Friday, March 10, 2017

LW2W

In the end I liked the book. 

My favorite part was the end. I liked the ending, because Nya and Salva met.

I still am a little confused on how they met up. Nya and Salva were in different time periods throughout the story, so I don't get how they met. 

I think one possible theme would be when there is many hardships in life don't give up.

Nya and Salva played this theme a lot during the book.

For example, Nya had to walk everyday to go get water, but she did not give up.

Another example is, Salva had long harsh walks in the desert, but he did not give up. All he had to do was think of what Uncle told him, which was to take one step at a time. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Argument

Class Pets Are Beneficial
It was Rebecca's first day of kindergarten. Before she left home she hugged and gave her dog Buddy a kiss. Rebecca knew she would miss her dog at school, so when she got to school she started crying. The teacher wondered what was wrong and she said, "I miss my dog Buddy." The teacher told Rebecca that there was no need to be sad, because they had have a class pet. All of the sudden Rebecca perked up. I believe every classroom should have a class pet.

First of all, pets bring so many new ways to learn in the classroom. For example, in reading class you ask your students to make a list of adjectives describing your class pet. In social studies your students could research on where your class pet was originated. In science you can have your students make a food web that includes your class pet. The students would really like this, because it brings a more fun and creative way to learn. They would approach learning all these new subjects with a new enthusiasm and interests.

In addition, having a class pet could encourage students to work harder and can build self esteem. Helping to take care of a pet give a child a sense of pride and accomplishment The more a student bonds with a pet, the more confident they are. In fact, studies conducted by the Waltham Centre have shown that children with pets have higher levels of self-esteem, than those without pets.

As a matter of fact, pets also teach responsibility to children. No matter how young a child is they can begin to learn how to care for the needs of another living being. Learning how to care for others can help reinforce how to care for yourself. Observing and caring for an animal instills a sense of responsibility and respect for life. Learning that their involvement matters in the care of your pet will teach children that responsibility is important and that they can contribute and make a difference.

I know many will say class pets are a distraction, but they actually encourage students to work harder. If students have goals to work for then they will try to achieve them. If students have something to work for this can bring their grades up. With a lot of pride, confidence, and dedication students can accomplish anything.

All in all, there should be a class pet in every classroom. For reasons such as pets bring so many new ways to learn, they make kids responsible, and they encourage students to work harder and build self esteem. Have your opinions changed on having a class pet in the classroom?



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Argument

In Mr.Croy's advanced ELA class he is asking us to make a blog about our argument.

My topic is that every classroom should have a class pet.

I'm going to use four hooks and I would like you to tell me which one you like best.

The first hook is an anecdote, which is a very short story.

It was Rebecca's first day of kindergarten. Before she left home she hugged and gave her dog Buddy a kiss. Rebecca knew she would miss him at school. When she got to school she started crying. The teacher wondered what was wrong and she said, "I miss my dog Buddy." The teacher told Rebecca that there was no need to be sad, because they had got a class pet. All of the sudden Rebecca perked up.

My second hook will be a surprising fact.

Did you know that classroom pets stimulate learning.

My third hook will be a rhetorical question.

Have you ever been in class and ever missed your pet at home? There's no need for that if you were to have a class pet.

My fourth hook is a quote.

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of ones soul has remained unawakened."

Thursday, February 16, 2017

For my argument topic in advanced ELA I chose that smoking should be illegal everywhere!

I picked this topic, because I know smoking is very bad for you.

In health class I learned the many effects of smoking.

Some of these effects are you can get lung cancer, central nervous system disorders, COPD, gross looking teeth, your eyesight can get worse, and the worst of all is you could die from smoking so much.

All in all, there are no positive effects of smoking. All of it is bad, so nobody should smoke.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hello World!

My name is Breanna, and I am a seventh grade student.

I don't know much about blogs, and I have never written one.

My teacher, Mr.Croy had our class each make an account.

Mr.Croy loves technology, and likes to talk about it.

I love to play volleyball, so I would probably blog about that.

I might even blog about different things we do in school.