Wednesday, January 10, 2018

My One Word

My class is doing a project about one word. The assignment is to think of one word that will be your goal for the year. My one word is "Noble". I chose this word not for what it directly means, but for a collection of words that are synonyms of it. Such as, virtuous, righteous, good, and honorable. There are more, but these are the ones that stood out to me when I looked noble up in the thesaurus. If you look at a variety of people, you will see that a large majority of people look up to those who are noble. Being noble is a good quality to have. I think this would be a good word to live by, and I will do my best to be Noble all year long.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

To Kill a Mockingbird

I kind of liked the To Kill a Mockingbird movie however, it left out a lot of details that are crucial to the plot. One difference would be that in the movie it didn't snow and Miss Maudie's house didn't burn down. These events are a big part of the book and take up a lot of time which is probably why they were cut from the movie. These are not the only examples of differences. In the book, Jem took Dyl to learn how to swim, Toms' arm was half the size of the other arm, they talked more about Francis and Aunt Alexandra, the way they learned about Tom's death, and Mrs. Debose. All of these details were either cut or were changed in the movie. Asides from these events there are others that are different or aren't in the movie at all.
Now for some similarities. Obviously the plot is basically the same. Some events that are the same would be as simple as the mad dog that Atticus shoots. However, they can be the drastic ones like Tom Robinson being killed. There are a lot of these similarities. This is to be expected though, I mean you can't completely change the movie and call it the same as the book.
Over all I didn't hate the movie, but I didn't love it either. I thought the movie would have been a bit longer since the book has so much stuff to pack in. If I was to make To Kill a Mockingbird now I would make a lot of changes. The most obvious one would be that the movie would now be in color, and it would be a good deal longer. I would also want to make the scenes as close to the book as I could. Finally I would add as many scenes from the book (that weren't in the movie) as I could. I think that it would be at least three hours long. A lot longer than the movie.
In conclusion, I liked the book better than the movie. I feel like the movie cut out a lot of events that were really important to the overall story. There are some scenes that are the same, but a lot are different. If i was to make the movie again it would be longer to get all the events in. However, all in all it was an ok movie.

Friday, October 20, 2017

DWA Publishing 1st Quarter

 DWA 9/7/17
I think it is okay to lie sometimes, but not all the time. It is very simple, some situations call you to lie, and other's don't. There's no harm in a little white lie every now and then. However, you need to watch how much you lie. As a smart man once said to me, "You can tell a lie every once in a while but the more lies you tell, the more things you must remember." If you don't lie then it's one less thing you have to remember. In a way, lying is harder than telling the truth. So if you need to lie, or if it doesn't hurt anyone, then go ahead. But, if it does hurt someone, or you won't remember it then just tell the truth.

DWA 9/6/17

I believe that imagination has the potential to be more powerful/important than knowledge. Knowledge is already set, it doesn't change if it does, then it was false knowledge. Don't get me wrong knowledge is power, imagination is more than just power, it's hope, an idea, and inspiration. It can be all things good and all things bad. It could be the most powerful thing ever if it was real then it would be known. It would then be knowledge not imagination. That would make imagination knowledge all along. So imagination can't be real, and if it can't be real then it's not more important or powerful than knowledge. So imagination has the potential to be more powerful/important than knowledge but that's all that it is potential.Knowledge is more powerful the imagination.

Monday, March 20, 2017

National History Day

In the national history day project our group did an exhibit on the Apollo 11 mission. The trifold that our group made is primarily orange (on the sides) and blue (in the middle), but it does have an image of a rocket and a moon on it. On the sides of the board we have our pictures, and in  the middle we have our worded facts and the the painting of the rocket. The trifold cover topics like the test done on the moon and the people who went there.
Me personally like the painting in the middle. I like it because I painted, and it looks pretty cool. I didn't think it was necessary too make it perfect. That  would have been very hard to draw. Plus, it just needs to get people's attention, because I don't want to compare mine to Picasso.
I would say number one would be just learning about the rocket. I mean just thinking about how big and powerful the rocket was is amazing, The rocket was so many times bigger than any car you will ever see, and just thinking about how many horsepower it would have makes me feel small. Number two is the time in which they went to the moon and back. There aren't any words for it, it's just amazing.
The hardest part of the project fro me was the citation. I simply don't get enough practice with it. I like more hand on things, like painting the board, and maybe even researching the facts. Just not the citations. And it just seems like it is too long of a process. however, if I have a refresher every now and then I'm okay with it. For example, a few months ago we had to research an epidemic and site our sources. We got a refresher, and lots, and lots of practice.
I think one way I improved as a learner is by looking at a situation from different points of view. Being in a group means that your way might not always be "the" way. I had to learn to compromise, because if you always got your way on a project it would be your project, not the groups project. It makes the project much better, and it can also take the weight of your shoulders.
Between now and history day I want to clean up the board. There are still some dirty spots from the early stages of construction. I would also like get our sources printed out and glued on the board since that is required.
I think I will be very proud of when the judge sees our board. However, since that is a ways away, I think I am most proud of what we, as a group can get done in a short amount of time (if we put our minds to it).
I think our topic relates to this years theme because, it was about going where humans aren't supposed to go. It became a very important date in the history of mankind. The Apollo 11 mission showed to the world that mankind could go to outer space. As well as when they took a step on the moon and "took a stand in history".
To end this paper, if anyone who reads this is doing a history day project, listen up. The most important step is the beginning. It can make or break a project. There are three thing you need to consider. One, what will you project be about. Two, how can it relate to the theme, and three, chose a good category for your topic. If you think about those in the beginning you will be fine. So good luck, and good by.

Monday, October 3, 2016


Shakespeare Project
I think at first that I thought that I would be bored. Because come on it's Shakespeare, but towards the end I found myself amazed and fantasized. It was amazing, and really fun. I also learned so much like how he invented al of those words. What I thought was fun was the insult, as well as the deaths. 

Now to the second question, I'm not quite sure. I think for the most part yes, she is but I believe that there is still a lot of the Shrew left in Kate. I mean I think Petruchio definitely changed her, but I think It's like a wild fire. It's somewhat easy to contain it, but it is nearly impossible to stop it completely. AN example would be In the end scene where she drags the two women into the hall. That would still be "Kate" but it's what she says, her speech at the end, that make me think that she is both tamed and not tamed.

I think Shakespeare's folio was important because it told many of his stories in one. However in terms of the field trip in general it was very neat to see some of the thing that would have been during his time period. As well as some of the plays that he wrote.

I think that the deaths and insults helped me understand what he meant, by actually saying or acting out what he put his characters through. 

I believe that it is important to continue to educate and do Shakespeare play to inform people about someone who greatly influenced the world of words that we use today. Because it is important to know who made the words that we use every day. As well as see some new thing like his plays which are fun educational and  make you laugh out loud.

In conclusion the Shakespeare project that we did was amazing and very fun, and I would ask any of you who haven't experienced anything Shakespeare. Look them up, read one or better yet go to a play. You'll love his work. Have fun and research Shakespeare.

My One Word

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