What’s Up Leaves?

What would you do if you were a leaf?

            My life is perfect until winter and fall come around. I am beautifully green and just hang around on a tree. I get to see birds make nests in the tree and see other leaves get eaten by caterpillars.


            I keep hoping that I don’t get eaten or fall on windy days. It happens to so many of us that we don’t know what to do. I hope that I’m the last one off the tree but that never happens.


             Being a leaf we have one job to do, make the tree look beautiful. I always wonder when I’m going to fall, but I hope that day doesn’t come. But it will happen sometime.


            When spring comes around I get excited, but when summer comes around children are pulling leaves off of the trees. That is why I grow on the top, so nobody can reach me.


           When fall comes you know what happens we all start to fall!! Some of us stay on until the end of fall, but I don’t. But I at least try to stay on. But when it gets windy we all fall and we shrivel up and die. Then the kids rake us up and smash us like little toys!


            Oh no! I’m falling to the cold hard ground! I am going to die! At least I got to finish the story! Goodbye…

One Of The 7 Habits I Want To Work On

There are 7 habits, 1. Be Proactive. 2. Begin With the End in Mind. 3. Put First Things First. 4. Think Win-Win. 5. Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood. 6. Synergize. 7. Sharpen The Saw. The one I want to work on is number 4 think win-win.

Think win-win is when you think about how you could win and another person win at the same time. The reason I want to work on this one is because I play a sport (Softball) I never think about win-win when it comes in a game. For example if I hit the ball with someone on third the other team gets me out I scored a run but I get mad because I got out anyway. I was thinking that I need to get on first so I could win, but I helped my team win the game.

The way I am going to work on thinking win-win is that I am going to not worry if I get on base, but if I helped my team win the game. Because me getting on base isn’t as important as me helping my team win the game. Even if I’m not playing softball I have a sibling (brother). I never think about how me and him could both get what we want at the same time because I want myself to get what I want (win). So it would help me in 2 different ways.

Comment down below which habit you would work on!

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My Avatar How it Represents Me!!!

This is my avatar! It represents me because I have glasses, my glasses are purple on the inside and black on the outside. Also because I have blue eyes I am the only person in my family (the people that live with me) that has blue eyes. I also have curly hair that I normally have in a ponytail. My shirt and my background is blue because my favorite color is blue! This is how my avatar represents me!

Suspicious Secrets… 7

You Discover Your Parents Are Spies… 6

What would you do if you found out your family was a family of spies? Well this story will tell you about a girl who learns what being a part of a family of spies feels like! And how to become a spy!


When Ava woke up the next morning she went to training, and told her parents that she wants to go with them on their mission. When they were on the way to their mission they heard a loud “BANG”!!


They stopped, and then they turned around and saw that somebody had fallen off the balcony. They went to help him and they called an ambulance luckily the man survived. So they went to talk to him.


When they were done talking to him they caught the guy and put him in jail. After that Ava was the best spy you have ever seen. She kept her grades up and turned into a good spy by arresting 30 people in 1 year!  

Suspicious Secrets 6

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10,000 Hours or Screen Media?

The article “How Does Your Child’s Screen Time Measure Up?” And the video “10,000 Hours To Become Great.” Explains that too much screen time is bad for you. And that in 10,000 hours you can master a skill.


“How Does Your Child’s Screen Time Measure Up?”. Tells you that if you are on your screen media  all the time that it is not good for your health and for your grades. Also that if you are on very long then you would be on it forever, and never keep track of how long you are on, you would be on forever until your parents yell at you for being on for 6 or 7 hours. And you won’t learn anything by playing/watching screen media.


“10,000 Hours To Become Great.” Tells you that if you work on something for 10,000 hours you will become great at it or mastered that skill. If you work on something for 10,000 hours you would want to like what you are working on and put in the work doing it. If you are successful you will get somewhere in life.


A conclusion that you can make is that if you are on screen media all the time, you would not be able to do the 10,000 hours. Because you would be on screen media all the time and you would never get anywhere with the 10,000 hours. Even if you did you would only get 30 minutes to an hour done a day! So please try to stay off of screen media, and work on the 10,000 hours to become a master at a skill.


About My Weekend!!

My weekend was full of fun! We watched the Penn State game on Saturday, and saw that they crushed Pitt 51-6! I also had softball practice on Saturday too. I learned I can throw the farthest on my softball team! Also on Saturday my brother had a football game against Manheim Township, it was cold but my brothers team won 7-6! It rained most of Saturday which made his game hard to play, and hard to watch because it was really cold and rainy.ew

Sunday I woke up at 7:48 A.M. Then I went to LCBC my church. Then I came back home and me and my brother went downstairs and played wall ball. Then we went to watched the NY Giants play the Jaguars. NY lost lost to the Jaguars, 15-20. Then my family played skip bo. My brother won the first round and I won the second round. Then we watched some TV before we went to bed. That was all about my weekend!! What happened in your weekend? Comment below. 🙂


This is the Penn State football field!!!

All About Me!!! :)

My name is Courtney, my birthday is October 24th 2006. I have 1 brother (Cody) who is 9 and in 4th grade and 0 sisters. I have 3 pets 2 dogs Daisy, and Mater, and a cat named Precious. I have 2 hobbies, Softball and Gymnastics. My favorite subject is science, my least favorite subject is social studies/history. The skill I’m the best at is math. 3 things I love is guinea pigs, my friends, and the Amulet series. If my family was a noise it would sound like drums a lot of drums! The smell that best described my home is flowers. Three things I fear are rattlesnakes, family death, and history tests.


If the world would be made of food it would taste like a meatball because, meatballs are round like the world, and it is a food. An animal I resemble is a cat I am quiet and calm. The color that describes how I usually feel is Orange I am energetic and happy/excited. If I could have whatever I want I would want $100,000,000,000,000. If I could live wherever I wanted I would live in Paris because it is so pretty and gorgeous looking. At this point I would grade my life as an A. If I could tell my teacher anything about me I would tell them I’m good at math. If I could bring 3 people from the past it would be my grandmother, Harriet Tubman, and Ruby Bridges.                                       

  That is all about ME!!! 🙂

You Discover Your Parents Are Spies… Part 5

What would you do if you found out your family was a family of spies? Well this story will tell you about a girl who learns what being a part of a family of spies feels like! And how to become a spy!


After Ava was done screaming she looked around and saw a lot of dangerous equipment that she never saw before. Her parents gave her  a tour of the place so she knew where everything was. When they were done they started training Ava.


Ava was excited to start but she was nervous too, if she used the equipment wrong then she could hurt herself or somebody else really badly. Ava got the hang of it in about 2 hours. Then they left at 4:00 P.M. Ava was excited to go the next day!


When they got home Ava went to her room and her parents came with her and they had a long conversation. About if Ava liked her training and if she wants to go tomorrow and if she would want to go on a mission with them on Monday. Ava had to think really hard. What would she say?