In the text, Pull It, Push It, by Buffy Silverman, I learned that Sir Isaac Newton was the first to discover the laws of gravity and motion. First, inertia is what makes an object move. You need force to get mass moving. For example, a bicyclist needs to increase their force by pedaling faster so the load can overcome its inertia. Second, the force of surfaces against each other is called friction. For example, brake pads can stop a moving bicycle so they don’t crash or wreck. If brakes are not on a bike or car, they won’t have friction to slow down or stop. But the main thing the author wanted me to know was every day, people and animals can make objects move.
Pull It, Push Itby Buffy Silverman is a book that where people can learn all about forces. First, I learned that friction is when a thing rubs against something it slows down, For example, When a drag racing car slows down it needs friction. Second, gravity is when something is getting pulled back toward Earth. For example, When a basketball hits a backboard, the gravity pulls it back down into the hoop. Third, force is when any action pulls or pushes something else. For example, When forces act against each other it is a pull. When two boys pull in both opposite directions that’s when forces act against each other. The main idea is everyday people push and pull objects.
I read A Spider's Life by Ellen Lawrence. In the first place when a baby spider grows they get a new exoskeleton. An exoskeleton is armor for a spider. Spider can take off their exoskeletons. Second, spiders can lay up to 150 eggs. The female spider guards the eggs. The egg sac protects the eggs. If a baby spider jump it would be 2.5 inches . Spiders jump on there prey. A spider can jump up to 50 feet. The main thing I learned was a spider's life cycle.
I read A Spider’s Life by Ellen Lawrence. First, I learned, there are 5,000 different kinds of jumping spiders around the world. A jumping spider can jump 50 times its size. Next, a male dances in front of the female so she will mate with him. After they mate the mom stays with the eggs while the male goes and hunts for food. Then, a new exoskeleton means a baby busts out of its outer skin and becomes bigger. Last, an exoskeleton is a spider’s outer skin that it busts out of and becomes bigger. I think the main idea is how spiders grow up and how they live.
In the book Pull It Push It, By Buffy Silverman, the First fact I will always want to remember is when people use strength they make things move. For example, the harder you pedal a bike the more strength you use. Next, mass means the size of an object. The more mass you have the more force you need to push the object.Then, the last interesting fact I read was about reaction. Reaction is when you pull or push something and it reacts to your force. Finally, to demonstrate the final example, the boy playing tug of war who has the most force wins the game. The main idea is, the book is about motion and force.
In the text, A Spider's Life, by Ellen Lawrence I learned that a female jumping spider makes a silk covering for the egg sac to protect it. Also the jumping female can lay 150 spider eggs at one time. The second thing I learned was about the exoskeleton. The exoskeleton is a hard covering to protect the spider. Since the spider doesn't have any bones, the exoskeleton takes the place for it. The reason why they shed is because the spider grows but the spider's exoskeleton does not. The exoskeleton get too tight, then they shed. The final thing I learned is that the mother spider doesn't protect her spiderlings unless they are out of their nest . Once they leave the nest, they attach a string to something high and when the wind blows it flies into the air then it travels. The main thing the author wanted me to know was to inform us to how they live.
I read A Spider's Life by Ellen Lawrence. First, the jumping spider can jump up to 50 times than its body. Jumping spiders can jump to catch there prey. Second, the jumping spider guards her eggs. The female can lay up to 150 eggs. Third, the spider’s nest will keep them warm. If a jumping spider lives on a white porch there nest will be camouflaged. The main idea is to learn how the jumping spider lives, dances, and mates.
I read A Spider’s Life by Ellen Lawrence. First, a female spider has about 150 eggs at one time. A female spider guards her eggs so insects won't eat them. Second, spiders eat flies, crickets, and other insects. They also eat other spiders. Third, the spider makes a silk strand when it pounces at prey. Also, the spider attaches the silk strand to a plant so it won't fall. The main idea is how a spider’s life cycle is.
In the realistic book Push it Pull It, by Buffy Silverman l learned sir Isaac Newton discover the law of motion. You can change motion by shooting a basketball and the ball hitting the backboard. Then, I learned a force is a push or a pull. You can ride a bicycle by pushing hard and fast. You need muscle to push a bicycle. You can win a tug of war game by having more force.The last thing I wanted to remember was that if you push a box, friction will push in the opposite direction. You can push a skateboard by pushing backwards and you will go forward. But the main thing I learned was about about how force and motion works.
