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!

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Posted in English 4, History 4

Waffle or Pancake?

I recently did a post on “Hot Dog or Burger”, so I wanted to do discuss two popular breakfast items.

Waffles and pancakes are delicious in every way.  Both come in a variety of flavors.  Waffles are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and yummy.  I think waffles are tasty with syrup and meat.  Pancakes are mini sunshines with a fluffy center!  Pancakes are glorious, squishy and can be as big or as small as you want!  I like my pancakes with eggs, bacon, syrup and fruit.  My dad makes amazing pancakes.

Even though pancakes and waffles are made with very similar ingredients, I like pancakes more than waffles because I think pancakes taste better and more things taste better with pancakes than with waffles.
Fun Fact: The oldest pancake dates back to 9993 BCE!

Sources:

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/top10facts/558478/Top-10-facts-about-pancakes

 

 

 

 

Posted in English 4, My Creations

The Sand village we Built at the Beach.

I’ve made sand castles and houses at Fort Desoto beach (The beach I was at )before, but this time is was flawless!

We made a sand village called Rappyville, my sister started making a wall to protect against intruders and my mom and I started making the buildings.  What I didn’t know was that my mom was making factories that were ten times smaller than what I thought the houses would be.  We ended up agreeing on that everyone lived in the five, huge apartments, I added detail to two of the apartments.  In the picture above, you can see big rocks that I’m standing behind, they protect the crops from strong winds.  In Rappyville we produce chocolate, coconut products and beverages.  I added a toll booth to let visitors enter, but they must have a ticket.  My mom made a town square than was adorable.  When we were done I was extremely proud of myself because of all the creative and hard work I contributed, it looked amazing.

Posted in English 4

Hot Dog or Burger?

Hotdogs and hamburgers can be a great base for many varieties of condiments, like relish, ketchup, mayo, mustard.  An added bonus is both hotdogs and burgers taste good with fries.  Since I was eight, I always loved hotdogs because they looked odd and my favorite book was “The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog” by Mo Willems.  I like how hotdogs have cute, colorful stands that are little and still have all they need.  Now I’m more of a burger person,  don’t get me wrong, I still love a good hotdog, but burgers taste better to me right now.  I love how burgers can have two patties and all of the lettuce, onion and tomato, as well as it’s condiments and not tip over!  You can even get creative and switch things up with a burger, like different spices and sauces to bring out flavor or just to have fun.

Some people believe hotdogs were invented around 1869 by Charles Feltman, who was a food cart vendor from Germany.  His creation was called The Coney Island Red Hot and not The Hot Dog, it is believed that was the inspiration for what we call a hot dog.

Hamburgers have many origins and remain a mystery there is however a book called  “The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy” by Hannah Glasse in 1758 that said to roast ground beef and put it on top of toasted bread.

Sources: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_dog

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/origins-coney-island-hot-dog-uniquely-american-story-180959659/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburger

http://aht.seriouseats.com/2005/08/the-history-of.html

 

Posted in English 4, My Creations

What I’m going to be for 2017’s Halloween (Updated)

Halloween is just around the corner and last week I finally decided what I wanted to be.

I am going to be The Grey Rabbit, The Grey Rabbit is a made-up costume that I decided to dress-up as.  The Grey Rabbit is the arch nemeses of The White Rabbit (from Alice In Wonderland).  She gives herself time by taking time away from The White Rabbit.  It’s not that The White Rabbit is running late, he just simply doesn’t have time.  The Grey Rabbit can go back and forwards in time, as well as stopping it.  She does this because she is a mischievous little rabbit.  Liking to do as she pleases, such as stealing, lying and playing tricks on others with her small bag of tricks.  There is a twist, her powers only work on one day of the year, Halloween!

How I am going to make this outfit:  I have grey bunny ears, a colorful shirt, a grey skirt and a small bag for the tricks.  I will paint my face like a grey rabbit and have a big nose.  I made a snicker bar out of play-doh and I will have a big razor made out of clay to remind people of the scary stories like razors in Halloween candy.

