Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Day Four: Still Here

        Dear Journal,
        The storm has finally died down and we all come up from the haul of the Pink Fluffy Unicorn. We check around to see if any damage has occurred the ship. After checking the place around, there was thankfully no damage to anything. We are crossing paths with other ships, and we share news and rumors. Rumor has it that a man from Spain named Malachi got Scurvy and died last night. People are getting sick here and there according to rumors.
        We decide to check our navigation and supplies. Luckily, we are still okay with both. Days and weeks are going by. We are all very worried about if we are ever going to get there. Hayden insists we turn around so we aren't stuck at sea forever. Faith and Abby persuade us into staying. We decide to stay, but we are getting worried. We decide to place rat hunting to get everything off our minds.
        I think about Elisabeth. She is probably missing me as much as I miss her. She is only 4, so she doesn't get that I might not come back. It will break my heart if I die on her.

My Goals For The New Year

My Goals For The New Year

  • Read more books :)
I think I should read more books because it is a good
way to pass time and it is a good ways to help you in
school.
  • Play less video games :(
  • get outside:
  • Do more crafts
  • Take responsibility for chores :(
    • Feeding pets
    • Morning chores
      • making bed
      • get changed
      • brush teeth
  • Watch less T.V :(

How Do I Learn Best

Dear audience,

How do I learn? I am a Visual and Tactile or kinesthetic learner. A visual learner is someone who pictures help them learn, seeing things help me organize my thoughts and remember things, and I think of images or pictures. A Tactile or kinesthetic learner is someone who uses their body, hands and senses of touch to learn new things, writing, drawing and movements help me remember important things, and I like to show what I learned by demonstrating or making projects.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Day Three: Week four

        Dear journal,
        The days are getting longer and harder. Captain says we travel 70-80 miles a day, but it feels like 90-100 miles a day. It feels like captain is lying to our faces. It doesn't feel like we can trust captain.
        The days go by and it feels like we are going in circles. We check our navigation, and it is okay. The supplies are doing okay, but rumors say people get caught on fire, people falling off ships, and people getting Scurvy.
        The nights are getting colder, but tonight feels like winter. But it's only Summertime. The wind picks up and the ship sways like a swing. The waves throw us around like a ball and we try to fix the sails, but they are stuck.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Day Two: Set Sail

August 1, 1495
Dear journal,

     Today, we are supposed to set sail on the wonderful ship Pink Fluffy Unicorn and starting a new adventure to the "New World" with my team. The smell of the stinky tar filled the salty air. The sails snapped in the cool breeze as we wave to our friends and family, treading that we might not see them again. Tears roll down my face as we untie the rope and the rope falls into the trail of our ship as the wind carries us away in to the long Journey that awaits us.

     The sun is blazing hot and we are sweeping the cool water on the dark wood that sits under our sweaty feet. We are approaching a pit stop and the thought of not getting off so the crew doesn't desert us is playing hopscotch. We are almost to the Azoes islands and we are arguing about getting off or stay on and have a mad crew. John is still trying to talk us into us staying on the ship, but I'm lost in thought about my daughter, Elisabeth who I left in boarding school back in our home town, and she was screaming my name as I walk out the door, head down, forcing myself not to look back.
     "Tania!" John yells at me and I snap to attention. "I asked you a question!"
     "Sure." I said, not knowing what the question was.

     We stop by the islands, but don't get out. Jack tries to out of the boat, but we stopped him in mid-air, breaking his leg when he slams into the bow of the ship, sending him to our surgeon, Faith. We decide to do the supply check because before we left, since there was a rumor that a ship from Spain  was in the middle of the ocean and had weevils in their biscuits. Then we had to check how we were navigation wise. It turned out we were right where we need to be. That's pretty good if I do say so myself.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Blog Challenge 1


         Dear audience,
Today I am going to do a blog challenge given by Mr Moore, Ms Chavez, Mr Priester, and Ms Vandervelde. Read more about that challenge here



 I think that the Respiratory System is an Expository text and the Boston Massacre is a narrative non-fiction.


I know the Respiratory System is expository because it is stating facts and has a certain topic. The Boston Massacre is telling a facts through a story that is true and is possible. It also has a main character and the character has wants, a problem and a resolution.


One feature in the Respiratory System is it has subheadings. In the Boston Massacre has characters and a problem.


For reading the Respiratory System, I would be sitting up straight, and writing facts down on a sticky note. With the bloody Massacre, I would sit back and relax with sticky notes to write my thinking about the character.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Personal Story

Dear Audience,

Here is a personal story about the time in Scotland.