I read in the book Pull It Push It by Buffy Silverman that the first fact is that sir Isaac Newton discovered the law of motion. The law of motion is a force that speeds up, slows down, changes direction, or stops. Like when a basketball flies through the air, but the motion is stopped when the basketball hits the backboard. I also learned that when you are pulling a lot of books on a bike it is harder than pulling a peppel on a bike, so you use more force to move the books. Next, I learned objects go slower like when you play tug of war the forces are against each other. Forces act in pairs if they don't it is called reaction.The main thing the author wanted me to know was about motion and force.
5th Grade Fiction
The book ‘’Through Maggie’s Eyes‘’ the author Linda Yoshizawa, Kerry was a young girl that felt independent. Whenever Kerry and her dad would walk to school she would want to go by herself. The only way she could go to school on her own would be if got her own guide dog. Later, really far away there was a litter of puppies born and Kerry finally thought she had a chance in, getting a puppy.When she got to the puppy kennel he knew that whenever pups were born that they can't see until they were a few weeks old, she also knew that her and the pups had something in common. The pups would be blind for a few weeks but Kerry would be blind forever. A few months later the pups were older and they had already been trained and ready to be guide dogs for people who can't see on their own. Bobby and Kerry named all of the dogs, Melvin, Moppet, Morris and Maggie. Kerry chose to get Maggie as her guide dog.Maggie would help Kerry all her life. The author wanted us to remember that ’’Kerry will always see through Maggie's eyes.’’
In the story Why the Spider has a Tiny Waistretold by Jan M.Mike, the characters are Anansi and the elephants. The setting is at the jungle in the daytime. The problem is Anansi does not know which feast to go to. First, Anansi got two invitations to a feast. Anansi had to choose which one to go to. Second, Anansi could not choose where to go, so he went a day early to the villages. He went to the east side first. The elephants didn’t let him eat their food, so he went to the west. The elephants didn’t let him eat their food either. Next, Anansi went home, went to sleep and dreamed about the elephant’s food that they had. He dreamed of bananas, yams, and mangoes that danced in his head. Last, the next day Anansi had a plan to wrap vines around his waist. Anansi told his friends to go give it to the elephants and tell them to pull on it when the feast started. The elephants pulled at the same time because the feasts started at the same time. The solution is that Anansi got stuck in vines, so now he has a tiny waist. So that's why a spider has a tiny waist. The theme of the story is not to be greedy. Also, you have to choose in life.
In the story, Mountain Climb, the characters are Kurt and his Dad. The setting of the story is in a national park on a mountain. Also it was in the summer time.The goal is for Kurt and his Dad was to reach the top of the mountain and rappel back down safely. First, Kurt was packing up for the the mountain climb. He was packing up water, snacks, a map, a first-aid kit, compass, sweatshirt, and a rain poncho. Next, they drove to the mountain that they were going to climb. Before you climb, you need to make sure you’re going to the right path and there are ledges, bumps, or cracks on the mountain. Then, if there is nothing to hold on to, you need a chock. A chock is a tool to hold onto if there is no ledge to hold on to. Once they got to the top of the mountain, they got some rest, snacks, and drank water. They had always belay their way down, Kurt’s Dad said to rappel their way down because it would be faster. Finally, when kurt and his dad got down, they packed their equipment and rode back home. Kurt thought of ice climbing, but for now, he wanted to rock climb. They have meet their goal by climbing with equipment including, rope, climbing belt, and a chock. The theme is if you try hard, then you can accomplish anything.
I read the story Through Maggie's Eyes by Linda Yoshizawa. The characters are Maggie, Mark, Cassidy, Kerry, and Bobby. The setting is at home and during the school year. The problem is Kerry is blind. The goal is to get a guide dog. Miles away a litter of puppies was born to a special golden retriever, Cassidy. The puppies went the puppy kennel where the puppies can get trained. Maggie met her puppy raiser Bobby. Before Kerry and Maggie went home they had to graduate. The theme is training is hard work.
In the story, Molly McGill’s Great Ride, the main characters are Molly McGill, Mr.Gross, Mrs. Longnotes, and Hubert McGill. The story takes place in Mintville at the town square in early November. The goal was for Molly to go to the past and make her dad the mayor. First, early in the afternoon Molly stopped at a broken old trolley and wished she could ride it. Mrs. Longnotes said if she sings beautiful, you can ride it to the past. Next, Molly got on the trolley and sang beautifully making the trolley take Molly back to the past. Molly ended up on the same pavement, but ten years in the past. Then, Molly saw a sign on a telephone pole that said, “Gross for mayor!” When Molly looked at a big sign, her dad’s name was on the sign. Finally, Mr. Gross confessed he had lied about Hubert McGill hating peppermint. The solution was that Hubert got voted in as mayor. When Molly headed home, her family lived in style at the mayor’s mansion. The theme is to never lie about somebody.
