Friday, September 15, 2017

Words of Wisdom


What I've learned from doing this project is that people are often going to support you on decisions that are meaningful. Also I have noticed that sometimes wisdom doesn't necessarily have to be something that takes many years to learn.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nauvoo Field Trip Reflection

         My favorite part of the trip was when we all went and learned about how they made the wagons and the all the things for the wagons (like the wheels, hulls, horseshoes, and oxen shoes) so then they could move westwards to the Rocky Mountains.
         Something that I learned from the 1840's that I thought was interesting was all the huge range of various professions that they had for the city to be able to function well, I was especially fascinated about how many different things that they did/made at a Forge (the place where a blacksmith works).
         Something I learned about why the Mormons moved west was because a ton of violence was happening there and so they were forced out of Nauvoo and decided that they would be better off in the West near the Rocky Mountains.
         If I had to choose one thing to learn more about in Nauvoo it would be what the Mormons' religion and how it is different than other religions so I could understand what it might have been like.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Moral Dilemma Literature Circles

I think that a moral dilemma is the choice of choosing what is right and what could be wrong. The moral dilemma from The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson was choosing between fighting to become the false prince and rule the kingdom or choosing not to fool an entire kingdom and be punished. The dilemma was solved by Sage (protagonist) choosing to resist until the rest could be taken over by others. If I were him I probably would have not resisted and did what was asked so I wouldn't be punished by Conner (antagonist).

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Invent Iowa

My invention is The Flaming Flashlight, it is solar powered and works a regular flashlight and a lighter for survivalists and other different people. The problem we were trying to solve is lack of light and starting fires efficiently. The way it solves our problem is by concentrating the light through the bent lense making the concentrated light hotter, but after it is concentrated the light spreads out and cools down. The thing that makes me the most proud about my project is that we got done with it. We had limited amount of time and most of the time we were just fighting against the clock to get it done. To improve my project I would made the the solution and problem more detailed to make it longer.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Independent Project Reflection

My independent project was about Nanotechnology, I used google slides to present my Independent Project. My most favorite part was to learn all about my topic and what it did for us. The hardest part was present my project to the class. I improved as a learner by listening to everybody else's projects. If I could do my project again I would make it have more facts and more pictures.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

2016-2017 1st Blog Post

       My goals for this school year are to join more clubs and get interactive with everyone else in those clubs, also to reach my goal to read 40 books for Goal class. One goal outside of school is to study for 15 minutes every day.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Poetry Reflection

       1. What I first thought about poetry was that it was weird and boring, but now I think differently about poetry now I think that is interesting and humorous. Most of them make you smile and some of them come together in way that is either special or ominous.

       2. My favorite type of poetry was probably Crossfire Poetry where two people were reading random books and you would have to pick out things that were interesting. Mine were usually funny, creepy, or just made sense in some weird way.

       3. I chose the poem "Quartz, Quartz, Quartz" because it was humorous but also "Poetic". It was about all the places quartz is like in Crazy Horse's chin(the statue) and a bunch of funny things like that.