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A Day at Camp

June13

Hi Viewers,

A few weeks ago I went to Hornby Island Outdoor Education Center for 2 nights 3 days. We did a lot of fun activities and I wrote an essay about it.

Have you ever seen a opossum? I haven’t but I’ve hung upside down like an opossum about 25 feet in the air. That was because I went to Tribune bay Outdoor Education Center. I went to camp for the grade 7 camp at school. The school does this because it gives the grade 7s something to remember before they head off to high school. We stayed for 2 nights and 3 days. The people in charge made breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. My favorite meal was for sure dinner when we had spaghetti. We also did some activities that were up to 40 feet in the air! Have you done anything like that? We also had toilets that were so high tech, you didn’t need to flush them! Is this even real life right now!? I also learned some life lessons from our trip.

My first and favorite life lesson that I learned was that it’s all in your head. I learned that at one activity called the Leap of Faith. What the Leap of Faith is there’s a 30 foot telephone pole with giant staples in it and you climb it. When your at the top you stand on it and jump and try to catch a trapeze bar. When I did that I was super scared and I couldn’t get to the top because I was thinking too much. After a little bit I finally realized that it was all in my head and I got up and jumped. Another time I learned that was the climbing wall. I spent some time thinking too hard, but after I got further than I expected to go so it proves that it’s all in your head.

My second lesson was to stay positive or find the best in a situation. I learned that at some meals when I ate last. I was disappointed but I realized I was with all my friends and we got more time to talk with each other. Another place I learned that was in the Giant’s Ladder I wasn’t with my friend. In the Giant’s Ladder it’s a giant ladder where you and a partner have to get up as far as you can. I did realize that I went farther that what me and my friend would’ve done. The place that I learned to stay positive the most was at stones (goldrush). I was on a team with none of my friends or some of the fast people. I learned that it was fun even though I wasn’t with my friends and my team ended up winning.

My third and final lesson I learned was cooperation is the key to success. I learned that when we did the Giant’s Ladder. I watched as some people struggled to climb up by themselves so they had to work together with their partners. Even the strongest kids needed help or to help their partners. That’s when I realized cooperation is the key to success. Another time was in the team building activities. It was obvious but I still learned it.

My three lessons I learned were: Cooperation is the key to success, stay positive, and it’s all in your head. I mostly figured them out in the climbing activities but in other activities as well. I think that my favorite activity was the opossum log where I hung upside down 25 feet in the air. I enjoyed camp a lot and I encourage you to go there if you can.

~Eli

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Sir. Cumference

April21

Hi viewers,

In class we worked on a project called the geobunny. A geobunny is a bunny created out of nothing but geometric shapes like circles, squares, rhombus’, triangles, parrelograms, rectangles, and compound shapes. We also made a bunny bio where we had to measure the angles of our shapes, find the perimeter and area, name what shape it is, and make a description of our bunny. This is my description:

My bunny’s name is Sir. Cumference. Sir. Cumference is the best dressed bunny around, but he’s not snooty like other well dressed bunnies. Sir. Cumference is secretly a lawyer for the bunny tribe. (Don’t tell nobody) He helps whenever the bunny tribe gets sewed by other bunnies like Tyler’s bunny. (Check out his bunny here)

That was my geobunny project. I worked really hard on it so I hope you enjoy it. Did you notice anything interesting about my bunny?

~Eli

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You Got Pranked Fool!

April4

Hello viewers,

I know April Fools was a couple days ago, but I have a prank that will for sure troll your family or friends.

Photo taken by m01229 on flickr CC attribution

Step 1:

Get your materials which are:

  • Red Jello mix (or any other juice color)
  • Straws
  • Drinking cups

Step 2:

Do the instructions on the Jello mix but put it into the drinking cups and put the straw in so you can “drink” out of it easily.

Step 3:

When it sets, put the cups down on a table and get your family or friends to have some.

Step 4:

Watch them struggle to get any “juice” out from the straw.

I haven’t done this prank but it seemed funny and easy to do. If you want me to do more pranks or jokes, comment that you want to see more. Also, what is your best prank you pulled on your family or friends?

~Eli

Link to original website (Where I found the prank)

 

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My Awesome Bizarre Cool ABC of my Life

March14

 

Bob and Roberta Smith Alphabet Block E letter LBrick letter l

 

letter Aletter Bletter C

Hello viewers,

We were asked to do a post of our life with each sentence using a different letter in the alphabet. I worked  preety hard to get this done.

