January 2014
Super Crunchy Cookies By: Alexa Albanesse 5B
Active time 25 min/ total time 75 min. Makes about 18 cookies.
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooked slightly
1 ½ cups packed light brown sugar
½ cup cocoa powder (not Dutch-process)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup bittersweet chocolate chips
2 cups assorted mix-ins (such as holiday M&Ms, toffee bites, shredded coconut,
peanut butter chips and/or white chocolate chunks)
Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 375
degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift the flour, baking soda
and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk melted butter, brown sugar,
cocoa powder, eggs and vanilla until combined. Stir in the flour mixture with a
wooden spoon until incorporated, than stir in chocolate chips and assorted mix-ins.
Drop teaspoonfuls of dough about 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets;
smooth tops with fingers. Bake, switching pans half way through baking. Bake for
about 12 minutes or until puffs. Let cool for 5 minutes. Enjoy!
Dom’s Sports Talk By: Domenic DeCrescenzo 5B
This Sunday, the Broncos and the Seahawks will go head to head in
the Super Bowl. It will be the first time in many years that the #1
defense plays the #1 offense. Russell Wilson will be trying to get out
of his slump of less than 300 passing yards per game, while Richard
Sherman will be trying to pick off Peyton Manning every chance he
gets. The Broncos defense will be trying to stop Marshawn Lynch
(Beast Mode), from a 100 yard+ rushing game. Denver is picked to
win, but I predict the Seahawks will win 23-21.
For the past 3 games, the Bruins have been scoring 6 goals per
game! They hope to keep their 6 goal momentum and 3 game
winning streak going through Saturday.
The Celtics are on a down ward spiral, Rondo is not 100%, and even
though Green is scoring double digits, it is not enough to help them
win games. With a 15-33 record, their only hope is to get better draft
picks for the future.
Something to look for to, Red Sox spring training starts 2/20/14!
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Book Report
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
By Jeff Kiney Report by Brett Buttler 5A
Greg is back once again, in an all new
book, but without his best friend Rowley.
Rowley has a girlfriend now, so it makes it
hard for Greg to get Rowley back. To see
it Greg gets Rowley back, read Diary of a
Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Pretzel Recipe By: Brady Ford 2B
 1 ½ cup warm water
 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
 2 tablespoon brown sugar
 1 teaspoon salt
 1 cup wheat flour
 3 cups white flour
 1 beaten egg white
Add yeast and sugar in warm water and set aside for 10 minutes.
In mixing bowl, add salt and flours. Blend in yeast mixture and
mix together. Cover dough and let rise for 30 minutes. Uncover
dough balls and roll into ropes. Shape into a pretzel. place on
greased cookie sheet. Brush egg whites on top. Bake in oven at 450
degrees for 10 minutes until golden.
The World’s Down Time by: Juliana Wolfe 8A
The world isn’t normal, and too many people have been hurt. When you think
someone is hurting, what do you think of? You probably think of physically, like
the Boston Bombing, but that’s hurting not what is happening today. Today
people think that having a fight inside of them and letting it out will give the
person complete control, but instead this hurts those around you. Why can’t you
keep your feelings and emotions inside? That’s right you can’t! But at least turn
your sins into forgiveness.
New Ugg Boots?! By: Kaitlyn Gillespie and Aria Constentine 5A
There are new colors and designs for Ugg Boots! Some colors are red, purple,
navy, light blue, silver, pink, and black. Here is a weird fact too; there is only
ONE Ugg outlet in Massachusetts! The other ones are located in New
Jersey and New York. Uggs are very popular right now and the prices are
going down so, I would buy them fast. Have a great week!
Zigzag Yarn Bracelets By: Tia Colangelo 5A
The newest fashion is the zig zag yarn bracelet; this zigzag friendship
bracelet pattern is an easy embroidery floss bracelet project. Visit and search zigzag friendship bracelet pattern, it will tell
you some cool patterns and all the materials you will need. You can use
different colors to make your designs. They are good gifts to give for any
Prayer for the New Year: Tiana DeCrescenzo 7A
God, thank you for a new year. May everyone in our family
be willing to begin anew with a clean slate. We know that
you are always ready to forgive us. Help us to be willing to
forgive ourselves and to forgive one another.
As we begin a new year, remind us of our truest values and
our deepest desires. Help us to live in the goodness that
comes from doing what you want us to do. Help us to put
aside anxiety about the future and the past, so that we
might live in peace with you now, one day at a time.
The Shamrock has gone GREEN! In an effort to save the environment
(trees, toner, electricity, etc.), we have decided to put the newspaper on
the website each month and Mrs. Melino has agreed to “attach” it in her
Friday note to everyone. Now, friends and family near and far, can
enjoy reading The Shamrock! If your article is selected, make sure to
tell everyone where they can read it first!
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