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February 28, 2001
Girl Scout Cookies
On Friday the 9th mom picked up the girl scout cookies at the
fire station. She had to pick up 118 cases! We took
Poppop's truck and they just barely fit. I had sold about 300
boxes of them. For the next couple of weeks I was busy
delivering them around the
On Friday the 9th we had the 4th grade spelling bee.
In late January each class held their own spelling bee. The
top five people from each 4th grade class competed against each
other on the 9th. There were 30 4th graders in the
contest. I finished in 3rd place. (I missed
missionary.) But, the top 3 got to go to the school finals on
the 28th. In the finals there were 2 2nd graders, 2 3rd
graders, 3 4th graders, and 2 5th graders. I think there was
an extra 4th grader because there are more 4th graders than any
other grade. I finished in 5th place. I feel silly
but I messed up on vowel.
The new Harry Potter Room
The weekend of the 9th, grandma and Poppop
came over to help redo my room like Harry Potter. One of the
things they did was make the 3 walls that didn't have a mural on it
look like castle bricks. First we painted the walls a goldish
yellow. Then we taped the walls like bricks. After that
Poppop painted the bricks with a brownish paint while grandma and
mom used a cloth to dab the walls to give the bricks designs to look
like real bricks. After it dried we pulled the tape off.
That was the most fun part of doing my room!
Poppop and mom painted a purple diamond border all around the top
of my room while grandma painted a mural of Harry, Ron, and Hermione
in a boat headed to Hogwarts castle. I love my new room.
Thanks Grandma and Poppop!
On Saturday the 17th, Mom, Dad, and I went to see the play Grease at
Valencia. Over all the play was pretty cool. My favorite
scene was the one when Sandy tried to smoke and choked.
Mom and Dad both agreed that the lead actor couldn't sing
On Monday and Tuesday, the 19th and 20th, I
was off of school for President's Day and a teacher work day. Mom
and Dad had to work so I went to the science center both days.
The camp Dad signed me up for didn't have enough people so I had to
go to the camp for littler kids. I got to be a teacher helper.
When we were visiting in an exhibit this man came out to do
a show with liquid nitrogen. It was really cool! The nitrogen was liquid because
it was really cold - 300 below zero! At the end of the show he
took a penny and dipped it in the liquid nitrogen and when
he took it out he put it on a block, took a
hammer and smashed the penny into 20 pieces! To close his
show he asked us "What should I do with this liquid nitrogen?
Should I call the hazardous waste department, open the lid and wait until it evaporates, or dump it on the floor?" And then he DUMPED IT ON THE FLOOR! The carpet got really cold and we got to touch it.
On Friday the 23rd, our gifted class went to
an engineering fair at UCF. There were three contests we
competed in. We built a city of the future as a class.
We used recyclables to make our buildings and stuff but some other
schools used legos and stuff. The 2nd contest was the paper
airplane contest. We had 10 minutes to build and decorate a
paper airplane. The judge would judge the airplane on its
design and then we threw them and got judged on distance. Mine
flew sideways so it didn't go very far. The 3rd contest was
the egg drop. We had to make a container that would hold an
egg and hopefully not break from a drop from a two story high
building. I made mine out of an old long styrofoam cooler and
tied three long balloons together. I stretched the balloons
between the ends of the cooler. I cut a slit in the middle of
the middle balloon and stuffed the egg inside so that it would
bounce up and down when it hit. Then I wrapped bubble wrap
around it. My egg survived the drop and the judge said that
mine was one of the most creative, but it didn't hit the target at the bottom of the drop.
Washington Birthday Celebration
On Saturday the 24th we went with Grandma
and Grandpa to the Washington Birthday Celebration in Eustis.
First we watched a parade and I got lots of candy! There were
only two real floats, but there were lots of old cars and convertibles. Mom liked the bugs - a family had decorated
their strollers up like bugs.
Then we went to the carnival they had set up and ate and
rode some rides. Grandma took me on the Super Slide
and Grandpa took me on the Crazy Bus. He screamed the
Field Trip to Ft. Wilderness
On Tuesday the 27th, the 4th grade went on a
field trip to Ft. Wilderness at Disney World. We learned about
being a pioneer in Florida. There were several little sites
where a speaker told us about how they lived in different
years. One of the ones took us on a boat ride and told us about the Seminole indian tribe. On another one we got to try to
lasso a fence pole.