On Friday 1:45, I had a SLC. A SLC is a student led conference. You lead the conference if you are the student. If you didn’t know, this is my first SLC. It was fun. I was a little scared.
I didn’t know what to expect. I was surprised that it took a long time. I was nervous when I had to talk in front of everyone. I didn’t want to judge myself, but I had to. That was hard. It was the worst part.
The part I enjoyed sharing was the long blog post I had written for my conference. You got to chose your best blog post. I chose Minecraft in Class. I read my blog post to my mom. I felt proud to read my work.
You might have a SLC too. I didn’t like it because it was too long. I liked seeing how excited my mom was of my work. If you’re lucky, you might get to play video games while you’re waiting to be called in! You should also read this post if you’re having a SLC. You should try to be excited. You can do what teachers do on their conference!
The post I chose is Minecraft in Class. I chose it because I put the most effort into it. I think it is interesting. At the beginning of the year, my posts were short and now they are longer. If I could add more, I would add that ocelots take a long time to tame. I learned about high and low level links. I put in a link that led to Minecraft.net. I thought the hardest part was finding a good picture because there were not many good pictures.
#2 Social Studies
I chose Fascinating Florida History because I like learning about the Seminoles. It is my best piece because it took a lot of concentration. If I could add more, it would be about the Seminoles hiding in the Everglades. I know more about the Seminoles not being a football team. At the beginning I thought writing this paper would take a really long time. I learned that the Seminole Indians made their arrows out of flint. The thing that I found hardest was looking up stuff for my post.
The project I chose is my Vimeo book trailer for The Lost Hero. I put a lot of effort into it. It was a good video. If I could add to it, I would add that Jason could fly. At the beginning of the year, my first videos were shorter. I have learned how to use Frames 5. The most challenging part was finding characters.
#4 conduct sheet
The things that I’m good at are homework and not interrupting in class. I need to work on reading more. My first goal is to study longer. To help, I can make a word search and test Noah for Minecraft time. My second goal is to take my time. I can do that by slowing down and taking my time. My third goal is to participate. I can raise my hand and speak louder. People who can help me accomplish these goals are Mrs.Luttechau, Mrs.Teitelbuam, Mrs.Zavon, mom and Noah. Distractions in the way are TV and drawing.
#5 Jewish Studies
I learned to write and to read Hebrew. I learned the Parsha and the holidays. At the beginning of the year, I was not so good at Hebrew. I learnt about Tropes. The more I learn, the better I will get at prayers.
#6 New Goals
Last nine weeks, I set goals for myself. I accomplished my AR goals and my social studies goal. I didn’t pass my math goals. My math goal was to get better at division. I also have to play Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a learning website. My new goals are to get more AR points. Another goal is to get better at spelling.
Do you like Greek myths? If you do, then you should read this post. The Mark of Athena is part of the Heroes of Olympus series. The author is Rick Riordan. Some of the characters are Annabeth, Percy, Frank, Hazel, Leo, Jason and Piper. If you read The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, then you should know Percy Jackson already. If you don’t know Percy Jackson, then he is the son of Poseidon and controls the water. Frank is also a descendent of Poseidon and he can also shapeshift. In it, Leo builds a flying boat with cannons and a dragon head. The dragon head is at the front and is from a gigantic bronze robot dragon that crash landed and got destroyed except for the head.
The story is about Annabeth, Leo Jason, and Piper going on a quest to make friends with the Romans. Apparently, it does not work because Leo gets possessed by something that makes him shoot at the Romans. The Romans think that Leo shot them and he was not possessed. Leo also thought it was his fault. They needed to leave to because the Romans thought they declared war. After they left, they went on a quest to close something that is called The Doors of Death. What will happen next?
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes the Percy Jackson series but start with The Lost Hero. It has a lot of Greek myths. You also get to read more about Black Jack, Who is Percy’s flying horse. If you like gladiator parts, then you will definitely like the end because there is a big gladiator fight in the Coliseum. Leo also makes a big discovery, read Mark of Athena to find out what the discovery is.
It all starts on a school bus. Jason has no idea what he is doing. This book is about Camp Jupiter and Camp Half-Blood teaming up. It all started with the Great Prophecy. When Jason gets to Camp Half-Blood, he immediately knew he was not supposed to be there. His two friends, Piper and Leo, come with him. I think the bronze dragon is epic.
Percy, a kid at the camp, has disappeared. It turns out, Piper, Leo and Jason are chosen for a quest! Apparently Piper can charmspeak, or convince people to give her stuff like a SUV. They go to the Wolf House. Lupa tells Jason to go to the Wolf House. What will happen?
