Energy Sharing

Energy sharing was fun because I like talking to people I don’t know and I like being able to share my ideas with others. We had to choose an “Option A or B”  kinda project. I chose option B because it had art included and I like drawing. Option B was that we had to create a diagram or a drawing of an energy system and show it to some third graders. Option A was more of a logic writing thing so I didn’t really choose that. I probably draw better than I rite or spel. I think that I did a pretty good job because all my “Graphing our Knowledge” sheets all have good marks on them. (I only got 3 because my presentation was long) I had a lot of info and I joked around a bit so I think that that was a good combination for a fun afternoon. I really like talking to random people and I’m not scared of public speaking (Unlike the other 75% of the population who are scared of public speaking. Cough cough the other 238 million people cough cough) I feel kinda bad for the kids that were listing to me because I think that I was all facts and I was really boring and dull and monotone. I know that if Third Grade Me was listening to me talk I would be asleep.

Time for some Pictures

Ignite Talk

I think that My ignite talk was a success because I managed to deliver my speech with the slides successfully.

First I had to write a script for the speech and I did it for Home Learning. We were also given time in class (Steps for Success). I had a few problems with the speech so I had to re-do the whole script. After a few more minor edits, I managed to finish my script and print it out.

Writing the script was one thing but filming was a whole different problem. First, Nic and I went to a staircase to film and it had a really bad echo. Secondly, people kept coming up and down from the green roof and they kept getting into our shots. After a good half an hour, we managed to get a good take and went back to the classroom to get started on editing. As you may or may not have expected, we did it wrong. Nic and I used Photobooth instead of Quick Time Player. We couldn’t edit a video on photobooth and we had to go back to the echoing staircase to film for another half an hour.

After Nic and I finished filming, we went to work. I was editing and Nic was writing his script. (Because he was in Japan for two days into our school week) I was done editing and went on to victory! (I think).

Here is a link to my Video: Matthew’s Steps for Success

Merry (Late) Christmas Everybody!

Christmas is a great time to get together with your family so you can spend time with them and share the Christmas sprit and cheer! Unless you don’t celebrate Christmas. Since I believe in God, Jesus or The Holy Spirt, (Which ever you want to call it because all three are the same.) I believe that Jesus (Human version of God) was born on Christmas.

Everybody says that giving is better than receiving. (Except those who don’t say it.) Jesus GAVE knowledge and preached about God and didn’t receive anything. It didn’t have to be that way but God wanted it to be like that back then. Imagine sitting outside all day, rain or shine, to go preach and spread God’s word!

The main point is that people now have much better lives than what people in Jesus’ time had to go through. Imagine going 80 miles on the road not even to mention a car. I don’t think that a pregnant woman could even walk the whole journey. Mary didn’t even ride a donkey! (Ok that bit is true, Back then Donkeys weren’t transportation yet. Mary could have rode a horse or maybe a cart being pulled by live stock.

When Jesus was born, Three wise men gave Jesus Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. The three wise men gave that to Jesus because they knew that he was going to die. But to be honest with you, I don’t really know what a baby could do with “Natural gum sucked out of some small tree species” (Myrrh) or “Health benefit oil” (Frankincense). What is a baby going to do with Gold! (Actually, I researched and I found out that Myrrh and Frankincense are good for inflamed skin.) I’m still confused about the gold.

In my old school we learnt about Christmas spirt and how the German and the English, during World War 1, on Christmas day, Stopped fighting and played a good game of soccer. The two teams never fought again.

Dance Performance

The time has come. After years and years (weeks and weeks) of practicing, lifting, dropping (Sorry Nic) and errors, we finally did it.

The day had come and Nic was so scared that I would drop him or accidentally pull his pants down again. (Again, I’m Sorry.) When it was our turn Nic didn’t really have much a chance to run away, escape or at least hide behind a jacket. (Or Patrick.) The music started right away.

I could feel Nic shivering as we we doing our lifts. we did it. even though it was winter, I was sweating because I had never done anything like that in my old school. It was fun.

The Camp Reflection

I enjoyed camp because it was a chance for me to step out of my comfort zone. One of my favorite parts about camp was the jetty jump because it really made me step out of my comfort zone because I wouldn’t normally do that. It was also really fun.  I also really enjoyed kayaking because it required a lot of teamwork. Nic and I had to paddle at the same side at the same time. I also never really kayak. we also had to make a raft with all the kayaks and we all had to stand up. we all held hands so we could all balance. We didn’t really succeed in that.  .At the jetty jump, Declan was in front of me but he had to tie his shoe so he went after me. Many people wanted me to go first because I didn’t really care and they also wanted me to scare away the fishes we saw below. Overall, it was a really fun experience


Here are some random photos from camp: