Pi-not Pie

Pi is a number. It is used to help find many measurements of circles. It looks rather weird. It is a very large number. In our math class, we just use 3.14. YaAAAaaaAy! (Don’t confuse it with pie because it is not a food and it doesn’t taste good.)


Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela struggled over their rights and the rights of others. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted freedom for African American citizens who were enslaved in the Southern regions of the US. Nelson Mandela wanted the majority of the citizens to rise against the minority who had power over them. In the end these struggles are very similar. They both wanted to preserve freedom for all. This is what makes them both great men.

Mandela’s struggles were put into a movie called Invictus which is also the name of a very strong poem about freedom and taking control of yourself.

These people were heroes. I believe a hero is someone who stands up for what is right, but not for themselves, for others. They keep peace and freedom in balance and try to keep everyone happy.

a post

I haven’t posted in a while. I’m just going to talk about what is going on at school as of now. I have a project in science and civics. Today I will work on the project with my assigned partner Rhett, or bakersblogwms12. Yay.

My Final Book Entry…YES!

Chasing Vermeer is a great mystery novel for younger teens who like figuring out the mystery themselves or just reading and finding out. I enjoyed that it allowed you to figure out parts of the story on your own; I felt like Sherlock Holmes! The info in the book points you in just the right direction for amazing twists as well. I would definitely recommend this to a friend, I might even recommend this to an enemy! (That’s how good it is.)

Book Chat #3

Yay! I reached a good part. They found the stolen artwork but when they took it they were followed by a mysterious man. He caught Calder but he eventually got away by faking unconsciousness. They found the police and finally caught the art. That is about as much as I can say without revealing too much and making people who want to read it get angry at me…

My Second Book Post

As you all know my book is Chasing Vermeer. So far there haven’t been any plot twists. The whole thing is pretty much the same and is boring me so this will probably be the shortest entry I have. I hope next week’s entry is longer so I can make up for the lack of info in this one. Even if next week the book is still boring I will write a lot anyway. Now I am on my way to commenting!

My Book So Far

The book is good so far. It has shapes call pentominoes hidden in the illustrations that will help you unravel the mystery. I don’t want to spoil anything (this early) but I must do what is assigned. It takes place in Chicago (which is the author’s home). The main characters are Calder Pillay and Petra Andalee. The book describes Calder as all ears and that’s it. It shortly (too shortly) describes Petra as a girl who loved to write. The conflict is that a valuable piece of art was stolen. The kids who have received mysterious letters along with another person must solve the mystery together but they don’t know who got the letters. I am enjoying it so far and definitely recommend this to  a friend.

Blue Balliett

Blue Balliett is the author of the mystery novel I am reading called Chasing Vermeer. She grew up in New York City and studied the history of art at Brown University. Now she lives in ChicagoShe was the illustrator for A Series of Unfortunate Events and now writes books for 9-12 year olds and teens. She has written 2 sequels to Chasing Vermeer:  The Wright 3 and The Calder Game. Chasing Vermeer was the first book that she wrote and it became a New York Times Bestseller, Edgard Award winner,  and won the Chicago Tribune Prize for Young Adult Fiction. Chasing Vermeer