This summer my family and I had some fun. Over the past summer my family and I have done lots of things including going to the movies, swimming, drag racing, fair, and going to a lego museum. When we went to the movies we watched Zootopia and ate some popcorn and when we went to the lego museum we got to see life-size statues made completely out of legos and some glue.
I am a very out going talkative person who like to play many sports and stay active one of my short term goals for this 8th grade year is to get honor roll all year and to do this I will stay caught up with my homework and take my time on it and check my grades every week and check in with my teachers if I have any questions.
I have many long term goals I would like to accomplish but one long term goal I will accomplish before and when I graduate high school is to take college courses while in high school and graduate with an associate's degree. To accomplish this goal I will Keep my grades up and start searching for a college that will accept me ,and that I want to go to and that is how I will accomplish my long-term and short-term goals.
William Beverage, my hero, was born on February 14, 1980 in Akron Ohio. He goes by David because that is his middle name, but I sometimes call him cupid since he was born on valentines day.
My dad is a hard worker who always has something to do wheather it's working on a vehicle, putting metal up for our buildings or even cleaning the house for my Mom. He is very thoughtful, and caring but strict. When ever we have a guest at our house, he makes sure they know the rules. He tries to be nice about things if our guest does something wrong
My Dad is my hero because he is a hard worker and has done a lot to get where he is now. He didn't grow up with nice things and he had to work for almost everything he had. At the age of 14 he got a job mowing grass for stores. When my Dad met my Mom he lived in an old run down trailer, so he started to work harder and get a better job. He made more money so they could buy a nicer trailer to start off with in life. My Dad now works as CSX and owns a 2 story house with 2 acres of land, and that is what makes my Dad my hero
Vocabulary Week of August 29 - September
1. A. Argument - (noun) an exchange of diverging or opposite views.
B. Since they both found good research for their argument nobody won.
C. Argument Image They are arguing about how many logs there are.
2. A. Cite - (verb) Quote a passage as evidence or justification.
B. In 21st Century we had to take a test, and cite evidence.
C. When you are typing research you have to put it in quotations.
3. A. Passive Voice - (Adj) one of the two voices of verbs.
B. The penguins were very angry so they attacked a little girl and she became the passive voice.
C. Passive Voice Image The sister is the passive voice.
4. A. Personification - (noun) When something non human gets human characteristics.
B. The banana walked away, and somebody said thats personification.
C. Personification Image The candle is given human characteristics.
5. A. Point of view - (noun) The position from which someone or something is observed.
Vocabulary week of September 4 - September 9
6. A. Articulate - (adj.) Having the ability to speak fluently
B. The man I talked to can articulate and I thought it was amazing.
C. Articulate Image she was corrected when she spoke wrong.
7. A. Collaborate - (verb) Work jointly on an activity
B. While studying a book our group had to collaborate and write an essay.
C. Collaborate Image They are collaborating in a huddle
8. A. Evolve - (Verb) Develop gradually
B. Some people think humans evolved from apes but some might disagree.
C. Evolve Image You can see the apes slowly forming into humans.
9. A. Meticulous - (adj) Showing great attention to detail
B. While working on a project for Ms. Stoneham Skylar was being very Meticulous.
C. Meticulous Image
10. A. Agile - (Verb) Able to move quickly and easy
B. While reading the book "On My Honor" one of the characters was very agile when they found out their friend was drowning.
C. Agile Image
Vocabulary Week of September 12 - September 16
11. A. Hypotenuse - () The longest side of a right triangle.
B. During math class Ms. Turner asked us to find the hypotenuse but nobody knew what she meant.
C. Hypotenuse Image
12. A. Converse - (verb) Switching the hypothesis and conclusion of a conditional statement
B. We were learning how to create a conditional statement in algebra and I decided to do a converse.
C. Converse Image
13. A. Irrational Numbers - (noun) A real number that can not be expressed as a ration of integers.
B. When I asked what type of number my age was bob told me it was an irrational number.
C. Irrational Numbers Image
14. A. Rational Numbers - (noun) A number that can be written as a ratio.
B. Today during class our math teacher and, her assistant taught us about rational numbers.
C. Rational Numbers Image
15. A. Square Root - (noun) A number that produces a specified quantity when multiplied by itself
C. Square Root Image
Vocabulary Week of September 19 - September 23
16. A. EPE - energy stored in any object or material that is bent, stretched, or compressed.
B. The slingshot that I used to shoot my brother with was brown and, had EPE.
C. EPE Image
17. A. Newton - the unit in the metric system used to measure force.
B. Today in science class we discovered what Newton meant and how to use it properly.
C. Newton Image
18. A. Force Field - an area around an object where an object can influence another object with out touching it.
B. The magnetic force field around earth is weaker than the gravitational force field and, smaller.
C. Force Field Image
19. A. Inertia - how hard it is to get something moving, stop a moving object, or change the direction of a moving object.
B. When I finally realized I couldn't get my truck to move by pushing Dakota and, Mr. Oney told me it was inertia.
C. Inertia Video
20. A. Normal Force - noun a equal but opposite force that pushes back when you stand, sit, or push on a surface so you do not sink through that surface.
B. While in the boat I told Dakota thank goodness we normal force so we dont sink through the boat to the water.
Vocabulary week of September 26 - September 30
accept, except, affect, effect, principle
21. A. Accept - consent to recieve
B When aunt Judy gave me a gift I didn't like I still accepted it, and gave her a hug
C. Accept Image
22. A. Except (Preposition)To exclude some one or somthing
B We all went to the party except for Coop and Shane.
C Except Image
23. A. Affect (verb) have an effect on make a difference to.
B. We did not know what the affect of this was so we did an investigation but didn't get any result's.
C Affect Image
24. A. Effect - (noun) A change that is a result
B. The effect of what we did was horrible so we ran away, but our parents still found us.
C. Effect image
25. A. Principle (noun) a fundamental truth or proposition
B. They told us it was a principle of life but I didn't understand how their could be a principle that controlled life.
C. Principle image
Vocabulary week of October 1 - October 6
allusion, onomatopoeia, alliteration, irony, figurative
26. A. Allusion (noun) an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly
B The magician said it was an allusion and that it was not actually real.
C Allusion image
27. A. Onomatopoeia (noun) the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named
B. Miss. Stoneham said that snap, crackle, pop was an onomatopoeia and I asked her what that meant because I didn't understand.
C. Onomatopoeia image
28 A. Alliteration (noun) the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent
B. When I asked Wyatt what alliteration meant he said he didn't know and neither did Coop.
C. Alliteration image
29. A. Irony (noun) the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite
B. After we lost our game Jackson said "oh the irony" and every one laughed.
C. irony image