My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

Hello Everyone! Welcome to My School Blog.This Site is where I will be posting all of my essays and writing assignments from the Ron Paul Curriculum. I will be posting weekly, so there will always be something new to read here.

Enjoy reading!

~Jael

50 followers!

Hello guys, just now I reached 50 followers. Thank you to all of my followers so far. There’s to many of you to name, but here are a few with they’re links:

5th follower: Sarah E. at Make like a Turtle and Fly

10th follower: ManJan at Lone Boy

15th follower: ninjawarrior83 at Mia’s blog

20th follower: R.3 at Rhett’s School

25th follower: Lydia Rose, at Godslittleteengirl

30th follower: live_a_life_less_ordinary, at Don’t Let The Days Go By

35th follower: Archangel White Wolf, at Poetry By Archangel White Wolf

40th follower: featheredfables, at Feathered Fables

45th follower: astijake John, at Willing Yourself To Win

50th follower: nicksresearchpage, at Nick’s research page

Big thanks to Nick, being my 50th follower!

Thank you for reading, and enjoy your day!

Mystery Blogger award

Thank you, Colton for nominating me. Here is the link to his blog:

Colton’s RPC

Put the award logo/image on your blog.
Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
Answer the 5 questions you were asked.
Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
You have to nominate 10-20 people.
Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs.
Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.
Share a link to your best post(s).

This award was created by Okoto Enigma.

Colton’s Questions:

Have you done the Mystery Blogger Award before? No, this is my first time

What is the hottest temperature you’ve experienced? 113 Fahrenheit (I’m guessing you Americans do Fahrenheit?)

What is the coldest temperature you’ve experienced? Not sure. Minus something Celsius?

What is your favourite restaurant? Five guys or wagama

What direction were you facing when you started you WordPress blog? What kind of question is that? South-west.

Three facts about me:

I am a filmaker

I play soccer

I play the guitar

Nominees:

The worksofadreamer

Samuel

Lydia R

Sarah

Lillyana

Victoria

Charlotte

Fern

Raegan

Dylan

Questions:

Have you drank a glass of water today?

How long did it take for you to do this award?

How old are you, in weeks?

Least favourite chore?

Do you like Krispy Kremes?

Enjoy!!

My schedule

This is my time-table I use to keep track of how many hours of school I’ve done, and what needs to be done. I usually print it out and tick things off as I go through the day, sometimes making changes and adding some more stuff. This timetable is only for my school hours, not for anything I do outside those hours.

6:30-7:00: Wake up, dress and read Bible.

7:00-7:30: French, History

7:30-7:45: Set the table, make breakfast for Fam.

7:45-8:15: Eat Breakfast

8:15-8:30: Empty dishwasher if needed, load dishwasher, clean up after breakfast, brush teeth.

8:30: Start school

8:30-10:00: Mathematics

10:00-10:30: Break

10:30-11:15: Read from Bible (all together), sing and pray.

11:15-12:45: English, Science, French, German

12:45-13:00: Set the table, make Lunch

13:00-13:30: Eat Lunch

13:30-14:00: Break

14:00-14:45: Guitar practice

15:00-16:00: Guitar practice

16:00-16:30: Other school, chores

16:30: End of school.

I do approximately 6hrs a day of school. Some days, like Fridays, I can do up to 7hrs. I know it’s less than some students, but I’m happy.

This is my schedule for the whole week. Enjoy your day!

Note: From 14:45 to 15:00 I had a little break, reading or doing something else.

English week 8. Authors style: London vs. Stevenson

Writing assignment from the Ron Paul Curriculum, 7th grade History.

Assignment: Compare Jack London’s style to the style of one of the other authors you have read this year. What similarities and differences do you see after reading each author?

In this essay, I will be comparing the author’s style between Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson. Jack London wrote the book White Fang, and Stevenson wrote the famous Treasure Island.

I’ll start with the differences. London, in White Fang, likes to describe things in detail. He likes to describe what is going on in the character’s mind, telling you what the situation is before carrying out the story. He allows time for the characters to develop over time, and the story progresses quite slowly, but over a greater length of time. Stevenson however, carries out the story more quickly, with more action and a lot more talking between the characters. This talking between the characters in Treasure Island tells you what is going on. Whereas in White Fang, it is more told by the author. One the first things I noticed as well was that Jack London’s stories are a bit harsher than Stevenson’s. There is a more death and he outlines the cruelty of wild life. You will get death in Treasure Island, but in less detail and it is less saddening. London really shows the reality of life. There are a lot of different styles of writing between Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson, these are only a few.

