October 5

Vivir en un dólar por día

El la película yo aprendí sobre que la pobreza es algo real. Muchas personas no van a la escuela después de 6to grado porque no pueden pagar para las materiales. En Peña Blanca la persona más rica no tenía mucho. El no tenia mucho dinero sobrante para gastos sin punto. También que muchas casas no tienen electricidad ni agua corriente. También hay agua fluyente en un solo lugar que muchas personas usan que no es muy limpio. Me impactó porque yo pude casi en persona ver a la pobreza. Yo ya sabía sobre pobreza por otras personas pero esa película me impactó mucho porque pude ver como era la pobreza. Además yo podía ver cuanto esas personas eran muy cercanos y eran casi una gran familia porque todos ayudaban a todos. Ahora yo voy a ser más pensativo y estar más agradecido por lo que tengo. Tambien tendre otro perspectivo del mundo cuando quiero algo porque ya tengo tanto comparado al mundo. También en vez de quizás botar algo yo lo donaría para que alguien que lo necesita lo puede tener en vez de enviarlo a ser quemado o puesto abajo de la tierra. Este fue una buena película y lo recomiendo para todos. Me dio una mejor perspectiva y pienso que me ha cambiado un poco.

June 7

5th Grade Reflection

How did you feel or what did you expect going into fifth grade?  I expected to have a good year and I had one and and I felt excited to be in the new middle school edition and also to have air conditioning.

How did you grow in fifth grade? I started devotionals, now I do them daily in the morning and with that I have really grown close to God thru that. It was the perfect time to start doing them.
How did you see God’s power in action in fifth grade? When my grandma had cancer and I was sad and depressed God gave me peace and helped me thru that time and altho she died God gave me peace thru it all and still does give his peace. Also if you ask for peace God will give you peace and strength to get thru your hard times and He will always give you peace and strength no matter whats happening in your life.
What is one of your favorite memories from fifth grade? Serving at COAH ministries (City on a Hill) with Reese, Silas, Brennan, and me. We helped clean up there and it was cool to have the feeling that you were helping a ministry, that help people that serve God. So if you think about it we were serving God and being his disciples. We were also had determination even when it rained we kept on working and we got a ton of work done for them.
April 11

La primera parabola de Jesús

Era la gran boda del año y yo tenía que ayudar a prepararlo. Teníamos mucho vino como tanto. Una hora después…

Todos estaban ya bebiendo vino y disfrutando, hablando etc. Yo estaba viendo que todo iba bien y llevando vino a personas. Una taza otra y luego otra hasta que he servido 21  tazas de vino. Voy a otras dos personas para ver si necesitan algo, yo les pregunto y ellos dicen que necesitan más vino así que yo tomo su taza y lo llevó a llenarla y veo que no hay más y él encargado del banquete está en pánico y no sabe qué hacer, luego envíe a otro sirviente a ir para más pero está preocupado porque él tienda que vende vino más cerca está a unas 5 millas que a pie tomará 1 hora más ó menos. Luego está persona increíble (Jesús) convierte agua . (Por medio de Dios) ¡La boda estaba salvada!


¿Quien soy ?


¡Soy un sirviente!

April 11

Jesus’s first parable

It was the great wedding of the year and I had to help prepare it. We had so much wine as both. An hour later…
Everyone was already drinking wine and enjoying, talking, etc. I was seeing that everything was going well and bringing wine to people. One cup another and then another until I have served 21 cups of wine. I go to two other people to see if they need something, I ask them and they say they need more wine so I take their cup and took it to fill it and I see that there is no more and he in charge of the banquet is in panic and does not know what Do, then send another servant to go for more but he is worried because he shop that sells wine closer is about 5 miles which on foot will take 1 hour or so. Then this incredible person (Jesus) turns water. (Through God) The wedding was saved!




Who am I?


I am a servant!

March 29

Boston Massacre

                 Boston Massacre

                          Gavin VanderZwaag

Who caused the Boston Massacre ? Good question  it was the British.  .They were doing such mean things to the Colonists like passing acts and that was not right at all. Acts; Stamp act the tea act, sugar act, molasses act, and a big one the Townshend which taxed the Colonists for almost everything.That’s pretty obvious for  what they were doing  1st the british soldier hits the boy with the butt of his gun. Second The British soldier fired in the crowd that killed someone. 3rd they were saying that Captain Preston didn’t tell them to fire because he wasn’t there at the s


So what happens is that the British  soldier hits the boy with the butt of his gun . Then the people come to protect the boy and soon a moob is formed. The Colonist got mad and they threw stuff that   could never kill a person and then the british fire and they kill a Colonist that was truly innocent. And then other soldiers fire and then after a little while four people are dead and one ends up dying later and tons were hurt/wounded. The british obviously  should never had fires and they never even got orders from the captain although they say that someone fired because he was hit in the arm and unconscious but how are you unconscious when you are just hit in the arm with a stick. You could hit very hard and still you would not be unconscious. They thought that the first fire had been orders or the colonists saying fire but like a sheep knows his shepherd’s voice a soldier  should know his captain’s voice and also they were not more than two feet away.


        And first of all if the soldier hit the boy with the butt of his gun none of this would’ve happened. All the boy was doing was he was mocking because the British Soldiers were like threats at times . And then the mob formed and the people wanted revenge on the British and there was a lot of people so they thought it wasn’t like a guy with rock versus a guy with a musket and proper things/stuff. They wanted revenge because of the British leaders, (taxing the colonist) for taxing them and not the people of Great Britain and also they didn’t even have 1 representative in the house of representative and they are getting taxed? They themselves and everybody else didn’t have even a little say in the government that was governing them . Plus they have to do what they say because they were in control/ruling them.


They say that Captain Preston didn’t tell them to fire because he wasn’t there but he wrote a Biography and obviously he was there. He was even on trial and he wouldn’t go on trial for nothing and he even said that he was there and told them to fire so if anyone is guilty it should be Preston because he told them to fire which killed 4 people on the scene and one later plus there were wounded. They killed people that were so innocent it wasn’t right. They should have put the british soldiers in jail.


First of all none of this would’ve happened if the British would let the Colonists have a representatives in the house of representatives and not of taxed them a ton because it is not like they asked Great Britain to fight for them it was the British that selfishly wanted America and the colonies so they fought French for their sake not the sake of the Colonists. Plus they were treating them unfairly and taxing them. So if you like to tax people the British are you’re kind of people for you.  

February 23

Chapel theme; God Glasses; February 23

Today in chapel Mrs Newman talked about loving others not only in the school but also outside the school.
She also talked about using God “glasses” which is looking at others how God would look at people.
It would be looking at others with a different perspective then they’re acting weird or abnormal you could see whats behind it and whats up in their life.
How you could put this message in practice is conforting others when they have a bad day. Also having empathy showing that you’re feeling their pain instead of sympathy wich is looking at something else thats good but doesn’t help.
We should also love because God loved us first.
A verse from chapel;

Colossians 3:12-17 New International Version (NIV)

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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February 3

Colony Presentation

Me and my group did a presentation on the Colony of North Carolina and we did pretty well but we could of done better . One thing we could of done better was practicing before because we didn’t have time to because we didn’t have much time and because we were working on our two commercials and that took up a lot of time . I learned a lot about my colony and that North Carolina and South Carolina use to be just one which was Carolina and then it was hard to manage so they split in two . I learned about its geography and its civics . Our group work was pretty solid it could be more solid but it was pretty solid and we solved all of the disagreements as a group and none became a big problem and we solved them ourselves and easily .