Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I tried to make a cowgirl. I don't really know why I did, I just thought it would be funny. It was a little frustrating to make it. After a while a just starting putting various things on the cowgirl. This was fun! Keep going on http://www.twitter.com/ to find more fun blogger posts.
I made this gingerbread man this way because it looks more a traditional one. A lot of gingerbread men have buttons. Some have candy on them so I put some things that look like candy on them. This make it look like a real cookie. The yellow candies are suppose to be shoes.
My Gingerbread man My other Gingerbread man
It's a relaxing day on the blog!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I also like typing typhoon because you have to type as fast as you can and you have to spell that words correctly and the faster you type the faster your little car goes and you want to finish in first place.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I also like this game because it's very fun and educational. I used to play this years sgo. I like how you can select your grade level. It's also different that you get to move along a game board. One thing that stands out is that you can get a code and leave. Then, when you want to play again you can type in the code and it will restore your place on the gameboard and your progress.
I like this game becuase you can select a variety of types of problems. Also, you can have them come in algebra form. It brings some reveiw problems out, which helps you to keep getting better. It's also nice that you can select two players, so then you can have a little fun competeing with a friend.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
This is a great educational game. It teaches you not only to design to the needs to other people, but it also gives you a budget so that you stay within range. Also you interact with some people that will use the phone so that you know what they are looking for. I would recommend this fun and educational game to everyone.
This Weather game is great. It shows you how to predict the weather. Also it gives you hints if you happen to get off track. You see low and high pressure, if it will be sunny or cloudy, and if it will rain. Also it lets you predict how long it will take for storm to reach the area and how far it is away. I would recommend this game to others.
In the first game you get to design a cell phone. It's educational, because you have to think about who you are designing the phone for. It gives you a target audience, and the things they look for in a phone. It deals with engineering and using your common sense. You can do research on all of the features you would like for the phone. You can choose the color of the phone, the screen size and brightness of the phone, a simple or complex mode, size, and many more. You can "test" your phone, and hear what your target audience has to say. From there you can design a new phone if your first didn't go over well. You can market your phone and sell it. It will track for the next three months how many phones you sell. It's really fun and challenging.
I highly recommend this game to everyone!
In the second game you become the surgeon and perform brain surgery! You get to prep the patient, by screwing screws into her head. These prevent the skin from moving. Then you do various other things such as shaving her head, and using a solution to clean the scalp. You also get to inject anesthesia and other things. You haven't even started the surgery yet! I won't ruin that surprise. This game is educational, because you get to play "doctor", and learn about the brain. It's pretty easy to understand, a woman tells you what to do. My sister and I enjoyed playing this game and I think you will too. I would recommend to everyone except those who dislike blood and other medical procedures.
Well, I have learned many things from technology. II have learned that you can you the computer, if you are how schooled, you can have some one teach you from home. Technology it's the only thing that keeps this world going, with out it there would be no light, no cold food, no clothing, no school supplies, no nothing. Every one would have to learn how to make their own belongs their selves, the old fashion way.
I also learned a lot about the Indians. They have always been in Massachussets. They knew a lot about how to use their resources. They were knid and shared thier knowledge with the pilgrims. This helped them a lot. The Indians didn't dress like the pilgrims at all. They wore deer skin and decrative beads. I thought it was very interesting to read about the Indians.
I also learned a little bit more about the Indians. I knew they lived in longhouses, but I never heard of a wetu. Their god is kiethen, the creator. It's interesting to know that that the staps that held bags around their necks were made out of ground corn.
In this game you are the owner of a coffee shop. You can name it what ever you want. It is educational because you start with a small budget of thirty dollars. You need to buy cups, milk, sugar, and the coffee. The trick is that it gives you a choice different amounts. If you buy to much you can run out of money to fast. If you buy to little you will sell out right away. Next, your recipe, you need to make your recipe right to get the most money you can for that day. Then, you need to deal with the price. The temperature changes which means you need to adjust your price. Finley, just hope your day goes well
http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-math-lines/index.html in this game you have to shoot numbers to get to ten.
The second fun game that I play is "Blood Typing". You have to figure out what type of blood the patient has and give them the corect type of blood to get them heathy! It's great to play so you can know how to transfuse blood and if lyou like heath and science you'll love this game! http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/medicine/landsteiner/landsteiner.html
Some more educational games are word searches and hangman. word search is educational, because it helps you with your words. it also helps you to spell words. hangman also helps you spell words.http://games.aarp.org/categories/word.aspx
I chose boombot because it helps you get smarter because it makes you think of where to blow the thing to.http://coolmath-games.com/0-boombot/index.html
I think we should have typing tidepool as one of the games because it helps with our typing skills. This would be a fun game to help us learn without being in a class which is boring. We would have fun trying to get the high score. We could also have like a partner and play against eachother. This game is educational.
