Back to Jennifer's Home
The weekend of December 1st, Bailey spent the night. The
next day, we went to Ft. Christmas where they were having a "Cracker
Christmas". There was a bunch of pioneer crafts. Bailey
and I made our own jump ropes.
5th Grade Campout
On December 6th, the 5th grade campout
was held at Wekeiva Park. We split up into groups in
cabins. There were 2 chaperons and 5-8 kids in
each cabin. Mom was one of the chaperones in my cabin.
We stayed one night. We did crafts like making picture
frames, painting tiles, and painting t-shirts (the ones we are wearing in the
We played capture the flag and made paper from toilet
paper! We sang songs at the campfire. There was a
person that came and he told us about snakes. He showed us a
few snakes and taught us how to tell the difference between a
poisonous snake and a non-poisonous snake. At the end of his
presentation he ate a worm!
On Saturday, the 8th, the
state meet was held in St. Leo. I
Bars 8.5 (9th)
Beam 9.2 (4th)
Floor 8.95 (2nd)
around 34.45 (9th)
Our team placed first in the state!
Grandpa, Grandma, Mom, Dad, Grandma, and Pop-pop all came to
We went to Pennsylvania for Christmas, so we
exchanged presents with Grandma and Grandpa and Aunt Beth on the
15th. We also
ate dinner at Grandma's. I got a lot of neat gifts like the leotard
I wanted from the state meet.
Grandpa was very excited when he got a huge
chocolate bar. It had 50 servings! He also got a package
of chocolate covered insects (that were real) from Trevor.
Wildcat of the Week
On Monday, the 17th I was Wildcat of
the Week. Thats where the teacher picks a student for different reasons. I was picked
because I was a good example for the rest of the class.
Assistant Principal for the Day
On the 20th, I was the assistant principal
for the day. Mom and Dad had won it at the 5th grade auction
last month. I got to walk around to see what all the school
was doing and
I got to see how they laminate stuff and
how the computer system with all the kids information on it
After school on the 21st, we drove to
Pennsylvania for Christmas with Poppop and Grandma in Poppop's
truck. It took us two days to get there. We stopped in
Savanaha, GA for the night. The next day we got to Uncle Joe and Aunt Joann's house, which is where we
On Sunday night we went Christmas
caroling with Uncle Joe and Aunt Joann's church.
Then next day we went on a memory lane trip to see where mom,
grandma, and poppop's houses, relatives houses, and schools
The next day was Christmas. Aunt
Joann's daughters, Christina and Lori, and their families came over
to exchange gifts and for dinner.
On Wednesday, we went to the Herr's potato
chip factory and it was very neat because we got to see how they
made pretzels, corn chips, popcorn, tortia chips, and potato
When we were looking at the potato chips being made, the guide
got us a plateful of fresh, hot potato chips to sample. They
were good! At the end of the tour, we got to pick a sample bag
of pretzels or corn chips.
That night, we went back to the Herr's factory to see the
Christmas lights on display. The next day we visted Grandma
and Poppop's friends, Chuck and Margret. After dinner, we
visted Poppop's other brother, Bruce. The next day we headed
back home. It was mostly in the 20's and low 30's, but we
didn't get any snow.