June 9

Endangered Animal Propaganda Project

The animal I chose to do was the blue whale, and the 2 types of propaganda I used were bandwagon and emotional appeal. Bandwagon inspires people to “join the crowd”. Emotional appeal shows a strong emotion that makes the reader want to help.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rgws_Bw5rhPMdZ0pCwppVVWxPao1_ypY4e6IYww-UcE/edit#slide=id.p

 

 

June 9

Short Story

One hot summer day in Florida, USA an 11-year-old girl named Julie and her friend Jose were watching the movie UP. In the movie an old man makes his house fly with balloons. “I’m going to make my house fly,” she exclaimed! Jose thought she had gone too far. But Julie didn’t care; she wanted to make her house a rocket. She needed three key ingredients. 

 

The first ingredient was G Fuel. 

To get to it she needed to do a lot of parkour in the air and if you fell you would fall into sticky slime and cameras would see you and sound the alarm. It was on main street because if somebody saw someone trying to do it they could catch them, but luckily it was a weekday so everybody was at school or work. Only the pro parkour people could do the parkour. She started off strong and was making every jump but on one jump her foot slipped and she fell. But Jose came to the rescue and threw a trampoline under her and she bounced up to the next platform that happened every time she failed. But on the last jump, Jose had no more trampolines. He shouted, “You have to make this jump”! 

She made it! At the top, there was a safe that was unlocked for some reason. She took a lot and jumped down onto the trampoline safe and sound. 

 

The next ingredient was chang. It wasn’t hard to get. You could buy it at the local supermarket. The only problem was that it cost $100,000. So Julie had to rob a bank.

 

 First, she entered the bank and withdrew $100 so she wouldn’t be suspicious. Next, she hid until the bank teller went on his lunch break. When he did Julie sneakily crawled toward the teller’s area and on his desk was a keycard. Now she had to get to the bank owner’s office. Julie found a tunnel with a door that had a 7 letter padlock. Julie thought and thought and she figured out that the answer was Cassidy the bank owner’s cat. She knew this because Julie’s parents were good friends of the bank owner. She typed in the name C-A-S-S-I-D-Y  Julie went through the tunnel very quietly. Once she was in the bank owner’s office she found a ladder that led to where all the money was. Julie wasn’t greedy so she only took what she needed. So she took $101,000. Julie went up a ladder and found herself at the top of the bank. She didn’t know how to get down but then she saw a trampoline that Jose dropped on the way to the slime pit. Julie jumped on the trampoline and made it. 

 

The 3rd and final ingredient was

 a lava crystal. It was very rare because you had to go to a volcano. They are also only at the bottom and every volcano only has one. They went to the nearest volcano which was about a one-hour drive away. There was only a 50% chance for there to be a tunnel all the way to the lava crystal. When she got there she saw a tunnel. She was so excited! She ventured down the tunnel but it was just short of the bottom. She was very sad because she had done all this work and came all this way just to fail. 

 

She started walking up the tunnel. She looked back and saw that the lava crystal was on the wall of the volcano. She sprinted back down the tunnel and reached for it but she was just short. But Jose threw another trampoline down and he landed on it. ” Where do you keep getting these trampolines?” Julie asked.

 “My dad is a trampoline maker” Replied Jose. Jose grabbed on to Julie’s arm and Julie reached and grabbed it. 

 

The reason Julie got $101,000 instead of  $100,000 was because she needed a bit of money to buy some smaller ingredients. 

 

Her house was ready to fly. She pressed the start button and… It was a perfect lift-off. But then one of the engines was failing, then they started falling. She thought this was the end for her. She looked out the window and saw 1,000 trampolines layed out under the house. She screamed,”HOW DOES HE HAVE SO MANY TRAMPOLINES”!? She bounced down safe and sound. The only injury was a scraped knee. 

 

June 9

Public Speaking

This is my Public Speaking from 2021, I chose to do it on what if dinosaurs were still alive.

 

Have you wondered what it would be like if dinosaurs still roamed the earth, and lived amongst us? Dinosaurs have been extinct for so long nobody really knows. So today I am going to fill in the blanks and tell you what I think it might be like if dinosaurs were still alive. Anyways, the 3 things I will cover are how life would be like, would dinosaurs be good pets, and what would we do with all dinosaur poop and pee. (Yes, I know it’s a bit gross). 

