Posted in 5th Grade, Photography, Science 5

First Photography Post on Flash & Portraits – Science Lesson 104

Ok, so I’m starting to do photography in science class, so I’ll be posting the pictures I take on this site, starting with the following three.  Today I was studying flash effects and portraits.  Also, note that I’m using my dad’s Canon Eos Rebel, with a 19 GB card.  I’ll probably work a few settings and photos out of my personal camera, a Samsung digital camera, if I can find it.  Here’s today’s photos and some descriptions below.


Perfect portrait, w/flash, in front of mom's desk. Taken by Canon Eos Rebel.
Perfect portrait, w/flash, in front of mom’s desk. Taken by Canon Eos Rebel.




My brother and his trophies. I used a flash to reduce the silhouette effect. Taken w/ Eos Rebel.





Aden smiling. No flash, misplaced portrait. Eos Rebel
Aden smiling. No flash, misplaced portrait. Eos Rebel




Posted in 6th Grade, History 6

H6 W7 – Life During the Ten Plagues

February 2, 1,500 B.C.

For the next while, I will be tracking the ten “Plagues” that this man Moses foretells.  I have decided to start a journal on it for my ancestors to find, and go over the details of these “Ten Plagues”.   Well, today I am told that Moses apparently threw down his rod and it turned into a Horned Viper.  The pharaoh’s magicians turned theirs into cobras.  As I am told, Moses’ Viper ate both cobras.

February 3

Today I saw one for myself!  As I am a fisherman, I was getting onto my boat to go fishing when the river just started turning red from over a hill.  I didn’t know what to do, so I beached my boat, got out, and smelled it.  It stank!!!   I knew the scent by heart, and I knew it was blood.  I went home to our well to draw water, but the well was full of blood too.  I knew that I should start waiting.

February 10

The Nile finally became water again, but there’s no fish in it.  I am afraid I might lose my job.

February 11

Finally! I have caught a basket of fish.  I am now going to prepare it for storage before the next one comes.

February 12

Too late.  I should have prepared when I heard about the plagues in the first place.  I can barely write because I can’t move with so many frogs around me.  Maybe I could cook some frogs?

February 13

The frogs cleared up, and I finally get a day in peace.  I wonder how Pharaoh’s doing?

February 14

Geez, will I ever get some peace??  Now there are gnats and fleas and lice everywere.  They have already killed half my cattle and horses, will they kill me too?

February 17

At least there are no more gnats and lice.  Instead there are thousands of flies.  Eating my food, biting me, zipping in and out of the house, and making my second son sick.

February 21

There go the rest of my cattle and horses to Osiris.  At least they’ll be waiting for me there when I am killed by these plagues, too.

February 23

I can barely write this, as I am covered in boils and red bumps all over.  How long am I to suffer for my Pharaoh’s mistake?

February 26

I’m trapped inside by flaming hail. At least the wheat is still intact.  My house is currently being destroyed by these balls of flaming ice.

February 28

The hail died out, but the locusts moved in.  I’m stuck inside again.  At least I killed some frogs and saved them.

March 1

I am using a candle to light this, and it’s very dim and doesn’t have much time left.  It’s so dark that you can almost feel walls of gelatin around you.  It’s so weird, and so creepy!  When will it end?

March 4

I can see! The thing is, my only other son is dead.  He went to Osiris’ land at exactly midnight, and he was instantly killed by a black shadow that only I saw.  I wonder if tere are any more, as I counted ten exactly so far.  The only other thing that happened was that the Hebrews left, and I am glad for it.  However, I noticed that all the Hebrews still had their firstborns.

March 5

Hooray! The plagues are over!  However, we are now without king or army, as the king as army were “swallowed by the waters of the Red Sea”.  The plagues are over!

Posted in 6th Grade, English 6

Reflective Essay – E6 S1 review

In this quarter, I feel that I’ve learned a lot.  Of the things I’ve learned, I learned about sentences, paragraphs, the eight parts of speech, and many other things. I feel I’ve become a better writer as well, in that I am able to express my thoughts better, connect my sentences, organize my paragraphs, and know which word is which part of speech in a sentence.  This I consider I owe to my teachers, Luke Mullins and Bradley Fish.  Thank you, Mr. Mullins and Mr. Fish, for teaching me how to be a better writer.

Posted in Random

Wind tunnel!!

So, a while ago on Christmas day, I went to the wind tunnel at IFly in Loudoun and the videos are here.  Also, note my legs.  They’re supposed to be stiff.



SO FUN AND SUPER COOL!!!    😎   I’m glad I was able to do that this time!

Posted in Random

Family blogs

Soo…  my family members each have a blog, so I am going to link them here, and this is also trying out the trackbacks.  here they are. (mom) (my brother)

And, finally, my home page…  (me)

Posted in 6th Grade, English 6

My business – English Lesson 90

               If I had a business I would do a mining company that mined for diamonds in Kansas.  I chose Kansas because it has a huge diamond field in it.  It also has multiple opal mines that try to mine opal.   I could also go to Australia and start a business there, too, and mine opal, not diamond.  Either way, I’m good at both science and mathematics so I’d be a good candidate for it.  The buyers of my company would get cheaper prices than other companies and they’d get better gems. Besides, I’d make money.  Therefore, a mining company is a win-win solution for everybody, no matter where I set up my company!