My Poem

Poems are short word groups that may sometimes convey an important message, or a regular message, or no message at all. It could just some enjoyable funny poem. This was one of those enjoyable poems. I wrote it because I decided to do something productive for once. Here it is:

      Did see the moon glowing bright?

Or hear the crickets throughout the night

      Did you see the sun just rise? 

Or hear the hawk’s victorious cry

       Did you even think to hear

The music the birds bring to our ears?

I hope you enjoyed my quick poem. And you may have seen a message which I have not seen. If it is a good one, that you think could transcend into life, remember it and keep it with you.

My Comparing Essay

In class we are writing essays. As you may know already there are different types of essays. There are persuasive essays, narrative essays, descriptive essays, expository essays, and comparing essays. As you already know from the title, this is a comparing essay. I am using two Patricia Polacco books. My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother and Chicken Sunday. I hope you think highly of my essay.

In books, people change. It is an essential part of literature. Novels, short stories and even picture books all have this trait. The books, My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother and Chicken Sunday, by Patricia Polacco, are both great examples of this. The characters in this book aren’t always what they seem. The children, in both these books are perceived in a way that makes them seem “rotten” or “foul”.

In the book, My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, Richard (The rotten redheaded older brother) starts out as a very mean and competitive older brother. He always tried to become better than his sister at any competition. He would also always make things competitive. Richard taunted Tricia. He would say” And I’m 4 year older than you! Always have been, always will be!” But then, at the end, Richard finally made peace with his sister, because Tricia “Did something special”. This shows that Richard wasn’t what he seemed to be.

In the book, Chicken Sunday, multiple characters are misperceived. One of whom, was Mr. Kodinsky. He was misperceived in a way that made him seem grumpy and crabby. Yet, once he found out about the truth he forgave the kids almost instantly. Another few characters that are misperceived are the kids. But, the kids are only seen in a different way by Mr. Kodinsky. This is because, to Mr.Kodinsky, it looks as if the younger children threw the eggs at his door, not the older ones. But at the end, both, the kids and Mr.Kodinsky seem to show their true colors.

The theme that runs through both of these stories, transcends into life also. In life, people aren’t always what they seem. Sometimes, someone can seem mean and grumpy, yet with a little pushing from the right person, they can become one of the nicest people you have met. Or, vice versa. These two books are great examples of this and show exactly how this idea can be brought into general life.


My Writing Expedition Thus Far

My writing has been a great expedition. I came in to 5th grade thinking it would be the same type of writing. But now, when I look back to what we’ve written I’ve realised we have tried so many new things.

This year was the first year I have made an Infographic and an article. I have written non-fiction but an article is different. It is like telling a story but with facts and dates and basically reporting what we know so far. There are also things I was already familiar with and I really disliked them. The writing that I am most proud of is my constitution project. The reason, I did something I like and conveyed the information I wanted to convey in a fun way. I also enjoyed it a lot because I also got to build. I included my building into my writing by going back to it. I didn’t like the essay’s because they aren’t something where I can just search for my information on the web. Instead, I have to think of a statement that sounds somewhat philosophical, which I don’t particularly enjoy.  

I look back and realize I have grown a lot as a Writer.

New York Hall of Science

Last week our whole grade went to the New York Hall of Science. It is a museum but it is a little different. It is an interactive museum.We got to do a lot of pleasurable activities. For instance there was a game room with a rock wall and a surf simulator. It would inflate up an it would feel like we were on a wave. There was a bubble room where we would pull a rope and it would create a giant rectangular bubble. There was also a space exhibit where we got to play a game to grab the rocks with a claw without going out of the ship. We also got to code and drive a rover, just like they would in mars except a little simpler.

We had two workshops. One was about simple machines and we got to use levers, wheels, scales and pulleys. In the second workshop we made a peg board pinball machine and everybody loved it. We used plastic and wood pieces to create a fun game to play, but it was very sad when we had to take it apart.

Overall (since I really like science) it was one of the better field trips.


This is the bubble room

Albert Einstein Article

In school we started writing articles. We are also reading biographies. So we brought the two together and now we have written articles on the people we have studied. I wrote about Albert Einstein.


We know him as “genius.” But have we ever known him as normal? Albert Einstein, amazing mathematician,curious person, astounding scientist, a normal person.

Albert Einstein himself thought it was funny when people called him genius. “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein was very curious. This is something we hear a lot about. But now I will not tell you about his accomplishments but about his personal and completely normal life.

As a child, Albert fought with his sister, liked playing with building blocks and liked to build card towers like little boys would. Although he did build one 14 stories high. He did come up with the theory of relativity, and basically changed the world, but he did have a normal life. Albert Einstein liked the violin and played with his sister. He had a wife, 2 sons and 1 daughter. He had a sense of humor. Not what you would think of from a scientist.

Apparently when Albert was doing something he loved he could not be pulled away from it. But if he was mad, then he would be very very scary. This you might not have heard about. This is something of his personal life. An example of this is if he was doing math, he could not be pulled away from that wondrous world of his. But one time, he was so mad that he scared away a tutor meant to help him with school.

The point of this article was not to insult Albert Einstein and say he wasn’t a genius – he very well was – but to educate you on the part of his life that we rarely hear about.

I hope this made you think of how we view famous individuals.

My narrative

In class we made personal narrative’s. Here’s mine:

The Big Plan

By Rehma

“We have to use PVC pipes.”  “Yeah! But what do we use to push the water out?” “Um…I haven’t thought of that.” We paused a second, not sure what to say. Finally breaking the silence Dani says, “It would be awesome if we could actually build the water gun.” “Yeah, just go around Spraying Everybody and the yelling, Rehma Dani!.” “ Yeah, like if your sister wants to use it we spray her!” “That would be awesome!” I exclaim. “Oh! I just got an idea for what we could use. But, before we do, do you still have syringes from you hydraulic claw?”


A hydraulic claw is something where there is one cylinder on one arm of a claw and there’s a tube that connects the top cylinder to the bottom cylinder. There is usually a liquid in the tube and also in one of the cylinders (in my case the top). When the top cylinder is pushed down, the liquid transfers into the bottom cylinder. The water pushes a part of the bottom cylinder out making the arm move down which is basically having the arm open.


“Yeah. Why?” I respond/ask. “ Because, we can use the syringe as a kind of prototype to build a giant version.” “Yeah, but, we have to have rubber for suction. Where are going to find a large rubber disc?” I ask. “We’ll find out later.” “Right, for now we have to focus on the frame.” We decided we would look at materials after drafting, just in case we had to change plans. This was going to take a lot of perseverance.


“To get triple the power we can have 3 PVC pipes at the front.” Dani said. “ That wouldn’t give us triple the power,” I explain.”It would just give us different angles.” I pause, not realizing that was a good thing. Dani smacks his head in frustration. “And… that’s a good thing!” I exclaim. “Thank you!” Dani said, clearly happy he didn’t have to tell me. “ We can have one main pipe that the bottle is connected to.” I say putting out a new idea. “Yeah!” “But one thing, before we continue, do you just want to make separate sketches, and at the end make a final plan together.” “Sure.” I agreed.


The rest of the night was basically, drafting, revising, checking if we had the materials and drafting again. And then -after all that hard work and perseverance-

soon enough we made a final plan. Now for the hard part… figuring out how much money the water gun costs.   


Hope you liked it.