Updated Part:  I have a grey skirt which I hot glued an extremely fuzzy tail to.  My sister and I are going to do a team role-play for Halloween.  She is going to be my Zombie Minion (I call her Albert).  My sister is a great actor, so that’s why I want her to help. My sister and I will be a couple of scary characters.  I will be holding a rope with my Zombie Minion attached to it for the WHOLE night!  In the picture above, I still need to add my face paint, I’m going to add black around my eyes to make it look like I’m sleep deprived.

 

 

Posted in English 4, typing

My Favorite Public School Classroom.

I wanted to write about my Favorite Public School Classroom because i liked everyone in my classroom.

A couple of days before the last day of school, my class and I had to write in a small book about our school year, so I wrote about it and my teacher complimented my book when she walked by.  My teacher’s name was Ms. Nami, so I would always joke about her first name being Sue (Because I didn’t know her first name).  Everyone would laugh because if we put it together it would sound like Tsunami.  If we finished the day early and it was sunny, we could go outside and play until it was time to go home.  If it was cloudy or rainy, we would play indoor games, but I only liked one game and that game was Four Corners.  Because the only other game was Heads Up Seven Up and it was extremely boring.  In public school I had five best friends, Amelia, Maryn, Carmandy, Makayla and Trinity.  We were all in the same class, at recess we would all pretend to be cat burger-lars and we would steal imaginary fast food.  My cat name was Pookie, for Perfect Cookie.

 

Posted in English 4

What I Want to be When I Grow Up

Jobs are what earn money, build character and increase work ethic, so I’m going to write about what I want to be when I grow up.

I want to be a veterinarian because they save lives and because I want to work with my best friend, Coleigh.  Her favorite dog in the whole universe, died and she was heartbroken.   Her dog, Frankie, died because of an illness and the veterinarian was unable to save him.   She now wants to be a veterinarian to save other animals and I’m going to help her by also becoming a veterinarian.  I’m not just doing it because of her, I thought it was an amazing job before she got the idea.  We planned for a week before I finally decided “Yep, I do want to work as a veterinarian” and she was thrilled!

I hope to save lots of pets in my future and be very successful!

 

Posted in English 4

My Trip to the Museum

I had a great time at a museum, I went with my Grandma, my sister and my mom.  We played and had a blast!

There were lots of amazing exhibits, with lots of hard work put into them!  The museum offered many cool things to touch, explore and look at such as; A Touch Center, where you could touch anything, a town that showed what barber shops, doctors offices and  houses looked like a long time ago.

My favorite part about the whole museum was the taxidermy area.  I’m not a huge fan of taxidermy, but I still loved this area.  There where bears, monkeys, birds, cats and deer.  They all looked so cute.  It had a massive polar bear, that  looked the size of a skyscraper towering over all the other animals!  The polar bear was on its hind legs with his mouth wide open, I could see his big teeth and his pure black eyes! It had big, sharp claws that could easily rip me apart!  It’s ruffled up fur was the color of snow and a tiny seal pup was beside it.   In the above photo, you can see the bear, seal, my sister and me joking around.

Posted in English 4, My Creations

My Dream House

I’ve done an essay on “My Dream Room”, but now that I’m thinking about it, it would be unfinished without a dream home.  First of all, my dream house would be an R.V, with a garden in the kitchen.  I have read “The secret garden”, so I would want a garden patch just like the garden in the book.  I would grow; Lemons, limes, potatoes, small tomatoes and spices.  I would also grow lovely flowers such as; Black eyed susans, Tiger lilies, pink lilies, red lilies, pink tulips, white and purple alliums and moon flowers!  My favorite flowers are Moonflowers because they look delicate and beautiful.  My dream house would have a bubblegum pink base, with a white roof and a red door.  I dream of having a kitchen that had marble counter tops, and white and black checkered flooring.  I imagine having a bedroom with light blue and pink bedding and light grey carpet.  My bedroom would have a ferret cage where I can keep my pet ferret.  Hanging up on a wall would be a picture of a bird to remind me of my sister.  As my companions, my adorable cats, Soxs and Rocket would have free range of the home.  My bathroom would be white with a shower that would be themed cats because I love cats!  It have a cat made out of tile for the flooring.  My dream house would include all of those things and be in Montana or Florida.

The picture above is the one I would hang up for my sister.