Thursday, March 31, 2016

March Is Done!

I can't believe that it has been 31 days. What has happened since I started the SOL challenge, well...

*I learned that there is a word that rhymes with orange, sporange. (Yes that is a word. Look it up!)
* I had a long spring break
* I had Easter at home
* I had my first sleepover at my friend's house
* My sister was baptized
* I learned that Russia has a larger surface then Pluto
* Victor started saying, "Mommy, will you pray for me?"
* We got 300 backpacks for Backpacks Of Hope
*Of course I did the SOL Challenge

Wow! I didn't realize that I didn't really do much this month. Yet, I did do several things. I liked doing this SOL challenge. I think I did enough activities, and I learned some new things too. It's kinda crazy how Russia has a larger surface than the planet Pluto. (Yes I do consider Pluto a planet. I mean really how could we leave out a cute little Pluto)I did learn more at school, but that would be long and boring to name them all.

I'll just say, March was a nice month. I quite enjoyed it.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Almost Done

I wasn't sure about doing this whole Slice Of Life Challenge and everything, but I'm glad I did it. Even if other people think that it was a waste of time. Several times I came home from something late and I was so tired I wished that I could just skip one night, but I didn't.

I did all 30 posts so far and I commented on 3 posts from other kids doing the SOL Challenge. I knew that some of the other kids wouldn't post every day, but I decided that if I started this SOL Challenge I might as well complete it.

I am glad that it's almost over, but I will miss writing every day, so I might write more here. I will also miss reading other blogs that kids wrote. I really enjoyed reading them. I think that I will do the SOL Challenge next year too because I like how I can write for a purpose. Not because I just do it. I like people to actually read what I write. Not just me talking to them about it.

If you aren't doing the SOL Challenge, I encourage you to do it next year.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Alive Inside

I was just watching a documentary called, Alive Inside. It is about a man who went to nursing homes and gave some of the people who lost their memories, ipods. He played music for them, and they automatically started singing and dancing to the music. People who would just sit with their heads lowered would put their heads up and start talking, smiling, laughing, and especially, remembering. They would remember things that they had forgotten before. Times when they were little, playing with friends, their wedding day, all because of the music.

I was thinking about it and thought, why do we spend so much money on medication that only makes them worse. Nursing homes are giving the residents medicine that don't give them the most special thing which is their memories. Why do we spend so much money on medication when the total cost of giving a person their own personal music system would be $40?

I'll write more tomorrow when I see more, but for now, if you have Netflix, Watch Alive Inside. It is amazing to see the residents at a nursing home literally become alive inside.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Infinity Charter School

I go to a school called, Infinity. I started this year and I love it, because everything they do is focused on what YOU know. NOT what someone else knows. For example, one kid in my class, Alex, is really good at math, so he goes to the 8th grade classroom for math. For math, there are four groups so that my teacher can group people who learn the same way as the other kids in the group learn. Reading is the same.

Another reason why I love Infinity is because, they don't have science or social studies. They have something called Theme. Instead of separating the 2 subjects, they put them together to create Theme. Every year, each classroom has a different Theme. This year's Theme for the 4/5 class is, Ideas, Individuals, and Inventions. We are learning about the time of the French and Indian war to the end of the Civil War. They also tie Reading with Theme. During Reading time, we read books that are about the time period we are learning about in Theme. I think Theme is a great idea because, it combines 2 subjects into one so that you can learn so many different things.

I am really glad I moved to Infinity, because I learned so much already, and I love the staff and teachers, and the philosophy behind what they do at Infinity. If you want to learn more about ICS (Infinity Charter School), click below.

Sunday, March 27, 2016


We always go to my grandparents' house for Easter. We have a big meal, and an Easter egg hunt. I always loved that, but, this year my grandparents had to go to Florida. I was disappointed, until I learned that I learned that we were going to  a lady named, MaryJane. She recently had back surgery, and she missed communion at our church. We went to her house as a surprise, and we played some songs. We also had communion, because she was really upset. I was very happy that we got to do that for her, and I hope she was happy too.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Meaning of Easter

Imagine this. You wake up. Get into a big fancy dress, (or suit if your a boy) that is uncomfortable. Look everywhere for your shoes until you give up and put on flip flops. You are very stressed. It's Easter Sunday and everyone expects you to be perfect. You have to be the perfect family with the perfect children with the perfect little clothes.This is what happens on Easter Sunday.

The definition of Easter is, The most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and held (in the Western Church) between March 21 and April 25, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox.

Easter is supposed to be the most important festival. Why don't we get as excited about Easter as we do Christmas. At Christmas time there are loads of decorations with Christmas trees, lights, and even songs. Why don't we celebrate Easter in the same way. Why don't we start talking about Easter a month before Palm Sunday? We should try to talk more about Easter like we would Christmas.

Easter is celebrated in so many ways. Easter egg hunts, Easter baskets, big meals, and going to church. We take Jesus' life for granted. We can't understand what Jesus did for us. We don't realize what our life would be if Jesus  didn't do what he did. If He didn't die, and rise again, our life would mean nothing. We would have nothing. Take this Easter to remember what He did.

Happy Easter.

Friday, March 25, 2016

A Party

Last night I went to a party with my Sunday School class. The party was at our teacher's house. When we first got there it was light enough outside to play. We played outside until it was time for dinner. We talked about Passover, and how people celebrate it. My Sunday School class and I went into the dinning room to eat our dinner. We had "brinner" (breakfast for dinner), which included the following, waffles, bacon, fruit, and, my favorite, grape juice.

After we were finished we all went downstairs. We watched the Prince Of Egypt, played games, and one of the other girls burned 100 calories on the treadmill. She said it was harder than it looked, so I tried it for myself. (just saying, it wasn't that hard)

After about 30 minutes of the movie, we went back upstairs to make resurrection rolls. We got the dough and a marshmallow, then we covered the marshmallow in the dough. We then took our little ball of dough and dipped it in butter, then in cinnamon sugar. Mrs. Lehman, our Sunday School teacher, put the rolls in the oven, and we all went outside while they baked.

We played outside until the parents came because we weren't going to have enough time to finish the movie. After a little while my ride came to pick my friend and I up. we talked the whole way back to my house. I went to bed very tired, but I had a great time.