Genius Hour 2

There´s so much to learn about different desserts. There´s about a few million desserts in the world. My favorite dessert is chocolate cake, I know in order for me to bake or cook anything, I need to have the kitchen supply I need. Like, I need cooking ingredients, measuring cups, pans, pots, and etc… One dessert that is the world´s favorite is APPLE PIE! Gross, I hate apple pie, it´s so disgusting. I definitely don´t like the smell of it. I need to get done with my research in 2 weeks. It has to be done before the end of the school year. I learned that I´m a little slow when I´m doing research about something so small. I´m thinking about bringing a chocolate fudge cake for the class or just for dodger time. I know now that I either wanna be a doctor, nurse, or chef. I can wait to show you what I´m working with.

College I want to attend when I’m older

I want to attend University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus. I want to go to that school because next year i’m moving down there, to be closer to my grandparents! I actually want to attend that school, because I want to be a nurse. I’ve been to a few of my cousins college visits! One was Ellsworth Community College, and it seemed like a pretty good school, but that’s where my cousin went and he said he didn’t like it. Another was Iowa State University, it was pretty good, but I wouldn’t go there if i’m trying to be a doctor. The last one i went to was in Indiana, but I forgot what it was called, but it was a wonderful school! It was really big too. I’m so ready for college already, I just want to hurry up and become a nurse. I have faith in myself that I can become a nurse. It may take a lot of hard work but I have the power to do so.

Genius Hour 1

I have decided to learn and work on baking different kinds of desserts. I think baking is really fun and easy! I have everything I need to bake desserts. Desserts are delicious and goes after you eat dinner. Some people can´t eat desserts because of their blood pressure, or if their obesity, and etc….. I kinda feel bad for some people who are obese, they never get to eat the good desserts or if they do their just gonna get bigger and bigger. This topic is not that important, unless you wanna say it´s important because you need food to live. But, in mu opinion it can be important if your giving the desserts to the homeless, a class, a marine home, and etc…. You can do a lot with the community by making desserts for other people. My goals for this project is to finish my the end of the year. I also want to have research on 5 different desserts,  and I want a page long for each of them. I will get to my goal by the end of the school year! I have faith in myself that I will finish this project. I like baking different things, and when I get to high school I want to be in culinary baking. I heard it´s really fun if you know how to cook! I bake something at my house at least twice a week. My family just happens to cook a lot. Baking is the best thing to do when your bored!

This summer I want my aunt and I to go to Aurora, Colorado. My aunt, uncle, grandparents, and cousins live down there. I go there every 2 years. I just went there for Winter Break! When I go down there I want to go to Golden Corral, Water World, Chick-Fil-A, The Mall, Rocky Mountains, and lots of other places. I like spending time with my grandparents because you never know when you won’t see them again!

My grandparents are very strict because, they make sure i’m up by a certain time, make sure chores are done before a certain time, eat breakfast & lunch & dinner at the same time with everyone else, and we can’t throw away food. There’s more but it’s too much to type. When we go to the Rocky Mountains, we drive a little ways up and take pictures.  Colorado is a good place to spend summer vacation/break. It’s really fun and it gives you something to do during summer instead if sitting in the house all day long. Colorado is one of the best places, I have been in my entire life. I just love it so much. If I could I would move there right now. I love Aurora, Colorado.

Week 10

I wrote 9 blogs. I have no school based blogs. I have 16 comments from my classmates, teachers, and oversea students. My blog #bad2015 received the most comments, because it was about my cousin who made a big difference in our community today! I enjoyed writing Week 3- Activity 2, because it’s about my mom and brother, and they died. Yes, I changed the blog theme, because the original theme was ugly. I have many widgets. It’s just enough. I have 0 oversea students on my blogroll. I used 0 web tools.

Week 5 – Activity 1

A famous food in Iowa is a pork tenderloin sandwhich. Some people think a pork loin and a pork tenderloin is the same thing but its not. A pork tenderloin and a pork loin are not cut from the same part of the animal, they actually look different from each other. A pork tenderloin is is thin and small or long, while a pork loin is is wide enough that you can cut steak-like pieces from it. Pork tenderloin is best quickly cooked over fairly high heat, while pork loin lends itself well to slow-roasting or grilling methods.  Although both cuts of pork are fairly lean cuts, their shapes and sizes are very different, so they should not be used to substitute for each other in recipes. Another famous food or candy in Iowa is chocolate.  It all starts with a small tropical tree, the Theobroma cacao. A cacao tree can produce close to two thousand pods per year. The ridged, football shaped pod, or fruit, of the cacao grows from the branches and, oddly, straight out of the trunk. The pods, which mature throughout the year, encase a sticky white pulp and about 30 or 40 seeds. The pulp is both sweet and tart; it is eaten and used in making drinks. The seeds, were you to bite into one straight out of the pod, are incredibly bitter. Not at all like the chocolate that comes from them. There are 7 types of chocolate 1. Unsweetened chocolate 2. Dark 3. Milk 4. Semisweet 5. Bittersweet 6. White 7. Compound. Americans consume 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate each year, or over 11 pounds per person. Americans eat an average of 22 pounds of candy each year, split almost equally between candy and chocolate.


