Room 5 Edition
Volume 1 Issue 7
MARCH 2007
Disneyland and California Adventure
California Adventure there
are a ton of fun rides. Here
are 3 really popular rides.
It’s a Small World
On this ride, you sit in a
boat on the water with other
people. You move slowly
through different countries
while the dolls are singing
in different languages. All
of the dolls are dressed up
in the costumes of that
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Princess Castle at
Disneyland has two gift shops
Caribbean ride, again you
inside and lights up at night.
go on boat. There are life
sized robotic dolls that look
like pirates. They just
added two Jack Sparrow “Pirates of the Caribbean”
that look very real. There are
characters from the movie
Think you want a pet?
Here are some things you
should consider:
Rodents are lovable and
independent. Rodents are
probably the least expensive of pets but sometimes
you can get a cat or dog for
free. Some rodents are less
expensive than others. I
recommend rodents to big
and small families alike.
(Tip #1 Make sure your pet
is healthy)
Dogs are great family pets
by Student One
two dips. One is in pitch black
and it lasts 3 seconds. The
second dip is one second long
and the room is lit up.
Soaring Over California
Soaring Over California is in
California Adventure. You sit
in a row of seats and you lift
up in front of a screen. The
screen is really big and it’s a
circle. The screen turns on
California. One of the things it
shows is fields of oranges.
You can really smell the
oranges. When you go over
the trees, your seat tilts back
like you’re flying up and over
the trees. This ride really
makes you feel like you’re
by Student Two
and are good for families
with yards. Dogs are great
family pets and work well
with kids. Dogs are on the
expensive side but are
well worth the hassle (Tip
#2 Save a life, Mutts can
make great family pets
too, so think adoption)
Cats make great pets for
children or no children.
Cats are more independent than other pets and
work well with working
parents. (Tip #3
Pick your pet for
its temperament
not breed.)
Pets like birds
and fish are good
too if you are
allergic to fur.
Pets take a lot of
responsibility so talk it over
with your parents first.
Volume 1 Issue 7
MARCH 2007
Ferruccio Lamborghini’s fight with Enzo Ferrari
By Student Three
Around the 1960’s, tractor manufacturer Ferruccio
Lamborghini (1916-1993) began to gain interest in
producing a high-performance car. He had owned
Oscars, Maseratis and Ferraris but was never
really happy with his cars.
There are several versions of what started the
conflict between Enzo Ferrari (the founder of
Ferrari) and Ferruccio. The most common conflict
is the one as told, by Ferruccio’s son, where
Ferruccio goes to Enzo to complain about the
clutch in his Ferrari 250 GT. Enzo said to
Ferruccio to go back and drive tractors, not cars.
Ferruccio went back to his factory and realized
that the clutch in his Ferrari was the same as the
ones in his tractors. He went to the supply room
and found a spare clutch. Ferruccio tried to
replace and surely enough it solved the problem.
But that was not enough from stop him from his
revenge. He knew his car had to have a V12 for
full revenge. When Giotto Bizzarrini, who had
earlier designed a Ferrari V12, was done
designing the Lamborghini 350 GTV, Ferruccio
had the right car to show off with it’s 3.5 liter 12
cylinder engine producing an impressive 360 bhp
at 8000 rpm.
The company quickly became a success. Now it is
home to some of the most luxurious cars in the
world. Lamborghini is currently owned by Audi Ag.
Key Words
V12 and 12 Cylinders - A cylinder is a
tube with a piston going up and down
inside it giving the power to turn the
wheels. It is called V because that is
the formation that the cylinders are
The more cylinders your car has the
more “strength”. Like a weight lifter
with many or few muscles. The
tradition for American sports cars is
they always have a V8, while
European cars usually have V12
RPM (Rotations Per Minute) - Look
next to the speedometer in your car.
You will find another speedometer
saying 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. 8
and 9 are usually in red. I will also
say rpm in thousands. It’s showing
how many times your engine rotates
– not how many times your wheels
rotate! The higher the rpm, the more
power your car has. For example, if
you were riding really fast on a bike
and your feet were turning slowly.
You would have more power if your
feet were turning fast.
BHP (Brute Horse Power) - Bhp
doesn’t change. It stays the same on
every car showing how many horse
power in all your car can produce. A
regular minivan engine usually has
180 bhp to 200 bhp. A modern
Lamborghini has about 400 to 600
Liter - 3.5 liter stands for how much
room, volume there is inside the
cylinders. A regular minivan usually
has a 3.3 to 3.5 liter engine. Bigger
volume more power strength. A fast
lightweight sports car travels about
the same distance as a big heavy
minivan on the same amount of fuel.
A modern Lamborghini has a 4.5 to
6.5 liter engine.
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Volume 1 Issue 7
Comparison of Game Consoles
MARCH 2007
By Student Four
Many companies have made game consoles, but some popular companies are
Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony. Within the last 2 years Nintendo has recently
created the DS Lite and the Wii, Microsoft has invented the Xbox 360, and Sony
has made the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Portable.
Nintendo DS Lites were introduced on June 11th, 2006. It
has dual screens (DS). On it you can communicate with
others or play games. If you communicate with others
you can send them pictures or text. Nintendo has come
up with a variety of game consoles, although they have
only made 2 portable game consoles that have dual
screens. I have a Nintendo DS Lite and it is great!
