In class today we recorded our selves reading our stories that we worked on for a long period of time. They are about, ordinary people in an ordinary situation that turns into a big problem that in the end gets fixed or doesn't. When we were finished we made a podcast of us reading our story.
Julius Sterling Morton was the creator of Arbor Day. He was born on April 22, 1832 and died on April 27, 1902. He was born in New York and raised in Detroit. He graduated from the University of Michigan. After receiving his diploma in 1854 he moved to Nebraska with his wife after arriving there he became the editor off the local newspaper. Then for a short period of time served in the Nebraska Tutorial House of Representatives. Then was the Secretary of Nebraska Territory, after that he was the governor of Nebraska. He built 52 room mansion witch was supposed to look like the white house witch is now called Arbor Lodge. Arbor day all started because of His Interest and fascination in trees. He started planting very rare apple trees and instruction of farming and foresting.Because of this he was offered a job on the State Board of Agriculture. On January 4, 1872, Morton first had the idea for a tree-planting holiday to be called "Arbor Day" at a meeting of the State Board of Agriculture. The date was set for April 10, 1872. Prizes were offered to counties and induviduals for planting properly the largest number of trees on that day. It was guessed that more than one million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day.
In class, for Earth day, we took a walk outside around our school to take pictures of our environment around us. We did this because it shows us how beautiful our world is and so, that encourages people help save it. It it encourages them by showing them that if we don't pollute the world we live in now can stay beautiful and we can live in a better place.
Five ways living things use water,
One is that we all need to drink water in order to live. From the faucet or even in milk. Another one is we use water to cook, we use it to boil noodles. Living things also use water to clean them selves. Humans use it for clothes and ducks use it to clean their feathers in a lake. Living things also use water to play, dogs like playing in a lake or a pond. Living things use water to help other things, for example, humans use water to feed their pets or water plants.
Power can be a good or bad thing, people can take advantage of it and seriously injure people or the economy. That's why we should limit power so bad things don't happen. But sometimes people need a little more power than others so we can also have control over bad things or people. In my opinion we should have limits on power because people will take advantage of it and do bad thing to people or an entire city! That's why it's good to have leaders like a president, or simply a police officer that can control some of the bad things that can happen when people try to take advantage of power, but that does mean people have to have more power than others to take control and try to even everything out the best as possible.
[For example, in school today we learned about a captain of a ship in the Revolutionary War time period. He took advantage of his power by punishing his crew members for no good reasons like for talking back to the captain when they didn't. They were cruel punishments like whipping. That's why it's important to limit power, so we can keep people safe.