Friday, January 5, 2018

One Word

 My one word for 2018 is overcome. I chose this word because I love a good challenge and doing things that people tell me I cannot do, because I also like proving people wrong. There have also been lots of things I have been told that I can not do, like doing Taekwondo. Some people think girls are not suited for a martial art like that but I have proved it to many family members that I am.  I will get my black belt before I graduate at the rate I am testing at, and I am very proud of myself for proving the doubters wrong and overcoming the will to quit when it got really hard at times. I chose the word Overcome because my 2018 is going to be all about overcoming my fears.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Iowa State OPPTAG Experience Reflection

My first class was DNA smoothie. We learned how to extract DNA from a banana! We also learned that there is DNA in everything living, and about the structure of DNA. We also got to have a delicious Strawberry Banana Smoothie! My 2nd class was stand by your quote and it was a leadership class! We actually stood by a quote on the wall and then we wrote down how we related to that quote and had a discussion! I learned that to be a good leader, if you say something, you need to do it! The most educational part of my day was taking the campus tour and learning about all they have to offer at Iowa State! Something I learned about Iowa State is they have a lot more to offer than I thought, and lecture classes can be up to 300 students! That is huge! The most fun part of the day for me was the all you could eat buffet for lunch! If I had one piece of advice, I would say please have it in a warmer month because the walk was very cold. My biggest takeaway from this is that even if you are a Hawkeye fan, Iowa State has an amazing campus!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Independent Project Reflection

My topic was the Holocaust. I chose this topic because my ancestry is part German, and I'm interested in basically anything related to German history. Some of the most interesting things I learned are that not only Jewish people died during the Holocaust. Mentally retarded people, Jehovah's witnesses, Priests, Ministers and basically any opponents of the Nazi party.
What I still want to find out is why Hitler hated Jews so much when he had Jewish relatives.
I chose to present my learning in a Prezi. The part of my project that made me the most proud is that I put almost all my facts in my project.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

DWA Publishing 1st Quarter

9/19: Yes, I think letter grades are necessary because you need to know how well you are doing in school. We also need letter grades because to participate in school sports you need a certain grade average to participate. For example, at FMS you have to have a C grade average to participate. It is also proven that children that are doing more activities have a higher GPA.

10/20: A book that is also a movie that comes to mind is Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children. The book series actually has 3 books, but only the first one has been made into a movie. I think the books were a lot better because they changed lots of things in the movie. In the books, Emma can make fire from her hands and Olive can levitate. In the movie, Emma levitates and Olive shoots water out of her hands, not fire. It also switched Emma and Olive as Olive dates Jacob in the movie, but Emma dates him in the book.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Words of Wisdom

This is my Words of Wisdom Prezi. This project taught me that some people have good advice, but some people do not have very good advice. I also learned that little kids give hilarious advice!
In conclusion I also learned that adults are very wise.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nauvoo Field Trip Reflection

My favorite part was the Family Living Center! In the Family Living Center we made rope, carded wool, learned about candle making and ate bread made in a brick oven. Another favorite of mine was the wagon tours! They showed us all of the historic homes in Old Nauvoo, and some of them were made with brick, but most homes were made with logs. Something I learned about how pioneers lived in the 1840's is that instead of refrigerators they would bury their food underground to keep it cool. Something I learned about why the Mormons moved West is because their leader was killed and they wanted to escape religious prosecution because conflicts started to arise. If I had to choose one thing to learn more about, I would choose to learn more about why the Mormons left, and what they left behind.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Moral Dilemma Literature Circles

A moral dilemma is when you have to choose between right or wrong. The first book I read was Nothing but the  Truth. The moral dilemma in that book was that Philip, the school's prankster was singing the National Anthem at school in the mornings.  There was also a rule at his school that you were not supposed to sing along. After Philip got into the newspaper because of this, the town's adults and adults everywhere started debating whether or not it should be a rule that you can't sing along during the National Anthem. The second book I read was Nobody Else Has To Know. The moral dilemma in that book was that Grampa let Webber {Webb} drive, and Webb hit a little girl. Grampa wants to take blame for the accident and let Webb have a future in Track. During the crash Webb broke his leg on impact so he could not run for the school's track team that season. The little girl that he hit, her name was Taffy Putnam, and Taffy's babysitter goes to Webb's school, and at school and Physical Therapy, Dylis the babysitter tries to guilt trip Webb into admitting things that didn't happen.

One Word

 My one word for 2018 is overcome. I chose this word because I love a good challenge and doing things that people tell me I cannot do, bec...