Q4 Reading Goal:
By the end of the year I would like to have read 2 books of comedic, horror, realistic fiction, and informational writing.
S: To accomplish this goal I need to have 2 books of 4 different genres (see above) which is very specific.
M: This goal needs 8 books of 4 different genres so it is very measurable as it can be recorded in our reading log to show how many we have read.
A: If I am active in reading specific genres I can achieve this goal.
R: This goal is realistic as I have read an average of 9 books per quarter leaving me with space to choose a random book.
T: This goal will be accomplished by the end of this quarter.
Q4 Writing Goal:
I will incorporate at least 5 words into my writing from my WWW into my books to better understand word choice and function of these words.
S: I need to incorporate at least 5 words from my WWW
M: I can be measured by counting the words on my wonder wall and checking how many have been used in my writing
A: If I can actively look for new words and understand the words on my wonder words wall I can definitely achieve this
R: 5 words from my WWW is realistic enough because of the certain circumstances in which different words change per piece so it is definitely realistic.
T: This is done by the end of the quarter.
Also maybe as an external idea could post a topic on a game or topic I enjoy (not here though maybe on Bungie.net or other sites).
Q3 Reading Goal:
Reach 200 Words on my Wonder Words Wall
S: When Im reading consistently add words to my Wonder Words Wall
M: My WWW will show whether I manage 200 words or not
A: I believe that I can achieve this by keeping my blog open while reading
R: This goal will help benefit my word choice and help me learn new words
T: This goal will be completed by the end of the School Year
Q3 Writing Goal:
I will improve my general punctuation skill by spending more time actively looking for errors in my writing.
S: When Im revising my work I will more actively search for punctuation errors in my writing by working on sites such as noredink
M: My writing pieces will show whether or not I accomplish this goal
A: This goal can be achieved if I get better at recognising punctuation errors in my writing.
R: This goal will help my general quality of writing and keep me away from bad grades and silly errors
T: This goal will be completed by the end of the School Year
Q2 Reading Goal:
While I am reading I will find 5-10 different words that baffle me and add it to my Wonder Words Wall.
S: When Im reading I will consistently find 5-10 different words that I can add to my WWW.
M: My WWW will show how consistent and if I’ve followed through with my goal.
A: When I read I will also have my blog open so as to remind me to add new words.
R: To make this happen I will have to instead of just skipping words I don’t understand. To Look them up and record them.
T: I will hopefully feel like I have completed this goal by the end of Q2
Q2 Writing Goal:
To consistently use new and interesting words into my writing pieces.
S: I will use new words instead of reusing boring dull words.
M: My grades on my writing pieces will show weather I have followed through with this goal.
A: This will require me to look for overused words and try to find new more descriptive words and underline the words that I have changed.
R: I will have to check myself when I use boring words and use more descriptive ones.
T: The end of Q2 is when I should complete this goal.
Definitions from Google
Terse: Brief and to the point.
Surpass: be or do something to a greater degree
Transient: Enduring a very short time
Immutable: not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature
Disperse: move away from each other
Inane: Complacently or inanely foolish
Vilify: spread negative information about
Superficial: involving a surface only
Abridge: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Alleviate: provide physical relief, as from pain
Complacent: showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.
Life of Pi
Pg 11: Cesspool, a temporary underground storage of waste.
Pg 13: Turnstile, a rotating door made of horizontal bars on a pole allowing only one person through at a time.
Pg 15: Manifold, many and various
Bungalow: a low house having only one storey or, in some cases, upper rooms set in the roof, typically with dormer windows
Deter: discourage (someone) from doing something by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.
Bewilder: cause (someone) to become perplexed and confused.
Tentatively: Hesitantly, like you were entering a dangerous unknown situation.
Quenched: satisfy (one’s thirst) by drinking.
Loft: a room or space directly under the roof of a house or other building, used for accommodation or storage.
Sedate: calm, dignified, and unhurried.
Languish: (of a person, animal, or plant) lose or lack vitality; grow weak.
Queer: strange; odd.
Parapet: a low protective wall along the edge of a roof, bridge, or balcony.
Decree: an official order that has the force of law.
Traverse: travel across or through.
Inhabited: (of a person, animal, or group) live in or occupy (a place or environment).
Inscribed: write or carve (words or symbols) on something, especially as a formal or permanent record.
Ascended: go up or climb.
Faceted: one side or aspect of something
Superstition: excessively credulous belief in and reverence for the supernatural.
Glistening: (of something wet or greasy) shine with a sparkling light.
Glimpsed: see or perceive briefly or partially.
Crenellated: provide (a wall of a building) with battlements.
Blood of Olympus
Primordial: existing at or from the beginning of time; primeval.
Pontifex: (in ancient Rome) a member of the principal college of priests.
