Friday, January 29, 2016

Helping Others

     January 26 was a very special day.  Today was a day were I got to help others at St. John's Outreach Center.  My partner Alex and I helped serve many people by being their waiter and giving them a five star restaurant experience.
     I always want to help others.  January 26 was a day I got to do exactly that.  Some students on my Hiawatha 7 team has offered to go to St. Johns Outreach Center.  My friend Alex and I wanted I go help out so we both brought in a permission slip to go.  We were both really excited.  On the day of the field trip we couldn't wait to go.  We would leave school early, we would leave during our first class of the school day.  We would leave school during our world language class.  Alex would be in French class and I would be in Spanish.  We would be out of school for most of the day.  When we went to our world language class we would be leaving in 20 minutes to go to the field trip.  When we left our world language class we went strait to our lockers to put our binders away and to grab our lunches.  Once we got our lunches and put our binders away we went downstairs to the house office. When we got down to the house office there were a couple other people there.  There were also a couple bags and boxes of clothes that we were gonna donate.  We had to stay by the house office for a little because the bus was late top pick us up.
     Once we were on the bus we had a great time.  I was sitting next to my partner Alex and we were laughing so much.  When were near Albany and close to St. Johns Outreach Center we got a little lost.  The bus driver kept going in circles around the same block.  My mom was a chaperon and she drove herself so she was texting me asking where we were.  When we finally got there we had to sign in and put our names on name tags.  Once we had our name tags we went to the office to put our coats and put our lunches in the refrigerator.  With everyone signed in and everyone's lunches put away we sat down at the tables and we all listened to Cookie, she was a volunteer there.  Cookie talked to us about what we would be doing and how to do it.  We were very excited to start but first we had to eat our own lunches.  While eating our lunches Alex and I talked about how we were both kind of nervous.  We were nervous because we would be peoples waiters.  Once we finished eating it was almost time to start.  Alex and I got assigned a table and then they opened the doors to let people in.
     Cookie opened the doors and people started to come in.  Our first instruction was to just stand smile and greet people.  We could not serve food until everyone was settles and Cookie gave a prayer.  After that we had to first ask people if they wanted a salad.  We didn't have to do the drinks because the first round of drinks the teachers do but after that we do the rest of the drinks.  If someone wanted a salad you would go to the salad cart and grab a bowl of salad.  Alex and I had to work together so normally I got the salads while Alex asked about drinks and who wanted what.  When I came back with the salads I finished helping Alex with the drinks and then we walked away, but so we could still see the table.  We watched to see if they finished their drinks or salad.  If they finished their salad we would ask them if they would like their lunch.  They could either want pork or beans or both.  Most people had both.  With their food and drinks they eat while Alex and I watched until they needed anything.  If they finished their lunch they could get seconds.  Some people wanted seconds but not to many people did.  I they finished their seconds or they didn't want seconds we would ask if they wanted desert.  If they said yes then we would go over to the desert table and grab them a desert.  When they finished their desert they could leave whenever they wanted to.  If they left Alex and I would grab their place mat, plates, cup, and silverware and bring it to a bucket that would go to the sink to be cleaned.  After we cleared off the table we had to get a teacher top come over and wipe down the table.  With the table wiped down we were ready for a new person to come in.  If someone did we would set them a place and serve them like everyone else.  We did the same thing for about 2 hours.  Once the bus came there were still a couple people eating but other volunteers were there to help.  We loaded the bus and headed back to the school.  We got back during access.
     The 26th was a great day because I got to help others and hangout with my friends.  I hop that we get to go to St. Johns Outreach Center again.  I will always remember January 26, 2016!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

My Birthday Fun

     My birthday is coming up and I have the best plans.  My bithday is on Martin Luther King Jr. birthday, January 15.  This year my bithday is on a Friday. 
     Last year my birthday was on a Thursday.  I love last year because I'm Thursday's I go to ski club.  On the bus ride to Jimminy Peak(where we go skiing for ski club) the whole bus sang happy birthday to me.  It was awesome.  I also got to ski with my friends on my birthday which was even better because I love skiing and hanging out with my friends.  Last years birthday was really fun, but the year before that was really cool.  My grandma had hired an actress to pretend to be a decendent of Ned Parfet. 
     My grandma had always know that I love the Titanic.  She also knows that in almost every titanic book there is a picture of a newspaper boy holding a newspaper that says "Titanic Disaster Great Loss of Life Evening News".  The newspapers boys name is Ned Parfett.  Ned Parfett was in every Titanic book that I read.  Ned's story was incredable.  He had served in a war and I'm his way home he stoped at a drycleaner to get his uniform and sadly the drycleaner store has got bombed and Ned Parfett died.  Ned is such an insparation to me.
     It was my family birthday party and the door ball rang.  It was strang though because we were already eating desert and everyone was at the party.  I got the door and it was this tall lady waith curly hair and she introduced herself and said "Hi I'm Nedra a decendant of Ned Parfett.  I heard that you were facinated with the Titanic.  I stopped by to see you while in my way home back to England."  I didn't know what to say I was so shocked.  I thout it was so cool.  Once she had come inside she said she had a gift for me.  It was in her breif case and when she opened it it was a hat.  She said that it was Ned Parfett's hat and that she wanted me to have it.  The hat looked exactly like the one that I had worn when I was Ned Parfett for Halloween.  Inc ahe finished giving me her gift everyone was about ready to leave the party.  As everyone was leaving she stayed.  She stayed for a really long time talking about her cats.  After she left I thanked my grandma for such a great present. 
     Nedra was the best present I have ever had.  I love the thought into it and how she really new I would like it.  I hope my grandma will come up with an even better gift this year.  I always have fun on my birthday with my family.


