Friday, November 21, 2014

My Path

My Path~ Kelsey
I have a few different interest, but my number one interest is visual arts because I love drawing and designing things. I like writing to, but that is just a hobby for me not a career interest.

My After high school plans
After High School I plan to go to college, but I might take a year off before I go to college because I need a break from school. I haven't decided whether or not I want to be a Art Director or a Multimedia Artist and Animator. They are similar in their skills category. The median salary for a Art Director is $80,880 per year. The median salary for a Multimedia Artist and Animator is $61,370 per year. Multimedia Artist and Animator’s pros are that I don’t have to learn Sociology and Anthropology. The con is Communication because I’m not social. Art Director’s pros are I have almost everything I wanted in a job. The cons are Sociology and Anthropology and the Communication. I need to have a kind and honest personality. The skills we need to have are Fine Arts, English Language, Communication and Media, Computers and Electronics, Customer and Personal service and Administration and Management.

My Job
For my future job I would need to go to college to get my bachelors degree. To get my bachelors degree I need to go to college for 4 or 5 years. A college that would suit me has to be in Ohio because I want to be close to my family. I want to get a scholarship, but that might not happen. So if I had to get a job to pay off my college education, I will. I also have a bank account that my grandma puts money in for my college education. I have discussed this with my parents not in full detail, but we have discussed it a little.

Career day
A few days ago we did career day, and it made me think of what kind of life I want when I get older. My job on career day was a fine artist. I sculpted and painted. I had four kids. Three girls and one boy. I realised that kids are really expensive, and I had to go and get another job even though I made pretty good money. What I researched and what job I had is sort of alike, but I don’t paint or sculpt.  What surprised me the most is probably how much everything cost. I don’t usually look at the prices when I am shopping. Career day changed my mind about how I should manage my money, and where I should go to college because some colleges are really expensive.
My future

My education from this point on will probably not change. The only thing I will probably change is the fact that I don’t study, and I have to put more effort in my school work. My mind has changed a little about money, but more of how I can use it wisely instead of blowing it off. My thoughts on my path in about 5 years is just to graduate because you never know I might have new career interests.

Art Director

Multimedia Artist and Animator

Monday, November 10, 2014

2nd Nine Weeks Vocabulary

1. Perfect Square (Noun)-
The product of a rational number multiplied by itself.
Perfect squares are easy to do on paper, but I prefer using calculator.
Perfect Square

2. Square Root (Noun)-
A number that produces a specified quantity when multiplied by itself.
I started to learn about square roots in 5th grade, but I didn't actually have a chapter on how to do them until 7th grade.

3. Radical Sign- (Noun)-
The sign √, which indicates the square root of the number following (or a higher root indicated by a preceding superscript numeral).
Radical Drawing
We use radical signs for square roots in math, but I don't like writing the sign because it always looks like a weird checkmark.  

4. Rational Numbers (Noun)-
A number that can be expressed as an integer or the quotient of an integer divided by a nonzero.
I always get rational numbers and irrational numbers mixed up because they are spelled similar.

5. Irrational Numbers (Noun)-
A number that can be expressed as an infinite decimal with no set of consecutive digits repeating itself indefinitely and that cannot be expressed as the quotient of two integers.
Irrational numbers are decimals that do not repeat, and I learned that in math class not to long ago.

6. Contour Farming (Noun)-
The practice of tilling sloped land lines of consistant elevation in order to conserve rainwater and to reduce soil losses from surface erosion. 
Some farms use contour farming because they want to prevent tillage erostion. 

7. Chemical Erosion (Noun)- 
Changes the composition of rocks, often transforming them when water interacts with minerals to create various chemical reactions. 
Water can dissolve rock, and that is an example of chemical erosion. 

8. Erosion (Noun)-
The gradual destruction of something that is being eroded by wind, water, or other natural things. 
The grand canyon is made from erosion, and the Mount Hood Wilderness is from glaciers.  

9. Delta (Noun)-
A piece of land shaped like a triangle that is formed when a river splits into smaller rivers before it flows into an ocean.
The picture below is what I pictured a delta would look like, and a name of a delta is the Sacramento delta. 

