Just dessert 

“My mother will never eat pumpkin pie again.” 

Just dessert 

    There once was a girl named Veronica that had a bob cut with bangs and liked to wear dresses. She had a friend named Garsila. She had very long hair and a very long neck. Garsila liked to wear sweatpants and sweatshirts.  Veronica liked to cook and bake a lot. One day she was making a pumpkin pie and she lowered the knife and it grew even brighter. It was like it had a mind of its own. It flew up and it came right to her chest and stabbed her in the heart. 

Veronica’s  friend Garsila liked to play basketball and soccer.  But one day she was playing basketball and the ball went on the road  and she didn’t see the car, and the car didn’t see her. The car hit her and it  just drove away.  She was playing with her friends and they didn’t  know what to do, except just stand still and eventually call 911 but it was too late. She was DEAD!!

 

Veronica’s mom came home and saw that she had bled out on the floor. Her mom was crying and crying and she just couldn’t stop. Veronica’s mom was sobbing and said “at least she died doing what she loved.” Veronica’s mom also found a half cut up  pumpkin pieces so she could make the pumpkin purée and pie dough on the counter. 

 

Now Veronica and Garsila are dead, they are ghosts now.

 “I can’t believe I died from a knife that literally had a mind of its own,” said Veronica.

 

 “I can’t believe I died from a basketball that went on the street and a car hit me,” said Garcila. 

 

“I bet your mom will hate basketball,” said Veronica. 

 

“I think your mom will hate pumpkin pie and any other pie from now on,” said Garsila. 

 

“Just saying pie makes me hungry,” said Garsila.

 

 “Well, hearing the word basketball just makes me bored,” said Veronica. 

 

“You want popcorn” asks Veronica 

 

“Yes I want popcorn,” said Garsila. 

“Ok I will make it for us then we can watch a movie” said Veronica. 

 

“ I can’t hold the bowl of popcorn it just falls out of 

My hands,” said Veronica 

 

“Ha,  what really let me try to wait you weren’t lying it literally doesn’t  work,”

 Said Garsila. 

 

“Anyways, you know what Veronica I think when I died I looked like a dead animal on the road” said Garsila. 

 

“You know what Garsila when I died I probably looked so gross on the floor in the kitchen,” said veronica.    

 

 So now we  have to learn how to be  ghosts. That won’t be hard. Actually  it’s harder than you think. First we have to learn how to control ourselves as ghosts. We have to learn how to hold things and how to not fall through floors. So they practised and practiced until they learnt how to control to not fall through the floor. And they also learned how to hold things. Now they have mostly learnt how to be a ghost but now they have to learn what their ghost symbol is.  Garcila said, “I think my symbol is a blue bird, because I liked to play outside a lot and I always thought  blue jays are the nicest.” Veronica said “ I don’t know what mine is, I just need more time.” 

 

Veronica’s mom wanted to figure out if someone, something, stabbed her daughter in the  chest.  Garcia’s mom wanted to find out who killed her daughter. So the mom’s tried and tried by themselves to find out what happened. But they couldn’t so they called the police and they found the person that hit garsila. They did a trial and he was found guilty so now he is in jail.   No one could find out how the knife got into her chest. Veronica’s mom got the detectives, police, and investigators.  The only thing they thought of was suiside. But the thing that actually happened was it was like the kine had a mind of its own. But no one will know.

 

 

public speaking

   

 

   Do you know what a pencil tastes like? Is Chewing a pencil Just a Bad habit? What about if it gives you self comfort? Do you have anxiety or stress? Or maybe just social anxiety? It could also be linked to oral sensitivity? But if you do chew on pencils does a blue or yellow one taste different?  What about an eraser? Did you know that of the 20 billion pencils made each year around the world over 5 billion get chewed! I’m Georgia Smith and I’m here to tell you why I think pencils get chewed. Could it be because of anxiety, stress, or self-comfort? Oral sensitivity or just a bad habit? Well, “are you ready to find out!?” 