Friday, January 8, 2016

Nanoblock Titanic

     I have loved Titanic sense 2012.  I don't know why I love the Titanic so much.  I recently wanted to get this Nanoblock Titanic model, and over Christmas break I did.
     I have lots of models of the Titanic.  I have a puzzle of Titanic, a 3D puzzle of Titanic, and much much more.  I have always wanted to get a Lego Titanic model.  I spent many hours searching the web for a Lego Titanic.  I never could find one.  There were many other lego ships but not Titanic.  One time when I searched Lego Titanic in Amazon an item showed up that looked like legos.  I read what it was and it was a Nanoblock Titanic.  I was so excited and I did some research about Nanoblocks. 
     I was really excited when I found it.  I wanted to get the Nanoblock Titanic right away when I found it on Amazon it was around September.  I told my parents about it and they said wait till Christmas.  I didn't want to because it was to far of a wait.  I was waiting so much and kept asking my parents about the Nanoblock Titanic.  I googled lots of pictures and videos of it.  I was looking on Amazon and it said that you needed tweezers to build it.  The pieces were really small compared to legos.  I was ready for the challenge.
     I'm Christmas day I was so exited.  I really wanted to get the Nanoblock Titanic.  It had been a really long wait sense I found it on Amazon.  I was opening my present and I saw the Titanic on the left side and I knew right away that it was a Nanoblock Titanic.  I wanted to build it right away but I still had more presents to open.  I kept opening my gifts and I opened one gift and it was the tweezers to the Nanoblock Titanic.  I was so excited because I was almost ready to build it.
     When I started building the Nanoblock Titanic I wanted to finish it right away.  I worked so hard to finish it.  I was so determined to finish it that I was up till midnight working on it.  To build the entire Titanic it probably took me about 2 hours.  It looks great with all my other models.
     I'm so happy that I got the Nanoblock Titanic for Christmas.  It is my favorite Titanic model.  I will keep looking for models of the Titanic.  I will always love the Titanic.

Friday, January 1, 2016

The Fun Of Snow!!!

     Skiing is my favorite thing ever.  I love the feeling so much.  I also snowboard which is as much fun. I like skiing better because it's easier but snowboarding is a greater challenge.
     If I could choose a favorite sport, I'm not sure what I could choose. But if I could choose one to do for hours and hours, and not take a break it would be skiing. It's actually really fun. Yes I like hanging out with friends there, and night skiing, but it's relaxing. You can think about the deepest stuff sometimes and get your mind off things. It's relaxing and the brisk air rubs against you. But it's also exciting. Skiing is a sport where you challenge yourself. You don't rely on a team, and you can do it however you want. No rules at all, and it gives you a big rush.
     I have been skiing for 3 years. I still have a lot to learn, but I'm a pretty good skier. I love going on skiing trips, talking with my friends on the chair lift and all of that. But skiing gives me "freedom". It's relaxing and thrilling all at once. You concentrate, but can think about almost anything. It gives you this rush of energy, especially on steep trials. At some mountains I've skied just about every trail. When you turn on the perfect snow is like the best feeling in the world.  I always go to this mountain called Windham.  When we go we get free passes because my dad works in the first aid center.
     I just love skiing so much. It challenging, fun, relaxing but thrilling, and you can do stuff with your friends. I usually spend the whole day outside and don't go inside at all.  I hope I can continue to ski for a long time.  My sister and I spend lots of time together when skiing.  We love to go off trail and into the woods.  We also like to play this game called Bumper Skis that we made up.  In this game my sister and I start on opposite sides of the trail and then start to ski right at each other and try to knock each other down.  I have lots of fun wither her playing different games. 
     I love skiing so much that I never want to stop.  I love spending time with friends and my sister.  I will always ski as long as I am alive!!!