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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Today is Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

When I was really little mom got me the Baby Einstein DVDs. I saw my first favorite art. It inspires my heart. It makes me want to make something so beautiful for everyone to see.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Van_Gogh_-_Starry_Night_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg


I have wanted to be an artist for as long as I can remember. Whatever else I want to be when I grow up I want to be an artist too. I remember always having crayons or pencils and paper to draw with. My granny always has a notepad at her house for me to draw on when I visit. I know she is a really great artist too, but I don't have any of her artwork to share.

I really love to just draw whatever I want, but mom says if I am going to be great I have to take lessons and learn to do it right. I got a Udraw for my Wii and I am taking the art lessons on it. There is also a really fun art class and art clubs at my school. I am really learning a lot. It is hard to draw something on purpose though. I know that I will just get better if I keep on trying. Here are most recent tries.


Sailing

Tomato

Fruit in a bowl




Apples

Here is more information on today's holiday http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/January/heartartday.htm

Friday, January 27, 2012

My favorite Things About School: Clubs


video


I have as many clubs as classes at my school. They are all loads of fun. Mom made me wait two years before I could join Robotics Club, so I could get used to my classes before adding something so involved. It is so popular it has to meet three times a week so everyone can join in. I had to give up Chess Club this year for it, because Robotics is a busy club. I was in Chess club for two years before that though. It was so great. We got to learn all this neat stuff about chess and we could play games each week and there is a huge tournament every year and the winner gets to play a real chess master.

I already posted about First in Math. I am also in Science in the Kitchen where we do fun experiments each week. I love my Arts and Crafts club, especially since I can't take art this year. Pen Pals Club is fun. I have a great pen pal and we can do fun stuff at the meetings, like this month we are doing power points on our favorite foods.

Pens and Lenses is a fun club. It is the school magazine and we get to submit stories we write and photos we take. Last year my pictures from the La Brea Tar Pits were included in one issue. I am also doing Quiz Bowl again this year. I love it because I have to look up all these great facts and I learn lots of awesome things.  There are a lot of other fun clubs I can join when I get into older grades, like the School Newspaper, Digital Story Telling, Environmental Club and Art Club.


I have to give up a few of my clubs next semester though so I can start taking Chinese. My mom and my teacher think it would be too much for me to do all my clubs and take a foreign language. I really want to take Chinese so I will miss the clubs, but I am glad my teacher is looking out for me.











 Here is the link to Connections Academy's You Tube Channel. There are all kinds of great videos about their clubs

http://www.youtube.com/user/ConnectionsAcademy1




Sunday, January 22, 2012

Making School Fun: Making A Cave

Today I made a cave. I love caves they have so many great shapes and colors. This project was for my January science portfolio. Every month I send in assignments from every subject to prove that I did the work and I am learning. My teacher grades those assignments and tells me and mom what I need to work on. 

For this assignment we studied limestone and cave formations. The patterns that water makes as it carves out the cave and deposits minerals is super neat.  My favorite formation is a pool spar. It looks like a gem flower. Here is my cave







A- Stalactites
B- Stalagmites
C- Column
D- Pool Spar
E- underground pool
F- Cave Bacon (very cool)

Here is a link to learn more about cave formations http://www.caverntours.com/KIDSPAGE_Formations.html


Saturday, January 21, 2012

National Hugging Day

Today is National Hugging Day!

Hugs are my favorite. Hugs mean Love. Dad and I have a tradition. If it's been more than five minutes I can get another hug no matter what.  I can get a hug anytime, but I love our tradition. I really love how Daddy squeezes me tight when he hugs me. Hug Someone today!! Happy Hug Day to all of you!


Here are some links about National Hugging Day:



























Friday, January 13, 2012

Today is Blame Someone Else Day

I am so excited! Today nothing is my fault!! "It's not my fault I didn't get school lessons done, it's the cat's fault. He was too cute to not pet!" "It's not my fault I overslept, the alarm clock did it!" I am going to have so much fun with this. 
"I didn't do it!"



Here is a link to today's holiday!
Blame Someone Else Day

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

International Thank You Day

Today is a day for thanks so 
THANK YOU for visiting my blog!!

Here is a special picture just for you! 

You make my world a little bit awesomer!



Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Today is my Daddy's birthday. It is the 24th anniversary of his 18th birthday. I am really proud of my dad. He is going to school so that he can get a great job. He is also a really good musician and he lets me make the art for his album covers. I hope he has an awesome day!


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Project Christmas Spirit: Final Entry

On Christmas Eve my Aunt Deb took me to see the Festival of Lights downtown. They were so pretty. There were so many people we had to come back another night to see all the great lights. There were toy soldiers, carolers and elves everywhere. The tree inside the hotel was thirty feet tall and had ornaments as big as my head. We walked all over and all the lights and Christmas trees were so pretty.
You can see all the pictures HERE and HERE
This was the best Christmas ever.










Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My Favorite Things About School: PE





Mom says everybody gets PE. I don't remember at my other school but it couldn't be as awesome as what I do now. Connections has a yoga class. I think it's so much fun. The best part is the end of each lesson when we rest. I get to do other fun things too like ride our workout bike, go for nature walks and scavenger hunts, dancing and aerobics, swimming when it is warm and my dad teaches me sports rules. Right now Dad is teaching me football. He makes me want to be a football player and it makes me want to do school better. I think the best part of my school is how my whole family does school with me. 



Monday, January 2, 2012

Joy to the World: Austria


Joy To The World: Adventures In Geography


Thanks to every person in Austria who has looked at my blog this last year!




Austria has nearly 8,000,000 people. It is found in Europe, south of Germany. The main language the people speak is German.

austria-flag
http://www.flags.net/images/largeflags/AUST0001.GIF





[Country map of Austria]
http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcaustria.htm



Nationalfeiertag is their national holiday. It is the day that the last allied soldier left Austria after WWII.  It is celebrated on October 26.  It means National Day of Freedom.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Joy To The World

Here are some facts about the countries who have clicked into my blog.

Argentina


Australia
Someone in Australia read my bubble art post


Austria
Joy to the World: Austria


Belarus

Belgium

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

Czech Republic

Chile

China

Costa Rica

Denmark

Dominica

Finland

France
Making School Fun: France


Georgia

Germany

Greece

Hungary

India

Indonesia


Ireland 


Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kenya

Latvia

Lebanon

Malaysia

Mexico

Mongolia

Norway

Pakistan

Philippines

Peru

Poland

Portugal

Qatar
Adventures in Geography: Qatar

Republic of South Korea
Someone here read my My Favorite Things About School: First In Math  post from Google Korea

Romania

Russia

Serbia
Someone in Serbia read my bubble art post

Singapore

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka
My page views from Sri Lanka were on my Balloon Rocket post

Switzerland

Taiwan

Thailand

The Netherlands

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia
My page views from Tunisia are the the Education.com Challenge.

Turkey

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom 
Because of The United Kingdom, my Bubble Painting!  is the most popular post on my blog. We get views on it every single day.

United States of America

Uruguay

Vietnam

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to my all my viewers!

I have had so much fun blogging in 2011 and I can not wait to blog more in the 2012. Coming up, I have posts on how cool my school is in Making School Fun. I am also going to post on all the great countries my readers live in Joy To The World. I am learning so much about the world. I also have a ton of new art to add to My Art Gallery.



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