Friday, May 23, 2014

4 different types of stories

Hello there I am going to tell you why to buy Jelly Beans from Jelly Belly. Jelly Beans are a delicious treat that you can snack on during the day. They are very yummy and cheap. In this I am going to give you ideas why to buy jelly beans and if this is the story you are looking for then keep reading and you just want information then go find another book. Enjoy!
The first reason is because they are so  yummy. THere are many flavors that will fit your needs. There are flavors from juicy pear to buttered popcorn. You will find one that you will love. There are chewy and yummy. They may look gross to you but they are so yummy once you bite into them. If you do not like jelly beans then you are CRAZY! They are so yummy and I think they will fit your needs. If you like crazy flavors you will love jelly beans. I sure hope next time you will go to Walmart pick up a bag of jelly beans and remember get the brand Jelly Belly. They are so good that they will blow your mind away.
The last reason you should buy jelly beans are because they are so cheap. There are like thirty to fifty in a package that is like three or four dollars. It is a great deal. I think you should buy them. They are just so cheap for how many you get.
I hope you enjoy this story and you will go out to Walmart and buy them. Remember they are so good!

Hello I am Alivia and I am going to tell you about Mrs. Marreel. Well, lets start out with the basics. She is my science and social studies. She is fun sized. She is the best girl teacher I have ever had since second grade. She is so funny. I think she is a great person and she’s made a difference in my life.
Now I am going to tell you a fun fact about her. So you know the place Disney World, she was in the costume Mickey and Minnie Mouse. How awesome is that! She has been on every ride at Disney World. Wouldn’t that be awesome? I think it would be. Mrs. Marreel said she was so hot in there though and it smelled pretty bad. I would agree. Would you? It would be a blast if I could do that.
She does many more awesome thing but this is the last one I have time for. She is so kind hearted. She is one of the kindest person I have ever meant. She is fair and anything else you could think of. I think if you had her as a teacher you would love her. She is so kind and she barely ever gives minuses even if you deserve it. If you live in Clear Lake Iowa than hope you get Mrs. Marreel for a 4th grade teacher

It was a beautiful, warm summer day and Cecilia called up her friends and asked them to take a boat ride on the ship with Captain Jake. Captain Jake was Cecilia's uncle.  Most of her friends wanted to came on a boat ride. So when everyone arrived, they started sailing. They got to the middle of the ocean eating junk food and Cecilia said, "I am going to run to the bathroom."  Really she didn't have to go to the bathroom, she really wanted to go see the animals in the ocean. When she looked around she saw a dolphin. So Cecilia couldn't take it anymore she, had to jump in and get the dolphin. So that's what she did, she jumped in and rode on the slippery grayish dolphin. Her friends and Captain Jake did not realize, so they kept on going. And yes after the boat left the area she was lost. Cecilia did not know the boat had left. After about an hour Cecilia said, my friend I have to get back on my boat my friends think that I am going to the bathroom. So she left. Cecilia looked and looked and looked, but she could not find them. By the end of the day Cecilia was so tired. The closest place there was about a mile away.  She swam the mile and by the time she got there she was so tired that she found a sunny spot and went to bed. When she finally woke up she saw a girl starring at her, at first Cecilia thought did someone come and rescue me? The girl that was standing beside her asked "What's your name?" and Cecilia said, "My name is Cecilia. What's your name" The girl said" My name is Briley and it's nice to meet you?" Cecilia wanted to call for the dolphin but she could not because she did not have a name for her. Luckly, the dolphin came back to the island. Cecilia said "If I ever need you I will call your name and your name is Sailor." Sailor must have heard what she said because she made a sound. That made Cecilia feel super loved and special. Cecilia hopped on Sailor's back and said let's take and adventure. Sailor took Cecilia under water. Once they were about 5 feet deep she said "but wait can we have one more person on your back?" And guess what Sailor said "Sure I would love to have one more person on my back." They got back to the island and Cecilia asked Briley do you want to take a serious adventure, it will be super fun and we can get some food. Briley said are you sure you have enough room and if you do I would love to take an adventure with you. That is what they did. Once they got back to shore it was getting darker, the two girls worked together to start a fire. Sailor stayed in that area with them all night. Once they woke up it was about nine o-clock. They caught some fish with the help of each other and Sailor. Over time they became best friends. On a daily basis they would wake up and go fish. Today was different because they found a turtle. It was a sea turtle. They named him Nolan. And a couple days later the girls woke up and found eggs from the turtle. Some of the eggs had no turtles in them so they got to eat them. They were so tired of eating fish because they ate it every day. Once they had one bite of that egg they felt like having a dance party because that taste fit their craving. Luckly half of the eggs had nothing in the so they had enough eggs for about a week. They were so happy. Once they ran out of eggs they had to find a different kind of food because they were so tired of fish. Fish was the last thing on the list on what they wanted to eat. So Sailor took them both on an adventure to find food, they looked all afternoon and no luck. So Briley had and idea, her idea was to look for more turtle eggs tomorrow morning at dawn. Cecilia thought it was a great idea. Cecilia mumbled to herself how stupid of me that I could not think of that idea. So the next day that's what they did. Right before dawn they woke up and got to the shore of the beach and looked for eggs. With the work together they found about fifteen eggs. Once they got about that many eggs, the girls went back to the island that their staying at and went back to sleep. Once they woke up it was about ten o-clock. After they were all alert they took the most amazing trip in their hole trip being alone. Briley most not have been sleeping that long because when Cecilia woke up she told her you want to know what I just saw, Cecilia didn't even have time to answer because right away Briley started telling what she saw. This is what she said, when you fell asleep I was still awake and I started hearing this strange sound and I started thinking about it and I found out it was a blue whale. So I walked to the end of the island and guess what I saw, I saw this baby Blue Whale. It was so cute! I fell in love at the first moment I saw it. I was so close to taking it to this island. But I didn't because I knew it was the right thing. So I talked to her and I named her Breil Ava. Do you think it's a cute name Briley asked Cecilia. And then I came back and took a nap. So Sailor took them to the spot and they saw that blue whale but she didn't see them so Briley called her name and she turned around and she saw him. So Briley told her to follow us. So she did. And once we got  back to the island we fed her and played with Sailor, Nolan and now Breill Ava.  And after a while Cecilia noticed how thirsty she was because she had not drank in like... weeks. So she had no choice but to drink out of the very salty water. So she did and that night she did not feel to well so she had to come up with an idea. So she told Briley what happened and again came up with an idea to get water by swimming until we get to shore and there is a drinking fountain up there. So the next day they swam that five mile and drank for about an hour of and on and swam just around the shallow past for a while playing mermaids. They swam back and the day wore them out. So they were like you know what let's just go to bed. So they found a worm spot and went to bed. When they woke up they saw this huge boat about a mile away and they thought that must just be a cruise ship. So about an hour later the cruise ship stopped on that island. A man with a nice looking outfit came out and said "Are your guys names Briley and Cecilia?" The girls had to say yes. So the man said come on girls we have to take you home. The girls hopped on the boat and had a conversation with the man. His name Justin. He was very nice to the girls. So once they reached land the girls SCREAMED were home. So Justin them took them home in a limo. When they got home Cecilia said " Dad I missed you and I love you.  Cecilia called all her friends and said I miss you and I'm glad I'm back home. So the next day Cecilia came to school and everyone missed her. Even her teacher that was super careless! And I guess that's how I have to end my story!

