Friday, June 1, 2018

Ultimate Vacation

I chose Sofia, Bulgaria, Varna, Bulgaria, and Lansing, Michigan. I chose these 2 places in Bulgaria because I did some research and I saw that there were some very interesting facts about each city. I chose Lansing because of my oldest sister, Georgia, went there for a church mission and loved it there. I also chose it because it is close to Iowa.
It turns out that Sofia, Bulgaria (though not the most populated city in Bulgaria) Is the capital of Bulgaria. I also learned that money in Bulgaria is Bulgarian Lev. Lansing is also the capital of Michigan.
The main challenges that came up in this project were when you needed to find the websites about the restaurant to figure out food and prices. But I managed to overcome because when you get the hang of it, you can easily start to find the cites.
I learned that planning a vacation is hard work. You need to plan out everything before you can start packing.
I am most proud of my actual finished project since it shows all of the finished work that I put into it.
If I could go back and change it, I would probably try to not say "Then" and "And then".

Friday, May 4, 2018

Nauvoo Trip Reflections

     When we were told that we would go to take a field trip to Nauvoo, I was excited. I have been there so many times already, and always they're fun! My favorite part was either the pioneer pastimes, where we played with toys, or the family living center, where we learned about bread, rope, candles, weaving, and wool. I learned that living in the west in the 1940's was tough. There was a lot of work to be done. I learned that the Mormons moved west to escape religious discrimination. If I chose something from Nauvoo that we learned to research, I'd say that I would want to research more about the martyr of Joseph and Hyrum Smith because there's just so much that adds up to there martyr and it's just really interesting to me about it.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Independent Project Reflection

My project is on Tennis and how it's changed over the course of its history. It talks about its creator and some original equipment that as weirdly changed as well. I used google slides because I find it can be fun, and you can use it quickly. I mostly liked that I put videos in my slides so that the audience can see people playing tennis in action. I find that answering questions I had about this topic was the hardest part, especially when I couldn't find anything at first. I have improved because now I know how to easily cite sources so I don't have to wait very long. I have also learned that getting information you need isn't always going to be a walk in a park. Many times you have to be an investigator and look around at different sources. If I could improve I think I'd have less text on my slides would be better so that my audience has no clue of what I'm going to talk about.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

One Word


                       Our 6th grade GOAL class had to choose one word that we would want to focus on this whole year. My word that I have chosen is try. I chose this word because many times last year, many times I said no immediately. I automatically didn't want to do something whatsoever. But the more I think of it, the more I ponder, I say no to most things that I have never done. If it's getting me to eat vegetables, or getting out of my comfort zone, I said no. But I will be willing this year to try these things which I have said no to. I am willing now to step out of my comfort zone and take risks. I want to try new things. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Independent Project Reflection Sports and Games Around the World: Water Polo

      My project was on the sport Water Polo. I used Google Slides to present it. Water Polo is a sport done in the summer inside a pool which is inside a stadium. I liked talking about the different facts that I didn't even know. The hardest part of my project was to make sure that I don't skip lines. I have improved by not using paragraphs, but short and sweet phrases. If you do paragraphs, it will be boring because everyone can read it. I would add a conclusion and a video to know when it's over, and to make it more interesting.