I wake up to not only find the sunshine it my face, but a scorpion on the wall next to me. I jump as soon as I see it. "Shoo!" "Shoooo!" I say trying to hit it away.It finally jumped down and walked out through a crack in the wall of the house. And every time I see a scorpion when I wake up, I know it's going to be a bad day. As I walk across the living room and passed the parents room. It probably took about 5 seconds to make it to the other side of the house. I saw the kitchen and no one was up yet, And I did a loud sigh in my head. The first one to get up was my little sister, Shi (the i sounds like an e). We found some left over bread from the cabinet so we ate that. Then mom and dad got up and didn't even bother looking at us, like we didn't even exist. And they ran right out the door. We didn't bother going after them because it would just make them mad for making them late for work. Dad was a scribe and mom was one as well. It was around lunch time when they came home, Not to say their first word to us in a while, but to eat something. The rest of the day they didn't return, so we had to do all the work at the house. And around supper time they finally came back with their heads full of words. "Whats for dinner?" Dad asked. "what did you make this time?" Mom said with delight. Then I did another big sigh in my head.
Wow the Nile flooded and gave us grate crops, which made the food taste better. Dad also said that I could help collect some crops with him tomorrow. He also said that it would take us a couple days with all this flooding.
Dear journal I am going to tell you about my everyday life with a timeline!!!Day 1. I have visited the Nile River and let me tell you it is a great place. I had so much fun there I love just sitting there watching the water flow it is so peaceful.Day 2. I visited the Nile River again today but this time I went with my friends and family and it was so fun we had a picnic.Day 3. I went with my dad and my brothers on a trip on the Nile River sense I had to miss school my teacher told me to keep a diary of my great adventure, so now I have 2 diary's that I keep.Day 4.I have had so much fun and have learned a lot on my adventure on the Nile River, But sadly I have to go home now.Day 5. My friends were so happy to see me and loved the story I told them. i have had a great adventure this week. SEE YOU NEXT TIME!
i woke up in the morning i walk outside it is a good day for farming i walk to the cattle and take them where the plow is and hook it up to the cows then we start to plow and after some plowing i turn around to check the water supply and notice that we are running out so i head down to the Nile river(we live close to the river)and grab the pal and scoop water into the pal then i carry it back to the well then i need some food maybe i can farm some wait but that will take to long and that will be boring so lets buy some food so we wont wait all day cause we just ate what we farmed last time and the new crops are still growing so off to the store with thy and toith back with thy food. and onward ....... ok im back time for dinner at dinner we ate bread water. man its late time for bed 1 sheep two sheep 3 sheep 4 sh
I woke up and I made breakfast and my brother was out getting more fish for lunch and dinner to night. I finished cooking and I go to the start of the Nile and he was coming back and I yelled to him and I said breakfast is done -- come and get your breakfast and then you can go back and do some more fishing.
Dear journal today I will telling you about all of the things that I did today.To start I had to get up really early in the morning and eat breakfast with pa well ma and my sisters were washing up to get ready to pick some food in the hot sun.After I very good breakfast me and pa went out in to the field. But when we got there we had a very bad gift.The valley had flooded. So instead of walking to work done we had to row the boat that we made by hand all over the valley. So to sum it all up I now have very strong muscles.
I see a man on a boat. There are branches on top of it. He is in a lake.
The Nile River flooded again and it always makes all of my crops that I grow taste so much better. At the same time, if the Nile River flooded it would also make it so I could not grow crops until all of the water was gone because I wouldn't have the access to all of the silt that was coming because of the flood until the water resided. Silt it what helps my crops grow better, because of this, the area around the Nile is the best place for my family to grow crops.
Hi I am Ahmes, my name means child of the moon my grandpapa named me this. For a school assignment we have to write journal entries of what we learn each day. Everyday my papa tells me stories of his past, this is the one he told me today: "The blazing sun was in my face and my old horse Bektenhak was pulling our heavy plow but, Bektenhak was getting tired so we took a lunch break. I sat next to her sweating a river. I looked at the Nile river watching all the children jumping and playing in the waters. That gave me an idea. Bektenhak and I were playing and splashing in the cool waters of the Nile we were so relieved that we forgot to finish our work. That night we were scolded by my mama she said you foolish, irresponsible and childish boy you should have finished your work. We worked so so hard the next day we never forgot to keep time." I always love grandpapa's stories.