I found it quite difficult to find any similarities between the two authors, and I think you might know some. So I’m going to just throw it out there:

Have you noticed any similar styles between authors Jack London, White Fang, and Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island?

Thank you for reading, and please follow. Enjoy your day!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL

Hello everyone, I just wanted to wish you guys…..

I know it’s still another twelve days to go, but I couldn’t wait to post this, and figured most of you will be busy in the last days towards Christmas anyway. Thank you to all my followers so far for following. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Enjoy your day!

~Jael

Note: If any of you wish to make a Christmas postcard like the one above, say so in the comments below.

Crust, Mantle and Core

Assignment: Describe the Crust, Mantle and Core. Also, find out how thick the continental crust is where you live. How many miles? How many feet?

Crust

The earth’s crust is divided into two areas, the continental crust and the oceanic crust. The continental crust is by far the thicker crust, on average being 18.6 – 31 miles thick and is mostly composed of Felsic rock, also containing granite and gneiss rocks. The oceanic crust is thinner, being 4.3 miles thick on average. It consists primarily of Mafic rock, a rock containing magnesium and iron as well as basalt and gabbro rocks. The oceanic crust is also more dense.

Mantle

The Mohorovičić discontinuity, usually referred to as the Moho, is the boundary between the Earth’s crust and the mantle, named after meteorologist Andrija Mohorovičić, who labelled it in 1909.

As shown by seismic evidence, the mantle is mostly solid but does contain some magma chambers with semi-melted rock. It is possible that the upper mantle consists of ultramafic rock (dense igneous rock).

Core

How do we even know that there is a Core? Well, when seismic waves are transmitted through the earth, they do not come out on the other side. This is called the shadow zone. When an earthquake gives off secondary waves, they do not come out of the other side. Whereas when an earthquake gives off primary waves, they can actually go through the core, and as they do, they bend and refract in every direction. Here is an example of this:

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As you can see, the shadow zone of the primary waves is smaller than that of the secondary waves. Geologists are able to understand from this that there is indeed a core. The composition of this core is believed to be some kind of metal, and they are not sure, but it might be either iron or nickel. The reason for this (indirect evidence only) is that the earth has a overall density of 5.5 grams per cubic centimeter. And the crust and the mantle do not add up to 5.5 grams per cubic centimeter. So the core must be much denser than the mantle and crust, so they figured that iron and nickel, along with other minerals add up to an overall density of 5.5 grams per cubic centimeter. But this is really only an assumption based on only some evidence.

Thickness of the Continental Crust where I live

The thickness of the continental crust where I live is between 25-30 kilometres (15.5-18.5 miles)

Thanks for reading and enjoy your day!

History week 6. Canute the Great

Assignment: Write a one page paper on one of the Vikings you learned about this week, or the Viking culture.

Today I will be writing on Canute the Great.

Canute I, or Canute the Great was the king of Denmark, England and Norway. He was born ca. 995 AD to Sweyn Forkbeard of Denmark. Little is known about his early life until 1013, when he accompanied his father on a successful invasion of England. Ethelred, the King of England at that time, fled to Norway. Upon his father’s death the following February, Harald, Canute’s brother, succeeded him as King of Denmark, while the Vikings and the people of the Danelaw immediately elected Canute as king in England. However, the English nobility had other ideas, and recalled King Ethelred from Norway. The recalled king quickly drove out Canute and his army, and they fled back to Denmark.

Before long, Canute invaded England again. In 1015 he landed in Essex with a Danish force of approximately 10,000 men, accompanied by his Norwegian brother-in-law Eiríkr Hákonarson, and a strong mercenary chief, Thorkell the High. Essex was occupied quickly, and Northumbria fell next. In April the next year, Canute besieged London. It was during this siege that King Ethelred died suddenly and his son Edmund Ironside was proclaimed king.

When Edmund tried to leave London to raise an army in the countryside, Canute intercepted him at Ashington, Essex and a large battle ensued. After a decisive victory for Canute Edmund was forced to accept defeat and sign a treaty with Canute in which all of England except for Wessex would be controlled by Canute, and when one of the kings should die, the other king would take all of England; his sons being the heir to the throne

Three weeks later, on the 30th November, Edmund Ironside died (possible murder) and Canute was made sole ruler over all of England. In order to strengthen his claim on the crown, he married Emma, the wife of the late Ethelred. He proclaimed their son Harthacanute as heir in preference to Harold, his son by Aelgifu of Northampton.

