Just Hanging Out

We took some clothing to consignment and had enough credit to buy a few used toys. One of the items was a giant box of rubber bouncy balls. We all took guesses and then counted them. There were 279!!

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Mom made us some new pillowcases for Christmas and even made tiny ones for our reindeer pets.

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She also made me “Mr. Hyde”. He has multiple personalities.

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Hammock Park Air Potato Pickup

We went to Hammock Park in Dunedin again this year to help with their air potato pickup. We learned about the history of air potates.

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Then we spend 2 hours in the woods searching out fallen air potatoes and ones still on vines. We collected 14 huge bags from just out tiny group!

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Crazy Days

After 5 trips to the park on Thursday and seeing no Orion rocket launch we had high hopes for Friday.

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Up early on Friday and the rocket successfully launched. Honest, this photo shows a little tiny dot that was the shuttle going up.

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We spent the rest of Friday doing fun crafts and projects around the house.

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We made a giant kinetic energy cobra weave popsicle stick creation. Once you pull out the keystone stick everything explodes in a nice line.

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After our explosion we started on some of the gross science kit we got from Bronson and Jole.

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We learneda bout surface tension with food dye, milk and soap.

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We wrapped up with day with decorating the Christmas Tree.

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Fishing with Mr. Joe

We had a fishing class this morning and I was able to reel in a large spotted sea trout.   

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We didn’t catch anything else the rest of the day. But at least I caught one big fish! It was a keeper too! But we let it go.We always have a fun time fishing with Joe!

Power Plants

After visiting the power plant the other day I have really been thinking about the pollution a lot. It was time to make a project for 4H and I changed my topic to be about power plants. Hopefully By telling others about the issues I saw someday we can help fix the pollution in our environment.

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I will give my presentation at our next 4H club meeting.

Kicking off December

We played outside most of the day. We walked about the neighborhood, rode our bikes, hit baseball and threw frisbees. Finally we settled with sitting on our skateboards and riding down the driveway.

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I practiced a little with my foot on the board. I will get it someday!

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Power Plant and Manatees

We drove down to the Big Bend Power Plant to see the manatees. The plant was huge and suffer odor was pouring from the plant. It really bothered me.

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Seeing the manatees was really cool. There must have been over 200 in the water.

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We learned about bone identification.

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There were lots of mama manatees with their babies.

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I learned how the power plant works.

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I also learned how transformers work.

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What a fun morning but it really has ben thinking about pollution and energy waste.