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This Weekend I…

This weekend I went to a wedding.  Saturday, the 8th I saw my dad’s niece, Liz get married.  It was the second wedding I have ever been to.  It was at The Vineyard at Grandview in Mount Joy.  It was raining so it was a bit muddy, but it was pretty enjoyable!  After the ceremony we went up and found our table, table 9.  We were supposed to sit with my Aunt Connie and her family but they moved over to a different table so everyone had room to sit comfortable.  The food was sort of like what you would get at a picnic, roast chicken, pulled pork, and corn.  For dessert they had a small cake for the bride and groom and cupcakes for the guests as well as ice cream.  Everyone danced and my littlest brother Fin, was dancing away.

That was the main thing I did this weekend.  Sunday was a rainy day so we stayed home.  This is what I did this weekend. Tell me what you did in the comments!  Thanks for reading!

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GOODBYE 4TH GRADE!

As of today, we have 2 more days left of school! Technically we have 1 because we have 2 half days (Half+Half=Whole). I have to saw goodbye, to my teachers Mr. Arena (Homeroom), Mr. Geiman (Reading) and Ms. Wachter (Math). Today we got people to sign our yearbooks so we can remember them. I got almost all of the girls to sign my book. I don’t want to leave 4th grade. It was really fun! Today to celebrate the last few days of school, we’re having a “party”. We are having a Mario Kart Tournament and are have Maple Bacon Long Johns from Shady Maple.

 

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See, Think, Wonder: Peru and Machu Picchu!



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MY EDITED PHOTO!! #STUBC17

I put a duck on my shoulder because I have 2 little brothers who both love playing in the bath. I put a burger on my face because I like burgers. Finally, I put a monster on my shoulder because I thought it would look funny. This is what I did to make this picture funky. 

P.S: I edited this photo at BeFunky



The Missing Sword: Who Did It?

Back then it was a idle. Today, just history. The sword had been stolen to most. But just a few believed that it may still be out there and just a replica was stolen. Wait, you don’t know the story.

A long time ago the sword was the thing that saved us all. We were being raided by unfriendly tribes and that sword was thrown 3 miles by a catapult that a guard had set off when resting the sword down on a table and it slipped off and the guard knocked over the table trying to reach the sword and BOOM! The sword was gone. The sword sliced through the air and cut the rope that held the tribe from the other side of the monument of a dragon and it fell. The tribe from the other side was known as the Redbors tribe and they were fierce as the mightiest dragon, Locktool, who roamed the Himalayan mountains looking for adventurous climbers to devour. The Redbor tribe was an enemy to everyone. The people of Corus were happy, even if the sword of Instapol was gone because to conquer a land you must strap your monument to a great big plank and place in enemy territory. And destroy the enemy’s monument which they would place on your land. But if your monument was struck down the whole army would retreat and never return. If you did, a most unpleasant thing would be unleashed on your tribe. Unspeakable. But since Redbor’s monument was struck down they couldn’t continue onto battle. They knew the consequences and backed off.

A few days later the sword of Instapol was discovered and placed into a museum under top security vault. The sword was stolen 2 weeks later and the only thing that was left behind was old rag pouch with pure gold tucked inside. As my shift ended I emerged from the museum and saw a man with a similar pouch, strapped to his belt buckle. I knew I couldn’t jump to conclusions but I snapped a picture of him anyway and made sure that the pouch and his face were visible.

Tommorow I’d search for a smaller clue, not easily visible to the human eye such as fingerprints. The next day I went to the museum and showed the guard my I.D. He let me pass. I got out my fingerprint finding kit and off I went with a magnifying glass, exploring the case where the sword was held and areas around that. I found a few so I got a copy of them and sent them to the lab for analyzing. I searched for more clues but found nothing. The next day, results came back from the lab. The fingerprints were owned by someone named Eduardo Rivera the name of the person who put the sword in the case! This was going to need some investigating. Did Eduardo get fingerprints on the case by putting the sword in it and the culprit didn’t leave any marks? Or did he steal the sword? It occurred to me that Eduardo had the key to the case. This was going to be tough. Time to talk to Eduardo Rivera.