In the storyLia’s Journey by Nancy J. Nielsen, the characters are Lia and Gram.The setting was summer and in Arizona.The problem was that Lia didn't want to go to Gram's house. First, when Lia found out she had to go to her Gram's house, she didn't want her friends to know. Second, she helped take care of the sheep with her Gram and also learned how to make fry bread. Next, she learned how to make blankets, rugs, and jewelry. Then, Lia took the sheep to the windmill for watering and laid on a rock enjoying the cool breeze and peace and quiet, but some birds came along disturbing the peace and quiet. Finally, the solution is that being Navajo would be something Lia would always value. The theme of this story is to be yourself.
In the story, Mountain Climb, the characters are Kurt and his Dad. The setting is in the mountains and they are in a national park. The goal is that they climb the mountain, and rappel down the mountain. First, Kurt was packing up supplies to go mountain climbing with his dad. Some of the supplies were a map, first aid kit, water, compass, snacks, and a rope. Next, they started to climb with some equipment. Then, they rappelled down the mountain. Dad went down the mountain first because he wanted show Kurt how to rappel down the mountain. Finally, they finish climbing and rappelling down the mountain. Kurt was thinking about ice climbing. The solution is that they achieved climbing the mountain and rappeling down the mountain. The theme is you can achieve anything when you practice.
In the story Mountain Climb, the characters are Kurt and his Dad. The setting is the mountains in a national park. The time is in the day and the summer. The goal is Kurt and his dad climbed to the top of the mountain. First, Kurt got supplies for the mountains that they are going to climb. Dad and Kurt need a map, compass, a bottle of water, first-aid kit, and a few snacks. Second, Kurt and dad drive to the mountains. Dad and Kurt get their supplies out of the trunk. Then,they mark the route on the map. They start climbing up the mountain. Finally, they have a picnic at the top of the mountain. Dad and Kurt rappel down the mountain. Kurt wants to try ice climbing next. The solution is they reached the top of the mountain. The theme is to be brave and never give up.
I read the story Why the Spider has a Tiny Waist, retold by Jan M. Mike and illustrated by Roni Shepherd. The characters are Anansi, and two elephants. The story takes place in the jungle during a nice summer day. Anansi wants to go to both feasts, but Anansi doesn’t know which feast to go to. First, Anansi got an invitation from the west village and east village. Anansi tries to figure out which feast to go to. Second, Anansi starts walking east. When Anansi arrived at the east village, Anansi tryed to grab a ripe mango. But, before Anansi could reach the mango an elephant slapped between Anansi’s hand and the food. The elephant told Anansi to come back tomorrow. Next, Anansi went to the west village, and the same thing happened. Another elephant had stopped Anansi from reaching the food. Anansi went home again as always with an empty stomach. Then, Anansi got an idea. Anansi got a vine and told his friends to wrap the vine around his waist. Finally, each village had one end of the vine. The end result is that both of the elephants started to pull at the same time giving the spider a tiny waist. The lesson is don’t be greedy or selfish.
In the story, Molly McGill’s Great Ride, by Dan Elish the characters are Molly, Mr.McGill, Mrs.Long Notes, and Mr.Gross. The setting is in November in Mintville town square. The problem in the story is that Mr.Gross lied about Mr.McGill not liking peppermint. First, Molly found a old trolley on red pavement. She got on and sang beautifully and it took her back in time. Second, Molly found herself in Mintville town square. Mr. McGill and Mr. Gross both tried to be mayor. Then, Molly found out that Mr. Gross lied about Mr. McGill not liking peppermint. Last, Molly sang a song. Molly solved the problem by singing and made Mr. Gross confess about Mr. McGill not liking peppermint. The theme of the story is not to lie.
