In my Language arts class we did a stock game. We used index cards to record how much we either gain or lose. To make the game work the way it did I used formulas. The formulas made it work so that when I typed in how much I gained or lost I can have the total. My Language arts class also read a book called The Westing Game. In The Westing Game there was also a stocks game. I thought the stocks project was really cool even though it was confusing for me at first.
Recently I did a TED like talk on life guarding. Everyone in my Language Arts class shared something that they were passionate about and interested in. I used different sites and explored articles and text to create my presentation. Some things that I included in my TED like talk is things that life guarding can help with, different swimming strokes, how to save people from drowning and my experience with swimming. I talked about how swimming is also an important life skill. I discussed that because a lot of people have jobs or want to have jobs that require life guarding or swimming skills. One skill is CPR so that even if you’re just a parent and there aren’t any lifeguards around so that someone can help. Have you ever considered life guarding or been one? Well life guarding seems pretty cool to me. Maybe I’ll be one someday.
In Language arts class, I made a book of my cuento and my ideal world. My class made books with our own art. I used paint, a leaf, paper and a paint roller. Before hand I wrote my stories to put in my book. Then I made the cover of my book by cutting out letters to form my title. After that I taped my stories in and put them where I wanted them to go. I also used painted cardboard to make the pages and spine of the book and I even was lucky enough to have an amazing artist teach me. When I made the leaf art there were many different ways to make a print of it. One way was to put paper down and then lay the leaf on the paper and after that I would paint over the leaf to make contrast between the paint and the leaf.
I first heard this story from my mom when my family traveled to Switzerland. I don’t remember much because I was three years old but my dad had to give a speech there so my family had to get to the location of where my dad had to be. To do that my family took a bus and when the bus arrived at the center my dad got off but my my sisters seat belt was jammed and my mom, my sister and I couldn’t exit the bus. This story is important to my mom because it was a bad situation but it turned out to be a great vacation. It’s also important to her because it reminded my mom of our great loving family. This story makes me feel thankful for just spending time with family. What makes the story so special is that it was my family’s first time overseas together. This was such a scary situation because my dad didn’t realize that we were still on the bus and of course we weren’t going to leave my older sister behind. So, if you ever get stuck anywhere and you can’t get out just attract attention to yourself or scream if you need to. Anyway, the rest of the trip was really fun and was full of fun adventures.
Welcome to Planet Island. My ideal world is like Earth. You can get to it by jumping into a pool off the diving board and going 7 feet into the pool. Any pool goes to it. My ideal world is basically regular life but better. This planet is right next to Earth. When you get to Planet Island you’ll see the main beach. The main beach has the ocean, sand, seashells and ocean animals. Planet Island has clean beaches and islands. Planet Island also has air, nature, water, beach houses, food, rocks, plants and more. Planet Island is one big island with sand, beaches, and beach houses. Planet Island has a light purple sky and when it’s night time it’s dark purple. It also has white sand and warm sand.
In my Language Arts class, we read a book called The Last Cuentista. It took us approximately a month to read. My favorite part about the book was that there was music in the book. And that was my favorite part because in the other books that I would usually read there wasn’t any form of music. Another thing is that there were many parts of the story of The Last Cuentista. Overall, I thought the story was very interesting and cool.
I love art. Art is my fine art in this trimester. Something I love about art is that I get to be creative with it. Another reason why I love it is because I can use my imagination and put it into art. Something that I have enjoyed about art is making my clay animal mug. Another thing I also liked was the metamorphosis. To do that I looked at a photo of an animal and drew it. Then I took an object and drew it. So with both of the drawings I took a long strip of paper and traced the drawings on the paper. But as I was doing that I kept making little changes to make the animal slowly look more like the object. I used both a light box and a window to be able to see my drawing and trace it.
Welcome to Planet Island. My ideal world is like Earth. You can get to it by jumping into a pool off the diving board and going 7 feet into the pool. Any pool goes to it. My ideal world is basically regular life but better. This planet is right next to Earth.
When you get to Planet Island you’ll see the main beach. The main beach has the ocean, sand, seashells and ocean animals. Planet Island has clean beaches and islands. Planet Island also has air, nature, water, beach houses, food, rocks, plants and more. Planet Island is one big island with sand, beaches, and beach houses. Planet Island has a light purple sky and when it’s night time it’s dark purple. It also has white sand and warm sand.
On Planet Island there are no natural disasters.The animals Planet Island has sea animals, farm animals, wild animals and just any animal you can find on Earth.
