At the craft fair we had a restaurant where we sold food, cakes and drinks. That morning we prepared the menus, the table numbers and the notepads to take the orders. Breagha and Catriona were away so there was only five of us: Dylan, Logan and Clyde were taking orders and Maggie and Maisie were serving people.
We all had to wear hats and aprons, as you can see in the pictures.
Clyde was the first person to take an order then Dylan then Logan, at first we were quite nervous but by the end we really wanted people to come and sit down so we could take their orders. One family sat on a really big table and Dylan had to take a the biggest order that we had all day.
At the end of the day there was still plenty of cakes so we got to choose one thing to have.
The next day Logan, Maggie and Maisie counted the money and found out that we had raised £268.35 for our school..
On Small Isles Week on Wednesday Catriona and I went on induction to Mallaig high school with the Mallaig, Morar and Arisaig schools. My favourite lesson was Chemistry because there were lots of cool experiments and explosions but I also liked Art, Computing and the mini highland games.
Blowing up the school in chemistry. colour change and precipitation
In English we were given a book called “Fat Boy Swim” to read over the holidays but it is quite short. I have already read about a quarter of it and I will read it again before the end of the summer holidays.
We stayed in the hostel where we had nice suppers and I shared a room with Ryan from Canna. The staff and other residents were very friendly. I liked seeing my brother Murry because he doesn’t come home much.
Overall I really enjoyed the week and met lots of new people and the only bad thing was having to wait in the lunch Que for 20 minutes on Thursday!
Solar Aid Display
Nepal Earthquake display
On Monday 25th May we went to the pier with our games and Fair Trade items to sell in the waiting room. Me and Maisie made a game where you have to guess the amount of money in a jar. We made a giant Fair Trade Symbol, which took ages but turned out really well. We made lots of posters about the sale and about Solar Aid and Nepal.
At the sale there were these really cute ceramic animals that we all bought! We made lots of money, £220.95 to be exact. The pictures show some of our posters and our game.
On the first day of the Edinburgh trip we were all very exited when we were at the pier so we got on a special, but very rocky, boat called the Western Isles to Mallaig.
When we were leaving we saw a pod of dolphins which were following the boat. we all thought it was amazing and when we were coming into Mallaig we saw a seal.
When we got to Mallaig we got on the bus which took 5 hours to get to Edinburgh. After a while we stopped in Fort William for lunch and went in a really cool play area and then got back on the bus. Later on the bus Breagha, Clyde, Dylan and I just played top trumps most of the time. We played a couple of games but the last one lasted 3 hours!
When we got to the flat in Edinburgh we had dinner which was really tasty and then chose our beds and played for a while before we went to bed.
For our erosion topic we got the school bus down to the pier and walked up back to school taking pictures of different types of erosion for our essay. On the day that we did it there was lots of snow and ice so the roads were very slippy and most of the children were sliding along on it. We found out that there is a great deal of erosion on Eigg caused by weather, vehicles, humans and animals. Here are some pictures of erosion
In these pictures the rain has made the ground very soggy and then lots of cars have driven over it making big tire marks which have worn away the edges of the road
In this picture a car has driven over the field and made it muddy, if that car did this every day then by the end of the week it would be super muddy and also very bumpy and worn away.
In maths me and Catriona are on book 2b, Clyde and Breagha are on books 1b and 2a and Dylan is on book 2a and 2b. The P7s (Logan and Catriona) are almost on book 3a but will soon be going to High school. Sometimes, because he is good at maths, Clyde goes onto book 2b. Right now I am doing time, distance and speed calculations. Catriona is doing division by 10, 100 and 1000, Dylan is solving number problems, Clyde is working on dividing three digits by one digit and Breagha is learning about tiling
On Eigg today the weather has been very sudden hail storms followed by snow.
It has been around -1C and the roads have been quite slippy.
Most of this week will also be lots of hail, snow and rain and the temperatures will be from about -1 to 4C.
The boat has been cancelled several times and two children have missed school on Monday and Tuesday.
At school we have had loads of indoor play because of the weather.
At school we have a really cool Advent calendar where you put people (wise men, stars, camels… and Jesus at the end) I have one at home but all the pictures are practically the same.
I don’t have a car so I cycle to school but sometimes I get the school bus if the weather is really,really bad.
We did have an electric milk float called Bertie but it broke down
I like reading,cars,tanks,Lego,Christmas and drawing and lots more.
My favorite books are Chronicles of Ancient Darkness,
Hunger Games, and Time Riders.
I like building things so I have a lot of Lego and other models.
Christmas is great fun because everyone is happy.
I like drawing because you can draw what ever you want and you can write and draw your ideas.