15 pictures book one the ship

around a month ago I created a short story and I worked really hard on it and now I’d like to share it with the world so here it is!

1942 England

“Bang,” the door swung open and a man in a dark black coat marched into a children’s book store. The man walked up to the front desk where a short, old woman was sitting. The old woman looked up at him and said, “State your business and name”.

“My name is Harris Burdick. And I have an appointment with Peter Goodboi” he said.

The old woman pointed to the left and said, “Down the hall to the right”.

“Thank you,” Harris said. Harris walked into Peter’s office and lay down fifteen pictures that he drew.

“I love it,” Peter said. “Come down tomorrow and we can talk books”. But Harris never came.

Sixty-Seven Years Later

2009 New York

“I have had it with you Johnny,” Sara said! “You’re loud, you’re rude, and so messy! We’re done! Goodbye Johnny Burdick,” and she marched out of the room!

Johnny paced the apartment and thought to himself, he had three options. “A- Go for a run. B- Get a therapist. C- Bang it out like a maniac.” After he considered his options he picked up a bat that happened to be resting against the wall and started swinging it wildly around his apartment. He was starting to regret his decision to pick up the bat. There was just one more room to go. He got to the bathroom and swung at the mirror. It shattered into a million pieces. Mysteriously, there was a crumpled piece of paper behind the glass.

Rocket, Johnny’s cute, furry, hyper, puppy, came running into the bathroom from where he was hiding under the bed. Jonny shouted, “nooooo Rocket,” and scooted his puppy out of the messy bathroom. Then Jonny grabbed the crumbled paper from the broken mirror, walked to the living room, and sat down on the couch. Rocket jumped up on Jonny’s lap and turned his small body round and round until he found the coziest spot on his friend’s lap.

Johnny carefully uncrumpled the strange brownish piece of paper. The paper said, “Find Goodboi,” signed, Harris Burdick. Johnny sat there in amazement. He had never really known his family, but now there was a strange paper with his last name written on it. Johnny pulled out his phone and searched up the name Harris Burdick. What he found he could barely believe. The article on his phone said, “Harris Burdick, missing at 42 years old. Last seen at Peter Goodboi’s bookstore in London, England.”

Though Johnny was interested, he also was extremely exhausted so Johnny went to bed. In his dream he saw some weird things, but the weirdest thing was a white, little ball of energy in a black void. The ball said over and over, “Go to England to find the first clue, then once you’re there you’re half way through”. Suddenly, Johnny fell out of bed and woke up. It was 5:36 AM. Out of nowhere he knew he had to go to England.

6:32 AM the Docks

“One ticket to England please”, Johnny said to a woman in a blue booth with a black coat.

“Here’s your ticket and have a nice day”, the woman said.

Johnny calmly ran onto the boat and Rocket followed. Johnny and Rocket went onto the main deck. Johnny went to the rail to look out over the sea. Out of nowhere someone shouted behind him. “Can I ask you a few questions?”

Johnny turned around and saw a woman with blond hair, about Johnny’s height, holding a checklist and a tape recorder. “What did I do?” Johnny said.

“Nothing. I just want to ask you some questions about a case I’m working on.”

“Why can’t you ask someone else?” Johnny said.

“I’ve already asked everyone on this boat,” she said.

“Let me guess, you’re a reporter,” Johnny said.

“Yes I am and my name is Katie Beartris. I work at CNN”.

“Johnny,” he said.

“Nice to meet you Johnny.” Katie said,

“Ask me anything,” replied Johnny.

“Have you encountered anything weird in the last forty-eight hours?”

“Actually yes I have!”, Johnny exclaimed.

“Where did this happen?” Katie replied.

“For some reason it was in my dream. Come to think of it, that’s the reason I am on this boat.”

“Next question. What happened in your dream that was so weird?”

“Well, there was a little, white ball of energy in a black void, that kept saying over and over, go to England to find the first clue, then once you’re there you’re halfway through.”, Johnny explained.

Katie looked puzzled and said, “what do you think caused your mind to dream that?”

“Actually, earlier that day, I found a little piece of paper behind my mirror that said, “Find Goodboi.”

“Ok. Lastly, do you know anyone with the last name Burdick?” she asked.

Suddenly, Johnny gasped. Rocket started jumping on his hind and barking at his owner. Then Johnny said, “My last name is Burdick.”

A few days later, after many conversations, Johnny and Katie decided to team up to find out what happened to Harris Burdick. Of course their furry companion Rocket would be involved in every detail as well.

 

London England 11:30 AM

As Rocket swirled around and around on the sidewalk, Johnny and Katie hailed a black cab. One pulled over and the man inside said, “Where are you off too?”

“We’re off to Peter Goodboi’s Bookstore on Brick Lane,” Johnny said.

“Peter Goodboi’s Bookstore has been closed down for thirty years!”, said the man in the cab.

“We’ll pay you double if you get us there,” Katie responded.

“Deal,” and the cab driver started driving.

