Poverty Simulation Reflection

Today in class we did a simulation about poverty. We had two teams. 1, The Havealottas and the Haveanotta. The Havealottas were the rich group and the group with all the good items.

I was in the Haveanottas. The groups were random. The purpose of this Simulation was to get the feel of poverty and how a person/family comes from poverty to becoming wealthy and has enough to live freely.

An example of a kid who was in poverty but then became famous was Cristiano Ronaldo. As a kid Ronaldo suffered from growth pain and his family was very very poor.

The simulation mirrored the cycle of poverty by how we had to make somewhat unfair deals but then if we got more money we could progress to a more healthy and better life.


“We don’t want to tell our dreams, we want to show them.” ~C. Ronaldo~

Ronaldo as a Kid                 Documentary about Poverty





Scrolling Through Grade 6

First Term in!:)
The first term in middle school. One word, WOW. This is like the next chapter in the book, instead the book is life. I really enjoy middle school, It’s really easy if you put your mind to it, for example let’s talk about soccer. Soccer is a game, and so is school, to me at least. And for soccer when I put my mind to it I know I will play well, if I put my mind to school it’s as easy as scoring a goal on my sister (no offence).I have been at SMUS since I was in grade 1, (2011) My favorite class so far is Math and PE. I also like Humanities. The teachers are AWESOME! This is a very good school and I love how much sports and other academic work they give us, So in my conclusion is if we all put our minds to school it will all be as easy as scrolling a webpage that’s why I’m going to be scrolling through grade 6.  

Pax: A book review

Pax is a story about a fox and a boy who get split and the journey to find each other again. Earlier this year I wrote a blog saying we found PAX.Click here to go to that blog post. The characters in PAX are: Peter, Dad, Vola, And now the foxes in the story: Pax, Runt, Bristle. Peter is a very happy kid and loves his fox Pax. War breaks out and Peter’s dad has to go to war. Before he has to go to war they have to drop off Pax. Peter gets really sad and he letś go Pax. One funny and Cute thing that Pax says to Peter is, ¨Oh no, heś leaking again.¨ The author for this book is Sara Pennypacker. She has added great Dialog and great feelings. 

Mr Stink By David Walliams

Mr Stink

By: David Walliams


“Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it’s correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well. He was the stinkiest stinky stinker who ever lived. A stink is the worst type of smell. A stink is worse than a stench. And a stench is worse than a pong. And a pong is worse than a whiff. And a wiff can make your nose wrinkle.”




Mr Stink: An old tramp who lives on the streets that just wants to help out, Chloe: A curious girl that just wants to know everything, Annabelle: The younger sister of Chloe that respects mom and dad and is a tattle tale, Mom: One of those mom’s that tells lies to become famous, Dad: One of those honest dad’s that just tells the truth and, Duchess (The Dog)


Favourite Part Of Story


My personal favourite part of the story was when the mom lies and says “I invited this stinky old tramp to live in my house” When Chloe actually did. The journalist was there when the mom said that and the journalist said “You’re probably going to be a MP and be on the newspaper!” This was my favourite part because she was drooling on the phone and she likes him even though she has a husband.



I wondered why the mom wanted to be the MP so much. Then I read some more and found out that she just wanted to be famous.



1.  When Chloe is sticking up for mr stink  when the MP is making fun of him while Chloe is scared of bullies.{This has happened to me when my friend was being bullied by a grade 5 kid and I stuck up for him.} 2. When Annabelle is trying to make Chloe in trouble. {I have done this before to my SISTERS and trying to get them into trouble.



My DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) book, So Far

During the first week of school I have been reading, Trash by Andy Mulligan. I am only at part one of the book(51 pages in) and now I have 171 pages to go. I really enjoy this book because most of the books I read the author does not grab me because the exciting part is at the end and even if I get to the end I get bored of this book and i feel like quitting the book. The characters have very funny personalities and humor. There  are three main characters, their names are Raphael, Gardo and Rat. The most interesting part so far, WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD!!

When they get 600 and 500 dollars and the police want the special thing back. I am saying special key because it will give it away too much. To be honest this is one of the best books I’ve ever read. One of my favourite lines is “One day I hope you’ll find something big.” “And one day I did.” When Raphael Gardo and Rat are telling their story. On a scale of o

The wild Safari CHAPTER TWO


The PA system was going off saying, “STAY CALM, DON’T PANIC YOU ARE GOING TO BE OKAY!” Of course John was panicking while Jack was keeping him calm.

