My hero is my dad, Josh Dobias. He was born July 15th 1983, and he grew up in Greenwich, Ohio. He graduated in 2001 in South Central High School, and now works at CSX. He worked, at CSX, for over 5 years. He is skilled at welding, working, craftsmanship, and farming.
There is many traits that describe my dad. My dad is a perfectionist because everything he does is at the best of his ability; and always correct. My dad is skilled while he is a great craftsman, welder, and worker. He is strong republican, and likes politics. Since my dad is extremely responsible, he does exactly what he is supposed to even without being told. My dad is so diligent that all of the extra work he does to support our family. He is very smart, and he can build anything from scratch. Since he is very wise, he knows exactly what to do when there is a problem.
What makes him my hero is that he is that he is teaching me to have a great work ethic and how to be a true American. My shows me how to be a good craftsman, and worker, by letting me help him work on things. When my dad started working at CSX, he worked his way up to being the foreman. He taught me that I had to work for what I want. My dad teaches me to always support the flag, and thats what influenced me to join the US Army for my career. And that is what makes him my hero.
I did a lot of cool things this summer. My family and I went fishing a lot this summer, and on certain days we would bring home up to 80 Bluegill. I got to go frog gigging too. I just got into Pony league this year and we came in first in the tournament. My family went on vacation in Panama City Beach, Florida. While we were there we spent a lot of the time at the beach, and walked many of trails. I caught 2 crabs that were 3 times the size of a fist, and a bunch of babies.
I don’t have that many goals this year, but they will be hard to achieve. My goals for this school year is to get all A’s in all four quarters. I’m going to try studying more, pay attention in class, and respect my teachers, so I can get all A’s. Most of my teachers are the same as they were last year, so that helps because I know what they require me to do.
I plan on doing many things when i’m out of Junior High. In High School I want to have good grades, and have two years of my college done before I graduate. Eventually I am going to join a JROTC for the US Army. My career is going to be in the US Army for 20 years then I will retire and live the rest of my life.
Vocabulary Week of August 29 - September 2
1. A. argument noun - exchange of diverging or opposite views
B. John and Mary had an argument about who would become president, but later they found out John was correct.
C. People have arguments over everything from politics to what color is better.
2.A.cite verb - to quote
B. In Mr.Bedingfields class we had to cite text from the article, and I got a good grade on my paper.
C. Mr.Bedingfields teaches us how to cite evidence from an article or text.
3.A.passive voice adj.- one of the 2 voices of verbs
B.While James watered the flowers, the flowers were watered by James.
C. Passive Voice
4.A.personification noun- the action of giving something or an item human characteristics.
B.We use personification in stories to give item a human trait, and it can be used for animals and nature.
5.A.point of view noun- your perspective in a novel or text
B. My point of view in life is in first person, but most books are in 3rd person view.
C. point of view
Vocabulary Week of September 6th - September 9th
6.A. Collaborate verb- work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something.
B.As a team we collaborate on the field, but sometimes people fight over who's fought something was.
7.A.articulate noun- not able to speak correctly
B.Hillbilly's are usually articulate, but people from the city speak correctly.
8.A. evolve verb- to develop or change in a good way
B. I evolved my essay, and I got an A for doing so.a
C. Evolving a website
9.A. Meticulous adjective- showing great attention to detail
B. He was very meticulous in his writing, so he got a perfect score for paying attention to detail.
C. Meticulous Man
10.A. Agile adjective- quick and well-coordinated in movement
B. He was very agile in his work, and got it done early.
C. agile at work
Vocabulary Week of September 12th to 16th
11. A. hypotenuse noun- the longest side of a right triangle
B. Mrs.Turner taught us what the hypotenuse of a triangle is, and now I understand more geometry.
12.A. Converse verb- Switching the hypothesis and conclusion of a conditional statement.
B.When you converse, you change the hypothesis and conclusion for another statement.
C. "If it is raining then the grass is wet" is "If the grass is wet then it is raining."
13.A. irrational number noun- a number that can't be turned into a fraction.
B. The square root of 2 is an irrational number, but .5 is.
C. irrational numbers
14.A. rational number noun- a number that can be written as a fraction.
B. The square root of 2 is an irrational number, and the square root of 2.5 isn't.
C. rational numbers
15.A. square root noun- a number that produces a specified quantity when multiplied by itself.
B. 25 has a square root of 5, so 5 squared is 25.
C. "7 is a square root of 49"
Vocabulary Week of September 19th to 23rd
16.A. Elastic potential energy noun- energy stored in any object or material that is bent, stretched, or compressed.
B.You can experience Elastic potential energy when you pull back a bow, or when you pull back a slingshot.
C. Compound Bow
17.A. Newton noun- the unit in the metric system used to measure force.
B. Issach Newton was the one who discovered newtons, and he also discovered the tesla.
18.A. Force Field noun- an area around an object where an object can influence another object with out touching it.
B. Force Fields can not stop missiles, but they can make a compass work.
19.A.Inertia noun- how hard it is to get something moving, stop a moving object, or change the direction of a moving object.
B. Some people can pull off a tablecloth with dishes on it, and they will stay due to inertia.
C. Inertia in a Car.
20.A.Normal force noun- a equal but opposite force that pushes back when you stand, sit, or push on a surface so you do not sink through that surface.
B. If you stand on the floor and you way 150lbs, the normal force of the floor would be pushing up on you with 150lbs.
C.Normal Force Slide
Vocabulary Week of September 27th to 30th
21.A.accept verb- to agree with
B. I will accept your apology but next time you will need to do your homework.
C. accepting a gift
22.A.except preposition- everything other than
B. Everyone is aloud to go to my party except that one guy.
23.A. affect verb- make a difference to
B. MLK had a huge affect on black rights, but he did not stop it.
24.A.effect noun- a change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.
B. Your appearance is the effect of how well you treat your body, so it can change at anytime.
C. effect and physics.
25.A. principle noun- law
B. Respecting your family should be a principle of life, but some people don't do that.
C. eco principle
Vocabulary Week of October 3rd to 7th
26.A. allusion noun- a reference of something
B.He made an allusion to google, but no one listened to him.
27.A. onomatopoeia noun- a word that means a noise
B. "Bong" is an onomatopoeia, but hat is not.
28.Alliteration noun- the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
B. Two examples of alliteration are "Peter Piper", and a second is " How Much Would Would a Wood Chuck Chuck".
C.Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where's the peck of pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked?
29.A.irony noun- something that causes a humorous effect
B. Even though most people get irony, some of them don't.
C. Closed Sign
30.A. figurative adjective- the literal use of a word
B. Mr.Bedingfield is my teacher, and he taught me to use figurative language.