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Blog post and research      9/12/17

Blog post and research      9/13/17

Blog post and research 9/14/17

Diary of a wimpy kid: The Third Wheel 9/19/17

Diary of a wimpy kid: The Third Wheel 9/23/17

Grimm’s Fairytales: Rapunzel, page 44.  9/25/17.

National Geographic Science of Everything: Allergies, page 362.  9/25/17

September/October National Geographic: Luxor’s Multiple Mummy Mystery, page 4.  9/25/17.

Science of Everything, Unseen light, UV light and eyes and UV lithography, 9/26/17.

National Geographic, Who was that masked man?, September/ October, 9/26/17.

Grimm’s Fairytales The Three Little Men in the Wood page 46 9/26/17.

Grimm’s Fairytales: The Three Spinners, page 52, 9/27/17.

Science of Everything, Magnetic Fields, page 136, 9/27/17.

National Geographic History, October/September, Luther’s Legacy, 9/27/17.

National Geographic History,  September/October, Saigo Takamori: The Last Samurai, 9/29/17.

Grimm’s Fairytales, Hansel and Gretel, page 54, 9/29/17.

Science of Everything, Credit Card, 9/29/17.

National Geographic History, The Peutinger Table, All Roads Lead to Rome, 10/1/17.

Grimm’s Fairytales: The Three Snake-Leaves, 10/1/17.

Science of Everything, Thunder Storms, 10/1/17.

American Girl: Money, 10/3/17.

5,000 Awesome facts about everything, 10/4/17.

5,000 Awesome facts about everything, 10/5/17.

5,000 Amazing Facts About Everything, 10/9/17.

10/10/17, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_dog

10/10/17, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/origins-coney-island-hot-dog-uniquely-american-story-180959659/

10/10/17, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburger

10/10/17, http://aht.seriouseats.com/2005/08/the-history-of.html

10/12/17, http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/deer.html

10/12/17, http://www.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_male_deer_called#slide=2

10/12/17, http://www.deerworlds.com/deer-facts/

10/12/17, http://www.answers.com/Q/What_animals_can_run_up_to_30_mph?#slide=2

10/12/17, http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/facts-about-deer-1799.html

10/13/17, American girl, The Care and Keeping of You 2.

10/15/17, American girl, The care and keeping of you 2.

10/16/17, American girl, Understanding your family, pages 1-49.

10/17/17, American girl, Understanding your family, pages 50-63.

10/18/17, In the forest, by Daphne Butler.

10/18/17, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history.

10/19/17, I can read it, by John Holtzmann, illustrated by Dave Lilly.

10/19/17, http://www.historynet.com/today-in-history.

10/19/17, Grimm’s Fairytales, The Valiant Little Tailor, by Margaret Hunt, pages 74-80.

10/23/17, National Geographic, October 2017, Becoming Jane, Pages 31-42.

10/23/17, National Geographic, Science of Everything, Pages 108-110.

10/23/17, The Karate Mouse, by Elisabetta Dami, Pages 1-26.

10/24/17, National Geographic, October 2017, Becoming Jane.

10/24/17, A Light in the Attic, Pages 36-59, by Shel Silverstein.

10/25/17, National Geographic, October 2017, Becoming Jane.

10/25/17, 5,000 Awesome Facts About Everything, National Geographic.

10/27/17, The Light in the Attic, Pages 60-102, By Shel Silverstein.

10/28/17, The Karate Mouse, by Elisabetta Dami, Pages 26-56.

10/28/17, Our Fifty States by National Geographic, Florida, Pages 73-75.

10/29/17, The Karate Mouse, by Elisabetta Dami, Pages 56-90.

10/30/17, The Karate Mouse, by Elisabetta Dami, Pages 91-100.

10/31/17, Slylock Fox Mystery Puzzles, by Bob Weber Jr and Bob Weber Sr, Pages 34-66.

11/1/17, American Girl, Your Happiest You, by Judy Woodburn and Josée Masse, Pages 1-53.

