When reading The Westing Game, there was a character named Turtle. Her clues were SEA    MOUNTAIN   AM   O. With these clues, she  puts them into stocks and makes money. In The Westing Game, Turtle loses money and makes money too. When we were doing our stocks and choosing businesses, I chose Shake shack, Target, GE, and Nike. I wanted to choose businesses that were popular yet useful. I chose GE because it was useful to people. Making money and losing money was fun because you could learn from your mistakes.If you got another chance you could do better. Overall, learning about stocks was very fun and working with Mrs. Sprague and Mrs. Donnelly  was great! I especially liked learning about businesses that my family uses a lot. For example, we eat at Shake Shack once a week and  we have a GE washer and dryer in my house. 

Overall, I was glad to learn about something that will be useful later in my life. I will probably buy stocks when I am older.

My Ted Like Talk


When I first found out  that I was going to do a Ted like talk, I was nervous because I didn’t even know what a Ted like talk was. Going forward, I learned what they were and how you could learn a lot and that Ted talks could be incredible!  I watched videos at home of people doing Ted talks in front of a humongous audience. I was amazed that there was a person up on stage talking about what they love, or how to do something, or learning something new, and doing that with such confidence and grace.  When I was watching the videos, that person made me laugh, and I knew that I wanted to tell my audience why you should do something. I wanted to share something that I was passionate about and learn how to do a Ted like talk. I am so glad that I did!

I really enjoyed the process of making the talk. First of all, I liked practicing it in front of  my peers. Each time I did it, I got better! Also, making the slides was fun because I liked finding the perfect picture! Another reason why I liked my talk so much was because I liked my topic. I learned that if you don’t like what you are talking about then you can’t convince the audience to like it. The whole point of a Ted like talk is not only to  talk about what you enjoy, but also to persuade the audience why they should enjoy it. If you don’t like your topic, your audience won’t like your topic either. I learned to enjoy my Ted like talk and I ended up thinking that it was a great experience! The whole project was exhilarating!

Creative Opportunities


When I started the The Last Cuentista, I did not know what it was going to be about or what “cuentista” even means. So, I looked up what cuentista means and found out that it meant storyteller. I  immediately started  getting interested in the book “The Last Storyteller”. What could this mean? What was this about? Why was she the last story teller? Thoughts were racing through my head and as I was reading the book, I learned what it meant and what the stories were. In the book, I heard many stories and I noticed that throughout the book whenever there was a story that story  calmed  people down, and also makes them feel excited. I realized that without the stories, in the book everyone would have no hope. Stories inspire people, stoke their imaginations, and provide excitement and adventure for the reader. 

Making my ideal world was very fun! When you are making your ideal world, you need to have imagination and let your dreams guide you. I wanted my ideal world to be full of sweets. So I imagined chocolate waterfalls, candy falling from the sky, and lollipops everywhere. I think that when you make your ideal world, you need to be creative and think of everything you want and turn that into one topic. I was thinking of Halloween at the time, so I had candy on the brain. It really is incredible thinking of all these things and turning that into a world.  It’s like one minute you’re in the real world and then, just by reading a story, the next minute you’re transported to another. It really is a great experience and a nice break from reality!

When making your own book, you learn so many things. For example, we learned  how to print leaves and how to create things on paper. First, you grab a sheet of paper of any type, and then, you take your plant and put it under that sheet of paper. After that, you paint over that, and once you take the sheet off, you are left with the print of the plant.  It looks incredible, indeed like a true piece of art.  When making your book,  you really get to experience fun with words but at the same time, you get to create art! You get to do whatever you want, pick any color you want, choose any  plant you like, decide how big your book is going to be, how many pages it will be, and what shapes you are going to include.  It is a great experience that everyone should love because you create something original and beautiful all on your own! 

Overall, putting all of these things together, I see how books can inspire people. As a reader, we get to travel with the storyteller. As a writer, we get to create our own worlds. Making our own books was also a really great experience where you get to imagine, and create, and be a kid! It is a great learning opportunity as you learn about what you like or don’t like, what you think is pretty or not pretty, write a little bit and have fun while doing it! I really enjoyed all of the creating we did in these projects!

The Dance!

When we were doing the dance for P.E , I  was so excited! First, we had to choose the song that we wanted to dance to. We had to choose wisely because we were going to have to dance to the lyrics.  We chose the song Levitating by Dua Lupa because we liked the beat and the music. We then started dancing to the lyrics! For example, when the lyrics were “ If you wanna run away with me I know galaxy for life”! We then would pretend we’re driving and made a “ for life” dance move.The dance was really fun and I loved that half the time we were improvising and half the time we had the dance planned! I was with my friends Siona, Anaya, Clara, Eve, and  Michaela! We had great teamwork and we loved being together as a group! Overall, the dance was a great experience and I hope that other people thought so as well! 



My Ideal World

In our world, there are thousands of problems. Sometimes there are solutions to these problems, and sometimes, there are not. So, I have found one. I am creating my own planet, my way. My planet will be a planet where adventure and creativity exists and where the most important thing is imagination! My planet will be a place where you can create whatever you would like and be what you love! My planet will be named Cocoa!

