Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Snow Poems


Snow, snow, bright and white, keep on falling, left and right.

Snow Everywhere

Snow, snow, left and right, it's here and it's there, it's everywhere.

Snow Taste

Snow, snow, here and there, it tastes so much like water and it's bright. I'm not taking a flight.

Here are some great flake links:

Snowflake Page - Snowflake pictures, patterns, and more links.

Snow Crystals Electron Microscopy -Check out snowflakes under a microscope.

Snowcrystal.com - Snowflake crystals.

Make a Flake - Make a virtual snowflake and download the picture like mine.

Snowflake Factory - Make virtual snowflakes and watch them explode, melt, blizzard, and crack.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Chickadee and the Clay!

My friend Catherine and I were making stuff out of clay. I made chickadees. They are cute and fuzzy. I made several chickadees and a cardinal, but the cardinal only lasted a day. Here are instructions for how to make chickadees:

  1. Get a bit of yellow modelling clay.

  2. Put your hands on each side of the yellow clay and roll it around until it forms a ball.

  3. Get two small pieces of green modelling clay and put them on each side of the top of the chickadee for eyes.

  4. Get two pieces of black modelling clay and put them each side of the yellow ball for wings.

  5. Get a small piece of red clay and make it into a cone shape. Stick it on the front of the ball.

  6. Get another two pieces of red clay and put them on each side of the bottom of your yellow ball.

  7. Then you have a chickadee.

Time Collides

One day, there was a scientist who invented a time machine. Spies found it. There was a big war between South America and Texas. Aliens came and used the machine to bring back everything since the Big Bang. And the war got bigger.

It started to snow and rain. At the same time, it hailed too. A tornado hit. A big history book sucked everything up.

The End

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Captain Underpants Party

The Captain Underpants books are a great book series by Dav Pilkey. Here are the reasons. The writing is so good that you don't need the pictures. It's awesome story action. It has flip-o-rama. It's hilarious because it has a silly superhero. It's funny because this hero instead of having super strength, has super underwear. I recommend that kids who are 3 to 8 years old read these books.

Click these links for fun games and information about the Captain Underpants books:

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Funniest Poems

Roses are orange, violets are pale
You smell so horrible, and so do I

Captain Underpants is in his underwear
My Dad is walking down the stairs
in his underpants making such a sight
cameras in the air
the screams of Kayla saying,
"Daddy is in his underwear!"

Mother's Day Card
Roses are red, violets are yellow
I have a gift for you.
The gift that I'm going to give means not only that I care for you, it means that I will take the time to build it and make it beautiful and it also means that I need a bigger allowance.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Birds Flock Together

Flocks are groups of birds flying together. This is a picture of how birds separate in a flock.

Click on shore birds to see a hyperlink to a video showing birds flocking.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Trumpeter Swan Facts

  1. Don't think I'm interested in swans. Mom is making me do an entry on an article I read.

  2. There are three different species of swans in North America.

  3. Most trumpeter swans weigh between 21 to 30 pounds.

  4. They have a wing span of 6 to 7 feet.

These facts are from Trumpeter Swans by Rachel Dickinson in Dolphin Log 7/8 2003.

Listen to the call of the trumpet swan on this Trumpeter Swan Society link.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Super cuddly
playing in a tree
cats purring and meowing all around the house
respecting Mom's breathing

This image was borrowed from Daily Pets.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Reasons My Mom Should Get A Cat

  1. If we get a cat, it will catch the mice.
  2. Mice break cars.
  3. I wrote a whole list of reasons.
  4. I will vacuum the whole house every day.
  5. I will groom the cat every day behind the house.
  6. We won't let it go upstairs.
  7. I will feed every day.
  8. I will train it not to go pee and poop in the house on Mom's rugs.
  9. They are really cute.
  10. They are cuddly.
  11. Cats are not like our dog, Yoohoo, because they don't steal bread.
  12. I want a cat so badly that I will do everything on this list as part of my daily chores.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

About DNA

People clone sheep and rats. DNA is the building block of life. Atoms make molecules, molecules make cells, cells make DNA. DNA are like blueprints and look like a twisted ladder.

This cool machine extracts DNA from fruits and vegetables for just $80.00. This doesn't seem like a lot of money for such a cool machine. (Mommy thinks it's a lot of money!)

Discovery Kids Ultimate Labs DNA Explorer Discovery James Watsonwas only 24 when he discovered the helical structure of DNA, but this kit from Discovery Kids--the first to feature a bona fide centrifuge and electrophoresis chamber--will turn your kid on to the intricacies of genetics at an even younger age. Realistic lab equipment transforms the kitchen into a forensics lab, whereyour breakfast-bar biologist can extract clumps of real DNA from fruits and vegetables or solve "crimes" by revealing DNA "fingerprints"--telltale blue protein stripes in a gel mixture. $80

Here are some links on DNA:

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Baby Birds

Birds Chirping for Food
Baby birds in a nest
chirping for some food
while the mother bird is pecking in a tree
to bring the babies something good to eat.

