November 6

Picture Book Advice


1. Rule: “The single most important thing you can bring to picture book writing is respect for your young audience.”


1. Rule: “DO read recent picture books over and over again.”

2. Rule: “DO have your story solve a problem.”

3. Rule: “DO minimise description.”

4. Rule: “DO have thirty-two pages; only.”

5. Rule: “DO make sure the spelling is correct.”


1. Rule: “There are NO rules!”

2. Rule: “Have a strong beginning.”

3. Rule: ” Make it warm and humorous, so it can be read again and again.”

4. Rule: “Be yourself when writing your book.”

October 22

Math Mix-up, and fix.

Once I made a mistake: I made a huge mistake and made a whole problem wrong and it was a tiny little mix-up, I forgot to convert ft. to in. Ha! My dad ended up helping me and he told me this, If you are converting ft. to in. then you / 12 and if you are converting in. to ft. then you x 12. I have struggled with this a while, but I finally got it right. I haven’t really had a real life connection, so I will just tell you a time where I messed up, so I was baby sitting for some people from church, and the kids were watching a movie, their mom and dad wanted them in bed at 8:00 (p.m.). The kids really wanted to watch the kids really wanted to watch one specific part of the movie, so, it being my first time, I let them, and they ended up getting to bed at like 9:17 (p.m.), oops… he,yeah, thankfully I didn’t get in trouble, so ha!

October 8

Wheelchair Rugby by Abby B.

Into the gym
In your chair
On the tape goes
Onto the court
Regarding fear
Around the court
Into the game
Opposite team preparing
Despite angry glaring faces
The game starts
Shouts everywhere
With the ball
Down the court
To the goal
As you approach “BANG!”
Amid the chaos you fall
Beyond the goal line
Inside is joy
As you win.

September 11

New Addition Detecation

My hope is that they will put glass over top of the rocks so when we walk in we can see them. I pt part of John 3:16 on it and drew the three crosses on a hill with a heart on Jesus’ cross, the part of John 3:16 I wrote “for God so loved the world.”

September 4

Who am I?

I am: an animal lover, a good problem solver, I am good at making friends, but once I have a good group I am not great at including more. I am good at drawing, I love art, and music. I love reading. I love chocolate, and… chocolate. I like being funny and making people laugh. I am trying magic, and tricking people. I like being myself.

March 28

Persecution Exibits

In Egypt there were orphanages that were destroyed and there were children left without shelter just because the orphanages were christian and the people who owned the orphanages said that they forgave the people that had destroyed there orphanages because thats what they believed, to treat others the way they would like to be treated kindly there were also some churches destroyed/burnt and there were some still of it still standing and they had to tare that down to rebuild them! I am glad that I can live a nice live without having to be persecuted because I go to a church and christian school.

March 7

My Egypt Project!

Technology: We made cardboard modals of a sundial, a wheel, a ramp, and a lever.  Jacob found some information on these models: The wheel was a very important piece of technology in Egypt. They used it for moving things across country. They also used it for carriages and chariots.

The sundial was very important because it was new and helped keep things organized. It told them what time it was and it helped them with travel, because they had dates and they had to do things.

Religion:We made buttons for people to push and then put signs up for them to read and look at. I found the information for that: These two types of faiths share a historical and traditional connection. The two faiths also share a common origin in the Middle East and the Muslims (from the Islamic faith) consider Christians (the Jews) to be People of the Book. Belief in the Injil (the original Gospel of Jesus) is an important part of Islamic theology, although Muslims view the current Gospels as altered. This shared faiths extend even further, with the Islamic Prophet Muhammad instructing Muslims to protect the Christian faith from attackers after treaties of peace have been signed, such as in the document called the Achtiname of Muhammad. Islam and Christianity share the twin commandments of the paramount importance of loving God and loving one’s neighbor, although the interpretations of these statements differ between the two traditions, and, indeed, vary between all three Abrahamic religions.

Muhammad was born in about 570 CE in the Arabian city of Mecca. He was orphaned at a young age and lived with his uncle Abu Talib. Later he worked mostly as a merchant, as well as a shepherd, and was first married at age 25. Being in the habit of periodically retreating to a cave in the surrounding mountains for several nights of seclusion and prayer, he later reported that it was there, at age 40, that he was visited by Gabriel and received his first revelation from God. Three years after this event Muhammad started preaching these revelations publicly, proclaiming that “God is One“, that complete “surrender” to Him is the only way acceptable to God, and that he himself was a prophet and messenger of God, in the same vein as other Islamic prophets. Muhammad gained few followers early on, and was met with hostility from some Meccan tribes. He died June 8, 632 CE.








February 28

Reflecting As a Learner.

In Spanish we have been learning about adverbs. I have really enjoyed learning a new language. Like, when I started school I didn’t know anything, but now I really like it, to know another language. Now I can sort of talk to my little brother and sister who are in Spanish Immersion. It is harder than learning it in class. I do like learning it in class but trying to listen to them and pick out the words I know.


What I have learned to do is to say if something is on top, below, on the left, on the right, close to, in the middle of, and  on the side of. I have also been learning how to say all of the adverbs in a sentence. It is pretty easy to do, but you can get stuck. I have also learned how to research in S.S. and Exploration , like how many questions I should use to research.

In Spanish I like it when I am doing interactive activities with a partner, because then I can communicate with them instead of just not knowing something and going straight to the teacher and putting more work on them. So you could say I don’t always go to the teachers when I should. 🙂

February 20

My stress.

I  have been stressing about how my dad thinks how I am doing in karate and if not doing karate is good for me or not because I do want to become a master but I don’t want to be in class right now because I think that it could be too much stuff for me to do including homework. I also don’t want my dad to be upset with me for not being in class. Right now I am hiding my true feelings from my dad but I want to tell him, I just… I don’t want to hurt his feelings. I feel like I can do it but I need a little support in it I want to tell a friend but it feels to personal, I want to tell my mom but I don’t want her to tell my dad. So I’m stuck in the middle with telling him myself… but I don’t feel ready, I want to put it off over and over, but I will decide on something someday, right?

October 1

Nutrition and Exercise

What we have learned

That we should eat in moderation and that we need energy!


We learned how to take our heart rate (you take your two front fingers and put them on our neck) and we also learned our target heart rate (you just do the same thing except you also hold it there  for 15 min. and as many times your heart beat then times it by 4 and you’ve got it!!!!)

April 25

Hot Diggity Dog

In class we got to show an idea of a restraunt to a man who owned three already and we were pertending that he wanted a hot dog restraunt so we split up into groups and made up a hot dog restraunt and showed it to him!



March 14

Two important reasons that the Revolutionary War started.

One is the Tea Act because the colonists were mad because the tea sellers had nothing to sell! Two is the Boston Tea Party because the british were mad at the colonists for dumping there tea in the lake! So the british were mad at the colonists and the colonists were mad at the british. Thats what I think started the Revolutionary War.

Thank you.