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As part of a unit on writing Opinion pieces, Kingsley fifth-graders wrote reviews on a topic of their choice related to 2020. Here are some of the reviews, by students who chose to submit their work:
By Zoe Poulakidas
If you want to rescue a pet you should get it from Felines and Canines, an amazing shelter in Edgewater, Chicago. It’s owned by a woman who truly cares about the animals brought into the shelter.
I think you should get your pets from Felines and Canines because it’s a no kill shelter. Plus animals like my dog Cricket were in a terrible hoarding situation but were safe and welcome there. And there are many other animals rescued from different places where they used to be neglected or abused.
Also Felines and Canines have amazing pets. There are many different types of pets to adopt. There are dogs from Great Danes to little chihuahuas. When we walked in to see the dog we wanted to adopt, we saw a small black dog that was barking as loud as it could and seemed almost angry at us when we didn’t even flinch at its little yips. But we couldn’t help it! His face was too cute to be scary. And of course there were many different types of cats, like tabbies and Siamese, all of which want a loving, caring home.
At Felines and Canines, all of the workers are super nice and know what they’re doing and are eager to help out. “They were super nice and excited!” said Tracy Poulakidas, who adopted a dog (and is also my mom).
If you adopt from Felines and Canines you’re saving a life, rather than adopting from breeders who simply aim to profit off you. The animals in a shelter desperately need a home and will be happy as can be when they find one.
That is why you should adopt from Felines and Canines in Edgewater, Chicago, because why not get a new friend.
By Henry Bratten
I know this year we have been stuck at home, not able to leave the house. So don’t just sit around and do nothing. Play a game. “What game?” you say. Choose Monopoly. It’s a fun game for the whole family to play.
Monopoly is fun for the whole family because there are multiple ways that the game can end. There is a job as a banker (you deal out the money). You can also buy different companies and try to beat your friends to bigger companies or your favorite companies.
Monopoly is a fun game, but if you are looking for a quick play game this is not the game you are looking for. For a game like this you slowly move around the board buying companies and drawing special cards like a Get Out of Jail Free card if you land on the jail square.
Monopoly is a game that is really portable because it is basically a rectangle that is a pretty thin rectangle and all the pieces can fit in a bag. It is also really light.
That is why Monopoly is a fun game that is a great game to have.