Once they got there they said thanks, paid him double, and snuck through the yellow tape surrounding the red brick building. After they were inside Johnny, Katie and Rocket searched for clues about Harris. They looked through dusty bookshelves and old wooden desks. Suddenly, out of nowhere, Rocket started jumping near an old desk. Johnny went over and said, “What is it boy?”. Then Johnny saw a tiny, dusty, green button behind an old desk. Johnny pressed the button and a secret compartment in the wall, behind the desk, swung open. “Skree…”, went the secret door. Surprisingly there was another crumpled piece of paper inside the wall.  Written on it, it said “Go 25 miles east to find the secret piece.”

Although Johnny and Katie were surprised, they didn’t have time. They went to the bike shop down the street and bought a motorcycle with a mini sidecar for Rocket, and off they went to the east. Little did they know, behind the bookstore in a dark alley, there was a person with a heart of coal and a black robe. The person was meeting up with three of the most deadly assassins in London.

“I have a job for you,” the guy in the black robe said.

“What do you have to offer?” the assassins responded in low voices.

“It’s enough reward that I let you live,” the man in the black robe threatened.

“What do you need us to do?” the assassins asked.

“Bring the two people in the motorcycle that just left, to me!”

“We’re almost there!”, Johnny shouted. “It’s just right up ahead.” The three were on the speeding motorcycle. Soon they arrived at the coordinates, and there, standing in the middle of a grassy field, was a massive opening to a cave, with vines dangling down from it. Rocket, Johnny and Katie, walked into the dark cave, prepared for anything. Little did they know that the assassins were not far behind.

As it got darker and darker, they decided to turn on their flashlights. Once they turned them on, they saw what they could not take back. There were dozens of skeletons hanging on the cave walls from dangerous cliff edges. Suddenly something snapped. Everyone looked around, and then Katie saw she had stepped on some string on the floor of the cave. They realized it was a trap.

Johnny said, “Get ready to run!”. As soon as Katie picked her feet up, rocks started falling from the ceiling and they all started to run as fast as they could. They barely made it before they turned around and saw that rocks covered the cave entrance. They knew there was no turning back now. As they moved on into the cave, suddenly they saw a huge chasm, and the only way to get to the other was to jump from one dangerous platform to the next. If they fell, they knew they would drown in gushing waters far below. Johnny held Rocket, who was terrified, and Katie went on ahead. Eventually, they all made it safely to the other side of the chasm. Waiting for them on the other side, was a huge waterslide, made out of cave rock. They all took a deep breath and jumped onto the slide in the dark. When they made it to the end, they fell into a huge pool of water. Once they resurfaced, they realized that the room was glowing with the light of glow worms.

They saw the most amazing thing! A shipwreck in the middle of the cave, with a waterfall surrounding it.  They swam through the warm water to the massive shipwreck. Once they got on, they searched around the ship. Katie realized that there was light under the ship floorboards. She got Johnny and Rocket to come over, and they smashed through the floorboards with an old piece of wood from the wreck. Under the boards, they found a mysterious wooden chest. Inside the chest was a dusty, old journal. On the top of the journal it said, “Missing in Venice. Even with her mighty engines in reverse the ocean liner was pulled farther and farther into the canal.” The only other thing in the chest was another crumpled piece of paper. On it, was written, “Beware the seven chairs.”

Suddenly, out of nowhere in the background, someone said in a low voice, “Put your hands on your head and turn around.” Rocket quickly hid behind Johnny’s legs. When Johnny turned around he saw the three evil assassins. The one on the left had a fedora and a black coat. The one on the right was short and had a knife in every pocket. The one in the middle had a scar across his eye, was holding a gun and had a black bandana covering his mouth and nose.

“Who are you guys?”, Johnny said, but before they could answer, the cave started to shake and collapse. Katie realized that taking the two items from the chest must have triggered a trap to make the cave collapse.

Quickly, Johnny ran up to the guy in the middle, took his gun. Suddenly, a gap in the cave wall opened behind the ship. Johnny ran towards it. Katie and Rocket followed behind. The three assassins behind them started running as well. Katie and Rocket ran out of a small gap in the cave wall that led to the field, and Johnny was about to run out as well, but all of a sudden the assassin with the scar grabbed his leg and Johnny fell over. “If I’m going to die, I’m going to take you down with me.”, the assassin yelled. Before he could finish his sentence, Johnny kicked him in the face and ran out of the cave just in time and the three were crushed under the crumbling boulders.

Katie and Johnny agreed that they had to figure out what would happen next and they were ready for their next adventure.

The adventures of Johnny, Katie, and Rocket as they search for What happened to Harris Burdick will be continued in Book 2, Fifteen Pictures; The Curse of the Seven Chairs

Thank you for reading

Innovation day

 

Introduction

Have you ever wondered how solar energy gets turned into electricity? That’s what you are going to learn in this blog post. Because I and my partner chose to do solar energy. We learned so much about solar energy. Solar panels are really cool. They are made up of tiny solar cells which are usually made of silicone. They are very similar to humans who are made of human cells. Solar panels are used in lots of places like rooftops, power plants, and more! Solar panels are collect solar energy and turn it into useable electricity. Solar energy is the most efficient energy on the planet. The machines used to turn solar energy into electricity do not impact the environment that much, and they don’t pollute the planet which makes them very environmentally friendly. Each solar particle is called a photon. A second way to use solar energy is to take the heat from solar radiation and use it in a bunch of different.

