May 8

Cross Stitch

I am such a big Harry Potter fan! In quarantine I won a bingo challenge from my camp and got a $25 Amazon gift card! I got myself a water bottle but I still had like $5 left, so I gave them to my mom and she used my money and hers to buy a Harry Potter Cross Stitch kit. On them was  HP and a silhouette of either Harry, Ron, or Hermione. I got first pick so I got Hermione. Her patronus is an otter.This is mine so far. I will post again as soon as I am done.

Peace out,

-Mara

May 5

All the Books

In quarantine I have read so many books, I can’t even count.

These are probably just about half of them.  That red poster in the pictures is a book list. I have read maybe half of them. Some of the series in the pile are: Harry Potter, Eragon, The Land Of Stories, and many more. Feel free to read some of them, they are some of my favourites.

 

 

-Mara

May 4

In da house!

Hey guys,

Quarantine sucks! I’ve been in da house for the last month! I would like to say thank you to the teachers for all the hard work that they put into our learning. It has been fun (ish). I would have probably gone crazy if there was no online school. So thank you.

 

 

-Mara

March 22

Innovation Day

Science, innovation, and fun! You might not know what innovation day is, or you might call it science fair or STEAM fair. If you don’t know what any of those things are, innovation day is a day to create, research, or do an experiment. We created, researched, and did an experiment. For our innovation day project, we made hand warmers that are environmentally friendly and reusable. I did my project with my friend Joey. Visit her blog here. We used rice and crushed walnut shells for fillings. Our questions were…

1. Can we make a hand warmer that is environmentally friendly and reusable?

2. Which smell is preferred?

3. Which material holds heat the longest: rice or walnut shells?

We did a survey on which smell is preferred out of 15 people and we found out the 9 like the smell of rice better and  6 like the smell of walnut shells better. We found out that we can make an environmentally friendly hand warmer, that the smell of rice is preferred, and that rice holds heat longer than walnut shells.  Now, my hands are getting cold. Tata for now!

January 8

Art

In art class we are making Cyclops. My Cyclops has black hair and a black beard. He lives on a island so he is very tan. In the picture he is wearing a blue skirt with a black belt. He is holding a club (I did not know if you would know what it is it’s so bad!) and a shield.Here is the painting while I was in the middle of painting it.  I hope you like it!

December 18

My Genius Hour Project

My genius hour project is on the topic of books. I chose this topic when I found a literacy magazine made by the Grade 8 class in 2014.      I decided that I wanted  to make one of those for my class. I have to research publishing companies, and what makes a good story. I also wanted to in]corporate hebrew and french. I started to make a book cover. I need to actually make the book after.

I really hope that you can someday read my book!

December 5

My Idiom

This is a bookworm! It literally means a worm that likes books. It figuratively means someone that likes books. I chose this idiom because some people call me a bookworm. I think that I don’t have to tell you that I am not a worm that likes books. I think that people who read books should just be called people who read books. I also think that I don’t have to tell you that worms don’t read books, so where does that saying come from? I looked it up and here is what it said:  The origin of the idiom “bookworm” probably originated as a somewhat derogatory term for a person who studied or read more than was usual. Bugs such as silverfish, book lice, and linoleum beetles were referred to as bookworms because they inhabited books; thus the idiom. This piece of information is from https://www.gingersoftware.com. That is all for now! (P.S. sorry for my lack of skill in art.)

December 5

The Red Pyramid ( My book review)

The Red Pyramid is the first of three in the Kane Chronicles series. The other two are The Throne of Fire and The Serpent’s Shadow.The Red Pyramid is about the Kane siblings  Carter and Sadie. After their father Dr. Julius Kane broke the Rosetta Stone and got the god Osiris to merge bodies with him, the children have been on the run. They also merge bodies, Carter with Horus and Sadie with Isis. They seek refuge in the house of life, (A place for magiciens, which Carter and Sadie were.) they are now hunted by far worse things than they could ever have imagined, all under the evil Set’s ( Another god) command. I don’t want to spoil any more so as Sadie would say… ta ta for now!

December 3

Music

Music is something that can influence your mood. I don’t think that we really understand how hard it is to write a song. I tried to write one but I don’t really have anything to write about. I think every song has a story. Even if the story is not true, it gives the artist some thing to write about. Most times the person who sings the song does not write the song. I would be fine with that except they take all of the credit. Music comes in many different ways, for example: you could hear it on the radio, you could also hear it in live concerts and in restaurants. You could also here music at sports games. Music also comes in many different forms, for example: Rock, pop, jazz, ext. What is your favorite type of music? I hoped that you learned something about music.