English 7 Lesson 15 Essay

If I was ushered into someone else’s world, I chose two worlds to talk about. The first is one of my own world’s that I created for a book of mine. I don’t have all of it thought out yet because it’s still in the working process. I was re-imagining Wonderland. The trees are a wild variety of colors, some have pink leaves and their bark is purple. Others have red bark and blue leaves, and so on. There’s a village full of the people from Wonderland. Some you may want to stay away from others are pretty friendly. I know there is not much to it, that’s only because I haven’t figured out the whole thing yet.   

The second world would be if I were to go to Anne’s world from Anne of Green Gables,  and be dressed in my normal and everyday clothes, like blue jeans and a t-shirt and maybe a hoodie and explore and see what it’s like in that world.  And see how people would react to my clothes.

English 7 Lesson 10 Essay

My favorite book is one that I just read recently. It’s a whole series, and I had only bought the first two just to see if I liked it. Turns out I did and I got the other three books this Christmas. This book comes high up on my recommendation list as well as the Percy Jackson series and the Harry Potter series. This series is called The Maze Runner, and if you haven’t read it then I suggest you do. I’ll be summing up the first book in the series. 

It begins with Thomas in this elevator thing and he can’t remember anything but his name. He doesn’t remember  his family,  his friends, or even where he lived. Then the elevator or the box as it’s called by the Gladers, (which you’ll meet in a minute,)  the box stops moving and the top is opened up only to reveal all these boys in their teens staring at Thomas.  The leader shows him around and Thomas notices that they have their own slang. 

Thomas is very smart but he does dumb things. He’s already on one of the Keepers’ bad sides. Then he wants to be a runner, runners go into the gairt maze and try to find a way out of the glade. Then one day the leader of the Gladers and the Keeper of the Runners goes out into the maze to amazon a dead Grievers, (Grievers are scary monsters that live in the maze, but they only come out at night when the doors of the maze are closed) But it wasn’t dead. When the doors are about to close Thomas runs to help the Keeper of the Runners carry the leader of the glade because he got stung by the ‘dead’ Griever. And he gets stuck in the maze. 

He survives the maze and the next day the box comes up again, but it isn’t supposed to. It was too early for needing more supplies and they already had a Greenie (Thomas, that’s what they call newbies). In the box was a girl and a note that said that she was the last one to come up from the box. 

After the girl shows up things start to fall apart. Long story short, almost all of the Gladers end up going in the maze, and they think that once they’re out of the maze that they’re free, but they’re not. 

And that’s the end of book one.       

For Real The Last English Thing

So I forgot about my Research Report I had to do so here it is and now for real I’m done with English.

My English Research Report

Apache Indaians 

So before I get into the  Apache Indians. I was originally gonna do native indians tribes in New Mexico because that’s where I live but then I decided to just focus more on the Apaches.

There are 23 Indian tribes in New Mexico but I’m only gonna talk about one Apache. Historically the Apaches were very powerful. They  constantly fought the invading Spaniards and Mexicans for centuries. The U.S. Army found them to be fierce warriors and skillful strategies. 

Hunting and Gathering 

The women were known for their ability to find and prepare food from many different plant sources. They did most of the gathering unless there were heavier plants involved.   

The Apache got food from four different sources. Hunting wild animals, gathering wild plants, trading with neighboring tribes for livestock and agricultural products or raiding the neighboring tribes. Their hunting was done usually by men, however sometimes exceptions were made depending on animal and culture. The most common weapon  that was used to hunt with was the bow and arrow. 

Clothes

They wore animal hides decorated with seed beads. They made buckskin shirts, ponchos, skirts, and moccasins. They decorated them with colorful beadwork.  

Housing

They Apache live in three different houses. Teepees which were common in the plains, Wickiups common in the highlands, if a family member died it was burned. Apache of the deserts of northern Mexico live in a Hogant.

An Extra Thing

Skinwalker Legend 

Ok, so my dad told be about this and now I have an obsession with the Skinwalker Legend and now the Wendigo but I’m gonna focus on the Skinwalker legend, it’s not an Apache legend but the Apcahe’s destan cousins, the Navajo!

So Skinwalkers are usually someone who was abosstated in witchcraft and the most common form they took when they changed was the coyote but they can be other animals too. I’m not gonna go into much detail about it but that’s basically it. But I suggest you look up more if you want to. There’s not a lot on Wikipedia about the legend but it’s still very interesting. 

