## Energy Reflection

Hi readers! Today, I will reflecting on my energy unit!

IN THE BEGINNING

When we started this unit, we did a paper on energy called Thinking About Energy. We did the first part, Think 1, first. Now, as I look back on it, I had some very silly and strange answers! One was ‘Energy is what makes you not sleepy’ My first thought on this was OMG, what is this??? I had some other ones too, like ‘Some energy can be dangerous while other energy helps people live.’ At least this one was more reasonable than the other one. Now, I look back and see how much I learned!

Roller Coasters!

During some of our first projects, we were discovering what gave roller coasters the energy to move. Above are some pictures of what we were trying to do. The first time, we were trying different heights to drop a marble from so that it wouldn’t fall in the alligator pit. The second time, we were doing a roller coaster with hills and target marbles. Target marbles are marbles that are somewhere along the roller coaster that the first marble has to knock into.

Energy Summit Planning

A lot later in the unit, we had our Energy Summit planning start. The Energy Summit is an event where we have a week to create a project that is related to energy. My project was a Chain Reaction Machine. At first, I thought it would be very easy, I would just get some stuff and put it together like a puzzle, but I soon discovered that it was not as easy as that. I only had 3 working designs out of a large number of 7, and I had to be very clam and steady, for I was working with dominoes on a carpet.

Energy Summit

I liked the Energy Summit for a lot of reasons. A few are that I had many people come and visit my tables, I had a good time in general, a lot of people were interested and said that they thought my project was one of the most creative they had seen and lastly, I was happy with how things went even though I couldn’t do everything I had planned.

The End!! I hope you enjoyed reading about my thoughts on the Energy unit! Bye and see you in my next post!!

## Wow! Decimals!

This unit, we were working on decimals. Decimals are a part of a whole number. I used to think that decimals were the point that separates the whole number from the decimal. What a mistake!

My favorite part of the decimals unit was learning about adding decimals. This is my favorite part because I did not know a lot about adding decimals before we started working on decimals and I wanted to learn about everything, adding decimals being one of them. Now I know all about adding decimals. Here is a problem I can do.   12.8 + 9.1 = 21.9.

Something I want to improve in decimals is adding thousandths. I want to be better at this for two reasons. One is that it takes a very long time to do because of all the digits and two is that Sometimes I get confused and do the problem sort of wrong. Something I learned is that you can subtract decimals more easily than add them! (in my opinion)

I hope you learned a lot about decimals and why I like them in this post! Bye!

## My Opinion Essay

Todays blog post is going to be my opinion essay I wrote about my favorite game, Star Stable. Enjoy!

Do you love horses? Video games? Well, if you love both, you really should try Star Stable. I love Star Stable mostly because if you are a horse lover and can’t have a horse, Star Stable lets you feel like you do have a horse! You also can change your horses very easily. I also love Star Stable because you can unlock new areas. The reason I love Star Stable the most is that there are new things added almost every week, like horses, quests, places and new features! Now, read on to find lots about Star Stable!

My first reason that Star Stable is the best is that if you are horse crazy but can’t have a horse, Star Stable lets you achieve your dream!

My first piece of evidence is when I was begging my dad for a horse and he said, “Go find a game that involves horses and stop bothering me!” That was all it took for me to go get my computer and start searching the web. Soon, I found Star Stable. I signed up right away and downloaded it. Soon, I had signed into the game and began playing. I was so happy that I finally had my own horse in a way!

My second piece of evidence is that you can highly customize your horses. When you sign up, you create your person and horse. There are 20 different mane and tail colors, and 16 different horse body colors. You can also chose a two part name out of over 1000 combinations! My first horse was a grey dapple with silver-white mane and tail. It was a stallion (male horse) named Tigersoul. You should always carefully choose your first horse because this is the horse you have the deepest connection to and the one that is the most important to the main story quests.

My third piece of evidence is that you can have as many horses as you want and change horses whenever you want! For example, even if you have only two horses, you can call for pickup or ride over to your stable to get on your other horse. An example of this is when I bought my second horse. The screen said it was in my stable. So, I just simply rode over to my stable and went in. My horse was in the first stall to the right so I just walked over and got on. This proves that it is very easy to change your horses. My proof that you can have as many horses as you want is that I have counted my horses multiple times and I have had  very large numbers recently. Some numbers are: 48, 51, 59 and 63. Another example is that also my sister and my friends also have told me they counted their horses and they have also reported high numbers.

My second reason that Star Stable is the best is that there are many areas to unlock.

The first example is that there are tons of more, new and exciting quests for each new area. For example, if you have finished an area like Moorland Stables, which is quite easy to complete, you might be anxious and impatient waiting to get to the next area and get more quests. When you unlock the next area, you will be happy because you will be able to explore a new place and do more quests to continue the storyline. Many people think that unlocking a new area in not very exciting because they have seen spoilers, but I think unlocking a new area is very exciting because the spoilers do not show everything and exploring a new area can help you find stars and secret areas.

Another example of the amazing areas is that the areas all have different environments to experience. An example of this is that Fort Pinta is like a town on the beach and Golden Hills Valley is like the countryside in fall. Another example of this is that some places are like the countryside, some are like the city, and some are like a farming world. Some names of the areas you can unlock are Golden Hills Valley, The Valley Of The Hidden Dinosaur, Mistfall, The Harvest Counties, South Hoof Peninsula and Epona.

