Ignite Week: Post 2

One thing that was challenging for me was that I thought I could get at least 8 chapters done, maybe more but it turns out that there were a few chapters that were longer than others so I only got 6 done. There were less chapters because I had to go back and edit, and often I changed or rewrote things. Something that went well was that there was at least a few pages in each chapter. Ex: Chapter 3 had 5 and a half in it. Chapter5 is about 3 pages. This story is a success because I got a lot done and I will continue to write and I will share this to family and friends who can read it and give me feedback on it.


Overall, I really enjoyed this Ignite week and I am thinking that next year I might continue it. It helped me expand my vocabulary and grammar.

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Ignite Week: Post 1

This is my plan for today and tomorrow:


I got my idea to write a story because I was given an assignment to write a story and I chose to write about a series I love, Wings of Fire, which is still releasing. The next book comes out on July 30th. I stopped writing it a while back when I was only a chapter in. But, now I have picked it up again and we are going places.

Below I the prologue of my story, Rise of the IceWings. Enjoy!


  An IceWing flew as fast as she could. Her queen had given her a message. “Flurry,” she had said, “this must be given to the SeaWings. It is important that it gets there. Don’t touch it though, it is magic. I have others flying to the other kingdoms. It will make the other queens bow down to us and give their riches right over.”

“Who else is on this mission?” she had asked.

Polar, Flake, Penguin, and Alpine,” the queen had answered.

“Ever dragon from every tribe! We will rule over the entire continent. Pyrria will be mine!”

Flurry realized that Polar, Flake, Alpine, and Penguin all were in the First Circle like her. Only the highest ranking dragons were given such important tasks, as they were in the First Circle. The queen was still ranting on about world domination and such, so Flurry tuned back in.

“-all of them! All of the kingdoms will all bow to me and the rest of the IceWings. We will take over the whole continent with these gems. When they work, we will get matching ones for all the dragons in Pyrria. I will control everyone!” she continued along this line for a bit, until Alpine prodded her gently with a claw, reminding them they had a task to do. The queen stopped right away and motioned for some guards to come over. Flurry and Alpine lined up next to the other IceWings and were both given a gem. Flake was first, he got the NightWings and RainWings. He would be accompanied by Polar. Penguin got the SandWings, Flurry felt a small stab of sympathy, as Penguin would have to travel to the center of the desert to plant the gem. Flurry brushed the thought away, it was Penguin’s fault she stood there. Alpine got the MudWing one, which meant that Flurry go the SeaWing’s. Flurry would be flying the farthest, but at least Alpine would have to go the same way as her. She would have some company. Once all the gems had been distributed, Queen Shard gave some very strict rules like, don’t open the bags, Don’t lose the bags or the gem, and don’t get sidetracked. After this, she sent us off on our way.

The gems were each colored for the dragon would wear them, an emerald green for SeaWings, ruby red for SkyWings, sandy yellow for SandWings, dark red/brown for MudWings, and a dark violet black for the NightWings and the RainWings. The gem for RainWings and NightWings changed colors when the sun hit it.

Flurry had set off for the sea with Alpine a day ago, and was getting tired.

“Do you want to make camp?” Flurry asked Alpine.

Alpine glanced at her then looked away. “No” She continued one, but Flurry was tired.  Flurry glared at her, but it was clear Alpine had no intention of stopping. Flurry shrugged, and slowed in the air, looking for a patch of clear ground. Two moons were out, so she could see well. Nothing. She continued on, scanning the ground. Still nothing. She hovered in the air for a moment, and spotted a small cave tucked next to the Diamond Spray Delta. She dove down to the ground and peered inside. It was a simple cave, smooth gray walls, a few puddles of water, a drip or to from the top, but best of all, it was freezing inside of it. Flurry was pleased with herself, she caught a rabbit and devoured it, then curled up on the ground to get some sleep.

She woke up with the sun and left the cave, and flew as fast as she could to the sea. It took only a little bit, as she was energized. She shot past a very bedraggled looking Alpine who had firmly flew on all night, crowing at her slowness. Soon she spotted a sandy beach and beyond that, the sea.

She dove down and landed under the cover of a few giant palm trees. She waited, and waited, and waited. An hour later, she was tempted to start flying in search of the Summer Palace, but was saved from this prospect by the arrival of a young SeaWing clambering out of the waves, followed by an older dragon.

“Princess, you can look here for a present for the Queen.” The second dragon said. Oh. Even better, a princess! She would of course give the gem to her mother the queen.

“Okay,” said the small dragon happily. She promptly dove headfirst into the sand. Flurry crept forward, silent as a snake, and upended the bag on to the sand. She flicked it forward with her claws, making sure not to be seen. The older dragon had her back to her, she was preoccupied with the smaller dragon, who was now stick in the sand and flailing around wildly. Such behavior would never be accepted by dragonets in the Ice Kingdom. She then darted back to the cover of trees and turned to watch. The older dragon finally pulled the princess out, and was now brushing sand off herself. The little dragon bounded over, shaking sand all over the place very unladylike.

“Wowa wowa wow!” the little princess said and showed it to the older dragon.

