Monday, November 30, 2015

Mummies Tomb By: Diego F.

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Here is the mummy dancers on Mummies Tomb.
Mummies Tomb was a spectacular event. I was a fun experience making it all become possible. I think it was fun practicing your skit and practice your routines. I personally think that the Mummies Tomb was everyone's favorite play to rehearse so far. Mummies Tomb was an event where all of Leading Edges 6th graders participate in a walking tour. There are Mummies, Kings, and other Egyptian places and people. The people watching get to 
walk around and look and all of the sites to see. The play took about two weeks to prepare, it wasn’t too long. I hope that we get a play like this next year or later this year.

The Mummy's Tomb edited by Mayee

“Recently In Expressions, Leading Edge Sixth Graders got ready for their Mummy's Tomb Performance. “The process of the play was hard trying to get everybody with a part they wanted . Before showtime the had two hours to get the play looking fabulous .

“Mummy’s Tomb was such a great experience, and I think that it was a great way to wrap up our study of Egypt. I would definitely want to do this event again, if I had the option to. - Claire”

It was really confusing , but it was really Fun!! -Li & Kaela

I really liked performing in Mummy’s Tomb because I scared people, which was really amusing. I was in the Hall of Terror. Simran and I made a contest to see how many shoelaces we could untie. I untied 5 people’s shoes, and one person got really mad about it. Two people also stepped on my hands. I thought it was a lot of fun scaring people. One person that we scared jumped back and hit the desk behind them! - Evynn


The scary parts gave everyone a real scare, it felt really real -

  There many parts to the play . Being a tour guide would take great responsibility- you would take a group of parents and show them a tour with Isis looking for her husband's body parts or in the weighing of the heart ,earthquake crew, in the mummification scene or being a goddess arguing in the treasure room. Everything was a good part.Some people were part of the thriller dance. Most of all everybody had a great time. Lets not forget the Cairo Cafe with Cameron jokes the Bangles and more!!

“Wooo-hooo! One of the best Friday the 13ths I've ever celebrated was during Mummy's Tomb, and it was very, very fun! One of my favorite parts was the Cairo cafe, which included 4 different performances from some very talented people. The groups that performed were as follows; a reenactment of SNK's Steve Martin "King Tut", a lip-sync Bangles band from the 80's singing "Walk Like an Egyptian", Kamran and his very PUNNY jokes, and of course, TAIKO! The first group to show off their amazing skills was taiko, and they literally had the entire audience clinging on their chairs, cheering for more. The beat of the drums was very melodic and thrilling. I personally loved it, and I even think that they should start performing live in a world tour (you should REALLY consider it, Taiko). The next performance was King Tut's little song, which was also very great. Nathan was overall perfect at lip-syncing, and Reyna's flute solo was superior. The back-up dancing was also very flawless. Another performance that was fabulous was The Bangles "Walk Like an Egyptian"! It was great that they agreed to perform again in about 30 years from the debut of this song! Even though they were a little *aged*, and they grew a little shorter, AND they looked like middle schoolers -  their performance took me back to the 80's! Last but certainly not least, was Cameron's corny jokes! His performance was so corny and “punny”, it completely deceived me! I really thought that Cameron was actually just Mr.Shane in disguise... My favorite joke was "Why was the pharaoh's kids confused? (Wait for it...) BECAUSE THEIR DADDY WAS A MUMMY! Badum tssss! Oh, and, let's not forget one of the most important parts of the Cairo Cafe...Its cafe! The hot cocoa and coffee served by parent volunteers were really, really, good. I was so tempted to try it, that I burned my tongue. But it was worth it. That hot coco is really dank. Before I leave, shout out to each and every actor/actress in the Mummy's Tomb (and the parent volunteers)! and Happy Thanksgiving!”- Krystal  

I describe it  as  Egypt -Lauren

It was okay ,but cool- Diego P.

I think that it was awesome because there was a mummies dance and that was amazing -Komal