 

Good morning teachers, judges, students, and special guests. 


As we all probably know, life would be a bit “interesting”, to say the least, if dinosaurs were still alive. Especially with all the big dinosaurs, they would crush everything. I think we could get them to go in fields so they didn’t destroy everything. Also, the carnivores would be a problem because they may or may not want to eat humans. They would have to be trained to eat what we eat like chicken, burgers, hotdogs, fish, and other meat. A lot of dinosaurs fight so they would have to be taught to live in peace. The dinosaurs are very big and when they walk it would be very loud, so some companies could sell giant dino slippers so they could be quieter. We would talk about them so much that we might make up shorter and funny  names for them like meatasaurus, vegasaurus, and bothasaurus. Instead of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Like they do in Jurassic park.

 

Some dinosaurs might be good pets. The big dinos would not be good pets because they would need so much food and water. They would also need a ton of room because of their size. Baby dinos might be good pets for a bit but eventually, they will be too big. The dinos that stay small would have to go through a lot of training to be a good pet. There wouldn’t be very many that you could have as a pet but there are some, like Aquilops, Gasparinasaura, Dilong, and a few more. It would have to learn not to eat things they shouldn’t, not to break things, and not make your house a mess.  In parks, there might be dino hours and human hours. At certain times pet dinosaurs could go in the parks and at other times kids and other people could go to the park.

 

Dinosaurs are so big and so is their poop and there would also be a lot of pee. Firstly we would have enough fertilizer to last forever. Normally poo isn’t but dinosaur poop could be turned into compost, which would help the earth be a lot cleaner and greener. If we can turn human pee into drinkable water then I’m sure we could do that same thing with dinosaur pee. Some places don’t have much clean water. If we could turn dinosaur pee into drinking water they would have more water and they wouldn’t die. Lastly, even though we could use dinosaur pee and poo in all those different ways we might still have a lot so I think that humans could come up with a way to use dinosaur waste as renewable energy.

 

Now that I’ve covered that you can probably see how difficult and dangerous life would be with all these weird things, but some of these would actually make life easier, like pets, fertilizer, and we would have infinite energy. In my opinion, I don’t think it would be a great idea to have dinosaurs on planet earth.

 

Thank you for Listening!

March 23

Innovation Day

Introduction

Have you ever wondered how solar energy gets turned into electricity? That’s what you are going to learn in this blog post. Because I and my partner chose to do solar energy. We learned so much about solar energy. Solar panels are really cool. They are made up of tiny solar cells which are usually made of silicone. They are very similar to humans who are made of human cells. Solar panels are used in lots of places like rooftops, power plants, and more! Solar panels are collect solar energy and turn it into useable electricity. Solar energy is the most efficient energy on the planet. The machines used to turn solar energy into electricity do not impact the environment that much, and they don’t pollute the planet which makes them very environmentally friendly. Each solar particle is called a photon. A second way to use solar energy is to take the heat from solar radiation and use it in a bunch of different.

 

Empathize

People are going outside a lot more because of Covid 19. So in our science unit, we are trying to take renewable energy to parks so we can have fun and not hurt the environment. There are a lot of problems in the world but this is a very big one, especially with Covid 19 which is why we are trying to fix it. Covid is bad because you can’t see family or friends and you also can’t go to some stores and restaurants. It is hard for families because they can’t see other members of their family. People who are less fortunate than us have a hard time because they can’t afford the things to keep them safe. But there are some positives about Covid. Firstly, when people get sick they can still go to school on their computer. Also because of Covid a lot of people are staying home, so places aren’t as busy so we can get around a lot faster and we can have more free time. I remember when I was about to go to Florida and I couldn’t because of Covid 19 and I was really sad because I was really excited to go.

 

Ideate

We chose to use solar panels they are really easy to use on the tops of things or beside things. They also can be used all the time because they get energy from the sun but during the day they are also storing energy to use when there is no sun or in the winter. Solar panels are also a lot cheaper than wind turbines. Solar panels cost about $20,000 but wind turbines cost between 1. million dollars and 2 million dollars. They are also very fast and efficient. Solar panels are also very cool so, at parks, kids can be curious and when they are bigger they can look into them more and be inspired.