Kudzu: a quick-growing eastern Asian climbing plant with reddish-purple flowers, used as a fodder crop and for erosion control. It has become a pest in the southeastern US.
Cairn: a mound of rough stones built as a memorial or landmark, typically on a hilltop or skyline.
Obelisk: a stone pillar, typically having a square or rectangular cross section and a pyramidal top, set up as a monument or landmark.
Psychological: of, affecting, or arising in the mind; related to the mental and emotional state of a person.
Bouquet: an attractively arranged bunch of flowers, especially one presented as a gift or carried at a ceremony.
Chauffeur: a person employed to drive a private or rented automobile.
Undermine: damage or weaken (someone or something), especially gradually or insidiously.
Patricide: the killing of one’s father.
Poltergeist: a ghost or other supernatural being supposedly responsible for physical disturbances such as loud noises and objects thrown around.
Incarcerated: imprison or confine.
Brooding: showing deep unhappiness of thought.
Plumage: a bird’s feathers collectively.
Visage: a person’s face, with reference to the form or proportions of the features.
melee: a confused fight, skirmish, or scuffle.
midst: in the middle of.
pantomimed: express or represent (something) by extravagant and exaggerated mime.
Brethren: archaic plural form of brother.
Cavernous: like a cavern in size, shape, or atmosphere.
Eerie: strange and frightening.
Esquimaux: a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia); the Algonquians called them Eskimo (`eaters of raw flesh’) but they call themselves the Inuit (`the people’)
Deliberately: Done consciously and intentionally
Concise: Giving a lot of information in a clear brief manner
Insidious: proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects.
Archaic: very old or old-fashioned.
Ignoramus: an ignorant or stupid person.
plethora: a large or excessive amount of (something).
Liturgy: a form or formulary according to which public religious worship, especially Christian worship, is conducted.
The penguins main idea is that Batman is a huge problem. His reasons are that Batman is always surrounded by criminals, even though Penguin is always surrounded by cops.
He supports it by talking about how Batman is always so secretive, and how he is always surrounded by bad guys, while he, is always surrounded by cops
My fellow citezens, let me begin by pointing out a few inconsistencies, this shows that he wants to relate to them
Batman had less time before he was interrupted, and he gets interrupted by the people playing a song
Batman because he waited respectfully for the Penguin to finish and conclude his reasons.
In this story by James and Christopher Collier, This book set in the Revolutionary War focuses on Tim Meeker, and his family. In this story Tim’s older brother Sam heads off to the army to fight in the war and is gone for a very long time. For a while in this book its mostly about Tim coping with the war. But later on in the book (SPOILER ALERT) while Tim and his dad go to sell their cattle, Tim’s dad is captured by cowboys and somehow ends up on a British Prison Ship and dying of cholera. But as life gets harder, Tim has to man up and run the tavern. But one day Sam’s army comes back to Redding and camp out. But while Sam catching up with his family, two soldiers try to steal some cattle, Sam catches them in the act, but they catch him. And afterwards he gets executed for robbery.
I think this book one of the main ideas is that things happen, and something’s you just cant change. I think that sometimes you just get blamed for things you didn’t do and sometimes you have to take the fall. I think that this book another main idea is that even after bad things, good things have to come. After the whole war ended Tim settled down, made a family, and lived a long happy life.
I can connect to a story like this, we’ve all been blamed for doing things we haven’t done, and it hurts. For example in my live when we went on PEAK (school trip to Beijing) I was blamed for sneaking into a friends room, in the middle of the night, and returning it. Obviously I didn’t do that, we all do stupid things but eventually it hits a line, an uncrossable line of things you should never do. But overall I thought this was an amazing book with amazing lessons that everybody can learn from.
Diamond is the color of the sky
push a button
let them fly
glance at all the rockets fly
up into the sky
Listen to the tiny chute
capture all the wind
Diamond is a Sky color
a rocket color
an awesome color
Recently in science we have been learning about the water cycle. The water cycle starts off at some sort of water body and a source of energy. That energy source will over time evaporate the body of water into water vapour witch is the liquid state of water. Then the water vapour travels up into the skies and builds up with other vapour particles. Once the vapour gets cold enough and enough water has condensed then gravity takes over and the droplet of vapour is now a rain droplet. From there it can land anywhere on Earth, it could land on land and then it would sink through the ground and turn into ground water. Or it could land in another water body of water and flow down rivers and streams back to the main body of water. This is called runoff. Then from there the water cycle continues on and on and on.
We have just set up this new blog and switched over to WordPress and I think I might use this for a few things. I think I might use this to post maybe science photos or lab information or even LA stories. Maybe I might post drafts about stories or essays that we will make in Language Arts. We could maybe use it for school work or videos that we can make in class. This blog has a lot of possibilities and I cannot wait to get started with it.