Dear journal, My name is Eury and today the Nile river flooded. I am so happy that the Nile flooded, when the Nile floods it fertilizes my crops and it also will make the soil richer. The Nile helps all of the Egyptians. Earlier this morning as I set out on my boat a snake slithered into it and was eating the thin wood of my boat. All Egyptians should know that the Nile is as dangerous as it is beautiful, luckily I was able to patch the hole up easily with papyrus reeds and papyrus paper. After I was done patching the hole I set out to fish. I caught one Nile perch and seven Nile tilapia. Looks like I wont have to go fishing anymore. Us Egyptians take the Nile as a blessing and a curse the blessing is for the silt and food it provides us with and the cures is the dangerous animals like crocodiles hippos and the Nile Parana.
Dear journal,My name is Janu and today I had to clean out the Nile River with a stick. I had to do this job today because the Nile flooded and a lot of crops and plants were in the water. Today I had to work extra hours than usual because there was a lot more waste in the river than usual. When I was cleaning the river today I saw a crocodile, it swam close to my raft but didn't see me. At the end of the day I went home and ate dinner with my family, we had rice and soup. Tommarrow I will have to clean the crops I found in the Nile river. That's all for today,Janu
Life on the Nile river life is hard. Hi my name is Bruce and I wear reed’s shoes because the soil is muddy and sloppy because it recently flooded by the Nile river. My life is hard here in Egypt.
Dear Diary, I wake up in my stone bed with coarse linen sheets wove by my wife and I hear my wife Femi (which means love in my land of Egypt) waking up my two children, Nafrini (she brings beauty) and Amen (the hidden one). I dress in a course linen kilt and reed sandals. I walk to the dining table where my wife has fixed bread and fruit on reed mats. After my family finishes breakfast, we set out to work. Femi takes Nafrini and Amen out to seed and water the fields. I go straight to the Nile, because just a few days ago, thank gosh it had it's yearly flooding. When the Nile floods, it gives us so much. If it did not flood every year, we would starve to death, because the floods brings so many fish and the water makes our soil so much better for growing crops with. Right now in my little wooden, papyrus rowboat am collecting the papyrus reeds from the river to use for various things, such as clothing, shoes, mats, patching things, and much more. I am also fishing. After about 3 hours of work, and catching 6 Nile Perches and 2 Nile eels, I am all set (still more need to be done) so I go inside for a small midday meal of bread, meat, and beer. After my meal, I go back to work, except for this time, I am going to the fields, and to pay taxes to the priest, while Femi and the children go to collect water from the Nile. After our afternoon work, we sit down to a larger evening meal of bread, rice, fruit, meat, and beer. It is yummy. Afterwards, we are very tired from a long day of work, as always, so we climb in to our stone beds and fall asleep.
Hello everyone, I'm Walter, and today I am going to be telling you about how the Nile river here in Egypt is a great help to our community. It helps us with transportation, we get lots of amazing resources from it and the animal life is also fantastic! We use boats to go up and down the Nile getting to different places.One of the best things to do is fishing. I love fishing, plus it also taste superb. My dad gave me a few techniques to fish and I've been using them since he taught me. Also we get plants from the Nile called papyrus. This is a very helpful material we can wright with. Last, the animal life is amazing. But you need to be carful of the hippopotamus, the are cute but they can flip a boat real easily. Well I am about out of time to wright more today, I'll see you next time.
