January 8

Christmas!

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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

December 15

Newspapers

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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

 

December 8

Places I Want to Go

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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.

Syöte Leo-setä via Compfight

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!

 

Dalton Highway Aurora Jason Ahrns via Compfight

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.

Helsinki Skyline Jonathan via Compfight

I hope you learned a little bit about Finland.

~James

 

 

December 5

My Family Christmas Traditions

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Zurich Rebecca Bollwitt via Compfight

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

November 21

The Day The Zombie Ate Me!

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Me as a zombie

Me as a zombie

Day ??? in the zombie Apocalypse. Food is running out. We are running out of water and not many people are left except for us. We ran to a cave nearby. All that was there were some sticks and mud. But we had to make the best of it. We started to put together a quick shelter for the night.

BANG! BANG! BANG! All off a sudden lots of zombies started to crowd around our shelter. One zombie broke through the shelter. “We are toast” I said. We ran down the cave. There were two paths. We threw our flashlight down one way and ran down the other. We blocked the cave they ran down with planks to trap them.

We ran outside and  into the town. One member saw a Walmart and wanted to go inside. I said “ yes but be quick”. He took ages. It started getting dark so we ran inside and found him. We all showed him how dark it was. He said we could make a toilet paper fort in Walmart and spend the night. There were no employees to get mad at us so we started. We started a challenge of who could make the best toilet paper fort. Right when we started a zombie walked in. He saw us. Thankfully there was just the one. We showed him the candy  to keep him off our back for a bit. By the way, I won the fort challenge.

The next morning was a lot more relaxing than yesterday. Until we noticed one of our guy’s was missing. He got bitten by a zombie and he turned on us. the zombies started to pour in. We all got bitten by the zombies started to take over the world.

I guess that it is impossible to defeat a zombie apocalypse. Do You have any ideas how you can Survive the zombie apocalypse.

~James

November 16

Heel Touching Masters.

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This is Blake timing Eli

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Do you know what heel touching is? Today I am going to show you.

Question

First we had to think of a question we could ask people. Our first idea was how many times can you write “because” in thirty seconds. The problem with writing a word is that some people could have written a lot because they wrote messy and some not as many because they wrote neat. Then we came up with how many times you can touch your heel in thirty seconds. We asked Ms. Smith and she said yes but with control standards.

Control Standards

After Ms. Smith told us to make some control standards we got right to it. First of all you can not bend over while doing it. Second, we thought that you definitely had to be alternating feet. Third, you have to be standing upright.

Equipment

This section will be a list of the equipment.

  1. Timer

Predictions

We thought that the mean would be sixty seven heel touches. We also thought that the range would be eleven. We thought that there wouldn’t be any outliers at all.

Procedure

The procedure was to hop up  and touch your heel then hop up and touch your other heel and just keep doing that until thirty seconds were over. We thought people would get very tired from hopping so much.

Our Data

Here is our organized data: 36, 47, 50, 53, 53, 56, 59, 62, 67, 67, 67, 67, 69, 71, 72, 73, and 85 By the way I got 85 heel touches.

Analysis of data

Surprisingly the range of the data was 49 which was a lot more than I thought. To get the range we just subtracted the largest number by the smallest 85-36=49. The mean was 62 so I was actually quite close. The way I got the mean was by adding all the numbers together 36+47+50+53+53+56+59+62+67+67+67+67+69+71+72+73+85=1054 then we divided it by the number of data points 1054÷17=62. the Mode was 67 if you could not tell from the data already. The median was also 67 thankfully it was just the middle number.

Comparing predictions

I was quite close to the mean for my prediction. I guessed 67 but the mean was 62. I was way off on the range. I guessed 11 but the range was 49. There were not any major outliers. So I made pretty bad predictions.

That was everything to know about our data analysis project. Group members: Blake’s blog Carson’s blog Briana’s blog

Bye

November 1

Emergency

Here is a list of things that I think you should have with you for a emergency.

-A pocket knife.

-Head lamp.

-A pair of gloves.

-At least three ways to start a fire (That will last)

-A rain coat or a parka. Too keep warm and dry.

-A phone to call nine one one. In a emergency.

-Lots of water. To last a week at least and to stay hydrated.

-Some long lasting food or dry food.

That is five things to have in a emergency.

Bye

October 25

Home

Hi readers

(not my home)

The Family Dogan Kokdemir via Compfight

This post is about home. Home to me is not just a place it is a feeling. Home is somewhere you can go if you are feeling down or tired. Or someone like your parents or siblings. To me it is my family or my soccer team, or even some very close friends. sometimes when I am sick my dog even feels like home to me. That is home to me.
~James

October 19

Halloween!

 

Hello everybody!

The Poppy and the Stormtrooper.

Jamie McCaffrey via Compfight

As most of you know that Halloween is coming very soon. The thing about Halloween is it is my favourite holiday. The reasons are because first of all you get loads of candy. Second of all the candy is free! Oh, just forgot you can dress up and stay up extra late.

This year I am dressing up the same as all my friends; we’re all being StormTroopers. Last year was a blast. I was Yoda from Star Wars. We got about one big pillow sack per person! Isn’t that so crazy.

This year our route includes a little bit of trail through the forest. We are very scared if we see would a clown in the small trail because we have been watching scary clown videos on YouTube such as Top Ten Scariest Clown Encounters or Top Ten Scariest Clown Attacks.

I think that this year we will have a great Halloween and get loads of candy.

P.S. What are you being for Halloween.  
-James