In 1018 Canute succeeded his brother Harald as King of Denmark. Ten years later, in 1028, Canute conquered Norway with a fleet of fifty ships from England. At an assembly at Trondheim, he was officially crowned King. His new title was “King of all England and of Denmark, Norway and part of Sweden” He was now a very powerful person.

It’s hard to know whether Canute devotion to the church was real, or to only increase his political power. Even though Canute was accepted as a Christian monarch after the conquest, the army he led to England was largely heathen, and he had to bear the tolerance of a pagan religion.

But Canute could not have been more sincere. Not only did he rebuild the churches and monasteries his army had plundered, he also build new ones. He also gave impressive gifts and relics to the church of England. In 1027, Canute also went to Rome to see the coronation of Conrad II, another sign of devotion to the church. But also this is not sure whether he went to repent of his sins, or just to please the church. So Canute soon gained the favour of the church.

Canute died in 1035, at Shaftesbury in Dorset, and was buried in the Old Minster in Winchester. On his death, Canute was succeeded in Denmark by Harthacanute, reigning as Canute III. Harold took power in England, however, ruling until his death (1040), whereupon the two crowns were again briefly reunited under Harthacanute.

During Canute’s reign England had peace and prosperity and the English people have ever held his memory dear.

Thanks for reading my essay on Canute the Great! This was a long essay, I know, but I hope you enjoyed it nonetheless.

Describing Myself

Describe yourself. What do you like doing? What’s your personality? What are you best at? What’s your favourite book, movie, song etc? Also, describe your strong point(s) as well as your weak point(s).

Me

Well, to start off, my name is Jael, and I’m 12 years old. I have brown hair and brown eyes with loads of freckles. I am shy and funny, and love to film, anything got to do with computers, playing guitar and photography. That’s it. That pretty much describes me in three sentences. But, I think I have to go a bit more into detail. I’ll start off by talking about my weak point and strong point, because, well, at the moment I know exactly what my weak point and strong point are. Whereas it’s very hard to describe my personality, because it might be seen differently from other peoples perspective.

My weak point

I have two major weak points, but for the sake of the essay length, I’ll only talk about one. That is:

I am really shy, despite being an extrovert.

When I say “shy”, I don’t mean whenever I meet someone new I hide behind my mother’s back. I mean, I’m tongue-tied. Whenever I meet someone new, I won’t know what to say. I’ll be standing there with someone new, and they will be asking all the questions, me just answering yes or no, and occasionally going into detail about why. And when the new person doesn’t know what to say anymore, there’s just a long, awkward silence. And shamefully, this even happens from time to time around people I know.

Luckily, I’m usually around people who love talking, so it doesn’t happen very often. But when it does, I really notice it and am usually kicking myself afterwards.

This doesn’t mean to say I’m bad at making friends. In fact, I’m quite good at making friends, after having gone through that stage of first meeting someone. Also, don’t get me wrong, I love being around people (makes sense because I’m an extravert) it’s just that sometimes I am lost for words and don’t know what to say. And that’s awkward.

My strong point

Moving on to my strong point. I am really good at making people laugh. I don’t know if this is really a strong point, because it relies on me overcoming my weak point. But I am good at cheering people up when they most need it, and can always get some one to laugh because of my silly personality. There’s not much to add to this.

Personality

My personality, like I said in the paragraph above, is a silly one. For example, if somebody gets me laughing, like really laughing, then I can’t stop. Also, when I’m hyped up, I can act pretty stupidly, despite trying to act serious. I am kind and hard working (at least I hope so), sometimes serious sometimes silly, I am an extravert, and overall just a happy person. Some people say I’m even a bit mischievous. I am a very sporty person as well.

What I good at

Because I don’t want brag or say something that I think I’m good at that I’m really not, I’m just going to say what other people have said about me. Here they are:

People say I am really good at playing the guitar

People say that I’m really good with computers

People say that I’m really good at writing

People say that I am artistic

I think that’s about it really.

What I like doing

Now this is easier, because I don’t have to be good at something even though I like it. Here is a list:

I like to film

I like anything got to do with computers (editing, blogging, creating etc.)

I like to draw

I like to read and write

I like to play guitar

I like to play sports

I’m pretty sure there’s more things I like doing, but those are the only ones I can think of right now.

Conclusion

There’s loads more about me, but I think I’ve bored you to death already telling you about myself. So I think I’ll end here with the conclusion:

This is the way God made me. And I am thankful, I wouldn’t want to be different in any way. As for my weak point, it’s something I have to overcome. I will use the gifts God has given me to advance his kingdom and serve him.

Thank you for reading, and enjoy your day!