10.Organic (Adjective)-
Obtained from living things.
Apples are organic because they are made from living things. 
Organic Drawing

11. Implicit (Adjective)-
Understood though not clearly or directly stated.
Implicit is another word for inferences, and that is the opposite of explicit.

12. Explicit (Adjective)-
Very clear and complete : Leaving no doubt.
The OAAs use explicit text in their tests, but sometimes we have to use inferences.  


13. Textual Features (Noun)-

The elements of a text that construct a specific message or meaning.
I see the most of textual features in reading and English class, and that includes the books or passages we read.

14. Analogy (Noun)-

A comparison of two things based on their being alike in some way.
Compare and contrast is analogy because comparing and contrasting is basically the definition of analogy.

15. Figurative (Adjective)-

Used with a meaning that is different from basic meaning and that expresses an idea in an interesting way by using language that describes something else.
Last year some of us couldn't get figurative language correct, but this year we are way better at figurative language.

16. Antics (Noun)- 
Foolish, outrageous, and amusing behavior. 
Youtube has a variety of antic video, but some videos are educational instead of amusing. 

17. Avowed (Adjective)- 
Admitted to or stated publicity. 
Avowed is used in weddings, but not all weddings share vows. 


18. Banter (Noun)- 
The playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks. 
Sibling usually banter all the time, but it can sometimes be a violent exchange instead of friendly. 

19. Bountiful (Adjective)- 
Large in quantity. 
Collections are bountiful because usually when you collect something you make large quantites of objects.
A large quantity of stars. 

 20. Congested (Adjective)- 
Blocked up with or too full of something, in particular. 
The traffic is very congested, and will move very slowly. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

App and Website Review

5 Dice: The Order of Operations Game.
My app I am reviewing is 5 Dice: The Order of Operations Game. This is a middle school math app. To find this app you must search educational math middle school apps in the app store, and there will be several apps similar or different from 5 Dice. This app helps kids or teenagers with their understanding of the order of operations. 5 Dice: The Order of Operations Game is a helpful, fun, and educational app that is easy to use.

My website I am reviewing is Math Ski Jumps. This is from smarty games. This website relates to the app because in order to do 5 Dice: The Order of Operations Game you need to know your math facts. Some information about my website that is important is this game is sort of like flashcards because you answer the math facts, and the faster you answer them the farther the skier goes. It challenges you to try your best, and actually know the math facts to try and beat your best score.

Rating Chart. 
The benefits of 5 Dice: The Order of Operations Game is teenagers or kids can try to do the math equations first, and if you don't get it then it shows you how to do it. So in the end, teenagers or kids will learn how to do the order of operations. This benefits math class. The benefits for my website Math Ski Jump which is also smarty games is if you forget a certain operation you can go to this website, and practice while having fun at the same time. In the end, teenagers or kids will get to know their math facts better. This helps almost everything in life because you need to know your math facts.

Video for App and Website Review: 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

"You can't be anything you want to be, you can only be what you desreve to be."

"You can't be anything you want to be, you can only be what you deserve to be."
I like this quote because it is real. It explains you need to work for what you want, and not just hope it  magically comes to you.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

"There are only two pains in life: The pain of discipline and the pain of regret."

"There are only two pains in life: The pain of discipline and the pain of regret." 

This quote isn't that useful for me, but it is a true quote. It happens everyday to everyone. We all do things we aren't proud of, and most of us discipline ourselves. Sometimes we have to do stuff we hate. Like maybe working in a factory or waking up to go to school. It happens to everybody.
This is the pain of discipline.
 He did it even though he didn't want to.

This is the pain of discipline. If you don't like school, but you have to go anyways.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Who is your hero? Why? What makes a hero in your eyes?

A hero in my eyes is someone who changes the world for the better. No, not even the world. A hero changes somebody's life for the better. Whether it's something significant or something minor. My heroes are people I don't even know, and they are people who risk their life everyday. Like cops, firefighters, and people that are in the army.

Monday, September 8, 2014

1st Nine Week's Vocabulary

1.) Collaborate (Verb)- Work together on an activity.

My sister and I need to collaborate to finish the puzzle, but we always yell at each other before we finish and end up quitting.

2.) Articulate (Adjective)- Having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently.

Gabriel articulates really well, but sometimes he speaks too fast.

3.) Evolve (Verb)- Develop gradually. From a simple to a complex task.

