Hawaiian Volcano Eruption

Article title- In Hawaii, Kilauea Volcano Erupts, Spewing Lava and Gases Near Homes

In the article the authors explain a volcano called Kilauea eruption happens in Hawaii.Before the eruption many small earthquakes occurred.One earthquakes was more powerful the”magnitude of ” 6.9 hit at 12:33.(hawaii time).  Magnitude-the great size or extent of something.

The earthquake set off rockslides and forced people to evacuate the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.About 2,600 people had to evacuate.

Officials said no people have been reported death or injuries.But on Friday, May 5 two homes where surrounded by lava and officials  where warning off gasses.

Dr. Mandeville said that there was an increase of earthquakes which meant more eruptions.It’s far from over,” Dr. Mandeville said in an earlier interview.

By 8 a.m. (in Hawaii), cracks were still gushing sulfur dioxide gas and hydrogen sulfide but the lava flows had not gone far.This happens because when a volcano erupts gases like;sulfur dioxide gas and hydrogen sulfide.

Hawaiian people saying what they think about the eruption-  

Chris Elliott Rodrigues-“I’ve been watching what’s going on, the sulfur smell at my place was so strong.” 

Mr. Rodrigues-“I hope the lava activity keeps up,I want to go back to work.”

Maddy Welch-“I woke up around 1:30 in the morning to earthquakes,My mom didn’t want to leave. I told her there are two vehicles leaving this driveway — I hope you’ll be in one of them because we can’t come back.”

On Thursday,May 4 evening lava spilled from the crack in the volcano for about an hour and a half. 

Personal Response-

My current event was due on Friday,March 5.I started doing it one Wednesday,but when I got the stomach bug and threw up I realized I won’t have school on friday.When I got better I decided to find a better article.I was having trouble,but then my family had dinner with a girl from Hawaii.She told us that there was an eruption and I was immediately drawn to this article…      

A Clean Planet

Article title Earth Day 2018 Is Dedicated To Reducing Plastic Litter And Pollution

By Kim Bussing on April 17, 2018

Article found on Dogo News


  In the article ‘’Earth Day 2018 Is Dedicated To Reducing Plastic Litter And Pollution’’ by Kim Bussing the main idea is how many people work together and pick up trash and plastic to stop pollution.

More than a billion people from around the world picked up trash in their country.There were 195 countries that took part of this’’clean up’’

People thought of ways we could reuse all this plasic.One of them was making light bulbs out of plastic Poland Spring water bottles.There are 1.5 billion people in the world who don’t have electricity.So they gave these’’light bulbs’’to people without electricity. This helps because we get rid of plastic and we make something useful for other people.

  A boy named Boyan Slat had a dream to clean this planet since he was 16.In 2013 when he was 18 he dropped out of college to clean-up.He raised $22 million to help fund his project.You can help make this planet green by turning of the faucet,walking instead of driving,making sure you throw things in the recycle, the trash and the compost.

I think we should all work together to make this place green and beautiful once more.You can help make this planet green by turning of the faucet,walking instead of driving,making sure you throw things in the recycle, the trash and the compost.


”Pie” by Sarah Weeks

In the book PIE by Sarah Weeks,I like how Sarah Weeks showed how good the pies were, instead of saying she put the crust on the pie and there were other pies she wrote ‘’with golden top crusts spread like quilts over the sweet warm fillings,and cream pies galore-chocolate,coconut and banana.And instead of writing Alice felt good she wrote ‘’Alice felt all warm and gooey inside,like one of her Aunt Polly’s pies.’’ She wanted to stay there in the pie shop forever.’’ I like how she wrote a comparison of a pie and Alice’s feelings.


The lesson of the story is that you should always be happy about your gift.In the story Alice had a talent at making songs and having an active imagination but her mom was not happy of her own daughter’s talent so Alice tried not to sing or use her imagination.She became sick.And Ruth wanted to have the talent of making pies she did not take that she had the talent of having the voice of an angel.Because of that she turned selfish and she did not love her daughter but then she changed and Ruth and Alice started to have a connection together as they made a commercial Alice made up the song and Ruth sang the song Alice made.


