My Cottage

My family and friends are renting a cottage in Saint Adolphe de Howard, in the province of Quebec. There is a lake,canoes,kayaks a boat,fishing rods,(one of which i dropped in the lake but got back)I also caught the first fish. We go swimming in the lake a lot, the first week we were here I was afraid to go swimming because i don’t like dark water,but now I go at least twice a day. We have a private island all to our selves it is called paradise island. We saw a guarder snake it was about two feet long I wanted to catch it with my hands but my mom says I couldn’t.

There are a lot of animals here like dragon flies,fish,butter flies,and moles we saw a dead mole it was gross.

My Public Speaking

My public speech was not that hard to write, I thought it would be harder, because I had never done this before and also because the other kids said it would be really hard. Once I was done writing my speech I was really proud of myself. But then i realized that there was more! I HAD TO PRESENT IT TO THE CLASS!!!

Have you ever heard of Magnus Carlsen? Currently the world’s chess champion, since 2011, he has been called the best chess player of all time. Why does he play? 

 

In his own words: “One of the things that first attracted me to chess is that it brings you into contact with intelligent, civilized people – men of the stature of Garry Kasparov, the former world champion, who was my part-time coach.” 

 

Magnus Carlsen, child prodigy and chess champion is one of the people who I look up to, and who brought chess into ordinary people’s lives. 

 

Dear teachers, students, parents and guests.

 

Like my hero Magnus Carlsen, I think chess is an ancient game worth learning, it is easy to play once you know how, and it has a long, rich history.

 

Not only is chess fun to play, time consuming, and international, once you get good you can play other people and learn new strategies. It is an ancient game originally played by kings.  I think board games are better than video games because Chess helps with memory,attention and strategy. It also teaches you how to think and plan in advance,take turns, and be a good sport. Some Scientists say chess can improve your mental age by 14 years. Chess is one of the most complex games we play. 

 

It is said that chess has more combinations of moves then stars in our galaxy! 

 

There are 32 pieces in chess, 16 black 16 white on each side of a checkerboard. The board has 64 squares. There are 2 castles/rooks,horses/knight, and bishops. There are 8 pawns, 1 queen, and 1 king on each side. Each piece has a different role to play and a different move to make. Pawns: move forward one or two spaces and take on diagonal. Bishops: move diagonally and take on their color. Rooks: can move and take forward, back, or side to side.Queens: can move any directions. Knights: move in the shape of an L (2 up and 1 over).  Kings move one square at a time.

 

The object of the game is to put the opposing king in check, meaning  he can be taken by another player.The game is over when the king cannot move without putting himself in check, this is called checkmate. Those are some of the rules and players of chess.

 

Chess is one of the oldest games in history, it is around 1500 years old. Chess appeared in India in the sixth century with the name Chaturanga or four limbs. From there it spread through the Persian empire, and into Europe. Chess rules as we would recognize them were set in the 13th century in Spain and Italy. Chess was played by the people in power and that is how the players got their names. Chess became a game for all people in the 19th century, when the first world tournament took place in 1886. Since the 1990’s there have been over 1000 chess tournaments world wide. Chess even has its own Olympics called chess Olympiad where over 130 countries participate.    

 

In conclusion I think everyone should have the opportunity to play chess. This game is simple to learn but takes a lifetime to master. You can travel the globe and play no matter the language you speak. At this very moment chess is being played on buses, in town squares, city parks, and peoples homes all over the world. Chess should be a part of everyone’s life and now you know why.

Innovation Day

Innovation Day was very inspiring!!! And this is why.

innovation day is a day that you work with other people or by yourself . I worked with a partner and we worked on a project called solar cars,it was environmentally friendly project. That was supposed to use a solar panel to replace and charge two batteries. We had two months to work on innovation day and our board, our board was white  with a blue tittle and a pink background with research,bibliography, our hypothesis,and our facts.In the end it did not work because the wires of the solar panel broke and it could not connect to the car.if we had more time this project could have worked very well, and saved a lot of batteries.

 

Be The Quote

One of our quotes in class was “Don’t let your ice cream melt while your counting other peoples sprinkles”.

I think this quote means don’t be greedy, appreciate what you have, and only look at other peoples food to see if they have enough.

I think this quote could be useful at an ice cream shop were if your friend got more sprinkles then you, don’t count to see if they have more sprinkles then you because your ice cream would  melt and that would suck.

Also if your friend has more sprinkles than you you should just be happy for them and not jealous.

 

 

Enjoy your ice cream.

Music

In music class we are doing projects on songs and on singers.  Sasha and me did a project together on Shawn Mendes , we talked about how old he is, it turns out he is 21 and his birthday  is August 8 1998, he started singing in 2013 after posting his first cover video to vine. It was very interesting to hear other peoples projects. we also got to try Mr.G instruments like the piano, guitar, electric guitar and banjo. next week we are learning how to play  the recorder. I hope it will be fun.

French

La capitale du Tchad est N’djamena.

Certains aliments populaires dans le chad sont la sauce aux arachides, le karkanji, le daraba et le tilapia. Savies-vous qu’il existe plus de 120 languages parlees dans le tchad et que ce  dernier est la 21 plus grande nation du monde.

Il y a 14.9 millions de personnes dans le chad.

Certaines personnes dans le chad sont Youssef Saleh Abbas ancien premier ministre, Mohammed Nour Abdelkerim chef rebelle sont Mohamed Baghlani chef de l’armee valcon.

Gym

In gym  we are learning how to shoot a basket ball. Mr. Ray our gym teacher taught us that we have to keep our elbows in when we shoot. He also told us to think of B.E.E.F, the B stands for balance, which means  we have to keep our feet shoulder width apart, and if you are right handed you should  have your right foot a tiny bit forward. If you are left handed  you should have your left foot a little bit forward. The E stands for elbow in when you shoot. The other E stands for eyes witch means to always look where you want the ball to land before you shoot.Finally the F stands for follow through which means finish the stance and shoot.

Art Class

In art class we are drawing and water coloring cyclopes. First we got a piece of paper and folded it it into four columns going down,then on the top column we drew a big circle as the cyclops’s head. Then we drew his arms coming out just below the bottom half of the circle going threw the second column and just barely in to the third column. After that  you draw his chest and stomach starting at the top of his arm on both sides and stop at the third column. Then you must draw his belt on  the bottom half of his stomach, and draw a wavy line from his belt to the top of the fourth column on both sides, and then a wavy line connection the first two wavy lines.That acts as the skirt and two legs with toes coming out of the skirt to the bottom of the page. Finally add nails to his fingers and toes then hair to his head as a beard and hair and finally give him an eye some teeth and a mouth. Now if you want to get fancy draw tiny sheep on the ground and a cave behind him. Go over it with sharpie and add your water color then let it dry for a day and add another layer of paint (use the same color)  let it dry again and your done.