This summer, I had a lot of fun. I hung out with friends and family, went to Indian Camp Trails with my friend Raven, and I played summer and fall softball. I also had some volleyball practices before school started.
A goal without a plan is just a goal. My name is Kailee, I’m in 8th grade and I love to compete. My goal is to beat the Jr. high record for hurdles and to get better at basketball. I'm going to achieve these goals by working hard in practice. Since I want to be able to play sports, I'll study and get good grades.
My goal in High school is to play varsity volleyball, and to have A’s and B’s. I’m going to work hard and study to achieve my goals. My goals for when I'm out of school, is to go to college and study to be children's psychologist and save up money to buy my own house, and things I may need.
Since, I want to be a psychologist, I need to have good grades and good GPA to make it to college. Even though I'll be in college, I'm going to have a side job, so I can afford things I want or need without borrowing money. I'm also going to do volunteer work, like teaching volleyball at the Rec center. I'm going to push myself, and have a job that I'll enjoy.
My mom, Jamie Beaver, is my hero. Without her I don't know how I would act. She teaches me how to be good person, and that a job worth doing is worth doing well. She tells me that if I want something, I have to work for it. When she bought me a phone, I had to clean the house for a week straight, it was worth it though. When she's upset she doesn't show it. She always puts other people before herself.
My mom isn't only my mom, but she's also my best friend. When I need someone to talk to, she's always there. She does a good job of putting me in beast mode before a game, and getting me motivated to do something that I don't feel like doing. She's honestly one of the nicest people I've ever met.
Whenever I need someone to talk to, my mom is always there for me. She makes sure that I'm getting good grades. She's a single parent, and tries really hard to keep my brother and I healthy. She's one of the best moms you could ask for.
Week of August 29th - September 2nd
1.A. Argument (noun) - A reason or set of reasons given with the aim of persuading others that an action or idea is right or wrong.
B. Since I had to right an argumentative essay about teen drivers, I explained my opinion to persuade the reader to agree with me.
This is an example of two people trying to persuade or give reason to why they think they're right.
2.A. Cite (verb) - Quote (a passage, book, or author) as evidence to a justification of an argument or statement, especially in a scholarly work.
B. Because I was trying to support my opinion, I cited evidence on teen driving.
This is a picture of the process of citing things.
3.A. Passive voice (verb) - Talking about the past.
B. Since I had to write a story using passive voice, I talked about the past.
This is a picture of using passive voice by talking about the past. (what happened).
4.A.Personification (noun) - Giving an animal or object a human characteristic.
B. In the movie Finding Dory, they used personification because fish can't really talk.
This picture shows personification because the wind can't really whistle.
5.A. Point of view (noun) - an opinion, attitude, or judgement.
B. I wrote my point of view in an article, but not everyone agreed with me.
This is a picture of what people "said", saying their point of views.
6. A. Collaborate (verb) - To work with, one with another; cooperate, as on literary work.
B. For my science project, I had to collaborate with my partner to get done.
This picture shows a group of people collaborating.
7.A. Articulate (adjective) - Capable of speech.
B. Since I am articulate, I got a good grade when I presented my project.
This is a picture of someone giving a speech.
8.A. Evolve (verb) - To develop gradually.
B. Since humans keep evolving, we keep getting lazier.
This picture shows how humans evolved.
9.A. Meticulous (Adjective) - Showing great attention to detail; very carefully and precise.
B. Mrs. Turner is meticulous on how she wants us to do our homework, but it's pretty easy.
This picture shows a guy wanting his grass to be cut perfectly.
10.A. Agile (adjective) - To be quick on your feet.
B. Since I'm doing track again, I need to be agile.
This picture shows a person being quick on their feet.
Week of September 12- September 16
11.A. Hypotenuse (noun) - The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.
B. The hypotenuse was 5 foot long.
This shows what side of the triangle is a hypotenuse.