This story is like Tiger risin. It starts with no connection with their  parents[ as Alice’s mom did not have a strong connection with Alice  and Rob did not have a strong connection with his dad .Charlie in Pie in first chapters sounded mean and dumb with dirty fingernails and Sistine in Tiger rising sounded mean and nasty because she sticked her tongue out at Rob.But it turns out they become quite important in the book.


The Bridal Shower

 I had a great spring break but the best part so far was on April 7 2018 when I was invited to a Bridal Shower…

The Bridal Shower was hosted at a restaurant called Hudson Social.The groom’s mom made soap and cake pops for all the guests. The soap smelled of lavender and lemon.On the soap it said ”From Stephane’s shower to yours”.

The cake pops had red velvet and cream cheese inside. 

We played a game.There was a piece of paper with sentences, and you had to figure out who said it the groom or the bride. The questions included ”I am a better driver.” and ”I am love music more” I did not understand the game but I knew the groom and bride really well, so I got 4th place. The prizes were shampain instead I got bubbles.

The most fun game was we had to make wedding dresses out of toilet paper. I was paired with my mom,my sister Amie, and a young woman.My mom did not help.My sister was the model and the future bride was the judge.

We got third place.

Amie and I took many pictures with the future bride

Hope you had a fun day like I did.

My April fool’s easter

I was eating some toast…

”Mama my braces broke” I said. My mom rushed over, asking what had happened.” I was just eating some toast.”I said.                      ”Are you okay” My mom said.                                                                                                                                                                                          ”April fools” I said.                                                                                                                                                                                                            ” Caterina, it is Easter not April fools.”My sister said                                                                                                                                                  ”No it is both” I said…

At 10:00 my family watched an old movie about Jesus.(Jesus Christ Superstar)

After we finished the movie we had an Italian meal.(Pasta with Pesto)

Then we went outside and had an Easter Egg hunt. In the eggs, there were no chocolate instead there were random letters. My mom did not want food in the eggs because if we could not find them we would attract rodents. If we found an egg with a vowel, we would get a piece of chocolate. With all the letters we could spell words. With the words we could get a chocolate bunny. I had to make a word with nine letters or more because I am nine. I made the words Nutrition and Intersecting. I got two chocolate bunnies but I gave a bunny too my sister because she did not make an eight letter-word. Dylan found a six-letter word(father)

We had a family diner, then we read a story all together


Mia and I

Do you have things in common with your friends? Well Mia and I have a lot in common: We like the same foods, we love laughing, and most of all we have siblings who do funny things.

 The first reason Mia and I have things in common is we love the same foods. We both like cucumbers, we both like peppers, and we both like tomatoes.  I took out my lunch out my bag, I had my least favorite food (cold chicken with brussel sprouts). I looked at my friend. She looked at me, I smiled and started to put my lunch back in my bag. My hands reached to a halt. I felt a bag in my lunchbag. I reached for that bag and in that bag was cucumbers and peppers. I looked at Mia’s lunch, she looked at mine. She had tomatoes. She said ” I don’t like my lunch.”So we feasted together on tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers.’’Yum’’  we said at the same time’’Jinx’’I said as as I knocked my fist on some wood. The sound of laughter filled the room.

  The second reason Mia and I have things in common is we love to laugh. I like that Mia’s not laughing at me, she is laughing with me. We laugh about what our siblings do, we laugh when we say jokes, and we laugh about funny things in life. I told her a joke, she laughed a crackling laugh. Then I laughed because the laugh I heard sounded witchy. We ended up getting contagious sickness called Spring Laughing.

  The most important reason Mia and I have things in common is we both have siblings who do funny things.’’ Yesterday my brother and I had a fight’’ I said ’’ we were listening to a story my mom’s bed  when I tried to pinch my brother. I miss and I accidentally pinched my mom Mia and I laughed.’’ once my sister was sleeping on the car door, somebody opened it and she fell out the car’’ Mia said.’’ When I was 3 my family was in a hotel I ran out of the shower all happy then my 1 year old sister peed on the floor. I slipped and fell and had to take another shower. We laughed as we shared our stories.

