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K Spin 14… Driving Without A License!

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 I love going fast, whether in a car, riding on a galloping horse, or just running in the wind. I’ve always thought of how fun it would be to drive a racecar, and recently, I got to try it!

  A couple of months ago, I went to the K1 Speed Track, where you get to take the wheel of your own mini racecar, and race against other people! After each race, you get a score sheet with your results, and how many points you got based on your rank. I went there with my brother, my uncle, and my mom. 

Even though the karts only go about 45 miles per hour, it’s more than enough! 45 MPH is a lot faster when you don’t have a roof, or walls, around you to block the wind and sounds. The track I was on was full of twists and turns, and I had to learn how all the controls work so I wouldn’t crash into the boundaries. There was a go pedal, break, and reverse. To do some of the sharper turns, you had to slow down a bit, but the straight paths are a completely different story.

RRRRRRRRRRR! VRRRRRRRRR! The engine roars as you push the gas. seeing out of the corner of your eye, the rubber flying off the wheels. The wind rushing around your helmet, and making your hands cold. You go into high alert when your racing because you don’t want to crash, and you don’t want to let others pass you!

It was an exhilarating experience! I actually beat my older brother once! I officially drove a car–for the first time– even though I don’t have a license! And I tell you… it was fun!

K Spin 13… Why Having Downtime Is Important

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Coming from a family where you are always told to get good grades and study, and being a 7th grader that knows how hard it’s going to be in the future, I think that it’s very important for middle schoolers to schedule personal downtime in their busy schedules.

This isn’t a new concept. In some countries, they take mid-day siestas and close down shops. In this time, they can do whatever they need to do. They could also just relax, and do something that uses absolutely no brain power.

My friends and I are so busy with our out of school activities, while maintaining our grades in school, that we can get overwhelmed. It’s great to take a break every once in a while to reset your state of mind and get rid of stress.

I have downtime after I finish my homework or after my robotics meetings. One of my favorite things to do during my break is draw. It doesn’t require any thinking, and you can just let your hand move. You might be proud of what you make. Other things you can try are watching shows, being with friends, reading a book, taking a nap, and listening to your favorite music.

I find that after a nice break, I’m more alert and focused when I need to start another activity. I think every middle schooler should put personal break times into their weekly schedule.

K Spin 11…The Phantom’s Lair

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This is a post for a school project… A description of the Phantom of the Opera’s Lair!

 

The Phantom’s Lair

 

The phantom sat in box five of the opera house, gazing at the empty stage that Christine had just sung on that night. He turns and disappears into a long empty hallway which leads to a hidden door. It’s the pathway from the surface into his dreary underground home.

Everything’s the same, dark.

His steps fall heavily on the damp floors, and he is surrounded by darkness. The only sounds he hears is the slow dripping water drops coming from leaky cracks above. He continues moving forward to a mystical underground lake. One boat on the shore waiting to float on the waves. The stench of rotting rat flesh makes the air heavy, but the Phantom is used to that by now. It is his lair after all.

He rides the boat to a small island in the middle of the lake that houses two thrones. Both dusty, one is worn out and the other one particularly old and unused. He takes his place on the worn out throne and looks longingly to his side…

To see where the love of his life refused to sit.

K Spin Six… Frenzy Friday!

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Have you ever felt like you just don’t have enough time in the day? I’ve heard adults say that, but I never thought I’d have to say it as a kid…until now.

This Friday, I have MANY things going on. So much, that I don’t know how i’m going to juggle it all. All I know is that it’s going to be insane.

First, I’m going back to my old elementary school to be a presenter with my robotics team for their STEAM day. Second, I will head back to my current school. Thing about this is that I get to school between 1-1:30pm and that is where the fun starts.

At my school, we are having our fall festival on Friday. I will arrive right on time for the celebration. There’s a cake walk, rides, games, I am pretty sure that there’s even an arcade. Did I mention lots of food and candy? This goes on for the entire rest of the school day, so when school ends, it’s on to the next event.

Starting at 6:30, I go back to my old elementary school, again, for their Halloween party for Girl Scouts. The Monster Mash.

I used to be a Girl Scout, so I know how they work and have been to many before. Now, a group of my friends and I are sponsoring and running one of the games there. I think that will be fun. There’s going to be free food, music, and a bunch of little kids running around in costumes. Adorable!  I’ll be dressed up too!

The party ends at 8:30 to 9:00, and by this point, I will probably be dead with exhaustion. I have to admit though, It’s going to be a very long but fun day!

K Spin Three…Death Note! Anime Series V.S Movie

Death Note is one of the best anime series I’ve watched. It makes you fall in love and hate with some of the characters at the same time! It is a series based off of a manga, and it is currently on Netflix if you feel like you might want to watch it after reading this.                                                                                                Death Note is about a genius high schooler named Light Yagami that finds a magical notebook that can be used to kill anyone whose name is written in it. He uses this power to act like a ‘god’ of the world, using the shadows to hide his identity while passing judgements on criminals. He is given the name ‘Kira’ by the public.                                                                                            I love the plot of this series, and how it is full of smaller plans, that lead into one giant one that you, the watcher, are completely in the dark about. Another thing about this series is that it makes you feel as though you are experiencing everything that the characters are experiencing. I have to say, if I had to rate the series, i’d give it a 10/10. The movie remake however, is a much different story…

Death Note the movie which is also on Netflix, cannot even be compared to the series in my opinion! The plot is completely changed, the secrets are too obvious and can be figured out before it is explained. The acting is lazy, the story is confusing and mixed up, and some characters personalities are changed distinctively!                                                                                                                  If you are thinking of watching the movie before the series, I HIGHLY recommend you don’t.  If you watch the movie first, you will just hate the characters before you even meet them and there is a chance you may think you know overall what is going to happen, when in fact, there is virtually nothing similar between the movie and series.

I found a site that did reviews on the series and I agree with it. If you want to learn more, You can read about it here.