I woke up this morning to the dreaded sound of Amara and Khari screaming at me. "NALA," Amara shouted in my ear. "WAKE UP!" "Ugh" I grumbled as I stumbled out of bed. "Dress me Nala!" "Yes Nala put on my makeup!" Amara and Khari teased me. If you couldn't tell already I am the servant of two brats named Amara and Khari. Fortunately today is the day I clear the irrigation system. I prefer this chore over most, I get a break from the sisters and the labor isn't to bad. Besides this morning, today was going to be a good day. After breakfast (table scraps and a slice of bread.) I began my work. I dragged the boat into the water/irrigation system and hopped in it. I grabbed the paddle and began to swiftly float down stream. Whenever I spotted something in the water (like crops.) I would scoop it up with my net and place it on the boat. This took up about half the day. Then I would deliver everything I collected to the waste land. (This is where everything that is unwanted goes.) This trip took about the rest of the day. I approached the house feeling happy as ever. Sometimes I wish I could have that chore everyday. But wishes never got me far. Well that is all I have time for today, next time I will write about the Great Pyramids of Giza.
As I float down the most important resource in ancient Egypt, I see one of the many things this important resource gives us. This resource would be the transportation. I see my boat. Without the Nile we would all die of dehydration and hunger. For example the Nile waters our plants and we drink with the water from the Nile on a daily basis. I would not exist if the Nile was not here. Thay also bring life such as Hippopotamus. for these animals are very exotic they may flip a boat at anytime. Now I have reached my destination, after a very long day of labor, at village market where I sell my crops.
Wow with the Nile river flooded the crops grew faster and tasted way better and with it flooded we moved slightly faster and more fun when we walk through the water.
HI I am Josh I own a barn for are food we have lots of wheat so we can make bread and butter for dinner we make butter out of the milk we get from are cows. The cows are in a pin right next to the farm so it is easier to get to.My wife is Sam right now I am taking my boat over the river to collect the wheat for tonight's dinner. When we get there there is a big block of pavement. We keep it there so when the plants need water we just open it up with the power of the wheel. We water the plants when they are two feet high after they are chomped down with a pitch fork. Now we are here I have taken my wheat and I then go home great my wife and go to bed.
Dear journal my name is Bill I live in ancient Egypt and this entry is about the Nile because its very important in my life and everyone else's life's to. We live in a dry sandy place where the sun is harsh so without the Nile Egypt would be inhospitable cause we would all die of heat and dehydration.
with the hat sun beating down i mean BEATING DOWN on you so my master made me go to the river and gab weds and make compost for food for us and anumols but mainly the god.
Dear Diary, Today I woke up under the ancient fig tree, exited that I had a break from doing endless hours of chores. Today was my one day that I got a break from all my chores like collecting water from the Nile River, going out into the farm to collect wheat and corn, fishing, and that's just a couple of many chores that take hours and hours to do. Now I could do whatever I wanted for the whole day. Today I could finally do the things that I've been needing to do for myself for awhile now. First thing on my list is: Go into town and buy a new a new linen outfit. Linen outfits were pretty hard to buy for our family because we are farmers, so I traded my oxen for some sheep, and sheared them. I'm hoping the wool will be enough for a new outfit. I set into the town of Giza, and found a little booth with a linen outfit. Fortunately, they excepted the wool and now I owned a new linen shirt, pants, and hat. My next thing to do was make a new bed.(One the other one the wood had snapped in half) So I went into town and bought new wood, new animal skins, and new paint. First I assembled the bed, then I put the animal skin where I would lay, and finally I painted Ra, the sun god on the wood. The last thing to do was make a new pair shoes. My previous ones were made of reed, and they lasted awhile, so I would make a pair of reed shoes. I first got my wooden boat, and then walked down to the Nile river. I floated around and collected the tall pieces of grass which was reed. Then I piled the reed onto my boat, and brought in back home, where I made the shoes. Now I had a new linen outfit, a new pair of reed shoes, and comfy new bed that I snuggled into, and fell asleep.
