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Fiction or Non-Fiction

December2

    The Pirate, The Princess and Me The Rat 

 

  In class we read a short story in a Literacy book called “The Pirate, The Princess and Me The Rat.”  Linda Bailey wrote this. I think that this story is a fictional story because I found three reasons in the story. Reason #1 is on page 27 it says the rat unpacks… how is that possible! Rats don’t have suitcases! Reason #2 is on page 30 the rat talks. The reason I know he says it is because it says “Hey buddy” He snarled “How’d you like a little bubonic plague?” Reason #3 is page 32 in the picture at the top of the page the rat is thinking about a girl rat with jewelry. Rats don’t have jewelry so that’s why think this story is a fictional story. All the non-fiction parts of this story are things that could happen, but there are more fiction things so that’s why I think it’s a fictional story.

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Holiday Celebrations

November25

Story  

 

Hanukkah is a Jewish Holiday and it’s about these men named the maccabees. Their leader was Judah. Judah and the Maccabees lived (took care of) of this home type thing called the “Temple”. These bad guys named The Greeks and their leader Antiochus invaded the Temple and crashed everything into little shardes. The Maccabees used to have this light that always lit. 

This light was called a menorah. A menorah starts off like any candlestick, but then it split off into seven candlesticks that represent each day of the week. They are always lit. The Maccabees lit the light with olive oil that was kept in a jug. There were over one thousand jugs in the Temple. The Greeks destroyed every single jug. All hope was lost that the Maccabees will never be able to light the lamp again. Until one of the Maccabees saw one drop of oil left in one of the jugs. They said this will only be able to last us one night but it’s good enough. The oil lasted eight days. WHAT A MIRACLE

 

Now a days…

 

Now a days we celebrate this holiday and call it the festival of lights. We have a hanukiah (hanu-key-ya) that’s like a menorah except with nine candlestick inside of seven. One of the candlesticks are raised higher than the rest. That candle is called the “shemash”. Every night we light the shemash and then use that candle to light the candle for that night. The extra candles left are the ones we light. We have eight of them because there are eight days of the holiday and there are eight days of the holiday because the oil lasted for eight days and we want to remember that. 

 

Traditions

 

  1. We play “Dreidel” (dre-del) a fun game that the maccabees used to play when the greeks were saying they couldn’t study torah. They decided to play this game with this thing below. You spin it and if it lands on the gimel “ג” you get all of the prises, if you land on the nun ‘’נ’’ you don’t get any, if it lands on the heh “ה” you get half and if it lands on the shin “ש” you get some. These letters represent נס גדול היה ש” which means a great miracle happened there. For the people in Israel they say “ נס גדול היה פו “ a great miracle happened here. The prise is gelt. 
  2. Gelt is a chocolate coin. It’s a tradition to give it to children.
  3. You get presents on hanukkah because we used to only give gelt but then some parents decided to add the giving of presents to make it more fun.
  4. You eat foods that are fried in oil to remember the miracle that happened hundreds of years ago. The kinds of foods we eat are: #1 Latkes (lat-kaz). Latkes are potato pancakes fried in oil. The are crispy on the outside and soft-ish in the inside. #2 Sufganiyot (suf-gani-ot). Sufganiyot are dusted donuts with jam in the inside. They also are fried in oil.

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Holiday Celebration

November23

Story  

 

Hanukkah is a Jewish Holiday and it’s about these men named the maccabees. Their leader was Judah. Judah and the Maccabees lived (took care of) of this home type thing called the “Temple”. These bad guys named The Greeks and their leader Antiochus invaded the Temple and crashed everything into little shardes. The Maccabees used to have this light that always lit. 

This light was called a menorah. A menorah starts off like any candlestick, but then it split off into seven candlesticks that represent each day of the week. They are always lit. The Maccabees lit the light with olive oil that was kept in a jug. There were over one thousand jugs in the Temple. The Greeks destroyed every single jug. All hope was lost that the Maccabees will never be able to light the lamp again. Until one of the Maccabees saw one drop of oil left in one of the jugs. They said this will only be able to last us one night but it’s good enough. The oil lasted eight days. WHAT A MIRACLE

 

Now a days…

 

Now a days we celebrate this holiday and call it the festival of lights. We have a hanukiah (hanu-key-ya) that’s like a menorah except with nine candlestick inside of seven. One of the candlesticks are raised higher than the rest. That candle is called the “shemash”. Every night we light the shemash and then use that candle to light the candle for that night. The extra candles left are the ones we light. We have eight of them because there are eight days of the holiday and there are eight days of the holiday because the oil lasted for eight days and we want to remember that. 

 

Traditions

 

  1. We play “Dreidel” (dre-del) a fun game that the maccabees used to play when the greeks were saying they couldn’t study torah. They decided to play this game with this thing below. You spin it and if it lands on the gimel “ג” you get all of the prises, if you land on the nun ‘’נ’’ you don’t get any, if it lands on the heh “ה” you get half and if it lands on the shin “ש” you get some. These letters represent נס גדול היה ש” which means a great miracle happened there. For the people in Israel they say “ נס גדול היה פו “ a great miracle happened here. The prise is gelt. 
  2. Gelt is a chocolate coin. It’s a tradition to give it to children.
  3. You get presents on hanukkah because we used to only give gelt but then some parents decided to add the giving of presents to make it more fun.
  4. You eat foods that are fried in oil to remember the miracle that happened hundreds of years ago. The kinds of foods we eat are: #1 Latkes (lat-kaz). Latkes are potato pancakes fried in oil. The are crispy on the outside and soft-ish in the inside. #2 Sufganiyot (suf-gani-ot). Sufganiyot are dust donuts with jam in the inside. They also are fried in oil.

Thank you for reading my post. Can’t wait to read your posts.

Data Management and Graphs

November19

In math class right now we are learning about Data Management. My teacher gave us a blank graph and asked us to write a story that makes sense. I chose the graph about temperature (#3). This is the picture of the graph…

HERE IS MY STORY ABOUT TEMPERATURE (3#).

    It was a long winter and it was really, really cold, people had hands warmers at the stores, the restaurants and the library just down the street. Then the end of school came around and there were kids everywhere. The temperature (line) raised up so fast. Since it was summer the temperature became hot so quickly people where even walking around in bathing suits. That’s why the line went up in the graph. Then fall came around and the temperature started going down, but since it was such a hot summer the temperature (line) went down slower than when summer came and it went up.                                                 THE END

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New Song

November19

This is a song I made. It’s called Dancing Is The Key To Life! Here are the lyrics.

Hope you like this song. Do you like to sing? I wrote this song about dance because I love to dance as you may have seen in my About me page.

Emoji Guessing Game

November18

This is the guessing game I made. Please put answers in the comments. in Hope you like it…

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New Picture

November6

I made this picture on PicMonkey. I love cats as you may have seen on me About Me page. Hope you like this picture. Which animal do you like better Cats or Dogs?

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Avatar

October25

AVATAR

In my avatar my hair is sort of gold, but in real life my hair is blonde at the tips, I have a darker blonde higher up on my head and at the top of my hair is brown. In my avatar my eyes are brown just like in real life. I love blue and that’s why my shirt is blue. I’m usually smiling. I am a really happy person.

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