Mother Bird and The Nest
Mother Bird searching for twigs
and fluff and all the stuff she can find.
She flies to the barber and picks up some hair.
Then she flies to the garden for some mud.
She flies to the woods to look for a tree.
Then builds up the nest and lays an egg.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Help Save Penguins

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

Please try to conserve gas and mileage. Help save penguins from dying since they are really cute and cuddly.

What Makes A Story Boring Or Not Fun To Read

What makes a story boring or not fun to read?
  1. A story where they just stay at home.
  2. A story about a regular life.
  3. A story about watching paint dry.
  4. A story about learning how to count.
  5. A story about going to the bathroom.
  6. A story about making a tree.
  7. A story about sewing a pillow.
  8. A story about eating a sandwich.
  9. I don't like jokes in stories.
  10. I don't like historical stories.
  11. I don't like a book about someone writing a book.
  12. I don't like books written for mathematicians or romance lovers.
  13. I don't care for books that are written in exact, chronological order.
  14. I don't like westerns or stories about cowboys.
  15. I don't like stories about girls.
  16. I don't like stories about paper.
  17. I don't like stories about rocks.
  18. I don't like any killing or death in stories.
  19. I don't like stories about electricity.
  20. I don't like stories about teaching somebody something.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

What Makes A Story Great To Me

Things that make a story interesting, exciting, and fun to read:
  1. Interesting and fun characters like boys that are active.
  2. Adventure.
  3. Fantasy.
  4. Scary verses.
  5. Surprises but not jack-in-the-boxes.
  6. Happy endings.
  7. No mystery because you like to know everything.
  8. A lot of description so that you feel that you are there.
  9. Adventurous characters who don't waste time talking when they can just do it.
  10. I don't care for jokes.
  11. I don't like a lot of time wasting dialogue.
  12. I like illustrations.
  13. I don't like fairy tale fantasy.
  14. I don't care if the characters learn a lesson.
  15. I like outdoor scenes.
  16. Strange animals.
  17. Siblings.
  18. No love interest or drama.
  19. Scary, monster, bomb kind of action.
  20. Discovering new places and getting into trouble there.

Click here to learn more about the NanoWrimo Young Writer's Program.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Why I Love Sea-Monkeys

I love Sea-Monkeys because:
  1. They live for a real long time.
  2. They make a whole bunch of babies, and it only takes one day for them to hatch.
  3. They are a cute pet with their small, cute eyes and small, cute body.

My Sea-Monkeys have been alive for a whole year. Sea-Monkeys are a kind of brine shrimp. Sea-Monkeys don't have a skull or bone. I know this because when I watch my Sea-Monkeys they move their whole entire body so there is no space for a bone. If they have anything, it's like an exoskeleton which is a skeleton outside of their body. They live in an aquarium, a container filled with water and water life. The Sea-Monkeys eat algae, that green stuff that grows in the aquarium. It grows by itself by collecting sunlight.

When you get your Sea-Monkey kit and open it up, you find three bags. One has a big number one, the other has a big number two on it, and the third has a picture of a mother Sea-Monkey and two baby Sea-Monkeys sitting at a table with bibs. The mother is carrying food to the babies. The bag with the number one has water purifier in it. The number two bag has the eggs. The one with the picture of the mother feeding the babies has food in it.

First, you put in bottled water in the aquarium. Then, you put in the water purifier. After you put in the water purifier and wait 24 hours, you put in the eggs and wait another 24 hours. While you wait, put the aquarium on a window-sill with sunlight coming through. Then you wait 24 hours before you get Sea-Monkeys.

One night before my Sea-Monkeys hatched I gave them food so they would have their first meal right away. By accident I used the wrong side of the food server, the bigger side, and gave them too much. It turns out that even as you read this blog entry, they are still alive.

Here are some links where you can find games and videos:

Sea-Monkeys are really adorable! I love them!

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dogs and Balls

My hypothesis was that the dog will go after the moving ball, not the ball that is just staying in place. When we tried it, the dog went after the moving ball. When we only put down the ball that wasn't moving, he went after that one too. So, my hypothesis was wrong. He will go after any ball.

Try this experiment at home. It's a fun project. Please subscribe to our blog and post a comment to tell me what you find. You can subscribe by using the subscribe thingie on this page. You can post a comment by clicking on the comment link at the bottom of this post.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

About Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

In this book, Crawlers kidnapped Boots. They stole her while Gregor was in Central Park in New York City. They took her to the Underland by going through really steep stairs and tunnels. They took Boots to get Gregor to come so that he could kill the Bane. The Bane was a white rat, and rats are humongous in the Underland because everything is humongous in the Underland. The rats eat meat which means they eat people.

Gregor agrees to go after the rat. Gregor and his group have to go in a boat and then ride in the boat but on their way they met with giant squid that attacked the boat trying to get Gregor. Near the end of their trip they found the giant sea serpents that tried to eat them. The serpents woke up because the rats pushed boulders into the water to wake them up.

You should read this good book. I'm not usually a book fan but I still really like this book because of all the exciting adventures.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Funniest Comic Strip - Calvin and Hobbes

"Scientific progress goes 'boink'?"

Calvin and Hobbes is the funniest comic strip in the world. The kid is Calvin and the tiger is Hobbes. Hobbes always begs for tuna fish. If my mom was Calvin's mom, she would be screaming right now because 2 o'clock in the morning Calvin woke his mom up to ask if people grew from spores. In another comic strip, his mom got all dressed up with lipstick, earrings, and her best dress. The second she walked out the door, Calvin sprayed her with the hose. And then when he was walking away, he was holding his butte saying, "What a grouch!" Hobbes, whenever Calvin opens the door from school and says I'm home, pounces on him and tackles him. They even have a secret club house in a tree called, "Gross, Get Rid of Slimy Girls!"

Whenever Calvin asks his Dad how something works, his dad says "It's magic." Once he turned on the light and said, "It's magic." His mom asked, "What has your dad been teaching you?"

Calvin and Hobbes is the all-time best comic strip in the world!!

Take a look at these great Calvin and Hobbes Links:

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ball By Ball - Tennis

Tennis is a fun game! In tennis, you hit a ball with a racket. When you are alone, you hit it against a backboard. So far, I learned six different kinds of ways to hit the ball.
Tennis is the best.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Catching Deoxys

My Favorite Pokemon

My favorite Pokemon are Scyther, Deoxys, Kabutops, and Scizor.

Scyther is one of my favorite because he is as big as a person, he has really sharp claw cutters, and he has two wings on each side like a bug. Scyther’s strongest moves are: Air Slash, X Scissor, Sword Dance, and Bug Buzz. Scyther is a Bug Flying Type Pokemon. If he was on a strong level, and we were fighting Water Type Pokemon, I would send Scyther out into battle.

Deoxys is my most favorite. One of the reasons is that he can transform into four different guys: attack form, defense form, speed form, and normal form. The second reason is because he is really strong and has really strong moves. The third reason is because his hands can separate into four different arms and hands. The fourth reason is because he beat Rayquaza. Deoxys is a Legendary Type of Pokemon. That means that he has an extra boost that makes him a million times stronger than other Pokemon. He would basically almost always win, except if he is fighting another Legendary Pokemon.

Kabutops is my second favorite because he is almost exactly like Scyther and Scizor. He is a rock water type of Pokemon. In the Fire-Red Game, you can get him from a fossil. You have to bring the fossil to a building to bring him to life, but before he is a Kabutops you have to evolve him from a Kabuto.

Scizor is the last, but not least, favorite. He looks like he has the same kind of hand as a crab, but he has the same wings as Scyther. He is red and he is a Bug Steal Type. His strongest moves are: Iron Head, Giga Impact, X Scissors, and Sword Dance. I would use Scizor when I am facing a Water Type Pokemon, but I would never use him against a Fire Type because fire is super effective against a bug steal type like Scizor.

In my opinion, these are all really cool Pokemon .

Friday, September 21, 2007

How To Make Alex's Scrambled Eggs

  • A pan
  • A stove
  • Milk, 1 tbsp.
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Cheese
  • Egg Beater


  1. Put the pan on the stove.
  2. Set it for medium heat.
  3. Get a bowl.
  4. Put the eggs in the bowl.
  5. Pour the tablespoon of milk into the bowl.
  6. Use the eggbeater to stir the eggs until the yolk disappears and its basically a liquid.
  7. Then pour the egg liquid into the pan.
  8. Get a wooden spoon and wait and once it looks kind of bubbly stir it so it doesn't stick on the pan and get burned.
  9. Get the cheese and pour it on the eggs.
  10. Then keep stirring it until its all cooked and there is no more liquid.
  11. Then you are done.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Walking with Cavemen is a movie that I watched. It is about cavemen and where they lived. They lived in Africa and then they moved. Africa was an island that crashed into a big piece of land and made mountains which changed the weather. There were a bunch of different cavemen groups. One group made the first tool, and they scared away a lion. Another group caught a wooly mammoth. It was an interesting movie.

Click for caveman game!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

My Pet Leperdy

I have a pet leopard gecko named “Leperdy.” He has a head in the shape of a diamond. He has light purple blobs on him. His belly is soft as a feather. His back is really bumpy. He has polka-dots on his skin. He is squirmy when you hold him. When you aren’t holding him he stays still. Leperdy makes me happy because I love him. He has a cute charm. Dad helps me clean the cage and feed him. His cage resembles a desert. He comes from the desert. There is a crack in his cage. His tongue isn’t sticky like frogs but it strangles crickets and pulls them in. He doesn’t just eat crickets; he eats other bugs like mealworms. We made a system for him to answer questions. If he licks his right eye that means yes, if he licks his left eye that means no. LEPERDY IS ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Archaeology is digging history. They dig carefully by using brushes, not shovels. They use the same tools that dentists use. They use grids to keep track of where stuff is. They find old trash like the solid gold model boat from 100 BC. They found it in a field in Ireland. They use what they find to understand history. Like the gold boat is priceless because it tells them that they could use gold and they made boats to travel. Archaeologists find out a lot about ancient people from long ago.

Source: Archaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke; The Usborne Introduction to Archaeology by Abigail Wheatley & Struan Reid.