Who is my hero?
My older sister, Kiley Baker, is my hero. Although the world threw everything it could at her, she's still successful in life. Through everything, the accident, a prosthetic, and multiple surgeries, she stayed positive. Her parents are my parents, Mike and Angie Baker, and I'm her younger sister and we both have a younger brother. She is currently working part time, going to college, and trying to set up an appointment to have surgery on her leg. Since there isn't many surgeons who can do this surgery, she has to set an appointment with a surgeon out of state. Once she goes through surgery she won't be able to walk for many months, and it could be that she can't walk for a year. Not only is she going through quite a bit now but she has always had to conquer something.
Their characteristics and how they show them.
Kiley's characteristics include being courageous, strong, and intelligent. She is strong and courageous because when Kiley was nine she went on a bike ride, but when she went to cross the street infront of our house she was hit. The vehicle that hit her was a dump truck. After the accident she had her left leg amputated. Since she needed serious medical care, she stayed at the Toledo hospital for more than three months. When she got out of the hospital she stayed in a wheelchair for more than eight months. Kiley then got a prosthetic leg that allowed her to walk again. Even after all that she went through she still wanted to be in a sport, so she tried out for cheerleading. She was a cheerleader all throughout high school, and she worked super hard at perfecting everything and creating cheers. What makes her strong is that even after the accident and while being a cheerleader, she still got good grades. Since she got such good grades, she got a lot of scholarships, but she didn't get a scholarship for disability.
Why they are my hero and how they relate to my life.
Kiley is my hero because of how inspiring she is. Because she went through everything and still managed to get good grades, that makes me work hard at getting good grades too. Since she was a cheerleader and I thought she was a super cool cheerleader, I became a cheerleader. Although I didn't mention it in the other paragraphs, Kiley was also a great sister through all of it. She was a great sister because if I didn't understand my homework then she would help me with it, and while my parents worked through the day she became the parental figure. She's always put her family before herself and that shows selflessness, which is a good characteristic for everyday life. Overall, because of Kiley, I work harder to improve everything I can, so I can become as successful as she is.
This summer I did quite a bit. I hung out with my friends most of the time, especially when something big was happening. My family has this big tradition where we all go to Mohican for the day with my grandparents, aunt and uncle, and my cousins, which was one of my favorite times from summer. We also went camping a lot, and if my whole family wasn't staying then I would stay with my friends that camped there. That was super fun because we could ride bikes, go swimming, and they have hammocks, which are really relaxing. Another big part of my summer was that I celebrated my 13th birthday! I celebrated my birthday by having my friend spend the night and then we went to the New Long Reservoir and met up with my other friend. Overall I had a great summer and I can't wait till next summer.
Some characteristics I have would be that I am responsible and smart. I'm also very ambitious, which is why some short-term goals for me include getting straight A's through middle school, to be a cheerleader through middle school. The way that I am going to get straight A's is by studying hard, paying attention, being organized, being responsible, and just putting everything I've got into school. To be a cheerleader for all of middle school means that I will have to make tryouts next year since I'm already on the cheer team this year. The way to make sure I make tryouts next year is by paying attention this year, staying organized, being on time, and practicing every chance I get.
As I said before, I am very ambitious and I know what I want to do with my life. My decision might change as I get older, but right now my long term goals include graduating high school, graduating from a good college, and becoming a banker, and after I become an accountant I'm going to try to work my way up from that. I will get there by working hard at school, keeping my mind set on my future, and doing as much as I can to get scholarships for a good college.
FIRST WEEK- AUGUST 29TH- SEPTEMBER 2ND
1A. ARGUMENT- NOUN. A DISCUSSION BETWEEN PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW.
1B. ARGUMENT- THE STUDENT COUNCIL DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS, AND HAD AN ARGUMENT ABOUT THE STUDENT COUNCIL FLOAT.
2A. CITE- VERB. TO QUOTE SOMETHING.
2B. CITE- FOR AN ASSIGNMENT WE HAD TO DESCRIBE ONE OF THE THEMES OF A BOOK, AND THEN WE HAD TO CITE INFORMATION IN THE BOOK THAT HELPED US UNDERSTAND WHAT THE THEME WAS.
3A. PASSIVE VOICE- Noun. A GRAMMATICAL CONSTRUCTION. THE NOUN OR NOUN PHRASE THAT WOULD BE THE OBJECT OF AN ACTION SENTENCE.
3B. PASSIVE VOICE- IN CLASS WE WERE LEARNING HOW TO WRITE A PASSIVE VOICE, AND THE EXAMPLE ON THE BOARD WAS "THE PITCHER THREW THE BALL."
3C. PASSIVE VOICE-
4A. PERSONIFICATION- NOUN. HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS OR ACTIONS TO SOMETHING THAT IS NOT HUMAN.
4B. PERSONIFICATION- THE FANTASY BOOK USED A LOT OF PERSONIFICATION, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN THE FROG BEGAN TO TALK.
5A. POINT OF VIEW- NOUN. THE WAY A STORY IS WRITTEN OR READ. If you change the point of view in a story it changes the whole story.
5B. POINT OF VIEW- THE REASON THE STUDENT COUNCIL HAD AN ARGUMENT IS BECAUSE THEY HAD TWO DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW.
5C. POINT OF VIEW-
SECOND WEEK- SEPTEMBER 2ND- SEPTEMBER 9TH.
6A. COLLABORATE- VERB. TO WORK WELL WITH A PERSON OR GROUP TO ACHIEVE SOMETHING.
6B. COLLABORATE- IN CLASS WE WERE SPLIT INTO GROUPS AND OUR TEACHER TOLD US TO COLLABORATE.
7A. ARTICULATE- ADJECTIVE. SPEAKING CLEARLY.
