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Saturday, 1 December 2012


summary on what we did in class today

Today we watched a movie called "First Knights".This movie connects with the books that we are reading and are pathways-it all centres around the Middle Ages. I believe Ms.lees wanted to let us watch a movie because it was Friday and also probably picked this movie because it was about what we are studying. Even though the movie didn't give us exact knowledge of the Middle ages, it still had some cool facts that could help us for future assignments.


From watching this movie i leaned facts about the middle ages and the different kinds of people that lived in that time. I believe we watched this movie to practise are note taking skills and to visually see what the middle ages looked like and what people did in this time. It was interesting to see what people did and how they dressed. way different from are era.

Homework reminders

Work on your genius hour projects- you need to get your peer reviews done ASAP! you should have already finished your novels, but if you haven't, that must be finished ASAP too! we also have the questions to do which will be posted on Ms.Lees blog. but how can we do them if we didn't finish the movie and are sub didn't tell us to take that many notes?

Homework tips

If you need any help with homework,you can go to Ms.Lees blog and post any questions that you have for her.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012


My Genius Hour is better than yours! Maybe! Probably not!

Genius Hour Project! Sydney, Emily, Olivia, Jessica

Genius Hour Project:              Sydney, Olivia, Emily, Jessica
Why do people sneeze differently?


What is our project about?
       Have you ever wondered why every sneeze sounds different? Well, that’s what our project is all about. Our project explains the effects of sneezes and how everyone sneezes differently. There is such a wide variety of different sneezes that not everyone knows about.  Our project is going to answer several different questions regarding sneezes, such as, “What are the common causes of sneezing?”,  “ How do surroundings change the sound of your sneeze” , “Why do people sneeze differently?” and “What happens inside your body when you sneeze?”. We have planned a video showing people how everyone sneezes differently in a variety of different surroundings. We are also using the editing software “iMovie”. It is our first time using iMovie so this will be a learning experience also and it will help our problem solving skills.
Why did our project appeal to us?
      One day in class, we looked around and we heard and saw different people sneeze differently with a variety of sounds. We all wondered why and we have never heard an answer for this so we thought this would be a good project to work on. It would answer our question along the way and we hope it will answer our fellow classmates’ questions too. This is an everyday occurrence so it makes lots of people wonder why it actually happens. We think it is an interesting topic that everyone encounters on a daily basis.
Where are we at now?
   We are almost done. We probably need around two more classes to work on our projects to polish them up and prepare for the presentation. We have the video made but we want to edit it a bit more and put some finishing touches so it will be perfect. It will be about 5 minutes long and we hope to catch the audiences’ attention.
We need some help with the presentation of the project. We have our voice in the video already but we are supposed to talk during the presentation so we have no idea how. Please give us some suggestions, advice, and feedback. Thank you.                      

Genius Hour Progress

Genius hour topic:
Cameras; how do they work?
When people use digital cameras they would usually focus more on the picture than the tool they use. We take technology for granted. Lots of people just think of cameras as point and click, but i want to know the technology behind it all. I want to show people the technology that is in the camera and how much it has developed through the years. I will be making a slideshow and a timeline to go with it to show the history and development. I will be comparing the best model of camera in 2012 to the first camera ever invented in the fifth century B.C.
Why i chose it:
I chose this topic because i have always wondered how cameras are capable of capturing pictures and how it functions. I also want to see how developed the digital cameras have become since it was first invented.

As of right now i am finished my slideshow for my presentation. I am currently writing a speech for it and afterwards I will get my project peer checked by my classmates. I will probably be able to present maybe in a week.
Do my intentions seem clear
Is it interesting?
Should i add more detail?
Does my topic appeal to you?
Do you think my presentation will be 5-10 minutes long?

Hope to get some feedback soon!

