In 6th grade Language Arts we did many very fun projects. However, one of my favorite projects we have done is the stocks project. For this project we had to pick some places to invest in and then we updated our stocks spread sheet every week so we could see how much money that we gained or lost. We did this project in 6th grade Language Arts because we were reading a book called The Westing Game and in this book there is a character named Turtle Wexler and she follows the stock market.

One of my favorite parts about this project was when we made the spread sheet. I enjoyed this because we got to make formulas so the spread sheet did the math for us and I found it really cool how it worked. The hardest part about this assignment was deciding what stocks to invest in. This was hard because there are so many stocks that you could invest in. In the end I invested in Starbucks, Wells Fargo, Bank Of America, Home Depot, Visa and American Express. At the start I was doing really well I was earning $654.32! However, my success did not last long because Bank of America stocks dropped down a lot and a little later so did Starbucks. I thought that at the end of this assignment that I would be in the negatives but then last second they went up a little and I ended up earning $78.46. Overall, this was by far one of my favorite Language Arts project this year!

6th Grade

In 6th grade Language Arts we read a book called The Last Cuentista it was one of my favorite books that we read this year. The book is about a girl, her parents and her brother who are leaving Earth because there is a comet that is going to destroy it. However, not everyone got to leave Earth to the new planet and the girl’s grandmother was one of them. The girl missed her grandmother very much so she told the stories that her grandmother told her to the kids on the ship. The Last Cuentista has a lot of stories (Cuentos) that have been passed down from generation to generation in the main character’s family for a long time. This book was very good and I highly recommend reading it.

Another really fun thing that we did in 6th grade Language Arts is the Ideal World project. For This project we had to write an essay about what our own Ideal World would be. I called my Planet Z it is very different from earth. I really enjoyed this project because it let me use my creativity to design a planet however I wonted. Overall, this was by far one of my favorite projects this year because of all of the different ways I could do it.

One of the final projects that we did in Language Arts this year was when we made our own books. This project was very fun. We started with finding things from nature like leaves and grass. Then we put paint on these rubber plates, then put paper on it so the leaf would show up on the paper. We made several different papers with different materials and colors. After that we folded a piece of paper into a really cool shape look like a normal book but it was double layered. Once we were done folding the paper we glued the papers that we made early onto the first layer of the book. I really enjoyed this part because there are so many different and cool ways to glue them on. After we were done adding all of the things, we wanted we cut out a hole in the center in any shape that we wanted on the second layer. Then we put more of the cool papers that we made on the second layer. The final thing that we did was we designed a cover and put it on the book. This was by far my favorite project that I have ever done in school.

In conclusion, in Language Art this year we did many creative and interesting projects. I really enjoyed all of the projects this year but if I had to pick my absolute favorite project it would be when we made our own book this was my favorite project in Language Arts this year because of all of the hands on things that we got to do. This was by far my favorite year in Language Arts.

My TED like Talk

When my teacher told me that we had to create a TED like Talk, my mind instantly filled with lots of ideas on what to do. I spent a lot of time trying to decide what to do my talk on and I finally decided on Unity. Once I finally decided on Unity, I realized that I still had to decide what I wanted to explain about Unity so I decided to explain how to code a basic 3d game in Unity. One of the big struggles that I had while I was making my Google Slides was finding copyright free images. Another struggle that I had while I was making my Google Slide presentation was uploading a video that I had recorded of the project. However, after a lot of trial and error I was finally able to fix these problems.

After I was done deciding what I wanted to do my talk on and created my Google Slides presentation I started to code the game. The game I chose to create was a basic player movement game that allowed a capsule to move left, right, backwards, forwards, diagonal and it could even jump. After coding the game and fixing a couple of errors that I got I was able to upload a video of my game working into my google slides presentation.

Once I was done with all of this I practice saying my presentation over and over and over again I said it to my mom, dad, sister and some of my classmates. When I was ready I picked a date to present my talk. When the day of the talk came I was pretty nervous about making a mistake but I new that I was ready because I practiced it so many times. While I was doing my presentation, I felt scared but I still stayed calm and gave the presentation.

During my presentation I think that I did pretty well. Some things that I think that I did really well with are making eye contact with the audience, keeping the audience engaged and staying calm. Some things that I think that I need to work on are talking slower and not starting all of my sentences the same way. Overall, I think that I did really well in my talk and I think it was a great experience to have.


What do we do in Math? When we walk into math class there are instructions on the board. Usually the board says to do Test Trainer and take out our homework. After about 10 minutes we go over our homework. After we go over our homework Ms. Pollard tells us what we are doing today. Then we will usually do some type of math sheet and go over it as a class. At the end of class, Ms. Pollard will hand out and explain what we have to do for homework. This is what my math class is like.

One project that I really enjoyed that we did in math class is the budget project. For the budget project, we had to pick a career then create a budget for how much money we would spend on health insurance, car insurance, eye insurance, teeth insurance, food, gas, Wi-Fi, electricity, car, college and much more. This was my favorite project. This was my favorite project because you can be very creative with the budget. My career I chose is a Software Developer. Overall, this was a very fun project! 

