During PEH (personal engagement hour) I read, I listened to the golden compass, and I did mystery science. First I did sight words with the words you can’t sound out, you just have to know them. I had some somebody tell me what the words were. Then they did it one more time and then I memorized them. I would keep saying them over and over and over again. Then I wrote them. And that was one of the projects. I read some easy books and it feels good to know that I can read at least some things, because now I know what it feels like to read them.
During mystery science they talked about how to win a tug of war with an elephant. I didn’t think it was very interesting because the answer was put roller skates on it or put ice under it and I thought it was going to be a sciency thing. And then they talked about how to explode a watermelon and this answer was a little bit more interesting. What you would do is take one rubber band and put it around the watermelon, and then another, and on and on and on and then finally, once you put on the last rubber band it would finally explode. We also made hoppers.
I also encourage you to try mystery science it’s very fun and cool, I don’t know if there is always a project at the end but last time it was very fun to make hoppers.
**Bonus Writing Prompt**
How old were you four years ago? Describe some things you can do now that you could not do then.
When I was four years old I couldn’t do a lot of things. I couldn’t read at all, I couldn’t do a full split, also I couldn’t respond to people as well as I can now.
Imagine you woke up and saw a dinosaur in your backyard. Write a story telling what you see and do.
First I would calm myself down. Then I would make sure it knew that I was safe and I wouldn’t hurt anything. Then I would take a moment to sit down and think about “Wow, there is a dinosaur in my backyard.” Then I would freak out a little bit. Then I would take pictures and tell other people there’s a dinosaur in my backyard. Then some sort of animal control would probably come and take it.
Imagine you opened your own restaurant. Tell the name of your restaurant. Explain what the restaurant looks like, who works there, and what you serve.
It would be a small pescatarian restaurant. If you don’t know what pescatarian is, it’s not vegetarian. You can’t eat any other meat but fish, crabs, and that kind of stuff. It would be turquoise with a purple door and it would be called “Healthy Foods.” I want it to be one of those places where you see how they make the food, like Chipotle. There would be lots of salad options and lots of fish options. They would have those counters you eat at, with the long chairs with no back to help people with their posture, so they can notice that they are slouching. They would have green seats. My employees would be very happy and I would let them take breaks whenever they wanted to and I would make sure they felt good with what they were doing. And I would make sure my customers were having good food and they felt good. I would have a gluten free/dairy free dessert menu.