11/2/17, American Girl, Your Happiest You, by Judy Woodburn and Josée Masse, Pages 53-110.

11/3/17, American Girl, Friendship Troubles, by Patti Kelly Criswell and Angela Martini, Pages 1-22.

11/4/17, American Girl, Style, by Sharon Cindrich and Shannon Laskey, 20 Minutes.

11/5/17, American Girl,Is This Normal?, by Josée Masse, Pages 1-33.

11/6/17, Marnie the Dog: I’m a Book, by Shirley Braha, full book.

11/7/17, American Girl, Money, by Nancy Holyoke and Brigette Barrager, Pages 60-94.

11/8/17, Rad American Woman A-Z, by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl, Pages 1-8.

11/9/17,Rad American Woman A-Z, by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl, Pages 8-13.

11/10/17, Rad American Woman A-Z, by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl, Pages 13-17.

11/11/17, Rad American Woman A-Z, by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl, Pages 17-22.

11/13/17, Rad American Woman A-Z, by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl, Pages 22-25.

11/14/17, National Geographic magazine kids, The truth behind awesome new movies, Pages 26-27.

11/16/17, Rad American Woman A-Z, by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl, Pages 25-27.

11/17/17, American Girl, Boys, by Nancy Holyoke and Elisa Chavarri, Pages 1-12.

11/18/17, American Girl, Boys, by Nancy Holyoke and Elisa Chavarri, Pages 12-33.

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Posted in English 4

My Adventures to Indiana.

If you’ve read the news lately, a popular topic is Irma.  Irma is the name for the most recent hurricane that has hit Florida!  We packed essentials a few weeks before the storm hit, because our neighbor told us a huge storm was coming!  I love packing up stuff, it’s a challenge to fit everything in my bag.  It was extremely difficult this time because I thought “I will never see my precious valuables again!”  I packed a great deal of clothes, toys and littles thing like my kindle, phone and money.  On 9/11/17 my mom found half my bag was full of important stuffed animals.  She thought it was funny and so did I.  We brought our two kittens, Rocket and Soxs.  Their litter box and all our bags.  Our kittens were angels on the ride to Indiana and we didn’t have to go to the ER. My mom told me that some people are leaving their pets behind and that breaks my heart because the animals can’t help it.  The news even said people were trying to shoot at the hurricane. and like when we were a short while away from our Nana and Papaw’s house we went into the wrong driveway and my mom said “I hope they don’t shoot us” because there were more than three “private property” signs.   I had the worst of luck during the trip.  First of all, we left at night, earlier, during the morning I smashed my nose into the sand at the beach and the amount of pain it caused made me hurt for 2 days straight!  Second, I smashed my toe into the car door, which only hurt for a while.  It hurt much more than the sand, probably because it hurt for less time!  The car door was locked so, I couldn’t open the door to free my toe, eventually my toe became loose with some skin too.  Third, we were stopping for breakfast when we went to go to the bathroom and I smashed my finger in the stall door, it didn’t hurt, but it tore off my pointer finger’s nail.  For me, loosing a nail is the end of the world!  So, emotionally I was heart broken, physically not even a little pain.  Fourth, I fell on concrete trying to carry bags into a hotel room and cut my knee and the same toe that got smashed in the door now had a big scratch on it!  It hurt in a greater form than hitting my toe before because now it had another thing hurting it.  I cried for a few minutes, but my mom gave me a hug and that made it all better.  Last, but not least, we made it to Indiana and I was on my Nana’s and Papaw’s trampoline when I tried to do a back flip.  I can do back flips and front flips in water, but I forgot if I could do a back flip out of water or a front flip (I can only do a front flip out of water on a trampoline).  My cousins and my sister were on the trampoline with me when the oldest cousin did a hand spring and I said ” I will do a back flip” and I did, but it ended up terrible!  My chin touched my rib cage and I got the air bounced out of me so quickly I couldn’t breathe for 15+ seconds.  Every one was laughing and today (9/11/17) I’m still making jokes when I see  back flip accomplishments and or fails.  I say “Oh, look its me” if it’s a fail or I say the opposite when it’s an accomplishment.  My cousins keep telling me to do a back flip, but I keep telling them “wanna try what I did, it’s super painful- I mean fun” and then I chase them.  The trip is still fun and I’m glad I still have my family with me.  People on news stations said that Irma would be terrible, but it wasn’t bad where we live.  People still lost power and are in shelters, some houses have gotten ruined and some people have died, but many people have lived!  My favorite part about this trip is the funny stories my mom has told me and the memories we have created.

