Softball and Baseball: What’s the Difference?

Softball and Baseball: What’s the Difference?

By: Chloe T.

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘softball’. A ball? Girls with bats? Well, the first thing I think of when I hear ‘softball’ is, girls’ version of baseball. Even though baseball and softball have the same concept, there are some differences.

Some differences baseball and softball have is the ball that is being used. A baseball is small and white with red seams. One the other hand, a softball is big and yellow with red seams. Another difference is the pitch. In softball, the ball is  pitched underhand in a ‘windmill’ motion. The ‘windmill’ motion is when you
extend your throwing arm in the air, spin the arm in a clockwise rotation beside your body, and release the ball at your hip. The most common pitch used in baseball is the ‘overhand’ delivery. Another big difference between baseball and softball is the size of the field. Softball fields are smaller than baseball fields. There are more differences but they’re just mainly about the equipment used in the sport.

    Baseball and softball both share the same goal, trying to strike out the batter on defence and score runs on offence. They’re also different in their own way. Either way both sports are fun to play and both sports are one of America’s favorite sports.

Here are some links that have more differences in baseball and softball I didn’t get to:

Differences Between Softball and Baseball #1

Differences Between Softball and Baseball #2

My attributions for my visuals

Softball Pitch-Google Images

Softball Field-Google Images

Limericks

Yesterday on National Limerick Day, my class got to write and share limericks with the class. I thought it would be good if I shared them with with you.

Limericks

By: Chloe T.

 

Dream

 

A girl was dreaming about a dream

 

Which had to appear at the seem

 

About her wish to fly

 

When the evening’s nigh

 

And woke up by her gymnastics beam

 

Quest

 

There once was a prince that had a quest

 

To save a damsel in distress

 

But there was no way

 

To be hero of the day


For the damsel in distress just left

Reading Response Choice Board: February Week 4

Book Playlist

By: Chloe Timmons

Book: Autumn Falls

Pages: 1-71

These are the songs I think go well with the book.

 

  1. Sara Bareilles-Brave

I think this song should be part of the books playlist the main character Autumn Falls is a new girl at a high school in Florida who recently had a death in the family. She’s trying her best to at least make it through her first week of school.

 

  1. Emblem3-3000 Miles

This song should be on the playlist because Autumn (the main character) had just made a really tough move from Maryland to Florida and misses everything she had left behind. Including her best friend, Jenna.

 

  1.  Sam Smith-I’m Not The Only One

In the book Autumn has a crush on a boy and thinks he’s so cool and calm only to find out that he’s in the same class for teens with disabilities. Autumn has dyslexia while Sean has Auditory Processing Disorder.

 

  1. Break The Rules-Charlie XCX

Within the first week of school, Autumn has been late to class twice and skipped homeroom once. Also, on her first day of school, Autumn wanted to ditch school.

 

  1. The Middle of Starting Over-Sabrina Carpenter

Autumn has to start fresh on everything when she moves to Florida on her dad’s request so they can take care of her grandmother, Eddy.

Text Structures: Description/Spatial

Description/Spatial

By: Chloe T.

My locker is very organized. My books, lunchbox, color pencils, and my pencil case go on the top shelf. My books are on the far right with my lunchbox holding it up on its left and my pencil pouch in front of it. my little pouch is on top of my lunchbox with my color pencils lying down on the left of the lunchbox.  In the middle of my locker is where my backpack and jacket go. My backpack is hanging on the hook on the far right and my jacket on the hook opposite of the one on the right. At the very bottom of my locker are my binders, folders, and notebook. My binders go on the left, my folders in the middle, and my notebook on the right.

Student Blogging Challenge Week 3

What I Learned From The Video

By: Chloe T.

 

Watched a video about sharing work with other people. I learned a couple of things from this video like..

  1. Copyright law is a law that prohibits anyone from changing your creation without your permission (if you share it)
  2. A content license is a document that tell people what they can and cannot do on your work
  3. Creative Commons offers you six diverse license so you can pick the one that works for the way you want your work to be shared
  4. A tribution is when people can use your work as long as they credit you
  5. Sharealike can ensure you that when you share your work with others, it will always be under the terms you want


I learned a lot from this video and I’m sure I’m going to try this someday.

Student Blogging Challenge Week 4

World Thinking Day

By: Chloe T.

 

In 2013 I participated in World Thinking Day. It’s an annual activity for Girl Scouts. Each troop has their own booth of a country from anywhere in the world. In 2013, my troop selected the country Japan. You would have a poster board about your country. You can also provide your own props. Girls from other troops would come and learn about the country. Each girl also has her own “passport” to have stamped when she goes to one of the countries. In the end you get to learn about a country, do an activity (if that booth has one), and you might meet new people. World Thinking Day is great and I hope I get to do it again soon.

