My 2017 summer

This summer is going to be the best summer ever! Why because, I had my cousin came over to visit America. He has never visited America before. He and his family came Saturday late night which was a very bad time to come. Of course, they were late because their flight was delayed twice. The next morning, we went to the Fort Worth Stockyards. My cousin had a blast there. When we visited the Longhorns, he thought they were going to attack him when he got on their backs. When we got home, we were stinking with sweat all over our bodies. When it was night time, we all needed to scrub ourselves with extra soap because we were really stinky. The next morning, we went shopping in the Southlake town square. Kartik, my cousin, was complaining that he didn’t want to go shopping. After we were done, he was happy and had a big smile on his face all the way to the car. That evening, we barbequed marinated chicken, boiled potatoes, and corn. I loved dinner. I love barbeque a lot but, this time was different. We had a family to share it with. The next day was today. Since my parents had to go to work today, I got to stay home with my cousin. First we played pool,  then Minecraft, and now are watching The Lego Movie. The best part about my cousin coming over was when they got my doll new clothes. They are really cute and cool clothes. I really wish I have clothes just like my doll’s. Tomorrow, my cousin is leaving to go to New York. They are coming back next week so, it will only be me and my parents in the house instead of, my relatives and us in the house. When they come back, my parents will take me to a surprise somewhere with them because of my  4th grade STAAR test that I took. This test was a big thing for me so, that is why they are taking us somwhere special. Later, we will start traveling all of America!! My cousin will be sooo excited to see America because, he will know all about America!!! I really hope my sumer is the best summer ever!!!!

Camp Invention

This is how it all started. Monday morning I was going to start camp. I actually didn’t want to go because, last time I went to a camp, I was upset and sad at the same time. Just when we went to the camp, I saw all the kids waiting to be signed in. As I got to my group, I saw a few of my friends at school. We went to our first station, where we created foam rockets. Next we had snack, and went to he next station. There we had to create a castle. After that, we had lunch. Finally we did our last 2 stations. Duck tape billionare, and operation keep out. In duck tape billionare, we had to think of an invention never created before, and make a prototype of it. I had an idea of making a pocket watch necklace, where you press a button and then there is a compass. In operaton keep out, we took apart old things like old phones, DVD players to make an alarm box. Then we went to the gym to talk about the water game we were going to play outside. After that, we played a few indoor games and went back to base camp.Our parents started coming in after that. As the days went by, we had the same routine. In each station, we worked more on our ideas, created new things, and even watched videos about our missions. I finished my prototype on Wednesday and crated an advertisemet. We also finished our alarm boxes on Wendsday. That same day, we descovered a new exoplanet , named it planet Zeus, and made a foam replica of it. We also grew a plant from the dinosaur ages, made a crystal tree which grew actual crystals, and even hatched a fake animal egg. We each observed the 3 and went back to work on our planet. Thursday was our last day. We took home our alarm boxes after sharing the best feature, released our dinosaur plant into the “space forest”, we also released our animal into the ” ocean”, shared our prototypes and took them home, and finally as a challenge, we were supposed to make ways to hold a water balloon. What I mean is that, we need to create something in a way that a water balloon does not pop. My team went 3 rounds. In the first, we used lots of fabric in a box and dropped the box with the balloon in it. We got a better challenge after that. Use 4 DIFFERENT materials so it doesn’t pop. We used styrafoam,bubble rap, the carboard box, and a 2 different pieces of fabric. It DOES count if you have 2 of the same thing. We did the samething as the last one. Drop the bow with the balloon. We got a better challenge. We had to use ONLY CARBOARD. We shread the carboard into pieces that were really thin and put them in the box. We dropped the balloon in the box instead of the way we did last time. All 3 times, the balloon DID NOT POP!!!!!!!!!!!! No one had done this challenge before and we beat it!!!! Anyway, I know I said I didn’t like camp, I really liked this one. I really want to go gain next time. This was REALLY fun!!!!!

My 4th grade test.

Today is  Thursday June 8, 2017. Yesterday, June 7, I had a 4th grade S.T.A.A.R test. You might be asking, why take a STAAR test in the summer when you already took one in the school year. Here is my answer. : When there was only a few days left in the school. I was going to take a 4th grade STAAR in the summer. Why? This is because I was told that my brain was made for math. I didn’t need much help in 3rd grade for math like others did. So with that said, I started studying. I gave the rest of the school year AND some of my summer just for this test. I worked at least 400 hours to take a 72 question test in 3 hours.All that studying really payed off! If I pass this test then, I get to skip all 4th grade math and do 5th grade math instead. If this happens then I will do middle school math in fith grade and high school math in middle school. After that, I do colledge math in high school. If I don’t, then none of this will happen. There are 8 3rd grade classes. There are 22 students in each class. That means, out of 176 kids in 3rd gade, only 7 get to take the test. There is a possibility that I might pass and the others won’t. When that happens, I might be the only student who does 5th grade math. Again, there may not. I hope I pass. My parents said as a promise scince i worked really hard, they will take me for a suprise somewhere! With my cousin because, he will be staying over. Whatever it is, I can’t wait. I hope I pass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!