Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Technology in Libraries

Hello readers,
Recently I have read the article titled Libraries Go From The Printed Page To The Digital Screen.  This article has informed me that libraries are using more technology, librarians know a lot about the internet now and libraries still haven't given up books.

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Libraries are now not only using books now, they are using technological things such as computers and Ipads.  In the article it said, "You may not know it, but libraries have become community tech centers." I wish that our school library had that much technology.

Now, librarians don't just help find books anymore, now they can help you on the internet. In the article the text says, "Librarians learned to help them set up e-mail accounts.  They taught computer skills.  Librarians also helped people find the most useful information online."  I think that libraries are now getting more and more complicated.

Though many libraries now use e-books and things like that, they still haven't given up their beloved books. The article says, "Libraries aren't throwing away their books any time soon." I am glad libraries still have their books.

After reading this article I know that now, libraries don't only have books, they also have things like computers and technological stuff. Libraries are now using more technology, but they won't give up their books anytime soon.

Here is the organizer I used:
Big Ideas
Text to quote in your post
Your own thinking
Libraries are using more technology.
“You may not know it, but libraries have become community tech centers.”
I wish our school had a lot of technology too.
Librarians don’t just help find books anymore.
“Librarians learned to help them set up e-mail accounts. They taught computer skills. Librarians also helped people find the most useful information online.”
I think that libraries are getting more and more complicated.
Libraries still haven’t given up books yet.
“Libraries aren't throwing away their books anytime soon.”
I am glad that libraries still have books.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Destruction of Fruit

Hello readers,
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Recently I have read the article Bugs Who Like Bugs. There are three main ideas in the article.  The first main idea was that farmers were finding their orchards were being destroyed by stink bugs. The second main idea was that it is hard to kill off stink bugs.  The last main idea was that scientists are trying to find a way to help farmers with their problems.

First of all, farmers finds that his orchards are being destroyed by stink bugs.  The stink bugs are taking out the sugar from the fruit.  The article said "Stink bugs pierce fruit with their mouths and suck sugar out." I think this is a major problem because I don't like my fruit to be disgusting.  I think that many people don't like their fruit to be disgusting either.

Second, It is hard to kill off sink bugs.  Stink bugs seem to be able to find ways to survive during the winter which means that it is hard to kill off stink bugs.  In the article it said "Stink bugs can escape the cold by living in places like dead or rotting trees, said Donald Weber".  I think that finding a way to kill off stink bugs is going to be almost impossible.

Lastly, scientists are trying to find a way to help farmers with their problems. Some scientists are trying to find ways such as bringing the stink bugs enemy or making a spray that smells like stink bugs.  The article said "Some animals in the area are slowly starting to recognize stink bugs as food, Weber said." I think it will take a while to kill off the stink bugs.

Overall, this article is about how stink bugs are destroying fruit and that many people are trying to help find a way to solve this problem.  I think that it might be possible to solve this problem, but it will take a lot of thinking to figure this out. This could be a major problem.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

February Prompt Writing

What makes you happiest? Write a paragraph in which you describe something that makes you happy. 

I'm so happy!  The thing that makes me happiest is making sure things like my barbies are good looking and not ugly because sometimes it's creative, there is a wide variety of outfits that would look great and I can always change the outfit with something to do each day.  The creativeness makes me happy because being creative lets me open up to my imagination so that I can imagine and try mixes of outfits that would allow me to have choice and freedom. Being creative is almost like everyday life.  I like the wide variety of outfits because I can try different things and judge the looks just because I want to and I care about looks a lot. I love that I can always change the outfit because not only will I have something to do, but I also can do what I want and have a big choice in the variety.  The thing that makes me happiest is making sure that things like my barbies are good looking and not ugly because sometimes it can be creative, there is a wide variety of outfits that would look great and I can always change the outfit with something to do.

Touching Spirit Bear

I think this book is great because Cole found how to calm himself and he learned how to heal. I think that Cole changed a lot in this book and now he understands more and now he realizes more about what he has done and what he is doing. I didn't like that Cole had to beat up Peter crazy, but if it weren't for that event, the story wouldn't be as it is now. Sometimes it confuses me how Cole remembers things that happened in Minneapolis, but then he is back at the island telling the story there again. I think Mr. Moore chose this book for this group because it makes great discussion and it was our level. I like that he chose this book because if I were to chose my own book, I probably wouldn't have chosen this one. I think that it was really smart to chose this book for Key Time. I think this book helps me as a reader to know more vocabulary words and so that I am able to understand more in the text by knowing how to understand the book.I think that the guidance with this book is great because we can practice our reading skills which will help us understand the text even more. This book has helped me as a reader by helping me understand the text and maybe giving ideas for a story. I think this book may help with the vocabulary that I use. I think I really like this book and I hope you find it as interesting as I do!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Excretory System

Hello readers,
Recently, I have been learning about the excretory system.  I have learned that the excretory system helps the body in many ways. The main way that the excretory system helps the body is that it gets rid of liquid waste such as urine or carbon dioxide, but it also absorbs the nutrients that your body needs such as oxygen which you breath in the air . If we kept all of this waste stored in our body, then the waste could actually kill us. When you sweat, the excretory system is doing its work. When you sweat, your body is not only cooling you down, but it is also getting rid of waste that your body doesn't need.

I also learned about the organs in the excretory system. One of the organs is the bladder.  The bladder stores urine. Another organ is your kidneys. The left kidney and the right kidney both help remove waste.  The liver is an organ that makes chemicals to break down fats.  The lungs are an organ that bring oxygen into your body and send carbon dioxide out of the body using respiration. The skin is very important because it protects our bodies.
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