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Dangerous Deforestation


     I believe that kids should not worry about deforestation.  These are the reasons why I have that opinion.


     If this so called “deforestation” continues at its current rate, it will take less than 100 years to destroy all rain forests on earth.  That’s acceptable because most people don’t survive up to 100 years old.


     An estimated 18 million acres of the world’s forests are destroyed every 365 days.  That’s close to the size of South Carolina!  Well, South Carolina isn’t that big, and the more I cut, the more I get $payed$ ?.  And if I stopped, I would kiss my job goodbye.


     Even though forests cover about 30% of the earth’s land, and hold 70% of the world’s plants and animals, there are other plants.  And there are other animals on Earth.


     That is why kids should not worry about deforestation.

Picture from Pixabay.

Picture from Pixabay.

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Inspiring Invitation

Youre Invited

Summer and Mae are having a special Christmas party!

Picture from Pixabay.

Picture from Pixabay. 

Where: 567 SooSoo Ave.

When: December 20th 1:59 AM12:01 AM

What to Wear:  CHRISTMAS CLOTHES!  THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!  If you do not have the proper attire on, you will be sent home with no Santa Claus goodies!

RSVP: 1234567890 or abc123:)rockrockrock(



Trout, Trout, Trout!

Almost all of the trout are swimming up.  There is one trout that they call a Bubble Rider.  He goes over to the bubbles in the tank and rides up repeatedly.  The little fry are very active.  Fry are trout that are 1 inch or smaller in length.

See the bubbles?  See the riders?

See the bubbles? See the riders?


They have completely lost their yolk sacs.  Since they don’t have their yolk sacs anymore, some have eaten so much that their stomachs have absorbed, and look like Santa Claus’s.


In order for the trout to survive, the tank temperature has to be in a range of 52 degrees fahrenheit to 55 degrees fahrenheit.


I have listened to the second graders’ Trout Fact books.  They have written a lot of useful information.  This is what they look like:







What is your favorite type of fish?

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The Mysterious Macaroon Mystery #16STUBC

I am a pastry chef.  I own a bakery called Sweets By Summer.  The bakery is open Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  I still work at Sweets By Summer on Sundays, but it is not opened to the public.  I personally think it is worth it waking up at 4 in the morning to bake delectable treats.  But, on a sunny Sunday afternoon when I was going to check on my pastries, I noticed that something wasn’t right…  This is all I remember of that day…  

I slept in on that Sunday morning, until 8:00 a.m.  I wasn’t tired one bit.  That day I was going on a business trip out of town, but who would have known that?  Only my family knew, and they wouldn’t do such a thing.  They are too lazy, I think.  “Well, I never really told anyone else, so it must be someone from my family!,” I realized.

About a hour later I had gotten all ready for my long-lasting trip.  I stepped out of my urban apartment only to see enormous red and green Christmas lights tangled and hanging in my face.  Then I saw this woman in a black shirt, pants, gloves, socks and mask.  I felt her reach into my pockets as I was trying to struggle away.  Then the mysterious woman scurried into the elevator where I heard some faint giggles and a SHHHH!  There must have been two people!  The woman who snagged my keys had been in the range of 5 foot 9-6 feet tall.  She had brown hair.  In my mind I thought of some possible subjects:


5 foot 11

Brown hair with a few gray streaks

Older sister Danice:

6 feet

Blonde hair

Younger sister Anna:

5 foot 9

Brown hair

None of them could have just dyed their hair the brown color I saw.  But hair dye had been banned in New York since the 1980s because many people were having hair-dye fights and one accidentally squirted the mayor.  And no one was allowed to go out of state because of another stupid rule.  That rule was set because someone stole the mayor’s limo and drove to California.  So, the No Out of State Rule has been in action since 2002.  Who could possibly have any hair dye?!?

I shifted my focus to what needed to be done.  I called up those people on my phone exactly 2 minutes after that little incident.  As I was reaching my hand into my pocket for my phone I realized that my bakery keys were gone!  Just great.  So, the lady who reached her hand into my pocket must have taken my keys!

Danice came on time.  Well, she lives right across the hall from me.  Mom and Anna lived right next to me, together.  Maybe it was one of them.  Then I saw Anna sweating as she came swiftly over to where Danice and I were.  Mom came last with a red, nervous face.  Anna and Mom came through the elevator.  They live right next to me and are always home on Sundays, cleaning.  I knew something was up with them.  I checked Danice off my imaginary list and told her to go home.  Were Anna and Mom working together?  

“Where are my keys?,” I asked very suspiciously.  

Mom started talking in a jittery voice until Anna elbowed her, “Umm…  What keys?”

I saw something dangling from Mom’s pockets.  She must have noticed because she grabbed Anna by the arm and skidded across the hall and back into the elevator.  I quickly ran after her as fast as I could, but I didn’t make it in time.  The elevator door closed and a red light appeared above it.  We were on the 8th floor of the building.  There were 16 floors.  Where were they going?  By the time that slow elevator got back up to me I knew that they could be anywhere!

I wasn’t going to hesitate.  I ran to my door and tried to open it.  I was locked out!  “Only if I had my keys,” I thought to myself.

