What I liked and Disliked about this School Year!

Today was the last day of school! This year has gone by super fast! Today I will be telling you what I liked and didn’t like about this school year!

This school year I really enjoyed writing short stories! When you write a story you get to be creative and there are no rules! There is nothing that says something doesn’t exist! You can make it exactly how YOU want! I never realized how fun writing could be until this class! Last year I would write but I would really enjoy it! Maybe it’s my age that helped me understand how much fun it is, or maybe my teacher! Another thing I really enjoyed was the robotics section! In this course I created many things! Instead of creating the robot that my teacher made I used a kit! The robot that I used is called Snap circuits! This was so fun that we actually ended up buying another one! Building a robot like this isn’t as complicated but it helps you remember what the symbols of resistors, diodes, and much more!

The things that I didn’t enjoy this year, there weren’t that many because this school year was fun, there isn’t much to complain! However, the main thing that I didn’t like this year was having to read G. A. Henty books! The reason why I didn’t enjoy these books were that they weren’t that fun to read! They just aren’t what I like! Some people do like these books, that’s their taste not mine! One other thing I didn’t like about this school year is how I didn’t have that many assignments to write a story! Many people wouldn’t complain about that! However, I find writing stories very fun! I really enjoy stories where I get a topic and I get to make up a story all about that!

In conclusion, I really enjoyed this school year! I really wouldn’t want to change anything! This year was fun, and I am excited to do another year of homeschool next year!

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Spring break :What I was up to

For the last week I have been on spring break! Today I will be telling you all about what I was doing!

The first day of vacation my family and I went to a few beach bathing suit stores to get swimsuits! At first no one knew that we were going to the beach, however, me being me, every time I would see the beach I would say “beach”! Now when you’re at the beach you will find that at every other turn you can see the beach, so imagine saying that over and over!  you can tell I LOVE the beach! My mother and I got these really cute swimsuits from a real beach shop! That is kind of important to me because I ALWAYS got my swimsuits from wal-mart or target! This was my first real beach bathing suit! Once we got all of our necessities: chairs, towels, sunscreen, and water, we were off to the beach! The beach that we went to was called Neptune Beach! My brother and I had fun while our parents watched! One time my mom got in the ocean and she tried, note that I said “tried”, to teach me to “catch a wave”! Sadly, the wave toppled on top of me! Soon after that it was time to go home!

For the next two days my brother was sick so we didn’t really do anything.

That Tuesday we had a guitar lesson. For the first time in a while my mom got to be a part of this lesson! My grandma came in and she joined the lesson! We watched TV for a while then we ate. This day wasn’t as exciting l but I got to see my grandma and that is something!

Later on in the vacation we went to the beach again but this time it was a different beach! On this beach there was a tide pool! When we were in the ocean I met this one girl her name was Fiona! We had a lot fun! We even found some really cool shells! Some of them even had holes in them so I plan on making them into necklaces!

On the last Friday of our vacation my mom, grandma, grandpa, brother, uncle, and myself went to see Steel Magnolias! The director of the latest Play I was in played the main character in the play! It was a very well done production!

That ends my vacation, for more about me and what’s going on in my life, be sure to come back to Learning in Pajamas!

Science Fair

Last weekend my dad, my brother, and I went to the science fair! The science fair had many different booths.! Most of the booths were very interesting! Today I will tell you what my first and second favorite booths were!

When we first got there we were welcomed by a Barnes and Noble booth. Previously we bought snap circuit robots. Well at the booth they had snap circuits so I was very excited about that! Also, at another booth ,shown by Mayo clinic, you got to be a brain surgeon. You also got to test “pee”, it was really apple juice, and you got to perform CPR! I think I did a really good job at being a brain surgeon! That was my favorite booth, my second favorite booth was the booth about : How to make ice cream! I liked this booth because 1. Ice cream is awesome 2. Ice cream is awesome and 3. I love ice cream!! To make ice cream you get a bag and put salt crystals and water in it. Next you get a smaller bag and put milk, sugar, and flavoring! This was my second favorite booth! They have science fairs a each year and they are hosted at UNF!