Mia is a really good friend we have a lot in common including we like the same foods, we love to laugh, and most of all we  have siblings that do funny things but that does not make us friends we are friends because she is kind, and she makes me happy when I feel blue. I hope we can stay friends forever…

Gabriel’s Clock

In Jonathan book ‘’Gabriel’s clock’’ by Hilton Pashley. Jonathan is the only half-angel, half-demon child in the universe. When hell wants Jonathan as a weapon for their own purposes, Jonathan has to learn how to use his strengths without hurting his family and friends.

SummaryJonathon’s life changed in a blink of an eye. No moments before he was eating his dinner; now he was dragged down to Jonathan cellar steps. Jonathan’s mother screamed.His father was pale.’’What’s happening?’’ Jonathan cried.’’ Who is that? Why are they in house?’’

‘’They found us.’’

‘’Who found us? I don’t understand’’

A fist came crashing thru the door.

Jonathan and his mother run to the car.

‘’Dad’’ Jonathan said.

His father said’’GO’

His father knocked down the house to cover the monsters in ruble. Then Jonathan got hit by a wood piece. He fainted. He was hit on the head with some wood. Jonathan’s mother draged him to the car. She started the car. They came to Hobbes End. His mother dropped him at Hobbens End, so she could go to rescue his father. Now he was  alone. He became friends with a cat (Elgar), a girl (Cay), and two grown men.(Grimm and Ignatius). He learns Gabriel is his grandfather, and Cays father is a werewolf. Beail wants Jonathan as a weapon. He finds were he is hidden. Takes Cay and Gabriel. And says he will give them back only if Hobbes End’s people give Jonathan and the clock (the clock is a portal to heaven) to Beail. Jonathan’s courageous and brave because he gave himself to Beail, he fought for his friends, he went to find the clock, and he tried to find his parents even when he was frail. In the outside he is a little boy but in the inside he is fierce. Hobbes End is a place where people go if they need to be safe. No bad creatures can come in. In the beginning he did not want anything to do with monsters and violence. But then he noticed that nothing would change in less he took action.

I think the author’s note is teamwork because Elgar, Cay, Grimm, and Ignatius, all had to help Jonathan. Another note is nothing is going to happen if no one does it. The best part of the book is when Jonathan went to find the clock. You should diffently read this book…


Stephen Hawking

Title- Legendary British Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76

Source-Dogo News

Artice date-March 19, 2018

Authour-Kim Bussing 

  In the article, Kim Bussing explains how important Stephen Hawking was to this world. Stephen Halking was born in Oxford, England on January 8, 1942.  And  died on March 14, 2018. He has been battling ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) since he was 21.  ASL affected   his muscles. He could not move his body or talk.                                                                                                                               He went places in a wheelchair and a computer said what he wanted to say. The only complain he had was that the computer would give an American accent. His doctors  said he will die in a couple years. So he tried to find answers to help other people. Stephen  had an amazing imagination. He thought of questions nobody could think of. He asked ”Can anything escape from a black hole?”                                                                                         

He found the answer-energy        

Below his is equation…                                                                                 


He learned that after a long time energy can escape the prison. He says “Black holes ain’t so black: they glow.”  Another question in 2015 was if aliens exist. He used high tec computers to see if there was any life.                                    “Somewhere in the cosmos, perhaps, intelligent life may be watching these lights of ours aware of what they mean,” Hawking said. “Or do our lights wander a lifeless cosmos, unseen beacons announcing that here on our rock, the universe discovered its existence?”                                                                                                                                                                  He was named a permanent member of the Pontifical Academy of Science.

    I think Stephen Hawkings is optimistic because he wasn’t giving up when the doctors said he would rest instead he wanted to find answers to his questions. I think this will change people’s thinking. You should always have hope.  I will miss him.

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I love the ocean

To me the ocean is a big playground.The surroundings are the swings, swimmingare the monkey bars,and making pools are the slides. They are each  fun in their own way.Do you leave the playground happy? I do, as well as the ocean. I leave the beach happy is because of the beautiful surroundings, the variety of things to do, and most of all because I love making the pools at high tide.

The first reason that I leave the beach happy is because I love the surroundings.I was at the beach and was in trouble.My parents were mad at me.’’Caterina you have to  sit in a chair for 10 minutes’’ So I did.I looked around and just then I noticed how peaceful the ocean is.The waves crashing,the animals and plants,and even searching for the other side of the ocean.I sunk my feet in the soft sand and relaxed.’’Caterina your 10 minutes are done’’But I stayed put.Thinking how peaceful the ocean is.

