The Corn Maze and Haunted Trail by Lana K.

Last weekend some friends and I went to a corn maze and haunted trail. We started off with the corn maze when we got there because the haunted trail had to start after dark. We received tickets when we got there. As we went through the maze, we had to find checkpoints to stamp our tickets with. There were eight checkpoints total in the whole maze, but by the time we got out we only stamped seven shapes in our card. Although, the other group of our friends stamped eight.

Once we got out of the maze, we ate pizza, played frisbee, and waited for the haunted evening ahead of us. After dark, we got in a line infringing of a pitch black tunnel. A few minutes after getting in line, we suddenly hear a chainsaw and see a very terrifying clown chasing after the people in line. The next creature to come out was a devil/werewolf. He wouldn’t have been that scary except for the fact that before I knew it, he was chasing me through the woods, around a den, until I was on my knees, with my hands over my eyes, screaming my head off. I was on the verge on tears until he accidentally kicked me, broke character, and said, “Oh my gosh, are you ok?” I got off my knees and didn’t respond.

Before we were all about to go into the tunnel, everybody there was going to enter, but after hearing the screams of the people in front of us, only four girls were on board, including me. After we got out of the tunnel, every one of the four girls, except for me had gotten too scared and exited the trail. It was only me, my friend’s mom, and her brother. The rest of the trail was pretty predictable because of my friends brother who every time a guy was going to pop out in front of us he knew and told us.

At the end of the night, I thought about our experience and laughed. I ended up having a great time.

 

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The Ronald McDonald House by Lana K.

This year for community service day my advisory went to the Ronald McDonald House. First, a woman that worked there gave us a tour of the house and gave us some information about the house. One of the things she told us is that McDonalds™ only donates less than 8% and 92% is donated by the local community. I found it amazing and wonderful that the our local community cares enough to donate that much each year. She also told us that when a sick child is at The Ronald McDonald House, volunteers and staff try to make their stay as fun and relaxing as possible. After the tour, she took us outside to a giant pile of sand. We were instructed to fill grocery bags with sand and tie them up to make a luminary kit. The reason we were making luminaries is because every year The Ronald McDonald House sells 7,000 dollars worth of luminary kits. My advisory made around 75 luminary kits and had a great time while doing it!

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Valentine’s Poems by Cole

In class a few days ago, we made Valentine’s Day Poems. It is where we take an article from a newspaper or book, then cut it out and choose random words to make a poem. What is cool about this particular kind of “poem”, is you don’t know what it will be like until you are completely finished with the whole thing. Here is what mine looks like:

December 2011 Compared to December 2010 By Cole D.

It was a cold day when I woke up. I looked out the window and everything was white! Yes, no school! Mid-december 2010 was awesome! I went to the top of all the hills I could find and sledded down them all, on my brand new sled. Snow flurries pelting my face as I go down the hill at about 15 miles per hour. Snowball wars, building gigantic castles then throwing 2-foot snow chunks at each other. Throwing snow balls at the ice truck, who moved the snow out of the road and put salt down. Laughing, playing, talking, having fun. Getting snow in our shoes. Going inside and having hot chocolate. Going back out and sledding more. Watching the snow slowly melting away. The last snow drops are gone now. This day was very fun.

 

Mid-December 2011:
I wake up, knowing there won’t be snow. It hasn’t snowed in about a year now, and this winter is a bad one for sledding in North Carolina. I got a brand new sled, but it’ll probably have to wait another year. Sad, sitting inside all day, lonely. None of my friends are home, though I wish they were. Playing fetch with my dogs. Finally, my neighbors get home later that day. I ring their doorbells, and we play outside. Then we come over to my house. It’s mid-December now, and it’s about 60 outside. Later that day, we play basketball. I have a sleepover with my neighbor, which was fun. Just not as fun as last year. How I miss December 2010……..

2012 is a New Year!!! by: Cheyse L.