7B. ARTICULATE- MY PARENTS TOLD ME TO ARTICULATE BECAUSE I ALWAYS MUMBLE.
8A. EVOLVE- VERB. TO GO FROM SOMETHING SIMPLE TO SOMETHING MORE COMPLEX.
8B. EVOLVE- WHILE IN HISTORY CLASS I WAS THINKING ABOUT HOW MUCH THE HUMAN RACE WILL EVOLVE.
9A. METICULOUS- ADJECTIVE. TO BE OBSERVANT.
9B. METICULOUS- THE KID I BABYSIT IS VERY METICULOUS WHEN IT COMES TO HIS SURROUNDINGS.
-10A. AGILE- ADJECTIVE. TO MOVE QUICKLY AND EASILY.
10B. AGILE- I ALWAYS AMAZES ME THAT GYMNASTS ARE THAT AGILE.
WEEK 3. SEPTEMBER 12TH- SEPTEMBER 19TH.
11A. HYPOTENUSE- NOUN. THE LONGEST SIDE OF A TRIANGLE.
11B. HYPOTENUSE- IN MATH CLASS WE HAD TO FIGURE OF THE HYPOTENUSE OF A RIGHT TRIANGLE.
12A. CONVERSE- NOUN. SWITCHING THE HYPOTHESIS AND THE CONCLUSION OF A CONDITIONAL SENTENCE.
12B. CONVERSE- STATEMENT- IT'S MY BIRTHDAY, SO I GET CAKE. CONVERSE- I GET CAKE, SINCE IT'S MY BIRTHDAY.
13A. IRRATIONAL NUMBERS- Noun. A REAL NUMBER THAT CAN'T BE EXPRESSED AS A RATIO OF INTEGERS OR A FRACTION.
13B. IRRATIONAL NUMBERS- 10 SQUARED IS AN IRRATIONAL NUMBER.
13C. IRRATIONAL NUMBERS-
14A. RATIONAL NUMBERS- Noun. A NUMBER THAT CAN BE WRITTEN AS A RATIO.
14B. RATIONAL NUMBERS- 25 SQUARED IS A RATIONAL NUMBER.
14C. RATIONAL NUMBERS-
15A. SQUARE ROOT- NOUN. A NUMBER THAT PRODUCES THE SPECIFIED QUANTITY WHEN MULTIPLIED BY ITSELF.
15B. SQUARE ROOT- THE SQUARE ROOT OF 144 IS 12 BECAUSE 12 MULTIPLIED BY 12 WILL EQUAL 144.
15C. SQUARE ROOT-
16A. ELASTIC POTENTIAL ENERGY- ENERGY STORED IN ANY OBJECT OR MATERIAL THAT IS BENT, STRETCHED, OR COMPRESSED.
16B. ELASTIC POTENTIAL ENERGY- A BOW AND ARROW ARE GOOD EXAMPLES OF ELASTIC POTENTIAL.
16C. ELASTIC POTENTIAL ENERGY-
17A. NEWTON- THE UNIT IN THE METRIC SYSTEM USED TO MEASURE FORCE.
17B. NEWTON- GRAVITY PLAYS A BIG PART WHEN IT COMES TO NEWTON.
18A. FORCE FIELD- AN AREA AROUND AN OBJECT WHERE AN OBJECT CAN INFLUENCE ANOTHER OBJECT WITH OUT TOUCHING IT. A MAGNETIC FIELD IS AN EXAMPLE OF THIS.
18B. FORCE FIELD- WE HAVE A GRAVITATIONAL FORCE FIELD AROUND EARTH.
18C. FORCE FIELD-
19A. INERTIA- HOW HARD IT IS TO GET SOMETHING MOVING, STOP A MOVING OBJECT, OR CHANGE THE DIRECTION OF A MOVING OBJECT.
19B. INERTIA- WHEN YOUR RIDING IN A CAR AND IT MAKE A SHARP TURN, YOUR BODY JERKS TO THE SIDE. THIS IS INERTIA.
20A. NORMAL FORCE- A EQUAL BUT OPPOSITE FORCE THAT PUSHES BACK WHEN YOU STAND, SIT, OR PUSH ON A SURFACE SO YOU DO NOT SINK THROUGH THAT SURFACE.
20B. NORMAL FORCE- A SPRING IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF A NORMAL FORCE.
20C. NORMAL FORCE-
21A. Accept-Verb. To receive.
21B. Accept- Even if I don't like a gift I still happily accept it.
22A. Except-Preposition. Not including or other than.
22B. Except- All of us except the dog gathered around the fire.
23A. Affect-Verb. To have an effect on someone or something, or to make a difference.
23B. Affect- For an extracurricular assignment we had to have an affect on someone's life.
24A. Effect-Noun. A change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.
24B. Effect- In class we were talking about the cause and effect of a character going missing in our book.
25A. Principle-Noun. A fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning.
25B. Principle- By then it was okay for my brother to go to his friend's house, but since he lashed out he wasn't allowed to go because of the principle.
26A. Allusion-Noun. An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly, or an indirect or passing reference.
26B. Allusion- An example of an allusion when it's raining is that it is raining so hard we will need Noah's Ark. (From the Bible)
27A. Onomatopoeia-Noun. The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named.
27B. Onomatopoeia- There are many onomatopoeias in comic books, like "Boom," and "Whack."
28A. Alliteration-Noun. The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
28B. Alliteration-She sells sea-shells down by the sea-shore is an example of an alliteration.
29A. Irony-Noun. Irony is the opposite of its literal meaning.
29B. Irony- The irony of a stop sign and a keep moving sign being next to each other is that keep moving is the opposite of stop.
30A. Figurative (Language)-Adjective. Metaphorical nonliteral.
30B. Figurative- In class I learned that "My friend's hair is silk," is figurative speech.