Friday, March 17, 2017

History Day Reflection

     My partner for history day was Mallory we did an exhibit, and our project was, Standing Up Against Hitler: The Few, The Brave. My favorite part of our project was making the board, it was fun to design what it was going to look like, and then see how it turned out in real life. The two most interesting things I learned about were the things that lead to their deaths, and what made them want to do what they did. This was interesting to learn about because they all had a different story and you could see that they didn't just treat Jew's bad they treated anyone that got in their way bad.
     The most difficult part of this project was writing about the people, because you had in your mind everything you wanted to write but you couldn't write it the way you wanted because of the word count. It was also difficult because we had to include quotes and you would have to find a good spot for a quote and try to find a way to make it flow. I improved as a learner, I learned that even if you think something is "good enough" it never is and there is always a way to improve it. I learned this due to when I was working on the board I would be like that's "good enough" it's fine, but then my parents would suggest something, or mallory would and because I kept working on it and adding stuff it made the board 10x better. Between now and history day I would like to improve the papers about my people, I feel like I could add more quotes and information to them and make them better than they are.
     I am most proud of our board, because we kept working on it and if there was something that was just ok we found a way to improve it. Our project related to the theme because the people we researched stood up to someone so powerful and that could do anything to them. They also found their own unique way to make the situation better and take a stand in history.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Shakespeare

When I first heard we were doing shakespeare I was thinking that it was going to be kind of boring.I have always thought that he was just a guys who wrote old timey books.   Then you said that we were going to see his first folio and I was like ok this might be kind of fun, but then you said it wasn't the play and that we were going to actually see the first folio written out. I kind of was thinking well this is going to be boring because I don't like tours I would rather walk around and read everything and see it for myself. Once we got there though and after the tour when we got to look around it was really fun because we looked at everything up close. When we watched Taming of the Shrew I really liked it! Over all I have learned lots of things and have learned more than he is just a guy that writes books, I learned that we have all seen some type or form of a shakespeare book and there are lots of interesting things about him!
I think Kate was tamed because towards the end she acted calmer and when she gave her speech I felt like she really meant it.I really liked this movie because it was a funny love story and wasn't a boring gushy love story like we are used to.
I think the insults and death scenes helped us because we got to get used to how they spoke and it was really interesting to hear the insults. Also the death scenes helped because we got to act out what happened. Both of these helped because we kind of got to learn more about the things that went on in the books and plays, and since we did it ourselves we understood it more.
I think his first folio is very important because it is very rare. It is also the only time all of them were written down in one place. Which is pretty cool!
In conclusion, I learned a lot and liked getting to learn some new things I didn't know before!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

2016-2017 1st Blog Post

          My goals for the 2016-2017 school year are, I want to make it on the straight A honor roll at least twice. I am going to raise my hand more and answer more questions. An improvement goal that I have is that I want to study more for tests that I have, so i can get better grades. All of these are important areas for me to work on because they will help me improve my grades and set goals towards having a great year!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Westward Expansion Project


For Danielle and I's project we researched what schools were like. Here is our prezi!

Friday, May 13, 2016



        My project was on Adolf Hitler, I chose to do this project because my dad showed me a tv show on him and it made me very interested in the topic. The part that made me very proud was when I was presenting the project because I was very organized and knew everything I was talking about so I didn't have to use the notecards very much. The most interesting thing I learned was about if Hitler faked his death or not there was so much information on it, and it was so interesting because everyone had a different belief and you kind of got to choose the side you thought was right. If I could change something I would make it a little bit longer because I thought that it was kind of short and I didn't have all of my facts in it.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Invent Iowa Reflection


We tried to solve the problem of getting hot and cold and then hot again when you're in bed. To solve this problem we created a heating and cooling blanket. The blanket would sense when you got hot or cold and then it would warm you up or cool you down! I think that we did very good presenting and not having to look at the board while presenting. One challenge that I think we faced was trying to make it so that it would solve the problem because at first we weren't going to do the sensors and you would just turn the temperature up and down by the remote. After we thought about it though we realized that you would still keep getting hot and cold and then we added the sensors in so that you wouldn't get hot and cold and then hot again. If we could change it I would probably want to change it so that in a way everyone could relate to it. My advice for others to make this project go smoothly is try to get all that you can done in class also if you want to do it with a partner find something that both of you a passionate about solving and find someone that you work well with. Also make sure your display board is nice and neat.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Comics, Cartoons, and Graphic Novels Final Project



I made 32 two characters and I colored them after I sketched them out.


My project shows what I learned in the unit Comics, Cartoons, and Graphic novels because I made different characters and I showed that you don't have to have good drawings to get the message through. I also used different characters.  An example would be that I didn't have very good drawings but I had enough detail there to show the person what it is supposed to be.