The Last Cuentista Book Making


In Language Arts this year we read a book called The Last Cuentista. The Last Cuentista is a book about a girl on Earth named Petra who has to evacuate from Earth due to a crash from Halley’s Comet. Even if you survive the comet strike, the Earth would be uninhabitable. Therefore, Petra plans to evacuate earth to a planet called Sagan on a spaceship that looks like a cricket. This trip will take three hundred and eighty years.

Midway through the book we were assigned to make our dream planet (or our ideal world). My ideal world had the best of my imagination including: hot snow (where you can ski but not be cold), broccoli that tastes like watermelon and purple skies. Now that should be everyone’s dream! My planet would be in a universe close to my friends. You can get to other planets in my universe with a short rocket ride that leaves every hour. See my blog post for more details.

After the assignment about our world, we made our own art book about it with an amazing person named Peg Gignoux. Ms. Gignoux is an expert in art and taught us how to make our world come to life. One method that we used to make our paper background was a technique called Akua printing. This is when we roll paints on a plastic pad, get plants and flowers, then put paper on top and roll it with a roller. Since the paints could stain our clothes, we had to wear aprons. After we made our Akua prints, we pasted it into our book to make scenes about our planet. 

In conclusion, I really learned a lot and enjoyed this project. It makes reading much more fun and interesting when you get to use your imagination to build worlds and then  turn it into art. I think it would be great to do more projects like this in the future.

Westing Game Stocks

In Language Arts this year we read a book called The Westing Game. In the book there was a character named Turtle. She loved the stock market and at the time we had no idea what the stock market was. So we made a project about it. We were given 20,000 totally real dollars to invest. I bought shares in Microsoft, Nike, Walmart and General Motors. After one week of recording how much money on a Google spreadsheet. I had made almost four hundred dollars. In the next week, I had lost the money I had made coming in at -$77 obviously I wasn’t very happy but it wasn’t that bad since it was not real money. In our second to last week, I had the lost most, thousand dollars if it was real money. Last week I had gained back 200 of the last dollars which was better but still not great.

Ted Talk

In the beginning of May we were assigned a new project. We had to make an educational slideshow. We are allowed to choose whatever topic we would like to. The presentation had to be five minutes long. We were allowed to use images, props etc. For example, one person was doing a presentation on lacrosse and he brought in all his gear. 

Top Three Places to visit is what I choose to do. I got a lot of helpful feedback and compliments. My top three places to visit were Japan, Bahamas and Hawaii. My reasons for putting Japan were amazing food, Beautiful Cherry Blossoms and skiing. I put the Bahamas in my slide show because I had visited a few months back and loved it. You can swim with sharks and feed pigs. How awesome! Lastly, I used Hawaii because of their amazing views, food and world’s tallest peak.

If I had more time to work on this project I would have added more details about Hawaii, featured more photos and got my talking pace just right. All together this is an amazing project and I recommend watching some Ted Talks on your own time.

Heat Shield

In Science we learned about heat and heat transfer. We were assigned a project and it looked exciting. I could wait! We had to make a heat shield.This heat shield would have to protect a raw egg or “eggstronaut” as my science teacher would say. We have to protect the egg from the heat of a blow torch! But there are rules we have a certain amount of credits we can spend on materials for example tin-foil is 15 credits per eight inches. We only had one hundred credits. The heat shield also could weigh more than forty five grams and had to be within one cm thick.

We got to test materials to see how well they worked but we only got to test with a heat gun which was nowhere near as hot. The final design ended up being made of three sponges, duct tape, and aluminum foil. This cost sixty credits. The eggstronaut did not last. We had about five millimeters of cooking. At the end of the project, we had to make a slideshow of the data we collected to show what we learned and what worked and didn’t.


Lego Wall

Have you wondered what you could do with your Legos? One day my mom came up to me. She said,”Jack, you need to start doing charity work.” We brainstormed for almost a week and eventually decided that we were doing something with Legos but we needed a partner. So we chose Graysen.  Our Final Project was to present a slide show to the school. The slide show asked people to donate Legos. After that we will sanitize and give them to the Boys and Girls club. The Legos will be given to the kids. The kids will be able to play with the legos on Lego Wall, a Lego is a board that you can build Legos off of. What is the Boys and Girls club? The Boys and Girls club is a nonprofit organization that gives kids a safe place to stay after school. They have educational, outdoor and fun activities! 

My Ideal World

           Welcome to Tiedome



You are about to visit Tiedome. Tiedome is one of the safest places in the solar system considering there are no guns or insecurity. We have a very small population of eight million people. Tiedome is a monarchy and Jack and his family are royal. The royal family has two pets,  Afton the shaggy dog and Harrison the cat. The royal family founded the entire galaxy. They took three people they thought were worthy and made them governors. Everybody including the royal family eats wagyu for lunch, and it’s free.