 

Our Project

 The model of our playground is in Minecraft. There is a playhouse with lights inside powered by solar panels. We have an elevator that goes up to a cool roller coaster. There is a magical zoo with upside-down animals and rainbow sheep. It doesn’t use any energy so we couldn’t use solar energy. Ther is a solar-powered ride that gets spun around by a machine, that is powered by solar panels. There is an area where you put on special boots and wings and you can jump really high and you get a boost from fans that are powered by solar energy, and you can fly down. There is also a diving board that you can jump off of and fall into a bouncy castle. There is also an entrance to the bouncy castle. The bouncy castle is blown up by solar panels. Our last ride is another roller coaster. When you ride it fireworks go off and they are very pretty.

 

Bibliography

The Canadian Encyclopedia. Solar Energy, Adam Jones, 18 October 2019, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/solar-energy. Accessed 22 March 2021.

energysage. What is solar energy?, Jacob Mash, 19 January 2019, https://news.energysage.com/what-is-solar-energy/. Accessed 22 March 2021.

March 4

Holes Book Review

In school we have book club this month I had the book Holes.

 

I would recommend this book to people who are in grade 5 and up. It is very intense at some parts which I like a lot. It is also not too long and the vocabulary is not that hard. Different parts give you different feelings about the book. My favourite parts are when Mr. Sir got scratched because he was mean he deserved it. Also, every part with Kate Barlow is good because there is some mystery and she had a very interesting life. If you read the book you can see what I am talking about and even more. Have Fun Reading!

 

January 27

Dogs

If anybody knows me they know that I love dogs. I mean who doesn’t? They are so cute, they are so energetic and there are so many different kinds and it doesn’t matter which kind you get they are all so much fun!

 

Puppies

Dog, they are so cute. If you are sad you can cuddle with a puppy. I have to mention they can turn themselves, or your house into a mess in seconds, but it’s not that they want to, they are just having fun! Personally, my dog also barks a lot, but maybe that’s just him. Besides those little things, there is really no reason to not get a puppy. A dog is considered a puppy until they are one year old, but I consider them puppies forever because they are super cute.

 

Breeds

If there is one thing I know about breeds is that there are a lot, I mean a lot! Don’t believe me? What if I told you that there are 195 different breeds. Maybe you are saying that’s not that many. Well, you can take any two different dog breeds and mix them together you get a whole new dog. With combinations of different breeds, there are thousands or even tens of thousands of breeds. Point Proven. Every breed is different and does different things like they are very energetic or they are big or small. But one thing is for sure they are all cute! 

 

Hypoallergenic

Maybe you are saying what on earth is hypoallergenic! I can barely pronounce that. What hypoallergenic means is that firstly they don’t shed very much. Secondly, since they don’t shed none of the allergy-causing dander does not get on the floor which means no allergies. Hypoallergenic dogs’ hair grows as much as humans but non-hypoallergenic dogs don’t. So the only downside of getting one of these dogs is that they have to get a lot more haircuts.

 

Energy/Walks/Fetch

This is a bit of a scramble category but they all have to do with energy.

Firstly you need to take dogs on walks. Regularly. Some people take their dog on 1 long walk or some other people take their dogs on a few different short ones. It can be annoying but it’s the only way for them to go to the washroom, but dogs do other things on walks they run around a lot and burn energy while having fun. Secondly, dogs fetch, why? It’s kind of like a walk they burn loads of energy running to get the ball over and over again, but that’s not all, fetching is a dog instinct to retrieve.

 

Toys

These next two categories are going to be shorter than the rest.

Dogs love toys, especially ones that squeak. I think it is because if they hear the squeak they know it’s their toy and wants to go play with it.

 

Licks

A lot of people think that dogs lick to give kisses, which is correct. Dogs lick you when they are thanking you for something you did, maybe you petted them, or gave them a new toy.

 

Now I have told you a bunch about dogs. Maybe you even want to get one. It is a little expensive but, I definitely think it is worth it. They are cute, happy, have lots of energy, give licks, and so much more!

