4/27/16: A Day at School

Hello everyone! It’s Mara here today, and I’m sorry I haven’t blogged in a long time. I’m starting a new category called A Day at School, that talks about my day at school everyday. I hope you enjoy!

1st Hour Math: Today in math we learned about dividing decimals a little bit further, in our math books. We covered 4 pages, which is amazing! We had no homework happily because of the fact that we didn’t finish the math lesson.

2nd Hour Science: In science we worked on are human body projects. Every one got to choose one of 6 of the human systems. Skeletal, Respiratory, Nervous, Circulatory, Integumentary, and Muscular. I’m doing Integumentary which is the skin. I’m making a google presentation, which is working out well so far.

3rd Hour P.E: Today in P.E class we did the Pacer Test. The Pacer Test, is a cardiovascular endurance test. There is a C.D that counts down 5..4…3…2…1 and then it beeps. You run across the gym then wait for the next beep and run back. You keep doing that and the beeps keep getting closer together. I got 28 which was a really good score.

4th Hour Reading: In reading we learned more about our upcoming fantasy project. We are currently all reading a fantasy book. I’m reading Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee. We have do a project on our book that is due May 12th. I’ve already started it, so I’m ready to go.

Lunch and Recess: For lunch, I had a clementine, Doritos, cheese, crackers, and a date fruit. It was really great. At recess my friends and I raced each other around the playground like usual. My 2 friends and I loved running around and doing cartwheels and round – offs at recess. We enjoy racing each other around the soccer court too.

6th Hour Band: Today, in band we played Day – O by Harry Belafonte and Jus’ Plain Blues by Michael Sweeney.  I as you know play the clarinet. 3 other girls and 2 boys play the clarinet too. The girls who play the clarinet and the girls who play the alto – saxophone always sit together.

7th Hour Study Hall: For 7th hour today I had a study hall. I worked on my notes for Social Studies. In Social Studies, we are doing three column notes for a project about the revolutionary war of are choice. I’m doing Famous Women in the Revolutionary War. I’m doing Molly Pitcher, Patience Wright, Esther Reed, Mercy Otis Warren, and Emily Geiger.

8th Hour Social Studies: Again, I worked on my three column notes about the women in the revolutionary war. I finished my notes now, so next I have to make the project. I’m going to do trading cards for each person. I’m going to share a drawing of them and facts about them on the trading card.

9th Hour English: In English, we learned about articles [a, an, the] and demonstratives [this, those, that, these.] We did a worksheet on them and learned about them in are English textbook. Also, we figured out all the demonstratives and articles in the poem If The World Was Crazy by Shel Silverstein.

I hope you enjoyed my blog post today! Thanks for reading.

Sincerely,

Mara

 

 

The National Geographic Spelling Bee

Hello everyone! It’s Mara here, and today I’m doing a post about the National Geographic Spelling Bee! Enjoy the post!

At our middle school in our English classes we did the National Geographic Spelling Bee. I won in my English class which was super exciting. I won with the word tapioca. I love tapioca pearls! Then, we have to go to the school wide spelling bee in which all the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders compete! It is on Tuesday and I am very excited! I will keep you updated, cross your fingers for me! Bye for now!

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My Band Concert

Hello everyone! It’s Mara here, and today is my band concert! I’m so excited, for it. I’m in 5th grade band and I play the clarinet.  For our band concert, we’re playing the song Dragon Dance by Michael Story. Also, we’re doing the song Bandroom Boogie by Michael Sweeney. Each section is doing a different song then:

Flutes – Jingle Bells

Clarinets – Aura Lee

Alto Saxophone – Ode to Joy

French Horn – Old Saint Nick [this is a solo, since there is only one french horn.]

Trumpets – Ode to Joy [again]

Brass [Trombones, Tuba, and Baritones] – Skip to My Lou

Percussion – We Will Rock You

 

At school today we did the dress rehearsal for the whole school, it was really fun. Also, the 5th grade Orchestra, 5th grade Choir, 6th grade Orchestra, 6th grade Band, and 6th grade Choir, will be performing tonight.

Thanks for reading this post! Bye for now!

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Happy New Years!

Hello everyone! It’s Mara here, and I hope you guys had a great New Years Eve, and have a great New Years Day. Today, I’ll post some of my New Years Resolutions and what I did yesterday on New Years Eve. Enjoy!

My New Years Resolutions 

  • Get straight A’s
  • Participate in classes.
  • Pay attention in my math class [my math class isn’t boring actually it is very interesting and fun it’s just that I have math at 7:45 AM every morning and it’s hard to stay awake when you’re so tired.]
  • Blog once a week [at least] on all of my different blogs.
  • Write to Eliane [our family’s sponsored child from Brazil] once every 2 weeks.
  • Make new friends.
  • Work hard in dance classes.
  • See my Great Grandma more often.
  • Practice my Clarinet 3 times every week.
  • Learn calligraphy.
  • Learn Bulgarian.

