In Bible we have been studying Paul and his first missionary journey. He had many things from his childhood that help him during his first missionary journey. One such thing was dual citizenship, he had a Roman and Jewish citizenship. He also was a tentmaker so he could fix and even make a new tent if need be. He was also trained to be a Pharisee and he grew up in Tarsus which was a big city with lots of jobs, so he became really smart.
God has been at work in me. He has used things in my past to help me in the future. For instance, my Dad is in a wheelchair and my Mom works with kids who have disabilities. So this has prepared me to deal with any type of person.
In science we made a volcano and we replicated Mount Vesuvius. We also made a project poster with the three types of volcanoes on it. Here is a picture of our volcano and the poster.
This year our PBL was a Persecution Project on Christians in Pakistan, I learned a lot and had a lot of fun with Tyler and Levi who were in my group. Below is a video of some facts about Pakistan Persecution.
In Science class our group and I had to make a tower out of spaghetti, marshmallows and tape. Our tower had to survive an earthquake while holding an egg 40cm off the ground. Our tower was 56cm tall and 18cm wide. Our group name was Base-Iso as in base-isolated.
Tyler and I worked on a project in Math that consisted of making a model and a problem about triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem. We made a house and it turned out pretty good. We had to make a problem and imply to our model.
That is a picture of our final model.
11 September 2017
Lost in Love
This is love: Not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
We choose Lost in Love because we felt that our school needed to be more loving. We as 8th Graders need to be the most loving to everyone, even to the little kids. We can show our theme, Lost in Love, to others in our school and to people in the world.
I can show this theme many ways at school. We can give little kids high-fives as we walk down the halls. The kids’ faces light up as we walk by and smile. I can just tell how much joy it brings to them. I specifically remember my 8th Grade buddies from Young 5’s. Will and Jake, they were the best, they were fun, energetic and always happy. Also we could do any little thing from holding open doors to even going and playing with the little kids.
As Christians, we can also show this theme to the world. We can help those in need of it. We can also serve and volunteer for our community and spread God’s word. We can give back instead of just bundling up our houses and staying away from the action. Rather we should take action.
We can show our theme, Lost in Love, to others in our school and to people in the world. I think because we can love more we can be better Christians in our school and around the world.
I have enjoyed going to camp and hanging out with all of friends there. At camp we became a better community.
This year I learned that India has it’s own tectonic plate. I learned that in science.
I am looking forward to going to Timberwolf and the 8th grade banquet. They both sound, fun and exciting.
We made a boat out diffirent materials and modeled ours after a catermaran. We hoped it would go fast but it didn’t even cross the starting before it tipped. We DNF’d and got 7th… We ripped off our sail and put a balloon on it and it floated over in under 10 seconds after we changed. We hope to get in the 5.
This Summer I went to Guatemala! I hung with my friend Santiago who came here last winter. We played tennis, went to real parties and had a ton of fun. I had two really long plane rides there and back. Including a 6 hour layover in DFW airport. While in Guatemala I went to Tikal and saw Mayan pyramids. After that me and his family went to Antigua and hung out at one of his three houses. We also went to the pacific ocean. I never knew it was so dirty. There was trash everywhere along the beach. But we got back safely. It was nice to see my friend after a few months.
Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart
Jonathan Grisby arrives at a creepy prison by boat. The place is run by a maniac. If any of the boys get into any trouble he makes them kneel on the devil’s cradle. (A torture device) He tries to escape but a hurricane stops him the first time.
Jonathan is a wild, crazy and wacky person. He loved his family until they sent him to Slabenhedge. He became crazy and edgy and had a hard time getting along with other inmates.
Jonathan Grisby has recently arrived at Slabenhedge Correctional Facility. Charged with arson, Jonathan is having a hard time making friends until a lightning strike kills all of the Slabenhedge leaders leaving the boys with no adults. Jonathan goes on a wild journey to try and reunite to his family.
Overall I would give this book 4.73 out of 5. It was a good book that keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. The story had a major plot twist toward the end of it to keep you interested. I loved this book so much I read all of Dan Gemeinhart’s other books!