Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ancient Quest Chapter 7: "I Climb Mt. Olympus"

Johnny is back! He has finished his break and is now on to his next ancient world: Ancient Greece. The big question, as always, for Johnny is: What will happen to him? The title is "I Climb Mt. Olympus" so we all know he will traveling up the mountain, but what will he encounter? What mythical creatures and obstacles will he face? Will he survive the mountain or will his ancient quest come to an end? It is time to read and find out Johnny's fate in ancient Greece.....

Read: Chapter 7: I Climb Mt. Olympus

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Picture Timeline of Greece

Many significant things happened in Ancient Greece. We are going to dive into the timeline of this ancient world and begin to understand what all went on in this world. Below you will find a link to the ancient Greece timeline. Some things on that timeline are more important than others. It is your job to determine what you think are the most important events and create a timeline to show that. Remember, BC counts DOWN from left to right on the timeline line. 
Events: Choose 5 events from the ancient Greece timeline that you think are the most important events of ancient Greece. Also, think about those items and if they have had an impact on our world today. If so, then I would say they are quite important. 
Timeline: Draw a timeline on your poster paper. A solid, straight, black line going from left to right. Place your five items on the timeline. Be sure to include the year it took place. 
Picture: On your timeline, for each event that you show, include a sketch/picture that represents something about that event. This image will help us remember the events. 
Explanation: On the back of your poster, list each of the five events you chose and provide a 3-4 sentence paragraph on why you chose each event. In other words, explain why you think that event is important enough to be included on your timeline. You may have to do a little researching to help you with this part. 

DUE DATE: February 26th, 2015. In class. Skyward Assignment. 
Points: 50. (10 points per event)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Real People of Greece: Crack the Code

Answer Key

Olympus: Realm of Freedom

Do you have what it takes to climb to the top of Mount Olympus? Can you navigate your way through the dangers and obstacles that lurk in the shadows? Zeus has disappeared, leaving Mt. Olympus vulnerable. Climb to the top, raise the Septre of Olympus, and claim your glory.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Results of Zhuzai

Click to see the results of 
Zhuzai: The Realm of the Great Wall.

Thank you for all your hard work. 

On to Greece!

Monday, February 16, 2015

What it looks like...

Here is what my knee looks like. They inserted a scope into two holes and a larger scope into a third hole. The incision below my knee cap is where they went in to cut out a piece of my hamstring and make a new ACL. It's still a little swollen...

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Knee Brace

In case you thought I didn't actually have surgery and just wanted a little time off....Proof!!
I miss you all. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Zhuzai:Realm of the Great Wall

Good luck to you all! I know you will do great. Have confidence that you can rock this test. 
My surgery went well, but I miss you all deeply. I havn't been able to do much since my surgery. Basically just laying around, thinking up stuff for the world of ancient Greece. I have a giant brace on my knee which locks it in place so it doesn't bend. 
I heard the inventions speeches went pretty well. I am bummed I didn't get to hear you make the case for why yours was the best. Keep working hard and above all, be respectful to Mrs. Weise. 
The Results from Zhuzai will not be announced until I return because I want to share them in person, so unfortunately, you will have to wait a bit. However, the teachers will be voting for the Nintendo badge tomorrow, so good luck to you in your quest for that badge. It could be you! 

Take care until we meet again,
-Mr. Klumper
Keeper of the Realm

Monday, February 2, 2015

What will Andy See on the Great Wall?

Andy is back! He is going to walk the entire Great Wall of China and we get to go along! I wonder what he will see and do while he travels the Great Wall. I wonder if it will be easy, or hard, or dangerous? I wonder if Johnny will get attacked? Do you think he will make it to the end of the Great Wall? 

Student Task: Research/discover information/facts about the Great Wall of China. Here are two websites that can get you started. Feel free to search other sites on your own. I want you to find out as much of the Great Wall as you can. Some things to search for: length, what types of people worked on the Great Wall, what type of materials, why it was built, what dynasty/emperor connected all the walls to make one solid wall, the story about the Dragon and the Great Wall, uses of the Great Wall, etc.... 
Ducksters: Great Wall of China
Mr. Donn's Great Wall of China

Ancient China Study Guide