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He launches my bag over my head. It flies through the air like a plane. I watch it as it glides over my head. It hits the ground with a light thud. I stare at in shock. It was like the world had stopped. Is that, is it, will it, is it broken? My camera! That camera was about $400.00! My brother can't replace it! That would take him ten years! My parents are going to kill him! Since we were in Scotland at the time we couldn't go and get a new one (not that my parents would).  My mom rushes over.
“What happened?” she asks with a worried look on her face.
“George threw my bag and my camera was in there I sob.
“George! mom screams and George rushes over. “Did you throw her bag?”
“Yes.” George says as he bows his head.  He knows that he is in big trouble.
“Daddy…” I say in a scared yet calm voice. I knew this wasn’t going to end well for anyone. “Look at the lens.” He looks back and sighs. The lens is bent inwards toward the middle of the lens. I try to turn it on. The screens is red and in black letters it says, “LENS ERROR!”. My dad examines it.
“The repair will cost a lot!” Dad exclaimed. “George can’t pay for it. He doesn’t have enough money. And why should we pay for it?” I think. What? They won’t replace it? How could they?
“ George is going to get a talking to.” dad says as he reads the camera screen. We start to follow my Uncle B in his car. On the way we had a conversation about consequences. It’s best that he is not in the car so he doesn’t a meltdown.
“I think that George needs to give the iPod back to Tania.” says my mom.
A few months ago I got an ipad mini. So I gave George my iPod. But I guess that was a mistake.
We rode silently for a while as Caroline and I studied the camera. I thought about it for a long time. That camera was $400.00. He shouldn’t have been touching it tn the first place.
“What kind of camera is this?” Caroline asked.
“It’s a Nikon Coolpix L820.” I say with a sigh.
Once we get there Caroline and I were sent off to join the others. I looked back and George was getting yelled at by my parents. A few minutes later George came over to me.
”I’m sorry” he sobbed.
“Thanks. I forgive you.” I lie. This is not going to be fun for him if I can help it. He shouldn’t have had it in the first place. He shouldn’t have even touched it without my permission.
“Guys, lets go and get in line for tickets!” Aunt Elaina shouts over to us and gestures us over to her. We head over and put it behind us. People make mistakes and it’s okay.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tsunamis, Oh my!

Dear Audience,

       Earthquakes

         Earthquakes are very dangerous. Earthquakes are caused by Tectonic plates under the land. Tectonic plates are large rocks under the land that is what the land sits on. When Tectonic plates slide, the pressure causes the plates to release the pressure. The plates break, causing the earth to shake, shift, or buckle.

         Earthquakes change the surface of the Earth in many ways. It can separate the ground, it can create Mountains, and it can create Volcanoes. It can also push the ground together. Mountains that already exist rise up and get bigger.  

        People study earthquakes for many reasons. They study it so they can figure out how much the difference between the earthquakes and how much stronger they are getting. They also study it to figure out how it is happening. It happens because tectonic plates overlap or push together.

        The damage caused by earthquakes are very dangerous. It causes building to catch fire because of the wires for electricity in the building break. It also causes tsunamis. Scientists use a seismograph and a Richter Scale to measure an earth quake. There can be size earthquakes like a 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and so on. The bigger the number the more damage there is.

        It is important that people learn more about Earthquakes for many reasons. People study it so they know what to expect. They are designing building that can withstand an Earthquakes.

       Earthquakes most likely occur in places where tectonic plates meet. Tectonic plates crash or slide into each other causing the Earthquakes. California is one place where two plates meet. It is called The San Andreas Fault. Another place is The Atotsugawa Fault in Japan.

       Tsunamis are related to Earthquakes because Earthquakes cause the Tsunami. Tsunamis Are huge waves that form in the ocean when the Earthquake occurs. The wave grows bigger and bigger the closer it comes to the land. When the wave hits land it wipes buildings of the foundation.

        Earthquakes and Tsunamis are very dangerous. If you live near a place where one has occurred, then have something ready with food and water and always be ready to go to high land( Not a building).

Volcanoes

         Volcanoes are very dangerous. Volcanoes are openings in the Earth's crust where magma and gasses rise. The eruption of the volcano depends on how the tectonic plates interact, How thick the magma is, and the amount of gas trapped underground. Some eruptions are explosive and some are gentle. 

     



     

     
     




Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Nervous System

 
Dear Audience,                                                                                                                                  The nervous system is important to you because it helps you survive. The nervous system is a system that carries information through your body. The information might be telling your arm to move or grab something, it can tell you to take your hand away when you touch the hot things, it can grab something quickly, and it can move your body parts very quickly. It moves muscles and receives information from outside of the body. The brain uses your five senses to receive information from outside the body. Your senses are attached to your nervous system. The eyes see things, the nose smells things, the mouth tastes things, and the hands feel things. The nervous system moves your muscles by sending messages to the muscle telling them to contract or relax. Certain parts of the body are completely cared for by your Nervous System. For example, the brain tells your leg to step around the object in your way. The brain works with involuntary muscles by sending messages to your organs telling them to keep working without you telling them to. For example it tells you to breathe, it tells you to walk, and it tells your heart to beat. Your body works every second. If your body didn't work when you slept, you would never wake up because you would of stopped breathing and die in your sleep. The brain is the main part of the nervous system. The brain controls thoughts, movement, and decisions. The brain is attached to your spinal cord and all your nerve cells. The cells make connections as you learn. The nervous system is very important
to your body.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Getting To Know Dirt

I think that our sample of dirt (skittles and Chex mix) is a mixture because you can separate it by hand. It has three green skittles, four orange skittles, three purple skittles, three red skittles, and a lot of Chex mix. I think the soil is unhealthy because the skittles are poison and there are 13 skittles. And even one skittle contaminates the soil.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014