Elise's Kingdom

May 29

A Summer Highlight

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Hey, guys! (and gals).  As you know, school is out and we are all free! So, tomorrow I’m going to spend some of my freedom in Washington D. C.! By the way, it is a safety patrol trip, not a family vacation. :( But I think that it will be really fun!  Hey, let me tell you about the trip! Well, it is four days long, with two of e days being bus rides There and back. On the actual trip part, some of the things include:

- Seeing the National Zoo

- Seeing Arlington Cemetery

-GETTING A TOUR OF THE CAPITOL BUILDING!!!!!!!

 

Well, I’ll keep you posted about the trip!

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May 19

1. Mr. Haney

2. Rebecca

3. WonderWorks

4. Haunted House

5. All of the parties!

6. All the technology!

7. All of the staff!

8. Specials

9. Being a RAM!

10. After school classes!

 

 

 

 

May 19

My Blog Wordle

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One of our end of the year projects was to make a Wordle of all of our Blog posts put together! Here it is:

 

This is m

This is my WORDLE!

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May 16

Week 34

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Ok. This week we were very busy, so, I have a lot to tell. To start, on Monday we got to tour West Valley! It was really cool. I cannot wait to go to Middle School there. Especially with all of my friends! On Tuesday, we had our “Pirates!” play. Here is a pic!

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On Wednesday, we got to help the little first graders with their field day! Here is a pic!

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On Thursday, we SOLD OUT all of our Buddy Bands! And guess what? We made. . .(drumroll please). . . $1,035 for KARM!! Here is a pic!

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Also, today, we are going to Tuchaleechee Caverns today!  Well, that is all!

 

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May 02

Week 32

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Hi ya, everybody! How are ya’ll? Sorry about the accent. I am just so jealous of Mr. Haney! (By the way, I know that this is an off-topic subject, but still)! Mr, Haney got a DOLLYWOOD PASS! Back to school. This week was tiring but pretty fun! You see, we had our TCAPS this week. So, that was the tiring part. The fun part is that we get to start making our movies and novels. Well, that i all I really have for this week—OH! and today is Hat Day, Pajama Day, and Electronic Day for Math! (But only 1/2 of Math because we still have to cover Unit 4).  Anyway, here is a  pic:

I am on the far right with my arms crossed in my pajamas!

I am on the far right with my arms crossed in my pajamas!

This week, we also did more of the garden! Here is a pic!

 

I am bent over, untwining the string!

I am bent over, untwining the string!

 

 

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Apr 25

Week 31

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Hey everybody! This week was pretty fun! (Accept for the TCAP Prep) :) So, this week we started up the garden! That means that we planted seeds, pine needled the garden, and watered EVERYTHING! Oh, and we also had a snake burial. +sniff, sniff+ Do remember that snake that we found in the garden earlier this year? Well, we found him, and scared him so bad that it gave him a heart attack! Then he died. +sob, sob+ Then, when we were gardening, Alejandra found him again and we had a snake burial. Avery even put little flowers over his coffin! Also, I just finished my very last TCAP  Prep packet that I will ever have to do again! (This year.) Oh, and this week or research we got to choose anything that we wanted with one exception: it has to be Science related. So, I did a powerpoint and paper on the subject: Gravity. Here they  are!

PAPER:

Gravity and Gravitational Pull

By: Elise Pickett

Have you ever learned about Gravity or Gravitational Pull in Science? Well, I really like  this subject, and I am here to explain it to you. Let’s start with Gravity. Gravity is the force that pulls you down. It keeps you here on the ground instead of floating away in space. For example, because of Gravity, you can walk and jump. If there was no Gravity, when you tried to walk, you would just keep floating and floating because of something called Inertia, but that is a totally different subject. Another example of Gravity helping us out is when you jump on a trampoline. When you jump, you don’t just keep going up, do you? I don’t. Well, I think you have a pretty good concept of what Gravity is, so let’s move on to Gravitational Pull. To start, Gravitational Pull is when two objects are attracted to each other by force. For instance, all of the planets in our solar system circle around the sun because of Gravitational Pull. They do this because of the Sun. You see, the Sun is so big, it has nine whole planets circling it all of the time! I bet that you are wondering why YOU don’t have nine planets circling around YOU. Well, the rule for this subject is that the bigger you are, the more things are attracted to you. (By the way, you’d have to be REALLY, REALLY big to have anything attracted to you, because it does not work on humans.) Well, if you did not understand Gravity or Gravitational Pull before now, I hope that you do now!

