|My display board and I ( me looking totally ridiculous)|
Images of Greatness was a project we did where we researched someone in history who we believe was/did something great.
- My image of greatness was Joseph Smith Jr. I believe he is great because he was tarred and feathered, persecuted, shunned, denied by his wife's parents, nearly had a bottle of acid down his throat, and much more, yet he still kept going. Joseph Smith Jr. founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Back then, and even now, this religion was believed by many to be wrong and ridiculous. They told that to Joseph's face! Yet none of those threats, harsh comments, and persecution stopped him for teaching what he believed right. That's what I admire about him. Especially how he said this "It mattereth not whether the principle is popular or unpopular, I will always maintain a true principle, even if I stand alone in it." That touched my heart. It could go for anything! Like... if people are doing something wrong and they want you to do it, it's not going to be easy if you're the "odd one out", but you should always stand for what you believe in.
- The thing I am most proud of in my work... that's a little hard, but I'm going to say I'm pretty proud of my board because I procrastinated while waiting for inspiration. Then, I was stuck with a design and, though simple, I was pretty proud of it. This is the first tri-fold I've ever made, and I'm really surprised that I didn't mess it up (er... not too bad.)
- The most challenging part of this unit was saying my bio riddle in front of my class as we were memorizing it because when I first recited mine, I hate admitting this but, I almost had an anxiety attack because I started skipping things and my brain was going faster than my mouth... Ever have one of those moments? Well, I thought it was a little strange because I can totally do plays and all that, yet I couldn't really recite this poem without freaking out. (which reminds me, Whitney Smith, you did a wonderful job last night! You should be proud to have finished! I just hope you know that you were amazing and that guess what? It's over! I hope that helps.)
- I think I grew kind of as a person in this unit because of the person I chose. Joseph Smith Jr. was a really kind and good man. He accepted everyone for who they were. He never thought badly of anyone, maybe disgruntled, but never for long. This kind of pushed me to be just a little more like him- accepting others for their beliefs and forgiving others as well.
- I could definitely improve my tri-fold. I felt like it was simple, but not good enough. I mean, Danielle's, Delayne's, Nick's, Grant's, and all of your tri-folds were great! I just felt like mine was... well, it could have been better. If I could've done anything differently, well I would try to make my tri-fold actually look okay. Also, I would probably try and not look like a tiny person in a large suite. I felt like a goofball. Ethan J. said that was a great part, but I felt a little stupid. Oh well, just an ego thing I should probably work on.
- Awww yeah! The best part of the 2018 IoG celebration was... Drum roll please............ the food! Actually, that was only part of the best part. I really liked walking around and seeing everyone's exhibits and trying their food. I enjoyed all the foods, but some honorable mentions... Spencer's Dr. Strange Mysterious soup (or whatever it was called), Anna's chocolate bark, Erin's bread rolls, and of course, Grant's cheap person pretzels. I enjoyed pretty much all the food, though! It was amazing! I think everyone did really good, and let me just say that when I got home and went to bed, I was very satisfied. However, I was a little disappointed because not a lot of people ate my food (which was bread) because they thought "Oh, this person is a religious figure, so obviously this bread is not just bread' or something similar like that, but hey! More for me.
- Man, I'm really going to miss our GOAL class.