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IKEA PROJECT TOP SECRET

This Monday we went to IKEA to gather items for the IKEA PROJECT. What it is? ONLY THE MOST TOP SECRET PROJECT IN THE WORLD! (No.) What it actually is, is a math project in where we have a 2800 tl budget and pick out items for our dream bedrooms. (Remember this is all hypothetical and we did not have 2800 tl.) Originally we were supposed to measure our own bedrooms and put all the items in there but the teachers decided to level the playing field and gave everyone a 4mx4m bedroom. (As I said before were not actually getting bedrooms they give us a 4mx4m grid.) You’re probably wondering, “But one bed can cover half the room.” Yes you are correct, but no because we were instructed to divide all the big items by 20. I think one of the best parts of this project was when we actually went to IKEA to pick out items for our bedrooms.

Money Run

Dear Ms. Wachowiak,

 

(Before I explain what my book is about I have to ask you one thing.) What would you do for 200$? In the next paragraph I will ask you a series of hypothetical event as to which I hope you respond to in comment form. This question came from the book “Money Run” which centers two unlikely heroes Ash and Benjamin who have a taste for thieving and money.

 

Most people say that thieves steal because they are poor or misunderstood, Ash and Benjamin steal because when Ash was much younger her house had been robbed and Benjamin checked car records and the only few people who had a car that was big enough to carry all that furniture so they searched, they found, and they stole back, and Ash found her calling. The background behind these two is Ash is more of the player she works in the field, however Benjamin is like a hacker, the brainiac who is always getting the info he knows how to make a plan. The cool thing about the book is that it comes from many different perspectives, many of them are from Ash, Benjamin, Michael Peachey (hitman/assassin,) Hammond Buckland (billionaire owner of HBS.) If I had one word to describe each character here they are: Ash: Mischievous, smart, sneaky, cool, awesome, snaky, and a master liar, greedy, adaptable. Benjamin: Genius, nice, following, computer master, forward thinking, worried. Michael Peachy: Ruthless, killer, malevolent, crazy, greedy, odd, unpredictable. Hammond Buckland: Greedy, smart, forward thinking, calm, understanding. And here are a bunch of hypothetical situations based on what I asked in the 1st paragraph. Would you jump out of an airplane with only one inexpensible unpredictable parachute? Would you take on a bio-mechanical machine? Would you take on a cyborg with a machine gun with only a hatchet and a fire hydrant? Would you climb up a building with nothing but two plungers? Would you try to escape the police, the government, two hitmen, a robot, and a billionaire business man who can buy anything from anyone.

 

Anyway I have really enjoy this book and recommend it to all readers of all genres because it is awesome.

Decisions

Two days ago we started our 6th and final unit Decisions, and how stronger bodies’ decisions affect us.  Yesterday we wrote down on a document what decisions we make and what decisions others make that affect us.

 

For instance when I was little my parents decided what I wear and my clothing choice, they also decide where we go, what we do when we get there, and to pay for my education. Teachers decide what we do in class or in our classes, such as what we study in math, or our field trips, what we study in our current unit, etc. My coaches decide what we do to practice the particular sport we play. Governments decide our laws, internet use, protection, and illegal activity. I decide, who my friends are, what I watch, what I generally eat, where I go, what I do, what I play, and the list is never ending.

 

Persuasive Writing #2

In the past week we have been writing our persuasive writing finals. The basis of this project was to persuade someone with substantial word choice and hardcore evidence and ethical reasons. The project is pretty much selecting a hypothetical situation in which you would try to substantiate what you are saying try to persuade them with reasons and the whole part of it is trying to say, “I’m right, you’re wrong, this is why.”

A few choices to choose from were: School should start earlier than later; vica versa, why we should get a new piece of playground equipment and why the audience should choose the one that you suggest, etc. I chose “School Uniforms” and my position was against them because honestly I just don’t understand the point of them. I believe that my first draft of this needed a little work just to make it better, and I accomplished my goal in my final draft.

 

Here is the link to my rough draft:

 

https://docs.google.com/a/stu.iics.k12.tr/document/d/1V1YWUzEzoPR3mVd66vepr05AdPsGsLts-BaH7za2vSk/edit

 

And here is the link to the final:

 

https://docs.google.com/a/stu.iics.k12.tr/document/d/1N3jKS88-IZl5Bo6b8c6BMjE7n21vU-2qVI1064bvWI0/edit

Avenger

Dear Ms. Wachowiak,

 

Too much conspiracy and suspense! I have finished Payback and it ended with a very unsuspecting ending linking with the both the suicide bombings, George Fincham the traitor, and the mysterious hacker ‘Black Star’ who has broken into MI6’s files and Northwood where all operations of the UK are dealt with. Anyway enough talking about that, because I have finally entered the world of Avenger where I will find out all potential secrets and mysteries that have been unsolved and or undiscovered in the past books Traitor and Payback. Avenger portrays Danny Watts, his grandfather Fergus Watts and Elena Omolodon working with the MI6 double agent Marcie Deveraux to uncover the hacker ‘Black Star’ who has been found in the teenage suicide bombers’ broken hard drives which is enough evidence for MI5 to capture him; why they need the Watts’s and Elena, because they have worked with him before to uncover Fincham’s traitorous doings, and to hack into MI6’s secure database.

