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.



Once upon a time, there was a little frog in a very large pond named Edgar. All the other frogs always laughed at Edgar, for he really was small. Even his croak was just a tiny little squeak. Edgar always wished to be big and strong so he wouldn’t be laughed at anymore. One day a passing fairy decided to grant his wish. Unfortunately for Edgar, instead of turning him into a big and strong frog, she turned him into a human.  Then Edgar as a human, went to a castle. After that, Edgar went back to the pond and captured the frogs that laughed at him. He said “how do you like this?” The other frogs said “sorry sorry” but he did not forgive them. The other frogs begged and begged but he still did not forgive them. He took them back to the castle and put them in a cage.  A royal guard got a knife, scraped off the frogs poisonous slime, and put it in the kings’ drink. The royal guard said to a servant “take this to the king, and don’t spill a drop!” The servant agreed to do it. The servant brought the drink to the king, he was about to drink it when the other  frog, broke through the basket, jumped at the cup and spilled the drink all over the floor. The king  saw the green poison! he arrested the guard and he was kicked out of the castle.


My Avatar

My name is Yossi and my avatar is wearing a suit because I think I look good in a suit. Also my avatar has brown hair and brown eyes just like me. My avatar has spikey hair because I think I look good with my hair up.