Friday, February 7, 2014

Abbyssinian long eared owl

Hi my name is Derek Johnson and I am doing my research on owls. My owl is the long eared owl called the Abyssisinian. 

They can be found in the Europe and Russia regions. Their climate there is 35F and 13C. They build their nest in open grassland and Moorlands. They eat boiled egg shells. It's predators are snakes, cats and hunters. They need to live in their nest 2-4 months in order to be healthy and can live 2-27 years.

Their facial appearance is a disc like tawny-brown with a blackish brown rim orange and yellow eyes, with a brown beak and long ears.

The female can lay ten eggs at one time. Their babies must stay with their parents 1-3 months. They are endangered and extremely rare. 

In conclusion, if you want to hear more about the Abbyssinian Owl you will have to turn your head all the way around and listen.

Friday, December 20, 2013

The best Christmas pageant ever book review

We finished our 4th novel, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever written by Barbara Robinson. The main characters in this novel are the Herdmans. The way I would describe the Herdman's are evil,nasty,and slick. The one thing that suprised me about the book was that the Herdman's reversed their personality's from bad to good in the Pageant. A few character traits that I found in this novel we're mean,crying,and nice. My favorite character in this novel was Ralph because he was funny at Sunday School. We are going to read the sequel to this novel The Best (Worst) School Year over break. I'm looking forward to reading this because it sounds very good to read&hear. I think this book was good because it inspired me what Christmas was really about. If I could have one of the Herdman's as my friend I would choose Imogene because she's cool.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Loser Book Review

  We just completed our third novel. Loser is a book by Award Winner Jerry Spinelli. The main character is Donald Zinkoff. One word to describe Zinkoff is Thankful. The reason I think this word describes him is because every time someone gives him something he never gets mad. The setting of the story is Zinkoff's house, 9th Willow Street, alleys and school. Donald Zinkoff hates waiting for any-thing ever since he was a little kid. Zinkoff loves the stars his mom gives him when he does a good deed he gets a star from his mom. Gary Hobins and the other kids on Field Day called Zinkoff a loser because they lost and Zinkoff didn't run fast enough. Claudia ran away from home and Zinkoff went to the alley to find her. Zinkoff was in the bed for 13 hours because he looked for Claudia. The best part of the book was when Bonce had no choice but to choose Zinkoff to be on his football team and the game began. If I could change any situation of the book, I would have changed when Hector Binns and Zinkoff's friendship was over because that part was really sad. Zinkoff had many character traits during this novel. One character trait he had was cool because he never gives up on anything. Another Zinkoff character trait during the story was nice cause he did not throw a fit with the fourth grader when he took his giraffe hat. I did like how this novel ended because Zinkoff was a hero for his bravery for looking for Claudia.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Here's the scoop

Today is Friday,November 15,2013 and the weather is getting cold and hot. We have been working hard in math. We learned new Divisibility rules. Divisibility is when you have a set of numbers and you have to figure out which one of those numbers are comparible with that number. We have also learned to find the Greatest Common Factor. In order to find the (GCF) you must find all the multiples of the number. Number of the day is 33. We take a number and we have to figure out all of it's factors. Mrs.Binge's 6th grade class is selling snack passes for $1.00. The money they raise goes to growing strong and habitat for humanity. Congratulations to the following students who made the Durfee Basketball team;Tyler,Kaderius,Jacobe,Jahmel,Kamilan,and Trelyn. Their next game is at the DISC 3:45. Our next States and Capitals test is Wednesday, November 20,2013. I am currently studying to take the test. I am sure I will do awful. There is a song on YouTube that we have been listening to help us on our States. I really like that song. We have also been studying lots of Vocabulary words. Each week we make flash cards, work on sentences and graphic organizers. Our holiday song is Jingle Bell Rock and We Will Jingle. We are reading Loser the main character is Donald Zinkoff. I like this book because Zinkoff is full of excitement.

Friday, November 8, 2013


                                                     Oh brother oh brother
                                                      He is like no other
                                                 He doesn't follow the rules
                                                         He is so cruel
                                                   Oh brother oh brother.


                                                      I wish I had a crother
                                                      "What's a crother
                                                      "I don't know I hope
                                                   it is better than my brother."
                                                      Oh brother Oh brother

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Shiloh Book Report

Today is Thursday,October 24,2013. We have just completed our second novel,Shiloh. The protagonist  in the book is Marty Preston. A protagonist is the hero\good guy in the book. The antagonist is the villain/bad guy in the book. The main conflict in the story is when Marty had to argue with his dad about how Judd Travers abuses his dogs and how will he treat Shiloh. The resoulution of Shiloh was when Marty was working for Judd Travers to have Shiloh. My favorite part of the book was when Marty lied to Dara Lynn about the snake on the hill and she went crazy. My least favorite part of Shiloh was when Shiloh got attacked by the German Shepard at night. If I could be any one of the characters in the book I would be Marty because he is always truthful and nice anytime. I wouldn't recommend  this book to another student because when they are done reading they might be sad.LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!!!!!!!

Friday, October 4, 2013


Today is October 4,2013. It has been an awesome week. I didn't pass on my STATES TEST. I will continue working on my States.The one thing I find difficult when learning about States is their position on the map. In math we have been working on Place Value. I think Place Value is easy.We worked on iTunes U with Ms.Ellis in Math. I really did it. The most interesting thing working with iTunes U is you get to learn more.We started a new novel called Shiloh. It is about a boy named Marty and he met a dog that he named Shiloh but,the dog belongs to the worst owner you could think of…Judd Travers,Marty has to think what is he going to do with Shiloh. The one thing I like so far about the novel is that it is so exciting. The one thing I don't like is when Judd said "I'm gonna kick the day lights out of him if he runs away again." Marty's traits is great person,good guy,and a wingman. October is BREAST CANCER AWRENESS month. Three important facts about it are 1.Women and Men die off of it. 2.It is like a warning to people. 3.You should really see your doctor if it happens. Grades come out in a couple of weeks I'm sure I will do good I really hope. :)

                                                           THATS THE SCOOP!!!