7 Mar 2017

My Goodreads Updates!

Author: Will | Filed under: My Learning

My Goodreads Updates

3 Mar 2017

Poems

Author: Will | Filed under: My Learning

1.

A wall is someone

who keeps the peace.

Diving two things with differences

separation alway keeps the peace,

when differences hit

the wall stops it

keeping

the peace

 

2.

There are many different paths to happiness

They all have their own bumps on the road

But they all lead to the same destination

Ask many people, young or old, many will say

That that destination is their goal in life

And they will get there

 

The road may be as bumpy as bark on a tree

But not matter who you may be

You will get over the bumps

And find your path to happiness

 

Everyone makes wrong turns on this path

Some people regret some turns they make

And at some points in your life, it may seem like

the path is trying to chase you down and eat you

But eventually

You will find your way to that destination

 

3.

 

I am a ball

I am thrown, dropped, and hit

I feel like a victim.

Squished

Squashed

Smashed

Slammed

all without people knowing

it hurts

 

 

 

1 Mar 2017

Poem Analysis

Author: Will | Filed under: My Learning

Poem & Analysis 

Will Melhorn

Copy or type your poem(s) here:
Paths To Happiness

There are many different paths to happiness

They all have their own bumps on the road

But they all lead to the same destination

Ask many people, young or old, many will say

That that destination is their goal in life

And they will get there
The road may be as bumpy as bark on a tree

But not matter who you may be

You will get over the bumps

And find your path to happiness
Everyone makes wrong turns on this path

Some people regret some turns they make

And at some points in your life, it may seem like

the path is trying to chase you down and eat you

But eventually

You will find your way to that destination

Provide a text reference where TONE is expressed and explain:
The Author is encouraging the reader to persevere, and be happy no matter what. For example, at the end of the poem the author said “you will find your way”, which is very encouraging.
Provide a text reference where MOOD is expressed and explain:
I think this is a hopeful and and an empowering poem, because the author keeps stating, no matter who you may be, and what bumps you face, you will find your way. This makes me hopeful, and empowers me to get over any struggles I face or will face. For example, in the second verse the author says, “You will get over the bumps”
Provide text references where at least TWO POETIC DEVICES is used and explain:
At the beginning of the second verse I used a simile. I said the road may be as bumpy as bark on a tree. This is a simile because I compared two unlike things iwth like or as.
Also, I said that at some points in your life, it may seem like the path is trying to chase you down and eat you, and that is personification because I made the path seem human.

 

1 Mar 2017

My Poem Recitation Video

Author: Will | Filed under: My Learning

5 Jun 2015

My Historical Fiction Story!

Author: Will | Filed under: My Learning

When we went to Rainbow House this morning, I learned a lot more about cognitive adversity. One thing I learned was that some people may not feel comfortable doing normal things, for example Rio’s partner did not want to touch the paint or the sponge. Also, my buddy did not want to wash his hands, and when I took his hand under the water, he kept struggling and pulling back hard. I also learned that people with all different types of cognitive adversity, usually have a very short attention span. My buddy really loved to paint, but he would often look of in the distance or shake his head like he was bored. Another thing that I learned was how much help those kids really need. Some of the kids were very tired and ignored the activity, and others got very frustrated and screamed. But I think this trip was very amazing, and a great chance to get “out of the Nichida bubble.” I think getting out of the bubble is important because it gives us a chance to see how the real world is, and that there is more to Thailand, and the world, than just the community you reside in. Also, these kids were amazing, and so cute, and fun!FullSizeRender-1

3 Mar 2015

My First Guitar Soundcloud

Author: Will | Filed under: My Learning

I think that I sang really well. I could have played the notes clearer. On the singing rubric I think I sang the lyrics clearly, on pitch, and a steady tempo. On the playing rubric I think I played more than one chord with confidence, strumming each one clearly with steady tempo. Next time I would like to play a harder song!

1. I learned some types of each energy:

sustainable:

solar, geothermal, biofuels, hydro, and wind.

non-sustainable:

coal, oil, natural gas.

2. Sustainable energy is energy that will never run out. Non-sustainable energy will run out. Also most types of sustainable energy sources are much cleaner then most non-sustainable energy, but either not as efficient, or very expensive.

3. Finally, fossil fuels (not sustainable) are about 60% of the world energy which is bad because they release a lot of bas gases and are non-sustainable.

 

 

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Natural Gas Will

Will + Jeremy Geothermal

9 Feb 2015

Sustainable vs. Non-Sustainable Energy!

Author: Will | Filed under: My Learning

Sustainable energy is a source of energy that we can keep on using, and will never run out, like hydro energy, wind energy and solar power. Fossil fuels are not sustainable. We will eventually run out of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are natural gas, coal, and oil. Petroluem is also not sustainable, it is extracted from deep underground, but it takes millions of years to form. Potential energy is energy that is being stored. Kinetic energy is moving energy. Fossil fuels are 60% of the worlds energy!

Popplet

27 Jan 2015

What I learned About The Mangroves On Our Trip!

Author: Will | Filed under: My Learning

The Mangroves have adapted very well to the salty environment! They use their roots leaves, and even their bark to help out with the salt. Their roots act as stilts, lifting them off the water, so less salt come in. Another way the roots help is, they have something in the roots that prevents the salt from coming in. When salt does get in though, then they give all of the salt to one leaf, and sacrifice it, so the rest can be healthy. Lastly, their bark shed off salt like we can shed our dead skin! The Mangroves are a HUGE barrier to stop tsunamis and hurricanes, and are also a great barrier to stop erosion. the Mangroves help lots of species of birds, fish, and crab survive. Without the mangroves lots of species would die. This makes me feel worried. Now that I know how important they are, I am worried that we might lose them. I am also inspired to learn more about Mangroves, now that I know some stuff about them! This makes me think that we should balance the amount of shrimp farms, because they are cutting down too many Mangroves to build shrimp farms. Now I wonder, How do we help the Mangroves?

Hugo and I Kayaking!

Hugo and I Kayaking!