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!

 

My Covidcation

When we got back from break, we were assigned an assignment of writing two paragraphs about our winter break. We also needed a visual. My visual is a pixelated photo that I am working on of me and my brother! In the paragraphs, we needed to use three literary devices. (Those are the words in red!)

On my winter break, I ran a camp for my brother! On the first day of camp, we played with my brother’s Chanukkah  gifts which were 4 different dragon collectible toys! The dragon toy came in an egg that you can break open and find your dragon! You can scan a QR code and download an app that displays an arena wherever your camera is (so you can have a fake arena in your house) and then you scan the dragon and it appears on the arena too. Then you can use your dragon to battle another dragon (who is a bot) and you can control your dragon. Then we went on a walk together to give his friend a present! On the walk, my brother kept saying that he wanted to go to the park but it was 7000 steps away! When we got back, we painted a little bit until lunch. For lunch, I made my brother macaroni and cheese and I made myself salmon! While my salmon was in the oven it burst into flames like a forest fire! 

 

After lunch, we went to dollarama! It was the biggest dollarama I’ve ever seen! It was the size of Costco! We bought so much stuff! We spent almost an hour there and bought five bags worth of stuff! When we got home we made brownies! Inside the brownies, we put whites chocolate and milk chocolate! Then Asher and his friend Nikki played in his room! The next day in the morning we read a little bit and then went on a walk to the park! After the park, it was almost lunch so we made lunch. After lunch, I cut up a cardboard box and made it a big flat strip. Then I outlined a hand multiple tones all over the board and drew fingernails. Then I gave Asher, Nikki, and Noa paint and paintbrushes and they got to paint and decorate the nails!

Then we went outside again and made hot chocolate when we came inside!

The other days we didn’t do much but we had a lot of fun! I love my brother and I can’t wait to spend more time with him on break!

Our Hebrew project

המצגת שלי היא על המטיילים הצעירים שבאים לישראל. אני מספרת עליהם במצגת שהכנתי

Click HERE to see my slides! When you are on the slides you can click the noise icon and it will read you the information in Hebrew about each person!

Science Rocket Analysis

For this assignment, we had to build a rocket! It was a paper rocket with a nose tip, a body and fins.Mine said  rocket in rainbow on the side! I added two different materials into the nose tip. I was learning about the four forces of flight! I learned what other people did through flipgrid! We all made flipgrid videos to show our rockets and answer questions! Here is my video:

I would improve my rocket by trimming the fins to make it more aerodynamic so that it can fly higher, faster, farther and smoother!

Egghead Mixtape Project

Hi,

It’s Pink Apron! I recently read a book, Egghead. It was about a boy who is bullied. I am not going to say much more because I don’t want to spoil it. Anyways, we were assigned the task of doing a final project and I decided on a mix tape. I took seven songs and put them together. Those seven songs were about something related to the book. The artists of the seven song I chose are:

Taylor Swift,

Soddy

Avicii

Marshmello 

Will Smith

Sean Combs

Here is the mixtape (sorry about the occasional clicks

I also had to create a Cd cover.  I added the names of four characters and a quote that they said in the book.

We also had to write at least four sentences about why we chose each song. Here are the sentences:

Fifteen = I chose this song because in the beginning of Egghead, Katie and Will are starting high school and that is what the song is about. In the first little bit of the song it says.

Try and stay out of everybody’s way. It’s your freshman year and you’re gonna be here for the next four years. In this town. You don’t want people to hate you from the very beginning because “It’s your freshman year and you’re gonna be here for the next four years.” You don’t want to embarrass yourself on the first day because you are going to be there for the next four years.

 

The Bully = I chose this song because it is about bullying. In the song it says that “You’ve given all the scars to heal your own.” Shane is bullying Will because he is hurt by Riley so he is taking out his anger on Will.I think this is a good song and this is the only real song about bullying.

You belong with me = I chose this song because Devan likes Katie. In this song, a girl thinks this boy should be her girlfriend but he is dating someone else. This is a similar situation because Devan wants to be Katies girlfriend but Katie isn’t interested in dating. Especially boys like Devan.

