On next Tuesday, I will be testing for my second degree brown belt in karate.  I have been doing karate since I was five years old.  One other person will also be testing with me.  The order of the belts are as follows:

  • White
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Brown x3
  • Black x10 

I am very excited, but mostly nervous.  For this test I have to wear sparring gloves and a mouth guard (so I am insured).  I will keep you updated and report back after my test.

Simple Machine Project

In the month of November the intermediate class got a new science assignment.  By November 30th, we all have to finish a Rube Goldberg project using as many simple machines as we can.  The six simple machines are:

  • Screw
  • Lever
  • Wheel & axle
  • Inclined Plane
  • Pulley
  • Wedge

I have (somehow) managed to use them all.  Trust me, it’s not as easy as it sounds.  When I turn in my project I will upload a picture of it to my blog.  Our class has been making progress towards finishing our assignment and I am really looking forward to the many presentations by our class.  I’ll keep you posted!