Museum of Natural Sciences Field Trip

(This image is the RACE exhibit) Image by: DA teacher

On Friday January 26, my grade and I left school and jumped on a bus to go on a field trip! We went to the Museum of Natural Sciences. On this trip we saw many exhibits and wrote on our reflection sheets. My favorite exhibit was the RACE exhibit. 

At the RACE exhibit we learned about how race is not actually a thing and humans just created it to have more power. This exhibit also connects with a Social Studies unit we learned earlier in the year. The unit was about The Journey of Man, and it included how the color of people’s skin is determined with how much melanin people have.  I really enjoyed being at this exhibit/field trip because it brought a lot of perspective into my thinking.

 

Window or Mirror?

Is your book a window or mirror? I am currently reading A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. This  book is definitely a window story because of the luxurious palaces, enchanted looking forests, and monsters, great aspects of a fantasy book.  Even the side characters are nothing like me! I often like choosing window books for the excitement of battling monsters and different settings. Although, sometimes it is  fun to read about someone like me in a fantasy book. I like to think about the differences and similarities I have with a book character, and I think you should too! 

How to Make French Crepes

Making French crepes is one of my favorite breakfast foods to make! Crepes can be eaten savory or sweet which is very convenient if you have leftover batter to have for lunch . At first I thought French crepes counted as baking because I eat it with chocolate, but it is actually cooking. The word crepes  traces back to the Latin word ‘crispa’ or ‘crispus’ which means curled, and refers to their often slightly ruffled edges.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of butter

Recipe:

Mix 1 cup of flour with a pinch of salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, add two eggs, 1 ¼ cup of milk, and two tablespoons of melted butter. Next, add the wet mixture to the dry mixture one fourth portion at a time. You want the ingredients to feel slightly thicker than water as you mix them. If you feel any lumps in the batter you can put it through a sieve. Or, if your batter feels too thick add ¼ of milk at a time till you reach the right consistency. Now you are ready to cook the crepes!  Add ¼  cup of your batter into a buttered pan and leave it to cook until the bottom is golden brown, then flip and repeat. Finally! It is time to eat your crepes, add any desired toppings munch down on your new favorite food! 

Tongue Meat Stop Motion

This week I presented a stop motion movie I made. Some people don’t know what a stop motion movie is. A stop motion movie is when you put many pictures together to make an object move. Believe it or not, the movie Nightmare Before Christmas  was made all with stop motion! I based my stop motion off of a story called Tongue Meat  you can watch it here. I used Playdough to make all the people and props! I hope you enjoy watching it! 

 

Siona’s Backpack

 

This summer I read a book called Finding Someplace. It is about a girl named Reesie who’s home town is affected by Hurricane Katrina. She realizes how bad the situation is when she remembers her elderly neighbor, Ms. M was supposed to give her a cake so she planned to go to her house. But before she did that, she filled her bag with all the important items in her home and set off to her neighbor’s house. Reesie must pack wisely with only one bag and a house full of memories.

Packing your whole house in a backpack must be hard but, Reesie did it! I am packing a water purifier to have an endless supply of water instead of a water bottle, which will not be refillable unless you would like to drink dirty water! Then, I would pack Cup O Noodles for a filling snack along with a Zbar, Goldfish, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Before I pack that I need a portable microwave to make my noodles! Next, I would pack a pillow so I have somewhere to rest while on lockdown. I do have a dog, hamster, and bunny so I would pack their food as well. Since there is a big flood, I would also pack a life jacket and a whistle. I would pack the Hunger Games book so I could have entertainment. I know everyone would bring their phone to call for help (and for watching TV) along with a portable charger. I am also bringing all important papers like birth certificates, passports. Lastly I would bring a credit card so I can buy items along the way. What would you do in this situation?

 

6th Grade Camp Hanes

Camp Hanes 2022  

School trips are always exciting. I flicked my eyes open at 7:00 and rushed to school. I arrived at 7:50 to the excited murmurs of the other 6th graders. I found my friends and showed them the inside of my backpack,

“Look at this eight pack of Reese’s cup’s!” I squealed. I felt someone tugging at my hand pulling me into the bus with my advisory. As I sat down, I pulled out my book and started reading. Glancing down at my watch I realized we were almost at Camp Hanes! I looked out the windows and saw grassy fields and windy roads. We finally made it to Camp Hanes! I hopped off the bus and dumped my bag in the gym. Then the camp counselors led us to another room to talk about rules. I could tell the other students were buzzing with excitement while cabins were to be determined by Ms. Stanbury.

It was finally time for activities!  After lunch the counselors led us to the airnasium and split the grade into groups. Each group was assigned a counselor for an activity. Sarah was the counselor for Canoeing. I hopped on a boat with Mila and Emily and started paddling. By the end of the hour, my arms were burning. Sarah led us to the airnasium again and my group waited for the next activity. A counselor named Dem walked with us to the archery course. After shooting a few times, everyone went to play Gaga ball except for me and a few kids. Soon, the hour was over! Now it was time for Rock climbing. I waited for my turn to climb the wall, my hands getting sweaty while looking up. I slipped on a harness and started climbing. I was almost at the top but my hand grabbed a loose rock! I was defending down to the ground bumping the wall a few times. Our counselor for rock climbing Kayla, led us to eat dinner. The day flew by so fast! 

 

Overall, I really enjoyed the trip! I would definitely go back to Camp Hanes. I was very proud of myself for continuing to try to conquer the rock climbing wall till I got it! Thank you to all the teachers for making this trip happen!