6th Grade

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Okay, so our teacher asked us to write a blog post about our 6th grade year. Welp have fun reading if you even do that sort of thing.°Д°

Okay, I’m just going put this out there. To be honest, 6th grade was not my favorite. For starters, I had a terrible schedule. I had literally one class with my best friends and it was PE.  And, to top it off, my two besties had almost all their classes together. Bruh. But, outside of school, things were mostly fine. Oh, forgot to say, I got into the same advisory as one of my best friends for the first time in the FIVE YEARS we’ve been friends. I felt really bad though because one of my other friends had like nobody she was friends with in her advisory. Well here’s a list of some stuff I did this year.

Learned to make sushi with my friends
GOT BUNNIES
Helped my brother choose a college
Had to go to like 5 million college tours(¬_¬)
Went to Chile
Had tons of school work
Got sick
Went to Canada
Went skiing

Argued with everyone about literally everything possible

Listened to music

And some other stuff

One of my favorite things about a class I had in fifth and sixth grade, French, was our ‘study days’. We never actually studied. I mean, unless you count being super overly competitive about Quizlet match. I usually studied with two of the boys in my class. We did some crazy stuff. They really liked to have marker wars. Ya know, with the expo markers for the whiteboard? We also just talked about random stuff. I’m really going to miss our French class. Next year, we’ll have a different teacher, Madame Engebretsen. She already knows me from study hall, soooooo… I hope I’m at least with my friends.

A fun project we did in science was making these little houses out of cardboard boxes. To be sciencey, we made them have electricity. Instead of a house, we turned ours into a restaurant. It had a sort of doorbell like thing, where if you open the door it activates a buzzer, and of course some generic lighting made of LEDs. We didn’t totally finish, but it was still fun to learn about how all the stuff worked, and to make tiny furniture and stuff.

A super-duper fun thing a did this year was get my bunnies! If you haven’t already, go read that post if you want to. Right now, they’re still fighting, but it’s getting much better. Maybe I’ll just make a whole other post on Stormy and Cloudy.

Oh, also I started watching Riverdale. I didn’t know where to put this.

(Those are Riverdale characters if you didn’t know)

Okay, I’m also supposed to talk about now. Well, quarantine is not fun, but I have it better than most. I have a next door neighbor who is less than two years older. I’m not allowed to go in their house, but I can still see her. I wish it was the other way around, because it’s SO HOT. Bleh. A good thing about quarantine is that my brother is home with us. He goes to Duke, so I see him more than most people see their college students, but not that much. I do feel bad for him though because there’s no one in our neighborhood his age. 🙁 Also, I get to eat lunch and play games with my parents. Schoolwise, now we don’t have as many partner projects or labs or anything, so I don’t get to do anything with my friends.

Overall, 6th grade was fine. I could list more reasons but those are private. I know I’m supposed to say now that even though there were some hard things, sixth grade was still pretty good. But was it though? Maybe for you. Regardless of everything else, I’ll still miss my advisory and some teachers. But I’m excited about summer because I can stay up late. Yay. Also, I’m still supposed to go to sleep away camp, sooo. I don’t know what I’m going to do during the rest of summer though.

Quarantine Whatsawhat

This is a Google Earth Photo of the house
This is a Google Earth Photo of the house

 

During quarantine I’ve done a lot, including fight with my brothers, snuggle my bunnies, go in the hot tub, play video games, listen to music, read, watch tv, bike, eat snow cones, play cards, shower, play with my brothers, eat, cook, draw, sew, color, wish I had a puppy, and walk. The one I’m going to be focusing on is walking, which at first I had in the middle of the list but then moved it to the end so it would look more important. So pretty much every day, my neighbor and I go on walks. Sometimes, they’re just a few minutes, other times, they go on for over an hour. Sometimes we bring her dog, but she’s getting older and has arthritis doesn’t like to walk very long. Usually we just walk through our neighborhood. Sometimes we see people we know. It seems two boys in our neighborhood had the same idea, as we saw them walking yesterday. Sometimes, we walk to things. One time, we went to the Pauli Murray memorial and saw her old house and a bunch of signs about her. Yesterday, we went to the big old sort of creepy house. There are actually two houses. You go through the big gate at the front, then through a little wooden door and across the yard, up to the driveway of the big house. They are both the same style, white with red shudders and greenish accents. The big one looks a little like a hotel. It’s like the Morrehead Hill Biltmore. Except a lot smaller. A LOT. It used to belong to one of the Dukes daughters, but she died five years ago. So anyways, you’re not allowed inside, for obvious reasons. I wish they’d left the fruniture inside. It was probably really old and cool, but now there’s literally nothing. The wallpaper and fireplace are still there though. Ok, you thought that was cool, well I don’t know if you that that was cool, but anyways, this is also really cool. I don’t want to say it’s even cooler, because, I don’t know, I feel like the house deserves some credit too, right? OoOkKk, so the next thing I’m going to talk about is the pool. That’s right, this house had a pool. Well, it’s still there, but it’s not in use. At least, I don’t think it is. It is still filled with water, which would be really gross if no one came to change or put chemicals in it. I really don’t know. There was no one there… I guess it’ll just remain a mystery. Unless someone knows. Ok, but the weirdest thing about the pool is the cover. You know in the winter when you drive by the pool and it has that tarpy looking thing over it? This was like the polar opposite. They’d truned their outdoor pool into an indoor pool, but using the cover! Imagine you kind of squished the Sydney Opera house a little, that’s what the sober looked like. It was really weird. You can even open this little door flap thingy and stuck your head inside, which I don’t recommend doing cause it smells really bad, but you’ll probably ever actually see it, because maybe you’re reading this from China or somewhere else far away. Or maybe you’re not reading at all. That’s more likely for the majority of the world. But we’ll, if you just read this, you ARE reading this. Ha! I need to stop. Ok, then by the pool there’s this weird little building, kind of like a snack shack I guess. They probably didn’t us either as a snack shack though. You don’t know what they used it as. Well, anyways, then you go up this set of stone stairs and to the tennis courts, which aren’t really tennis courts anymore because the nets are gone and the ground is covered in leaves and stuff. Ok, then you can go back to the yard, and there a cute little pathway with this pretty arch thing. There’s also a big power outlet which kinda ruins the look, but it’s not that big. Then, you walk in fort of the house again, and to another arch thing. Ok, this is probably my favorite part. If you walk through the arch, you come into this section of gardens but it’s super weird. There are a bunch of vertical bricks sober iron the ground it this weird pattern. There’s a big circle in the middle, and the four more quadrants that are sort of squares inverted in the side they face the circle. I saw it and I’m like woah, earth, fire, water, air. And my neighbors like, “Omg maybe we can summon Elsa like in Frozen 2!” I laughed so hard. But seriously. That place is magic. They definitely used it for some kind of ritual. I WANNA DO MAGIC. Man I’m crazy. Ok, back to the house. Then, you walk through the yard, and there are a bunch of old sheds. One of then was open, so I peeked in. There were just some paintings and some pots. Then, you reach the end of the property. You can either shimmy under the gate like a bandit, which would have been kinda cool, but my neighbor didn’t want to, so we just walked out down the drive way. Yeah, that’s the big, old, kinda creepy house.