“Where were you the night of the breakage into the museum.” I asked Eduardo. “I was walking around town after going shopping.” he replied. “Where did you go?” I quizzed. “Why are you asking, Charles.” Eduardo said. “Just wondering.” I replied. “I’m not so sure.” said Eduardo. “If you don’t answer my questions then I have to believe you as a liar.” I said. “I’m no liar!” he replied angrily. “Then answer my questions.” I said, “If you are truly innocent of crime then you have nothing to hide.” “Fine, fine.” Eduardo said, giving up, “I’ll tell you the truth. (Or was it?) I went to an appliance store but I forget what it was called.” “Where was it located?” I asked. “Right next to the museum.” Eduardo replied. “What time did you get home that night?” I asked. “10:00.” replied Eduardo. “Eduardo, you are free to go.” I said. I was going to ask Eduardo’s wife, Donna, what time Eduardo got home that night. I found Eduardo’s address which was 324 Holter Rd. and drove there wondering if Eduardo’s story would confirmed or denied.

“Hello, Mrs. Rivera.” I said as she let me in, m“I would like to ask a few questions.” “About what?” said Donna shakily. “Just a time.” I said, “On the 13th of March, what time did your husband get home at?” “That was the night that he stole the sword.” said Donna, staring into space and saying whatever popped into her head. “Where’s the sword Mrs. Rivera?” I asked forcefully. “I swear I don’t know. The night he came home with the sword he told be to keep my lips zipped or he would post a really inappropriate picture in FaceBook and say that I was using his phone and put it up.” “So it sounds like you were forced to do something to keep something ‘safe’.” I said. “Yes.” she replied. “Ok. Now we know the real story. Sadly Donna you’ll have to go to prison due to never telling anyone BUT you only have to serve 1 day due to the fact that you were forced not to tell and technically is you told someone that couldn’t help you at the moment and you’re husband found out and posted the picture you would probably go to jail and you were innocent.

“Ok, I’ll go.” said Donna,“But we need to find the sword A.S.A.P because Eduardo is coming home soon and any day now he said that he was gonna flee to China where there are 1,385,566,567 inhabitants.” she said, “Now where is that sword?” She thought about it for a minute. “He probably put it in the safe!” she said finally. “Where is the safe?” I asked. “Behind the picture.” she replied. “Can I take the picture off or do you want to?” I asked. “You can.” she said, “The code is 2609.” I took the picture off the wall and put in 2609. Nothing happened. “Do you think that Eduardo changed the number?” I asked Donna. “Probably. If he did he most likely wrote it down in his notebook because when it comes to pins and passwords he’ll forget them so he writes them down. We’re going to be trying a lot of numbers though because he doesn’t label any of the numbers he puts in the book.” she told me.

We went through the book and found the pins 1046, 3374, 8582, 1949, 1707, 3358 and 3658 on the first 20 pages of the book. None of the numbers worked. Then on the last page we found the pin 3905. “I hope this is it.” I said. I then put in 3905 and it worked! The safe opened and inside there was the sword of Instapol! The mystery was solved, the sword was returned to the museum and Donna and Eduardo Rivera were put in jail, Donna for a day and Eduardo for 5 years.

Case Closed

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What’s Your Favorite Thing In Nature?

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The Rock Family- Part 1… ChRiStMaS!!


This is the story of the Rock family. 5 rocks consist in the Rock family. There is Amy, John, Drew, Mama and Papa. Amy is 3 and her birthday is January 19th. John is 12 and his birthday is March 21st. Drew and John are twins so Drew is 12 and was born on the same day as John. Mama, who’s real name is Matilda is 34 and her birthday is September 4th. Papa, who’s real name is Julian is 39 and his birthday is July 14th.

It was December 20th on 2064 Merrington Lane. Amy, John and Drew had lots of Christmas shopping to do. They hadn’t found ANYTHING for their parents and Christmas was coming soon! They decided that they were going to ask Mama to take them Christmas shopping for Papa that night and then tomorrow they would ask Papa to take them shopping for Mama. “Let’s go ask Mama is we can go Christmas shopping!” Amy said excitedly.

“Wait a minute Amy.” Drew said, “We need to figure out what we can get Papa first.” “What could we get him?” John said. “Hmmm. What about a teddy bear!” Amy said in her ‘this is the best idea ever’ voice. “Amy, I don’t think Papa would like a teddy bear.” said Drew. “What else then? This is hard! I don’t wanna do this any more.” said Amy with a whine. “But Amy we need to find them something.” said Drew. “I know!” said Drew, “We could get Papa a new hockey stick for when he goes to play!”. “Perfect!’ said John. “Can we go tell Mama now?” said Amy. “Sure” said Drew, “Would you like to do the honors, Amy?”. “Sure!!” said Amy. Then they went and told Mama. “What a GREAT idea. Papa would love that for sure!” she said with a big smile on her face, “We’ll go shopping tonight.” “Thanks Mama.” Drew, John and Amy chorused. “Let’s go play Life since that’s taken care of.” Amy said importantly. “Ok.” said Drew and John. They played Life until it was time to go shopping.

