March 23

MINECRAFT

Minecraft is a great game.

Do you know what Minecraft is? If you don’t know  it is a video game that many people around the world play. The main developer of Minecraft is Notch (Markus Persson) who in 2012, handed the job over to Jeb (Jens Bergensten).

Minecraft was first released in 2009. In 2010, Minecraft moved to the Alpha stage. In 2011, Minecraft won many game awards. In 2013 Minecraft got “the Horse Update” that ads horses and lots of other  really cool things. In 2014 Minecraft gets The Bountiful Update. It includes many new  items and lots of new mobs like endermites, guardians, and rabbits.

Minecraft is a game were all the items are shaped like cubes. There is no rule of physics, because all the blocks besides gravel and sand can float in midair without any support.

There are two main modes in Minecraft. There is Survival mode and Creative mode. They are both really fun but they are both really different.

Creative Mode

In creative mode you don’t have to worry at all about survival. Mobs (monsters) don’t attack you, you can fly(it’s really awesome), and you have every single block that’s possible to build with. In Creative mode you have an unlimited source of blocks.

Survival Mode

In Survival mode you have to survive(of course) monsters, big drops, lava, and drowning. You have to gather resources to Survive and build a house. You have to craft all of your tools and items using a crafting table and smelt ore in a furnace. But that doesn’t stop you from building cool things in survival, but you have to gather all the resources but it’s still lots of fun.

Multiplayer

With Multiplayer you can play with your friends. You can build amazing structures by working together in creative or you can survive together in Survival and battle of monsters. Either way Multiplayer is really fun.

Redstone

Redstone kind of like electricity, but you have to mine it, deep down in the ground. With redstone you can make fancy lighting, computers, and many more! With redstone, it’s like programming, but inside the game!

In conclusion, Minecraft is a really cool, complex game. Here is the link to the official Minecraft website.

March 12

Claude Monet

Claude Monet is very famous for his style of art. He had a very sketchy type of style that people didn’t really like at first but later loved.

Claude was born in 1840, in Paris, France. Later in 1845, he and his family moved to Le Havre. Claude didn’t enjoy school, but he loved sketching it. When Claude Monet was a man he met Eugene Boudin. Eugene was very different compared to other painters at the time. He painted out side. He invited Claude to paint with him and he had decided that he wanted to become a painter.

Monet

This is one of Monet’s very famous water lilies. He really concentrated on the light and the way the light appeared in the picture.

  

Claude didn’t just enjoy painting he also enjoyed his wife in the garden, his son playing on the terrace, and train stations. One time he stopped the trains just so he could paint them.

A few years later. Claude found a village called Giverny. He bought a house there and made a pond with his favorite plant, the water lily. He then became very devoted to painting water lilies.

Monet died in 1926 at the age of 86. He died a well loved artist and many people still remember him and his artwork today.

January 22

School Uniforms Should be Banned

Did you know that the average a family spends on school uniforms each year is $249?That’s one reason why school uniforms should be banned. School uniforms are expensive, they don’t let kids express themselves with their clothing, and uniforms are completely useless for education.

School uniforms cost a lot of money. Parents have to pay the essential bills, and the expensive school uniforms are a waste of money that could be used for things that you actually need like food and regular inexpensive clothing. Banning school uniforms would save parents money that could be used for necessary things.

School uniforms prevent kids from expressing themselves throughout their clothing.Kids can really show and express who they are when they choose how to dress. When kids express themselves, they are being who they are.School uniforms prevent most kids from being themselves.

School uniforms are useless. Schools should focus more on how there students are doing not how they are dressed. If it doesn’t improve their grades then why have them? School uniforms might distract the students because they are to itchy or uncomfortable so they might not get their work done.

School uniforms save time because kids don’t have to waste a few minutes or more to decide what to wear for the day. Then kids might complain about having to wear the uniforms instead of their regular clothing. Kids might waste time complaining and get to school late because they wasted time complaining. School uniforms are expensive, prevent children from expressing themselves throughout their clothing, and are completely useless for educational purposes.Therefore school uniforms should be banned.

November 4

Hawaii is Paradise

Have you ever visited Hawaii?Hawaii is the 50th state of the U.S. It is the only state that is completely made up of many islands. There are 8 principal islands that people live on called Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, and Kahoolawe.In fact there is a new island that will be fully formed in thousands of years from now and it is called Loihi. Hawaii is known for its warm weather, warm sandy beaches, and volcanos.

Big Beach at Makena
Photo Credit: LASZLO ILYES via Compfight

Hawaii is made up of undersea volcanos. They erupted thousands of years ago. Then people traveled there on boat and built homes there. Hawaii is a very nice place to live and to visit. With its sandy beaches and warm weather, Hawaii is like paradise.

September 26

Sophie’s Avatar

My aVATAR

Here is the avatar I designed to look kind of like me.

Hello, my name is Sophie and I am going to tell you how I made my avatar.

First I went to the website http://doppelme.com/  and chose my skin color . Next I chose my face to be a nice smile. Then I chose my eyes to be a brownish color and chose my eyes to be the shape they are. Next, I chose my hair to to be brown and be parted down the middle because that was the closest I could get to my real hair. Then I chose my clothing and shoe color. And there you go that’s how I made my avatar and how you can make yours too.

Have fun creating your avatar!!!!