March 9

Reuse, reduce, recycle!

Recycle Logo From Recycling Bin
Photo Credit: chrissatchwell via Compfight

Do not throw away your recyclables! When you do you are filling a landfill. When you throw your recyclables in the trash they go to a landfill, and when landfills are filled they find a new place to make one. There are many landfills in california that have lots of recyclables. Landfills are made by digging a big hole then putting a layer of trash then dirt then a layer of trash than dirt. When it is all filled up they find a new place. But it takes a while to fill up because trash can turn into dirt but recyclables cannot.

Recycling is easy and you can do it in many ways! I know about recycling because my family recycling. We have 4 recycling bins in my backyard one for tin cans, one for big pieces of cardboard , another for boxes, and one for plastic recyclables. Can be a habet? Yes! Every day you probably have or use at least one plastic thing , and if you find a recycling can instead of a trash can you are making a difference. If you buy reusable cups instead of paper cups you are saving money because reusable cups you only have to buy them once. But if you by paper cups you have to keep buying them.

In the future reasons when you buy a bottle of soda the bottle itself is 5 cents and when you turn it in it is only worth 2 cents so if you buy a reusable cups you would not have to pay the extra 5 cents.When you turn in your recyclables you can get money for them.

ere will be smaller and less landfills in the world if people recycle. People should recycle because it is so easy and you can save money and best of all it is good for the world! Now think about all the ways to recycle … now don’t you want to recycle?h

 

December 3

Reuse, reduce, recycle!

Do you care about the environment? Do you care about how many landfills are being made in California? The answer should be yes , and the solution to that problem is recycling! There are many advantages to recycling. You can make money you can save money and it is easy! You can recycle in many ways. If you recycle you are saving the environment and you are saving space in a landfill.

Do not throw away your recyclables! When you do you are filling a landfill. When you throw your recyclables in the trash  they go to a landfill, and when landfills are filled they find a new place to make one. There are many landfills in California that have lots of recyclables. Landfills are made by digging a big hole then putting a layer  of trash then dirt then a layer  of trash than dirt. When it is all filled up they find a new place. But it takes a while to fill up because trash can turn into dirt but recyclables cannot.Recycle Logo From Recycling Bin

Recycling is easy and you can do it in many ways! I know about recycling because my family recycling. We have  4 recycling bins in my backyard one for tin cans, one for big pieces of cardboard , another for boxes, and one for plastic recyclables. Can be a habet? Yes! Every day you probably have or use at least one reusable thing , and if you throw it in  a recycling can instead of a trash can you are making a difference. If you buy reusable cups instead of paper cups you are saving money because reusable cups you only have to buy them once. But if you by paper cups you have to keep buying them.

 You can make money if you recycle. Like I said earlier  in my writing you should buy reusable cups for the following reasons when you buy a bottle of soda the bottle  itself is 5 cents and when you turn it in it is only worth 2 cents so if you buy a reusable cups you would not have to pay the extra 5 cents.When you turn in your recyclables you can get money for them.

In the future there will be smaller and less landfills in the world if people recycle.  People should recycle because it is so easy and you can save money and best of all it is good for the world! Now think about all the ways to recycle … now don’t you want  to recycle?

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October 11

Beautiful San Diego

San  Diego is a very interesting place. It has lot of interesting places to visit like the San Diego Zoo or Sea World. There’s Belmont Park in Mission Beach in San Diego by the beach. San Diego also has a lot of beaches because we are right by the Pacific Ocean . Two places I like to go to are Balboa Park and Legoland.

San Diego has lots of beaches like Mission Beach, Torrey Pines State Beach, Pacific Beach, Silver Strand, and La Jolla Shores beach. That’s alot of San Diego beaches. A beach is a good place to go if you like to surf and boogie board or it is a really hot day. In San Diego it usually has a warm climate so it is good to be by a beach or water.

Belmont Park owns the only wooden roller coaster in the U.S.A. It has four main rides. It is called the fun zone that includes the Giant Dipper (the roller coaster), the beach blaster, the bumper cars, and the Vertical Tarro. Belmont Park has a lot of both with lots of fun games and there are also both with great food and snacks.

Sea World is a marine mammal park. Sea World has a mall, shows, hotels, and a new water park. How cool is that! Sea World has water related animals, like otters, and ocean related animals, like whales and sharks.SeaWorld is related to Aquatica. Sea World opened in 1964 in the southern side of mission bay. In 1980 Sea World became the first zoological park with ocean animals in the world.

