November 26

Instruments made out of Wood

When instruments are made, they are made with specific wood that has a nice sound and texture. Although some are not good for the earth. The material to make violin bows is very wasteful. Before using wood to make instruments, the wood must be seasoned which takes about 10-15 years. For bows, they first have to use resonance spruce and the Balkan maple. It makes playing sound much better and gives the bow a rigid feeling.

May 6

#8 Tech Post

We are starting our project today of making 3 circuits. We only get 1 piece of cardboard to make three ways to make electricity so we have to use it wisely. We also need to wear safety glasses as we see some ways to cut things.


May 3

#7 Tech Post

Today our teacher, Mr. Calvert, wasn’t here so he left us to watch a video about Nicola Tesla and his inventions about electricity. From there we will do something on Monday about the video. In the video we were learning about the Tesla Coil. That transfers electricity. Without Nicola Tesla, we wouldn’t of known what electricity was, how to work it, and how it works. Now that he discovered it, we can power up many things and that transformed technology into something so big.

April 23

#4 Tech Post

Today we were learning about electrons and reviewing atoms. Electrons are static and they are all negative. When electrons touch atoms, the atoms move away because negative can’t touch the negative. But negative can touch positive. Our teacher taught us that in clouds, all of the negative parts are on the bottom and all of the positive parts are on the top. When negative parts jump to the bottom on Earth, thats what causes lightning. When you put positive and negative together, it causes a shock.

Atoms are made of protons and neutrons together. Atoms can be split apart. The electron cloud is the outside part of an atom. In the center of an atom is the nucleus. It is the core of the atom. Protons and neutrons give the atom some weight. Adding a single proton to an atom will change the atom completely. Each positive proton will charge a negative proton.

On the right side of the periodic table, there are two parts and on the left there is one part. You can cut into any element and it will turn into smaller atoms.

December 15

My Writing Journey

My class and I have been writing so much so far this year in school such as essays, non – fiction, fiction and much more. I think I have grown as a writer. I love writing non – fiction and I think that I have gotten so much better writing in fifth grade than in 4th and 3rd grade. I like writing other types of writing but I have a talent on one type which is non – fiction. I could keep writing and writing non – fiction for a long time because I think I am good at it. Sometimes I try different types of writing. Essays are usually the hardest for me because there are many steps to write an essay and there are also many things you have to add to an essay to make it a good essay. It’s sometimes hard for me to think of examples to add but I finally come up with some good ones. My second favorite type of writing is writing reflections which is what I am doing now. I think that a reflection is a time when you get to reflect on what you are doing and how you do it. I think it is a time to reflect on you and what you have done. I like writing reflections because I can write whatever I want since it is about me only. I love writing and I think I am good at it and also I think that I have grown as a writer.