I went on Khaun Academy and watched a video about multiplying and dividing fractions. That video did not help me at all because it did not teach anything that we learned in Mrs. Resnicks math class. If it could be improved, then I would improve it by teaching what we learned in Mrs. Resnicks math class.
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I read the book, Warriors Into The Wild by Erin Hunter. I picked notable quotable for my activity about the book Warriors Into The Wild. I choose these quotes because they have lessons, information, and meaning.
Warriors Into The Wild
By: Erin Hunter
Graypaw asked “What’s a kitty pet like you, Rusty, doing in the woods?”
This quote is important because the woods are dangerous and Rusty will find out just how dangerous the clan Thunderclan is.
Rusty bluffed “If you are the most dangerous thing the woods have to offer, then I think I can handle it.”
Graypaw and Rusty became buddies shortly after this meeting. Rusty became a part of the clan, changed his name to Firepaw, and learned how to survive in the woods.
Yellowfang says “You are a kitty pet aren’t you? Your mother is a kitty pet? Your father is a kitty pet?”
No matter what they said to Firepaw(Rusty) about being a kitty pet, he would just keep his thoughts and resentments to himself. It was hard to keep the hurt to yourself but this way he learned to overcome his opposition and persevere.
Firepaw tells Yellowfang “GO!”
Firepaw is always curious and asking questions because he’s interested in what the cats have to say. In this case he was learning that there is a time to ask and a time not to ask. Danger was coming and it was important for Yellowfang to escape.
Bluestar warns “Don’t waste any of your time tonight!”
This is a good opportunity to meet your enemies, listen to them, and remember what they look like and how they behave. There is a great deal to be learned from these meetings. These meetings will give us lots of good information.
Over the recent two weeks, Mrs. Resnick has taught us to multiply fractions. If you think multiplying fractions are hard to do you are totally wrong. They are actually really easy to multiply fractions. We will start with an example of a easy one. 5 times 3/16. You would first do is under the 5 make it 5 over one than, you multiply 5 times three which would equal 15. Next, you would multiply 1 times 16 which is 16 and there is nothing to simplify making your answer 15/16.
Now we are going to do 2/5 times 3/4. You multiply 2 times three which would equal six. Than multiply 5 times 4 which equals 6/20. You still have to simplify which you would divide it by two which would equal 3/10.
My family immigrated to the United States from Syria, Russia, Polland, and Rumania. They immigrated to the United States because, they were being persecuted in those countries. My great grandfather who came from Syria arrived in Galveston, Texas, but was turned away the first time he tried to enter the United States. He was sent to Europe. He was in Europe for several weeks. He was waiting to find a ship/boat going to the USA. As soon as he could find another ship heading to the USA he boarded the boat for the USA. He finally was admitted to the USA through the port of New Orleans, Louisiana. Thank goodness an immigration officer let him through the gate so he could have a better life.
On November 4 through November 7, the MJGDS middle school went to Camp Ramah in Clayton, Georgia for the annual retreat. This middle school retreat happens once a year at Camp Ramah in Clayton, Georgia. This retreat has been going on for such a long time. The middle school goes as a bonding experience to bond with students we do not normally hang out with a of time with.
On the way on the retreat, our place we stopped was Alanta, Georgia. In Atlanta, Georgia, we stopped at one of the three CNN main head quarters. We got to take a tour of CNN and it was really, really fun. It was supposed to be a scavenger hunt but it turned out to be a piece of paper with questions and we had to find the answers and listen very good. This paper was going to be a test grade for social studies class. I listened very good and answered the questions. On the tour, we saw where they filmed CNN and HLN news.
When we arrived at Camp Ramah we put our bags down from the truck and put them in our bunks and then everybody went to the dining hall for dinner. The dinner was yummy and amazing. After dinner, everybody went down to the library to play our first activity which was family feud. It was not regular family feud it was family feud with random jewish questions basically like Jewpardy but with random questions like,”What kepah color is the most popular kepah?” or “What is the worst possible thing to do during someone’s bar or bat mitzvah?” We were divided up in to two teams and we played.
Since we were not at school, we still had to do a few school things well not school things educational activities. We did a few educational activities because we did not have school. For one of the educational activities, we were divided up into two villages on hockey’s, one pokies. I was put in the hockie village. Next, the teachers read us a sheet of paper in which the things our characters do and do not do. Hokies are very quiet, get annoyed if you touched the same thing they were touching, hokies would rarely speak, did not like be near people, depressed, sad, and last very independent. Pokies were the exact opposite of hockies. The next part was the hokies and pokies had to work together to get across the river. You had to stay in character the whole time. I did not like being a hockie because I could not be my normal self which is laughing and acting happy not sad.
