Me and my team have been doing a project for the robot competition. You have to pick a question and then find a solution for it. So, our question was: How do the stars move throughout the seasons? We decided to present our research in the form of a fashion show. Each of the team members had to pick a constellation to be. Then, we had to research it and find out its ancient story and other fun facts about it. For our project, we made a wooden walk way, which has X-mas lights for decoration. We have an idea for a google app which lets you point your phone or tablet up into the night sky. You would be able to see what your device is looking at. It will show you the constellation that you are looking at and, if you tap it it will play a podcast about that constellation. We have our state tournament 1/18/15. we will be pefoming our show to the judges at the state tournament. To learn more about stars, especially Rigel, my namesake in the constellation of Orion, Mom and I are doing an online course on Orion and its stars. We are learning a lot about the creation of the Universe!
Me, my sister and my dad have been working on this tree house for a while now, but I have not posted anything. We had to go to Lowes and our local hardware shop to get our materials to build it. Before we started building, we made a model in Sketchup on the computer so we could tell what we wanted. Then we started building. First, we had to put the main planks on the tree. After that, we built the platform frame which was really hard. Now we have to reinforce it to make sure it's safe for people to climb up. Next, we will build a trap door and maybe a drawbridge for mom. I also want a pulley to go between the tree house and the cabin, so that Mom can send us food and drinks!
Because of Winn-Dixie
By: Rigel Happer
“Because of Winn-Dixie” by Kate DiCamillo is about a 10-year-old girl named India. She gets attached to a stray dog. She ends up keeping the stray and naming him Winn-Dixie. Because of Winn-Dixie there are many good things that happen to India. She makes lots of new friends and she gets a job. She has small adventures with Winn-Dixie and she plays with him. Thanks to Winn-Dixie, India has a more fulfilled life with all of her friends and family.