Friday, September 6, 2013

The King's Drum (An Anansi Folk Tale)

This weekend, I narrated the story "The King's Drum" on a recording while my parents acted out the characters of the stories. You can hear me trying to hold back my laughter when my mother does the voices for the animals. This was fun. I liked drawing the pictures most of all. I didn't like the editing part, it took a long time. My father has a music studio in our house. He made our recording sound really good. My mom took photos of the drawings and made the video below.

I am going to do one for my own story next.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Ceramics, Not Sarcasms

I keep calling ceramics "sarcasms" for some reason. My parents laugh at me every time I say that. It is pretty funny. We picked up the ceramic owl I got to paint during my sleepover weekend. We went to a place called "Paint This". I painted the owl first and then they cooked it in a kiln where it came out shiny and glossy. I might make a bowl next time we go. There are a lot of choices. My dad painted a vase. My friend Zamia painted a turtle for her mom.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Starting to Homeschool

Being homeschooled is a new experience.

I don't remember when my mom first mentioned the idea of homeschooling to me, but I remember liking the idea when she told me.

I miss school a little because I miss my friends but we start activities soon where I get a chance to meet new people in gymnastics, Spanish and other stuff I'm enrolled in. I love homeschooling so far.

I like being able to watch videos every day to learn new things. I've been watching different African folktales on Youtube before writing my own stories.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

5 Things I Would Do If I Ruled the World

If I ruled the world the first thing I would do was arrest all the people for making our world how it is today because the world is bad now. I could make it better. The second thing I would do is clean up all of the trash and make sure there is no pollution in the air because pollution is very bad.

The third thing I would do is plant new trees so people could breath happier. Because plants help people breathe, I would do this. The fourth thing I would do is have everyone who is homeless get a home. Because homeless people could die if they don't have homes, I would give them homes.

The fifth thing I would do is ban normal cigarettes and have smokers use blue cigarettes instead.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

5 Things That Make Me Smile

Money makes me happy because you can buy things with it.
My warm-up today was to tell about the five things that make me smile. I drew and wrote about seven things, but these were the top five.
Writing makes me happy because I like making characters.

My phone makes me happy because I can play games on it.

Books make me happy because I like to read.

Sleeping makes me happy because it makes me feel refreshed

Monday, August 19, 2013

5 Things I Want to Learn In Homeschool

My mom has me write a warm-up every day. The first warm-up asked me to tell the five things I want to learn while homeschooling this year. I wrote six.

The first thing I want to learn is how to grow fruit. I want to learn how to grow fruit because it seems very interesting and I like fruit. I also think that it would help with healthy eating.

The second thing I want to learn is French. I want to learn French because I like the way it sounds. Also, my mom could teach me most of it and the rest I could learn through apps on my phone.

The third thing I want to learn is yoga because I like to do things that show my flexibility. I want to learn yoga because it will teach us how to be more flexible. I would like to learn how to be more flexible than I am.

The fourth thing I would like to learn is how to be a better writer. I want to learn how to be a better writer so I could publish books. I also think that if I did that, I could make money at it by reading to kids.

The fifth thing I want to learn is how to design clothes. I want to learn how to design cloths because I want to make my own line of clothes. Also, I think I can make money at this.

The sixth thing I want to learn is how to make websites. I want to be a web designer because I think that it could be fun. And, I can help my friends make blogs.