Davi’s Series Reviews: The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

“The Alchemyst” by Michael Scott is a six book series. The series has many main characters but focuses on one pair of twins; Josh and Sophie Newman. Josh and Sophie are supposedly the twins mentioned in a prophecy and referred to as Gold and Silver. They are called this, because every person in the world has an aura of a certain color. Some people with strong auras can use them to do amazing and terrible things. Gold and Silver auras are said to be some of the most powerful and rare. Josh and Sophie are said to be, “the two that are one, the one that is all. One to destroy the world, and one to save it.” The question you’re probably having now is: who is going to destroy the world? The answer is coming up in the next paragraph.

A race of ancient and powerful beings split in two groups. Dark Elders hated the human race and wanted to destroy them. The Elders (not to be confused with Dark Elders, even thought they are both Elders) help the humans grow. Both groups of Elders became known to the humans as gods, the sources of most legends. The Dark Elders make humans immortal, in return for eternal service.

This series is a cliffhanger, much like Fablehaven by Brandon Mull.  No boring beginnings, awesome middles, and boring ends. The series will have you engrossed in the books from beginning to end. The only bad thing about the book is its repetitive language and overuse of the phrase “spoke in ____. A language that had not been heard in centuries”, and other phrases related to that one. Otherwise, this series is great. READ IT!!!!

My Wisdom Tale By: Lucy W.

For my wisdom tale I made the moral Don’t underestimate anyone, it doesn’t matter what size they are or what they look like. My wisdom tale is named “Hide and Seek.” I really like this story because it has a good meaning to it and a good lesson. This story is about a fox who is very hungry and is dreaming about having a rabbit for dinner. The rabbit and fox play a game of hide and seek and the fox underestimates the rabbit and thinks the rabbit is dumb. Here is my story, hope you enjoy!

Hide and Seek

By: Lucy W.

There once was a fox named Dusty, she was very hungry. She thought of what her mother had taught her, rabbits are the dumbest animals. So the fox decided to go for the rabbit. The fox creeped up near the rabbit’s hole waiting for it to come out and she whispered.

“Little rabbit come out, come out wherever you are,” said the fox.

“Don’t be scared, I just want to play a game of tag,” exclaimed the fox.

The rabbit quietly said back, “How about we play tomorrow, I will meet you at the old oak tree,” said the rabbit.

“Ok,” the fox happily said, “I guess I can wait till tomorrow.”

That night the fox dreamed of having a delicious rabbit for her dinner. She thought of making a rabbit stew and not being hungry.

The next morning the fox set out to the old oak tree. She waited and waited for the rabbit to come. Finally, the rabbit came but did not want to play tag.

“I think we should play hide and seek. It is so much more fun and you don’t get as tired.”

The fox thought it was a great idea because he could trap the rabbit in a place where it would be easy to catch the rabbit.

“Of course you should go first because it was your idea, right,” the fox said greedily.

“Yes great idea, just remember count to twenty and I can hide anywhere in the forest,” said the rabbit.

The fox started counting and finally came to twenty. She knew that the rabbit wasn’t smart so she checked all the easiest places in the forest like behind a tree, a bush and many more easy places. The fox couldn’t find the rabbit anywhere. She now started checking everywhere and still didn’t find the rabbit. She went back to her house sad and disappointed.

Then she heard, “Come out, come out wherever you are little fox,” sneakily said the rabbit.

“Where are you? I am hungry and you have cheated!” yelled the fox.

The rabbit came out of the fox’s pantry.

Trembling, the rabbit explained. “I have tricked you and I have won the game,” explained the rabbit.

“What do you mean you tricked me? You are not smart and I can never be tricked,” said the fox.

“How come you didn’t catch me and how come you gave up? I was in the easiest place in the whole forest,” said the rabbit.

“What? I checked everywhere in the forest, you weren’t there,” sadly said the fox.

“Did you check my home? I was in there the whole time. You never checked there and I knew what you were planning to do to me. Why would you try to eat me?” said the rabbit.

“Everyone knows the rabbit is the smartest animal in the forest,” exclaimed the rabbit.

“What my mom said rabbits were the dumbest animals, I thought you were just going to chicken out and let me eat you,” said the fox.

“Why would I do that?” the rabbit chuckled, “You shouldn’t have underestimated me.” The rabbit hopped right out the door and said a friendly goodbye.

The fox sat there that night and thought about what he did. He was starving and made a promise to himself to never ever hunt rabbits again.

Moral: Don’t underestimate anyone; doesn’t matter the size or what they look like; Don’t judge a book by its cover.


Wisdom Tales Comic by: Lana K.


