June 9


Oh hello there, what a large audience!, We are selling tie-dyed masks to raise money for CHEO and we were wondering if you would be interested in buying one. You’ll take one? Oh great, here you go…
Actually, before you go let me share with you a little bit about our fundraiser.
Our name you ask? Oh, well, I am Ark and our Fundraiser is Friendly faces.

Last spring when COVID made it necessary for us to wear masks, my siblings and I wanted to find fun masks to wear. Since we have always loved tie-dye we thought it would be fun to make tie-dye masks. At first, we could not find any white cotton masks for us to tie-dye so my mom had to sew them. We thought that our masks would be popular and we wanted to sell them to raise money for CHEO, but sewing them took a lot of time. Then one day we discovered that you could buy white masks in bulk online and that was when the Friendly Faces fundraiser was born.
Why are we raising money for CHEO you ask? Well, there are a lot of reasons. One reason is that my dad works there. If your dad worked there you would probably want to raise money for them too. My dad is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. That means he fixes kids broken bones and torn ligaments. He loves helping young athletes and fixing them up so they can get back to playing the sports they love! That means if one of your children got hurt playing soccer this summer he’d be able to help them.
Another reason that we are raising money for CHEO is because the doctors there have really helped my baby brothers. They have some health issues so they have spent some time as patients at CHEO. We are really thankful to have such a fantastic children’s hospital so close to home. With the pandemic CHEO has not been able to fundraise in the same ways that they used to. Therefore we wanted to do our part to help out!
Finally, Let me share with you some of the ripple effects of our efforts. The most obvious benefit of our fundraiser is that we raised 6000 dollars for cheo. There were a couple of unexpected benefits of our fundraiser as well. The best one was making new friends in our neighbourhood. As we went door to door we met other families with children who wanted to help us with our fundraiser. Some of them began going door to door with us selling masks. Others came and helped us tie-dye on our front lawn. Over the course of the summer, we became good friends. Now as we walk through our neighbourhood we really know most of our neighbours.
Another unexpected benefit was that tie-dying was a great activity that could be done easily while maintaining social distance. This meant that many of our friends were able to come over and make masks with us. It was so much more fun doing this with our friends. So far we have made more than 600 masks. That never would have been possible without the help of our friends and neighbours!
Oh, look at the time. I am so sorry for talking your ear off for so long. I just get very excited about the topic. Fundraising for cheo means a lot to me and my siblings. Thank you so much for supporting our fundraisers,

March 22

Pully project

Hi, today I will be telling you about my pully project.  In-class we had to make something with a pully. I choose a flag.


I will put 1 one pulley on top and 1 on the bottom. My materials will be strong so they will be able to go up and down. When you pull up the flag will go down and when you pull down it will go up.



I really liked this project because it had building and science.

What would you change next time?

I would not change anything next time because my pully system worked.


My hypothesis was correct because it did go up and down. I made some adjustments. I used lego because I could not get card bored and sticks.  It would not have worked if I used cardboard and sticks because they’re not nearly as strong as lego.

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March 8

Book review

Hi, today I am telling you about the first 4 chapters of tales of the 4th grade nothing.  Here is a little Summary of tales of the 4th grade nothing. when Peter came back from his friend’s party he brought home a turtle. His mom did not like turtles. Then in chapter 2, Mr. and Mrs. Juicy-O came into town and peter’s dad asked them to stay at their house(it was not enjoyable). In chapter 3 Fudge was pretending to be a dog he would not eat. In chapter 4 Sheila Peter and Jimmy were fighting, when they were fighting Fudge climbed the slide and hurt himself.

Here are the characters:

    • Jimmy is peters best friend
    • Sheila likes to annoy peter and jimmy
    • Mr. Yarby runs the juicy- o Company
    • Mrs. Yarby is Mr. Yarby’s wife
    • peters mom is well is his mom
    • peters dad is his dad


I like the book because it is super funny(to me) and it makes you think about what is happening.

