Goodbye Grade 7

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Hello fellow viewers,

It is coming very close to the end of the school year, and I will finally have to say goodbye to my blog. I will be moving up to high school which means I will be very busy so I will not have a lot of time to check my blog (I will try though). It is going to be a great change because I have been in this school for sooo long. It is going to be like going right back into kindergarten. Just so you know this post is not all about me. I would like to thank all of the viewers that told me about spelling mistakes, punctuation errors and all the other things I missed (I bet that there is something in here right now). I would also like to thank the people who left their blog link in their comments so we could connect and teach each other about other parts of the world. The last person that I would like to thank is my teacher, she has taught us how to do everything on our blogs and helped us when we were stuck. It was an amazing trip to go though and I had fun the whole time.

~Daniel azbybrown via Compfight

Life Lessons I Learned at Tribune Bay

Life Lessons Learned at Camp 

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Delight. I would love to again jump off a 30 foot telephone pole while my friends cheered me on as I tried to reach a trapeze hanging in the air. That might sound a little messed up though, but don’t worry I was fully harnessed in. Tribune bay camp was only three days long, but I will remember it for the rest of my life because of the delicious food, awesome climbing activities, water sports but best of all, the campfire with cool songs and mug up. I learned a few life lessons while I was there, I found out that you will pay the next day if you stay up super late, the difference of actual risk to perceived risk, and that team work matters

As I said before, you really do pay if you stay up too late one night. You get sleep deprived, get big purple eye bags and worst of all get to know all of your really annoying bunkmates. The day after your big night it is like you are in a coma but you can still move and are barely conscious. I really think that you look very weird with big purple eye bags (You do look like something like a alien.) I learned some really disturbing and disgusting things that one crazy night. I hope that I will never have to go through that again but I sadly know I will.

As I mentioned earlier I learned the difference between actual and perceived risk. Perceived risk is, e.g. when you think you are going to fall off a climbing wall but you are harnessed in. Actual risk is when you actually might totally fall off a climbing wall. I learned this on the Possums log when I was walking over to Doug the Douglas fir. I thought that I would fall to my horrible death that whole time, but as soon as I got to the bottom I realized that I should have never been scared because I was fully harnessed in. The next climbing activity was a lot more fun because I learned the difference between perceived risk and actual risk.

The third and final lesson that I learned is that team work matters. The thing that made me learn this was on Giants ladder, the whole point of Giants ladder is to work with your partner to get to the top. It is really not as easy as it sounds, the first ladder piece is about one meter to the second the space keeps getting bigger each time by about 1|2 a foot. There are seven pieces so the difference of the space between the bottom and the top bar is about 3.5 feet just over a meter. Me and my partner got to the top, our strategy was that he would put his knee out for me to climb on and then we would both haul ourselves up and on to the next bar to again repeat the prosses all over again until we reached the top.

Well how might these things apply here at home? Staying up late DEFINITELY applies here I always stay up way too late, actually I should go to bed right now. A perceived risk that happens here to me is a spelling bee. I am always so worried that I will dreadfully embarrass myself but now that I think about is there was no reason to be worried. How does team work apply to me here? Team work applies to me here by keeping our house clean, our whole family contributes by doing the dishes, bringing out the recycling, sweeping, vacuuming and working at the garden. Those are all examples of teamwork around our house. These are the life lessons that I learned at camp and this is why I will remember Tribune Bay Camp for the rest of my life. Have you ever had an awesome experience like this?

By Daniel

My Geo Bunny

Our newest project is called Geo Bunny. We had to make a bunny out of geometric shapes and measure the area and perimeter of each shapes and for a circle circumference. We also had to write a “bunny bio” about how our bunny was special and unique. The best bunny’s will make it into the Geo Queens Kingdom. My Bunny’s name is Sam. Here is the bunny bio.

“My bunny is super unique because it can time travel, so if the Easter Bunny ever forgets to hide eggs in a house this bunny can travel back in time, hide eggs in the house and save Easter! He also can carry extra eggs in a pouch on the backside of his body. Another one of his specialties is rocket boot flying. Sam is a expert rocket boot flyer he has competed in many competitions and won them all.”

If you were to make a geo bunny what would your bunny bio say? Please tell me in the  comments.

~Daniel

 

Hawaii!

This year I had one of the best spring breaks EVER!