I guess that Mr. Kinley (the janitor) had heard it.  He had every key to every door in the building- which was a lot.  “Need help?,” he asked.

“Yes please.  You see my-,” I was cut off by Mr. Kinley.

“Just let me do my job.”

Mr. Kinley opened my door as I thanked him.  I ran over to my window.  I saw Mom and Anna dodging traffic and running toward the bakery across the street!  I had to go after them!  So, I shoved my way across the room and into the elevator that just got back up to my floor.  I got in it and pushed the button that took people to the lobby.

It took about a minute and thirty seconds.  I never felt so irritated in my life.  Why would they do this?  I had seen Mom stuffing my famous Cookies and Cream Macaroons into a black leather purse, while Anna was doing the same with a Walmart grocery bag.

They then saw Mom starting to eat them.  Anna ripped her plastic bag and ran across the street dropping macaroons.  Cars were squishing them.  Filling was all over the road.  I wanted to punch them.  But that would be wrong.  So, instead I did the right thing and called the police and told them about the problem.  I love my family, but I was too furious and annoyed at Anna and Mom that I forced myself to do it.

The police came in 28 seconds.  I watched Anna and Mom out of the corner of my eye as I was talking to the police about the situation.  Anna was crying, and Mom’s jaw just dropped.  The police got me my keys back and made them pay a fine of $500 to pay for all of the macaroons and the ingredients.  They also went to jail for 6 months.

“You’ll pay for this!,” I heard Mom scream out the police car window.

“Well, Mom, it looks like you’re the one paying!,”  I yelled back.

Picture from Pixabay.

Picture from Pixabay.


Brilliant Blogs #16STUBC Week 9


During the Student Blog Challenge, I have visited many blogs and commented.  But, there is one blog that stood out to me the most.  Thanumi’s Blog.

She has lots of amazing posts to read.  I think that she is a great writer.  Here are my favorite posts of hers, Week 1, Activity 2 – About me… , Week 7- Let’s Talk School – Our Unique Class Names! , and Week 6: My Visits To Other Blogs… .

I also really like her blog theme.  It is bright, colorful, and welcoming to people.  Her awesome tagline quotes:

Our life is like a garden……..

It is our duty to make our life success by learning….


She has really well thought out posts for me to comment on.  And, when I comment on her page, she comes and comments on mine.  That is one reason why I love her blog so much.  I think that she should be nominated for an Eddy Award because of all this.  And, I also gave her an award myself:

Congratulations! You won the Brilliant Blogger Award! Picture from Pixabay.

Congratulations! You won the Brilliant Blogger Award! Picture from Pixabay.

I made some other cool things that you can watch/do:

These are some other blogs that I really liked commenting and reading posts on:

Made with Padlet

Happy blogging to everyone!


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Beneficial Brook Trout

     The trout are now called Fry.  A fish can be called a Fry if it is less than 1 inch in length.  They are growing mouths and their fins are full grown.  They are also starting to swim up and down because of the fins.

These are some Brook Trout Fry.

These are some Brook Trout Fry.

     The trout have also developed something called slime.  The slime acts like a full-body band-aid.  To predators it tastes gross.  So it protects them in many ways.  It also benefits because it makes the trout swim faster.

     They also are developing scales.  The scales give them double protection.  The scales are like thin plates on their body.

     We think that there are 185 trout still alive in the tank.  They are being fed Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Fish Flakes.  There were 186 trout, but that 186th one died.  

     The trout have many things, and hopefully even more next time!

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Handy Howard Poems


Luke Harold liked to study weather

He wrote that some clouds looked like a feather

He had written a famous report of their new names

While his opponent’s went into flames

They will probably never get together

By Summer S.


The clouds have some names

Luke Harold gave them that thing

Clouds are very special

By Summer S.


Luke Howard was born in London, England

Mr. Howard liked to study the clouds

But, His dad didn’t want him to be lazy

So then he worked in a chemical shop

For a long, long, long, long, long, long while

Then joined a club that talked about science

He gave the clouds names on a short report

Cirrus, Cumulus, Stratus, and some more

Everyone thought he was brilliant, sure

But there were still many competitors

And they changed the names a lot, quite sadly

So now we know more than he named

Howard had named seven cloud types that day

But now there is ten, in the modern time

By Summer S. and Mae B.

Do you know what kind of clouds these are? Picture from Pixabay.

Do you know what kind of clouds these are?
Picture from Pixabay.



Beautiful Brook Trout

Second grade is currently learning about Brook Trout.  They have gotten them in a box through the mail in the end of October with food, and ice packs.  They had to sort the eggs out and throw out the ones that were dead.  There were 186 live eggs, but they got 200 eggs in all.  The trout also have yolk sacs that keep them alive.

This is how they sorted out the Brook Trout eggs.

This is how they sorted out the Brook Trout eggs.

Right now the trout are called Alevin.  That means that they are growing tails, they are starting to grow fins, and they don’t have a mouth yet.  They stay Alevin for about 2 to 3 weeks.  Then their yolk sacs grow smaller because they now have mouths.  And they start to swim up.  The second graders are going to name the first one to swim up.  That is the Fry Stage.

Can you find the tree brook trout?  ?




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