April 21

Poetry Unit

I personaly like the poetry unit because it is really fun to write poems and I think I am pretty good at it my favorite poems are the funny ones I have wrote a lot of poems and I like doing it. Everyone had to make a where i’m from poem witch is a poem about your origins this is my where i’m from poem.

I am from

A piano that plays a soft smooth melody

From books and bookmarks

I am from a land of chaos

And yells and screams of anger

I am from a loud house but silent street

I am from a cherry tree

Whose roots are strong as iron

From Kolb and Cheevers

And from crazy and annoying

I am from a Thanksgiving feast

From turkey and potatoes

I am from doctors and lawyers

From a little pig toy

I am from a train and a car

I am from the moments of pain and misery

I am from a land of chaos

I am Matthew
-by Matthew

Overall the poetry unit is really fun and I want to do more of it.

April 21

Immagration Unit

During the immigration unit my main assignment had to pick a country in the 1890’s – 1930’s make up a person from those times and make a realistic video on Wevideo.com.  I chose france 1910 in Le Mans my person was Louis Petit. He had a brother named Hugo, a sister named Angelique, a mom named Marie, and a dad named Leo. He leaves because of poverty and wanting a new life. he has to pack and say goodbye to Astor, his cousin. He takes a train to Havre, France aand takes a boat called the S.S. Chicago. When he gets to Ellis Island he gets very confused but over his course of time on Ellis Island he gets less confused. In the aftermath he is happy with his new life but when he figures out that Astor died he gets very sad. Overall the immigration assignment was great.

March 20

Sphero lesson 2.0 – 3.0 March 17

I think that my second and third Sphero lessons did much better than my first because we did not have technical difficulties and it just went smoother. First after they signed in we would teach them how to do a rectangle then we taught them about loop and reset aim. then we made them use a ramp. This was hard for them but they did it. Our First group was better but they were both great. Overall the second and third lesson did a lot better than the first. Here is an image of my group working, I am  taping a ramp down well everyone else is working on the program.

March 10

Sphero Lesson 1.0 March 8th

I think our first sphero lesson was good except for the technical difficulties our first group Matthew and Zach were better than Jack and Megan (our second group) We got everything done so i’m very happy. I was scared that I would mess up before but then I stop feeling that. during the lesson we taught my groop roll and how to make a square. they understood it well. at the end we showed them the fortune teller program and they liked it. Overall it was a great experience.

January 23

Rube Goldberg 6

Yesterday Leo and I got together to finish our Rube Goldberg. After we recorded we decided not to include all twenty four attempts, just the first and last. Editing was hard, but when I finished the soundtrack was great and the cuts and words worked well, too.

Overall, I think that Leo and I did a great job on our Rube Goldberg machine, we were very happy that we finished it because we spent a lot of time building and recording.

January 23

Rube Goldberg 5

Yesterday, Leo and I got together to finish our Rube Goldberg machine. When we recorded, it failed twenty four times before it finally succeeded.  Each time we recorded, I got better and better at saying the intro. Now I can say it without even looking at the machine. On the twenty-fifth attempt Leo and I went crazy because we were so upset that it wasn’t working that when it did, we were very surprised and relieved. Also, on our second try it was about to work, but then the soccer ball missed.

January 23

Rube Goldberg 4

Yesterday Leo and I met to finish our Rube Goldberg machine. When we assembled it, the hardest thing was the marble hitting the tablet because we had to make a cardboard tube turn so that the marble would hit the tablet at the right angle. Another thing that was hard was attaching the string for the shoe to the ceiling because Leo and I could barely reach it, so it became very hard to tape the string. When we finally did it, we added a new step that included a water bucket where the weight of the bucket that is full of water would pull on the pulley, instead of using a person. The whole machine was assembled in a hour, so we still had a lot of time to finish.

January 12

Rube Goldberg 3

Today,  Leo and I collected the materials we need for our Rube Goldberg machine. We needed: a ball, a goal (box), some string, duct tape, a toy car, toy car track, a marble tube, a marble, a pulley, a soda can, dominoes, a shoe, paper, and a nerf dart. It took about an hour to find everything we needed. After that we tested everything separately so we could make sure that they worked. Then we ran out of time because Leo had to leave.

Overall, today we finished all the things that are due on the 18th, and Leo and I were very successful.

January 11

Rube Goldberg 2

Today Leo and I got together to do our Rube Goldberg and we are working on our sketch. We set up our machine based on our sketch and the machine goes like this: 1 pully, 2 car ramp, 3 soda can roll, 4 dominos, 5 marble, 6 string pull, 7 shoe string, and finally, 8 soccer kick. We added an items list, labels and an explanation for the confusing parts. We decided to do it on paper, not on Google Drawings. We also thought of what room to use in my house and we chose the living room.

January 11

MLK, Jr.

I think that the aspirations of Mr. King’s speech were realized and now some people have forgotten about it.

They were realized because a couple of years after his speech the black people’s rights came one by one to black people for example his quote,”I have a dream that little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls” and they do. Even though he was shot his “dream” still lives on. Mr. King’s speech inspired many and won the hearts of the many people who make the laws. Also, I think that if Mr. King’s speech was not said by him or not said by somone with a good enough reputation then black people might not have the same rights today.

The aspirations of Mr. King’s speech have been somewhat forgotten  For example, the new “Black lives matter protest” which is about cops who are using violence on black people without just cause, shows that certain people dont want to treat all people equally or fairly.  It seems that overtime the ideals of Mr. King’s speech have been slowly fading away and people have been forgetting about them.

This is a timeline of Mr. Kings life.MLK, Jr. timeline-27y7vzh