Friday, September 15, 2017

Words of Wisdom

Here is the link to my Words of Wisdom:
One of the many things I learned while doing this project was that a lot of people had really insightful wisdom to give. Some people gave really deep advice that shocked me. I also learned that it was impressive how many responses I got. I had asked a few extra people and I had quite a few extra Words of Wisdom.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nauvoo Field Trip Reflection

My favorite part of the trip was the rope making because I never knew how they made rope and i thought it was cool that they used plant fiber to make it. Something new I learned was that they would store candles in a box underground and that they would put straw with the candles. I also learned that in 1 day they could make 200 candles and I thought that was crazy. The Mormons moved west because they were being persecuted for their religion. I thought that is was interesting that the Mormons din't fight back against the people who wanted them to leave. I would want to go to the gunsmith and probably learn about how they made the guns back then because I think it would be cool to see if today we still use some of the same ways that they hunted back then.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Lit. Circle Moral Dilemma

A moral dilemma is when you have to decide between doing something right or wrong. The moral dilemma in The False Prince was if Sage should go through with Connor's plan or defy him and tell the regents Connor's plan. The author of the book is Jennifer A. Nielsen.                                                                                       DON'T READ ON IF YOU HATE SPOILERS!!!
As you read on later into the book you find out that Sage is actually Prince Jaron. You also find out he has been hiding in Avenia for 4 years after the pirates tried to kill him. He knows he is doing the right thing by going through with the plan because the throne is actually his. If I was in Sage's shoes then I would not have done things differently because the throne was his because he was next in the royal bloodline.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Independent Project Reflection

My project was about people trying to get to Mars. I told about how robots have gone to Mars and plans to send people there. I presented using a slideshow. What I liked most about my project was that it involved space and I have always liked to learned about space. the hardest part of my project was figuring out to make a bibliography. It was actually easy to figure out once I got about halfway through. I learned quite a lot If I could do it over I would have more pictures and less words.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

2016-2017 1st Blog Post

I hope that I can improve on IA assessments by 1 year.Another goal I have is to read 40 books this year.I also hope that I can behave even better then last year.These are all important so I can be the best I can be.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


I like poetry better now than i used to.I used to think it was not that fun.But now i realize that you ca play games with poetry.I enjoyed Poetry Poker the best because i like playing Poker.It also fun because you never knew what you were going to get.I chose a poem by Shel Silverstein because he is a funny poet and author.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Sports and Games Around the World-Project Reflection

My name is Josh and my project was Chess.  Chess is a game of the mind and has no physical contact unless you have anger issues and you lose.  Some games can be over in minutes. Others can take hours.  The point of chess is to capture the other person's king.  The most interesting thing I learned about my project was that the longest chess game dates back to the 900's.
By Josh

.To start you will need 1 chessboard, 8 black pawns, 8 white pawns, 1 black king, 1 white king, 1 black queen, 1 white queen, 2 black rooks, 2 white rooks, 2 black knights, 2 white knights, 2 black bishops, and 2 white bishops.
.To set up the board you must have the bottom right corner on your side to be white or red. Same with the other side.
.The king can move exactly 1 space horizontally, vertically, and diagonally. .The queen can move any number of spaces that are empty horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. .The bishop can move any number of empty spaces diagonally. The rook can move any number of empty spaces horizontally or vertically. .The knight can move 2 spaces horizontally and 1 space vertically or 2 spaces vertically and 1 space horizontally. .The pawn can move 1 or 2 spaces forward from its starting point. When it is not in the starting point it can move 1 space forward. It can also capture any piece on either of the 2 spaces diagonally in front of the pawn.
.”Checkmate” comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat” which means the “The king is dead”.
.The first chessboard that alternated black squares and white squares appeared in England in 1090
.The folding chessboard was invented in 1125
.FIDE stands for World Chess Federation

How I would improve for next time is get some more background history.

Words of Wisdom

Here is the link to my Words of Wisdom: One of the many things I learned while doing this project was that a lot of people had really ins...