English 6 Lesson 105

Assignment:  Use my creativity and the examples of the stories this week to write my own Greek myth story. 


There is this Greek story called The Golden Touch. So I chose to write my own little version of the story. Where I try to convince King Midas that gold isn’t everything. (This is super short, sorry!) 

I was there when King Midas had gotten the offer that he could have anything he wanted.
“Your majesty, if I may have a word with you?” I asked, 

“Yes, I suppose.” He replied with a hint of annoyance in his voice.
 
“Your majesty, if you do get this ‘golden touch’ who’s to say what will happen, what if it affects people! What if it affects the food you eat and the water you drink! What if you can’t even touch your daughter? Think of her! What would happen if she turned to gold! What would you do? Pardon me for speaking my mind you majesty but gold isn’t everything! There are more important things is life!” He seemed to ponder my words. But apparently they didn’t get to him, because he proceeded to go on with his wish. The next morning I saw that the rose bushes were solid gold. I can’t believe he didn’t listen to me! I had to find that man that granted him this wish. 

“Please! I know you said you won’t! But his daughter is solid gold! Tons of things are solid gold! I know he’s regretting his choice, please help him!” I plead.
“Why do you care so much for this greedy king?” The man asked, 

“He is being stupid, gold isn’t everything and he’s learning that now. Besides, I think his daughter is cool. And I’m not insane enough to talk to a solid gold statue. I’m insane enough to do anything else but talking to a statue seems crazy. Even for me.” The man sighed. 

“Fine, I’ll help.”
 
“Thank you.” 

“Don’t ever ask me anything, ever again got it?” he said, I nodded, then walked away. Crazy greedy man. Maybe I shouldn’t have warned him, just let him suffer. But that was not the kind of person I am.            

English 6 Lesson 95

Assignment: Write an ad for a service that I’m trying to sell. Explain how it will enrich/benefit the person who will buy it.

SR- Goat tying school 

Beginner Classes: $5 Per kid. $7 for soft goat rope. 

About the beginner class: Beginners will start tying the goat dummy with a soft rope, until tying becomes muscle memory. I recommend starting out with a soft goat rope then as the beginners start to gain confidence and have muscle memory. Class will be from 5 to 7 on Mondays and Tuesdays or Thursdays and Fridays. Just like actually school students will have the weekend off.

Advanced class: $5 per kid. $8 for nylon goat string. 

About advanced classes: Students will learn to tie with a hard goat string, they will tie a real goat and they will practice on their flanking along with dismounts.

 Come visit me at 41 SR- ranch road. In Willow Springs.   

I’m happy to help any time, and if we so happen to be at the same rodeo come to me if you need help.    

English 6 Lesson 90

My mom and her friend want to open a feed store together. I’m friends with my mom’s friend’s daughter. We’re close friends. We want to add a large and small animal vet clinic practice to the feedstore.

Our plan is after college and vet school is to work with an established vet, to gain experience. When we’re setting up our business we have agreed that I’d take care of the small animals. Elaina takes care of the goats. I take care of the sheep and together we will take care of the large animals. 

My friend Elaina and I are writing books in the present. Hopefully by the time we set up our business, we will be published. We would like to include books in the feed store that our moms will run.        

English 6 Lesson 80

While reading Around The World In 80 Days, I found myself fascinated with India. While there were many locations to choose from India is my choice today. 

 I choose India because  because it’s interesting art pieces and clothing. When I see the pictures of the variety of colors on their clothes, it makes me think I’m walking through a rainbow. There’s bright orange, green, pink, orange and pink, all of them look so festive and fun, just looking at the colors makes me want to dance. Their art is interesting, from what I’ve seen of their art. Lots of it has to do with their religion. Like for example, The Hindu goddess Parvati, she’s the goddess of love, beauty, harmony, marriage, children and devotion. Or Nataraja, the Hindu god of dance. 

In the book, it described the varieties of food. The author’s discretion made me think I was there. There was this one dish that sounded really good to me, it was called Railway Mutton curry, it is a dish that is prepared with goat meat and vegetables. Just thinking about it makes me hungry.  

While I was taken around the world, India stood out the most to me, with all of its bright colors, and amazing sounding food. In my mind, I could hear the music and it made me want to dance and have a celebration.            

English 6 Lesson 75

If I wanted to journey the world I would like to visit Rome, it’s the capital of Italy. I’ve started being intruded in Rome after I read Heroes of Olympus. And the same thing goes for Greece, after I read the Percy Jackson series I’ve wanted to visit these places. I’m interested in their mythology. I also would like to visit Egypt. I’m interested in Egyptian mythology. I don’t even know why but I think it’s interesting. How their beliefs are different from ours, along with the gods that they worship.   