 

Empathize

People are going outside a lot more because of Covid 19. So in our science unit, we are trying to take renewable energy to parks so we can have fun and not hurt the environment. There are a lot of problems in the world but this is a very big one, especially with Covid 19 which is why we are trying to fix it. Covid is bad because you can’t see family or friends and you also can’t go to some stores and restaurants. It is hard for families because they can’t see other members of their family. People who are less fortunate than us have a hard time because they can’t afford the things to keep them safe. But there are some positives about Covid. Firstly, when people get sick they can still go to school on their computer. Also because of Covid a lot of people are staying home, so places aren’t as busy so we can get around a lot faster and we can have more free time. I remember when I was about to go to Florida and I couldn’t because of Covid 19 and I was really sad because I was really excited to go.

 

Ideate

We chose to use solar panels they are really easy to use on the tops of things or beside things. They also can be used all the time because they get energy from the sun but during the day they are also storing energy to use when there is no sun or in the winter. Solar panels are also a lot cheaper than wind turbines. Solar panels cost about $20,000 but wind turbines cost between 1. million dollars and 2 million dollars. They are also very fast and efficient. Solar panels are also very cool so, at parks, kids can be curious and when they are bigger they can look into them more and be inspired.

 

Our Project

 The model of our playground is in Minecraft. There is a playhouse with lights inside powered by solar panels. We have an elevator that goes up to a cool roller coaster. There is a magical zoo with upside-down animals and rainbow sheep. It doesn’t use any energy so we couldn’t use solar energy. Ther is a solar-powered ride that gets spun around by a machine, that is powered by solar panels. There is an area where you put on special boots and wings and you can jump really high and you get a boost from fans that are powered by solar energy, and you can fly down. There is also a diving board that you can jump off of and fall into a bouncy castle. There is also an entrance to the bouncy castle. The bouncy castle is blown up by solar panels. Our last ride is another roller coaster. When you ride it fireworks go off and they are very pretty.

 

Bibliography

The Canadian Encyclopedia. Solar Energy, Adam Jones, 18 October 2019, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/solar-energy. Accessed 22 March 2021.

energysage. What is solar energy?, Jacob Mash, 19 January 2019, https://news.energysage.com/what-is-solar-energy/. Accessed 22 March 2021.

Reflection

Today my class did an experiment on mater. What we had to do was fined out a time of substance. First what we did was fined out what happens when you add water to flour, backing soda, and Epson salt. For the flour when we added water the flour made the water soggy. When we added the water for the Epson salt the Epson salt disintegrated. Lastly when we added water to the banking soda it disintegrated but it left a bit and it made a ring around the coup. I also learned that that water ,baking soda, vitamin c , and cabbage powder together makes a Chemical reaction. in the end the substance was flour and backing soda mix together.

Two of the same

At the beginning of grade 5 I wrote my first paragraph on masks And the hook was great but I have to work on transition words.

This is a paragraph I wrote more recently

 

Minecraft

Do you think school is boring? Then you need Minecraft in your learning.

 Firstly, Minecraft improves your building skills. This is really helpful for educational projects. For example, if you need to build a mini sooka for homework you could build it on  Minecraft and the building skills that you’ll learn would be very helpful.

Secondly, Minecraft lets your imagination run free. You could do whatever you want, build a mansion, climb a mountain, fish, row a boat and even skydive. Imagination is important to develop as you grow up and help you learn.

 Finally Minecraft lets you explore the world. There is an education pack on the market where you could visit the Nasa Space Station or see DC. Obviously it would be hard to see the world in the pandemic we’re living in ,but Minecraft lets you see new things, and lets you explore different parts of the world without being there physically and still learn about them.

So school doesn’t have to be boring because Minecraft improves your building skills, lets your imagination run free, and lets you explore the world. There’s no need to fear minecraft is here.

I think that paragraph was way better I improved sentence  structure, and I like that the Minecraft paragraph was longer but I still need to improve on getting my ideas out there. Another Thing is that I don’t need to press enter that often and I forgot to put a transaction word at the beginning of the last to paragraphs. These to paragraphs were great but the next one will be even better.

 

First Day Of Snow

This morning I woke up and looked outside my window it was snowing! I was so excited I ran to my closet and got dressed. Then I sprinted down the stairs and into the kitchen where I started eating my breakfast. Next I played a little bit of a video game then I packed my bag and went out side. Lastly me and my brothers had a snowball fight. The end

masks

MASKS

 

 Covid has caused people to stay inside, but no longer. Behold the mask!

Masks allow us to go to school, see friends, and wear cool designs. Covid spreads when people are not socially distancing, not wearing a mask would let covid spread like when you pour syrup into your oatmeal.  Masks protect people from spreading germs, and this allows us to meet in person and go to school. It can be lonely learning from home. It is more fun to learn at school with your friends. The mask may be uncomfortable and it may ich but it’s for you, your friends and your families own safety.