All About Iowa

Iowa is known for it’s farming, mostly corn and beans.
I live on a family farm, that is 128 years old. Some of the things I like doing on the farm are four wheeling and hanging out with friends in the summer, and in the winter pretty much just staying inside unless I go out and snowmobile with my friends and siblings. We have cattle, goats, one dog, and just some farm cats. Another thing that I like doing on the farm is shooting hoops outside.
Another thing that I do in the summer is go to town and hang out with friends. I live about two miles out from town on gravel, so sometimes I just ride bike into town. It’s a small town but there are still a lot of things to do.
And some things to do in the winter are go shopping. Even though I live about an hour away from the mall, I still go a lot. And some other things to do is to go sledding with friends or pull each other with the snowmobile.
And that’s what I do in Iowa.

My Novel

In my English class we are assigned to write a novel, she let us pick how many words and I chose 900 words. We are using to website nanowrimo.  I don’t have a name for my novel yet, but I am in the process. The novel that I am writing is about a girl named Mackenzie and she just moved from New York, New York, to a small town in Montana. Her family moved because her dad got a new job. When she moves she finds out some secrets that were meant to be kept a secret, and some that weren’t. If you are a nanowrimo you can see my profile.

American Cancer Society Fundraiser

We were assigned to make a fundraiser for The American Cancer Society, so in my group we decided to have the whole high school in our fundraiser. We came up with the idea of “Pie in the Face” each class tries to raise the most money and the class that does gets to pie one of our teachers in the face. Two other groups came up with “Tree of Hope” and the last group came up with “Friday Fun for Cancer.” The fundraiser that everyone agreed on was “Friday Fun for Cancer” and we are going to have a night that we babysit for the night while their parents have a night without the kids. And it is free will donation. The money that we make are going to help buy cancer supplies, remember alot of people need help.


On Wed, 12 Miss W. came to our school and talked to us about Australia and Tasmania. It was very interesting to hear about what their culture is like. She left us a tube of Vegemite and today Mrs. Krebs had us try it and it was horrible! I thought it smelled like dog food and it tasted really salty and sour. It says it has a rich source of Vitamin B and Folate. I am glad that I don’t eat that as common as we eat cheese on crackers. We might think it tastes bad, but I’m sure that they think that some of the food that we eat taste bad. It just depends on what we have grown up with. Photo by Mrs. Krebs

He Can Touch the Throne of God

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Robert Gordon Cousins gave a speech and everyone loved it. The newspapers said “He can reach up, with perfect ease, and touch the very throne of God.” Later in 1885, he was elected to The House of Representatives. He was the youngest person elected at the age of 26. Robert retired in 1908 shocking everyone at the age of 49.

On a cold January morning in 1931, they found him unconscious in his house. They took him to the Hospital at Iowa City and stayed there until he died two years later at the age of 74. He was buried in a little country cemetery in Cedar County. He was a great speaker and people still talk and learn from him.

I learned this information from “Tell A Tale of Iowa.”


We made a timeline about the most important things from our times. Then we made a museum with the things that have historical significance in our life and items that make us proud and happy. For our timeline and museum we were supposed to determine what the major events in our history were. I chose the things in my history by thinking what things have happened over time in my life. And the characteristics that I used were the things that affected me in a way that I will always remember.

Also we are going to be learning all year with Mrs. Krebs

about our American history and what we think is most significant. We can determine what is most important in American history by deciding what has happened that changes our lives right now. And the characteristics that we could use are the ones that have changed lives. I would like to study World War Two and the Wild West.


sport2_073I picked this picture because I love basketball! Basketball is my favorite sport by far. I really like this picture and I can’t wait for being out on the basketball court next year with my team!(:

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“I cannot go to school today,”

Said little Peggy Ann McKay. gol990602bwiii

‘I have the measles and the mumps,

A gash, a rash and purple bumps.

My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,

I’m going blind in my right eye.

My tonsils are as big as rocks,

I’ve counted sixteen chicken pox

And there’s one more-that’s seventeen,

And don’t you think my face looks green?

My leg is cut-my eyes are blue-

It might be instamatic flu.

I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,

I’m sure that my left leg is broke-

My hip hurts when I move my chin,

My belly button’s caving in,

My back is wrenched, my ankle’s sprained,

My ‘pendix pains each time it rains.

My nose is cold, my toes are numb.

I have a sliver in my thumb.

My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,

I hardly whisper when I speak.

My tongue is filling up my mouth,

I think my hair is falling out.

My elbow’s bent, my spine ain’t straight,

My temperature is one-o-eight.

My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,

There is a hole inside my ear.

I have a hangnail, and my heart is-what?

What’s that? What’s that you say?

You say today is…Saturday?

G’bye, I’m going out to play! ‘

Shel Silverstein