For my capstone project I worked with a foster care organization trying to figure out what the needs of the children in the system were. By setting up a gofundme page and receiving many generous donations, I was able to purchase many of the items we came up with together. All together I was able to purchase twenty bags and fill each with a water bottle, a blanket, a toothbrush and toothpaste, a notebook and pens/pencils, as well as an unique item for each child. With the money I had left from the donations I was able to give school supplies for the kids who are traveling around a lot. Throughout the capstone process, a few little lives were made a little easier.
On January 11, 1839 a tragic earthquake hit the country of Martinique. It happened at 9:55 on in the Caribbean region. This tragedy affected the lives of many and destroyed much of the land around them. The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.8 and a focal depth of 33 kilometers.This Earthquake caused around 700 people to die, and injured others. The 700 people that died was
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Word Unscramble: 1839 society addition
Unscramble the words below
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Committed is the word I would use to describe Orson Scott Card. He has been writing for so many years and never fails to please a crowd. He used this job to support his family, so he put all he had into producing something great. He started writing plays and musical comedies in the 1960s. Although those were good and many people enjoyed them, he is best known for his science fiction books, Ender’s Shadow and Ender’s Game. He includes all the components that a quality story should have. There is emotion, action and suspense. Just enough to keep readers engaged.
Orson Scott Card’s, Ender’s Game is a science fiction book where a crew of children is trained to fight against very intelligent space ants, also known as “buggers.” There is one child in particular, Ender, that shows great potential in being able to defeat the space ants. The instructors of the Battle School push Ender beyond his limit by changing the rules on him to see how he reacts to the changes. This is where the action is the most intense. Ender has to face the challenges to the best of his ability and continuously exceeds the school’s expectations. Throughout the book you go on Ender’s emotional journey as he is put in difficult situations that he overcomes time and time again. Ender’s Game is an emotionally thrilling book. You get in touch with the character’s mindsets allowing you to develop “relationships” with them. The characters’ vulnerability allows you to understand why they react to things the way they do.
On top of the challenges, Ender has his emotional baggage that he brought with him from home. His brother would always threaten him. If it weren’t for his sister, Valentine, he doesn’t know where he would be. One of his biggest fears is becoming like this brother, Peter. As he is challenged with more and more tasks, he notices that he is slowly starting to react the same way his brother would. The thought sickens him, but he can’t help it.
Card does an excellent job allowing the reader to know his characters. However, if he had expanded on the action scenes, the book would have been more attention grabbing. During the scenes that he spent a substantial amount of time with description, the book was hard to put down. If he had stayed consistent with that, the book as a whole would have been even more enjoyable. Even so, he is able to play it off by including the reasoning. The book spends more time explaining why the characters do what they do, rather than expanding on the actual actions that occur.
Throughout the book you see the drastic change in Ender from the beginning of the story to the end. There is a big difference but you can still see the person Ender always was. It’s an interesting way of writing because you are able to see the character develop, but you also see how they always think back on their former selves. Through Ender’s challenges, his inner destroyer starts becoming revealed. Ender always had this darkness inside of him, but never let it show until he was put into danger. That danger helped reveal how much Ender really was like his brother, but by then it was too late. Everyone had high expectations for Ender and he couldn’t change his ways now, the world needed him.
Card throws multiple twists and turns at the readers in order to keep them engaged. As the book starts coming to an end, so many things are revealed that help the reader completely understand why events occurred the way they did. The book allows people to compare Ender’s end relationship to each character to what they were like at the beginning, and to see how each one has changed for better and for worse. Some changed drastically and some didn’t have enough time to change, but developed quickly. Ender was able to discover who was really on his side and had been for the whole journey.
If you are into intense graphic descriptions that make you cringe in fear, this wouldn’t be the book I recommend for you. This deals more with the emotional change throughout the actions that the characters go through. You are aware of everything that Ender goes through and you go through it with him, but you don’t feel what he feels until he refers to it through thoughts later in the book. There are other books following the Ender’s Game, so there are ways to discover what happens after this book ends. If you enjoy emotional thrillers then Ender’s Game would be a great choice to pick up.
