Children of Alcatraz

Hi again,

Continuing of of my other post about Alcatraz I will tell you more about what life was like for children who lived on Alcatraz in this post.

Here is a video about children who used to live on Alcatraz:

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Alcatraz, believe it or not, was actually a safer place to live than on San Francisco because none of the prisoners were allowed near the prison, but when they did get close to the children they were often nice and some even had baseball catches with the children. The children lived on a building by the docks called building #64 and a place where children could play called the parade grounds, where there was swing set and a baseball cage. For the older kids there were lots of parties for celebrations and multiple dances a year.  Building #64 (the building where all the families lived) had 64 apartments and they were small to fit a family, the apartments didn’t get TV’s until the mid 1940’s.

I will be blogging more about this.

Bye!

 

An Introduction to Life for Children living on Alcatraz

Hi,

Recently I have been studying what life was like for children living on Alcatraz and there is a lot of interesting facts that I did not know. I didn’t even know that children lived on Alcatraz until I read the Al Capone Does My……. series by Gennifer Choldenko. If you want to know more about this series than click here.

If you do not know what Alcatraz is then I will tell you. Alcatraz was a prison just off the coast of San Francisco Bay and the prison hosted some of the worst prisoners in the world, such as Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly and Robert Stroud. The island was once a army base from 1907-1933 and then was turned into a prison in 1934 and lasted until 1963.

I look forward to blogging more about this topic.

 

Story

My buddy wrote a story about when he went to the Bronx Zoo. He worked on this project for five days and he worked extremely hard on it. He describes how he got there, when he got out of the car and what he saw. At the zoo he saw a lot of animals including turtles, hippos and alligators. His drawings are very colorful (like always). His favorite animal that he saw was turtles because he loves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Henry’s favorite part about making this story was describing what he saw.

Buddy Artwork

This is a picture of my buddies art work. I really like what he made because it is unique and creative, I know that his pieces are always very colorful as well which made it better. I know that my buddy worked hard and stayed positive while making this piece. Even though he received help it is still a very good piece. I am looking forward to seeing what he makes and how he improves in the future.

 

 

Henry and Molly spent a total of five days making this, I think that spending that amount of time on a piece of art is automatically a good piece no matter what.

My Buddy

In all of our years at my elementary school we have Buddies. Now we have Kindergarten buddies. My buddies name is Henry. In our first buddy session when I met Henry, he found America on the globe and kissed it, I knew that we were going to have a good time, and I knew he was very cute. One of the things I like about him is that he is always smiling no matter what. An inspiring thing about Henry is that he doesn’t give up and he works very hard. I know that our friendship will grow over this year. I am excited to see how he changes and grows as a student because he is already a good student.

 

Emigration- Puerto Rico

Here are some of the reasons that people leave Puerto Rico

Most of the people today are leaving Puerto Rico because of the hurricanes that have hit and caused a lot of damage to the land and the people. The hurricanes have injured and killed citizens. Another reason that Puerto Ricans left their country is because they wanted to get a better life, they wanted money, opportunity homes and a better future for their kids.

– Puerto Rico

 

 

 

Future Blogging

I haven’t include this in any of my other posts but in the near future I will be blogging about sports. More specifically, football and my favorite team, the New York Jets, and my favorite basket ball team, the Golden State Warriors. My favorite player on the Warriors is obviously Stephen Curry because of how well he can shoot threes. My favorite Jets player is the rookie receiver Robby Anderson (at a Jets game I saw him catch a 47 yard TD triple guarded, I’ll make a separate post about that.) I will be blogging about my football team, the Raiders soon and also my basketball team the Sharks.

Stay active to see my next post.