Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Keilan and Fish Eggs

This is Keilan! I'm five years old and I'm a rockstar in Kindergarten.
Me eating a corndog at Halloween.
 Our salmon eggs got here today and now they're in the tank. Josh flies a big white airplane for Dena'ina Air Taxi. He brought our eggs to us in a box. The eggs were wrapped in a cheese cloth and then another piece of cloth. I think it was burlap. We took 'em out of the box and had to hold 'em in the water so they could acclimate to the water in the tank. That means they had to get used to the water. We did that for ten minutes. After that we put them in a basket and put the basket in the water. We let them stay in there and we watch 'em. They're gonna hatch, but we don't know when.

Salmon eggs in a box.

Andrew opening the box.

Jolynn holding the bag to acclimate the eggs.

The fish eggs!

Fish eggs in the tank.

  Clockwise from front left: Blaise, Jolynn, Kaleb, me, Dolly, Benise, Aiden, Kiara, Kaylee and Caleb

We're doing math right now. We do math papers. I'm practicing counting. I'm good at counting but I always skip fifteen.


Friday, November 18, 2011

I am Aiden. I am six years old and I'm in first grade.
 In May, we're going to Boston and Orlando to go get butter beer. Butter beer is a soda that they drink in Harry Potter. We get to go on the roller coasters and the ferris wheel at Orlando. Harry, Hagrid, Hermione, Ron and Sirius have fake wands. We will get to go in the castle. At Boston we get to have clam chowder.

It is winter in Igiugig and we get to go sledding and towing. And we get to play snowball fighting, but not at school. We saw a coyote yesterday and a spruce hen. Tonight my dad wants to cook the same thing last night that we had for dinner. Tonight there is movie night at 6:30, it is going to be the lynx movie.
I have to go finish my picture.

This is the tank where our silver salmon will live. We get the eggs in three days!

This is me and Kiara getting water for the tank.

This is Kaleb and Benise getting water.

This is Kaleb, Kiara, me and Kaylee in the corner.

This is Andrew giving water to Kiara while Benise waits.

Here's Kaleb waiting to pour some water into the totes.

Here's Blaise and Andrew hauling the water up from the lake.

Andrew's getting water for Dolly.

Here's Kaleb, Blaise and Andrew loading water into the school truck.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Hi! I am Benise. I'm in second grade. I'm eight. We had a Halloween Carnival last Friday. We took pictures. We had lots of fun!  Jolynn was the devil. I was a witch. Blaise was a freaky clown. The Halloween haunted house was freaky. Jolynn went in. Cole wasn't scared. (He's my cousin; he's Amara's baby and Amara is Jolynn, Blaise, Caleb and Dan's older sister.) Kiara was a dark angel. We made crafts and taped 'em up in the gym. We had some games, like Stake the Vamp (it's like pin the tail on the donkey). My favorite was the cake walk. Jolynn won cake but she didn't like them. I liked them. And my Uppa ("grandfather" in Yup'ik) liked them, too. Aiden was a ninja and Keilan was a werewolf. Caleb and Kaleb left Keilan in the haunted house but Keilan wasn't scared. We also went trick-or-treating on the 31st. We (Amara, Cole, Blaise, Jolynn, and me) were the first ones to get to everybody's houses. But we only got a little candy. I ate it all.

Thank you witches!
This is Benise, the witch.

The Dark Angel (Kiara) meets the Devil (Jolynn)

Ninja Aiden, Dementor Kaleb, and Werewolf Keilan at the apple bobbing booth

Werewolf's sister, Snow White (Danika)

Hermione (Kaylee) and Benise the Witch try to Stake the Vamp

Karl the Death Eater and Baby Duck Erika

the Skeleton Cole

Avery the Frog Princess

Shealayla, the Tinkerbell

Keilan the Werewolf eating a corndog with extra ketchup


the mad Devil Jolynn

Andrew in his Ghillie Suit