This year, the 5th graders at Heathcote Elementary School went on a trip to Philadelphia. Luckily, we went on a coach bus, so there was tv’s and bathrooms. The bus ride was 2-3 hours. Most of the kids were excited, but most of the time I get sick on long bus rides, but this time I didn’t. Some parents came and some didn’t. A lot of kids in our grade get sick so, many people had to sit in the front. Philadelphia is a city in Pennsylvania. Each class went with one other class on the same bus. No students were sure of what class they were going with. I hoped I would be able to sit with my close friends and I did end up . We had to be at school at 5:50, so I woke up at 4:45-5:00. I was very anxious for the trip and I also was excited to learn some new things about Philadelphia. I ended up learning so many new things and it was a great trip.
Isaac Newton Biography
Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1642 and lived in Woolsthorpe with his mother. Sadly, his father died two months before he was born. He was very active as a child and loved to play with his friends. One day, Isaac was out playing with his friends but he got tired and decided to lean on a tree. He slept against the tree without knowing that it was an apple tree. He was sleeping when an apple fell on his head. He wondered why the apple fell down instead of up. Isaac asked his parents why the apple fell down, but no one could give him an answer.
Isaac observed everything he threw up in the air, eventually came down. This was how Isaac Newton discovered the force of gravity. Isaac discovered that Earth pulled objects down and he also discovered that Earth has gravity. Isaac had a thought that gravity was like a string, if something went up that string called gravity would pull it back down. Before Isaac had theories of universal gravitation, he almost became a farmer. At age 17, Newton studied in school but his mother ordered him to come back home to learn the farming trade.
Isaac Newton was an english scientist, he invented a new kind of mathematics, discovered the secrets of light, he outlined the principles of motion, and most of all he showed all objects are attracted to one another by an invisible force, called gravity. Isaac even invented a new kind of telescope and it was proved to be better than any previous telescope because his used a mirror instead of several lenses. Isaac started off in Trinity College but ended up graduating in Cambridge University. Later on Isaac was a professor at Cambridge University for 16 years. Sadly, he past away on March 31, 1727.
This year has made me very curious and excited about the new year. The projects we did were very fun and required a lot of cooperation and teamwork. This year we did learning from our differences and learning to look. Some of the projects we did were our passion projects, our toy theater, and our PSA project.
One of the read aloud’s we did was Tiger Rising, Blood on The River, and Book Scavenger. My favorite subject is art. The reason why my favorite subject is art is because I love to be creative and express my feelings through art. My favorite read aloud id Book Scavenger because it was a mystery and I love mystery’s. My favorite project is Toy Theater because it requires art work. 4th grade has been an amazing experience and I made new friends.
This year we did a PSA project and I really enjoyed it. PSA stands for Public Service Announcements. We were supposed to pick an ecosystem to do the PSA and I picked Oceans. Once we picked an ecosystem we researched our ecosystem. After, our research we made a script for our PSA. Before we started our Wevideo we made a storyboard. Once we finished our storyboard we started our Wevideo. The wevideo was fun and it was hard but before are final draft we had to do a couple of other drafts to get it perfect.
I had a fun time doing my Wevideo project and I want to help my ecosystem survive the pollution. The reason we did a PSA is because we want people to help our ecosystem to become a better place. I had so much fun doing this Wevideo and I hope people all over the world help my ecosystems.
This year I researched about Samuel Adams. I was interested in him because he was a part of the American Revolution. Samuel Adams was a strong men. I wanted to see what challenges he faced as a child and an adult.
Samuel Adams was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 27, 1722. Samuel had a brother named, John Adams. As a boy, Samuel studied at Boston Latin School. Samuel went to Harvard College when he was 14 years old. After graduating college, he studied law for a short time. Samuel’s father was a church minister.
Samuel got his name, (Samuel Adams) from his father.
Samuel never wanted to learn how to ride a horse. Samuel was scared to talk about independence, but by 1775 Samuel was talking openly about independence. Samuel was on the top of the Kings “most wanted” list of american traitors. Adams went to work as a businessman. Adams took a job as a tax collector in Boston in 1756. Samuel represented Massachusetts at the Second Continental Congress. Samuel worked to get the first United States Constitution approved. Samuel helped form a group called, The Sons of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty was started to fight for their independence from Great Britain. Samuel Adams died on October 2, 1803, in Boston, Massachusetts.
He was born at the time Great Britain ruled Massachusetts and other American Colonies. Samuel didn’t want to learn how to ride a horse so, he had to travel another way, when everybody else rode horses. As a tax collector, Samuel learned about Britain’s unfair taxes. Adams often took extreme steps to fight British laws.
Impact On The World
Samuel fought in battles for our independence, and he helped American soldiers fight the British. Samuel was included in the American Revolution. Samuels work helped form the United States. Samuel continued to be a part of American politics even after the War of Independence ended.
This year we got to pick our own ecosystem to research on. Personally, I picked the ocean because I have been interested in ocean life since I was little. The ocean is unique because it is home to many different species.
Producers, consumers, and decomposers are all a part of the ocean. Some Producers are algae, coral, seaweed, and plankton. Some consumers are sharks, whales, dolphins, walruses, seals, octopie, orcas, manta rays, eels, and polyp. Finally, one decomposer is Bacterioplankton.
You can find an ocean all over the world. Oceans cover almost 71 percent of the Earth’s surface. Tiny plants and animals are called plankton. Plankton supports every food chain in the ocean and lives in places such as coral reefs. Coral reefs are actually made from hard skeletons of small animals called coral polyps.
At Heathcote Elementary School we have a program called learning from our differences. In this program we learn about mental and physical disabilities. This year a man with a physical disability came to the school to talk to the 4th grade. His name was Dennis Oehler. He lost his leg and needed to use an artificial leg.
He told us that it is common for kids to stare at other people with a disability, but he also told us to not stare and to treat them as regular people you see. Dennis Oehler was going to become a professional athlete at soccer, but because of his leg injury he became a athlete in the Paralympics. Mr. Oehler shared his story (about his leg) with us. What he said was very inspirational. He even shared a story about his three year old daughter. I loved having him here.