This game is educational. You can pick what to buy then you have to pick the coins that add up to that amout. It is a very simple game yet kind of fun. This will help you to add up coins quickly. This can also help you later in life when you have to know what change to make in a store.
The math arcade is a gameboard and you move and you then you have to figure out a math problem and there is no caculater. There are diffrent games for math problems. The math problems are hard and it is all diffrent problems. It was a educational games it is fun and it is hard.
Another game would be sudoku. Its a mind-thinker game. I like sudoku a lot. http://www.miniclip.com/games/sudoku/en/
Another fun game to play would be Math Baseball. The website gives you te problem; then you type in the answer. To lock in the answer, click "Swing". If you got it right, you advance. "Funbrain" (the website) will choose whether you got a single, double, triple, or home run. If you got it incorrect, it's an out. Three outs, and the game is over. You can play with one or two people! It's really fun and a great learning experience! Find it at
This game is just like pack man, but when you run over a question mark it asks you a math problem. They include adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division. As you get to higher levels the problems have multiple problems in them. You get three lives. Every time you get a problem wrong you lose a life.
Arithmetic Game is at primarygames.com. http://www.primarygames.com/math/arithmeticgame/start.htm
In this game they give you addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division signs and the problem's answer. You have to figure out numbers that go in the problem to make the answer true with all of the signs that they give you. As you answer more problems the harder the problems are. You will also have less numbers to chose from.
Math basketball at funbrain.com teaches you math problems. A problem comes up on the screen and you have to solve it. If you do, you make the pass. Then you dribble and shoot. When you score without missing a problem, you win.
I think we should have the game Sudoku because it makes you think and it is fun too! Some of the puzzles for the Sudoku game are hard and challenging for everyone. Their are easier puzzles for beginners and as you get better at the game their are harder puzzles to do.
The other game that I think is educational is Typing Monster because you learn how to type faster. It also helps you learn how to type with your hands on the home keys which makes you type way faster than just pecking. You also have fun playing the game while you are learning something new. Everyone can have fun playing these games because they are entertaining and are educational.
This is a racing game but you need to do math. You don't control the car you just control the speed. You answer simple addition problems.
Monday, November 30, 2009
I hate doing chores now and I can't believe how much the kids had to do back then. I don't think I would be able to deal with all those chores! The kids had to wear so many layers of clothing back then and the boys had to wear dresses until they were 6. They didn't have very mush food to eat either. I like a variety of foods to eat, and I think the pilgrims would too!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I was surprised at how much clothing the Pilgrims had to wear. I can't believe that boys wore dresses until they were six! They had so many chores, like tending the fire or getting water. The Thanksgiving feast wasn't really a feast, either. It was used as days of prayer.
The Wampanoag Indians, on the other hand, were very different. The Indians had lived on the land for a long time. They didn't have as much trouble. These people were also hard working, were skilled hunters, respected the land, and were generous. Even though these people were very different, they came together and gave thanks.
The first thanksgiving was different than what we have today. They had things like duck, venison or deer meat and sea food. Today we have things like turkey, mash potatoes, or cranberry sauce. Also they had to hunt for their food and shoot them out of the sky or they couldnt eat. Today all we have to do is buy a turkey and cook it. We dont have to do much work to get it besides buy the food. I think it was alot harder than than it is now to have thanksgiving.
I didn't know the Pilgrim came on November 11th. it's to bad about the twin towers, other wise we probably would celebrate that as a special day as the day we came to America. I can't under stand why the pilgrims and Indians didn't like each other they helped each other. the i Indians had ever right to be mad because pilgrims were taking their land, but the pilgrims had no right to hate the Indian's or to take their.
The Pilgrims wore over seven layers of clothing. It seems that the Pilgrims also had better houses. They had defensive barriers, the house was about the size of an apartment, and they had extra sleeping area above the main room. Pilgrims had duck, seafood, cornbread, pudding, and oatmeal cereal. The Pilgrims had spoons and knives, the Wampanoag didn't. The Pilgrims had more chores than the Wampanoag but they were simple. They didn't have schools, but some parents taught their children. The Pilgrims were very religious, so they learned Bible verses.
I think that the Pilgrims had an easier life than the Wampanoag.