12.A. Converse (verb) - Switching the hypothesis and conclusion of a conditional statement.
B. The converse of p --> q is q --> p.
This picture shows that converse means to switch because it switches the p and the q.
13A. Irrational Numbers (noun) - A number that cannot be expressed as a ratio of two integers.
B. 5.63869365 can't be written as a
This picture shows examples of rational and irrational numbers.
14. A. Rational numbers (noun) - A number that can be expressed exactly by a ratio of two integers.
B. 3.25 can be written as a fraction, therefore it's rational.
This is a picture of turning a number into a fraction since its rational.
15.A. Square root (noun) - A quantity in which a given a quantity is the square.
B. the square root of 9 is 3.
This is a picture of square rooting numbers.
Week of September 19- September 23
16.A. Elastic potential energy (noun) - Energy stored in any object or material that is bent, stretched, or compressed.
B. Since I was doing an example of elastic potential energy, I didn't get in trouble when I shot a rubber band at my brother.
This picture shows the elastic potential energy when the rubber band gets stretched.
17.A. Newton (noun) - The unit in the metric system used to measure force.
B. Since I studied for the science test, I understand the newton metric system.
This is a picture of Newtons metric system.
18.A. Force field (noun) - An area around an object where an object can influence another object without touching it. A magnetic field is an example of this.
B. Earth does have a force field, but it's not as cool as the ones you see in movies.
This is a picture of Earth's force field (magnetic field).
19.A. Inertia (noun) - How hard it is to get something moving , stop a moving object, or change the direction of the moving object.
B. Since the truck was difficult to move, the truck had a lot of inertia.
This is a picture of someone trying to push a van with a lot of inertia.
20.A. Normal force (noun) - An equal but opposite force that pushes back when you stand, sit, or push on a surface so you do not sink through that surface.
B. Because of normal force, I can sit in a chair without sinking.
C. Normal force
This is a picture of a book laying on a flat surface without sinking.
Week of September 27 - September 30
21. A. Accept (verb) - To take or receive. (something offered)
B. Since my it was my birthday, I accepted my gifts.
D. this picture is an example of accept.
22.A. Except (verb) - not including; other than.
B. Since everyone except Zack did there homework, Zack had to stay in for recess.
D. This shows a picture of the difference between accept and except.
23.A. Affect (verb) - to have an effect on something; to make a difference to.
B. When my team lost, it affected me.
D . This picture shows the affect and the effect of the aardvark.
24.A. Effect (noun) - A change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.
B. My team mate was misbehaving, so the effect was that the team had to do suicides.
D. this picture shows the effect of what happened to the little kid after he got his shot.
25.A. Principal (adjective) - first or highest in rank, importance, value, etc.
B. The principal told everyone to not not wear shorts, even though it was hot out.
D. This is a picture of a principal looking bossy.
26.A. Allusion (noun) - The making of a casual or indirect reference to something.
B. It was the allusion that made me think I was flying, even though I really wasn't.
D. this is a picture of a spiral that some people use to make others believe things.
27.A. Onomatopoeia (noun) - A word that imitates the sound it represents. (meow, boom, honk etc.)
B. Even though Onomatopoeia is a long word, it's pretty easy to understand.
D. This picture is an example of what an onomatopoeia is by showing the sound of objects.
28.A. Alliteration (noun) - When you use the same sound at the beginning of a word throughout the whole sentence. (Sally sells sea shells down by the sea shore).
B. I don't usually see alliteration in books, but I understand what they are.
D. This picture shows an example sentence of alliteration.
29.A. Irony (noun) - The expression of of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or empathetic effect.
B. Since the sign showed irony, my mom thought it was funny.
D. This picture shows a sign being irony.
30.A. Figurative (adjective) - writing or speech not meant to be taken literally.
B. Since Raven was speaking figuratively, I didn't take what she said literally.
D. This picture shows a guy taking a phrase literately, when it's actually figurative language.