Genius Hour Progress

Here is our progress so far on our Genius Hour projects.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012



Today in class we were looking over our notes from chapter 1. Mrs. Lees gave us a sheet with a graph on it so that we could evaluate ourselves on our note taking.On the sheet there were 3 different letters that you could put next to a criteria. G for good, S for satisfactory, and finally, N standing for not yet meeting expectations. There was a section of criteria each of the different types of note taking ( point form, web, and cornell). After assessing our work, Mrs. Lees told us to write about how we could improve the next time we take notes because a lot of us didn't do so good. However, it was the first time so it should be fine.


The learning that we did today was to check over our note taking with fresh eyes and to know what is good and what is bad about our notes. Also, knowing what to change when it is bad.


When we look at our notes with fresh eyes, our brain forgets what we wrote so it is like reading somebody else's writing. When we check on work that is new to us we find new mistakes that we didn't see before. That is why Mrs. Lees made the class wait a couple of weeks before doing this assignment.


Today there was no homework.

TIPS!!! ;)

Keep your binder organized so that when we take old work like we did today, you will always know where everything is.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

November 20th, 2012

What did we do in class today?

  Today in class, we decided on what made a good web. A web is a graphic organizer that branches out from one main idea. It looks like this:

 We were divided into five groups and given sample webs to analyze. If the web was cluttered, hard-to-read, or just plain messy, we'd give it a letter mark of C. If a web was beautiful, colour-coded, and neat, then an A or A+ would be given. Then, we put our marks on the whiteboard for all to see. If someone strongly  disagreed with our mark, they'd put a red sticker on it. If they really agreed with our mark, then a green sticker it was! We haven't finished up all the groups yet, so I suppose it will be done tomorrow.

Why did we do this?

  The fact that our groups were randomized and different meant that there would be some conflicting opinions. I really didn't agree with some of my classmate's opinions. But, this way we would understand how to work with any kind of person or idea. Putting our marks on the whiteboard was a great idea. We could see how other people thought about our mark. This way we realized that not everyone agrees with you.


 Getting someone's opinion on your project improves your ideas and topics. Also, Ms. Lees said that these webs would be related to our novels in some way. I wonder how? Webs are a good way to display information; I've used them a lot in elementary school.


-Genius Hour projects
-Woodleighville responses
-Finish up novel

Tips & Tricks

Check up on the Morris Ward blog to check if your letter has been responded to.
On an unrelated note, please give any empty  4L milk jugs to Ms. Lees.

hahahahaha you guys don't even realize that i write random text here

Monday, 19 November 2012

what we did in class today :)

Summary on what we did in class today

   Today in class we intentionally started working on what graphic organisers were. But then we came to a halt. Ms.Lees asked us what a proper sentence is and we all didn't know or wasn't sure about are answer. So for the rest of the class, she taught us what a proper sentence was step by step. we divided are paper into sections to say what each word in sentence was (pro-noun,noun,ad verb,verb,adjective). Each word has its own meaning and its own job in the sentence. For example: an adjective descirbes the action word ( the spotted dog ran slowly) spotted would be your adjective because its describing what kind of dog it is. Then to get more into depth, she showed us a video called "School House Rock." It has many songs describing what each word does in the sentence. I believe its a good way of teaching us what the words mean cause i still have the ad-verb son stuck in my head!


  Ms.lees did this lesson today to teach us what a proper sentence is. If we don't know what proper sentences are, we will never get better in a are writing. I never actually knew what each word meant in the sentence until today. sure, i did it in elementary school, but not this much into detail. This lesson really helps with placement of words and tells you what each word means.


  Make sure you are responding to are friends in woodleighville and check Ms.Lees blog for the HACE challenge! Also, be sure that your reading your books, be finished by the end of this week.

Homework tips

******where you place a word in the sentence depends on its definition!****


I ran the meeting today.

I ran home after school.

Ran is spelt the same but it has two different meanings.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

i will write on the blog on Monday because friday we did clean up :) so what is the schedule for this week??
(quick reminder: go to ms.Lees blog and look at her HACE challenge)

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

What we did in class today

Today in class we worked on our genius hour projects for the whole double block session. Then after we finished are plan for are project we got a few of are peers to review it and give their opinion.

