Monday, October 21, 2013

National Writing Day

New York Times
 Learning Project



What’s going on in this picture? Look closely at the image above, or view it in a larger size, then tell us what you see by posting a comment. On Oct. 22, we will reveal more about the image and its origins at the bottom of this post.
                                                             

What do you think might be going on in this picture? I think its inside an engine room. I think this because their are radios or another communication devices that can be used to communicate with others on the ship and the heat from the fire burns the coal that is inside the black funnel. I can also see that this picture looks like it was in earlier than 2013 because of the radios and the way the men dress. This picture really confused me and took me awhile to figure out what it might be! I went through many ideas but rejected them because it didn't make sense. What do you think this is?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Why Is There Slavery When We Have Human Rights?

BLOG ACTION DAY
HUMAN RIGHTS
CHALLENGE 5

So today we are looking at our human rights and children rights. According to article 4 on human rights its says "No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms." I remember reading an article about modern day slavery. It said that over 21-30 people are being enslaved today. More than 5 million in Asia + Pacific, Over 500,00 in Africa and South America , and Less than 500,000 in Europe and North America. But there is a HUMAN RIGHT against slavery. Isn't it ridiculous how in America there is still slavery when we even had a civil war against slavery!  There are a lot of organizations that are helping to stop slavery including, http://www.freetheslaves.net/page.aspx?pid=348, and their goal is to stop slavery in our lifetime.
Student Blog Challenge 1-4



CHALLENGE 4
GLOBAL ISSUES

One of our global issues is world hunger.  Did you know 13.1 percent of the world’s population is hungry.  That’s roughly 925 million people who go undernourished on a daily basis, consuming less than the recommended 2,100 calories a day and in 2010, an estimated 7.6 million children — more than 20,000 a day — died from hunger.  This is ridiculous.  While hunger exists worldwide, 62.4 percent of the hunger exists in Asia/South Pacific.  Why does this have to happen?  This is because of natural disasters, war, poverty trap, Agricultural infrastructure, and over-exploitation of environment.  But why is this still a problem when more than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, are overweight and still today over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women are obese.  World hunger is a issue that everyone should be worried about.  Other countries should help if they aren't in debt. This our world, we share it together. NOBODY should be starving to death.





CHALLENGE 3
My School Day
On a regular school day I start my day off by waking up at 6:00 a.m! I run downstairs, waking my parents up in the process, and get bowl of Lucky Charms. By the time I'm done with breakfast it's usually 6:15, which means I have to leave in an hour! I run back up the stairs and get ready. At 7:15 my dad drives me to the school 20 minutes away from home. I have my 1-4 period classes then head off to lunch, by this point I'm starving, I grab my lunch box from my locker and go to the cafeteria where I eat my peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I eat a sandwich each day and my friends ask me why I eat the same thing everyday and all I say is it's my favorite because truthfully it is. My classes start off in the morning at 8:05 with Pre- Algebra, Then Band, Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, and Study hall each an hour long. On Thursdays and Fridays we can chose if we would like to do any Enrichment classes, mine is Archery. It was not my first choice but once I tried it I found out that I like it and I'm not terrible at it, except for the times I don't draw the string back right and it ends up slapping me in the arm! The bell rings school is out and everyone gets to go home, not me. I have volleyball practice for my schools 7th grade volleyball team, The Lincoln RedStorm. School is not just a time for learning but also a time to enjoy yourself with your friends, if you think about your whole life depends on what you make out of your school life. If anything I could definitely improve my study skills, test aren't as easy for me as homework. My study skills need to change because I need to get in the habit of studying more and in different ways to remember.

CHALLENGE 2
 My Town
Even though I go to Lincoln Junior High in Plymouth, Indiana, I live in Culver which is about 15-20 minutes away from Plymouth. Culver is a beautiful small town with a population of about 1,000 it is located on a lake called Lake Maxinkuckee. That is the first place I would recommend any one to go to, There is a public beach were you can relax and swim. After your nice swim you can walk down the street to a DELICIOUS restaurant famous for their pizza called, "Papas". When you leave Papa's after having the fabulous Margarita Pizza, you want to get a place to stay. There is no better place then the Culver Cove, with excellent service and a great pool. After your long rest and breakfast in bed, you decide to learn some history about Culver so you head to the Culver Military Academy. When you arrive you hear a parade going on so you go and see. You see the drum and bugle corps., all of woodcraft and upper camp, and horses. After the exciting parade you go to get lunch, but where? Cafe Max, of course, you walk inside and you are immediately greeted by the hostess and the owner and they take you to you seat. After looking at the menu you decide to get some Eggs Benedict, and after taking one bite you are obsessed! It is so good you feel like ordering more, but you can't because your time has come to leave Culver. You want to come back someday because it was such a relaxing stay. You had everything you could every want in a vacation.












CHALLENGE 1
About Me
Dream out loud!  Be the best you!  Welcome to my blog!  I am a 7th grader at Lincoln Junior High.  I am very excited to be off starting my year with a blog!  I am new at this just like almost everybody here.  I plan on making the best out of this blog!  I hope I can meet new people from all over the world from this website.

When people talk about me I think they would describe me most as very interesting but funny.  I am a very friendly person and I become friends with almost everyone I meet.  I like to talk A LOT!  If you ever meet me you probably won't forget me.  I like being friendly because you end up leaving a footprint in that persons life.  Sit by that lonely person at lunch, or just be friendly you don't have to make any commitments.

My dreams are BIG!  I hope in becoming a Business Executive of a big company when I'm older!  I know I've got a ways to go but I know that working hard now will pay off in the future.  My goals for this year are that I study more, learn more, make a ton of new friends, and I get the best grades possible.  I have big expectations for myself, I expect myself to work my best and always keep trying.  

Monday, October 14, 2013

I Wonder...


 Have you ever wondered why avocados are considered a vegetable. If it was a vegetable wouldn't it not have a pit (seed)? What about cherries? They have a pit! Tomatoes are thought of to be a vegetable but they really aren't! Avocado is actually a pear-shaped fruit in the family Lauraceae. Avocados were initially cultivated in South America from where they migrated to Mexico. Common varieties of avocados include fuerte, gwen, hass and pinkerton. Others are reed and zutano. The definition of a fruit is any fleshy part of a plant, other than the above structure, that supports the seeds and is edible which makes bell peppers and tomatoes a fruit! Comment what your opinion about this topic is.
 

Thursday, October 03, 2013

10-03-13
                              

                                               I'm Not a Blonde


 People make judgments about people based on stereotypes that exist in their mind.  This is totally unfair to the person being judged.  In the book The Outsiders, Greasers are thought of to be inappropriate, rude, dirty, and violent and "Socs" judge every greaser by that stereotype.  Not every greaser is that way, some of them can't choose whether or not they are apart of that group or not.   Ponyboy was practically born into being a greaser, but he acts like a normal person.  He reads books, loves to learn, and likes going to the movies. 

This sadly happens in real life though, people are bullied and judged based on how they look and their hobbies.  Some of the people I know are judged like that, My friend is a blonde, because of this she is thought of to be very dumb and unintelligent.  She gets great grades and finishes her homework everyday.  She scores very high on tests and has her own mind about things.  This isn't fair to her or ANYONE being judged like this.  Judging others is a type of bullying, and in Indiana that is illegal.  I don't understand why people have these made up ideas of people like you are put into classes. Popular, Jockey, Nerd, Emo, etc. it really doesn't work like that and it shouldn't for those who are doing that.  This needs to stop.