Who is your hero and why?- My older brother, Jacob Carney, is my hero. Jacob is my hero because he was always there to help me when I needed help. When we had to put down one of my favorite dogs, Zeek, Jacob was there to comfort me and make me feel better. When we were working on batting and pitching, for softball, he wouldn't let me give up, no matter how discouraged I got. He would always hang out with me and we would go work on softball or throw a football around. He's currently at Otterbein University, in Westerville Ohio, for college. He plays football for the Otterbein Cardinals; Even though we fight a lot, he is still my hero.
Introduce this person's characteristics.- Here is some characteristics about Jacob. Jacob is a nice guy and he is very funny. He loves sports, like football and baseball, video games, and his family. Jacob is very ambitious, confident, hard-working, and independent. He is always up for a challenge and will help anyone that is having trouble with something. Once he puts his mind to something he wont give up on it, he will work until he gets there. He is a leader and he focuses on getting good grades, but tries to have fun and play sports. He always tries to include his friends and family in activities.
What makes them a hero to you?- Some things that make Jacob a hero to me is, he has a amazing attitude and he will do anything to help people. He inspires me to make myself a better person and be like him. He has a "can-do" attitude, and he won't give up. I want to be just like Jacob when I get older. He strives to be the best person he can, and he always tries to do the right thing. Jacob is the kind person you can go to if you're having trouble, and he will listen to you and give you advice. You can share your hopes and dreams with Jacob and he wont laugh, no matter how stupid they are. Jacob is a great person over-all and I want to be like him.
WEEK OF AUGUST 29TH - SEPTEMBER 2ND
1.A. ARGUMENT (NOUN)- A DISCUSSION BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE FROM TWO POINTS OF VIEW.
1.B. THE CLASS GOT TOGETHER AND HAD AN ARGUMENT, IT WAS OVER THE MAGAZINE ARTICLE.
2.A. CITE (VERB)- QUOTE AS EVIDENCE FOR OR JUSTIFICATION OF AN ARGUMENT OR STATEMENT.
2.B. THE ARTICLE HAD MORE THAN ONE CITE, THE TITLE IS AN EXAMPLE.
3.A. PASSIVE VOICE (VOICE) - A GRAMMATICAL CONSTRUCTION.
3.B. IN ENGLISH WE LEARNED ABOUT PASSIVE VOICE, WE EACH HAD TO WRITE AN EXAMPLE ON OUR PAPER.
4.A. PERSONIFICATION (NOUN)- HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS GIVEN TO SOMETHING NON-HUMAN.
4.B. IN CLASS TODAY WE HAD TO WRITE A EXAMPLE OF PERSONIFICATION, I WROTE THE FLAME OF THE CANDLE DANCED IN THE DARK.
5.A. POINT OF VIEW (NOUN)- THE NARRATORS POSITION IN RELATION TO THE STORY BEING TOLD.
5.B. "WHAT IS THE POINT OF VIEW IN THE ARTICLE?" THE TEACHER ASKED THE 7TH GRADE CLASS.
Second Week- september 2nd- 9th.
6.A. COLLABORATE (VERB)- WORK TOGETHER ON AN ACTIVITY, ESPECIALLY TO PRODUCE OR CREATE SOMETHING.
6.B. THE TWO ENGLISH TEACHERS DECIDED TO COLLABORATE, for IT WOULD HELP THEIR STUDENTS LEARN IT QUICKER.
7.A. ARTICULATE (ADJ.)- HAVING OR SHOWING THE ABILITY TO SPEAK FLUENTLY.
7.B. OUR TEACHER EXPLAINED THAT MOST PEOPLE CAN'T ARTICULATE, AND HE ADMITTED HE WAS ONE OF THEM.
8.A. EVOLVE (VERB)- DEVELOP GRADUALLY, ESPECIALLY FROM A SIMPLE TO MORE COMPLEX FORM.
8.B. IN READING TODAY, WE READ AN ARTICLE CALLED, "DID MONKEYS EVOLVE?"
9.A. METICULOUS (ADJ.)- SHOWING GREAT ATTENTION TO DETAIL.
9.B. THE TEACHER WAS VERY METICULOUS ABOUT SENTENCE WRITING, IT HAD TO BE A PERFECT SENTENCE.
10.A. AGILE (ADJ.)- QUICK OR GOOD ON HIS OR HER FEET
10.B. THE GYMNAST WAS MORE AGILE COMPARED TO ME, AND SHE COULD DO MORE FLIPS THAN ME.
Week 3- september 12th- 19th
11.A. HYPOTENUSE (NOUN)- THE LONGEST SIDE OF A RIGHT ANGLE, OPPOSITE THE RIGHT ANGLE.
11.B. THE HYPOTENUSE IS OPPOSITE OF THE RIGHT ANGLE, AND IS THE LONGEST SIDE.
12.A. CONVERSE (VERB)- SWITCHING THE HYPOTHESIS AND CONCLUSION OF A CONDITIONAL STATEMENT.
12.B. ORIGINAL- IF IT IS RAINING, PRACTICE IS CANCELLED. CONVERSE- PRACTICE IS CANCELLED BECAUSE IT IS RAINING.