Today the only homework was to work on your genius hour project and you have to do two projects by the end of January.

Finish your first genius hour project in good time so you do not have to rush your second project.

Also if you do not mind can you go to my genius hour group blog and comment on what we have so far.

Nov. 14,2012

What we did today:

Today we had a double block. We used the Macbook laptops and worked on our genius hour project. Some of the groups went down to the library to work on their project and most of us have started working on our slideshows,videos , etc. for their presentation. Ms.lees walked around to check that we were on track with our projects.

Why we did it:

We worked on our projects so that we can have enough time to finish and present it before we start another project.

The project helps us with our collaboration and presentation skills that we can use in the future.

There is no homework today but we should keep on working on our genius hour projects so we can present before winter break.

Remember to get peer review before you present it and check thegenius hour project timeline and process reminders and follow the process

Tuesday, 13 November 2012



Today in class we checked on all of our group blogs and saw what kind of writing we were doing on them. Later on, we went to the computer lab to physically check the blog and to see if we were doing well. My group (Demangoes) was doing alright. On average, we were about a 3 so we weren't doing too good. After the class had a chance to look at their blogs, Mrs. Lees let us go into partners to fill out a sheet that she gave us. The sheet had the numbers 1-5 written on it and we were suppose to write next to the number what we thought was reasonable marking. 5 being tremendously awesome and 1 being atrocious. At the end of the day all of the sheet were to be filled in and handed in in exchange for the HACE assignment for November.


Today wasn't a very educational day for learning because we were just reviewing our blogs. However, I think knowing what is a 5 is very good so that you know how to write your blog. Knowing what is bad to write is good as well because it shows not only the good but the bad too. 5 was writing very descriptively and efficiently. It is also writing with voice and creativity. A 5 would need about 5-9 sentences for the first 3 topics and 3 sentences for the last 2. A 1 would be writing with abbreviations and vagueness. Also hardly writing anything, about 5 sentences for the whole post. Also, It is not only about how much you write but about how well you write.


Today I just found out that we had to write a paragraph about connections so I am not too familiar with this however I will do my best. I think the reason Mrs. Lees is telling us about our writing is because that she sees something's wrong with it. If it were perfect she wouldn't have to tell us right? Also, when Mrs. Lees tells us what we are doing wrong, it's as if she's giving instructions on how to get an "A" in humanities. On the upper hand though, the class is getting use to writing regularly and checking their blogs now.


Tomorrow make sure to bring in all of your electronics for genius hour . However, make sure to ask your parents first. The other that was given out was the HACE assignment. The HACE assignment is in no way connected to your humanities mark but is due on the 30th of November. You can hand it in by:

- Putting it in the HACE folder by the P.E office.
- Putting it on your own blog.
-Sending it to Mrs. Cladwell

TIPS!!! ;)

When you are bringing your electronics to school make sure to hide it and at all times keep it secure. Either keep it with you during the whole day or keep it in your locker and make sure to tell your locker partner. P.E lockers are not safe. Do not keep your electronics in those lockers they are easily broken into.







This order is not determined by day.
 Your turn can fall on any day of the week. Please remember this!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Nov. 7, 2012

What we did:
Today we had silent reading for 20 minutes. Afterwards we got into partners and used the laptops to set up our e-portfolios. We watched a brief tutorial about using Wordpress and then started working on the e-portfolios with our partners. The computers were kind of slow so some people had to use the IPads. We made a page for humanities and worked on setting up menus, categories and tags.

Why we did it:
We did it so that we would know how to use Wordpress for future use. We learned how to organize it and later we will be taking pictures of our work so that we won’t lose it.

We could use this skill for future use. For example we could use it in our other classes for organizing or posting our work.

Continue making the pages,menus, categories and tags.
Finish the note making assignment and continue working on genius hour.