Who went to see Mummy's Tomb last Friday night?​ If you did, I think we can all agree that it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. To those of you who weren't able to attend the Mummy's Tomb, the whole experience consisted of marvelous adventures taken from the Cairo Cafe all the way through the Nile River to the treasure room. First of all, the cabaret acts were amazing, and the hot coco was good         ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°), and the cabaret acts were also very cool. I loved King Tut, the Bangles, Taiko, and Kamran's jokes. They were very lively and beautiful. I enjoyed watching them a lot, but was very excited for my tour! I couldn't wait, but Mrs. Meindl placed me in one of the very last tours, because I still needed to perform, too. When I finally got to go on a tour, I drank some coffee first, because I thought it was hot coco. But it wasn't (‘◉⌓◉’)... Anyways, I started my tour along the Nile River, and I got to see a giant squid attacking a giant shark and the giant shark was trying to eat Shayan. (•ˇ‿ˇ•) Nobody did anything about it, but it's okay, because the shark was actually fake. I moved further along the river and saw Isis trying to search for her husband's (Osiris A.K.A Alexander’s) body parts. It was very crazy! Then, I went inside Mrs. Bibayoff’s room and saw Savun getting mummified by some beautiful girls in butterfly masks. Julliana was even saying some ancient Egyptian tomb rituals. After that, I went into Mrs. Hanson's room and saw somebody getting their hearts weighed by Osiris. It was amazing, but I kept on wondering how heavy my heart would be... (• ̥̆ •) ... In the end, I went inside the Treasure Room and got to see mummies dancing. I liked the part where the dodo tour guide touched the treasure, even though he wasn't suppose to. It was very amusing.Altogether, Mummy's tomb was SWAG, and I will definitely go to see it next year. YASSS!”- Krystal

"Mummy's Tomb was amazing and so much fun!  I enjoyed seeing all of our hard work during the walk through during the last tour!"-Simran


It was awesome !!!!!!  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) -Milan

I thought the Mummy's tomb was an amazing play. -Alisha

Everyone did an amazing job. It turned out to amazing!!! - Sofiya

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

Girls Soccer Team by : Samuel S. and Kimberly C.

Embedded image permalinkThe Natomas Charter Soccer Girls Soccer Team has been very successful this year in making the school proud and glow with pride. They have lost 2 games, but won 3! Near the end of the first trimester, at Leading Edge, of the members like to play soccer. If the girls soccer team are enjoying this sport already, it can mean two things: That these girls are really self-confident about playing soccer, and it can also mean that this sport (soccer) is really pleasing.

Girls soccer is a pretty good sport and that is one of the many reasons why some of the Natomas Charter girls plays it and loves doing it. So we interviewed two of the players:

What made you join the soccer team?

Reyna: I get to play with my friends and win games!

Sofia : I wanted to get better at my soccer skills and be awesome!

Did you play soccer before you joined the NCS girls soccer team? Why?

Reyna:Yes, I did I played soccer on my dad’s team. I thought it would be very fun.

Sofia: Yes, I played on a soccer team before I joined the soccer team.

Lastly, do you like playing with your team and for the school?

Reyna:Yes, I love soccer and I like playing with my friends and I feel like we’re a big family

Sofia: Yes, I do because it is a good way to make new friends and for me continuing playing what I love.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Junior Volleyball Awards Ceremony by Rachel

On October 20, 2015, the girls junior volleyball players of Leading Edge Charter School met up for a ceremony celebrating this year’s games. The season had been good with only one loss. The players were all excited to see each other after the it and even more excited to hear what the coach had to say.
 We all met up at Round Table Pizza. The line was super long, but it was worth the wait. The team had a reserved room that was fairly large. My team mates and I socialized, ate, and discussed the three trophies that lay on the table near the door. The three trophies were named Coach's Award, MVP (Most Valuable Player), and Most Improved. These would be handed out later to the three special players.  
 Time ran on and it was time for the ceremony. All the parents sat on chairs and the players sat on the floor. Coach Jim walked to the front of the room and welcomed everyone to the ceremony. He announced that he was going to give out certificates to the players along with pins that that the school had ever-so-nicely given to us. We were called up one by one in alphabetical order... by NICKNAMES! I remember the first name being Berry-starting with B. He would work his way down the line until the very last person. To just my luck, I was the last person!! My nickname was Zelda Apple Slice (Zelda was what they called me) and “Z” is the letter at the end of the alphabet. Each time someone went up, coach had something wonderful to say about them. At last it was my turn and he gave me a few compliments inside his speech. It was great! I received my pin and certificate then walked back to my seat.

It was finally time for the coach to give out the trophies! Everybody was on the edge of their seat, waiting to see who would be called on. First, he gave the Most Improved Award. It went to “Berry” or Bethany. In my opinion, she deserved it. She had improved that year and she was doing really good. Next, the Coach’s Award went to “Moe” or Mia. This was for coming on time and for working hard in the coach’s opinion. She was also worthy for the prize. Last, but CERTAINLY not least was Rory. She had won the MVP, most valuable player. She is absolutely amazing. Her serves make aces and her sets make points. She was undoubtedly worthy for her trophy.

After, we all took pictures with Coach Jim and went home. That night was fun and special for the whole team. Everyone would remember it next year and years after.