 

January 21

Scientists In School

Last week in school, we did something really fun. Today was scientists in school! Every year our school does this thing called Scientists In School. You can probably guess the concept, scientists come to school. Usually, some parents come to school and volunteer, and because of the pandemic no one is in school so we all got on a Google Meet, and so did the scientist. This time It was called As A Matter Of Fact because we were learning about the 3 states of matter solids, liquids, and gases. Her name is Dana by the way. The goal that we needed to do at the end was to figure out what the mystery powder was. The first thing we did was that we had to see if our materials would dissolve in water. Firstly, when we put flour in water the water was cloudy which meant it didn’t dissolve. When we put the Epsom salt in the water it didn’t really dissolve because it was chunky. The baking soda did though! We did a few small experiments along the way but I am not going to mention those because they are not very interesting. We made cabbage water by mixing cabbage powder and water. We took a bit of Epsom salt and a bit of Vitamin C and some cabbage water and at first, it turned pink, and after a bit of waiting it turned red which I thought was really cool, but do you want to know what’s even cooler? We did the exact same thing except instead of Epsom salt we used baking powder, and it turned blue and started bubbling! It was so cool! Lastly, we still had to figure out what the mystery powder was. It looked like flour so we put some in water and it didn’t dissolve so we thought it was flour, but some people thought that it was baking soda so we put the powder in cabbage water and it turned blue and bubbled, so we came to the conclusion that the mystery powder was flour and baking soda. It was super fun. At the end, I mixed all the rest of the ingredients together but all it did was bubble, but some people said it exploded!

January 14

My Art Drawing

While we are online there is no guided art. So what my class is doing is we go on to a page where there are a few different art activities that we can do that have to do with winter. Last week and this week I have made a few of the art activities. Firstly, I made something that is supposed to look like a snowflake with a website. It is very calming and satisfying. Secondly, I made a snowman using google drive by using a tutorial. It turned out better than I thought.

Lastly, I made one of my best drawings ever. Although it was with another tutorial it is still very pleasing to the eye.  It is a drawing of a moon in a winter scene with a lot of snow and trees. I used different colours to make the snow look

more realistic.

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January 6

Two Of The Same

Today at school we are doing an activity called two of the same. In November I posted a paragraph on Masks and in December I wrote about Minecraft Education Edition. In this post, I will be saying what I think I improved on. Just by looking at them both, you can see that one is a lot better. In my first paragraph, I didn’t use that many transition words and I should have gone into more detail. Neither the conclusion nor the introduction sentence was all that great.

 

In my second paragraph, my introduction was very clear and it even had a hook sentence! I also used tools like spell check and hyperlinks. In this paragraph, I also went into so much more detail! I still need to work on using more transition words and putting the right ones in the right sentence. Though the conclusion sentence was better I still need to improve in that area. Well, there we have it, my reflection on my two paragraphs.

December 17

Minecraft Education Edition

   Is it just me or with COVID 19 are these the weirdest times ever? Right now a lot of students are stuck learning at home which can be sort of annoying. (Trust me it’s terrible)!  So, one of the first things that come to my mind when I think of fun is video games. Have you ever wanted to take your imagination into real life? Well with Minecraft you can! My favourite video game is Minecraft. You may be saying you can’t play Minecraft in school, or can you? Well believe it or not you can! Minecraft Education Edition is educational and is already being used in some schools, for a few different reasons.

 

    Firstly I know some students don’t really like learning because it is kind of boring but with Minecraft Education Edition you can turn learning into hours of fun! Well, how is Minecraft fun? You can build anything you want in Creative Mode and you can play Survival and try and beat the game. It doesn’t matter which one you play because you’ll have fun either way! You can also have fun playing on public servers like Hive, CubeCraft, Lifeboat, and more.

 

   Some reasons it is good for learning is there are a lot of different pre-made maps for learning, For example: Explore The ISS, Explore The Human Eye, Coding, and more. There are also more blocks for learning examples. I have never played Minecraft Education Edition but I have played Regular Minecraft and to be honest, it’s so much fun! Both versions of Minecraft are made by Mojang, so Education Edition must be just as fun as Regular Minecraft.

 

   I know school can be stressful, maybe you are about to take a test or you are just nervous. Minecraft has very calming music. I definitely think that Minecraft should be used more in schools but I don’t think that it should or that it will take over traditional teaching. Especially after Covid, I think teaching will go back to normal.

 

   These have been a few of my reasons why I think Minecraft Education Edition should be in schools. Here is a recap, You can learn from home, you can use it in schools, you can have fun while learning, lots of maps, more blocks, and calming music. Now that I have learned more about Minecraft Education Edition I might just play it for fun and maybe some people reading might want to as well because it is a great way to pass the time.