“Your mother will be sure to love. It will go absolutely fabulous with a necklace…”

Her words trailed away as them slid into water and swam away, barley leaving a ripple behind. From the cover of the trees, Flurry smiled, showing all her teeth. The plan was in motion. Soon, IceWings would rule.


Below is a photo of where I currently am. I am working on the end of Chapter 3 and the beginning of Chapter 4.


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Project Entrepreneur: Collaborator

One thing I am doing well as a collaborator is that I encourage the other members of my team to share their ideas and help build other ideas. This has helped our team because if I had not done this, we might have not been doing the candles inside of the jars. I am glad we have the candles because they are fun to do, and a lot easier than pens and pencils. I remember when Yvonne said she had an idea, but did not sound very confident in herself. I encouraged her to share it, and that is where we got our candle idea.

One thing I can do to become a better collaborator is to trust my team more. When we first started the project, I did not think Brooke could stay on task, as she got distracted very easily. I also thought that Yvonne might not be able to get all her work done. As we continued through the project, I have started to trust them more with their work, and am not as worried about them anymore.

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Project Entrepreneur: Prototype 2.0

I learned that mixing light green and painting enough layers on takes a while. I also learned that there is only one black paint pen, so I have to use it wisely. I also learned the hard way that there are only 3 brushes in the FAB Lab. It was not great. One thing I wonder frequently is if we will be able to get all of the different assignments and projects done on time. I also wonder if we will run out of white spray paint, our supply is fading fast. One thing I might change in my product is not adding paper quilled items to the jar, as I can not find enough time to do so. I think the same story is with my teammates.

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Project Entrepreneur: Investors

A few things our business will continue to do is that we are still going to use a white spray paint for our base coat. We are also still going to sell the glass jars for 21-25 ¥. A few pieces of feedback we can use to improve is one, to start with our mission statement and slogan. We also could explain our sketches before we do our pitch. We have no new ideas, save for putting the brochure inside the jar instead of tied around the rim. We had to put the brochure inside because it would look weird outside of it.

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Project Entrepreneur: Mission and Team

Our mission statement is “Creating sustainable products to raise awareness about world problems.” We have decided that our name will be Future.Jars, but we might change it later on. Our slogan matches our name as it is: “Saving our future, one jar at a time.”

We all have different responsibilities, Brooke is our Financial Director, Yvonne is our Designer, and I am in charge of Marketing. So, Brooke manages the money and profit and whatnot while I make our advertisement, such as flyers and posters. Yvonne makes different prototypes and gets feedback from teachers.

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Project Entrepreneur: Market Research

Patterned Mason Jar Survey

Hi, my name is Hazel and for my FA project, I am making a mason with a decortive outside and a candle inside.

What would you buy in the PTA store?




On the candle, there will be a picture of an endangered animal or fruit harvested by children. What do you think of this?




Are you interested in this product?


If you bought this product, how much would you be willing to pay for the jar and the candle inside it?

Would you be willing to give this to a friend as a gift? Why or why not?



One thing that we changed to improve our product was replace the stationary with a candle. We decided that getting so many packs of pencils and pens would be hard and costly. Yvonne had candle wax and wick at her house, so we made candles ourselves.

Two things aI am wondering is one, when and where we will make the candles, and two, if we are allowed to use the art room supplies.

3  things that I learned from my research was that jars with different things in or on them are very popular. Another thing I learned was that there are less than 6,500 snow leopards left in the wild and that number is shrinking. One last thing I learned was that decor is very popular and everyone is trying to make new things with old stuff.

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Prototype: Project Entrepreneur

I got my inspiration for these jar crafts on Pinterest, A website that has recipes, crafts, designs, and more. This is the link to it: https://colormadehappy.com/rainbow-fruit-mason-jar-craft/.

Our idea is a mason jar painted to look like endangered species and fruit made by child labor. We will spray paint to jar white, them paint on top of it with acrylics. Lastly, we will use a pencil and black paint pens to draw a cute face on it. We will put pens, pencils, and more inside of the finished product.

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April Field Study

On April 8th, FA 7 went down to the river. It was sunny, but chilly. There were a bunch of purple flowers sprouting up all over the place. Unfortionatly, there were spiders and bugs there too. So gross!



I’m measuring the temp in the river. To many bugs!


In April, the river still did not smell good. Everything is starting to bloom, grow, or blossom. Trees have green leaves and grass is growing. The LabQuest did not work, so we did not get the DO of the river. Fortionatly, we had a thermometer and got the temp at our locations. …(describe results for this trip. Use specific data points).


(Sorry if it is blurry)


I notice that the data with the LabQuest stays mostly the same at -34.74. I also have noticed the the temp is different every time we go, but when we go, the temp we get is usually close to each other. For example, in November, the temp was 7, 9, and 8.

Next time we collect data, I wonder if the temp will get really high because it is hot out. I also hope that the Lab Quests work so we can get the DO of the river. Maybe there will be ducks or fish in the water next time we go!

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Drama Class

This was us in drama, getting ready to show the skits of child labor.

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