If you are having trouble with creating the pages and menus ask Ms.Lees for help during class tomorrow or go to the humanities 8 website and look for the link that helps you make an e-portfolio.
Work on your genius hour project at home and remember to log your process.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012



Today, we had a replacement teacher instead of Mrs. Less for an unknown reason. At the beginning of class we were scheduled to watch a 25 minute long movie however, the whereabouts of the DVD's still remain a mystery. Therefore the class had to read a story called: The Bayeux Tapestry. The class also received complementary carrots from the school for our vegetable of the month which were quite palatable.


What we did in class today wasn't very much but was very useful. Although all we did was read a short story and write a couple of things about it, I think that it helped with our observation and awareness skills. We had to look at all the pictures that was in the textbook and then read the text and guess the date of these pictures. The story in the textbook that we read today was very amusing as well because of how they showed how they lived back in the day.


Everyone that hasn't finished taking their notes from the textbook of chapter 1 has to finish it by tomorrow.

TIPS!!! ;)

If you need to, go to flex during lunch time and finish the notes or you could go to bubbling and do it there just like how i do it.

Monday, 5 November 2012

November 5th, 2012

What did we do in class today?

   For the first half of the block, we discussed our novels. Since all our novels were based on (or written in) older times, we brainstormed the things we could learn from historical fiction. Ms. Lees also showed us a program called "Inspiration" , used to create graphic organizers. I remember using something like that, except it was called "Kidspiration". Pretty punny, huh? The second half of the block, we filled out a group blog form so that the teacher could see our progress. Laptops were being used for filling out the form. But just to be clear, the forms were on paper.

Why did we do all this stuff?

  Let me answer this question with a few other questions. When you read a novel, do you feel like you're learning something? Whether the answer is yes or no, writing down what you think you'll learn is good for predictions, connections, think-alouds, and many more of the like. Filling out a form to keep you on track? What other method would be as convenient to follow your blogging progress? If you have a better way, tell me in the comments!


Filling out the group blog form reminded me of writing up the proposal for Genius Hour. I suppose it looked similar to the sample proposal by that student. Predictions are everywhere in life, from the lottery to political elections (wink, wink). It should come as no surprise that they also come up in school as well.

  • Finish notes for chapter one of Pathways.
  • Complete the group blog form.
  • Genius Hour, if you have any kind of work for that.

Tips and tricks! Tricks and tips!

(Sorry, I like being enthusiastic)

Come in for flex when you need help, or to catch up on work. 
Work out a blog order, because that is really important.
When you feel depressed, just remember that milk is made from liquid grass.

Everyone on tumblr seems to hate Mitt Romney. That's not nice!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

What we did in class! :)

Summary of what we did in class today

Today in class we checked if we got are responses from the Morris Ward students. Sadly we haven't received them yet but they should be coming in very soon! If you want to check if you've received your responses  they should be posting them under where you've replied to them. we also learned how to do a style of note taking called Cornell  you split your page into three sections. On one side of the t-chart the title is main ideas and  on the other side, the title is details. You also divide up the bottom but make sure the details side is wider than the main idea side. After we finished learning about Cornell  we worked on are pathways assignment again. If you haven’t finished the pathways you have to go to flex on Monday to finish the assignment because we aren't aloud to take the pathways home. Finally, at the very end of class, Ms.Lees gave us our novel that we are gonna be reading. Hope you got the book you wanted!

Why we did this

I believe we did this so when we do take notes in class, all are work is organized  Also, we need to know different strategies of note taking for different things we do. if you make a list, then your notes are all over the place and you cant see which ideas are connected.


If you didn't finish your pathways, go to flex on Monday to finish. The notes were supposed to be taken on pages 9-20 with outline notes, page 21-30 webbed notes and page 31 Cornell style.


When taking notes, don't copy word for word. Try putting it into your own words and use abbreviations and symbols. but make sure you can read it! Your notes are for you to read and no one else!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

October 31,2012

What we did:
Today in the first block of class we worked on our genius hour project. We got to use the Macbook pros and the IPad  Ms. Lees posted the genius hour timeline and reminder on the class blog. In the second block we continued working on the note-making assignment until class ended.