In the storyLia’s Journey by Nancy J. Nielsen, the characters are Gramps, Grams, and Lia. The setting is in Arizona and in the summer. The problem is that Lia had to go to her grandparents house and she did not want to go. First, Lia was going to her Gramps and Grams for the summer because her mom was going to college in Tucson. Lia’s mom tried to make the trip sound fun, but Lias grandparents had no running water and no electricity. Second, Lia’s cousin was watching tv. The tv was run by a truck battery. Lia could smell stew and fry bread.The next morning Lia helped Grams take the sheep to the windmill for watering. The windmill is a place that pumps water into a tank so the sheep can drink water. Lia’s grams used to have three hundred sheep, now she has five. Next, sometimes Lia and Grams would go to the trading store where Barbie and her mother worked. Grams would always bring a rug or blanket to the store to sell. Then, Lia takes the sheep down to the windmill for watering. Before Lia left from watering the sheep she glanced at the adobe house and the adobe village and it was in shadows. As she looked at the setting sun she thought whether or not she lived on the reservation she had learned about her heritage and she would always be Navajo.The theme is to try new things and don’t be scared.
In the story Lia’s Journeyby Nancy J. Nielsen, the characters are Lia, Grams, and Gramps. The setting is Arizona and in the summer. The problem is Lia had to live with her Grams and Gramps for the rest of the summer. First, Lia’s mom was going to college in Tucson. Lia had to go live with her Grams and Gramps. Lia wanted to go with her mom. Second, Gramps turned the truck and stopped in front of their hogan. Lia’s cousin Seth was watching tv powered from a truck battery. So the next morning Lia helped Grams take the sheep to the windmill for watering. Lia knew that Grams loved the sheep and taking care of them. Next, Grams was aware of Lia’s feelings. She knew it wasn't Lia’s choice to live the traditional Navajo way. Grams showed Lia how to cook fried bread and make Navajo rugs. Then, sometimes Lia and Grams went to the trading store and Grams would take a rug or a blanket to sell. The solution is Lia’s grandparents are Navajo. Lia realized that it’s in her to be a Navajo girl. The theme of the story is the author wants everyone to like who they are.
In the storyMountain Climb, the characters are Kurt and his Dad. The setting is in the mountains in a national park during the summer. The goal is to climb a mountain then rappel down. First, Kurt got some supplies. Before you go mountain climbing, you should go bouldering. Kurt's dad started teaching him the skills he needed to know to climb mountains. Next, Kurt and his family live near a National Park where there are many mountains.Kurt and his dad drove to the park and walked slowly to the mountain. They started to climb. Kurt was doing good. He felt for a handhold and he tugged on it to see if it can hold his weight. After Kurt and Dad got to the top the rested ate some snacks and moved on. Finally, Dad showed Kurt how to rappel down. They reached the bottom. Kurt says, “I think it’s time to go home.” They packed up everything and left. On the way home Kurt said, “Dad I want to try ice climbing.” They reached their goal which was to climb to the top then rappel down. The theme is you can do anything you want to do as long as you believe in yourself.
In the story Through Maggie’s Eyesby Linda Yoshizawa the characters were Kerry, Mark and Bobby. The setting was at home and the training center. Kerry was fifteen years old. The goal was to get Maggie trained and go to Kerry. First, Maggie was born and got named and all her brothers and sisters Max, Maida, Melvin, Moppet, and Morris. Mark shaved a spot so he could tell them apart. For weeks the puppies played and grew and learned to get along with others. Second, Maggie went with Bobby a trainer that his family trained dogs. Maggie didn’t get to stay with Bobby forever but she don’t no that. Bobby was teaching Maggie what to do and not to do. Bobby knows what to do with Maggie. Then, Mark was training Maggie on a harness. If Mark told Maggie to do something unsafe she wouldn’t do it because she don’t want Mark to get hurt. Maggie was good to go to Kerry. Lastly, Kerry and Mark were learning to use the harness Kerry met maggie and they became instant friends and everyone met Maggie. The solution is Kerry sees everything through Maggie’s eyes now. The theme is it’s okay to be different because you got a friend.
In the story Through Maggie’s Eyes, by Linda Yoshizawa, the characters are Kerry, Dad, Mom, Bobby, Mark, and Melinda. They were in the middle of the school year. The problem was Kerry wanted a guide dog. Kerry was eligible for a guide dog when she’s sixteen. Later, a very special litter of puppies were born. A golden retriever had puppies. Melinda told Mark that they would get to name all the puppies M names. But one of the puppies names was Maggie and she was blind. Maggie's eyes wouldn’t open until she was ten days old. Maggie had to pass a series of test, she had to walk up stairs and other guide dog training. So she was ready to do the last guide dog test and it was guiding Mark through a busy city. So when she came to a busy road Maggie would refuse. Kerry was unpacking in her dormitory so she could go to the dog kennel. She looked for a guide dog and she liked Maggie the most. The next thing you know Kerry and Maggie were taking a walk. The main idea is that guide dogs like Maggie will help out blind people like Kerry.
