The Red and Blue Coat in Scratch

Recently, I had a school project. Our grade read lots of stories from the book Wisdom Tales Around the World. We picked one of the stories and made a project about it. My project came in the form of a Scratch game and animation. It starts out with some narration and then goes into a little boss fight game. After that the story finishes. I hope you enjoy it.

   PS. In the game instructions it says WASD to move. This mean you press the W key to go up, and the S key to go down.

Why You Should Play Dungeons and Dragons

    Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is an amazing role-playing game. Adventures can provide a great way to hang out with friends, while also creating a whole new world. It is a great alternative to screen time for children, because it has no screens involved, but is equally entertaining. The gameplay in D&D can be fast paced or slow paced, depending on the way the party wants to play. You can play many different roles, including tanky fighters, sneaky rogues, and powerful wizards. You also can be the Dungeon Master (DM,) who runs the game. This makes D&D great for everyone, super fun, and exciting.

    Another great thing about Dungeons and Dragons is that it is great for people just starting out, people who have played a little, and veteran players. This is because of the great versatility in rules and play styles. If you are just starting out, you can just buy a starter kit, which comes with simplified rules and some classes to start out with. Those who have done that before can start using the real rules, and learn about more complicated role-playing and classes. Finally, veteran players can start looking into complex rulebooks and adventures that travel the planes of existence. If you are new here, you probably didn’t understand most of that veteran player stuff, but trust me, you will eventually. So what are you waiting for? Go out there and start rolling some dice!

My Backpack

This summer I read a historical fiction book titled Finding Someplace. The book is about a girl named Reesie from New Orleans who is about to turn thirteen when Hurricane Katrina hit her town. She is by herself because the rest of her family is worried about the hurricane and not in the house. She packs her backpack with important things she might need during a hurricane. I made a list of things I might bring if I were in New Orleans at the time.

Here are the things I would bring if I were in New Orleans at the time of Hurricane Katrina. The first thing I would bring would be money. I would find the nearest debit card and cash money to bring with me in case I would need it later. I would also bring food and water, which in this case would be Doritos, a sandwich, and a few water bottles. In case I needed to go somewhere dark, I would bring a flashlight with extra batteries. I would also like to feel comfortable sleeping, so I would bring a blanket to sleep on. Also, I would bring some bandages in case someone got hurt and they were bleeding out. I would bring some matches because if I end up stranded, we could use them to light something on fire to signal a helicopter. Finally, I would bring a pocket knife because I might need to cut something in a hurry. In conclusion, this is what I would bring in my backpack if I were in Reesie’s place during Hurricane Katrina.

Camp Hanes

On a cold September morning, I got on a charter bus to head to Camp Hanes. The entire 6th was going to have our first field trip in more than two years. Covid-19 had stopped all the fun since 2020. Now, we were finally getting to go to school, to not go to school! Camp Hanes is a YMCA sleep away camp, and because I love camp, I was pretty excited. When we finally arrived, I was very happy about my cabin. I had gotten a very good teacher, Mr. Harris, as my counselor, and my entire cabin consisted of super nice kids. The camp looked like it would turn out better than I ever hoped for.

After we had lunch in the mess hall, we went out on activities. The first thing we did was rock climbing. I was pretty nervous about that, because I am extremely afraid of heights. When I got there, it was even taller than I imagined. The climbing wall had two parts, your basic climbing wall, and the sky hammock. The sky hammock was a giant cargo net in the sky. To get up, a person would have to climb tilted climbing walls back and forth, but that was the easy part. At the top was the cargo net, hanging over nothing. Once you got to the other side of the cargo net, you could see the pixie sticks. The pixie sticks were a series of sticks placed at seemingly random angles all the way down to the ground. The first group of people went, and I stayed at the ground with a few others that were scared to go. After some people got back, we traded helmets. I started my climb. It wasn’t hard to go up, but once I got really close to the top I started freaking out. I told myself there was no turning back now, so I pushed my way through to the top. At the top, I saw the huge sky hammock. Luckily, it wasn’t hard for me to get across to the cargo net. The pixie sticks were next. This would be the hardest part, because I was heading toward the ground. Thankfully, a student named Jackson was helping kids get down the pixie sticks. In a matter of minutes, I was down. I really enjoyed doing activities that day, but really, rock climbing was my favorite.

Overall, this field trip was amazing. I loved having lunches in the mess hall, I loved my cabin, and I especially loved the activities. I am very thankful that I was able to go to Camp Hanes, and I’m happy that I overcame some challenges along the way. I’m very proud that I was able to overcome the climbing wall, and my fear of heights. I also made some new friends in my cabin. I feel like this field trip was fun and productive.