Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sleep Away Camp

My sister and I with one of our Counselors
This summer my sister and I went to a sleep away camp for two weeks. It was my sisters second time going to that camp and my first time. My sister liked the camp so much, that I decided to go too. I went to camp with my best friend from school, Ellie. My sister Miriam, and my friend Ellie, and I were all together in Bunk 1. There were a total of 8 girls and 3 counselors in our bunk. We slept on bunk beds and my sister and I were both on the bottom bunk. While in camp, I made a lot of new friends and one of my new best friend is Maya.  She is eleven years old and was in bunk four.  All the girls had a lot of fun together.

In our bunk
In our bunk

Girls Bunk 1

During camp, we had a schedule that we had to follow. Every morning, we had to wake up at 7:30am and get ready for breakfast. For breakfast we had cereal with either eggs, french toast or pancakes. Saturday mornings, we had the best breakfast because we had coffee cake. After breakfast, we had our morning activity. The activity that my sister and I picked was dancing. We learned so many beautiful dances. After our morning activity, we had lunch. After lunch was rest time. This was the time to write letters to our parents and rest. After rest time, we had a special project where we had a chance to try all the activities such as horseback riding, rock climbing, art, singing, and many others. For our afternoon activity, Miriam and I chose ropes course.  I made it all the way to the very top of the alpine tower.   After our afternoon activity, we had free time where we could go swimming or just spend time with friends. During this time, we got popsicle's every day.  After free time,  we went back to our bunks to shower and get ready for dancing and dinner. On Saturday after dinner, we had a talent show. For the talent show the whole camp has to come to the campfire, and a lot of people would perform in front of the camp. My sister and I played Sunrise Sunset. My sister played the piano and I played the violin. The second Saturday,  we did a dance with our dance group. We always had a full day of activites and were happily tired.

From the top of the library

One day, we went on a four mile hike to a library. We had to bring our flash lights and make sure we had on our tennis shoes. When everybody got to the library, we had to color a picture of our self and write something that we do well. When it got dark, we saw a beautiful sunset. Then it was time to go back down the hill using our flash lights.

Camp was so much fun!

Beautiful sunset

Have you gone to any camps this Summer?

Did you have fun?

Do you want to go again?

Monday, July 18, 2011

A Little Bit About Me And My Family

Me and my siblings
My name is Sarah and I am seven years old. I am going into third grade. I have one older sister, one younger sister,  one younger brother and a pet dog, Romeo. My younger siblings, Michael and Hannah are twins and they are five years old. My older sister Miriam, is nine years old and is going into fourth grade.  Miriam has her own blog  and taught me how to type on the computer. Miriam is an excellent older sister and tells me a lot about third grade. I will also be a good older sister to my little siblings. When school starts, we will all go to the same school. We have a big family and we do a lot of fun things together. In my post, I will write about some of our adventures.

My violin teacher is accompanying me on the piano
I have three hobbies, gymnastics, playing the piano, and playing the violin. I  will be competing level five in gymnastics in September. My favorite events are floor and bars and I train for twenty hours a week. I did a guest post on gymnastics on Miriam's blog.  I also play piano every day. My favorite composer is Bach. I will also have posts about different composers. After piano practice, I play the violin and I will try out for the junior orchestra. I will have a post on the violin as well.

I also love to read and my favorite author is Roald Dahl. Sometimes my sister and I read the same books. This summer we have been reading a lot of books about animals such as Black Beauty and King of the Wind. We both like animal books.

What are your hobbies?

What are your favorite books to read?