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A Single Shard

May 17th, 2012

If I were to put my self in Tree-ear’s shoes I might have done a few things quite differently. First, Instead of thinking of what I could tell Min, I would actually tell him my feelings. Also,when the advisory came to the house, I would have come up to him and shown him the shards of the pottery Min broke. I am sure that he would understand that the firing had gone wrong and appointed Min for the commission. Next when the fox came, I would have made loud noises to scare it off. Also, when Min told me he would never teach me how to make pottery. I would have stopped working for him at once, because the only reason I was working for him was in the hope that he would teach me how to make pottery. Finally when I when to the top of the mountain and the robbers came. Instead of talking to the man and trying to politely, I would have run and screamed for help, or if they got me before I started to run, or had gotten hold of the jiggeh. I would have yelled and given them the string of coins before they opened the pack to look inside, and hopefully they would have taken my money and run. When I was reading I guessed they were looking in the jiggeh for rice. I should have told them that it had no rice in it and given them the money and as they looked at it run away. As you can see if I were Tree-ear I would have done many things much differently.

This I Believe

May 16th, 2012

 

I believe that siblings are always there for you when you need them. I could not imagine life without my two older brothers Matthew and Andrew, and this is how I learned to trust my brothers. Each year for spring break we go skiing with our entire family. One year when I was five we went to Beaver Creek and stayed in a house. The house was like a log cabin except it was much larger and had no bark on it. Also it had giant windows on the outside that when from floor to ceiling with an over hang in the front made with thin tree trunks and intricately carved planks of wood.  I really enjoyed staying in that house it was like any typical ski cabin and had cedar wood floors and fluffy warm beds with comforters and spiraling stair cases that I frequently stubbed my toes on.  We quickly discovered a very frustrating fact about my not so tallness, when my brothers and I were playing outside behind the house and I had the misfortune of walking through the most hole infested ground I have ever set foot on. What I mean by that is it was a particularly snowy year and somehow there were these at least four foot deep holes in the snow about every seven to eight inches making it impossible for me to walk through the snow without falling every thirty seconds into these holes that went clear above my head because at the time I was not the tallest glass on the shelf, and I’m still not. This made our movement forward on our mission or any other thing we tried to do that day in the snow very slow and interrupted because my brothers would have stop to walk all the way back to me and drag me out of these holes by my arms which may I need to mention took a while, not being very efficient and was quite rough on my arms. The whole time I was out there I was annoyed that I couldn’t do what my brothers could do or why it seemed that only I was the one falling in these holes and overall not being very grateful to my brothers. Still I don’t know how anyone could blame me, I mean imagine being five constantly dropping into fluffs of snow, while having your snow boots crammed with snow and ice, and face scratched with twigs your arms sore from being pushed and pulled, and over all feeling cold, left out, and just plain miserable. In my book that equals a pretty unhappy five year old, and I was one that was absolutely not ready to just hand out some thank you for everything cards. However now that I look back on it, my brothers were being incredibly considerate towards me. If you think about it they could have ditched me, or told me to go back inside and would play with me later, they could have said that mom wanted me, they probable should have complained every time they had to pull me out, but they didn’t. In fact I didn’t hear them complain or try to make it boring for me so I would go back inside. No they didn’t do any of that, not once and for that I should be thankful and know that siblings are always there for you when you need them when you need them, this I believe.

 

A Single Shard

May 9th, 2012

I think that there are two major themes in this book so far. First, friendship is defiantly one of the themes in this book. Tree-ear shows friendship in many different ways.One example is when he gives Crane-man the coat that was to big to fit him so Crane-man could keep warm. Another way Tree-ear shows friendship is he shares everything he has with Crane-man like his midday meal. He is also Crane-man’s best companion.The second theme in this book is determination. Tree-ear shows determination when he asks if he can continue to work for Min so he might have a chance of making his own piece of pottery. He still does this even though Min is mean and ungrateful of him, and this shows determination as well as courage. In my opinion these are the two main themes of A Single Shard, so far.

A Change in Technology At Trinity School

May 9th, 2012

Next year in sixth grade at Trinity we will be getting Mac Book Air’s instead of tablets for the first time. I am very excited and can’t wait to start using it. I have never had my own computer and I am sure it will be a big help for doing school work, and being able to do things without having to wait for our home computer to be open for use. I am very glad that Trinity is keeping up with the time’s and technology of the world. I am sure this change will help us more for later life when it is more likely to be using Mac’s instead of PC’s. Personally I think it will be easier to for doing school work were the computer must work for the person instead of the person working for the computer, because we must add technology to help and improve not to be in place of important things. I am sure this will only help Trinity school move forward next year.

Photo Journalism

April 30th, 2012

The Secret World Of Child Brides

It is sad that these two girls were forced to marry at the age of six.  Not only did they not have a say in whom they would marry, but they both found themselves being afraid of being in the same room with their husbands.