Why we did it:
Ms. Lees made us the reminder and timeline for genius hour so that we know what’s expected and so that we don’t cram all the work to the last second

We are taking notes because it can help us in the future and that we can learn other types of note taking that is fast and efficient for future use in any classes

work on genius hour

Work on genius hour even if we aren't in class so that you can get more work completed. Remember to log your genius hour’s project process. 

Tuesday, 30 October 2012



In class the big that happened today was that we moved the desks around  and a couple of people moved seats. Also, the whole class started to learn about how to take notes. The people that hadn't finished writing their book pass had to finish it before doing the booklet that we received.Today, we also learned the difference between making your own notes and copying notes word for word.


I think what we did in class today was very good for us. One of the life skills that you need to live well is to learn how to take notes. A lot of people including myself have never really been taught how to properly take notes. The best way to remember things is to write it down and that is exactly what we're learning to do. You take notes the way you understand it and writing it in your own words is even better.


For the people that have equipment for genius hour tomorrow bring it.( Ipads, laptops, phones, ipods, etc...)

TIPS!!! ;)

Make sure to get permission with your parents if you can bring your electronics to school. Also be sure to keep them safe during the entire day.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Comment here what days you can post on the group blog.

October 29, 2012

What did we do in class today?

 Today in class, we partnered up with someone in class for a last check on Woodleighville response letters.
Our partner had to be different from the person we teamed up with before.To be honest, my partner and I did not have much to edit. Did anyone else have this problem too?
 Other than that, the people who were absent on Friday worked on reviewing books. Other people also had to do this because they didn't finish it last week. There were seven books, based on different periods of history.

Seriously, why did we do this?

 (Hey, don't speak to me in that tone of voice!)

 We did one last check on our response letters so that they would look polished and formal. You know what they say; always triple check before putting it on the deck! Before you hand in something, you should always check it just in case you missed a letter of did something incorrectly. Finishing up our reviews will help Mrs. Lees decide which book to read, so that hopefully you don't get to read a book that you dislike.

Connections to the world!

 Response letters are very common in the real world, as I have seen many in the newspaper. When you hear something that you think is unfair, you would probably write a response to whoever said that. Before you send anything important, I suggest that you double check it, just in case. For example, I just corrected something I wrote on this blog post! Silly me!

Oh, geez. Homework.

  •  Reply to the Woodleighville website. You can either copy and paste your letter, or create a link. 
  • If you aren't finished the book reviews, I suppose you could finish it at Flex time.
General tips and tricks!
  • If you are replying with a link, be sure to set it as public. I am writing this in bold.
  • Don't forget to dress blue for Five Days of Fire!
  • Seriously, double check your work. It will save you lots of time. 
Luigi's Mansion is the best game to play around Halloween. Mrs. Lees, if you are reading this, go buy a Gamecube and a copy of Luigi's Mansion. It's just that awesome.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Summary on what we did in class today!! :)

Summary on what we did in class today!!

Today in class, we had a selection of 7 books to read and we had to answer a few questions on the board for each book. Ms.Lees gave us instructions on what to do on the smart board and then set us free on working on are books while she was at a meeting. In a way, Ms.lees had to trust us because she wasn't in the room and she was trusting that we would stay on task and do are work instead of talking to are friends and being off task. Each group had 8 people so when you were done reading your book, you could pass it on to the next person or while they were writing there response, you could begin reading the book. Are job was too pick one of the books, say why you were interested in reading the book, then why you weren't interested in reading the book, give the book a rating on a scale of how much you wanted to read it and finally  your reading level on the book (too easy, fair-ok, challenging, very challenging). 

Why we did this

This is a good and easy way for Ms.Lees to see many things about are reading. 
1. she can see are reading ability
2. she can see what type of books we are interested in
3. how much time and dedication we put into are responses and if we actually read the first few pages of the book to get an understanding of it (if response meant her expectations, you would most likely get the book of your choice)
Also, she probably chose to do this in class today because this was an individual task and the steps were very straight forward. 


