Friday, August 18, 2017

The Total Solar Eclipse Is Coming

This year there will be a Total Solar Eclipse. The eclipse will happen on August 21, 2017. The Total Solar Eclipse happens when the moon and the sun are in a straight line and the moon blocks the sun. This will be my first time viewing the eclipse. The last Total Solar Eclipse in North America was on August 26, 1979. The next Total Solar Eclipse will be on April 8, 2024. By then I will be 17 years old.

 I have already made a solar eclipse viewer out of a cereal box, tape, white paper and aluminum foil.


 First I cut two holes on the top of the box.




Then I traced the bottom of the cereal box on a blank piece of paper and cut out the traced part. Then I put the cut part in the bottom of box.




Then I taped a piece of aluminum foil to cover one hole. Then I put a hole in the aluminum foil so that the sunlight can go through the hole and I can see the light of the eclipse.

That is a reflection of the light behind me.

P.S when I came to school today my friend also brought their viewers to school. So that they can also see the eclipse.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

My New Pet

When I was preaching on a Sunday evening I found a possum on the street, lonely and small. It seems  like if he was caught by a bird because I saw scratches all over him, but if it was a cat he would have been dead all ready, but lucky I saved him. What I did was give him a bath, cleaned him, and dried him.  This little guy eats anything!  He eats banana, watermelon, dirt, other fruits, carrots, and broccoli. He has now grown to be about 2 feet. You may be wondering where does it sleep. Well it may be surprising, it sleeps under the toilet. This actually is a good pet because it doesn't scratch the couch, doesn't yell, except when it takes a bath and is playful. His name is Melon.  I called him that because he likes melons. That is my pet.

Here are some pictures...



this is when i fed him




 

He is in his cage



 
This is when he was awake



 
This is when he is going to sleep




this is when he got a bath and small

My New Phone


This summer I got a new phone. The phone that I got is called an iPhone 7. The iPhone 7 is one of the newer iPhones. The phone also takes very good pictures so that means Classtopia is going to have better pictures. This phone is not only for me but this phone is also for taking pictures for Classtopia.


This is the case that my phone had come in.
This is the back of my phone.
This is my phone's screen.

Whale Watching

For my summer vacation my family and I went whale watching. We saw seals, dolphins, and whales. It was a very exciting trip.




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Going Hiking

This summer I went hiking. The last time I went was when I went with one of my uncles. That day we went hiking, we decided to go a different way. We went in a way we have never seen before. My uncle had been that way, but he knew we had not. So we went on and on until we got really tired.

My uncle suggested that we go off the path a little so he could show us how it is to hike that much. So we went off the path. When we started hiking the way my uncle had said to go I was already tired and I was just starting!The way we went had space wide enough for us to walk but it was really dusty and there were many big rocks and plans. Most of them were just bushes. My uncle lead the way, I was after him my brother was at the end with my mom and dad because he was scared he would fall down and slide down.That's exactly what happened to me. Though I only slide down I little I was hurt so bad because of a rock. When I got up my shorts was so dirty. Yuk! My brother was hurt too, but it was just a tiny scratch.

When we got to the top it was a nice view. You could see a lot from there. Getting down was so much easier because we found a better route. When we got to the car we got in and talked about the fun we all had.We stopped by and ate before we got home. we dropped off my uncle then we went home.

                                                           I had so much fun that day!                                          




This is a view from the top of the hill 

Orange county Fair.

One day my family woke up and went to go out to get breakfast. When we were done eating my dad said that he was going to take us to one of his friends house, but that was just a lie because they wanted me to be surprised. When I noticed a roller coaster I immediately knew where we were going. My dad finally told me that we were going to Orange County Fair. I got so exited.

 My sister and I were the only ones who went on the rides because my parents were taking  care of my baby brother. Rides were not the only things we saw we also saw a piggy race. Now it might sound weird but its really fun to watch. We also saw some cool animals.







An Unexpected Suprise

On August 3rd there was an unexpected surprise for us because my dog Chloe gave birth!!!! It really looks like a pug to me because  it's ears, mouth, and nose. On June 9th my dog ran away with a chihuahua that always came looking for Chloe and Chloe was gone for 2 1/2 hours. I was really worried that me and my dad went to look for her all over the block and my dad found Chloe near Ranch market. When we found her she was so dirty and covered with mud because before we found her it started to rain. When we got home we showered her with Good scented dog shampoo so she wouldn't smell awful.