 

Also, the picture surprised me because the men are so much bigger than their wives. It also made me mad because it is against the law for children under the age of 18 to get married even with their parents or guardian’s consent. The government knows that these young girls are being forced into marriages is going on, but they are not making a legitimate effort to stop it.

“Whenever I saw him, I hid. I hated to see him,”

“Whenever I saw him, I hid. I hated to see him,” Tahani (in pink) recalls of the early days of her marriage to Majed, when she was 6 and he was 25. The young wife posed for this portrait with former classmate Ghada, also a child bride, outside their mountain home in Hajjah.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/06/child-brides/gorney-text

Photograph by Stephanie Sinclair

Picture caption By Cynthia Gorney

Current Event

April 17th, 2012

Name of article: Ex-Official Is Detained

April 17,2012

who: Akis Tsochatzopoulos Defense minister

What: accused of a money-laundering racket

When: Monday

Where: Greece

Why do we care: people should not be letting this happen and the elections coming soon authorities want to show that this is going to be tolerated.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/world/europe/greece-ex-official-is-detained.html?_r=1&ref=europe

 

 

Mac vs. P.C.

April 11th, 2012

There are many advantages to a Mac vs. a P.C. First, the Mac has a better processor. This makes it much faster and more efficient than the P.C. Also, the Mac has better and more advanced technology. Having this newer technology makes the Mac more users friendly where as the P.C. is more about the computer than the consumer. Next, the Mac and other Apple products are lighter and more portable. Also, if you working in the dark the apple computers have a small bonus of having lights behind the keys making it easier to see, where on a P.C. the keys are typically black and not very visible. Also, The P.C will not turn on sometimes and crashes easily and you get a lot of “blue screens of death” or Trojan horses, were on a Mac computer has technology to keep it from crashing or getting viruses. Finally, the Mac uses less steps to do one thing, but on a P.C. it takes five steps to do one thing making it more time consuming than needed.

Many P.C. users would say that the P.C. was the original computer. This is true; however, P.C. did not produce other products with their technology. Apple took this original technology and expanded it enormously making the IPhones, IPods, IPads, ITouches, and other Apple computers. Some would say that the P.C. has a longer battery life. This might be possible, but the P.C. is so slow that work can be done on a Mac in less time without wasting as much battery life, but when doing the same amount of work on a P.C. it takes more much more not making the long battery life very helpful. Not only is the long battery life useless the charger is much bigger, heavier, and bulkier. So if you were using the computer for work on a business trip you would have to bring in addition to this heavy computer a charger that is probably the same weight. Making those long lines on a Friday morning in airport security much more stressful and difficult (as if they don’t make it hard enough already) having to carry the heavy briefcase while putting back on shoes, pants, and other necessities such as these. In my opinion the Mac has many more benefits than the P.C.

Spring Break Aspens

March 12th, 2012

For spring break this year I went to
Beaver Creek in Colorado to go skiing with my family. One night my Dad, Brother,
and I road up to the top of the mountain in a snow cat to have dinner at a restaurant
on the top of the mountain. On the way back down we listened to one of the men
that had helped everyone load into the back of the snow cat, talking about some
of the interesting features of some wild life on the mountain. He told us that Aspens
always grow together. He also said that they live in colonies, and all their
roots connect together. That is why you almost never see one Aspen all alone because
it isn’t able to survive all by itself.  I
was wondering if everyone in the world worked together and depend on each other
like the Aspens that everyone would get along better and we wouldn’t have as
many wars and problems.

Values Lesson

March 1st, 2012

Today in values we learned about manufacturing in the real world by making Parcoes. A parcoe is a 3 by 5 paper card that’s left side has a 1 by3 inch rectangle colored in blue and an 1 by 1 inch red paper square paper clipped to the top right corner. You made these in a group of 4 or 5 and they had to be perfect then you would cash them in at the “bank” or use them to buy more supplies (colored pencils, paper, paper-clips, rulers etc.) at the store. The object was to wake the most parcoes in a specific amount of time. Our group won with 11 parcoes, and I was the CEO and William was the sales person our companies name was Wolfkon Parceo Publishing Company “The Company that puts the Parcoe in publishing.” Our strategy was not buying a lot of materials and folding our paper so instead of cutting one square at a time we cut 4 or 8 we also used an assembly line. This was a very fun activity and was a good imitation of a fake market place.

Current Event

February 29th, 2012

http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/29/opinion/huffman-women-health/index.html?npt=NP1

Wed February 29, 2012

what is happening to women’s health care

Who: The Catholic Church

What: To vote to deny coverage for health care benefits that are considered incorrect and morally wrong by The Catholic Church.

When: Tomorrow

Why: To fight for something they think is morally wrong, and supposedly illegal due to the  1 article, and second section of the 13 article in the Amendments to the Constitution.
(Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.)