Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Indepedent Project Reflection

        I did my 8th grade independent project on demons and pentagrams, I told about the history and religions that both of these topics are used in; I presented it on Prezi. The thing I liked most about my project was learning about the different religions that pentagrams were used in because I didn't think that they were used for much. I also really liked the trick question that I put in my presentation about the definition of pentagrams and almost everyone got it wrong. One of the hardest parts of my project was finding reliable sources because I wasn't sure what I could trust. I improved as a learner during this project, I learned that I sometimes you really need to work outside of class and I did. If I could change or redo my project I would either a) change my topic b) know more about what I'm talking about and look up from my note cards.

Monday, January 8, 2018

One Word Post

       Mrs. Edlin presented a project to the class for the new year; she said that we were to come up with a word that we could use all year. When Mrs. Edlin told us about this project the word kindness was the word I immediately thought of. This word is one of  my family and personal goals this year; my dad always tells me to be nicer to my sister or just anyone in general. Even just saying "Hi" and smiling to somebody in the hall would help me achieve my goal. I really hope that this year I can reach and achieve my goal.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

To Kill A Mockingbird Reflection

        Lately our class finished reading and watching To Kill A Mockingbird and I was not disappointed; it definitely left out some parts but it was still pretty good. It was expected that they would leave out certain parts like all movies that were previously books.
        One of the big similarities is the plot; it does not change from the book to the movie. It was easy to know what was happening because it went in the correct order of, Tom Robinson going to trial for accused rape of a white woman, he later lost the trial, died, and then Boo Radley saved the kids from Bob Ewell's attack. Another similarity was that Jem, Scout and Dill sneak into the Radley yard. 
        Some of differences are is that they left out quite a few things with a lot of meaning such as Ms. Maudie's house fire which played a big role because it is one of the first times that Boo does something big for Scout. They left some smalls things like when Mrs. Dubose, Aunt Alexandra, and Francis.
        The movie was was not that much different then I thought it would be though it did leave out a couple parts. I expected to see Aunt Alexandra and Francis but she wasn't in the movie at all. If I could change something it would be changing the ham costume; I didn't imagine it to look like that. Also I would add where Bob Ewell says, "One down, two to go" because I feel like it is a very important line in the book. I don't think anything was better than expected but the trial was very similar to what I expected.
        In the end I looked the book better than movie because the movie left out small but important details. Though I did enjoy seeing the characters. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

DWA Publishing 1st Quarter

        There are plenty of things that get on my nerves. One of those things is spelling and grammar errors. I can't stand when people spell words wrong and there are grammar errors in sentences. Also when people put the toilet paper roll on backwards. I find it extremely annoying. And finally when my sister takes my socks. I get so mad when my sister takes my socks. I can't stand it, those are MY socks DO NOT take them. I never can find my socks and when I do find them they are on her feet.

        I'm not really scared of a lot of things but I am really scared of getting kidnapped. I walk home a lot from school and I always think to myself, "What do I have that I could use to survive getting kidnapped". I don't know why but I'm also afraid of  home invasion. One of biggest fears is death. I don't want to die, first, because I like my life. Second, because what is death like? Does it hurt? I don't know, and that leads to fear of the unknown. One time I was in a haunted house, I was pushed forward and had to go first in a tight area. I didn't want to go first because I didn't know what was gonna be on the other side.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Words of Wisdom

    I came to a conclusion that in life we are supposed to work hard. I got lots of quotes about working hard so that we can succeed. Another conclusion I came to is that we are supposed to enjoy life. I was given 3 plus quotes about enjoying life. The final conclusion is that we have to take risks to succeed, which I do believe.

Friday, March 17, 2017

National History Day Reflection

       Delaney, Hailey, and I did a website on Lewis W. Hine. Here is the link to our website. Lewis Hine took pictures of under aged children working in dangerous places and with bad clothing. My favorite part about our project is the pictures on our website because they show how the children kept going with their work even though they worked in very bad conditions.
      Lewis Hine would disguise himself to get into the factories and mines to take the pictures and interview the children. This is the most interesting thing I learned because it shows Hine's grit to help the suffering kids. The second most interesting thing I learned was that children under the age of 18 actually worked for hours at a time in factories just to make money for their families. This interests me because they didn't have a choice to work because they needed what little money they were given.
      The hardest part of our project was definitely the annotated bibliographies because one source that we had to do four or five times until it finally saved. We worked on our annotated bibliographies after school a lot. I improved as a learner by understanding that you sometime have to take things into your own hands. I worked on our annotations at home to be able to finish.
       I want to improve the things on our website, specifically, our process paper and annotations need to be on the website instead of just a link. I am most proud of our website as a whole because it has a ton of pictures and interesting facts. I am also proud that we created a website! That's not something you do everyday.
       Our topic relates to the theme because Lewis Hine stood up by fighting against employers and owners of the factory. He believed that he could do something to help the suffering children. If there is anyway I would improve the history day process it would be to give more time for annotations because they are a lot of work to do in just one week. Especially if you are working by yourself or with one other person.