Which Animal is the Best pet?

Which Animal is the Best pet?

 

Which Animal is the Best Pet?

 

To me dogs are the best pets ever. Out of all the animals that you could choose from, I would pick dogs. Dogs are loyal, smart, caring, fun and they also appreciate you.

 

First of all, Some dogs can be caring. They can comfort you when you are sad or if you’re hurt. Some dogs can also help  people that are blind to cross the street and get to their destinations. Some dogs can protect your house by guarding the door and making sure no bad guys or burglars can come into your place.

 

Secondly, dogs can be fun. Sometimes dogs want you to play with them and with their toys. Dogs can also do a lot of tricks like turning around on two paws or shaking hands. The last reason why I think dogs are fun is that they run with you when you take them on walks.

 

Lastly, some dogs are cute. Some dogs fur can be really fluffy and when you hug them you feel really comfortable. Some dogs like chihuahuas are really small and cute. The last thing that makes dogs cute are that they are in different colors like black and white.

 

In conclusion, dogs are my favourite pets and those are my reasons why I think dogs are the best pets. The next time I will get a pet it’s going to be a dog.

 

 

Art Collage

Yesterday in art class we watched a video about Henri Matisse. Henri Matisse was a painter but when he got older he had some problems so he started something new. He started cutting out different colors of paper, and then sticking it on other pieces of paper so it would make a human or an animal.

 

After the video, our teacher told us to try making our own collages. So I sat in our seats and she passed out the paper. There was a box in the middle of the table full of scrap paper. I was going to make it look like an underwater background because I got a light blue sheet of colored paper for the water.

 

First I decided to cut the sand, so I got a peach piece paper and started cutting out the sand. Then I made a tiny starfish and that took a really long time because I didn’t know how to draw one. After that I decided to make the seaweed, I got a green piece of paper and started cutting something that looked like seaweed.  After that I tried to make fish but I fail and it took a long time, it looked like a rocket ship so instead of making a fish I threw away the rocket ship and said I was done.
I hope you enjoyed my blog post 🙂 😀

Grade 4 Camp!

Grade 4 Camp!

From March 29th till March 31st, the whole grade went to Treasure Island ( Pui O, Lantau Island). We were split to several groups and groups would have about 11- 14 people in your group. We got to play a lot of activities and build our tents with the materials we had, we got to share a tent with 3 – 4 people.  I thought camp was really fun, but the thing I enjoyed the most was the water activities, I enjoyed all of them so i can’t pick a specific one.

 

Going to camp it was my first time making s’mores and I will always remember making my first s’more. When we were doing raft building I thought that this activity was the most challenging because we had to tie a lot of different types of knots. When we were on camp I learnt that all of us litter, sometimes we don’t know if we litter but some people do it on purpose.

I really loved going to camp because it was my first time being away from home with no parents. I hope you enjoyed this blog post.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Visual Arts

On March 23rd, The whole class had Visual Arts class. Our Art teacher told us a story about Vincent Van Gogh, after the story our teacher said that we need to pick one his famous paintings and try drawing and painting it. I chose to draw “The Starry Night”, I plan to draw the  tall building first, then the small ones in background, after that I would draw the swirls and the stars.

 

I chose this painting because I like all the different shapes of blue, but I also like the way how different colors blend in like the moon. At the end of the moon’s light, It blends in into the sky. This painting makes me feel calm because of all of the colors.

 

I’m still trying to work on my drawing for The Starry Night, so next time I will give an update of what will happen. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post.

Antartic and Apline Tundra

Antartic and Apline Tundra

Last week we had to choose any type of topic in the category “Ecosystem”, so I chose to do Tundra. There are three Types of Tundras, Arctic Tundra, Alpine Tundra and Antarctic Tundra. In this blog post I will be talking about Antarctic tundra and alpine tundra because if you have read my last post then you have have known that I had already made a post about Arctic Tundra. I only got a bit of information because they didn’t really say as much as Arctic tundra.

 

You would think that antarctica is completely cover with ice and snow, but the tundra areas have soil that can support life. Lichens, mosses and algae do just fine. Thanks to the Antarctic tundra.

 

You can find alpine tundra all over the world on mountaintops, above the tree line. Conditions there are rough, with heavy snowfall and high winds. Still, animals and plants manage to survive there, taking advantage of the two months out of the year when there is no frost.

 

The environment in all types of tundra is extremely fragile. Tracks left by cars and trucks can remain for 30 years or more. If you even find yourself in the tundra, it is best to step lightly.

 

This was all the information I got from Antarctic and alpine tundra. I hope you learned something and enjoyed this post.

 

Arctic tundra

Arctic tundra

Last week we had to choose any type of topic in the category “Ecosystem”, so I chose to do Tundra. There are three Types of Tundras, Arctic Tundra, Alpine Tundra and Antarctic Tundra. In this blog post I did Arctic tundra because it had the most information.

