Posted in English 5, typing

Things I did with my brother (Improved)

Two weeks ago, my mom suggested that my sister and I should help clean up the house and get our homework done.  My sister and I weren’t very ecstatic about it.  Then my mom said she had a surprise for us, but didn’t give us any hints.  That gave my sister and I a great deal of motivation and my mom sent us to our room!  I had no idea my brother was coming to visit, I was oblivious!  When we were done with our homework, my mom said “Are you ready?”  while holding the front door knob.  Thea (My sister) and I were bursting with anticipation to see the surprise on the other side of the door.  It opened to a tall guy, bags in hand, smiling brightly and Thea and I yelled “Andrew!” (Our brothers name).  Thea started sprinting like an Olympic runner and two seconds later I started running and I jumped into his arms.  It had been a long time since I saw my brother because he lives 3,064 miles away in Seattle.  We did lots of things with Andrew some of the awesome visits are listed below:
Manatee Viewing:  We went to a manatee viewing spot close to an energy factory, the manatees live in warm water, so during the winter they swim over to the TECO Energy plant for warmth.  At the entrance we could see at least 5 manatees (Plastic manatees) near the snow cone stand.  The snow cone stand had big and small snow cones with a variety of tasty looking flavors, the bright colors of the cones caught my attention.  I wanted a snow cone, but I never ended up buying myself one because I wanted to save my money.  On a dock we could see over twenty manatees (living manatees) swimming and eating, then I noticed one manatee had a tag on him and another was eating algae that was on it!  It was extremely cute, they looked like best friends!
Fort De Soto Beach:  We went to Fort De Soto beach with our brother and also our aunt and uncle who were visiting for a couple of days.  I leapt into the water but, the water was freezing!  I felt I was going to catch a cold, but Andrew didn’t mind the cold water.  We went on the pier that was close by and we saw multiple people catching fish, one guy had a whole cooler full of them!
Downtown:  We went to downtown Saint Petersburg with my grandpa, Andrew and mom.  We walked around for a while, passing through a huge park with a lake in the middle.  The park had a massive fountain in the center of the lake.  Around that time I had to go to the bathroom.  There were no spots close by that we could see, so Andrew had to look up some restrooms nearby on his phone.  We found ourselves going to a sushi restaurant.  I went to the restroom and we ending up eating two large, delicious boats full of maki.   It was so scrumptious and so much fun!
Aquarium at Tarpon Springs:  We went to Tarpon Springs and ate lots of Greek food and went to an aquarium.  The aquarium had snakes (oddly), crabs, fish, sharks, manta rays and stingrays.  We saw two informing presentations about the snakes and the sharks, then we went to the shark feeding area where Thea and I could feed shrimp to the nurse sharks.  In the same room we also fed manta rays and stingrays, I liked the manta rays more than the stingrays because I think the manta rays look more friendly.  There was a rather large playground called Puffy’s Playground.  Puffy’s Playground had bright and bold colors painted on the walls.  There was a big, blue bouncy house that Thea and I were too big to go in.  A ball pit that had a basketball hoop inside.  The first time we saw the playground, the plastic balls were purple, blue, and  greenish-yellow, but this time they were different, there was purple, blue, pink and white!   There were tunnels that my sister and I played make-believe mice in.
My favorite part about my brother’s visit was the aquarium, because I loved feeding the animals and playing at Puffy’s Playground.  I enjoyed the playground and aquarium because I got to enjoy it all with my family!

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Reading Log 5

12/4/17, American Girl, Money, by Nancy Holyoke and Brigette Barrager, Pages 1-71.

12/5/17, National Geographic, Our 50 States, Delaware and Indiana.

12/6/17, American Girl, Liking herself-even on bad days, by Dr. Laurie Zelinger and Jennifer Kalis, Pages 1-47.

12/7/17, American Girl, Money, by Nancy Holyoke and Brigette Barrager, Pages 71-94.

12/11/17, American Wildlife, by Reader’s Digest, Pages 1-3.

12/12/17, National Geographic, Our 50 States, Alaska.

12/13/17, National Geographic, Our 50 States, Arkansas, Minnesota, Washington.

12/14/17, National Geographic, Our 50 States, Alabama, Maine, New Hampshire.

12/19/17, Diary of a wimpy kid, Old School, by Jeff Kinney, pages 1-36.

12/20/17, Diary of a wimpy kid, Old School, by Jeff Kinney, pages 36-65.

12/21/17, Diary of a wimpy kid, Old School, by Jeff Kinney, pages 65-96.

