Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Guardians of the Flame #4: The Heir Apparent

I finished reading The Heir Apparent by Joel Rosenberg. This is the fourth book in the Guardians of the Flame series.

Next I'll read The Warrior Lives.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Winter Assembly Concert


This was my first orchestra concert at the middle school. This was my third year playing bass and it was by far the best concert I have had. Our songs were Crystal City March, Carmen Carmela, Sonatine, and Fancy Fiddles. I had a good time learning these pieces and I think I did a good job and played a roll in making this a good show. My favorite song was Fancy Fiddles because of how much you can feel the song. It is loud and follows many rhythms.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Dealing with Dragons

As my outside reading book for English class I read Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede and made a plot diagram for it. I enjoyed this book a lot and plan on recommending it.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Guardians of the Flame #3: The Silver Crown

I finished reading The Silver Crown by Joel Rosenberg. This is the third book in the Guardians of the Flame series. Next I'll read The Heir Apparent.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Student Government Campaign

I have been interested in Student Government since fifth grade when Osborn rolled it out for the first time. This year, when I heard that there was a middle school student government, I ran for the office of sixth grade president. I made a three minute campaign speech and the six posters below. After a long time of giving out hellos and reasons for people to vote for me, it was finally November 4th. During social studies, we took out our laptops and opened up a Google form. In this form we selected who to vote for. Three days later, I went to the principals office and asked if she knew who had won the election. She told me I was runner up. I was a little disappointed, because I had worked by far the hardest, but still lost to a popular girl. I am now a member of student government and I will run again next year.

Here's the speech:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Travel Soccer

I finished my soccer season today. Our record was 2 wins, 6 losses, and 1 tie. I think that I learned a lot during the practice sessions. We probably would have done a little better if we had more dedicated players.  I had a great time playing soccer this year and I will play again next year.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Red Belt Promotion

I am really excited that I got my red belt from Steve Sohn's Krav Maga World Wide Training and Fitness Center. I have had my purple belt for over a year, and I learned a lot. For my promotion we did exercises, self-defense, judo, kicks, and sparring. I enjoyed everything, but I am a little sorry for a kid I was sparring that I knocked the wind out of. My Sensei said that I was starting the home-stretch belts.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Guardians of the Flame #2: The Sword and the Chain

I finished reading The Sword and the Chain by Joel Rosenberg. This is the second book in the Guardians of the Flame series. Next I'll read The Silver Crown.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Guardians of the Flame #1: The Sleeping Dragon

I finished reading The Sleeping Dragon by Joel Rosenberg. This is the first book in the Guardians of the Flame series. Next I'll read The Sword and the Chain.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

11th Birthday Party Number 2

On Saturday me and my family had a second celebration for my 11th birthday. It was fun partly because we went to see a play, partly because I met up with my family, but mostly because my mom baked me two cakes.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Watership Down

This summer I read Watership Down with Andrea and Dad. I would give this book 9 out of 10!

I wrote this as an extra-credit assignment for sixth grade. It took a while. I had a lot of fun reading the book.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

11th Birthday

After going to Action Park the day before, I had a great birthday at the bungalow with my family.
                                 
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Camp Seton

This school year is over and I am going to the Seton Reservation in Greenwich, for summer camp. So far I am having a great time. In the mornings we get to do two specific merit badges every week (archery, rifles, ranger, canoeing, fishing), and in the afternoons we can do any of the merit badge activities as well as wilderness survival, rock climbing, swimming, sports, or any additional activities. It's lots of fun to do these activities.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Reflections of Osborn

Graduation from Osborn was delayed this year because of Osborn having to end alongside Rye High School. Finally, after more than half my life, I've finished. I was pretty proud of myself before the ceremony, but the way the crowd cheered made me even happier. However, looking back on it, they probably hadn't even cheered that loudly, I had just adjusted my ears to hear the fake speeches read by students and even worse, the speeches of Rye politicians.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day

For Independence day me and my family spent did some cool things at the bungalow. After going on a boat, we made stuffed burgers with macaroni and cheese or goat cheese. Then we grilled the burgers. I liked to do this since instead of just grilling something you found in a box, you used raw meat to make something that you grilled. I also liked them because they tasted better. After dinner we went to the dock to watch the fireworks.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Fishing

After a lot of fishing at Camp Seton, I came to the bungalow and tried it out. I caught two sunnys and almost had something that felt huge. Probably the Lake Monster. I had a lot of fun.


