Hi, my name is Michelle. At the time I conducted this project I was 11 years old and was in the fifth grade at Selah Intermediate School.
The Products I Created
Everyone in class conducted a survey. First I wrote a few possible questions. I typed them and had them checked by the teacher, then fixed my mistakes. I learned how to make response boxes and how to put two copies on one page in two columns. I selected a color and had 60 copies made. Next I made appointments and actually conducted the survey with two classes. After I collected all of my data, I counted all the responses for the girls and for the boys. I entered these numbers into an Excel spreadsheet. Then I made a graph for each question. I formatted each graph to be readable and colorful.
My second product was a pamphlet. First I made a title page that included a title, clip art, and credits. Next I typed a fact sheet. I copied that and pasted it into my pamphlet. Then I typed eight questions and answers and pasted that into my pamphlet as well. I went to Crossword Companion and made a crossword puzzle. I saved it as a picture and inserted it into my pamphlet also. Then I printed my pamphlet and gave it to Mrs. Helms to make copies.
My third product was a blow-up drawing. To make this I had to find a picture I liked out of World Book, the internet, an atlas, or other book. Then I showed Mrs. Helms which picture I wanted to do and she made a transparency of it. Next went into the library and, using the overhead, traced the picture onto a piece of paper. Then I colored it and traced the outline with a black marker. I went on the computer and made labels for my picture. Then I printed them and cut them. Finally I glued the labels onto my blow-up.
My last product was a graph showing the names of the four most populated cities in China and their populations. First, I looked in World Book and found out what the four most populated cities in China are and what their populations are. Then, I put that information into an Excel spreadsheet. I made a bar graph of the information and chose what colors the bars would be.
I have an average size family. It consists of my mom, my dad, me, and my brother, Erik. My mom is an assistant preschool teacher at a private school and she also baby-sits my cousins, Jace and Seth, three days every week. She enjoys teaching, baby-sitting, and reading. My dad is an author. He enjoys writing, listening to music, and watching movies. Erik is 14 and in eighth grade. He enjoys talking on the phone, surfing the net, playing video games, playing LEGOs, and playing on the computer.
My Hobbies and Interests
My hobbies include riding my scooter, playing volleyball, talking on the phone, drawing, riding my bike, playing on the computer, watching TV, surfing the net, and listening to music. My favorite sport is volleyball. My two favorite things to do are surf the net and talk on the phone. My interests are volleyball, dogs, and cats. I am going to try to be on the seventh grade volleyball team in two years.
My Plans for the Future
In high school I want to work at Kings Row. I want to graduate high
school with straight A's and go to Washington State University for
at least four years. I want to be a fashion designer, a singer, or a lawyer.
I plan to take dance and singing classes. I also want to be on a professional
volleyball team. I want live in Selah.
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