October 03, 2011
Today at school we are going to work on secret codes! Secret codes are a kind of language you can use to communicate with other people, a language that is special and hard to figure out, but one that you can teach someone. It’s kind of complicated. So think about it like this…
Morse code was a language made by making beeps with one button, like one on your telephone. Today, in 1906, “SOS” was introduced. It’s a warning signal they made for Morse code so that you could tell people someone was in trouble. It was basically the first 9-1-1 number. So when people heard that in 1906, they knew something or someone was in trouble.
Have you ever come up with your own language with your friends? It’s fun! Give it a try!
GD LK! (He he, that’s “good luck” without the vowels. It’s hard coming up with a new language!)
September 28, 2011
Have you noticed the leaves lately? Well, in the Northern Hemisphere, we have started the fall season. It basically happens when the earth starts tilting and the top part (that you would see on a globe) starts tilting further away from the sun. This means it’s getting cooler.
I’ve been seeing the first harvest colors on the leaves where I live. They are orangey-gold. Some trees will end up a really dark red, and some will stay a bright yellow. The whole range of colors makes hiking in fall amazing.
What are the leaves like where you live? Maybe you live some place tropical, so you don’t notice as much of a change and the leaves on your trees stay green much longer. I’ve always wanted to go some place tropical.
Maybe someday I will!
Raindrops keep fallin' on my head!
September 26, 2011
So, where I live, there has not been very much rain this year. Compared to most years, we’ve had a really dry summer. But this past week it hasn’t quit raining! I am actually kinda happy about it because I’ve been able to wear my new boots and matching raincoat almost every day. They are red with white polka dots. And let me just tell you, they look fabulous!
I also like wearing a raincoat better than using an umbrella. It’s easier to deal with. You don’t have to open it every time you walk outside and you don’t have to close it and shake off the rain when you go inside. Plus, you don’t have to worry about poking somebody’s eye out with those little metal thingys, or ruining it by squishing it in a doorway!
I’m tellin’ ya, raincoats are the way to go.