Nature

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Dragonsnaps

Today I planted a flower called dragon snaps.

This how I planted them. First, I made the soil. Next, I put sand in another jar and mixed the dragonsnap seeds. The seeds were tiny black sphere shaped. Then I added the sand and seed from the jar into the soil. After that, I added more clear soil (soil without seeds). Finally we watered the plant. My sister also planted a different flower Gerbera mix.



I loved planting the dragonsnaps and am looking forward to it flowering!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Brownies

Did you know there is more than one type of brownie?

There are normal brownies that you eat, the brownies from fairy tales, Girl Scout brownies, and even a few cameras are called brownies. Today I am going to tell you about the brownies you eat.

Brownies were first made by a chef at Chicago's Palmer House Hotel. I have made brownies all by myself except for my mom helping me put the brownies into the oven.


This is how I made the brownies. First, I got out 2 eggs, 1/4 cup of water, and 3/4 tablespoons of  butter. Then I mixed all the ingredients. Then I added in the brownie mix and give it a whisk. I put it in the oven and baked it. I then enjoyed it!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi, also known as the Father of the Nation, was a great leader of India. He is called Bapu, out of love by Indians.

He was born on October 2nd in 1896 at Porbandar. A long time ago the British invaded and took over India and made it a British colony. Indians opposed and wanted freedom. Gandhi led the freedom struggle. 


Gandhi  did not believe in violence and he did not use swords and guns to fight the British. Instead he did peaceful  marches, made requests, and fasted to get the British to give Indians their rights. The peaceful fasts were called satyagraha. 

Finally, on August 15,1947 the British gave Indians their independence. But on January 30,1948 Gandhi was shot dead when he was praying. His teachings were followed by Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther king Jr and many others.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pandas

Why do we rarely ever find pandas in zoo's?

If a female panda gives birth to twins one lives while the other dies which I think is so sad. Another fact is a panda spends 12 to 14 hours of the day eating bamboo. Did you know the symbol of world wildlife fund (WWF) is a panda? What surprised me most was when I found out that pandas only live in China!  Pandas weigh about 150 grams when they are born. An adult panda weighs 150 kilograms.
These are a few fun facts about pandas except the twins part!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The contents of my desk

Today I read a poem called 'the contents of my desk'. I wrote about a poem because it is poem month at my school. This is the poem. 
A nail
A nickel
A snail
A pickle 
A twisted up slinky 
A ring for my pinky
A Blackened banana 
A love note from Hannah
My doodles of rockets
The lint from my pocket
A fork like-utensil 
But sorry no pencil 

By Kenn Nebbit

Something I find weird is that who would not have a pencil at school?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Braille Script

Braille script was invented by Louis Braille. 

Louis Braille was born in 1809 January 4th, France. He was not blind when he was born but turned blind at the age of three. He invented Braille so that people who were blind like him could read quickly using their sense of touch. Braille script is a set of dots in a pattern. If you read Braille in a book it feels bumpy. Each alphabet is seen in sets of six dots.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Today I watched a concert called The Magic Flute. 

This piece was composed by Mozart. A few of the instruments in the orchestra I remember were cello, violin, viola, and flute. I was awed by the splendor of the orchestra. The story was about a prince who finds a princess after an adventurous journey. 


I thought the orchestra was amazing. The  concert was at the  Boston symphony hall. One quarter of the stage was taken up by the play, the rest was the orchestra.

I  think you would have loved the magic flute if you watched it!