Monday, January 29, 2018

Independent Project: Sleepwalking

  • 1) My topic is sleepwalking. My project is just about how sleep walking works, what sleepwalking is, how do you know if someone is sleepwalking, how should you deal with a sleepwalker, what can cause it, etc. I decided to put it in a google slides presentation because I had to go to my grandma and grandpa's house (in Utah!) for two weeks on the first day that we started working on making our projects and I felt like this would be easiest to use since I was familiar with it.
  • 2) What I liked most about my project is number one, the topic, and two, the pictures, all drawn by yours truly! I've always loved to learn about mental diseases, sicknesses, etc. However, sleepwalking has always been a big one because everyone in my family has slept walk, however, I'm basically the only one who does anymore. Sleepwalking is also just funny and really interesting! I also like the pictures because they actually mean something to me because I drew them! 
  • 3) I'd have to say the hardest part of this project was drawing the actual pictures because I had to draw them with a mouse. It's really hard to do that (I'm getting better!)because it's so different from drawing with a pen or pencil. Especially with coloring. I honestly just gave up on the coloring because it was just taking up wayyy to much time!
  • 4) Well, I learned I needed to be more patient because a lot of the different websites had the exact/ nearly the same pieces of information! It was really getting to me, but then I just kept waiting and trying different uses of words.
  • 5) If I could do this whole thing over again and change something, it would probably be my art because it's really bad and rushed. I bet some people are probably like, "Wow. This stinks," I know it probably does, but that was my only choice because there are NO pictures for what I needed. Maybe I would change my art to actual pictures on the internet. Oh well, that's what I think anyways.
  • I hope you guys like! PS REM stands for rapid eye movement!

Friday, January 5, 2018

My One Word

              My one word for our one word project is emotion. Our one word project is where we all picked one word that will help us in 2018. One word that would remind us of our goals and help us. I originally was going to choose something simple like "feelings", but then I wanted to go a little deeper and sound smarter, so I thought of emotions. I chose emotion because lately, being in middle school and having to go through the teenage development thing called puberty and at the same time, dealing with friendships and school is a roller coaster of emotions. Emotions that I don't really understand or sometimes even want! Plus, my emotions- in my opinion- kind of make us who we are. This year I want- and maybe even will- to connect more with my emotions and understand them better. Emotion just seems like the right word for what my goals are, they just all somehow can deal with emotion. I don't have too many goals for this year, but for me, they're going to be a little hard because they put me outside of my comfort zone. Emotion is just the perfect word to remind me of them.

Thursday, October 19, 2017


1)      I feel like this piece is my best because it is fiction and writing fiction is something I enjoy, and I hope you like this, too. P.S. This is about rabbits.
          9/28/17- Clover nibbled on the grass just outside of her burrow. Her thoughts were on nothing in particular as this was a fine morning and she had no intentions to ruin it. The sky above her was a splash of pale blue and yellow with a hint of pink, making it seem like an unfinished water color painting. There were no clouds in the sky and the sun took advantage and shone its bright and gentle rays upon the land. Clover yawned and hopped over to a patch of dandelions when she suddenly heard a series of loud paw-steps. Thump. Thumpity-thump-thump-thumpity! "Clover!Clover!" tiny voices called out. Clover let out a sigh. Oh boy, here comes the quaking quadruplets. Four small rabbits burst through the hole and they created a circle around her.
          "Good morning, Clover!" they chanted. "Good morning, quadruplets," she groaned. At least it was a good morning until you four had to come. The four rabbits (two females, two males) were called Poppy, Nutski (the girls), Thistle, and Ginger (the boys). They were very mischievous. Once, they had accidentally guided a large and hefty tabby cat to the warren (Of course, the cat had followed them without the small creatures' knowing). It took a while, but the warren finally managed to fight it off. Clover  tried to walk away from them, but the quadruplets followed her. "Why don't you all have your own adventures?" she asked, annoyed. It's not like I didn't have any plans.
"Our mum said that we should be to hang out with you!" Nutski giggled. Clover groaned. Their mother was the chief's mate, so Clover had to do what they said in order to avoid contention with the chief rabbit. "Fine..." she said grudgingly. She searched through her mind for a scheme that wouldn't be too dangerous and too hard for them to handle. Then, she knew.
"We're going to get lettuce from Collister Farm.
The end... for now.

2) Okay, next up is something that gets on my nerves.
9/25/17- Something that really gets on my nerves is how people, whenever we're up high, they pretend to fall or jump off. It annoys and scares me so much! I mean, what if they fall for real?! I'm terrified of heights already. I don't want to get to the point where I don't go to my room anymore because it is on the second floor of my house and it's not straight on the ground! Maybe you can understand? I don't know, I sound a little bit like a worry wort.

I hope that you liked it!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Words of Wisdom

In this project I learned a lot. I was able to learn some of the things that other people have learned. I took a lot of these quotes into my life. They made me realize some things that I had been doing and I really shouldn't because it's silly. I'm so glad we were able to do this project because I was also able to interact with people I haven't talked to in awhile! This project really opened my eyes. Thank you Mrs. Edlin!