Orson Scott Card
A Tom Doherty Associates Book
Throughout the book Ender becomes darker. He “discovered his inner destroyer.” The sun setting shows how Ender went from an innocent little boy, to someone who’s nasty thoughts took action. The rain in the background turns into a thunderstorm also to represent how his character let his self defense methods get the best of him.
If you just look around you will see an ad, on the computer, on your phone, on the radio, you name it, there’s an ad there. As a young woman living in this world where not very many people are satisfied with how they look or what they have, it’s hard to stray away from bias. Whether it’s subconscious or not, just by looking at an ad I have a bias toward it, either positive or negative, but once I see the details I’m not so intrigued anymore. The pressure as the mannequins stare down at you while you walk by the store, the confident feeling you get when you see the huge red sale signs as you peer at the shirt you’ve wanted for months now, and the thought of having a bag filled with new things is just enough to make a person go into a store. Finding out the truth is the downfall.
I took two IATs one showed that I had a slight bias toward European American children as opposed to African American children, while the other showed that I had little to no preference between old and young people. I didn’t know that I had a bias toward European American people, because I am around both races all the time. The race test showed that I have a bias, but I am not entirely certain what kind of bias it was referring to.
The race test showed my bias toward European American children, by seeing how quickly I was able to press a key when the positive words were associated with European American kids as opposed to African American kids. This made me realize how many biases I associate with certains people, not just race. When you walk down the street, you see so many people, and no two look the same. Without realizing it you associate one person with a certain group and another person with another group. I personally try to stay away from men that make vulgar comments, or anyone that is loud on the subway. I associate those people with negativity and being rowdy.
My mom always tells me to either sit near the driver, or near a woman who has a child or children with her when I am by myself on the subway.She and I both assume that someone who has children is less likely to bother me or anyone on the train. If I am near the driver, if anything happens, the man or woman would see it. I feel safer when the subway is quieter, like later in the afternoon when not very many high school students are on it making tons of noise. I also feel less comfortable when I am the only white person on the train, because I don’t like any attention to be on me, or to stand out at all.
I also have a bias toward clothes, and associate what people wear to what I think their personalities are. If somebody is dressed with a similar style to me, I assume that person and I would probably get along, whereas someone who dresses in clothes that present themselves in a way I wouldn’t quite feel comfortable, I would think that they had a personality that I would not get along with. When I see someone in a business suit or dress clothes I tend to feel safer around them. I don’t know why, I just do. That is just one of the many biases that I have in associating people with a certain group, without getting to know them, based solely on outward appearance.
Like I stated before, the age IAT showed that I have little to no bias when it comes to young or old. The test was the same as the race test, I had to type a certain letter for positive words and either older or younger people, then they changed the associations around on me. I did the same or slightly different when they changed it around. I wasn’t surprised by these results, because I feel comfortable around all ages. I have more bias based on looks rather than age. The test also asked questions about how old I felt, what age I wanted to be and what age people think I look. I think that my responses to those questions helped determine that I didn’t really have a bias, because for some responses I stated a younger age, and other responses I stated an older age, so the answers showed that I didn’t associate being old or being young with negative words.
I have biases toward trendy clothes, but I won’t overpay for them. I am easily drawn to try on outfits, or shoes, or anything else that catches my eye, but I don’t dive into getting whatever it is until I know the details. A big part of advertising is propaganda, and making the viewer believe they are getting a better deal than they actually are. Again, I have a bias toward the way something looks or how I look. I like to project an image of who I am. It might be comfy sweatpants one day, and a dress and heels another, but I want the way I look to represent me.
We can’t escape bias no matter where we get it from. It may be from our parents, or from an ad we see walking to school. It isn’t something that is good or bad, sometimes, it just is. Bias is something that is natural. Without even thinking about it your brain associates one thing with another. Its not until you analyze your own bias that you realize how hard it is to escape it.
