Winter Break

Hi!

Winter is coming, and it is coming sooner than expected because it started to get really cold, and it started getting cold mid November!  I am really excited for winter break even though I don’t think we have anything planned. Maybe we will go to Toronto. I hate cold weather! Like, I HATE it! It is so cold and dry and awful!! The only things that are good about winter are skating, sledding, hot chocolate, and those maple syrup lollipops. Those are really yummy! I love the warm weather so so much! I could live in warm weather my entire life! My birthday is March 20. This might seem like random information but my birthday is actually fitting for me! How? You ask, well, my birthday is the last day of winter and also the first day of spring! I love hot chocolate! Last year, around this time, hot chocolate bombs were going viral! Like, everyone was making them! So, me and my best friend Ella made hot chocolate bombs when we were having a sleep over! We didn’t have the right molds so they didn’t work but they were still delicious! Everyone loved them, especially her little sister Lila! I hope you enjoy your winter break! Happy holidays! 

Gratitude

Dear Mommy and Daddy,

Thank you for picking us up when we fall. Thank you for making us food even when we weren’t going to eat it. Thank you for hugging us when you were hurting too. Thank you for loving us when we were angry at you. Thank you for solving our problems even when it was more work for you. Thank you for giving us a life when we didn’t ask to be born. Thank you for buying us toys even though we didn’t deserve it. We love you and appreciate you more than you know and we will never be able to thank you enough. We love you!

 

Pink Apron

Paragraph of The Week!

Here is my paragraph of the week!

Question: What do you do that makes you the most happy? Why do you think this provides you with happiness?

Answer:

When I am sad, some things that make me happy are things like  reading,

 baking ,hanging out with my friends, and calling my extended family. Now I know that my family should make me happier than baking, but it is a close call… I love to bake! I love to make cakes, cookies, brownies, mug cakes and macarons!

Baking just makes me so happy! The smell of the cookies or decorating the cakes or even burning a mug cake in someone else’s house (which I actually did).

I also love to read! I love to read because, you know, in movies how when there is a happy scene or a scene when something exciting happens and you start smiling without even noticing it, yeah that happens in books too. Even if you don’t realize it, you will be happy if you read something happy! It is just like if you see a fire even if it is cold, you will feel warm! I just feel so nice after I just sit down and read for a while!

What makes you happy?

Thanks for reading!

 

A Book That Impacted Me.

In English class today, we had to write a paragraph about a book, movie or tv show that impacted us.

Here is mine!

I think that a book that impacted me was Length of a String. It was such an incredible book! I loved it so much that I didn’t wan’t to stop reading! I read a couple pages one day and then a few weeks later I read 300 pages and finished the book! Length of a string was about a girl who was adopted into a Jewish family.Here name is Imani, she is going to have her Bat Mitzvah soon and as her gift, she wants to meet her birth mother but doesn’t want to ask her parents. Later she found out that her great grandmother had passed away and they were going to clear her house. While they were clearing her house, Imani found here great grandmother’s old journal and started reading it. It was from the holocaust! Then the book goes back and forth between the book and Imani’s life. In the journal her great grandmother and her siblings ha to be seperated and the book is all about that. Eventually, Imani finds her great grandmother’s long lost brother and they go see him for her Bat Mitzvah gift!

Thanks for reading!

Qualities in a Friend

In language arts, we were assigned writing a short paragraph responding to this

“What qualities do you look for in your friends? Choose one of these qualities a friend has, and explain in detail why you admire it.”

So… This is what I wrote.

I enjoy hanging out with my friends. My friends are pretty great! I love and admire my friends so much that I am going to write about what I love about them and what my favourite quality is. A quality that I want in a friend is trust. I want to feel that I can trust them and our friendship and I want them to feel the same thing about me. I think that trust is so important because if I can’t trust someone then it doesn’t make me feel like this person is someone I can talk to. I am really not a hard person to win over when it comes to trust (I PROMISE, I AM NOT).

I hope that everyone has a friend or someone in their life that they can trust.

 

Thanks for reading!

 

My Memoir

In Language Arts, we were assigned the talk of writing a memoir. A memoir is written about one impactful thing in our lives. So, I wrote about the night I met my best friend! We also had to answer a few questions, so here they are!

1.Why did you choose this topic to write about?

 I chose to write about meeting my best friend because she had a big impact on my life! When I met her, I had lots of friends, but no best friend! And certainly no one like Na’ama!

2.How did that particular topic change or influence you as a person?

Na’ama has influenced me a lot because she inspires me and she is someone I look up to! She is so kind, generous, smart, funny and amazing! Na’ama is incredible and I am so grateful for her everyday!

3. What lesson can the reader learn from your memoir?

I think the reader can learn that even if you think something isn’t going to go well, or you don’t think someone wants to be friends with you, try it anyways! You never know what may happen! That is how I felt when I talked to Na’ama for the first time! And I am so glad I did!

Here is the memoir!

 The Night I Met My Best Friend

I was kind of nervous because I walked into the information night with my mom right behind me. I saw Vicky (the head of camp) and all the other parents and kids there! I only knew the people hosting the event and one mom who goes to the same Shul (synagogue) Other than that, I didn’t know anyone!! Then, my mom pointed out a girl, she looked my age! She had red long hair, really pretty earrings and super cool boots! My mom said to me as we were taking off our boots, “You see that girl, she raised over $100,00 for her brother who has a special condition!” “Wow!” I exclaimed. I walked over to the circular table where everyone was sitting, we introduced ourselves then I went to introduce myself to the girl that I saw before! 

 

“Hi! My name is Mia!” “Hi. I am Na’ama.” She said Shyly. “I like your shirt!” “Thanks,” I said. “Are you going to camp?” Na’ama said. To which I responded, “All my friends went to camp last year and they all started talking about it so when I got home I started crying because all my friends were going to overnight camp and I wasn’t so my mom said I could go this year!” “Last night I went to an information night for camp “Ramah ”. I didn’t like it at all! I do not want to go there! What about you? Are you going to camp?” “Yeah!” Na’ama said excitedly!

 

 Then Vicky said that we were all going to have dinner and dessert now! Na’ama and I had been talking but we were also listening to Vicky! We thought this camp was so cool! My Mom signaled me to come over while vicky and the host family went to get the pizza and dessert! “Mia, what do you think about this place? And, do you like that girl?”  I said to my Mom “Na’ama is so nice!! She is super awesome! I wish she could come to my school! And I really like this place! Much better than Ramah! I want to keep listening so we can decide but I think I want to go here!” “Ok” My mom said! Then I went back to Na’ama. We ate pizza and Kosher skittles! Neither of us had ever had a skittle! We both tried it at the same time! 1…2..3… GO! It was really good! It was the citrus flavoured one! It tasted like a chewy lime candy! Then we had cheese pizza from Montreal! We went to the basement to watch a promotional video! The video was amazing! I knew I wanted to go to this camp! The video showed activities on the lake like canoeing, kayaking, water slide blow up jungle gym things and so much more! They also showed things like baking, a small farm, dance, colour war and learning Torah! After the video we went upstairs and they brought out cupcakes! The cupcakes smelled delicious! They were so pretty too! They were vanilla! My favourite! “Hey Na’ama! When is your birthday?” “My birthday is July 7th!” She replied. “What did you do for your birthday Mia?’’ “Well,” I said “I had a birthday party at this awesome rock climbing gym! There were so many obstacles! And, they let the birthday person do one special obstacle! I chose the one where I went up a tall ladder, only a ledge and jumped off! It was so high!” “That sounds fun! What school do you go to?” Na’ama said.  “ I go to OJCS! It stands for ‘’ The Ottawa Jewish Community School! We spent the whole night talking (and we haven’t stopped talking since!)! I tried to convince her to go to OJCS. Eventually it worked! Na’ama is my best friend! She is someone who I truly value as a part of my life! I could never have asked for a more devoted, kind, true, sympathetic, funny, sincere, incredible, beautiful, smart, fun loving and best friend! I am so lucky to have Na’ama in my life!

Thanks for reading!

My Dream Vacation!

In English class, we were assigned the task of writing two paragraphs of sensory writing about our dream vacation! Sensory writing is involving all five sense in your story to make the reader feel more present! For example:  The sky was blue and the ocean was nice! VS The sky was a beautiful blue and the ocean water was salty and fresh! You probably feel more present in the second example. We also had to draw a picture to go with our writing!  Here is mine story and drawing!

My Dream Vacation!
I open my eyes to see a big ocean right in front of me! I sit up, on my bed in my big beautiful beachfront house. Slowly but surely the rest of the family starts to wake up too. Waking up is nice because we get to wake up to the ocean, the sun, and the birds! For breakfast we all make smoothies! My smoothie included fresh juicy pineapple and bright yellow mangoes! Big strawberries and raspberries bursting with freshness! All of the ingredients are grown right on this very island! We all have breakfast together and then get into our bathing suits and snorkeling gear to go see the beautiful coral reef! The ocean is gorgeous, filled with many colours, tons of bright yellow, green, orange, and blue fish! Big pieces of brightly coloured coral fill the ocean floor! The sea air smells salty and fresh. The sky looks bright and sunny! The ocean feels warm and looks very clear. I feel like I am inside a spiral conch shell!

After we go snorkeling, we take a long walk around the island through the tall leafy green trees! We continue walking until we come to the little island tropical restaurant called tropics cafe! The inside of the cafe smells like a pina colada in a coconut cup! All over the walls are photos of the incredible beauty of the island! We all order a salad with only the freshest ingredients! The salad tastes like a sweet and savory flavour explosion! We all drink our fresh orange juice and for dessert, we all shared a small strawberry sorbet! The sorbet was cold on my tongue. It felt just like ice cream though. After lunch we take a canoe back to the main island, we walk around for a few hours with a tour guide explaining the history of the island! During the tour we see butterflies! They are so beautiful! One even landed on my finger! The tour guide said it was called a Julia butterfly! It was very gentle and soft! My parents surprise us by taking us to a luau! A luau is a traditional Hawaiin celebration in the evening with dancing, food, tricks, fire, and performers! It was so much fun! During the luau, we saw our friends the Greens! We had dinner with them then ate ice cream while watching the fireworks on the sand! The sand is the softest thing I have ever felt! It felt like burying your hand into a stuffed animal! We had so much fun and the ice cream was amazing! I hope we can come again next year!

My Rocket

In science class, we had to make a rocket ship on an app called Tinkercad! Tinkercad is a website where you can design something that can be 3D printed! We also had to answer some reflection questions afterwards! Here is a google slides presentation that has everything! Please don’t edit anything!