Friday, September 30, 2016

Shakespeare Relfection

In our newest unit we learned about Shakespeare. I was a little disappointed, I thought it would be a boring unit and I wasn't really looking forward to it. At first I thought we were going to do research about him, and then make some sort of presentation. Instead we did more entertaining things instead of just reading about him. We did interesting things like learn about the way he spoke and the words he created. When I found out that we were going to read a play script in class, I was kind of bummed because I don't like public speaking of any kind and I considered that to be public speaking. And reciting plays and things in front of people scares me. But when we started I found it enjoyable and as embarrassing as I originally thought it would be. The language and words that Shakespeare used were very different and at sometimes it was comedic reading them. We also had a field trip, so that was a plus.
I was very happy when I found out that we were going to have a field trip at the end of this unit, field trips are the best thing about school in my opinion, and I feel like we learn a lot during them. On our field trip we went to a museum in Iowa City to see one of Shakespeare's original portfolios. His portfolios are extremely rare and there only around 80 originals left in the world. They are important because the are a piece of history from a long time ago. They are the only ones left, and the only ones that we will ever have. I was also really intrigued by the high security system that the portfolio was in.
I feel that it is still very important that people learn about Shakespeare. He added so many words and phrases to the English language. He is a very important person in our history, and he created so many plays and ideas that we use today in movies.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

2016-2017 First Blog Post

Hey! This is my first blog for the 2016-2017 school year. Like every year, i'm going to set a few goals to hopefully accomplish by the end of the year. My academic goal is to do the best I can with the work i'm given. Get good grades, yes, but there's more to it. I want to be able to fully understand and enjoy each assignment. And, of course, learn everything i'm able to.  Next is my personal behavior goal. I'm going to try my best to have a new attitude towards school. Put simply, change my "I hate everything, this is boring, leave me alone, when does this class end" way of thinking to a more positive one. How i'm going to achieve this? Looking at the bright side of each class and project ( and try not get annoyed by annoying students i'm forced to work with....forget I said that ). Now for my improvement goal. There are a lot of things I want to improve on. My writing, for instance. I feel like my writing style is childish and sloppy. I also would like to improve my athletic abilities. Like my endurance. And I also want to include a personal goal. To make this blog feel more....well personal I guess, and less boring. Even though my personal goal isn't very original ( OK It's very original ), I want to expand my musical horizons. And I don't mean listen to different genres of music, I like what I like and I like it that way ( alternative-rock and post-grunge thank you very much ). I have about two main bands that I listen to daily, and I want to increase that number. And my other personal goal is to read more books than last year. Well, thats it. Thanks for reading.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Westward Expansion Project

For my Westward Expansion project I did the Major Religions in the West. The partner aka the Toad I worked with was Whitney Smith. Even though we "bicker" we are great friends and we work well together. Hopefully you can tell that we put a lot of effort in out Prezi.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Invent Iowa Reflection

     We recently submitted an invention to Invent Iowa. I was working with Witney Smith fir this project. The main problem we where trying to solve was ripping clothes. I bet your thinking, "Thats why we have sewing machines." Well...... sewing machines do repair cloths, but our invention is much better than a standard sewing machine. It is small and light weight, perfect for traveling with and taking with you on the go. It is inexpensive, and has a lot cuter design than a regular old sewing machine. If your not already convinced that it's better than a regular sewing machine, this will change your mind. It does its repair job simple and fast. All you have to do is take the part that is ripped, place it in between the two needles and just push the start button. Easy. Also, it uses batteries so you don't have to waste precious outlet space ( which means you can have more room for phone chargers, hair dryers, etc. ) because it uses two simple batteries. Convinced yet?
Most everything went well, except that, since i'm working with a partner, some of the communication about what needs to be done and who is doing what. Thats was the only challenge.
If I could change anything I would try to add more information and make a good physical model. 
My advice to future inventors is that you should never forget to fill out your inventors log ( this is more important then it sounds ). Also you should set goals for yourself and try to accomplish them everyday. Also try to make a physical model if possible.  :)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Comic, Cartoons, and Graphic Novels Final Porject

 My project shows what i learned in the comic, cartoons and graphic novels in many ways.  One of those ways is that it has emanata ( second picture ). Another way is that it has an example of onamonapia ( second picture ). My comic also has different shaped scene boxes ( first picture ). And I used lines to show motion ( last picture ).

My comic is about a pig whos
s name is Dan. He love excitement, so when he received a letter from The Pig Society of roller coasters, he was very excited! I hope you have fun reading about his super, amazing, roller coaster adventure!  




Friday, May 1, 2015

Fibonacci

     Today we learned about Fibonacci! Fibonacci is a sequence of numbers in a certain pattern. 1+1=2, 1+2=3, 2+3=5, 3+5=8, 5+8=13, 8+13=21, 13+21= 34, and so on. I think that Fibonacci is pretty amazing, just because of the fact that you can find a Fibonacci pattern in nature! I never new to much about it, but I remember watching a video about it that someone shared with me a while ago.  One of my questions about this is why have we never learned about it in math class yet? One of my observations is that the Fibonacci pattern always makes a spiral! I feel like I know so much about it by only watching a few videos, like that it has a number sequence, that it appears every where in nature, it always forms a spiral, and that Leonardo Of Pisa, or Leonardo Fibonacci, was the person who discovered the whole Fibonacci sequence!    

Friday, April 17, 2015

Why I am a Squid Ninja :D

      Hey people!!! For a long time I have been extremely fascinated with anything about ninjas, samurai, martial arts, and definitely Anime! The funny thing about all of these things, is that they are all Japanese! I also love squids. I don't know why i love them so much, but I do never the less.  So when I was coming up with a name for my blog, the first thing the popped into my head was Squid Ninja's Army of Awesomeness! The biggest reason I choses to use this name was because my Youtube name is Squid Ninja. Also, it sounds pretty cool in my opinion!