For Language Arts, we had to work on a project about a story from the book Wisdom Tales from Around the World. I was in a group of three with me, Elena, and Louise. We did a Scratch project about a story called Feeding His Clothes, it is a Sufi story from the Middle East. Here is Our Scratch Project. The story is about a man named Mulla Nasrudin, that tried to get into a banquet but wasn’t let in because his clothes were ratty. He got some nicer clothes and he was able to go and before he ate, he put food on his clothes. I think the moral is don’t judge people on what they look like.
What we did is split up the jobs, Elena put in the facts like the story and moral, Louise made the buttons, and I did the coding.
This project was really fun and I enjoyed doing it.
Two of my favorite series are Warriors also known as Warrior Cats by Erin Hunter, and Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland. I recommend them to the people who like animals and adventures. There is some violence in them but they’re still really good books.
Warriors is about groups of cats, clans, that live together and follow the Warrior Code. The clans are ThunderClan, RiverClan (my personal favorite), WindClan, ShadowClan, and SkyClan. The Warriors series is really really long with different arcs, if you do read them make sure you get the books from the right arc! There is also super edition books and they’re about specific cats. Erin Hunter is a pseudonym which is a fake name an author or authors could use. Erin Hunter is a group of people under one name, the people are Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui Sutherland, Gillian Philip, Inbali Iserles and Victoria Holmes. Currently there is more books coming in the Warriors series, Erin Hunter is making another arc called The Starless Clan, the newest book, Sky the second book in The Starless Clan arc was released November 1st 2022.
Now for Wings of Fire (WOF), WOF is a series about dragons that live in tribes. The tribes are IceWings, SkyWings, SeaWings, MudWings, SandWings, NightWings, RainWings, LeafWings, SilkWings, and HiveWings. This series written by Tui T. Sutherland who also was a part in writing Warriors (look above 👆). Correct me if I’m wrong, but WOF book 16 is coming out on the 27th of December 2022. I think it’s called The Beginning of the End. I’m exited to see what it’s going to be about!
Thank you so much for reading, I hope you read and enjoy these series!
This year the 6th grade, after Camp Cheerio got canceled, got to go to Camp Hanes instead. This is my experience there.
When I got onto the bus Jennifer, Isabella, Emily, and I had taken the seats on the back of the bus. After everyone was seated, we had started eating and trading candy with Chris, Beck and some other people in the back. After we had taken a break from eating candy so we didn’t run out, Isabella, Jennifer, and I had started to play this car game. What you did is you picked a color. For example, I did red at first and you count how many red cars there are, and whoever has the highest number of cars wins. The first round Isabella won, she chose the color blue. I had gotten second place with the color red, and Jennifer was third with the color yellow. After that round, we played another game and I got first with the color blue. After a while, Mr. Harris played Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. By the end of the bus ride we had watched almost all of the movie. When we got to Camp Hanes there was a counselor that gave us instructions when we were in the bus, like where to put our bags and things like that. After we had put our bags in the gymnasium, we went into another room and the counselors introduced themselves to us. After that, we played some games then we got told what cabin we were in. I was with Jennifer, Isabella, and Emily, Anya, Emily, Madeline, Quinn, Jade, Emilia, Ms. Ellis, and Ms. Salas in cabin eight. After we were told our cabin, we went to our cabins to put our things away, to be told what group we were in, and what our activities for the day were. I was in group six with Emily and some other people, and the activities we did for the first day were canoeing then archery then rock climbing then team building games.
The activities we did were pretty fun. The first activity, canoeing, was okay. We learned how to get into the canoe and how to paddle, things like that. Then my group and I got to go in the canoes with a partner or two and go canoeing. After that we did archery. In archery we took turns with the bow and arrow and while you waited you could play this game with a metal ring that you try to throw and hook in up on a hook attached to the wall. After archery we did rock climbing. The rock climbing walls were auto belays which basically is a machine that automatically belays you. On top of the climbing walls was this net like thing they call a sky hammock. What you do to get to it is either you can use the pixie sticks which are like wooden bars placed in random angles in like a netted in area, or you can do these mini climbing walls that lead up to the sky hammock. The last activity we did was team building games. For team building games we did multiple different games. One of the games we did was we had to stay in a circle and we had to pass a stuffed dog around and we had to get it around as fast as possible. Another one of the games was everyone was in a circle with a rope that couldn’t go above your n. Another game we did was there were two groups and each group chose one person to be the one blindfolded, your group had to direct you to a pool noodle that the counselor was holding and moving around a bit. After the person got the pool noodle they had to hit the other blindfolded person.