Week 6 – Visiting

Kashish is 12 years old, her blog was about her country’s favorite food. Kashish did very well explaining what the food was, but she could’ve had more facts in her blog.

Jada is 13 years old, her blog is about her favorite meal which is panini sandwiches. Jada did great explaining how to make them and explaining what they are.

Phillip is 8 years old, his blog is about summer, and what vacations his family go on. Phillip did a very great job explaining the places went.

Lauren is 8 years old. Her blog was about soccer and she did a great job explaining who was all on her team and what her favorite soccer position was.

Madison is 9 years old. Her blog is about a poem that is about Halloween. She did good with the poem. It was a short poem.

Emma is 9 years old. Her blog was a survey. She did a nice survey and I want to do one.

Brooke is 12 years old. His blog is about Halloween pranks. He put many fun prank ideas in the blog.

Morgan is 13 years old. Her blog is about going to Pennsylvania. She had many facts about the history and present time of the state.

Elizabeth is 14 years old. Her blog is about India food. She has a survey about India.

Maira is 15 years old. Her blog is about her favorite dessert. Her favorite dessert is cheese pudding, and she gives facts about it.



Week 7 – Nature, Nature, Nature


The Jaguar is the largest cat in the Americas. As a top-level carnivore, the big cat helps prevent overgrazing of vegetation by keeping its prey populations in balance. Jaguars are also important in human culture. Jaguars are known to eat deer, peccary, crocodiles, snakes, monkeys, deer, sloths, tapirs, turtles, eggs, frogs, fish and anything else they can catch. Only an estimated 15,000 jaguars remain in the wild. A small population of 80 to 120 cats in the remote mountains of Sonora, Mexico bordering Arizona.

Today, jaguars have been almost completely eliminated from the United States and are endangered throughout their range, which stretches down to Patagonia in South America. They can live to be 12 to 15 years old in the wild. Jaguars are mammals. The name jaguar comes from the Native American word yaguar, which means “he who kills with one leap.” Adult jaguars weigh between 45 to 113 kilograms. From the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail, a jaguar can be 240cm long. Jaguars have no defined breeding season and will mate any time of year.

After a gestation period of about 100 days, the female will give birth to a litter of 2-4 cubs. Mothers will continue to feed and protect her young until they are about 1 year old, and they will continue to stay with her until they are about 2 years old. They will reach sexual maturity between 2-3 years for females, and 3-4 for males. People compete with jaguars for prey, and jaguars are frequently shot on sight, despite protective legislation. Jaguars are also known to kill cattle, and are killed by ranchers as pest species. he jaguar hunts mostly on the ground, but it sometimes climbs a tree and pounces on its prey from above.

It has very powerful jaws and sharp teeth and usually kills its prey with one crushing bite to the skull. The jaguar’s scientific name is Panthera onca. At one time jaguars roamed all the way to the US-Mexico border, but jaguars are now only occasionally sighted in Texas and Arizona. Most jaguars are found in the Amazon river basin.

Week 4 – Activity 3

This Halloween I spent some time with my friends. It was a very fun weekend, and I would like to do it again! We passed out candy, then ordered pizza, then when we were done eating we went to a haunted golf course, and then came home and made some dip and chips to eat. It was a very amazing weekend. We played this jellybean game, where you have to spin a spinner and it chooses a color jellybean you have to eat. There was all kinds of different tastes and colors. It was nasty!!!! I love my friends so much. I would do many more fun things with them soon.

Week 3, Activity 2

My mom died at the age of 31, on May 10th, 2007, from cervical cancer. I was deeply crushed! I’m doing better today. My mom is the most important person in my life. Sometimes I just wish she was here and sometimes I just say it’s okay she’s in a better place now. My mom’s name is Tiffany Ann Clayton. She died when I was 5 years old. She has 4 children. My older brother, Demarco is 22 years old, my twin brother is 13 years old just like me, and my little sister is 10 years old. We all live in Iowa, except my sister, she lives in Nebraska with my cousin. My mom was really funny and a nice person to be around. I miss her so much. The next person I want to talk about is one of my brothers on my dad side of the family. His name is Wendel Clark! I miss him so much, it was a bad death, because he was murdered. My family fell into depression for a few weeks, we’re doing much better. He died last month on October 7th. His funeral was the saddest thing ever. I love and miss them both so much! Their the best thing that has ever happend to me, and now their gone!!!!!!!!!!!