January 13

Snowflake

For art class this week we got to chose our activity. I chose making a snowflake. We got to go on this app where you can design your own snowflake. I think mine is pretty cool see for your self.

If you want to make your own snowflake go to: http://weavesilk.com

January 12

Quotes

One of my favourite quotes is by Albert Einstein who said: ”STRIVE NOT TO BE A SUCCESS, BUT RATHER TO BE OF VALUE”. Isn’t that inspirational!! I think that quote means try your best not to be special but to be important in peoples lives and impact them with greatness. I find that quote is like Michelle Obama’s quote that says: “SUCCESS ISN’T ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY YOU MAKE ITS ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE YOU MAKE IN PEOPLES LIVES”. Arn’t they simular. I find that everybody should run by those quotes because everybody is important. Stop thinking money and fame and success will get you anywhere its if you know in your heart that you’re special.

Another one of my favourite quotes is by the Dalai Lama. ”BE KIND WHENEVER POSSIBLE. IT IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE”. I love this quote because it tells you be kind, not to show off or to seem nice but do it to encourage and inspire. I think he also means theres no limit to being nice. It’s a bit like one of our schools north stars that says: “THERE IS A FLOOR HERE BUT NO CEILING”. This quote makes me want to get up and start doing good deeds this second. If you start do a good deed don’t tell me because it does not matter it only matters to the person you did the deed too.

 

January 7

Two of the same

One month ago everyone in my class wrote a paragraph about Masks. I thought mine was OK because the spelling was good. The introductory sentence wasn’t perfect. The concluding sentence was fine. Overall it was good but it does not hook the reader at the start.

 I just made another paragraph on Minecraft Education Edition. My teacher thought we should compare paragraphs.  I got some feedback and this is my new paragraph on Minecraft Education Edition:

Minecraft Should Be an After-School Activity

    What!!!! You think Minecraft should replace traditional teaching!?!?! That’s not my opinion. I think it would be a great after school activity. Firstly, you can do it as homework. I think it would be a great idea because it would make kids enjoy and want to do their homework. Kids would think of it as they think of free time instead of school work and the bonus is that it’s educational!  Secondly, it would be good to calm yourself down if you’re stressed because there’s a lot of calming music. Most people get stressed at school so when they get home they can hear the calming music and they can play a calming game. Thirdly, the teacher can create class challenges like build your house or recreate the class. You don’t even need to use the educational edition because regular Minecraft is good too.  Finally, the reason I don’t want it to replace traditional teaching is because if you play too much you can get addicted. I don’t think kids should be playing video games 24/7, but Minecraft is educational so it’s the best if you play the perfect amount.  Traditional teaching is very important because that’s how you learn, but Minecraft is good to calm kids down after school. So Minecraft should be an after school activity.

I think I improved drastically because my introductory sentence hooks the readers. The concluding sentence was great. I used more transition words and they were spot on. One thing I still need to improve on is sentence structure. I think it makes the reader want to have Minecraft as an after school activity.

 

 

 

November 1

Masks

Masks

 

   I will explain to you some of the pro’s and con’s about wearing masks. First, I will explain about how uncomfortable masks can be. They make your nose itch and they steam up your glasses. They get dirty and moist too. There are some pros about masks though. They make the spread of COVID lower because they block your germs from getting on people. Finally, masks let you see  friends from a bit closer. The most important thing is that masks let kids go to school. I trust you to think of all the pros when you wear masks. I hope you stay safe too. 

October 9

My Summer

Hi its Harden3pt here with his first blog post of grade 5!!!! Today I will tell you what I did in the summer. So at the start of the summer I was getting tired of my family so I went to my grandmothers cottage .We had a great time we mini golfed and we watched tv for and 2 of the weeks my cousins where there with them we swam we laghfed we listed to a ton of music. We went on boat rides and went tubing and biking. Then after the 4 week I was so happy because I got to see them so I huged them forever. Then we went to camps. I went to OAC and I learned how to play golf. Also went to Gan Israel and I went to the carlton basketball camp that is a great camp. After I went back to the coutry with my family I learned how to water ski and we went go carting. I hope you enjoyed hearing about my summer. Thanks for listening.

September 14

Transportation with Sam

 

 

BUGATTI 

 

I want to tell you about cars.Every day I look out of the bus window and look for cars. I want to tell you about  Bugatti.A Bugatti is my dream car.If I had a Bugatti I would be the happiest guy in the whole world. Bugatti was founded in 1909. Bugatti is a very fancy car. A Bugatti is the most overrated car. They made a new Bugatti made out of LEGO it goes 40 hp.

 

ALFA ROMEO

 

My dad’s favourite car is Alfa Romeo spider duetto.It is a 

Italian car.

Alex favourite car is the Alfa Romeo 4c.Alex is the guy that takes us to the bus. I talk with him about cars.

 

PORSCHE 

A cool fact about Porsche is that the engine is in the back of the car. Porsche is the first hybrid car.

 

 

 

September 14

Mr Popper’s Penguins

 

 

Mr Popper’s Penguins is a famous book. It won a Newbery Honor award.

 

I like the book it is based on Mr. Popper how he reads a lot of penguin books and is the person that works at the radio sent him 2 penguins. The Penguins had babies 10 babies at the end they made a show to earn money for the penguins. The Penguins names were Greta, Captain Cook, Columbus, Victoria, Nelson, Jenny, Magellan, Adelina, Scott, Isabella, Ferdinand 

Louisa. I really enjoyed reading the book. My favourite part is when They made a show and they got a lot of money.

I like the part because at the end they were happier.