Monday, December 5, 2011

The Story I've Been Writing

I've been writing a story on my spare time . Its about a girl that wants to run XC , but has never ran a race in her life . She joins anyway and gets laughed at . No one thinks she will ever amount to anything . In , Junior year she was barely able to run a mile without walking . After being just a thrower in track and field , she really gets commited to running when she figures out her uncle ( her favorite person in the world ) did XC. She starts by pushing herself by not walking when she runs a mile . She does that for about a week , she starts getting used to it and adds more and more miles , and really starts to enjoy what she is doing . After 1 whole month of off season , she checked her weight and had lost 15 pounds ! She has really started to slum down . She continues on with her hard training , and then school rolls around and that means so does XC . Senior year . The real deal . Everyone is annoyed that she came back after a very unsuccessful junior year XC season . They notice she really did slim down . Everyone gets lined up to jog ( depending on what they can do ) a few miles . Coach has her run just a mile and she fuses about it and tells the coach she can run more that just that but he just ignores her . She decides to listen to him , because he "knows" best . She is the first one done . Even though she ran less than most everyone , this is still a suprise to the coach , because he sent the longer distance people out sooner that the one mile people out , and plus , he expected she would have walked , he didn't know what to think . The first XC meet what not to succesful , she got 8th on the team out of 10 people . Every race leading up to state she did better and better . Finally at districes everyone's jaw drops when they see the little chubby girl ( used to be ) get 1st place , and not just 1st but way ahead of everyone behind her .
Finally , when she gets to state , she shows off her mad skills and get state champion. Everyone on her team is so surprised , it's almost insulting . She gets a huge plaque to remember this day . She gets excepted into a college to run at . After her season is over , and of course track , she starts trained for a marathon , and her school of course !
If you have any ideas for my story please leave a comment. :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

comments4kids (2)

This blogpost really describes what this class is about! I know what it's like getting homework shoved down my throat. Getting work done right is better than just getting it done not very many people live by that. My computer teacher is kind of like your teacher; He's has us find out what we need to do, and not tell us everything, but is there to help us when we need it. Independence is a good thing.
http://ageofex.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/promoting-independence-through-a-research-based-class/#comment-213

I know what you mean about liking paper better than computers. I get easily distracted by the computer. Why did you take this class?
http://ageofex.wordpress.com/2011/11/05/procrastination/

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

comments4kids

Those are pretty interesting dreams! Haha! The other night I dreamed that I was killing evil refrigerators…..
-Emily

http://kidblog.org/MrBoylens2011-12LAClass/emilyl66/random-dreams/#comment-6

Good job on this story! I thought it was very interesting..
I like writing stories!
-Emily

http://kidblog.org/MrBoylens2011-12LAClass/drakeb12/how-toast-got-toasted/#comment-14

This is a great story! I like to write!

http://smantiea.blogspot.com/2011/10/touch-of-fear.html#comment-form

This is a pretty good story,
Maybe you could extend it?
-Emily

http://rosanoel2.blogspot.com/2011/10/mood-setting.html#comment-form

Monday, October 17, 2011

Why I write...?

When I write… I write when I don’t want to talk about something with someone else. I write when I just need to some space, and time alone. I write when I’m bored and it seems to make everything fun. I write when I have a really good idea.

What I write…. I write all different styles. I write happy stories, sad stories, stories about running, and anything else.

Where I write… I mainly write in my room when I want to be alone.

Most of all… Why I write… I write because it helps me get my emotions out with talking about it. I makes me feel happy.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mood and Setting

As the contrasting snowflakes fall from the sky the night time has a wraithy feel to it. Every stride I take I can hear footsteps behind me. As I stand panting I feel a rush. Tall, gloomy trees makes me feel like someone is following me; a dog, murderer, or a wolf.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Reflection On My Science Lesson

When I taught my lesson about Law of Superposition, a lot of people participated in the activity of comparing two people. When I was done with my lesson Mr. Mayher told me that I needed to have more notes because I didn't have everything I needed. I wasn't prepared 100%.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Lemon Juice vs. Water

Problem: Can I use the lemon juice to water my plants and grow the plant better than when I use water?

Background Knowledge: Most people water there plants with water. A lemon is a citrus fruit. The bean is from the Leguminosae family. A bean is a seed.

Hypothesis: I predict the lemon juice will not make a plant grow better than water.
Materials: 2 beans, soil, water, lemon juice, graduated cylinder, 2 cups, ruler, paper, pencil, measuring cup, and scale.

Method
Step 1: Go and get your lab coat and goggles.
Step 2: Put your lab coat and goggles on.
Step 3: Get 2 beans and 2 cups.
Step 4: Put your name on both cups.
Step 5: Take your 2 beans and go weigh them, make sure they are both the same weight, bring them back after.
Step 6: Then take your 2 cups and put and put equally amounts of soil in them.
Step 7: Make a hole half way through the soil in both cups. (bout the width of your pinky.)
Step 8: Then, drop 1 bean in each hole, gently cover the bean with soil.
Step 9: Go get 10 mL of water in a graduated cylinder.
Step 10: Pour the 10 mL of water in 1 of the cups.
Step 11:  Then go get 10 mL of lemon juice in a graduated cylinder.
Step 12: Pour the lemon juice in the other cup that has no water.
Step 13: Rinse the cylinder out and lay it our to dry.
Step 14: Write on the cups which one has lemon juice and which one has water in it.
Step 15: Lay them on the table behind the paper that says 6th hour.

