The Time I Pulled Off The Edison

When I was in 5th grade I was in an afterschool club called Makerspace. Makerspace is a club where you can make digital games or you can create something with your hands. One day my Makerspace teacher showed us this really cool thing that you can make using paper engineering. It was a bunch of paper strips that you connect and you can basically push them in and out. Then I realized that if I made two of them and connected them to two boards it would be a spring.

After that idea of making a spring things moved pretty smoothly after that. I easily made the two paper push things. It was also a breeze making the two boards. Then things started going wrong when I had to connect the paper pushees to the boards. I couldn’t glue or tape because the paper pushees wouldn’t be able to move. I tried soooooo many things and nothing worked. I was on the verge of giving up when I finally got a good idea. I was looking for pictures of spring on the internet and in one I saw a bar at the bottom that my paper pushees could slide through. So I tried doing that out of paper and it finally worked!! It wasn’t a very good spring but it was a working one!


Welcome to 2016-2017

It’s a brand new school year! I’m excited because this year we to do toy theaters. Toy theaters are boxes with backrounds in them. We use toy figures and stick them into the box to make a play. The plays we do are from the revolutionary war. We get to perform in front of the whole school and our parents!

This year we also have colonial day. We’ve never done this before because only the 4th graders get to do it. For colonial day we dress up like the pilgrims did. We spend that whole day studying about pilgrims. We also get to eat the food they eat. I really look forward to colonial day.

This year we get our own chromebooks. Now we don’t have to go into other wings to get the laptops and we don’t have to bring the laptops to Spanish class. Mr Casal my technology teacher can come into my classroom because we have chromebooks instead of going to his room doing the class on the computers.

I really look forward to everything we will do this year!!!