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A New World: Part 3

A New World: Part 3

As I was floating through the air in my rocket my only thought was “I get to see my family”. Which is okay, but….. I could have been thinking about what I was gonna eat for dinner, what that note from the queen was meaning, or even if I was even gonna make it through this! The only thing that matters to me is helping my mom get better. Then out of nowhere there was a big bang! It came from the slumber chambers. I got up and started tiptoeing towards my room when I heard whispers from behind me close to the door! I took a look around but I couldn’t  see or find anything. I assume that I am just hearing things but it still seems strange. What seems like a few hours later I feel like I have stopped so I look out the window and there are hundreds of people sitting around including the news, NASA, and the FBI! I step out in the warm sun I feel the warmth rushing through my body. I walk out of my rocket and start strutting out as if I were on a catwalk. I suddenly get overwhelmed with questions. I rush through the crowd of people. I finally find my house in a crowd of what used to be familiar but now is almost unrecognizable.

I walk in and call for my mom. As I shut the door a man walks in from the dining room confused.

“How did you get in?” he asked me. “ I live here. The real question is how did you get in here!?” I replied.

For some reason I couldn’t even faintly remember who this guy was! “Hey! Do you know where my mom is? I need to see her!” I yelled

“Wait a minute! I recognize you you’re Kaylee Mariner!” He exclaimed “I bought this house after you’re mom went to the hospital!” “ the hospital.” I whispered “ we need to go!” I shouted at him

After he told me which hospital she was in I demanded him to drive me! After a while I was very nervous to see her but also exited! I was also feeling gloomy. What caused her to go to the hospital. Also the fact that my house was full of this guys stuff, yet there are no boxes, tells me that that he has been there for a while! Which also means she has been at the hospital for a long time.

When we arrived I jumped out of his black and blue Jeep! When we opened the doors to the hospital I was shocked. The room was completely empty, except for the nurse at the front desk. I ran up to the nurse and asked her about my mom. “ OHHH. your mom was, Lesley mariner, she died years ago!” I felt a tear about to drip off of  my blood red face so quickly wiped it away. “ do you know” I stuttered “how she died?”

“ she died from Hydrocephalus one of the worst brain diseases, you can go read about it in that pamphlet over there.” she pointed to pamphlets.

“ I don’t WANT to read about it I WANT my mom back!” I couldn’t take it any longer. “ I no family, I have no friends, I have no home, and worst of all I have no mom!” I started to pour out crying. Not knowing what to do.

Then, I woke up. It was all a dream I was so happy! “ where am I!?” I yelled.

Someone came up to me and told me I was in the hospital! Shocked I yelled for my mom! “Honey I am your mom don’t you recognize me?!”she told me confused yet still joyful because I am awake. “ Mom… how long was I here”

“ 5 years.” she replied. I gave her a hug and cried again. Mom walked out of the room and tons and nurses came in! They all asked me questions. Soon they told me I could get up. But I would be in a wheelchair for a while. They told me that they will push me to my mom’s car while she gets it so I let them put me in a wheelchair!

I get in the car and have a silent ride home. When we get home mom introduces me to netflix and shows me tons of shows. We start binge watching stranger things. As we get to episode 4 I fall asleep. I wake up in a few hours and have dinner. I guess this is my life now! I am just happy to be home with my mom!

Lion of the North: Book report

In this book about the Thirty Years’ War, a 16-year-old named Malcolm Graheme is a Scottish boy who volunteered to fight with the military forces controlled by Gustavus Adolphus. When the Emperor of Austria decided to get rid of Protesters from Germany, the Swedish King fought the terrorism that they had to suffer through throughout villages whose population was unforgivingly lowered by the Hun invasion. The Scottish displayed the courage of Gustavus’ army by fighting their way across a Germany that was tormented by religious persecution. Malcolm went through tasks where the possible outcome was dangerous, but his quick thinking and bad manners gave him the struggle against a cruel opponent.

My favorite part was when Duke Franz Albert faked a conversion to the Protestant Faith and was warmly received by the king. He sought for an opportunity to assassinate the king before the battle, but was unsuccessful. During the battle he rode behind the king and at a convenient moment shot him twice in the back. Then he rode off to tell Wallenstein of the death of the king. I liked this part because he failed but he kept trying. This may be a strange reason for why I like this part but it does not change the fact that I like it. Another reason why I like this part is because when he failed he didn’t get caught trying to kill him, he just kept going with his life then when he did succeed in killing him, he pretended like he didn’t kill him.

