Today in class, we read a TFK article on “Should Cursive be Taught in School?”. The articles talks about if kids should learn cursive or not.
In my opinion I think that you should learn to write cursive. It is really handy to learn it. I think this because, first if you have very old important documents you can read it. Like if you visit Washington D.C you could read the important documents written. I also think that cursive should be taught because it can be important later on in jobs or life. I also think that writing cursive is just easier and more fun. The states haven’t passed a law about how cursive shouldn’t be taught in school but I think that they shouldn’t do it at all.
Today our class read an article about cloning. Cloning is when you get a cell or DNA and duplicate the animal you got the DNA or cell from. For example, if you had a pet hamster and got some DNA from it, you could clone the hamster.
I think that cloning animals is good and bad. One reason why I think its good is because you can get the same pet again using cells that they had. Scientists are happy about this because they can study about extinct animals and they can save lives of endangered animals. One reason why it is bad is because the new animal could lead to many things in the future like defects and trouble with organs.
In school since October, we have been working on feature articles. We did our feature articles on Pages. Feature articles are okay to make. They are kind of hard and kind of easy. Thing that were hard for me were remembering some little details. Things that were easy was writing and picking article designs and formatting.
I did my feature article on Diwali. If you want to check my article out go to the link below!
Our class has been doing a rocketry unit since September to December. We built, launched, graphed, and reflected on our rockets throughout the unit. Today was our class rocketry presentations and my group went second to last. We talked about how our group did and what changes we did for rockets, but we mostly talked about the process of the rockets.
While we were going up to present, I was really nervous and thinking I was going to mess up. Time flew by and then we finished so quickly. So when we finished I was proud of our group and especially myself. If someone asked our group to do rocketry again I think that my whole group will say YES!
In the book Pax by Sara Pennypacker, a character named Vola is a complex person, with both a caring and a tough side. She shows her caring side when she takes in a boy named Peter who broke his ankle. Vola takes care of Peter until his leg is healed. On her tough she she wants to know everything about Peter and she threatens Peter to talk. Also Vola is like a mother to Peter. Evidence to support this theory is that Vola made crutches and fed him food. I think that Vola is also really suspicious because she wants to know why Peter just wandered on to Vola’s property. Overall, I think Vola has a motherly side to her and a tough side.
In my opinion I think that building an oil plant is a good thing and a bad thing. I think it is bad because it could ruin the tribes land. One reason I think that this is because people are building on their land so it is not only not okay it is also not fair. It is not fair because the government aren’t thinking about the Native Americans and that it is their land.
I also think that this is good because if there is a less chance of oil to spill out. One reason that it won’t be dangerous is because a train that is on train tracks, and it has oil, it could spill out any time, though it will make serious damage, but if you have an oil pipeline it is a safer way for oil to travel than a train so it is good.
I my opinion I think that Native American tribes should get the decision to have the pipeline or not because they have the right to speak up. Since they are American citizens and they are native to this country, they can have the right to protest and have freedom of speech.