Did you think you didn’t get the freedom you deserve in 5th grade? Was it just work, work, and more work? Well, that’s what’s good about 6th grade! My advice and something to look forward to in 6th grade for the incoming 6th graders, is always bring your required stuff for class and there is freedom in 6th grade.
In 6th grade you get to get on your phone and listen to music all the time in class. And on Fridays in enrichment you can play games on your computer. Speaking of computer, you are limited on what you get on but there are still a variety of games. You can customize your background on your computer to whatever you want. When you work hard you get rewarded with freedom.
Another piece of advice for you, is always have your required stuff for that class. For example, always have your computer charged up, get your planner signed every Thursday, don’t forget a pencil, etc. If you go to all of the rewards party all year you get to go to a “End of the Year Awards Party” and jump on a bunch of trampolines! That’s fun right? Remember, always bring your stuff to class.
That was just two of the awesome things to look forward to in 6th grade. Don’t be scared 6th grade is a breeze, I’m sure you will all do fine. Do you think you will enjoy 6th grade?
Knowledgeable 6th grader
Invasive Species are a major problem in the world today but yet, the public doesn’t even know about it. This is a big problem because this is destroying our lakes which means no more summer fun on the lake, but there are solutions. Weevil and crawfish are two solutions that will definitely guarantee aquatic plants to have a positive effect on our East Texas waters.
Giant Salvinia is one of the major invasive species we have in Texas but what is different about it is that it has a solution, Weevils! Know Weevils don’t look like much but they pack a punch towards Giant Salvina! Said by Texasalloutdoors.com “Weevils can clear 90% or more of an area if there are enough of them.” To me that’s a miracle in a bug body. Weevils are like super heroes knocking out Giant Salvina like it’s the villain.
Zebra mussels are a pain to deal with on boats, fishing rods, docks, well I guess anything it can get onto it ruins, but there is a solution called crayfish also known as crawfish. Crawfish are also known as food in Texas but they are also a solution for Zebra Mussels. Male Crawfish eat more Zebra Mussels than female Crawfish. Crawfish prefer smaller Zebra Mussels but will still eat the bigger ones. A plus to Crawfish, being a predator, is that if they overpopulate us humans can have Crawfish-grill. Crawfish are an amazing solution to get rid of the pest known as Zebra Mussels.
As I clearly stated Crayfish and Weevils are an amazing solution to the invasive species known as Zebra Mussels and Giant Salvinia. Invasive species grow more and more every single day and the public needs to know. What are you going to do about the monsters in our waters?
Bravery is such an important part of life because it makes people so much more interesting. Malala stated in her book “I am Malala” how she stood up for Swats rights and her rights even after she got a death threat. That’s bravery in my book. Bravery is an important part of life, because it makes the world interesting by inspiring people to stand up for themselves and try new things.
Malala’s bravery is clear through her book she gives wonderful example of why bravery is important part of life, here is just few. In fact, Malala was brave even when the Taliban threaten her and she even said “I am not afraid.” we can use bravery in our darkest moments in life to overcome obstacles. Notably, Malala tragically got shot by the Taliban, but she is a fearless female and pushed on to talk about girls rights and education, so much that she won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. Malala’s courage through what she has been through is remarkable that was just few of the many examples.
Malala’s story inspires people every day to try new things. Nevertheless, she inspires people to learn about politics, gender studies, social justice ect. She has a quote that says, “We were scared but our fear was not as strong as our courage!” she has inspired the world to be at least a little bit better. In other news, she grew up in a school with competition and inspired her fellow classmates to work hard in their studies. Malala has inspired many people in this cruel world to be the better and bigger person to make the world a better place.
Malala has indeed shown how to be brave and courageous when times are tough, and she inspires other people to be the same. Because of Malala, there are more bold and interesting people in this world to create a chain of inspiration that will domino effect of other people.
Malala makes her voice heard when she speaks out about the Taliban. Notably, Malala would go through interviews speaking out about the Taliban, knowing the risk she was taking. “A death threat against me” She knew the threats would come in but she still did what she loved.
Not to mention, she would make speeches along with her father because they think it is not right for the Taliban to push people around. Malala is just a little girl with a big heart and brave soul, she makes those speeches to stand up for the people who can’t, something most adult don’t.
Malala speaks out about the Taliban, a thing not many other people have done. She has indeed made her voice heard.