Posted in English 4, Science 4

What are Hurricanes?

“What’s a hurricane?” You might ask yourself one day. Some people know what a hurricane is, but if you haven’t seen the crazy news headlines lately with names like Harvey and Irma, then I’ll tell you! Hurricanes have fierce effects on lots of people and the areas it strikes. Some people get killed, that’s the circle of life, fortunately, millions of people live! On the news, do you ever hear the news anchors (people who announce ideas on radios, TV and internet) sometimes say “It’s a category two” or “It’s a category five!”, well if so, I’ll tell you what it means. Category 1 means there is a wind speed of 74-95 mph or roughly twice the speed of a cheetah running, which is fast in my opinion. Category 2 has wind speeds of 96-110 mph which is almost twice the speed of a gazelle running.  Category 3 includes wind speeds 111-129 mph which is roughly 2 1/2 times the speed of a lion chasing it’s prey.  Category 4 means wind speeds of  130-156 mph which is close to twice times the speed of a sail fish swimming.  Category 5 and the maximum speed of a Bugatti Veyron (The Super Sport) are the exact same speed at 253 mpg!!!

Sources:

http://www.conservationinstitute.org/10-fastest-animals-on-earth/
http://www.hurricane.com/hurricane-names.php
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/thesaurus-category/british/people-who-work-in-television-and-radio
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshws.php
http://itsgr9.com/top-10-fastest-cars/

Posted in History 4

The Spinning Jenny.

The Spinning Jenny was invented in 1764 by James Hargreaves in Stanhill, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire in England.  It was invented by accident, James Hargreaves worked in a thread making business with his family.  James Hargreaves was making thread one day when his daughter knocked the spinning wheel over!  Luckily it didn’t break and it kept moving!  James was fascinated by that so, he called his new invention The Spinning Jenny.  The spinning jenny was improved to spin 8 times more thread than the spinning wheel!  This is very important because thread is used to make clothes and blankets.

Sources:

http://www.answers.com/Q/Who_was_spinning_Jenny#slide=2

Posted in English 4

My favorite game to play..

I love playing video games, so other than video games, my favorite non-video game related game to play is Barbies.  My favorite game to play is Barbies because I can make them do anything I want them to.  My favorite Barbie is a called Molly (I mentioned her in “My talent and how I use it”).  She doesn’t have a lot of hair, but she is beautiful.  A lot of people criticize her for not having hair like my other Barbies.  Barbie dolls are extremely fun to dress up because I have lots of clothes.  Barbies get lost every so often, but then I find them.  I used to have a Barbie that looked like Marilyn Monroe and she had a lovely blue dress that my mom made.  She had pretty rose-red lips and curly, smooth, blonde hair.  She had emerald eyes a beautiful smile.  I have variety of Barbies like 2 Ever After High Dolls, 4 Monster High Barbies, 2 Frozen Dolls (Frozen the movie), 2 kid dolls and lots of dolls that are not categorized.

Posted in History 4

10 Cool Things That are From Florida.

Sunscreen has made a massive impact on history by helping millions of people not burn their skin.  I know because I didn’t wear sunscreen and I got a huge blister on my nose.  Sunscreen is made out of Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide they are both important ingredients in sunscreen.  It was invented my Milton Blake, Eugene Schueller, Franz Greiter and Benjamin Green.

John Gorrie invented the first air conditioning in the mid 1800’s in Apalachicola, FL.  Floridians are super lucky because they live in the hottest state year round, second is  Louisiana and Texas is third.  People use air conditioning for cooling down their houses.  When its hot out, the last thing I want to do is sit in a very hot house.

