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When I Got Lost

One day, on a saturday morning my mom, brother, and I went to the mall. When we got there we all decided to go to the same store. We went inside the store and followed my mom, looking bored. After a long five minutes of silence my mom looked at us and said, “If you want to go look at something somewhere else, go ahead. But just remember that…”

“Bye mom!” My brother and I said before we ran away from her. But what my brother and I didn’t know was that we should have let her finish her sentence before we ran off. After we ran away she finished her sentence,”You have to stick together because you guys don’t know this place very well.” My mom said worried, looking around her, hoping she will spot us. “They’ll be fine, don’t worry about it.” she said, talking to herself.

Meanwhile, my brother and I were looking at random stuff like hair conditioner and school supplies. ” I’m going to go look at those clothes.” My brother said, pointing at the clothes he wanted to go to while staring at me.

“Sure, it’s not like mom told us to stick together.” I said, holding a glittery notebook, staring at it, like it was the most interesting thing in the world. He walked towards the clothes he wanted to see. After a couple of minutes, I looked up to see if my brother was there. “He’s not there.” I whispered, my eyes wide open. “What if mom was trying to say something important to us before we ran away” I dropped the stack of post-its I was holding and ran without thinking.

“Where are you guys?” I said, not yelling, because I didn’t want to draw attention. I saw a women and a boy, that looked like my mom and my brother, so I ran to them. ” You guys don’t know how worried I was.” I said breathing heavily. They turned around and I realized that was not my mom and my brother. ” I’m sorry, do I know you?” The women said. “I am so sorry, I thought you were someone else.” I said, then ran away. I kept on running, then I saw my mom and my brother.”

”Where were you, we were looking for you everywhere?” My mom said, “Are you hurt? I’ll call 911 right now!” ”I’m fine.” I said laughing a little. ” Sorry we ran off before you finished talking to us.” It’s ok.” My mom said. ”Can we go home? I’m really tired.” My brother said, yawning. “Sure, let’s go.” my mom said. We walked out the store, and I felt relieved that I finally found them.

4th Grade Reflection

In 4th grade we I did a lot of things. There were a lot of different types of projects too. The projects I did are my PSA, toy theater, curiosity project, biography project, and Colonial America project. We also had different read alouds. Some of the read alouds are The Tiger Rising, Book Scavenger, and Blood on the River.

We had a couple of subjects. Those subjects were math, writing, social studies, reading, and science. My favorite subject is social studies. I like social studies because you get to learn about new things.

My favorite read aloud is Book Scavenger. I like Book Scavenger because I like mystery. I also like Book Scavenger becuase there are a lot of parts in the story that makes the book more interesting.

My favorite project was toy theater. That was my favorite project because I liked learning about my topic and it was fun writing the script and making the puppets, theater, and the scenes.

In 4th grade I learned about different things and did a lot of different projects. 4th grade was a really fun year!

Tropical Rainforests PSA

In 4th grade, we had to make a video on the human impact on our ecosystem. First we had to do a couple of things before we made the video. First we picked our ecosystem and researched it. There were different things we had to research on. Some of the things we had to research on was animals, human impact, and producers.

After we finished researching, we wrote a script and we used our research to help us write our scripts. We got a piece of paper and we drew pictures and wrote words so then we know what we’re looking for when we start our video. But it also had to be exactly 60 seconds. after we wrote our scripts, we started our video. We made our video on something called WeVideo. Then I started putting pictures in my video. You could also type things in your video. after I put all my pictures in my video I tried to make my video 60 seconds.

After I was done making it 60 seconds, I added music. When I added music, I changed the loudnes of the music. Next, I recorded my voice and looked at my script. I got a box and a microphone. When you get the box it makes the background noises go away. So when you listen to the video, there are no sounds except for your voice getting recorded. After I finished recording my voice, I showed the video that I made to my teacher. Then she approved my video and I had to press the finish button. Then I clicked the finish button and sended the video to my teacher.

When I was making the video, some parts were hard and some parts were easy. The hard part was when I had to make my video 60 seconds. The easy parts were when I added the music and recorded my voice. Making this video was really fun and it’s also telling people about human impact in ecosystems.

 

 

Biography Project – Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

 

Rosa Parks was a person who fought for the rights of black people. She had dark skin and in the early 1900’s, black people didn’t have the rights of white people. Black people were treated badly. Black people and white people were separated. Black people and white people couldn’t go to the same restaurants, stores, and they couldn’t even drink in the same water fountain. Rosa Parks wanted to do something about it.

