McDowell

Yesterday we went to the Junior high or McDowell it was fun. We got to meet new kids and see the ones we did know and we got to meet some the teachers too. So now I am very excited for McDowell, and I am not really that nervous.

Some of the things that make me excited is that there is better school lunch, you switch classes by yourself and there is air conditioning. That probably is the best part because we wont be sweating in class during the day.

Some of things I am not looking forward to is all the homework and short class times because you don’t have time to do other things after school and wont have time to do a lot of work in class so we will always be behind.

I am also excited to predicate in school sports not in little leagues like most kids play in today and it will be nice to represent my school with my ability.

I thought that the school was a lot better than ours and that it was nicer too its gym was very nice and it had a lot of basketball hoops.

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/portfolio2009/SchoolInfo/+McDowell+Exchange+School/171328.html

Josh Hamilton record

This week the Texas Rangers and Josh Hamilton played the Baltimore Orioles. Josh Hamilton timed there pitcher pretty well and you could tell during the game. Josh went 5-5 and had 4 home runs and he was only the 16th player ever to hit 4 home runs in a single game. Here are the 16 players who have hit 4 home runs in a game.

Bobby Lowe May 30 1894

Ed Delahanty July 13 1896

Lou Gehrig June 3 1932

Chuck Klein July 10 1936

Pat Seerey July 18 1948

Gil Hodges August 31 1950

Joe Adcock July 31 1954

Rocky Colavito June 10 1959

Willie Mays April 30 1961

Mike Shmidt April 17, 1976

Bob Horner July 6 1986

Mark Whiten September 7, 1993

Mike Cameron May 2, 2002

Shawn Green May 23, 2002

Carlos Delgado September 25, 2003

Josh Hamilton May 8 2012

That is a big honor for him and he is the only active player on that list plus he is my favorite player.

http://tucsoncitizen.com/usa-today-sports/2012/05/08/rangers-josh-hamilton-bashes-four-home-runs/

Texas vs Cleveland

Yesterday I went to Cleveland to watch my favorite team the Texas Rangers play the Cleveland Indians. It was a good game but the Rangers loss 4-2. I had fun though I got to watch my favorite player Josh Hamilton, and I got to watch a lot of other good players too. I also got an autograph from the Rangers short stop Elvis Andrus. So overall I had a great time at the Rangers game and my Mom and Dad bought me a Rangers hat. It was a good time for me and my family.

 

http://rackrs.com/MarketplaceItem/10/elvis-andrus-autographed-baseball—texas-ran

McDowell

Next week me and the rest of the sixth grade are going to McDowell to take a tour of the school we will be going to for the next two years.

I am kind of nervous to go to McDowell but i am excited too. I am nervous because its going to be the first time that I will have my own schedule and the first time that I am going to have a combination lock for my locker. I am excited because I will meet new people and be able to go to school with some kids that I already know.

I think the tour of McDowell will be fun because I will see a lot of people I know and get to know my way around the building. I think it will be easy to know where the classes are and I hope it will be easy to remember my combination for my lock.

I am excited to be able to have gym for a whole semester and to have many different classes and to learn many different things. I am also excited to try out for sports so if I make them I would be able to play sports for my school.

So over all I think McDowell will be a very fun experience with some things that make me nervous. I think that going on the tour to McDowell will help me a lot to get used to the school.

I am also excited because of the air conditioning. I think that will be really nice compared to the heat we have all day now.

http://mrsccc.edublogs.org/

D.A.R.E Essay

This year in sixth grade we had D.A.R.E, a program to keep kids off drugs. We learned many things that drugs and alcohol will do to you and the people who are around you, while you do those things. We also learned about what the drugs look like to make sure you stay away from them and the people that are using them. So I am writing this essay to show what I learned this year in D.A.R.E.

I feel that the D.A.R.E program shows that doing drugs and alcohol pays consequences to you, and unearned consequences to the people around you. I feel that the D.A.R.E program helps the community by stopping the kids from doing drugs and alcohol before they start. I also feel it helps them to stop thinking about how it feels to use those things, because they show how it affects your appearance.

I have learned in D.A.R.E that drugs affect you and your appearance. It will also effect your brain and cause other people to get hurt. Those things will definitely help me to stay off of drugs. I have also learned the smoking is the most common cause of lung cancer, and that approximately 3000 nonsmokers die from lung cancer each year due to breathing in other people’s smoke. That is terrible in my opinion because those people did nothing, and they end up dying.

I think that the DUI goggles have taught me a lot about how it looks to be drunk. I couldn’t imagine how hard it would be to drive like that so I think that taught me to never get drunk or to never drive drunk. I think that is an important lesson to get taught because that could save a lot of innocent families that die from drunk driver crashes .

We also have learned about marijuana and how smoking marijuana causes breathing problems. We have also learned how marijuana has effects like short-term memory loss, and loss of the ability to concentrate. We have also learn that marijuana has 50 to 70 percent more of some cancer causing chemicals than tobacco smoke.

So what that means to me is if each and every person gets rid of drugs and alcohol we could save a lot of people, which includes the people using the drug or alcohol, and the innocent people who die from those things as well. That is the effect that the D.A.R.E program had on me. I hope that it had that strong of an effect on every one else as well.

So I pledge that I will never use drugs as long as I live, and I will try to stay free of the ones who do.

http://www.eureka.mo.us/departments/police/programs/d-a-r-e-program/

Comment On What Has Made You Successful In Sixth Grade

What has made me a successful sixth grader is thinking positive and always checking over my work.That helps making me confident in my answers and to be proud of the things I do.

Reading helps too, by reading harder vocabulary. Reading hard vocabulary helps me by making me think harder to find out the word.

I also take all my time to complete assignments. That helps me by I can make sure I will get a good grade on my assignments. It also helps me by I can check over my answers.

I also act okay at school. That helps me by making me be a part of the fun things our teachers have us do and help me keep my friends.

Another thing that helps me be a successful student is I actually sing during the songs in class. That also helps me with my vocabulary.

Another thing I do to help me to be successful is I read books that challenge me. That helps me with the hard words to not get bored while reading.

http://coolinsights.blogspot.com/2011/02/what-does-success-mean-to-you.html

Interesting facts

  • Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
  • “Go.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with “MONTH”.
  • Michael Jordan makes more money from NIKE annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined. 
  • The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  • A cat’s jaw cannot move sideways.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  • “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt.” 
  • Almonds are a member of the peach family.
  • Nearly 80% of all animals on earth have six legs.
  • A typical lightning bolt is two to four inches wide and two miles long.-The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.
  • Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.
  • The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  • * All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
  • The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
  • The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, that makes the catfish rank #1 for animal having the most taste buds.
  • Los Angeles’s full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula”. And can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, “L.A.”
  • A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds

  • On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year
  • Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.