Site visit capstone

The day I was at my interview with officer manager Lauren she offered to take me on a tour of everything she used to track sleep and to diagnose problems. She showed me lots of things and even showed me a track of a recent patient they had. This patient had bad apnea. The chart was divided into to parts which were when they turned on the machine to help the patient breath and when it was off so they could see if there was an improvement. Each of the two parts had how much the patient move, how long he stopped breathing and random times they woke up and some other things. When she showed me this I noticed it improved a lot once they turn on the machine. She also showed me another special job they had there and I think, I’m not so sure though that was the person who studied the sleep on paper and identified the problem. When she was touring me around she showed me different kinds of beds they use for different situations. One bed was designed for people who are a little bit overweight. The other bed she talked about was a Tempurpedic bed. this is meant for people who can’t sleep at a certain temperature. One cool tool I learned about when I went there was a camera that pat could capture even the slightest of movement and sound. I asked her why do they need to do that and she told me because snoring is actually not a healthy sign if it’s consistent through lots of days and not just a stuffy nose. The camera part of it was to capture unhealthy movements are things like sleepwalking and sleeptalking and other things that I can’t think of or know of. Here are some pictures. 

Constitution project

Hello, readers the whole of last week and this week our class has been working on a constitution project. The first step to this was to roll a die and see what category things we got. The options were Art, Events, technology, documents and the other two I forgot. I rolled art and was first unhappy. Next, we rolled a die for what kind of thing we would use for our presentation. For this, I got something I love Wevideo. After this for me, I had to choose a painting to choose and I chose the painting Franklin At The Constitutional Convention by Joseph Boggs Beale.after 2 days I had only the tiniest bit of work so I decided I was going to study the event artist and the picture.after this, I got really confident and decided to start. I knew a lot about this event but I didn’t about the artist so I did research. Now that I have all of my information I am putting the Wevideo together right now. The voice recordings are a little shaky but otherwise its good.

Interview

Yesterday I left early from school to do my interview. As you may know, my topic is on sleep so I went to a sleep section of a hospital in Stamford. She was the office manager of the sleep section.Her name was Lauren something, She specialized in helping sleeping disorders. After I asked all my questions she offered to show me how they treat people with certain problems and she told me some sleep disorders. After that, since I was asking lots of questions she showed me how they diagnosed peoples problems have. She showed me this confusing paper that tracked somebody who had sleep apnea. This is a bad sleeping problem where you stop breathing consistently and you don’t get sleep because your brain is focusing to make your body breath. It also tracks if they snore because snoring is actually not a healthy to do unless it could just be you have a stuffy nose. I liked this interview because all of her answers made me spark new questions that I will ask for my next interview. This interview also made me want to research more. Overall I learned a lot and this will help boost my presentation a lot. Please look at my interview post.

Spanish restaurant

Some days ago my class and the whole fifth grade went to a restaurant that our Spanish teacher took us to after we learned about the food. The way we did this is everyone split into groups then we each got every dish. I really liked the system because you could eat everything. In this senor johnson made us use Spanish for the whole thing so it was hard. He handed out a paper that had questions we should ask people about the food. I think my favorite part was the fish because it had a good sauce and it was super crispy. I hope I will return.

Capstone Deciding On A Topic And Questions

 In our class, we are doing capstone. It is a research-based project where you choose a topic and then research it, you do most of it in school.

This past week I went through a struggle of deciding a topic. The way I figured out a topic was brainstorming a bunch of topics then eliminating bad ones until the final 2 then I decided which one would have more resources. Yesterday and the day before, we brainstormed questions about our topics and mine is sleep. What I did was think of questions and those questions generated more. My main question that will guide my research is “Why do we sleep and how does it help your body develop?” My sub-questions are “what are the effects of not getting enough sleep”,” How can we help people who don’t get enough sleep”, “how and why do you sleep with your eyes open”, “what is the average amount of sleep time and why”.  

Right now we are working on finding websites and books to help us do my research.This is a hard step for me because my topic is a little bit advanced so I have to find good search terms that will get me some good kid resources. I love researching my topic because it is interesting and has a lot of subtopics and interesting things like how does a person who does not get enough sleep compare to somebody that does.

 

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.

FISH IN A TREE SOCIAL ISSUE

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.

A Long Walk To Water

In my class, we are reading a book called A Long Walk To Water. Leadership is very important in this book. I think to have good effective leadership you have to have a certain skill set and things to make you stand out. In the book we are reading, the main character’s uncle has that certain skill-set and things to make him stand out. One of the skills he has is  he knows how to divide things between people and not be greedy. This is very useful because if your greedy that then you’ll hog everything and no one will respect you. Another skill leaders need to have is a way to boost and encourage their teammates are people who they are leading. In this book the leader encourages the protagonist because they have to walk a lot so he breaks it up things a little steps by saying things like oh walk to that tree then after that he says oh you have to walk to that bush and eventually they made it very far, which shows that he has the skill set to be a good leader. There’s one more thing good leaders need to have which is something to stand out for example food. in this book the leader has a weapon which he can use to protect them and get food. 

I think the protagonist Salva has some of these good qualities because he has a fair mind and if he hunted something he would always share with the whole group. I also noticed the protagonist is very giving and he would give away his water if he had to and water is very scarce where they were.He demonstrates these leadership by being very empathetic and would never move on without someone.Another thing that makes Salva an exceptional leader is his determination.In the non fiction book Salva goes through a lot of problems including people that he cared about dying but he powered through it. Now he is leading the nonprofit organization Water for Sudan and made the quote “Keep walking”. 

 

Salvas strategy to take things bit by bit could help anyone in their life. This strategy is very good because if you were stressed and you still had to complete hard assignment like an essay you coul that could help you get a lot of work done and make you want to keep going.This can help you because you can keep pushing when you feel that you can’t go any further.This strategy can also help you have more faith in yourself. 

Perseverance  is really important in this story but also in life.I think perseverance  is very important in life because it can help you never give up if you are in a tough situation.This is also very important because you cannot move on without perseverance. For example if I am playing a sport and I miss a shot I won’t give up if I have perseverance.