Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Amazing Week


This past two weeks has been so fun and adventurous. We did another relevant problem. My relevant problem was “ How to do better in English” I thought it was an excellent problem.  This time we had to do a project that we have not master on our TEKS.  So this time I had to do website instead of making a powerpoint .When I was researching I found out interesting ways to help you with English. One way was to tape record your teacher talking so you can listen to the information he/she gives you as many times as you want. I thought that was a brilliant idea. Also playing games with the information the teacher gives you will help you study for you quiz or test. When I started to make my website I wasn’t to happy to do it, but then I found out how easy it was and finished my website in no time. I had three solutions for getting good grades in your english class and I am very proud of making these solution so I can help people of the U.S struggling with english. I thought I did pretty good and I hope we can do it again.

Blog post by Jacob

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These past two weeks have been a busy fourteen days for a young kid named Jacob Caldera. I have spent countless hours trying to get my relevant question answered and I finally have. My question was how can I sleep better? I spent my time researching and trying to create my own remedy. And I did, a couple different ways to help you sleep. One is that you can distance yourself from distractions like phones. This project was really interesting because we had to find ways to help people and ourselves. And we had to come up with our own solution. It was difficult but fun {: The only struggle I had was making my own solution without copying anyone else. But at the end it was alright. Because I helped myself and someone else. Creating my product was fun but difficult. I first had to do research, then organize it. And finally put it all in a website, that was created and was all made by me.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Relevant problem project


This time I will be telling you about how my relevant problem database. I found it rather difficult to organize the info for my database, but my amazing teacher helped me organize it. I also had difficulty researching. I used to feel stupid when I was using the internet because it would take me a very long time to find what I was looking for. It takes me a lot of time to find information on the internet. I have trouble with organizing things because I have Asperger’s Syndrome. I think that I am beginning to get better at researching and organizing. I think that I am getting better because I have been able to find what I need faster on the internet.
This class is about technology, and so far, one of the few things that I have learned is how to make a database using a website known as Grubba. I had a bit of trouble using it, but then my teacher showed me how to use it. I think that this class is very challenging, and it has helped me learn many things about how to research something. It has helped me with projects from other classes such as the one we had in English. I found it easier to find information and to organize it into paragraphs.

That’s all that I have to say, and I suggest that you read Mitchell’s blog next.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Preventing Stress

By: Sharon

This new project was about a relevant problem that would help benefit ourselves. I chose to do this about stress because it’s something that I really need to work on. I usually have a lot of stress and it makes me very cranky. Since I have this problem, I decided to research on it so that it would help me. By doing this project, I learned a lot of things that I could do to prevent it or deal with it. Mrs. Bartis also told us to base it off of a TEK so I chose to do a database. At first, I thought it was very difficult because I had never heard of a database and I didn’t know how it worked. Fortunately with Mrs. Bartis’ help, I learned how to make a database. I went on and did my database on there. There was vocabulary on the database that I didn’t know so I also learned new words. The categories are called fields and the ideas are called records. Every time you have a different answer to the same question that’s a new record. My fields were stress, stressors, dealing with stress,and preventing stress. I had over twenty-five records. Making a database was actually very easy. This was a good project for me to do. I hope we get to do more like this but with using other types of organizers.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Relevant problem 2

By: Mitchell

Hello. I’m back again. This time with some more news. So recently we’ve done another relevant problem. This time to benefit ourselves. I did one about how to improve studying, memory, and organization. These are things I need to work on in real life so it made sense that I’d do it over them. I had to research about ways to improve and the basics of the aspects. I then used a website called Grubba to create a database. I had a few problems on the way. For example, I had trouble figuring the website out. Even after I did, I thought my data wasn’t saving. Man that was annoying. But I eventually got it done. I feel like I did a decent job on it. I hope that I get a good grade. That’s all for now. Bye.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Self Relevant Problem

