A Regular Teen taking the Gold!?

Hey everybody! I got something special for you guys today. It’s time to have a look at my school work! Yeah! Okay, it doesn’t sound that exciting, but please take a look at the eight posts I’ll be posting up. Let’s get started with my Research Skills class!

Now then, I’m sure some of you people out there don’t have a “Research Skills” class, so I’ll sum up and say it’s self-explanatory. In class, we just research topics. And for this post, I’ll share my research on 17-year-old Chloe Kim! If you missed it, click on the second research in the line above.

Alright then, I’ll be explaining. Now then, I’m sure some of you are all like “who’s Chloe Kim?” and “why should we care about her?” Well, I’m sure those of you who watched the Olympic news are aware that Chloe Kim won gold for the half-pipe event! Also, by doing so, she has become the youngest female medalist in history! Wow! Now isn’t that amazing? Oh, and I should tell you. She thought about food during the competition. You would’ve thought that she would be nervous, but no. She thought felt hungry.

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Anyways, I’m finishing up here. So, how do you guys think of Chloe’s achievements? Let me know by leaving a comment, and I’ll see y’all later. Bye!

Plates, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes

Hey everybody! I got something special for you guys today. It’s time to have a look at my school work! Yeah! Okay, it doesn’t sound that exciting, but please take a look at the eight posts I’ll be posting up. Here it is, time for my Science class.

In said science class, we are working on tectonic plates. We learned about how the plates that make up our Earth’s surface move. There are also faults. In a strike-slip fault, two plates slide by each other on their sides. With a reverse fault, the plates push against each other, causing mountain ranges to form. And with normal faults, the plates move away from each other.

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With all that movement, there is a lot of tension building up. That causes earthquakes. Click here for an assignment I did with seismic activity. Actually, my class had to plot where current earthquakes are occurring. Now, I’m sure you people who watch the news heard about the earthquakes in Taiwan. There were around 8 of them in that area. Did you know that there were a few volcanoes near that area? Well, now you do! There is some evidence that volcanoes and earthquakes occur near the same locations due to the faults.

So, how’d you like this post? I hope I taught you something about tectonic plates, earthquakes, and volcanoes. Comment down below if you learned anything new, and I’ll see you all later.

Black History Month

Hey everybody! I got something special for you guys today. It’s time to have a look at my school work! Yeah! Okay, it doesn’t sound that exciting, but please take a look at the eight posts I’ll be posting up. Alrighty, here goes. Time for my Language Arts class!

As the title implies, in Language Arts, my class is on black history month. As such, we had to do activities about said month. For me, I chose to write about the Abolitionist Movement. Here’s the link to my work. If you didn’t know, the Abolitionist Movement was a list of events from the 1830s to the 1870s that worked towards the liberation of black people from slavery. Some famous abolitionists included Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and others. Look below for a picture of Sojourner.

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I know this was a short post, but I ran out of ideas. All my creativity went into the other posts that I did this week. Anyways, do any of you know anything about black history month? If so, feel free to put it down in a comment and I’ll see you all later.

Get More with Justin!

Hey everybody! I got something special for you guys today. It’s time to have a look at my school work! Yeah! Okay, it doesn’t sound that exciting, but please take a look at the eight posts I’ll be posting up. Anyways, here’s what my class did in Social Studies.

So, our teacher made us do an election for class president. The girls had 2 representatives and the boys had 3. And I was one of them! Though I was forced into it. First, we did a primary election, weeding out representatives until there’s only 1 from each side. To decide, we had to do a speech, have a slogan, and a symbol. My slogan was my title, “Get More With Justin!” and click here for my speech. Oh, and the speech makes me sound like a dictator. Now then, BOW DOWN BEFORE ME YOU PEASANTS!

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Okay, that above was a part of my speech. Surprisingly, I actually made it through to the general election, where the last 2 representatives get voted for class president and vice president. In fact, with 10 boys in my class, I had 10 votes and my rivals had none! And in the general election, I had 14 votes! Wow! With 17 kids in my class, 4 girls voted for me along with the rest of the boys. So, I’m class president and the vice-president is Naho. Please check out her blog here! If this gets you any more visitors, you’re welcome!

Well, advertising for my classmate aside, I hope you enjoyed this post. So, have you guys ever been forced into doing anything, but did really well? Also, did you say “Hail Justin” when I said the cue?Comment down below, and I’ll see you guys later.

Wanna See Me Be a Tutor?

Hey everybody! I got something special for you guys today. It’s time to have a look at my school work! Yeah! Okay, it doesn’t sound that exciting, but please take a look at the eight posts I’ll be posting up. Anyways, this will be about my Math class.

Getting started, I’m one of the smartest students in math in my class. However, I’m really bad at explaining how to do the math. While I’m fast at solving problems and I think I can explain to others, I know that they won’t understand. After all, while explaining, I expect people to catch on quick since that’s what I do. Luckily, I’m getting better.

For example, one of my classmates had trouble with radical equations. So, I tried explaining. However, my attempt lasted a good 1 minute. Doesn’t sound like a very good explanation, right? I got a bit frustrated, but in the end, I got them to understand. While I memorized certain square roots, others can’t. Here are a few I memorized:

  1. 225 = 15 x 15
  2. 196 = 14 x 14
  3. 256 = 16 x 16
  4. 361 = 19 x 19
  5. 576 = 24 x 24

Well, I know this wasn’t a very good post. I apologize, but I’m still pretty bad at explaining. Is there anything you guys are unskilled at? Let me know down in the comments below, and I’ll see you later!