My basketball shoes are made by Adidas.

I like to play Basketball and baseball.

I’ve been to Croatia.

My friends from my class are: Daniel, Livea, Tyler, Blake, Hudson, James, Brooklyn, Jayden,  Lyric, Kassidy, Kayley, Kaiya, Briana, Kaya,  Josh,  Jack, Ethan, Andrea, Arielle, Lane, Carson, Elijah. (A.K.A most of the class. :D) 

My name is Eli.

I really like to go Fishing.

I’ve been to Greece 3 times because my grandfather is Greek.

I call my friend Hudson, Henry Hoodson.

I’ve been to Italy.

I watch Team Edge on YouTube and one of the guys is named Joey or J-fred.

I watched a YouTuber cut a jelly taco and a jelly hamburger with a katana.

I’m not very good at Language Arts.

I’m honestly afraid to grow up and be a man.

I like to dab and it was made popular by Cam Newton.

My birthday is in October.

When I was in Italy I had a pizza that was folded in half.

I’m not very quiet.

I have a Rubik’s cube, but I’m bad at it.

I do competitive swimming, and I have a gold and silver medal and three trophies.

I have three sisters and no brothers.

I like watching Manchester United.

Even though they’re doing very bad, I cheer for the Vancouver Canucks.

In my opinion, water has a flavor.

I like to play the xylophone in music class.

I watch a lot of YouTube.

I have the new Nintendo Switch and I like to play Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

 

All images from: Leo Reynolds via Compfight

Day Four

March7

Day 4. February 18, 2026:

Dear Diary,

It’s been four days since we build the cupid trap. Me and the other operators of the trap know we don’t have much time left. But we are scratching our heads thinking why hasn’t he came, we made a flawless trap. What happens is that we have a bait house, we put chocolate programmed with an irresistible smell that only cupid can smell. He’ll come into our house and close the door. Next we have our invention I like to call the “boot.” What it does is when he closes the door the “boot” is super heavy and it’s hanging on the door so it’ll slam the door shut and he can’t get out. We do have small windows so he doesn’t die but he can’t escape. The walls of our bait house are made of indestructible materials so he can’t break them. I hope that sometime soon, Cupid will find the bait house and get trapped in it.

Thanks for viewing my blog post. I made this Cupid trap with Ethan so go check out his blog. I’m sorry I haven’t been active on my blog but I will try to be more active as time goes on. I know Valentine’s Day is over but I still had to post this.

Happy Valentines Day

Viktor Hertz via Compfight

~Eli

Edited by Jayden

 

The Wrapped Box Trick

December3

Hello Viewers,

Gift BoxCreative Commons License

One Way Stock via Compfight

In my family some years me and my sisters like to something I like to call the wrapped box trick. What this trick does is if you get someone a gift card or chocolate or something small, this trick will make the gift look a lot larger. We like to do this trick because we like to make the presents we give each other bigger than they are. This is a fairly simple step by step process but WARNING! It will use up a lot of wrapping paper.

1. Get you supplies

The supplies needed are:

Wrapping paper, something heavy a box or two and the small gift

2. Wrap the gift a bunch of times

3. If you got a box, put it in the box and add something hard to make it heavier

4. Wrap, wrap and wrap again

5. Put it under the tree

If you did this trick comment that you did it. If you did, who did you use this trick on? What did you get them?

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Zombie time

November25

zombie-photo

Day 43: The day they found me,I was traveling around the city of Toronto looking for some food or other things to help me survive. I was remembering the day the apocalypse started. I was at a meeting for my job. As the boss of my own shoe company, I had to have a meeting in Montreal to talk about the new shoe design. We were planning on selling them all over North America on November 20th 2016. But wait, the release date should have been… TODAY! Well, it’s too late now unless zombies want to buy shoes.

When I was searching around the city looking for items to salvage hopefully to find some shoes because I have only a couple more pairs from my company. I was in an alleyway because I saw a pair and just as I was going to grab them, they found me. The horde of zombies big and small have found me and were chasing me. I had no weapons to fight them with, so all I could do was run. Even if I had a weapon of some sort, it would be useless against this army. I found a forest to hopefully lose them. I dashed through with barely any thoughts in my mind, I only thought one thing: “Get out of there, survive the horde, you can do it!”

