wonder book cover


I designed this because I liked the original cover but it needed something unique to make it stand out more like August. That is why I added more colour and some different graphics. 

Treacher Collins syndrome research report


Treacher Collins syndrome (also known as TCS) is a condition that involves facial deformation, and has a lot of implications for your general health. 


TCS is a genetic disorder that is caused by a mutation in the TCOF1, POLR1C, or POLR1D genes (Wikipedia, 2022). This mutation impacts bone and tissue development (US Department of Health, GARD). TCS is a rare disorder that occurs to one person in every 50,000 people (Wikipedia, 2022). 


The symptoms of TCS can range from very mild to very severe. The majority of people affected have underdeveloped facial bones, resulting in deformities and absent or unusually formed ears (US Department of Health, GARD). In very severe cases they can have very dangerous respiratory problems. Other complications can include hearing loss, loss of slight, cleft palate, trouble swallowing (Wikipedia, 2022). There can be psychological symptoms as well such as depression, anxiety and body image problems.


Currently there is no cure for TCS. However there are treatments that can help for some people with TCS. For example, there are surgeries such as distraction osteogenesis and others for individuals’ eyes or cleft palate. Other treatments include bone grafting, fat grafting, otoplasty, and psychotherapy (Children Hospital of Philadelphia, 2022).  Each person with TCS will have a different set of treatments.


When supported, people with TCS can live fulfilling lives and overcome the challenges of the disease. 



Children Hospital of Philadelphia, 2022. Treacher Collins Syndrome



US Department of Health, GARD. https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/9124/treacher-collins-syndrome


Wikipedia, 2022, Treacher Collins Syndrom https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treacher_Collins_syndrome 


interactions of indigenous people & europeans

All indigenous people had creation stories.Each group  had different creation stories. They also all had a type of government. and they all traded. For example if the group lived near a river they would trade fish for plants.

This is my longhouse project

A longhouse is a building that villagers would share.

longhouse villages would be protected by palisades which are walls of heavy wooden poles with sharp points. There was usually one entrance which was guarded.

The materials are:


hot glue

more cardboard

more hot glue

social studies

What have you learnt about this year in social studies?

  • Physical regions in canada
  • Early Civilization – Mayans – History

What was your favourite project and why?

My favorite project was making the Mayan pyramid because it took a long time to make it.  

It was fun to build because I’m into engineering. I’m interested in how structures are built. In addition, I like ancient civilizations and I find the way they survive fascinating. It’s just amazing how the pyramids are still standing. When I finished the project it looked like the real pyramid.

What was something new or interesting you learnt this year?

That there was a civilization called Mayans. I also learned that Canada has physical regions. My favourite Canadian region is the Canadian Shield because I live in it. I also like the West Cordillera because there are some nice hiking trails where I have gone camping with my dad. The interesting part was learning about the Mayans. To sum it up it all was enjoyable and interesting.

Did you enjoy the historical side or the Geographical side? Why?

I enjoyed both, they were both so fun. The historical part was amazing because I find the ways old civilizations survive so interesting. I like learning about the past. The geographical part was informative and enjoyable. I really enjoyed building my model of the Canadian Shield. 

What do you hope to learn about in social studies in Grade 5? I hope to learn about ancient Greece and the Roman emperors. I have read a lot of fiction with Greek mythology but I would like to know what it all actually is about. Also I would like to learn about the different cultures around the world. I also would want to do stuff that has crafts. To sum it up, I just want to learn!!


If you look closely

 you can find marvelous

That yearn to be seen

that is a haiku



haikus are poems

with seventeen syllables

they come from japan


the syllables are

divided into three lines

five seven and five


they tell stories orf

nature and beauty and truth

simple and profound


even though haiku

may take decades to master

kids write the best ones

Jeremy speech

How dare you! 


This is what 16 year old Greta Thunberg said to all the adults at the UN climate action summit in 2019.



Because the adults of the world are not doing anything to stop climate change – in fact, she thinks they’re making it worse. 


Want to know who can save the planet…YOU CAN!!


I am Jeremy and I am going to teach you how kids like you and me can help stop climate change…

So let’s get started!


Change your diet

You think farts are funny, turns out they are not. Cow farts are toxic. In fact, raising cows, pigs and chickens emit as much greenhouse gases (the stuff that causes climate change -no don’t start thinking of gardens in glass) as all vehicles combined. Making room for these animals has led to clear cutting millions of square kilometers of forests.


What can you do about this? Change your diet, eat less meat! Eat plant based food a couple times a week and you are helping save the planet and your health. 


Conserve energy

Did you know that bikes don’t have tailpipes belching climate changing fumes! So get on a bike, ditch the car. And tell your parents and friends to do the same.


How many times have your parents asked you to “pick up your clothes” or “wash the dishes”? Maybe it is time for you to start challenging them on their choices… “Mum, turn off the engine while waiting for me at school” or “Dad, do you really need that plastic shopping bag?” Here are more ways that you can convince those around you to save energy. Ask them to close doors, turn off lights, turn off their electronics, and take short showers. 


Lead by example and encourage others to follow along. 


Take action

Do you know how a 15 year old kid got the attention of the UN. She took action.


Greta Thunberg sat outside parliament in Sweden to raise awareness of climate change. Her actions led to more school strikes for climate change around the world.


If striking isn’t for you there is still lots you can do. Take to social media (if your parents let you) with posters, videos, or articles. Study science and consider a green career like a biologist or climate engineer. 


Your actions matter – they can be big or small. What matters is that you should JUST DO SOMETHING!!!



The world can be changed if every kid does their small part to help! I have shared with you ways that climate change can be stopped by making a few changes in your everyday life such as eating less meat, conserving energy and taking action. what does it all sum up to? KIDS HELPING THE PLANET!

You can do it!

thanks for listening!

scepter quartz and amethyst

Scepter Quartz is a naturally occurring crystal formation where the base of a crystal forms around a central crystal rod. Legend has it that Scepter Quartz Crystals were used as a symbol of spiritual authority and power of the realm in ancient Atlantis and Lemuria. Scepter Quartz Crystals have reemerged to bring crystal power to the present day. Scepter Quartz Crystals are excellent tools for the transmission of directional energy. Scepter Quartz combines the elemental energies of Storm with the directional power of Fire fostering creativity and encouraging action. Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and owes its violet colour to irradiation, impurities of iron and in some cases other transition metals, and the presence of other trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions.