Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Diary Entry 3: Ten Weeks Traveling

There were a lot of bad things happening in the last three weeks. One thing is that our mast broke from the storm that passed our way. We went off course, again, and we spent another week at sea. This made the Ship Surgeon's scurvy even worse and very sadly, he died. Rest in peace.

Also, our Interpreter had dysentery. Now he does not work very much. He is usually in the loo, or bedridden. With one crew member dead and another sick all the work was put on the two girls. Thankfully, our Navigator helped our Interpreter get better.

However, once the Interpreter was better, our Captain went crazy. We think spending too much time at sea was the cause. The Interpreter and I tried to convince the crew to keep sailing with the Captain for a few more weeks. It took many attempts but the crew agreed and we will keep sailing.


My Goals For The New Year

                                   My Goals For the New Year
  • Watch less TV
  • Read more books
  • Take responsibility for chores
  • Improve my rock climbing skills
  • Play less video games
  • Play with my friends outside 
  • Spend more time playing with my dog
  • Hike with my dad more
  • Do more things with my family

This New Year I would like to improve my rock climbing skills. I would like to do that by going to more classes and practice when I can. 

How Do I Learn Best

                                                                    The Kinestheic Style
How I learn best is the Tactile/Kinestheic style. That means I like to learn by interacting. I can usually remember what I just learned if I make something about it. I like to play card or board games to learn also. I really like it when teachers let me work and learn by doing activities. I usually like writing in my journal and writing my ideas about things in my journal.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Diary Entry 2: Still Sailing On The Royalty

My fellow Comrades,

We have been sailing for seven weeks now, and a lot has been going on. Lots of times we checked our supplies and made sure we had Vitamin C. Once our water went bad and we found green scum and larva floating in our water.

Our trip took three extra weeks because we kept going off course. Once there was a huge storm and we were caught in it. Our ship was almost torn to shreds! I was so happy when that storm was over!

A few days after that my entire crew, except for two people, got really mad at me. I don't know why they were mad at me, but they were so mad that they threw me overboard! I swam a wee bit but then our Navigator jumped in and rescued me. Thank heavens! She had left a rope with the Interpreter and he, with other crew members, pulled us out.  I became a wee bit sick but the Ship Surgeon cured me.

Our Ship Surgeon to come down with scurvy. We think it was from the bad water on board. We needed to get to a land with fruits and clean water for the Ship Surgeon to get better.



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Diary Entry 1: First Day Traveling

Good Lords and Ladies,

 It is the year of 1495 in the month of August. It's the first day we are sailing. When I stepped on the boat it no longer smelled of salt and fish, but it smelled like tar and maybe some feathers. We went to check our supplies and they were all good. I also went to check our navigation equipment, and we had all we needed. We set sail on the good ship Royalty and had everything we needed.

The first stop we stopped at were the Canary Islands. We had ship leave and the crew left and partied for the whole night! I could hear them rock'n out and I knew they had found rum. In the morning I hoped that my crew would come back to keep sailing. I waited and waited I thought they had ditched me and I would have to keep traveling alone, but at the 11th hour my whole crew came back all ready to go. "I thought you guys ditched me and I would have to keep sailing alone." I told them.

A little after that, while we were sailing all the wind around us slowed down and we had to make a lot of small turns to keep moving, and I almost felt a little bit nauseous. Suddenly all the wind around us stopped. The ship came to a halt and we were slowly rocking up and down. We had a decision to make. It was either, wait for the wind to start again, or make somebody get into a rowboat to tow the ship. The crew decided to tow. I tried to convince Malichi to get out and tow the ship, but he refused. Then Pedro tried to convince Malichi to go tow the ship, and Malichi said he would! I thought that was just downright cruel!


Brooklyn- Boatswain
August 1495