Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Age of Exploration- Here comes the waves!!

       
        The next morning, the sun wasn't in my eyes so I opened them quickly. When I opened them I noticed that when I was laying down the sky was dark and gray. All of a sudden I felt a raindrop fall in my right cheek. Everyone had started that it was raining , but it wasn't barley raining. Now it was growing bigger and bigger. I just went back to getting my items fixed up. 10 Minutes later, when I was in the hull giving someone their prescribed medicine I heard people screaming up on the deck. I went up to see what was happening and I found that water had been flooding. I felt myself get pushed over by the wind. I couldn't see anything and then I had noticed that the Helmsmen was struggling to save the ship. I needed to help him so I started walking towards him as I got thrown around.
        "Hey! Come here"! Someone yelled out. I turned my head and saw that the murderer hiding in a corner behind some wooden barrels.
        "Leave me alone"! I said as I was still struggling to get to the helmsmen. As soon as looked back at the helmsmen I saw a big wave coming right for me. I suddenly fell my right wrist get tugged and I dodged the wave. When I turned back to see who had pulled me, it was the murder. I just stared at him not saying anything. When I was about to say something everyone had been dragged across the deck. The helmsmen had made a turn so strong that he managed to save the ship.
        After the Helmsman saved the boat and the people, everyone back to doing what was their job.
        "Thank you". I said to the murder.
        "The name is John. And your welcome". he replied in a calmer voice. I had always wondered what his name was. I also wondered after that horrid tragedy why he would want to save my life if he knew I would never forget what he did. I had started walking to my spot on deck. As I looked back I saw him smile for the first time and I smiled back.
       

My Goals For The New Year

These are the my new goals for the new year:


  1. To read more books
  2. To play less video games
  3. To get outside
  4. To take responsibility
  5. To watch less TV
  6. To create Ty-Dy shirts
  7. To spend more time on Sumdog
  8. To exercise each day
  9. To try to create my own songs 

I want to give you some reasons why if you have a break of school you should read more books. 
        If you read more books when you don't have school your reading level can go up. Reading can also help you with your writing when you get back into school. 

How Do I Learn Best?

Dear friends,

Today I learned that I learn better when I see a visual and Tactile/ Kinesthectic. Visual means that I learn better when I see pictures. It also means that seeing things helps organize my thoughts and when I think in my head I see images and pictures. Tactile/ Kinesthectic means that I also learn better when I am moving or touching something.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Age of Exploration

August 1, 1495

Dear fellow friends,
  

Yesterday when I was looking for my ship I had noticed that there was one, but it had seemed very poor so I knew it couldn't be mine.

        Then I heard someone call my name 3 times. I turned my head and there was some strangers calling my name out from the poor ship. They had told me that I was going the wrong way. That ship that was almost in pieces had been the one that I was traveling on. I thought they had been joking so I laughed. They weren't laughing so I stopped. I walked past them to the front of the ship.

         As I was waking up I saw some people that were going to be traveling with me. There was one that had a hoodie on so I couldn't see his face, but he was very suspicious. When I got up all the way I looked at everyone at grew a cheesy smile on my face, but everyone was too busy doing their own thing.

        When the sun had set everyone had ran to find their own space on deck to sleep. All of the space was taken, so I had squeez between some people that had smelled like they hadn't taken a shower in a week. I had taken my coat and covered my face so I wouldn't have to smell that terrible aroma.



Present Day
         "Ahoy Matey!" someone had yelled in my face. I could even feel the smell of the person's breath; rotten milk and cheese. I had felt the strong sun hit my eyes so I tried to open them slowly. As soon as my eyes were open wide I looked at who woke me up. When I saw his face I said
        "Agh!" He had the biggest beard I had ever seen a man have. And his teeth were either fallen out  or silver.
        "How are the?" The man had asked me.
        "I...I'm alright". I said looking at him in amazment that he hasn't dided yet. He looked like he was 95.
        "She is too weak to be on a mission like this". The man with the hood had said as he was sharpening his knife. I had noticed that the knife he had was the one that I had found in my husbands chest.
        "Where did you get that knife" I asked him with suspicion.
        "None of your business". He answered with a disrespectful tone in his voice.
        Later on that day, we had to do a supply check, but we ended up being good on supplies. I also heard that another ship that was sailing for Spain too had found weezils in their biscuts. Later on I had saw a man on the ground. Everyone would not get near him just because he sick. I took the chance and gave him some water so he could talk without a dry voice.
        "Thank you miss", He told me with a weak voice. "How ever can I repay you?"
        "Well... do you know anything about that man with the hoodie?"
        "All I know is that he has a record for murduring people when they are asleep."
        "Thank you. I think that is what I needed to know".
         I thought to myself over and over that night that what if that suspisoius man had killed my husband?


Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Personal Story

Dear fellow readers,

Here is a personal story about when family members came here from Chicago.



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“When are they coming?” I asked impatient
“Calm down Haley! This is the third time you have asked!” my aunt told me frustrated.
“I know that’s because I want to be ready.”
“Ding! Dong!... As soon as I heard that I started running and trying to hide. I was so nervous that I got goosebumps.
“Go open the door!” I whispered to my aunt while I was trying to fit under the bed.
My aunt had told me to calm down because I was acting like the FBI was at the door. My grandpa had picked them up from the airport so he was the one that opened the door outside. My aunt left the room that she was in with me to greet them. I didn’t want to be in that room alone so rolled out from under the bed, ran to the living room, and sat down next to her. I asked her a question when I sat down
“Was there any spiders down there?” I asked while trying to clean off the on my clothes as much as possible. She didn’t answer me but I knew she knew that there were. We both saw the door knob jiggle and then they walked in with my grandpa.
I walked towards them to give them a hug because they had there hands out. My parents were out in the back so I had to go tell them that they arrived. The three cousins that had came were named Omar, Jocy, and Chelly. Omar was the smallest, Jocy was the oldest, and Chelly was the in the middle. Omar was the only kid who was close to my age so I usually hung out with him more and he was also the only boy. We were all so happy that we needed to celebrate so we had a barbeque outside in the back but the first thing I noticed was that my uncle wasn’t there and neither was my aunt ( their parents).
“Hey Jocy, where is my aunt and uncle?”
“Oh, they told us that they would have to get here later on because they  needed permission from their job.”
“Too bad. I really wanted to see them.” I said with a glum face.

Later on, we were all full from eating so much that everybody went inside the house, into the kitchen, and just started having conversations. My grandparents announced that all of the children should go downstairs so we can play or do something fun. So all 3 of us ( including Angel my brother) ran down the stairs to see which one could get down there first.
“Hey Omar why didn’t your parents come?” my brother asked.
“They couldn’t come because they had they didn’t have permission from work.” answered Omar
“Ok. I was just wondering because they come almost every year.” We all went to the park because all of the kids were bored and didn’t have anything fun to do and the adults agreed so they took us.

Later when we got to my grandparents house where Omar, Jocy, and Chelly were staying and I started getting dark so my parents told me and Angel that we had to go home. We all said goodbye and jumped in the jeep and drove away.
The next morning, I woke up from the sun shining in my eyes through the blinds. Uh where am I? I kept on asking my self. I got up and started walking out of my room to the living room downstairs. I saw my dad talking on the phone. When he hung up he asked me,
“Do you want to go to grandma’s with me Haley?”
“Okay!” We ran out of the house and got into the car. We left Angle and my mom there so they wouldn't be cranky during the drive. I was happy I didn’t have to change so I could be comfy in my pj’s. My dad was driving faster than usual and he had a worried face. When we arrived at my grandma’s house we jogged to the door and barged in to see that my grandma was also on the phone talking to someone too. When she hung up my dad asked what had happened and she told us that my uncle and aunt couldn’t even come to pick up their own children. “Why… , how… , what?” my dad asked with a confused look.
“Their parents called me this morning and told me every little detail.”
“So what is going to happen with the kids”? my dad asked worried’
“I’m not sure.” my grandma answered while lowering her head lower and lower as she spoke. I asked if my cousins already knew but they did. She also told us that she nor my grandpa could afford to buy 3 tickets to fly to Chicago. I walked into one of the rooms where they all slept and I just say them crying. I tried to cheer them up but nothing did. I saw my dad walk in and give them all hugs. I wonder why they were so sad about this instead of being happy that they get to stay here longer?