Morning activities will be hot tub swimming, tubbing, and hot snow skiing. Hot snow skiing is so fun because the sun in Tiedome is alway there but you can’t see it. So, when you are skiing you don’t have to wear goggles. The snow is also fluffy so you don’t have to worry about a helmet. At the top of the gold ski lift there will be hot cocoa stands and seas of snow. The levels of the ski runs are ordered easy to hard: green, blue, red, red flash, black, black moguls and finally rainbow flash. There will also be food at the bottom of the runs.

Every year there will be an Olympics and the king of sports will be crowned. There will also be a yearly e-sport competition.On each planet in the solar system there are yearly competitions that all narrow down three teams.There are six planets in the galaxy,: Harreeb by Harrison Nanzer, 90 degrees by Davis Starling, Lantern by Henry Rand, Watermelon by Hudson Crunkelton, Bronks by Hunter Freedman and Broncos Country by Afton Vorenkamp. If somebody gets hurt there is a medical center. No matter your injury, the center can heal it. Once you die on Tiedome you can be reborn as an animal, or a new human resetting your memory.

In Tiedome we have the best shopping possible and no lines! We have a Bathing ape store, Louis Vuitton, Channel, Gucci, Supreme, Nike, Ferrari, Bugatti , Konisengg, Apple,Chick Fil-a and Shake shake.The best thing is with the Tiedome credit card everything is 99.9% off! There is a limit of two items per-store

Every year Tiedome hosts a Carnival. The carnival has every possible ride. It’s the most hype event of the year. There is also a water park. The best part about water parks is that you never have to dry off. The water only gets you water if you would like to. If you choose to get wet when you get out of the water the water stays warm on your body.

Animals on Tiedome are your best friends. They love you for you. Tiedome invented a filter that can let the pet speak to you. All pets speak English because it is the only language in the galaxy that is still used by people.

Visits from other planets in the galaxy are all run by Elon Musk. Elon owns the plane company called SpaceX. It is the safest in the galaxy with zero crashes. Tiedome has the most powerful passport in the galaxy. It gives you VIP access to any lounge, any 5 star hotel, the biggest private SpaceX plane there is available, and finally this gives you all the freedom and best sports game tickets. In our Galaxy we have three neighboring planets: Watermelon by Hudson, Bronks by Hunter and Lantern by Henry. These planets have easy travel as they are only ten minutes away from Tiedome. These planets are great vacation travel and very inexpensive to travel to. When you leave Tiedome you can go shopping for your own Tiedome T-shirt or your own shirt of our Tiedome Tigers. Flights are extremely cheap at less than fifty dollars. 

See you on your next visit!


NC Museam of Sciences Raleigh Durham

On my 6th grade field trip we went to the Museum of Sciences in Raleigh Durham. There were two buses that took us to the museum, bus one and bus two. I was on bus two.  On the way there I sat next to my friend Harrison.

When we got there we sat on a wall waiting for bus one. When we entered the museum there were all sorts of animals including: hummingbirds, geckos, snakes and more! At the end of the exhibit there was a replica of the front half of the Titanic. My friends Afton and Colin replicated the scene from the movie. After that we visited the sea life and whale section. It was awesome. My favorite parts were the different types of whale bones hung on the ceiling. There were even whales like: the Sperm whale, Beluga whale, and the blue whale.They were massive. Last we visited the 3D printing lab the were so many things like: dinosaurs fossils, chain armor, wrenches and fight toys.

We were all starving after all that so we decided to have some lunch. After that we had to go on the way back. I sat with Harrison and we talked the whole way back.

The Lost Hero


(Picture From Sora)

I am currently reading The Lost Hero. The Lost Hero by Rick Riodan is about a guy name Percy Jackson that gets Lost and a god named Hera sent Anabeth a message. The message told Anabeth to go find somebody with one shoe on. She goes and ends up finding three half-bloods or children of gods Leo, Jason, and Piper. Books can be windows or mirrors. This book is more of a window because I do not have any powers. Another reason is that one of my family members did not leave because they are a god. Finally, I do not go on quests.  I chose this book because I like fantasy and enjoyed this Percy Jackson series.


Jack’s Electric House


In science class we learn about electricity and circuits. We were assigned a project to make a circuit for a cardboard house. We had to make an interior design. I got assigned Aidan as my partner. On the first day we were stumped because we didn’t get our schematic approved because it would have been a short circuit (which is a fire hazard). It turned out that we were making it more of a blueprint than a schematic. We ended up going to X period to work on our Electric House. We got our Schematic approved thanks to the inspiration of Arjun and David.

We came every X period and worked so hard on the house and with all that hard work it looked great. It had a bed, couches, fan and a TV! It turned out better than we expected. Personally, it was the best in the grade. I was so happy and proud of myself. I showed my mom and nanny. They all thought it was so cool.