My least favorite part was when King Gustavus had a hunch that he would not return from the battle with the Roman Catholic imperialists. he is showing his 5 year old daughter, Christiana, to the Diet that the queen must eat and scolding everyone to respect her as queen in the event that he did not return. His wife (the queen) is crying because she is now very worried that her 5 year old daughter will have to become the queen if king Gustavus dies in the war. This is sad because he does die and now the 5 year old has to be the queen. I did not like this because he has to explain that he might die and in a 5 year olds shoes that may be hard to understand and accept. I feel another reason why I don’t like it is because I don’t tend to like sad stuff. This is sad because he thinks he is going to die and he wants the best for his child but he either has to get rid of the throne or give it to his daughter and even though it’s hard he had to give it to her if he died and to me this is really glum. Upsettingly he did die and he was killed by Duke Franz Albert. I like that he didn’t give up on killing the king but I don’t like that he killed the king and gave the king’s daughter no choice but to take the throne!

This is my book report about The Lion of the north thank you for watching and come back to Learning In Pajamas for more from me! Also, don’t forget to read all about the author.

About the author:

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._A._Henty “G. A. Henty was born in Trumpington, near Cambridge. He was a sickly child who had to spend long periods in bed. During his frequent illnesses he became an avid reader and developed a wide range of interests which he carried into adulthood. He attended Westminster School, London, and later Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he was a keen sportsman. He left the university early without completing his degree to volunteer for the Army Hospital Commissariat when the Crimean War began. He was sent to the Crimea and while there he witnessed the appalling conditions under which the British soldier had to fight. His letters home were filled with vivid descriptions of what he saw. His father was impressed by his letters and sent them to The Morning Advertiser newspaper which printed them. This initial writing success was a factor in Henty’s later decision to accept the offer to become a special correspondent, the early name for journalists now better known as war correspondents.

Shortly before resigning from the army as a captain in 1859 he married Elizabeth Finucane. The couple had four children. Elizabeth died in 1865 after a long illness and shortly after her death Henty began writing articles for the Standard newspaper. In 1866 the newspaper sent him as their special correspondent to report on the Austro-Italian War where he met Giuseppe Garibaldi. He went on to cover the 1868 British punitive expedition to Abyssinia, the Franco-Prussian War, the Ashanti War, the Carlist Rebellion in Spain and the Turco-Serbian War. He also witnessed the opening of the Suez Canal and travelled to Palestine, Russia and India.

Henty was a strong supporter of the British Empire all his life; according to literary critic Kathryn Castle: “Henty…exemplified the ethos of the new imperialism, and glorified in its successes”. Henty’s ideas about politics were influenced by writers such as Sir Charles Dilke and Thomas Carlyle

Henty once related in an interview how his storytelling skills grew out of tales told after dinner to his children. He wrote his first children’s book, Out on the Pampas in 1868, naming the book’s main characters after his children. The book was published by Griffith and Farran in November 1870 with a title page date of 1871. While most of the 122 books he wrote were for children, he also wrote adult novels, non-fiction such as The March to Magdala and Those Other Animals, short stories for the likes of The Boy’s Own Paper and edited the Union Jack, a weekly boy’s magazine.

His children’s novels typically revolved around a boy or young man living in troubled times. These ranged from the Punic War to more recent conflicts such as the Napoleonic Wars or the American Civil War. Henty’s heroes – which occasionally included young ladies – are uniformly intelligent, courageous, honest and resourceful with plenty of ‘pluck’ yet are also modest These virtues have made Henty’s novels popular today among many Christians and Homeschoolers.

Henty usually researched his novels by ordering several books on the subject he was writing on from libraries, and consulting them before beginning writing. Some of his books were written about events (such as the Crimean War) that he witnessed himself. Hence these books are thus written with greater detail as Henty drew upon his first-hand experiences of people, places, and events.

On 16 November 1902, Henty died aboard his yacht in Weymouth Harbour, Dorset, leaving unfinished his last novel, By Conduct and Courage, which was completed by his son Captain C.G. Henty.

Henty is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.”

Ten Good and Bad Tings About My Life

I read this book called: Ten Good and Bad Things About my Life (So Far) .

I loved reading this book because it was about this girl who was in the fifth grade and on the first day of school she was assigned to write an essay, and include an outline, of her summer vacation. During most of the book it seems like she is talking to you and explaining her summer. You can, however, tell that she is writing this down because of the font changes. In the end, it shows a copy of her outline, and to me she said a lot for the small amount that was on her paper.

I can feel where she is coming from, in most of what she is saying.

I got this book from the public library near me.

I hope you can’t wait for more on learning in pajamas

New World

“Hello”! I yell I can’t understand anyone and I don’t think they can understand me .