My Planet


Hi, I am Ryan, the creator of Planet Z in the Milky Way Galaxy. How was Planet Z created?  Around 6 billion years ago two dimensions of earth collided and this collision formed what we now call Planet Z. On Planet Z the water is purple, the sky is full of floating rocks and the ground is full of many different types of plants and animals. Planet Z is also not round like Earth, Planet Z is an endless rectangle. Planet Z looks very different from Earth.

Planet Z has a very interesting and unique government. The way Planet Z’s government works is there are many islands and each island has a different type of government. Some of the different governments are theocracy, anarchy, direct democracy, representative democracy, monarchy or you can create your own island and government. This is how the government works on Planet Z.

Long ago when the two dimensions collided a new resource was created. Even though the two dimensions collided in 5029 this new material was discovered in 7345. The reason this material was not discovered for so long was because it was very deep inside Planet Z and we did not have anything that could get to it without melting. This new resource is able to be created into anything you can think of. This material is called infinitiom.

One of the things that was created with this new resource was a never ending shield that goes around the planet. The shield does not keep people in or out. Instead if you are in the shield you will not be able to get any type of cold or disease. Another thing that was created was a cup that can never run out of whatever drink you chose to put in it. For example if you get one of these cups and put root beer in it you could drink the soda forever without it running out. These are some of the things made with this new material.

There are tons of different animals on Planet Z. My favorite animal on Planet Z is a Yolaq. The Yolaq looks like a bunny but with the mouth of a platypus. This animal is very intelligent and can understand any language. Yolaqs are also very kind, loyal, helpful, trustworthy and cheerful. This is my favorite animal on Planet Z but there are many more animals on Planet Z other than the Yolaq.

Planet Z has many different plants. Each plant can do different things. Some of the plants can launch you up into the sky! There are also plants that can make you run faster if you are on them. The plants can be many different sizes, some of the plants on Planet Z are 100 feet long and wide! My favorite plant will let you fly if you are holding it. There are many cool plants on Planet Z. This is what it would be like if you lived on Planet Z.

Field Trip



On January 27 I went on a field trip with my school to the Museum of Natural Science in Raleigh. The first thing we did when we got to school was go to a room and listen to some of my teachers talk about what we are going to see at the  museum. After that we got on the bus, when we finally arrived I was amazed by how big the museum was. When we stepped inside the museum there were big bones and sculptures. Almost instantly my brain filled up with questions and thoughts. We walked around the museum for a while and then we all got really hungry so we left the museum and ate lunch. After we ate lunch we walked around the museum for a little longer then got back on the bus.

Some of the things I saw while I was at the museum were bones, woods, stones, animals and a race exhibit. My favorite part of the whole entire museum was the part with all of the whale bones on the ceiling. This was my favorite part of the museum because it was really cool to see how big the bones of a whale are. The bones were huge! My least favorite part of the museum was getting on the bus to leave. This was my least favorite part because I was still so curious about all of the other things in the museum. This is what I did while at the Museum of Natural Science.

Window or Mirror

I am reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Ready Player One is about a virtual reality world called the Oasis and there is a contest going on. The winner of the contest will be the new owner of the Oasis. This contest is causing a group of people called the 101 to do everything they can to win the contest so when they take over the Oasis they can charge a monthly fee. However another group of people called gunters do not want this to happen so everyone is trying to win the contest.

What is a window and a mirror? A window is when you can not relate to the book but  a mirror is when you can relate to the book. This book is more of a window for me because I do not spend almost all of my life in virtual reality. Another reason this is more of a window for me is because the main character never wants to go outside, talk to anyone or even look at anyone and I love to be outside and in nature. These are the reasons why Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is more of a window for me.

Wisdom Tales

This is a picture of John and me presenting our project that we did for Language Arts class. The project was based on these short stories from a book called Wisdom Tales. My partner John and I decided to make a Scratch project. The wisdom tale we chose was The Wooden Bowl. This story is about a old man who moves onto his sons farm the old man was a hard worker and helped as much as he could around the farm. However, soon his back started to hurt and he was becoming weaker and weaker. One day the old man, his son and his son’s wife were eating dinner and the old man dropped his bowl so the wife went to the barn and got a wooden bowl so he could not break it. One day the wife and husband saw the kid in the barn and asked what are you doing and the kid said that he is making a wooden bowl for when they grow up. From that day on they treated the old man much better. The moral of the story was that you should treat others how you want to be treated.

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Baseball is one of my favorite sports. I enjoy baseball because of all of the decisions you have to make while you are playing. For example, if there is a runner on first and you are the second baseman there is 1 out and a fast grounder is hit to you, should you throw it to second or first? The answer is second because that is the lead runner. Another example of when you have to make big decisions is when you are pitching because your job as a pitcher is to get the batter confused so you have to decide what pitch to throw and where to throw it in the strike zone. That is why baseball is my favorite sport.

What is my favorite baseball team? My all time favorite team is the Phillies. I like the Phillies because both of my parents were born in New Jersey so they are both Philadelphia fans and now I am too. Another reason I like the Phillies is because of there mascot, there mascots name is the Philly fanatic. I like the Philly fanatic because he is really funny and shoots hot dogs at the fans. These are the reasons I like the Phillies