About Me 2

Comox Valley, British Columbia,Canada

Hello Readers,

This Post will be all about me.

You probably already know this from looking at the title of my blog but anyways my name is James. I live in a small place called the Comox Valley. I go to a school called Brooklyn Elementary. I’m in Mrs. Smith’s class for the second year in a row but I am very happy to be in her class again because we get to blog again! I am 12 years old and my class is a 6 / 7 split ( I’m in grade 7). I have one older sister and no brothers.

I love to play sports, all sports with a couple exceptions. My two favourite sports are easily soccer, and basketball. I would rather soccer but basketball is also really fun too. I started playing soccer since I was six years old so I’ve been playing for six years. I am still playing to this day. I won’t talk too much about soccer because that will be one of my posts. I would not consider this a sport but I love scootering. Even though I only started recently I am loving scootering. I go to my local skatepark a lot.

I love food as well. Some of my favourites are pancakes, pizza, tacos, and obviously cake. My favourite cake is probably vanilla. Yes I am a boring guy but vanilla is so good. I like to put lots of syrup on my pancakes. I love to go to a pizza place called Ryder’s pizza. My favourite pizza from Ryder’s is called the Sasquatch. It’s basically a meat lovers pizza with jalapeños on it and I take the jalapeños off the pizza because I don’t like spicy food. Which brings me to my next subject, foods I hate. I hate Shrimp so much, it feels like you’re biting into a chewy piece of rubber. I don’t really like any type of seafood except seaweed. I like to watch these YouTubers called Good Mythical Morning. They eat and drink the craziest stuff that I would never think of eating like blood, pee, Haggis which is just lots of sheep insides wrapped in their stomach, and pine needles.

I hope you learn a lot about me. What’s you favourite food? What do you do for fun?

Have a amazing day
James

My Geo Bunny

Hey everyone

The last couple of weeks We have been working on a project called The Geo Bunny Contest. We did this project to practice our formulas for perimeter and area. Basically you crate a bunny only out of geometric shapes. Then you write all the shapes you used in your geo bunny and write down the dimensions. Lastly you would write the formulas for area and perimeter and answers. We did this project to learn about using protractors, area, and perimeter.

There are also awards. There are six awards. Three of the awards are the art of the bunny and the other three awards are about the math of the bunny. We have already handed out the three awards for the art. sadly I did not win any of those awards but there are still more to come. Next I will tell you about the bunny bio.

The bunny bio you write a story about your bunny and include  his/her special attributes. My bunnies name is Garfield. This is my bunny bio: Garfield is a chocolate loving bunny. For fun Garfield plays soccer, eats chocolate, or does his job. The thing that makes garfield unique is his money. Garfield is very rich. He has a mansion with a pool and a soccer field. The last thing about Garfield is that he works as a realtor agent so he can find the best deals for a house.

Soccer!

Hi Everyone,

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You probably know I love soccer. You might learn a bit about soccer during this post.

First of all I am on the Comox valley U12 rep soccer team. My favourite position is left midfield. I used to play left defence but I like to play left midfield now. My number is 37 on my rep team. My cleats are Messi indoor and Magista outdoor. This year I joined a soccer program called Upper Island Riptide. I will be playing soccer four days a week including Riptide three days a week and rep one day a week!

Time to talk about professional soccer. My favourite soccer player is Messi. He plays for a team called Barcelona FC. Barcelona is my favourite soccer team. Barcelona plays a 4-3-3 lineup. Forward:  LF- Neymar, CF- Suarez, RF- Messi. Midfield: LM- Iniesta, CM- Busquets, RM-Rakitic. Defence: LD- Digne, CD- Pique, CD- Mascherano, RD- Vidal, GK- Bravo.

My favourite international team is Argentina. Messi is from Argentina, and Argentina came second in the last World Cup. In four World Cups, Germany has beaten Argentina in the finals. Argentina always seems to come second!

I hope you learned a little bit about soccer.

Who is your favourite soccer player?

~James

Alphabet Me

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Hello viewers,

This post is all about me. But there is a slight twist. Each letter I have to say something about me but matches with the corresponding letter. Enjoy!

A My favorite soccer player Messi was born in Argentina.

B Recently our school was in a basketball tournament. We won two games and lost two.