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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Soccer Finals

This year my team made it to the finals for soccer. I had a great time playing soccer. Suddenly discovering that today was the last day of soccer and that we had a chance in the finals. After playing two more games that day, we found out we where in the finals, at which there was a short celebration, and that we would be facing a team that was unbeaten (like us). All of us were excited and all of us thought we would win. We did a little "last minute practicing" and we were sent out to do what we were good at.

Monday, June 16, 2014

2014 Art Show

Some of my art projects were displayed at my school's art show. There was also an essay I wrote and a play I participated in.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Current Events: The Amazing Spiderman 2

I put together my sixth, and last, current events report for 5th grade. It's a review of The Amazing Spiderman 2. I saw a screening of this movie with my friend and her dad, who works for Marvel. My friend and I took the train to Grand Central without any adults. I enjoyed watching the movie and enjoyed the very enthusiastic audience.

Check out the full report below:

Thursday, June 5, 2014

2014 Science Fair


This year for the science fair I did a report on electromagnetism.

Working solo and cutting extremely close to the time limit I composed the presentation below. Electromagnetism is one of the four forces of the universe, along with Gravity (which I did last year), Nuclear Weak, and Nuclear Strong. At first I was having trouble because I bought uninsulated copper wire which wouldn't work properly for what I was doing. When I bought the insulated wire, along with three more powerful batteries, I still had to make a presentation. In the end I'm pretty happy about what, if not when, my project turned out to be.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Orchestra and Band Performance at Rye High School

I performed my last concert of the school year. This one was at Rye High School and it was a combination of all the Rye elementary schools.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wicked School Trip

My mom and I went to see The Broadway Musical Wicked with my 5th grade. I thought it had very significant lessons and gave us a lot to think about. I'm glad my mom was able to come with me.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

2014 Spring Concert

I performed my last concert at Osborn. I liked performing in front of my family and friends. They said I did really well.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

2014 Rye Derby

We all ran in the Rye Derby again this year. Dad and I ran the 5k (3.2 miles), and then I ran the 1 mile fun run with Andrea and mom.

Check out the results and pictures below:

Monday, April 14, 2014

Passover

We went to the Oksman's for Passover dinner.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Baseball Practice

We had baseball practice at Gagliardo Park.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cub Scout Graduation

I received my Arrow of Light Award from cub scouts.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

School Report: William Jefferson Clinton

This is a school project I made on a president.

Check out the report below:

It was hard to find information on Bill Clinton...

Monday, March 31, 2014

Current Events: Inflation of the Universe


I put together my fifth current events report for 5th grade. It's about astronomers finding evidence for an early expansion of the universe.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Current Events: Super Bowl Commercials

I put together my fourth current events report for 5th grade. It's about the super bowl...the super bowl commercials that is.

Check out the full report and video below:

Sunday, February 2, 2014

My Response to the Kindness Contract

On Jan 31 Mrs. Garcia called an assembly in the auditorium to announce plans for the month of February. She said that with the help of the iCare team she had made a list of things we should sign. Although I agree with the ideas, I don’t think that we should have to sign off on them. It seems morally wrong that we should be forced to be kind. Shouldn’t kindness come from the heart?

Friday, January 10, 2014

Current Events: Minimum Wage

I put together my third current events report for 5th grade. It's about the rising minimum wage.

Check out the full report and video below:

Friday, January 3, 2014

Sledding

Mommy took Andrea and me sledding.

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