|What's going on in Mr. Solarz' Class?||
In W.E.X during the past few weeks we had to write about a mundane situation with an introduction, rising actions, the problem/conflict, and the climax/turning point. Then today we made a podcast, first we had to go into Garage Band, choose voice for what we were doing. Then after rehearsing our story we recorded it. After lots of editing and deleting parts of our story we had to save it and export it into a mp3. Then when I was putting my podcast on this blog I had to drag down audio and take my podcast that I saved from my desktop into the Weebly audio player.
I think putting our story into a podcast rather then a Google Doc and typing it up because just reading your story is faster then typing it. I think this is a fun experience using Garage Band for the first time in 5th grade and I learned a lot of things. This was also my first time using Weebly Audio Player. I thought this was really fun and I hope to do something like this again!
Do you ever wonder who created Arbor Day. His name is J Sterling Morton. J. Sterling Morton was born in Adams, Jefferson City New York. Arbor Day name comes from a word Arbor which means tree in Latin. So technically it is also called "tree day". Arbor day was started in Nebraska City, Nebraska U.S.A. The first Arbor Day was held on April 10 1872. One million trees were planted that year.That was 141 years ago! The creation of Arbor Day was caused by the lack of trees in Nebraska in the 1800's. It's not only american holiday, lots of other country's have this holiday too. Interestng fact about this man is that his son created Morton Salt.
In class we did an Earth Day project. We took a walk outside around the school and we took pictures of the nature outside. I took a picture of flowers near the kindergarten doors and a picture of buds that will become leaves soon. These plants are natural because they are not man-made. This was really fun because it was warm and sunny and it was nice to take a walk outside and take pictures of nature.
I was assained to use the Baleen Whale as an example of how organisms use water. Water is necessary for the whale survivor. Here are some examples:
(1) They need it to breathe
(2) Their habitat is in the water
(3) They find food in the water (which they need to survive
(4) They use water by drinking it (which they need to survive)
(5) )They play in the water
(6) The whales clean themselves off in water
The British colonies in the 1770's were brutal and harsh. There was
commotion everywhere with soldiers marching on watch for any creeping
pedestrians. Everyone grew there own food if they didn't own a slave to do that for then or they traded with other people. King George was ruling the colonies firmly and didn't let the colonists do anything that he did't approve of.
I believe that the Captain should have limits on his power because if the captain can do whatever he wants he can abuse his powers and eventually hurt, or even kill the sailors that do all the work. If that happens he can hurt them so badly that they might not be able to work. Also he can ruin the voyage of his ship because if, when the get of the ship at the end of the voyage people might see them beaten up and then those people don't want to work for that ship because they don't want to get hurt as hard as those sailors did.
Most of the time the Captain whipped the sailors for unnecessary reasons, like talking to them and that is also taking away their freedom of speech. If the sailors were tired and were working a little bit slower the Captain would whip them (hard) which is a little bit unnecessary. Those are some of the reasons that I think we should limit the power of the captains.