Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nauvoo reflection

My favorite part of the trip was the wagon ride with the horses. I felt like I learned a lot on that part and it was calming and cool to look at everything. I also liked Pioneer Pastime and playing all the games. One thing I learned was how hard they had to work just to get their daily needs and necessities. I definitely  take life for granted when i see how hard they worked. The Mormons moves westward because they killed their ruler, then were forced out of their homes. I would want to learn about the building of their homes. I want to see how they start or how they finish the house. Also the resources they had to use that would compare to some of the things that we use today.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Moral dilemma

A moral dilemma is when you have to chose between right or wrong. Or you have a set back in your life. Moral dilemmas can come on many different times or ways in your lifetime. In our first book, That Was Then, This Is Now, by S.E. Hinton, is based on two "brothers" and how they chose to live their life. Byron is faced with the struggle of finding out that his brother, Mark, is dealing drugs. He made the decision to call the cops and get his brother into jail. He knew it was the right thing but it would be very hard to throw your brother under the bus, and thats something you cant take back. He solved the dilemma by doing what he knew was the right thing to do. In our second book, The Outsiders, also by S.E. Hinton, is about two gangs that are totally different. Ponyboy, a 14 year old boy, is living as his brother as a dad. He runs away from the family, and hides,  because him and his friend had just killed someone. Although i'm not finished with the book, the moral dilemma is him trying to turn himself back into a young boy without making himself look like a fool. He solved the dilemma by saving some kids in a fire, then going to the hospital and the public finding him. If I was in any of these situations I would by very scared and I think that all of these characters are very brave. I think Byron made the best out of the situation. It would be so hard to put your best friend and brother in that situation. I also think that Ponyboy could have done something a little more beneficial, but he did what he thought was right.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Invent Iowa

Our invention is called the Whack-O-Sense. It is an invention to help cop cars help find guns in people's cars when they are not supposed to. We are trying to solve the problem of people not using guns in the right way, or to harm people. It solves the problem by looking into people's cars and the sensor can detect the bullets in the guns, also there will be a Mono-Sense that will project the image kind of like an airport security sensor. I'm proud that this invention can help with people's lives. It can be used all around the world to help people. I think that this could save someone's life. One of our biggest challenges was to actually find something to solve. It took us a while to figure out what problem to solve and how to solve it. We decided to make a list on what problems were biggest then decide which one we would do. I think we should've made it more simple. We should have made it easier to understand and made it a bigger price. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Helen Keller

I did a project on Helen Keller, I did a slideshow showing different phases of her life.  I like how I didn't have a lot of words on my project and talked more. The hardest part was trying to find facts about her family. Not very many sources had facts about her family or siblings. I learned that not everything turns out how you want it to. I would definitely add more pictures so everybody could see what I was saying. It might be cool if we had a subject to choose from. Like you could say a subject and we had to choose something from that subject.

Monday, August 29, 2016

2016-2017 1st blog post.

  Here are my goals for this year.  My first goal is my academic goal. I would like to succeed in every class and not get below a B+.  I would also like to make sure that I read more. I have never been a big reader, but when I find a good book I love it, so I would love to find more books that interest me.  I would also like to be more involved  and do some more school related activities.
   My second goal is my behavior goal. I would like to work on not being so in charge. Sometimes I get too "mommy"ish. I want to be a leader but not be bossy. That is what I think I should work on this school year.
  The last and final goal is my improvement goal. I would like to do better in the Iowa Assessments this year. I would like to improve my grade equivalent in reading by one year over last years. I would be very satisfied if I am able to do that. I would like to do well in all of my classes.
  Those are my goals for 2016-2017. I hope I am able to accomplish all of those. I have worked hard and want to succeed in school! This will be a good year!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Poetry Reflection

  
At first I thought poetry was boring. When we did this project, It made me think Wow this is fun. It showed me how you can change random words into very cool poetry. I liked when we got cards and we had to make a poem out of the cards we got. It made you really think and how you should place the cards. I am going to read Waggle Dance by Douglas Florian. I really love this poem, Its upbeat and very fun to read.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Sports and games around the world project


I studied horse jumping. I made a mini model and really tried to talk to the audience. I really liked how it turned out. The most interesting ting that I learned was the different heights of the bars and ropes! The height differences were crazy! It's crazy how high horses can jump! I would improve by practicing my presentation more so I do better when I actually present.