Menstrual Cycle Project

Mora Malenchini, Lucas Vorbeck and I were asked to make a mind map explaining the menstrual cycle. In our mind map, we included the 4 stages of the cycle, and we explained what happens. We also talked about the hormones during the cycle, and what they cause.

We got together in my house Lucas and I looked for new information on the internet, and Mora read the book and thought about how to organize the ideas and information in a mind map. I think we worked very well, and we agreed in most of the things.





The Open Boat

The Open Boat with Matias Carreira and Manuel Carrizo


Study Questions:


  • Why is only the Oiler given a name (Billie)? Why are others only referred to generally?



            Because as he dies, they give the Oiler a name for that when he dies it would evoke sympathy. The Oiler always received orders from the captain and it was obvious that they would not refer to him as his profession and refer to him as his  real name. Others are referred as their profession because they don’t die, they don’t work too hard and don’t take a lot of orders.


2) Why is it that only the Oiler dies and not anyone else ?


 The Oiler dies because he showed that he was weak, because of this, he gave up. He also dies because he couldn’t read life and he sacrifices himself because he didn’t want to fight anymore.


3) What is the view of nature presented in this story?


It is presented that nature can live without  humans but humans can’t survive without nature. For example, we can cut down trees but this will cause problems with our climate that will affect us. It is also presented that nature is very powerful and can decide the fate of people.


4) What is the view of the men presented in the this story?


The view of the men presented in this story is:


    • The captain: The Brain (leather) the one who thinks and takes decisions.


  • The Oiler: The right hand (puts ideas to practice)


  • The Cook : hands (worker)
  • The Correspondant: a philosopher/ a critical viewpoint


These four men represent the members of a society.


5) How do the men in The Open Boat relate to each other?


The relationship between these men is that they depend on each other. These men also represent a basic society and the members of societies need each other.


6) What “patterns” or “reparations” do you find in the story? How are these important to understanding the story?


Here are some “patterns” that are present is the story:


  • Colours: The colours in the story represents the mood and feelings of a part in the story and of the characters. Black, white and gray are always present in the story.


  • The change of mood: The mood and feelings change in the story a lot, sometimes the story passes from dark, gloomy and ominous to bright and cheerful.
  • Chapters: The story is divided into 7 chapters and this is because, with each chapter the mood changes.




7) Where does the narrator seem to “intrude” into the story? Is this distracting? Is it effective?

We believe that this intrusion in the ending of the story is very distracting and confusing. This makes the ending more confusing because it is very difficult to understand when the narration changes.


8) What do you think about the ending to the story (after we find out that Billie the Oiler dies)? Is it truthful, or the narrator being ironic?

We think that the narrator is trying to tell us to listen to ourselves and not always follow orders blindly. The narrator with the death of the Oiler also tries to tell us to never give up even if we think that dying/failing is our destiny.


9) Why did Crane use the structure he did —- the seven sections with Roman numerals?

Crane used this structure (7 chapters) to tell that the mood changes. With every chapter the mood goes from dark and hopeless to cheerful and hopeful. He used the Roman numerals because he wanted to show when this happen, in the past.


Pathways To Interpretation:



  • Consider the biographical context and connections.


This story takes place in the middle of the Pacific Ocean because the Cook wanted to go to Mosquito Inlet, which is in Florida (USA). Maybe the four men come from England as they speak the English language.


     2) Consider the historical context and connections.

This story happens during the 19th century because they had a steamboat which sank because the steamboats were only used at that time. They did not have phones to communicate or flare guns to show where they were. It could also be said that their boat had oars and not a motor and that  the book was first published in 1897


Patterns in “The Open Boat”:


We chose 1 and 2 to answer.



  • Uses and reference to COLOURS:


Crane used three colors to describe different feelings, he uses Black to describe gloomy and depress fully, he uses White to describe happy and hopeful feelings and finally he used Grey to describe loose, depression, neutrality and no emotion.



  • References to Nature:


This story contains many references to nature, often nature is related to destiny and fate. For example, the Correspondant who was angry with nature because it dragged him near the shore to see land and after that dragged him away. Als,o nature is also kind of the enemy to the four men because nature is the one who opposes the men of getting to land, nature is also described as omnipotent to men’s control.


 8) Hints or Clues or Foreshadowing about the oiler:

A perfect hint is the poem that talks about the death a soldier dying in a war. The message of this poem is Man vs Nature. The soldier makes reference to The Oiler. Also, another hint is that as The Oiler always accepted orders when he faced death he did not know what to do.


 9) References to DEATH or DEAD SLEEP:

In literature to sleep symbolizes death and the oiler always had deep sleeps like here:

“The Oiler and The Cook in the bottom of the boat were plunged in  slumber.”

This quote explains that the Oiler and the Cook were near death.


10) The ENDING — are they really “Interpreters”?

At the end of the story the three men finally understood that they were interpreters because nature made them and they also understand why the oiler died and what part he played in society.

“…the wind brought the sound of the great sea’s voice to the men on the shore, and that they could the be interpreters.”


Optional Questions:


11) Do the men in “The Open Boat” overcome nature, or are they spared by nature?

Nature let them live, nature is stronger than humanity. Humankind never wins the battle against nature for the control of it. If they had won, all of them would have survived but they did not, The Oiler died but nature spared the others.


7) Use of the name BILLIE for the Oiler:


  • He’s the only one with / given a name (by Crane)


  • He’s the only one who drowns.
  • WHY?




The Oiler is the only one who has a name because when he dies we feel sympathy and because he is the only one  who receives orders so it would make sense that his comrades would refer to him with his real name, not his profession.

The Oiler dies at the end of the story because he gave up and because he always took orders from the captain so he couldn’t read life or do anything without the captain orders.