Oh, Woof, I hope teacher is nice. I hope she likes to play with blocks and legos! I hope she is like mommy and likes to read to me, or like daddy and likes to play with my trucks! Oh, Woof, I want to bring you with me, but mommy says she doesn’t want me to lose you in school. You’re my best friend Woof.
I hope teacher giggles when I tell her the joke I learned. I wish I didn’t have to leave this fort, that I could just stay here instead of school. You get to stay on my bed all day, it’s not fair! Oh, Woof, I’m scared. I hope teacher tells the kids to be kind. I hope the kids like to play doctor. Mommy said that we play outside with the big kids. I hope they are kind too.
Have you ever been to kindergarten? Did you like it? Was teacher nice? Did you get a prize for being good? Or a sticker on your homework? Woof, why aren’t you talking? Hello? Can’t you hear me? Mommy said I will make new friends there, but there are going to be girls at school! I don’t like girls. They like dolls and pink! Ewww…! I really wish I could bring you with me! Mommy can’t stay with me either! I don’t want to leave my bed, or my fort, or you, or my house. It’s not fair! I don’t want to go to school, Woof! Mommy wants me to go, but I don’t want to! I don’t want the kids to be mean. I hope they laugh at my jokes too! I don’t want to talk to them, Woof! I just want to talk to you! Daddy said it would be good for me. What does that mean? He said that I will learn to read. I don’t want to, then Mommy won’t read to me anymore.
Mommy thinks I should wear my Superman shirt! I think teacher will like that! Stacy told me school is fun, but she’s a sister! She says there are toys and paper and crayons there! Is she right Woof? Or is she just being a mean sister? Answer me! Wait, magic word… PLEASE answer me! You helped me sleep when I was three, why wont you help me now that I’m five? Can’t you talk?
Maybe I should make new friends, my best friend isn’t… can’t talk to me. If I bring you to school the kids might think I’m a baby. I hear Mommy’s alarm, I have to go soon. Bye Woof! You are good best friend, but I have to make new friends, ones that will talk to me. Bye again!
Does an individuals accent or regional speech affect how they are perceived? Around the world different accents and dialects have developed through the years. Right along with the dialect and accent development came the perception development. In the movie American Tongues, many people from different places in the United States speak about how they view other people and how other people view them, based on accents. The individuals, in the movie, who are interviewed also mention how accents or dialect affected certain decisions that they made. Language gives people a sense of individuality, but assumptions can affect perceptions.
At the beginning of the movie, the narrator is speaking about how people hearing the accents from remote mountain areas or islands of the East Coast region, view them. He also put a label on the people viewing the speech of certain places in the United States, when he said, “... may sound old fashioned to outsiders.” By saying the word, “may,” it shows that he is aware that assumptions are being made, but he does not have proof to back up what he is saying. The listener, to the video, is given the opportunity to hear some examples of the speech, but he never identifies what makes it be perceived as “old fashioned.” When he says “old fashioned,” he showing how the viewers are perceiving those with his accent. He uses that example to show one of the many categories people with different accents get placed in. The word ‘outsiders,’ is used to give the individuals that are labelling him, a label. He, too, is perceiving individuals.
Near the middle of the movie, a woman is speaking about why she left her boyfriend. She does not like how his speech reverted to his childhood speech, when they visited his hometown so she said, “...someone with those little accents was not going to crawl around inside of me, I was not going to have little southern babies who talk like that…” By saying, “who talked like that,” she proves that the language is what bothered her, not that they were southern. It seems as though she perceives this accent as sounding less educated than others. She wanted her children to speak like her, she didn’t want them to be different or individual. She assumed that if she married this guy, her children would have southern accents, which wouldn’t necessarily be true. It seemed that she had tied how he spoke, to her perception of him, which has now changed. She didn’t want her husband to be an individual and speak how he was comfortable, because she didn’t like it, and seemed to attach meaning to the way he spoke. It appears that she was not just focussed on how she felt about him, but how is southern accent would affect her and their future generations. She perceived him as a hillbilly, because he wasn’t speaking in a voice that she was accustomed or attracted to.
