Woodroffe Graduation 2017

June 27, 2017

At school, it was our graduation. I’m graduating from grade 6, which is the last grade at our school, Woodroffe. First, we marched into the gym, where our parents were sitting. Everyone was clapping. Then we sat down on our chairs. Mme Monik, our Vice-Principal who is retiring, gave the introduction, then she called up Mme Megan, our principal, to say a few words. Mme Megan is our new principal at our school, but she already fit in. She gave us an inspiring speech and tips of how to continue in our journey through life. Next, Mme Monik starting calling up individual students for their graduating medal and certificate. They started with 6A, my sister Rose’s class, continued with 6B, my class, and ended with 5/6A grade 6s.

Then they started with the awards. Rose won the Academic Award. It meant that she had good grades in every subject, and worked her hardest. Deniz and Ahmed received the Sports Award, meaning that they not only participated in house leagues, but also played well and had very good sportsmanship. Next up was the Academic and Sport Award. I won that award and so did a boy named Cameron. It was to award the students that not only did well in academics, but also participated in sports and did a well job. There was also Best Improvement Award, Valedictorian Award, and Principal’s Choice award.

Then, my class performed two songs. Round dance, which I played bells, and Sonatina in G major, which I played the piano on, and the class assisted me.

After our performance, they started playing the Baby Pictures. Basically, all the students sent in a picture of them as a baby, and a picture of them in the present. Then you would try to guess who the baby was. It was very fun! My favourite one was the first picture, of Yoyo. It was him as a smiling baby with his dad. My picture was one with my Rose, my twin sister in it too. It was very obvious, because it was just us in the photo and we’re twins.

Then we started marching out to gym 2, where the refreshments were. There was lemonade, and vanilla or chocolate cake. I got some lemonade, which was very tasty, and some vanilla cake. I hated the icing so i just gave it to my mom.

After, it was picture time! We took a group photo with my fellow besties, and also with my teacher. Mr.Claveau, my grade 5 teacher that retired also came because he promised it, and so did Mme.Marielle, who was our student teacher this year.

 

Ottawa Rhythmic Gymnastics Club 2017 Summer Gymnestraeda

June 25, 2017

Today at gymnastics, we had a performance at out club. I had four routines to perform. The first one was called Enchanted Forest, which was made by my Friday coach, Iana. The second one was a duo, with my sister Rose. The last performance before the 15 minute intermission was a dance choreographed by Keiko, my Sunday coach. It consists of three apparatuses. Ball, which I chose to do, ribbon, and clubs. I did ball with Jaqueline, who used to be a provincial, Eva, Helen, little Alison (we have two Alisons in our club, and both of them are little) and Claire. It was called Columbus’s Egg (XD), and it is one of my favourite routines.

During the intermission, I bought myself a cupcake. It had strawberry icing on top even though it was white. I found it very sweet and tasty. But this year, our club didn’t have the silent auction. Last year I liked the emoji keychains that they auction off.

My last routine, which was performed second last, was called Circle of Life. It is my other favourite routine. Of course, it’s the song from Lion King. The routine was originally Mikayla’s, but people liked it so much, the provincial coach, Olga, decided to make it into a group routine for all the Competitive Groups. They really liked the dance line that was in the routine. It was funky but cool. Whenever Mikayla performs it, everyone does the dance line with her. We wore these Hawaiian skirts, with a lei that circled around our bun.

After the show, every gymnast went on the carpet and we took a group photo. During that time, they handed out roses, and presented Sing, our head coach, and Keiko a photo of the club and the frame had notes and signatures that gymnasts made. But what was funny was that after the show, Keiko’s broke so they had to make another one.

Then we went home. 🙂

Ongals K-Comedy

June 16, 2017

My father brought me to Shenkman’s Art Center for a K-Comedy performance. They are called the Ongals. It was very funny. They were dressed up as babies, and they played with their toys, but then they would add tricks, and sometimes pranks. My favourite part was when they had a volunteer go up, and then one of the Ongals had a whip. So they put a stick to the volunteer’s mouth, and the Ongal was going to try and whip it broken. He had glasses on, but to make it more “cooler”, he took them off and put a black cloth around his eyes. They also put a cloth around the volunteer’s eyes, to make it more scarier. When the Ongal was going to hit it, the other Ongals removed his cloth, the whipper whipped the stick, and then the other Ongals put his cloth back on. But the volunteer thought he actually did it, and so he was very happy. But you can imagine the audience’s laughter!

Carleton Sports Day 2017

June 7, 2017

As our graduation field trip, all the grade 6s at Woodroffe got to go to Carleton University for a sports day! On the bus I sat with Alice and Chloe. Then when we got there, we were separated into three groups. I was put in a group with Grace, Ariyo, Wyatt, Yoyo, Sylvie, Lily Reedman, Madeleine, Deborah, Nathan, Danika, and other people that I forgot.

We played TCHOUKBALL, LACROSSE, RUGBY, FENCING, and went swimming. My favourite part was the all-you-can-eat healthy buffet. My counselors told us to drink water and eat a vegetable before eating dessert. I drank a cup of lemonade with ice cubes (ice cubes=water, lemonade=lemons+water) and I took a cupcake, some potatoes, some chips, some carrots,tomatoes, and I had atleast 3 cookies & cream ice cream cones. They were very tasty!

My favourite sport was swimming of course. I got to go on the rope, where you swing then jump into the water. I also went on the diving board which I did a front flip and a pencil jump on. Laura, the gymnast in grade 6, did a back flip and it was super cool! I also went down their slide, which was pretty small but it went very fast so it was also super fun! Last but not least, I went down the first tower. You could jump, but you had to do a pencil jump or it would hurt. It was so high, I was really scared, and didn’t want to go off. But I did it and the scary part is that you never know when you’ll touch the water because your eyes are closed! Then, it was time to leave. We were late a bit but it was a really fun and tiring day!!

Open Doors Ottawa 2017

June 3, 2017

Today, my father brought my sister and I to Standards Building for a tour around Measurement Canada’s Lab. They gave us a tour and we got to see their science labs! We saw their mass, thermometer, pressure, and weight lab. It was very cool!