Mama, John, Drew and Amy hopped into the big red minivan with Mama in the front seat, Drew and John on the edges and Amy in the middle on a booster seat. “Let’s go to SportsRus.” said Mama. “John and I love SportsRus!” said Drew. “I don’t.” said Amy grumpily. “It’s ok Amy.” said Mama. “Were here!” said John. “Let’s go to the hockey aisle.” said Mama. They got to the hockey aisle and found a large assortment of hockey sticks. Mama said, “What color stick should we get him?” “Blue!” said John. “Blue!” said Drew. “What about you Amy?” Mama said. “Rainbow colored like my favorite TV characters Millie and Renna from the Wonderful World of Colorful Magic!” she replied. “I don’t think that they have rainbow colored hockey sticks.” said Mama. “Well then what’s the point of buying one in the first place?!?” Amy squealed. “How about this Amy, if we get a blue hockey stick i’ll get you a lollipop up in the checkout line.” Mama said. “Can I choose the flavor?” Amy said with a grin. “Yes you may Amy. Now boys, can you please grab a blue hockey stick and put it in the cart?” Mama said. “Sure.” Drew and John said happily. Mama always had a way with Amy that made everyone happy. “Now let’s go my get my lollipop.” said Amy, “I want the strawberry shortcake kind.”

Later, after Mama had wrapped the hockey stick with Amy to help her tie the string and John and Drew to cut the tape, they found a place to hide it. Can you guess where? Behind their cabinet full of glass. The hockey stick was measured and it was 4 feet and 6 inches. The cabinet was 6 feet exactly. So the hockey stick fit perfectly. My the time they were done it was 6:49, 11 minutes from Amy’s bedtime and 1 hour and 11 minutes from Drew and John’s bedtime.

“Mama, you go tuck Amy in and we’ll stay downstairs.” said John. “Ok. But you have to go tuck her in later, the both of you.” Mama replied. When they were sure Mama was upstairs they went into Papa’s office and asked, “ Papa, can we go Christmas shopping for Mama?” John said. “ Try not to take Amy because she would tell Mama.” Drew added. “Sure. What could we get her?” Papa said “Why don’t you decide Papa!” said John. “Because, we want it to be from you since I have a present for her.” Papa replied. “What, WHAT!” Drew said loudly. “Wait til’ Christmas and you’ll see…..” said Papa. “Ohhh, why didn’t I think of this before!” John exclaimed to himself. “What is it John?” said Drew excitedly. “New knitting needles!” John said. “Perfect, perfects, PERFECT!” said Drew, “Why didn’t I think of that!” “Ok.” Papa said, “We know what we’re getting Mama but where is the question.” “Kolos?” said Drew. “No, they only have yarn…” said Papa, “What about………. Naddles! said John happily. “Perfect!” said Drew, “They have billions of needles!” “Ok. We’ll go tomorrow morning, the first day of Christmas vacation.” said Papa, “Now go brush your teeth and hop in bed. By the time your done and you’ve tucked Amy in it’ll be time for bed. “Night, Papa.” Drew and John chorused.

The next day, John and Drew got dressed; John in a blue shirt that said ‘The best part of my day is sleeping’ with blue jeans and Drew in a green shirt that said ‘Give me 100$ and I’ll give you a piece of dirt’ also with blue jeans on. “Let’s go get Papa and tell him we’re ready.” Before Drew or John could leave their room, Papa was at their door. “Let’s go before Mama and Amy wake up.” said Papa quietly. John, Drew and Papa hopped into Papa’s green Tahoe. “Off to Naddles.” said Drew. The shopping trip to Naddles was uneventful. They got Mama silver knitting needles. When they got home Drew and John wrapped the present the best they could and they hid it in the a place under Drew’s bed where the needles wouldn’t get smashed.
Drew, John and Amy had made things for each other and also Drew and John had made something for their parents. Nobody could wait til’ Christmas. Amy could hardly wait for Santa to come. John, Drew and Amy had written their Christmas lists and the top 5 things of each of their lists were this.

