The Final Presidential Debate




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. 


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!!!


Mr. Fogel: The Coolest First Grade Teacher


My first grade teacher is really cool. He has lots of fun activities in his classroom. He got money from donors choose to buy things for his class. I learned about donors choose when I was four years old. I had a “giving page” for my 4th birthday. Instead of getting gifts, I asked my friends and family to give money to my giving page. I raised almost $500.00 and was able to pick the classrooms I wanted the money to go to. This year, it was cool for my classroom to get stuff from donors choose.

Some things we have in our classroom from donor choose are  Ipads, a tAshree dimensional printer and architecture legos. My favorite architecture legos are the Empire State building, the White House, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Space Needle, and Big Ben. He also has a chess board posted up on the wall. I love to play chess and can’t wait to play it with kids from my class. This year, Mr. Fogel was also chosen to throw the first pitch for the Oakland A’s!

Mr. Fogel sits us in tables during class. Some friends that I made this year are Travis, Jenson, and Triston. I like to play kickback with them. It is a game where you kick a ball, and kids on the other side have to try and catch the ball. It is pretty fun. I like Mr. Fogel.  He is funny, nice and cool.



My 1st Boys Trip: From SF to DC With My Dad

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My first boys trip was so cool. My flight was from San Francisco Airport. I took United Airlines and got a aisle seat. I watched Little Rascals on the way to Washington D.C. When I got to Washington D.C., we took an uber car to my Aunt Parita’s and Uncle Pete’s house.

We went to Washington D.C. to see my Uncle become the Chief of Protocol for the United States of America. He was going to get the Ambassador Title. At the swearing in ceremony, I met Secretary of State John Kerry. When I talked to him, he told me that I looked good and then I told him that he looked good too. Here I am at the swearing in ceremony:


John Kerry gave me the Secretary of State coin. Here is a picture of it.

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I also went to the White House for lunch and got to see the Oval Office. The Oval Office was so beautiful. My aunt’s friend is President Obama’s executive secretary. She gave me a goody bag with a frisbee, chocolate,  White House M&Ms, a yo-yo, and a picture of Obama’s dog!

My dad took me to the Washington Monument and the Abraham Lincoln Memorial at night. I loved seeing the lighted up Monument. It was cool to see it at night. I also lost my tooth in D.C. and the tooth fairy gave me a twenty dollar bill which is much more than I get in California. She also gave me the presidential coin.

When I got home, my Dad promised to give me his 2 dollar bill if I was making right choices in D.C. I have wanted that 2 dollar bill for a very long time because it is a rare thing to have. Guess what? I got a 2 dollar bill when I got home!

My Trip to the Jelly Belly Factory

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Today I went to the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield with a friend. It was so cool to learn about how they make jelly beans! I didn’t know that Ronald Reagan was the first president who really loved jelly beans and so he always had some in the White House and in Air Force One. They made a painting of Ronald Reagan with the Jelly beans. They also had Donald Duck, Statue of Liberty, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and the Bald Eagle. I got to taste three flavors during the tour: wild blackberry, green apple, and orange crush. Did you know they also have gross flavors like skunk spray, vomit, booger, moldy cheese,baby wipe, pencil shavings, and rotten egg? My mom decided to try the vomit one and she screamed and spit it out. She said it tasted like vomit and tasting it wanted to make her vomit! My favorite flavors were from the smores section. I liked caramel corn, toasted marshmallow, and chocolate pudding…yum!