I’m really grateful that we got to go! It was a really fun experience and the food was good. I’m also really happy that I got to be in a cabin with all of my friends. I’m really proud that I tried to walk on the sky hammock without holding onto anything. Thank you to all the counselors!
During the summer, I read a book called Finding Someplace by Denise Lewis Patrick. The book is about a girl named Reesie, who lived in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. During the book, Reesie had to leave her house in a hurry. She only had a backpack to put things in, she brought her notebook and some pens, toiletries, some important papers, and some other things.
After I read the book I decided to make my own backpack! If this happened to me I would bring:
I would bring food and water so I can eat and drink, sterilization tablets to clean water if I need to. I would also bring a crank flashlight so if my battery flashlight doesn’t work anymore I can use it, a battery flashlight so I can see in the dark, batteries so I can use my flashlight if it runs out of power, a phone so I can contact people, a charger/solar powered charger/charging bank so I can charge the phone if it runs out of battery, a jacket/sweatshirt so I don’t get cold. A change of clothes in a Ziploc bag so if I get wet I can change my clothes, cash so I can buy food or something I need, a small first aid kit so I can take care of myself, and matches so I can start a fire if I need to. This is what I would bring if a hurricane hit and I needed to pack things in a bag.
I’m going to tell you about Christmas’s in San Diego. As you might know (if you’ve read “Christmas in Melbourne”) that for Christmas I alternate and go to my mom’s mom house which is in San Diego and my dad’s parents house which is in Melbourne.
When we have Christmas with my mom’s side of the family my mom’s sister and brother in law come to my grandma’s house and we all stay there for Christmas and New Years. We do lots of things. I like to paint paintings with acrylic paints, sometimes we have a picnic in my grandma’s front yard, and we always go to some playgrounds and beaches.
There is this one playground that we always go to thats bye a beach. It’s called Mission Bay Park. It’s really fun because it’s really big and it has a lot of things to play with.
Also when we go to San Diego we go to the beach a lot and we go body boarding and its really fun. I have a body board. On the body board it has an ocean design with dolphins and fish.
On Christmas day we usually wake up and have breakfast, sometimes it’s pancakes usually waffles though and then we can open presents. We don’t do a lot on Christmas but it’s still really fun to visit my grandparents, cousins, friends, aunts, and uncles.
Here are some picturse
This is me and my brother max jumping off of a turtle at Mission Bay Park when we were little.
This is me, Max, and my other brother Christian jumping off turtles. (More recently).
This is the Christmas tree and me standing by the Christmas tree.
I’m going to tell you about some times when my mom, dad, my two brothers (Christian and Max), and I go to Melbourne to visit my dad’s side of the family.
But before I begin you need to know this. On Christmas my family goes to either San Diego (which is where my mom’s mom lives and my mom’s dad used to live) or Melbourne (which is where my dad’s parents, some friends, brothers and sisters, and nieces and nephews live). What my family would do is we would alternate where we would go. For example we would go to San Diego then the next Christmas we would go to Melbourne and so on. But I’m going to tell you what Christmases are like in Melbourne.
So normally we would go to Melbourne a bit early. We would go on the plane from Singapore to Melbourne and fly to Melbourne. When we get to Melbourne we get our luggage and wait for my dad’s parents to pick us up (or we would get a restless car for our stay in Melbourne). Then when we get to the house usually I would get out of the car, say hi to my grandparents then run to their shed to stay with Lani for a bit (Lani is my grandparents outside cat). Lani is an adult gray tabby cat.
When it starts to get close to Christmas we start to decorate the house. My grandparents already have this Nativity Scene that’s already up when we get there. So we put up the Christmas tree and decorate it and outside in their backyard they have these trees that we decorate with tinsel.
