Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Hey, everybody! I haven't posted in forever, and I'm sorry about that. : (
But from now on, I'll be posting regularly and most of my posts (I hope.) won't be about school or anything embarrassing from when I was 8.
Let me see what's been going on... Oh, yeah, that's right:

Dad got a new job at a place called Penakem. And now he comes home at about 5:00 instead of at 6:30. Yaaaay!

Now for the biggest suprise of all....
BABY ELIJAH!!!!!!!!!
Our new baby brother was born on December 31st, New Year's Eve.
He is now eight months old and wearing eighteen month clothing!
It's so nice to have a baby in the house for two reasons:
1: For practice when I have my own baby.
2: So I can have someone warm and cuddly to love on!!

Okay, last thing to mention.
I recently had my 12th birthday and had a lot of fun that day.
I got to see Uncle Jeff and Aunt Adriane at Grandma's house because my birthday was on Labor Day.

So that's all for now from Katie Hinton. Hope to post more soon!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Create a Moral Dilemma

Create and solve a moral dilemma. Day one will be a list of setting, characters, and a brief outline. Day two will be changing the outline into paragraphs. Final day will be edits.

One day, Randy's friend, Tom, came over to play. Tom and Randy played war in Randy's backyard. Tom saw Randy's cat, Joseph, enter the backyard, and Tom had an idea. He said, "Hey, let's get the cat and make him jump the fence. It'll be fun!" Randy knew that the only way to make Joseph jump the fence is to scare him. Randy didn't want to scare the cat. But he didn't want to upset Tom, either. Randy finally said, "I don't want to scare Joseph. It really hurts his feelings." Tom said, "Oh, OK. Let's find something else to do. I actually didn't want to scare Joseph either. I just wanted to play something besides war." So Randy and Tom played a different game and left the cat alone.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Describe A "First"

Describe a "first." This assignment will be several days long. Day one should be an outline. Days two and three should be two to three body paragraphs. Day four should be a short introduction and conclusion paragraph. Day five should be editing and adding a photo.

When I was four years old, I got trampled by a horse. I nearly died and had to go to the hospital to get stitches in my head. It was very painful. After that I never wanted to get near or ride a horse again.

One day I went to my friend's house. Her name is Hannah. She has two ponies named Grey and Loretta, and I wanted to ride one. I decided to try Grey, so Hannah's mom put on his saddle and got him ready to ride.

Grey was fun to ride! It was bumpy but I didn't care; I was having a good time. We rode around the yard two times, and then I got off and let my brother and sister have a turn. Afterwards, we went inside and had dinner.

I got a bunch of "congrats," and "good jobs," after dinner, which made me feel happy. Now, every time I go to Hannah's house, I ask if I can ride their pony. Who knows? Maybe next time I will ride a horse!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Family Traditions

Write about Hinton Family Traditions. You may write about one, or more than one. Please remember to use paragraphs if needed.

On December 24th our family goes Christmas caroling after dinner. We go to our friend's houses (if they are there) at night and sing one Christmas song. After that we give them a treat that we made earlier in the day and sing one more carol that they pick. After we sing to everyone we go home, and if there are some treats left we get to eat them. When we kids go to bed our mom and dad wraps our Christmas presents and places them under the tree for the next day.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cause and Effect

Write a cause and effect paragraph (or two or three...long enough to develop your idea). Start with an improbable statement of cause and effect, and use your paragraph to connect the dots. This should be humorous.

Did you know that beautiful springtime flowers can relate to an embarrassing water spewing episode? It happens because of cause and effect. Let me explain...

Flowers in the spring that just bloomed can spread a lot of pollen. Some people have allergies to pollen, making their eyes itchy and their noses stuffy. It happens with kids too. Let's say one girl has allergies and she wants to take pills instead of syrup because she is ten years old. She buys some pills at the drug store and takes them home. That night, before bedtime, she tries to swallow her first pill with some water. She gets too much water in her mouth, then drops the pill into her mouth. She tries to swallow but she spews water on the kitchen floor instead.

And that is how a flower can cause a mess on your floor.

Picture Prompt

Assignment: Find a picture in a book. Write a story about the picture.

 A dragon was soaring over the ocean, looking for fish to eat. The dragon soon found a school of tuna and dived into the water, feasting on it like a king. But the dragon wasn't the only one who wanted fish. A giant shark appeared and tried to eat all the tuna before the dragon did. The dragon was infuriated and attacked the shark, trying to kill it! The shark struck back with his tail but missed the agile dragon. The two beasts clawed and bit and wrestled in the water until the shark pushed the dragon down to the ocean floor. The dragon wrestled and fought but it was no use and the dragon drowned. The shark swam away and left the dragon there to rot. But suddenly, the dragon opened his eyes! He was only pretending to drown. The dragon had gills that he turned on in the water; he could turn them off in the air and on land. The dragon swam after the shark, sneaked up on it, and killed it! The dragon flew out of the water, victorious. He roared and breathed fire into the cloudy sky, as a sign of victory.

Friday, November 30, 2012


Hugo the tangerine cat
He hated the Santa hat
He came from Mexico
Ate a lot of burritos
And now he's anoyingly fat