Posted in 6th grade

Dance Unit

In P.E we did a dance unit and I thought that it was really fun! In this unit we chose groups which I really liked because it was fun to spend time with my friends that were in my group. For the dance unit, we had to create a dance that lasted one minute to one of the 10 songs that were listed. Our group chose ME! By Taylor Swift because we really like the song and it is very upbeat. Our dance was really upbeat with lots of lifts and partner work. At the end, we watched every group’s dances and I was really impressed with everybody because when everyone had a chance to be creative and make their own dance up it was really interesting to see what they could come up with!

Posted in My Ideal World

Costéra

Geography

My planet is called Costéra. It is a beautiful coastal planet that is filled with oceans and islands. It is three times larger than earth and its sun is a bit bigger than earths so the sunsets are beautiful. The soil is very good for growing food and it is easy to make food similar to earths. There are different regions of islands, however they are in peace and never go to war for more land. There are volcanoes but they don’t spout lava they only spout water so it is a beautiful sight to see. The people on my planet have the ability to breathe underwater but civilization is on the land. The people can breathe underwater because they had to adapt to it a long time ago and so now they are born with it.

Economy

On my planet since it is so big there are different economy’s all over the different island groups. All of these economy’s are maintained and none of them are failing. Each island group has a slightly different way of governing their area however they are all pretty similar. Everyone needs a job and anybody that does not have one will either be given one or be given money each month until they find a job. The reason everyone needs a job is to sustain a government with money and to have good infrastructure. Healthcare and water are both free. Education is very important so there is an educated community and everyone is required to go to school until high school at least however everyone is encouraged to go to college. The school system is much better than on earth. One week of school is four days out of the week and there is very little homework. The classrooms are much better and have comfortable seating and the classes are chosen by the student except for history, math, English, and science. There is freedom of culture and religion and racism does not exist on my planet. There are governors for each island group and they are chosen by the people voting for who they want to govern their island group.

Life on Costéra

The towns are beautiful with shops with everything anyone needs. The architecture is very pretty and the towns are very colorful. The beach is very close to town and the ocean has no riptide or dangerous animals. Everyone can   Breathe underwater when they go to the ocean so it is very fun to go swimming because they don’t have to be worried about drowning so it is more care free. Because costera is three times larger than earth it is closer to the sun and so there are beautiful sunsets. There are very rare spots in costera where it is cold enough for snow so it is common to go skiing for anybody who would like to. There is healthy and safe drinking water and food and groceries are free, however if you would like to go to a restaurant you have to pay. There is the same music there as on earth and phones still exist, they just are not addictive. The weather is almost always sunny except for the snow in the cold spots where people go skiing.





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Window or Mirror?

From Sora

The book I’m reading is Undercover Latina. I really like it because it is really interesting and motivates me to read because it has a lot of cliffhangers. Some books are windows and some books are mirrors. A window book is one that you don’t really relate to and a mirror book is a book that you can relate to a lot and see similar things in the book to you. This book is a window because the main character has to do these missions and I have never had to do anything like that before. She does home school and lives in California unlike. I really like this book and I recommend it.

Posted in 6th grade

Summer

Hi, today I am going to tell about why I love summer so much. There is nothing I love more than the beach. Once a year each summer my family goes to the beach for about a week. I love swimming in the ocean because when its not rough it is amazing to swim around in and go through the waves. Another thing about the beach is the town. It depends on what beach we go to because we don’t always go to the same one but most of them are really good to bike rid e in.

Another great part about summer is that there is no school and so there is so much more time to do things. In summer swim team starts which has made me make so many friends and I loved going to practice during the summer.  This summer especially I tried to get a lot better at swimming and it made me like it even more, I went to a lot of swim meets and I improved so much from the start to the end. Sadly swim team is only in summer so it is another thing that I really look forward to in the summer that I can’t do during the school year.

Posted in 6th grade

Wisdom Tales Project

Today Elle, Stella, and I presented our wisdom tales project. Wisdom tales are stories with different lessons and for our project we acted out Looking For the Key. We made our script and acted it out in front of the entire class. Looking For the Key is about someone looking for a key outside and gathers people to help. One person asks if they know where it might be or the last spot they left it and they say, “ I left it inside.” Everybody asked why they are not looking inside and they say, “It is light outside, inside it is dark so it’s hard to look for.” The lesson is that to find the key to happiness inside you not from superficial things.

Posted in 6th grade, field trip, Off campus

Camp Hanes Trip

Last Thursday, the sixth grade took an overnight trip to Camp Hanes.

It was amazing and I had so much fun so here is what we did. Camp Hanes was a one night trip to camp Hanes with the whole sixth grade. It is two and a half hours away so we took two buses there. The people in my grade were split into two halves and each half went to bus 1 and 2. We got to pick where we sat! I got to school with my bags for camp Hanes. I was so excited. The second I got out of the car all of my friends ran over and we talked for a little bit before the buses got there. When we got on the bus I sat with my best friend Emmy and we shared candy, played UNO, and talked for most of the time. On the bus they played Madagascar on the TVs so we watched some of that too. For the last 20 minutes of the bus ride all of my friends and I were singing camp songs and it was really fun. 

