Swimming Notes

Starting a competition: Breast stroke

When they say go:

  1. Go in water
  2. Push off wall
  3. Do one dolphin kick
  4. Arms push water down
  5. Start breast stroke


September 16, 2017

To mark the almost one year anniversary of me having braces, they made me get an x-ray as a sort of progress report. Then they took off some of my brackets to move them somewhere else, which would hurt more. They also gave me a rainbow elastic which is you hook the elastic on the bottom hook, then bring it to the top two front teeth, then hook it to the right bottom hook. It looks like a rainbow at least.

Govenor General Sample Tastes

September 23, 2017

Today at Rideau Hall, the governor general had a lot of stands set up where you could taste a lot of delicious food. From honey samples to apple cider, we tasted a lot of delicious snacks and cakes. My favourite ones were the apple cake with butterscotch jam and the St-Albert’s cheese curds with cinnamon.

They also had a band playing and you could also tour the building, but since we already did it before we didn’t.

Summer Chinese School

My father registered me to go to Summer Chinese School. For the last day, instead of the normal tests and stuff, we had a party. We watched a movie called: “The door gods” and we also had chips, ice cream, and oreos. We could also play on our tablets or i-pads. I played Minecraft on my friend’s i-phone.

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.


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!