Dear journal, I woke up too much earlier than I would have preferred, to sunshine in my face and my kids shaking me awake. They knew better than I did when it was time for me to leave every couple months, and spend my time with the other priests in the temple. I got dressed and ate a breakfast of bread and dried meats. Then I gave my children and wife hugs and goodbyes, and promised them I would see them soon. Then I embarked the short distance towards the Nile, and stepped onto my raft. I was thankful for the transportation the Nile allowed me, it made my journey much faster and easier than traveling on foot. So I thanked the gods for the River Nile and prepared myself for my journey and my time at the temple. So now I stay here gently floating on my raft writing to you,-joizah
I woke up on the floor a rock was jammed in my spine. I grabbed the rock and threw it out the window, I heard a splash as it landed in the Nile. I got dressed in scratchy clothes. I walked in the main room of our house, and I see my mom making breakfast. Breakfast today is just the regular bread and water fresh from the Nile. I quickly eat my bread. I ask "mom where is dad" "he is in the field harvesting" "OK thanks bye mom". I run outside and I see my dad harvesting with his field hands. I run over and ask if I can help harvesting. He replies "no you are too young". I say "ok" and run off to watch boats travel on the Nile, I see people unloading and loading crops,and other items on boats. I See my friend running on the path that leads to the main city. I call for him to stop and I start to run after him. "What are you doing?" "my dad told me to go and get as many buckets of water as I can carry and bring them back to water the crops." "Can I help"? "sure" he replied. I help him carry the water back to there farm. "Bye" I call as I walk back toward home. I hear my dad calling for me to come to the city and pay our taxes of crops. We walk along side our mule as it carries the crops. It is midday and we stop. My father, our field hands, and I eat a lunch of barley bread and beer. I watched as other farmers pass us, all of them headed toward the city to pay taxes. We get up, packing what we had not eaten and finish our journey to the city. we saw the place where we pay our takes we give them the taxes. We rest till my father says "we must leave now in order to get back home for dinner." We walk back home and along the way I see workers planting crops in the fertile soil that the Nile had dumped on shore. I also see fishing boats dragging nets along the Nile. We arrive home and I smell bread and beer being made for dinner. We tether the mules feed them and then walk inside. My mother tells us "you're just in time for dinner". We eat the bread and beer. I get up and walk outside to watch the silhouettes of boats traveling up and down The Nile. I hear my mother calling me in for bed. I undress and wash in the bathing tub. I dry off using a old rag. I get onto my sleeping pad in the corner, my pad is just some dried grass and leaves. I cant wait to wake up tomorrow and enjoy another day.
The morning sun creeps through the hole in the mud brick wall of the bedroom I share with my siblings. The weather is hot and dry, even this early in the morning. Since the Nile has recently flooded, there is work to complete. It is an ideal time to plant crops, because there has been thick, black soil spread by the flooding of the Nile. We live close to the banks of the Nile, like so many others in Egypt. We live in a small cluster of homes, and in either direction we can see other clusters of homes. Farther down the banks are villages, and even farther are large cities, although those are much too far of a distance to see from here. We grow most of our own food, but we can walk to the villages to trade for food that we cannot grow. Masahata, my brother, and I will complete that task today. We will walk to the village of the west of us to trade our woven linen and reed sandals for the seeds and plants of barley, figs, grain, and flax. I put on my reed sandals, and join Masahata, who is eating his morning meal of bread and figs. As we finish, we head toward the opening in the wall draped by linen that serves as a doorway. We make our way to the west, where our destination is.
The lukewarm water of the Nile River splashes against my legs as I drag my net through the water hoping to catch a fish. The raft that I am standing on is made of papyrus reeds and it’s poor construction makes it easy to lose your balance. I stumble backwards, hoping to even out the raft, but to no prevail. Here in Ancient Egypt we get most of our food from the fields, or from the animals we domesticate, but fishermen like me are still needed to keep a steady supply of food for us Egyptians. To catch fish I use a net made of linen, and a sharp spear called a harpoon. I snag a fish with my net, and then strike it with my harpoon. After a long day of fishing on the river, I head to the market to hand in my share of fish. Just like farmers, we have to pay a tax on what we catch. 50% of what you catch is taken, and you get to keep the rest. However much you get to keep all depends on how much you got. Today I brought in 20 fish, not bad, but not great either. The man at the market doesn’t look like he’s having a good day. He grunts, and grabs the cloth bag I hold out to him. He dumps it into a bin with all the other fish, and hands me back my bag. “Thanks,” I say, but I don’t think he even heard me. I quickly turn into a side street and pick up my pace. I know I need to hurry on home, because these streets can be dangerous. Even with laws and all, people still don’t like to follow the rules. Chances are that there’s a gang right around the corner just waiting to beat me up. I turn onto the last street before mine, and breath a sigh of relief. Soon I’ll be safe at home. But like always, I spoke too soon. As I round the corner, Ajor and his gang walk out from behind the crumbling remains of an abandoned old house. “Well if it ain’t the little fisher boy,” remarks Ajor, a smirk clearly evident on his face. “Shouldn't a little boy like you be in bed by now?” he asks. As the gang closes in, I can feel my heart pumping but my brain can’t seem to decide what to do. PLEASE CONTINUE!!!!!!!!!
