This week was a great week! We had so much fun! Some things we did were race cars down a track (for science), Dads and Doughnuts, and in research we made an adventurous story (below). In science we raced cars down a track because we were learning about the laws of Sir Isaac Newton. Dads and Doughnuts is an something our school puts on. There, we eat doughnuts in the morning with our dads and other dads and sons/daughters. Sadly our awesome student teacher is leaving today. I will miss her so much!
By: Andrew N.
The sea was hard and it hit our ship as hard as a hammer. I was on an voyage with my partner Bo (Two explorers) and we were on our way to New Zealand. We set of from Ireland and were in the mid Indian Ocean. We were on a ship called the Knight Guard. It was a fast, sleek, black, and a small ship (There was only a crew of 18.) (9 months later) I was craving to get of the ship like people crave food when (I had Even packed my bag and Bo felt the/did the same), the sailor called ‘LAND-HO.” I ran from the captains quarters and there it was: New Zealand. When suddenly a fleet of canoes came from the east: Maori (the natives of New Zealand.) The sailers were preparing for a fight. I yelled at them to stop, for those natives were my friends. As I met up with Tama (The chief of the tribe and told him about our journey. Later on the canoe numbers lessened and Tama left. But, before Tama left he said, “Beware of the new tribe of warriors. They are ferocious, ruthless, and reckless.” That nigh Bo and I made our plans for the morning.
The next day we rowed in and traveled far into the mountains. We set camp next to some hot springs were I found an unexpected visiter: An albino Kiwi was munching on my bread. A second later I saw “normal” kiwis come and take the food away. They pecked at his feet and eye until both were bleeding. I shooed the others away and took the albino kiwi to the crew and after much discussion we decided to keep him. While Bo and I were doing research on everything around us, we also did research on Kama(That is what we named the Kiwi) His leg healed quickly but his eye would always be damaged. So we made him an eye patch. When suddenly we heard screaming. The mean Mouri had com Bo and I took Tama and escaped by hiding in a chest.(I still don’t know how we fit in it.) We heard footprints coming a man said “This is his friends tent.” Right then I knew he was talking about Tama. They were out to kill him!After they left Bo, Kama, and I went out to see if anyone was left. All were missing and 2 were killed fighting. Bo and I set out to find an warn Tama and the tribe. As Kama was sitting on my shoulder when Tama came running away with about 15 other people.
We traveled to the ship and loaded on with heavy hearts. 2 years later we returned with a fleet of soldiers to take New Zealand back. We all fought hard including the woman and we took New Zealand back. Later on i was hit in the head with a club and awoke 4 days later. The war was over and we had New Zealand back! Bo and I made 2 tree houses (one for him and one for me) as the years past more researchers came like my friend dear friends Austin, Franklin, and JPG. We all lived in a “village” of tree houses and studied to the end of our days (and I was never lonely with all those friends and Kama) and as for Tama he got hold of New Zealand and everyone was happy. Eventually we all got kiwis and played and played in the mountains and forests.
The sport I chose was bobsledding. I choose it because I like the sport. Did you know that team USA is in 3rd place for the most gold medals in Bobsledding? Bobsledding is when you get in a “sled” and race push it then hop in. A 2-man bobsled has a driver in the front (you steer by controlling it with handles on strings) and a breaker in the back (he pulls on the break when they need it.) A 4-man bobsled has the same thing just two extra runners that push off at the start. Driving a bobsled is very hard, picture driving on a icy road going 50 to 90 mph.
The bobsledder I chose was Steven Langton. He is in the 4-man bobsled team and takes the roll of the driver. He was born in April 15, 1983 and started bobsledding in the summer of 2006. He went to a camp and Steven Langton was named to Steven Holcomb’s four-man “Night Train” team after the retirement of Steven Mesler, and has helped push the team to two world titles. This year Steven Langton will hopefully lead the “Night Train” to a USA victory. Go Team USA!!!!!!
Site the Source:
Team USA. “Steven Langton” Athletes. AT&T, 2014. Web. February 20,2014. <http://www.teamusa.org/Athletes/LA/Steve-Langton>
This week was a normal week! (The past three weeks we have had a bunch of snow day the MIST test!) This week we had our Valentine’s Day Party and got introduced to our play “Pirates”. Our Valentine’s Day Part was really cool; we played jingo and gave out candy and goodies (I gave out cupcakes.) Another week gone by!
This week was a crazy week! Our schedule was all messed up because of MIST (An online writing assessment).Unfortunately I was sick on our day to take it. This week we also made an iMovie. This week we Had Spirit Day and Favorite Character Day. Another exciting thing this week was the Mystery Skype. Bye!
The animal I chose was a chameleon. I chose this because I think chameleons are really cool. The first adaptation I chose is that they can change colors to “morph” into their backgrounds. Most people believe that they they try to match into what they are siting on but that is not true. They change colors by the light, temperature, and emotional state. The reason they blend into their background is because the light around them bounces of the background and hits there transparent skin hits skin pigment which turns into that color. Other skin cells just reflect color. This helps them survive because predators cannot see them.
The second awesome adaptation is their “tongues”. They rest it in the back of their head until the chameleon is ready to strike. Then, it brings it to the front of it’s mouth and BANG the “tongue” comes flying out and hits the target. Once it has hit it has a sticky saliva that sticks it’s prey on the “tongue”.You can find native chameleons in Africa, Spain, Madagascar, India, and Sri Lanka.
Cite your Source:
Info Please.”How Does a Chameleon Change Color?”Infoplease,2000.February 3-4, 2014. <http:// www.infoplease.com/askeds/chameleons-
My Awesome Grand Parents
My grandparents names are Rheba and Phil Nichols (Papa+Nana) and Barbara and Jim Woody (Mimi+Pop-Pop). They are very important in my life because they are always their for me and always encourage me and I would not be here without them! They also can tell me about my ancestors. I love both sides of my family so much!
My favorite memory with Mimi (Barbara) is probably spending the night with her and going to her churches Bible Study. My Favorite memory with Pop-Pop is going on a camping/fishing trip. My favorite memory with Nana and Papa (Phil and Rheba) is going to the beach with them. (I have many more favorite memories too!)
This week was an awesome week we did a somethings like read westing game and started writing boot camp. We dong a bunch of essays things. This week was my first week of safety. (My school has safeties. They are fifth graders with neon “belts” on. I escort a class of kindergardeners. This week we had free research. We could pick any category we wanted and did research on it. I did mine on camping. Well, another week went by, until next time, bye.
This week was an amazing week we did a bunch of cool things like do a boring practice essay and started reading Westing Game. It is really good. A movie was made for it and clue the board game was made of the movie. Another thing I did was reading buddies and we got doughnuts for one of my friends birthday. Sadly Today was my last day of the morning news. I got my report card this week so that means another semester went by! They go by entirely to fast!