In 5th grade at my school we do this big research project called Capstone, right now we are choosing our topics and a main inquiry question. The topic I chose was PEDs in baseball,(a PED is a performance enhancing drug) . First we have to fill out this inquiry packet (an inquiry is a question that we will be researching) that point of the packet is help us find that main question, inside that packet we had to answer some questions to help us organize our interests. Next we had to think more deeply about the topics that we would be interested in researching for 7 weeks, don’t forget this is probably the most important part of Capstone because if we end up not liking our topic then we are in for some boring 7 weeks. Continue reading
We went to Philadelphia as a grade in my school a couple months ago, and it was really interesting, we went to museums and to the all famous liberty bell!!
We had to be at school by 6 o’clock so the bus didn’t leave without us. The bus ride was about 3 hours and we played a lot of video games almost everyone brought a device from phones like me to ipads and even to nintendo switches.
FIrst we went to the Alexander Hamilton museum and we saw how far Aaron Burr stood when he shot Alexander Hamilton, we also saw old watches and other things like that and those were worn by famous people. We took a lot of pictures plus we took a picture as a grade. Next we saw a short movie and we got a lot of information from just that museum.
Next we went to the place where the liberty is. I even took a selfie with the bell. 🙂
After we went to where the constitution declaration of independence and the bill of rights were but in the middle of the walk there it started raining but luckily we got inside.
In conclusion Philadelphia was very fun maybe you should go sometime.
Today 21/6/18 we saw another series of ed camp talks and the first one I saw was Josh Lamberg. He talked about his experience playing baseball. He also talked about how you can set different goals for yourself and how it can effect you in a good way. He said to make a game out of what your doing and then set rules for yourself and how it can help you if for example if you’re playing baseball and you need to shovel the driveway how can you get it done and maybe get your hands stronger because having strong strong hands can make you a better baseball player. The second person I saw was Adam Etra and he talked about real estate investments and how you can make good investment and how you can be logical with them. we used pretend hotels as examples and we named characteristics of each and we guessed which one made the most money and decided which one we would invest in. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot.
Today 11/28/18 we saw two different people talk about what they do/did as a job/hobby. The first person was Julie DeGenero and she talked about being a prosecutor. I liked her presentation because it helped me understand that being a prosecutor is a interesting and difficult job because she has to seek justice. In other words she has to make sure that the guilty people get punished and the innocent people go home unpunished. She also talked about her different cases. The second person I saw was Lori Weiser and how she is an orthopedic surgeon. she taught us about the bones and breaks fractures and I liked it because I learned a lot about what those doctors do, she even showed us how they make a cast!