Friday, March 25, 2016

Images of Greatness Reflection

Landon Donovan is a soccer player that was born in America. He retired at 32 and still lives today. He played for American teams L.A. Galaxy and San José Earthquakes. He is married to Hannah Bartell and has a son named Talon. How my person is important in his field is the fact that Landon now coaches a team. He encourages kids to play soccer and was an inspiration when playing for America. He showed that people can do well at what the want if they just try. Landon has also played for European teams. He has traveled to different countries but mainly played for America.
My personal definition of greatness is achieving an award, confidence, passion, they don't stop until they get what they want, and they are respectful. Landon Donovan ties in with this by having confidence when he plays. He plays for a reason and really tries to do his best. He has to be respectful to earn his teams trust to know that he will be a team player. Landon Donovan has won a lot of awards through his years of playing soccer. Male Athlete of the Year, MVP, Honda Player of the Year are a few awards that he has won.
When we presented our boards we had to bring a food that tied in with our person. I brought nachos and cheese. This food tied in with Donovan because at stadiums where soccer is played they serve nachos and cheese. I like to call it stadium food. Landon Donovan is American too and this is an American food.
The part of my project that made me the proudest is probably the signed photo I got from him. This made me proud because I got a photo that he signed himself for this project and to keep. I really like this part because he is my Image of Greatness and a role model I look up to. I was able to explain how I got it and in my opinion it was the coolest part. This also made me proud because not many people get a signed photo and I got one from a really good soccer player.
I had challenges along the way to get my project done. I lots of deadlines and we started late so it had to be done fast. I think one of the biggest challenges was getting my Bio-Riddle presented in front of everyone. I don't like speaking to audiences over 5 people. I get really nervous and mess up. Another big challenge was getting my essay turned in. I had trouble typing it because I kept typing and typing. I had to get it in so I had to stay up late to finish it and turn it in. I had fun but it was also very nerve-racking and stressful.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"Comics, Cartoons, and Graphic Novels Final Project"

The Life of a Snowman.






     In the comics, cartoons, and graphic novel unit I learned about motion lines. I used motion lines by the way the snow is being blown in the wind. I used lines to show that the snow isn't being still but being lines showing fast moving snow. We learned that there are so many different types of borders. In my comics I use different shapes and lines to create different and original designs. The borders of one panel helps lead into the next panel. This is how what I learned this year in the comics, cartoons, and graphic novel unit is shown in my cartoon.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Reading Contract 4th Quarter

     I read 6 books this year. I didn't make my goal. I was gone for 3/4 of the year. I didn't read as much because of moving too.
Sounder-----------128
The Outsiders----192
Hunger Games--- 374
Artemis Fowl-----316
Purple Heart-------208
The Limit---------- 304
No I didn't read books from every genre, because I didn't read as much over at the other side of the state. My favorite is Sci-Fi.
I didn't read as much as last year. I read a lot less. Part of the reason is that I didn't try to. The other part is that I was moving and didn't have to at the other school.
I grew by reading more advanced books. I am reading more young adult and adult books. I am also to understand parts better.
I plan to read over the summer at the public library. The library has books air condition and has comfy spots for good reading. I hope to get more books read.
What book surprised me the most was Artemis Fowl. I wasn't expecting to see some many puns and smart comments.
Artemis Fowl. I enjoyed it and it was fun to read. I kept getting pulled into the book. There were parts of the book that I just couldn't stop at it was so thrilling.
If I had any advise for student success I would say read books you think you will like and give all genres a try. If you don't particularly like a genre read that one in the middle. So you can read your favorite ones first and last. Make sure you read enough books.
If I had any advice for Mrs. Edlin it would be nothing. I didn't do what I needed on my end she did what she was suppose to on her end.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Stop Motion Animation Reflection

My movie is about a guy sleeping on a park bench. In his dream there are a whole lot of things going on in the background. A few things are; a bug going across the back, Batman floating down then back up. The process of making my stop motion animation movie is long. Each day you come and get the supplies you need to take the photos that day. To get a good movie you set it up the same every day. If you use Imovie you need to take 600 photos for a 60 second movie. The hardest part was getting everything close tom where it was the day before. It looks weird when it moves in the wrong direction. I am proud of the end project. It was long and somewhat hard but I am glad with the end product. It looks very good. The movie came out just like what we wanted. A guy sleeping on a bench with a weird dream. Animation is very cool. You can see what it looks like before you edit it. IF you only see the final movie you don't see what was animated or edited.