I got to go to Hawaii! It was so fun. We did a lot of cool things like snorkeling, body boarding and visiting a rainbow forest. We also got to ride bicycles around half of the island. Those were just a few of the many awesome things we did in Hawaii.

Image result for hawaii islandsFirst of all, Hawaii is not just one island, it is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean. There are six islands called: Hawaii (known as the “Big island”), Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai. We went to Kauai, sometimes called the “garden island” for its rich air and the jungle always nearby. We went there for ten days.

 

Image result for snorkelingI saw some amazing fish while snorkeling in Kauai. My favorite one that I saw is called a Christmas Wrasse. I like it because it has stunning colors and it is really fast. Right in front of our hotel I saw a really cool eel called the Spotted Snake Eel. It is an breathtaking experience to swim with the fish.

 

I thought I liked boogie boarding but then I discovered that I prefer body boarding better than boogie boarding.  When you body board, its almost like your body turns into a surf board and you ride the wave all of the way in. Some of the waves were too big to ride in, you had to dive under them to not hurt your self. The waves got up to about 8 feet! I is quite painful when you catch a wave the wrong way because you get tumbled into the sand.

 

We went to this place called a rainbow forest. The trees had amazing colors that were super vibrant. These trees are a special variety of the eucalyptus. While we visited the rainbow forest we found a swimming hole with a rope swing. It was fun to swing out into the fresh water.

 

I think my favorite part was the bike path. There was a bike path that went nine miles on the east side of the island. We went out early one morning and we saw whales and dolphins in the sunrise. One day, I carried my boogie board under my arm while riding my coaster bike to Kealia beach. On the way home we stopped for shaved ice!

 

I love Kauai and I highly recommend it for biking, hiking, snorkeling and beach play. That is why I think it was my best trip ever.

What was your favorite trip?

~Daniel

A-Z About Me!

A-Z About Me!

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I think I am very accurate when it comes to mathematical problems.

I would say that I am quite bitter when it comes to something I am not interested in.

I hope I will get a good career when I am older.

I can not stand dancing at all!

I love to exaggerate, I do it way too much.

My favorite brand is easily Ferrari.

I am “usually” not grumpy.

I am a great hockey player.

I have an amazing imagination (Sometimes it is good sometimes it is bad).

There is one movie that I really love called Jason Bourne.

I am the the king of laughing. I want to learn all about mechanics when I am older.

I can be very naughty sometimes (VERY). I like being optimistic.

It takes a lot for me to be pleased.

Our teacher is the Queen of our class.

My reflexes have to be perfect for hockey.

I always try to be straightforward when I speak.

The Hubble telescope is mind-blowing.

My bedroom is always untidy.

I like to visit different places.

I am a wreck when I wake up every morning.

I have had only had one x-ray.

I hate the color yellow. I do not like eating zucchini.

Thanks for reading.

The Crazy Cupid Trap

The Cupid Trap

If you want to capture the well known valentines angel. You will have to have the best trap you can possibly get. That trap has to be top of the line. I teamed up with jack to build the best trap ever.Our Cupid trap is the best of the best (of the best).

The trap consists of the best radars and the best cupid sensors on the planet. When our trap finds it, it will fly to Cupid. Cupid will smell the delicious treats inside the ship. He will instantly want to get the treats inside. There is a motion sensor that gets triggered as soon as he walks in and the door shuts.

You must wonder why we want Cupid. We want him here so he can spread love throughout the Comox Valley. The Comox Valley could always use some love. I think that anywhere in the world could use some love.
Hope you have a wonderful valentine’s day!

Edited by Kaya.

~Daniel

My Christmas Dream

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If I could ever have a perfect Christmas it would be made of my favorite presents, family over and best of all amazing desserts.

My dream wish list would be made of the most wonderful presents including,

  • The newest apple Iphone
  • A x box one with lots of games
  • Deep fryer
  • Chip maker
  • My own TV
  • A vacation to Hawaii

I love when my family comes over because we always have so much fun, and I love visiting with them. One of the other things I love to do with my relatives is play cards. I like paying cards with them because it brings us together and we have lots of laughs.

Mmmmmm my favorite part of Christmas is dessert! My favorite winter dessert would be apple crisp. I love, love, love apple crisp because of its sweet flavor and the crunchy top. I know it even goes better with ice cream! Even thinking about it right now makes my stomach rumble.

