Open Wide, Nathan!

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I had my tonsils out on January 5th, 2012, so I missed the first back  of school from Winter Break.

JUST THE FACTS ABOUT TONSILS AND ADENOIDS                                                     
The tonsils are two soft tissue masses found at the end of the throat also called pharynx.
The tonsils are part of a lymphatic system, which helps to fight infections.
Adenoids are also made of glandular tissue and are part of the immune system.

Here is what happened to me.

On the day that I got my tonsils out I went home that very same day. I ate a lot of Popsicles and my mouth was at least, from 1 to 10 in pain, a 4 because it didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would. On the second day I stayed home while my mom brought my brother Keeton to school.  I watched “Wizards Of Waverly Place, The Movie” while I stayed home.

No more tonsils!









Then it was time to go pick my brother up from school.  I went to pick him up with my mom and I saw two classmates named Zach & Cheyenne.  I went to get my homework for next week. Every body said it was ten pounds of homework and boy they were right.  


Sunday I stayed home with my dad and brother.  We watched a lot of movies.  We went to Red Sage because my mom called and said that church was out. When we got there, their was more people from different states than the state that it is in.  Also called Arizona. It was crowded in there.  We went to Jack In The Box instead. I got a mango smoothie.


Forget the homework...time for TV!









I had some more Popsicles and read a book.  The same friends that we had earlier came for dinner so we had noodles. I had some medicine while others were eating.  Then I had another Popsicle to help. Then only I had some frozen ice peas.  Then I brushed my teeth very slowly because the other few nights, my throat hurt while brushing. Then I went to bed.


Mmmm, popsicles, best cure for a sore throat!









Then we went to some one’s house. We had hot dogs. They hurt my throat. The next day we went to church. Then we stayed there to have a BBQ. Then we went home. I started on my House Finch project that day and finished it that day. Then I did my home work.   The next day I went to the hospital for a day.
I made sure to get a good nights sleep because the next day I got to go back to school!

Lexi helped me through my tonsil troubles.


Have you had your tonsils out?

If you did, did it hurt like crazy?  

What did you do to help the pain?

Christmas Turtles for Our Kenya Buddies!

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We are doing this project for our Kenya Buddies at Bensesa School. They are really nice. They are from Kenya, Africa near the rainforest. They have some orphans in their school. We made some stuffed toy turtles for them because we wanted to let them know we are thinking of them for Christmas. We did this in December because that was when we sent them. We did it to make them feel good. We also raised money to send to them by selling pencils during our lunch break. Can you believe we raised $282 for them. Mrs. Fraher sent the money to them so they could get supplies for the school and take care of the children that go there.

This is how we made the stuffed toy turtles. First, we cut out cloth using a paper shaped like turtle. We pinned the paper shape to the fabric and cut it out. Next, we sewed it together with a sewing machine. We left a two inch space so we could put the stuffing in it. Then, we stuffed it with stuffing. We hand sewed the two inches together ourselves, but you can use a machine to do it if you want. Last, you cut out a two inch square cloth. We hand sewed it but again you can use a machine. I had fun doing this project and hope you do too if you want to make one! Here are some photos of us doing it.

by Nathan


Just the Facts!

Sea turtles are almost always submerged. Sea turtles possess a salt gland in the corner of their eye. They eat jelly fish and if you put trash in the ocean it is unhealthy for the turtles so don’t put trash in the waters. Do you have sea turtles where you live? If not, what kind of turtles do you have?

Getting in the Team Spirit

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By Claire and Nathan

“Woooo Hooo!” “Yeah!” Whistle! Whistle! Applause! That’s what you hear when you go to sport games or events, because the people watch it and like to applaud to help the athletes. It is exciting for the audience.

Our class and the whole school wore our sport uniforms last Friday, because it was Sports Spirit Day at our school.

Since Nathan and I could write a quality blog comment, Mrs. Fraher let us write a quality post about Sports Day.

There are many great sports, but our favorites are soccer and gymnastics.

Soccer is a game (sport) played by two teams of eleven players. Other countries call it football. There are seventeen rules in the game. Like… no picking up the ball. No pushing other people, and score. Usually the players score by dribbling, passing, or shooting goals with their feet. Also referees can not kick the ball, because they are the ones who make sure people follow the rules.

The World Cup is the biggest tournament in the world. It is played every four years. Tons of people watch the games each year. Brazil won the 2002 World Cup and also won five since the tournament began. The World Cup is famous. It’s important because lots of people like to play in it. Crowds get together and cheer and go wild. They show their team spirit.

Claire’s favorite sport is gymnastics. Gymnastics is an active sport all around the world. Many girls and boys love to do gymnastics. People say that gymnastics is just an exercise for your body, but it’s actually just a fun activity that you can do. Gymnastics is a sport that provides many different skills such as balance, flexibility, concentration, and strength.

Gymnastics was used by ancient Greeks so that they could get on and off a horse. Circuses use a lot of gymnastics too. So, it has been around for a long time.

Gymnastic events have different performances that entertain people. People get to cheer their team on.

Cheering teams on creates an excitement and team spirit. There should be a day where every one should wear sport uniforms to represent their team spirit.

What are your favorite sports teams or events?

Why do you think it’s important to have team spirit?