Drew

Books
Roller Skates (Size: 8 ½)
Bicycle
Basketball/Basketball Hoop
Legos

John

Books
Bicycle
Baseball/Baseball Gear
2000’s Book of Baseball Records
Name 3 Game

Amy (List was Spell-Checked)

Movies (The Wonderful World of Colorful Magic)
Teddy Bear
Rainbow Ball
Books (The Wonderful World of Colorful Magic)
Ice Skates (4 ½)

Drew, John and Amy wanted these thing very badly. Finally it was the night of Christmas Eve. Papa read The Night Before Christmas. Everybody was in bed my 7:30. They left Santa out a Sugar Cookie with a Hershey Kiss on it and a glass of chocolate milk. Santa came to the Rock house on Christmas Day (12:01 a.m) and he loved his cookie and milk.

The rule for Christmas morning was the first person to wake up was allowed to wake up the rest of the family only if it was after 7:00. John was up first so he first woke up Drew, then Mama and Papa and last Amy. Amy exclaimed, “It’s Christmas it’s Christmas!”
Now it was time for the presents. First the presents from Santa…

Drew

1,000 piece puzzle
Mittens (Blue)
Roller Skates (Size 9 so you can use them longer)
Green bicycle
Basketball (Foam)
Basketball hoop (for the door)
What Am I Thinking Of? (Game)

John

Mittens (Green)
Blue bicycle
Name 5 (Game)
Baseball Bat/Baseball (Foam)
Scrabble (Game)
Baseball in Bracon (Movie)
Mario Kart (video game to share with Drew)

Amy

Rainbow Ball with Stars
10 of The Wonderful World of Magical Colorful Magic Movies
Where Am I? (Game)
Ice Skates (Size 5 so you can use them longer)
Mittens (Purple)
Crayons
Markers

Now the presents from the family to the family…..

Drew
Remote-Controlled Airplane
From: Papa

Book about Michael Jordan
From: Mama

Plastic Basketball (Homemade)
From: John and Amy

Hugs & Kisses
From: Everyone

John

Remote-Controlled Car
From: Papa

500 piece puzzle
From: Mama

Baseball Picture Book (Homemade)
From: Amy and Drew

Hug & Kiss
From: Everyone

Amy

Stuffed Turtle
From: Papa

Red Dress
From: Mama

Board Game (Homemade)
From: Drew and John

Hug & Kiss
From: Drew and John

Mama

Knitting Needles
From: Everyone

Cookbook
From: Papa

Pots and Pans
From: Papa

Paper Coupons (Extra Chores, Etc.) (Homemade)
From: Drew, John and Amy

Hug & Kiss
From: Everyone

Papa
Hockey Stick
From: Everyone
Computer
From: Mama
Pop-up Christmas Tree Card (Homemade)
From: Drew, John and Amy
Hug & Kiss
From: Everyone

To Drew, John, Amy, Mama and Papa this Christmas was an exquisite one. After they all exchanged their thanks, Mama turned on the TV and found some Christmas music channel. For the rest of the day Drew, John and Amy played with their toys and games and the whole family listened to music and they were all happy.

THE END

Merry Christmas! ???



Facts About…… Blue Morpho Butterflies!!

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Is Deforestation An Issue Kids Should Worry About?

Is Deforestation An Issue Kids Should Worry About? 

 

        Deforestation isn’t an issue kids should worry.  Deforestation is the rapid cutting down of trees. A reason I think that deforestation isn’t an issue kids should worry about because when the loggers make roads through the forests they help everyone in a few ways. They help the loggers GET to their careers in the forests and they can help people get through a gigantic forest.  

 

       Deforestation isn’t an issue kids should worry about. Another reason I think this because is the loggers didn’t cut down trees then some people, most likely farmers, wouldn’t have room to plant their crops and sell them. Then they won’t have enough money to purchase the things that they need for their family.

 

       Deforestation isn’t an issue that kids should worry about. One more reason I think that deforestation isn’t an issue kids should worry about is because when people cut down the trees they might get rid of bad plants and animals that could hurt us. Some people may argue at this because 2,000 of the 3,000 plants that fight cancer live in rainforests and when trees are cut down they might die that way.

 

       This is why I think that deforestation isn’t an issue that kids should worry about.

 

                                 What do you think about deforestation?

                                            Tell me in the comments. Thanks!

 

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