When I was in first grade, our class visited The Daily News and saw how newspapers were printed. When we got back to the classroom, our teacher had us collaboratively create a newspaper that she printed on a mimeograph, which used blue ink that smelled great.
I think she went through a real newspaper and pulled out topics. So, we were assigned “articles” to write on Sports, Science, Politics, International News, etc. It was 1977, so there are prominent mentions of Jimmy Carter, Pele, and the oil crisis.
I had to write about “Neighborhood News”—here’s my article in full:
Looking at it, here’s where my current work is similar to my 1st grade work.
- I try to keep it short
- I mostly write about what I am seeing/experiencing (we passed by that Pathmark construction site every day).
- I still end my posts abruptly