During this month, the whole fifth grade were studying a book <<Home Of The Brave>>. The main character Kek’s life was very miserable. He is a boy who lived in Sultan. The civilwar had ruined his life, he saw his father and brother be killed by the soldiers, and his mother missing. Mrs. Power even shed tears when she was reading this to us. Kek was found by the refugee camp and he lived with his cousin Gunwa in America. America although is safe from the civilwar but he still didn’t find his freedom which he wanted. And he was worried about his mother. “Kek finds sun when the sky is dark,” his aunt said. Living in America, Kek surely had begun finding his happinness which he had lost a long time ago.
I felt very sorry for Kek and those children who had lost their parents. They once had a wonderful life with friends and their families. But one day they found out everything had vanished, and all they had were pains.
October 31th, we had our wonderful Holloween. I saw smurfs, devils,witches, cats and wizards everywhere. I weared like a evil, handing a sickle with a trident on the other side. Wearing a black hooded cloak, and a pair of black gloves. And the most scariest, a bloody broken hand, hiding under the cloak. Mrs. Power dressed like the good witch in the movie ( Wizard Of Oz), our class room decorated like a huanted house. Once I shake my “broken hand” to my classmate Alex Liu, I let him pull my hand. And then a bloody hand fell on the ground, with him screaming. Later we had a “Fashion Show”, the whole elementary school came to the Main Theatre. We walked arround and took some photos, it is really fun. I wish we can have festivals oftenly, it makes a lot of happiness.Alex Zhang
This is my favourite picture which I’ve found in http://5thgrademigration.wikispaces.com/. It is a picture of a migration in China. Some people know, in China, most of the people that is out of their hometown must go back when ever they’re doing during the Spring Festival(December 30th to January 3rd) . This is very important to the Chinese. But, that means a very big migration. Can you imagine, more than 1 billion people moving in the same time, that must be a spectacular scenary. My mom said when she was small, she was on a train during the Spring Festival. she wanted to go to the washroom, but she could’nt, there were too many people, It was even so hard to move her head, so she waited until the train stopped. Just like the picture above, funny but scary. It must be very tired to migrate, but when you see parents, relatives and friends coming to welcome you, sending you red evelopes, you maybe will smile easily, and think: Home, nice home.
The beginning was a hard time. To cook a meal, first I need to decide what to make. I checked the internet, I typed “food”, and it popped up more than 3,000,000 websites.”This isn’t a good idea.” I sighed, I slide back the chair, watching the roof, thinking of what other things I could make. “Sandwiches, sushi, noodles, ice-cream, what can I make.” I flipped my finger nails and thought. “Maybe I should make sushi, but the seaweed is very hard to buy. I only have rice.” I sat there, closed my eyes and waited, waiting for something to pop up into my mind. And then it really came, when I was thinking of the farm movie Mom watched yesterday, what did the family eat at dinner? “Fried rice!” I cried, “Yes, I am going to make fried rice. Tonight, is time to see my cooking skills.”
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“Rice?” I asked.”Check.” My mom repeated.”Oil?” “Check.” “Carrots?” “Check.” “Shallots?” “Check.” “Ham?” “Check.””Salt?” “Check.” “Mushrooms?” “Check.” As you see, my mother and I were checking our ingredients! Now it’s time, I thought. “Did you wash your hands?” My mom asked me.”Yes.” “Do you remember how to cook?” “Yes.” I replied. “Are you ready?” I smiled to her,”I’m always ready.”
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“Watch out, like this, right.”Grandpa was teaching me how to use a knife. He holded my wrist, slowly put the knife on the shallot, suddenly, he raised the knife, and cutted through the shallot, all this came in a blink of a eye. “You see, this is very easy.” Slowly, I tried to act like him, but I always need at least 5 times to cut 1 piece of shallot. It is always the hardest in the beginning, I always tried to comfort myself by saying this.
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Cooking was more harder than how I thought of. After I cutted everything into small squares, it is time to cook. First, I needed to cook the rice, I put the rice in the Rice Maker. During cooking, I poured the oil in the pot, and then heated it. After 5 minutes, I put some ham, carrots and mushrooms in the oil. Grandpa helped me on cooking. After he’s finshed, I came into the kitchen, I saw the ham, mushrooms and carrot seems like haven’t had any changes, the only thing that changed is that all of the oil disappeared. “The rice is OK now.” he called me. I opened the Rice Maker, a hot wave striked into my eyes. I used a spoon to scoop up most of the rice into a bowl. And than I put the rice into the pot, and waited for Grandpa to cook. At last, I put some shallots in the pot, and sat down beside the table and–wait.