Dear Reader,
Iraq is very interesting. There is a lot of cool facts about Iraq. Iraq has a hot, dry climate characterized by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool winters. Iraq has a population of about 22,675,617. That’s a lot! Their capital is Baghdad and they get about 3 million visitors per year. WOW! A lot of people must like going to Iraq already!

         We wrote this story so you could learn more about Iraq without traveling. But just you wait, there’s always  more to learn!

Iraq Animals

Iraq has a bunch of cute and adorable animals. The Iraq animals have to be able to survive with a warm climate. Iraq animals are very different than any other animal. The Desert Hedgehog happens to be one of their animals.
Desert Hedgehogs inhabit in the deserts of Iraq but they prefer dry shrubby areas found in the country’s oases. These amazing hedgehogs live in burrows and mostly feed on desert beetles and other insects.
Cheetahs are also a part of Iraq’s animals. Cheetahs are a native animal to the country. The low numbers to these cheetahs are due to over hunting. The leopard and the lion are also big cats. They once had formidable presence throughout Iraq but have been over hunted and chiefly found in Iraq.
Rodents are a big part in Iraq. Rodents species of  Iraq include the Caucasian Squirrel, Cairo Spiny Mouse, Indian Gerbil, and the Gray Dwarf Hamster. As common with rodents of Iraq are relatively adaptable and can survive any weather but they prefer dry weather like Iraq. They love the mountain regions of the country.

Iraq Food
The Iraqis like vegetables, eating lambs, rice, and yogurt. They are the same as the Iranians, and cook fruits together with beef or poultry.
Most of the families like meat and fruits. Some of the traditional foods that they like include mosul, Kubat, orouq, and tipsi. Tabboule salad was traditionally made with bulgur, tomatoes, cucumbers, finely chopped parsley, mint, onion, and garlic and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt, although there are many other variations such as using couscous instead of bulgu.
Iraqi food is rich and diverse, using spices typical of Arabic cooking, like saffron and mint. As in other Middle Eastern countries, Iraqi meat dishes often have foods like vegetables and rice. Iraqi cooking uses two different kinds of rice: amber rice in the north, and neggaza in the south.. Popular main courses include kebabs, which are skewered chunks of grilled meat; quzi, roasted and stuffed lamb; and kubba, which is minced meat with nuts, raisins and spices. Masgouf is a meal. It is tripe, a dish made of cow's stomach; there are a number of tripe restaurants in the cities. Most meals are accompanied by flat rounds of bread.

