Genius Hour~ Week 2

I have learner some stuff about my topic. There’s not much you can research because you make it. I will be able to tell more when I make the shelf. I have learned something about my self, and that is I’m lazy. I should have started to make my shelf but its hard when your at school all day and then your mom is at work until 5. Some obstacles that have gotten in the way from me starting my shelf is my sports and school. I have track everyday until 5. Then Monday and Thursday I go to volleyball, Monday is 6-8 and Thursday is 6:30- 7:30. From right now I’m gonna need to start to making my shelf. I still have to put it together paint it. I’m hoping it doesn’t take a long time to make. I feel like it will take some time to paint because I will have to do several coats on it. I also have to measure out every letter, cut it, put the screws in the right places, and make it the size that I want it. Then we have to get the right color of paint, we’ll probably have to put primer on it then paint it. I’m hoping to have this done by this week or maybe early next week. Some challenges that I faced, I didnt know how i wanted it to look. I thought there was only one look but when me and my mom were making it she asked me how I wanted it to look and she showed me different ways. Finally we found a way that we both liked.

Genius Hour~ Week 1

I have learner some stuff about my topic. There’s not much you can research because you make it. I will be able to tell more when I make the shelf. I have learned something about my self, and that is I’m lazy. I should have started to make my shelf but its hard when your at school all day and then your mom is at work until 5. Some obstacles that have gotten in the way from me starting my shelf is my sports and school. I have track everyday until 5. Then Monday and Thursday I go to volleyball, Monday is 6-8 and Thursday is 6:30- 7:30. From right now I’m gonna need to start to making my shelf. I still have to put it together paint it. I’m hoping it doesn’t take a long time to make. I feel like it will take some time to paint because I will have to do several coats on it. I also have to measure out every letter, cut it, put the screws in the right places, and make it the size that I want it. Then we have to get the right color of paint, we’ll probably have to put primer on it then paint it.

College Visit


I went to Iowa state for the college visit. We walked to most of the big buildings and talked about what was cool about it and whats inside of it. We also talked about some of the small buildings that were near by like the little cafe and there was another one where a girl lived there and she was the first girl to graduate. The campus was big and we didnt get to see much of it. We also got to got to a little show and it was a guys telling about what he was going to school for. We got to watch little clips of 3D, it was cool but gave me a headache. After that we went to lunch. There were a lot of choices, I had a walking taco curly fries and a smoothie (they made the best smoothies). After lunch we went to this building and we got to go inside. We did a DNA testing and go to see all the tools they use and all the work they had to go through just to find your DNA. After that we got on the bus and picked up the other group and went to drop the track people off at to there bus. Once we got dropped off the track kids got to go and talk with the assistant track coach! We got to go inside and see the inside track which was really cool. Also we go to see the weight room. After that was over we left and went to our track meet.

Genius Hour

My Genius Hour project is how to make a love shelf. This topic is not really important to me, I just want to make one to hang it up in my room. Also my mom wanted to make one so now I can use it for something other then just going in my room. Another reason is that I have not seen anyone have this before, so ill be the only person out of all my friends to have one. My goals are to have it made, painted, and hung up in my room before the end of the year. I actually want to have it done maybe by next month. How i’m going to time out my project i’m going to try to do it at least one thing to it every week maybe two times a week. I really hope to work on it all week but I have a lot of stuff going on.

My Spring Break

On my spring break I want to DC. It took 22 hours to get there. On our way down there it felt like it took forever! I sat with Ava Clay. Once we got to DC we went to the Capitol it was really big and pretty. We went to the house of representatives and got to watch them have a session. Also we got to go to the wax museum, as we were walking into the place there was a wax person standing in the window and I looked over and jumped! The next day we go to see the White House. Went we went up to see it I thought is was smaller then I thought it would be, but it was really cool. We got to see the World War II memorial, it was really pretty. It had all the states that fought in the war. It also had a wall of yellow stars and every yellow star represented 100 people that died and there were 4,048 stars on the wall! We also wen to the Arlington Cemetery! I didnt know that when you looked at them form any way they were in a straight line. We got to see the changing of the guard at the Unknown Soldier. We got to go up in the Washington Monument. The 4 main parts you would see up there were the White House, Capitol, Jefferson Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial. We went to a lot of other places but these were the major ones to me. 