Before the pup was born, Chloe was in pain from 6:00 p.m and the dog was born at 9:31 p.m. I was so happy, but my mom was mad because it was a boy, but now she is starting to love the pup and getting along with it.

So Classtopian's has your dog/cat ever given birth?
When The pup was Born

Pup sleeping On it's bed
(One week Old)
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Pup Drinking Milk





Me and My Big Sisters Birthdays

Last week on August 9th was my birthday and today is my sister's birthday. I turned 10 and she turned 15. On my birthday, I ate Ribs, Macaroni, Baked Beans, and Greens. I would like to thank my mom for the delicious food. Later on in the night, we sang happy birthday. We had a happy birthday song playing in the background and we sang it. I had a blast for my Birthday because we went to the mall and shopped and I got a phone and a new phone case.

So now August 16th is my sisters birthday. Like I said she turned 15. So for her birthday, we went to school like any other day and then we ate carne  asada tacos. I don't like shells so I decided that I wanted to have a taco bowl. After we waited and we sang happy birthday and I ate cake and ice cream.

The reason why we got candy was that our mom asked that if we wanted a bag of candy and what kind would you want. So we wrote all of the stuff that we wanted and she bought almost everything.



     



My phone box




The candy that I got
This is my sisters iPhone 7 plus box
it's rose gold.
This is the cndy that she got.

A Day at Long Beach


During the summer we went to Rosie`s Dog Beach. My brother and I started the ride playing Pokemon GO and talking about the new Pokemon that came out for the game. When we got there my older bro and I saw a whole bunch of events for the special Pokemon. We started to catch it and did! I was very surprised, I did not think I would catch that rare of a Pokemon before. But that was not the only great thing that happened that day. We went in the the car and drove to the beach. We got out of the car very exited. But first we put on our swim suits and went strait into the ocean. This beach was a special beach that is open to dogs. My family had a great time watching my dog Flynn swimming!
  
This is Flynn swimming.
I was also swimming around in the ocean.


                               
After the amazing day at the beach we got in the car and looked for a place to eat.
My mom was craving carnitas so we went to get some tacos. We later went home and relaxed. It was an amazing day.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Having the best summer ever

Over the summer I was able to have a birthday party. Two Classtopians were able to make it to my birthday party. They were Elizabeth and Leslie. We had so much fun at my party. We talked about school and how our summer was going.

Then we wanted to go play the games that my mother had organized for the kids. We played musical chairs, and put the nose on the clown and many more then it was time to eat the cake.


This is my birthday cake.


This is the game were you put the nose on the clown

Going to Santa Monica


Over the summer I also went to Universal Studios and Santa Monica Pier. I had a great time. We went to all sort of ride at Universal. We went to The revenge of the Mummy  and the Simpsons especially the Harry Potter ride. There, we so much fun. And I had even more fun at Santa Monica.


We went on the ferris wheel and we had the perfect view it was amazing. Also at Santa Monica we went on the dragon ride that goes up and down and also on the roller coaster. It was a loads of fun I loved it we were there for like 3 or 4 hours I have the best time of my life.

This is on the ground if you get to see the ferris wheel but of course I do not think you will miss it.



This is the view you get if you are in the ferris wheel.

So I wish to go again. To have the best time of my life once again. This was certainly the best summer I have ever had.

Our Own Pet


I went to Mexico and had a great time, but the part I loved the most was the day my cousin, brother and I rescued a kitten. We heard a cat and went outside and saw it was stuck under something. We struggled to get it out but finally we did and thought it would be hungry so we fed it. We wanted to keep it an they let us so it was our pet. We named it Whiskers and we made a house for it out of a cardboard box.
                             I had a great time and I really liked having a pet of our own.




Whiskers playing with string.
Whiskers in the house.
                                          


The First Day Of 5th Grade



Class on the first day of school





       
            August 15,2017, Classtopians had their first day of school. When I arrived at school with my mom I was so exited to go back to school. Two of my friends were there already so we starting to talk. The whole class came then joined the group. Then I saw our teacher. I was so happy. 

So then our teacher had a bag out. We had to take out sticks that had different countries on each stick. I got Austria. I thought I had heard about it before, but I got confused with Australia. We had to form a  group of six that would  be in the same table group when we got to class.  It was very hard for me. I kept getting confused about where I would fit in. but got what they were talking about. I got paired with Brianna, Elizabeth, Daisy, Kaleb, and Christopher. 

We had done some tests, did some garden visits, and the day flew by.. 

