Friday, April 21, 2017

Fake News

My teacher assigned us a Newsela about fake news and I have a story to go with it. The play "War of Worlds" was broadcasted on radio ,but some people tuned in late and thought it was real. Many people started to panic and think that aliens were invading Earth, but in reality it was all a play and not actually real. This is just one example of fake news that brought panic. Just think of all the other news that might be fake and we believed it.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Reflection on "The Tempest"

I think that the theme of the tempest is forgive people even if you have a grudge on them. Prospero held grudges against many people ,but in the end he breaks his staff and forgives them. 

Translated Lines From The Tempest

Act 1 Scene 2 Lines 550-560
Ferdinand: Where is that music coming from? Is it in the air or on Earth? The music stopped, but it will start again. This music played when my father's ship wrecked showing their fury and passion. With its sweet sound. I will follow it or it may cause me sadness ,but it's gone. Wait it begins (ariel sings) Your father is dead and lies in the ocean. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

Today we read part "The Tempest" in class. I thought the story was hard to read , but interesting. The language in the play uses English that is outdated and hard to understand. I think I will have a hard time reading the play , but once I understand it I will enjoy it.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Argument Infograph

Hello, this is my finished argument on why art programs shouldn't be cut.

Arts Programs Should Not Get Cut

Imagine you arrive at school ready to go to your favorite arts class ,but when you get there the director of the program tells you it has been cut. This is what some students go through. Arts programs like band, choir, art and foreign languages are being cut drastically in schools. Is that really what we want for our children? In this essay, you will learn that arts programs should not be cut.

First, arts programs have been proven to produces long lasting changes in motor abilities and brain structure. Nina Krauss ,a cognitive neuroscientist released a study that older adults who took music lessons at a young age can process the sounds of speech faster than those who did not, even if they haven’t picked up an instrument in 40 years. This study displays how people who have been involved music have lasting changes through their entire life.

Second, studying music can improve your memory. Neuro at McGill University and Oxford university did a study on people who studied music vs people who did not. This study showed that those who studies music showed more skill at remembering sayings that people had said to them.

Third, students who participate in choir and band develop skills they need to use later in life. The National Association of Music Merchants has done a study and shown that students excel when they are in these programs and receive important skills.  For example: project management , team building, time management , leadership and many other useful skill.

Many people will say that arts programs are not useful to students, but according to Scholastic students who are in art programs show a boost in creativity and a release of stress in a healthy way. Drawing and painting can help students express what they are feeling, without having to say anything. In music classes, students can express themselves through the music.

In conclusion, art programs in all schools should not be getting cut. These programs are helping our students in many ways that most of us never knew.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Long Walk To Water

We have just finished Long Walk to Water , and I think that the book was very educational and well written.  The book showed two very different stories,but still had one central idea. The central idea or theme of Long Walk To Water is appreciate what you have before its gone. Salva didn't appreciate his family until the war came through and he thought they were dead.