English 6 Lesson 70

Hello to the person reading this! My assignment for today was to write a one to write about a favorite book I have read or write about a good movie I have watched. This one is kinda hard for me, since I have multiple favorite movies and books. But I guess I’ll kind of be choosing both, sort of. I’m comparing my favorite book Percy Jackson, to the two movies that were made based off of the books. Warning, there are gonna be some spoilers if you haven’t read the books and you want to read the books. There are some spoilers, so just a heads up.

Now, everyone knows that books are always better than movies, although, I have to say the Harry Potter movies were good, it’s been a while since I’ve read the books, but anyway, they’re good. So I watched the Percy Jackson movies before I read the books and I loved the movies. That was until I read the books! Now, I love the books more than the movies! As in I no longer like the movies, I get it some people like the movies. But me and a friend just have a lot of problems with the movies. 

It doesn’t give me the same feeling like it does when I’m reading the books. I don’t even know how to describe the feeling I get when I read the books, but it just isn’t the same. In the movies the second movie and the second book are different, the people who made the movie mixed a certain part in the last book with the second movie the Titan, Kronos came back, in the last book. In the second movie Kronos came back, it bugs me that they did that! There’s a lot more, I could tell, you. But I guess I should tell you what the book is about. There’s three different  series, all of them written by American author Rick Riordan. The first one is called Percy Jackson and the Olympians aka PJO. Is about how Percy discovers  that he is demigod, a demigod is half God half mortal. He goes on quests, the main enemy they have to fight is Kronos. The second series is called The Heroes of Olympus, Roman and Greek demigods must learn to work together in order to defeat Gaea the earth goddess. And the third series, called Trials of Apollo, I’ve barely gotten into that book yet so I don’t have that much information on it yet.             

English 6 Lesson 65

Hello again! So my assignment today was to write a short essay about one of my grandparents. Ask them about what life was like when they were growing up. Or write as if to a younger sibling. Give advice on how to be healthy. I chose the first assignment, I did something kinda simulator to the west, before I had started homeschool, I had an assignment from my fourth grade english teacher, (Because when I was in fourth grade I went to public school), anyway the assignment was to write a biography on some you admire. So I chose my grandma, so my point is I already have some information on her, I would ask my grandpa, but not all the time I can understand what he says. I think a lot of what he says is gibberish. I love him, but not all the time I understand what he’s saying. So without further ado here it is!

April L. Evans/ Romero (Aka Patches, that’s what I call my grandma) was born on April 29, 1951 in Mesa Arizona to Art and Wanda Evens. She moved with her two brothers and her parents to The ladder Ranch in 1953. Where she grew up around horses and brangus cattle. I remember this one story, that Patches told, her and her mom, along with her brothers I think went to a friends/ neighbor’s house, they had two boys, and they got Patches to come over and look at a coyote skin, they disappeared then yelled and throw the coyote skin at Patches, she screamed and ran away. Then there was this one time where he and her brothers were riding their horses  bareback and playing cowboys and indians. Their dad wouldn’t help them put their saddles up on their horses and they were too young to put them up by themselves, so that’s why they rode bareback. They would come running down the hill on their horses every time they’d car on the dirt road, it scared the people in the cars.  Except one time one of those cars was their dad, they got in so much trouble after that and they were told never to do it again. There are lots of other stories I could tell, but if I did, it would probably turn into a book.

English 6 Lesson 60

Hello everyone! Today’s assignment is to write a creative story about an event after the end of the book, in the later life of Amuba and Chebron. So here I go, I’m sorry if my writing style is nothing like G.A. Henty.

Chebron was sitting in the shade of a tree, just outside of the village of Rebu. He was thinking about the past events, he thought about how his arrow accidentally perched The Cat of Bubastes, and how just that one event had changed everything in his life. He thought about how he reacted when his father had shared that all of the gods he worshiped, were merely attributes of  one God. He also thought about the first few years he spent here, after Amuba was king, he became a little more busy with his duties. 

One night at dinner a cat had jumped up on the table everyone had tried to shoo it away, but the cat just sat there staring at them all. Finally someone picked up the cat and tossed it out. He chuckled to himself as he remembered his initial reaction to the treatment of the cat. For an instant his lifelong training and beliefs triggered, a horrified reaction to the treatment of the cat. Then he remembered his conversion over to the one the  god. And that the cat was merely an attribute of one God he worshiped. There were many other traditions and customs that Chebron had to learn, get used to the ways of the people of Rebu. But the cat incident stood out as a turning point in becoming a useful and happy person that he and Ruth had become, in the country of Rebu.     

History 5 Lesson 45

Steel Plow 

John Deere was born in Vermont in 1804. He went to a congregational college. He became a town blacksmith in 1825. Insight: polished needles are easier to use. Deere invented the steel plow in 1837. Prairie soil was extremely fertile. It stuck to the  mouldboard. Soil didn’t stick to the polished steel plow. Mouldboard was optimized to turn over the soil. The plow was self-cleaning, Deere tested his plow at his neighbors farm. Initial sales spread by word-of-mouth. He offered a risk-free guarantee. Built a factory near rivers and railroads. John Deere went into competition with International Harvester. 