In the story Why the Spider has a Tiny Waist retold by Jan M.Mike, the characters are Anansi and the two elephants. The setting is in the day and at the village and jungle. The problem is Anansi didn’t know which village to go to for the feast. First, Anansi got invited to both feasts at the same time and on the same day. Anansi wonders which village to go to for the feast. First, Anansi got invited to both feasts on the same day and at the same time. Anansi wonders which village to go to. Second, Anansi decided to see what food each village had to offer for the feast. Anansi got ready to go and first Anansi walked east, then he walked west. Third, Anansi walked to the east of his home and an elephant smacked between his hand and the food. The same thing happened at the west that happened at the east. Anansi dreamed about bananas, yams, and mangoes. Then, Anansi wrapped a long vine around his waist and told the two elephants to pull when ready. Then the village feasts started at the same time. Anansi couldn’t go because both elephants pulled too tight. The solution is Anansi’s huge stomach was squeezed smaller and smaller. That is why to this day spiders have tiny waists! The theme of the story is don’t be greedy or bossy.
In the story Mountain Climb, the characters are Kurt and his dad. The settings is in the mountains and the national park. The story takes place during the day in the summer. The goal is for Kurt and his dad to climb a mountain together and to reach the top. Kurt and his dad were about to go climb a mountain. They needed supplies to climb like a compass, map, water, rope, and a first aid kit. They needed a lot of that to go hiking. Then, they started to go to the national park. Once Kurt and his dad got there they could start to climb. They finally got to the mountain. After they got to the mountain they started to climb. Kurt and his dad reached the top of the mountain. At the top of the mountain Kurt and his dad had a picnic. Last, Kurt and his dad rappel down the mountain. Shortly after all that they thought about going ice climbing. If they did they would need equipment to. The solution was for Kurt and his dad to reach the top of the mountain. The theme is to never give up.
In the story Lia’s Journey, by Nancy J. Nielsen, the characters are Lia, Gramps, and Grams. The problem is Lia had to go live with her cousins. The setting is at Arizona, in the summer. First, Lia had to go to the Navajo Reservation. Her mom had to go to college in Tucson and her dad had died many years ago. Second,her cousins were watching tv powered by the truck's battery. Lia had to help Grams take the sheep to the windmill for water. Next, Lia helped Grams make authentic Navajo rugs, blankets, and jewelry. She wore the traditional long Navajo skirt. Then, one afternoon Lia went alone to the windmill with the sheep so they could get water. Then, there was a rattlesnake. Grams had given her a necklace when Lia first got to the Navajo Reservation that made the rattlesnake go away. Lia’s thoughts drifted with the clouds about how she liked eating fry bread with her cousins and making jewelry with Birdie. The end result is Lia ended up liking the Navajo reservation. Lia realized she was more traditional Navajo than she realized. The theme of the story is if you go somewhere try to like it even if you don't.
I read Through Maggie’s Eyes by Linda Yoshizawa. The characters are Kerry, Mark, Bobby and Maggie. The setting is just a little over a year. Then the story takes place at school, outside, training center and the kennel. The problem is that Kerry had no guide dog.The goal was to get Maggie as a guide dog. First, a dog had puppies and Mark and Melinda gets to name all of the dogs with M. Second, Bobby got Maggie to listen and Maggie had to get a intelligence and personality test. Next Bobby took Maggie on one last walk for her training. Last Kerry went to a ceremony . Maggie was becoming a guide dog.The solution end result was Kerry would be seeing through Maggie’s eyes for now on. The theme is always be willing to give stuff away.
I read Through Maggie's Eyes, by Linda Yoshizawa. The characters are Kerry, Melinda and Bobby. The setting was the school, Kerry’s home, the city, and training center. It took over a year. The goal was for Kerry to get a guide dog. First, a litter of pups were born. Mark shaved a spot on the pups. Second, Maggy was going to the kennel. The pups had to take and intelligence and personality test. Next, Mark worked with Maggie. She had to learn to disobey. Kerry had to take classes then she got her dog. The end result was Kerry got her dog. The theme is don't give up.