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Wind Erosion

For the past couple weeks, my science class has been working on a class project on different types of erosions. My group did it on how wind erodes the ground. There are all kinds of things that happen during wind erosion such as abrasion. Abrasion is when particles rub against each other to wear it away. Here is a picture of the poster my partner and I made.



And here are some of the vocabulary words we had:

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Science Volcanoes

For the past couple weeks, my class has been working on making volcanoes. My group worked on a volcano that was supposed to look like the volcano Krakatoa. It didn’t really stay up because we added too much oil.

I learned a lot about volcanoes, and how the type of eruption dependes on the type of volcano. This was a fun project.


The Stoning of Stephen – Newspaper Article

A Man Full of the Spirit


Over the past few days, disciples have been increasing. Some disciples that have been chosen to be full of the Spirit are Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas. But one specific one we are going to write about today is a man named Stephen. He was a man martyred for his faith.

Today, there was a man preaching about the God he believes in. His name was Stephen. He was full of the Holy Spirit and he performed wonders and signs to the people. Some men in the streets were arguing with him, claiming he was speaking blasphemy against God. But really, he was just preaching about God to the people and was never speaking blasphemy. The people only thought he was because some hired men were Everyone became angry and we wanted to kill him for the lie of him speaking blasphemy. After he said some more things about this God he’s been talking about all the time, that was the last straw. The people dragged him out of the city everyone started stoning him. When everyone was stoning him, he said, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” because he knew they would kill him. Then he died saying, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.”

From this article, each of us can learn a lesson about how strong Christians’ faith can be, even if it means dying for their God.

Spaghetti / Marshmallow Towers

Photo on 12-15-14 at 1.43 PMOver the past few days, our science class has been working on a project about building towers made of only spaghetti and marshmallows. My group had a good blue-print, but we didn’t have much “money” left (Our teacher gave us a limit to how much stuff we could use). Once we started building it, it was all going great, but we had to leave it at school overnight. From there, everything started going down-hill. One of our marshmallows that held a lot of spaghetti sticks together had broken, and one corner had completely fallen down, bringing with it another corner of the tower. This all had happened overnight. We had a good structure, but we should have been more careful to put a weaker side against a wall to hold it up.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God’s Spirit – He’s part of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit will always be with us. When we put our faith in Jesus, the Holy Spirit will live within us. The Holy Spirit teaches, comforts, and guides us through life. The Holy Spirit helps us to be more like Jesus. He shows us that we are God’s children, helps us understand the Bible, leads us to make good choices, and helps us grow closer to God. Even though we can’t physically see or feel the Holy Spirit, he is still there because He works in our spirits. The Holy Spirit didn’t live inside us until after Jesus’ ascension.

The Holy Spirit has worked in my life since I was baptized. The Holy Spirit has led me to have faith in Jesus. The Holy Spirit guides me to make good decisions, He comforts me when I am sad, and guides me through life trials. The Holy Spirit has helped me to be like Jesus by giving me the “Fruit of the Spirit” (Found in Galatians 5:22-23). He also has brought me closer to God as I get older. The Holy Spirit is still working inside of me.

Using math in real life

In math class, I learned how to solve equations with rational numbers.

Let’s say you have to paint your house. You can paint 2/5 of the house in one work day. How long will it take until 3 houses have been painted?

2/5 one day
4/5 two days
1 1/5 three days
1 3/5 four days.
2 five
2 2/5 six
2 4/5 seven
3 1/5 eight (You can’t just leave the house with 1/5 not painted!)

It would take you eight days to paint 3 houses. 3 x 2/5 = At least 8 work days

Notice how every day I added 2/5 while counting the days until I got to 3 work days.

That is how you solve a rational equation.


Yesterday, the entire eighth grade at Zeeland Christian School went to go bowling.

It was really fun to go bowling during my last year at Zeeland Christian. I was happy because I got to bowl with my best friends and I didn’t have to worry about getting the highest score, but I just had fun with my friends.

My favorite part was when Maddie told me to get on her back and then she would bowl with me on her back. Lindsey R. even video taped us! It was funny because we completely failed, but we still had so much fun!

I loved going bowling yesterday because I got to have fun and hang out with some of my best friends! 🙂

Metaphor Writing

I am a mountain.

     I am climbing up the mountain. I have had some trials in my life. In South Dakota, I had a skin disease when I was born. At the time, my parents didn’t have much money, but they still bought a special machine to help the disease go away and to save my life. When I was about three, my dad got offered a job in Michigan as a pastor, so we moved to Michigan and started to build a great life with family, friends, jobs, and schools. But there was a bump during our climb: After 9 years, my dad got offered a better job at a church called Niekerk. So, that meant I had to go to a new school and make new friends. Moving was hard on my brother and me because we were going to miss our friends. God helped me and my family during our move. My family and I go through trials, but God will climb with us all the way to the top of the mountain.

     I am elevation. My life keeps going on until I reach the top. I know God will put me through more trials as I climb higher. I know I will experience many difficulties and problems during my life. I have had some trials on my way to the top already, but I know God is always with me and that He has a plan for me and what I need to do in my life.


     I have a top point of a mountain. At some time I and no one else knows, I will reach the top of the mountain; meaning God will call me to live with him. Even though I don’t or anyone else doesn’t know how tall my mountain is, God does. And He has it all planned out for me.


     I have other mountains around me. With the comfort of my family and friends that make my life better, I can push through the trials in my life. Like a mountain with other mountains, I have other people around me in my life to walk up that mountain with me. I am thankful to all those people who have molded me to make myself who I am.


Jesus’ Crucifixion

For the past few days, my class has been learning about Jesus’ crucifixion and his last words. The phrases he said as he was dying was about compassion, completion, forgiveness, hope, humanity, obedience, and trust. I think sometimes we forget to show each of these things to others.

Word Problem

For blog day, I will make up my own word problem and find the solution and explain it:

Use the equation and table to make a graph of the depth of the submarine.

A submarine is diving at 2o mph. The depth is for d = -20 m , d meaning depth and m meaning number of hours.Photo on 11-3-14 at 9.18 AM

(Sorry about my friend!)

You take the equation and use it with the numbers -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 . Then you will get the answer to the depth. Then you will use the m and d and use them like you would with an x and y graph. Once you marked your points, then connect them with an arrow.

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