Archive for May, 2011

Dance Defined 2


2011
05.29

Ms Lau (my teacher) is a great dancer. She ran an After School Activity called hip hop happening and it took a lot of practicing. Vincent a high school-er taught us most things then there was a lunch jam. After months of practicing we were finally ready to do the lunch jam. So when we were  having lunch the music started and we bounced into the open area in the cafeteria. A couple of people stood on the tables and we started dancing.

A couple weeks after the lunch jam Ms Lau brought us back and we had a meeting. She told us that if we wanted to be in a big dance show called dance defined, we would represent the elementary. We did weeks of practice just to get it right. We learnt so many things and we got to dance with the big kids and get lifted up. On Monday and Tuesday the week of the dance we got to use the stage. We needed to make a lot of adjustments to the v, one of our movements and other parts.

On the day of the first dance, back stage was buzzing  and we put on so much makeup. The next day was a lot more organized. I think that a High School student, Crystal danced the best, because she had a lot of movement and was exciting.  A group dance called Bomb was the second best because it was like they were robbers and it was really funny, it was in Hip Hop style.

When it came to our first one I was so nervous I stood backstage waiting for it to start so it could finish. As we bounced on stage I felt a lot happier than usual. When we finished we ran backstage as fast as we could, we had 2 short dances to get changed  so we got into our places in the audience. When our Que went we started walking up to the stage. At the end i was happy that it was over but also sad.

Percy Jackson And The Lightning Bolt


2011
05.28

I read a cool book called Percy Jackson and the Lightening Bolt. it was all about a boy called Percy, who is kicked out of bording school (again) and is sent to camp “half blood” ware he finds out that he is Poisidon’s (God of the Sea) son. Percy is sent on a dangerous quest, to retrieve Lord Zeus’ lightning bolt and return it back to Zeus. On this quest, Percy fights Medusa, and meets a half-goat half-man, and takes a trip to the under world where he thinks Hades God of the Underworld has stolen the Lightning bolt. But he finds even more horrible secrets that could destroy Mount Olimpus. Read the book to find out more. I really like this book because its full of adventure and teaches you about greek mythology.

THE FISHING ISSUE!


2011
05.15

Me and my mom went to the library to watch the  movie “End of the line.” It was about people that were over-fishing, and fishing so much that some kinds of fish are almost extinct! They were over fishing beyond the boundaries, and some fish like the Thailand Cat Fish and Bluefin Tuna, are almost extinct. The movie told us that if we do not stop over-fishing the ocean will be unbalanced because we are fishing way too fast. The result will be that big fish will not have a chance to make more babies, and that leaves all the big fish extinct and the the smaller fish will increse. After the movie, a few scientists came and talked to us about how to save the fish. They said you don’t have to stop eating fish, you just have to be aware of what kinds of fish you buy. I really enjoyed wachng the movie and I hope things get beter with fishing! (You can learn more by going to www.endoftheline.com).

Easter


2011
05.09

Note: Sydney wrote this post a few weeks ago. Sorry for the delay. (Her mom- the publishing monitor.)

It’s finally Easter! For this wonderful day, me , Sophia, Sam and Mark decorated many beautiful glittering eggs. We all went to bed in our houses, and the next morning  three cute bunnies made of yummy chocolate were standing outside my room! The Easter Bunny strikes again! I was invited to Sophia’s house to have a big Easter breakfast. So me and my parents walked upstairs to her house. The big table was filled up with a big breakfast! Waffles, juice and lots more. Then Sophia’s mom announced that we were going to have an Easter egg hunt! So me and Sophia and Sam grabbed our Easter baskets, and ran searching for eggs until there were no more eggs left. We went aside and counted our eggs. Sam had the most, I came in second and Sophia came third. It was the best Easter ever!

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THE HANNAH POEM!


2011
05.09

I was touched of when Hannah did that poem, so I made one just for her.

Oh Hannah,

Oh Hannah,

You bring me

joy.

Oh Hannah,

Oh Hannah,

you fill me up with

hope.

I do not know how to

cope.