C My sister likes to play Candy Crush in her spare time. My sister is on level 1025.

D I have a dog named Rosie. She is small but she is not very nice. She is also very annoying.

E My favorite breakfast is eggs. My favorite way I like it is scrambled.

F I like to hang out with my friends, especially on the weekends.

G Our class owns a fish tank and we own a snail named Gary.

H Hockey.  It’s one of my favorite sports because it is very fast paced<<<<

I I have never seen a Iguana but I would love to meet one.

J One of my favorite you tubers is Jake Paul.

K One of my favorite basketball players is Kyrie Irving.

L My favorite thing to do in school is Learn.

Macaroons  are one my favorite food. They are so good.

N I like to watch T.V. on Netflix.

O My sister lives in Ontario.

P My favorite food is Pizza.

Q Our teacher is the Queen of Smarthlandia.

R A few months ago I won a Razor Scooter.

S In our class we have a kingdom called Smarthlandia.

T I can do lots of lit tricks on my Trampoline.

U In the spring I will be starting a soccer academy called Upper Island Riptide.

V My aunt was born in Vietnam.

W I have never gone Whale watching but I would like to.

X I had an X-Ray when I had pneumonia.

Y Our family likes to play Yahtzee.

Z This year our family are going to the Toronto Zoo.

I hope you enjoyed the alphabet me. See you in the next post.

~James

 

The Cupid Catcher

 

Breaking news! Ms. Smiths class just had a breakout and found Cupids location and they setting up traps in Cupids location. But they are only keeping the love for themselves. Well, Cupid will be late for dinner. Well I guess no one can stop them now. Even though I am protesting against this I will tell you about my personal favorite trap and explain how it works.
James is the operator. “James how is this supposed to work” “ Well everyone knows it is boiling hot in Perth so he will see a shady spot underneath a nice tent with lemonade and other snacks right when he walks inside I will snap the front door down.

Hudson is the engineer. “Was this a hard trap to make Hudson” ” Yes it was” ” The hardest part to make was probably the control panel” I also think that this trap is the most friendly trap of them all because it is spacious, it has food, and water.

They came up with the idea when the were camping in Australia. They were going to roast there marshmallows so Hudson walked inside the tent. James wanted to play a prank on him so he pulled down the front of the tent. That is when it hit them to lure him in then pull down front of the tent with the control panel.

Well that is it for today’s breaking news.

~James

 

 

Places That I Want To Go: Norway

Hi Readers,

Although I have never been there, one of my favourite places in the world is Norway. Today I will be talking about the country of Norway.

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Facts

Skiing originated in Norway. The Japanese got the idea of salmon sushi from Norway, and Norway is also the world’s largest exporter of salmon. Norway has the fourth largest number of Winter Olympic medals after Russia, Canada, and the U.S.A. The Norwegian currency is called the Norwegian krone. One Norwegian krone equals 15 Canadian cents. The capital city is Oslo, which is the largest city in Norway. Norway was originally called Norweg meaning the northern way. The national bird of Norway is the White Throated Dipper. Norway’s national symbol is the lion. The Norwegian painter Edvard Munch is famous for painting “The Scream”.

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Why I Want To Go There

First of all I would love to go to Norway because of all the skiing. It is very snowy in Norway in the winter. I started to like Norway during in the 2010 Winter Olympics. My dad showed me a really cool sport called the Biathlon that involves cross-country skiing and shooting. Norway always won that event. In the winter, Oslo has only six hours of sun, and the Northern Lights also happen quite often at night. I really want to go to the Oslo opera house because they let you walk on the roof! It is a modern building that opened in 2008. There are also lots of hiking spots around Norway, and you can travel on Hurtigruten which is a cruise ship that goes all around the country. I think that Norway is really cool.

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Landscape

The highest mountain in Norway is called Galdhøpiggen which is 2,469 m high. The lowest point in Norway is the Norwegian Sea which is right at sea level.  Norway has over 300 mountains! Can you believe that! Norway is a very beautiful country.

~James

 

Christmas!