At the end of the movie a man is speaking about stereotypes, and how most people view certain types of people. In this instance, he was referring specifically to social class perceptions. He categorized groups of people when he said, “If you're a member of one of these stigmatized groups then the way you talk will also be stigmatized.” By saying “groups,” that immediately shows that although people are individuals, they get categorized. If an individual gets put into a group, then people will perceive him or her differently than if he or she were by themselves, or part of a different social or economic group. Using the word “will,” shows a sense of certainty; he knows that people will be stigmatized or perceived a certain way. By saying “then,” he is making a point that if you identify with one of the groups, it will cause you to be perceived a certain way no matter how you talk.
At Science Leadership Academy, students view accents as a good thing. They like that people are different or unlike everyone else. There are many quotes that I could use to show how people at SLA feel, but a few words that many students here have in common when they think about accents, are “pretty,” or “beautiful.” The people at SLA are open to differences, therefore when they meet people with accents different than theirs, they don’t assume that those people are less educated or will act a certain way. The word “pretty,” shows that the listeners have heard what the individual with an accent sounds like, rather than assuming that all people from that region sound the same. It also shows that the perceptions of people can be positive as well. When they say, “beautiful,” they show that they are being accepting and welcoming to each student with an accent, which helps those with different dialects to feel comfortable in an environment where everyone else has the same way of speaking.
Language gives people a sense of individuality, but assumptions can affect perceptions. These interviews show that perceptions of human beings can individualize or categorize citizens of the United States. Something as simple as an accent or dialect can identify or define a person. Even the social or economic group an individual belongs to, may cause people to perceive that individual in a certain way. This shows that people's perceptions of accents can take away individuality, by pressuring people to conform to a specific style of speaking. Another way assumptions can affect perceptions, is by people positively have an assumption. When one makes an assumption about someone, whether good or bad, others will perceive the individual a certain way until they can get to know the person.
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Inquiry: We used inquiry, because we had to figure out which element matched our number. We also had to use our creativity to come up with a quality drawing.
Research: Research was a big part of this project. We had to research a lot of background information about our element, such as it's uses, how it was discovered, and who discovered it.
Collaboration: There was part of the project that Ms. Hull didn't tell us how to do. We had to collaborate with others to figure how to correctly complete that part.
Presentation: We had to make our prints look presentable, by centering them on another piece of paper. We also had to make sure that the lines were straight.
Reflection: In order to reflect, we had to make sure that our prints were complete. We have to reflect on how our process went, and even before we finished, you can reflect on if what you are doing is right.
Se llama Michelle Torrelli. Le gusta jugar fútbol y caminar en el parque. Su colores favoritos son azul y rosa. Esta casa está en Argentina. Esta es moderna y vibrante. Está cerca de una parque, unas escuelas, un gimnasio, un estadio de fútbol, un supermercado y un transporte pública. La casa tiene la cocina, los cuartos, el comedor, la sala, los baños, el jardín y el garaje.
La cocina es muy grande y moderna. Tiene dos sillas, una estufa, un fregadora, un refrigerador, un horno y unos ventanas. La cocina tiene una isla y un lavaplatos también.
Los cuartos tienen unas camas, unas ventanas, unas guardarropa y unos espejos. Los cuartos de chicos son muy grande. Tiene una silla, una mesa, una computadora, una cama y una alfombra. Los cuartos de chicas son uno sofá, unas sillas, una mesa, una cama, unas ventanas y un tele y un pórtico.
El comedor tiene la mesa grande, unas sillas, una alfombra, un tele, unas ventanas grande, una escaleras.
La sala es muy enorme. Tiene unos sofás, unas sillas, una alfombra, un tele, unas sillas del brazo, unas ventanas grande. Tiene muy grande ventanas.