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Dear diary,Today was a very easy day for me. All I had to do was clean the house and prepare are harvest of fish so it can be collected for taxes. Taxes are tough on my family because sometimes the Pharaoh takes 50% of the fish my father harvests. On top of that we have to send a member of are family to do labor for the Pharaoh as another tax. Most days I have to do a long list of chores like wash my clothes and dishes in the Nile and sew and patch all my family's clothes. My father makes his living off the Nile he's a fisher. He wakes up at the crack of dawn every morning and gets home after sunset. My family would not be able to survive without the Nile river. It feeds us with fish, it provides us something to wash in and it's how my Father makes a living. I am incredibly grateful for the Nile because my life would be a lot harder without it.
The day starts again as I awake to sunlight entering through the mud brick house. "Ughh its morning already?" I groan as I get up. I walk out the door and start walking towards the Nile. It has flooded again providing very fertile soil perfect for farming and growing crops, because of this I get started directly on planting crops and seeds for this years harvest. As I am walking around I trip and fall into the soil. As I yell at myself I feel the soil and notice how moist and rich this soil is. I become curios to see if any of this soil is further away from the Nile but then remember that I have a job to do and that I need to be able to deliver these crops when they are ready to trade for any foods or other items that we can't make ourselves. The work continues as a plant more and more crops... The day moves quickly and it nears dusk so I eat dinner and go to bed and wait for the next day to start...
Back to school again. Tomorrow we are walking to a farm and we got to help weed the garden and feed the animals there. The next day...we went on a field trip to the farm. We had to go into the water, dig out the weed with a shovel and then put them in the boat, and then row back to shore. Then we dump it out and then the farmers give some of it to the animals, like cows and pigs and goats and chickens and all the other fun animals. Then after 5 hours of the field trip, we went back and it took a half hour to get back to our house.
Im taking the Nile river to go my moms farm and its going to take 9 miles to get to my moms farm to help her with the animals.
You need to do some more pleas and thank you💄
my name is jack it was a hard day on the farm i can wait till we finally fill the boat with hay so we can go home. My legs feel like they're about to fall off same with my arms it's harddd work 3 hours later done time to go home.
The Nile River lets people travel to go places. My name is Bob the Builder and I am on a boat going to a pyramid. In my boat I have supplies for a few days: food, water, a place to sleep, and when we arrive we can re-stock our boat to go back. I need to bring food for feeding animals back at home, but I have to go somewhere else to get the food.
I am going to the city to deliver my goods to pay off my taxes so I can continue with my farming days
Dear diary,It's Sada again. Today it has been raining ALL day long. It's been really hot lately and I am glad that the Nile will flood now. At this time of year every year the Nile floods. That may seem like a bad thing to you, but it is very good. When the Nile floods, it leaves fertile soil in place to help with faming! Anyway, I had to go out and work even in the rain today! I was really wet after that. Mother is making dinner, and father is milking the goats. We will be making cheese tonight! Today during the flooding I had to fish with my older brother Haran. We caught two perch and three catfish! Mother is now cooking them. "Kids! Time for dinner!" Anyway got to go. I'll see you tomorrow! Dinner Time!!!
