Monthly Archives: December 2010

If you could have a new pet, what would it be and what would you name it?

(i didn’t have enough room in the title, but please include gender and breed)I would like a cocker spaniel dog, female, and name? Maybe… um…… uh….. Zaza Dizzle!!!!!!! Hee hee where did I get that name?!?!  Me of course! Oh well…….

my presents

The wii game is Lego Harry Potter-you just go through Harry’s first 4 years at Hogwarts-and the D.S. game is Pokemon HeartGold which comes with a Pokewalker. All you do on the Pokewalker is get enough watts to unlock new routes. On HeartGold, you just beat the gym leaders and fill up the Pokedex. Emerald and his sister gave me a Minty Moose Webkinz and the book The Middle Moffat. I really like all of my presents this year.

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Are you curiou$ about what the money mu$eum i$ like? I’ve been there once and really can’t wait to go back again! Thi$ time, with lot$ of friend$!! Well, obviou$ly, it’$ a mue$eum with money, but it ha$ $urpri$e$ that await you. There are timeline$ of how money wa$ different from now. Do you want to know how much a gold bar weighs? $o do Huey Louey and Duey!!! (They are robot$ u$ed to move load$ of money in and out of the vault. They kinda look a little like Wall-e. )  🙂  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

What are you going to do over the New Year’s celebration?

I’m probably going stay home and stare the TV out until that ball drops. Are any of you going to the Kansas City New Year’s party? They are going to blast 100 5,000 DOLLARS out of a cannon! I heard that from the radio.

my Christmas presents

I got 2 games,1 for wii and 1 for D.S.i.

Candlelight Dinner

Unidentifiable edible things.

Visit The Money Museum – A billion dollar experience

Check this out

The Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is a unique experience offering a free, up-close look of the nation’s financial system in action.

See the nation’s financial system in action, see the region’s largest cash vaults, view the famous Truman Coin Collection, which includes coins from each U.S. presidential administration, etc.

They offer a number of free presentations covering a variety of financial topics. These 30-minute sessions, led by Bank staff, explore issues ranging from budgeting to building wealth.

Are you interested in visiting the money museum as a group?

Let us see the pictures of your presents …..

Let us know more details of your presents …. Can’t wait ….. 🙂 🙂 🙂 😦

Would you like to design a logo for Shiny Gems?

If so, please upload your logo and share it with us.

Thanks to your thoughtful cards

Yesterday was the day for the second test of Math Olympiad. All gems gave holiday cards to Mr. McCalla. Some of them had really nice art work!

from Diamond to Mr. McCalla

Sugilite, Quartz and Emerald gave holiday cards and candies to the Park Ranger as well. 


Thanks a lot!

See what your pencil pouch looks like

What is your most favorite part of this holiday season?

Personalized Pencil Pouches are arrived at last!

I hope everyone likes it. I hope people wouldn’t think that I spent their money on useless things. This was meant to be students’ awards ….

Math Olympiad Second Test is Dec. 20

Our gems shone on Barstow Math Contest!

Jade – 1st place in 4th grade

Peridot – 2nd place in 4th grade

Sunstone – 3rd place in 4th grade

Emerald – 4th place in 4th grade

Aquarmarine – 5th place in 4th grade

Diamond – 10th place in 4th grade

Crystal – Honorable mention in 4th grade

Quartz – 2nd place in 6th grade

What are your top 3 Christmas wishes?


What do you know about “Coral Stone – 珊瑚石”?

CoralStone - 珊瑚石

What do you know about “Amber – 琥珀”?

Amber - 琥珀