Monthly Archives: August 2010

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban: Movie

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is about a boy named Harry Potter who is a wizard and is going back to Hogwarts for his  3rd year. Harry finds out that a prisoner named Sirius Black has escaped Azkaban.  They send out dementors to capture Sirius Black. Harry starts out the year by getting attacked by the dementors on his way to Hogwarts. Harry made  new friends this year that weren’t students, but teachers and a hippogriff named Buckbeak .Throughout the entire movie there are mysteries to be solved  such as, “Where is Sirius Black?” and “Where is Ron’s rat?” This is my favorite movie out of the Harry Potter series because I feel that it tells more about Harry’s powers as a wizard and how Hermione and Ron like each other.  We find that Draco Malfoy is still cold hearted because he calls Hermione “mud blood”.  Mud blood is a derogatory word that means someone has two muggle parents. Anyone that does not have powers is considered a muggle. There is one final movie coming out and it is  in two parts. I cannot wait to see it!!!!

( good movie)

Xbox 360 kinect

The Xbox has a new addition to the system the Kinect. This allows you to reach out in the game,  you can now give people hi fives, or shake their hands.  The 360 has many new games for the Kinect. One game is Kinectamals. This allows you to pick a sweet  baby animal. This game allows you to dress up these animals and play with them.  Say you have picked a monkey, you could pick out toys ranging from a ball to a not-so-scary skeleton. These animals have feelings so do not treat them badly or they might not play with you. This is the perfect game for all children. The animals are playful enough keep a child happy for a while. The Kinect will take regular gaming off it’s feet and more to a more active approach. The Kinect system will provide gaming from sports to animals. This will be a great addition to the 360 family. For more info visit this Link.

Why Are People Killing Whales and Dolphins!

People in Japan  are killing whales and dolphins right now. They say that there using whales for scientific reasons and they also say that dolphins are eating to much fish. But i believe that there doing it just for the money. They say that a dead dolfin is worth about six hundred dollers and that a show dolphin is worth over hundred fifty thousand dollars. Right now there are groups of people trying to stop them. For the whales there’s a show called “Whale Wars” and its about how people are trying to stop whaling. There is also another television show that’s called “The Cove.”

It’s hard to believe that people can kill these nice animals that don’t do anything to use except give us joy. When your out in the middle of the ocean somewhere it’s one of the coolest parts about the ocean. How these animals give u joy is by either how they jump or by how they stick there tail out of the water. I hope that the murder of these animals stop soon. I hope that the people that are killing the whales and dolphins should get sued or have the rest of there live in prison. Plus the water turns all read after there done killing them all. I hope that Japan well stop and that animals shall only die of age or other animals not humans. Save the whales and dolphins please!

The Hunger Games

Have you ever thought of what happens after humanity fell? Where North America once stood lies the nation of Panem. It is literally a “Grand Capitol” that is surrounded by 13 districts. The Districts where once at war with the Capitol. The Capitol defeated the Districts and to make a point they destroyed the thirteenth district. Not only that, but every year they force each district to send one boy and one girl called tributes (at random) to fight to the death on live TV. The last person standing gets fame, fortune, a new home in the victors village, and food for their district for a year. But that is not the worst of it. Every one in the district must treat this like a holiday, meaning school and work are canceled.

When Katniss Everdeen takes the place of her sister she must leave her home, family, and Gale to fight in the Hunger Games. soon she is known as “The Girl On Fire.”  After the costume she wore to the interview, she becomes a fan favorite after Peeta (the boy tribute from her district) claims that they are in love. Will Katniss and Peeta survive? Find out in the three books: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay.

