Soudtrack Of the year

1. Highway To Hell By ACDC

I choose this song because we are eighth graders and we are going into high school. Almost as if we are on a highway to hell. Now we arnt going to hell but it will definitely get harder as we go into High School.

2. Stressed out by 21 pilots

I choose this song because even in the name theres stressed in it. In my middle school career and especially in eighth grade I have definitely been stressed.

3. See You Again By Wiz Khalifa.

I choose this song because two of my best friends are moving and I hope to see them again.

4. Don’t Worry Be Happy By Bobby Mcferrin

You want to care about your schoolwork of course but you don’t need to put you whole life on the line when you are taking a test. So, don’t worry be happy.

5. Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

When you are in the school year there is always something in the back of your head, summer. Summer is always somewhere, somewhere over the rainbow.

6. I Wont Give Up by Jason Mraz

You always want to give up in the school year but you can’t. If you want to get good grades you have to not give up and study for that test.

Courage Reflection

How does race shape the way we see ourselves and others?

Race shapes the way we see others because it is where they are from. Are fist impressions of people is how they look. The first thign we see in somebody is not their personality but how they look like. Also the first thing we see about ourselves is how we look like. You might look at yourself and then feel down about your race.

To what extent do our ideas about race influence the choices we make?

Suppose you are having a Birthday party. You want to invite some of your friends but then you don’t because there a diferent race from yours. We might think that that race is boring at parties or there annoying. There are many different scenarios that could happen where race influences peoples thoughts.

Competence Unit – Social Studies

What would you do differently next time?

If I did this unit again the main thing I would do is not wait till the last night to study everything. When I do this it increases my stress level the night before the test which is exactly what you do not wont to be doing. If I did this unit I think I would use the five day study plan to not be stressed out the night before the test.

What strategies worked out for you the best and what strategie do you want to use next time?

The stategie that worked it for me the best was note taking. Also it was reviewing your notes after. This strategie worked for me because it gave me a deeper understanding of the chapters. One strategie I would use next time would be the five day study plan. This plan would help me with time management so I dont just do everything the last night.

Spring Parent Conference Reflection

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From the conferences and the brain frame sheet the things I most likely need to work on in language arts is reading every night. This means reading every night for at least 30 minutes. Another thing I need to work on in all of my cores is not spacing out while trying to listen. The way my parents and Ms. Bevear decided on fixing this is just taking a break and walking outside for 2 minutes. One more big thing I need to work on is not using filler words in my everyday life and my presentations. In our goals presentation that was one of my weaknesses as I had around five to ten. I can work on this by stoping myself whenever I say it in my everyday life. Overall it was a pretty good conference.

LA Goals

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Reading Goal:

My Reading goal for this next quarter is to get at least ten words per book on my wonder words wall. One problem I have had this last semester is writing down words that I don’t know about. I can achieve this goal by having a pencil and a sticky note in my book at all times.

Writing Goal:

My writing goal for this next quarter is to actually use the words that we studied for Quizlet in my stories. I can achieve this goal by looking through the Quizlet words while I’m editing my stories to see if i can replace the regular words for a more complicated word. This will improve my word choice grade.


Quarter 4

Reading Goal:

My reading goal for this quarter is to consistently read a book every month. That means if I were to put a date on when i finished the book it wouldn’t be in spurts.

Writing Goal:

My writing goal for this quarter is to not see a sea of blue(Or whatever color Ms. Bevear is using to edit). This means that I want to have less errors in my writing pieces.

I can show these goal by having picture evidence of the consistency in my reading log. I’ll also show evidence by taking pictures of the growth and the less color in my essays. I’ll also take screenshots of my essays in the beginning of the year to now.

Grade 8 Writing

Photo on 6-6-16 at 1.58 PMPhoto on 6-1-16 at 12.13 PMIMG_0610Photo on 5-16-16 at 12.15 PMIn this writing piece I felt really good about my content. I explained everything clearly and I stated my facts well. One thing that I always am not very good at it editing. It showed in this piece as I got an AE on my language.     Photo on 3-17-16 at 1.59 PMPhoto on 3-17-16 at 2.00 PMPhoto on 3-17-16 at 2.01 PMPhoto on 3-17-16 at 2.02 PMPhoto on 3-17-16 at 2.02 PM #2Photo on 3-17-16 at 2.03 PMPhoto on 1-11-16 at 12.17 PMPhoto on 1-11-16 at 12.18 PM Photo on 1-11-16 at 12.19 PM Photo on 1-11-16 at 12.19 PM #2 Persuasive Essay Reflection: When Looked at the edited paper I was disappointed as it was slightly better than my other essays but the essay still looks like a sea of blue(or black, whichever pen she is using). One thing that I did,’t do is write formally. There are a couple spots where I should’ve used more formal words. For example I said gonna, instead of going. Another thing is that I did not cite my sourced enough in the piece. Almost every paragraph there is a place that I need to cite. Overall I did better that my other writing pieces but i’m still not there yet for getting all ME.