Hello Readers

I hope all of you had an amazing Christmas. Today I will talk about mine. To start off I  went up to Mt. Washington to go tubing with my sister and her friend Cade. The first couple of runs we all went together. The hill was a lot steeper than I thought. On my first run down the hill by myself, I sped down super fast! That night we hosted a party with all the adults around our neighbourhood. I sat in the living room and watched Home Alone 1, 2, and 3 instead of talking to all the adults. Sadly we did not have the fondue this year because it was very snowy in Langley. My Grandparents couldn’t drive in the snow. We had Christmas in Coquitlam at my Grandma’s. For Christmas I got a Sphereo Ollie and a huge Nerf gun. The next day we went to my nana and pa’s house for Christmas dinner. There were fourteen people for dinner. The next couple of days we did a lot of visiting. In Vancouver it snowed a lot so I played in the snow. Driving home from my uncle’s we saw a car drifting across the freeway. Right when he got straightened out a semi truck zoomed pass. At the end of the holidays my sister flew back to Toronto and she got upgraded to first class!

~James

Newspapers

Hello readers

I want to tell you something else about me. I deliver newspapers around my neighbourhood. I have two routes: the Record, and the Echo. The Echo papers are a lot smaller than the Record. I deliver the Record every Tuesday and Thursday, and I deliver the Echo every Friday. One thing that is very annoying is I deliver the Record on the same days as my soccer practices. I still have to do them every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. I deliver newspapers to 92 houses for both routes. But it is worth it because I earn about one hundred dollars every month. I even have to deliver papers when it is like a blizzard. Each paper I deliver it is worth 7 cents. I sometimes get extra when there are special fliers or catalogues. At Christmas time a lot of people give me extra money or tips. The tips I get each year are about the same as one month of delivering the Record and Echo. With my paper money I am saving up for a new trampoline because I am joining a trampoline class in January.

-James

 

Places I Want to Go

Hello readers,

If you read my “About Me” post you would know I love geography! This post is about a winter wonderland. Can you guess what it is? It’s Finland and yes it is a winter wonderland.

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Facts

Finland is the third most sparcely populated country after Iceland and Norway with only 17 people per square kilometer. Finland is the country with the most lakes with a whopping 187, 888 lakes and also 179 888 islands.

They have a funny contest call the wife carrying world championship where husbands carry their wives. The course is 250m and goes through water and over obstacles. They also hold other weird sports such as mosquito hunting.

Why I Want to go There

In the winter there is loads of snow and I love snow. The activities you can do in the snow are snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding. The sleds are pulled by husky dogs or reindeer. The Northern Lights are visible 200 nights per year. You can even do an overnight trip to see the Northern Lights. On those trips you can even have a sauna! The Finnish people love to have saunas. Finland just seems like a great place to go in the winter!

 

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Landscape

The highest point is Halti which is actually just a border marker on the Norway border. The elevation is 1,324 m. The lowest point is the Baltic Sea that is 0 m. Finland has the third cleanest air after Canada and Iceland. Finland also has a lot of forests. The capital of Finland is Helsinki and the country has 5,532,994 people.

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I hope you learned a little bit about Finland.

~James

 

 

My Family Christmas Traditions

Hello Viewers

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Does your family have Christmas traditions? Well my family has a lot. One of the major ones is having Christmas at my Grandma’s house in Coquitlam because that is were most of our family lives. I really like that tradition because I get to see a lot of my family. Another one is the fondue with my Nana and Pa. A fondue is when you get to cook your own food in oil or broth. My favourite is the cheese dip. My Nana and I always have to try one shrimp each because we hate them. We also have rules. The rules are you can’t have two forks in the same pot at once. You have to use the right forks for the right pots, and put the right foods in the right pots. If you break a rule you get a fon-don’t and if you get three fon-dont’s you don’t get any more food, but we never end up following that rule. My sister usually announces the rules but this year she is in Toronto for her dance so I have to announce the rules this year. My favourite part is the chocolate pot. Once were all done we bring out a chocolate pot. We dip banana, cake, strawberries, raspberries, and orange slices. There are also sprinkles to dip the food in. My favourite is the strawberries. The last tradition is my sister and I get to open one present on Christmas Eve. It is always pyjamas so we can sleep in them on Christmas Eve. I like that tradition because I don’t have pyjamas that fit me around Christmas. What are your family traditions?

~James