Ninth Grade Year

During my ninth grade year at CMA we had many different types of projects for our classes and I would say that I didn’t enjoy most of them because of the group members they chose for us and how they won’t get the job done. Even though there was some difficulties I would like to see more projects dealing with more creativity and more art involved that is related to the subject. I think that I have gotten the best grade on the first project because I had the most fun doing it and I was able to have fun with my group members. Also that I enjoyed this project because it was funny and everyone enjoyed our presentation. So I would say that joining in clubs and meeting new people went well for me but the things that didn’t go as well was that my grades and how I do on my test and quizzes. I would change my study habits and be able to turn in my work on time and still get good grades throughout the year. In tenth grade I’m a little bit worried because I with different teachers and they might teach differently and I’ m afraid that I might not pass all my classes and not get straight A’s  or B’s.


Reflection on Unit Project

In the new unit project I think that went well was that working together as a group and working together to accomplish our goal of turning in the project. I would repeat this again because we were organized, we got everything turned in, and being able to work as a group and not in individuals. I liked making our own logo and choosing our own cancer because the other projects was mainly about following whats on a paper and making your own twist on it. I would have changed being more focused on one thing at a time and not being all over the place, also being about to talk to each other more and learn more about there strengths. I have enhanced my skills on creativity on making the logo, my talking skills by talking to my group members, and my collaboration skills on working together to get the project done together. I learned that you don’t always have to know your group members to work well because we worked really well on the project and having a group members that are focused is really awesome.

If I would tell a new ninth grade student about this project I would explain it to him/her in a powerpoint to show the responsibilities you have and the work you have to put to accomplish this project. In the powerpoint I would show strategies on how to manage your time wisely and how you work well in a group. Even being able to show how to organize yourself and how you would create a new and approved and easy project that needs a lot of work but showing if you are willing to do the work. Then telling them that it’s the last project and you can all your effort into it because not only it is the last but it will be the greatest project you’ve ever done.

Acute Leukemia Cancer

1.) How many people have your cancer?

about 43,000 people

2.) How many people in NC have your cancer?

about 1,470

3.) Who is most likely to get your cancer?

children and adults

4.) How will your event help to mobilize and inform the community about your cancer?

Our event will help kids fulfill their dreams and being able to make their dreams come alive also to put smiles on their faces and fill them with love and care.

5.) Would you attend or support your event that you are creating for your project? Why or why not?

I would attend and support my event that our group created because we came up with the idea and we should be able to see the happy faces that we created on the children and letting them thank us for what we have done to make there dreams come true.

Magma Types

The three types of magma is Basalt and it has a high temperature of (1,200 degrees Celsius), Andesite has a moderate temperature of (800-1,000 degrees Celsius), and Rhyolite and has a low temperature of (750-850 degrees Celsius). They are all different because Basalt is flowing, Andesite is flowing and moderately explosive, and Rhyolite is very explosive. The basalt eruption has thin lava flows, forming shields, and scoria cones and craters. The andesite has thick, rubbly lava flows Scoria/pumice and ash fall. Then finally the rhyolite has pumice and ash fall ignimbrite (pyroclastic flow) and also lava flows when magma is low in gas. The basalt magma is volcanic field, andesite is stratovolcano (volcanic cone), and rhyolite is caldera type.


The Quarter is Ending

The best part of the quarter was being able to do projects and how you are able to work in a group, and making new and creative projects of when you can draw and use you own creative skills. Even though there was many projects I would say that the one thing I would change would be how I studied for test and quizzes and being able to turn in all my homework on time to get  a better grade in all my classes. So for this quarter I wish to change my study habits, being able to get from the teachers when needed and being able to participate more in class. I am looking forward to the end of the ninth grade because I will become a soft-more and I would have more responsibilities and to be the best person I can be as a student and friend to my peers.

Carbon Footprint Calculator

Many families use a lot of thing or do a lot of things like traveling, food, shopping, and buying homes in this century, then all of these things cause carbon dioxide levels to rise. When I calculated the carbon footprint the highest area of carbon was travel because of how much gas my family uses and the  miles per gallon and per year my family uses gas. In the food area was the lowest area because the average household in Durham, North Carolina 27713 with 5 people and similar income. When I total up all my household’s total carbon footprint for a year I have 56.8 tons of carbon dioxide each year, and this is not much better than the average household in Durham. If you would want to lower your carbon footprint you would need to lower your gas averages per year or month and use less of these items then you would make your number go down.

Interesting Article

I chose the article about “Nurse Refuses to Give CPR, Senior Dies: Ethical Problem or Legal Issue?” because a nurse refuses to give CPR to a patient and then she dies while she was still on the phone with a 911 operator. Also that this was interesting to me because she was a registered nurse and she knows how to do CPR, and plus if she didn’t know how to do the operator would tell her what to do instead of standing there looking like she doesn’t know what she is doing. So I think that this article tells how patients can die under nurses watch and that nurses should know what to do when they are in this type of situation.