13.A. IRRATIONAL NUMBERS- A REAL NUMBER THAT CANNOT BE EXPRESSED AS A RATIO OF INTEGERS.
13.B. PI IS AN IRRATIONAL NUMBER, IT IS MOSTLY SHOWN AS 3.14.
14.A. RATIONAL NUMBERS- A NUMBER THAT CAN BE WRITTEN AS A RATIO.
14.B. 3 AND 3/1 ARE OPPOSITES, THEY ARE RATIONAL NUMBERS.
15.A. SQUARE ROOT (NOUN)- A NUMBER THAT PRODUCES A SPECIFIED QUANTITY WHEN MULTIPLIED BY ITSELF.
15.B. THREE IS THE SQUARE ROOT OF NINE, 3X3=9
16.A. ELASTIC POTENTIAL ENERGY - ENERGY STORED IN ANY OBJECT OR MATERIAL THAT IS BENT, STRETCHED, OR COMPRESSED.
16.B. A SPRING IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF ELASTIC POTENTIAL ENEGRY BECAUSE WHEN THE SPRING IS STRETCHED THE ENEGRY STRETCHES.
17.A. NEWTON - THE UNIT IN THE METRIC SYSTEM USED TO MEASURE FORCE.
17.B. SIR ISAAC NEWTON MADE THE LAWS OF MOTION, HIS FIRST LAW STATES THAT EVERY OBJECT WILL REMAIN AT REST OR MOTION UNLESS COMPELLED TO CHANGE ITS STATE BY THE ACTION OF AN EXTERNAL FORCE.
18.A. FORCE FIELD - AN AREA AROUND AN OBJECT WHERE AN OBJECT CAN INFLUENCE ANOTHER OBJECT WITH OUT TOUCHING IT. A MAGNETIC FIELD IS AN EXAMPLE OF THIS.
18.B. EARTH HAS A GRAVITINATIONAL FORCE FEILD, THAT IS WHY METEORS FALL.
19.A. INERTIA - HOW HARD IT IS TO GET SOMETHING MOVING, STOP A MOVING OBJECT, OR CHANGE THE DIRECTION OF A MOVING OBJECT.
19.B WHEN YOU USE THE BREAKS IN A CAR, THE SEATBELT STOPS YOU FROM FLYING OUT THE CAR.
20.A. NORMAL FORCE - A EQUAL BUT OPPOSITE FORCE THAT PUSHES BACK WHEN YOU STAND, SIT, OR PUSH ON A SURFACE SO YOU DO NOT SINK THROUGH THAT SURFACE.
20.B. A BOOK ON A TABLE IS A GOOD EXAMPLEOF NORMAL FORCE.
21.A. Accept (verb)- Consent to receive.
21.B. The kid had to accept the sentences because she didn't sign the laptop out correctly.
22.A. Except (preposition)-
22.B. He invited everyone to his tea party, except for Mr. Cheshire.
23.A. Affect- have an effect on; make a difference to.
23.B. The rain had a affect on her new hairstyle, it looked completely different.
24.A. Effect (noun)- a change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.
24.B. Global warming made a huge effect on the polar bears.
25.A. Principle (noun)- A fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning.
25.B. There are people who live by a principle.
26.A. Allusion (noun)- an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
26.B. "Wow he found my watch, he's just like Sherlock Homes!" Is an example of allusion.
.27.A. Onomatopoeia (noun)- the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named.
27.B. The Batman comic we read used many onomatopoeias, it made the comic cooler.
28.A. Alliteration (noun) the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
28.B. "She sells sea shells by the sea shore" is an example of alliteration.
29.A. Irony (noun)- the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect:
29.B. The irony of the situation in which we find ourselves today should be evident for all to see.
30.A. Figurative (noun)- departing from a literal use of words; metaphorical.
30.B. "Your eye are like diamonds" is a part of figurative language.
Paragraph One- Over the summer I did many things, I went to the fair with my family, we rode rides, played games, and ate food. We also pranked my older brother, Jacob, for his 19th birthday. We pranked him by silly stringing his jeep and writing on his windows. I spent a lot of time with my family over the summer. It was fun to hang out with friends and joke around with them. We celebrated my birthday and had a huge party with all my friends. I had an amazing summer and I can't wait for the next summer!
Paragraph Two- I am a responsible, nice, funny, and smart. I love to help teachers with stuff and do anything that will help me in school. I love sports, my favorite is softball. I play softball and volleyball. Some short-term goals I have are I want to get all A's all year and I want to not get detentions. I want to pass all my advanced classes and get at least an B in them. I would also like to turn in every homework and have no missing assignments. It would be nice to also get no sentences for the year.
Paragraph Three- Some long-term goals are graduate high school, get a job, and go to college. I want to be a veterinarian when I grow up. I would like to go to a nice college and graduate college. Then I will keep doing classes so I can upgrade my degree. I want to be a vet because I love animals and I grew up around them. I'm not sure what college I want to go to yet, but i'll figure it out later when it gets closer.