The Red and Blue Coat

These past few weeks I have been working on my Wisdom Tales Project. The book is written by Heather Forest but the stories inside are from around the world. The story I did my project on was called The Red and Blue Coat. The Red and Blue is a African Folktale originating in the Congo. 

In my project, I decided to do a Scratch project. Scratch is an online platform where users upload code projects using block code. Other users can see your work. In this project, the among us character is the trickster and the other people are the two friends. In the story, the friends each see a different side of the trickster’s coat. They get into a big argument and it ruins their friendship. The moral is to look at the other person’s perspective. Probably the hardest part was getting the trickster to walk down the path realistically. My personal favorite part is when the trickster wins.  It took me about 3 hours to complete. I think my project is very interesting and people should watch it. Be sure to read Wisdom Tales. The morals are great. 

Water Bottles

In this post I will talk about the importance of water bottles.  

Water bottles are probably the most universal, unique, and important tool for any athlete. Water bottles are so important because they can contain a liquid called H2O in various amounts varying on the bottle. H2O also known as water can refresh and cool down your body after a workout. Some people may contradict saying that this is what Gatorade does.(I disagree). Fun fact you need water to survive, that is why having water at all times is very helpful. Another reason is that a lot of water bottles can be reusable so they can go in your very own dishwasher.  What makes something a water bottle is a device that can hold water without it spilling. That means it can be turned upside down. The non reusable water bottles are made of a weak plastic called Polyethylene terephthalate or PETE. Cheap reusable water bottles are made from a tougher plastic.While more expensive ones are made from metal. Water bottles range from all shapes and sizes. See these images.

I think water bottles are highly effective and people should buy them across the world. Buy your water bottles today! 

Sources for information: Olson-Sawyer K., Madel R. “ The Water Footprint of Your Water Bottle.” GRACE Communications Foundation, 17 July 2020, Web. 11 Nov 2022.


My Backpack

Jackson’s Backpack 

Over summer break I read Finding Someplace by Denis Lewis Patrick. This is a book about a girl named Reesie who lived in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. All her friends and acquaintances have evacuated the city. She is separated from her family and she has to pack a backpack full of important items so she can survive the hurricane. She has to choose wisely because there isn’t a lot of space in the backpack. If she forgets something that would be bad. 

If I was in this situation, I would bring communication devices so I wouldn’t get lost from humanity. I would bring walkie talkies so I could talk to people over distances which voices can’t cover.  I would bring a megaphone so I can yell at people. Also, with a megaphone I can yell at people looking for people surviving the hurricane. I could also talk over loud hurricane noises. I can also bring essentials for surviving. I would bring a water bottle and a LifeStraw. A LifeStraw is basically a water purification device and a straw combined so I could drink safe water. I would also bring a life vest. If I had room I can bring a swimsuit so I could dry quicker. I would also bring hand sanitizer. I would bring a taser in case of drunk people or bad guys(or girls). Finally, I would bring a 3 in1 hand crank, solar powered flashlight, radio, and phone charger. Then I would pack items I need to survive. I would bring a 12 pack of Clif Kids energy bars. I would bring the first aid kit in case I fall. I would bring cash in a waterproof container. These are the items I would need to survive in a hurricane.

DA Camps Hanes

Last Thursday,  Durham Academy 6th grade and I drove to a YMCA camp called Camp Hanes. When we got to school there was a lot of commotion. I packed way too many things in my bag and it was very heavy. I put my stuff under the bus. I got on the bus. This was no ordinary bus, it was a fancy charter bus that had a long list of fancy amenities that would be too long to explain. I sat with a kid named Chris. This was no ordinary kid, he was a nice kid. He happily shared his candy with me. When we got there the intro was really fun and we got to explore our cabins. My cabin had a big bathroom and bunk beds. I got the top bunk. Soon we went to lunch and started our adventure.  

Of all the activities my favorite activity was archery. This was really fun because. We got to shoot almost really bow and arrows. The targets were about 20 to 30 feet away. Everybody got two turns and 5 arrows each turn. First we had a safety demonstration. Holding the bow was difficult at first but you get used to it. The teacher was very nice. On my first turn I got two arrows on the target, one of them was a bull’s eye. On my second turn I did really well and got all the arrows on the target. After this activity we had dinner then we went to sleep for the next day of Camp Hanes!  


The best part about Camp Hanes was being there with all my friends, and making new friends. I became better friends with a lot of the kids in my cabin. We did fun activities together like playing cards and having s’mores. We also did activities that you can’t do at school or home. I would like to thank all the 6th grade faculty at DA to make this happen and Camp Hanes for making it fun. This is definitely my favorite field trip so far.