Today was the MJGDS Talent Show! I performed in it with my friend Ethan. There was about 20 kids in the Talent Show this year. Ethan and I did a Mad Libs. A Mad Libs is a fill in the blank game where you say whatever word you want, and it turns into a funny story. Our Mad Libs was called ‘Computers Are Cool”, because of MJGDS’s use of technology. I called on people from the audience to give me a word, and Ethan read our story. The audience loved it! Ethan was laughing so hard he couldn’t read it. I think that our act was a success!
This year, my summer plans are shorter, because for half of the summer, I’ll be going to a sleep away camp! It is a Jewish camp called Camp Ramah Darom. I will be away for a month! It is the longest I’ve ever been away from relatives. I did go to Israel for a month, but I was with my grandparents. But I’m not worrying, because my classmates Noah, Casey, Lily, Cayla, and Rachel are also going. I can’t wait!
The end of Fifth Grade is coming and I’m getting very excited about summer. Of course, I’ll miss my friends who are moving and my fifth grade teachers. But I’ll have some last good memories for the last 2 1/2 days of school.
Next week is the last week of school. Mrs. Zavon decided that on Monday we’ll work and on Tuesday and Wednesday we will have fun! On Tuesday morning we will be doing DEAR time (Drop Everything And Read). Next, Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning will be Board Game Day. To conclude our party we will watch a movie and have snacks. I myself will be hosting an end-of-the-school-year sleepover for the boys.
Last week my class had to do a book report on a mystery book. I chose to do Footprints Under The Window by Franklin W. Dixon. It is in the Hardy Boys series. We had to make 9 puzzle pieces and put them on a poster board. You had to decorate the edges with the theme of your book. In my case, I put footprints with question marks. Below is my poster.
Yesterday my class and 4th Grade went to Savannah, Georgia. We left at 7:00 A.M. It was a nice 3-hour bus ride. We played on our electronics that we brought from home. Then we arrived at the Welcome Center, where we watched a movie about Savannah’s history and took pictures at the museum. Next, we got on the bus and drove to the First Black Baptist Church.
The church was built by slaves during the pre-Civil War era. They had to do it at night in secret. A humorous guide was telling us about the church’s history. There was a underground passage that hid runaway slaves during the Underground Railroad time. I learned a lot about the church and its five floors. Then, we got on the bus and ate lunch at the City Market.
My grandfather (who took me to Savannah) and I went to a candy store in the market. They had buckets full of candy and homemade treats! I got candy buttons. Then, a nice man dressed as a Revolutionary War General walked us around the city. We saw a Tom-O-Chi-Chi’s grave and cleaned a rock. We then drove to Fort Jackson, a Confederate fort in service for 57 years.
At Fort Jackson were were greeted by a Confederate Corporal. We all were “recruited” into the Georgia State Militia. We were split into two groups and taken to many stations, where we learned the grueling life of a Confederate soldier. You faced a shortage of uniforms, countless diseases, and a hard, hard fight. We had a memorable time as soldiers. Next, we got on the bus and drove to an old synagogue.
We couldn’t go to close to the synagogue because it was in the historic part of Savannah, and cars aren’t allowed there. We had to cut the trip short because rain and lighting were pouring down hard and it would be unsafe to walk in that. Sad, we drove back home to Jacksonville. At one point, we were in the middle of a storm and had to stop driving for a minute. there was hail, and leaves and twigs were flying everywhere. Thankfully, we got home safe.
All in all, I think I would rate this trip a 7/10, because of the rain and not being able to see the synagogue. My favorite place was boot camp at Fort Jackson. My least favorite activity was walking in the city. I think that classes in the future should go but attend the synagogue first.
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The end of fifth grade is approaching and I’m reflecting on what happened this year. One thing that I’ll definitely remember about Fifth Grade is the spelling pre-tests. In our class, we have a spelling pre-test every Monday, and if you got a 100% on one, then you got two 100s in the grade book and didn’t have to do the spelling packet. Another thing I’ll remember is when this one time, pretty much everybody was addicted to this game called Bloons Tower Defence 3.
I’ll definitely remember everybody in this class. Everybody had their special qualities. From Casey, who ALWAYS laughed, to Sydney, one great singer. A lot of funny things happened this year. One thing that happened is a person dressed as Elmo jumped at Barbie, Shoshana and Talya and scared them half to death. The video is below. Another funny thing that happened is one Friday, a bunch of us were giving each other shocks. One last funny thing is the Photobooth videos that I made.
I will definitely miss my teacher Mrs. Zavon. I’ll also miss my friends Ethan and Justin, who are leaving this year. When I’m 56, I’m pretty sure I’ll remember my Photobooth videos and the spelling pre-tests.
This is my political cartoon that I made. I made it based on a scene from the book, Surviving Jamestown. In one scene, the colonists were with the Native Americans. They were along the river and the leader of the colonists, Captain Newport, christened the river with a cross. The Native Americans didn’t know what was happening. Captain Newport lied and told the Native Americans that the cross signified there friendship.