This term is my favourite for many reasons but the biggest reason is because it’s Track and Field season! Track is my favourite sport because although I love cross country running, Track suits me best. Sometimes I get frustrated at track because it rains and we have to practice in the gym and because it is easy to get hurt. On Thursday we had to go in the gym and I badly hurt my ankle. Right now I am limping because of the pain. I love the Track meets at the University of Victoria track because it makes me feel like I am in the Olympics! It is a huge meet that only happens twice so you have to savour the time. My favourite race is the 800 metre run (a.k.a 2 and a half lap) because it is long distance running and that is what I do for fun! Last year at the 1st race it was pouring rain and it was SUPER windy and cold. But of course the race was still on. Over 150 kids, sitting in the bleachers, in shorts and T-shirts, ( gym strips) for 5 hours. I hope this year it is sunny! Running is always a fun way for me to express my feelings. If I want to sprint I am frustrated, angry, or tired. If I am running long distance I am happy or excited. I also love to do long jump in the sand pit. It is always fun to compare lengths of the jumps! Yesterday at practice we were playing illumination running for 3 rounds and the second time I won out of 60 people! I felt so good of myself! Running is definitely my sport!
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Tags: running, sprints, track
Categories : bravery, Friends, injurys, racing, school
In grade 4 you also do Poetry.
Poetry is a fun way of writing for me.
I usually like to rhyme,
Once I did it about time!
My favourite author is Shel Sileverstein,
Because he doesn’t usually rhyme,
But he is definitely funny!
Like a singing bunny!
I also like to write Haiku.
I like haiku because it is only 3 lines and it always gives a definition of you.
That is my poetry poem!
I hope you enjoyed my poetry poem! Now I am going to tell you more kinds of poetry that I like.
My favourite kind of poetry of all times is Free Verse. I like it because you can do whatever you want and there are no rules. I usually do Free Verse when I feel impatient or bored. I also really like writing poetry by just looking at a picture that gives you ideas to write about.
Some people think that poetry HAS to rhyme, but the truth is, it doesn’t at all! The only rule to make a piece of writing poetry is that it has to stay on 1 topic. Here is an example:
The hypnotizing bubbles,
Take turns competing,
To beat the water.
Although that was a Haiku it stayed on 1 topic and it didn’t rhyme! When you write poetry it doesn’t have to make sense it just has to make the reader play the movie in their mind.
Thanks for reading!
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On Thursday March 27 my family sat in the car for 2.5 long hours. The place that we stayed at was a waterfront house that blew my mind. The sunsets and sunrises were beautiful and there were 4 queen sized beds plus a bunk bed! The best part of the trip was the weather. Every day it was 20°c! I felt like I would die because I only had 2 tank tops and no shorts. Just thinking of it makes me hot!
On Thursday we unpacked and bought food for the trip and ate a super late dinner -9:00pm-. And on Friday we stayed home until noon and then went to a famous market called Pike market. That was an awesome market for 2 reasons. #1 because we went to a seafood restaurant that isn’t very tidy, they dump your food on the table! That explains why they are called Crab Pot. #2 because there is this fish market where somebody ask’s what you want and then they throw the fish to the packing guy and they are about 10 meters apart! Surprisingly the fish tasted amazing!
Now I am going to write about my fabulous time in Hawaii! As soon as we got there we found our hotel and pulled on our swim suits and jumped into the pool! April fools day! The first trick I did on my sister was when she asked for toast with BUTTER, but I instead put on identical looking, yogurt. She chased me like crazy after that. After that my brother, sister, and I spent about 1 hour doing pranks on each other.
Now I am on a Ferry (believe it or not still in one piece) going safely home.
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Tags: April fools day, Seattle, vacation
Categories : travel
Ok, before you ask, you do not eat or make Pringle chips at this camp. Camp Pringle is an outdoor camp near Shawnigan Lake. It is also a sleep over camp for 3 nights and 4 days. At this camp the boys had a cabin ( called Laura Butler) and the girls had a cabin (called Branter) every single building is named after somebody who gave some donations to the camp. For example Grace building is the nurse’s office and somebody named Grace gave some money. Camp Pringle is a Christian camp (there is praying, thanking God for food, reflecting on our day).
George Pringle is the founder of Camp Pringle, thats where it got its name. Some of the things that we did there included canoeing, wide games, skits, eating chef Bob’s delicious food, archery, low ropes, group activities and much more! When we did canoeing it was very windy so the waves were huge! One of my friends boat got stuck in the middle of nowhere! Some of the group games we did included Capture the flag, Mission impossible, 4 way capture the flag, and evolution. My favourite game was Mission Impossible. If you are a camp leader or a teacher I will tell you how too play it. What you have too do is get Popsicle sticks and have 2 leaders hide with the Popsicle sticks and when the game starts one of the teams tries to find one person with Popsicle sticks and give it too the leader on your side but if the leader team catches you with a flash lite shined on you the Popsicle stick goes back. F.Y.I this game is played best in the dark. If you want to know how to play any of the other games I will answer them in the comments.
I really loved camp but it was super hard for me to go to bed. On the first night I felt homesick but after that I was much better. In the girls dorm there were 2 people in one room. My room mate is called Caoimhe pronounced Queeva. That trip is one camp I will never ever forget. I could write more but I have to go keep bugging my mum to put me in the summer Camp Pringle ! href=”http://clairepontefract.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/20130322-124209.jpg”>
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Tags: away from home, Camp, camp fires, games
Categories : a few days ago, bravery, travel
If you don’t know, I am now 10!!!
It is the best! I got SOOOO many awesome presents like clothes, LCD writing tablet, camera, scratch and sketch, and LOADS of books. Double digits is so cool! My dad gave me an amazing video that was about MY life. I loved it as soon as I saw 30 seconds of it. It had everything. Something funny is that it took my mum 3 times to watch the video without crying! Well I guess I shouldn’t tease her because I almost started to cry tears of joy! Now I hope that you realize how awesome my 10th birthday was!
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Tags: 10!, birthday
Categories : a few days ago, march 12 2003
About 3 weeks ago my parents said that the only way we could get a cat is if I wrote a proposal. So I did, but it wasn’t really what they were thinking. That blog post I did about me wanting a cat was my proposal! They read it and after that they were on my moms iPad searching for the perfect cat! The first place we looked was not where we found Lucca.
Last Monday my dad was in Vancouver and he phoned us and said he had some important news. ” We can get the cat if you follow these rules, No fighting, No yelling, play together, and BE CALM”. So for that whole week Cole, Cate, and I did all of those things.
At last Friday came! While my dad walked us home from school I felt like I could sing. I would come home to my own cat! I ran through the front door and, nobody was home except for the workers fixing the flood in my basement. Okay no cat yet. 2 long hours past and finally my dad said “kids, you have a visitor!” And when I ran down the staircase I had a huge smile on my face! On the dining room table I saw a cage with an amazing looking cat in it! After about an hour she was used to our home and now she is so curious! My sister and I moved our bed around in our room and Lucca came in and by the expression oh her face you could see she was thinking ” What the Heck???”
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Tags: animals, kitty's, Lucca
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