Flavors from Around the World!

It has been awhile since my classmates and I have sent out our chocolate all over the world.  We have received packages back from Miss Kim and her fifth grade class from South Korea,  a classmate’s relative from Dubai,   Mrs. Howlin from Australia, a classmate’s family friend from Australia, our teachers daughter Katie brought back chocolate from France and a classmate’s sister who is living in Argentina. Along with chocolate some of them also sent other treats they enjoy in their country.  There were some treats that we enjoyed very much but did not care for the other ones as much.

Miss Kim and her class sent eight different kinds of chocolate from South Korea.  My favorite chocolate was called Crunky.  It was a bar that tasted very much like a crunch bar. That is probably why I like it because I love Crunch bars.  The most interesting was Boong-Uh Bbang. This is a fish shaped bar, that did not taste very good, to me.

Our next package we received was from Argentine. My favorite chocolate from Argentina was Milka.  It was very much like caramel, and I was very very delicious.  I disliked the Tita.  It was like a vanilla wafers that tasted like lemon, or it might also be compared to animal crackers.

Our teachers daughter also brought back some chocolate back from France.  The chocolate was called Nibbles.  It was very sweet, melted in your mouth and had caramel on the inside.  It may have been my favorite chocolate we got to taste.

The package we received from Dubai had some very interesting and tasteful chocolate in it.  Cote D’ro was so good.  It was very smooth, creamy, and it melted in your mouth.  It also had a very good flavor. I also enjoyed the chocolate called Galaxy. It is milk chocolate that was as creamy as butter. I disliked the Hobby.  I did not like it because of the cream inside of it.

The Fochfcens sent us some very good chocolate from Australia.  The Freddo with Honey comb was very interesting because it had honey in it. Caramello Kaola was my favorite chocolate from Australia.  It was very creamy had had delicious caramel in the middle.   I did not like the Fantails.  The carmel was very chewy and you did not really taste the chocolate.

Mrs. Howlin Also sent some very delicious chocolate from Austarlia.  I did not like the Turkish Delight.  It was a squishy cherry filling with chocolate around it.  It tasted like medicine.  The Cadbury chocolate was very creamy and milky! We also recived another Caremllo Koala.

Overall it was very fun to taste all different kinds of chocolate from all over the world.  It was hard to keep track off all the wrappers because they were all written in different languages.  If we would do this again I would have a scale so that it would be easier to keep track of it.  For example the texture on a scale of one to five the creamiest being a one a chunky being a five.  I loved doing this project!

Who has changed the world…forever?

Today I will be serving a chocolate cupcake with a peanut butter filling. It also has a creamy peanut butter frosting. So, who would like a cupcake? Raise your hand. (Pass out cupcakes to the boys only.)  Sorry, ladies.  Think of this cupcake as a vote or the boys could drink and then they would abuse you and your children.  If it wasn’t for Augusta M. Hunt things may still be like this today.

Augusta was married but then became a widow and was left with 4 children.  As you can imagine this would make her very busy.  Even though she was busy she still played a big part in society.  Augusta was the president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union for about 15 years.  In this time she was about 60-80 years of age.  This group of women fought for their children and their own rights against men abusing them.  Most of the abusing was caused from an alcohol spike in the 1900’s.  Women also had little say in the government: not being able to vote, sign contracts, and making it very hard to get a divorce from your husband.  This is why the women came together to fight against the men.

A proposal was made to change the law in Maine, making women free to vote.  Augusta gathered with thousands of other women hoping this would come true.  It was then voted down, but the women did not give up.  A couple years later President Wilson also supports the women.   In 1920 the 19th amendment had been passed, and women can now vote.  Augusta M. Hunt was the first women to cast a voting ballot in the state.

Not only did she achieve these things, but with the WCTU, she also helped begin one of the first day cares and free kindergarten classes. She also helped women be able to be guards in co-ed prisons and elected to school boards. Ten days after turning 90 Augusta died.  

When you turn 18 and you think I don’t want to vote, think back one hundred years.  It may not even have been possible without Augusta M. Hunt.

Information and Picture from: NBC’s Who do you think you are?

Chocolate from around the World!

Have you ever wondered what people from other places around the world eat for their sweets every day?  That is what two of my classmates and me found out, during our genius hour.  We wanted to be able to compare the taste of chocolate and also the difference between wrappers.   We asked our classmates, and teacher about people we knew outside the country.

We sent sent about 8 letters to different places around the world.  We are now waiting for responses and some delicious chocolate to taste!Here is a picture of the chocolate we sent around the world.

Kennneth C. Davis the amazing writer!