How many stars are on the World War II Memorial 

Week 10~ So long, farewell

I have wrote 7 post that are with the challenge and one that was for our teacher. I recived 2 commets from classmates and 2 from the teacher. I think the one that I told about what I like to do, because we have stuff in common. My favorite post that I wrote about was either the one that is my favorite sport or the one about nature. I had fun writing these because there things that I like to do and I know most about. I have not changed my blog theme since I first made it at the begging of the school year. I dont have any widgets. I didnt really know how to use them so I just didnt out them on my blogs. I still might us them. I dont have any overseas students on my blogroll. I made and avatir on bitmoji, but thats the only thing.

Week 7~ Nature

Nature is beautiful! My favorite season is fall. Not only because thanksgiving is in this time of the year, although that is one reason. I like it because its football season and the leaves start falling and changing colors. You get to start wearing sweaters, legging, fuzzy socks, boots, and scarfs. Its when it starts to rain and you stay inside watching netflix or lifetime movies with warm apple cider. My favorite animal in fall animals are foxes and deers. Another thing that is good is its not always cold you can have some nice days and some not so nice days. I like camping and having fires that’s another part that I love about it. The first day of fall is Wednesday, September 23, 2014 and the ending Monday, December 21. I think that one of the best things is that black Friday is in the fall time it is Friday, November 27.  The colors of fall are beautiful the main ones are orange, red, brown, purple, burgundy. When its summer I wish it was fall because I like my clothes that I have for fall better than summer, but what I like about summer is that there is no school and I can stay up late and sleep in, have my friends stay. When its thanksgiving I usually go to my grandmas we watch movies, eat all the food we can eat, take nap, talk, hangout outside, and be thankful for each other. My favorite fall colors are most likely burgundy, purple and orange. My favorite thing about fall is when the leafs start to change and they start to fall to the ground, oh ya and because football is on. I think that most people like fall because the colors and and that football is playing. These are some things that I like. Tell me what you like about fall.

Photo by:  Free stock photo of leaf, leaves, autumn   

Photo by: Autumn – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sites that I used~

http://www.almanac.com/

www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8&safe=active&ssui=on#safe=strict&q=black+friday+2015

 

Week 6~ other peoples blogs

I visited Sofias site. She is 14 and from Senegal.

I visited Fatima’s Site. She is 14 and is from Senegal, USA.

I visited Mackenzie’s Site. Shes 14 and is from Canada.

I visited Abdoulaye’s Site.  He is from Guinea and is 14.  His post is about his food that he eats and it sounds really good.

I visited Emmas site. Shes from Itlay and shes 14.  Her post is about her food that she eats in Itlay and thats her favorite food.

I visited Kallies site. She is from Canada and is 14. She wrote about he uncle and his death and about her memories with him.

I visited Stellas site . She is from Germany and is 14. She wrote about how to successful in school.

I vivsted Hans site. He is 14 years old and is from Senegal. His post was about how he figured out what he wanted to do when he was older and how he found out that he wanted to do it.

I visited Jessicas site. She is 14 and from Senegal. She wrote about a song that sounds good.  

I visited Davids site. He is 14 and from the UK.  His blog is a sequel to the sleepy hollow part 2.

 

 

Week 5- Food

One of my favorite foods that my mom makes is ham and potato soup. My mom makes it during the winter a lot. My grandmother made it for me one time and I fell in love with it. The things that you put in the soup are pealed cut up  potato’s, and cut up ham. Here’s a link to a web site that will show and explain how to make it.   http://allrecipes.com/video/994/delicious-ham-and-potato-soup/ . This isnt the exact same how my mom makes. She doesnt put the celery in it. You can always choose what you want to put in it. It will be good either way.

Another food is popcorn. This is good for snack or a movie. You can go the the store and buy a box of it or you can make it yourself witch you buy the stuff to make it at the store. When I make popcorn I use the bag popcorn. I eat popcorn for a snack or when im watching a movie. The popcorn that you make on your own is really good. When you make your own popcorn it is really greasy and buttery . When I make popcorn I put slat and seasoning salt just to give it more taste.

Week 3 My favorite sport

Photo by: Devon Christopher Adams
Photo by: Devon Christopher Adams

My favorite sport is Volleyball. I have been playing since like 2 grade. I played for the rec until I got into 7th grade. The rec is for kids that want to play volleyball or any sport you can go there until you get into 7th grade when you can play for the school. When I got into 7th grade they taught me a lot more then the rec did. I played on A team. The A team its just for people that know what there doing and if your a little better then some others. Sometimes they put you on a team that your not meant to be on because of you attitude at practice or how you treat the the coach or how you work with your team mate’s.  I am a front row player.  My 8th grade year I learned so much more then I thought I was going to. I learned how to spike, and block the right way. I played on A team this year to. My favorite collage volleyball team is Iowa State.