### December 2019 archive

Today we learned about the boys who got trapped in the cave in Thailand. Since the boys were trapped about a mile underground in sea cave cornered my water, it was pitch black so they couldn’t see anything. Today in class we started to plan designs to make flash lights. We were given all the different designs you can use to make the flash light. I got a really good idea. To connect a big piece with a big piece, you have to use a small piece called a pipe. You can use a big or a small pipe to connect the whichever you want. The things the flash lights needed to have is a hole for the light, it has to be able to fit in a specific sized box around 6 feet on each size. The last thing is it has to be water proof so the boys stuck in the cave could’ve used it and it would have worked. I can’t wait to finish the flash light!!!

A few days ago we finished our switches so on Monday we played a game with our finished  circuits. Basically, we connected our switches to a breadboard with some alligator clips and a small LED light. We connected them so when the tinfoil on my circuit hit tinfoil, the alligator clips connected them so when they touched, the small LED light turn on. We got into groups of 4. The first two jobs were to flip piles of cards. As you know a deck of cards has half red cards, and half black cards. The two people split the cards evenly having no idea which colors they get because they shuffled them. The people don’t look at the cards. On the count of three, they both flip the top card. The next person’s job is based on the color of the cards, press each of the switches so the light goes on. The last person’s job is to record any mistakes the person who does the circuits make. Now you know how to play the game, so go play.

For the past few days, my class and I have been making pendants. We have been bending wires into shapes. First we took a long wire and bended it into a circle with a loop to put the string in. Then we had to make a design inside of it using at the most 5 wires. I chose to make a basketball because it is simple, and basketball is my favorite sport. I made little wires into the shape of a basketball. Then I went to go solder my pieces together. First you take the rod and get the wire hot. Then you take the other piece and melt the wires together. I out my pendant on a copper string and cut it so it’s a choker. I can’t wait to wear it more!!!

A few days ago, the founder of the pajama program came to class and taught us about the program. She told us how it originated. She was just a normal woman with a normal job. But one day she wanted to read to children who didn’t have homes, so she went to a shelter for children. She thinks bedtime is a crucial part if children’s growing. They need to get enough sleep and be comfy. It was one of the best parts about her childhood. After she read the children at the shelter a book, they all walked out of the room. Genevieve (the founder) followed them out of the room. The children led her to a small room with a sofa, maybe one bed, and a floor full of blankets. All the children found a spot in the room to sleep. Genevieve wondered were all their pajamas were. They went to sleep in their clothes, so Genevieve left. She asked if she could come back next week and read to them again. The people at the shelter said yes. Next week she brought more books to read to them, and she brought pajamas for all of them. She thought, at least they can be comfy while sleeping. Throughout the weeks, she went to different shelters with pajamas and books. People started dropping off pajamas at her doorstep everyday. Eventually her boss found out and she got fired. Now her full time job was to work on giving children a good bedtime experience. Her company has expanded through the years, and now has given millions of children pj’s.