keep running

In late September, class 5C took the mile run. It went something like this. First, every member of the class chose a partner and got a sheet of paper. Then, everyone went outside to the basketball court/field. A lot of people are really nervous about this extreme run. Since the class was in partnerships, these partners had to choose who was going first and who was going second. Was that was decided, the first set went to the start line. The gym teacher Mr. Borja started the timer. “123 GO” he screamed. And just like that, they were off. Every time someone hit the start Mr. Borja called out that time and the partner not running and they write it down. These amazing runners had to run 10 laps around the basketball court and black top. When the tenth lap was up, it was time to switch. As you can see, all the members of the mile run are exhausted. Hopefully, something like this will never occur again. 

Halloween at Heathcote

Rain. On Halloween it rained. Everyone thought Halloween was ruined but some people knew that rain would not stop them from having the best Halloween ever. Since it was raining, Heathcote schools principal Ms. Stile held the Halloween parade inside. The whole school gathered in the auditorium and she started. It went something like this: first the whole school sang the Pledge of Allegiance and then sang the national anthem after that, the music teacher Ms. Bescherer lead the school in the school song and a few other songs that Heathcote school sings at assemblies. After that, all the teachers came up to the stage. This year at Heathcote, the theme for the teachers costume was the Wizard of Oz. So once they were all up on the stage, they sang Over the Rainbow and the whole school sang along.  Then came the moment all of Heathcote school was waiting for, the parade. The kindergarten went first, the first grade went second and so on. According to Hana a member of class 5C “the parade was better inside. It was a lot more fun.” All the grades had really unique costumes and not on purpose, Mrs. Cooper and had the same costume. Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz. 

20 Facts on the Stamp Act

  1. The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765.
  2. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.
  3. Ship’s papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed.
  4. The tax applied to all legal documents, such as contracts, licenses, deeds, diplomas, and ship clearance papers. It also applied to pamphlets, newspapers, playing cards, advertisements, and dice.
  5. In order to purchase these items, a person had to also purchase a tax stamp that was embossed on (or attached to) the item.
  6. Any legal documents that did not have a stamp were considered invalid. If anyone distributed documents without the proper stamp, they could be fined.
  7. They passed this law because they had to raise money after the French and Indian War
  8. On May 29, 1765, the Virginia legislature adopted resolutions stating that only the Virginia legislature itself could tax Virginians.
  9. These Virginia Resolutions were written and introduced to the legislature by Patrick Henry.
  10. After they were adopted, the resolutions were published in many colonial newspapers.
  11. They inspired widespread colonial resistance to the tax.
  12. When they heard about it, the colonists were vehemently opposed to the new tax.
  13. According to the act, the money raised from the tax was supposed to be used for the protection and defense of the American colonies.
  14. However, the colonists suspected that Parliament planned to spend the money on defense for England, not the colonies.
  15. The colonists were also angry because they did not believe Parliament should be allowed to impose a tax on the colonies without their consent.
  16. Although resented, the Sugar Act tax was hidden in the cost of import duties, and most colonists accepted it.
  17. The Stamp Act, however, was a direct tax on the colonists and led to an uproar in America over an issue that was to be a major cause of the Revolution: taxation without representation.
  18. And for and upon every pack of playing cards, and all dice, which shall be sold or used within the said colonies and plantations, the several stamp duties following (that is to say):

  19. For every pack of such cards, one shilling.

  20. And for every pair of such dice, ten shillings.