מכת צפרדע

In Jewish Studies we learned about מכת צפרדע.  I learned that all the צפרדעים died when משה prayed.  I also learned that when the צפרדעים died they gave off a really bad smell.  Like מכת דם I was asked to make a picture to show that I comprehended מכת צפרדע.  I decided to make a comic strip with four sections.  I really like making the comic strips and doing art in “JI Studio”.  It is fun and I enjoy it.

In my comic strip I have four sections that talk about four things that happened in מכת צפרדע.  The first one has משה warning פרעה about מכת צפרדע.  The second section shows אהרון starting מכת צפרדע.  The third section portrays משה praying to kill all of הצפרדעים and the smells of הצפרדעים.  The fourth and final section has a picture of פרעה and his heart hardening (do you see a pattern here?).  Here is my comic strip:

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My 3rd Science Scoop

For my third Science Scoop I drew the card, “Let’s Play Dress Up”.  That means that I have to dress up as someone like a scientist.  I kind of went out of the box, oh ok who am I kidding I was about 1,0000000000000000 miles away from the box.  I dressed up as Lucy, she is and Austrlopithucus Afarenus who was discovered by Donald Johanson.  I wore a mask, which is basically a picture of her skull which I cut eyeholes in and tied a string around to keep it on my head.  I created a Prezi, and I followed all of the rules so it would be just right.  If I could redo something I might add one or two more facts, but I think everything else was practically flawless.  In fact my teacher said that it was flawless!  I got a 100% on it, I literally jumped for joy when I heard my grade.  I loved getting this card and I especially loved learning about Lucy and her realationship with Donald Johanson.

My Mask

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Me Presenting

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My Grade

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מכת דם

In מכת דם I learned about a lot of things.  I learned how long מכת דם lasted (a week). I also learned that החרטומים של פרעה duplicated the דם.  I think that that is cool but also I don’t get why or how they were able to do it. ה׳ was supposed to be able to make stuff that nobody else can copy. I think that ה׳ was just showing them a little of what he can do, that is why I think החרטומים could do it. I think that ה׳ was giving them a little bit of a warning before bringing out the real deal.  Overall I think that מכת דם is really interesting.

For my picture I had to sumerize מכת דם.  For example some facts about מכת דם are: מכת דם lasted a week, אהרון started מכת דם using the Nile River, משה didn’t do it because the river protected him while he was in it and he didn’t want to harm it, מכת דם affected the water של המצרים, the heart of פרעה was hardened by ה׳ because he didn’t want to let his slaves go.  Those facts were my inspirations for this comic strip.

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Camp Ramah Darom Rocks!

The sun beats down on me and I can feel sweat dripping from every pore in my body; it is hot! It doesn’t bother me at all, because all I can think about is what I am going to do at camp. I am exuberant because at camp I get to be with my friends, do extremely fun activities, and learn a lot more about being Jewish. Finally the bus gets to camp and all my friends rush off of it to greet me. We are all ready for a one of a kind summer.

My absolute favorite part about camp is being able to make new friends. During my first and second years of going to Camp Ramah Darom I made lots of new friends. Now, I get to see them every summer and I get to make a lot of memories with them. I love getting to hang out with them, and Ramah makes it easy to bond with them because it is so big and has lots of things to do. My friends are my number one supporters and they always have my back. Just like I am their number one supporters and I always have their backs. My friends are truly amazing!

In addition to being able to hang out with my outstanding friends, I get to do a variety of sports and activities every day. Ramah Darom has so many delightful activities that definitely keep you busy. My favorite activity is Tipuz (climbing) and my favorite sport is volleyball. In Tipuz we get to climb three things. One of the things that we get to climb is the Tower. The Tower has four different obstacles to climb, and the hardest one is Jacob’s Ladder. Jacob’s Ladder has five ladder rungs that are set three feet apart; but as you ascend higher the rungs spread farther apart. I only made it to the third rung, because I was to short to complete it. Next time I will try to go to at least the fourth rung. Another thing that you can climb is the Wall. The Wall has six different routes that you can take. The hardest route is the route that slants inward and then back upward until you reach the top. Even though I did not get to try it, I have seen many people do it. Only one of them made to the top! The last thing to do at Tipuz isn’t really an something to climb. It is called the Swing; on the swing the people on the ground work together to hoist you up in the air on a wire. Once you are in the air you have to release a clip, and then you will go soaring through the air. You can do flips on it, sing on it, bounce up and down on it and a lot more.

Lastly, at camp you learn a lot about being Jewish. Some people think that they are boring, but I think that they are extremely important. At camp we do Tefillah (prayers) every morning before breakfast. Every Friday night we do Tefillah before dinner to welcome in Shabbat (the Sabbath), and every Saturday night we do Havdallah to say goodbye to Shabbat. We also have two lessons a day on being Jewish. One of the lessons is called Yahadoot; in Yahadoot we learn about Jewish history. We also learn about the Ramahs. We learned that Ramah Darom was created in 1999 and that Ramah Darom is the youngest Ramah. The oldest is Ramah Connecticut which was created in 1953. The other lesson is called Ivrit (Hebrew class); in Ivrit we learn Hebrew by playing games and cooking. They are really fun and quite interesting.

In conclusion, Camp Ramah Darom is really great. At Ramah you get to play veritably fun games and even learn a thing or two. Camp is so much fun, and I think everyone should get to experience it. You get to be with your friends, get to do pleasurable activities, and learn more about being Jewish. What more can you ask for?

If you want to sign up for Session A or Session B of summer 2016 click here.

What you just read is my Opinion Essay on Camp Ramah Darom.  I love this essay and it is one of my personal favorites.  There are a few punctuation errors but all of the writing is a-o-k.  I would fix the punctuation error and then I would be extremely proud of this essay.  I might even send it to the director of Camp Ramah Darom!

The Best Apple Ever

This summer in Savannah, Georgia, we went to a candy shop called Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. There were two whole rooms full of candy, and an entire wall with tubes full of candy! You put your bag up a tube, press a button, and candy comes flying out. There were also barrels with candy in them, and a toy train coming from the kitchen carrying freshly made, freshly wrapped taffy to deposit into the taffy fountain. My mom said that we could either fill up a bag of candy, or wait to see what is in the other room. My sister grabbed a bag and started filling it up, but I wanted to see what was in the other room.
Right when we walked into the room, I knew that I made the right decision. The room was split up into three sections, and in one section of the room there was a woman making caramels. In another section of the room there was a man making salt water taffy. In the last section of the room there were cases full of fudge and toffee. That is when I saw the caramel apples. There was a giant case filled with apples covered in oreos, nuts, chocolate, sprinkles, m&m’s, of course caramel, and a lot more. I picked an apple that was covered with caramel, chocolate, and sprinkles. My mom said that I had to wait until after dinner to eat it, and I was devastated.
All day the apple was the only thing I could think of. When I finally got to eat the apple, I was exuberant. When I put the apple in my mouth, I felt like I was in heaven. It was crunchy and sour, yet soft and sweet. IT WAS PERFECT!!!!!!!! If we ever take another trip to Savannah, Georgia, I hope we go back to Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. I would hate for that caramel apple to be my first and last caramel apple.

What you just read is my Personal Narrative called “The Best Apple Ever”.  I think that I did an extremely good job on this and there is only one thing that I would change.  When Mrs. Burkhart went over this with me, there was only one grammatical error.  I would fix the grammatical error and then I would be all set.  This is a paper that I am tremendously proud of; I hope you enjoyed reading it!