This past two weeks our class was working on a relevant problem project. I have done this once before in the first semester, and I really enjoyed working on it. This time we could not just create any product, we had to create a product based on the TEKS that we had not yet accomplished. One of the TEKS that I had not mastered was to create a website. At first I did not want to create a website because I did not know how to, and I was used to just creating the same old powerpoint. Later on that week I figured out that it was actually easy to create a website. The only way I learned how to create a website was by our awesome teacher, Mrs. Bartis. I really enjoyed creating my product, mainly because it was something new. My relevant problem was “How to be encouraging”. I feel like not only do I just do the project for the sake of it, but I also learn new things each time. The cool thing about this class is that, you can learn something new while still being interesting. Even when I was struggling in the smallest part of my project, I had a teacher that would help me understand and teach me. I feel like if all my other classes were like this students would learn more,  because students can learn more by themselves. So far I really enjoyed this class, and I really look forward to the rest of the year. Go tech apps!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Blog for relevant problem.

By: Sara

In this project I learned different solutions to help my relevant problem. One of my problems was, not being able to keep track of everything which makes me stressed out and overwhelmed. Now that we made a solution to our problems it has helped me out. In my room I have a small calendar that helps remind me when things are due. When I complete that assignment for that day I mark it off so its neat and easy to keep track of the date things are due. This project was very useful and not only did it help me with my relevant problem, but it also helped me create A online digital poster that I didn't even think you could create online. So it helped me understand and learn how to create one of those. The main thing about this project is that it helped me in different ways, not just one. When I looked at other peoples relevant problem there's also helped me because there were some interesting things other people had to say.I could also relate to some of their problems. I like how we all came up with a solution that can help us when we are overwhelmed or stressed a little over a project.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My new year three word revoltion for 2014

This is my three goals that I want to do for 2014.

long distance wise im pretty bad at endurance but this year I want to run long distance running. I'm going to keep running even though i'm tired but I keep pushing until black out. I would always wear ankle weights and always try my best in running.

I want to lose weight by working out and getting active when i’m not doing anything. I also want to eat eat healthy and not eat just junk food and chose healthy choices. I would also think safe like putting on seat belts, saying no to drugs and smoking, and simple things that we should do to keep us safe.

feeling lifter

I want to bring peoples feelings up when they’re down and make everybody around me happy. I will do this by having a smile on my face and have a happy atmosphere and have a positive attitude. I would respect people feelings and think before I say anything and I want to know what to say when I talk to people.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

3 goals for 2k14

by jacob

It’s a new year so Mrs. Bartis asked me to think of three resolutions for this year.


I want to eat healthier and all organic to get healthy and fit, to prevent me from getting cancer or any other diseases. I will do this by eating healthy foods. Because it would feel great knowing I’m gonna have a healthy future. And I’m going to have a stronger body to function more properly.

I want to start working so I can begin to gain money to buy my own things. I want to start working to get money. I will do this by finding a job or straight up work. It would be great buying my own stuff and helping my family.

I want to overcome all the challenges happening in my life and all the obstacles that are ahead. I want to overcome challenges because it will make me stronger physically, emotionally, and mentally. I will overcome these challenges by getting stronger physically, emotionally, and mentally. It would be great knowing that i got stronger.

Monday, January 27, 2014

2014 goals

Every year I like to set goals for the year, so hopefully it can be achieved. This year Mrs.Bartis allowed us to choose 3 words that was really important to us, and what we would do to grow better in that area. These are my goals for the new year 2014.

Church is my main priority and I would like to keep it that way this coming year. The youth group and all the members is what keeps me going and the fellowship is what I hope to keep going. This is a main importance to me, because I know that in every hard times I can turn towards God, and my friends in church gives me hope and encouragement. So this year I would like to spend more time with my youth group, and grow spiritually closer so that I can overcome the daily challenges that come in my way.  

Family is my second most important thing, mainly because I love them. I thank them each and everyday for all the things that they do for me, even when I don't know. I truly appreciate the hard work that they do for me. So this new year I want to give them more respect and do more things for them. I also want to help them in out in every day. Compared to what they do for me, I haven't done as much. This year I will respect and love them even more, and spend more time with them. My main goal of doing this is so that I will not be a problem to them but instead a good son to my parents, and a respectful brother to my brother.

