Friday, December 22, 2006

My birthday was yesterday!

Yesterday, I went to the Science Center for my birthday. I turned eight yesterday. I invited two friends - Ethan
XXXXXX and Jack. Ethan gave me a set of snowmen that you can put paint in and make colorful paintings. He also gave me a book called "The Way the Universe Works" and last, he gave me a map of puzzles for the USA. Jack gave me the game, Risk.

I saw an OmniMax movie called "Greece." It was about ancient Greece. I went to the planetarium, and I saw a star show. It talked about the night sky and eclipses. I went to an exhibit called Lego MindStorms. You have to get your robot past obstacles and get some balls that a dragon is guarding, and you can either make light, box it, or shoot arrows at it, and you have to do all of that by programming it on a computer. But you don't program the dragon. We also made an arch out of blocks, and I kicked the arch down on my friends ... but they wanted it to fall on them, so that's actually OK.

When I got home, my dad taught me how to play Risk, and I won that game! And my presents were a red sleeping bag (from Grandma and Grandpa Ray), a Yahtzee Turbo (from Aunt Kristen and Uncle Brayer), a football (from my little brother), some collectable coins (from Grandma Jayne), some clothes, a book and a 3-D wooden puzzle of the Empire State Building (from Uncle Ian and Aunt Kathy), and Grammy and Grampy will let me pick one thing from anywhere we go for a souvenir. We're going to Arizona tomorrow. When I get back, we are going to buy a new bicycle for me from Mom and Dad.

Monday, December 4, 2006

Learning about a science experiment in science

When I was in science today, Mr. Sawyer (my science teacher) taught me a science experiment. If you want, you can do this at home.

What you need is a piece of brown paper and some food. You put the food on the brown paper and press on it firmly, but don't squish the food. Then take the food off the paper and if the brown paper is see-through, that means it has fat in it. If it has a liquid that seems to evaporate over time, that means it doesn't have any fat in it.

I might tell you more experiments as my food studies go on in science. Because in science, Mr. Sawyer said we will be doing a lot of experiments on food.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Watching a Movie at the Movie Theater

I went to the movies today. The movie I saw was Happy Feet. I don't want to give it away, but it's a really good movie.

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Snow Day!

Today I went sledding. My sled is very fast. I will watch a movie, Ice Age, the Meltdown.