Resources

Wikipedia 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache#List_of_names

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin-walker

English 6 Lesson 180

First I wanted to say, I meant to post this sooner but I went to Arizona National for a public speaking contest. And we spend New Year’s at my mom’s cousin’s house. Also it’s now 2022! Not Gonna lie I’m not ready…so there was this thing that my mo saw and she shared it with us and we said Jumanji. Instead of happy new year and here’s why.

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OH! One more thing before we get to my essay. This is my lat one, and I don’t know when I’ll be starting English 7.

Writing is important to me because I love to write. This Class has helped me write speeches that I use for Prepared Speaking contests. It helps me with the books I’ve started to write, and the short stories that I write that sometimes I post on my school blog. 

Writing is important to my family because without writers we wouldn’t have all of the good books we share with each other and read together. Writing helps with the essays I’ll have in the future. Overall writing in is super important to me and my family. 

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Also I saw this and had to post it cause it was funny

English 6 Lesson 175

This year I learned a lot and it has helped me with writing my stories. My two favorite books were The Railway Children by E. Nesbit,  The Cat of Bubastes by G. A. Henty, A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne. All of those books were old timey and something different than what I usually like to read so I’m glad I had the opportunity to read them. This whole course was fun and I learned a lot. 

History 5 Lesson 160

Just a heads up, this might be not the best essay, because I was a little rushed when writing it.

Polio Vaccine 

Jonas Salk was born in New York City in 1914. He became a medical researcher. He learned about viruses under other doctors. There were grants that funded polio research. Salk created the polio vaccine in 1955. Polio vaccine prevents you from getting polio. Made using inactivated or weakened (But live) Virus. The oral form is cheaper. Saves people from needless crippling. People cried when the vaccine was announced. Salk became world famous. A million doses were pre-ordered. Mass production was handled by British scientists. It was eliminated in most of the world by 2003. 

Intermodal Containers

Malcolm Mclean was born in North Carolina in 1913. He wanted to ship trucks by boat. Designed a container instead. He used a bank loan to buy WW2 tanks. Launched intermodal container ship in 1956. “Intermodal” is easily transportable. It drastically reduces labor cost. Simpilifles shipping process. They were stackable. Can haul all kinds of materials. The cost of shipping fell. Unions were unhappy. McLean expanded his patent to this International. Organization for standardization. 

Integrated Circuit

Several people were involved in the invention of the integrated circuit. Several large companies wanting to miniaturize transistors Shockly turned Santa Clara into “silicon Valley” Shockley’s “traitors” founded Fairchild semiconductors. Noyce and Kilsy invented the integrated circuit in 1959. Integrated circuits are flat chips packed full of transistors. High performance, low cost. “Photo Masking” is like silicon blueprinting. Placed over silicon wafers and exposed to light. One transistor has about 10 manufacturers. Us Air Force and Wavy used it as tech. NANA’s Apollo guidance computer. Allows astronauts to control the spaceship. Government demand drives down prices. Led to industrial and commercial uses.

Lasers  

Charles Townes was born in South Carolina in 1915. He invented the master in 1953. Could coined the term “LASER” in 1957. Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Laser light is coherent. Electrons give up energy to move closer to the nucleus. “Lasint” forces them to do this. Beam contains high, focused energy. Other companies built their own lasers. Semiconductor lasers appeared in 1962. Then the barcode scanner appeared in 1974.     

English 6 Lesson 150

A challenge my family faced, or more like I faced, was when our clippers quit working. I consider this a big problem, while others might think it’s not a big deal. I was touching up my lamb and I still had two others I had to shear. My dad was on a fire so he couldn’t help. My mom was in town and my grandma (my grandparents are my only neighbors while I live.) had to stay with my grandpa. So I was on my own for shearing my lambs for Sothern Fair. I was just finishing touching up his head when he decided he wanted to try and run away. I didn’t have his halter on. Shearing a lamb’s head with their halter on is hard that’s why I take it off. Anyway he was slipping from my grasp so I turned off the clippers and set them on the table. Only I didn;t set them fair enough away from the edge, my lamb stepped on the cord of the clippers and ended up yanking the clippers off of the table, I already had the halter on my lamb so I tried catching the clippers before they hit the cement. 

