going on vacation!

i am going on vacation! I will be on vacation for 10 days. I cant believe that there’s only a month left of summer! I better make the most of it! I am writing this at 30,000 feet on a plane! I already went school supply shopping at the end of July. When I was school supply shopping, I found erasers that looked exactly like mini pencils! Well, the plane is about to land so, I guess this is where I finish up this post, Bye!!!

Cookies!

I made short bread cookies! They tasted great!

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Here is the recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, microwave for 20 seconds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Wisk together flour and salt. In a bowl, beat butter until fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add sugar, and continue to beat until pale and fluffy, occasionally scraping down the sides of bowl, about 2 minutes more. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture, and mix on low speed, scraping sides if necessary, until flour is just mixed, and dough sticks together when squeezed with fingers.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Roll out 1 disk to a 1/4-inch thickness. Transfer unbaked cookies to prepared baking sheets. Reroll scraps. Repeat with remaining disk. Bake until firm and golden, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack before decorating or eating.

COOK’S NOTE

Cookies can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 month.

Goodbye 5th grade!

2 days ago was my graduation! Well, that does not mean that I don’t have school any more, that just means that I am moving on to middle school. That also does not mean that summer has already started. Anyways, I am really interested to know what middle school is like. (As you probably know, I haven’t been to middle school before). If you have been to middle school or you are in middle school, I would like you to comment something useful about middle school. Best of luck to next years’ 6th,7th, and 8th graders!

Summer reading

The public library has been starting the summer reading programs already, but school isn’t even over and I finished it already, the thing is, you have to read for 10 hours, then you can get a free book. If you read for 40 hours, you can get entered into a raffle to get a FREE reading device.

Next year I am going to be going to middle school! Right now, I am in elementary school, 5th grade. The thing is with this middle school, I have to read a book over the summer that is called WONDER by┬áRaquel J. Palacio. Everyone that read the book says it is such a good book but I only got through the first few chapters. I think, in my opinion, the book is really interesting. If you don’t like wonder after the first few chapters, maybe you read the book to early in age, or you only like a certain type of books, what ever it would be to make someone not like wonder, I disagree with their reasoning. It is a really good book.

Barnes and Noble also has a reading it’s own reading challenge too. With that reading challenge, you write a list of the books you read and the author of the book, and depending on your age, when/if you complete the reading challenge, you have certain choices of books you can get for free from Barnes and Noble.

Last of all, There is a reading thing with school, where we will get a packet and we have to finish reading AND a summary of 29 books we read over the summer. That’s a lot of reading!

book-stack

Hello!

Hello! My name is Anna, I am 11 years old, and I currently live in the USA! This is my blog which is where the magic happens! No, I don’t usually use this much exclamation marks, but I am very excited! This is the first blog post that I have made on this site.smile