School is just as important, because I know that for the good of my future I have to have a good basic foundation. Therefore I want to study hard this coming year, and put every effort to make good grades, and work hard in everything that I do. I am willing to do this, so that I won't have to suffer in the future. I know that if I work hard right now, I won't have to think of my tw
elve years of school as a disaster. I will accomplish this task by working hard daily, and studying for all my quiz and test.

Friday, January 24, 2014

My three words for the New Year

BY: Sharon

As the New Year resolution, Mrs.Bartis has asked us to think of three words that fit what we want to do differently in the new year. My first word is communicative. Sometimes I am very shy and not very interactive so I’m going to try and talk to everyone. But there are times that if I know you, I won’t close my mouth.
My second word is easy-going. Sometimes I get very high-tempered so this year I am going to make sure that I don’t get mad for any silly reasons. I will also make sure that I am not very stressed and is calm. Even a very small thing can ruin my day so that is the reason I chose this word.
My last word that I will try to be is hard-working. This year I will try my best to be focused on very important things like studying. I get distracted very easily so that is why this is one of my words for the new year.

I hope this year will turn out to be great for everyone.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Three word blog that I want to improve on.

By: Sara

A new year has just begun, which means that a new year resolution is waiting! Many times in the past year I have made mistakes by pressuring myself too hard. (For example) When I have a class project that I have to do, I get to stressed out sometimes with all the things I have to do. My first word is unwind. Unwinding helps me by resting my mind for a while and getting my thoughts together. What I like to do Is go eat A quick snack to help my brain think properly and remember everything. This also allows me to feel better and confident about myself.
This helps me by basically telling myself I can do it, its not that hard and I can take it day by day.

My second word is remember. Sometimes I don’t remember important things. (For example) If I don't remember where I put a important paper, I will go crazy looking for it. Putting things in folders helps me remember things but doesn't necessarily always help me remember things. Its very important to remember things because if you let a person borrow a pencil and you forgot to get it back from them, then you will end up with one less pencil. Thats why this year thats one of the things I want to change and thats remembering important things.

 My third word is organized. This will help me also by being able to find something that I need quicker and easier. Being organised is important as well, because you want to keep important things in safe places. Another reason A person would want to be organised is because people may notice how well things are kept. (For example) If you put something in a place that has account numbers on it, then if it accidentally went into an unsafe place without you knowing, its not a good thing. There are many ways I want to help myself be organised.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Three Words

By: Mitchell
Hello. I’m back again. I’m here to talk about three words I’m gonna try to focus on this year. I’d love to hear yours down in the comments.
My first word is express. I’m not one to express myself to others in real life. That’s one reason I like this, I don’t meet face-to-face. I’m good with saying my ideas but not feelings or personal stuff. Which will be needed later in life. So why not work on it while I’m young? It’d be more normal to me and so I could be less awkward with friends. I’ll try and change it by getting more in touch with myself.
My second word is social. I’m not really social unless people are sitting next to me or in my group or stuff like that. I feel that it would be good to become more social because then I would have more friends and I guess have more fun. Maybe.

My third word is listen. I feel that I should listen to people more. I normally do but sometimes its hard if they go on and on and on. I also have a bit of trouble listening to directions. I mainly do things my way but I try to listen as much as I can. But it’s hard. I really should listen more.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

My 3 Words


This year I wanted I wanted to do things I have never done. I wanted to make a chage in my life. I wanted this year to be special so I made this three words I will improve on by myself and my family.


I want to gain more weight so I won’t be  skinny because I get exhausted quickly and my dad keeps on talking about my weight .So I will eat more food like vegetables,fruits, and meat which will make me gain weight. Also i will work out more which will make me tougher than I am now.


I would like to go on more vacations with my family because I usually stay home for all the school holidays. I would like our family to have a meeting before the school breaks and decide which place my family will go so we won't just stay home being bored. And I think it will be a fun way for the whole family to have a fun time together.


I would like to spend more time with my family because my parents are always at work so I don’t get to talk to them a lot. So I would hope we could have a time where we all just have fun a play games together on the weekends so we can make our family stronger and not break apart.