Jack decided to take John down to the tea room to get him some Lavender Tea. When they got down to the tea room their hearts sank.



Chapter 2  


They were frightened. John ran up the stairs screaming, “ WATER IN THE BOAT ,THERE’S WATER IN THE BOAT!” John would not stop screaming.

“All I wanted was to give John some tea.” Jack mumbled. Then the PA system went off again, “ Hi guys we have taken a look at the boat and we are proud to say that the boat is sinking. Our advice for you are to get on a lifeboat and to stay calm. Thanks for traveling with awesome sauce ferries. Hope too see you soon.”

 Now Jack and John were lost. They started calling out for each other. But they could not find each other. Then all of a sudden the lights went out. Now if you were John you would be having a heart attack, but John just stayed calm and just kept on looking.

Just then Jack bumped into someone saying, “ GET OUT OF MY WAY I’M FINDING MY FRIEND!” Just then Jack realized that the person that he bumped into was actually John. They had to get out of the boat. They ran and ran to the edge of the boat.

All the lifeboats were gone, they were one of the only people on the ship left. They only had one option, To jump. John wanted to get his stuff and then go but Jack said no every time he asked. “Come on John we have no choice.” Said Jack angry.

Just then Jack took John by the arm and went to the end of the boat and Jumped. They landed in the water very cold even though it was only 7:30 at night. Jack was starting to freak out also. Just then they saw a very tiny island. “HAWAII!!! I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO THERE!” John said so happy. John just laughed and said, “Dude, Not Hawaii look how small the island is.”      

Chapter 1: The Wild Safari

Chapter 1

BEEP BEEP BEEP the alarms went off. Jack and John were on a cruise ship sound asleep until they heard the alarms. They woke up startled. John had a HUGE phobia of ships so this just made it worse.

There was an announcement on the PA system.

John started to panic. John was being tackled by Jack saying something blurry. He couldn’t really understand. Just then Jack woke up John saying, “Pack your bags John, we are going on a cruise!”

“Thank God it was JUST a dream,” said John.

Jack and John both packed their bags and left their home to go to the dock. John is always afraid that he will not pack something or forget it. Then Jack siad, as he always does, “Okay Melman, you’re going to be okay.”

Finally they got on the ship and left. Like always, John was worrying about the ship sinking or forgetting something while Jack was enjoying the all-day buffet.

When they were past the turning and big waves,  Jack and John both met up at the front deck. They thought they should go to their rooms and unpack. So they did.

They found out that their rooms were room 401. “Hey that’s my favourite highway 401, the one in Ontario to Montreal,” John said proudly. Jack just rolled his eyes at him. Then they opened their bags and started to unpack.

Chapter 2 coming soon.

Real Madrid VS Athlectico Madrid FIRST HALF

Real Madrid FCV.S

Atletico Madrid FC

By: Cole Pontefract & Ravi MacLean

“Hello Cole and welcome back to the santiago bernabeu stadium, What do you think about this champions league final”. “Well thanks, I think it’s going to be an exciting match of football”.”Yes what makes this game so exciting is that it is a champions league final and that they are both evenly matched”.”I think that this game is going to be very tight and both teams are going to have to work hard”. “Now for the starting line up for Real Madrid. Navas at GK. Arbeloa as RB, Varane as LCB, Ramos as RCB, Marcelo as LB, Modric RCM, Kroos CDM, Rodriguez LCM, Bale RW and Benzema at ST, last but not least CRISTIANO RONALDO!!!” “Now for the atletico madrid lineup so we have Moya in GK and Filipe luis at LB, Gimenez at RCB,Godin LCB,Juanfran at RB now to the midfield So for LM they have Carrasco, Saul Niguez at LCM Koke at RCM,Fernando torres at RM, Now the main man at ST Antoine Griezmann”.   

“Thanks Ravi for that. “Now not just to mention the skill Real madrid has upfront but the only problem is that Real Madrid will have a tough time getting through Atletico Madrid’s defence.   

“Our referee for today is William Jones.” “Yes he’s from Canada.”Well great talk and we will see you at the start of the game.”Now Real kickoff ronaldo passes to Bale, Bale to Marcelo”.” Marcelo is taking his time. He looks back at Navas to see if he is open and it turns out he is.” “Marcelo tries to pass it back but it’s a horrible pass and it goes out for a corner.” “Now Carrasco steps up to take the corner. It goes straight to Juanfran and he pushes over Marcelo.” “That’s a good call from the ref I’d say. Just a yellow card.”Now Navas takes the free kick he boots it to Ronaldo and Ronaldo dekes past two men and goes in and shoots, Ronaldo has tried to put it top corner”. “Keeper with absolutely outstanding save”.