The Wampanoag had an easier and a harder life at the same time. It was easier because they knew how to live through the different seasons. The tricks to their lives had been passed down to them from their ancestors for generation after generation after generation. They also had it harder because all they really knew was to use nature, but not to abuse it. The Pilgrims had learned their own tricks from England. The Wampanoag respected nature, and therefore we should respect them.
People wore alot of things back then. They wore like 5 layers of clothes. It took alot longer to get ready back then than it does now. The games they played back then were alot different then we do now in some ways. The pilgrim houses are still kind of like how now a day houses are made. same concept.
I'm shocked on how many things the Pilgrim girls had to wear, it seemed very simple. I thought how they used a pouch for the pockets. The Pilgrims were very creative to use plant colorings for their dyes. The Pilgrims must have had a lot of patience to sow each piece of clothing by hand. They ate mostly seafood. I find it interesting that they ate with their hands, even though the Pilgrims had spoons and knives. Tending the fire was one of the most important jobs. The heat was to keep the houses warm and to cook the food. Many young girls had a job to do in the garden. The Pilgrims didn't wash their clothes often because water was limited. Both the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag had to fetch water so they could use it for cooking and drinking. Children were tought by their parents, because there were no schools. The most important lesson was to learn the Bible verses. The children had time to play games. The most often played was to shot a marble in a box.
The Wampanoag went a more simple route than the Pilgrims. The men only wore deer skin and had a pouch for their belongings. When they had special occassions, they dressed up a bit more. They were so creative to use their natural resources to make jewelry. The Wampanoag men hunted for their food; wild animals. When the men would bring the food home, the women would turn it into sobaheg, a meat meal. The wild meat weren't the only thing the Wampanoag ate, they also fished. They would tie a dry clam to a string and fish out of their hand made canoes. When winter came around, they would move to a warmer place to conserve fire wood. The thing the boys learned were to hunt with a bow and arrow. The Wampanoag would have pyshical challenges to find out who was the choosen warrior. The young boys would also have to learn how to make his own arrow. The Wampanoag played a game called Pin game.
The Pilgrims and Wampanoag lived difficult lives.
They then got to Virginia after 65 days of being onboard the Mayflower. They landed at Plymouth Rock and it was a hard time for everyone of the pilgrims. They had to build their own homes well enough to withstand the weather and they had to build enough homes for everyone to have shelter. They needed to hunt for their own food and they mostly had duck which the women then cooked over a fire. The weather was very harsh on the pilgrims and they would not have survived in the new land if it wasn't for the Wampanoag people who shared their knowledge of local crops and navigation. The pilgrims were very thankful to the Wampanoag people and wanted to thank them properly. The pilgrims decided to have the first thanksgiving and invite the Wampanoag. The feast lasted for a week and they had muliple feasts everyday. Sometimes the pilgrims ate seperatly from the Wampanoag, but most of the time they shared their fod together. They mostly had duck, venison, cabbage, onions, corn, and squash.
Everything is way different then it is now. Everyone had to wear so many layers of clothes. The boys had to wear dresses at a young age. I certainly don't see that now! The Native Americans and Pilgrims definitely had different customs. They were both very resourceful
using what they had to make more.
The Pilgrims had no schooling, and their parents only taught their children if they wanted to. Most Pilgrims did not get education. The Wampanoag learned different things than the Pilgrims did. The Wampanoag learned things about nature, and making tools. Learning is the best thing we can have. If that's taken away then all we have is what we know, we can't advance any further.
The whole family helped make the meal of the first Thanksgiving. The Wampanoag came to the feast and shared their dishes with the Pilgrims. The feast lasted all day long. The children and adults played games and danced. The Pilgrims let the Wampanoag stay with them, because it was a long walk home.
Thanksgiving is great holiday, no matter what era you live/d in! Happy Thanksgiving!
I learned alot about the first feast. It was alot of work to get ready for this. First, the men and sons had to go out and shoot the duck to eat. The women had to roast the plucked ducks while the children grind the corn. Massasoit sent men to hunt deer as a gift to the English. Thanksgiving back then copared to today is very different. They didn't even have turkey! Our family only celebrates Thanksgiving one day. We eat only one day too! The Pilgrims had a weeklong feast! I think that would be nice! They do some of the same things today as in playing games! My family and I always split into teams and play games. But, we don't play them outside unless it is really nice out. We have our family from out of town come and visit us, but they don't have to build their own home. We let them stay with us!
They said on the website that they did not have running water. It was probably hard to get the water every time that you needed it. If you needed water in the winter it would be frozen or very cold. You would have to heat up all of the water in the fire. They did have all of the foods that we have at Thanksgiving. They had many different kinds of food.
