July 31, 2020

My first pet

This Summer I have been seriously thinking about having my first pet. It was not easy to decide 'cause I like dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs and especially bunnies. I finally decided to go with a canary which was not in the list but was added recently too. I have first read some information on canaries and how to care about them. I did not realize there were many things to learn. And just the other day we received a big flight cage and other stuff to put into the cage. I made some toys on my own to cut on spendings and also I like crafting anyways. It was fun to make all the preparations and of course I was very excited to visit the local birds breeder with my dad to pick up a beautiful Red Factor canary. 

Red Factor is the name of the breed. We got the male canary and that means it can sing. Actually, my canary looked so happy to find a new home with a spacious cage that it started to sing shortly after we brought him in. Is not he beautiful?


July 15, 2020

Littering is not cool

Today I wanted to address one nasty problem that bothers me a lot - littering. I just do not understand why some people would through a can of soda or a plastic bottle right on the streets or a park. The garbage bin is usually there for you to use. It is especially disturbing when the same people do it again and again...

Take this nice and green public park near the place I live. Kids and families love to spend time in this park, and yet the same teenagers stop by occasionally and leave the trash right on the grass near the kids' play ground. Why would you do that, people? If you visit the park, then you like the place. If you like it, why do you litter?

Please have respect for nature and your community.





June 13, 2020

Rivers

Wherever you live, you probably know some local river. Historically, people settled down and built cities near rivers, because rivers give people fresh water and fish to eat. In many countries people still use rivers for bathing and rivers are important for irrigation and power generation. Some rivers are very long: Nile River in Africa or Amazon River in South America. There are so many rivers in the world! Some rivers are very famous and have a long history, for example Ganges River in India.

If you know a small river nearby, it is a great place to enjoy the view and even have a picnic. The river that flows near the pace I live is called The Grand River. It is located in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. It flows through several cities and empties into Lake Erie.

Unlike lakes, rivers are always on the move. Are you fascinated by rivers?


May 25, 2020

Molly the funny dog

My cousins have a dog called Molly. Molly is a funny dog. One day I was at my cousins’ house and we decided to bake cupcakes. At some point, Molly appeared with her little black nose, sniffing around. She was excited and reached the top of the table and covered herself with some flower. But that is not all! When cupcakes were ready, we went for a walk and left them on a plate to cool down close to the edge of a table. When we came back, we found only two cupcakes on the plate... Molly, the funny dog, ate 18 cupcakes! She left two cupcakes because she could not reach them. Me and my cousin started to cry. We took one cupcake each and ate them, with tears still on our faces. But when we told what happened to our families, everybody had a good laugh. Yep, true story.


April 30, 2020

Number line

Numbers are very important - they help us understand the world, we use them when we do shopping, when designing new cars and planes. We use them every day and many times a day. If you look around your home or outside - you will see numbers everywhere. 

But numbers have their own home! That is right, they live on a number line. We can see numbers closer on a number line and we can learn more about them. Some mathematicians spend lives studding numbers and a number line! 

If you draw a line on a sheet of paper - that can not be called a number line yet. That would be just a line. But try do this: 
  1. mark a point somewhere on the line and call it zero (0), or the origin
  2. mark counting numbers (1, 2, 3...) to the right of the origin and their opposites (-1, -2, -3...) to the left of the origin
  3. add arrows (<- -> ) on both sides of the line to show that there is no limits
and you will have a nice number line to show your friends! 

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