Friday, October 14, 2016

The Coming Storm

By Josh, the 8th Grader

A High Wind and Rain storm is coming to our area. Last year when this happened, our power got knocked out for 6 days! It's going to be starting this morning. We think it will go until noon tomorrow. I'm just hoping it doesn't knock out our power as long as the last one did! But, if it is as long as the last one was, we're more prepared! Instead of having to look around the house to find flashlights, we have 5 right next to the table! The one thing I'm wondering is if it will be as violent as the last one. The last one literally took a few of the tiles off of someones' roof! We saw it happen given that we could watch through the glass on the back door. There is still a silver patch where it happened! Now, don't worry that the storm got inside their house. There is wood under the tiles. But still, who knows how violent it will be?

Friday, October 7, 2016

How to Get "Millionaire" in Khan Academy

By Josh, the 8th Grader
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I've been on Khan Academy for 3 years, and in that time I've racked up 2,785,030 Energy Points. I know that some of you who are reading this are wanting to know how to meet the requirements of 1,000,000 Energy Points, so I am going to give you some of the main ways I get Energy Points!

Speed Badges
This one is one of my main ways because for each topic that you do 75 fast problems, you get about 10,000 Energy Points! You also get 4 Meteorite Badges, 2-3 Moon Badges (depends if you already have Geek of the week: practice) and 2 Earth Badges!

Master Skills
Even if they're problems before/after your grade, go for them because if you reach 500 mastered then you get 748,100 Energy Points in badges ALONE!

Watch Videos
The videos are 850 Energy Points a piece. You can listen to them while you're doing other things on your computer, and they are a good source of badges if you want more.