On this planet, you can have any pet you want as long as it’s a safe animal. On Planet Island there is world peace. On Planet Island the most you would ever have to pay would be under $100.00. For technology on Planet Island you can use phones, iPads, watches and more. In Planet Island you are not allowed to smoke or vape or anything like that. On this planet you may not litter because of sea animals or do anything to harm animals or people or to trash nature or the environment. On Planet Island you may not be racist. Also, you may not have guns or weapons. For Planet Island, we have a president. On Planet Island, the weather ranges from 80 degrees to 95 degrees. Planet Island is always sunny and dry. Because who likes a rainy beach day?
On this planet the closest places to find food are, BEACH HAUL, Palm tree palace and Ocean view. BEACH HAUL has seafood. Including lobster, calamari, shrimp, crab and more. Palm tree palace has pizza, burgers, fries and pretty much anything you can think of. Ocean view has every meal you eat in a day. It also has desserts like ice cream, chocolate cake, white chocolate cake, cannolis, cookies, milkshakes and candy. To get to these restaurants when you arrive on the planet all you need to do is come to the planet, locate the lavender beach houses, walk straight and take a left turn and you’ll see all the restaurants.
For Planet Island there are about 5 different beaches other than the main beach. All the beaches have lifeguards for safety. The first beach is called Beach Fun Fun. Beach Fun Fun is great for some beach volleyball, surfing and swimming. The second one is called THE BEACH. THE BEACH is best for fishing and this beach is a main attraction to people visiting Planet Island. The next beach is called Beach Beach ball. This beach is your everything beach. It is basically all the beaches so far but just on one beach. Beach Beach ball includes beach sports, swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, fishing and just enjoying the sunshine. Beach Beach ball is great for watching the sun set. The second to last beach is called The Beach of The Planet. The Beach of The Planet is a quiet and a very relaxing beach. This beach is never busy with a lot of people. This beach is also a great place to take photos. And the final beach is called Black sand beach. Black sand beach has black sand. This beach is great for catching crabs. Black sand beach is the last beach on Planet Island to be discovered. There’s a few things that all these beaches have in common. All of them have clear, clean, and safe water to swim in.
Last week I went on a field trip to The Museum of Natural Science. As I was pulling up to the museum with my grade there was a giant globe on the front of the building. When my grade was waiting outside of the museum to get in there were tiles that had different counties from North Carolina.
We went on four different floors and saw the RACE exhibit. In the RACE exhibit we had partners and answered questions on the worksheet with them. I read a lot about race and how that changes the world. On one of the four floors there was a huge dinosaur and when I looked up there were even more dinosaurs hanging from the ceiling. In another room there was a lot of 3D printed stuff which I thought was really cool. After that I went to lunch and ate with my friends
Recently I read Pauli Murray: Life of a Pioneering Feminist and Civil Rights Activist. This book is a window for me because I am not a pioneer and Pauli Murray was a Civil Rights activist. A mirror book is something that you can relate to and a window book is something that you don’t relate to but maybe you’ve seen something like it. I often choose a lot of books that are mirrors to me. I like mirror books because they talk about things that I’m interested in and things that are my hobbies. This book that I read is a biography. I chose to read this book because I like to read about things that have actually happened in the world that we live in today. Thank you for listening to what I have to say about this book.
A Wrinkle in Time
A Court Of Thorns and Roses
Look Both Ways
Last week I did a project called The Wild Strawberry. The Wild Strawberry is about a man running from a tiger and holding onto a vine. Then he noticed another tiger below him. Then he saw a strawberry on a wall and grabbed onto it and it saved him. So I put on a play with a partner and I narrated the scenes and my partner acted them out. The wisdom tale I was in was from Japan. I think it’s cool how many there are and how many places they can be from. My favorite wisdom tale is The Three Wishes. That wisdom tale is my favorite because it relates to life a lot. The moral was you always have to think about what you have instead of what you want. That can relate to life a lot because sometimes we don’t know what we want and what we need. Thanks for listening to my wisdom tale story.
I love swimming. I love swimming because it’s a water sport. I started out doing swimming lessons when I was really young. I did not like it at all. But as I grew up I would always look at my sister in the water swimming and think maybe I should just try again. I haven’t always loved the water. Well I guess I’ve just grown to like it. I learned to swim when I was four years old. And Because of that I think I enjoy swimming now because I started young.
Swimming has many different strokes. My favorite stroke is probably backstroke. I like backstroke because it doesn’t involve putting your face in the water. I also like kicking with my legs a lot. My least favorite stroke is butterfly because it’s a slower stroke so it takes more energy. That takes more energy because when you’re moving slower you carry more weight and that makes it harder while you are in the water.
Swimming is a very fun sport to me. I find swimming fun because you can be creative with it. For example there are so many different strokes and each person has a different way of swimming. Thank you for listening to why I love swimming. See you next time.