Thursday, January 21, 2010
A massive earthquake struck Haiti on January 12th about 10 miles south of Port-au-Prince. This earthquake was the worst quake in the region in over 200 years. Witnesses have said that this earthquake could be felt strongly in eastern Cuba more than 200 miles away. There has been estimates anywhere from 50,000 fatalities to 200,000 deaths. There was more than 30 significant aftershocks of a 4.5 magnitude or higher that rattled Haiti through the night of the 12th and into the early morning.
I think that getting our own blogs was a really cool thing to do. I like it a lot because I have really bad handwriting and now that we are doing most of our stuff on here I don't have to worry about writing. Another thing that is really cool about this is the cluster maps. I think that it is really cool that they can just tell where the people are from that are viewing your blog. My goal for the year on my blog is to have over 100 people view my blog.
The Brooklyn Nine By Alan Gratz is based on a 9 inning baseball game. This baseball gets passed on all through the book. Louis Schneider who carries his father's souvenir baseball into battle during the Civil War and ends up trading it to a wounded rebel for a Louisville Slugger baseball bat. In 1845 there is a ten year old German Jewish immigrant who meets Alexander Cartwright and The New York Knickerbockers. In 2002 his 14 year old grandson has this bat and this bat has a long history too it. I don't even care for baseball that much and I really liked this book.
I think that this book would appeal to boys a lot more than to girls unless the girl likes sports a lot. I think that this book doesn't just appeal to teens but could appeal to adults too. I didn't think that this book was to long for me it was a perfect amount of pages. This book also has a lot to do with modern history.
Friday, January 8, 2010
What happens when a teen is found guilty?
Does it hurt
like getting punched in the face?
Or loosing somebody who's close--
And then cry?
Does it stink like rotten eggs?
Or crust and crumble--
like a piece of bread?
Maybe it just hangs
like a necklace.
Or does it break?