Dear diary,Gala here! The Nile river has just flooded leaving lots and lots of fertile soil so that we Egyptians can grow plenty of crops. Even though my family and I are not farmers we still depend on the Nile river to feed us. Our servants get the food from the farmers who can grow better crops with the soil. Without the Nile river my family would go pretty hungry!I sit at my windowsill watching all of the farmers doing the backbreaking work of weeding out the river. To think I complain about how I can't find my kohl! Ack! Gotta go! Dinner time. I will write as soon as I can!
Dear Diary, Today is my going to be a pretty awesome day! This is the first day I am going to go fishing. My big brother has told me about his many adventures on the nile going fishing and catching many fish. He once told me that he brought home a 17 pound fish! I can't wait to write more, Ammon(which means Unseen, concealed or hidden)
Hello my name is Max. Right now I’m traveling down the river to deliver my crops and plants to the Pharaoh. As I travel I realize that the Nile river is one of our most important resources. For example it gives us water and it waters our crops when it floods from June to August. There’s wildlife in the Nile too like crocodiles, hippos, and lots of different types of fish. The fish gives us food and the crocodiles are more of a pain to us. Also the Nile is our main source of transportation. If we didn’t have the Nile we couldn’t drink or water our crops so we wouldn’t have food. I don’t think I would be here if we didn’t have the Nile. In fact I don’t think any of us Egyptians would be here if it wasn’t for the Nile.
May 26, 2016Another day on the beautiful Nile, sparking and cooling. Today started like any other day, woke up in my small, but comforting home. Then it was straight to work. Today was collecting day and I was working on the river and this is the best because the blazing sun works up a sweat then I can just cool down! Even though the Nile is not the most sanitary river it is fine with me. As I was saying, today was collecting day and today I was collecting reeds, rushes and papyrus plants. I also like collecting day because I can fund other things like cool rocks and animals. After the day was over I went back to my tiny home and had dinner and dinner was beer, bread, the usual. After that I am here writing in my book. See you tommorw!-Ealasaid-
Dear journal WOW.. the nile just flooded about a month ago the crops have never looked better today we will be harvesting our crops but we won't be able to keep them for long taxes are due tomorrow so we can feed the gods. Then when the taxes are collected Nani said she would teach me how to fish i'm supper nervous because Kena is coming to vist and she's coming fishing too! Well tell you what happens tomorrow - Helga
Dear journal,Well, today was a great day! I woke up and had my favorite breakfast, bread with dates inside! Plus, we had a special treat, we had MILK!! It was so tasty. Then, Pa and I set out for work in the field and... The Nile River had flooded! When I was younger I thought that the river flooding was a bad thing, but Pa told me that it waters the crops and makes them tall and healthy. After a long day of work, we came home and had supper with my Ma, Pa, and 2 sisters. What a great day!Sincerely,Noah (Sophia)
"Boy, Start working the Nile has flooded again!" Ok, ok that kid is my field hand but this is a big day because this is the Nile's annual flooding. This is the day my crops get most of their water, but there is much more to do, I must go fishing for lunch and dinner.Ok fishing is just a spear with line on the end hear just hope no hippos or crocodiles come and knock my raft over then eat me, hehehe take the joke. Here we go, WHOOSH, the spear flies and hits a big fish then I keep going until we have enough. Well time to eat dinner than sleep bye!
Dear Diary,It's spring time and that means clearing out all the 'unnecessary' plants along the Nile's fertile banks. I, sadly, am assigned this energy sucking task of thwacking and hauling all the reeds. The reeds can be woven into mats for the floor and sandals for our feet. As the days work begins my journal entry must end.-Jael
one day when I was traveling up the Nile river I came across a group of hippos who seemed to be blocking my path. As I approached them the largest one said, you may not pass, so I prayed to the god of the water of chaos "Nun" to guide me on a better path. At that moment nun appeared right in front of me he said that I had two whishes that he would grant, but after that I was on my own. So I whished for a way around the hippo so he granted me that wish. as I kept going up stream I felt as though I was being followed. and it turns out I was by a huge Nile crocodile it started biting my boat and putting holes in it I whish that my boat wood repair itself, and it did. but the crocodile was still there. I wished for the crocodile to go away but nothing happened so I just sat there waiting for my inedible doom.