Friday, March 23, 2018

Genetics Unit Reflection

This test had presumed to be my worst grade of the year. It was over the genetics unit, which had lasted throughout the entire quarter. I wasn't extremely worried because I have a 97% in the class, but when I got the results of my test my grade shocked me.

I had received a 100%. I figured that my computer was broken, because there was no way I aced that test. But I really did!

I had spent at least 2 hours studying the teacher made quizlet, and it paid off. All of the stress that was on my back useless after all.

I actually really enjoyed this unit. I had so many questions about genetics before the unit started, and almost all of them got answered. I liked all of the hands-on activities as well.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Social Studies Propaganda: WWI

My propaganda poster is trying to convince women and children to donate goods for the army. I used the propaganda type "fear" to inflict fear on people that see it-- It said that if you don't give to the army, they will die of things such as starvation.
Also, without the army, we would have no defense, protection, and other things. I would hope that my propaganda gets people to donate so they have a strong military for World War 1.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


I just realized that all of you out there probably don't know anything about me. So here I go-----

Hi! My full name is Jamie Corynne Lanzen, and I go to Salem Middle School. In my family, I have my parents and my 15 year old sister Brianna. Something I participate in away from school is cheerleading, and I am even on my school's squad. When I am at home, you can find me doing what pretty much every basic teenager does-- watching Netflix w/ food. Some of my favorite shows are Stranger Things, Riverdale, The Flash, and Once Upon a Time, and my all time favorite movie is IT. Lastly, some information you probably don't care about is that my favorite food is bacon pizza and my favorite color is blue-green,

I hope you enjoyed a bit about myself!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Science Benchmark Reflection

Today, we took a mid-year benchmark on everything we have learned during the first semester. Science has always been my worst subject, so I was sure I was going to fail. Although, as I was taking it, I realized that I lot of it was still in the back of my brain. Therefore, I did my best, and I saw what my results were. My grade surprised me.

I had received a 96%. This is a MASSIVE difference from last years science benchmark, which I received a 68% on. I am very proud of myself, and I believe that all of the knowledge and practice with cells, my grade on it shot up. 

My average for science is quite low (90%), so I hope that the benchmark will be added as a test grade so I have a nice A in my average! 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Christmas v.s. Thanksgiving

As everyone probably already knows, the holidays are coming, and fast.

It seems as if November has gone by with the blink of an eye. However, it seems strange to me that everyone is talking so much about Christmas coming, and Thanksgiving is one week away. Why is that?

After a while, I think I figured why everyone prefers Christmas. I believe that everyone waits for the day to open presents with their family and play in the snow. Christmas all around reminds you of your early childhood, as you made the memories then that you will always cherish.

Although, the reason people might not be as excited about Thanksgiving coming is that you get to see ALL of your family. Even the cousins, aunts, uncles, second-cousins, and even more that you haven't seen since last Thanksgiving (and that might be a good thing). Also, kids these days don't take their time to sit there and think about what they are thankful for.

Overall, I think that a present-filled holiday might be more enjoyable than a day with long lost family and friends to be thankful. What holiday is your favorite, and why? Tell me in the comments! :) 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Weather Test

I have already done multiple posts about science test grades in the past, and this is the best grade i've gotten.

I was very stressed about getting an A on this test-- more than I normally am. This is because my average in science is a 91%, so this test was going to determine whether or not I get an A in science.

Last night, I pulled out as many science papers as I owned, and I studied for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. I really needed an A.

When test day came, I tried my best to remember everything from the study guide, and I ended up getting a better grade than I had initially anticipated.

I got a 100%! So not only will I still have an A, my average will go up! Thank goodness I studied!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cheerleading Uniforms

I just got my uniform yesterday for my cheer team. For some reason, you don't feel like you are officially on the team until you get your uniform. I have six other friends from 7-4 on the team, so it's a very fun experience.

I have done cheer for many years now. Last year I did one year of competitive cheer with the Apex Cougars. It was so much fun, and we even went to Disney World for the National competition! For two years before that, I did non-competitive with the Bedford Lions in Michigan. After all that, I am now on the Salem Cheerleading Team.