Key lime pie was created by botanist Jack Simons (A botanist is an expert in or student studies plants) in the early 20th century.  I wanted to put key lime pie in here for two reasons.  One, because it was invented in Florida and two, because it is my Grandpa’s favorite food.  It was named the official pie of the state in 2006.  I love key lime pie.

Gatorade is called Gatorade because it was invented for the Florida Gators.  It was invented by Dr. J. Robert Cade in 1985.  Gatorade bottles used to be glass, but changed to plastic in 1988.

Bondo was invented by an auto repairman Robert Merton Spink, a WWII veteran in Miami, Florida, in 1955.  Bondo is a brand of putty that is used on automotive, marine and household repairs.

Delicious cookies were created by entrepreneur, author, talent agent and TV personality Wally Amos.  These cookies are called Famous Amos cookies.  Invented in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1975.  He started giving them to clients and later they were sold all across the nation!

Thomas Edison invented the Incandescent Lightbulb in 1879 in Fort Myers, Florida.  He was on a winter trip and suddenly inspiration struck and he had his mind-set on finishing it.  Thomas Edison was the person who invented the light bulb too.

Dolphin Tale one and two (Released Sep 23, 2011 and Sep 12, 2014 ) were both filmed in Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Florida.  It is a true story of a dolphin named Winter who lost her tail and still survived.   I went to Clearwater to see where this movie was filmed, it was amazing!  We saw a guy who was selling kyaks, that was in the movie.

Cocoon was filmed in St. Petersburg, Florida and released  Jun 1985.  I thought this movie was hilarious and cool.  This movie was about older people living in a retirement home who find alien fountain of youth.  Lots of people come to Florida to vacation and to retire.  There is a real fountain of youth in Saint Augestine, Florida.

A famous celebrity named Ariana Grande was born in Boca Raton, Florida, on Jun 26, 1993.  She has written 17 songs!  That is incredible because i’ve written 12!  She loves dreary weather, she loves going to the beach and she eats 5 or more strawberries a day because they are her favorite food!

 

Sources:

http://weirdfactss.com/2013/09/12-fun-gatorade-facts/

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/florida/inventions-fl/

http://www.sun-protection-and-products-guide.com/who-invented-sunscreen.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bondo_(putty)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoon_(film)

http://arianagrande.wikia.com/wiki/Ariana_Grande_Facts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin_Tale_2

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

 

Posted in English 4

My Favorite Colors are..

My favorite color is pink because it is so vibrant.  It makes me feel nice when I see pink.  I have always loved pink, almost all my clothes, bedding, pillows, jewelry, sheets and little things like mirrors and toys are pink.  Pink is a spunky color, it has its own style, its own kind of energy and its own vibe!  The picture above shows a few of my pink things.

My second favorite color is blue because it’s relaxing to look at.  It looks like calming waves above the deep ocean.  It makes me feel peaceful and tired when I see a blue light.  That’s why I sleep with a blue light on (I’m also afraid of the dark).  Blue is a serene color that makes me feel content and worry free.

My third favorite color is red because I feel stronger and I feel more stylish when I wear red.  For me, being confident and fashionable is an extraordinary feeling.  Red is a fearless, brave and bold color that usually catches people’s’ eye.  That is why red is used on signs when there is a sale happening or important information like a stop sign.

My favorite colors are my favorite colors because of how they make me feel.  Even colors that are not particularly my favorite colors, make me feel a certain way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in History 4

The Great Train Robbery

On Today’s date, August 8th, 54 years ago, there was Great Train Robbery.  What made it “Great” was the amount of money stolen, 49.1 million pounds (over $100 million) in today’s money.

