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.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Invent Iowa

 
My project is called the Apple Watch Band Holder and it's a convenient place to store all your Apple Watch bands. It can store all sizes of bands. The problem I was trying to solve is that some Apple Watch Bands are in neutral colors and they're small so it can make them hard to see. My invention solves that problem by letting you have one place to store all of your Apple Watch bands. I was most proud of this project during the Invention Convention because I got lots of good feedback on how they liked that I had a physical model. Some of the challenges I faced were getting the model built and getting it to stick to my Display Board, after 3 days of trying to get it to stick I finally gave up and just duct taped it. I would add titles to my display board, and add more color to my model!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Independent Project Reflections





My project is about Canada, and I presented this project with Google Slides. I liked the project because I got to do something by myself and I like independence.

The hardest part of this project was making my presentation because technology was being difficult.

I improved as a learner by learning how to work through technology hardships and learning more about a foreign country.

I would change that we have to do it alone. I would like to do it with a friend even though I like being independent.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

2016-2017 1st Blog Post

Academic Goal: Become a straight A student.
Personal Behavior Goal: Be calmer in stressful situations.
Improvement Goal: Have better handwriting on papers in class.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Poetry Reflection

At first I didn't like poetry but after the unit I loved poetry. I liked crossfire poetry best! I shared The Circular Sawtoise from the book Behind the Bold Umbrellaphant and other poems by Jack Prelutsky.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Sports and Games Around the World Project

I did a slideshow on Fencing. The most interesting thing I learned is that Women only use 2 weapons but Men use all 3. The 3 swords are called Sabres,Eppes, & Foils. How I would improve for next time would have a more organized  presentation and have some sort of demonstration.