On the comment on my last post you requested to hear either how we would talk to one or two characters, or how we would describe them in words, well this is if I hypothetically met Danny Watts if we were old friends:

Me: Hey, Danny what’s up! So what have you been doing these days?

Danny: Not much, trying to find the hacker ‘Black Star’ who is orchestrating the bombings, clearing my family name, working for MI5, you know the usual.

Me: Yeah, so any way how are you mentally and physically? I heard some crazy stuff happened while all of this happened.

Danny: Well, what happened was my grandfather Fergus created an explosive device that severely injured us, Fergus got shot in the leg, I found my grandfather and found out that he was a deniable operator, just an experience I guess.

Me: So, have you ever encountered any problems while on the run and helping MI5?

Danny: Yes, one example is when my grandfather got shot in the leg for a second time while we were in a firefight with the enemy, Kev Newman, one of my grandfather’s best friends in the army sacrificed himself to save me and Fergus.

Me: Have you ever been in contact with ‘Black Star,’ any leads, any idea as to who he can possibly be?

Danny: I have never talked with ‘Black Star,’ however my best friend Elena chats with him from time to time to gather intel on him. Secondly we have had Dr. Ruth Jacobson confirm that ‘Black Star’ is a man and that he is middle aged, we have also know that he is in America, New York City to be specific.

Me: Well, it’s been nice seeing you again Danny.

Simultaneously: Bye!

Either way I think that we might be good friends if we ever met each other, however I would supposedly have it after all of these missions are finished because honestly if this was real I would be rather be not involved with trying to track down and eliminate a mad hacker intent on wreaking havoc on the world by recruiting his ‘Dark Angels’ to do his bidding by making plastic explosives strapping them on to themselves and killing innocent lives. Another part of the book explains who ‘Black Star is and why he is doing this. The truth is that ‘Black Star’ is Charles Samuel Pointer II who is doing this because his son Charles Samuel Pointer III died in 9/11 going for a job interview, and he blames the entire world for that so he believes that by orchestrating the suicide bombings he is avenging his son.

Anyway, I really enjoy this book series and yes, I know I have said this about 100 times but seriously read this series, it is awesome, (emphasis on the awesome.) I have learned two things from this series: 1. Don’t hack it is wrong it is illegal and you really should not be snooping around in someone’s privacy online. 2. Don’t go into something you know that you cannot come back from or be your downfall.

Dividing and Multiplying with Decimals

This week we learned how to divide with decimals. Once you understand the sequence of how to divide with decimals it is very basic and easy, it’s kind of like learning how to bike hard at first, but easier as you learn then you never forget. How to divide with decimals is very simple, this is how: First move the decimal point in the divisor so it becomes a whole number, then you move the decimal point in the dividend as many times as you did for the divisor; then after you re-write the problem (with the changes included) and move the decimal point upward so you do not forget about the decimal point. This was also a revision of division, and multiplication with decimals. And to multiply with decimals is quite easy, basically you do the problem without the decimal and then when you get the answer you put the decimal from the left for however many digits there are behind the decimals. An example of this would be 22.3×43.5 which the answer without the decimal would be 97,005 but with the decimal would be 970.05.

Payback

Dear Ms. Wachowiak,

 

I have gotten to the second book Payback of the Boy Soldier series. The first book Traitor I highly recommend because it involves good amount of action with non-stop suspense.

 

The author’s of the book are clever in what words they use based on the situation in the book. For instance if the particular situation is when one of the MI6 surveillance teams are doing some reconnaissance when they are on the net (the network in which their earpieces are connected to) they are third person aware meaning that they would say even for themselves something like, “Fran is foxtrot towards primary target,” (Foxtrot meaning “walking” and primary target is the, well “primary target.” In a particular action situation the dialogue would be a bit anxious and or angry, excited, scared, exhilarated, and so on. Every single character in the book has a particular role: Elena Omolodon is Danny Watts’ best friend and possible love interest, father recently was arrested for selling drugs on the black market. Danny Watts is the main character in the story who was orphaned at the age of six, who has further on wanting to become a military officer, whose dreams were shattered because of his so called “traitorous” grandfather, who has since been on the run with his grandfather who later tells Danny that he and the nation was betrayed by the treacherous George Fincham. Recently has lived in southern Spain, but has returned to the UK to help MI5 expose Fincham for what he has done. Fergus Watts SAS high ranking soldier(Danny’s grandfather) shipped off to Columbia to fight the FARC and recruited as a K (deniable operator) to find drug manufacturing plants, and captured with a squad of guerrillas with bullet wound in thigh. Lead mass prison break, escaped to England than rediscovered by grandson, Danny Watts, then on after have been on the run with help of: Elena Omolodon, Eddie Moyes (dead,) they have killed: Bryan, (recce) Jimmy (recce.)

 

As you can see from what I have written the book is very detailed and interesting. If you do decide to read this series I guarantee you that it will be worth it and will not waste your time.

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