 

                                                           Childhood

Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913. Rosa was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. Rosa’s parents separated when Rosa was 2 years old. Rosa was also homeschooled. When Rosa was 10 years old, a white boy said he was going to hit her. Rosa stood up for herself and the boy ran away. When Rosa was 11 years old, she went to Miss White’s School for Girls in Montgomery, Alabama. When Rosa grew up, she went to a college called Alabama State Teachers College for Negroes. While she was in college, Rosa’s grandmother became very ill  and Rosa left school. Then her grandmother died. After her grandmother died, her mom got sick and Rosa left school again.

 

                                                           Adult Life

When Rosa was an adult, she was tired of segregation. One day, Rosa went to the bus. She paid the bus driver and sat in a seat. In that time, when a black person sat down on a bus and there are no more seats for a white person, a black person has to give up a seat. When Rosa took a seat,  white people walked into the bus and there were no more seats. All of the black people stood up, except for Rosa. The driver asked if she was going to stand up, but Rosa said no. The bus driver called the police and she was arrested. After she was released from prison, she was married to Raymond Parks on December 18, 1932. She joined the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). The NAACP was originally created to defend the civil rights of black people. Rosa Parks became a member in 1943. Rosa received her high school diploma in 1934. Rosa worked with teens in the NAACP to plan a protest at the local library. The library did not allow black people to borrow books. Activists were often threatened, beaten, or even killed. Rosa tried to vote. Before white people and black people had to take a test to vote. White people had easy tests and and black people had harder tests. Rosa passed the test and voted. In 1994, she traveled to Sweden to receive the Rosa Parks Peace Prize. In 1965, Rosa began working for Congressman John Conyers. She continued working for him until 1988. In 1999, she received the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal. Rosa speaks at the March on Washington in Washington, D.C. Then Raymond and Rosa moved to Detroit, Michigan to start new lives. Raymond Parks died in 1977, so Rosa helped open the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development.  Then, a few years later, Rosa died at home in Detroit, Michigan on October 24, 2005.

 

                                           

                                           

                                                          Challenges

 

Rosa Parks had dark skin and she didn’t have the rights that white people had. White people and black people were separated. When Rosa was a little girl, a group called the KKK destroyed black churches and homes. Sometimes the KKK even killed black people. After the bus boycott there were consequences. Sugar was poured in carpool gas tanks. Acid was thrown at participating cars. People received threats at home and at work. Then Rosa lost her job at the department store.

 

                                                          Impact

Rosa Parks fought for the rights of black people. After Rosa got arrested, other black people heard what happened to Rosa and did a boycott for riding the bus. A teenager named Claudette sat on the bus and refused to stand up for a white person and got arrested. Another teenager named Mary Louise Smith was arrested on October 1. When Rosa voted, some schools became desegregated. Now, Rosa Parks is remembered as the mother of the civil rights movement for her courage in fighting segregation.   

Ecosystems- Tropical Rain Forests

Where are tropical rain forests? Tropical rain forests lie on the equator. The largest rain forests are in central Africa and along the Amazon River in South America. They are also found in Central America, Australia, Asia, and several islands in the Pacific.

Tropical rain forests are very unique. Tropical rain forests are unique because you can find a lot of things in a tropical rain forest. They also provide us with things. There are plants we use to make coffee and chocolate. Or species you’ve never even heard of. More importantly, many medicines can be made from plants found in rainforests. There might even be a cure for cancer in there somewhere!

There are a lot of animals in the tropical rain forest. There are consumers, producers, mammals, and more. Some of the producers in the tropical rain forest are Mahogany trees, avacados, figs, palms, tree ferns, philodendron, epiphytes, lianas, orchids, ferns, fruits, vegetation, vines, bushes, and shrubs.

Some of the consumers are sloths, spider monkeys, leaf monkeys, rodents, peccaries, tapirs, capybaras, macaws, toucans, katydids, caterpillars, snakes, crocodiles, quetzals, anacondas, caiman, jaguars, cougars, tree frogs, and lizards.

Tropical rain forests cover about 6% of Earth’s land. Tropical rain forests have helped us a lot. Instead of cutting down trees and destroying one of the most beautiful places in the world, we should do more for them.

Learning From Our Differences 4th Grade

On March 29, we had something called Learning From Our Differences (LFOD). A man came and his name is Dennis Oehler. He is disabled. He and his friend went to a hockey game and it was raining. When they went back to their car, they couldn’t drive the car. After a while they could drive the car again. When his friend was going to the right lane, their car stopped in the middle of the road. Dennis tried to push the car. Behind him, two cars hit him on the leg. He woke up in the hospital, and the doctor said that he had to get his leg removed. He didn’t want to because he couldn’t play soccer. He was going to sign a contract to play professional soccer. The next day he said that he wanted to get his leg removed.  One of his friends said he should go to the Paralympics. He did sprinting. The first race he won!

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