By Penelope K. & Silas P
Do your parents want to go somewhere but are having trouble deciding where to go? It’s okay we have some places you can go.
Do your parents want to go somewhere but are having trouble deciding where to go? It’s okay we have some places you can go!
1. Assateague Island. Are you a horse lover? At this place you might even spot a horse! Ocean city is less than 10 miles away from Assateague Island.
2. Have you heard of the Trash Wheels? Well there are three Trash Wheels! Professor Trash Wheel, Captain Trash Wheel and Mr. Trash Wheel.
3. BMA. The Baltimore Museum of Art is a fun experience there you will see paintings and sculptures of many artists.
4. Mt. Vernon. This is a great place to learn and discover new things about George Washington. You can even see George Washington’s bedroom and his study.
Oh, your parents don’t want to go on vacation? That’s fine, we have some fun things to do around the house.
1. Read. Are you bored? Don’t have anything to do? Try reading a book. They’re amazing and interesting and wonderful! One of my favorite books is Percy Jackson, written by Rick Riordan.
2. Roblox. It’s a game for iPads, computers, and the XBox. It has millions of games made by people just like you (but they know how to code).
3. Try watching something. Movies and shows can be amazing… or terrible. My personal favorite is Steven Universe, by Rebecca Sugar.
4. Minecraft is a fun blocky game, people call it bad graphics, but the truth is, Microsoft wants Minecraft to look that way. Whether you want to build creatively, or try to survive the zombies and skeletons, this game is fun either way.
5. Board games are always a fun thing to do with your family. It can help you bond with your loving family. Doesn’t that sound nice?
By Penelope K.
A great way to celebrate Maryland Day on March 25 is to hike one of the many scenic trails in Maryland. One great hiking spot in Maryland is the Billy Goat Trail. This hike is located in Potomac, MD. There are three sections. Section A has near-vertical rock scrambling and ledges for about 2.75 miles long. Section B has some moderate scrambling for approximately 1.4 miles. At last, Section C is roughly 1.6 miles long with a light walk through the woods.
Another great hiking spot is Cascade Falls. You will find this hike in Patapsco Valley State Park, Howard County. This hike is a 2.3 mile walk in the woods to a small waterfall and a swimming hole.
Lastly, another great set of trails in Maryland are the Prettyboy Reservoir trails located in Hampstead, Maryland. On these trails, you can hike, walk, fish and walk your dogs. Go outside and have fun!
By Silas P. & K.B.S.I
(These facts were provided by 35 interesting facts about Maryland)
Since the 25th is Maryland day, we’ve compiled a few facts about Maryland. Enjoy!
By Penelope K. & K.B.S.I
Hampton Elementary School performed a read-aloud on Google Meets for “Hampton Reads” on Wednesday, February 24th, at 7:00 p.m. When students logged onto the Google Meet, Mrs. Francis, who was the reader last night, greeted them. She introduced the book called The Boy Who Loved Math: Improbable Life of Paul Erdos. She chose the book because she loves math and loves teaching math and also because she felt that he was not well-known as a mathematician now, but that he had a remarkable life. The story was about the mathematician, Paul Erdos, and how he fell in love with math. When he was younger, Paul really liked numbers; he could instantly tell how many seconds someone was alive just from the time and date they were born. Although he was a smart boy when it came to math, he wasn't great at being independent because his mother did everything for him. As an adult, he had many friends to help him. In thanks he helped them with their math problems. As Mrs. Francis read the story, she stopped to ask the students questions such as “what is the next prime number?” and “what are you passionate about?” Students had the opportunity to unmute and share their thoughts. Next Mrs. Francis read a few amusing facts from a book called “Weird But True.” For example, “there are 32 trillion trees in the world” and “prairie dogs say hello with kisses.” If students are interested in joining another read-aloud, they can join “HamptonReads” on Google Meets at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights.
By Amany M., Harper M., & Silas P.
It seems that so many people make New Year's Resolutions, but they seem to have trouble keeping them. Read below to see how a few of our reporters worked together to help you determine how you can make your New Year's Resolution a SMART goal.
This is how you keep track of your new year resolutions.
Specific: If you want to be a good soccer player then you should make sure to make a specific goal like win the soccer tournament, as suppose the goal of playing soccer because you won’t know when that’s accomplished.
Measured: If you want to run a 5K you should start with a 0.5K, a 1K and so on.
Attainable: You have to make the new year resolution possible.
Relevant: It has to make sense given the current situation.
Time-Bound: For time-bound you have a certain amount of time to complete your goal.
In conclusion, these will help you keep your new year’s resolution.
Since COVID-19 has prevented typical holiday celebrations this year, two of our reporters, Penelope K. and Zoey Marie, found a few virtual celebrations to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Take a look at celebrations they found below.
By Penelope K.
Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is on Monday January 18, 2021. There are several ways to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Two ways to celebrate are the 5th Avenue Theatre rally and the Arlington and Encore Stage and Studio tribute.
The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington presented their annual Dr. Martin Luthur King, Jr. rally virtually this year. This rally was led by students from the Kent School District. This year the rally was live streamed on Facebook on January 15, 2021 at 3:00pm. I watched the rally and especially enjoyed the talented performers and speakers. It included musical performances, community speakers and student reflections about Dr. King’s work, life and legacy. I think you will enjoy the music and the performances too.
You can find the Facebook link to watch the rally here:
You can read more about 5th Avenue Theatre and the Dr. King rally here:
By Zoey Marie
Arlington and Encore Stage and Studio present a virtual experience honoring Martin Luther King. It is called the MLK Tribute. Music, dialogue, dance, and more are included as the online tributes. They have many specific options, so you can choose freely. It starts January 17 for free. You can find it at https://arlingtonparks.us/mlk-tribute/. For more information, go to https://parks.arlingtonva.us/events/2021-mlk-tribute-virtual/ or https://parks.arlingtonva.us/mlk-tribute/.
By Hampton Herald Staff
By: Max L.
This is the weirdest year since 2018-2019 because of the Coronavirus. One reason is that everything is shutting down. Another is that now everything is now homework, which is not what I like at all. But on the bright side you are at home. And I know that a lot of people say they’re bored, but I'm kind of used to being home and free so in my opinion it’s way better. Finally, I'm even happier because there is still 4 more weeks to come. In conclusion, I like the COVID-19 break.
By: Katie C.
Most kids don’t even want to do their schoolwork for the two weeks off. But, I don’t mind it! I am having more fun than I thought I would have. I sort of enjoy the schoolwork, and my mom’s take on homeschool during this crisis.
My mom is making school fun with her take on homeschool. She does fun experiments with my brother, sister, and I. One of my personal favorites is the taste test. We would close our eyes, and pinch our nose, and then my mom would give a bite of food. Sometimes it would taste different, and other times you couldn’t even taste anything at all! The jalapeño surprised me the most. You couldn’t taste the spice! Another experiment was one where my mom put water and pepper in a bowl, and soap in another. You would dip your finger in the soap bowl, and after that, you would lightly touch the surface of the water in the bowl with water and pepper in it. The pepper would spread out to the sides of the bowl! That was to teach us why washing your hands is so important. Especially in this coronavirus.
Another thing my mom does while we are at home is, she takes us on virtual field trips to anywhere. From the green rolling hills of Ireland, to the fancy halls of the Louvre Art museum in France, these virtual field trips are fun!
I really like how my mom “homeschools” my siblings and I during these two weeks off due to the coronavirus! She makes schoolwork fun, and learning fun at home!