Play: Tips for Drawing
By Miles Baney
It can sometimes be a little boring during the summer, and a great way to pass the time is to draw. Here are a few tips for those who want to try the hobby:
* Be sure to gather paper, pencils, erasers, markers and crayons. Just don’t touch Mommy’s Sharpies!
* Draw something that has to do with summertime, such as swimming, camping, fishing and eating marshmallows.
* One fun thing to do is have a drawing contest. You can have drawing contests with your dad, mom, sister, cousins and friends. Someone picks the theme, such as trucks, ocean creatures or Legos.
* If you mess up your drawing, you can just flip the paper over. The most important thing is to have fun … and don’t write on the furniture.
Miles Baney is a 6-year-old from Lewiston. He enjoys building Legos, drawing and swimming.
Summer Living: Life with a Dog
By Bellamy Leer
I have a white dog named Rocket. He thinks he’s a hunting dog because he barks a lot at other creatures and one time he caught a squirrel.
We have to give him a lot of baths because he rolls in the mud and sometimes he sits under the table and we accidentally drop our food on him and make him messy dirty. When he gets an outside bath we keep his leash on so he can’t run away. Sometimes I get to scrub the soap on Rocket. We use pretty purple soap for making his coat more white.
Rocket gets sick in the car, so we have to find fun things to do with him at our house. If it’s raining, we like to go outside with him and play in puddles. Sometimes we paint with his paws and he lets us dress him up in pretty princess dresses. And sometimes, when our mom isn’t looking, we drop our food so he can eat it.
One time we took him to get a haircut and I said, “I wonder if when we come back Rocket will be wearing a bow tie,” and when we came back, he really was.
Rocket is the best dog in the whole world.
Bellamy Leer is 6 years old and lives in Clarkston. She loves popsicles, sketching, airplane tracking and playing with friends. When she grows up, she wants to be a veterinarian.
Summer Play: Slacklining
By Avery Alford
I want to tell you about are family’s new tipsy topsy slackline. When I’m on, it I feel like a high-soaring acrobat walking on a rope that is as skinny as a sewing thread. Well not that skinny, it’s about 3-inches-wide and a little bouncy. It runs from tree to tree and is 50-feet-long. Although I realize that I’m just a normal 11-year-old girl playing on her slack line 4 feet above my normal frontyard grass, I feel free. But not just free, it’s very exciting and exhilarating. That’s why I enjoy slacking on my slack and also dreaming in my free time in the summer.
Avery Alford is a dancer who cares for a brood of gerbils, fish and frogs. Her big bulldog, Rooster Cogburn, sleeps in her bed every night.