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What I Learned Today 11/14/14

Non-Fiction Writing: Remember that story I wrote for the Practical Homeschooling magazine? I just found out I got published! It will be in the next issue. I won a big spaceship sticker book, too! Here is my story if you don't remember: Topic: Your long-lost great uncle left you enough money to open your own store. Tell us about it.…

What I Learned Today 11/4/2014

Cub Scouts/Whittling: I finished my whittling project today. I made my mom a sunrise out of white soap, and then I whittled a heart out of purple soap. That one smells like lavender. I didn't cut myself at all. Ancient Civilization: I learned interesting facts about monks. You can see my answer in the picture below! I learned several interesting…

What I Learned Today 10/15/2014

Non-Fiction Reading & Writing: Today I chose an article from Dornob. If any trends couldn’t get weirder enough, now we have PyroPets! According to Dornob, “PyroPet is a family of animal shaped candles that each reveal a surprise within as they burn. The first PyroPet product is a cute little cat called “Kisa”. (“Kisa” means “kitty” in Icelandic). Sweet little…

What I Learned Today 10/03/2014

Fiction Writing: I entered a contest in a Homeschooling magazine my mom gets. Each month they give out a topic, and the 10 kids with the best stories get published and win a prize. This month's prize is a spaceship sticker book. Topic: Your long-lost great uncle left you enough money to open your own store. Tell us about it.…

What I Learned Today 10/02/2014

Nonfiction/Opinion Writing Today I chose not to write about Dornob, but to write about a different article instead.Miss Judy sent my mom an article you can find at http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2014/08/21/children-autism-extra-synapses-brain/. It’s from Columbia University Medical Center and is titled “Children with Autism Have Extra Synapses in Brain: Maybe possible to prune synapses with drug after diagnosis.” This new drug basically makes…