Wake me up = I chose this song because Will sounded like he was under a lot of stress.Nobody wants to be under that much stress. I think that Will took the chance to relax in the coma because he didn’t have to worry about any bullies.  Then, Will woke up to one of the bullies now being  nice to him and visiting him in the hospital.    “Wake me up when it’s all over.” Wake me up when the bullying is done.               

Coming home = I chose this song because this is the part of the book where katie’s dad comes home from the hospital and Will goes to live in London. I imagine that Katie is very happy in this part of the book. If your dad came home from the hospital wouldn’t you be happy? Will moves to London. Now, this might not be his home but he will make it one.

Happier = I chose this song because Devan is happy that Katie likes the ant farm. He wants Katie to be happy. So does Will obviously because Will gave  the dinner coupon to Devan and Katie.Katie is happy at the end of the book. She got a date with Devan, a letter from Will and a new ant farm!

 

 

Ain’t never had a friend like me = I chose this song because in the end of the book, there are lots of new friends. Will and Katie are kind of friends, Katie and Devan are friends and Devan and Will are friends. I think that Will gave Katie the gift card because he wanted Katie to be happy and he saw that she would be happy with Devan.I think that the author should have made a part of the book where Katie apologizes to Will for what happened at the dance because the letter sounded like he forgave her.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

My summer!

Hi,

It’s Pink Apron.

I wanted to tell you about my summer.

The first little bit of summer I ran a camp for my little brother while my parents worked. We did so many fun activities and learning games that I made! Then I babysat during the day for a few days. After that my dad took a few weeks off and he took us places. It was fun! But, the thing that I wanted to write abut the most was our two weeks with my Mom! Those two weeks were so much fun! every single day we went to a different little town! On our first day of the two weeks, we drove to Kingston.
After we arrived in Kingston, we went to Fort Henry. It was amazing! Fort Henry Is the place where they used to defend Kingston when it was the capital of Canada. It switched to Ottawa about 1867 because Kingston was surrounded by water so it was too difficult to defend. It was cool to see where different ranked soldiers slept and worked!
When we had seen all of Fort Henry we went downtown and walked around.
We had so much fun downtown! We got ice cream and souvenirs!
After that, we went to our hotel and checked in. By then it was almost dinner time so we went and ordered sushi from a restaurant right to our room!
After we finished our dinner, we went swimming. We had a great time! We got showered and ready for bed and then went to sleep. The next day we went to Wolfe island. We took a ferry to get onto the island. There was nothing to do on Wolfe island. The beach was closed and the rest of the island was carn and windmills. Miles and miles of corn! After Wolfe island, we drove around a bit and then got lunch. After that, we headed back home.
The next day we headed to Perth! It is a little town with some stores and a beautiful little pond. Next to the pond, there is a little cottage-like home with tons and tons of flowers!
Everyone says that when you are in Perth, you feel like you are in Europe. After that, we went to Mississipi mills. There was not much to do or see except a beautiful waterfall! But it was fun just to walk around.
The next day we are all so excited because we get to go to the Cumberland heritage museum! The Cumberland heritage museum is a small piece of land that they turned into an area where you feel like you are a pioneer. They have little buildings that you can look inside and they show what those places used to look like. Fire station, general store, rich and poor family house etc. After Cumberland village, we went to the carp custom creamery. We had amazing ice cream there! The next day we were all tired and my sister was hanging out with her friend so we went to volunteer at the Kosher food bank and then we went to the maple hill urban farms. The maple hill urban farms is a farm where one man grows all of his vegetables hydroponically. He also has some animals that we saw (the chickens and ducks rome around freely). The man gave us a little tour of the gardens and we bought some produce from his little shop. It was beautiful and the man was so nice! 10 out of 10 would recommend it! The next weekday was Monday and we went on a few walks and we jumped on the trampoline. After that, I made a really long scavenger hunt for my siblings.
Tuesday we drove to Montreal and went to the botanical gardens. They were beautiful!
After that, we checked into our hotel and got dinner. The next day we went to the At Water market and then got lunch. After lunch, we went to see our friends in their backyard! Then we headed home. The next day we spent at home and going on a nature walk. On our last day we
Went to a petting zoo with tons of animals that you can pet and feed. Then we went apple picking. When we got home I made an apple crumble!  Overall I had an amazing summer with my family!

Why don’t you tell me about your summer in the comments!

Bye