Yesterday, was New Years Eve and I had gone to a sleep over the night before [December 30th – December 31st] and when I got back at 10:30am, I played Mancala against nobody. Very strange, right? Though, I love the game Mancala and sometimes when I’m bored I play against an imaginary person. Then my family ordered sushi from Ginza Sushi, I had avocado sushi, and then we watched Penguins of Madagascar. It was really funny and my favorite character was Eva the Russian Snowy Owl. I enjoyed every time when Skipper said Dave the Evil Octopus’s name wrong. Skipper always said a different name that starts with D like “Debbie” or “Darryl.”

Later on we watched the movie Mall Cop 2 for dinner. It was pretty scary but very funny at the same time. My favorite character was Maya. My favorite part of the movie was when Paul puts on cupid wings and performs in Circus de Soleil, while trying to run away from Ramos.

Well, I hope you enjoyed today’s post! Bye for now!

 

Life

 

Hi everyone! Today, I’m going to share with you one of my poems I wrote on the way from Illinois. I hope you enjoy!

Life by Mara

Tears of eternity

Laughs of moments

Hearts of gold

Pain of the past

Cries of the lost

Smiles of the found

Trees of life

Winds of peace

Sunrises of hope

Sunsets of rest

First laugh

Final tear

 

Also, I was typing this up, my mind drifted off to between 7th and 8th hour. My reading teacher [who is awesome] said that she hoped she was alive when I became a writer someday. That made me so happy! Well I hope you enjoyed my poem. Bye!

 

Naperville

Hi everyone! It’s Mara, here with a post about where I was all weekend! I hope you enjoy the post!

Over the weekend I went to Naperville, Illinois for a concert. I left school early on Friday, came home and we left for Illinois. It is a long car ride there and we didn’t want to get stuck in traffic [we still did] so that’s why I left early. We got to Downtown Naperville and had dinner at the deep dish pizza place, Lou Malnati’s. We then went to little stores around the downtown area of Naperville. We looked at some books at Anderson’s Bookstore, then headed over to Sur La Table to look at cookie cutters, after that we decided to go look at some cool games at Marbles, finally we settled down at Starbucks with some treats from Le Chocolat de Bouchard. I had a Cotton Candy Macron from Le Chocolat de Bouchard and a Frappula Frappuccino from Starbucks. Then we checked in at our hotel, and went to bed.

On Saturday, we woke up and went to Corner Bakery for breakfast. Then we went back to our hotel to rest up before we went out exploring for the day. I played my favorite game on my IPad, Looney Tunes Dash. After that we got some delicious sushi for lunch at Rotary Sushi, they have the best Green Tea Cheesecake there ever! After Rotary, we went to Westfield Mall, it had a big carousel and a train. It lots of tiny little stores, they had this store called Furry Babies. It sold purebred puppies. My mom and I admired a little dachshund puppy. Then, we left Westfield and headed over to Danada Square to get some Bundt Cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes. We went back to the hotel, my mom relaxed in her bed, my dad played on his IPad, and I read up in my special window seat looking out over the city. Then all of a sudden the fire alarm went off. It was so scary! We got our shoes and walked out of our room, down the emergency exit stairs. We walked down the long 11 staircases, then headed outside with everyone else. The Paramedics and Fire Fighters came. They inspected the building throughly. It turned out to be lots of powder from the people working on the roof. Then we went to dinner at Corner Bakery [again.] We headed over to the concert at Yellow Box Church. There were more than A 1,000 people. We saw Mr . Talk box, Francesca Battistelli, and Matthew West. It was a really good concert. Matthew West and his band gave out candy to all the kids! Since, it was Halloween.

This morning we woke up then went to breakfast at Corner Bakery [for the 3rd time.] Then we came back to the hotel and packed up getting ready to check out of the hotel. We then headed back to Downtown Naperville. We walked the Riverwalk and checked out lots of stores. We had lunch at Ted’s Montana Grill, then we saw a little group of people gathered by the pet store Two Bostons. We headed over, they had all these dogs in cages outside. We found another dachshund puppy named Opie. We then headed back home, and had dinner. That’s brings us pretty much up to the present.

I hope you enjoyed the post! Bye for now!

Country Round – Up

Hi everyone! It’s, Mara here and today I have a country round – up. All the countries are from the last 30 days [a month or so.] I hope you enjoy!

United States – 498 Views

Australia – 63 Views

United Kingdom – 44 Views

China – 16 Views

Spain – 15 Views

India – 12 Views

France – 10 Views

Mexico – 6 Views

Singapore – 4 Views

Canada – 4 Views

Philippines – 3 Views

Malaysia – 2 Views

Indonesia – 1 View

Austria – 1 View

Italy – 1 View

Venezuela – 1 View

Well, that is my country round – up! I hope you enjoyed the post! Bye for now!