Camping

IMG_1572 (Small)Fire crackling, people laughing,  songs sang, this is what you could hear at our class camp out. Recently my class had a class camp out as I said before it was so much fun. We roasted marshmallows and hot dogs, and played games and preformed camp fire skits. The campsite  was 5 minutes away from the beach, so we went down to the beach often and caught fish and crabs with butter fly net’s, and buried each other in the warm sand, but my favorite part has to be playing  sardines with my class. If you have never played before it’s easy it’s the opposite of hide and seek, you find the the person who is “it” and if you find him or her you wait until no one is looking then hide with them the objective of the game is have the least number of people hide with the person who is “it”. It was so much fun especially because it was my first time playing. My favorite part was all of a sudden disappearing from my friends. Have you ever played sardines and if so what is your favorite part?

Sailing

Catamaran

Catamaran

Splish! splash! Water flying over the hull, wind blowing in the sails, trying to stay on board, these are just some of the factors of sailing.

Our class had sailing lessons in the middle of the school year. It was so much fun, we learned the basics of sailing, and got our catamaran card or cat card for short. It explained all the knowledge we learned there. We learned how to set up the sails, how to fly a hull, how to read the weather, how to jibe, how to tack and a lot more.

It is a great program they cover cat sailing, paddle boarding, wind surfing, water safety, and more. I would recommend this program for beginner, intermediate, and advanced sailors, the camp is called  the compass adventure endless summer camp. the camp is in Comox B.C. I loved the camp and I think you would too!

Edited By Greyson and Jared

Search And Rescue

Parachut

Parachute

Imagine jumping out of a plane and trying to land in a area that is about the size of a bottle cap. Well this is what search and rescue or S.A.R for short have to endure. Today we had three parachuters land in our school field, it looked like so much fun, I would definitely jump out of a plane, it sounds extremely exciting. The search and rescue save people that are trapped or lost in the forest, mountains or ocean. I would love to serve for the search and rescue my reason is, because I would love the feel that you just saved a person that trapped and in some cases dieing.  do you think you would join the S.A.R techs? And would you enjoy jumping out of an airplane or would you be scared?

Image credit multisanti

Edited by Max and Liam

Our Class Election

Vote

Vote

Vote for me!   Vote for me!  No vote for me!  This is what our class has been hearing the last few months, because recently we had a class election.  What made our election free and fair was that we did not have to vote, we could make a rejected ballot. That is where you do not write anything on your ballot. Another thing that made our election fair was that if you were injured you could still vote. We had a mock injury where my friend broke both of his arms and his friend had to vote for him. Also anyone could run. The candidates and their group names are listed below.

Jack. Happy Party

Darion. D,A,D,A ( Darion,  Amber, Daniel, Andrew) Party

Max. Rasta Party

Meghan. L,M,A,D (Let’s Make A Difference) Party

Keenan. Change, For The Better Party

Molly.W,C,H (We Can Help) Party

The three winners are Rasta party, L,M,A,D, Happy Party.

To me that sounds like a pretty fair election, how about you?

Picture Perfect

Recently I discovered that a photo that I sent to the weather network last year, was actually published on the show, but I am still not sure when. It is a picture of an old ammunition bunker. We are guessing it was used in world war II. The picture was taken on View Royal Road in Victoria.  I took this picture when I was nine years old and I have been taking pictures ever since. My picture has received over five hundred views since last year, and it is still up  for more people to see.

Ammunition Bunker

Amunition Bunker

Edited by Liam and Daniel

Stoten Falls

Stoten Falls

Stoten Falls

Ah yes Stoten Falls, you can jump off a water fall, or chill in a water hole, there is also the option of tanning in the sun. If it is too cold outside you can have a relaxing walk in the woods nearby.

I love having pic-nics on the rocks and laying in the shallow water with the sun hitting my face. Yes this is the place to  be, you can do practically anything there. My family and I go down there in the summer to swim and in the spring and fall to hike. On Vancouver Island  it is not terribly warm in the spring so not many people go down, but in the summer on a good day it is beautiful. This is also the resting place of many prehistoric animals, so you can look for fossils. If you live in  the area or not you have got check this place out.

image credit: Comox Lake Hostel

Delicious and Nutritious

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Fresh, hand washed iceberg lettuce, ruby red tomatoes, mouth watering prosciutto, perfectly ripened onions, thinly sliced fried potatoes and crumbled blue cheese (optional). These are the ingredients to one of the world’s best salads.  Paris, France ; that is where I first experienced this amazing salad.  A small popular bistro called Le Relais Gascon, Montmartre, Paris  is home to the “big salad” .

The funniest thing is when I started to write this post, I Googled the restaurant’s name and found that we were not the only one’s that loved this salad, there were tons of  hits and even a picture of the very salad I tried!

When we came home from our trip to Europe, and we attempted to reproduce it.  We sliced potatoes as thin as possible and fried them in oil.  We then washed and sliced the vegetables into the salad.  At the deli we bought the prosciutto ham and blue cheese and mixed it in.  It was delicious.

I love cooking and have learned some things from cooking that have helped me in other areas of my life.  One day at school I realized that I knew how to add fractions because we often double recipes and I knew how to add 1/3 and 1/3 cup without even thinking about it.

I love trying new food and love to travel places that have different types of cuisine. Later in life I won’t feel intimidated about cooking my own food.  I  look forward to living on my own and cooking my own meals.


Image credit: Le Relais Gascon

My Pysanka Egg

My Pisanka egg

My Pysanka egg

Have you ever painted an egg at Easter and said this was tough? Well, imagine painting eggs for a living. There are actually artists in the Ukraine that do this as their job. Unlike the artists in the Ukraine, we used paper instead of real eggs,  and our version was a lot easier. We used the same symbols on our eggs  and the same colors as they would in the Ukraine.

My egg, as you can see here, has a lot of Ukrainian symbols, such as the ram, the fish, the plants and the cross. These are just a few of the many symbols and patterns you can do on an egg.

I tried to make my egg look like ground to sky and above, and in the middle I have a moon on one half and a sun on the other. In each I put something, in the sun I put plants to represent growth and in the moon I put a ram to represent strength. Above the clouds I put a cross to represent heaven, and at the bottom of my drawing I made fish to represent Christ.

I hope you have enjoyed my post and maybe this Easter or next one you will paint eggs too.

Pisanky egg

Pysanky egg

Edited By: Jared Max

Picture: so _jeo

My Dog Lucy

Lucy

Lucy

My dog Lucy is the best dog you will ever meet, she is at times active and  at times sleepy, but she will always be funny. She has floppy ears, a fat belly, brown eyes, and  waging tail. She is scared of almost everything. I would make a list but it would be too long. I am not saying I do not love my dog it is quite the opposite. I love my dog she is incredible. She comforts me when I am sad, and she makes me laugh when I am happy. We adopted her from my dads work friend. Lucy was only a few months old when we got her, and she weighed seven pounds.  She is now about thirty pounds. Lucy is eleven years old, that would be 77 in dog years. Lucy is my pup she is a pure bread beagle, her fur consists of the coulors brown, black, and white. I love her, and she loves me.

Edited: Ethan and Jack

Andrew’s Radical Rockin’ Rocks.

Puppy Rock

My product has little baggies that hold the rock. Unfortunately the camera could not get a clear shot through the plastic. The label I have there will be mounted on top of the bag with the theme and picture printed on. There will be felt on the bottom of these cute creations so they do not damage table surfaces.