A Journey to the Center of the Earth!

A Journey to the Center of the Earth is an 1864 science fiction book by Jules Verne. The story is about a German professor, Otto Lidenbrock, who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the center of the Earth. Himself, his nephew Axel and their guide go down into the volcano encountering many adventures, like seeing prehistoric animals and natural hazards.

My favorite part of this book was in chapter 40. I like this part the most because he was seeing these creatures that were trying to kill him and he was super worried about the fate of his uncle, Otto, and his guide. He was worried because he had left them there when the strange and dangerous creature had seen him and came after him. When he left the tent he found somewhere to hide from everything. Soon enough the big creature, name the Ape Gigans, found him. He described him as 14 feet high, covered in coarse hair and sharp pointy teeth “like a mammoth saw”. He was worried that it had smelled him because the ape then started sniffing everywhere like he had smelled something. Then he woke up! The entire thing was a dream. That is the reason why I liked it. It took me by surprise when he said that it was a dream!

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The Battles of Hastings!

In history class I learned about the Battle of Hastings!

The battle of Hastings marked the start of Norman conquest and the end of the Viking era in 1066. Also in 1066 European power got added to England’s domain.

A man named William of Normandy made an attempt to win a battle! This battle lasted an entire day! luckily he and his army won, because of this he was then named William the Conqueror. Another war was the Battle of the Stamford Bridge. This war was a very bloody war and many people died. Unlike the battle of Hastings the Saxons won this battle, because of this win, William was crowned king on Christmas Day. The battle of the Stamford Bridge started because many people believed they should be king! The battle of the Stamford Bridge played a big role in the Battle of Hastings.  The role was to see who the next king was to be, because at the time many people wanted to be the next king! The battle of Hastings was won by the Normans this is when it started a new era, the Norman conquest era.

As King William was leaving the battle he was either shot in the eye by an arrow or he was shot in the back of the head. The reason I don’t know how King William was killed is because, there are many stories of how he was killed, but nobody knows for sure how he was killed! By the end of the war the Saxons were fleeing the sight and King William then got killed!

 

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The Holocaust!

The other day I went to the MOSH! MOSH stands for Museum of Science and History! We went to the MOSH for a special event that is going on! This event was about Anne Frank and other Jewish people who had to undergo the Holocaust.

The exhibit that we went to showed a timeline of both Anne frank and the Nazi evolution. The timelines were on different walls and each year it got worse and worse. On one part of the timeline, it said that the Nazis would secretly take black kids and make it so they can’t have babies. they did this because they were trying to get the perfect country and to do that they need the perfect race. The Nazis also murdered all of the disabled people even if they weren’t Jewish. They had a movie going on in the room over , all of the information that was on the wall was in the movie.. However my mom is a big Holocaust history fan and because of this we had already seen this movie years earlier so we didn’t watch it again. By the time we got to the end, of the timeline, I was upset because of all the horrid things the Nazis did to people. We wrote a little note on how we felt after reading these.

I hope this will never happen again because 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust. six million were Polish citizens. Three million were Polish Jews and another three million were Polish Christians. This was a very good learning experience, even though it made me very sad, I am glad that I got to do this. Thank you MOSH for hosting such a great exhibit!

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A Christmas Carol

Recently I have been reading the book a Christmas Carol by  Charles Dickens. Today I will be telling you all about it.

The basic idea of the book is a man named Scrooge who has absolutely no Christmas spirit. During the night of Christmas Eve, he gets visited by three ghosts. The ghost of Christmas past, present, and future. With their help, he changes his point of view and starts to love Christmas. He also becomes a much nicer person.

The ghost of Christmas past shows Scrooge his past as a child which then reminds him how much he loved Christmas. However this one ghost can’t cure Scrooge’s hatefulness by itself. That is when Scrooge gets visited by the ghost of Christmas present. This ghost shows Scrooge how even the poorest of people can still be happy and hopeful even though they are poor and don’t have much. Last of all the ghosts is the ghost of Christmas future. All of the Christmas carol movies and books show that this is the scariest of all the ghosts due to the fact that it looks shuddersome and acts creepy not to mention that is shows when you die! All of these ghosts shows scrooge that he needs to have more Christmas spirit and needs to be more jolly!

In the end, Scrooge is worried that he missed Christmas because this was his first time visited by ghosts so he doesn’t know what to gets a young boy to get him a turkey and he enjoys his Christmas.

This story has been made and re-made many times. All of the movies have the same basic plot but are told in many different ways! For example there is the original Christmas Carol movie, Scrooged, and many others.

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ice cream truck

Yesterday was the coolest day ever!!

“What happened?” you ask. Well, my family was just watching the Big Bang Theory, and out of nowhere my mom started saying “ice cream truck, ice cream truck, ice cream truck!”

My dad, my brother and I ran out of the house. My brother and I were barefoot. Then my dad told us to hurry up and get on our shoes so, we ran back up the hill and got on our shoes.  My shoes were still in my hands as I ran towards the truck I stopped at the curb, slid on my shoes and kept on going. At that point I had ran so much I felt like throwing up. Very soon, the ice cream truck was the street we were on, it pulled to the curb, and we got our very first ice cream from an ice cream truck.

This was exciting because not only was it our first-ever experience with an ice cream truck, but the owners said they would come every Sunday! We just moved into this house and had never experienced this before.

Looks like our Sundays are going to be pretty sweet!

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My field trip

Field trips: on 9-6-16 I went to the beach with my family to go fishing. At the beach my dad and aunt and uncle had to teach me how to fish since the first time i went i didn’t even have a hook on my rod and it was so long ago that forgot. When we got to the beach we quickly got started the first person to catch something was me! I, sadly, caught a dead crab.

After a little while of fishing my brother and I started to play in the water. While we were playing the current would move us around so when we were trying to avoid a spot we would go to it any ways!

Soon after that we went back to fishing. I felt strong tugs on my fishing rod so I started pulling the string out of the water and reeling it in.

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I got a flounder!! Eventually the fish was out of the water! Then the hook broke off! I was very, very upset because now that fish has to live with a hook in it.

When we were heading back home we got to ride the ferry! It was cool because then I got to say that I rode a boat and I could find out if I have sea sickness!

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Early into the trip while my uncle was fishing some type of shell came up on the shore. That is why I was assigned to find what this shell was the shell looked like this:

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The way I found out what this was is I looked up strange shells at the beach and It turns out it is called a horseshoe crab shell so I looked up more pictures and found out whatever killed it ate all of it.  If it was still alive it would have looked like this:

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My day at the beach was awesome! I hope to share some more fun times with you on learning in pajamas!