Molly Is Back

Molly is back. This time she has a new nest of eggs. She is one of the greatest internet sensations in America. Molly is a barn owl that lives in a large bird box nearly 15ft off the ground. This is Molly’s second group of eggs. The first nest’s chicks were named Max, Pattison, Austin, and Wesley. The new chicks name’s are Ashley, Carrie, Kelly and Jody. They are are covered in white feathers and small enough to fit in your hands. Molly spends her day sitting on the chicks and watching over the nest. If you watch the nest at night time, Molly will be much more active. The chicks will run around the nest all day long. Also, the father owl McGee will watch the nest throughout the night. He spends the day hunting and eats for the night shift. Want to watch more of Molly and her chicks go to this Link.

A journey through Moscow, Russia

Hurray! We arrived to the capital of Russia, Moscow! Let’s talk about this city while we arrive at our hotel.

Moscow was founded by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky in 1147. It started as a very small town, but now it is one of the biggest cities of the world! In the center of Moscow there is a Kremlin (fort). Tsars (kings) used to live inside this fort, but now the president works there. You can also visit the Kremlin! Inside there are beautiful cathedrals and museums. One of the museums contain the treasures of the Tsars, like the famous Faberge Eggs! These are Easter eggs, that a famous master made every year for the Tsar’s family. Every Easter  he gave them these beautiful eggs. When they opened them there would be something inside. The eggs are usually decorated with real diamonds, gold, silver and sometimes even pictures! There are also palaces inside the Kremlin, however you can’t visit those. 😦
As we explore the city we can see many beautiful buildings. These buildings are more than two hundred years old! There is a street called Arbat. In this street lived artists, poets and musicians.

As I told you, Moscow is a HUGE city. That’s why people need a very fast transport to take them where they need to go. The Moscow metro is the fastest way.  It is also very beautiful! It is like a palace under ground! There are statues and drawings on the walls!

Now I am going to tell you about school in Russia. Russian kids can be in school until 11th grade, or they can leave in 9th grade and study two years in a special school. The school is not divided as in the USA. All elementary school, middle school, and high school are in one building. Most of the schools have numbers instead of names. ALL schools in Russia teach a second language. Usually it’s English or Spanish. If you do well in your second language you can learn German or French. When you are in 7th or 8th grade you start to go to school on Saturdays.
There are also other types of schools in Russia like musical schools and art schools. You go there after the normal school. In the musical school you can learn how to play an instrument. You also have tests. They make you play three songs. If you played them all well, then you can still be in the school, but if you get a bad grade you cannot be there anymore.
In the art school you draw pictures and make sculptures. You are there for four years, and then if you want to, you go to the art institute to become a real artist.

We arrived to the hotel! Get some rest, because tomorrow you are going to see plenty of this beautiful city of Russia,  MOSCOW!!!!!!!

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone: movie

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone begins with a  boy named Harry Potter who is turning 11 and finds out he is a wizard. He went off to Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There, he made friends named Ron and Hermione. Harry does not know what great powers he has but learns that he must face the most evil wizard of all time, “he who shall not be named.” All through the movie he faces horrible monsters while trying to win the game called “quidditch.”  This movie is a really good movie. It is the first of J.K. Rowling’s  Harry Potter series. There are 7 books and 6 movies. They are currently making the last movie which will be in 2 parts. I can’t wait to see the last movie.

The people who played the characters are:

( from imdb.com)