Friday, March 17, 2017

History Day Reflection

      Our project for history day was a performance on Napoleon Bonaparte. We described his achievement in uniting most of Europe with France even though he hated it. We went through the topics of his childhood, war and revolution, and his personal life. This is a link to the script: . Next, what I liked most about our project was putting it into a performance. I liked this because it felt unique and interesting how we were putting someone else's life into a play for an entire audience. I really also kind of like the challenge that came with it, as in figuring things out and how we'd slip them into the play. 
       Two things that I learned about our topic (Napoleon Bonaparte) is that he had a fear of open doors and France made it illegal to name a pig Napoleon out of respect. This interests me because it shows how respected Napoleon was even though he had an odd fear. It showed me that even powerful people are scared of something! Next, the hardest part of this project was memorizing the entire play! I think this because I don't have the best memory and so this was tough! Especially how I had the school play going on at the same time. I was learning two plays at once. It was a challenge, but I've come over it. 
      I improved as a learner by learning to calm down and try again. This helps me as a learner because if I am trying to learn something and I just keep getting frustrated, I won't really get anywhere. But, if I keep trying and each time I learn a little bit more and take it slow, then I'll be able to improve! Learning about Napoleon and arguing with fellow teammates has taught me this valuable trait as a learner. 
     I would like to improve on our "quality". Right now we aren't doing so hot on switching scenes and stuff like that. Especially with changing our costumes during certain things. I feel if we can smooth out the bumps just a bit more, we would impress our audience even more. Anyways, the thing I am most proud of in our project is how we actually made a decent play! I thought we would end up not finishing in time and even if we did it would only be like two minutes and the audience would just regret every. Single. Second.But we actually scrapped together an interesting performance that I can't wait to put on.
      Our topic relates to this year's theme because it tells how Napoleon took a stand for the people of Corsica! it shows how he stood up to the government and threw it over and became a modern hero because he united everyone! And it all comes in a performance. I feel we really actually might have shown how Napoleon united us!
     In the end, I have something to say to future students who will partake in this: DON'T MESS AROUND AND ARGUE WITH YOUR GROUP THE WHOLE PERIOD! All this will do is eat up your precious time and make you more reluctant to work with your group. Chin up now pip pip!

Monday, October 3, 2016


And they lived happily ever after...
Or did they? I mean, when we first watched the educational video on Taming of the Shrew, I thought Kate would be tamed and they'd live happy forever and ever.
But then, we watched it and then I was like, I don't really think she can ever be truly tamed. I mean, all those mean things she said to him like, I'll say what I want and that she'd hang him on the day they were supposed to be wed! I mean, I think she has calmed down a bit and realized that she can't always have her way. I'm thinking that she also realized how to "play" Petruchio's little "game."  But I still think that at times she will still be stubborn Kate, but not as much. So I say she hasn't been fully tamed.

When Mrs. Edlin announced we were going to be studying Shakespeare, I was a little hesitant to be happy about it. What I thought was: "We have to study an old guy who died hundreds of years ago? We have to study all his confusing plays?" Let's just I wasn't exactly happy about it. When we learned that we would be studying The Taming of the Shrew I grew interested because I'd never heard of it before. So when the day came that we were to watch the video with Morgan Freeman, I prepared for being bored. But it wasn't what I expected. It seemed like a comedic play. I started to take more interest. Next, we started to act out some parts. I thought all we would do is read some lines and just not understand anything, then we'd just nod our heads and say, "Oh um, yeah I've got it I think." But I absolutely loved the books! I really appreciated how they translated what the actors were saying! It made a lot more sense and made it even more hilarious to know what they were saying. So at this point in time I was actually more excited about Shakespeare. Then FINALLY they day came when we were to watch it, and I was pumped!! The movie was hilarious!! I enjoyed every bit and I just fell in love with it. When the movie ended, I could feel my interest in Shakespeare widen. ESPECIALLY with their NECK DOUGHNUTS. I wonder if they were like life jackets, for your neck? (Maybe one day we'll find out). Anyway, my interest has grown in Shakespeare and this has made me yearn for more! Thanks Shakespeare!

I think we should learn about Shakespeare four hundred years later so that our generation can learn from him. So that our generation can be inspired by his poems and plays! His plays and poems can open our minds and can possibly make us understand Shakespeare. He can teach us some important life lessons, too. If we learn about Shakespeare, maybe then we can solve some mysteries like how he died (Like if work harder to find out). I think that if people learn about him, our generation will understand where some words come from. I think we could learn a lot from Shakespeare, even 400 years after his death.

Friday, August 26, 2016

2016-2017 1st Blog Post

~An academic goal I have for this year is to get straight A's. This important because if you get C's or D's or F's (even B's) only, then you aren't really getting anywhere. I mean, a few B's are okay, but A's are awesome and help you reach a future goal.
~My behavior goal is is to behave appropriately (I mean I haven't ever behaved un appropriately, but I have been snapped after once or twice).  I really would like to try and not get snapped at, at all.
~An improvement goal I have is to be more organized. I tend to shove every paper I get into a random place in my binder. This is (of course) is not a good habit, because I lost quite a few papers, and either eventually found them, or lost them forever in my ocean of random papers. This year I will try to improve my organization.

Independent Project: Sleepwalking

1) My topic is sleepwalking. My project is just about how sleep walking works, what sleepwalking is, how do you know if someone is sleep...