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In Language Arts, we had to read these books called Wisdom Tales. They are little stories from areas around the world. Once we read a lot of them, we had to make a project on one of the stories. Mae and I chose to make a Stopmotion of The Smuggler. The Smuggler is a story of this man who goes to the market every day with a different donkey carrying straw every day and this guard would check him every time but he couldn’t find any smuggled items. Until one day after their man retired, he saw the same person with a new donkey in the market.
He asked him, “Hey, I remember you, what were you smuggling?”
And the smuggler said, “Donkeys.”
Stopmotion is where you take lots of photos to turn into a movie. So we took some dolls that Mrs. Donnelly brought, and a Lego horse, because we couldn’t find a donkey and made a stop motion. There was this one doll that didn’t like to stand up so we got a string tied it to him and made him walk out of the market.
Last Saturday, I went to the first meeting of a new 4 H club. 4 H stands for head, heart, hands and heath. 4H is a youth development program that has a focus on agriculture. 4H doesn’t specify in general but the club I went to was all about horses. The 4H club was held at a farm where they breed horses. In the spring we’re all going to be matched up with a baby horse and teach the horse everything that they need to know. In the first session, we learned about safety and the best ways to treat younger horses. The man who taught us had many years in training horses and really liked to talk. He taught us how to use a rope halter since that’s the only halter they like to use. At the farm they had about 75 horses, 11 foals and 3 on the way. There are four dogs that I have yet to find the names of but they’re all adorable.
On Thursday, the 29 of September, the sixth grade went to Camp Hanes. I’ve never been to a sleep away camp before! I was a little worried. We took a bus but I was one of the last people on, so I couldn’t sit with my friends. Once we got on the road the teachers turned on Madagascar. The movie was good, but I could barely hear because I was so far away. I also brought a coloring book and Scumble, the book I was reading. The trip was about 2 hours long. Finally we were at Camp Hanes.
We had to skip some of the activities because of the rain from Hurricane Ian but out of the activities we did, I really liked the hike. It was a three mile hike up a mountain. Half a mile up, half a mile down. We hiked with a few stops on the way. Every now and then, there were areas where we needed to use a rope to climb. At the end of the hike we left all of our stuff at the bottom of a steep hill and we used the rope to climb up. The view was amazing. We could see so many cool things!
I really liked going to Camp Hanes. It was my first sleep away camp and I would love to go again. I’m very proud of our group’s team building challenge. We worked together pretty well and all listened to each other’s ideas. I overcame a lot on the trip but one of the main things was my teamwork. On the canoes I really wanted to go fast and take control. So I had to learn to let everyone have a turn. I loved the trip to Camp Hanes. Everyone there was so nice and we had such a fun time.
Over the summer, I had to read Finding Someplace. It was a story of a girl, named Reesie, who survived Hurricane Katrina. She had to leave her house alone. She only brought a backpack of items. She brought a phone, her and her brother’s birth certificates, a photo of her grandmother who passed away, and some other things I think would be necessary.
If I was in this situation I’d bring a first aid kit, if someone got hurt, a change of clothes, if I got wet or dirty, a wallet, in case I need to buy something, a phone, a charger for the phone, in case it dies, a flashlight, some batteries, a radio, LOTS of water, and LOTS of snacks. I’d bring lots of crackers and Goldfish. I would also bring a book, a pocket knife, just in case, food for my pets and my dog leash and my horses halter. I can’t leave without them! They also need snacks! And I’d be really cold at night without a blanket so I better bring that to. I really hope this doesn’t happen, but if so at least I know what I’d bring!