I would recommend The Lost Hero to people who like Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Both are by Rick Riordan. Did you know that Percy Jackson and the Olympians started as a bedtime story for his son? And please read it now!
Who knew that my favorite game was educational? The Edudemic site states that at the Rydberg school in Stockholm, Sweden, the students are being “forced” to play Minecraft. Minecraft is a game where you explore and need to build a house before the mobs come out. It is creative and epic. I think Minecraft should be in school because it is educational.
My first reason is that Minecraft allows you to be creative. Your limit is your imagination. You can build your own house. You can craft your own tools. You collect natural resources. You can mine iron, stone, redstone, diamond, coal, and gold. You can make your own village with villagers and trade with a villager in your village. You can try to get a pet dog or cat.
My second reason is Minecraft is very social, you can join other servers and play with other people. When you play with friends, you can help them out. For a shelter, build an epic mansion together. Try to play survival mode together. Find the Nether together! The Nether is a place that is highly flammable. Set the Nether on fire together. Become an Ender born together. The Ender is where you defeat the Ender Dragon that when defeated, explodes in slow motion! Find Ender chests and prepare to fight the Ender Dragon together. Make a Gast cry! A Ghast is a mob that looks like it is crying and drops tears that can be used for brewing potions. It looks similar to a white squid.
My third reason is Minecraft is very realistic, too. Sand does not float in the air. If you want a pet, tame wolves with bones for dogs and ocelots with fish for cats. You have a day and a night. You dig. You have torches or glowstone for light. You have pick axes. You can ride a pig or eat a piece of cooked chicken. Finally, you can plant a tree for more wood.
If you’re a kid reading this, ask a teacher to ask the principal to download Minecraft. So if you’re a teacher reading this, ask the principal to let the kids play because you can be creative, be social and its very similar to real life. I think the maker of Minecraft, Notch, had a really good idea. Get Minecraft for the school!
The First Seminole War started when Andrew Jackson led US troops into Florida and attacked the Seminoles. The United States kicked the Seminole Indians out of Florida. The Seminole Indians were forced to go to a reservation, and not the type of reservation at a hotel. A reservation is land that is set aside for American Indians. Some Seminole Indians went to go hide in the Everglades because they didn’t want to go to a reservation. The reason it is important that the Seminole Indians went to the Everglades is because it kept the Seminole culture in Florida. They were called the Hidden Seminole. Did you know that some Seminole Indians are still in the Everglades?
I picked the Seminole Indians hiding in the Everglades because it seemed really interesting. I thought it was interesting because it combines two of my favorite things. It combines the Everglades and the Seminole Indians. The Everglades are interesting because it has a lot of nature. The Seminole are interesting because they like to use nature to make stuff like weapons.
I really want to learn more about the Everglades and the Seminole Indians. Before I learned about the Seminole Indians, all I knew was the Seminoles were a football team. They are my favorite football team. They play for Florida State University. My dad went to Florida State University. I don’t know if he played footbalI. I think the Everglades is interesting because of all the animals that live there. I want to learn about the animals that live there because I really like animals.
I really hope that you learned a lot about the Seminole Indians like I have and I don’t mean the football team. Someday you might learn about the Seminole too, and when you have a big test on it you will know all the answers. Its important to learn about the Seminole Indians because you might study them in college. It is also good to know how Florida became Florida.
Do you want to know what a limerick is? A limerick is a poem with 5 lines. Heres my link in a weird color http://www.poetry4kids.com/blog/lessons/how-to-write-a-limerick/. The 1rst line, 2nd line, and 5th line all rhyme. The 3rd line and the 4th line rhyme. Some people think the poem is named after the county Limerick, Ireland.
There once was a man from New York
He was allergic to pork
He went to bed
And fell on his head
And was allergic to a fork
I hope you make your own limerick!
- This is my awesome airplane science project and it’s really fun. It was about Bernoulli’s principle, airplanes and how to make paper airplanes more aerodynamic.
- The design for airplanes we tried is the Squash Buckler. My brother, Noah, chose the airplane.I learned how to make aerodynamic airplanes. For aerodynamic airplane, I would recommend normal size wings. If you want it to do a few awesome stunts you should put a paperclip on the tail, because I accidentally made it loop. It was pretty neat.My reflection is that this project was really interesting and fun.
- We also got to fly our airplanes outside. It was hard to make the airplanes. My next Science Fair will be more fun because of this experience. Do you want to do this experiment? It will help me with my next Science Fair.