1963, the great train robbery happened in Buckinghamshire, England.  The train was called Royal Mail.  Thieves took £2.6 million (3,389,640.48 in US dollars) from the train.  Police caught the fifteen thieves, but 14 escaped from prison at the same time.  Every single one of them got away except Bruce Reynolds!!!  Bruce Reynolds was a different from the rest, he didn’t even try to escape prison then caught and was released 25 years later.  He wrote three books and performed with a band called Alabama 3.  All were motivated by the desire for more money (pure selfish financial gain) and for idea the money could buy them enjoyment.   The thieves were in a gang led by Bruce Reynolds, other gang members were; Gordon Goody, Buster Edwards, Charlie Wilson, Roy James, John Daly, Jimmy White, Ronnie Biggs, Tommy Wisbey, Jim Hussey, Bob Welch and Roger Cordrey.   Charlie Wilson was killed by a hitman on bicycle in 1990.

 Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Train_Robbery_(1963)

http://www.btp.police.uk/about_us/our_history/crime_history/the_great_train_robbery,_1963.aspx

http://www.btp.police.uk/about_us/our_history/crime_history/the_great_train_robbery,_1963.aspx

http://www.waspsnest.com/2011/06/14/the-great-train-robbery-at-2-6-million-was-peanuts-compared-with-the-great-plane-robbery-at-6-6-billion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Train_Robbery_(novel)

 

Posted in English 4

Mowing the lawn for the first time.

I mowed the lawn a few weeks ago and it was very hard!  I didn’t have to weed eat which made my job a whole lot easier.  Mowing the lawn helped me realise that work is hard, but it pays off.

My mom wanted me to get some work ethic by mowing the lawn.  My sister did it before me and when she mowed the lawn, there was way more grass to sweep up.  When I mowed the lawn there was a breeze and I didn’t have to sweep as much.  I wore shorts and a tank top, I made a horrible mistake.  The grass came at me like sharp, tiny blades straight to my bare and dirty legs.  My mom mowed a big patch of weeds and grass while I swept around the sidewalk.  I missed sweeping the sides and the back, so we had to sweep it all again, unfortunately.  It took me nearly two hours to mow and sweep.  The grass still looked great a few days after I mowed it.

I feel really good about doing a great job on mowing for the first time and it really helped me see what my mom had to do 4 times a month.  I made an arrangement with my mom to earn technology time by mowing the lawn once a month.   So, not only does this help my mom, I also get something out of it.  This is a good deal for both of us, it is symbiotic.  Next time it should be easier  because now I know how to dress appropriately and how to do all the steps in order to mow the lawn.  An added bonus is that I am building muscles and character.

Posted in Science 4

10 facts about the turkey.

I chose to write about turkeys because I think that they are fascinating birds.  The 10th fact will shock you!

1.  The scientific name for a turkey is Melleagris gallopavo.

2.  Benjamin Franklin (A Founding Father of the United States) referred to the turkey as a bird of courage and respect, he called the national bird, (the eagle) a bird of bad character because it ate carion and so was like a vulture in his opinion.

3. An adult turkey has 5,000 to 6,000 feathers on its body!

4.  A hen lays 10-12 eggs, but she lays one everyday over the course of 2 weeks in the summer.

5.  Turkeys were near extinction during the 1900’s, luckily they were saved by restoration programs and people throughout North America helped the turkey reproduce.

6.  A male turkey is called a tom, a female turkey is called a hen, a baby turkey is called a turkeyling or a poult.

7.  Turkeylings like to eat small bugs such as grasshoppers, worms and ants, adult turkeys usually eat fruits and sometimes bugs.

8.  In the wild female turkeys can live for 3 years and toms can live for 2 years, but when they are domesticated,  both can live up to 10 years.

9.  A group of turkeys is called a flock!

10.  45 million turkeys are eaten every Thanksgiving!  That is about 690 millions pounds of Turkey.  There are about 325 million people in the United States, which means on average each person eats over 2 pounds of Turkey on Thanksgiving!!!

 

Sources:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/14-fun-facts-about-turkeys-665520/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_%28bird%29

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

http://www.answers.com/Q/How_many_pounds_of_turkey_do_Americans_eat_each_Thanksgiving?#slide=4

http://extension.illinois.edu/turkey/turkey_facts.cfm