The San Diego Zoo has lots of animals you could look at. It has apes, monkeys, lions, bears, birds, pandas, polar bears, elephants, reptiles, amphibians, desert tortoise, cats, condors, plants, insects,  and other animals. My favorite thing at the zoo is the pandas.

One of the most popular malls in San Diego is the U T C mall. It is a very large mall with many stores and stands. The stands are actually really cool because they have stands for phone cases, brochures for vacations, and many other things. U T C also has a very fancy movie theater called Ark light that plays old movies like Grease. You can even reserve your seat before the movie starts.

Buildings on the prado in Balboa park San Diego

By Jon Sullivan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Balboa Park is a landscape of arts and cultures. It has a very big museum with great paintings and sculptures. Balboa Park is not just a museum it also has a kids place where there is a fake grocery store a little  houses. There is even a little class for kids to learn about science. Balboa Park was built for the World’s Fair in 1915-16.

Legoland is a  theme park in northern San Diego where everything is made of legos. They have rides and cool exhibits. They have a ride called  Project X where you go up a big hill and then you whoosh down the other side really fast. There’s a miniature city made out of legos too.

San Diego is a fabulous place to live and there is so much to do. We are lucky to live here. What fun things do you have to do in your town?

May 20

House Wrens

The Voice

Male wrens sing to attract females.

Have you ever heard of a house wren? Well they are  very interesting birds. They are not like any other bird.  They are a small singing bird they live in  Rose Canyon. Keep reading and you will find out what the house wren sounds like, what they look like, what they eat, and their mating system.

The house wren is a few different colors such as light brown on the back cream the chest and a little red in their feathers. They have a small pointed sharp beak. They weigh about 15 ounces (oz) and their wingspan is about 5 inches, that is about the size of a small pencil.  They have tons of feathers all over. There are different kinds  wrens they a ll look smiler but the details are different and some are different colors then other wrens.

The house wren  mostly eats small berries, insects, leaves from trees nearby, and other things in nature . The male house wren will usually get the food and bring it back to his family.They live in Rose Canyon witch is good for them because there are tons of insects all over for them to eat.Kind of like food to go

When the male house wren sings a song it means he wants a family and a wife.  House wrens have a high pitch song so the female can hear them.  Their song is very relaxing too. I think it sounds like water bouncing off rocks. They only sing their song when they are ready for a female to come to his nest it has built–which means his nest is full of  twigs, and sticks and leaves .

The house wren has a very interesting mating system. The male house wren finds a home then puts sticks and twigs inside. Then he sings a song and the female comes because she hears the song. After that the females lays eggs, and they have baby birds. For a while the parents will stay with their babies. The male will get the food for the babies. Last, the parents fly away when the babies are grown up.

The house wren is a very smart  bird. They know exactly what to do–how to build a nest, how to sing songs, and how to raise their babies. The house wren is very unique and different. They are friends of rose canyon  and all the other things in nature. I hope I get to see the house wren again in Rose Canyon.

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April 19

San Diego Museum of Art

On Thursday, April 11,  Mrs. McKelvey’s class went on a field trip to the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa park. We saw a lot of beautiful paintings and sculptures. They inspired us when we made our own art. We got to make our own “rip” art in the museum. We ripped small pieces of paper to make landscape collages.

One of the paintings was called the “Young Shepherdess.”The Young Shepherdess” was the most liked painting by the tour guide and the museum visitors. Another painting was called, “The Hands of Dr. Moore.” The “Hands of Dr. Moore” is a very disturbing picture. Our class did not like it that much.

The museum was very interesting and fun. We saw lots of different paintings, pictures, and sculptures. We hope we will get to go again.

Make your own slide show at Animoto.

March 24

Santa Catalina Island

Avalon Catalina Photo D Ramey Logan
Catalina is off the coast of California and it is very sunny and hot. A lot of people come to Catalina on vacation but there are a lot of islanders too. Catalina is the third largest island of 8 California’s channel island group. In 2010 there was a population of 4,000 people.

My mom and dad named me after the town of Avalon in Catalina. They met in the city of Avalon and when they had me they were not going to name me Avalon but then my grandma thought of Avalon.

I love Catalina. My favorite part of Catalina is when I am on the beach eating a caramel apple. I go out to swim to a float they have in the water. I also like the beach house but I have to share with 20 people.

Attribution: By Claudio Elias (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons