What is the Probability of this blogpost being about Probability?

In math this week, we learned about probability. Probability is the measure of how likely an event is. Lets say I had a spinner with the colors yellow, green, red and blue. When it asked you what is the probability of the spinner landing on red. Its actually asking  What are the chances of landing on red? You know that it is a one and four chance which is your answer. 1/4

Common don’t you want your commission?

Today in math class, we learned how to find the commission in sales. There is a formula for this. The formula is the commission rate also known as the percent x sales= the commission. Lets try one together.

The problem is 3% x 97,500=…..  You can’t multiply a percent so you have to turn it into a decimal. So you move it two places to the left which would be .03. Now you can multiply it. Your problem would be 97,500 x .03=2925.

Save The Earth!!!

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Last week we celebrated the Jewish holiday called Tu B’Shvat. Tu B’Shvat is the Jewish holiday celebrating trees and plants. Tu B’Shvat is very simular to the holiday Earth Day. We did get to celebrate Tu B’Shvat but doing a Tu B’Shvat seder. For our mitzvah trip on Friday, we got to plant kale and lettuce plants at a community garden. The people who are apart of the garden are very poor and this helps teach them healthy eating habits. I loved it because I helped do the mitzvah of planting a tree.

Story with holes

A man is running away from home. A second man is running after him. The second man is wearing a mask. Who are they and where are they going?

 

A: It is a baseball game. The man running away from home just hit the ball. The man with the mask is the catcher who retrieved the ball and is chasing the runner to tag him out.

Stop and Stay!

For the Journal this week Morah Eta posted the music video for the 1960s pop song Walk on By by Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick. This song had to do with relationship stuff but Morah Eta asked us what it has to do with the homeless. I think the song has to do with the homeless is the title because its true. When you or a person is walking and you see a homeless person, you will most likely walk on by just like the title walk on by. No one will do anything they just leave you there.

Stories With Holes

A man lives on the twelfth floor of a building. Each morning he gets up, showers, gets dressed, takes the elevator to the first floor, and goes to work. Each evening he comes home, takes the elevator to the sixth floor, runs up to the twelfth floor and he’s home. Why doesn’t he take the elevator to the twelfth floor when he comes home?

A: The man is too short to reach the button for the twelfth floor. He can reach the bottom buttons so he can go down in the morning but he can only reach as high as the sixth button so that is why he walks the rest of the way up.

Ruby Bridges

On Friday for our mitzvah project we were celebrating Martin Luther King day at school. We got to watch a movie which was based on a true story called Ruby Bridges. Ruby Bridges is a true story about a little girl who lived during the 1960s segregation is the United States. Everything back then was separated by color white and black. There were all white schools and all black schools. They would never mix it up. Ruby Bridges was the first ever African American child to attend an all white school. Everyday for her first year when she attended school there she would have to get escorted by a U.S. official. All the parents pulled there kids out of school because they were protesting that blacks should not be here. She would be in a classroom all by her self learning while everybody else was outside protesting. By the end of the movie the children come back and don’t talk to Ruby because the children were told by there parents not to talk to black people. The kids eventually become friends with Ruby.

 

I think that Ruby felt so scared when going to the all white school even though sometimes she wouldn’t act liked it because she was brave and everybody calling her a n****r and other hateful she sometimes would not let it get to her which is brave. I think what gave Ruby to make it through every single day of school and life was her teacher because her teacher was new and she did not care at all what skin color Ruby had whether it was black or white she did not care. Ruby’s teacher treated her how she wanted to be treated like a normal person.

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If I was not welcome to a place and I went there knowing everyone hates me I would be more scared than I have ever been in my entire life. I would be scared because you don’t know what they are going to do to you. They may yell at you, shoot you, or arrest you for who knows what. I wish I would have the same courage that Ruby Bridges has because if I ever get into one of those situations, then I would know what to do.

 

March March March Freedom

“When I marched in Selma, I felt my legs were praying.”
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

 

Choice #1 – Write a blog post explaining what Rabbi Heschel meant when he said this. Why would a Rabbi have participated in the march in Selma? Why was this so important to him? If it were NOW would you march?

On March 21, 1965 there was a march lead by Martin Luther King Jr. This was 3 years before his death. The walk was from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama. The march was about racism against blacks which was a big deal back in the 1960s. The march took exactly five days 54 miles to get there. It was a big protest and a lot of people participated in that big event.

I think in my opinion what Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel comment means is that he was taking a stand for what was wrong. He believed what he was doing was right and thats why he felt his legs praying. I think a Rabbi participated in Selma is because they know how it feels to have everyone being racist about them and they don’t want anyone else to feel that same pain and suffering feeling and thats why I think Rabbis participated in Selma. Its so important because no one should feel the hatred of people being racist about them. Its very wrong. Yes I would have marched in Selma if it was today because I believe everyone has rights whether you are boy, girl, white, black, Indian, Jewish, Homosexual, or Lesbian. I believe everyone has the same equal rights.

 

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