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In math this week, we learned how to identify graphs and make graphs to show change. Here is an example.

## Falling Over Sideways

Recently, I finished a book called Falling Over Sideways, by Jordan Sonnenblick. It’s about a girl named Claire, who’s beginning to fall behind her friends as a dancer. She’s also dreading the first day of 8th grade. One night, she gets into a fight with her father, and then the next morning, he slumps over the dinner table. After a trip to the hospital, they discover he had a stroke. Will Claire be able to catch up with her friends, or will she fall further behind? I enjoyed this book a lot, and I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys realistic fiction.

## Observing Yom HaShoah

Recently, we observed Holocaust Remembrance Day. It was an important event in history, although not a good one. It is important that the Holocaust is remembered because it was such a terrible event and took the lives of millions. We need to remember it so it doesn’t happen again. If we forget, people will deny the Holocaust even happening, and it would be like they were all forgotten. The people who died would not be honored and respected.

The people who survived the Holocaust should share  their stories. Will need to be informed of what happened and so it will never happen again. The Holocaust remembrance day is sad and serious day for everyone. We need to be informed of what happened and so it will never happen again. The Holocaust remembrance day is sad and serious day for everyone. In Israel  a siren goes off and everyone sanding silence to remember the Holocaust. The Holocaust is something that we need to remember.

## Solving Variables

In math, we learned how to solve variables. Here is an example.

## Quest for the City of Gold

I finished a book called Quest for the City of Gold, by James Patterson. It’s the fifth book in the Treasure Hunters series. I enjoyed this book, along with the other four books in the series. When Bick and Beck find a treasure map from the Incas, they realize it will be dangerous.When the map is stolen, they have to rely on their sister’s photographic memory to locate the treasure. Well, they did until she was kidnapped. They need to find the treasure to save her. Will they be able to find the treasure before it’s too late? I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mild adventure.

## My Favorite Recipe

For journal this week, I decided to post my favorite recipe for Passover. I use chocolate chips instead of raisins, and I don’t use walnuts.

## Mock Oatmeal Drop Cookies

• 1 cup matzah farfel
• 1 cup matzah meal
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
• 2 eggs
• 1/3 cup oil
• 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
• 1/2 cup raisins

Combine matzah meal, farfel, sugar, and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl. Beat eggs and oil until frothy in a separate bowl. Pour mixture over dry ingredients. Mix well. Fold in nuts and raisins. Grease a cookie sheet. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet, allowing 2 inches of space between cookies. Bake in a 350~ oven for 20 minutes. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.Penina W. Freedenberg, Rockville, MD

## Happy Pi Day!

On March 14, we celebrated pi day. To celebrate, we completed a packet and, of course, had pie. I made a word search of some words related to pi. Pi may appear more than once.

## Big Miracle

This week we watched a movie called Big Miracle. It’s about 3 whales stuck surrounded by ice in Barrow, Alaska. The people of the small town were reluctant at first, since whales are an important resource in Alaska. An animal rights activist named Rachel, flew all the way to Alaska to save the whales. The movie was based on a true story. At first, no one wanted to help, except for a reporter named Adam Carlson. Adam was the first to see the struggling whales, unintentionally. He was filming someone when he saw a blow spout.

People from all over the country came to report there to get public attention. The family of whales named Wilma, Fred, and Bam Bam, who was under a year old. Bam Bam was injured and was not doing well. There was a huge chunk of ice blocking the whales from being able to migrate to Mexico. Everyone was beginning to worry, since the temperature was -70 degrees.

This relates to צר בעלי חיים, the ethical treatment of animals relates to this movie. Rachel went scuba diving to save Bam Bam because he had a net around his tail. The National Gaurd sent 2 helicopters to bring something to break the ice. Everyone was reluctant at first, but they came to help. New anchors came from all over the country. People were with the whales all hours cutting the ice.

## Graphing Shapes

In math this week we learned how to graph shapes on a cordinate grid. I created a rectangle with the ordered pairs listed.