I felt the crisp Autumn wind, I heard the leaves crunching on my feet. I also heard the enormous mob of zombies behind me who wanted to eat my brains! I was running and running and BAM! I tripped on a root sticking out of the ground. I tried to get up but I was stuck, caught in the same root that tripped me. I saw the horde get closer and closer to me. All I could do was struggle and hope that I get out of there alive and not become one of those monsters. As the zombies got so close, I could smell the rotten zombie flesh getting stronger and stronger. I remembered, the shoes have a bottle cap opener on the bottom, it’s not a knife but it’ll have to work. I sawed at it for what seemed for ever. One zombie got so close I had to smack him away. The root finally broke, and I was free! I sprinted faster than I’ve ever sprinted before. I made sure I didn’t trip this time so I could make it out of that forest. I saw the way out, the thought of getting out of there just made me go faster. I made it out of that dreadful forest and looked behind me. I couldn’t even see the zombies at all.

I did it, I survived. But I still had to run from them and make sure they never found me again. As the sun was setting, I found a hotel nearby. I broke in and blocked all windows and doors so the zombies couldn’t see me or get in. I found I bed on the first floor and I fell asleep before my head hit the mattress…

Should I make a part 2?

~Eli

 

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Squats For Days

November17

Our group testing a squater

Hello viewers,

Do you like squats? Well, in my class some people are really good. We did a data analysis project in groups and our project was based on squats.

Inquiry Question

Our inquiry question was. How many squats can you do in thirty seconds?

Equipment

The equipment my group used was:

  1. A timer to to time the 30 seconds
  2. A pencil and a piece of paper to record the results

Procedure

  1. Get the victim
  2. Start timer
  3. Count squats
  4. Record it
  5. Find the mean, median, mode, and range

Control Standards

Control standards are like rules to make the experiment or test fair. My groups control standards were:

  1. Squat with hands out in front of you
  2. Start with hands at side
  3. Down into sitting on tiny chair position
  4. Legs should length apart

Improper squats didn’t count.

Predictions

My prediction was that the average would be about 25. The highest anyone would have gotten was 30. The lowest anyone would get is 20.

Our Data

The number of squats the kids we recorded did were:

16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 24, 24, 25, 25, 26, 26, 28, 28, 28, 29, 31, 33

Daniel got 33, come checkout his blog right here.

Analysis Of Our Data:

We had no outliers for this project. We were going to say that 16 was an outlier but then we decided to not say that they were one because there was only a four number difference. For mean, median, mode and range we got this:

Mean: 25.3 (What you do is add all the data points (numbers) in the data set then divide it by the number of data pints in the set. So the equation is: 16+20+21+22+23+24+24+24+25+25+26+26+28+28+28+29+31+33= 406÷17= 25.3)

Median: 25 (because 25 was the data point in the middle of our data set)

Mode: 25, 24 and 28 (Because that was the two most common data points in the data set.)

Range: 17 (how to get the range is you take the biggest data point then subtract the smallest into it so the equation is 33-16=17)

I think that the mean is the most appropriate measure to use because all of the numbers don’t have a big difference to each other.

This has been my data analysis project, comment below any concerns or questions.

~Eli

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Emergency Preparedness

November2

Hello Viewers,

In Case of Tidal Wave, RUN! Great Beyond via Compfight

We have been learning about emergency preparedness in our class and with blogging. The disasters we have are usually earthquakes. If there ever is an emergency when you’re sleeping or in your room, here’s a list of things to have in a bedside emergency kit.

  1. Food to have if you’re hungry
  2. Water because you need water
  3. Clothes because if you’re in your PJ’s, you’ll probably want clean clothes
  4. A flashlight or a device because the power will go out, so you’ll need a light to see everything
  5. Money (optional) if you loose everything, you’ll need money to buy food or water or clothes

If there’s anything I missed, tell me in the comments. What kind of disasters do you have?

~Eli

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One Minute Bottle Flip Challenge

October26

Welcome viewers,

I came up with an idea called the 1 minute bottle challenge. What you do is you see how many times you can flip a bottle in a minute. My score after 2 attempts is 40. If you like my idea, try it and see how you do. When you finish the challenge, tell me how many did you get? Did anybody else already come up with this idea? 1 minute timer is right here.

Water 1

NFarmer via Compfight

~Eli

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