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In WEX we all had to write a story about a mundane situation and make it so much more interesting than a plain old situation like brushing your teeth. We had to make it believable and realistic at the same time.
My story's mundane situation is brushing your hair. And the characters in my story is Piper and she is the main character, Patty (Pipers younger sister), and Pipers mom. Their is also Pipers twin brothers but they don't make an appearance in this story. The main idea of the story is that Piper has a lot of trouble doing one of the easiest things in the morning, brushing your hair.
I really had a fun time writing this story because I remember Mr. Solarz saying "Okay it is time to rap up your story, but we will have time tomorrow to write it!" And I was literally in the "zone" and I would not stop writing until I got to the end of my train of thought. And I would already have been five minutes into my lunch period. But I really didn't care as long as I thought that my story was good enough for me, and I hoped that everyone else would like it too. Turns out, as I was reading my story to some of my friends they where smiling and giggling. So that made me keep my hopes up and telling me that my story was a really good story all at the same time too.
Born: April 22, 1832
Born in: Adams, New York
Died: April 27, 1902 (70 years-old)
Died in: Lake Forest, Illinois
J. Sterling Morton is the founder of Arbor day.Some people don't know that Robert Furnas was the co-founder of Arbor Day He was born April 22, 1832 and was raised in Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan. And after he graduated he moved to Nebraska with his wife, Caroline Joy French. After arriving in Nebraska, he became the editor of the local newspaper. He served shortly in the Nebraska Territorial House of Representatives (1855–1856). He also served as Acting Governor of Nebraska on December 5, 1858, to May 2, 1859. And J. Sterling Morton died April 27, 1902 at the age of 70 in the state of Illinois.
His son, Joy Morton was the founder the Morton salt company and of the Morton Arboretum.
J. Sterling Morton built a 52-room mansion that is a look-alike of the White House. It is now called the Arbor Lodge Historical Park.
There wasn't many trees in Nebraska at the time and he thought it would be a good idea for groups to plant trees in the city.
On earth day our class brought i-pads outside and we took two pictures per person of something that is a reason to keep our earth clean and healthy. We also got partnered up because we only have 12 i-pads in our class but we have 25 students in our class.
We took different pictures of different things like buds that are growing off of the trees, bushes, or flowers. We also took pictures of trees and grass.
Drinking and Eating:
-We drink water
-Their is water in the food that we eat
-Washes off in the water
-I swim in water
There are many animals that need water but river otters are just one of the many mammals, birds, and animals that need water to survive because without water the river otter will not be able to eat and be hydrated because the otters eat fish and fish live in water and there is nutrients in the fish including the nutrients in water.
River otters not only drink water but spend most of their everyday life and time in the water. Many of their food sources come from the water but mostly the river otters eat fish. They eat all different kinds of fish.
River otters are brown and black. The adults are three to four feet long, including their 12 to 18 inch tail. The tail is flat and well muscled. They generally weigh 15 to 25 pounds. The males are usually larger than the females. The river otter's body is elongated. It has small ears. Its ears and nose close when it goes under the water. Its eyes are located near the top of its head, so it can see above the surface while it is swimming nearly submerged. The river otter's legs are short, with five webbed toes on each
foot. It has tightly packed underfur, and its long guard hairs are water-repellent. It has teeth like a carnivore. The otter's sense of smell is very good, but its senses of sight and hearing are not as well developed.
We need water to survive as humans because 75% of our body weight is made out of water. We need water for our body because, if we get dehydrated we get headaches or eye cramps so we need water so we stay healthy.
Animals need water to survive too because they drink water and to stay hydrated.
Plants need water because their are nutrients in water that plants need just like humans or animals.
Fish need water because they can't survive without it because they have to swim in it and they have to breath in it.
Birds need water too because
Most of the Americans in the 1770's were farmers, but not all of the farmers were alike. And one of the reasons why most of the Americans were farmers is because the soil in the Middle Colonies that was on the ground was richer. But the soil in the New England colonies had rocky soil and a cold climate to farm.
People in the Middle Colonies raised animals like,
Some of the farmers had indentured servants. Indentured servants were people who exchanged work for a number of years to pay for their trip from Europe to the colonies.
For our We The People unit in social studies we had been put into groups of four or five. And the groups were either captains, crew, author and friends, or ship owners. There was also a navel review board that asked all of the groups questions to see what they believe in and stand by their beliefs. The groups had to write their opinion about limits on power for the captains and I was is the captain crew so I had to defend why captains should had limits but not do whatever they wanted either. It was a lot of work to write defenses and reasons why we shouldn't have many limits on the ship. Eventually it was our turn and our group was the first group up so we all felt like all of the pressure was on us. We as captains also had a disadvantage because we were the first ones up so we couldn't hear what anyone from the other groups were saying so we couldn't defend what they were saying about why captains should have limits on their rights as captains.
Some of the reasons why us as captains shouldn't have many limits is that the crew mates should be punished so we can punish them if needed. We had to defend some of the things that the crew mates would have said if they asked us. One of those probably would have been whipping. And whipping is a big thing for the crew mates. They think that we will hurt them and even kill them but I remember reading that one of the limits were that the captain may not kill anyone on the ship. The navel ship board asked us what are some of the reasons that the captain should be able to whip someone. We