Draw Conclusions: Since plant watered with water grew more than the plant watered with lemon juice, you could conclude that the citrus (or whatever else was in the lemon juice) can keep the bean plant from growing.

Questions to Extend Project: Could a bean plant watered with lemon juice grow faster than salt water? Can using manure make a bean plant grow faster than using regular soil.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Electronic Books

Mr. C has asked us to check out some "Electronic Books" and answer some questions.


  1. Can you use this library outside of school? Explain. Yes you can use this library outside of school if you have a computer at home.
  2. Is using this site legal in regards to copyright? Why or Why not? Yes, because the people that own this site have legal rights on the books.
  3. Identify 2-3 books you might want to read. What makes them something you want to read? I would like to read the books "All Year Long" and/or "Almost To Freedom". They really look like good books.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Copyright Licenses

I chose the copyright licenses below (and above) because I really don't want people using my work to get money. I don't want them copying my stuff and changing and making it there own. And, if they are gonna use it and copy it, I want them to say that it's my work. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Map Of Panama







We were suppose to choose a physical feature of the world, for U.S. History, so I picked an isthmus. I picked the Panama isthmus.


http://www.scribblemaps.com/

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Running. :D

My favorite sport is Cross Country....or XC! :D
I don't just do it to stay in shape, I love it because I really enjoy running, and everyone on my team is like a big happy family.[:
Track is alright......but long distance is my thing. The most I have run without stopping is 5 miles. But it takes a lot of practice.
The day before you go to a cross country meet, it is really great to eat a lot of carbohydrates (pasta, bread, etc.) so you can have a lot of energy for the race.
Normally, a Jr. High XC race is 1 1/2 miles, but the high school races are 5K....or 3.14 miles! (like pi. hehe)
I have only ran 2 5K's.
If you don't do any sports but basketball, it's a great idea to join XC, because you will find out that it gets you really in shape and able to run.
Thank you for reading my post! :D

Science Experiment Methodology

The Original Methodology
Step 1: Gather your materials.
Step 2: Make observations.
Step 3: Fill each cup with a 1/4 cup of soil.
Step 4: Make a hole, with your finger, (1/2 inch) half way through the soil, on each cup.
Step 5: Put one bean in each hole in the cup. Cover your bean with soil.
Step 6: Put 10 mL of water in one of the cups.
Step 7: In the other cup put 10 mL of lemon juice.
Step 8: Write lemon juice on one Popsicle and water on the other.
Step 9: Gently stick the lemon juice Popsicle stick in the lemon juice cup and the water Popsicle stick in the water cup.
Step 10: Stick both where sunlight is available.
Step 11: Repeat watering the bean plants 10 mL every other day. 10 mL of lemon juice to the lemon juice plant for three weeks.
Step 12: Use the ruler to see which plant is taller.
Step 13: Record data.

Revised Methodology
Step 1: Go and get your lab coat and goggles.
Step 2: Put your lab coat and goggles on.
Step 3: Get 2 beans and 2 cups.
Step 4: Put your name on both cups.
Step 5: Take your 2 beans and go weigh them, make sure they are both the same weight, bring them back after.
Step 6: Then take your 2 cups and put and put equally amounts of soil in them.
Step 7: Make a hole half way through the soil in both cups. (bout the width of your pinky.)
Step 8: Then, drop 1 bean in each hole, gently cover the bean with soil.
Step 9: Go get 10 mL of water in a graduated cylinder.
Step 10: Pour the 10 mL of water in 1 of the cups.
Step 11:  Then go get 10 mL of lemon juice in a graduated cylinder.
Step 12: Pour the lemon juice in the other cup that has no water.
Step 13: Rinse the cylinder out and lay it our to dry.
Step 14: Write on the cups which one has lemon juice and which one has water in it.
Step 15: Lay them on the table behind the paper that says 6th hour.

I had to have a revised copy because I left out a lot of important details, and made it very general.
Next times I write a "Methodology", I will make sure I proof read everything.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Internet Safety

Stefani's View
                  Alexandria and I are best friends. We've known each other ever since kidergarten, when she let me borrow her crayons. We've gotten in our fights, but never huge ones.
                  We share everything ; clothes, shoes, even our facebook passwords. The different thing is that she is a cheerleader and I ran cross country.
                  One day Alexandria didn't sit with me at school; but with her cheerleading friends and my enemy, Lisa. On Friday night, when Alex was suppose to come over to my house, I figured out she went over to Lisa's house. That night I get a messsage from her on Facebook saying that she doesn't want to be my friend any more, and I should go die because everyone hates. I kept getting these horrible messages like that. I couldn't take it anymore. I mean she's my best friend, and knows everything about me.
                  Before I know it, these thoughts take over and before I can do anything else, I've already grabbed the knive and.....

Alexandria's View
                 I didn't mean for Stefani to kill herself. I really didn't. I've known her all my life. I didn't even send all those messages. It was Lisa.
                 Lisa told me to give her my password so she could do something. I didn't ask her what she doing because I just wanted to make her "happy".
                 I got on and read all the messages Lisa sent Alex.  I quickly call over to her house to tell her what happened. I can here here mom say "Hello." and mumble what happened to Stef in a quiet sob. I throw the phone down and run over to her house. I grab her and collapse to the ground while listening to sirens and people running in the house with a stretcher, as if there is any hope.
               I should've got to Stefani's house, not Lisa.
               I shouldn't have given my password.
              I should've stayed with Stef.
               I cared more popularity than my own bestfriend.
               I now stay away from Lisa........ and Cyberbulling.


This story was inspired by the internet safety stories by: http://www.netsmartz.org/