My third example of areas is my opinion on them. I think that the areas sort of hold the game and story quests together, which is why I like them so much. My last evidence is a mini story. I remember when I had just finished Moorland Stables and most of the Fort Pinta quests when I saw a quest in Fort Pinta on my quest log. I raced there right away. It was the quest to unlock the brand new area, South Hoof! I was so happy and did the quests right away. This proves that unlocking the new areas is something that makes people very happy and exited.

Even though I love Star Stable because it lets you feel like you have a real horse and because there are super cool areas, I love it most because there are new things added into the game almost every week!!!

My first example is that if you are waiting for new quests for even the smallest storylines, you are usually very very very happy when you see that new quests are out. These new quests do usually take longer than getting out every week, so they more commonly take anywhere from a month to almost a year! I remember when I had finished the first part of the Mistfall questline so far. When I saw the weekly news that we would be able to continue questing with the Mistfall questline, I was sooooooo excited! This proves that many people love it when a new part of a questline.

My second piece of evidence is that a lot of people are waiting for new horses and/or asking Star Stable for new ones and when a new horse comes out, many people celebrate! YAY! Some examples of these horses that are brand new are the connemara, the Jorvik Wild Horses, and the Swiss Ponies. The Jorvik Wild Horses are usually in Jorvik only once or twice a year, so people are usually in anticipation, waiting.

My final piece of evidence is that there are new pets with every update. Some examples are the running pets like the silver mistfox, the golden mistfox, the winter squirrel and the Jorvagian favorite squirrel. My favorite pet is the silver mistfox because it seems to shine in the sun and sparkle, glitter, shine and glow in the night, looking like a firefly on the moon. I think that a lot of people do not like the silver mistfox because it is too bright but I think that the silver mistfox shines to look like the moon on a clear sky night.

Well, now I think that you have found out about mostly everything you need to know to like Star Stable. I think that knowing about the excitement of unlocking a new area, feeling like you have a horse and getting new stuff almost every week, is just about enough to get you persuaded to go try Star Stable out. Now………GO PLAY STAR STABLE!!!

This work above is what I think is my best advert I made for the U.O.I. advertising unit.

I think that this work is the best for many reasons. One reason is that it clearly fits the audience I made it for, which is children. I think this because there is a lot color, not to many words and lots of helpful pictures.

I also think it is very good because it is an amazing improvement from the original, which was all words and three boring colors. Also, there were no pictures at all!!! What a tragedy!!!

The last thing I think this advert is good is because I think it is very persuasive. I think it is persuasive because it has big, bold lettering saying what is there and pictures showing more fun things to do at the fun fair. The fun fair is what my advert is about.

Thanks for reading! Remember to comment! See you again! Byeeeee!

## Math Unit 3

This math unit I learned about factors, prime numbers, composite numbers, + and – sums and open number sentences. For extra work, I also did prime factorization and Penta Primes, a prime numbers puzzle.

I learned about prime numbers. Some prime numbers ARE 3,5 and 97. These are NOT prime numbers: 22, 40 and 14. Prime numbers have only two factors, one and itself. There are only two numbers that are not prime OR composite; one and zero. One only has one factor and zero, well, has no factors. Two is the only even prime number because it has two factors, one and two. All prime numbers are odd except 2.

I also learned about composite numbers. Composite numbers are all even except for two. Composite numbers are all even because even numbers can all be divided into more than half. Composite numbers are numbers like 10, 14 and 22. 10/5 is 2. 10/1 is 10. Composite numbers have more that two factors. The factors of 10 are 1,10,2 and 5.

We also worked on word problems. An example of one is:The man and his 23 dogs were walking along the street. Then, they met another man with 19 dogs came along. How many dogs were there now?

This is the end of my math post for today. Bye friends!

## The Best of U.O.I.: My Innovation

### Do you know how to make an innovation? Could it help?

Our central idea in U.O.I. was The World Changes Due to Natural Process and Human Innovation.

• How to stay safe from natural disasters
• Volcanos
• Human innovation
• Landslides/Natural disasters

A piece of work I want to share:   (Pictures of my work here)

The Sand Sucker-Upper has 4 tubes that suck up the sand before it gets in the house (2 tubes per wall). It also has a polyester bag per tube (4 bags total). But that is not all! The Sand Sucker-Upper also has an app that rings – with the sound of your choice – when the bags are full and you can dump out the bags and reuse them.

I want to share this work because it shows how I thought about a problem that I have in my home life and I created a solution that could help the problem. So I think this work shows how I was persistent and a thinker.

Do you think that now you could make a helpful innovation? Do you have any improvements for my innovation? Leave them in the comments bar below!

Thank you for reading and have a nice day all!

## Writing Reflection

Do you know how to write a story based on ages of planning? Well for me, it seemed like it would be impossible, to make something that long interesting. But I managed to make it work in the end. And guess what! I finished with a 5 paragraph story plus a short epilogue!

In semester 1 of school at U.A.S., we were learning about writing a realistic fiction story. Mine was about a girl called Meilin and her story of how she went to live with her godmother Victoria after her parents split up.

Here is some work I would like to share that goes with the realistic story that I wrote.

Do you have any suggestions? Leave them in the comments!