Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Some of you might not know what a masters degree is. It is when you read a certain amount of books and earn a degree in our class. Without realizing it I had earned mine. I kept telling myself I will tell my teacher today but I kept forgetting until she asked me and now I have told her. I have skipped my bachelors and went on to my masters. I am very proud of that. A bachelors is reading 10 books and masters is reading 25 books.
I still want to keep track of how many books I read so I am going to take my padlet to 7th grade. I still have not finished adding all the books I have read on to my padlet but as soon as I find time I am. I want to go above and beyond but I guess it’s too late to do that now. It is the end of the year! WHOO-HOO!
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Every Year we have an Open House. It’s to show parents what we do at Leading Edge and PFAA and to welcome new students to LE and PFAA. It had food trucks (the grilled cheese was awesome), performances, gift baskets, bounce houses, and games along with booths and a display of what we did this year. A lot of people (old students, new students, visiting families, families of students, etc.) came this year and many people say it was the best they’ve had on a long time. There were many student volunteers that helped out with games, set-up, clean-up and a few also worked in booths alongside their parents.
Every LE class did a giveaway like Ms. Meindl’s class did a Barbeque Party Gift basket, Ms.Leporiere did a baking/dessert basket and Ms. Bibayoff did a Dinner and Movie basket. Some classes also had games to show what they did. Ms. Bibayoff had a Pop the Balloon game with a Sphero, in which you had to pick a battle suit, a Sphero Droid and a competitor. You then had to see who could pop the balloon the fastest. Ms. Leporiere also had a few games. One of them was a 4 corners-like game but with more squares. Ms. Leporiere also had a game where you had to make pictures out of triangles.
The teachers had exhibits where they showed what students had done. It was fun to see what students had come up with and how the teachers presented it. Ms.Meindl’s classroom was filled with Photography from Locke, paintings from winter and our Greek Architecture structures. Ms.Bibayoff had a nice slide showing us doing stuff in her classroom. And Ms. Leporiere had students do a live presentation on scale factors. The Taiko Drummers did an amazing performance as well.
Don’t forget about the food! The Open House had two food trucks and ice cream. My favorite was the grilled cheese. There were also other performances from rock bands to little girls dancing to comedy. Overall I loved the Open House and if you missed it you missed a lot.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
What happened this past week was teacher appreciation week. Many students have been giving little things to the teachers that teach them new things to grow. Most people may have brought a little gift card but other were quite unique! One of the more unique gifts that were gives out were a flower in a flower pot. It's quite cute how everyone pitched in on appreciating their teachers for the week. Also, some parents went to each teacher's door and gave them coffee and a brownie. Other students at PFAA had gotten big pieces of colored paper and hung them up on the teachers' door. Then they wrote nice things and pictures on the paper for the teachers to come and see. It’s very surprising that the students at Natomas Charter School went above and beyond with this teacher appreciation week.
Monday, April 23, 2018
The Greek Olympics was made in ancient greece, the people built the olympics to honor Zeus, the god of all gods and the sky. During the olympics people were not to allowed to bring their weapons because they were in a turce. All wars came to a stop during the games that were held every four years in August.
With the war being stopped the people were happy to enjoy the games and participate. They had chariot racing, boxing, wrestling, running, horse racing, the long jump, disk throwing, and spear throwing. Women could not attend the olympics but had a womens festival called Heraia to honor Hera the wife of Zeus.
On Wednesday I participated in the Greek Olympic Sports. I did the shot put where I threw a ball and I got 3rd place. I had fun participating in the Greek Olympics. I saw kids doing the disk throw, the jog-a-thon, and the shot put.
The experience I had during the Greek Olympics was good because I only participated in the shot put event. I also got to play with my friends as I watched my classmates in their events. I was on team Olympia and we beat team Sparta and Athens.
Friday, April 20, 2018
The Greek Olympics was really fun for the sixths graders. It was also a very fierce competition. We started with the preparation of the Greek Olympics. Then we went out to the blacktop. There we did our chants. We all had really good cheers but I thought ours (Sparta’s) best. A lot of other people would agree.
