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November 30, 2000
5th Grade Auction
On Friday the 3rd we went to the 5th
grade auction. The 5th graders use the money for their end of
the year class party. Mom bought some gift certificates, 3baby
dolls for nana, a present for Alexis and Trevor, and I
got to take home the guidance counselor's
Spots a leopard.
On Sunday the 12th, Dad graduated with a
Master's Degree in Computer Science from Webster University.
Grandma, Grandpa, Poppop, Grandma, Great Grandma Rhodes, Mom, and me all went. Dad's friend Dash also graduated. Then we all went out
to lunch at Red Lobster.
4th Grade Fine Arts Night
On Wednesday, the 15th the 4th grade had
Fine Arts Night at Waterford Elementary. Fine Arts Night is a
combination of a play and a night to show your parents your art work
you did in art class. Our play was called Florida
Alive and it was made up of Florida facts that we learned
at the beginning of the year. Our music teacher turned the
information into a play. I played the gong in the music piece
The Hurricane. I also was one of the six students
walking to school together and talking about the hurricane. We
sang five songs. After the play we went to the 4th grade wing and
saw some of my art work.
Weekend of 17-19
On Friday the 17th, Grandma and Poppop came
to our house for the weekend. It was a busy weekend. On
Friday we went shopping and had ice cream at the Marble Slab
Creamery. On Saturday morning we went garage
sale-ing. Later we went to a recycling fair at the
garbage dump. We looked at heaps of recycling stuff, Grandma
and I got to climb on a fire truck, we did spin art. Then I
went to Alyssa's birthday party. We saw the Rugrats In
Paris movie. We played a
lot of games. That night we went to dinner
at Sam Seltzers. We had steak and prime rib.
On Sunday morning, Cinnamon, my hamster, died. We think she
had the flu. She was 2 1/2 years old.
On Thanksgiving, we went to Grandma and Grandpa Rhodes's
Picture: (back row) Butch Aten, Beth Aten, Greg Rhodes,
Jolene Rhodes. (front row) Alexis Aten, Sybil Rhodes, Ken
Rhodes, Jennifer Rhodes, Linda Rhodes, Trevor Aten, Helen
For desert, I had whipped cream!
Then Trevor wanted to try it.
On Sunday, the 26th we went to the Central
Florida Auto show at the convention center. It was
boring. Mom and Dad were looking for new cars and they found
them. Mom wants a Mitsubishi Spyder and Dad wants a PT Cruiser. I want a Bigfoot truck so I
can have a bigger truck than Poppop!
Field trip to St. Augustine
On Wednesday, the 29th the 4th grade went to
St. Augustine. We left school at 7:30am on Disney buses and we
watched the movie Bugs Life on the way there. When we got there we went
souvenir shopping. Then we took a tour of a couple of old
houses. We saw the blacksmith and carpenter. Then
we went souvenir shopping again. Next was lunch. Then
we souvenir shopped some more. Then we went to see
the oldest school house in North America. Then we went to
see the Castillo de San Marcos, a fort used to protect the
townspeople during wars. It was called a castle instead
of a fort because they borrowed the money to build it from the
Queen, but she would only give them money to build it if they called
it a castle, not a fort. Then we came home. We watched
George of the Jungle
on the way home. We got back