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Up on the Roof

Sara Miriam Gross

If your house has a yard, chances are your family has planted something there. Flowers, bushes, trees, or perhaps even a vegetable garden. But what about people who live in apartments in the city? Not much land available for gardening there. Yet for an increasing number of people, the solution is looking up — to the roof!

 

The Story Behind the Mini Tree House

Beily Paluch

Many years ago, I read an article about a sixth-grade teacher in a large American city in the West. He wanted to give his class an opportunity to enjoy what their peers out in the country could experience: the great outdoors. But how to bring the rolling green hills into his classroom?

 

It’s Now or Never

Rachel Stein

Today was the worst day ever. Opening one blue eye and then the other, Tova groaned and wished she could turn right over and go back to sleep. It was the day of their whopper Navi test, and she hadn’t studied very well.

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