Hero by Michael S






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Since January we have been writing and making our hero books. It has been a lot of fun, but there were a lot of difficult things too. One difficult thing while doing the hero book was picking a hero. It was tough for me because I really love both of my parents, but I had to choose one. I chose my mom. Also, I loved making the books, and I thought I did a great job on my hero book. The hero books were great. Thank you, Mrs. Donnelly, for all you have done.

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How to Talk to Your Teen By: Michael S


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In the book Cosmic, which we are reading in class, Liam, the main character, is reading a book titled: Talk to Your Teen. Here is some advice I would include:

Make your children do a couple of chores a day.

Make sure they are doing their homework before watching TV.

Always have one kind of vegetable/fruit on the plate for lunch and dinner.

Allowance should be given to your children who do their chores.

If they talk back to you or say bad words they should be punished.

Make sure they have fun and don’t argue with each other.


If I Were A Grown up, I Would… By Michael S







If I were a grown up I would first buy myself a bright, pink Ferrari and drive it everywhere. Then when I got bored of doing that  I would drive it into water, off of a cliff, but I would jump out of the car, into a flying suit, and start gliding everywhere. Also, if I were a grown up I would have a lot of money and have a huge house with everything you could ever want in it. Furthermore, I would be super famous and play in the NBA. Actually I would play with my friends on Ball Up (a street ball team). They would call me The Professor Junior after the real professor who would just break ankles. After all of that I would go on a cruise and eat all of the ice cream possible and go on every water slide. If I were a grown up I would have so much fun.

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What I Am Reading… By Michael S








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I have been reading a lot of books recently but on book that is one of my favorites is Travel Team by Mike Lupica. My friends have been telling me to read this because they loved it so much. It was in a book talk last year but I never thought about reading it until this year.

It is about a boy named Danny who loves basketball. His dad loves basketball too but he is never around him and his mother. Danny tries out for the famous travel team that his dad lead to a national championship when he was older, but Danny is cut from the team. Danny and his Dad show that they can make a team with other kids with a great attitude and they can show their hearts simply cannot be measured.

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Christmas By Michael S

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Every year for Christmas I go visit my grandparents and see my cousins. When we go to my grandparents we always do these things where we see how much we have grown and we eat this crazy dinner every night until Christmas night. On Christmas we go downstairs and eat a great breakfast then we go open our presents. The presents every year are always great. Christmas is great! If you have something to share about Christmas please comment.

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Comic Life By Michael S







In LA for the past two days we have been working on a comic about our wisdom tales. You got to pick any wisdom tale story you wanted to. I picked Antlers. It was a very fun story to write about. I used SketchBook Express to draw all of my pictures. Skitch was a little hard to use on the computer, so I used SketchBook Express on the iPad. Also, for my comic I used Comic Life. Using Comic Life was very fun.

I am Thankful for… By Michael S




I am very grateful for a lot of things, but the one thing I am very grateful for is my family. I have a big and a great family. I have two sisters, one brother, a mom, and a dad. My sisters are very nice but sometimes they can be really annoying. My brother is just like me, he loves basketball and sports. My mom is so helpful. She does the dishes, the laundry, and helps me with my homework. My dad is helpful too. He does the laundry, dishes, and practices with me for basketball. I am very lucky to have a great family.

How To Save Battery On Your iPad? By: Michael S

How do you save battery on your iPad? Well you can save battery by double tapping the middle home button. Then you will see your apps pop up. Push on a app until you see a red minus. Click on the red minus signs until all of your apps are gone. When you do that it turns off your apps. Another way to save battery is to lower the brightness on your iPad. How do you do that? Well, you go to settings on the iPad and on the side of it you will see Brightness and Wallpaper. Click on that and you will see a line with a dot lower that a little and will see you are staying at the same battery percent for a long time.

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Grammar Topic By: Michael S.

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For Language Arts we had to pick a grammar topic. I picked what a homophone is. Homophones are words that sound exactly the same and are sometimes spelled exactly the same. Some homophones have three words. A way to remember homophones is you hear a sound from a phone, so they sound the same. Homophones are a lot of fun to learn about.

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Community Service By Michael S

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Yesterday we went gleaning for community service. Gleaning is picking up potatoes that are left in the fields. It was pretty fun but it hurt my back after a while. We were picking up potatoes for people who don’t have enough money for food or a house. I felt very good that we were picking up extra food for homeless people that would otherwise go to waste. My group packed 100 bags. It was awesome. Everyone was great and everyone worked really hard to pick up as many potatoes as possible in an hour and a half. We packed over 1,000 pounds.

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