January 2013 archive

January Goal Setting

 Looking Back

 What important things happened in your personal life or school life in the last year?

My important thing happened to me was graduation. ” Bye bye Elementary school” 

 What was good or special about it?

It was special for me because because we can get another happy life that is going to Middle school. 

How did your life change?

My life changed by my family giving me money some times but not every month. 

How did you grow or change?

Change: I think I grow and change because if we are going to middle school we have to be organize and responsible. 

 Did you learn anything or decide anything that was really important?

Its not important but in cheerleading class I learned that how can we do a stans, not only one but more. 

 Did you go anywhere or do anything that was really important or interesting? etc.

Last summer I went to LA with my friends for 2 weeks and we went to a camp. I was only one that was japanese form 400 people in that camp.

 

                       Looking Forward:

            My Personal / Academic Goals

                          January 2013

 

Goal 1 

Doing a hand sprint

This goal is important to me because…

This is my passion. Also If I couldn’t do it before i get to another a high class everybody can do it.

The benefits of achieving this goal are…

If i can do a hand sprint  then I would be able to go on a competition against other strong  teams.

 I would like to achieve this goal by…

I would like to achieve this goal by going to cheerleading every friday and do tumbling for 1 hour and half. or I will practice backflip at my house.  I want to do this by June!

 The steps I will take to achieve this goal are….. 

The steps I will take to achieve this goal are remembering the steps 

 

 Goal 2 

Try to do a spike for a serve ( Volleyball team)

 

This goal is important to me because…

It’s not that important but when I  get older if I want to be on a team, I have to do a spike for serving because people aren’t serving the way they swing their arms and the balls go.

Spike serve example                                                  This one I always do 

                                          

 

The benefits of achieving this goal are…

Having strong power and listen what the teacher say.

 

I would like to achieve this goal by….

I would like to achieve this goal until when I go to a higher level.

 

The steps I will take to achieve this goal are..

searching on the internet, asking my mom ( she was in a volleyball team) and practise

 

Goal 3 

Getting a higher grades on MATH

 This goal is important to me because…

math is what we really need to learn because when we get older or Adults math is always there. No matter what country you go to math is there.

 The benefits of achieving this goal are…

Listening to the math teacher and if I don’t know something  ask an adult  

 I would like to achieve this goal by…

trying to listen to the teacher.

 The steps I will take to achieve this goal are…

The steps I will take to achieve this goal are remembering how to do it 

 

 

 

 

Earth & Man Biomes & Ecosystems Minecraft

 

Minecraft Igloo 

          

Define the biome and its climate. What makes it different from other biomes?

 Tundra:  Tundra is the most coldest in the biomes. One of the characteristics of the Tundra is that there is a Large population. Another characteristic is that they only have a short season of growth and they have a low biotic diversity. There are three types of tundra: Alpine Tundra, Arctic Tundra and the Antarctic Tundra. The land is mostly flat with no trees. Below the ground there is soil called permafrost that stays frozen for most of the year.

Describe the biome’s plant and animal life. How have the plants and animals adapted to fit the biome?

Alpine Tundra: The plants and animals are well adopted and they are very similar to the arctic ones. For example, in the Alpine Tundra a lot of mountain goats live and they are surefooted for rocky mountains and they have thick fur to protect themselves from the coldness. Most of the animals have white fur so that they can cover in with the snow.

List some good examples of places where this biome is found on the Earth.
Canada,Norway, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Iceland, Greenland, Alaska

Describe – What real buildings are good examples of traditional life in this biome? Who built them and when? (add some pictures and sources if possible)

Where building materials such as wood, stone and brick are not available. For centuries, the Inuit people used igloos as temporary houses. Although a house made of snow might seem too cold to be comfortable, igloos actually act like a large snow blanket, trapping body heat. An igloo can reach temperatures of up to 50 degrees inside.

This is a Igloo 

 Explain – what features of the building show that the people adapted to live in that particular biome?

1. Dome- shape shelter made out of snow blocks and the blocks.
2.The blocks were cut from the snow, and piled in a spiral shape, leaning in slightly. 3.This gave the igloo its dome shape.
4.Soft snow was used to fill any holes, and add extra insulation.
5.Depending on the size of the igloo, it usually took the Inuit 20-30 minutes to build.
6.Larger, more permanent igloos could reach 4 metres in diameter and 3 metres in height. Sleeping platforms were made of ice blocks, covered with fur.
 

(Extra credit /Early finishers:) How would you design a new house or other living space for living well in this biome? What special features, materials, etc. would it have, and why?

We would design our house by making a temporary, dome- shape shelter made out of snow blocks and the blocks. The blocks were cut from the snow, and piled in a spiral shape, leaning in slightly. This gave the igloo its dome shape.
Soft snow was used to fill any holes, and add extra insulation.
Depending on the size of the igloo, it usually took the Inuit 20-30 minutes to build.
Larger, more permanent igloos could reach 4 metres in diameter and 3 metres in height. Sleeping platforms were made of ice blocks, covered with fur. 

How did you feel about the use of Minecraft to model the structure? How did the collaboration on your structure go? Would you rather have done it using a different format (photos, drawings, etc.)? Would you want to use Minecraft in connection to other projects in the future? Why or why not?

I felt about using Minecraft was fun but I think Minecraft was a little disturbing to people like the boys in class. I think our igloo was pretty good. I think it was good to be partners because you don’t have to do all the questions and building. I think minecraft was good to build a building because its not that hard than drawing a igloo. I think like if we our unit was about Areas then we can build a building. I think that will help and have some fun because its good if we have balance of fun and working. 

My Favorite Tutorial


My hobby is cheerleading. So I’ll pick a tutorial call “How to do a Back Handspring”. I chose“How to do a Back Handspring“ because in cheerleading class I am trying to do a back handspring and I want to know more about how I can do a handspring more nicely.                                                                                                                                       I learned from this video that you can’t just stretch your body, you have a way if you’re doing a Back Handspring. That is arms,nickel, neck up and down. And After that you need to do a bridge and that will help us all the muscle that we need for the skill. For this tutorial it make a good video by introduced the topic before she started. This is good because you will know what we are going to do, and the teacher told us and show us how we are going to do a Back Handspring. That is good because it will help people to not get injured and doing the wrong thing.  I think for me, it was difficult or it would been helpful by doing a slow motion  2 times. That way we/me will know more exactly how we can do it .