 

Here’s a link to learn more about World Thinking Day.

 

Picture By: Girl Scouts-Hawaii

 

Bionic Parts

Bionic Parts

By: Chloe T.

What’s the problem with prosthetics?

Prosthetics are made just to replace the missing limb. The problem is that when you get a prosthetic, your limb no longer functions like a limb because it’s an artificial limb. I think it’s important for someone to get a prosthetic that functions exactly like the real body part.

Here are some of the facts.

Fact #1: Did you know that you can make a prosthetic arm and leg out of wood. That means you can chop down a tree and make a prosthetic for yourself. You can also use fiberglass and metal plates to make a prosthetic.

Fact #2: Researchers in California and in other parts of the world have started to make prosthetics from a 3D printer. A 3D printer is a printer that transforms a 2D image to a 3 dimensional object by placing thin “slices” which is a liquid that dries quickly. So before you know it you have printed a prosthetic out of a 3D printer.

Fact #3: In the past, people have used wooden peg legs and hooks for prosthetics. That might explain why pirates had them.

Here’s how people are the problem

It is confirmed that there is a prosthetic arm that has a sensor to control the way the arm moves when it’s attached to the TIME interface.

Links that are helpful

 

Click here to learn more about the parts of Bionic man and learn the different materials used to create him.

 

Click here to find out which prosthetic leg is used for each action.

 

Click here to learn about the history of prosthetics.

 

 

What’s the problem with prosthetics?

Prosthetics are made just to replace the missing limb. The problem is that when you get a prosthetic, your limb no longer functions like a limb because it’s an artificial limb. I think it’s important for someone to get a prosthetic that functions exactly like the real body part.

Here are some of the facts.

Fact #1: Did you know that you can make a prosthetic arm and leg out of wood. That means you can chop down a tree and make a prosthetic for yourself. You can also use fiberglass and metal plates to make a prosthetic.

Fact #2: Researchers in California and in other parts of the world have started to make prosthetics from a 3D printer. A 3D printer is a printer that transforms a 2D image to a 3 dimensional object by placing thin “slices” which is a liquid that dries quickly. So before you know it you have printed a prosthetic out of a 3D printer.

Fact #3: In the past, people have used wooden peg legs and hooks for prosthetics. That might explain why pirates had them.

Here’s how people are the problem

It is confirmed that there is a prosthetic arm that has a sensor to control the way the arm moves when it’s attached to the TIME interface.

Links that are helpful

 

Click here to learn more about the parts of Bionic man and learn the different materials used to create him.

 

Click here to find out which prosthetic leg is used for each action.

 

 

Click here to learn about the history of prosthetics.

 

 

One Little Word

One Little Word

Create

By: Chloe T.

 

The year is 2015. My one little word is something that will help me all lot in this year. My one little word is create. To me, create means to make something new. To be an original not a copy. This word can be a powerful one. It can transform the way I think and work in an instant. It can become a part of me, my school work, and my social life.

 

I want to try to use this word as often as I can. I want to have my own voice to speak with and for people remember me as an original, not a copy. This year I will create someone has never thought of creating. Someone who is unique. That someone will be me.

 

Where I am From

I am from Franklin Jr.,Nicola, and Patricia;

from a judgy brother and a quirky sister.

I am from watching baseball and basketball to

playing school and watching soccer.

I am from bring your child to work day from

“Dad. Can you help me with my homework?”,

and from, “I’m going to pick you up from school today and take you to practice.”

I am from sled rides in the backyard that ends with cold, damp pants,

to chalk drawings that never seem to be a clean activity,

with powdery hands in the colors of pastel in the spring.

I am from washing cars in the scorching hot summer.

to new homework assignments I need help with in the fall.

I am from steaming and mashed potatoes,

corn that’s as yellow as dandelions and

squash casserole.

Dishes that my dad made for dinner.

I am from the Cheesecake Factory’s crispy chicken to

Olive Garden’s saucy spaghetti.

Places my mom took me for dinner when we were out with the family on weekends.

I am from the “Never give ups” and,

“If you work hard, good things will happen to you.”

From “It must be nice to be tall”

and the “Your super creative!”

I am from the excitement of earning my black belt to

the sadness of losing my aunt.

I am from the Rainbow Magic books to

the Dork Diaries series.

I am from the getting my first smartphone to

my last day one of the oldest kids in the school.

I am from this family who helps me guide my way through life,

form terrible times to the happiest moments of my life.

I am from these moments in my life that make me who I am.