Cocoa is the most beautiful and tasty planet in the galaxy! Everything besides living things will be made out of chocolate or candy, be edible, and taste delicious! Even the rivers and waterfalls will be made out of chocolate. There also will be thousands of beautiful butterflies flying everywhere! There will be animals who will be at peace and birds that can soar free while looking at Cocoa’s moon named Sabrina! But, my sun will be so thin that the chocolate will not melt and the sky will be lavender! It will even have blankets and clouds made out of cotton candy! There will be beaches, deserts, and islands, and the deserts will look like real desserts!by

In addition, on Cocoa, there will be robots which will be on constant command and do whatever people ask! The people on my planet will have fun with each other. It will be the best planet in the galaxy! If hungry, donuts will rain down and whatever you’re feeling is what the donut will taste like! In my world, whatever you want you get.

On my planet, with peace, beauty, chocolates and robots, there will be equality! Anyone will be able to visit either humans, animals, or any living thing!  Everyone will be treated the same and will get along. Indeed, my planet will be colorful, happy  and filled with light! Whenever you want something, just call that out and it will come! What an exquisite and incredible planet! For all of these reasons, Cocoa will be the best planet in the galaxy!


From sora

I chose the book Wonder written by R. J. Palio. Wonder is a novel for kids whose genre is fiction. Wonder is a great book. It is about a boy who is deformed which is a window for me because I am not familiar with that situation. I chose this book because I like reading books about characters who have struggles and get through them! I think that the main reason why I chose Wonder is that I wanted to see or wonder how a deformed kid feels all the time. Are they happy, sad, or depressed? I usually choose window books because I like reading a book that tells someone else’s story and how they live through it! I think that window books are really educational. You can learn a lot from someone else’s experience! For all of these reasons, I think that Wonder is an incredible book and that people should read it!
One thing that sets Wonder apart from other great books is that Wonder is not just about August, the main character’s story, but it also has parts where it explores the other characters. In this way, you can really see their perspectives. When the author lets the reader know how everyone feels in such a detailed way, it makes it a whole lot interesting. The different perspectives of all the characters make Wonder an extraordinary book! It is indeed a wonder!


Animal Friends

The Wizard of OZ

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The Baby-Sitters Club


Animal Farm


It’s all about my animal friends and me!

What a great friend Crenshaw the cat would be!

They talk all the time in  the Wizard of OZ and Animal Farm!

Even the Baby-Sitters sometimes babysit in a barn!

Only the Wimpy Kid has no animal friends!

And now this is where my poem ends!



Wisdom Tales Project



Wisdom Tales Project

In Language Arts, we had to make a project on a wisdom tale from a book called ‘Wisdom Tales from Around the  World’. The people in my group were Louise, Sophia, and Elena. We made a scratch project and here is the link to it: We wanted to work together, and also do well.  Sophia was in charge of coding, Louise made the buttons and Elena put in the facts. We chose the story Feeding His Clothes. It was about a man who wanted to go to dinner. When he arrived no one spoke to him because of how he was dressed and no one fed him. So he went home and put on some good clothes. He got all dressed up, and when he arrived everyone talked to him and fed him. While he was eating he fed food to his clothes. Everyone wondered and asked him “why are you feeding your clothes?” He told them that these clothes brought him here and they should be fed first. The moral of the story is “Don’t judge people on how they look.” This was a great story and taught us a very important lesson. We loved working on this  project, and enjoyed working together!





The day Halloween came, I knew it was going be a fun day! My friends and I decided months in advance to dress up as cows! When I ordered my costume, Amazon said it would come in two weeks! I couldn’t wait! When it finally arrived, I opened it with glee!  But what I was really excited  about was the candy! Once I got to school, I went to my advisory and met up with my friend, who was also dressed as a cow. That day, when I arrived in class, the teacher asked us what we were dressed as for Halloween.  X Period was canceled, so my friends and I went to the haunted house. After being scared by robots, my friends and I got some candy from Dr. Ward and Mr. Meredith.


After school, I went trick-or-treating with my neighbors and my pillowcase was full with candy! Each house gave us great candy. I loved the Hershey’s the most! Each house I went to had great decorations too! A lot of my neighbors were witches and animals! After trick or treating, I went home and watched a scary movie! I had candy and traded with my sister for Reece’s peanuts cups.  The next day, I had a lot of candy in my lunchbox and enjoyed eating it!

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I enjoyed every bit of it!

Camp Hanes

Early Thursday morning, I stepped on a bus to head to King, Carolina for my Camp Hanes adventure.  As I was choosing where to sit on the bus, I was so excited to go to Camp Hanes. I sat next to my friend, and we had front row seats to the movie.   On the bus I really enjoyed singing songs with everyone.When we arrived at Camp Hanes, from the second I saw the volleyball net I knew this was gonna be a great trip. When we ate lunch, the food was delicious. After that while we were doing our activities,I learned that we were doing the hike and rock climbing next! After climbing walls and walking on a net, I couldn’t wait for the hike! The counselors were very nice and made sure that we had a fun time!  It was very steep on the hike but it was worth it when we got to the top!

While we were hiking, I loved talking to my friends, and making new ones.I really enjoyed team building,and I think it brought the group closer. Staying with friends was great!  When we got to the top on the hike, the view was magnificent.  I loved the food and on the first night I loved the chicken nuggets. Doing team building exercises was great and the counselors were super fun! I loved making new friends. I also was really happy when we learned that we were going to be in a cabin with the Stanbury advisory!

Thank you so much for letting us stay at Camp Hanes! We appreciate your hard work and hopefully we will come there again!

Thank you  for organizing everything,and making sure that we were safe and had fun. I think that the most important thing was teamwork!We overcame a lot of challenges such as teamwork and friendship. At first I was nervous to go to Camp Hanes but I think that this was the best DA trip.  We hope that you guys enjoyed having us!  Thank you!