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!
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!
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!
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.)
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!
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.
The Pirate, the Princess, and Me, The Rat is a short story by Linda Bailey. I think that this story is fiction. I think that this story is fiction because well.. Have you ever seen a dancing rat? Or maybe a little rat sunscreen? I think not. But, rats do live in docks, and pirates definitely smell bad. Also as the author says, nobody likes a rat. Even though it has a few non fiction elements even one fiction element made it a fiction story. In the story the rat and the princess had a friendship but, at the end of the story she leaves him on the dock. How would that make you feel? The rat was happy at the end of the story because he knew that his princess was out there somewhere.
I am going to tell you about my favorite holiday. My favourite holiday is Chanukah. I like Chanukah because (I get presents) We eat great food and we light the candles. Every holiday has a story and I am going to tell you this one. Years and years ago, the Jews were free people roaming the land of Israel. One day the Romans came and said: We are here to take over your land. You will worship our gods and forget your religion. You will bow to our king. You will not celebrate your holidays either. As you can probably guess, the Jews were not very happy about that. So they did their holidays and celebrations in secret. The Romans were not very happy about that so, the Jews fled into the mountains. A man by the name of Judah started a revolt. He led the people to the temple only to find all the oil spilled making it impure. They conducted a search to find some more oil. Finally they found a tiny jug of oil. They lit the menorah and hoped that they could make enough for the next day. It was a tiny jug of oil but it lasted for eight days! That is all I can say for now!
In math class we are learning about Data Management. My teacher, Mrs. Thompson gave us this,
and told us to write a story about it. So here goes! I think that the #2 problem is about a car that is going 30 miles per hour but then they hit a yellow light and has to slow down. That keeps repeating itself over and over again. And I think that the #3 problem is about the heat in Israel. I think that a phone got overheated and then the person who had the phone went into the hotel and there was air conditioning and then the phone cooled off