Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
This book review is by Caroline Keir (my friend)
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
IF YOU DROP IT, STOP IT!
ELLIS SHAPIRO-BARNUM’S ESSAY ABOUT LITTERING AND GLOBAL WARMING
Many people around the world are littering and
Polluting. They are turning what was once a beautiful
Culture into an ugly place. My ideas on Littering are
Changing. I used to think that littering was just bad,
But now I Am realizing it could cause very hurtful
Things to happen like Global Warming and Climate
One example that shows people think littering is bad
Is this quote by a quote by a Girl named Adeline, age
12: “Earth is getting tired and older of having all of
Us. If we love our Earth, Earth will love us, but if we
Don’t take care of our Earth we will destroy it”
This example shows that kids around the world
also care about saving the earth.
Another example that kids don’t like littering is
This survey of our Class: 8 out of 26 kids have not
Littered. 24 out of 26 kids think littering is horrible. 6
out of 26 kids have littered. 1 out of 26 kids think
littering is not Horrible.
This example shows that kids do really hate and
dread littering and what it does.
One reason littering is bad and recycling is good
Is explained in this article:
According to National Geographic “ Recycling one
water bottle can save up to six hours of light” Isn’t
that alarming! If everyone in our class (26 kids)
recycled one water bottle we could save up to 156
hours of light (26x6=156). This example shows that if
we stop littering it will help people in many different
Another reason kids think littering is bad is this
line from an interview of my friend Julian Matthews,
age 9: “ I can’t believe a person would just throw
their garbage on the ground” He said.
This example shows that if enough kids and
adults complain to companies and factories they will
stop polluting the earth, air, and water.
One reason littering and pollution is bad is that it
causes global warming. The sun is heating up the
earth because of gases (pollution), Global Warming,
and littering. And in Antarctica the ice is melting and
the Polar Bears and many other animals will die!!!
This example shows that Global Warming doesn’t
happen to only humans but ANIMALS TOO!!!
Another example that kids think littering,
pollution, and global warming is horrible, bad and
frightening are these quotes: “We will be the ones
To protect the earth and solve the problems of war,
hunger, and disaster.”- Aika Tusubota, age 12,
Japan. Another kid that thinks littering, pollution,
And global warming is horrible and bad is Sam Levin,
age 15, USA: “ We will be the generation the reunites
mankind with the Earth” Sam said. Even first graders
care about the earth: “You can make a difference in
the world but only if you really want to”- Ryan
Hrenljac, age 7, Canada.
This example shows that kids really care about
the earth and it does no matter which country they
live in or how old they are; kids care!
Another reason that littering, pollution, and
global warming is bad was when Brooklyn, NY had a
Tornado. “BOOM FLASH BOOM FLASH!!” The thunder
boomed and the lightning flashed. I was in my Tae
Kwon Do class and we were having a severe storm.
The sky turned a dark shade of green. I was getting
more terrified by the second. Fear was creeping over
my body. Soon a woman came in the Do Jo and she
looked like she had just jumped in a pool. Water was
dripping down her and her purple sweater had turned
dark purple. We were also having leaks, which made
me even more nervous and terrified than I was
before. After the class my mom said we had had a
tornado. We drove up the street and trees and
branches and smashed cars were everywhere, even
my mom’s windshield was cracked.
This example shows that if we really don’t shape
up and stop littering and polluting natural disasters
will happen at weird times.
As you can see littering and polluting is very
horrible for the Earth.
As Jack Johnson said in his song The 3 R’s “We’ve
got to learn to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” I hope you
listened carefully and I hope you will take
Action and always remember KIDS CAN SAVE THE
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
These are 2 paintings that my mom Patricia did and her friend Ana De Orbegoso. One is oil on canvas and the other one is photography. The theme of these paintings is Icarus and The Falling Angle. It is high contrast. These are awesome paintings and photographs! Go to there art exhibit at 117 2nd street corner of bond, Brooklyn,NY 11231 To see more paintings. From November 18 to December 13.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
If your family is like many in the United States, unloading the week’s groceries includes hauling a case or two of bottled water into your home. On your way to a soccer game or activity, it’s easy to grab a cold one right out of the fridge, right?
But all those plastic bottles use a lot of fossil fuels and pollute the environment. In fact, Americans buy more bottled water than any other nation in the world, adding 29 billion water bottles a year to the problem. In order to make all these bottles, manufactures use 17 million barrels of crude oil. That’s enough oil to keep a million cars going for twelve months. Imagine a water bottle filled a quarter of the way up with oil. That’s about how much oil was needed to produce the bottle.
So why don’t more people drink water straight from the kitchen faucet? Some people drink bottled water because they think it is better for them than water out of the tap, but that’s not true. In the United States, local governments make sure water from the faucet is safe. There is also growing concern that chemicals in the bottles themselves may leach into the water.
People love the convenience of bottled water. But maybe if they realized the problems it causes, they would try drinking from a glass at home or carrying water in a refillable steel container instead of plastic.
Plastic bottle recycling can help—instead of going out with the trash; plastic bottles can be turned into items like carpeting or cozy fleece clothing.
Unfortunately, for every six water bottles we use, only one makes it to the recycling bin. The rest are sent to landfills. Or, even worse, they end up as trash on the land and in rivers, lakes, and the ocean. Plastic bottles take many hundreds of years to disintegrate.
Water is good for you, so keep drinking it. But think about how often you use water bottles, and see if you can make a change.
Betty McLaughlin, who runs an organization called the Container Recycling Institute, says try using fewer bottles: “If you take one to school in your lunch, don’t throw it away—bring it home and refill it from the tap for the next day. Keep track of how many times you refill a bottle before you recycle it.”
And yes, you can make a difference. Remember this: Recycling one plastic bottle can save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for six hours.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The Last Straw
The Ugly Truth
The City of Ember
The People of Sparks
The Prophet of Yonwood
The Diamond of Darkhold
The Sorcerers Stone
The Chamber of Secrets
The Prisoner of Azkaban
The Goblet of Fire
The Order of the Phoenix
The Half Blood Prince
The Deathly Hallows
The Lost Hero
The Lightning Thief
The Sea of Monsters
The Titans Curse
The Battle of the Labyrinth
The Last Olympian
The Red Pyramid
The Fire Within
The Doll People
The Meanest Doll in the World
The Runaway Dolls
The Thing About Georgie
The Maze of Bones
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat
Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls
The Squeaky Wheel
Winnie the Pooh
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Horse and his Boy
The Magicians Nephew
The Last Battle
American Born Chinese
Ramona and Her Father
Journey to the Center of the Earth
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Ramona the Pest
Ramona and Her Mother
Midnight for Charlie Bone
James and the Giant Peach
The Castle in the Attic
D'aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
So Be It
Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School