WOW!!!” “Did you see that save.” “Yes Moya has been on spectacular form lately and I pretty sure he will make team off the week.”Yes and if he doesn’t I don’t know who will.” “Definitely not Neuer he let his team go down against Atletico Madrid in the semi final.” “Hahaha” “Now It’s a corner for Real Madrid’s Rodriguez he crosses it to Benzema and Benzema heads it and just misses.” “ I must say this has been quite the game so far.” We are now at the 15 minute mark.””I got to say Griezmann has been playing really hard, playing really nice through balls. “Ravi do you think he played better for Real Sociedad or for Atletico Madrid.” Well Cole I gotta say I would probably say for Atletico .” Thanks for your words of advice Ravi.” Yes he has been working really hard. do you think he will score cole.” “No. I just think he’s going to be a playmaker today.” That could be the case I mean as we have already seen he has been setting up plays they just need to be more clinical in front of net.” Now back to the game oh wait whats this Bale has been sent off for swearing at Griezmann”.” Oh yes Ravi I heard it all we just talked to a guy called Justin, who said it had something to do with his parents and some swear words.” “So now Atletico are on an attack carrasco passes it to Griezmann gets past one man, past two, He shoots and he Scores with a beautiful curling shot into the top corner.” “That’s definitely making it into the top 50 plays of the month.” Yes.“We are now at the 30th minute mark.” “Atletico Madrid are winning 1-0.” So now kroos with the ball he passes it to modric, Modric to benzema he shoots but Moya with ANOTHER OUTSTANDING SAVE!!!!! “Now it’s a corner and Kroos tries to cross it but godin clears it.” “Godin has been playing the best he probably could be in his position. He just clears it and is playing smart.” “Yes he is very gifted at defending. “”So is Boateng, but Godin is playing MUCH MUCH better than Boateng.” “I can agree with you Cole.” “It makes sense to say that right now.” “Now it is the 44th minute. Gimenez has given away a free kick at the 35yd line.” “Cristiano Ronaldo has been tripped.” “It is a free kick. The ref is counting. WOW, 35 yard free kick Ronaldo is about to take. It was just like the old days when he played for Man United and scored every goal in free kicks.” “Haha nice one Cole.” “Cristiano Ronaldo come up, he takes it.” “He knuckleballs it and OH MY GOD HE SCORED FROM INCREDIBLE RANGE!!! “That’s unbelievable. 35 yards out. “My oh my.”Now it is halftime we will see you during the halftime talks, so what do you think of this game so far Cole.” “I think that Atletico’s defence will make sure that nothing else will get by them and that they don’t give anymore freekicks away because as we have seen Ronaldo will pounce on the mistake

Disney World

In the last 2 days we have been at Disney World. We stayed in a radiator springs hotel (cars) I have enjoyed it, but there were SO many people. We have also been feeling like we are popstars and celebrity’s from our car. The most fun experience so far in Disney World is probably the Star Wars ride that my dad and I did. I was the spy witch was pretty cool. Out of the 25 people and 3 kids including me I was the spy. That was awesome. I will never forget how much fun Disney World was but I will also never forget how many people there were. I rate Disney World a 6 out of 10.  I don’t think I will be going back to Disney World.

Heading up to Shawnigan Lake

It felt like forever sitting in that Toyota van. Singing and yelling and talking really loud.

We were heading up to my friend’s cabin. His name was Ty.

Once we got there it was 3:00. Once we unpacked it was 3:10. Their cabin was right in the woods.

We were just about to play a game called manhunt but before we could start, Ty’s mom said that there are a lot of bears so we would have to be careful. And at the time I did not know what bears were.

She said, “If you see one, scream really loud and back away slowly.” The people we were playing with were Ty, Cate (my sister), Jack (Ty’s brother), Peyton (Ty’s sister) and myself.

Cate was it and then she counted down from 30.

bear-and-dearI hid right beside a bush.

After I hid I saw something move. Then I backed up a bit.

Then I saw a deer. I thought the deer was a bear so I made a lot of noise and backed away slowly.

I saw a baby deer behind the big deer so after that point I ran and ran and boy was I running.

After I got back to the cabin I called everybody in because I did not want the others to get hurt by it. I told the others about it but they did not believe me.

Then I forgot about it and enjoyed the rest of my time.

The End.