2012 is a New Year! We all should make a change. We can do it and make better grades. I made some New Year resolutions as the Ball dropped in Times Square. My New Year resolutions are:

  • To make better grades.
  • To make new friends.
  • To spend more time with my family.
  • To do better in TDF (my dance company).
  • To do better in DST (my dance school).
  • To have fun all year long!
  • Many more!

Those are all of mine. What are yours? Thank you for reading. I hope you had fun as the clock ticked to 12:01.

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My Winter Break by Cole D.

My winter break was very long and exciting. On the 23rd, we went Christmas shopping with my grandfather, and got lots of toys. On Christmas Eve, we went to our Grandfather’s house and opened the presents. And later that night, we went to my OTHER grandparents’ house, and opened gifts there and had dinner. On the way back from dinner, I hid in my cousins car. They didn’t notice me until they were at their house, when I jumped out from behind the back seat and scared them all. It was really funny seeing their reactions. They called my dad and my brother, telling them to come to their house and pick me up. They did, and they were laughing, too. On the way home, we saw a car wreck. My dad checked it out, and came back 1 hour later when the police got there. Apparently the person who crashed was under the influence of alcohol. His car was destroyed, and my dad also said that the person had left the scene, which is illegal. If you don’t want to get grossed out, don’t read the next sentence. The man had left a trail of blood everywhere when he ran away into the woods. I got home at about 9:30. Then, at 10:00, we went to bed, exhausted. The next morning we woke up, and had to wait 3 hours for my dad to get up. When he got up, we ran downstairs and were amazed at the gifts we got. I had gotten a new iPhone! I was so excited, and I use it all the time now. After we were done at our dad’s house, we went to our mom’s house and opened gifts there, and got some really things. Then, at 12:00, my OTHER grandparent’s came to our house for lunch. My cousins are late a lot, so they got to my house at 2:00.When they got there, we all ate a huge lunch, then opened our other gifts. After we opened the gifts, we went to our basement and played until 3:00, when we came upstairs and went outside to play. Then they left at 6:00, and I took a nap because I was exhausted. I woke up at 7:00 the next morning and saw that my neighbors’ trampoline was up. So, I spent the whole day jumping on it. I also did on the 27th and 28th, From the 28th through 29th, I didn’t do much except for play with my new Christmas gifts. On New Year’s Eve, my dad had his friend over until 10:00. At 12:00, I watched the acorn drop. Then, we went to bed at 2:00 in the morning. On New Year’s Day, I jumped on the trampoline again, and had my friends over. On January 2nd, we made a movie and posted it to YouTube. It was really cool.

2012 by Cam

 

If you ask some people about 2011 they might say things like, “Oh my gosh, the year flew by!” Or, “I had great year. My business did great!” But then if you ask them about 2012 they might say, “Well first I woke up, then I ate pancakes. After that I went to church and the organ broke.” They would go into that much detail because there has only been 1 day of the year! If you asked them what they where looking forward to, well then you can see some other posts about that on this blog. And now for the news…

Apple will supposedly come out with the iPhone 5 this summer. Speaking of which some people asked why you should get the iPhone 4S when you can get Siri the personal assistant on the iP

hone 4. Well as it turns out you can’t. It (or she!) is exclusive to the iPhone 4S with the new software update.

The U.S of A. is holding its presidential elections this year. There are many candidates to choose from including the current president, Barack Obama. 2012 is certainly a year to look forward to.

 

2011 by Josh

As 2011 is coming to a close, there are some things that I will remember for a lifetime, and others that I would like to remember, but I will forget. I will probably never forget the day at school when Osama Bin Ladin was killed, it was very hectic. At my old school, we would discuss important current events of the past day in LA. I remember when the earthquake in Japan occurred, we spent one entire class period sharing our information about it. I did a current event worksheet event about the royal wedding when William popped the question, and followed it up on the day of their wedding. There have been many bad things this year, such as the death of co-founder of apple, Steve Jobs, but there have been many goods things, such as my first year at sleep away camp. In the coming 2012 I am looking forward to the Presidential election, the London Olympics, and my birthday. This new year, I am going to try to become a better athlete. What are your new year’s resolutions? How do you want to spend the new year?