Arctic tundra is found on the edge of the North pole, in parts of Greenland, Alaska, Canada, Europe, and Russia. The land is mainly flat, with no trees, the word “tundra comes from a Russian term for “Treeless plain.”

The arctic Tundra formed more than 10,000 years ago, during the last ice age. At the time, huge mountains of ice called glaciers covered much of the northern latitudes. When the world warmed up, the glaciers retreated, leaving behind the flattened tundra. These days, Arctic tundra is covered in ice and snow for seven to eight month of the year. Depending on where they are in the world, the temperature in the tundra vary, but it’s always pretty cold. In the winters, average temperatures are way below 0, sometimes going into minus 90s. Even during the summer, you will rarely find temperatures about 50 degrees. Below the tundra’s surface is a layer of soil called permafrost that stay frozen all year- round. In the summer, when the surface ice and snow defrost, the resulting water tends to pool. This creates Temporary ponds and wetlands, where bushes, grasses and flowers can grow. Moss and lichen also grown, creating a delicate, spongy ground. The animals found in the tundra depend on these plants for food. All kinds of animals make their home there, including caribou lemmings, polar bears, rabbits and wolves. You can also find birds like geese and snowy owls there during the summer, before they fly south for the winter. Even specially adapted black flies and mosquitoes make their contribution to this ecosystem

This is all the information I got from this Arctic tundra, but the next blog is going to be a continuum of tundra but talking about Antarctic tundra and Alpine tundra. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post.

Land Biomes

Land Biomes

On March 16th, we had to make a Mind Map on Brainpop about Land biomes. A biome is an interdependent system of plants, animals and land. Some factors like temperature, rainfall and altitude all decide what type of plant and animals life a biome can support. There are countless species of plants and animals living on earth, and they’ve each evolved to become specially adapted to their environments. If you move an animal out of it’s biome, it might not survive. It’s the same with plants.

 

Some types of Biomes

 

Some types of Biomes like Tropical rainforest are found in areas along the equator. With over 150 centimeters of rainfall each year, they’re humid and hot.

 

The vines and trees form a lush jungle, where all sorts of undiscovered species live. Grasslands, or savannas, are found in areas like Central Africa. This biome has a hot rainy season and a cold dry season; with not many threes and lots of grassland.

 

Temperate forest are found in areas of mid – latitude. They have moderate rain, and four seasons.oak and maple trees grow there, and the soil is very fertile.

 

Subartic taiga has a cool summers and cold winters. Evergreen trees grow there, and the soil is every rocky.

 

It’s really cold all the time in tundra. The soil is frozen all year around so not much can grow besides lichen and moss.

 

Next time I make a blog post, I hope I can talk about more things.

Ecosystems

Ecosystems

On March 9th, we had to make a Mind Map on BrainPop about Ecosystems. There are different ecosystems like oceans, lakes, rivers and deserts.

 

An ecosystem like a desert is made up of living and non-living things. In an ecosystem, communities can be divided in different populations. Populations are made up of just one type of organism. Every organism has its own home that is called a habitat. Most of the times, ecosystems are categorised by how much rain and sunlight it gets, and also the quality of the soil.

 

One habitat that I know is a desert. Desert’s don’t get much rain so there is very little water. Desert soil is fragile and not good at growing things, even with the dry conditions.The desert ecosystem has its own plants and animals that got used to their habitat. Cacti can store water; kangaroo rats sleep underground where it’s cool.

 

I hope I can do more mind maps to organize my work and learn more about different things.

Sports Day

Sports Day

On Feb.28th, all of Grade 3 and 4 had something called Sports day. It’s where students would go to different activities that include cooperation and independence. We had to go with our house to go to different activities. There were 9 activites, Doctor Dodgeball, Capture the flag, Parachute, Long Jump, 60 meter dash, water scooping, Ball throwing, Walkers and the hula hoop. I’m going to explain a few, Doctor Dodgeball is like dodgeball but there are two doctors that save the people who got hit. Capture the flag is where there are two sides and you are in groups there are some small beanbags on your side and you need to try to get the other teams beanbags to your side without getting taged by the other team.
At the end of every Sports day we would do Tug-O-War, tug-o-war is going into your house and go against to pull a rope. If you pull the rope to your side you win and you go against another house.

Grade 10 Personal Project Exhibition

Last Friday, The class went to the library to see a ou Grade 10 students Personal Projects.It’s when grade 10 students try their hardest to create something that hasn’t been created before. They worked really hard on it and I think that lots of their work are really good and I would of never think of doing. We couldn’t go to the library at lunch or at recess because the grade 10 students were working on their projects. I didn’t pay attention that much because there were so many projects so I just found the one I liked. I really liked the project that included the bicycle because faster you pedal the pedal the more energy you collect to activate something,  I also really like it because it’s creative and it can make energy while exercising your legs. I hope next time there is a Grade 10 exhibition I would pay a little more attention so i can talk about it more.