Gummy Bear Government

Halo everyone!!! We just finished learning about the different types of government in Ancient Greece so we did a fun little project based on gummy bears.

Monarchy:

Before we started this unit, I didn’t really know what the word Monarchy was beside the fact that it’s a king or queen.

Oligarchy:

I only knew that is was related to a group of people, but besides that, I didn’t really have a clue of what an Oligarchy was 🙁

Tyranny:

Before I started, I knew that a tyranny was basically a single ruler that doesn’t go by the rules and kill other rulers to gain power.

Democracy:

Before learning about government, I only knew that a democracy was the lowest class of people and there was no ruler.

Why is learning about the different forms of government so important so important you might ask? Well to answer you, I would simply say that it would just make you more sure of who is ruling your country and you also learn your role and responsible for it. Personally, I think that the best form of government is the democracy because not only is everyone equal, but they also get to vote for that matter. I think that having a voice and a personal opinion is not something to be shy about, everyone should be fair and equal and in some countries, that rule applies to very strongly.

 

The World’s Local Bank

“The world’s local bank”. It’s a recognizable, well-known slogan that links straight to HSBC. HSBC operates under a single brand name and logo all over the world. It is a well-known bank all around the world, spreading around London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, etc. The slogan easily tells you that is is a local bank meaning that the bank is trying to grow as global as possible. HSBC is trying to achieve its goal to spread around every country and region around the globe. This will make it a lot easier for people to keep their sums of money safe and in the hands of well-known professionals rather trusting unreliable banks. This is helpful for customers looking for a long-term bank account or even for new customers.

Ancient Canaan

During the past unit of Social Studies , we’ve been learning about Ancient Egypt , Kush and Canaan . Everyone did a video on Minecraft about either one of those places , I did one about Canaan . The three new things that I’ve learned are :

1 .The environmental factors

2 . The map of Ancient Egypt

3 . How people use to live in Canaan

I am proud of how I built my world and the way it was setup . If i do this project again , I would finish it quicker .

 

Vlog – Reading Assesment ( essay )

Hey, guys ! Today I’m going to be doing a Vlog for a reading Assesment on the book War of Worlds by H.G Wells . It was first published in 1897 in the UK by Pearson’s Magazine and in the US by Cosmopolitan magazine . It was written between 1895 and 1897 , it is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and a race outside of Earth .

The book War of the Worlds is a Sci-fi 2 part story about how the main character meets a martian and the martian tells him that a war is going to start between humans and Martians . The Martians attacked Earth and everything in their path burning everything leaving nothing behind . So the humans try to fight back but miserably FAILED . The book itself is in 1st person so the Author is basically the main character and he is making his way to the War site to see what happened to the Martians . He faces many obstacles on his way .

It is clear to see that the conflict of the book is human vs supernatural . This is shown when the main character says : ” The Martians are coming ! ” as the Martians invade Earth from place to place and humans try to survive the War . One thing about War of the Worlds is that it uses detailed explanation and complex words to keep the reader hooked . For Example , at the beginning of the book it said : “No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligence greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.”

Throughout the story , the main character hasn’t really grown that much . This is shown throughout the story . Though there are strange and weird words/phrases used throughout the series . An example is ” Thunder Child ” or the last sentence of the book when the main character said : “And strangest of all is it to hold my wife’s hand again, and to think that I have counted her and that she has counted me, among the dead”

The theme of this book is hard to tell so I don’t really know what it is and I’m not really sure what the author wants us to take from the book. It’s basically an Alien vs Human story .

Overall , this book is ok , it’s very interesting , but it doesn’t keep the reader hooked so you can get bored very easily . If I had to rate it , I would rate it a 3 out of 5 . I would recommend it for Middle School Students and maybe High School students , also for people who like Sci-fi or superhero books . It’s a very long book so if you like THICK books or like a series , this is the book for you . So this is the END of my Reading Assesment I suppose … so BYE .

Vegies….MUMMIFIED !?

Hey guys , 10 days ago , we mummified some fruits , the fruits that we used were Cucumbers , Apples and cheery tomatoes .To mummify the fruits , we had to scrape all the guts out and wrap it with tissue paper . Then we put them in a ziplock bad that contains 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of salt . After 10 days ,  we took out our disgusting, gross and smelly vegetables that we have been preserving out of  the ziplock bag . Even though the smell was literally TOXIC , we managed to survive using our ultimate tool , PERFUME 😛

How the fruits looked like after 10 days :

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Well Semester 1 is nearly ending so that means I might not be in the same Social Studies class anymore so … my top 3 favorite activity for this semester was when we got to play Kahoot , when we did the Ancient Egypt word cross and when we mummified the fruits . I liked it when we played Kahoot because its very competitive and also very FUN , who doesn’t like to WIN a game . I liked the Ancient Egypt cross word because it was very challenging and it taught me some new words .  I also like mummifying the fruits because it was a very fun small project and it gave me chance to become a PRIEST : )

 

Hauora’s Self Concept

How does Hauora link to Self Concept ?
Self concept are external factors about you . It is basically an opinion that you make about yourself .

Hauora is a Maori philosophy of health and well-being unique to New Zealand . There are four areas in Hauora .
These are some descriptions of the four areas :

1 .
Well Being – Health : Physical well being can make you have a strong and healthy life .

2 .
Mental & Emotional well-being / self confidence : Mental and emotional well being can make you develop great confidence , and a good and kind mood . It involves logical thinking , being aware of and expressing one’s feelings in a useful matter .

3 .
Social well-being / Self-esteem : Involves relationships with family and friends , sense of belonging , compassion and care for others . Social well-being can improve your friendship with people .

4 .
Spiritual well-being / Personal beliefs : Involves morals and beliefs whereby one lives by , personal identity and self awareness . Spiritual well-being can help make your life more meaningful , and it also determines what type of personality you have .

The 4 aspects above must work together to achieved a happy and well-rounded individual. Bearing these concepts in mind, we should apply it to our daily lives. For example, being physically active will help our strength and fitness, while making us look good . We will become healthy and happy and in addition, team sports will develop cooperation among friends and improve our social skills. Team invasion sport games, like soccer and basketball, involve tactical moves and strategies. This will improve our logical thinking, boost our self-esteem and confidence. Being in sporting competitions, we also learn how to express our emotions and our values in a way that can promote good sportsmanship.

As you can see , self concept and Hauora can really relate to each other because of how alike they are .

Cites :

1 . “Hauora.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/hauora.

2 . “Hauora Achievement Standard 1.1.” . Hauora  This Is a 5 Credit Achievement Standard  It Requires You to Actively and Enthusiastically Participate in a., slideplayer.com/slide/9318276/.

3 . 2008, Saul McLeod published. “Self Concept.” Simply Psychology, 1 Jan. 1970, www.simplypsychology.org/self-concept.html.

Math blog post

In what areas do you feel successful in math ?

–  In Math , I feel really successful with Whole numbers and Integers in Aleks because I mastered almost all of the topics included in that section .

In what areas are you unhappy with your progress ?

– I am not so happy with my 3D GameLab because I am not getting the right amount of XP that I was hoping for .

What goals can you set for the next Quarter ?

– I will complete Unit 2 in Aleks and hopefully finish Unit 3

– I will achieve all my goals in 3D GameLab