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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Creative Story Outline

Summer vacation brings kids to the hot dog stands of Burgersburg, South Carolina. There is this one hog dog stand that stands out from the rest that everyone goes to until the old owner of the stand dies and strange things start happening with the stand.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Creative Writing Brainstorming

When I was brainstorming ideas and topics for my creative writing this is what came to mind.
  • Fish
  • Trees
  • Birds
  • Toasters
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Rocks
  • Metal
  • Dogs
  • Eddie Van Halen
  • Blinking
  • Sleep
  • Dark
  • Rain
  • Cold
  • Nickels
  • Gold
  • Copper
  • Silver

Monday, October 17, 2011

Why I Write

To answer the reason why I write, I'd like to answer why you, me, and everyone else writes, to communicate. Whether you are writing a poem, short story, or play you are communicating to others by sharing opinions, feelings, moods, thoughts, facts, and ideas.
The reasons you and I write can be different because we may be trying to achieve different things with our writing such as congress trying to pass a bill, everyone has there own idea and opinion of how something should be done and is trying to persuade others why their way makes more sense than the other guys. An encyclopedia is written to inform you with information or like fiction books are mainly written to entertain. Even a diary written to yourself is communicating because you are writing and reminding yourself what you had done on that day and what your feelings and thoughts were.
So to answer the question of why I write, I write to communicate and interact with others to get a point across, entertain, or persuade. And I set the mood or setting by describing emotions or feelings when i'm entertaining and facts and theories when i'm trying to persuade or inform. So in short you, me, and everyone else writes to communicate or interact with each other.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mood and Setting

The cold snow bites my skin like the wolf bites it's prey. The whispering winds sweep across the yard instilling all with the frozen fears of the night. The gnarled maple covered in the icy menace of winter threatening to give way. As I follow the path to the cabin to retire from this vast frozen wasteland.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Science Lesson Reflection

Today I taught my Transform Boundaries in science and I believe I could of done a better job of teaching the lesson if I would have had my notes more organized and understandable but I think I got the point of it across because no one looked to horribly confused. And our activity was a success because everyone made some very good examples of the 3 boundaries and wrote a write up of each one.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Science Student Teaching : Transform

I am teaching the 5th hour science class about transformation boundaries.
Cole and I got our information from the science text book and Google Images.
We are sharing one activity with all the boundaries and are have the class make a example of each of the 3 boundaries on a styrofoam plate. We are introducing transform,plate,fault, and boundaries.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bean Project

Problem - How fast will a Great Northern bean plant grow?
Background - Plants require water,soil, and sunlight to grow.
Hypothesis - I believe that the beans will grow in the soil and water but i think
that the beans will grow larger and faster in soil and Dr. Pepper.
Materials - 2x 2 ounce cups
4x ounces of soil
1x 10mm graduated cylinder
2x smooth sided Great Northern beans
pencil and paper
140mm of water
140mm of Dr.Pepper
ruler in cm
Procedures - 1. Make a hypothesis and identify your objective and variable of the
experiment.
2. Get safety equipment.
3. Gather materials.
4. Fill 2 2 ounce cups with 2 ounces of soil each and bury bean half
an inch in the soil.
5. Label 1 cup Dr. Pepper and 1 cup Water.
6. Water them every day for 3 weeks with 30 drops from a dropper and
record the growth of the plant over the course of the 3 weeks
Experiment/Collect Data - Graph
Conclusion - I have concluded neither of my variables are good choices because
neither one showed any growth or sign of development on the bean its
self.
Question - What would be a better controlled variable?