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“Now lets see your score.” Dad said. He reached for his chopsticks, and put that yellow rice in his mouth. When he was chewing and was going to say something, my cousin called out,” This tastes awsome!” “This is wonderful” “I’m proud of you , Alex” At that time, although my legs felt ache, my arms felt strengthless, but I felt good, so I don’t care about that. And another good news is– because I did this project so perfect, my mom decided to take me to Hongkong during the National Day Break. Horray!
(Please watch this Founder\’s Daybefore you read the paragraph)100 years ago, Shanghai American School only had 38 students, but now we have more than 1000 students, that is quite a big change. 100 years, a glory history, a great past, to commemorate the day we started, we had founder’s day. On Founder’s Day, everyone weared like 100 years ago, someone weared like a shiperd, someone weared like Harry Potter, someone even weared like a witch, everyone looked so funny. I weared like a businessman, I had a black and yellow tie, a formal suit and trousers, and a pair of leaser shoes. Mrs Power sent us a bag of sweet popcorn and some cookies. But something bad happened, at Recess, I was playing soccer, I spred my legs to block the ball, but the crotch part dihscened, so I only could change my trousers to my pants I brought. And Mrs Power tied my tie so tight, I can’t take it off, a teacher helped me, but she didn’t know how to take the tie off too. She pulled and pulled and pulled, until she broke the tie, and found the zipper that was covered under the cloth. At the end of the day, we listened to a speach of the history of Shanghai Amercan School, heard the other school songs we had before, and watched a Dragon Dance. Shanghai American School, always a beginning.Alex Zhang
This is my Avatar, made in http://www.reasonablyclever.com/mini-mizers/blockhead/. It looks like a ninja wearing a black backpack. I think this looks cool. Make a avatar, it is really fun.
“This week’s homework is to make a Nutrition Project.” Mrs Power said,”I’ll give you a list and write the food you eat this week.” After school, I was on my way home, holding the Nutrition paper in my hand.” It is a easy homework, but I have to remember every thing I have eat.” I said to myself. It writes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack and exercise. I tried to remember what I had ate today, even I forgot that I had past my house door. I worked hard on it, try to write down how many bowl of rice I had ate, how many minutes I had ran. But when I had give Mrs Power the project, she said I don’t have any decoration. So I have to–do it again– after that I know what ever I do, I have to try my best,or I need to do it again and again.
Woman on Mount Everest
This came as a complete surprise to me, what I’m going to meet is a team that had climbed MT. Everest for 5 times. Our class came to the big gym, we sat down and listened to the speech. And clapping sounds and exclamation came out without stopping. They said how hard the training was, how dangerous the avalanche was, how funny the photos were, how splendid the scenery of the peak was. They have patient, solid, and good climbing skills. They are the strongest woman I’ve never seen.Alex Zhang
Today, we listened to a speach of Antarctica. One of the adventure team members Sophie told us the whole story. Antarctica is the world’s coldest, windiest, and driest place. The team defeated the cold, the ice, and the sea sick to take those most wonderful photos. Sophie introduced the animals living there.The peiguins were the most popular animals, also the most popular victim. They were cute, but some animals liked to hunt for them, too. They were also very curious. When the team arrived, the chicks came to poke their clothes and hands. They played with each and seemed to not notice the team.
When the team was riding the speed boat, they saw some seals lying on the floating ice. They have to turn off their engines to not disdurb them. They were round and fat, and also good hunters. Once they saw some peigiuns jumping off a floating ice. A seal suddenly popped out the water and took a deep bite, in seconds, the peiguin turned into peaces. The blood colored the water. Some cute white baby seals lied on the ice, their deep dark eyes blinked at them.
We noticed that most parts of Antarctica had melted. Soon, the sea level well rise up, and will broke the food chain and flood the land. Sophie told us to use less water and eletric. She told us we can’t give hopes on our parents, we have to start on our own, protect the nature and world.