My Stocks Experience

Hello! While we were reading Westing Game, we started this spreadsheet inspired by Turtle and her love for stocks.

Setting this up was probably the most complicated thing, but it’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it. So in the first column is our stocks, 2 is each price for share, and in the 3rd column was how many shares we bought of that one stock. We tried to get it as close to $20,000 as we could, but we couldn’t go over.

In column 4 was our first formula. In the first box was multiply c2, d2 which is our first stock shares and stock price.  It would multiply how many shares you want of your stock and how much it would cost for one share. This process would go on for the rest of the column. This is the exact same process for the next formula column.

The third column is only a little bit different. It subtracts the first two formula columns from one another. My final product was in the negatives, so I lost money.

This experience was really fun. When I first entered the stock app, I had no idea what it was in the first place, and then I didn’t even know you could set up formulas in the sheets app! I have learned so much from this experience.

At first I thought it was a little annoying having to check our stocks, but it turned out to be fun. It was really funny to hear how some people’s stocks were doing well and others not so much.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy your Memorial weekend!

My Psychology Talk

Recently we have started working on our TED presentations, and I was the second one to present. This is kind of a shocking experience, talking about something you love in front of your classmates is kind of awkward, but that was technically what my presentation was about.

My presentation was on self-confidence and how a simple good job or cheer can change how you think or act. This is important to me because my sister has always encouraged me to do this, and after a while and her leaving for college again, I decided to finally try it.

When I stepped in front of the class to present, it was a little shocking, but just take a deep breath in and out. Once you start to talk, you just can’t. And that is how you know you are passionate in what you are doing.

Practicing is another very important part to your TED Talk. My Dad told me to present in front of a mirror, because it’s kind of like presenting to someone else in a way. I tried this out and surprisingly, it worked! I also presented in front of my parents and my dog, and they were proud of my work.

So this is a reminder to stay confident.

The Roots that Connect my Book

Hello! Recently we just finished up working on a book that has been in the works for months. A lot of us have worked really hard on this, either working on the paper or just akua or screen printing. We had a lot of fun working on this, at least I know I did.

My personal favorite part was doing the collage. I really loved cutting up the perfect shapes and placing them on the book, but I also liked doing the akua ink. I think a lot of people also liked to do collaging, my friends were at my table and it was fun to talk to them while doing work.

I sadly couldn’t make it to the gallery, but I know it would’ve been fun to look at all the books. Although I’m not sad that my dad didn’t have to read what I wrote about him in my roots. I’m not the sappy type of person that likes to share their feelings. Here is the link to the gallery,

This tree book has made me think of what we can do to save the planet, so what will you do? How will you contribute to saving this planet? Studies say that only half of our planet will be able to survive if we start planting more trees.