The last educational activity which I thought was the funnest educational activity was the trust walk. You were partnered up random even though some girls were with girls and some boys were with boys. The first part you had to walk with your eyes closed while your partner was telling you the right path. I was with Josh F, I did not trust him at first. Then, when I was walking back from the bridge, I started gaining trust. He had trust in me from the very first step he took. The next part was we could not talk to our partner so we had to make signals. It worked great we both had a lot of rust and we both made it. The last part was we had to tell three things about ourselves.
The main purpose of the retreat was to bond with kids we did not bond with before no matter what gender or grade they are in. I think the whole middle school had a really nice bond. the retreat helped some bond for the first time others to bond better and to get to know the other person better. When I went home I felt like I bonded with everybody.
We did two of my favorite activities Zip Line, and Tubing. We zip lined at night in the dark and it was really, really fun. When we started zip lining it was not very dark or cold plus the first one was very short but still very fun. The zip lining had seven different courses which was really fun. It was dark but we had a glow stick so the zip line people could see us through the whole course. It was a little scary because in the dark you could see if you would crash into a tree but none of the people did. The zip lining went really, really fast and it was so much fun to zip line.
The next day, we went tubing. It was fun to go tubing plus it had fake snow. There were two courses that you could go on. I went only twice the whole time by myself. They put soap and water on the bottom of the tubes to make them go faster. ALmost every time I was going with somebody. There were also two bumps on the track which made me literally jump out and back in my tube. When I went with a partner we went really fast and almost hit Mrs. Teitelbaum. You could tube spinning, backwards, sideways, or by your self. Near the end they let you do three and four people at once. I did three a lot but for the last one I was going to do four and two us went down because one of my friends did not have a good grip on my foot. It was still really, really fun and that was my favorite activity of the retreat going tubing.
On the last night of the retreat we had a bon fire and a campfire. There we told stories and ate s’mores, and roasted marshmallows with a skewer and sung songs. Then everyone had to make a commitment and one by one everyone said their commitments and threw a stick into the bon fire. A majority of everyone made a commitment to hang out more with people in the other grades. Most of the eighth graders said, ” To be more welcoming to the sixth graders.” On the retreat, all the different grades were hanging out together and bonding. Now that we are back at school, we can keep doing what we started by saying “Hi,” in the hallways and eating lunch together. We can also hang out at parties. In life, we don’t only have to be friends with people our age.
Last week in math, we leaned how to covert a decimal into a fraction and how to covert a fraction into a decimal. Lets try coverting a fraction into a decimal. Your number is one tenth. You would know that .10 = one tenth if you got that answer you would be correct. Now lets try coverting a decimal into a fraction. If your number is 0.5 thenif you got the answer five tenths that means you are correct. On Wesneday, Mrs. Resnick gave the class one hersey bar which was in full size. We divided up into fractions then we got to eat it.
Last week on Friday, the entire middle school was invited to Rabbi O’s baby boy’s bris who is named Noah Abraham Olitzki. A bris is a jewish tradition which is when the baby boy is eight days old he has a piece of his penis cut off. Now, it is a law if you are born in the United States that all baby boys at eight days old have a bris for health reasons, but jewish people do it because god commanded Abraham to get a bris so he could be closer to his ancestors. The people who participte in the bris ceremony are the family. Usally, the couple who carries the baby to the Mohel usally does not have any children at the time and caries the baby because it should ecourage the people to have children. The Brit Milah usally takes place at a synongouge, or at a hospital. The people who particpate is The Mohel, and the family. Rabbi O’s baby’s bris was at the synongouge. Noah Abraham Olizki, who was named after two people. His middle name Abraham came from Abraham in the torah. His first name Noah came from Rabbi O’s grandfather who lived in Florida. he named him that because one year, when Rabbi O lived in New Jeresy, he and his wife were going to go to Israel then come back and visit Rabbi O’s Grandfather who was ill and lived in South Florida. Rabbi O’s father was a great man. Two weeks before he was going to visit him, he died. He named him Noah so that he could cary on the jewish traditons his father did and continue the good things that his father did. My name is Zachary Steven S. I was named after three people. My first name is a combination of two my two great grandfathers on my dad’s side. Isadore M, and Charles S. It is kind of a combination of both because Isadore was nicknamed izzy or iz for short which sounded like zzzzz which is the Z sound which is a blend and that is why my first name is Zachary. My middle is named after uncle Steven (often called uncle Stevie). He died when my mom got pregnant with me so I probaly saw him for sort time when he was coming up and when I was coming down. The customs for a birth of for daughter can be named anyday that the torah is read.
