Nerdy Derby

Today we did a thing called nerdy derby. This is a thing where one builds a car and races it against other cars that people made.In this Curious on the Hudson came in to do this hands-on maker project. The first step to doing this was thinking about how the wheels would work and attaching them to wood. I was working with max on this and we decided that since the course had a starting ramp and then a hill to go up we would make our car heavy to get a good start. Mak and I also put a straw on ours to make in aerodynamic.Threw this process we had to make sure we made it equal weight.This will help us so our cars don’t make turns. We also thought about ways to make it look good without ruining the cars.During the races I lost to at the start then added a cork to make it heavy, I also put paper clips on it to balance out the weight. After this, I won A good amount. FYI Max and I did not make the same car.


In the book, Fish In A Tree by  Lynda Mullaly Hunt the character Ally Nickerson has dyslexia which is a disability that is characterized by difficulty reading. Since she has this disability she gets bullied and made fun of. She uses a strategy of getting in trouble to get away from the reading and writing. I think this affects how she interacts with the world and people in it because it makes people think bad of her because she avoids reading and writing in ways that embarrass herself. I also think because she does not tell anyone about her disability she feels very alone and she feels no one can help her because she doesn’t tell anyone. I think she is very pessimistic because she doesn’t trust people can help her. have a prediction because of her disability and how she gets bullied she is more sympathetic towards animals and other people.I think when she is alone she gets sad thinks badly of herself.I also think she wishes someone would understand her.