Screenshot of my comic

Since we finished reading and taking notes on all of the Wisdom Tales, Mrs. Donnelly assigned a project. The project we were assigned was to create a comic on Comic Life of a Wisdom Tale of our choice. I chose the Wisdom Tale: Whose Dream Is This? from China. The reason I chose to do Whose Dream Is This is because I really like the moral and the story is simple and short, yet still portrays the moral. The moral for this Wisdom Tale is: Think outside the box and/or look at things from different perspectives.

Comic Life is a great app. It gives you many different themes to chose from as your format and isn’t difficult to understand or use. Above is a screenshot that I took of the Wisdom Tale comic that I created.

Squirrel and His Foolish Friends by Davi

Squirrel and His Foolish Friends


Once upon a time, there was a forest. In this forest, there lived a tribe of squirrels. All of the squirrels in this tribe were daredevils, except for one squirrel named Bob Scaredy Squirrel.

One day, Bob was talking with his friends, when they heard raucous laughter. Bob’s friends went investigating while he admired a caterpillar as it made its way up a tree. In the middle of its ascent, a lizard jumped from a nearby branch, grabbed the caterpillar, and started to run. As soon as it was out of sight, Bob heard a voice calling his name.

“Bob, come here Bob, you have to see this!!!!” Bob ran past the trees and saw, spread out on a cliff, a colossal log. Squirrels were running all over the log, their claws clacking against the wet wood.  Suddenly, there was a large crack and the log dipped a few feet. All the squirrels gasped, then started laughing. It seemed that the crack only enticed them more to go on the log, not to run away.

“Come on Bob,” Bob’s friends urged. “This log is really cool!!! It even cracked a little bit!!” Of course Bob, being a smart squirrel said no. When Bob’s friends started urging him even more, he started arguing. When the squirrels started chanting his name, Bob gave in.

He started to slowly walk towards the log, trying to not be scared. When he set one foot on the log, Bob started thinking of all the horrible things that could happen to him if he went on the log.

“No!” Bob declared, “I won’t do it!” And with that, Bob walked off into the forest. He walked for a little while, when he heard a large crack, and squirrels screaming, loudly at first, then slowly getting quieter. Bob raced back to find that the log had broken, and all the squirrels had fallen to the rocky ground below.

Moral: Do what’s right. Don’t give in to negative peer pressure.

The Smuggler On Comic Life by Davi

For my project on Comic Life, I chose The Smuggler. The Smuggler is about a smuggler who when trying to cross a border, is stopped by a border control officer. The border control officer then demanded to search the smuggler’s donkey. He does so, but finds nothing. This happens for ten years, and even thought the border control officer know that the juggler is smuggling something, he can’t prove it. In ten years, when the border control officer is retired, he sees the smuggler in the market, and asks him what he was smuggling. The smuggler says that he was smuggling donkeys. The moral of the story is to not overlook the obvious, and to not judge a book by it’s cover.


Christmas is Coming by Sylvia





Isn’t it so exciting that Christmas is in 20 days!? I can’t wait. I just got my Christmas tree, but it doesn’t have anything on it yet. Actually, I haven’t put up any decorations yet. Josh, my brother, wants a pocket knife, but I don’t think he’s getting one. I have no idea what I want. I hope everyone is excited about Christmas and I hope everyone is ready, too.

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Open Note Test by Mrs. D


open note test on iPad








Photo by Mrs. D

Today you took an open note test in class for the Wisdom Tales test. You used a blend of technology and  paper/pencil. I am curious about how the process was for you. What did you do to prepare for the test?

Open note tests are not as easy as some people think they will be. Do you like taking open note tests? Why or why not? Was there an advantage to having an iPad for you notes? Write your own blog post about using an iPad for an open note test. Would you do anything differently after going through this experience? I look forward to your responses as I read your words of wisdom!

I Am Thankful For… By Vasili

I am thankful for my dog and cats. My dog always plays with me when he wants to or when I run around the house with him. My cats don’t play with me but they will sit with me on the couch or jump on my bed to sleep when I am at school. One of the cats will not sleep on my bed because she is afraid of my dog. She sleeps under my mom’s couch because my dog can’t fit under there. My other cat sleeps on my dog’s bed and he gets angry at her and then he barks at her. The only male cat was rescued from the Bojangles parking lot when a car ran over his foot. My mom was a few cars behind the one that hit him. She ran to get him and take him to the vet’s office to get his arm fixed. The cat that sleeps under the couch was found by my cousin in a dumpster. The cat that sleeps in my dog’s bed was my aunt’s cat that she had for a while and then she was going to be locked up in a cage if we didn’t keep her.

iPad Tips by Nate

Here are three tips for you!


If you have anything that you really like and want to protect put it in Evernote. Therefore, if your iPad gets stolen or damaged your things on Evernote will be saved.


If you hold down on an app it will start to shake and you will be able to drag it on top of another app to create a category. This way you can have all your apps on one page.

3.Triple click home

You can go into your accessibility settings and turn on triple click home then you will be able to do things by tapping home three times.

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