Steam Shovel

Pelham, Massachusetts was settled in 1738 by Scottish Presbyterans. William Smith Otis was born in Pelham in 1813. Otas became fascinated with mechanical inventions. He invented the steam shovel at the age of 22 in 1835. He died within a year of  receiving the  patent. It’s basically a steam powered dirt-moving bucket. Steam pistons provide a source of motion. Like a movable crane. Holes could be dug deeper faster. Otis’ relatives hung onto the patent for 40 years. Railroads drove the steam shovel demand. Efficiency increased over time. It spread more rapidly after the patent expired. Made taller buildings possible.

Postage Stamp

Rowland Hill was born in England in 1795. He had influential family friends. He went to work for the government. Rowland promoted Priestley’s educational reform. He invented the postage stamp in 1838. It’s a piece of paper with adhesive backing. It shows that postage had been paid. Postage is based on weight not distance. Beautiful illustrations on them. Marked with postmarks to show they’ve been used. Postage reforms approved in 1839. Hill worked with Charles Bebbage to show costs weren’t from long distances. Postage reforms approved in 1839. Received support from merchants and businessmen. The postage system became a government monopoly. The price for sending mail fell and Demand increased.

Vulcanized Rubber

Charles Goodyear was born in Connecticut in 1800. He mechanically minded and entrepreneurial. Improved a company’s rubber life preservers. He was determined to solve a “sticky” problem. Mixing other chemicals was part of the process. Invented Vulcanized rubber in 1839. Vulcanization eliminates the stickiness. The refined rubber is weatherproof. Mix in a chemical life sulfur, then apply heat. Very durable, not brittle. Goodyear found a factory to produce rubber products. He died in 1860. A Goodyear company formed in 1898. It produced bicycle tires and poker chips, it expanded into wartime production with government contracts.              

        

English 6 Lesson 55

My assignment for today is to write a one to two paper summarizing the story that I have read this far. The story is called The Cat of Bubastes. Heads up: I have no clue how to pronounce the names of these people, sorry, otherwise I would set up something showing you how to pronounce their names.  

The story starts out in Rebu, where Prince Amuba and his father the king, along with other soldiers go out into battle against The Egyptians. Sadly the king falls in battle, Amuba almost dies too, but thanks to his faithful charioteer, Jethro, Amuba doesn’t and they make it back to the palace. When they get there they spend Several days waiting to see what the Egyptians would do, because the people of Rebu, had blocked the wooden gates with rocks, and any of the other gates around the wall. For a while the people of Rebu think that they are going to win. Unfortunately they don’t, the Egyptians capture the people and take them back to Egypt to be slaves. 

Jethro and Amuba are taken as well, but they both decide that they better not tell the king that Amuba was the prince of Rebu, they didn’ know what they’d do to him if they revealed that he was a prince. So they were sold as slaves to the high priest of Osiris.  But the priest was only gonna take Amuba, but Amuba got down on his knees and begged that the priest take Jethro too. Amuba said that Jethro had sorta become his father, since his actual father had died. The priest agreed, when they got back to the priest’s house Amuba became the servant and companion to Chebron, the son of Ameres, (the priest) Jethro didn’t talk much because he doesn’t know the Egyptian language as well as Amuba does. Ameres and Chebon found out that Amuba was the prince back in Rebu. They just like Jethro and Amuba agree not to tell anyone about this. Jethro and Amuba are shown around the house and showed the animals that they would have to take care of. Jethro and Amuba find out that their work isn’t hard, and they don’t suffer. Like they first thought they would when they were taken to Egypt. Ameres, Chebon, Amuba, and Jethro all go on a journey, sometime on their way, Chebon, Amuba, Jethro, along with some others, save this girl from a crocodile, when they return her home, her grandfather was very grateful. 

He had said that he was getting old and he would have no one to take care of Ruth. So Chebon said that when the old man died his father would gladly take Ruth into their home. And so they did, after the old man died Ruth went to the house of Ameres, where she was the companion and servant of Chebon’s little sister. Later on, Chebon and Amuba notice that there are some waterfowl missing, so they hide in the bushes with their bows and arrows, a hawk swoops down and tries to take a waterfowl, but Amuba and Chebon shoot at the hawk. Amuba killed the hawk and Chebon’s arrow hit a tree and landed in the cat house, it hit a cat and killed it. Chebon is freaking out because if you do that in Egypt there are serious consequences. And  to make matters worse the cat was the successor to the Cat of Bubastes. To Amuba a cat is a cat, but they are worshipped here, but not in Rebu. However Amuba understood Chebon’s situation, so he buried the cat, and left the door of the cat house open so it looked like it might have wandered off. Then he told Chebon to tell his father what happened, Amuba knew that his father would understand that it was an accident. Now they are discussing what they should do. 

I don’t know  what happens next but I hope that this whole thing will blow over soon.