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Minecraft Club by Kai Foti

MINECRAFT Club with Teacher Matthew Pfester

By Kai Foti


What is Minecraft? Minecraft is a game where you play with all different types of tools. You try to make different things in the game. I am making a diamond and glass house. I am also making a trap door in the house for sneaky people. Red stone is advanced technology in Minecraft. You can even make an elevator in Minecraft! It’s really fun.

There are two modes you can play: creative and survival. In creative you can do anything you want to do, from flying to building a diamond house. But in survival you can’t fly, and you have limited resources. You have to find food and make a living space to get away from the monsters at night.

So ask your parents if you can get Minecraft PC edition. It’s only $26.95! You used to be able to download Minecraft for free as an app, but now you have to pay for it. My username is MLGPRO6969, so look out for me!

Teacher: Matthew Pfester


Screen shot of my Diamond and Glass House in Minecraft!

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Sculpture Club by Johnny Braccia


Sculpture Club

By Johnny Braccia

Sculpture Club is a club in the SONYC program at I.S.48. In this club, we make anything that comes to our mind out of recycled materials. For example, we use cardboard, bottles and so on, to make our sculptures.. This club is really fun to do. And who ever got the idea of this club, is a genius. And people should see what crazy creations that these kids make. From cars to robots to even life-sized models of Michael Jordan!

SONYC was really generous to make a club as fun as this one. In my opinion, it is one of the most fun clubs in the SONYC program. Also, everyone participates in this club, 6th and 7th grade. So creations are sure to get done fast. I’m sure everyone likes this club as well as I do. And when reading this article, I’m sure that you will too.

Gabby and Anusha at SONYC Write About our Program!

NYCID/SONYC Website Design Club 

by Gabrielle Hanna 

     NYCID/SONYC’s Web Design Club is a very interesting club to be in. It’s all about, well, blogs…you can make a blog about anything you want on WordPress. Ms. Rorke teaches it; in my opinion, she is really nice, because we can blog about whatever we are interested in!

     I like it because I get to express my thoughts and what’s happening to and around me on my blog, and others can read about it. I also like the fact that other people can follow your blog. I get to learn how to make my own blog, and how to post posts and comment on other people’s writing. I feel like it’s a good way to have a conversation with anybody out there (family, friends, and more!), through writing posts and commenting on others, and replying to those comments. It’s kind of like twitter, except it’s the blogs and comments that make up these conversations.

     Thanks for reading my part of the NYCID/SONYC Newsletter, and I highly recommend that you sign up for Web Design!!


by Anusha Haris

One of the best classes for NYCID/SONYC is Fiber Art. The teacher is Ms. Gross. This class is amazing because you learn a lot of things, such as sewing, knitting and weaving. In most of our work we used yarn. The best thing about the yarn is that it is so colorful and fun to work with. There are many more things that we will learn in this class. So far I have made an embroidered pillow with leftover fabric and embroidery thread, and ribbon. The colors were white, purple, and red. One girl made a pillow to look like a small, green piggy.