12/27/17, National Geographic, Our Fifty States, Illinois.

12/28/17, Diary of a wimpy kid, Double Down, pages 1-41.

1/2/18, Diary of a wimpy kid, Old School, by Jeff Kinney, pages 96-193.

1/3/18, Diary of a wimpy kid, Old School, by Jeff Kinney, pages 193-217.

1/4/18, Diary of a wimpy kid, The Getaway, Pages 1-59.

1/6/18, Diary of a wimpy kid, The Long Haul, Pages 1-79.

1/7/18, Diary of a wimpy kid, The Long Haul, Pages 79-111.

1/9/18, Diary of a wimpy kid, The Long Haul, Pages 11-217.

1/11/18, Diary of a wimpy kid, The Getaway, Pages 1-102.

1/12/18, National Geographic, February 2018, Pages 1-24.

1/13/18, National Geographic, February 2018, Pages 24-35.

1/18/18, American Girl, Staying home alone, by Dottie Raymer and Julia Bereciartu, Full book, pages 1-61.

1/19/18, American Girl, Manners, by Nancy Holyoke and Julia Bereciartu, pages 1-57.

1/20/19,  American Girl, Worry, by Nancy Holyoke and Judy Woodburn, pages 1-76.

1/22/18,  American Girl, Money, by Nancy Holyoke and Brigette Barrager, Pages 76-94.

1/23/18,  American Girl, Manners, by Nancy Holyoke and Julia Bereciartu, pages 57-127

 

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Math 5

12/1/17, Questions x/-+ Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.
12/3/17, Questions x-+/ Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.
12/4/17, Questions x-+/ Algebra, Fractions in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

12/5/17, Questions x-+/ Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

12/6/17, Questions -+x/ Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

12/7/17, Questions x+-/ Algebra, Fractions in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

12/11/17, Questions -+x/ Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

12/12/17, Questions +-/x Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

12/13/17, Questions +-x/ Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

12/14/17, Questions -+/x Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

12/19/17, Questions x/+- Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

12/20/17, Questions -+x/ Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

12/21/17, Questions -+/x Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

12/27/17, Questions -+/x Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

12/28/17, Questions x/+- Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

1/2/18, Questions x+-/Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

1/3/18, Questions -+x/Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

1/4/18, Questions -+x Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

1/7/18, Questions +/-x Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

1/9/17, Questions +/-x Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

1/11/18, Questions -+/x Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

1/12/18, Questions -+x/ Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

1/13/18, Questions +/-x Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

1/18/18, Questions -+/x Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

1/19/18, Questions /x-+ Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

1/20/18, Questions x-+/ Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

1/22/18, Questions +-x/ Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

1/23/18, Questions /x+- Algebra in Notebook, 20 Minutes.

Posted in English 4, typing

Things I did with my brother.

Last week, my mom suggested that my sister and I should help clean up the house and get our homework done.  My sister and I weren’t very happy about it.  Then my mom said she had a surprise for us, but didn’t give us any hints.  That gave my sister and I lots of motivation and my mom sent us to our room.  I had no idea my brother was coming to visit, I was oblivious!  When we were done with our homework, my mom said “Are you ready?”  while holding the front door knob.  Thea (My sister) and I were bursting with anticipation!  It opened to a tall guy, bags in hand, smiling brightly and Thea and I yelled “Andrew” (Our brothers name).  Thea started sprinting like an Olympic runner and two seconds later I started running and I jumped into his arms, it was a long time since I had seen my brother since he lives 3,064 miles away in Seattle.

Manatee Viewing:  We went to a manatee viewing spot close to an energy factory, the manatees live in warm water, so during the winter, they swim over to the TECO Energy plant for warmth.  At the entrance you can see at least 5 manatees (Plastic manatees) near the snow cone stand.  The snow cone stand had big and small snow cones with lots of flavors and colors, which caught my attention.  I wanted a snow cone, but I never ended up buying myself one because I wanted to save my money.  On a dock we could see over twenty manatees swimming and eating, then I noticed one manatee had a tag on him and another was eating algae that was on it!  It was extremely cute!

Fort De Soto Beach:  We went to Fort De Soto beach with our brother and aunt and uncle who were visiting for a couple of days.  I ran to the water and hopped in it, but the water was freezing and I felt I was going to get frost bite!  We went on the pier that was close by, we saw multiple people catching fish and one guy had a whole cooler full of fish!

