Thursday, April 27, 2017

Field Trip Reflection

   1. My favorite part of the trip was learning what toys pioneer children played with and getting to test them out. There were stilts, ball and cup, tug-of-war, etc. I liked trying to walk on stilts. It was amusing!
   2. I learned how the pioneers made clothes and reused the fabric from their clothes to make rugs. The pioneers liked to use wool to make yarn. They used a spinning wheel to spin the wool into yarn. When their clothes were too small for them or not needed anymore, they would cut the clothes into strips and then sew them end to end. They used a machine called a weaver to make rugs with those strips of cloth.
   3. The Mormons moved West because their leader was killed, and they were forced out of their homes due to difference in religion. They needed to leave because conflict had started.
   4. If I could choose a part of Nauvoo to research more, it would probably be the blacksmith. I found it interesting how they can bend metal and shape it however they want by letting it sit in the fire for a little bit. It was great to watch!
   I really enjoyed the trip to Nauvoo and hope to go back to see more extraordinary sights!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Moral Dilemma Lit. Circles

A moral dilemma is a problem where you have to choose between doing one thing and another, mostly right or wrong.
The moral dilemma in my book, Under the Same Sky, by Cynthia DeFelice, was that the main character, Joe, could turn in three illegal migrant workers at his dad's farm, or does he want to keep it a secret to keep his friends? Joe solved it by deciding to keep his friends a secret and doing the right thing.
My other book, Nothing But the Truth by Avi, is about a boy named Philip who sang during the national anthem at school. He got suspended for two days. He claimed that it was out of patriotism, though. His moral dilemma was, is this breaking the rules? Or did he do the right thing? I did not finish this book, so I don't know how he solved it.
I had a lot of fun doing lit. circles in GOAL this year. I got to read books I've never heard of before!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Chocolate

I used google slides to create a costume on chocolate. I learned how chocolate was made and how much chocolate is eaten in a second (100 lbs)! I gave the class chocolate for part of my presentation. My favorite part of my project was eating chocolate! I also really liked my slideshow and the video I showed. The hardest part of this project was making the notecards with what I wanted to say. It took me an hour! I learned that I should make more eye contact during my presentation. If I could start over, I would make more eye contact. When you present, you should have a good presenting voice.
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Friday, August 26, 2016

2016-2017 1st blog post

My goals for this year include getting a good part in the FMS musical, getting mostly A's in all my classes, and not get in trouble all year. I think this is very important because I want to get a good reputation into high school. Plus I want to get into a good college possibly for dance or theater!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Poetry Reflection

    My opinion on poetry before we started the poetry unit was that all poetry has to rhyme. Guess what? It doesn't! In fact, most of the poems I looked at weren't rhyming at all!
     My favorite activity that we did was poetry checkers. Poetry checkers is just like regular checkers, but all the squares have words on them, and when you land on a square, you pick a word in that square and write it on a paper. Then at the end, you write a poem using those words. 
        The poem I read to the class was called "Recipe for granite", by Lisa Westburg Peters. I really liked this poem because it had some science facts in it, and also a bit of humor.
       I really liked doing the poetry unit and I want to write poetry myself sometime!!!!! 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

sports and games around the world reflection

1. My project was on snowboarding and for my project I did a model made of cotton balls and lego people. I used foam cups as mountains. I did a prezi as well and I learned that a snowboard is one of the most difficult things to stay balanced on while riding at top speed down a mountain.
2. The most interesting thing that I learned is that the snowboard that was first invented was made by tying two skis together with a rope and was called the snurfer.
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4. next time I should work on talking to the audience and not the computer screen.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Reflection

"Your deeds are your monuments." Precept from Wonder by RJ Palacio.  My first monument is that I make people laugh by drawing or acting in a play. My second monument is that I try hard at what I do. Such as sports and schoolwork. I really like softball and I am a catcher and I play shortstop. I try really hard.