Todos baños son mediana y azul. Tiene una ducha, una lavamanos, un retrete, un espejo y una alfombra. ¡Tienen todo!
El Jardín es muy enorme y bonita. Tiene muchos flores, unos árboles y hierba. Tiene unas escaleras también. Hay una piscina y un Jacuzzi. Es muy moderna y divertida.
El garaje es muy grande y vibrante. Tiene dos carros y dos bicicletas.
El sótano tiene lavadora y secador y una barra también.
A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
Negative Space is the extra space on a drawing. To make it you have to outline whatever object you are making.
B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your still life drawing?You find the negative space in the cutout, by cutting out the dark parts on the cut out, and pasting the outline on one side of your paper, and putting the solid part on the other side of the paper. You find negative space in the still life drawing, by outlining an object, then coloring in all the space around to make the object look a certain color.
C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?
Seeing negative space helps an artist, because it opens their eyes to more details, and the shapes with be realistic.
D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?
I think that seeing negative space in drawings enhances drawings, because you can see more details in the drawing, so it looks more interesting.
1.) Something that I learned is how to outline a one point perspective drawing, before drawing the vanishing point. More specifically, I learned what a vanishing point is.
2.) Learning this made my drawings better, because without knowing about the vanishing point, my lines would look disproportionate.
3.) If I did this assignment again, I would add more details to the room. I would also make sure everything was drawn the correct size.
4.) My advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing before would be never draw a line without a ruler, because they will look very wrong. Also, never guess where a line goes, because again, it won't look right.
5.) The resource that helped me the most was a ruler, because my lines are straight, and I can make sure they are drawn in the right spot by using either inches or centimeters and making marks along the paper.
Yo estudio en español,
trabajo en español.
However, I go to church in English,
I talk to everyone in English
Nado en español,
Leo en español.
I play sports in English,
I sing and dance in English.
I live in English!
Se llama Malwina puedo su apudo es Molly. Le encanta practicar deportes y ir al cine. Después de las clases va de novio. Le encanta come así que a veces cocina. Le gusta dormir es por eso que siempre duerme.
Tengo las clases de Álgebra 1, Español 1, Historia de Africano- Americano, Bioquímica, Inglés, Teatro y Arte. Mis clases favoritas son Drama, Inglés y Español 1, porque son muy divertidas y interesantes. En la clase de Teatro necesitamos usar nuestros cuerpos. En la clase de Inglés necesitamos unos lápices, unas plumas, unas hojas de papel y unos libros. En la clase de Español 1 necesitamos las computadoras, las carpetas, las plumas, los lápices y las hojas de papel. Para tener éxito en estas clases necesitamos participar activamente, leer, escribir y prestar atención. Tenemos que tomar apuntes y participar activamente. Es requerido estar preparado. Es importante trabajar duro. En la clase de Español, nosotros trabajamos duro todos los días y sólo hablamos español. Y en la clase de Inglés, nosotros escribimos mucho y leemos siempre.
La Señorita Manuel enseña Español 1. Ella es bastante divertida y cómica, le encanta cantar y bailar. La clase de Español es muy interesante y informativa. La Señorita Manuel es muy cómica en la clase de Español. La Señorita Manuel es mi consejera.
El Señor Kay enseña Literatura. El es muy extraño y deportista. Le encanta basketball. La clase de Literatura es bastante difícil. El Señor Kay es descriptivo y trabajo en la clase de Literatura.
La Señorita Garvey enseña Álgebra 1. Ella no es tímida y no le gusta estudiantes habla en la clase de Álgebra 1. La clase de Álgebra 1 es muy informativa y más o menos difícil. La Señorita Garvey es bien interesante en la clase de Álgebra 1.
La Señorita Dunda enseña Bioquímica. Le encanta correr y ciencia. La clase de Bioquímica es bastante informativa. La Señorita Dunda es simpática en la clase de bioquímica.
