In class we drew our brain and whatever was in it. On mine is what I am. I am a pet-lover, friend, sibling, entertainer, survivor, pilot, tech-wizard, gardner, superman, minecrafter, legging-wearer, and a student among many, many other things. I added the lightning, vortex, and the earth after. It was lots of fun thinking of what I am, and drawing things.
As you may know, we have iPads for school. I think that that is very cool. We can use them for homework, research or just for fun. This is the one school year mark so we will be turning them in tomorrow. They will be wiped of all information and given back to someone else next year. I have used my iPad in every class except fine arts. Hopefully when we get them back they will have more apps. Other than that, they are fun.
In Language Arts we use a webpage called Membean. It lets you study words at your own pace. At the beginning, you take a quiz that lets you learn your own level. Then it gives you words to learn through many things. Then you take a quiz again to see how you did. I am currently level 3 and I love Membean! I would recommend for all of you to at least check it out. All of this was created by Mr. Ragav Satish and his team.
If I were the Giver and I were to give away memories, the first one I would give away would be one of something the person doesn’t know about. Like a memory of a banquet, or of dancing in the rain. The last memory would be my favorite unless the person asked for it. I would give away a memory like that because I would want the person to be happy.
The ideal teacher would teach hands on learning. They would also teach things useful in the real world, like how to tie certain knots, and how to build a good fire. The ideal teacher would educate us about real world problems like hunger and poverty and how to avoid them. The ideal teacher would teach many different subjects like a language of your choice, history, math, science, outdoors skills and many others. The ideal teacher would help us through any blocks that we might have when learning.
On wednesday it was a half day and the other half of the day was community service. Our advisory re-mulched the beds of trees, bushes and flowers. When we ran out of mulch, someone went down to the mulch pile in the passengers seat of a John Deere and helped load it with more. After 2 bushes, 3 trees, and 1 flower bed, we were done. It felt good to help the school.
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We read The Giver in class. Then we discussed what kinds of jobs there are. If I were to be assigned a job, it would be engineer. I would be an engineer because I am constantly building things. Engineers design things like bridges, houses and fences. I would be very happy to be an engineer because I like building and designing things.
I just finished The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. It has several major plot twists throughout the story, but I won’t tell. We did Trading Cards on all of the people with pictures and facts. Here is mine on Sandy Mc. Southers. That was one of the 25 cards we did.
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We made hero books about someone who we thought was a hero. We stamped pieces of paper with patterns and let them dry. We chose a background color and painted a big sheet of paper that color. Our hero needed to be in it somewhere. We then put on scraps of paper and glued them on. It took a while to fold it but eventually we got it. We put on the side background, the cover and the back cover after we glued the words “My Hero” on it. We then put our hero stories on the back. Then it was off to the Frank Gallery in Chapel Hill. I kept the book a secret to my hero (my dad) and it was a surprise. My dad really liked the story and I can’t wait until we have it at home.
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This is my Lady or the Tiger ending in first person.
My heart pounds. I have seen the princess give me an indication of which door to choose but I am unsure. She may think that if she cannot have me then nobody may have me, or she may want me to live the rest of my life in peace. I go to the door the princess suggested and pull. The door does not budge. The entire arena bursts into laughter. I try again with no effect. After I give up I go to the other door. My trembling hand reaches for the handle of the large, ornate wooden door. I grasp it and then I hear something, a deep rumbling coming from underneath me. I look down just in time to see the ground fold up underneath me and I fall into darkness. When I come to I am lying on the cold stone floor. I get up and look around. All around me are skeletons and wooden beams that are covered in scratches. I turn around and see two red eyes. I turn and run. Once I am in the other end of the chamber I face the eyes. As I watch, the tiger leaps out of the darkness and sprints towards me. The tiger is almost upon me when it jerks to a stop. I look at the tiger again, and I see that it has a chain around its neck. It is now when I wonder what has happened. I see a hallway. There is no other way out that I can see so I go down the hallway. A hidden door shuts behind me. I pound the door but it is stuck. I continue on. In the next chamber there is a pit of lava with pillars topped with ice in the lava. The door is high up on the opposite wall. The only way is to jump from platform to platform. I take leap to the first platform from where I stood. I slip on the ice and fall off. My fingers find a ridge in the ice and I stop falling. After much time just hanging there I manage to pull myself up. Much later I have finally made it to the second to last pillar after much slipping and hanging. When I jump to the last one it shakes and begins to sink into the lava. I quickly steady myself and prepare to jump to the door. I jump and land in the doorway just as the pillar falls sideways into the lava. I peer into the next room and it seems like a normal room with cobblestone flooring. Just to test I pick up a piece of loose cobblestone and throw it onto the rest. A piece of cobble stone moves down and opens the section of floor around it into a spike pit. There are skeletons of people in the pit stuck on the spikes. And something that looks inhuman. Its skeleton looks long and thin with large spikes coming off of it. The floor returned to normal. I tread carefully between the stones until I am at the door. When I go through I see a large, many footed insect staring at me. It was covered head to tail in a flexible shell and spikes. It rears up and slams itself into the wall above me. Large chunks of stone rain down around me. I see the door behind the beast. I sprint onto the torso between the spikes and wait. The insect’s head slams down on the spikes around me trying to get to me. I sprint off the insect and make a leap towards the door. I fly through the door just in time for the room behind me to collapse on the insect. As I walk into the room I do not believe my eyes. The room is made of gold and silver and many other metals. There are several pedestals with emeralds, sapphires, rubies and diamonds. The room is filled with coins and animal pelts. I see a large gold gear click into place and a stairway descend from the ceiling. I reemerge into the arena full of guards. One spots me and says for me to come to the king. I go to the king and tell him all I have discovered. The king and I agree to give him all the gold and pelts for the hand of the fair princess.
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