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Hi, Russ! I just got signed up for News-O-Matic along with my class and wanted to say hi!
Thanks for saying hi, Shawn! I'm sending a huge "WELCOME!" to you and your class. 👋
I love News-O-Matic because I can learn about things that are happening all over the world in my reading level and have fun with it too.
That is EXACTLY what we are working to do! I'm so glad you get it. Hope you always enjoy learning with News-O-Matic!
Once my teacher introduced me to News-O-Matic I loved reading all the different articles! I love to learn. I love the article about Queen Elizabeth. It was sad but it was interesting. Have a great day Russ
I'm so glad your teacher introduced you to News-O-Matic. Now you can read new articles every day. Yes, sometimes they are sad, such as the one about Queen Elizabeth II. But I hope all the stories are always interesting to you.
Hi Russ, I read the article about Queen Elizabeth. It was sad but it lets the next generation become king/queen.
That is true, Caitie. It is very sad. But now a new monarch has taken over for the United Kingdom. 🤴
Dear Russ, I never knew there were purple tomatoes. Did you?
I hadn't heard of purple tomatoes before we wrote a story about them! They're super-cool.
Hi, how are you today? I hope you are having a good day. I just wanted to tell you to keep up the good work because I love News-O-Matic. :)
Thank you for those kind words, Maggie! I am happy to hear you're loving News-O-Matic. 😊
Did you know that the Red Planet might be habitable? I really enjoyed the article on Mars. I didn’t know we had more pictures of Mars.
I find Mars so interesting too, Ameerah! I am happy you enjoyed that article. I hope you learned more about the Red Planet.
Hello Russ, my name is Alahni. I am very upset about Queen Elizabeth II's death. She lived a long, happy life. I am wishing everyone a good day. Goodbye Mr. Russ!
Hi Alahni. It's OK to be sad about Queen Elizabeth II's death. Hopefully you have learned about her life through reading News-O-Matic. That is one way to honor her legacy!
Halloween is coming!!!!!!
ALLY THE DOG
I know! I am so excited!!! 🎃
Hi Russ, I'm Isabella. My teacher gave me News-O-Matic. The first article that I read was Kids First. It was such a good story. Thank you.
I am happy you enjoyed the first article you read, Isabella! Welcome to News-O-Matic. We are happy to have you. 😊
Hi Russ, I'm Emma in 4th grade, My teachers brought up News-O-Matic and I read my first article. It was a Final Farewell to the Queen. I live in England so I decided to read it. Thanks.
I'm so glad your teacher showed you News-O-Matic and you started reading. I am very sorry for the loss of Queen Elizabeth II. 🇬🇧
It's corn! A big lump with knobs, it has the juice. I can't imagine a more beautiful thing. It's corn! I can tell you all about it. I mean, look at this thing! When I tried it with butter everything changed.
Oh no! Now that song is stuck in my head again. Thanks a LOT, Alejandro! 🤣 🌽
I love the article about the little girl getting to talk a real life astronaut! Are you guys making more articles about people doing stuff they have never done before? Signing off now. Bye!
The video from that article gave me a huge smile! It was so sweet to hear the girl and the astronaut talk on the radio. Yes, we love writing stories about people who take new and interesting actions. Let me know if you have any cool ideas! Bye!
Hi Russ! It's Ibrahim. I really enjoy your app and content. I love learning about new things with News-O-Matic! I can't wait to see what's next.
Thanks for your kind note, Ibrahim. Can I tell you something cool? I also can't wait to see what's next! Each edition is like its own adventure... 😊
Hi Russ! Can you believe that a jersey can sell for $10 million? I didn't but today one did! Imagine having that shirt. Everyone would like it! Today I learned a little bit about the solar system and the sun and stars. Soon we will get to go on a field trip and I don't know where we're going yet! How are you doing today?
I can't believe a jersey could sell for that much money either! (That amount was even more than experts thought the jersey would sell for!!!) I love learning about the solar system and the stars. You can always search for News-O-Matic articles about space science. We have a lot of them! I'm doing well, thanks for asking. Have a great field trip (wherever you go)!
Hi Russ! I am Emily! I am in 6th grade and 12 years old. I have 7 pets: 5 chickens and two dogs! This year my teacher introduced me to News-O-Matic and now I love it! Thanks Russ!
Hi, Emily! Thanks for writing and telling me about your pets. It must be a lot of fun to have five chickens and two dogs! Maybe you can try reading one of our articles to them! 🤪
Hey Russ! I am very happy you made an article about home runs because my favorite baseball team is the New York Yankees! Aaron Judge is my favorite and I also love Gleyber Torres! Please write back!
Wow! I am SUPER glad that we did the article about Aaron Judge now! Judge could be the third New York Yankee to ever hit 60 home runs in a year! I wonder if the Yankees can get back to the World Series this year... 🤔 ⚾️
Hi Russ! You and your team do an amazing job of coming up with and writing articles! I'd really love to see more animals on News-O-Matic, I love them! 🐮🐵🐸🐯🦁🐱🐶
Thank you so much, Addie. And thanks also for telling me what you want to read about in News-O-Matic. Today we published articles about monkeys and bees. I hoped you like those stories.
Hi Russ!! I loved the article about the air force!! I am learning about the air force in school and I loved it!! Thanks for the article!
You are so welcome, Gabriel! I really enjoyed learning all about the U.S. Air Force as well. And I'm so glad that our article about the U.S. military branch connected to what you were learning about in school! 🛩
I work with adult students with disabilities and they LOVE, LOVE, LOVE News-O-Matic. This school year I have a deaf student in my program. I love how News-O-Matic offers the "read to me" option in a variety of languages and wanted to ask if you have considered offering a American Sign Language (ASL) "read to me" option. I'm sure my student is not the only one who would appreciate adding this function. This would greatly increase the accessibility of your fabulous news resource to the deaf community.
What a wonderful note and such an important suggestion! Yes, we have absolutely considered adding ASL. I hope one day we will be able to do that for many more students in the deaf community!
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