In the book Maniac Magee, the main character is named Jeffrey and everyone calls him Maniac. He is an orphan and goes to live with his aunt and uncle after his parents die. He runs away from thier house and goes to live and sleep in other people’s houses and the zoo.
George Washington was the 1st president of America and a very important man during the American Revolution.
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 and his parents were Mary Ball Washington (from the 2nd marriage) and Augustine Washington. He had 5 brothers and 3 sisters (from both marriages). George grew up on the Mount Vernon plantation in Virginia He was able to read and write when he was 7 years old and he went to school. He became a surveyor, a surveyor is a person who maps out land to be bought and sold.
George Washington became an army major when he was 20 years old then he was elected to be commander of the Continental Army. George married Martha Dandridge Custis on January 6, 1759. On September 6, 1759. He signed the American Constitution on September 17, 1787. George became 1st president April 30, 1789. Then George ran for a 2nd term and he won by a numerous amount of votes.
George Washington had trouble battling the British and surviving the times when he wasn’t battling the British. When he was president he had to deal with 350 clerks and secretaries. He also had to grow up without his step brother who he really loved.
George Washington lead his army to victory to defeat the British and separate from England. He also became the 1st president and made America a brand new country. George helped solve many of the new country’s problems. George fought to help shape the United States. During his first term he traveled around to help foster a national spirit. Everybody thought George made such an impact of the new country they wanted him to run for second term.
The process of making my Colonial America book was: first I researched all about colonial times. Next I researched all about a blacksmith. After I had enough information on blacksmith I started to organize the information into my subtopics which are the tools that a blacksmith made, what tools the blacksmith used and the steps a blacksmith used to make things. After I organized my information I chose the information I would use in my chapter three. Then I would organize my information on index cards. After that I would start typing my Chapter 1. Then my Chapter 2 Then my Chapter 3. Then I would write the essay for Chapter 4. Then I would Type my Chapter 4 After I typed everything I added pictures.
The most challenging part of making the book was getting enough information so my book wasn’t to short and at the same time not to make it to long. Another part that was challenging for me was getting images because I didn’t have enough images to put in my book so I had to find more.
My favorite part of this book was writing my Chapter 3 because I got to make up my own characters name and what their personalities were like. My second favorite part of the book was researching for the subtopic what the blacksmith made because some of the things blacksmith made me surprised.
What I learned about myself as a reader, writer and a researcher was that I am good at researching and writing it down and then typing because I thought it would take me longer than it did.
If I did this again I would find more pictures than I did on this project because I didn’t have enough so I had to go back and find more pictures.
This is my Colonial America Book:
For our reading unit we did extreme weather. I was assigned tsunamis for my second topic. My subtopic was effects.
This is my tsunami project:
I hope you enjoyed my project. 🙂
For our reading unit we did extreme weather. I was assigned volcanoes and my subtopic was effects.
This is my volcano project:
I hoped you enjoyed my volcano project. 🙂