Dance unit

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One of my second favorite classes is PE . Something we did in PE is a dance unit. This was really fun because we got to choose what group we wanted to dance with and so I got to be with some of my friends. This was nice because I felt more comfortable dancing around my closer friends than someone I was not that close with. This unit was my favorite because I dance competitively and so it fills me with joy to be able to even do dance at school! I also really love being able to teach people or my friend complex moves in dance! We did our dance to Meant To Be and we did it to the whole song! I just really loved this overall because I really enjoyed doing things I love in PE class! We also got to pick a song out of the choices we had and one of those choices was me and my groups favorite song, a country song! 

My Ideal World

Welcome to Planet Rosa…

by: Stella

Have you ever been to a planet that has Pink Lakes? Rosa means pink! The outer layers of Rosa are hot pink with some lighter spots. The ocean is light pink but clear so you can see what’s under you. This is supposed to give you a relaxed chill feeling. Now, not everything there is pink, some things change colors based on the weather type. The reason I chose pink as my main color on Rosa is because pink gives off a very relaxing feeling and less tense vibe. 

There are many different people on Rosa, a little bit like earth, people act different and look different, but still the same species. Although, you can turn into any type of thing you want. You can just say, “Turn me into…” and you will transfer. So, if you are an animal you communicate by asking to become a human again, if you ask to be a mermaid you can still communicate the same way you do as a human but underwater.

Each person gets $50,000 a month in Rosa. The reason that people get this much in Rosa is because money comes more easily in Rosa than it does on Earth. Not only can you make lots of money from a job but, things are worth much more in Rosa than on earth. It’s also easier to find things like gold in Rosa, and jobs are easier to get. There are a lot of jobs you can get in Rosa, most of them are the same as Earth, although jobs do pay more money in Rosa than on Earth. 

The rules on Rosa are a lot more laid back compared to Earth. For example, you are allowed  to steal on Rosa, and the maximum amount of time you can be in jail is 1 month. On Rosa there is no murdering aloud. If you do murder then you will be thrown off Rosa and taken to the DEATH ROW. In the death row you get killed in any way you want. The only thing you can do is steal, but you have the ability to murder but if you do, you are taken to the death row. 

The mindset on Rosa is different from earth. You think a lot deeper than you would on earth, like if someone gives you something and tells you to give it to someone else, then you would think really deep into it. On Rosa, people also think really hard before they act, so they aren’t like robots but they think really hard before they say things. On Rosa people don’t really get tense, they are pretty much always chill and laid back. People can still get tense just not often. 

On Rosa a lot of things are pink, for example, the palm trees there are light pink. The weather there is very nice! We have seasons on Rosa and they are the same as earth. Same with Months and Years. The climate on Rosa should remain pretty and nice most of the time, and I can control the weather there. I can control if it rains or snows or if it’s sunny…. 

Thank you,

I hope you enjoy Life on Rosa. 

Museum of Natural Sciences Trip

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Last Friday Durham Academy 6th graders went to The Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh! Overall, it was a really fun trip. My favorite part of the trip was getting to see the 3D printing things and how impressive they were. I also really enjoyed the sky bridge. It was a great overview of the area. The bus ride there was about 30-45 minutes. It wasn’t bad at all. We got to eat lunch in a beautiful courtyard outside. It was nice to get some fresh air. We also got to look at dino bones and bones of other animals which was cool to see. Overall a 10/10 trip!! 

Window or Mirror


A book I have enjoyed is The Twin. The author of this book is Natasha Preston. I like this book because usually I don’t like reading, but this book really makes me more motivated to read. Another thing that is good about this book is every chapter leaves me on a cliffhanger so I just keep wanting to read.

Some books are windows and some are mirrors. This book is a window to me because it’s a little bit sad. I have not experienced that kind of thing. There are twins in the book and I don’t have a twin. A window book is a book that you just see through and a mirror is something you see yourself doing or that you can relate to.

Team 91

This is me and my lacrosse team, Team 91. I have been playing lacrosse for 6 years now. Lacrosse is one of my favorite things to get to do in my free time, and this weekend I’m headed to Maryland for a tournament after our win this past weekend! We played multiple hard teams this past weekend but we still managed to win all of the games. The last day we lost one game, so we came in second place overall. It was a bit of a struggle because we lost many teammates this season. I was really proud of our team for playing the hardest and best we could. Unfortunately, two of our teammates got hurt, one of them a broken leg, one of them a broken arm. Lacrosse is one of my favorite things to do outside of school and every day I try to go outside and practice stick work and more.

Looking for the Key

This is a story about a man who lost a key to a great treasure. A women then offered to help him look for the key. He was looking inside his house but then he realized, he should look outside where there is more light. I chose to do this story because it seemed interesting and fun to act out! It was really fun to get up in front of the class and perform this story!

Camp Hanes

On Thursday my school, Durham Academy sent the 6th grade to a camp called Camp Hanes. When I arrived at school on Thursday, my heart jumped with excitement! I saw all my friends waiting for me the minute I showed up. The 6th grade was split into 2 different buses. Before we went on the buses, we had to make a long line. As I was still excited, I was dropping my stuff and worried I forgot something. I jumped on to the bus and sat down with my friend. When the 6th grade got to camp Hanes, we all went to one room and learned the rules and all about camp Hanes.

One of my favorite things that the sixth grade did at camp Hanes was canoeing. We did lots of different activities with our activity group, but canoeing was the best! I got in a canoe with Kendall and we tried to fight the other canoes! The water was super cold so we didn’t get in. My second favorite activity was rock climbing. This was my second favorite activity because there was something called a sky hammock and it was this really big net that you got to climb up to. Me and my friends were really scared when we were up there. But it was still a really cool experience!! On the very last night we had a bonfire and it was so so so much fun!

Overall, Camp Hanes was a super fun trip. It was a really good way of bonding with our grade and getting away from home. It felt really weird to be in a cabin with people from school because some of them I have never had a sleepover with! The bus rides were also a really fun experience because we got to talk for a really long time. It was a little disappointing that it rained a lot the day we left, it would have been super fun to stay for 2 nights. I just really liked the trip overall being able to get out and have an amazing time! I loved it! Thank you Camp Hanes!

My Backpack

This summer I read Finding Someplace. This story is about a girl named Reesie who goes through Hurricane Katrina all by herself. She packs lots of important things like her phone, a charger, and a framed photo. When Reesie goes through the hurricane, she is all alone, although she has her neighbor Mrs. M. So, I’m going to put myself in her shoes.

If there was a hurricane and I needed to evacuate, what would I bring? The first thing I packed was some money. I packed money because if I ever needed to get something extra, I would have my money. The second thing I packed was my phone. I packed this because if I was in danger or something bad happened, I would have my phone to contact the police or someone I know. The third thing I packed was a flashlight for when it gets dark. The fourth thing I packed was some food so if I got hungry I had something to eat. Next, I brought my charger so I could charge my phone!! The sixth thing I would bring was a blanket because, when I’m sleeping and I get cold, I’m going to want something to help with that!! The seventh thing I brought was a soda. The only reason I got soda is so I could have some sugar. The eighth thing I brought was a first aid kit, with things like Bandaids, wrap, and more. I brought this in case I ever get hurt, I will have things to help out with that. Then, I brought some water because if I didn’t have water, I would die!! The tenth thing I brought was clothes so I don’t have to wear the same dirty pair. The second to last thing I brought was a pillow so I don’t have to put my head on the dirty floor/ground. The last thing I brought is a notebook so I can write down my day and my feelings, like a diary. So, these are all of the things that I would bring if there was a hurricane and I needed to evacuate.