My creature has 2100 cells.
My creature moves by moving its claws, legs, and head.
My creature takes in food by putting it his mouth.
My creature gets rid of waste by going to the bathroom.
My creature starts out small, it gets sort of tall, it weighs a lot, and it has all the stages.
My creature would fight the other creature and it has this liquid thing that can kill you.
My creature reproduces sexually.
My creature gets its energy from food.
My creature eats plants and drinks water.
My creature breaths air.
My creature lives in the jungle and sometimes goes in the water.
There are other kinds but only 4 other kinds. It lives alone.
My creature can live in any temperature.
The first human like creatures lived alone and they were nomads. They were nomads ever since man started. Nomads are people who migrate from place to place. They were nomads because they had to survive and being attacked. It was a struggle because they had to look for food, keep warm, and look for a place to sleep everyday. During the Ice Age, it was especially a struggle to survive. Before and after the Ice Age, everyday was a struggle to survive. When men met other people, they met mainly for mating. They had simple tools which were made out of stone thats why it was called the stone age. They lived in caves and trees. In trees they live in nest. They lived in trees and caves because it was for defence. Since they lived in trees and caves, that makes the term cavemen not true because they lived in trees and caves therefore, its not true.
The 1st biggest milestone in prehistory was discovering of fire. It happened about ½ million years ago. The story of discovering fire is one day, it was storming and a man went hunting. Along the way, he saw lightning that struck a tree and that knocked the tree over which caused a fire to start. The man saw a burnt dead squirrel and decided to eat it. The man picked it up and it tasted it. The man noticed the squirrel tasted better than a squirrel normally would taste. It was because of the fire. Fire in prehistory was used mainly for warmth, light, and to cook. Cooking helped made the food better and less food poison. Later they also made fire for torches and they could make a fire by rubbing two sticks together. They used the torches for light. Thats when clans and tribes got a little tiny bit bigger than before.
The second major event in prehistory was the Agricultural Revolution. The Agricultural Revolution was started by women. The story of how the Agricultural Revolution is told like this. One day, a women dropped seeds on the ground and it grew into a plants. After seeing that happen, clans and tribes started moving closer to rivers and lakes because it was easier to get water for plants and crops that were growing and for the grown. It was started by women because they wanted it to be easier to plant and grow plants and crops. It caused plants to grow. It was important because they could have more food
The third major event in prehistory was the Domestication of Animals. The Domestication of Animals was discovered by male hunters why because it made it easier to get milk, meat, fur, etc. First they would pen the animals up. Then, they would have the animals reproduce. Last, the hunters would kill the animals and the baby animals. Now, they have a lot of meat, milk, fur, etc. They would use the fur for blankets, clothes, and carpet. They did not use it for carpet that often. They would make animals reproduce because they would have a lot of animals meaning that when they kill them they would have lots of meat, milk, and fur.
Soon, tribes and clans got bigger and started to develope villages. It lead to villages because they were a lot of people joining the groups and clans. Also there were more and more people everyday joining clans and tribes. Now, everyone had to do less jobs. Now, you could pick the job that you want are that you are good at. This is the time of the first priest and leaders which are referred to as a specialist or specialist. Here is what specialist did. Lets say you are a pot maker and you have finished making pots for the day. Then, you would go outside and wonder how did this get here how did I get here. Specialist could tell how stuff was created. Specialist were the leaders of the clans and tribes. Having specialist meant they could know how they were here, but when the clan or tribe had a war or battle against some other clan or tribe. The specialist would have to know military skills. They had to know military skills because they had to fight. If you did not know military skills then, the clan or tribe would elect a specialist to be the leader of the clan or tribe. Sometimes the specialist would get the job back. Other times they do not get their job back of being leader.
Transportation was needed much. It was needed much because villages would have much things made and they had to get it to other villages and because a village had too much stuff. Here is an example let say I wanted some weapons from your village and you wanted a pot from mine. We would trade and use transportation to get from village to village. If you have too many pots you should trade them for weapons. That is a good deal. The transportation was horses. People would trade about anything they have. They would make trades.
Soon, people had so many different things and were trading it. Every village was trading and it was really hard to keep track of what what being traded and what were they getting. That is when people started writing things down. People started writing and documenting things. Soon there was no more prehistory it is history.