This was due at the end of class but if you didn't finish, you need to go in at lunch for flex. (hopefully you finished! If you didn't, then Ms.Lees knows you weren't on task!)


I think in class on Monday, or sometime on Monday we should all come together and figure out a schedule on who is blogging on what days. Therefore, we wont have to discuss who is blogging because we will all have are own days to blog!! Tell me if you think this is a good plan!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Some notes for you...

Good to see most are posting.
Somebody still needs to post for Friday.

Your learning logs are incomplete - please review criteria, look at samples from last year to see expectations (we did do this in class but it seems some of you need a refresher).

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

What we did in class:
Today in the first block of class we did the planning and criteria for the letters we were doing to the grade 8’s in Australia. There is a new post on the Morris ward and Ms.Morris included names in the post. We used the Mac books and checked over a partner’s letter and added pictures, links, etc. to our letters. After break we started working on our genius hour project. Ms.Lees gave us back our project planning and gave us some feedback.  For the rest of the block we worked on our genius hour project with our groups.

Why we did it:
To see if we completed the homework correctly. We also made a criteria so it could help us with the letters in the future.

Homework: none

Read the new article in Morris Ward and try to follow the guidelines of the criteria and add things to your letter.

Summary on what we did in class today
          Today in class we got to use the laptops. During the first block of humanities we got into groups of two or three and proof read are responses to the one of the problems that recently happened in Woodleighville and correct any errors. During the second block of humanities we worked on are genius hour projects and reviewed are plan with Ms. Lees. We did this to get someone else’s opinion on your writing and get feedback on how you could improve
          There was no homework assigned for today.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012



Today in the library, we were continuing to learn about the fictional world known as Woodleighville. 
Ms. Lees showed us the e-mail sent by Ms. Morris that told us that Woodleighville would be opening up a new super-market called Woldi. Waldi would be a worldwide store over 375 across the globe (if it is a globe). The whole class discussed on the smart board about Woldi and all its features and deals to offer. Woldi says that it had all the lowest prices and that if someone could find a price lower than theirs, they would lower their price even more by 15%! After the class listened to Ms. Lees talk for a bit, everyone went on the computers and had to write a letter to Ms. Morris' class. We had the choice of writing about:
  1. Recovering from Cyclone Mike
  2. Rioting recovery
  3. Should we install CCTV cameras
  4. Do we want a WOLDI Superstore

The whole class learned a lot more about Woodleighville today and how our friends in Australia are doing. We also learned more about how the blogging is working and getting use to writing on our group blog everyday. While on the computers, we learned how to write letters to our friends in Australia. I think that this writing thing is a very good idea because a lot of people don't know how to write an actual letter. Everyone is starting to get use to using abbreviation and they don't know how to right a proper letter let alone an e-mail. 


Today for homework, everyone who was not finished their letters to our friends in Australia and save it on their google docts.

TIPS!!! ;)

Write your letters on Word first and then copy paste it to Blogger because there is a spell correction option in Word.

who is going to write for 2day?

Monday, 22 October 2012

Oct. 22, 2012

What did we do in class today?

 Today in Humanities, our class discussed about a problematic town called Woodleighville. This lovely town has suffered from a cyclone, numerous riots, backlash from the citizens, and a lot more. Luckily, this pretty town is also fictional, created by a grade eight class in Australia. We also handed in our short story work, which I will list down here because I am just like that.
  • Story questions and emotions for "The Open Window"
  • Plot diagram for any of the the short stories that we have not read in class
  • Foreshadowing for "August Heat"
  • Think-Alouds for "August Heat", original copy and revised copy

Why in the world did we do all this things?

 Did you notice that many of the fictional problems that occurred in Woodleighville are very similar to the real events that have happened locally? In a way, we are making connections to the Vancouver riots and the demolishing of Zellers. This way, we can relate to these events and give good feedback to the people of Woodleighville. Oh, and we handed in our short story work because that way, the teacher can mark them.

