Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Plant Lessons

Yesterday I learned about leaves.

Leaves are green from a chemical called "Chlorophyll".

Chlorophyll is a green pigment that helps the sun absorb energy.

Plants use that energy to make food.  This process is called "Photosynthesis".

I also learned about two kinds of trees: coniferous and deciduous.

Coniferous trees are trees that have needles and cones , like a Christmas tree.

Deciduous trees are trees that have leaves, like a maple tree. 

Q: Why do leaves change color from green to brown, red, and yellow?

A:  In the fall, the chlorophyll disappears and the other pigments can be seen.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Swimming Like A Fish

This summer I learned to swim!

I can jump off the diving board in the Southampton pool↑!

First I swam the width of the pool.

But now I can jump off the diving board and swim the entire length!

The key to swimming is to close your mouth and use your arms and legs to float.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Funniest Video

Our Galaxy

I use this sentence↓to help me remember my planets:

and (asteroid belt)

The first letter of every word represents a planet.

For example: the "M" in Martha is represents Mercury, the first planet. And the "E" in every stands for Earth.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Central Park

Last Thursday we took a train into NYC, and then a subway to 72nd St. We walked three blocks east, to Central Park ↑.

First we went to a playground that had a little water park.

Then we looked for the bathrooms.

Then we went to a huge water park at Heckscher Playground. There was a lot of kids and we had a lot of fun.

Then we met my Mom, and had dinner at a Mexican restaurant.

Then we and took the train home.

Monday, August 2, 2010

A Wimpy Kid

This is a series that I'm reading.

The first one is a movie, but the rest of them are not.

I might see the movie.

But I will have to be good.

I know every movie has a villain.

Well, the the villain isn't a person.

In this movie, the villain is actually a dairy product.