During language arts this year at the end we read a book named The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. One of the characters in the book followed the stock market. In the stock market you invest money into companies and then you have a share of their stock. In class my peers and I put in all types of formulas to do the math for us and make sure we didn’t mess up if we did the calculations. We picked up to six stocks to invest in but they had to be in the New York stock Exchange. We had 20,000 fake dollars to invest. Overall, this project was super fun and tough us how to invest money.
During the 6th grade year the whole grade and I read the book The Last Cuentista. It was an amazing book. It was very interesting and it was a little confusing. The book is by Donna Barba Higuera. The book took place in a super weird and interesting planet. In The Last Cuentista one of the main characters mentions cuentos, which are stories that got passed down through generations. This year we got to make a county of our own. You could write about a story that also got passed down through generations or you could make it about something you came up with. These stories and cuentos in my opinion are important to people because there stories that are passed down from families to your family and its an important story if its been passed down from generations and families.
A little bit after we finished The Last Cuentista we started working on our ideal world. My whole class got to make their ideal world and we got to make up funny and super cool world and words. We had to write all about what our ideal world would look like and feel like. We did this assignment because the characters in The Last Cuentista were in a weird and cool world. My ideal world was called Lises and it had floating islands and a lot of new animals there.
Another thing that we did pretty recently was book making with author and artist Peg Gignoux. Mrs. Peg makes these books with the whole 6th grade every year. We got to make plant prints and all types of things to put in our book. Inside of the book we put our ideal world and our cuentos in it. In the center of the inside of the book we have made a cut out of something to represent our ideal world or just something cool. My book didn’t look like what I described my ideal world like it had a lot of red, blue, and a little bit of yellow. It was really fun to make a handmade book this year!
Overall, class inside of Language Arts and outside. this year was really fun and was full of all of the things I enjoy. Thank you Mrs. Donnelly so so much for being so supportive, fun, and so nice to me. I also want to thank Mrs. Peg for taking time out of her life to come and make these super cool books with us. This 6th grade year was so fun and I will always remember it.
At the beginning of may we got assigned a project. It was to make a 5 minute Ted like Talk to share with the whole class at the end of the month. We were allowed to pick whatever topic we wanted and we also were allowed to bring in props when we presented in class.
My experience of making a Ted like Talk was really fun and exciting. I did my talk about the history of Nike. I researched about the history of Nike and I learned so many new things about Nike that I didn’t know before I started. This topic is important to me because I really enjoy finding out so much new stuff about a brand and I am very interested in brands and how they came to be. If you ever want to do a Ted like Talk I suggest doing it about a topic you really enjoy and are passionate about. If you want any helpful tips I suggest reading the book Thank You For Coming To MY TED Talk, by Chris Anderson. It has many helpful tips about public speaking and more. Overall, my experience of doing a talk like this was really really fun.
In chorus you can do many fun things unlike other classes you do not take for the whole year. You will take it for 1 trimester. One of my favorite parts about chorus is the fun games and songs with movement we do in them. That’s my favorite part of class because it’s fun to do movements in the songs like folktale songs and it’s fun to interact with friends in the games. At the end of the chorus trimester, there’s always a performance. When we do the performances we all sing in an auditorium on bleachers. We usually sing 4-5 songs. When I first started the trimester with chorus I wasn’t really into singing but it ended up being fun. I learned a lot about how humans sing like their vocal chords. The larger the vocal cords the deeper the voice is. Vocal cords are tiny. When you’re a baby your vocal cords are about 2mm thick and for an average adult they are 8mm – 13mm. Overall, chorus was a very fun trimester to have.
My ideal world is a lot different than our world now. Some things are the same, some are not. My ideal world is called Lises. The world is great for me but you might think differently about it.
My whole world is hot and has a nice climate around 60° F to 85° F. The years are shorter and the days are longer. Years will be 150 days and days are 30 hours long. There is lots of nature and animals. You can have any pet you want as long as it’s not too dangerous and you know how to take care of it. Floating islands will also be on the planet. No houses are allowed on the floating islands though. The floating islands are there for a cool experience and there is one big island for the capital in each state.