Unfortunately they hit the ground, freaking out, I tried turning them on. Nothing. How was I gonna finish shearing? These were the bigger clippers that we used for the lamb’s body and parts of their head before we switched to a little set of clippers. Like I said earlier I was touching him up, I had already shorn him yesterday but there were parts I had missed. And I still had two more to shear! Now mangerly pancking I set the clipper back on the table so I can tie up the lamb so see what I can do. I tried seeing if maybe they had gotten unplugged, but everything was plugged in. I pulled out my phone and searched up what to do if your clippers aren’t working. I found nothing helpful. Packing even more, I sat down on the concrete, thinking about what I could do. I tried turning them on again with no luck. 

I ended up crying there on the cold cement, I knew that any show equipment was expensive and that we don’t have enough money to buy more clippers. We got lucky with these. I was freaking out thinking mom was gonna be mad at me. I don’t know how long I sat there rocking back and forth screaming and crying but finally I decided to call my grandma, since I didn’t want to walk to her house, and leave my lamb ties where he was. I knew that all of my lambs were escape artists, they knew how to untie themselves and take off their halters. 

So using the landline phone I had brought outside in case mom called me, I dialed my grandma’s house phone number. I told her what happened and it turned out somehow I blew a breaker, but the clippers still didn’t work, which caused me to cry again. Yes I know I’m crying a lot, but this was very stressful. After a while I tried my best using the little clippers to shear my lamb. When mom’s truck pulled up at the house, I freaked out again. She came to the back of the house where I had everything set up to wash and shear my lambs. I started to cry…again, telling her what happened and that I was sorry and that I should’ve tried harder to catch the clippers. While my grandma was patting my arm and telling me it would be ok, obviously it was NOT ok. Mom said that I probably just needed a break, and probably I needed to eat. She said that she would try and fix the clippers and then shear the lamb. I realized I hadn’t eaten anything but breakfast but that was like 6 in the morning. Now it was 3 in the afternoon. 

After I got done eating I went back to my house, (I went to grandparents house because my grandma made pizza) mom couldn’t fix the clipper weather we would just have to wait until dad gets back so he could fix them, because one of my lambs did this last year and the clippers did the same thing, dad was able to fix them. Mom texted some of our show family, (Our friends who also show animals with us but are more like family than friends) someone had a set of clippers that we could use. Which was good cause even though my lamb’s wool hadn’t grown that much, we still needed to shear them. I  suggested that we just leave it and show them anyway. Mom wanted to just not take the lambs, but I wanted to even though they needed to be shorn. We ended up getting them all sheared. Thanks to our friend who had a set of clippers, ok so the point of this really long story was mom was also freaking out about this so I suggested that we just not shear them because they looked ok enough to show at Sothern then when dad gets home which would be in time for county fair he could fix the clippers and when could shear them.    

The Apocalypse of 2020 Part 6

Like I said in my last post it was gonna be a while for me to figure what was gonna happen next. And I’m sorry I didn’t think it would take me this long to figure out what happens next. But I talked to my friend and together we came up with some ideas. We were trying to think of weapons for all of the team, since Ava had her bat and we figured out what Ryan’s weapon was gonna be, but we haven’t figured out the others. We made Ryan’s to fit his personalty, and that’s what we want to do with everyone else. If you have any ideas let me know, I will greatly appreciate it. Sorry again, I had kinda forgotten about this story because I have several others I’m was working on and I recently got five show lambs and a show steer and all of them are a lot of work, so I haven’t found any time to write. Which really sucked because I love to write. Anyway I’m sure you are all like ‘enough with the excuses  get to the story!’ So I’ll quite talking and let you read to story.

“I guess he does.” I say. That night Benjamin slept on the couch which was fine with me. We didn’t build a room for him because Benjamin slept in the lab we built for him. He stayed there for long periods of time and only came out when it was time to eat. It was time to go out and get more supplies. I sigh, then climb down the rope ladder. 

“Guys, let’s go!” I bounce on the balls of my feet. Hurry up, hurry up. I pull out my bat and I examine the nails in it. I need to add more. Finally everyone climbs down. 

“Ok, we are all gonna go to the mall and get what we need there then we’ll go to the grocery store.” They nod. And we went to the mall. I got some clothes, everyone else did too then for some reason Ryan decided to duck off and grab a pack of pencils, we don’t even use them that much anymore. When we get to the grocery Ryan grabs some soup cans. We don’t eat soup, what was he up to? 

