Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Pottery Birthday Bash!

 Not long ago was one of my best friend's birthday party. I missed her birthday party, but since her other friend missed it too, her mother planned another one. I had a blast! We went to a place to make customized pottery. We learned how to make a bowl using clay. Although my hands got messy I loved it; the feeling of the clay on my hands was cold and wet. Another reason I enjoyed it is because we could create any shape or form for our bowl. In addition, I shaped my bowl as a heart, and I think shaping it was the easiest part since all I had to do was take my finger and gently press the clay down in two spots. Then we could pick one color for our bowl that the shop would paint. The color I choose was Drazil Red.  

After that we went to a pizza place; the pizza there was very good! I ordered mushrooms, onions, sausage, mozzarella, of course cheese, and the normal red sauce. I love pizza as long as it is not cheese pizza, for it is too plain. I loved everything about that birthday, and I hope I can do something else like that again soon! 

Photo by Smiley's mom.
Photo by Smiley's mom.
Photo by Smiley's mom.
Photo by Smiley's mom.

Have you ever done something like that?

If so, what did you do?

Why were you there?

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Open House 2016!

Yesterday, our whole school had Open House. Open House is when you and your family come to school to see all the projects you accomplished through-out the year. Our class had many things on display. For example, our Badger Claws Journal, our diorama of the famous people we chose to be, our digital portfolio, and even a paper portfolio. Isn't that a myriad of things? Well, I think it is! I hope you enjoyed our Open House! Down below are the many projects we did.

All photos above by Mrs. Yollis 

What was your favorite activity?

Families who went to Open House, what did you think?

Monday, May 23, 2016

Camp Surf

A few days ago, my dad and I went to surf camp. We went with a group of friends. I have been camping since I was seven, and I absolutely adore it. There was a plethora of activities including: surfing, body boarding, archery, arts and crafts, and a climbing wall. I made it all the way to the top of the climbing wall, but it was very difficult. I did all the activities except for arts and crafts because I didn’t have time to fit it all in. 

The funny part about this camping trip was when one of the dads lost his car keys. Can you imagine losing your car keys while camping at the beach? What would you do? Well, we called AAA and they made the dad a new set of car keys. The interesting part of this is that AAA never checked if he was the actual owner of the car! That’s like the easiest way to steal a car (not like I would steal one!).

Photo by Sophie Reads' dad

Photo by Sophie Reads' dad

Have you ever been camping?

If so, what did you do?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hot Dog Charlie

I love writing, and here is short story I wrote about a dog named Charlie and his owner, Ruby. It is an eerie adventure Charlie had on Halloween dressed as a hot dog. The original picture of Charlie in the adorable hot dog costume can be found on my teacher's Photo-of-the-Day blog.

Photo used with permission from Ruby 

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“This costume is terrible!” Charlie whined as he struggled to put his front leg through his costume. “I don’t think this Halloween costume is that comfortable. I would rather be a doggie bone for Halloween, or what would have been even better is to eat a doggie bone!”

As Charlie finally fit his leg in his costume, he raced out the back door and Ruby didn't even notice! He did this because he was a little bit mad at her. He was mad at her because she forced him to put on that itchy, uncomfortable, and unpleasant costume. 

A little bit later, Charlie could not see his own house anymore. “I am very hungry, and I want something to eat,” Charlie grumbled as he walked down the dark sidewalk. The wind was blowing hard, and Charlie was tired and cold. He stopped to rest under an enormous oak tree, but when he looked closer and examined the bark he realized that there was actually a small hidden latch under a leaf. 

“What's this?” he asked to no one in particular. He pulled the creaky door open and stepped inside. 

Inside was a dark staircase winding and twisting its way into the dark abyss. Charlie made his way cautiously down the staircase. There was an eerie sound coming from the bottom of the stairs.

“This place is really creepy,” Charlie mumbled in a frightened voice. “I wish I was in my own snug bed at home, with my darling owner, Ruby.”

But it was too late to turn back so, Charlie kept at it until he was at the bottom. When Charlie reached the base of the stairs there were two gigantic oak doors which Charlie pushed open. Inside was a big forest with lanterns dangling every few feet. There were thick vines that held the lanterns up so they would stay suspended. There was also a waterfall which led to a clear blue river that was lazily making its way into a dark cave.

“This place is magnificent and beautiful. Who built this?” Charlie asked amazed. He was about to wander farther into the deep dark forest, but he heard a soft pleading voice in the distance calling, “Charlie, Charlie! Where are you? We are about to go trick-or-treating! Come here, Charlie!”

Charlie felt badly. He wanted to make Ruby happy, but he also wanted to go venture out into the creepy, yet mystical dark woods. Charlie thought this over for a few minutes and finally decided to go and find Ruby. He thought, “I can always come back.”

He sprinted up the staircase and pushed the door open. Then Charlie ran home as fast as his little legs could carry him. Charlie hoped that they had not left already.

When he finally trotted in the kitchen Charlie was out of breath. “I a….m her....e R...ub..y,” Charlie panted. Then he looked up at her, and she quickly snapped a picture of him.

If this were a book, the next chapter would start like this.

The next day Charlie returned to the mysterious tree. “I can’t wait to see what is in that forest!” Charlie squealed excitedly. He looked for the latch for the next few minutes but he couldn't find it anymore.

(Mrs. Yollis was so impressed with my vocabulary, she bolded many high level words!) 

What was your favorite part about my story?

What do you think I should write about in the next chapter?

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Welcome To My Blog!

Hello! First of all, I would like to thank my 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Yollis, for giving me the opportunity to have my own blog. I hope that one day it will be as amazing as my teacher's blogMrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog and Yollis' 366 Project.  I can not wait to start blogging and meeting new friends through my new blog. In this blog, I will tell you about some of my favorite places in the world, things I love to do like art, or even books I love to read. I hope you come visit often and join in on the conversation. I'd appreciate it!

I have a plethora of things you might want to know about me, and I look forward to sharing them with you.

 My favorite colors are purple and black. I like them because I love dark colors.  

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Photo by Sophie Reads  

My favorite sport is swimming because I like being in the water. I am learning many strokes.

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Photo by Sophie Reads  

My favorite animal is a kitten because you can cuddle up with their soft fur.

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Photo by Sophie Reads  

My favorite food is a steaming bowl of hot ramen served with steamed vegetables.

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Photo by Sophie Reads  

My favorite subject in school is reading because you can meet different characters all with different personalities.

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Photo by Sophie Reads  

Tell me something about you.

What are your interests?  

Are they similar to mine?

How are they different?