Misty Copeland started ballet at the age of 13. She was very passionate about ballet. Misty didn’t go to a ballet school or anything because she was poor. The only reason she started ballet was because there was a free lesson in a gym. Misty kept practicing ballet and got invited to a ballet school. Then she got accepted to an amazing ballet school with 80 students. None of the students were African , but she didn’t let that stop her. Misty Copeland got a serious injury, but bounced back. She is now the first African American to have the leading role in a ballet. I think Misty Copeland is a great role model because of all these reasons.
I learned what a introvert, extrovert, and ambivert is from The Power of Quiet. An introvert is someone who isn’t that social and an extrovert is someone who is social. An ambivert is someone who is a bit of both. I also learned how a kid named David (an introvert) ran for class president verse the most popular girl. David won! This shows that even though David is an introvert he can still try and be social. Their are also tips to follow to lead a successful life. I never thought people would use them, but think twice! We also filled out a sheet after reading the article. It asked if you were an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert. I think I’m an ambivert because I like to be social, but I also like to just sit down and read. Because of this I’m an ambivert.
Today Grace Lin visited our school. We learned about how Grace Lin’s novels are based on lucky Chinese numbers (6,8,9). We also learned about other lucky Chinese things like the tiger. We learned about unlucky things like the number 4. Grace Lin then talked about books she’s coming out with and how now all her books related to her life have three sisters because her sisters need to be in the book. On top of that we watched a Grace Lin Ted Talk where she told us how she was upset how she was Asian, and up to a certaint point upset she didn’t speak Chinese. I think she’s also a great role model because she teaches us to be yourself.
This years summer Olympics will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro. 4.3 billion people are expected to watch on TV! 206 countries will be competing and over 11,000 athletes. In the Paralympics 4,350 athletes with disabilities will be competing, from 176 countries, in 23 sports. Athletes are very exited to compete and represent their country. A swimmer named Reece says, “To represent your country at the largest sporting event in the world is a whole other story.”
In current events I read about and watched a video about how Noah an eleven year old boy who has KTL joined make a wish foundation hoping to meet Cam Newton. KTL is when something like a cold is very bad and Noah’s left leg is three inches wider and taller than his right leg. I thought it was super nice of Cam Newton to visit Noah because he is very busy, but Cam Newton managed to do it. I bet Noah was very happy.
I wrote this poem because it was a rainy day out and everyone was sad except I like the rain. In my poem I have two stanzas because one I look at it from a pessimists point of view and in the other I talk about an optimists point of view. This is a link to my screencast of Rainy Days
My poem is about camp. I chose the hand because it looked like a kids hand and I decided to make the writing red because my camp color is red. I thought the font looked like a kid who’s writing a letter. This is why I chose the colors and shapes.
Here is the same poem in the hand
The sun in my face
The wind in my hair
The splash of the river
When kids jump in
Playing sports all day
When Evening activities come
We play capture the flag
Until the sun vanishes over the horizon
When Ian and I got to Jonny’s house Jonny told us about his Idea. We were going to hit a water bottle into a cooler. Ian and I agreed. We started building, but we had one problem. How are we going to get an object to the top of the cooler. That’s where I came in. I said we should put dominoes on a box onto a higher box etc. Then when we reached the top the domino would hit the water bottle into the cooler.