Richard Harris Professor Albus Dumbledore
Maggie Smith Professor Minerva McGonagall
Robbie Coltrane Rubeus Hagrid
Saunders Triplets Baby Harry Potter
Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter
Fiona Shaw Aunt Petunia Dursley
Harry Melling Dudley Dursley
Richard Griffiths Uncle Vernon Dursley
Derek Deadman Tom – Bartender in Leaky Cauldron
Ian Hart Professor Quirinus Quirrell
Ben Borowiecki Diagon Alley Boy
Warwick Davis Goblin Bank Teller / Professor Flitwick
Verne Troyer Griphook the Goblin (as Vern Troyer)
John Hurt Mr. Ollivander
Richard Bremmer He Who Must Not Be Named
Geraldine Somerville Mrs. Lily Potter
Harry Taylor Station Guard
Julie Walters Molly Weasley
Bonnie Wright Ginny Weasley
Chris Rankin Percy Weasley
James Phelps Fred Weasley
Oliver Phelps George Weasley
Rupert Grint Ron Weasley
Jean Southern Dimpled Woman on Train
Emma Watson Hermione Granger
Matthew Lewis Neville Longbottom
Tom Felton Draco Malfoy
Jamie Waylett Vincent Crabbe
Josh Herdman Gregory Goyle
Devon Murray Seamus Finnigan
Alfie Enoch Dean Thomas (as Alfred Enoch)
Leslie Phillips The Sorting Hat (voice)
Eleanor Columbus Susan Bones
John Cleese Nearly Headless Nick
Terence Bayler The Bloody Baron
Simon Fisher-Becker Fat Friar (as Simon Fisher Becker)
Nina Young The Grey Lady
David Bradley Argus Filch
Alan Rickman Severus Snape
Zoë Wanamaker Madame Hooch
Luke Youngblood Lee Jordan
Sean Biggerstaff Oliver Wood
Elizabeth Spriggs Fat Lady

Endangered animals you might not know.

You know about the Bengal Tiger, Polar Bear, and the Panda Bear being endangered, but how many animals are there? Well its time to find out! Golden Lion Tamarin:

Meat Eaters: Jaguar, Gray wolf, African Wild Dog, Cougar, Red wolf,  Mexican Gray wolf, Sumatran tiger, Orinoco crocodile, Indian Wild Dog, Bengal tiger, Giant otter, Jaguar, Harpy Eagle, and Elegant Frog and Blue poison dart frog.                                 

Plant Eaters: Lear’s Macaw, Yellow crested Cockatoo, Brown spider monkey, Mountain gorilla, Javan Rhino, Maned Three-toed Sloth, Diana monkey, Great green Macaw, Mountain Tapir, Aye- Aye, Indian Elephant, Golden Lion Tamarin, Prosboscis Monkey, and Giant Armadillo.

Many of these animals such as the Mexican Grey wolf are more than endangered or extremely close to extinction. Some of these animals 500 or less others of their kind in the wild and even fewer in captivity. If we help these animals today we can teach future generations how  to care for them too.

Mexican Gray Wolf :

A Harry Potter Adventure

Universal Studios has a new a new area in Islands of Adventure and it’s called The Wizzarding World of Harry Potter. This ride is very fascinating and fun. First the fun starts at the walk through. The walk through is breathtaking. Inside the walk through there are many different shops like: the candy shop, broom shop, robe shop, and the wand shop. The Dueling Dragons entrance is also in the Harry Potter walk through. The new Harry Potter exclusives have two rides. The first one is named “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey”  and the other one is named The Flying Griffin. In the Harry Potter walk through they also sell every Hogwarts favorite beverage, butter beer. This drink is non alcoholic so it is appropriate for all ages. I would recommend getting the frozen one and not the non- frozen one because in my opinion I think the frozen one was far more refreshing and enticing on a hot summer day.  The new Harry Potter ride is kind of scary so I think that  if kids are under the age of 7 it may not be appropriate for them. Thanks for reading see you next time!

The Popularity Papers

This book is about two girls named Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang that are best friends. They only have one goal to be popular but apparently they’re not. They’re the lamest kids at school.  For example, in an attempt to become popular, Julie dyed her hair blonde but it ended up all falling out.   So, now they’re writing down everything that is happening to them. While they are trying to become popular some problems occur. As the school year is passing they are failing more and more on their goal to become popular. And while that is happening their relationship is failing too.

This book is  funny as well as adventurous. It also gives you tips on becoming popular. You can find this book at your local book store or in a local library. The author has a great website www.amyignatow.com. I have really enjoyed every second of reading this book and I hope you do too. Happy reading to all of you in the internet world.