Education is important to Malala because, the boys are allowed to go to school, but it is “shameful” for girls to go to school says the Taliban.The Taliban says “…you don’t need an education to cook and clean…”. She wants to prove them wrong.
For instance, the Taliban is making girls wear burqas to school or anywhere else because it is “shameful” if they didn’t wear them. A member of the Taliban says, “Sister” “You must wear a burqa you are bringing shame!”. They expect girls to wear certain outfits, but boys can wear what they want.
Notably, the Taliban made Malala’s dad make certain gates for girls and boys so they don’t see each other. The Taliban says boys and girls should not see each other because, they could naturally develop a relationship.
Schooling is critical to Malala because, she wants everyone to be equal. She has indeed proved that Gender does not matter, girls can do what boys can, and boys can do what girls can and both learn the same.
Most people in the world have at least one family member that doesn’t live near them, so they text/email them every once in a while but did you know that it might not be read the same way you typed it? Although they bear some similarities the difference between talking in person and communicating with technology are clear.
Here are some simple similarities between communicating in person rather than communicating with technology. You can express your feelings in texting almost as well as you can in real life. like saying “I love you” in real life your mom will still think you love her if you text it to her, or saying “good night sleep well” the person you are sending it to will still be happy you said that through text or in real life. You can misunderstand anyone by saying the wrong words. for example if you say “ugghh, I don’t care” they might think you don’t care about what they have to say. And if you text ” so I’m going to Sweden tomorrow” they might think you are asking them to come with you and you will have the awkward conversation of telling them no. those were a few similarities about communicating in real life than on your phone.
Here are some easy differences between communicating in person and technology. Sadly with technology there are still ways you can bully, but the bullying is mentally rather than in real life it is physical and mentally. It’s harder to block someone in real life than it is on your phone, because you see them every day in real life. Also you can save the evidence on your phone or screen capture, rather than in real life you can be bullied for years but no one believes you because you don’t have evidence. When you talk to someone facial expressions and hand gestures really help your conversation be
interesting. So if you say “i love watermelon” the person your texting it to might not realize how much you love it. Rather than in person you can be going through the lunch line and see watermelon and jump up and down and saying, ” I LOVE WATERMELON” they will get how much you love it. That was only a few easy ways I could have explained this.
Although they did bear a few similarities the difference between communicating in person and communicating with technology are clear. In my opinion, it’s easy to text someone but you establish a better connection, and relationship when you are talking in person. The best way to end this is by saying both ways are equally used in everyday life.
Skateland was packed with people,
and it was the end of the night.
They let the plastic balls out and it was a fright!
The boys mostly didn’t mess with the girls,
but the one who did was in for a beating.
Because all the girls had a meeting!
They were fed up with this violence
So they got a local bear to do there dirty work
He hit him so hard with a ball it nearly sent him to New York!
The boy paused looking kinda dizzy,
then bolted after the bear in a frenzy!
The bear ran for his life,
And he succeeded!
He came out without a scratch,
And the boy was defeated.
Inside I’m different.
Everyone says different is good.
Different is fear.
Fear that I won’t be accepted.
Accepted into the crowd
The crowd of people who care or don’t care.
The who wants to like me,
Like me because I can be myself.
And I want to join the crowd like me
The fun nerd who reads comics on a daily basis,
The person behind the screen
Are you like me?
By: Bailey C.
These are a few connections I made with Melody in ‘Out Of My Mind’ and Faith from “Faith:Hollywood and Vine”. Melody and Faith are bottled up inside until Melody gets a Medi-talker, and Faith’s secret got out that she is a superhero! Melody_”Noun,verbs,adverbs, and adjectives-thousands of them-as well as a cool sentence maker that is located at a different level.”. Faith is chubby for a superhero and people judge her for that same for melody, Mr.Dimmings didn’t think melody could be smart enough to get into the genius club.’Finally, he cleared his throat and said “The winner of today’s competition and the winner of the butterfinger candy bar with the perfect score is…’ he paused again his head a shake.’. Faith has a different identity so people see her as someone else, Melody is seen as a dumb disabled kid but she gets a medi-talker and shows her true self.’Mrs.Brookes he than said ‘it is my opinion that Melody is severely brain damaged and profoundly retarded.’ (Don’t worry her mom got him back by going of on him). There are many more ways I could compare these books, but that is only 3 of my best.