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.

Thursday, May 21, 2015


"Your deeds are your monuments".  Precept from Wonder by R.J. Palacio.  One of my monuments is that I can be funny to cheer people up when they are sad.  I also like being funny.  Another one of my monuments is I can get angry at people sometimes.  I can also be kind.  Some of my hobbies are Soccer and math.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Book Talk #1 2015

I just read the most epic book ever!  It was called The 39 Clues #1 Unstoppable: Nowhere to Run.  It was written by Jude Watson.  The genre of the book is adventure fiction.  The theme of the book is perseverance.  They almost die from getting thrown off a bridge but they get through it and they live. The two main characters in the book are Dan and Amy Cahill.  The problem they face is that a man named J. Rutherford Pierce has taken the Cahill serum and that makes him a superhuman.  Here is a little bit of the plot.  Dan and Amy Cahill have to get ingredients to make an antidote to the serum to stop J. Rutherford Pierce from taking over the world.  They will have to travel the world again to get the ingredients for the antidote.  I love this book because it has a lot of adventure.  On a scale of 1-10, I rate this book a 9 and a 1/2 because it has so much adventure and dares.
This is a picture of me and my book.