Nnedi Okorafor said’’I go to the ocean to calm down, to reconnect with the creator, or to just be happy.’’       Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/ocean

 Sometimes I think it is not fair I can only enjoy the beach in the summer or late spring-’Caterina what are you doing’’said my sister in an annoying voice.She was not looking at my face she was looking at my hands.I looked at my handsI was holding a box,dead crabs pooled in vinegar, and some gold seashells.‘’I am going to make a mini beach’’I replied‘’Without water’’she added as she climbed out the car. I dumped the sand in the box,then added the shells and some dead crabs pooled in vinegar.‘’Why should I only enjoy the ocean in the summer and spring.’’I thought The surroundings include plants and shells,the surroundings include animals,and the surroundings include the water.Somtimes I like the sound of water ribging threw my ears. https://youtu.be/qREKP9oijWI?t=133


The second reason I leave the beach happy is because there is a variety of things to do. FACTA daily visit to the beach for my family is 5 to 6 hours so there has to be something to do.  My family and I finally reached the beach. I skipped across the sand to the ocean and crashed into a sign. My siblings helped me up and asked what the sign wrote.’Sorry swimmers but the ocean is closed,there are jellyfish.’’I said. I brushed off, and went to go make sandcastles.My siblings followed. My siblings and I finished making a sand castle city. But then a foot stomped on our city. I looked higher to see that it was a round child. He was about 10 when I was 5. I shivered. He joined his friends and together they walked away laughing.When we tried to make our city again. But they came. The horrible laughing was ringing in my ears. I was starting to lose my patience but I saw a big tear rolling down my brother’s cheak. That was it.I took my siblings to look at the beach and they enjoyed the view. Sometimes you just got to have a lot of tools in you belt for one situation’’I thought. I have the sand,  I have the water, but most of all I have the surroundings.To have step by step instructions to make different sandcastles click the link below.https://www.fatherly.com/play/show-your-kids-how-to-be-king-of-the-sandcastle/

  When I was younger I did not swim, I did not make castles with sand, and I  did not look at life. The whole time I was at the beach I played in the playground.But one day…My father said’’Children you can not play in the playground anymore, figure out something else to to do.’’What am I going to.’’I complained in my head.I was always at the playground that I did not know what else to do. I was always making friends in the playground, but now I can’t see them.I said bye to my friends and left. But one of my friends followed me. We laughed and made castles.’’Maybe I don’t need the playground.’’I thought. Although I come back from the beach happy because of the surroundings and the variety of things to do I mostly come back from the beach happy because I make pools in the high tide.

 It was high tide, I could see the wrinkles in the sand. I helped my parents stick the umbrella in the sand. Then my father said we could play.‘’After I play with the sand do you want to take a walk with me?’’My sister said.‘’Sure’’I replied So my sister went to go make castles.I saw my sisters flip-flops in the sand knowing she does not walk barefoot.I took her shoes and dug a hole.Instantly there was water in the hole.’’I did not pour water in that hole, I just dug it.’’I said.I dug another small hole in the sand there was water once again.I rubbed my eyes in disbelief.I put my sister’s shoes back in its place and took my shovel and dug the biggest hole I ever made.I dipped my foot in the water and noticed it was warm.I dipped my whole body in the water and kicked back and relaxed.’’This is the life’’I said.My siblings and I made a pretty pool.We decided that we should make a ramp so that all the ocean water would come in whenever the wave comes.This pool was so big we each had our own sections.But then two, ten year old kids came and asked if they could play.I hesitated thinking they were strangers. We were the ones who made the pool and now they wanted to come.Then my sister said ‘’sure’’. They came in and our space was limited.But then they started telling jokes and playing with us they wanted a friend.‘’Maybe this is not so bad’’ I thought.Then I started laughing at the joke my new friend had told me. Ryunosuke Satoro said ‘’Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.’’  https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/ryunosuke_satoro

I go to the beach to be happy.I leave the beach happy because of the surroundings, there is a variety of things to do, and most of all because I love making pools.Go to the beach give it a try. I is not as bad as it looks.