Poverty Equals Hope

Last Friday for our first mitzvah trip of the year we went Malivai Washington. Malivai Washington is a place that helps kids in Poverty.Kids come there after school and receive a snack, homework help, and tennis lessons. These kids don’t get three meals a day. On Friday we made 175 bags of food to give to kids at Malivai Washington. The 175 bags of food consisted of a juice box, pudding, a snack, crackers, and a fruit snack.

The mitzvah we did was the mitzvah of giving tzedakah. We did this mitzvah by giving food to the children who go to Malivai Washington. We gave them food as an act of kindness, but this also gave them hope. The whole experience made me feel really good inside, because I like doing things to help the community. One day whenever I have a family I want them to have the same good feeling that I have when I help out people in need in the community.

I think the reason we did all of this is because what we did was helping people in need. Those kids deserve to have more than one meal and a snack. We are giving them hope that people do care that they aren’t worthless. The quote ” Poverty is not being without money, but being without hope means exactly what I said before we are giving this kids hope by giving them food. If they get nutrition it can help there brain and they can do better in school.

Running Out Of Time Book Review

Have you ever wondered how fast and slow time actually goes? Time goes by fast when you are having fun and time goes slow when you are doing something boring. In the book Running Out Of Time by Haddix time is very important. The book takes place in a frontier village in Clifton, Indiana. The book centers around Jessie a girl whose mom is a midwife who takes care of sick people. There was an outbreak of diphtheria in the village and the children start to die. Jessie is now being sent on a dangerous mission beyond Clifton to bring back help. On the way she discovers the world is more bad then she ever imagined and then finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time? Read the book Running Out Of Time by Haddix to find out. I would rate this book five stars because it is so intense and I like intense books. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes action and adventure.

Food For Thought

At the end of the last school year Morah Eta gave every middle school students a bag of food to give to any homeless person we see on the streets or in front of a store. Well I found someone over the summer to give the bag of food to.  I was with my mom and were driving to Golden Coral to eat. We get out of the car and we see this middle age man sitting at the front outside asking people if he could have a meal. Everyone was rejecting the man but my mom had coupons for meals. So, we bought him a meal.  He was so grateful because he lost his job and now no one in his family works. He also told us “God Bless you both for being so kind.” After he was finished eating we told him to wait a minute. We went to the car to get the bag of food. We gave it to him and he was so happy. That whole experience I will never forget. It made me feel so happy because he at least got to eat a full meal and it made me just happy because aI helped someone in need.

Hunger Games MockingJay Book test

Over the summer we had to read at least three books. The three books I read are Mockingjay, Separate Peace, and Running Out of Time. When we completed the books, we had to choose a project to do for each book. The project choices were to create a book trailer, create your own book cover, take a test on a website, make a ten question quiz, or write a review. For Mockingjay to make a test. I wish everyone the best of luck and may the odds be ever in your favor.

 

1. Who is the President of district 13?

A- Katniss

B- Coin

C- Snow

D- Paylor

 

2. How many kids does Katniss and Peeta have?

A- 0

B- 1

C- 2

D-  3

 

3. Where does the book first take place?

 

A- In the Arena

B- District 12

C- District 13

D- The Capitol

 

4. Which one is the Avox: Castor or Pollux?

A- Pollox

B- Castor

 

5. Who frequently visits Katniss when she returns to 12 in the end?

A- Peeta

B- Katniss’s mom

C- Madge

D- Greasy Sae and her granddaughter

 

6.  What does Katniss tell Peeta when he doesn’t remember anything about his past?

A- You always would double knot your shoes

B- Your favorite color is blue

C- You loved me

D- You loved to hunt

 

7. Who Doesn’t Die in the book

A- Prim

B- Hazelle  Hawthorne

C- Finnick

D- President Snow

 

8. Who provides memories that involve Peeta?

A- Katniss

B- Peeta’s Dad

C- Delly Cartwright

D- Gale

 

9.  Who got married in the book?

A- Katniss and Peeta

B- Katniss and Gale

C- Annie and Gale

D- Annie and Finnick

 

10. How did President Snow die?

A- was stabbed

B- was shot

C- choked and was trampled

D- A bomb

 

 

Answers for the quiz

the asterisk *represents the correct answer for each question.

 

1. Who is the President of district 13?

A- Katniss

***B- Coin***

C- Snow

D- Paylor

 

 

2. How many kids does Katniss and Peeta have?

A- 0

B- 1

***C- 2***

D-  3

 

3. Where does the book first take place?

A- In the Arena

*B- District 12*

C- District 13

D- The Capitol

 

4. Which one is the Avox? Castor or Pollux?

A- Pollox *

B- Castor

 

 

5. Who frequently visits Katniss when she returns to 12 in the end?

A- Peeta

B- Katniss’s mom

C- Madge

D- Greasy Sae and her granddaughter***

 

6.  What does Katniss tell Peeta when he doesn’t remember anything about his past?

A-*** You always would double knot your shoes***

B- Your favorite color is blue

C- You loved me

D- You loved to hunt

 

7. Who Doesn’t Die in the book

A- Prim

B- Hazelle  Hawthorne**

C- Finnick

D- President Snow

 

8. Who provides memories that involve Peeta?

A- Katniss

B- Peeta’s Dad

C- ***Delly Cartwright***

D- Gale

 

9.  Who got married in the book?

A- Katniss and Peeta

B- Katniss and Gale

C- Annie and Gale

D- ***Annie and Finnick***

 

10. How did President Snow die?

A- was stabbed

B- was shot

C- ***choked and was trampled***

D- A bomb

 

Story with Holes

Q: A man went into a hardware store and priced certain items.  He was told that they were 25 cents each.  The man replied, “I would like one hundred please.”  The store clerk charged him 75 cents.  How was this possible?

