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Molly's Column

April 30, 2014
Hi this is Molly! How are you doing this fine day, or afternoon, or morning? Today I will talk about school, the biography of my Principal Mrs. Heredia, the mystery of my neighborhood part two, an inspiring quote, and, last but not least, goals. Let us get started.

In room 24, fifth grade students are working on algebraic thinking. This means we are learning how to solve algebra problems quickly and easily without having to stress over one math problem. I like how they make this a standard for us to accomplish because then we don't have to work as hard as we intended to.

We are also learning how to get what we want. Just kidding, we are learning how to support our writing claims with evidence from different articles or research. What I am basically trying to say is that we are learning how to create an argument, which is also known as argumentative writing. I wrote an argumentative letter to Mr. Bill Horn saying that I would like to ban smoking in Valley Center. But wait, don't hate me for saying that because I do not stand a chance of banning smoking. It was just a thought. But if you are thinking of quitting smoking, then I highly suggest you do. Just remember, it is you who can stop smoking, not anyone else. Hey, maybe that can be your goal for this week. Let's stop the school talk and get to know my principal, Mrs. Heredia, a little more.

So as most of you all know my principal, Mrs. Windy Heredia, is going to be the new Assistant Superintendent and Mrs. MacEntire will be the new principal at the Elementary School. So, to start this biography off, I want to say congratulations to both of you!

Before Mrs. Heredia was our principal she was a teacher for our middle school. Before that, she was an elementary school bilingual teacher, and even before all that she was a teacher at South Bay Union School District. For over 10 years she helped the new principals through their first years until they felt comfortable. Not only does she do a wonderful job, but she also makes everyone feel welcome to VCPUSD. She has influenced many lives at the elementary school. I love how she always encourages great character and demonstrates great character, too.

Not only does she make the school campus look comfortable and creative, but it is truly a one-of-a-kind school. You always feel welcome when you enter the school by all the warm colors and creative art that Mrs. Heredia has decorated the school with. She is always putting someone else's life in front of hers. She always catches your attention with her enthusiastic public speaking. I will miss her smile on campus as I am going to middle school. I am almost sure that 100 percent of our school will miss you. I hope to see you at church, still smiling.

Mystery in my neighborhood part two: I have done some further investigating on what is going on with all the eggs appearing at Mr. Martins' house. Mr. Martin said I look like Sherlock Homes with my camera and two little investigators (my sisters). I found no signs of tracks anywhere close to the eggs! This got my head turning with thoughts such as, maybe it could be snakes hatching? I do not know if that is realistic because all the eggs were spread out. Why would the eggs appear every week? Could it be a crow stealing eggs from our chickens or our neighbors that have chickens? I learned from my mom's friend that crows will find the smallest spot and carry eggs in their beaks and then carry them away to eat them. So I blame the crows.

But wait, what is so weird is that every egg I found was by a weed of some sort or by a pile of dirt. One of my little investigators, Olivia, started crushing the eggs in the Vons bag that we collected the evidence in. Mr. Martin has requested that we come back once a week to see if more eggs appear. I need a fingerprint kit to test the eggs for print or claws. I wonder how much that would cost. The mystery of my neighborhood part three will come out in my next article. In the spirit of my investigations, I have eaten two hard-boiled eggs as I type.

One quote I think is very inspiring is: "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible!'" –Audrey Hepburn

To summarize what that quote means, don't just quit because it's too hard or you're too sore. Sure it is impossible to walk on water or fly, only God can do that, but the quote is trying to say that you should not give up even if it takes you a million years.

My goal this week is to work hard in all subject areas, not only in class but also in 4-H and softball.

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