News Team 5

Our News Team 5 crew starring Amanda, Mike, Jenna, and Colin.

Our News Team 5 introductions.

Jenna’s attempting to stay warm while reporting on the arctic fox.
Click here to learn more about the arctic fox.

Colin took a break in the middle of his safari to share some information about the cheetah!
Click here to learn more about the cheetah.

Amanda reporting live from the coast of the Gulf of Mexico about the vaquita.
Click here to learn more about the vaquita.

Mike reporting from a live underwater viewing tank in Hawaii where he’s able to see the Hawaiian monk seal.
Click here for more information about the Hawaiian monk seal.

A behind the scenes look at Colin filming for his endangered animal report on the cheetah!

65 Responses

  1. Maryalice (Amanda's Aunt's best friend) says:

    Dear Team 5,

    Interesting method for teaching young people what is necessary to become newscasters.

    The format and information offered is impressive.

    I’ll certainly pass this blog along to others so they may see what our future commentators will be like.


  2. Dan Payne says:

    Wow Amanda! Very well done and thank you for all of the new information. I’m proud of you and amazed by your professionalism. Are you sure you’re a 4th grader?

  3. Nancy Romero says:

    Great job Amanda! I wasn’t aware that the vaquita was endangered. Excellent information!


  4. Terry says:

    Ciao Mr. Avery and Class,

    I have returned to check out what’s new. I see you are learning about
    Barbados. I love the beach and it would be nice to visit there, especially
    this time of year. Maybe someday Amanda we could travel there. Hope
    you all are having a good week and I will check back soon.

    Amanda’s Aunt Terry (Bridgewater, MA)

  5. jack says:


    Nice job on your video on vaquitas.

    Uncle Jack

  6. Jamie, Amanda's cousin, Lincoln RI says:

    Dear Mr. Avery’s Team 5,

    I’m very impressed with the work fourth graders are doing in Massachusetts. We didn’t get to do news stories online until sixth grade and they don’t look like this.

    The information from all of them is interesting.

    Bye for now,
    Lincoln RI

  7. Kyle, Lincoln, RI Amanda's cousin says:

    Hey Amanda,

    Nice going on the video. Sure hope we get to do that soon.

    We’ll be moving to Bellingham, MA in June and maybe they will have this system for us.

    I think it is awful that the vaquitas are being accidentally killed.

    It is very funny that you and I are only six days apart in age and that you do so much more in school.

    Kyle (Lincoln, RI)

  8. Jordan says:

    Dear Amanda,

    That is very sad about the vaquita dying. Maybe you can tell me more about the vaquita, like how long can it live, how many years it can live, when it has babies, and how many babies it has?

    I hope that people can stop what they are doing! I had no idea what a vaquita was, but because your movie said a lot of things about the vaquita now I know more about them.
    I hope that people can STOP what they are doing!

    From Jordan
    P.S I am from Mrs Watson’s 23 class

  9. Ana says:

    Dear Colin,
    I like the cheetah too. Did you know that the cheetah is a part of the cat family? ;)
    The cheetah is my favourite cat and animal.
    Do you know if they eat birds too?
    We have a squirrel at A.J. We call it Chippy the squirrel;)

    your friend
    P.S I am from Mrs Watson2/3 class

  10. Kaylee W. says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,
    I was watching these and we look so different! We all look so small and adorable. They have all gotten smarter they all did great ! :)


  11. Amanda says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,

    Those were the good old days huh? Math was easier life was simple! Hahaha:) aww well we now have middle school to look forward to!

    From your Favorite Student,

  12. Josh H. says:

    Dear Mr. Avery,

    I have to agree with Amanda I wish it was as simple as fourth grade. But she is right we do have middle school to look forward too as well as the rest of this year.

    Josh H.

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