Wednesday, January 15, 2020

My Quilt

This is my first quilt. I needed to learn how to tie knots. It is a lasting skill with me now. Taste of independence felt amazing. That's not an everyday feeling for me. It is a nice, soft blanket and I made it. That feels good. 

The squares of my quilt tell a story. The purple tells about the way I can say so much with just a finger. When I look at purple I think of flowers and grapes and fruit roll-ups. All with no words said. The nature lover that I am, the flowers then the blue represent a sunny day. To me, the best kind of day. As a kind loving big brother, the pink is my talkative, wonderful sister. That is the story of my quilt. 




Thursday, December 19, 2019

Sled Hiking

I am an inventor. I took my sled on a hike and invented sliking (sled hiking). Happily Ruby stayed home yesterday so I showed her how to slike. Then she helped me write the sliking rules. 

Rules of Sliking by Fox and Ruby

  1. Use sitting like criss cross applesauce. 
  2. Walk uphill, sled downhill. 
  3. You wear warm mitts. 
  4. Use your arms to propel yourself. 
  5. Share sled. 
  6. Hold on for dear life. 
  7. Not leaning too much. 
  8. If it looks dangerous don't do it. 
  9. Far sliking not for faint of heart. 
  10. Be patient, be prepared to go slow. 
  11. A Tim Horton's trip after is a must. 
  12. Have fun! 



Monday, November 25, 2019

Undercover

Happy to try new kinds of poetry. I tried a blackout poem. It is challenging because words are limited. 


Friday, November 15, 2019

Political Cartoon

At hearing that I am to make a political cartoon, I felt worried it wouldn't be possible. I'm not an amazing artist yet and my idea was difficult to draw. I wrote instructions to say what to draw. I then asked artistic dad to help me make it. It makes me so happy to see my idea there on paper. Dad is terrific artist. Simply amazing. 

This is my political cartoon about old ideas about autism stuck in the minds of worthy, lost people. Can unlock and let new ideas in by listening to letter talkers. 

Friday, October 18, 2019

Letter Warriors Platform

Weekly I write with my friend Griffin. Here is our new political platform for the Letter Warriors Party. 

Fox: Better say real letter talkers are campaigning today. 
Griffin: Our platform is for all those that spell on letterboards.
F: The first thing is that a letter talker has the right to a real education. 
G: We very much like to learn with all the other kids. 
F: That's maybe the most important thing. 
G: Might like to play sports like other kids too. 
F: That's right. At real sports not baby sports. 
G: Wow wouldn't it be awesome! 
F: It definitely would. To talkers everywhere, we are a lot like you. Each day we not having same opportunities. 
G: Just because mouths don't work well doesn't mean we like younger stuff. 
F: Agreed. Acceptance is not judging a book by its cover. 

Letter Warriors

Thursday, October 17, 2019

My Letter To The Mayor

I want each day to try new kinds of writing and it makes the letter writer in me happy to share the letter I sent to the mayor about an idea I had to make the city nicer in the summer. I thought my idea was a bit silly however I sent it anyway. Then the mayor replied saying it was well written. That's so nice to hear. I think I learned not to be afraid that an idea is too silly to share. 

Dear Mayor Jaworsky, I have a very good idea for the city of Waterloo. Not all people are able to handle the sound of lawn mowers. The idea is to have the mowing timed on a schedule so it is not happening at random times. The lawn mower sound is very painful to my ears. The fact is I'm autistic and my ears are sensitive. There are a lot of times that I'm outside then suddenly the lawn mower sound fills the neighborhood and starts a pain ruining my whole day. Help autistics like me enjoy the outdoors. It is a lot nicer looking to have a mowed lawn. The mowing on a schedule would use city workers to have the best results. It is their job so they are good at it. The timed mowing would need more workers so it would create jobs. You would be helping a lot of people. It would take thick lawns and make them look nice and amazing. It has to include bringing the grass clippings to the waste management site so they can turn it into compost and save money by selling it or using it to keep city gardens growing beautifully. Mayor think of the possibilities. Have a nice Thanksgiving. I hope you will think about it.Sincerely, Fox Bailey


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Homeschool Field Trip

Today I went on a trip to the landfill. It was so interesting. It's recycling so many things. It had the most cans I have ever seen. The cans had the most amazing sorter, it had a magnet that pulled cans over a garbage hole so they could put them in forty thousand can cubes. The nicest part was watching the sorting. I think it is really amazing that recycling was invented here. It's not hard to see how landfill recycle program is making the landfill last, when so much material doesn't get buried. There are twenty years left for the landfill to get full. Time will be longer if we all try to recycle and compost. It's likely recycling will make the world better. Tall order but we should all try. 


Watching sorting

40,000 can cubes