I like to watch trees and plants evolve over time, but it is a very long process.

4.) Meticulous (Adjective)- Showing great attention to detail. Very cautious and precise. My grandma is very meticulous, but I think she is just OCD.
5.) Agile (Adjective)- Able to move quickly and easily.

Cheetah's are very agile because they are really fast.
6.) Complementary (Adjective)- ] Describe things that combine in such as to enhance or emphasize each other's good qualities 
Complementary is used to point out qualities, but complementary is used to compare things that are almost the same but different. 

7.) Complimentary (Adjective)-   
Expressing praise or admiration for something or someone.
Complimentary is a form of flattery, and it can sometimes get you out of trouble.

8.) Accept (Verb)-  To receive or take (Something offered.) ; To take something as payment.
My mom finally accepted my gift after I told her it was a late birthday present, but it was really just a thank you present.

9.) Except (Preposition)-  Not including (someone or something) : other than.
Almost everything is allowed to be in the hospital except animals, but they are allowed unless it is like a guide dog.

10.) Affect (Noun)-   The conscious subjective aspect of an emotion.
Affect and effect are different because affect is emotions you feel, and effect is a change you can see from the outside.

11.) Effect (Noun)-   A change that results when something is done or happens. : Is produced by a cause, and after the cause is effect.
Famous people have an effect about what children are doing because we grow up wanting to be like them.

12.) Quantitative (adjective)-
Relating to, measuring, or measured by the quantity of something rather than its quality.
While my math teacher was teaching us about Quantitative, I was staring in space.

13.) Linear Function (Noun)-
A mathematical function in which the variables appear only in the firs degree, are mulitplied by constants, and combined only by addition and subtraction.
Linear function is something involved with math, but I am horrible at math.

14.) Qualitative (Adjective)- Of or relating to how good something is : of or relating to the quality of something.
My Ipod is really qualitative, and so is my iPad.  

15.) Exponent (Noun)-
Mathematics : A symbol that is written above and to the right of a number to show how many times the number is to be multiplied by itself.
We learned about exponents in 6th grade math class, but I didn't actually use exponents until 7th grade.

16.) Pythagorean theorem (Noun)-
A theorem in geometry: the square of the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle equals the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides.
I learned how to use Pythagorean theorem in math, but sometimes I still have trouble doing some questions.

17.) Organic (Adjective)- Once living or was from a living thing.
Coal is organic, but I did not know that until I learned it in science.

18.) Inorganic (Adjective)- Was not once living or wasn't from a living object.
Copper is inorganic, and I did not know that.

19.) Mineral (Noun)- A solid inorganic substance of natural occurrences.
Because I have been learning about minerals in science class, I knew the definition already.

20.) Crystal (Noun)- A piece of a homogeneous solid substance having a natural geometrically regular form with symmetrically arranged plane faces.

Mr. Oney passed around some crystals and minerals around in class because we are learning the characteristics about them.

21.) Crescendo (Noun)-  A gradual increase in loudness of a sound or a section of music.
My mom and brother were fighting a few days ago, and their crescendo went higher and higher as they got more frustrated.

22.)Augmentation (Noun)- The action or process of making or becoming greater in size or amount.

I save my money, and when my birthday comes up I get augmentation in my account.

23.) Staff (Noun)-  All the people employed by a particular organization.

South Central has a lot of staff, but only a few don't yell at us.

24.) Staves (Noun)- A vertical wooden post or plank in a building or other structure.

I haven't heard of a person saying staves before until I worked on this vocabulary list this week.

25.) Notation (Noun)- A series or system of written symbols used to represent numbers, amounts, or elements in something such as music or mathematics.

I think a notation in mathematics can maybe be a dollar sign, but I could be wrong.

26.)Allusion (Noun)- A expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly.

Allusion sort of means expressions, but sometimes you can get allusion out of words or phrases.

27.) Onomatopoeia (Noun)- The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named.
I learned what onomatopoeia means in 7th grade, and it was easier to learn than all the other vocabulary.

28.) Alliteration (Noun)- The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of closely connected words.
I see the most alliteration in books, but sometimes alliteration can come in movies.

29.) Irony (Noun)- The expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
I see irony used all the time in shirts, but sometimes they don't make sense.