Friday, April 3, 2015
We are reading the book "One Red Paperclip" in Language Arts, this book is about a guy playing the game bigger and better. If you don't know what this is, it is basically when you start with something small like a Paperclip,pin, gum, bracelet, etc... And you trade with others for something bigger and better and continue to trade until you get something you want with. Kyle started with a little red Paperclip. And is slowly working his way up to a house.
We are playing this game too in 8th Grade Language Arts Class. I particularly think it's the stupidest thing ever, and no point what so ever. But I'm being forced to do this so I'll smile and play along to see where things go. We were supposed to find something to trade and ask people to trade for something bigger and better and post pictures. This is what I started with and I guess will work my way up, until we finish the book One Red Paperclip by Kyle Macdonald.
I started with a little pink rubberband that got from a guest speaker that talked to us a few days ago, after she was finished talking she realized she had a ball of rubberbands she didn't need so she gave one out to all the people who wanted one. I thought that was cool of her, I like rubberbands.
I traded my rubberband for a green pencil. I got this magically cool green pencil from testing and a very generous teacher who decided to give her pencils out.
Still waiting to trade for something bigger and better.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Through out the quarter we have read the book Animal Farm, it is written by George Orwell. This book is basically a Russian Revolution reenactment. The animals on the farm rebelled against their owner, Mr.Jones and sorta elected new leaders. There were two leaders in the revolution, Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin, and in the book animal farm there is Napolean and Snowball, but evenetually Napolean gets addicted to power and runs Snowball off the farm. But while we were reading the book we were working on Minecraft, in class and at home, recreating the scenes of the book. We created The Farmhouse, The Shed, The house, The windmill, and the neighboring farms. The funny thing about the windmill is that it was broken and rebuilt multiple times, so we took TNT and blew it up and then build a new one right next to the remains of the broken windmill.
We did have some difficulties as they did to in the book. One was that on the minecraft pocket edition it didint have the same materials as in the book. We need to make the windmill out of Limestone and we didnt have the blocks, but this was the first windmill the animals ever built. So it was blown over by the wind while the animals were asleep, it wasnt the material that was the problem the limestone was fine, but the design wasn't. They didnt use enough of the limestone, the walls were to thin for it to stand and the structure wasnt very stable. Another problem we had was that we didnt have the right animals, we need horses and goats but we made the best of it.
But, we also had some fun designing the scenes. When we first started designing the farm we started off wanting to build a mantion as the small little wooden cabin, through out the book though we learned more and more about the design of the little cabin, and the rest of the farm. We also added tons and tons of animals. The book though got the best of us at the end all the animals were suffering the wheat fields we had built we much smaller and the animals we spawned all had to die, and Napolean and the other, what we once new as "Pigs," were sitting at tables, with wips and drinking alcohol, sometthing the animals had spent so much time to get rid of, were back again and they had found it almost impossible to tell the Pigs apart from the Humans they were playing cards with.
((WILL ADD SCREEN SHOTS OF THE FARM IN A BIT))
Monday, September 29, 2014
Once upon a time I was born.... I am a fun filled lollipop triple dipped in psycho. I love animals, books, friends, family and drawing. One of my favorite types of writings is story writing, I love to write fiction short stories. Umm I plan on going to college either at UAF or a college in Honolulu,HI to be a orangutan specialist and I plan on working in the Honolulu Zoo for 2 years then moving to Borneo to continue my career there. Oh ya my favorite color is RAINBOW!!!!