Thursday, January 11, 2018

governance

There are 4 types of governance are monarchy, anarchy, dictatorship and democracy. In class we learnt and acted out one type for one day.

Monarchy is ruled by one person only. It can be ruled be a king, queen, emperor or empress. The ruler decides all the law and rules. the role gets passed down by family blood line. I don't think this is a good governance because the citizens have no power.

In anarchy the citizens have no ruler. They have freedom to do what they want. An means without and archy means ruler.

Dictatorship has a leader. The leader has complete power like in monarchy. the leader gets in to the position by taking over the country.


In democracy the citizens have the right to vote on the leader. Usually some people can’t vote like in the U.S.A you can’t vote if you are to young. Demo means common people and cracy means rule. In democracy citizens have more power than in monarchy or dictatorship.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

electricity reflection

this is a reflection I did after my presentation.

1. How is electricity transferred, transformed and controlled?
Turbines get spined by smoke, wind, water, etc. Turbines spin a generator and the generator turns mechanical force to electrical charge. Then we use wires to get the electricity to our homes.




2. What are the pros and cons of two different energy sources?
Hydro:
Con: Dams can kill many fish
Pro: Hydropower is very renewable and causes no pollution

Wind:
Cons: Wind turbines kill many birds
Pros: Wind power is renewable and can store electricity


3. What was your contribution to your Shark Tank group?

I was the team leader so I mostly helped with getting everything organized and answered my teams questions.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hydro power turbine

today I made a water turbine. the way hydro power works is there is a dam that control's the water past the dam and makes the water fall on a turbine which powers a generator and creates electricity. this is how we created a water turbine.

Our water turbine would have got a light on because the water was not powerful enough (we did produce some electricity but not enough to power the light bulb).

maybe next time we could have created a dam to show that it went through the dam to the turbine.

I am feeling good that nothing really went wrong and that we made electricity 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Information Reports

An informational report involves several parts. The first part is the MACRO which is one or more sentences about the main idea of the text.

The linking sentence is used to link all of the micro topics.

The 3 or more micro topics give the reader a paragraph about some of the smaller details and a picture at the end of each paragraph.

The conclusion is where you sum up and repeat the linking sentence in different words.

Here is an example of an informational report I made with one of my friends.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Middle School, Dog’s Best Friend by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts

Middle School, Dog’s Best Friend

James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
Realistic fiction
Reviewed by Joe-Ben

This story is about a boy named Rafe Khatchadorian and he is great at getting in trouble, but now Rafe wants to make his mom proud by showing her that he is responsible. His idea is to walk the neighborhood dogs. He is making a lot of money but two twins come and make a new business for dog walking but it is cheaper than Rafe’s. I like this book because it is kind of a diary. I think Rafe’s life is interesting.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

my narrative

The Thief
Joe-Ben

My name is David I am tall and I have black hair and black eyes. I am 19 years old and I live in the USA.
I am a criminal, a thief. I robbed an old friend of mine. I thought it would work but I tripped on a step up on the ground and I dropped the suitcase with all of the money in it. My friend came running down and caught a glimpse of me running out of his house.
I feel bad now, but I had lost my job and couldn’t find a new one. I took 1,000,000 US dollars, a lot, but my friend was rich, very rich.
I was going to leave the country to get a new life and a new job, but for one night I had to sleep somewhere hidden on the street.
That night was very cold and windy. I had to sleep on a hard stone bench. I barely got any sleep because of the bench and I was thinking of the police and if they would catch me.
The next day I got on a busy bus. It did not drive out of the country, so I would have to get off. When I was getting off the bus, there were police officers.
Someone must have seen me get on this bus, I thought to myself. I was very angry and very scared at the same time. I snuck of the bus and sprinted away.
“Hey!” Yelled one of the police when they spotted me. Then they started to chase after me.
I ducked into an alley and I jumped in a garbage can.
I stayed in the garbage can until I was sure they had left and then I peeked out. I saw no one. I took a few more buses to get out of the US and into Mexico.
When I first got to mexico I was very tired. I got a disguise and became a totally different person. After that I couldn’t see my parents or any of my friends. Now I regret the robbery very much.


During my revising and editing stage I had to make many changes. Some of my most frequent mistakes were switching from past to present tense and adding interesting words and details. In the future I will look out for these mistakes and try to make my story more details.

My class also read these story's to our grade 1 buddies so they could give us feedback. My buddy said that he liked it when my character had to go to mexico.
I am not reading in this photo but it is my group.