Saturday, September 20, 2008

An Ammonite and I


This is a picture of me next to an ammonite.  An ammonite is a creature that lived in the ocean long, long ago in the time of dinosaurs.  When it got fossilized, all the flesh and meat and tentacles rotted away, and the shell is all that's left.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Me and The Statue of Hercules

This is a picture of me and Hercules. The skin on his arm is from the Nemean Lion, that he got in his first of ten that turned into twelve labors. Hercules chased the lion into a cave, but first he put a boulder on one side so he couldn't get out again. Then, he strangled it to death.

Gorilla Pictures

We were at the Bronx Zoo today, and I found a new friend - my sister's identical twin.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Yellow Snow Crystal Movie

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A friend sent me this video to thank me for my Birthday Thank You card.  It's a hilarious movie because it's about potty humor.  And, I liked the music.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Review of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

I reviewed more books on my Librarything. Here is a review of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

I first found out about this good book while playing on Fun Brain. It's a really good book about a kid named Greg, but it's not exactly a book. It's a diary. Although Greg likes to say it's a journal, because he doesn't write about his feelings like his mom would like him to.

Greg lives in a world of stick figures. In this book, the cheese touch is like a plague.

I highly recommend this book to kids who want a good laugh.

I read it a while back, but I thought about it when I was writing my thank you cards for my birthday gifts.

In my Thank You cards, I was referring to a particular joke in the book, where Greg - the Wimpy Kid - was writing a thank you card to his aunt to thank her for a pair of pants that she gave him.

Greg said:

Thank you for the pants. They look so good on my legs. My friends will be so jealous that I have my very own pair of pants. Thank you for making this the best Christmas ever!
I thought that was pretty funny.
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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Anton van Leeuwenhoek, The Scientist

leeuwenhoeksmall Anton van Leewenhoek is a famous scientist.  He was born in 1632 in Holland.  He was the first person to look through a microscope because he invented the microscope.  His microscopes were basically really powerful magnifying glasses.  Still, he was able to see microorganisms.  And, he was the first person to see bacteria.  We have learned a lot from him.


We found this picture and pictures of his microscope on the Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) website.


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