 

Do people bite their pencils because of oral sensitivity? You may ask what is oral sensitivity?  Kind of like thumb sucking or biting your nails. Pencil chewing has been connected to the oral phase of childhood development. Some signs of oral sensitivity are bite marks on old toys,  sucking on clothing, liking extra extreme food flavors or constant gum chewing. Sensory receptors in your mouth can be hypersensitive or hyposensitive. What does hypersensitive mean? Hypersensitive means that you avoid some types of foods and you are extra sensitive to certain textures and feelings in your mouth. What does hyposensitive mean? Hyposensitive means your mouth needs more feelings and textures and you may put things in your mouth to stop fidgeting and 

.disrupting in class. Some kids that chew their pencils can be Hyposensitive.

 

Do people also bite pencils because of self comfort if you have anxiety, stress or social discomfort?  The B.C. Children’s

 hospital says that “Anxiety means feeling worried, nervous or fearful. We all experience anxiety at times and some anxiety can be helpful. For example, feeling some anxiety before a test, interview or public-speaking can help motivate you to prepare for it.”  What is self comfort? Self comfort is a way to calm oneself when faced with a stressful situation. Sometimes in class kids when they feel anxious instead of biting their nails or tapping their fingers resort to biting their pencil. Life’s awkward and sometimes a socially intimidating moment can trigger our most self destructive behaviors. These behaviors can occur to try and calm the mental and physical toll that anxiety creates. But you might also be wondering what social anxiety is because I did say something about it in this speech before.

Social anxiety comes from having to film something, read something out loud or having to present projects to the class, parents, teachers, any family or just any crowd. Sometimes to deal with these anxieties kids chew their pencils.

 

Last but not least  is it just because it’s a bad habit??

What is a bad habit and why do people have bad habits? A bad habit is something that is really hard to stop once you start. Most of the time the reason for bad habits is simply a way of dealing with stress and boredom. Everything from biting your nails to tapping your fingers to wasting time on the internet can simply be a response to stress or boredom.  There are so many bad habits  I can’t list them all, but here are a few  like nail biting, tapping things with your hands or fingers, pulling out hair, being on a device all day, losing your temper and smoking. Why is biting your pencil a bad habit? By biting your pencil not only does it increase your risk for germs that cause illness by giving bacteria and viruses a free trip into the body, it also is an easy way to spread those germs to others, too. Is the paint on a pencil toxic to humans? The paint on the pencils some time ago used to have lead in it so it was toxex  but now the paint does not have lead in it so it is not toxic  anymore.  Chewing your pencil may be unhealthy for you. Like chewing on ice, this habit can cause teeth to chip or crack. When you feel the need to chew something, chewing Sugarless gum is a better option.  

 

As you heard there are many reasons why people chew pencils. The question is why they do it and why it’s bad for them. The most likely reason is  from oral sensitivity, self comfort, anxiety, stress or maybe it’s  a bad habit. No matter what, biting your pencil  is bad for you, bad for the environment and bad for your teeth. If you want to learn how to stop chewing your pencil you’ll have to wait for my speech next year…how to stop on chewing pencils.

 

Ma ville

 

This week in french class we all had to make are own little city it had land mark and streets which were labeled in french and we had to present to the hole class and here is my presentation.

Matter project

My matter project was about plastic manufacturing and plastic in the ocean. the reason why I decided on plastic was because I know it’s one of the biggest problem in the world right now besides for covid-19.  this is my big paragraph I made and my kahoot.

 

 

    How do you feel when you hear about plastic manufacturing and plastic in the ocean? When I hear them I think of air pollution and sea animals dying. You might wonder why air pollution? Well when you make anything in a factory there is smoke that comes out of the top of the factory and it’s called air pollution. Why are animals dying from plastic? It’s because they’re getting trapped in it, and they are eating plastic and plastic has chemicals in it so basically they are eating chemicals. So yes, there are some good things you get from plastic like, medical equipment, reusable water bottle, garbage bags, silicone straws, silicone cupcake pans, silicone spatial, silicone molds, silicone muffin cups and pretty much anything made from silicone because it’s reusable. But there’s also  negative implications you get from plastic like full landfills, animals dying, plastic in the oceans, plastic in tap water, and plastic also doesn’t decompose. Did you know that there is more than just plastic in the ocean and air pollution like there’s so much plastic in the ocean and washed up onto land like bottles,bottle caps, grocery bags, face shields, masks, milk cartons, styrofoam, straws and so much more. Also did you know by 2050 there will be 5 billion tons of plastic waste. Over 700 species of marine animals have eaten plastic or are stuck in the plastic that is in the oceans, and also sadly dying. Finally did you know that every day around 8 million pieces of plastic make it into the oceans. There’s still so much plastic in the oceans. I’m saying plastic is bad for the world even though there are some good reasons to have it. You don’t have to fully get rid of it just use less of it.hope you have a good day! Save the oceans and save our lives.  

 

https://create.kahoot.it/details/plastic/4a31bf9e-4a89-43a2-a7fd-0af166512290

 

Bibliography

CNBC. “Can Chemical Recycling Solve The World’s Plastic Problem?” YouTube, 29 August 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPllpwMuV9Y. Accessed 3 february 2021.

Condor FERRIES. “Plastic in the Ocean.” Plastic in the Ocean Statistics 2020, Condor FERRIES, 2021, https://www.condorferries.co.uk/plastic-in-the-ocean-statistics. Accessed 6 February 2021.

National Geographic. “Plastics 101 | National Geographic.” YouTube, National Geographic, 18 May 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggh0Ptk3VGE. Accessed 3 February 2021.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KiDS. “THE PROBLEM WITH PLASTIC POLLUTION.” NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KiDS, https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/kids-club/cool-kids/general-kids-club/plastic-pollution/. Accessed 3 february 2021.

Time for Kids. “Time for Kids.” The Problem With Plastics, 2020, https://www.timeforkids.com/g34/the-problem-with-plastic/?rl=en-580. Accessed 3 february 2021.

so this is my big paragraph have a good day.

Innovation Day

           Innovation Day

    Solar panel / solar energy  

                 Enertree  

                            Georgia smith & Talia Waggott

 

Introduction  

For our project we did solar energy.  We had to do a lot of research to find out if you could store solar energy.  We learnt that you could keep the energy in a big battery so you can store overnight.  So you can charge devices or anything else you want to plug in. You could also use the power from the sunlight in the day to watch tv at night.  Now that we told you our main topic we are going to tell you about our project.  For our project we decided to make a prototype electric tree that you would see in the beginning of the movie “The Lorax”.  

Lorax – Disco tree

 

Empathy paragraph

Well we were making this project we got frustrated because it became very hard to think of an idea.  Then we thought of the idea to make the dico tree. ( Lorax – Disco tree ) but we would make it in a  more modest version  with led lights so you can make it into any mode with a touch of a button.  Maybe we could build a model with led light and a little solar panel for fun one day. 

 

Ideate paragraph 

We are deciding to make an electric tree with lots of different functions like disco mode and different colors.  We also  want it to look really cool.  We will add fireworks, a projector, outlets  and come with 5 puppies. At the top of the electric tree there will be a  solar panel and  a battery will be at the end of the tree to keep the solar energy so you can use the energy from the day at night. The diso mode and the collar will come from led lights that are in glass balls. This idea came from the lorax.

 

written explanation   

For our explanation of what an enertree is, it’s a metal tree with metal branches.  At the end of each branch there is a big hard plastic ball with led light strips in them.at the end of the tree there is a place where there is a charger port, led light controller, a place to get the puppies out of and a big battery to keep the energy in.

 

Bibliography

ENERGY.GOV. “How Does Solar Work?” How Does Solar Work?, https://www.energy.gov/eere/solar/how-does-solar-work#:~:text=Solar%20technologies%20convert%20sunlight%20into,in%20batteries%20or%20thermal%20storage. Accessed 15 march 2021.

energysage. “What is solar energy?” What is solar energy?, 2009-2020, https://news.energysage.com/what-is-solar-energy/. Accessed 11 march 2021.