The Wii was introduced on November 19th, 2006. Using
the Wii remote or nunchuck, you can move your body
part and the character on the screen will do the same.
The Wii has WiFi technology. A Wii will sense the motion
in your wrist and transfers it to the thing on the screen.
It is the 3rd non-portable console that Nintendo has
made. I think that the Wii is a new generation of game
The Xbox 360 was released on November 22nd , 2005.
Microsoft has made 1 other game console which is the
Xbox. The Xbox 360 has WiFi technology. You can also
play video games on it (see below for popular games),
play DVD’s, take pictures, make movies and store and
play music. Using the controls you can move characters,
race people, or you can watch a movie. It is the second
game console that Microsoft has made. The Xbox 360 is
an awesome game console!
Found in stores on November 17th , the PlayStation 3 is a
wonderful console, designed to do many different
things. It can play DVD’s, it has HD quality games, and it
has WiFi technology. PlayStation 3 is the 3rd generation of
Sony’s non-portable gaming consoles, although Sony has
made one portable gaming console which is the
PlayStation Portable. I think that the PlayStation 3 is an
excellent game console.
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Source: Nintendo .com, PlayStation .com, Xbox .com, Amazon .com and InStat .com
Released on February 3rd , 2005, the PlayStation Portable
(PSP) is a way to store and listen to music, take photos,
make videos, play games, and it also has WiFi
technology. WiFi is a way to connect to the internet
wirelessly. The PSP is the first product that Sony has
made that is a portable game console, and it is a
wonderful game console with many nice features.
Volume 1 Issue 7
Comparison of Game Consoles
$409. 49
motion sensitive
gaming, Wireless
internet access
Legend of
Madden 07,
Wii Sports
$599. 99
DVD compatible,
HD games, WiFi
Fall of Man,
Tennis 3,
NBA Street
Home court
Xbox 360
$399. 99
All games in HD,
WiFi, DVD,
photos, movies,
Gears of
Halo 3
$159. 99
movies, Digital
Surround Sound,
battery, Internet
FIFA Soccer,
Lego Star
Wars II
Smaller shell than
DS, Dual Screen
allows for more
Stylus and
Brighter screen,
Brain Age,
New Super
Mario Bros.,
Diddy Kong
n Portable
DS Lite
MARCH 2007
When People Grow Up
By Student Five
People in Janine’s class
have a variety of things that
they want to be when they
grow up.
Annette and Alexandra
want to be teachers when
they grow up. However,
Annette is not sure if she
wants to be a teacher or a
Some people want to do
sports related things. Drew
and Oscar want to be race
car drivers but Drew is not
sure if he would be a race
car driver or a hockey
player. I want to be a
soccer player.
Some people want to be
artists. There are different
kinds of artists.
wants to be an animator
and Siddarth wants to be
on American Idol.
Some people don’t know
what they want to be when
they grow up but they still
have a lot of time to make
up their minds.
Volume 1 Issue 7
MARCH 2007
Saving the Sea Otters: Little Mistakes=BIG Problems
By Student Six
A lot of animals are almost extinct, such as
Sea Otters, and most people are the ones to
blame. Many oil spills have occurred and there
is lots of pollution is in the air. How do these
things happen? Easy, we do it.
Chemicals are dumped in drains and then flow
out to sea. What will happen then? Not just
otters get sick and hurt but so do all the other
animals! Bad water is not good for them to
swim in, breath in or live in. Otters lick their fur
when they take baths. If chemicals are in their
fur, when they lick it, they’re bound to get sick!
Same exact thing happens with oil spills, but
Speak Back
By Student 7
Otters live in shallow water and that’s usually
where oil spills happen, IN THE SHALLOW
WATER, NEAR THE BAY! Oil spills are the
worst threat to Sea Otters. It can get in the
otters fur then make it open up. What happens
then? Sea otters have the thickest fur in the
animal kingdom and with oil separating their
fur, Sea Otters will lose all their heat and
sense of balance then might freeze and
drown. Oil spills can also kill many marine
wildlife in the ocean. And with so many fish
and other marine life animals killed, the circle
of life will not go on. With prey not available,
animals will starve and might die. That is
exactly why we have to do our part in cleaning
up the world.
Even if it’s not your mess, trash, garbage or
anything like that, clean it up! And DON’T
LITTER! It may do lots of damage to our world
and living things, such as people, animals and
the environment. It’s just like your messy
room. Clean it up! It will get easier to clean it
up before anything happens that makes it
really hard to do. We’ve learned our lesson
about dumping dangerous chemicals in the
drain or the ocean! But from such a little
mistake, there are still things out there that we
will NEVER be able to clean up. And that’s a
BIG problem.
Kitten Playing a Guitar
This kitten is thinking something, but
what? There are many possibilities and
it’s up to YOU to think up what the cat’s
thinking. Have any ideas? If you do,
please send them to or put it in the
newsletter envelope before the next
newsletter goes into production. Please
make sure it has your name, date and
title of this picture. Favorite sayings will
be put in the next newsletter.

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