The activities we did were really fun but my favorite was the rock climbing wall. It was really fun because on each side of the rock wall were obstacles that I had to climb up to get to the top and at the very top there was a sky bridge which was a big net at the very top in between the two obstacles and above the rock climbing wall. And walking across was really amazing because it was really high up. I climbed up the rock climbing wall twice and each time I came down a different way, the first time I climbed down and the second time I used the belay and I would definitely say that using the belay was more fun. My favorite part about it was definitely the sky bridge and the way to get up to the sky bridge because on each side there was a different obstacle to get to the top, my favorite side to climb up was definitely the logs where I had to climb up the logs and then go through a net to the next level because it was more challenging than the other side and I enjoyed it a lot. When I got to the sky bridge at first I was hesitant towards it because it was so high up but when I got on it it was a really remarkable experience.

I also really enjoyed our last activity of the day on Thursday because we did a survival challenge that was girls versus boys where we had to make something to sleep under and make a fire and I feel proud of my team because we made a roof with leafs on top so rain could not get in and even got big logs to use as benches inside. We also made a fire from scratch and so I feel like we did really well because a lot of us had never done anything similar to it before.

Camp Hanes was wonderful and I would definitely recommend it. The entire  experience was amazing and I had a great time with my friends, the activities, and the bus rides there and back.

Posted in 6th grade

My Backpack

Over the summer I read a book called Finding Someplace. In the book the main character, Reesie, had to pack all of her most important things in one backpack before it all got destroyed by a flood. If I was in that same situation these are what I would put in my backpack.

First I put my passport and some money because I would want to be prepared about how long I might be away from home. Then I put some of my favorite clothes in my backpack because I would not want them to get ruined and I wouldn’t know how long I would be gone. Next, I put my phone and  headphones because If I had my phone I could call 911 and get help and I would not want to have to replace my headphones. I would also put my most sentimental stuffed animal because I would never want to lose it. After that I put all of my Polaroid pictures from camp because they are really happy memories that I would never want to forget. The last few things I put are a flashlight, a granola bar, a blanket, and some hand sanitizer because I feel like those would become very useful in the future. 

These are all of the things that I think would be important to keep in my backpack. I hope I am never in the situation though.

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How I made digital art

Hi everybody today I am going to tell you how I did another one of my drawings but this time it will be different then usual. Today I am going to show you how I made something on procreate which if you didn’t know is an art app so that you can do digital art. I decided to draw a close picture of an eye and I know I have talked about how to draw one before briefly but today I made one showing all of the details. Here is the picture of the eye: 

I drew this picture on my iPad because I wanted to try out something new like digital art instead of doing something easier I decided to have a challenge. 

 

And the way I made it was first I made a simple circle and a pupil. After I made the general shape I made the white line there and usually I would not do that but in my reference picture it was there and I also think it added to the picture. And to make that line first I made a squiggle around the pupil and then in procreate used the smear to make it look more blended into everything else. And bye the way I used the smear a lot when I made this because I wanted things to look blended.

 

After I made the line I started messily drawing little lines from the pupil to the white line and then after that once again I used the smear over that to blend them together and after that I did the same but I switched colors to darker blues and I went from the rim of the eye to the white line and again used the smear to blend them.

 

Lastly I did some highlights which were pretty easy because all I did was make my brush bigger on procreate and switch the color to bright white and make those little lines. 

 

And that is how to draw a realistic eye on procreate I hope this helps bye.

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One of my best drawings

Hi this is Soledad and today I’m going to show you a drawing of my dad that I made during the summer. It is a very realistic drawing that took a lot longer than all of the other drawings that I showed you. Just so you know this is a portrait of my dad.

Here is the drawing

The way that I drew this is first I made a oval shape and then I made a cross in the oval. Then I drew the eyes and to do that you draw the main shape of a eye and then you draw a circle with a small square next to the pupil and the square is the highlight so make sure that you don’t color it in. And then I left a half circle at the bottom of the eye which you should color in lightly so that it is lighter than the rest of the eye. Then you do that for both eyes. After that you draw the eyebrows and to do that you draw a bunch of small lines a little bit messily and put it into the shape of the person’s eyebrows depending on who you are drawing.

 For the nose you draw the general shape of it and then shade it in wherever it needs to be shaded in and draw the nostrils. And again for the mouth you draw the shape of it and then shade it in wherever the shadows are depending on the lighting of your reference photo.

The next thing to draw is the ears. To draw ears just like the nose you draw the general shape of the ear depending on who you are drawing. Then you want to shade in the ears where they need to be shaded and then you are done with the ears.

Next is the mouth. To draw the mouth you draw the general shape of it which once again depends on the person you are drawing. Then you draw a lot of shading on the tips of the mouth and for the teeth you draw squares pretty much and then put a little bit of shading. Now draw any freckles or things like that and you are done

That is how I drew a realistic drawing of my dad.