Ryan

As I was grabbing the cans I needed for my weapons I was planning on building Emily can up to me, 

“Whatcha doing?” Her hands were behind her back and her black hair was pulled up in her signature bun. Today she wore a black tank top with tan shorts. I turned to face her with a smirk on my face.

“You’ll see when we get home.” She arched an eyebrow questionly at me.  

“Here.” She grabbed the cans from my hands and set them down on the ground. She grabs my hand and leads me to the back of the store. Uh, what’s she doing?! When we get to the back of the store she turns to me. God it was dark over here. That’s when Emily pushed me against the wall. Ah! What was she doing, her face was getting really close to mine. Then she kissed me! She freaking kissed me! She tasted like cotton candy! I love cotton candy! I love the way she tasted. I was shocked at first, but then my hands moved to her waist pulling her close to me. Her arms looped around my neck and her fingers tangled in my hair. She looked at me for a second then leaned in to kiss me again, only this time I beat her to it! We only pulled apart when the need for air became too much. 

“Woah.” I said, still holding Emily close to me, hehe, she smelled like apples and cinnamon.  

“Yeah,” Emily muttered, 

“Excuse us, but we need to head back, it’ll be getting dark soon and that’s when the zombies  get really bad out here.”  Jason said, Emily sighs dramatically, 

“I was not done here, can’t you give us a few more minutes.” 

“Yeah, man, come on! I finally got a girl to like me! Don’t ruin the moment!” I complained. Jason and Ava laughed.

“You guys didn’t let us stay and finish our moment,” Ava said, 

“Truth be told, school is even scarier now that there’s no other people aside from the zombies. I wanted out of there, in this dark corner it’s not so bad.” I say, Emily let go on me but she held my hand instead. I menatlly sighed, I liked it a lot better when she was holding onto me, not just holding my hands, oh well, I’m sure she wouldn’t mind if we cuddled on the couch! 

“Can we go? Listing four gives me a headache!” Benjamin wines.

“Nobody cares about what you think Benjamin!” I snapped. He rolled his eyes, and walked off, but not before flipping us off. I flipped him off then led Emily by the hand all the way home. I got a girl to like me! I mean it DID take a zombie apocalypse for that to happen but still, I got a hot girl to like me! I hummed to a song the whole way home, man this really put me in a good mood. Emily seemed to be in a good mood too, I did a little dance as I made my way to the couch setting done the now empty soup cans, a drill, my pack of pencils, and a pencil sharpener.         

“Ryan what are you doing?” Emily asks me as she sits next to me. 

“You’ll see.” I stick my tongue out of the corner of my mouth slightly. When I’m done I hold up the spiky can, 

“This is what I’m using to fight off the zombies.” I held up the can proudly. She shakes her head, and lets out a small chuckle, I grab the other soup can and do the same thing to it until I have two spiky soup can weapons!  

English 6 Lesson 130

If I was in the situation that the family from Swiss Family Robinson was in this would be an idea I have. No, it doesn’t really help me survive but this was all I could come up with. I think that if the family had more of a little tree house city instead of the one big tree house, they could use zip lines to get around. They could use rope for the line and heavy duty wooden suit hangers for getting around, they could twist the metal hook around so that it doesn’t pop off. They could use these zip lines to go from place to place in the mini tree house city thing, or go right onto the ground if they needed to go hunt for food. Like I had said this has nothing to do with helping them (or me if I were stuck in their position) survive but it would be a cool idea. It sounds fun even though I’m not one to do zip lining, going to water parks (I’m definitely not a water person I’ll drink but that’s it I won’t swim in it) tubing in the snow or water. I think I’ve made it clear I don’t like swimming. My point is I wouldn’t mind trying this zip line.         

English 6 Lesson 125

If I could live anywhere I wanted I would just stay right where I am. I’ll travel to visit other places but that doesn’t mean I want to live there. Unless there’s an opportunity that comes along that requires me to move. I know how to read. I can go anywhere I want to in a book. Why would I need to move? I think that going back to a small town in Texas that I used to live in would be cool to visit again. I could see all my old friends.  I would also like to visit Las Vegas again. Yes I said again. I went there when I was in 1st or 2nd grade for my aunt’s wedding. I don’t remember much about it. But I think it would be cool to go back there. My point is, I’m happy living right where I am. Also, I don’t want to move again. It takes too much work. Trust me, I’ve moved three times.