Junior Lifeguards

Yesterday was the first day of JR.Lifeguards also known as JGs. I was excited and happy to go.

The first thing we did was warm up we did 20 push ups, 20 sit ups and 40 jumping jacks, it was hard but my best friend was there so it was fun. Then we did a run/swim test in the bay so the lifeguards could sort us into groups of our speed. Then we walked 1 mile to the beach, did a sprint, ran into the water and swam back. The 2 hours went by fast. It was a great day.

The 3nd day was hard we did warm up the we used padelbord

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Junior Lifeguard Warm Up At Mission Beach 😉

 

The Wonder Of Crayfish

Have you ever seen a small creature that looks like a mini lobster? That is probably a crayfish and they are small creatures. They live in many places. They have small pincers and are an interesting animal in many ways.

Crayfish mostly live in Europe and New Zealand but throughout the world. They do not survive in saltwater. They live in fresh water like lakes, rivers, streams, and ponds. They are common under rocks and in dark places.

Some times they look like mini lobsters. The crayfish is normally a shade of red, gray and black. Crayfish are usually about 5 inches to 6 inches.

Have you ever wondered if a crayfish is related to a crab? Well it is and they are animal cousins.

I hope you learned something about crayfish. Also check out http://mackers.com/crayfish/ and animal.discovery.com/marine-life/crayfish-info.htm for more information.

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A crayfish looks like a lobster.

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Pine Wood Derby

Hello! We are going to tell you about the annual boy scout’s Pinewood Derby. The Pinewood Derby is a wooden car race. Connor and I are boy scouts and our  troop is competing in this annual competition. We had to design and build our own cars for the competition.

First, I drew a sketch of my design. I made it thin at the point and wide at the back. I thought this would make the air go over it and it would be faster. The inside of my car is hollow. Next, I took a block of soft wood and carved it into my design. After that, I stained the wood light brown. Finally, I put wheels on it. It was ready to race.

At the Derby you take you car to the track and race. The track is slopped. It’s about fifteen feet long. You put your car at the top of the track and let go. The force of gravity makes the car go down the track. If you win your race you go to the finals and if you win that you go to the San Diego tournament which is outside of Qualcomm stadium. If you win that…you ROCK. Connor went to the finals in our area and he came in eighths place.

Minecraft is fun

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Minecraft is fun. What is Minecraft? Minecraft is a video game and the entire game is made of blocks or made up of block stuff. The object of the game is to survive and get better gear and stuff. So you can fight monsters and get stuff in caves.

There is a creative mode so you can do and get any thing and do anything. There is also a survival mode and you have to mine and craft stuff. Also if you want when you’re in survival you can play on peaceful mode so there are no monsters and your hunger won’t go down.

Minecraft is very popular and many kids play it. You can also meet your friends if you play online.

Biking

This weekend I went mountain biking at Mission Trials Park with my dad and his friend, Steve. The weather was perfect, not too cold and not too hot it was perfect weather. There were a lot of hills, which were steep and slippery and made of gravel so it was hard to ride on them. You could see a long way from the top of the hill. You could see Mexico, the ocean and the freeway. It was very pretty! The biking was both fun and hard and I hope to go again.

Kids Should Not Have Cell Phones

Should kids have cell phones?

I think kids should not have cells because they can hurt  you. Most kids say they need a cell because if I get lost I need a way to talk to people, but really even if you get lost in the middle of nowhere you still you would have no coverage for a cell.

Cell Phones can cause cancer and cause learning problems.They can hurt the brain by sending singles and receiving calls. And they can hurt kids more because they are still growing.

They can also take away from family and friend time. and will make you anti social and you will start to ignore people. You might get addicted as well which will make it hard to stop. they can make you start to be mean to other people.

Kids should not have cell phones for many reasons. that is why i am typing this, so if you would tell your kids or kids tell your brain. I think you should not get a cell phone…until you are at least 11 years old.

About Drugs

My class is doing a health topic and right now we are studying about drugs. We learned that not all drugs are bad for you but you should NEVER take a drug from a kid, teen or untrusted parent! There are all sorts of drugs. There are pills, liquid and inhalants (those with poisonous fumes). We also learned that some drugs are called OTC drugs or over-the-counter. Oh yeah, I forget to tell you about medicines. Medicines are a type of drug but they are not as strong as prescription drugs. Drugs are not always bad for you they sometimes help you heal when you are sick BUT if you don’t follow the instructions correctly you might find your self getting sick or hurt.

 

About Me

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Hello world my name is Ryan I am going to tell you about myself. I like to bike and swim. I go to a pool and do lap swimming twice a week. I do single track riding which is really just off-road biking. I go to school every day but of course not on the weekends .I do not watch any TV! I know that is hard to believe right. Okay, maybe I watch a little bit but the only shows I watch are Fetch, Martha Speaks, and Arthur. Little kids shows right?

What do you like to do for fun? I hope you visit our blog again.

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