On Christmas day we wake up have breakfast and all our usual things then when it almost time for the small Christmas barbecue type party thing with our cousins, uncles, and aunts we get ready, like we start cooking the food and I like to get a piece of paper and write “Merry Christmas” on it and tape it on the gate to the house so when everyone comes they see a sight that says “Merry Christmas” on it. After all the cousins eat we usually play games in the yard then, when the parents finish talking and eating we start the fun. We bring out water balloons. You know where this is going.
So we bring out the water balloons and fill them up with water then we have a big water balloon fight with everyone (I usually don’t participate though…. Actually I never remember participating except once.)
After that we open presents and everyone goes home… until New Years…
This is a picture of Lani
This is my dad’s dad barbecuing before the party
This is me and my mom, dad, Max, and Christian by the Christmas Tree
I’m going to tell you about my trip to Rawa. I went to Rawa with my friends you might of heard of in my blog post Going To Bintan Ms. Midy, Deven, and Suraya (Raya for short). I also went there with my mom’s mom (my grandma). Rawa is an island in Malaysia.
Anyways when we got to Rawa we checked into our room. The rooms were kind of on a hill and looked a bit like cabins. There were lots of peacocks and peafowls (peacocks are male and peafowls are female).
At Rawa my dad, mom, and I would go snorkeling and we saw pufferfish, clownfish, angelfish, and lots of other cool fish. There was also a big slide that would go to the ocean. My older brother Max got his diving certification and I had my first diving lesson.
My diving teacher asked if I wanted to go swim with sharks and I wasn’t really sure I wanted to go diving with sharks so I said “Maybe.” And we ended up not swimming with sharks but it still was fun. Like I touched a shark eggs. It felt soft and a bit mushy. And the diving teacher made multiple circle bubbles. It was really fun.
I also got a peacock feather. And I remember when my brother and a friend we made when we were there, we were going to play on a trampoline they had by the restaurant. A peacock had its feathers spread and usually that means he’s mad or he is trying to impress a peafowl. And it looked like he was mad at us for some reason so we left the trampoline after a while when the peacock was coming towards the trampoline.
There were also some rats there so we would put 3 rat traps with a coconut piece inside to when they tried to take the coconut piece the door to the cage would fall down and trap the rats.
After a few days we had to go. It was very fun at Rawa!
Here is a picture of a peacock
I’m going to tell you about my trip to Bintan with my dad, mom, my 2 brothers (Christian and Max), and my friends Mrs. Mindy, Mr. Nate, Surya(Rya for short), Deven, and Zane this is what happened.
My mom, dad, Christian, Max, and I went on a boat from Singapore to Bintan. When we got to Bintan we got our luggage and got off the boat, then we went to check in at the terminal and took a bus to the resort.
When we got there we went to our room to put our thing down and then went to go see Mrs. Midy and Surya because Deven, Zane, and Mr. Nate was going to come later so we played for a bit.
Then it was time for dinner so we went to our rooms to get ready. After dinner they had a small party and Deven, Zane, and Mr. Nate came.
The next day Christian and I went to the kids club and we got to lots of activities like going on the trapeze and doing archery! It was very fun. Sometimes my family and I with our friends aloud go swimming and have milkshakes. After a few days it was time to go back home. The trip to Bintan was very fun!
Here is a video
I’m going to talk about my trip to India. I went to India for my holiday. And it was my birthday when we went. We went to lots of places like for the night before my birthday we went and saw the Taj Mahal. Then after we sleped for a bit but then very very early on my birthday day we went inside the Taj Mahal!
We went to Jaipur and we went to lots of shops. We went to one shop and we got Indian clothes.I like wearing bindis. One hotel we stayed at they would give you a bindi made of rose petals and my younger brother liked wearing them so whenever we went to the front desk we would ask for a bindi.
Once we were on a tour and I stepped on an earring I don’t know but I felt it I thought it was a rock so I tried to kick it out of my shoe but it didn’t work so I left it there when I tried to climb in the car so we could go see other things but then my older brother said your foot is bleeding I looked back at my foot and there was an earring stuck in my shoe! While my mom tried to help me get the earring out the tour guide went and got two chicks for us to hold and one of them pooped on my older brother’s hand!