Hyatt Ziva, Los Cabos

Hey guys in this blog post I will be talking about my trip to Los Cabos and staying at Hyatt Ziva I hope you guys like it!

Here are some fun things to do at Hyatt Ziva. There is a bonfire every night at 8:30. There are also shows there like July 4th show, 70’s and 80’s, a Magic show and lots more! There is an adult pool but kids are not allowed in it but my parents hung out with me and my sister instead of going to the adult pool. There is another pool in the back with a sight of the beach and a swim up bar in it. There is a huge pool with a basketball hoop, volleyball net, and a soccer goal. In that pool that I was just talking about, every Tuesday and Thursday there is a foam machine where foam comes out from the machine, also there was different sized balls that everyone was playing with. They had music blasting with some of my favorite songs. I had a lot of fun with this humongous bouncy ball! It was basically, a foam party! There was also a kids club there with water slides and another basketball hoop in the water, the water was like 1 foot deep so you could jump in it. The other basketball hoop was actually outside the pool but you could shoot the basketball from inside the pool. On the fourth floor there was a grass tennis court and a basketball court without any water. Also there is a gym there were you can exercise and listen to music.  There is also a french restaurant that was only for adults. My parents went there and I baby sat my sister. We were on the third floor and all the stuff is on the third floor so my parents didn’t have to worry at all about me or my sister.

 

Helpful things you should know about Mexico and Hyatt Ziva:

 

Some helpful things you should know about is, if you get a room on the first floor because we did it is very very noisy. There was a conference going on when we were trying to sleep there was also another one in the morning at 6:30 am. Also, there was mosquitos in our room and was biting us throughout the day and when we were sleeping. We got a room right next to the kids club and it was very noisy there too. the next day my dad asked the a guy that works at the hotel if we can change rooms because of all the stuff I just mentioned he said we could move up to the 3rd floor. When we moved up to the 3rd floor we got excited because all of the restaurants and stuff are there.

 

Other things you should know about:

 

Some other things you should know about are the family pictures and the animal pictures. The animal pictures are pictures that you have with animals I got one with an Iguana and two parrots, my sister got a picture with one parrot because they were heavy. the family pictures you take on the beach. It is really cool. Me and my family got some. One of them was an action picture. The kids club also has a big bucket that falls on your head, it is like a waterfall!

 

Overall I really liked Mexico and staying at Hyatt Ziva! I wish I could go back and have a great time again! I had so much fun in Mexico, Los Cabos! It was really fun!!

Thank you for reading my blog post. I hope you learned a lot from my post.  Once again thanks to all of my readers for reading this blog post. Make sure you catch up on all of the other posts. They are really cool!

Bow and Arrow for Engineering Day

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Watch out!!! One day my friend said that we should do the engineering challenge so I said okay. The fifth graders had to do it, but we could decide if we wanted to (since we were third graders). After looking at some websites, we decided to make a bow and arrow for the engineering challenge.

After we built it we needed to test it out.  When we tried to test it out, it kept hitting people that were in my house, like my Mom. When we demonstrated it at the challenge, we were definitely hitting lots of innocent people that were in the way! One time, I got the arrow into the trashcan at school without even trying to. We built our bow and arrow with building blocks, straws, Popsicle sticks, and a hot glue thing that holds the glue.

DJT Ballerz @ the Talent Show

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On February 23 there was a talent show at my school. I wanted to do something cool and something I was good at. I also thought that my talent should be something that people like. My talent was basketball.  We did the song to “My House” by Florida. When it was try-outs time, me and my friends did the very best we could. But right at the end I dribbled the ball of my foot and it started rolling away!… but luckily I was able to get it back just in time for the end.

When they announced the people who were in the talent show- my group’s name was on the list that was posted outside the multipurpose room. We decided our group name should be the DJT Ballerz: The stands for Deven which is me, The stands for Travis which is my friend, and the stands for  Jack which is my other friend. When it was the day of the talent show me and my friends all wore Curry jerseys, wrist bands, and we colored our hair blue and yellow which is the Golden State Warriors colors. We had so much fun performing at the talent show! It was the best day ever!!!

Friday the 13th…

When I went to my cousins house one day me and my two cousins Dia and Dev were getting bored so Dia the oldest of us three came up with an idea. She said, “Lets make a movie on the I-movie.” So we did.  She asked me, “What type of movie do you want to do?” I said, “Scary!” So then we created a scary movie. The movie was about Friday the 13th. There were two kids who got captured on that same date every single year: Friday the 13th. The two kids were me and my cousin Dev the youngest of us three. The kidnapper was my older cousin Dia.

Click the link below to find out what happens on Friday the 13th.

https://youtu.be/VNn09k_isHk

Exploring Muir Woods

img_3544Over the holidays, we had a bunch of aunts, uncles, and cousins at my house! They came from San Antonio (Texas), Albuquerque (New Mexico), New York (New York), and Orange County (California).

