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On Thursday the 5th we had school pictures taken.
Below is my class picture. Click on it to see a
Talent Show Audition
I'm going to be in the school talent show
again this year. This year me and my friend Jessica are
going to do a gymnastics routine to a mix of swing music. We
decided to wear black leotards with white tuxedo shirts on top,
with bow ties. Then mom painted silver stars down the sides of the shirts. On Friday the
6th the audition was held at school. A reporter from the East
Orange Sun community newspaper was there and took our
picture and it was printed in the paper! The talent show is next
We had field day on Tuesday, the 10th.
Field day is a day at our school when we have lots of games setup
outside. Each class goes to a station or game and rotates
after a certain amount of time. Some games that we did were a
sack race, a bouncy-ball race, and water balloons. We had
snowcones to eat! Field day was pretty fun.
We celebrated great-grandma Rhodes birthday
on Saturday, the 14th. We went to grandma Rhodes house for
Easter dinner and to celebrate great-grandma Rhodes birthday.
Great-grandma Essie was visiting from Ohio and was there
too. Since my science fair results were due on Thursday, I had
them all do my ice cream experiment. My experiment is to see if
people really liked expensive ice cream better than cheap ice cream.
So to figure it out I put 4 different kinds
of vanilla ice cream in cups and gave each
person a survey to fill out after they tasted each kind. My science fair project is due in
On Friday the 20th we had a Pig Fest at school. All the 4th
grade classes had read the book Charlotte's Web and we had a Pig
Fest to celebrate that we finished reading it. Pig Fest was a
lot like field day except that the games were named after things
from Charlotte's Web. There was a whipped cream eating
contest to see who could eat it the fastest with no hands. I
was slow but I had the cleanest face. Then the teachers did
it. My teacher won!
Leu Gardens Field Trip
On Thursday the 26th I went on a field trip to Leu Gardens with
my gifted class. Leu Gardens used to be owned by this man
named Harry P. Leu. He and his wife spent their whole life
going around the world collecting different plants and brought them
back to their house in Orlando. When they died they donated it
to the city of Orlando. We took a tour of a museum, then we
took a tour of the gardens. We each got a bag and we could
keep any leaves that had fallen on the ground. Then we each
made a terrarium. We had a choice of 4 plants and we could
pick three. I picked a Red plant, a stripped-green plant, and
a venus fly trap!
On Friday the 27th we had a team sleepover
at gymnastics. The level 4 team made up a skit and it was
really funny. Our coach changed the lyrics of People are
Strange by the Doors to Coaches are Strange, when you're a 4.
(She cannot sing!) We did a challenge that the olympic girls
did. There was a sheet with the numbers 0-99 written on it all
mixed up. You had one minute to find the numbers on the paper
in order, 0, 1, 2... I got to 7 in a minute. The Russian
girls team got 15-20 in a minute. The rest of the teams got
5-10 in a minute. They say if you do that every day you get a better brain.
On Saturday, I went to Jessica Hares 10th
birthday party. There were 9 girls there for a
sleepover! We had contests like who could whistle the loudest
with crackers shoved in their mouth or who could blow the biggest
bubblegum bubble. If you came in 1st place you got 10 points,
2nd got 5 points, and 3rd got 3 points. The only contest I won
was who could hold a headstand the longest. I got 3 points
automatically because I couldn't blow a bubble. At the end of
all the contest Jessica's mom brought out some wrapped up
prizes. The person with the most points got to pick
first. The the person with the next most points picked
next. I picked 7th and got 3 things of pop