I think the next chapter will be about a birthday.

I think this book is for kids in grade 4  because the title is tales of the 4th grade nothing.

I give this book 4 stars because every time I read it makes me laugh.


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February 5

Legend Writing



Once upon a time, there was a big volcano that divided 2 cities. The volcano was such a monster that people were scared to go to sleep at night. The city on the left of the volcano had a lot of water but that city did not have a lot of trees. The city on the right side of the volcano had a lot of animals and trees but they only had a little bit of water. The people thought that if they could combine the villages it would be great. 


 The people in the cities could not get across the volcano because when one person tried he was burned to shreds. 


The people tried to build a bridge but it burned. I guess building a bridge out of wood is not a good idea. So they tried, again and again. from steel to metal nothing worked. The steel just melted from the heat of the volcano.


Then they called the great Scientist to help. He asks the town what have tried so far. We tried wood we tried metal we’ve tried steel. But the volcano has just burned it all. I have experience with volcanos. I have a few ideas but I can not give them to you until I see the volcano.


So the scientist went to his lab. He works day and night. Every time he tried something new it did not work so he threw it out. He came up with trains and buses and cars but nothing worked.


Then he had an idea to make a flying bridge. If there was a big eruption the bridge would go higher The whole town was happy but he needed to test it. The city on the right used a moose to see if it worked. There was a big eruption and the moose was fine.


The scientist worked so the people took their animals over the bridge. The crowd was crazy every one wanted to congratulate him. He was so overwhelmed that he tried to escape but they did not let him out. As a bonus, the scientist was awarded 20000 dollars for all his work.


November 24

Mayan Technology

Hi, it is Ark, today I am going to tell you all about Mayan Technology.  To start let’s compare our technology. now in days, we have laptops iPhones and much more. Mayans used parchment, ink and their letters are symbols. 

As I go on right all things that are similar and different.

The Mayans had 2 calendars. 1st was called Haab and the 2end was called Tzolkin. Every 52 years the calendars would have the same date. When that happened they would have a big Fire Festival. Every Fire in every household would be turned out and they would throw out all their clay utensils. In Canada we still use calendars but we do not have fire festive and we do not throw out our clay utensils. 

the Mayans wrote a hieroglyphic writing system. The writing began in 300 BCE. Some of the artifacts left by the Mayans have been fond and the writing is the hieroglyphic system. They would write about their history and achievements on pillars, walls, and big stone slabs.  We still use writing but we have a different alphabet. The Mayans wrote with shaps.

I hope you learned some think. 



here is some more info on the Mayans 

November 13

Science Blog

Hi, welcome to Arks science blog. Today you will see all that I have done in science. In science, we have been working on the light. Do you know the difference between artificial light and natural light? Well, the difference is that artificial light is man-made light and natural light is like the sun.

Here are three facks on light:

  • the things that light can not pass through  are called opaque objects
  • if it can not pass through it makes a shadow
  • light travels o.1 million miles


Here is a fun and easy experiment. 

Take a light and stand in front does the light. Then take a glass a put that in front. Which ones pass through? You can use anything you want.


Write a comment below to see which items would let light pass through and those that wouldn’t.

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November 3

Friendly Faces Charity

I have always loved art and especially tie-dye. Over the last few months, my siblings and I decided to turn our love of art into a great fundraiser. Together we started Friendly Faces, a charity that sells tie-dyed masks and donates the proceeds to CHEO. My siblings and I spent the summer on my front lawn making tie-dyed masks. We went door to door in our neighbourhood sealing masks. So far we have raised over 5000 dollars for CHEO.

Tie-dyeing is a very good way to have fun with your friends socially distanced. During the summer we had friends come over and sit 2 meters apart on our front lawn. Together we had a great time making lots of masks in a covid safe way.

Selling masks in our neighbourhood is an amazing way to make new friends. We now know all of our neighbours and say hi to everyone when we are out for walks. Friendly Faces has allowed us to raise money for a good cause and have lots of fun doing it!