PPT:

 

 

Apr 17

Week 30

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Hello everybody! This week was crazy! To start, it snowed, and it is APRIL!!! Fortunately, it did not stick, though. If it did, we would have had to miss some of Easter Break! Yes, you heard me correctly, THIS SUNDAY iS EASTER!! I am really excited! Now to head back to “school topics”.  On Tuesday, we got to help and explain TCAP prep packets to Mrs. Smith’s third grade class! That was pretty cool. Also, this week in Art, we started to create little felt monsters for middle school. Mrs. Bertillenini’s reasoning was, “Sometimes in middle school you will begin to feel lonely, and you will need a friend!” So, I will be keeping mine in my locker. Anyway, this week marks one week until TCAPS! I am sort of nervous, but I am excited to get them over with. Oh, and for whoever does not know what TCAPS are, they are this big test that Knox County has all of the 3rd, 4th , and 5th graders take at the end of the year. They do it to test our knowledge. Although this year it is a big deal because it determines if we get into honors classes next year or not! Also, this week I am really excited for the weekend because we get to go CAMPING on Friday! I think that it will be very fun because some of my BEST FRIENDS will be there! Also, this week I had my very first Softball game! It was really fun, andI actually got an out! The only thing that I am kind of embarrassed about is that when I hit the ball, it went like 3 feet. Oh well, though:). Oh! And there is a special thing about my team! Griffin, from this class, is on it! Well,

 

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Apr 16

My Research

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Hello again! This week our research was on the Factors of Weather. Here is mine: (This time with pics!)

 

Factors of Weather

By: Elise Pickett

Have you ever wondered why weather is different in different places? For example, you might ask the question: “Why does the temperature change from day to day in Knoxville, TN, and the temperature in San Francisco, CA is mostly the same?” Well, I am here to tell you! In my report, I will explain why mountains and oceans affect the weather by precipitation and temperature.

 

How do mountains affect the temperature and precipitation of weather, you ask? Well, mountains block much of the wind and moisture on the windward side of the mountain; leaving the space on the windward side of a mountain more moisturized and lush. Although, on the Leeward side of the mountain, it is dry and hard. Mountains also affect the precipitation part of weather. When air flows over a mountain, it is forced up and over it. Then, the watery air condensates and creates rainclouds. The rainclouds then rain only on the Windward side, leaving, again, the Leeward side dry and hard. That is how mountains affect the temperature and precipitation in the world.

 

Now, I bet you are wondering how oceans affect the temperature and precipitation of weather! Well, they affect the temperature because air is influenced directly by oceans. For instance, if the area is mostly water, then that area will be moist; if the area that you live in is dry, then it will be mostly dry in your area. Oceans also affect precipitation. They affect it because it can hold humungous amounts of heat and moisture. For example, tropical storms create over warm waters.

 

This is how oceans affect weather.

This is how oceans affect weather.

This is how mountains affect weather.
This is how mountains affect weather.

 

 

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Apr 11

Week 29

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This week was REALLY fun! First of all, Rachil’s birthday was this week! Yay for her! Second of all, this Tuesday the track team and media specialists–I am one!–got to go to a track meet! That was really fun. While we were there. . .well, why don’t you watch the video!

 

This week, the Rocky Hill Singers had concerts! It was really fun. Also, this week Mrs. Boyd, our music teacher, gave us little mustache pencil toppers! They are super  cute! Well,

 

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Apr 10

My Research

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This week, we did PPTs on Science! Here is mine!