Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Computer

Me and my sister have a new Dell computer. It cost $635.

First to get all the folders on this computer from my dad's old computer, we had to use this thing called the data key.

After we did that, my dad set up me on a website called time4learning. It costs $20/month.

I already finished the first science unit and I also finished the 4th grade money unit.

Our computer has a webcam and we use it to Skype our relatives.

Now I can go on my computer whenever I want.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Famous House

Yesterday I went to Sagamore Hill.

That is Teddy Roosevelt's old house.

Teddy was the 26th President.

He was very good at hunting, horseback riding, and other outside activities.

First I went to the museum, then I did a quiz, and when I finished it I got a junior ranger badge.

Then we had lunch and then we went on a tour in Teddy Roosevelt's house.

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Longest Day Ever!

In 2 more days it's the summer solstice.

That means it's the longest day of the year.

The sunrise is at 5:24am; and sunset is at 8:30pm.

So there are 15 hours and 6 minutes of daylight on Monday.

After that, the days get shorter everyday until the winter solstice.

On December 21st, the shortest day of the year, there are only 9 hours and 15 minutes of daylight.

After that, the days start getting longer again!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I was born in North Carolina.

When I was 8 months old I moved to Massachusetts.

2 years later, I moved to a different house in Massachusetts.

We stayed there for almost 3 years.

But last month we moved to New York.

I will miss my friends from Boston (see above), but I will make new friends down here. Plus I have my cousins close by in New York.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ludwig Van Beethoven

He was born in Germany in 1770.

He started to play the piano when he was 4.

Then he started to play the violin.

His dad was teaching him all the time.

Then he started to compose his own music; that means he wrote his own songs.

He wrote songs so complicated that he needed lots of instruments to play them.

They were called symphonies they were played by orchestras.

Here is an example:

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Encyclopedia Brown

I just finished the first Encyclopedia Brown book.

It was about a 10 year-old boy who wants to become a detective.

Do you want to know why they call him "Encyclopedia"?

Because he knows so many facts.

There were 10 cases & he solved them all!

There were 2 stories about bank robberies.

There was one about a stolen necklace and 7 other cases.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Helen Keller

Last night I finished a biography about Helen Keller.

She was a girl who couldn't see, hear, or talk.

Then she had a teacher named Annie Sullivan.

She learned a lot from the teacher.

But soon the teacher couldn't see either.

Helen learned how to write letters in the palm of her hands. If she could see, she could use sign language like other deaf/mute people. Here is a demonstration:

And she learned braille so she could read with her finger tips.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Church This Weekend

2 days ago it was one my cousins' confirmation.

A sacrament in which the Holy Ghost is given to those already baptized in order to make them strong and perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ.

I went there with my cousins, uncles, mom, my sister and one of my aunts.

I nearly fell asleep.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Jones Beach

Yesterday I went to Jones beach for the first time.

It is an enormous beach on the south shore of Long Island.

There were non-stop big waves and my sister and I rode them for a long time.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Deep In The World Of Droon

After I read the first Droon book, I read the next dozen in the series:

And today I hope to finish Book 14 - Voyage of the Jaffa Wind. I read 80 pages so far today and have 52 pages left. This is the longest book yet in the series.