How Far is Rock Bottom…in the Ocean?

It’s safe to say the ocean is pretty deep. But how deep is it? Watch the video below. It will stretch your thinking on how deep… Deep really is.


After watching this video, do the following:
1. Go to your student blog site
2. Create a new post
3. Respond to this question: What questions or creative thoughts are sparked by this video? For example…what do you wonder? What do you want to know? or do?
(you may embed this YouTube video by copying the video’s URL, locating the “Visual/Text” tabs on the top right of your post, click Text, then paste in the URL. Click back to the Visual tab to continue writing.)

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The Orphan of Ellis Island

The book The Orphan of  Ellis Island is a book about A boy named Dominic Cantori, he is an orphan, and isn’t treeted nicely ether, his shoes are to small and riped, and he switches from family all the time. So there on a trip to Ellis Island and Dominic’s class is going to see there family names on a wall but since he is a orphan he does not have family, so he goes to hide in a closet but acsidently falls asleep, and when he wakes up he relizes that its dark out and his class mates are already on the ferry outside! He picks up a resever that is recorded in a old mans voice and gets telaported back in time to Italy in 1908! This is an amazing book that I hope you will read!!

Maggies Door

Last week, I read a book about 2 immigrant named Nory and Sean, and there family. It is a book about 2 family thriving to stay alive and get to Brooklyn, New York. If you like adventures, this is the book for you. But there are a lot of characters, so for some people it can be hard to keep up. Maggie Door is a great book and I recommend it.

The Orphan of Ellis Island

The Orphan of Ellis Island is a great book. This book is about a kid named Dominic who is an orphan but doesn’t want people to know. One day when Dominic and his class went on a field trip to Ellis Island he wondered off and ended up taking a little nap in a closet and before he new it, he had already traveled back in time to the year 1908. If you like adventure or time travel this book would be a perfect book for you.

The Orphan of Ellis Island, Book review

The Orphan of Ellis Island is a phenomenal book.  It’s about a boy named Dominic. Dominic is an orphan, his parents both died when he was a baby.  During his class trip to Ellis Island there is a part where the guide is asking questions but he doesn’t want to answer them, so he hide from the group. Then Dominic travels back in time to Italy.  This book teaches you to be thankful for family. I would highly recommend this book especially if you like adventure and time travel.

What might happen if there were no rules, laws or government?

Imagine you live on an island far away.  There are no rules, no laws, and no government.  There is no one to tell you what to do.

  1. Would anyone have the right to govern you? Would you have the right to govern anyone else? Why?
  2. Would you have any rights? What might they be?
  3. What might people who were smarter or stronger than others try to do? Why?
  4.  What might people who were not as smart as others or who were weaker than others try to do? Why?
  5.  What might life be like for  you, your family and everyone else in a state of nature?

Why We Give

Sometimes when we give to others, we receive even more in return. Watch this video. Try not to cry, then think of a time when you or someone you know made a sacrifice or did a good deed for the benefit of someone else. Briefly write about this time. Try not to cry.