Biology Project n2


This project consisted of making groups of 3 or 4 members and we took home a potato/onion to work with, every member had his own task. We had to look after, observe and record the way in which our potato/ onion keeps growing. We had to put it on the water and the sun because that would help the onion to grow.

My group was made of Lucas Vorbeck the one that presents, Federico San Lorenzo that was the one that took notes of what was happening with the onion and I was the facilitator, that was the one that made no one discuss and made the group more organized.

As the first week of the project my team was absent, we had not advanced very much but  this was the results:

 Day 4

this one was the first observation and that was that the roots started growing.

 Day 7

The roots started to be bigger and bigger.

 Last day

Almost nothing had changed.

Alejandro Magno

En la clase de historia anter de ver un video de Alejandro Magno hicimos preguntas sobre el y las fuimos completando individualmente .


1.  ¿Cuando y por qué murió?

Murió cuando tenia 32 años en Babilonia .

2.  ¿En qué batallas estuvo?

En todas las que pudo.

3.  ¿Qué conquistó?

Conquistó Macedonia, las polis griegas, las costas palestinas, Egipto, Mesopotamia Asiática, Persia e India.

4.  ¿Quién fue su sucesor?

Ninguno ,como tuvo una muerte repentina no dejo sucesor.

5.  ¿Tuvo hijos?


6.  ¿Era temido o querido?

al principio querido pero despues mataba a todos los que se ponian en su camino , incluso sus propios soldados

7.  ¿Quienes fueron sus padres?

Fillipo y Olimpia.

History Video

Today in History, as Lenny was not in class, we had to search for a video in pairs, I was with Tomas Zubizarreta, the video had to explain Inflation, Hyperinflation and the Hyperinflation in Germany in 1920.

Here is the video:


We choose this video because it explained very well, easy to understand and also it gives very good examples. It also explains how the people suffered because of the Hyperinflation, what they did with there money.


INFLATION: Inflation means when a country print more money because of that the value of the money goes down, in a way it is worthless. This makes the value of the this go up to the country have to print even more money.

HYPERINFLATION: Hyperinflation is the same as inflation but in a more exaggerated way. It is when inflation grows faster and this causes prices to go up very fast and money to lose its price.

Dioses Griegos

Hoy trabajamos sobre los Dioses Griegos y habia que juntarnos en parejas , yo era con Matias Campion. A mi me toco Ateneas y a el le toco Zeus.


En la mitología griega, Atenea también conocida como Palas Atenea es la diosa de la paz, la civilización, sabiduría, estrategia, de las ciencias, de la justicia y de la habilidad. Fue una de las principales divinidades del panteón griego y una de los doce dioses olímpicos.

La versión más tradicional de su mito la representa como hija partenogenética de Zeus, nacida de su frente ya completamente armada después de que se tragase a su madre. Jamás se casó o tuvo amantes, y mantuvo una virginidad perpetua. Era imbatible en la guerra, ni el mismo Ares pudo derrotarla. Fue patrona de varias ciudades pero se volvió más conocida como protectora de Atenas y de toda la región del Ática. También protegió a muchos héroes y otras figuras míticas, y aparece en una gran cantidad de episodios de la mitología.

Lo que tomaria de ella para ser un mejor alumno es su sabiduria y estrategia para los examenes.

The Treaty of Versailles

In this post, I am going to write some answers to the questions that Lenny told us to answer after watching, taking notes and talking about a video of “The Treaty of Versailles”.After all, I will post a conversation between the ” Big Three” that some of the students of senior 1 2016 wrote.

Here are the questions:

1) War guilt.Explain the arguments FOR and AGAINST this term.

2) Which term followed War Guilt? How much would it be today? What consequences/impact did it have on Germany?

3) Why were the victors planning to prevent a future war with Germany in the Treaty?

4) What territorial losses did Germany have to face? What happened to the German colonies? What did Wilson dislike about this?

5) Which new nations were created after WW1?



For) They said that Germany was war guilt because she had attacked Belgium , breaking  the Treaty of London and also by declaring war to Russia and France.

Against) It was also said that Germany had not began the war , Austro Hungary and Serbia did it and Germany was not directly involved.

2) The term followed by war guilt was reparations.Germany had to pay all the damage that he had caused , that was called “reparations”.She had to pay it with gold and resources and the amount she had to paid was today 400 billion dollars.Paying this they would have an economic impact and she also would be humilliated.

3)The victors were trying to prevent a future war with Germany because they were very harsh with her in the treaty of versailles and she would probably be seeking revenge.

4) Germany had to face a lot of territorial losses , Alsace Lorraine was taken by France, Germany was downsized by Poland and her colonies in the Pacific, Africa and China where give away to the allies.

5) The nations formed after WW1 were:

  • Croatia
  • Poland
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Yugoslavia
  • Bosnia
  • Serbia
  • Austria
  • Slovenia
  • Hungary

The Paris Peace Conference – Voicethread

One Art

In the literature classes we were reading and analyzing  a poem called “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop. Pato told  us to put the analysis of it that she had post on her blog. Here is the Poem , and the presentation with the analysis.This time Pato teach us a new form of analyzing poems that it is called ” SMILE”.






One Art
By Elizabeth Bishop

The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.

Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

I lost my mother’s watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.

I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn’t a disaster.

—Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan’t have lied. It’s evident
the art of losing’s not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.

Educación Tecnologica. 5/7

El Jueves 5 de Julio en la clase de educación tecnológica hablamos sobres las conclusiones que habíamos sacado del viernes que tuvimos un día trabajando para nuestros proyectos productivos.Al final de la clase nos juntamos con el/la compañer@ con el que hicimos el juego de mesa y trabajamos el producto final del juego . Bufi nos mando de tarea compartirle un documento con nuestro juego “terminado”.