                           It was the end of the day, but I was thrilled to go back to school.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The First Day Of School

Today was the first day of school. I got used to summer vacation, so I didn't really want to go to school. I only liked shopping for school supplies. Once I arrived, I saw my friends, and was excited. My teacher gave each student a Popsicle with a country on it. We had to find other countries that belonged in the same continent. we  had Poland, and in my group was Greece, Sweden, Portugal, and a few more. It was hard, since I was not prepared for this. When we got in the classroom, we got some books, then took a test. The activity we did in the morning was to show us that 5th grade was not going to be easy, but I hope I will succeed.

Starting The 5th Grade

Today was the first day of school and it was awesome. When I got to school I saw many of my friends. When our teacher cam she asked us to put our hand in a brown paper and grab one popsicle stick. The Popsicle stick had names that we did not know. They were many countries that were on the popsicle stick that we didn't even know existed.  The rule was that we had to find the five other people that belonged to our group to have a table of six. I was Sweeden, and the countries that were with me was Poland, Greece,  Portugal, Lichtenstein and  one more. Once we made our six countries we had to figure out what Continent we were. My group was  Europe. Our teacher made us do that so we can know that this year in 5th grade will be tough but we will be able to do it. After that we all took a test and when we were done we got to do an activity. I hope that all Classtopians will have a spectacular year.

The First Day Of The New School Year!

We know that your summer vacation is over and you really want more days of fun and you don't want to go to school. Well, guess what? This school year will be even better this time. The reason why its going to be better is because you get to see your friends from last year. You could also get the same teacher. 

Well I know it was a day that you didn't want to go to school. Well, I felt like that too. Today was the first day of Classtopia. We lost one of our Classtopians, but guess what, we got two new Classtopians! Their names are Abby and Bianca. We were all excited to see our same teacher again. Well it was a nice  day at school.

I hope you enjoyed the first of school. I know I did.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

My New Favorite Sport

School is starting next week and we will all miss our summer break. Some of us are exited to return to learning and to see our friends again, while some us will be sad to return because we had so much fun we do not want to let go of the fun experiences. We all had fun while it lasted. Here is what I have been doing this summer...

This summer I have been taking Basketball as a sport, because of my brother. Last year he wanted to take Basketball classes but, my mom had arranged for us to go to soccer. At that time soccer was my favorite sport so I was really happy; my brother on the other hand was very upset. So this year mom said we would would take Basketball. My brother was really happy. But me? I was unsure about taking those classes until the first day...

The first day of basketball was nice I met my coach and teammates. On that day the coach made us do drills and practice shooting. I have to admit I was terrible, I could not even make a shot during the whole class! By the end I was disappointed in myself but, I had fun. My mom was proud that I liked playing basketball. I went to training until the first game we played...

We played our first game on July 22nd. Our team name is Clippers. On that day we played against the Warriors. We were all given uniform the day before. I guess the training I took payed off because I was catching and passing, the ball.  I could not really shoot cause then too many people would surround me. With the last few minutes remaining in the game we were all tied until the last 28 seconds. Within that time we scored 2 more shots and then won. We had more games and played here's how we ended:
             July 25th Won!
             July 29th Unfortunately Lost
             August 1st Won!
             August 5th Lost

We have only lost two games so far and that is good because there will be championships for the top 4 teams right now we are in second place so it is most likely that we will get into the championships. Unless we lose again we will be in danger of not getting in there.

While I have been in basket ball it has been my new favorite sport.

A Trip To The Getty Museum

Yesterday I went to the Getty Museum again. I've been there 2  times this year, but more in my life that I can't even remember. Over there I learned about the Romans. There were these pots that told you what the smell of winning and losing smelled like. They smelled bad. There was a lot of fountains with beautiful water.  Overall it was fun.  There were a lot of gardens with beautiful plants.

That was my trip at the Getty museum!


This is the auditorium.


These are the pots that smelled nasty.


This is one of the fountains.

Camping At Mammoth

I camped at Mammoth Mountains for four days. It was so awesome!

We left our house on Wednesday at 7:00 pm., and went to my uncle's house. I saw Amy and Richie, my cousins. My Uncle had a truck, so we put our bikes and some coolers in his truck. We went to the restroom in their apartment, and then we went to get some gasoline. When we finally got on the freeway, it was already 8:30. After about two hours, we got some more gas. There was a Subway next to the gas station, so my dad asked if we were hungry. We were not hungry.

We drove for three more hours, and came to this little city named Bishop. We drove for another hour, and finally arrived to Mammoth. It was 2:00 a.m. As soon as I got out of my car, I felt SUPER cold!