They wanted to spend the day in nature, so we decided to go to Muir Woods near San Francisco. When we were driving there we stopped to get Subway Sandwiches. When we got out I saw people wearing t- shirts and shorts and it was 32 degrees!!!!!!!!!!!! I could not believe it!

It was awesome seeing the big red wood trees. I remember learning about how the red wood trees are one of the tallest trees in the world.  There were smaller ponds around the trees. We saw tree trunks that had fallen down and were really massive! Here are some pictures.

On our way home, the sun was setting. We got an awesome picture.

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The Marble Run Competition

 

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My school was doing a marble run competition for 3rd through 5th grade. I brought a note home about the Marble Run. I read that it had to be 5 seconds long and you could build it by yourself or in a group. I thought that it would be interesting to do. We decided to create a group with my some of my friends that also wanted to compete. My friends names were Travis, Adi, and Ishan.

The first day we got together, we had a bunch of materials that were going to try to use to create a marble run: shoeboxes, cardboard, paper towel rolls, cardboard paper, plastic bottles, and string. We tried to build some tunnels, but it didn’t work out so well. Some of the group members couldn’t agree on what to do. We ran out of time. We decided that the next time we meet, we should each create a diagram.

The second day we showed each other our ideas and diagrams.  We started to build ramps in shoeboxes. We realized that the ramps lasts approximately 3-4 seconds. So we each decided to go back home and build our own ramps. We were then going to join them all together. The third day we put together all our shoeboxes and built a maze that the marble was going to go in through. And finally the fourth day we were just testing it out to see if it needed some final touches. I got to use a hot glue gun by myself for the first time!

Here is a picture of our marble run. It lasted 12.5 seconds!!!

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Here are some other cool marble run ideas from students at John Green Elementary.

The Final Presidential Debate

 

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I wanted to share 4 highlights from when I went to the final presidential debate:

1. I liked the set-up of the debate. It was at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The center was nice because there was a lot of lighting, there was red velvet carpet on the floor, and the seats were cushioned and very comfortable.

2. Before the debate I got to meet some famous people. First, I met a famous basketball player. His name was Kareem Abdul-Jabaar. He played in the NBA first for the Milwaukee Buimg_0998cks. Then he got traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. He gave me a post card of his new book that is coming out on June 6th, 2017. His college was UCLA and he had a famous coach named John Wooden. The next person I met was Jesse Jackson. He is a civil rights leader and use to work for Martin Luther King, Jr. 

3. During the debate, my Aunt created a Bingo game to help me pay attention to the debate. It had words that both presidential candidates might say. Some of the words were: Constitution, White House, and President/Presidential. I was able to get BINGO twice. 

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4. After the debate, I got to meet …HILLARY CLINTON! I was all the way in the back and my dad did not think that I could go to the front to see her. There was a HUGE crowd in front of us! I asked him if I could try and took his phone in case I could get a picture. I ducked under people and had to shove myself into the crowd to get up there. I finally did and asked Mrs. Clinton if I could take a selfie. Mrs. Clinton said “Do you know how to take a selfie?” I tried to take a picture but my dad had updated his phone so I could not find the button. Then, someone said they would take the picture for us! She is a presidential candidate for the Democratic party. Her husband was the president from 1993-2001. Her daughter is Chelsea Clinton and she has 2 grandkids. Also, if she becomes president she will be the first female president of the United States of America!!!

George Washington’s Tomb at Mount Vernon

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Going to George Washington’s tomb was amazing because my uncle got us the VIP tour. We didn’t have to go walk around Mount Vernon. My family and I got to ride around Mount Vernon in a golf cart. When it was time to go to George Washington’s tomb, there was a long line because everybody was trying to go in and pay their respects to George Washington. When we got there, they stopped the line and we got to go into George Washington’s tomb because we were part of the VIP tour. So anyways we got to go into George Washington’s tomb and they asked who would like to lay the wreath on George Washington’s tomb. My whole family picked me instead of my sister because she is only 3 years old. I know she’s going to be jealous when she is older. I also got to lead the Pledge of Allegiance after placing the wreath on George Washington’s tomb.

7 Tips for How to Play Madden

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  1. Look at the rankings of the teams.
  1. Look for the open man on the field and make sure he is on your team. Otherwise you could get it intercepted. Once you throw it to your teammate run for a touchdown!
  1. To beat someone pick a team that is really good and has high rankings.
  1. If you want to change the weather pick a team and press A. You will see a screen go down to the bottom or the second last and you could change the weather. Bonus tip: If you change the weather to snow or rain this could cause players to slip.
  1. To intercept press Y.
  1. To change the level to high or low pick a team and press A. You will see a screen. The first tab is for the levels. I usually play Rookie.
  1. Once you picked a team you can change your uniform. Press A, go down to the second last or the first last press A and you will see socks, jerseys, helmet, pants, and shoes that you can change.