Before the games…
Before the games started we all were making posters or practicing our chants. Also we did a lot of face painting and spraying hair. It was really fun. It was also funny to see all the faces. We were walking outdo to the blacktop and as the other classes were coming out, the Sparta team would boo them. It was really funny! Then Sparta and Olympia were on the blacktop and Olympia was saying “Let’s go Olympia!” and Sparta would say “ SHUT UP OLYMPIA!”( Until Mrs. Meindl came and told us to be more positive). It lasted for a while but it was pretty funny. Also the classes gods/ goddesses were funny. Ali Anwar was Hera, that was really funny because he had a bunch of makeup on and a wig. Reese was Zeus, and Jeffrey was Ares.
All of the teams had there own chant. Olympia went first and there chant was “ North south east west Olympians we are the best. We’re not second. We’re not third we’re the best you’ve ever heard. GO OLYMPIA!!!!
kick them smash them beat them to the ground. Olympia we rock this world will send you to the underworld. What what are you got we got it all we rock so hard will make you fall. They also had Mari and Maya doing gymnastics. Athens chant was “ We a re ancient Athens!And we are the best!If you COME AT US! Then we'll destroy like the rest! We are ancient Athens !And we are proud
Sparta and Olympia will never bring us down !We are ancient Athens!And we are here to win!If you try to mess with us! We'll put you in the binGo, go go, go Ancient Athens Fight, fight fight, fight ancient Athen Win, win win, win ancient Athens!
WE ARE ANCIENT ATHENS!!.
The Sparta chant in my opinion was the best but I was in Sparta so maybe that’s why. Our chant was “All around the world people want to know who we are so we tell them we are Sparta. The mighty mighty Sparta! Hamata hamata HA HA x3. I’m fired up! You fired up? YEAH! I’m fired up! You fired up? YEAH!” 1 2 3 (Kenneth) THIS IS SPARTA!!! (James & Audrey) NO NO NO we are not that nice! This is what Sparta is all about! Your blood will fall on the ground, we will feed your bodies to the hounds. Nasty cuts and broken bones galore, even then we’ll still crave more. Long we’ve waited for this day, ro us this is just child’s play. We’ll look at your losing faces with disdain, get ready t feel the pain. GO SPARTA!!!
Then games started. Next was the 50 yard dash. The Sparta girls won ( Caitlin and Jenna) and for the boys Olympia won (Paulo). After the 50 yard dash was Shot Put. Olympia won ( Savannah) for girls and Olympia won for boys ( Deontae). Then was wrestling, Olympia won for girls ( Ava) and Athens ( Toby) for boys. After that was discuss, Athens won for girls ( Lauren) and Sparta won for boys ( Tanay). Then came the Long Jump. For girls, Olympia won (Paris) and for boys, Athens won ( Xavier). Last but not least was the Relays. Sparta won by a lot for the Girls ( Jenna, Audrey, Neilani and Caitlin). Then for the boys Athens barely won ( Tobi, Aziel, JV, and Xavier). It was fun but it was also very competitive.
It was really fun afternoon and a great experience. But… there were a few downsides of it. Some people got disqualified, some people said that some teams cheated, and some people said that some of the calls were wrong. There was a lot of talking about it after. Other than that most of us had a great time! After all that we had ambrosia and nectar (rootbeer and orange floats) and we talked until school was done. The Greek Olympics was so amazing!
Here are some poems written by Mrs. Bibayoff's class using Storybird. Storybird is an online site that allows writers to use a large library of user-created artwork to inspire stories and poetry.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
This trimester was my favorite trimester so far, but the event that mostly stood out to me in this trimester is the rally because it celebrated a huge and awesome project that the 8th graders did. We had a rally in the PFAA theater room to watch the third prize winning team’s video about trying to prevent sex traffic and drugs. I thought that their video was really good because they got to interview police and companies about their topic and they had a lot of good editing and speeches.
This was really exciting because there were people from a couple of companies that try to prevent this kind of stuff and they were at the rally with all of us. Their teacher gave a little speech out to the whole 8th grade and then the team got many awards for having one of the best projects. This was really cool to watch because there were so many teams that were competing each other and they were the ones that had won. I hope everyone enjoyed watching it too!