Connections to the real world!

 As I have said in the last paragraph, the problems of Woodleighville are very similar to the problems we have in Surrey and also in Vancouver. We had a riot, we had a riot. Some of the citizens opposed the idea of having a large superstore, as some of us would dislike having a Target here.

What's for homework again?

Read up on current Woodleighville events here. Think about the topics the people are discussing, and prepare a letter to the editors.


Tips to succeed!

-Compare the events of Woodleighville to the event that have happened here.
-Use your agenda. or Ms. Lees will be angry at you am i right guys 

 My super top secret ways to succeed in life!

-Sleep at a good time and don't forget to wear clean underwear. 
-When buying barbecue pork, always ask for the one with the least fat.  
i talked to mrs.lee's today and she said that i'm a egg

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Space Jump

When I first heard of the space jump I thought “wow did someone actually do that.”After watching the video I thought that it was amazing how brave he was. If I were in his place I would have never even gone up there because it has a lot of risks. If he somehow did not land safely it would have been tragic. Red bull was sponsoring the whole jump and I thought that was crazy and ironic because the commercial always says “red bull gives you wings.”  At first he seemed to be hesitant and I totally see why he would be since he is jumping 39 meters and breaking the sound barrier. I’m glad that he landed safely and I think that it’s cool that he broke the record for highest free fall and the fastest speed of free fall. In conclusion I think that Felix Baumgartner was extremely brave and inspiring.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

The Space Jump
Today in class we watched the space jump by Felix Baumgartner it was so amazing to see a person fall a thousand kilometers per hour. When I saw Felix Baumgartner jump from that capsule I could tell he was scared just from his slight actions like thinking about disconnecting from the initial oxygen tank. It takes someone with a lot of courage to do anything that no one has done before. There were so many things that could have gone wrong from a tear in his suit to running out of oxygen. This jump must of took a lot of planning and it was not only Felix’s efforts that made this jump possible. Overall this jump was spectacular and very impressive.

Skydiving... Or should I say Spacediving?





     So yeah, today we saw some videos about this man who jumped off the edge of space. I remember seeing some information about it on the news, and thinking, "Wow. That's high." The view from inside the closed pod is very interesting. It's like you're looking at falling snow through your cabin window. You know, if he really did burst and explode, that would be unpleasant for the people down there. Most people would probably think, he's crazy, but I think it's a perfectly normal thing for such a daredevil to do. When he finally reached the ground, I bet he was like, "Guess who didn't go splat today? Me."

Space Jump Response

       All I have to say to that is "Wow!"  Personally, I could never even think about doing sky diving, but to free fall from the edge of the earth is just incredible! Right before the man jumped, I could see his fear and I know he was thinking about how this could be the last thing he ever did. If one thing went wrong in this test, he could have died (his body would have bursted). There are many things that could have gone wrong such as his oxygen could of ran out, he could of suffocated and many more things.

       When the man finally stepped foot off the platform, I could feel my heart racing as I watched him fall from space. When he started tumbling threw the air, I got worried because he was jumping at a very high altitude and his suit could of torn from all the air pressure and impact!! He was traveling more than 1000 km per hour! That is 10x more than a speed of a race car. Also, when they showed clips of the poeple monitoring everything that was going on, I could feel the tension in the room because everyone was silent- no one was saying a word. When the man finally let out his parachute, I felt a sigh of relief.  Finally, when the man landed, I saw his two feet running across the ground and him dropping down to his knees and probably saying to himself, "I did it!"

Space Jump

Scared of heights? imagine jumping from outer space and having the slightest chance of your parachute not working or breaking. Felix Baumgartner is a fearless man doing what seemed to be the impossible. Also apparently jumping from high places was a hobby of his. Some people would give their left ar to NOT jump and this guy does it for fun.Everybody expected him to blow up into a million pieces but he didn't care about the nay sayers. He closed his eyes, jumped and thought to himself YOLO!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Welcome to DemMangoes!

I have nothing to say here, so basically this is just a test post!