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Scientific Summer

Over the summer I went to Washington D.C. and visited the Smithsonians. I enjoyed the National Air and Space Museum. There were so many different planes and rockets like the Spirit of Saint Louis. It was so cool how they got those in the museum. I learned about the history of flight. There were a lot of interactive activities to which I enjoyed.


Here’s how planes fly. Plane wings are made to make air move faster over the top of the wing. When the air moves quickly the air pressure lowers. So there is lesss pressure on the top of the wing is less than on the bottom of the wing. The difference in air pressure makes a force on the wing that raises  the wing into the air.


This is how rockets work. Rockets burn fuel. Their  engines turn the fuel into hot gas. The engine pushes the hot gas out of  the back. The gas makes the rocket go forward.A rocket engine is not like a jet engine. A jet engine needs air to work unlike a rocket. It carries everything it needs. A rocket engine also works in outer space, where there isn’t any  air. There are two different  types of rocket engines. Some use liquid fuel. Others use solid fuels. On the either side of the space shuttle are the two white rocket boosters which use solid fuels.


Journal Entry

Every Friday the middle school goes on a Mitzvah trip. This week a few of us went to visit Mr. Wilensky who is our ritual director. He is in rehab now. This is the Mitzvah Bikkur Cholim, visiting the sick.

Instead of going on the trip to bring food to Brentwood Elementary the few of us went to visit Mr. Wilensky. I think that he felt good that he had visitors. We delivered meals to him because the place he is staying at does not have access to kosher food. We delivered three meals for Shabbat. This is important because Mr. Wilensky keeps kosher.


I think it made Mr. Wilensky feel good to have visitors. It also made me feel good. We drove to the place that he was staying at to visit him and bring him kosher meals. I’m glad we went to visit.

Stories with Holes

1. A man lives on the fourteenth floor. Every morning he takes the elevator to the first floor then goes to work. When he gets home every evening, he takes the elevator to the seventh floor and walks up to the fourteenth floor. Why doesn’t he take the elevator?


2 A cowboy rode into town on Friday. He left three days later, but on Saturday. How is this possible?







Answer 1. The man was too short to reach fourteent in the elevator. He could only reach seven.

Answer 2. His horses name is Friday.






Keys to the City

Over the summer I read a book called Keys to the City by Lisa Schroeder. It’s about a girl named Lindy who  moved to New York City from Brooklyn because her parents are opening a bed and breakfast. She was looking forward to summer until her class gets an assignment to find something special that they’re good at and love doing. All Lindy likes to do is read and write in her notebook. Lindy’s neighbor Vivian and her grandson Tyler who’s visiting for a month take Lindy around the city to find the thing she loves. They start at a  Pizza place where Lindy learns  how to make pizza and when she tossed the pizza it fell on the floor. The next week they take Lindy to Broadway where she sang but she didn’t like it. Then they take her to the zoo to see the butterflies but Lindy wasn’t that interested. Lindy realized it was Tyler’s last week visiting. Will Lindy ever find what she loves?