A Long Walk To Water

A Long Walk to Water is a book by Linda Sue Park. It is about two people who live in Southern Sudan separately. There are two stories. The stories switch off every other chapter. One is a true story about a boy named Salva and one is based off a true story about a girl named Nya. The book mostly does Salva’s part. This book can be sad sometimes, especially on the chapters about Salva. Salva’s village had gotten attacked while he was at school. His class ran into a bush and all the people split up into villages. He was around 11 years old when that happened. Nya’s story is she lives with her family. Everybody has jobs and her job was to get water. Everyday all she did was walk back and forth to a pond everyday. Once she gets to water she sticks her hand in mud and tries to find water in the mud. She did this everyday. This book made me feel thankful for what I have.

This book has leadership in it especially on Salva’s part. He found his uncle. His uncle was a leader to their group for a while. Effective qualities for leadership is kindness, confidence, bravery, intelligence, skills, strength, courage, focus, cooperation and communication. Those are all effective leadership qualities. During a time when a war is happening, like in the book, it is important that Salva’s uncle had all these traits.

Salva demonstrates these qualities throughout the book. For example strength Salva did not just give up when he was tired he had the strength to keep going. Another one cooperation he cooperated because he did not want the group to abandon him like his first group. Also confidence Salva did not just stand by when know one would give him food, he had the confidence to get food from the adults. Finally bravery he was brave when he lost his uncle and his friend. Not as much as his friend, but still he was brave. Also he continued doing what his uncle did by taking everything step by step. 

Salvia’s philosophy by taking everything bit by bit can help me in my life. Like, if there is something that is hard for me that I am doing I can just take it bit by bit until it is complete. It can not only help me in cases like that, but if I don’t know how long something is I can get through it bit by bit. Also if I do know how long I am going to be there.

Perseverance is important which is something Salva has. Perseverance is important because when someone has perseverance and having a problem they wont give up they will keep trying. Because they have perseverance. If someone does not have perseverance they would probably give up and not be determined to keep trying. It is important to keep trying and not give up. If someone does not have perseverance they can get it.

Anyone can develop the ability to persevere. You need to persuade yourself or the person to have perseverance. You don’t always have to, but if someone does not have the perseverance for what they are doing then persuading yourself or the person is most likely the best thing to do.

This book is important and has a lot of lessons in this story.  Nya needs to dig and dig in the mud to get water. Which is not that clean. Water just comes to my sink and gets filtered. Also it took Salva a year and a half to get to Kenya from Ethiopia. It would take me probably around 12 hour because of planes. This book causes me feel thankful for what I have.

Rube Goldberg 8

We changed the goal to alka seltzer in water from stamp on paper. After a few times we made it work. It was so exciting. It felt so good I was so relieved. I can’t believe it worked. After 3 goals and 73 takes it worked. It took a long time, but it was wroth it. We were screaming so loud when it completed the course. We were all so happy. It felt like a weight was lifted off our chest. I would show the video, but I don’t have it right now. It took us a while, but we kept trying changed our goals until we got it right. We got really frustrated along the way, but at the end I felt so good. Lexi and Mia did to.

Immigration Filming 2

In school we are still working on immigration and we are still filming the stop motion video. My group and I Lexi and Mia decided that we were going to redo the first scene and have yesterday as a learning experience. Which we have not gotten a lot done yet, but are set looks more neat than yesterday. We have just two people not done, but we did not even get to the scene with them in it yet. We are going to make it at our houses so it will be ready for tomorrow. I will do one and Mia will do the other. It is really cool when you put all the picture together. It is hard while doing it, but at the end it is worth it. It take a while to do. Today we recorded how long it will take us to say the script. So we know how long to make it. if we don’t do that then something can go wrong and we don’t want that. It will not be the best because we have only done this once before, but it will not be terrible because we have had experience. We will do what we did today because even though we did not do a lot we can tell it will be better then the other one we did before. I am excited to see it when it is done!

Immigration Filming

In school we are working on a immigration project. We started filming because it is a stop motion movie. We started working on the first scene, but we think we are going to do redo it. So today would be a learning experience. Also because there was kind of a mess up. This is what are lego stop motion was for it was a practice. Anyways the topic we are filming on is push and pull. The people in my group are Lexi and Mia the same people from the last stop motion. It can kind of get frustrating when you just want someone to walk across the room. It takes a while. It is cool though once you watch it. To add the speaking we will first take the pictures. Then we will add the talking. We have to make sure that we have enough second which is hard because it is hard to predict how long the talking will be. That is all about stop motion.

Rube Goldberg 7

I STILL am working on Rube Goldberg and it got to the end, but the stamp did not hit the paper. It was so annoying. We do not know what went wrong, but we are going to figure it out. I can’t believe it. I think we need something heavier to make it stamp. At east are other problem is not happening anymore. It was still really frustrating. It almost worked. The project keeps on getting better and better. I have a feeling that it is almost done. If it completed it without the stamp pressing down then it will probably finish soon. I just hope it will work soon. I can’t wait to see it finish.