Me gusta mi escuela porque los profesores son muy simpáticos. Lo que más me gusta de SLA es que es bastante aceptada. No me gusta nada de la tarea en la escuela, porque es aburrida. SLA es muy divertida, bastante extraña y muy difícil. Me gusta “el stream” verde y mis amigos.
¡Hola! ¡Bienvenidos! Es el mi español proyecto. Soy estudiante de SLA.
Me nombre es Hannah Nicoletti. Tengo catorce años. Soy de Filadelfia. Me encanta Fútbol y mi familia. Mi pelo es morena.
Se llama Marissa. Le encanta los animales y Tangled. Ella es un poquito baja y muy deportista. La adoro porque ella es mi amiga. La quiero porque ella es bastante boba.
Se llaman Robin y Eliana pero sus apodos son Beanie y Ellie. Él es muy inteligente y bastante hablador. El pelo ser rubio y los ojos súper azules. Ella es increíblemente adorable. Tiene el pelo cafe y los ojos azules. Me caen bien porque ellos son divertidos y cómicos.
Se llaman Malwina, Jackie y Myrna. Les encanta escuchar música y pasar un rato con amigos. Ellas son estudiantes de SLA. Me caen bien porque ellas son mi amigas.
Ella es mi madre. Mi madre y yo somos guapas y morenas. Nosotras tenemos un familia grande. Nosotras somos bien extrañas. Nos llevamos bien porque nosotras somos locas.
¡Gracias por ver mi video! ¡Adiós!
Tiene los ojos verdes y el pelo ser rubia y parcialmente ser pelirroja. Le gusta volleyball y no me gusta nada estudiar.
In Technology class we’ve been talking about the different ways to make a slide interesting and in a way that will catch a reader’s eye. I used presentation zen to get the information I need in order to make my slide. I put some of the advice to action in my slide shown below.
My slide looks the way it does, because on presentation zen, a website with slide advice, it recommended that you use bright colors, so I used a dark background with bright blue and pink to add a contrast. The soccer ball represents one of my hobbies, playing soccer, as well as a personal trait, I have a happy personality. My name being big and bright has to do with the fact that the slide is about me. My slide’s letters and picture is very bold, so people can look at it and know what it’s about. That process is called, ‘Glance media’.
I chose the bright soccer ball as the picture on my slide, because soccer is one of my main hobbies, and something I love to do. Also, because it has a smiley face on it and I have a happy personality. Being happy makes life more exciting, that’s why it’s important to include it on my slide. The bright colors are there to one, engage the reader, and two because I love bright colors, they help bring out my personality.
¡Hola! ¿Qué tal? Me llamo Hannah Nicoletti. Soy de Filadelfia, se conoce como “La Ciudad de Amor Fraternal.” Es una ciudad grande. Me encanta cantar, pasar un rato con amigas y practicar deportes. Me gusta Taylor Swift y Selena Gomez pero no me gusta nada Justin Bieber. Cuando tengo tiempo libre me gusta leer. Soy un poquito tímida sin embargo soy bastante sociable. Me encanta reirme. Mi cumpleaños es el cuatro de febrero, tengo catorce años. Mi hermanos y yo somos muy locos, sin embargo son súper trabajadors. A veces me gusta correr.
¿Y tú? ¿Cómo eres? ¿Qué te gusta hacer? ¿Te gusta Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez y Justin Bieber? ¿Cuando es tu cumpleaños? ¿Cuántos años tienes tú? Responde cuando puedas. ¡Adios!Con cariño,
Me gusta No me gusta nada
Hannah Nicoletti (Me)
2.)Something I learned about the network is how it's set up and what my network is. I had an OMG moment when we watched the video of how computer networks used to be, because it's crazy to see how drastically the internet has changed in just a few years.
3.)Some things I would tell others about an ISP/Home network are to be familiar with how often you use internet and how many devices you have, so you don't get over charged. Also, that you are sure your Internet Service Provider is trust worthy, and they give you good connection to the internet.
This is a video of Hannah ordering a taco in a Spanish restaurant.
This video may help you learn the day's names and the order of the days: