If you were trapped on an island what two things would you bring with you?

Everyone knows the question: if your were to be trapped on an island what two things would you want to have with you? Well, I have been reading this book, Robinson Crusoe, it’s about a man who gets trapped on an island and has to stay there until he can find a way off the island.  Because of what happened in the book I was assigned to do a paper on what two things I would want have  if I was trapped on an island like what happened to Robinson Crusoe

The first thing I would want to have would probably be a knife with a built in sharpener so that if it ever gets dull. I would choose a knife for a few reasons. First, I can make ropes and baskets and many other things with it. Second I can catch fish with it. The way i would catch fish would be to first, find one and then I would have to stab it with my knife, in the head, and then make sure it is dead then cook it. Yes, it would be harder to use than just using a fishing rod but I can do many things with a knife but pretty much only one thing with a fishing rod. Also I can not use my fishing rod to help skin the fish but my knife would be able to!

The second thing I would need is a solar power heavy duty desalinization and water purifier kit. Everyone needs water. Many bad things can happen if you become dehydrated. On islands, if it is anything like Florida in the summer, it would be extremely hot. Therefore you will sweat a lot, and the more you sweat the more water you are losing.  Also you need water because your body is 60% water that should tell you how important water is. When you are dehydrated, you get really thirsty for water. if the water on your island is salt water then if you drink it you get more dehydrated. That is why I would want a solar power heavy duty desalinization and water purifier kit.

I was thinking about having a hacksaw so that I could hack through mountains to make a cave but then I either wouldn’t be able to eat or I wouldn’t be able to drink. I would rather drink than eat for two reasons. First water to me is way more important than food. And second, if I luck out there will be fruit in the trees for me to eat!

Merry almost-Christmas from the learning in pajamas blog to you!


What I did for Halloween!

This Halloween, my grandma came from Colorado to visit my family!

One thing that we did while she was here was crochet work. I’ve been learning how to crochet, but my grandma is much better at it. She taught me a few tricks, and before you know it I made a little change purse! I meant for it to be a blanket, but I messed up! Although, as you can hear, it kind of worked out!

We also had dinner at a small steakhouse, which was great! We really enjoyed our time there because my grandma got to try a food that she had never heard of before…corn nuggets! My dad says that you may not know what that is either, so I’ll tell you: it is balls of deep fried cream-style corn dipped…in ranch dressing!

Next was the most fun even of all…dressing up for Halloween!!! I was dressed up as a hippie. The really cool part was grandma used to be an actual hippie when she was younger! So, she gave me a real hippie necklace and bracelet!

My grandma dressed up as a crazy cat lady and she pinned stuffed cats onto her robe! My dad and brother were bikers, but they looked more like gang members to me! My mom dressed up as the dragon queen in Game of Thrones!

In a flash, we were out trick or treating! We ran into some of our friends which was so cool since we just moved into this house! Eventually, we found a haunted house! Before we started I grabbed my dad’s hand so I would have him just in case there were clowns! There were a few people that would follow you through the house, and they did quite a good job at scaring me while doing it!

Thankfully there was only one fake clown in the house, but it was still creepy!

When we got home, we dumped our candy on the floor. Just like the year before, I sorted my candy into groups, and might I say this neighborhood LOVES Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, because I got like 12 of them! I got a lot of candy altogether! We even got a few trick-or-treaters when we got home! Now I am wondering why nobody told me how much fun it is to hand out candy to others!

To wrap it all up, I had a great Halloween with my family! I hope that my grandma is able to come again next year so she can help us get our house ready to spook the neighborhood kids!

See you next time for more Learning in Pajamas!