I think there should be a law that if you have a house, at least 8 people have to live in it. One of the reasons I want this law is that you get a higher income because more people are working but the eight people are sharing the cost on a house so, most of that money that you earned can be kept. Basically what I'm saying is that if this law is made, we will have more money for other things like food and clothes. Another reason I want this law is that it will reduce poverty because of these two things... 1. A person with a house might let someone on the street into their house to make the number eight. 2. People that have less money might join together to buy a house. My last big reason why I want this law is that it will develop social skills because there are so many people running around all the time. The only reason why I wouldn’t like this law is that it might be to noisy but weighing it out the pros outweigh the cons so that is why I think we should have this law.
Do you agree with me or not? Tell me.
Delta finally responded to our letters about two weeks ago and they decided that they would give everybody in the incident vouchers for another flight with Delta but the problem was . . .
These vouchers expire in one year and we don't have time to go on another flight within this time. Besides who would want to fly with Delta again after this experience? So after that, Mom sent an email complaining about how would anyone want to fly with Delta again. In a few days we got our response and it said . . . ok we'll give you several thousands of Skymiles instead which is actually not a lot but it was still exciting. A week later we went on the website and looked at stuff we could buy. There was a lot of chocolate and wine glasses but we could buy barely anything in the shop because everything was so expensive. In the end we decided to get some chocolate and backpacks.
Delta did nice things but they made more mistakes and I don't think they'll ever learn how bad that thing they did was.
Today in class we read a book called Viola Desmond won't be Budged and it's about a black woman who stands up for her rights when an usher in a movie theater tells her she has to sit at the back of the theater.
I liked this book because it took place in Canada. Normally in stories where a black person is treated unfairly the story takes place in the USA, but this story shows you that many Canadians were racist too.
Another reason I liked this story is because in page 29 ( when Viola is fighting a decision that a judge made for her ) there are some white people as well as black people fighting the judge with Viola too. This shows not all white people were racist.
Because of these two reasons this is probably one of my most favorite black history stories.
Secret Signs is a book about the underground rail road in America and how people use signs to communicate.
Signs are very useful things because they are easier to read than messages using words. They are easier to read because a picture passes through your mind very fast but with words you have to take your time and read every single word on the sign. Signs like "no parking" signs are not the only signs we use. In fact there is a whole language where people use expressions and signs with their hands. This language is called ASL. It was invented for people who are deaf, because they can see but not hear.
The main character in the story we read was deaf and he used ASL to communicate with his family. In the book, the main character passes on a message about where slaves can hide next. He does this by painting a picture of the next safehouse on the inside of an egg shell and giving it to a slave who has come to the market to do some shopping.
Being deaf was an advantage in this situation because the main character was forced to deliver the message without talking, which made it less likely that the slave catchers would understand him passing on the message.
Rock Rim Smokers
Rock rim smokers are fascinating creatures. They are really big and almost three meters long and half a meter tall! Rock rim smokers have blue scaly skin that is poisonous so they can protect them selves from predators. They also have red eyes so they can see in the dark and different lights. Rock rim smokers live in the shrubbery around volcanoes all around the world.
This past week my family and I went on a trip to Patagonia to see lots interesting animals such as penguins, sea lions and seals. Now that I am back from my trip I would like to share what I did and what I learned with you.
Today we arrived at the place we were staying and it was really cool because it was a whole different landscape than North America and Buenos Aires. This landscape was a prairie like habitat that was really dry and hot and had a bunch of different animals to see, like rabbits, mocking birds, hawks and giant beetles, so I was really excited about that. For most of the day today we are just unpacking but tomorrow we are off to see the penguins and I can't wait.
Today is the big day when we are going to see the penguins but before we do any of that we must have breakfast. Soon after breakfast we were at the place where the penguins were. We headed out on the path and saw one penguin, then another, and soon enough, penguins were everywhere (even on the path)! These penguins, called Magellanic penguins, were not like the ones in Antarctica because they were much smaller and looked much different too. Another interesting thing about these penguins is that they live in holes under thorny bushes. You may be wondering who digs the holes for the penguins but you should be wondering how the penguins dig the holes for them selves! I don't know how they do it but some how they do.
After the penguins I thought our trip was kind of over but when my Mom announced that we would be going to see some sea lions and sea elephants I was really exited because I really wanted to see more animals. We hopped in the car and drove off to the sea lions and sea elephants. When we were got there, there was a view point to look down at the beach so we looked and we saw... a whole group of sea lions so I was really excited and I couldn't wait to get down to the beach to see them up close! Next we went to the path that lead down to the beach. The path was really hard to get down because it actually wasn't that much of a path, instead it was an opening in the cliff. We finally got down to the beach and started are hike and on the way to are destination ( the sea lions) we saw an even larger group of sea elephants! The sea elephants were fun and kind of funny because they were just sitting there kind of chilling and not at all territorial but when we got to the sea lions we realized that these guys were totally different. They were much more territorial and aggressive. After all of that it was time to go home and have some sleep because tomorrow we leave!
My trip was really fun and I learned a lot of new things about animals. I also learned how different the city is from the country. I do prefer the city though, probably because I was raised in the city. I liked my trip a lot and I hope I will go on more trips like this in the future.