Monday, September 27, 2010

My Fishing Trip

Yesterday was my Cub Scout fishing trip. I went with Dad.

I woke up at 6:00 in the morning to get ready!

My bait was clams.

I was on a boat on the ocean.

I put the bait on the hook. Then we threw the fishing line in the water.

Then we waited. That's how you go fishing. Some people caught crabs in the beginning.

It was hard to catch fish.

But by the end I had caught 5 fish. They were baby sea bass.

I ate a lot of Munchkins which are little donuts. You can see some on your face.

It was fun.

Monday, September 20, 2010

I Like Building


I built this car. I made it out of screws and nuts.  This is my second Erector set. It had 2 models. It took a long time to finish. My Dad helped me.

You can buy it on Amazon here:

Erector Tuning Truck, 147 Parts

The hard part of this is tightening the nuts. You have to hold the hexagonal wrench and spin the other wrench.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Elmer and the Dragon

I read 3 Dragon books by Ruth Stiles Gannett. They were about the adventures of a boy named Elmer and the dragon he saved.  These were fantasy books, so it couldn't really happen.  There's tigers eating pink lollipops, birds finding treasure, and flying dragon.

My favorite book was the third one, The Dragons of Blueland  because the bad guys fell in the water.  This happened when the dragons got out of the cave.  I'm wishing that there were more books,but its the end of the series.   

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Italian Fest

2 days ago I went to the Italian Fest in Port Washington at Bar Beach.  My dad got me unlimited rides.  I went on the caterpillar, dragon coaster, the dinosaurs, etc. Today I am going again, and this time my mom is coming.  Mom said she would take me on the bumper cars.   Christine wants to go the haunted house, and i told her that when she is in there, she will be screaming.  Mom said next time Chrissy can go with Dad.  And Grandma is coming.  And I've been looking forward the space sled.                        

Friday, September 10, 2010

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

It was about a boy who loved chocolate named, obviously, Charlie.

In the wrapper of a Wonka bar, he saw a brilliant flash of gold.

It was a golden ticket.

He had won a tour of the Wonka chocolate factory.

He was so excited.

Actually, there were 5 kids who had won golden tickets.

But now there was another contest.

Mr. Wonka was old couldn't take care of the factory anymore.

So he was going to give the whole factory to the kid who was the best listener.

All the other kids didn't listen to Mr. Wonka, and got in trouble.

So Charlie won and was given the whole factory.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was born April 13,1743.

He wrote the Declaration of Independence.

He was 3rd President of United States.

He built Monticello - a big house on a little mountain on it.

He was an inventor. Here are some of his inventions.

When he was President, he bought Louisiana - but it was more than it was more than Louisiana. See image below.

He was the father of University of Virgina.

He died July 4, 1826 - which is exactly 50 years after everybody signed the Declaration of Independence.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

What Is Fire?

Fire is a chemical reaction with oxygen which releases a lot of energy. For more information click on my link.

We made a campfire last Saturday night.

My Dad and I got all the sticks.

We started a good fire with matches.

There are many ways to make a fire - click here.

Fires are very dangerous. You have to be careful and stay away from it because it could burn you.

Also there is danger from a fire spreading. So you have to keep anything that can burn far away. And you really have to watch where the sparks land.

To be safe, my dad brought the hose next to the fire.