Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Tower of Chaos

Over the holidays, I got a gift from my grandma and my grandpa. It was HUGE! I wanted to see what it was really badly so I opened it first. I was surprised to find a huge marble work labeled The Chaos (kayos) Tower. I wanted to start building it right away, so after I opened all the other presents I got, I started building it. All I had time for was the framework. Over the next couple of days, I got farther and farther into the tower. 

Finally, I finished it! I was really happy!

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Here is a video I put together with my dad of The Chaos Tower.

Have you ever put together a marble run or seen one?

What was your favorite Christmas present?





   

Monday, January 16, 2012

Playing Chess

This week I had an after school enrichment class and it was a chess class. I noticed my friend and classmate Brenden was taking the same class as me. I asked him if he wanted to come to my house and do a blog post about chess. He said, "yes." I was so happy!

When we got home we set up a chess mat and took some pictures and started playing. 

Here are the pieces are moved around the mat.

                                                      
Here, Brenden and I are playing.


Some black pieces got out!


Some white and black pieces got out!


This is a checkmate called the rook crusher. The black king can't move up because the rook is blocking him. He can't move down because the other rook is blocking him. He can't move sideways because the queen will get him. Checkmate!


Here is another way to do the rook crusher. The moves are the same but it is set up in a different position. 


Sincerely,
Royce and Brenden

Do you know how to play chess?

What is you favorite piece in chess?




Saturday, January 7, 2012

Welcome to my blog!



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Dear Readers,

I welcome you to The Voice of Royce blog! Have a fun time! Please contribute a lot of quality comments. I will try to get back to every one of you.

My name is Royce, and I have a lot of hobbies. I play baseball and tennis, and I LOVE
 video games! I live with my mom, my dad, and my sister. I was awarded this blog by Mrs. Yollis, my third grade teacher.

Here I am creaming a line drive.


 Here I am hitting the ball over the net.

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Here I am playing Super Mario Brothers Wii with my friends on my birthday.


My favorite thing about blogging is how you can see wonderful sights from other people. You can see how other people live and how other people spend their lifetime. It also is important to not use personal information.

I hope you like my blog and everything about it! Have fun exploring, learning, and posting comments!

Sincerely,
Royce


What are your hobbies?


What are you favorite sports to play?

What is your favorite video game?