How Hard Could it Be?

Hey everybody! I got something special for you guys today. It’s time to have a look at my school work! Yeah! Okay, it doesn’t sound that exciting, but please take a look at the eight posts I’ll be posting up. I’ll just get started with my Technology class.

I’m sure you guys are thinking, “How hard could what be?” I’ll explain. So, a recent project we did during said Tech class was 3-D Design. Utilizing the SketchUp for Schools tool, my class was to design an object. I was able to make a deck box for Yu-gi-oh cards with rough calculations. Anyways, that wasn’t too hard. I’ll get right to the tough part.

At some point during the few months, we spent on this project, our teacher asked how to make, guess what, a sphere. So, I spent at least 2 classes trying to figure it out. And it SUCKED! I tried to use a circle and go 3-D, but that didn’t work! Then, I tried with two circles intersecting, one vertical and the other horizontal. That in itself took an ENTIRE class! That’s not the worst part. Oh no, not by a long shot. With those circles, I tried creating an outer shell for the circles. But, just when it looked like it was working, it didn’t. The shell didn’t go around the full circle and EVEN HAD HOLES IN IT!!!!!

I was so frustrated! I checked the tutorials. I watched many “How to” videos. Then, I had an epiphany. If I couldn’t manually make a sphere, then maybe I could make my computer automatically do it! So, with the tool I was using for the shell, I selected both circles at once, and clicked on it. Then, viola, a perfect sphere!

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Whew! It felt good to just rant about that. Y’know, you should try it some time. If you ever feel extremely infuriated, try ranting about it. Now, have anyone ranted before? If so, put the experience in the comments below, and I’ll see you next time.

Walking Underwater!?

Hey everybody! I got something special for you guys today. It’s time to have a look at my school work! Yeah! Okay, it doesn’t sound that exciting, but please take a look at the eight posts I’ll be posting up. Anyways, I’ll get started. If you could tell from the title, it has to do with water.

Talking about water, what’re pools full of? You know it, so I’ll just cut to the chase. My current choice elective is swimming! Though, I’m getting a new one soon. Well, enough about that. So, in swimming, I do what you would normally do. Tread water, practice strokes, do exercises to build up your muscles, etc. Among those others listed as et cetera, there is underwater swimming. I’m not going to talk about that.

One day, my instructor had these black, plastic bricks next to the pool. She made us try many things with them including treading water holding them, diving in to pick them up at the bottom of the pool, and finally, the main point of this post. I had to hold a brick and walk on the floor of the pool. At first, I was skeptical. I mean, is the brick heavy enough to keep me underwater? And how would I have enough breath to walk that long?

Thankfully, I was kept underwater and I only had to walk the short side of the pool. It was pretty hard because even though the brick kept me under the water, it wasn’t enough to give me traction on the floor. Holding two bricks solved this and it allowed me to walk across the pool 4 times!

Alrighty, that’s all I gotta say. Hope you enjoyed hearing me talk about walking underwater. Before I go, what kind of things do you guys do at swimming class? Comment down below and I’ll see you guys next time.

Fire Flower

Hey everybody! I got something special for you guys today. It’s time to have a look at my school work! Yeah! Okay, it doesn’t sound that exciting, but please take a look at the eight posts I’ll be posting up. Anyways, let’s get started with my Art class!

In my Art class, I get to draw whatever I want! Well, as long as it’s appropriate. Luckily, I’m allowed to draw swords, which is what I mainly draw. Instead of showing you guys that, I’ll be sharing the creation of my piece of art, “Fire Flower.”

It started out as an assignment for my choice elective, Art! We were on canvas art, and I didn’t have any ideas. Well, you can tell that I eventually found an idea. The inspiration for this was that I was thinking about how fire has multiple colors and looked cool. And I just watched a video called “Fire Flower,” so you can see how that worked out. I’ll leave the pictures I painted below.

I’m sure all of you are wondering “Why is it red, blue, and purple?” That’s because I was torn in between what color to make it after seeing some amazing digital art of flowers made of blue and red flames respectively. So, I decided to have both! Anyways, I hope y’all enjoyed this, and see you next time.

Picture taken on my phone

Picture taken on my phone

Picture taken on my phone

 

Good Riddance!

Hello everybody and welcome back to another post done by none other than me, hmsjustinm! I’ll get straight to the point, and I’ll say this now, this is gonna be a short post. Today’s song will be “Good Riddance” by Green Day. If anyone wants to know why I’m writing posts about Green Day songs, it’s just a coincidence. Here are the lyrics.

This song is about moving on. A person is given choices that they can’t avoid, and they’re torn about which to choose. They decide to look back on their life, reminiscing everything they’ve done. They finally reach their answer and decide to go forward, not knowing what will happen. But the people who care about them hope they have a good time and say “Good Riddance.”

Well, before I end things up here, I’m going to note that many people play this song during graduations.  Why did I make the word “graduations” bold and italicized? Try to guess in the comments. Later guys!

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