Friday, May 8, 2015

Adventure Story

 In my story it is the year 3000 and the government has taken over the country and have founded the Survival Games. The Government has also split the country into three Partitions, the West, East, and Midwest. Three kids, Tucker, Jayla, and Maddox go on an crazy adventure to try and stop the Survival Test. We made this story by using keynote and using the link buttons only. How I thought it turned out was very good. I thought I had good pictures and description of the setting. What I like about this project was that you got to choose what your story was going to be about. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Inspiration Essay


Over the past 13 years, my mom has been buying me things, taking me places, and just taking care of me. I chose to do my mom, Mindee, for my inspiration. My Mom is one of the best people in my life. 
My mom grew up in Ogallala, Nebraska. As a child, my mom had many memories. One memory of hers was going to Lake McConaughy to their cabin. There she remembers hanging out with friends and family. She also had a Scottish Terrier named Snuffie. They named Snuffie after Snuffaluffagus on Sesame Street. My mom also remembers when President Reagan was shot and when the Berlin Wall was torn down. When she was little, she always played school with her younger sister. 
Mindee works as a guidance counselor at O’Neill Public Schools. She used to teach in Lincoln before she got married. She has been teaching for almost 20 years in O’Neill. For college, she started out at a junior college in Kansas where she played volleyball. She finished her teaching degree at UNL and got her masters degree in elementary school counseling from UNK. How she knew she wanted to be a guidance counselor was from her elementary guidance counselor, Linda Lund. My mom remembers going to a career day and listening to her speak. That is how she knew what she wanted be.
What my mom has learned from school and life is to be organized and responsible. She said her greatest strength would have to be her relationships with other people. When I asked my mom about what she is most proud of she said her family. She wants to see her children grow up, graduate, get married, and to someday see her grandkids. Her message for kids is to stay in school and find positive people to have in your life. 

When you ask me why my mom inspires me there are many reasons. One reason why she inspires me is because of all of the things she does and has accomplished in life. Another one is that she is always there for me. That is why I chose my mom for my inspiration. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Germany

Germany

Guten Tag! That is how you say hello in Germany. If you have ancestors who come from Germany, you probably want to visit or learn more about Germany. Germany is located in Europe and its northern borders are the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Germany’s coordinates are 52.5167 degrees north and 13.3833 degrees east.  Today I will be informing you about the daily life in German towns, the ten top foods you should try if you go to Germany, and also give you information about Germany’s capitol city, Berlin.
You might think that in Germany they have the same daily life routines as we do, but it is actually very different than in America. In Germany, people speak German. However, there are two kinds of German you could speak, high or low German. In Germany, half of the people live in rented apartments in rural areas. Just like us, German kids have to go to school. But they only have to go to school from ages six to fifteen. The German people love soccer, or futball, like Americans love baseball and basketball.  Five million people actively play or support futball in Germany. 
One thing I would recommend when you visit Germany is to try some of their food. The number one food in Germany is wurst, or sausage. They have many types of sausage like bratwurst, wiener, blutwurst, schawarzwurst, and currywurst. You may also want to try Schnitzel which is a boneless cutlet of meat. A German food that would probably be my favorite is Schwarzwalder Kirschotorte or Black Forest cherry cake.  Other favorite dishes in Germany are Brezel, a soft white pretzel, and Sauerbratan, a pot roast that is cooked for up to ten days. Five other dishes you might want to try include: Rote Grutze, Dartoffelpuffer, Kasespatzle, Eintopf, and Apfelstrudel. 
Finally, I will be telling you about Berlin, the capitol of Germany. Berlin has a population of three and one fourth million people. Germany is a Non-Communist country, and Berlin is located in one of Germany’s 16 states. Berlin is also known for its huge film festival that is held there. During the Cold War, the Berlin Wall was built. This wall separated the Communist east part of Berlin from the Non-Communist west part. The Berlin Wall was torn down in November of 1989. 
As you can see, Germany would be a perfect vacation place for anybody. It might take a lot of planning, but it would be worth it. While you are in Germany, you can live the daily life of a German, eat some German food,visit Berlin, and explore the beautiful countryside! Auf Wiedershen (Good-Bye)!




Bibliography 
 
Daily Life: Enchantment of the World Germany
by: Jean F. Blashfield

Article: Top 10 German foods with recipes 

Berlin: World student book online.

Friday, February 20, 2015

College Essay

College Essay
By: Makayla Hilker
As a little kid, when someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up it was an easy answer. An astronaut, a baker, or maybe even a princess. Now that I’m getting older, I am thinking more about my future. Graduating from school, getting a job, but not about college. Coming from a family that wants me to succeed in life, college isn’t a choice. I have to go. In my mind, getting to college includes dedication, hard work, and a little help on the way.
I have many goals for my future, too many to name, but my biggest one is graduating from school. Graduating from school to me means that I will be starting a new chapter of my life, I will be growing up. After high school, I want to go to college. Growing up in Nebraska, my dream has always been to go to UNL for college.  I plan to go by working hard and getting good grades. Since I’m only thirteen, I haven’t thought a lot about what job I want to do when I grow up, but I would really like to be an astronomer. I have wanted to be an astronomer for about three years. What got me interested in space was when I saw a show on T.V. about the cosmos and space. From then on I have wanted to be an astronomer and have been intrigued by space. Along with trying to get a good job, being in a college sport would be awesome. I don’t know what sport I would try out for, but it would be a major accomplishment for me if I could be on a University of Nebraska sports team.
Education will play a big role in helping me go to college. By going to school it will help me learn the basics of having a job. School will also help me choose what job I would like to do, and by going to school, it will help me get into a college. If I were to drop out of school, I would ruin my dreams and chances of going to college and getting a well paying job. Working hard at school and striving for the best can pay off, especially if I could get a scholarship.
There are many people in my life who inspire me to do great things. First, there are my parents. My parents went to UNL for college and always encourage me to do my best in school, so that is why I want to go to UNL for college. My older cousins also inspire me. They haven’t gone to college yet, they are Juniors in high school. My cousins inspire me because they have done a lot with their lives so far. One of my cousins is really good at basketball and baseball. The other one works really hard all the time and is also good at basketball and baseball, so I  look up to them for that. Finally, my teachers are my role models too. My teachers teach me everything I need to know.

When I grow up, instead of being an astronaut or a princess, I would like to be an astronomer. Maybe that could change or maybe it will not. One of my goals is going to college and with help from my education, friends, family, and determination, I can reach my goals.  

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Concrete Poem

Softball, a passion,
A way of life,
feeling the rough dirty ball
on your hands, hearing
the crack of the softball bat
the ball flying through the air.
single, double, triple, home run
around the bases
stepping on to home plate
loud cheers,crazy fans
watching the score
keeping time
third out
times up
we won

Persona Poem

I sit there
Waiting to be used
I hate being in the cold
I can't wait all winter in a bag
I belong on a softball field
Hitting a ball, bunting
Being held, and flying fast through the air




List Poem


Blue and white
Eagle pride
Hear the fans
In the stands
Pens and books
Computers and planners
Down the hall
three minutes to go
Don't be late
You'll be tardy
So many sports
Can't just pick one
Basketball
Softball
Volleyball
Cross Country
Football
Wrestling and
Track
Blue and white
Eagle Pride Hear the Fans
In the stands