Lises will have 10 moons and lots of stars. There will be at least one comet if not more that passes through space that you can see every year. From space, the planet is teal and green and there’s two rings. There are three other planets in the system all orbiting a moon that produces a lot of light. There is one other planet that is habitual with all types of features. The other planet is named deep blue. It’s called deep blue because it would be underwater.
When you are actually on the world there would be no world hunger. It would be solved and there would also be absolutely no crime. If you commit a crime you would be put in jail for at least 25 years if not more no matter what the crime was. If you get sick, people will help you get medication and what you need to recover. Every child needs to finish high school and have a job when you are age 24 and up. Different countries don’t start wars unless necessary. When it gets dark outside the time will be 7:30-8:00 and the sunrises at around 6:00-6:30. Also, sunsets and sunrises will be beautiful. There’s no pollution so you can get around by electric vehicles. To travel there are electric powered planes that go very fast. Technology on Lises is very advanced from now. Phones and devices can tell if someone is trying to hack you and that triggers your device to stop. Flying cars are successful but they are only for government emergencies like the PD, FD, and EMS.
The different holidays on Lises are the same and our planet but there are more. For example, a new holiday different from ours is a celebration for all cultures. All of the different cultures come together in their town or city and bring something to represent their culture.
Lises would be my perfect ideal world for me.
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When the 6th grade went to The Museum of Natural Sciences on 1/27/23 in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was a lot of fun. The museum was four floors and it had many exhibits. The main focus was the RACE exhibit. The RACE exhibit had a lot of info about culture in race, how race changed the world, and lots more. The other exhibits they had were, a small space exhibit, birds & reptiles & small land animals, ocean creatures, insects, and a little exhibit for dinosaurs, they also had a really cool 3D printing lab and you got to touch the 3D prints they made. There were also many more exhibits. My favorite exhibit was probably the 3D print lab and the dinosaurs. In the 3D print lab there were 3D printers running and you could ask the people that were there all about it and how it’s made. Also, in the lab there were little monitors with interactive things. In the dinosaur exhibit there were fossils and replicas from the dinosaurs. It was a lot of fun.
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Over the past couple of weeks I have been reading the book The Final Six. I have not finished it yet but so far it has been a great book. This book is about a group of teenagers sent to one of Jupiter’s many moons. It is a very action packed book with a lot of details. The group of teenagers has also gone to a space training camp. The author of this book is Alexandra Monir. She did a great job of making the book nice, fun and not confusing to read. I chose to read this book because it sounds cool that there are a group of teenagers that are going to one of Jupiter’s moons and exploring it.
I think for me this is a window book. A window book is something that you can’t relate to and a mirror book is the opposite of a window book, you could relate to it in many ways. This book is a window for me because I have never gone to one of Jupiter’s moons and never been in space. When I pick books I like to pick anything that interests me and that I can relate to in a few ways. I usually pick a mirror book.
In this blog post, I will talk about baseball. I love baseball and I have been playing for almost my whole life. This is why I think you should play baseball.
The first reason why you should play baseball is that is is very fun and you will meet all types of new people from different teams. Baseball is fun because you get to try out the different positions and you get to bat. In the photo above that is me batting. Another fun thing about baseball is that it can be very hard or easy. For an example, you can be facing a pitcher that can throw very fast and hard or you can be playing a team with bad hitting or bad fielding but regardless of who you play, always try your best to win.
I play for the Carolina Rattlers and all of my teammate are very nice and supportive of each other. You should always be supportive to your teammates. I have been playing for most all my life and it is my main sport. I play other sports too but baseball is my top favorite. I play tournaments mostly on the weekends all over the state/county.
In 6th grade Language Arts, we did a project about a wisdom tale. We could do different things not just a comic but the choices were: a comic, a rap/song, poem, and stop motion.
I worked with my partner, Branden. We chose to do a comic as you can see above. It was very fun to draw the people and come up with words the characters were going to say. The wisdom tale was about two friends that got tricked by the man with a red and blue coat. The man asked the kids what color his coat was. They both answered differently because they saw different things from each other’s point of view. The man wanted the two kids to question their friendship and that’s just what he did.