My aunt said we had to take all of our food that was in the car and put them in a big brown box. The reason for this was because there were bears! I was so scared! But, my aunt said that they were nice, and would just look for food. So, we could not have any food in our car or our tent.

I helped my dad build the tent, and then we inflated the air mattresses. We put all our blankets and clothes inside the tent, and went to the restroom and went to sleep. It was around 2:30 when we finally went to sleep.

I woke up at about 10:00. There was Amy, Richie, their parents, Hector, Itzel, their parents, Ms. Graciela, and her husband. We just hung out at our campsite in the morning, and at noon we went to Lake Mary.  There was a bike path that was not too close to the road, so we rode our bikes for a while. There was Lake George, Twin Lakes, June Lake, and Lake Mary. Lake Mary was the closest. I put my water shoes on, and took a tiny step in. It was FREEZING cold! The water was as cold as a lake in Nevada! All of us just went in and got wet up to our waists. We ate some Oreos while we dried up, and then we went back to our campsite. We went to get some firewood, then went to sleep.

My dad dived in!

























On Friday, I woke up at 6:00 am. I ate some cereal. After we ate breakfast, everyone went to the waterfalls. We walked for a total of 3 hours. 1 hour and 30 minutes up, and another hour and 30 minutes down. But it was worth it! The waterfall was so pretty! We also saw a chipmunk. After we finished our walk, we went to a place with horses! We we reserved them for Saturday at 4:00. When we arrived at our campsite, some more people had arrived. It was Mr. Morris, his wife, and his little son, Mason Mateo. Mason played a lot with my younger brother! Then we went on a Trolly and took a free tour. We saw an old gas station. And the bike path went under a tunnel, which cost 5 million dollars to build!

On Saturday morning, we went to the Gondalas. It was the Ski lift. Kids went free, so we were lucky. Only Hector's and Itzel's parents went with the kids. We got a card, and got inside. Each tube thing could only hold 8 people, so the smaller kids went with the mom, and the older kids went with the dad. The tube did not stop moving, so we had to jump. Amy brought chocolate in case we got dizzy or something. We had such a nice view! We could see snow, and some people were skiing. When the ride was finally over, we went to the Mammoth store. Everything was so expensive! At our campsite, we saw a bear, just a little below! It was so cool! It looked small, but was actually really big! We celebrated Hector's birthday. We ate hamburgers and there were 2 pinatas. I ate a cupcake, and had some milk. Unfortunately, it started to rain so we could not ride the horses. I was so dissapointed! To make up for it, my dad took us to the Mammoth store. I got a cap, and My older sister got a sweater. My younger sister got a shirt. Now I was happy. We had smores, and soon we were asleep.

It was Sunday, the day we had to leave. I was so sad to go! We cleaned up, And then left. But the fun wasn't over yet! The smaller kids got to ride a horse for half an hour! Even my baby brother. He looked adorable! Then, we went to June lake with Mr. Morris and his family! It was like the beach! My older sister and I went swimming, since the water was not that cold. Mason and my brother took turns riding an inflatable toy. We had a blast. It started to rain hard, so sadly, we had to leave. We left Mammoth, but I hoped I would be here next summer.



Horse Shoes





Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hollywood Bowl

Recently, I have been to Hollywood Bowl. We got the tickets from Harmony Project. I have been there at least three times. Each student gets three tickets, and since my sister also got three tickets, we had enough. My dad was working, so my uncle came instead. We were supposed to drive to a school, and then the bus would take us to our destination. We arrived at the school a little late, but that was okay. We signed in and got on the bus. We were on our way to Hollywood Bowl.

Finally, we arrived. There were so many buses and cars. The bus parked, and we got off. We started to walk toward the entrance, but stopped to go to the restroom. We got our tickets, and then got our bags checked. Our seats were near the top. There were these escalators that were flat, and that took us to our section. We finally found our seats, and waited for the show to begin.
So many people!

I could see the Hollywood sign, but it was pretty far.

Since we were so high up, there were these big screens on the side to help us see better. The conductor introduced himself, and then mentioned that the man who composed the Star Wars music was in the audience. A spotlight was shown, and the man was shown on all the screens. Everyone started cheering and clapping.

They first played the National Anthem, then some other songs. The names of the songs were shown on the screens, but I could not see the names too well. The concert was two hours, but we got a break(intermission) after one hour. We got to bring whatever food and drinks we wanted, so when it got a little chilly, we drank some coffee.  When it was over, we walked back to the bus. Soon, we were on our way back home. I can't wait for the next time we go to Hollywood Bowl!