Thursday, February 23, 2017
My New Kitten
The story of how I got my 4th cat is a very interesting one. It seemed like just a regular Thursday night until my sister Emma went outside. She heard a cry and went in the woods only to see a little cat alone. My step-dad, Mike, came into my room to tell me what happened. In a voice that worried me he asked me to follow him and I thought that something terrible was going on. When I saw the kitten I was so excited. My step-dad gave the kitten food and the name Lacey. She was eating extremely fast, using her paws to shove food into her mouth. She was so skinny that you could feel her spine.
At first our other animals weren’t as fond of the little kitty as we were. As the days passed, Lacey was eating more and getting more comfortable. She had a vet's appointment and if she didn’t have a chip, which identified her as belonging to someone else she was officially ours. She didn't have a chip!!!Our dog, Rosie and cat, Oliver, still don’t get along with Lacey. However our other two cats, Yellow and Zoey always play fight with Lacey and get along really well. Now Lacey is a household name and we all love her so much.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
The Big Play
Hi guys, I am here to announce what this year's play is going to be. This year’s play is Shrek Jr. It is going to be a really awesome play! We do not know all of the parts yet but, soon enough we will know. We will tell you the parts when we know them. There are going to be over 20 roles in the play. Auditions were held on Wednesday, January 25th for grades 3 & 4. January 26th auditions are for grades 5 & 6. Auditions for grades 7 and 8 are on Monday, January 30. If you have missed an audition date, see Mrs. Douglas or Mrs. Mara to schedule a time. Everyone is so excited about the play. There are lots of ways to be involved if you don’t want a main role. Come check it out!
Tips For Successful Homework
By: Camdyn Rams Editor
I have heard that people in every grade, in schools all over the world, have trouble getting their homework done successfully. I’ve decided to help by giving you all some tips on where to work, when to work, who to work around, etc.
First of all you need a quiet place to work, such as your room, where no one will distract you.You shouldn’t work in a room with lots of people and distractions. You should be doing your homework on a hard flat surface. That is important because you won't do your best work if you write on a bumpy surface. I learned that the hard way.
Secondly, you should work at a decent hour of the day. What I am trying to say is you shouldn't be working on your homework too late at night. It is not good to strain your eyes while trying to see and read in the dark. Also, if you stay up late the night before a school day you will be extremely tired the next day. That will not be good for you or the teacher who is going to have a hard time trying to teach you while you are catching a cat nap. I hope if you are reading this you are thinking about what time you are going to do your homework.
Lastly, you need the right supplies to do your homework. You wouldn't want to keep interrupting yourself because you can't find a pencil or a pen. An idea to help prevent that is a homework caddy. A homework caddy is a container that is filled with homework supplies such as pencils, pens, markers, crayons, colored pencils, glue sticks, scissors, etc. You can either buy a caddy or make one out of a shoebox. You can get straight forward instructions on how to make one on Youtube at Homework Caddy Tips. If you don't want a caddy you could use something as simple as a basket. You really just need something that holds a variety of school supplies. Trust me, having all your homework supplies in one spot is helpful.
Well, that's it for the homework tips. I hope you take this advice and start doing your homework successfully.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
So it is that time of year, our 5th and 6th grade basketball season is starting. There are two teams and soon I will hear what team I am on. First we will have a tournament with only 9 out of the 12 kids that are on the team to figure out the seeding. Before we know it games will be starting. The story of how basketball actually was invented is a very interesting one. Back in 1891, James Naismith had been to teach P.E. at a YMCA training school in Springfield, Massachusetts. The kids he was going to teach were being bad, so Naismith was told to invent a new game to keep them busy. Since it was winter and very cold outside, the game would have to be able to be played indoors. He got the idea of nailing up raised boxes that players would try to throw a ball into. When he couldn’t find boxes he used peach baskets. Naismith created the rules for the new game in "about an hour." Most of the rules still are used in some form today. He was the first great college basketball coach. Forrest Allen, who played for Naismith at the University of Kansas, went on to win 771 games when he was a coach at Kansas. Allen was a great coach himself and also coached many star players, one of the most well known was Wilt Chamberlain, who became a professional basketball superstar. On one night in 1962, Wilt scored a record 100 points in a game.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Chew on THIS:
My Fight to Lengthen School Lunches