What I Learned Today 10/01/2014

Nonfiction/Design/Architecture

 

 

Today in Dornob, multiple architects worked on a hillside home. Having a perfect view from the mountain, they incorporated multiple balconies and made all of it entirely out of soft wood. Even though it was just made of wood, they designed it to be a very modern home.

Keyboarding

I completed the first few levels of BBC DanceMat Typing that is a free computer program.

Vocabulary Lesson 3 Word Paragraph: World of War

It was a war beyond comprehension. The duration of this new century was filled with ferocious new diseases that would make your mind literally explode. It was evident that this was not going to turn out for the better. Through this dusty wasteland was little to nothing around worth seeing. Survival skills were very necessary. Some people were very carnivorous and paid millions of dollars for one slice of meat. Now a World where our ancestors lived alongside us on our earth before now, most animals are now extinct from poisoning to give a “better ratio” of meat to make more money. Anyone with living on their mind grows gigantic feelings of anger and hate when they hurt themselves with or without a med kit. It's now not figuratively “one man can make a difference,” but now with only about 20 thousand people on earth, anyone could change something as obscure as a new option of hunting down prey to killing a puny thief. With all of our ancestors prematurely dead from war, now we are hearing the options and finding the answers to preserve our lives.

Pre-Algebra: Negation

Definition: The negation of a number x, written –x, is the number that we add to x to get 0. That is,

-x + x = 0

The negation of x is also called the opposite of x or the additive inverse of x. we also sometimes pronounce –x as “minus x” or “negative x.”

Important: Negation of Negation: Let x be any number. Then

-(-x) = x

Important: Multiplying by -1: Let x be a number. Then

(-1)x = -x

Important: Multiplying by negation: Let x and y be numbers. Then

(-x)y = -(xy)

x(-y) = -(xy)

Important: Negation times negation: let x and y be numbers. Then

(-x)(-y) = xy

Important: Negation of sum: Let x and y be numbers. Then

-(x + y) = (-x) +(-y)

9/11 Oral History Essay

I also tried to finish my rough draft of my oral history essay, but it's really long, so I should be finished tomorrow. Then we gave to do the REVISING and EDITING stage of writing.

Media

I watched the movie Pay it Forward with my mom tonight. I'll write about it tomorrow. It was a really great movie. I cried so hard at the end even though it was mostly a movie about hope and making the world a better place.

Cub Scouts

I really, really need to sell Boy Scout popcorn to cover my dues and patches and activities. If you want some yummy Trail's End popcorn, you can tell me your email, and I'll send you a link where you can choose what you want and pay right then. My Grandma Hilma already got hers, so it's fast that way!

I got my birthday camping gear from Poppa yesterday. It was a humongous box full of REAL US Army stuff. Some was special and only for aviators. I can't wait to show my Lightning Patrol all the stuff! Here is what he sent:

  • A summer lightweight sleeping bag in camouflage that looks like pixel art.
  • A red pair of binoculars.
  • A land compass.
  • One small canteen that comes in a belt pouch and even has a cup/pot with handles on the bottom.
  • A mess kit with a frying pan that closes up and the lid is the plate, a pot with a steamer basket, and real US Army silverware, which is called a vittle kit.
  • A whistle that has a magnifying glass that pulls out of it and another compass and also a tiny can opener attached to it.
  • A silver tiny waterproof container for matches or medicine.
  • A big box of 50 packs of matches.
  • A signal mirror for sending light signals through the woods.
  • A big multi tool knife, screwdriver, can opener, and bottle opener. This is the kind only aviators get.
  • A small propane stove you can put like a cup of soup on and cook. Poppa said it was the safest kind.
  • A big jungle canteen.
  • A huge duffle bag used to store your parachute after you land. I could fit my whole body in there!
  • Big wool gloves. They're really itchy so I'd wear other gloves under them.
  • A first-aid kit with a sling, hand-warmers, gel packs for burns, and a turnakit. My mom will aid band aids and medicine.
  • A small fishing net.
  • A nice carry case for small items or a book with lots of little pockets.
  • Ear plugs.
  • A magnesium fire starter.
  • A flashlight with red, green, yellow, and white lenses.
  • An ear flashlight. It goes over your ear and shines green.
  • A flat plastic survival tool that is all these: compass, ruler, magnifying glass, screwdriver, bottle opener, can opener, knife, scraper, hex wrench, file, and an awl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU, Poppa!!!! 🙂

 

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  One thought on “What I Learned Today 10/01/2014

  1. October 3, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Such a cool house!! So happy you liked all the camping gear too. Hope you have lots of opportunities to use it!
    Poppa loved pictures, thanks for posting so everyone can see what you got!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 3, 2014 at 12:36 am

      Of course! I am sending you a thank you card I made. I can’t wait to show. My lightning patrol. Thank you!

      Like

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