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Grade 8 Reading

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On my Everyhting has its cost video I felt like I did a good job. One of my strengths I think was how I cut down to the point and didn’t go on and on. I also feel like I have good pictures along with good music. I felt like my music choice was a good song as it didn’t have any words and it wasn’t too loud. One of my weaknesses was the lighting of my video was not enough. Next time I could shine even more light on myself to make it brighter. I also could cut down the music level and make my voice easier to hear.

Photo on 11-26-15 at 12.43 PMPhoto on 10-12-15 at 2.06 PMPhoto on 10-12-15 at 2.07 PMPhoto on 10-12-15 at 2.08 PMOn my reading summative I felt like a did a good job. I was able to get a strong ME. I was very pleased by how I improved since the last formative.

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Book Club:

Book Club Talk 1-22-16:


One thing I Feel that my group does really well is we all have a lot to talk about. We can all talk about the book and none of us are afraid of sharing what we think. We also as a group all have the appropriate amount of sticky notes per chapter which really makes it easy to talk. One thing we really need to work on is letting everybody talk and not interrupting them.

Book Club Talk 2-1-16


Again in this talk that our group did today we all had a lot to contribute. We also never hid our thoughts and we eventually let everybody talk. One thing that we need to work on is that there was one person who talked for most of it and that was Nino. Maybe next time me and henry should be more active contributors than today. Again a thing that we always need to work on is to not interrupt anybody.




Wonder Words Wall

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Marley And Me, John Grogan


Breezeway- A roofed outdoor passage form garage to House.

Motive- A reason for doing something.

Feigning- Pretending to do something.
Sonogram- A picture showing a sound or energy at different frequencies.
Neonnatal- Relating to young children.
Pernitoligists- Obstetricians who practice maternal fatal medicine.
The Martian: Andy Weir
Sojurner: A space robot that moves on a planets surface.
Hallucinogenic: It is a hallucinating agent.
Lcd what does it stand for. L=Liquid C=Crystal =Display
Hydrazine: A colorless Alkaline liquid.
Radioisotop: A radioactive isotope
Thermoelectric: Electricity produced by heat
Into thin air by Jon Krakauer
Ascend: Go up of climb
Bergschrund: A deep slit of ice in a glacier
Dead End In Norvelt By: Jack Gantos
Obituary: A notice of death in the newspaper.
Utopian: A state where everything is perfect.
Amo clip: A device stored to hold multiple rounds of bullets
Bayer: ?
Chisel: A long bladed tool that helps cut things.
Phonetically: Relating to science
Feral: A animal in wild state.
Hearse: A vehicle for conveying a Coffin at a funeral.
Commie: A comunist.
Dentures: A removing of plate holding teeth.
Forlornly: To lose completly
Aztec: A Member of an American Indian group that dominated Mexico.
Cortes: A legislative assembly of Spain and Portugal.
Scythe: A tool used for cutting crops or weeds.
Formaldehyde: A colorless Pungent gas solution made by oxidizing methanol.
Ornery: Bat tempered.
Beau: A boyfriend or male admirer.
Vermin: Wild animals or birds that are believed to be harmful to crops or farming supplies.
Minks: Small Carnivore in North America and Eurasia.
Tirade: Long angry speech of disagreement
Convulsions: A sudden movement of a limb.
Embalming Room:  The place where people take dead peoples organs out of their body.
Enders Game By, Orson Scott Card:
Breast Bone: A bone that goes through the center of your chest that connects your ribs together.
Commiserate: To express and feel empathy.
Mallaeble: To put something in a shape without cracking or braking.
Pinuel: To scramble or unscramble a word.
Curvature: Something that is curved

FInal WordPress blog update

a. What aspect of the PBL system did you enjoy the most and why?

I think i enjoyed the PBL project the most when we got something done and were working together well. I liked this because then i knew that we would finish it but unfortunately we still could have another week.

b. What did you learn about yourself related to how you function in a group what was your role on the team?

I think next time we have a group project i need to pick a better group that where i work with somebody that is with my strengths.

c. What will you do different the next time you have a major project like this a ssighned to you.

I will pick a better group where we can work more productively.


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