November 17

Genius Hour

For my genius hour, I am making a few things to make dogs’ lives better.

So far I have made a document that has a bit of information on why dogs fetch and why the products I am making are good for dogs. ( When you are reading that post may not be finished) I have also made a blueprint of my products. My first product is The Auto-Fetcher, there is a cardboard tube that carries balls into a ball launcher and the dog can chase it. 

My second and third products are a 2 In 1 leash and a 3 In 1 leash, they are leashes where you hold it in one place and you can walk 3 or 2 dogs. My next step is to build the products and for the leashes instead of using nylon, like normal dog leashes I am going to make a model out of string.

November 3

It’s Snowing Already!

I go to sleep, not really thinking anything of the next day, it’s just going to be a normal school day. I wake up and there is snow on the ground! We’re still a month and a half away from winter and it’s snowing. Unlike some people I hate snow! I have to put on snow pants and a very warm jacket, it’s very cold and slippery, and it sometimes makes me late for school. I also can’t play my favorite games, it’s very hard to play soccer because you are slipping all over the place, and you can’t play basketball because the ball doesn’t bounce and it is hard to shoot a basketball with gloves or mittens on, but if you take off your gloves or mittens your hands will be as cold as ice. I think you get my point. I hate snow and I hope this year is a quick winter.

November 1

Minecraft 1.16 Update

Minecraft 1.16 Update

Make sure you read my regular Minecraft blog before you read this one.



Nether Wastes: The Nether Wastes is the old nether biome that was in 1.15. Here you can find Striders which you can put a saddle on and ride with a warped fungus on a stick.


Crimson Forest: In the Crimson Forest you can find the new Crimson wood. You can also find a lot of Piglins and Hoglins. 


Warped Forest: In this biome, you can find the other new wood called Warped wood. You can also find a new light source block called Sahroomlight.


Soul Sand Valley: Here you can find a lot of ghasts and regular skeletons. It is a biome made of soul sand and soul soil. If you are traveling in this biome you probably want the enchantment called Soul Speed. If you have it and you are on soul sand you will be very fast.


Basalt Delta:

A Basalt Delta is a whole biome made of Basalt. It is dangerous because there are a lot of tiny lava pools you can fall into. There are also a lot of Magma Cubes that can knock you into the lava.



Speedrunning is a very popular aspect of Minecraft. Speedrunning is where you try to achieve something in the game as fast as possible. The most popular type of Speedrunning is where you try and defeat the 

Ender Dragon. The new 1.16 update has made Speedrunning a lot harder. The hardest part of Speedrunning is getting to the Stronghold (The place where you go to the End) and going to the End. To go there you need Eye of Enders which are made with Blaze Powder and Ender Pearls. The Nether update made it easier to get ender pearls, by trading gold with Piglins there is a chance you can get ender pearls. The Nether update made it a lot harder to get blaze rods (Blaze Rods make Blaze powder) because the only way to get Blaze Rods is by killing Blazes which only spawn in Nether FortressesNether Fortresses are extremely rare.


New Ores

Nether Gold:

Nether Gold is very common in the Nether, each one drops a Gold Nugget which 9 Gold Nuggets in a crafting table make 1 Gold Ingot. You can use that Gold to trade with Piglins.



Ancient Debris is very rare if you mine 4 Ancient Debris and smelt it in a furnace it will turn into Netherite Scrap. Once you do that put the Netherite Scrap in a crafting table with 4 Gold Ingots it makes 1 Netherite Ingot. If 

You open a Smithing Table and combine any diamond tool or piece of armour with a Netherite Ingot in will turn it from diamond to Netherite.




Piglins can spawn with either a Golden Sword or a Crossbow. They will only attack you if you are not wearing a piece of Gold Armour, But if you are wearing 

Gold Armour they will not attack you. 

You can give them Gold Ingots they will give you back any of the following: 

Fire Charge



 Nether Bricks


Crying Obsidian 

Soul Sand

Nether Quartz

 Glowstone Dust 

Magma Cream

 Ender Pearls 


 Iron Nuggets

Splash Potion of Fire Resistance

 Potion of Fire Resistance

 Iron Boots with Soul Speed III 

Enchanted Book with Soul Speed III


Zombified Piglins:


Zombified Piglins are the exact same as Zombie Pigman, so if you hit one they all try and kill you.



Hoglins are like Nether Pigs. They drop Raw Porkchop but unlike pigs they attack you they fling you up into the air. If you place down a warped fungus they will run away.



If you lure a Hoglin through a Nether Portal and into the Overworld it will turn into a Zoglin. It’s the exact same thing as a Hoglin except it looks zombified.



You can find Striders in the middle of lava pools. If you can get to one you can put a saddle on it and ride it. Like a pig, you need something to steer it but instead of using a carrot on a stick, you use a Warped Fungus on a Stick.


November 1

My Relationship With Masks

   Masks are important because they protect you from COVID 19 but no one enjoys wearing them. Firstly, masks are not easy to wear because they get dirty, they are uncomfortable, hot, and they hide facial expressions. They are also very expensive, at some stores a pack of 20 masks is $50! Is it just me or is that way too much! As well as negatives there are some positives, they keep germs to yourself, and you don’t have to be as cautious about physical distancing when you are wearing a mask. No one likes masks, but we wear them for a good reason, to slow the spread of COVID 19. If we all wear masks soon we might not have to wear them!