What is your favorite dessert?

~Daniel

Cured Cancer

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“O my gosh, I found it! I have to tell the team!”

A group of doctors and scientists has teamed up to make a vaccine that will never let anybody on earth get cancer again. They have been working at it for years together and have now claimed to cured all cancer. They will soon release an airborne vaccine which will prevent all types of cancer in the future

“Stefan!” I yell as I sprint down the corridor to my second-in-command’s quarters. As soon as I make it to his place I wake him up.

“Get all of the team up, I found the cure!” I tell him. Instantly he is up racing around, rousing our team. Once we get to the lab, I ask Stefan to call all of the leaders of the United Nations to get all of their biggest cargo airplanes to disperse all of our new vaccine globally.

Our group is so relieved for the next few days because our job was done and we made millions. Of course, nothing ever works right for this bunch because we start hearing reports from all around the world that people are turning into zombies! The employees start getting very alarmed so we quickly go back to our lab and try to find out what went wrong.

I am getting very suspicious about my team because they are all acting weird and zone out when I am speaking to them. I assume they are just very tired. The next morning the impossible happens, my team is turning into zombies! I crash off to my enclosed office, on the way I grab a needle full of anesthetic. As soon as I get in, I lock the door. I shove my work tables and desks behind the door to slow the zombies down.

I hear the slamming of bloody fists on my door. It is starting to dent! I go to the farthest side of my room and pray, “Please, no, not today! PLEASE!” I yell out my final words as they break through my barricade and start coming at me. I can not stand the horror of my hardworking helpful co-workers attacking me. I get the needle and I put it inside my arm and push the plunger. Everything goes dark and I know it’s over for me.

What is Your Dab Length

 

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Hello readers,

Our Survey Question,

Our class did a fun project  on Data Analysis last week. We were split into a couple groups, The people who were in mine: Livea, Lane and Brooklyn. We had to think of a good survey  question we came up with Dab length.

Equipment and Procedure,

To measure their Dab length we make them tuck their nose inside their elbow. After that we got a meter stick out and measured from their elbow to the tip of their fingers. We recorded there Dab lenth on a chart.

Predictions,

I had a few predictions on the averages of this survey. I predicted that the Mean was going to be 75 cm. I predicted that the Median was going to be 70 cm. I predicted that the mode was going to be 75 cm. I also predicted that the range was going to be from 50 cm to 90 cm and the difference is 40 cm.

Our Data,

There was a wide range between the lowest and the highest, the lowest: 79 cm, the highest: 117 cm  the difference is 38 cm( My Dab length was 85 cm). The most common length (Also known as the Mode) was 91 cm. The middle number (Also known as the Median) was 91.5 The mathematical average (Also known as the mean) was 94.1 cm. I was very wrong with my predictions.

Comparing Predictions,

As you already know I was very wrong with my predictions. I was 2 cm less with my Range prediction. I was 24 cm less with the mode prediction.  I was 21.5 cm less for my Median prediction. I was 19 cm less with my mean prediction. I did not guess well.

How I got all the Numbers,

Of course all of those numbers did not magically appear on my paper, so I will tell you how they did. To get the mean: to get this average you have to add up all of the data points in the data set and then divide that sum by how many points there are in the set. The equation 1881÷20= 94.05

To get the median: to get this average you have to order the numbers from least to greatest and then count down from either side of the set until the middle, if the set has an even number you take the two in the middle add them together then divide by two. the equation 91+92=183 183÷2=91.5

To get the Mode: to get this average you have to look at the data set and find the most common data point. No equation.

To get the Range: to get this you have to find the lowest data point and then the highest and subtract them. This is how I got these numbers. The equation 117-79=38.

To Sum it Up,

The Range, Mean, Median and Mode, all of those thing are part of something called measures of central tendency all of them are averages as well. What measure of central tendency do you think suits this survey question the best? (It means what average do you think is the best ).

Thanks readers.

~Daniel

Emergency!

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If there was an emergency at night I would have a bedside kit. What I would recommend:

  • A Head lamp
  • Your needed medications
  • Small first aid kit with bandages
  • Emergency phone numbers
  • A large water bottle
  • Small Swiss army knife
  • Money like 10 dollars just in case

What would you recommend?

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