Iraq War
Iraq war is very important to their country. There has been many wars in Iraq. Iraq war is very tragic.
Since the U..S. military’s withdrawal, significant violence has continued in Iraq. In June 2008, U.S. department of defence officials claimed security and economic indicators began to show signs of improvement in what they hailed as a significant and fragile gains.   
Iraq was fifth on the 2008 failed states index, and sixth on the 2009 list. As a public opinion favoring troop withdrawals increased and as Iraqi forces began to take responsibility for security, member nations of coalition withdrew their forces. In late 2008 the U.S. and Iraqi governments approved as status of forces agreement effectively through January 2012. The Iraqi parliament also ratified studegetic framework agreement with the U.S. aimed at ensuring cooperation and inconstancy rights, threat deterrence, education, energy development and other areas. The U.S. completed its withdrawal of military personnel and December 2011. How ever the insurance is on going and continues to cause thousands of fatalities.

Iraq Fashion
  Iraqi women are very fashionable, when they can be. Today, Iraqi women are allowed to wear many things that they did not used to. But, they also are not allowed to wear everything that they want to. Skin tight jeans, glitsy make-up, and big hair, it’s all just a part of living the teenage dream. But, people in Iraq\\ think that it is disrespectful to walk around in public looking like that.

         Many women in Iraq wear something called an Abaya. An Abaya is a long black dress that covers your entire body. Men wear a long dress of white that covers the whole entire body too. Some fashion designers in Iraq make special made Abayas for the women and men..

          Fashion in Iraq is very cool and I would love to go to a fashion show in Iraq! It was very interesting to research fashion in Iraq. You should try it some time!

Iraq Education
Iraq , who once had one of the finest education systems in the world and approaching 100% literacy is struggling to recover from over a decade of violence when many schools were destroyed and many teachers became dead soldiers. As if today , young girls 15-24 can still go to school but have to drop out and get jobs because their so poor.

       I loved learning about education in Iraq and it is very cool! Researching education in Iraq was very fun and I can’t wait to learn more!


              Authors page

Hi! Meet the authors, Mia DeVries and Alivia Hauge. We dedicated this country to the war. We know that it is very violent and there is a lot of it there. We hope you learned a lot about Iraq from this story about as much as we did. And always remember, it’s never too late to research!


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

My likes and dislikes

Hello, my name is Alivia Hauge. This year I am in fourth grade, and I'm so excited to have you as my new fifth grade teacher this year. The fifth grade will be a new chapter of my life. I will be writing you a story about my likes and dislikes of school and out of school. I hope you learn about me and my likes and dislikes. Here are some of my likes inside and outside of school. One of my favorite things to do in school is being with my friends and teachers. I love being with my friends, so don't be to surprised if I talk a little too much. (I will try not to!) I love having great teachers and talking to them about everyday stuff. Which sounds like you teachers are good at that! When I am inside school, I also like to write if you have not noticed. Writing is a good hobby to have and I guess I am pretty good at it. My favorite kind of writing is fiction. Even though I love school, I love being at home. I love to have sleepovers at home with my friends and just relax and watch movies. Having my friends over is just a blast. We just like to hang out and talk and that's what I call fun. I love being outside and my house. I will basically do anything to do with outdoors. My family loves being outdoors. I love taking nature walks and going to camp and hike. I love being outside even though it can involve being dirty. Being outside helps me stay relaxed. Now I am going to tell you about my dislikes of school and home. Some of my dislike of school are the mean bully's. We've had a lot of problems with bullying and it's not fair to the kids that get bullied. We have a lot of problems with making fun of kids, and our school is going to stop it next year. Another thing I dislike about school is running the mile run. I do not like doing that at all. It hurts. I really do not like running. It is not my thing. Some things I dislike at home are fighting with my sister. I do not like fighting with my sister because I normally get in trouble. It is not fun fighting. I also dislike cleaning my room. Cleaning my room is so boring. Cleaning is okay but cleaning my room is terrible. I normally have a messy room so it is hard for me to clean it and I can not stay on task easily while cleaning my room. I really dislike cleaning my room and I think you got the point. Writing my story meant a lot to me so I hope you like my story that I wrote. I have had a great time in fourth grade and looking forward to fifth grade. I have learned a lot of good thing throughout fourth grade that I can take with me next year and maybe all my life. Which, hope you enjoyed my story about my likes and dislikes and I am so EXCITED to be in your classes next year and I hope you will enjoy me being in your class! I am very ready for fifth grade!