Later on when they were all calm, I asked Omar why he was sad instead of being happy
He said he just wouldn’t want to stay away from his parents for the rest of his life and I understood.
“Don’t worry. We will find a way to get you guys back to Chicago.” I said with a positive smile on my face. We went to the park to get our mind off of things for about 25 minutes and then went to Dairy Queen to cheer my cousins up. By the time we got back to the house the sun was setting so we grabbed some chairs and sat in the porch and just ate pumpkin seeds.
“Thanks everyone for helping us feel better.” Jocy announced. It started getting dark and cold so we all put the chairs away in the garage. I ran to the door to open it for everyone but as soon as my hand touched the doorknob a silver van pulled up at the sidewalk next to the house. I glanced and saw someone come out of the car. I saw Jocy run to the car and I noticed she was happy. Then I knew who it was. It was my aunt and uncle that said they couldn't make it but it seems that they surprised us. We all went over to them and gave them a hug.
"Sorry we didn't tell you all but we wanted to surprise you!" my aunt announced with a smile."I really missed you guys!" Chelly said with tears of joy in her eyes. We all felt a strong gust of wind hit our faces so we headed inside the house. As soon as we got in the house my dad had decided that we should go home so I hugged everyone goodnight and we got into the car and drove off. While we were in the car I asked my dad something.
"Dad, do u think next time we can visit them?"
"That actually is a good idea Haley. I agree but I don't know about your mom." he said.
"Oh I don't think she will agree unless you tell her we are going to Las Vegas." I said with a smile on my face.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

EARTHQUAKES!!!


Dear readers,

What causes an earthquake? Well earthquakes are caused when two faults seperate (fault lines are a crack or gap between Tectonic Plates) shift without people knowing. This makes the land form a different shape because all of the lava that is coming up to the surface and either splitting the land or overlapping. Most all of earthquakes cause serious injury to people.

Fault- a crack in a body of the rock. That allows the rock to move along.

How do earthquakes change the surface of the Earth? Most Earthquakes happen in certain places like Hawaii because since the whole island is a volcano if one of the Tectonic Plates moved a tiny bit all of the lava (magma) would eventually start to rise.

Describe the damage caused by earthquakes. Most of the damage is houses and buildings most of the time. A tool used to detect and measure earthquakes is the seismograph.

Why is it important for people to learn more about earthquakes? I think it's important for not just people but also mostly scientists so they could predict when earthquakes are going to happen and let us know so we can be prepared.

Where are Earthquakes most likely to occur? I think there are most earthquakes are mostly in Hawaii well because mostly the whole island is a volcano. And you can find more information about why on paragraph 3.

Thank you for taking time out of your life to visit my blog!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My Brain And Nerves

Dear readers,

The nervous system is important because without your nervous system you couldn't do as many things as you could do right now. For example you wouldn't be able to see color or you couldn't feel anything. Your nervous system helps you to survive by letting you feel objects or by letting you taste different things. Your nervous system helps you live like its it's goal to keep you alive.



A Brain is the control center of a body.A Brain also has three different sections.

One of the sections is the Cerebrum which is the biggest part of the brain and this is called the "thinking brain."
Another important part of a brain is the Cerebellum. The Cerebellum is a Latin word called "little brain." The  Cerebellum is a part of the brain that controls the body's muscle movement, posture, and coordination.

The last is the Thalamus which in Latin means "inner room." It is the first stop where all of the body's  messages come from mostly all of the sensory organs.

 A Spinal Cord is a large group of nerves that carries messages to the brain and the body.

A Neuron Cell is a cell that will carry between the brain and other parts of the body. It's also the basic unit of the nervous system.

A Synapse is a part  where different signals pass from one nerve to the next.

Autonomic nerves are when a body causes a reaction through out the body expecting it.

 And the last one is Sensory Nerves which are nerve cells that spread sensory information. The brain receives messages outside the body by scenes.

The brain also sends messages to the muscles for them to keep working or just relax.

The brain works with involuntary muscles too by sending signals to the body's organs to keep them working without the body demanding it to. An example is it keeps the body's heart beating or lungs breathing in and out.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My Soil Experiment

I observed that in my soil sample that there where a lot of skittles but there were more chex mix. I also observed that the soil sample is a mixture because you can separate it. I counted my skittles and there are 11 of them. The soil sample has solids in it because the skittles are solids and so are the chex mix pieces. I mostly have red and yellow skittles and only 1 purple and 1 green. In my chex mix I have two little windows pretzels and four little ring pretzels.
The two properties in liquid, gas, solids are that all of these properties you can feel.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

All About Me

Dear Readers,

Thank you for taking the time to look at my circle map.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Welcome

Dear Reader,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.