A few months ago when I was coming to Buenos Aires. I was on plane that had major troubles and I wrote a blog post about it earlier this year. Click the link.
We wrote letters about some complaints we had, what they could change, and what we want in return. I said I wanted first class seats on the way back to Toronto since we had already booked a flight in May. Of course Delta is not the first choice of airline to fly anymore.
About a month later we got letters back from Delta saying that we could have vouchers for their airline because of our troubles. I don't want to have a voucher though because we are not going to travel within a year but that's when the voucher expires, and like I said Delta is not the first choice of airline to fly anymore.
So our mom sent another letter saying that we are not traveling within a year. This time Simon and I did not write letters. All of us were happy to hear in a few days instead of a month that we could have several thousand Skymiles to go shopping on their website. Although about 10 Skymiles is equal to 1 dollar so it was not a lot.
Simon and I were happy to be getting new backpacks and some chocolate but I don't think Delta learned their lesson. They were just trying to shoo us away. Though I stand strong with hope that someday they might figure these things out.
Today in school we read a book and after reading it we asked each other questions about the book. We'd asked each other a question and the other person would answer, but then we'd say the answer in our own words. This is called summary paraphrase.
I liked being the answerer because I could just tell my full answer without anyone else interrupting before I finish my statement.
I don't like being the summary paraphraser because if the the person says something I want to add to I can not say my statement. I have to paraphrase their answer first. Which is okay too I guess. It's good to listen because you have a chance to learn by hearing other people's ideas.
Try using summary paraphrase after you listen to make sure you understand what your partner is really saying.
I am looking at secrets in Secret Signs.
This story takes place in America when the underground railroad was still on for black slaves.
Recount of story
The story is about a deaf boy named Luke and his mother. They are supposed to meet a black girl at the general store and give her a secret message of where to hide go next. As they were about to leave their house a man came in. He would not let mama go to the store figuring she would give a message to some slaves. Instead he takes Luke. Luke will have to deliver the message on his own!
After reading the book we looked at the three things that made it good.
Alliteration is when you have two or more words right beside each other and they both have the same beginning sound like painting pictures, resting roughly, and even secret signs. It is like rhyming, except the same sound is at the beginning of the word instead of the end!
Personification is when something "non-living" is described as though it were acting like a person, for example, "his fingers searched the eggs" and "Alex's hands painted pictures in the air".
Powerful adjectives are adjectives that really give you a picture in your mind like shimmering, fluttering, and bony. The author had plenty of those.
It was great reading this book and my favourite part of it is that the main character's deaf.
There is a big and scary creature called Spike and its the only one of its species in the world. This creature lives in a country named scspicth in the city of htcipscs on a beach in a cave near the water. The place is still on earth but is not possible to get to. This creature is blue with red spikes and spots. If you ever saw it curled up sleeping on the beach you might think its a beach ball. It almost looks like a stegosaurus but is not because of the colours, because of the body shape. The Spike always has a golden pitch fork in his mouth that looks like the one Aquaman holds. The gold that the pitch fork is made of is not valuable. The creature eats sand.
We're On Our Way
This past week I went to Patagonia. We did lots of things and saw lots of creatures. On Thursday we went to see penguins and that's what we came to see but there is a tonne more exciting adventures we had.
On Wednesday we arrived. Apparently we were staying at the most southern lavender farm in the world! My brother Simon and I started to explore the fields of lavender. We saw lots of little furry creatures. The people we stayed with were very nice and so were their pets. They had 3 dogs and 2 cats. The dogs names were Tom, Sasha, and Tao. I don't know the cats' names.
On Thursday as I mentioned before we went to see the penguins. The whole of Patagonia was a dry desert but these Magellanic penguins were made for the weather as they don't have thick feathers. Those were smart penguins, they made their houses under bushes and shrubs. Their desert habitat is close to the ocean. It is a great life but when it gets really cold they migrate to Brazil.
On Friday we had a surprise adventure with seals. It was an hour and a half of a drive to get there. When we got there we had to climb down a rope and scramble down a gigantic cliff to get to the beach below where the elephant seals were. All the seals were either white, grey, or brown. There were lots of female seals leaving only 2 males but those males were giant. They did not mind us being there at all.
We kept walking for a bit and soon we came to some sea lions! They look like real lions because they had hair on there heads. Unlike the elephant seals they were very aggressive. Soon it was time to go. We climbed back up the cliff and jumped into the car and I was tired. I fell asleep in the car.
On Saturday we went to the beach but then it was time to go. I was not excited about going on a 20 hour bus ride home to Buenos Aires. I needed 1 more day in Patagonia at the least. Now that I am back in Buenos Aires I did feel the need to write this.
I am writing an app review about an app called book worm.
The app is a bit like a never ending word search. On the title screen you can click three buttons, Classic, Arcade, and How to play. I will talk about these three options in the next two paragraphs.
How to play
First I will start off with the last button (How to play). When you click this button instruction will appear on how to play the game. I will tell my own brief instructions on later paragraphs.
Next up is the first button, classic. This is the actual game unlike arcade classic is not rushed. There are some letters that are red and if you don't spell a word with them quickly they blow up the word search and its game over. In classic they just apear but in arcade other letters turn in to red blocks. I guess I won't put in an arcade paragraph because I covered it in this paragraph.
1. How you play is that you have to spell words in a word search
2. My class told me about the game and I liked it
I think this is a great game because the app teaches you word work, there are no adds, and it has simple instruction and controls.
Today in science we read about producers and consumers. In the following paragraphs I will share what producers and consumers are.
Producers are plants. They make their own energy. Animals that eat the plants get some of its energy. The animals that eat the plants eaters are meat eaters. They get the energy from the plant eater who got the energy from the plant.
Consumers are animals. Humans are consumers. Consumers can not make there own food and they eat plants or other animals that have energy to get it. There are three types of consumers. Herbivores which eat plants. Carnivores which eat meat. Omnivores which eat both plants and meat. Humans are omnivores.
Humans are at the top of the food chain and I feel safe but that means we have a lot of responsibilities.