Their chores were hard. They had to plant and harvest all their plants by hand. Girls also had to muck the garden. They must of had to use water carefully since they didn't have running water and had to go outside to get it. Also to get meat meat to eat they had to shoot it themselves.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The St. Johns computer system really helps students with there school work. this blog helps me get with my home work. hopefully this will get me more organized for hie school. I like the Idea
So far this year, we've learned how to make a website, how to use Microsoft Publisher, how to make a professional slide show, and how to blog. The more important things that we've learned are blogging for homework, using Microsoft Publisher, making our amazing class website, and making professional slide shows. Some things that I will take with me and use in high school are the blog, website, email, Microsoft Publisher, and Microsoft PowerPoint. So I think I would probably take and use everything in high school!
I learned how to do more things this year than i did before. Some things have made it easier if you know what ur doing. It is helpful to have technology cuz it makes it easy.
I've learned a lot about technology over all the years at school. I've learned more than I would've learned at home. I will probably use all of the information for the rest of my life. Some people's lives depend on technology.
I have learned a lot about technology this year already. One thing that i have learned about technology is how important it really is. Most of us take it for granted and don't evan realized how important it is, but with out technology all of us would be lost. I have also learned how to do a lot of things on the cpomputer.
This year so far i have learned how to link a website to a power point. I also learned about how to make a website or blog. I also learned about publisher this year. What i learned this year that i can take with me to high school is how to make a website hyper link other websites to something you are working on.
I have learned how to make a website and how to set it up. We have learned the importance to use technology to the fullest. This is fun, especially because no other teacher would let us use youtube on a reagular basis. I think it is important to use technology in school to a certain standard. First, we need to learn how to use it because in todays life all the US uses is technolgy. Second, we shouldn't use too much of it because else we will not get smarter in what we are learning.
We have learneed how to use publisher and how to make a class website and a blog and i think that i was very fun and ill be able to use it in high school.
I learned that it is illegal to copy and paste stuff. and how to use a scientific calculator. It is fun in computer lab,because we can listen to music on YouTube. Technology is important and I'm thankful that we have it in our school.
The things I have learned this year about technology is i learned how to make a website. I also learned how to use blogger. I also learned about different website and how to work them. I found new games to play.
I have learned alot about technology this year. I have heard of blogs before but I never knew what they were. I feel that learning about technology will help me in my life. I have learned how to learn power point better and I've learned about blogs. I think that I'll be able to use blogs in high school. If I have a question I can just blog it.
I have learned how to do many things with the Internet and websites, stuff I didn't think I would learn at St. Johns. You can do so many things with technology. I feel that I will definitely take this to high school with me. I love technology!!!
I have learned how to make slide shows better. I knew how to use a lot of the things in making slide shows but now I know more. I learned that you could also create documents on the Internet through google documents. I have also learned that you can teach through slide shows.
This year, I've learned how to make a website or blog. I never knew about publisher before this year. G Mail documents is a better way to store documents than a flash drive because you save them to your account.I can use the things I've learned to make a website for high school. I can make better presentations and documents.
I've learned how to use the computer properly. I have also learned how to spell certain words and the use of punctuation. I've also learned how to make a good PowerPoint. I will always want to have technology in my life, without technology we wouldn't be too far.
The things that I have learned about technology this year is that it can be good and helpful at times, but it can also be bad and get you in trouble. You have to use technology carefully because you can get harmed from it at times or get in a lot of trouble. You need to treat all technology like it is a privilege to get to use, because not everyone in the world gets to use the technology that we get to. The Internet is very useful and helps everyone learn new things and even play educational games.
This year i have learned many things. I learned how to do blogs and to make our own website. I've learned how to rely more on the computer to find assignments, talk to friends, or even ask for homework help. Next year I know how to have better study skills and how to use the computer for help. Next year i will use my laptop during study halls and free time because Miss W. has showed me having a computer helps you to multitask.
I have learned a lot about technology. I think that learning about blogs is important. I think I will use this when I get to highschool. I can talk to people in my class. You could talk about homework and different events. You could be more connected to your school and friends.
In the first paragraph you will write about the importance of technology in the classroom and school. What can you do and learn by using new technologies now?
In the second paragraph you will write about things you have learned this year about technology. What have you learned that you feel is important? What have you learned that you will be able to take with you and use when you go to high school next year?
This assignment will be worth 10 points.
5 points: your following of the directions
5 points: what you say in your post