Genius Hour Blog

I have chosen the topic cooking for my genius hour project. Along with my cooking topic, I have chosen the teaching topic as well. Always being interested in helping my mother in the kitchen was a big reason I chose this topic.  In my free time, I like to look up recipes and try to cook them, so that’s another reason. I chose the teaching topic because I enjoy helping little kids and working with them. They are kinda hard to deal with sometimes but that’s okay because we all need to learn patience. All that I have done this far is look up recipes and how to make them. I have talked to my mother about using the church as our place to teach our class as well. My partner and I have talked about the money and how we are going to buy our ingredients and tools. We have talked about how we want everything to run as we go through this project. Also, we worked together and got our permission forms typed for the children. We have narrowed our recipes down to the ones we are going to use.images

Expository Essay- How to Get Along with Others

Two kids are running around the classroom; it’s finally your chance to not laugh and stop them. What are you going to do? Getting along with others is a difficult task but also an important one. Not only do students need to get along with others inside classrooms, students need to get along with them outside classrooms too.

T- [Helping others outside of the classroom is a good thing to do.] E1-Just the other day, there was a 7th grade girl who had gotten her backpack stuck in her locker. A couple of girls decided to help the student. X-Two girls walked by and saw her struggling. They stopped and helped her get the backpack unstuck together,so they could make it to class on time. Would you have stopped and helped the student?  The best thing to do is to help the student.E2-Not only should you help others outside the classroom, you should bite your tongue outside the classroom too. X-When someone is being rude, making fun of you, calling you names, or tripping you; what do you do? If someone says something really pointless or idiotic out loud, your first reaction is to say something sarcastic back most of the time. It definitely isn’t the easiest thing to do in these situations but, biting your tongue or turning your cheek is the best solution when in these situations.

T-[ Doing the right thing inside the classroom is very important.] E1- You’ll find that sometimes, ignoring bad behavior is difficult because it can be funny, but you should always ignore it. In the middle of class two kids start throwing pencils at the ceiling and each other, everybody is laughing and ignoring the teacher. X-Do you laugh along, or do you ignore them and listen to the teacher? After the bell rings and you’re dismissed your friend asks you how your class was. Are you going to tell her it went well with a couple disruptions, or are you going to tell her about the bad behavior? E2- Being nice to everyone, even if they aren’t your so called friends, says a lot about who you are and the type of person you are. X- Now being nice to everyone is challenging because, some people can be really annoy, or some know how to get on your nerves easily, or some aren’t in your group of friends. You just have to learn how to get along with them and be nice and  maybe they will realize what they are doing and stop. Just because someone isn’t in your group of friends doesn’t mean you don’t have to be nice, because you still have to be nice to them.

  T- It’s not easy to get along with others but, in the end when you get along with them, you find it wasn’t hard, it was interesting. It happens again, two kids are running around; you know what to do, stop them while you have a chance.

IMG_8331  In our microhabitats we observed and described how different environments, like microhabitats support different varieties of organisms. While I observed my microhabitat I noticed there was some geotropism. The roots were hanging down from the top of the cave. This is because gravity pulls them down to the ground.