Have you ever wanted to know more about the country you live in?  After reading some of Kenneth C. Davis’ books, you will know a lot more instantly after you read them. We also had the chance to skype with him yesterday during our history class.

All of his book follow the format of asking a question, and then answering them.  It was interesting because he found a book he wrote in 3rd grade that followed the same format.  Some of his book include: Don’t Know Much About Presidents, Don’t Know Much About American History, and Don’t Know Much About History. 

One other question that I did not have time to ask Kenneth was: Where did you get your story about Zachary Taylor dying from cherries and milk?  In a different source I read he died from cholera at a 4th of July bash.  Below is a picture of Mr.Davis on the projector, and us listening to him.  Thanks again for talking to us!

Barn Quilt Making

Have you ever seen the big quilts hanging barns all over?  That is what my eighth grade class is making right now.  We are making the barn quilts for a school fundraiser that we have every year called the gala.  For this everyone in the school makes a piece of artwork to sell on the auction, that will raise money for our school.  Here are the steps we are taking to make our barn quilts.

1. The first step is the most important step to me.  We have to choose the design we want to use for our barn quilt.  He used books, drew some of your own, and looked online.

2.  After we had our design picked out, we had to paint our board white (primer).

3. We then had to tap all of the lines so that the different colors would not touch each other.

4. We then painted each section the color we wanted very carefully.  It took a couple of coats, it get the colors nice a dark.

5. We finally took the tap off, and had to go over the edges  to make them look all pretty!  We also had to name our quilt.  We ended up naming our quilt 2016 four by four.  We named it this because we are the class of 2016 and we have lots of different paths to take, and we will have lots of different memories.

Here is our finished project!

A Week of Blogging Index!

Picture from Mrs.Kreb’s Blog.

For the past week my class and I have been writing a new blog every single day. This is a really good way to add lots of new and exciting things to your blog that you would never have thought of sharing! Thanks Mrs.Krebs! Here are the links to my week of blogging.

Monday Mash-up: Delicious Dessert

Tuesday Listicle: Top 10 apps for an iPod or iPad

Wordless Wednesday: A Rainbow of Technology

Off-the-Cuff Thursday:Basketball

Freelance Friday: Man in the Moon

Man in the Moon

A wrote this poem last year during English class.  I thought I would share it with you.  I had to pick a picture out of a magazine and write a poem about it, and this is what I came up with.

A man in the moon

running through time.

Crickets chirp, as the hook foot passes.

All you could taste is

peacefulness in the air.

One man, one moon, and one shoe.

Off the Cuff Thursday!

The sound of a cheering crowd and the dribble of the basketball. I have not heard this sound for almost a year, but today will be the day!  Today is my first basketball game of the season.  It is going to be a long day at school waiting for the end of the day.

I hope we all play our hardest and of course I hope we win!

Top 10 apps for an iPad or iPod!

In July of 2011 there was over 425,000 apps for iPads and iPods. Of all these choices, I will share  my top ten that I use every single day.

Number One: Fruit Ninja is a fun game to play.  As the fruit comes up on your screen use your ninja skills to slice it in half.  Don’t slice the bombs, or miss the fruit, or the game will be over.

Number Two: Angry Birds is another fun game to play on your iPad/iPod.  Shoot the birds at piles of things and pigs to win.

Number Three: Like to play Scrabble?  Then get Words with Friends.  You can play this game with any of your friends on Facebook or Twitter that have an iPod or iPad.  It is a fun way to play with your friends without even being by them.

Number Four:  Bump is an app that is just like texting, but on your device. You can send pictures on videos that are on your iPad or iPod.

Number Five: Did you know you can get Netflex on your Apple device? Well you can. This way you can watch movie on the go wherever you are.

Number Six:  Sometimes it is hard to watch the news at night.  Get the app Hit Pad and everything will be right there for you.  It is also a great thing to use for school.

Number Seven:  Like to take pictures?  Make your pictures have lots of different effects using the app Cam Wow!  Take lots of silly pictures with your friends or dog! Either one will work.

Number Eight: When I need to look up a Bible verse or have religion homework, I use the app The Bible.  You simply type in the Bible verse and it will find it for you.  It is simple and easy.

Number Nine:  Have a big test coming up?  Use the app Flash Cards Plus to help you study.  It is just like flash cards but they are right in your hand, and don’t make a mess all over the place.

Number Ten: Pandora is an app to listen to music.  If you like country music and that is all you listen to, it will find songs like it for you.  You can get all the songs you love without looking for them.

All these apps are free and I love to use the all.  Leave some comments! Thanks.