SEIA. “Solar Energy.” Solar Energy, 2021, https://www.seia.org/initiatives/about-solar-energy. Accessed 11 march 2021.

         

How to make a cootie catcher

This is how i make a cootie catcher.

  1. make a square out of paper (colored or regular paper).
  2. now take the square and fold it into a smaller square by folding in the the 4 corners.
  3. flip over the paper and fold in the corners again.
  4. turn it over and you will see 4 little squares. (so you did it the right way).
  5. pic up the things that are the flaps for your fingers.

word search

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  4. pie

scientist in school

Hi last week we had scientist in the school! We did fun experiments like make small chemical explosions and make purple turn into a piney red color, we also made a liquid with water and red cabbage powder and it smelled really bad. These are the ingredients we used for the experiments, red cabbage powder, baking soda, Epsom salt, flour, vitamin c and water. We did  experiments to find out what was in the misery powder. First we put it in water to see if it would turn into a liquid goop like when we put the flour into water and it made a liquid goopy type of thing and we also looked if it sunk to the bottom like the mystery powder. Then we mixed the mystery powder with some vitamin c powder and cabbage water to see if it would erupt like the baking soda and the vitamin c powder mixed together and we added cabigge water. It did erupt and it did sink to the bottom for the flour test. So we figured out it was flour and baking soda!

My mom’s Hummus recipe

My mom’s Hummus recipe

 

Stuff you need:

 

  1. 2-3 cloves of garlic
  2. 1 can chickpeas 
  3. ¼ cup tahini 
  4. 1 full lemon (only the juice)
  5. 1 tsp kosher salt 
  6. ½ teaspoons (TSP) cumin 
  7. ¼ cup olive oil 
  8. Add water if to thicke ( ½ cup – ¼ cup)

Equipment you need: 

  1. Spoon ( for scraping the food of the food processor to blend nicely)
  2. Knife 
  3. Lemon  squeezer 
  4. Food processor
  5.  colander  ( for the chickpeas) 
  6. Cutting board

Steps:

  1. Get the food processor out
  2.  Then all the other equipment
  3. Then all the food ingredients you need

First open the can of chickpeas and pour them into the colander  over the sink and rinse with water. Let sit on paper towels ( in the colander with the chickpeas in it). When that is draining even more on the paper towel in the colander cut the lemon in half and the garlic cloves into fourths. Put  the garlic cloves into the food processor and bled for 5-10 seconds. Then put the chickpeas into the food processor and blend for 5 -10 seconds with the garlic cloves, then add the tahini blend again, add lemon juice and salt and cumin blend. Finally add the water and oil. 

here you go, my mom’s hummus recipe.  

 

Enjoy 

two of the same (my two paragraphs)

Hi today I will be talking about my two paragraphs. You may be thinking what two paragraphs well it’s my       1. mask paragraph   and my 2. Minecraft paragraph . So in english class we had to write two paragraphs about two different things that my teacher found in the news in two different  articles. So we all had to write a paragraph about masks and Minecraft. We all wrote about the same two articles but we all wrote about them differently and with our own opinions. I feel like I did a better job on my Minecraft paragraph than I did on my mask paragraph because I explained  my thoughts a lot more. In my minecraft paragraph I used a better hook and also used a better introductory sentence. I also feel like I also didn’t do such a good job in the end few sentences in my Minecraft paragraph because I feel like I rushed through them. Also near the end of my Minecraft paragraph I feel like I didn’t use as many transition words as I could have.  So just a quick recap of why I feel like I did a better job on my Minecraft paragraph then my mask paragraph. 

  1. I used more transition words
  2. I used a good hook
  3. I had a good introduction sentence 
  4. I expand my thoughts more

So that’s why I feel like I did a better job at my Minecraft paragraph. Thank you. the end!!!