Fort De Soto fort:  Next to Fort De Soto beach, there is a historic fort that has old buildings, including little dungeons with bars for windows, just like a prison!  I would go in the “mini prison” and shake the bars.  We walked around, but I didn’t really enjoy reading in the history room, because I’m not a fan of reading.  Andrew carried me most of the way and I thanked him afterwards.

Downtown:  We went to downtown Saint Petersburg with my grandpa and Andrew.  We walked around for a while, passing through a huge park with a lake in the middle.  Around that time I had to go to the bathroom.  There were no spots close by that we could see, so Andrew had to look up some restrooms nearby on his phone and we had to go to a sushi restaurant. We ending up eating two large boats including 15 varieties of maki.   It was so scrumptious and so much fun!

Aquarium at Tarpon Springs:  We went to Tarpon Springs and ate lots of Greek food and went to an aquarium.  The aquarium had snakes (oddly), crabs, fish, sharks, manta rays and stingrays.  We saw two presentations about the snakes and the sharks, then we went to the shark feeding area where Thea and I could feed nurse sharks shrimp.  In the same room we also fed manta rays and stingrays, I liked the manta rays more than the stingrays because I think the manta rays look more friendly.  There was a playground called Puffy’s Playground where Thea and I played make-believe mice.

My favorite part about my brother’s visit was the aquarium, because I loved feeding the animals and playing at Puffy’s Playground.

 

 

Posted in My Creations, typing

A Dream.

Once upon a time there was a lovely little girl named Mini Smith.  She was eight years old and already a decent baker.  She knew how to make biscuits off the top of her head!  She practiced making croissants all day on the weekends and didn’t mind cleaning up her messes after baking.  Her parents supported her, but her brother and classmates didn’t.  They would say awful things like “You’ll never make it” and “Your baking tastes like garbage!”.  She kept telling herself that she was a great baker and continued trying!  Years later and now she was fifteen and could make more pastries than before, she was working part-time at a local bakery.  People starting asking Mini to bake then treats for parties and gatherings, Mini was definitely making a name for herself.  Mini was earning her own money to buy her own groceries and her family took notes from her baking when they would visit from out-of-town.  When Mini turned twenty she could finally make croissants and was working her way up to her dream.  One day Mini got an interview with an extremely popular bakery, she did great during the interview and became the top baker in the bakery.  She took it knowing it would be hard work and long hours.    She loved it there and lived happily ever after.  The End.

Posted in English 4

5 Animal Myths That are Not True

1. Ostriches don’t actually bury their head in the ground when a predator is coming.    If an ostrich buried its head in the ground, it would suffocate and die, causing the predator to get a free meal.  It’s an illusion that ostriches do this, they are really looking for a snack!

2. Opossums can hang by their tails, but only during their youth because a baby opossum (or a Joey) is lighter, but can only hold on for a few seconds.  Adult opossums are heavier and can not hang on their tails.

3. Touching a frog or a toad will not give people warts, it is believed the bumps on toads and frogs are transmittable warts and touching them will give you warts.  Warts are caused by not washing hands after using a public place or touching a wart on someone else.

4.  Mother birds will not abandon their own chicks if they smell like humans, if you find a baby bird on the ground you might want to give it back to its mom, this was most likely a way of people trying to keep young kids from handling baby birds.  Only Raptors (Big hunting birds) will smell the scent of humans on their chicks and abandon them.

5. Penguins do not fall backwards when they see a plane going by, it started with a British pilot flying around south America, looked down and saw penguins falling over in a domino effect.  It was an optical illusion, just like the ostrich myth, the penguins were getting ready to dive.  In reality, penguins have very good balance, but this is no laughing matter because if a plane flies too low it will make the penguins frightened and they will leave their nest.

Sources:  

https://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/penguin.asp

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/nature/animal-myths-busted/

 

Posted in Book Reveiw, English 4

American Girl, Understanding your Family book report.

“American Girl, Understanding Your Family” is written by Amy Lynch and illustrated by Lauren Scheuer.  The American Girl book series, helps girls understand things about themselves and if they have questions these books have answers.  I read a book from this collection, so I wanted to share a few fun tricks I learned.

The book had magnificent ideas!  An idea was, to make coupons in case I mess up, want to be nice or say thanks to family members.  I want to make these because I mess up a lot and my sister doesn’t think “sorry” is enough, so I will say “thank you!” for things that she has done for me.  Another activity was to estimate things around my house, in which you write down a few thing you know you have in your house like doors, windows and chairs.  Then you actually count  the things on your list and see how close you were.  I would rate this book FIVE STARS!