 

A: He bought a 1 and two zeros.

Begining to Now

This year in Mrs. Teitelbaum’s class, we had to do this public speaking assignment called a book commercial. A book commercial is when we read a book and sort of presenting a summary of the book out loud to the class because it helps improve our public speaking skills. The commercials have to include a picture of the book and script. The has to include title, author, genre, recomendation, and a rate of the book. Every student this year has done four commercials. I am now going to compare my self from the first commercial to my last one.

At the beginning of the year I hated book commercials. My first book commercial was on the book Swindled by Gordon Korman. I hated that book so much because it was really boring. The first one I was really nervous so I was laughing and shaking for no reason at all. I also was not prepared on my script even though I was practicing it a bunch of times I would still not remember it.

That was me from the beginning of the year. My last book commercial was on  May 1,2015. The book I chose was At the Plate with Ken Griffey Jr. by Matt Christopher.  That book was way better than swindled.  I watched the video of my self from the end of the year. I improved in a couple areas. I improved by not laughing as much,by not shaking at all, and by making more eye contact with people instead of looking at the wall. All those accomplishments make so happy right now.

Why I need to work on??? There is always room for improvement no matter who you are. It helps you get better at what you are doing. I need to improve on a few areas. One of the areas I need to improve on is mumbling. I will accomplish this by practicing what I say before so that way I know what I am saying. The second area I need to work on is rehearsing my script. I will accomplish this goal by practice it and saying it a lot of times.

 

 

Welcome To Andrew Jackson Academy

Jacksonville, Florida- Do you hate your school? If so because of the students or the teachers? Do you hate the lunches? What about The size? These problems are starting to be fixed now. There is a new school that is going to be built here in Jacksonville. This new school is called Andrew Jackson Academy. It will be for grades 6-12 and it is a public/charter school. To get into the school there is a lottery. So far a total of 1500 kids have been accepted. Principal Matt Kranchick says,  “The school will have a total of 1600 students.” The school was built using all of the most exclusive technology ever. All of Your school books can be obtained by an app for any device. You will just have to download the app, put your name and school id account. All your books and report card will be on the apps. There is also a dormitory where the students can live. Let me take you on a tour of the school.

 

I have just entered the school. Did you know this school is two stories? Also the school has a total of 10,546 sq ft. I am in the hallway which is very big. I see a giant tv screen where they broadcast live events. I see that the lockers are located on both levels and are extremely large in comparison to the average locker. There are a total of three buildings here.  Oh my I see a couple of students for orientation. I asked one of the middle school students named Butters Stotch about the hallways. Butters said, “ Wow this hallway is unbelievable for size. The white and teal walls bring out the light. I still can’t believe there is a giant TV in here. The smell of the hallway smells really nice like shampoo. I wish there were schools this big in Colorado with nice friends too.”

 

Now I have walked through every classroom in the two buildings which took a long time. Each classroom for both middle school and high school are very big with lots of space. I also have gotten a chance to talk to every teacher in the school. The teachers have had a chance to meet every student. The teachers are looking forward to be teaching this coming up fall. The teachers seem really nice so parents you don’t have to worry a bit.

 

Now I have walked into the humongous gymnasium. This gym has a basketball court and a volleyball court. The locker room is connected to the court. You can just walk straight from the locker room and you would be at the court.  There are wooden seats plus bleachers. Bleachers even under the basket. I can still smell the wood from when they were building this court. There are a total of 2000 seats.  There is a lever to pull which switches the courts not the bleachers. Now I have walked outside and I see the clean football field with a giant scoreboard. Its like the size of the Jacksonville Jaguars scoreboard. The football stadium has a total of 2500 seats/bleachers. Now the baseball field which is clean cut grass and very big. I can smell all of the dirt from the outfield and the pitchers mound. This stadium has a total of 1800 seats. You can press buttons which will have the batting practice net covers coming to set itself up on wheels. I can’t wait for sports seasons to start. This also a locker room connected to this field and the football field.

 

Now I am in the gigantic cafeteria room because I have been walking for a long time so I need some food. There is also another upstairs. The chefs are really nice and they are a total of forty chefs here. Most of these chefs have worked for many good restaurants. Ten of them have worked at Ruth Chris Steak House for over ten years. They can make you whatever you want. Plus, there food has been certified kosher. You can go off campus for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. “I am eating a hamburger and it is so yummy.”

 

Andrew Jackson Academy whether you love it or hate it I think we can all agree that the school is gigantic. Remember it is not too late to enter the lottery. You could be a student here if you want to be. Just remember everyone here is really nice. The school takes any kind of bullying seriously. Come to Andrew Jackson Academy. Grades are six through twelve.

 

Remember Him For Centuries

On December 25, 2014 Our community lost a man connected to our community. Scott Zimmerman was the ritual director of our synogouge. He taught many students torah and prayers for their bar/bat mitzvahs. We will be honoring him this coming up holiday Shavuot. He taught me to read torah and I would like to read torah on his behalf. He influenced me for my bar mitzvah for doing two readings at my bar mitzvah which I thought was impossible but he told to try and never give up. “A righteous man falls down seven times and gets up.” RIP Scott Zimmerman

Story with Holes

Two identical twins (biologically and physically identical) go into a corner candy store and each orders a glass of soda. The contents of the glasses are identical. Each twin drinks the soda and finishes it. One twin lives and one twin dies. Why?

A: The twins are identical twins NOT TO EACH OTHER but to two different people