It all started when I was transported to a new planet. I don’t know where I am, but I know it’s not Venus because I have been there before. I try to understand but all they ever give me are books. Soon, I am piled with them I can’t help but read them. I realize they are trying to help me! they gave me books called English to Borg, Spanish to Borg, French to Borg, and lots of others. Eventually, I can sort of understand them but I still have to read my book.

Out of nowhere I heard screams everyone bowed down but me. I can’t help but to be scared for who knows what that means. Then all alien eyes were on me waiting me to bow down. I got the point really soon after that I got on my knees  “boinharyoi”she yelled “in English that means………time to eat?” I read “oh no” I wanted to run but I couldn’t I will die no matter what I do. When we all got up I hid behind a building hoping what they call lunch won’t call me dinner. All I heard were rattles. “I was right” I whispered.  my friends on earth and I made a deal about what aliens ate and I said rattlesnakes. I peer passed the building and see everyone eating but as I look back “YOUR MAJESTY!” she looked confused I realized I said that in English so I said it in Borg, she was still confused I bowed down and then she got angry. Why are you not eating?” she asked in Borg. So I told her I wasn’t hungry. She told me that her customs stated that “all new Borgs or aliens must EAT”. she looked around the corner, so I did as well, EVERYTHING was gone that means that I do NOT have to eat! Then the queen offered me to stay in the castle and of course I accepted. In the morning I was sent to the dining room and the waiters gave me what looked like a Poptart and really smelled good. I took one bite into it and it tasted just like fresh cherries. Later on I found out that that was not a pop tart it was….. Rattlesnake!!! That’s when I found out that I like rattlesnake.  The world is rocky in some areas and others it’s slimy. The Borgish people are purple and pink for girls and blue and orange for guys. I saw some of the boys with broncos t-shirt so I told them “go broncos”!! then EVERYONE said “DUCK” in Borg out of nowhere flying broncos were everywhere. Everyone started circling me, I was scared, and I didn’t know what to do. All know is that this is one strange planet and at this point I hope this is all a dream!

TO BE CONTINUED…………….

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!

Who makes an impact on me

The early church fathers  “shaped” the churches with their own teaching and with their life examples. My parents have shaped me by their teachings and life examples.

My parents have had an important impact in my life because I am ALWAYS with them. I’m not saying that that’s a bad thing, I am saying that since I live with them I am with them a lot. They have also taught me to learn from my mistakes and those made by others.

I think that my dad has actually had the most impact on my lifestyle and what I learn. Plus, since I am with him everyday I learn a lot of things from him even when I am out of school because he teaches me things every day! He teaches me about law and what’s actually happening in the real world.

Even though I am with my dad more, I still learn things from my mom. My dad teaches me by educating me from school while my mom teaches me with both her life examples and her teachings. For example, her life example for me is that she is very talented at math and she has a really good job and that shows to me that if you work hard enough on what you want, you can achieve it!  Since my mom has a great job as an accountant she can also teach me math. she teaches me from both her life examples and as a teacher.

In closing, my family really influences and makes an impact in my life choices.

See you next time for more Learning in Pajamas!

 

Pajama Book Report: Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

I read the book Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm by Megan McDonald. In my opinion it was a very enjoyable book! I am going to inform you why I think that.

Every book has an exposition or, in other words, an introduction. In the introduction it generally explains or lets you know who the main character is, where they are , and the position or situation they are in.

In Judy Moody it explains that she is the main character she claims to have a lucky penny that, of course, gives her good luck. It also tells you that she is in a restaurant with her family.

Next , we have the rising action. As you can tell from the title this is when the tension starts to rise and you can sort of feel like something  good or bad is going to happen.

I could feel the tension rising when Judy kept getting really fabulous luck I wasn’t expecting some of the things that happened.

The climax is when the most tension is “in the air,” or when the most important part is happening. That would be when Judy’s friend Jessica invited her to go with her to Washington D.C. to watch her pig while she was in a spelling bee. Along with that, a “mini climax” would be when she was watching the pig– it ran off and Judy couldn’t find it.

After the climax is the falling action. That is when everything is starting to settle down and there is not as much tension as there was before.

That would be when Judy found the pig and went back to the hotel room.  As well as when Jessica came back from the spelling bee to tell them her place.

Then. in the end is the resolution this is how it ended up or how thing went for everyone.

In Judy Moody, it turns out that Jessica won the spelling bee, Judy got to see the President of the United States, and it turned out she lost the penny BUT she still had her good luck so it ended up that she didn’t need the penny, she was naturally lucky!

Those are the five parts of a plot and that is the story of Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm!