Sunday, September 17, 2017

Words of Wisdom Project


This was a really fun project to do! I learned a lot of new and old advice. My favorite part of it was finding all the silly words of wisdom that people gave me. Some of it was really funny. Overall, I thought that this was a great project and it could be fun to do it once again.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Shakespeare Reflection

In my GOAL class, we did a unit on Shakespeare for the 400th year anniversary of his death. It was a lot of fun and I was really excited one we heard that we were doing a Shakespeare unit! With this, we watched some of The Taming of The Shrew, did Shakespeare deaths and insults, went on a field trip to see his First Folio (Play Book, not actual play), and looked at some more really awesome things!

When we went on the field trip to see The First Folio, it was really cool! I learned some things I would have never known such as, Shakespeare's school and textbooks to things that people did that we don't do today, like having a book to compliment ladies.

When we watched Taming of The Shrew, it was really good! It had a funny cast of characters who did some pretty crazy stuff! In it, Kate, a very unkind person, is to have a husband before her younger sister Bianca, the nicest girl in the land who everyone wants to marry, can be married or have a boyfriend. Petrucio comes in, turns into the husband of Kate, and goes back to his home with Kate. After Kate starts to be nice (or tamed) she and Petrucio live a very happy life. It was a very good movie, and I would definetly say that Kate was tamed at the end of the movie.

When we did Shakespeare deaths and insults, it was hilarious! Either they were tragic or they were one of the funniest things I have ever heard! I was Paris, from Romeo and Juliet, and someone else who I can't remember at all! This helped me understand things such as why Shakespeare is still so famous and so popular, he had a lot of different genres all put together to make a masterpiece.

After this unit, I still want to see more things that Shakespeare has done. It helped me understand why he was so famous in the first place. I loved this unit a lot, and it was a lot of fun to do. I can't wait to see even more Shakespeare in the future.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

2016-2017 1st Blog Post: 3 Goals For This Year

1. My academic goal for this year is to try to get a 3.8 - 4.0 GPA (Grade Point Average) and work really hard on assignments to do really well. This will show that I am very smart and that I will know what i'm doing.

2. I hope to not get mad and stay positive this year. By doing this it shows that i'm mature enough to act my age throughout the school year.

3. I hope to improve my grades and projects for this year to show that I am a good student who will do great things in his life.

These are my three goals for this school year. I hope that I can achieve all of these goals that I have and make even more goals along the way.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Westward expansion unit

Ethan, Kaylee, and I had to do a project for GOAL on westward expansion and we chose a voicethread. Here it is!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Independent project

              For my GOAL class we did independent projects on the subject of our liking. I chose the Summer and Winter olympics. The reason I chose that topic is because the olympics is something that I really enjoy, and was an interesting thing to think about. Some things people do not know about the olympics and that is why I chose this project.

              The part that made me most proud was my expression. I used it to make really serious moments into silly and funny ones. It made everyone that I was presenting to laugh and smile. It put a smile on my face too. I did things that could help "spice up" my project. It was a really good idea to put those sentences in, and that is why it was the thing that made me the most proud in my presentation.

               The two most interesting things I learned were really cool and crazy. The first thing that I learned is that boys and girls can only compete with each other in two sports, figure skating and luge, and girls can't do one sports, Nordic Combined. I think that is crazy because not a lot of people notice that which makes it interesting. The second thing is that Beijing, China is going to be hosting the winter olympics for 2022. That makes it the first place to ever have both the summer and winter olympics EVER!

               I had a lot of fun doing this project and it made me really happy to do a subject of my choice. The only thing that I wish I could change is some rough edges that I had on my presentation. It was a lot of fun, but some things, like time,  made it so that my project had rough edges. That is the only thing I with to change on my presentation.

Without further ado, My presentation! (without the words)

Friday, February 26, 2016

Invent Iowa Reflection

I did an Invent Iowa project in goal. My problem was that people only have about 0.1% of fresh water that is good enough to drink, the rest of the fresh water is either in icebergs or ice caps. So I created the Water Converter. It was a device that could turn saltwater into freshwater.

 My experience went pretty well. But most of the challenges came from deciding what pictures to put on, what my board was going to look like. Also what I was going to say.

I actually wouldn't change anything on my invention. My invention is easy to use, and helps people around the world. I wouldn't change it now, and I probably won't in the near future.

If I were to give advice to future inventors it would be, "Make sure you have everything that you need. If you do, then plan where everything will go. Then put everything on."

So that was my reflection. I hope you like it, and try to make your own thing and see how it goes! Bye!!!!!!