WEXPN2 Focusing on a Moment
On Saturday I was at the Samuel's House to watch a movie. Regan, Addy and I were bored of Inside Out and got permission from Mrs. Samuels that we got to yell at any one who came in the room we were in to get out. And Bonus we had a phone from Regan's mom to use. So naturally we got into Youtube and took turns taking the phone and searching different things up on Youtube. When the Rappin Duke came on Addy introduced the "Addy" so we took down our hair and whipped it all over. Next we made dance to a Crazy Frog video and it included moves such as the "Addy," "Millie," The old man dance, Old Lady dance, and of course the Old Grandpa. Once we had part of our routine down; me and Addy breaking our backs and Regan conducting Mr. Murray came in to make sure we didn't barge into the kitchen with all the adults playing euchre like we had playing the Rappin Duke. We made him watch our show. When he left Regan and Addy fought over if "This is the Best song Ever" or "Just Do It" was better. Then Regan had to leave.
WEXPN1 Acting in Focus Theater
History Alive 13- The Revolutionary War
Mr. Solarz had us get on line in tallest to shortest order. Then he divided us up into three groups represented as the White Team, the Red Team and the Blue Team. The Red Team had the tall kids then the white and blue teams had everyone else mixed up. They reason for this is most likely the taller kids might be stronger than the (SOME) of the shorter kids. The British (Red Team) had strong, prepared men who's job it was to fight in wars. As the Continentals (Blue) were all volunteers and were inexperienced men. The White Team (French) didn't need to win this war; it wasn't their biggest priority so maybe they didn't send their best men to die. Also the British had the strongest Army and Navy around.
Four of the Red Team members got to stand with the rope and the others had to stand on the stage. That showed how the British soldiers had to sail a three month journey over to America which was a disadvantage. The White Team (which I was on) all had to stand on the stage and come over last because the French didn't come and help for a while. The entire Blue Team stood at the rope ready to win.
The Blue Team/White Team won because the blue team had a prize, Mr. Solarz said he would give them (No blog post) which represented how the Continentals had a prize of a better future for them and their families and no more British taxes. The Red team didn't have a reason to win they would only be winning to win they would still have to do their blog post. Another reason the Blue Team won is because they were just playing defense all they had to do is make sure they Red didn't get the marker past a certain point. The Red had to get the marker past the point.
Another thing that happened is Jeremy was told even though he was on the Blue team if they won he would still have to do his blog post. That showed how some slaves fought in the war but still have to work for their master so they didn't earn their freedom. Lastly the White Team had to cheer for the Blue team until we helped them pull. So instead of sending over supplies and money we cheered then came and fought along side them.
School Wide Reading Lesson 5
School Wide Nonfiction Lesson 4
Sybil Ludington Museum Letter
September 24, 1829
Hello John Adams,
I was requested to send you a letter as I heard they were going to make a pamphlet informing others about all the heroes that helped us become a free country. I am flattered that you have asked me of this great task and I am happy to help. I believe that if you were a patriot then you greatly helped us become a free country, but this sounds like a great idea. If you have any concerns please contact me.
First of all I am Sybil Ludington daughter of Henry Ludington. At about nine o’clock at night on the twenty sixth of April in seventeen seventy seven I rode through several towns alerting everyone about the British attack, telling them to get ready. With my prized stick I knocked on doors and even defended myself from a highwayman. I rode through Carmel then onto Mahopac, then to Kent Cliffs, from there to Farmers Mills and back home. I rode to warn the Patriot militia, and the farmers that the British attack is coming. At the time I was only sixteen. There were many dangers and close calls, I hid behind trees and waited until the marching British soldiers passed. It was scary yet exciting and an amazing ride for sure. If I had to pick some things that are important to me it would probably be the stick that I became well known with, and my horse Star. Also maybe the lovely American Flag that we Americans proudly represent. At sixteen my mother expected me to be responsible and to act lady-like but; I wanted to be in the militia because I was tired of being ruled by Great Britain. Just like everyone else, I wanted to be free and independent.
I hope I gave you enough information. Thank you again John Adams and anyone else who is behind this.
I am Zuzanna Nowak. I am a doctor from Warsaw, Poland. Having a doctor on a mission to Mars, will be very important. I can't wait to go to Mars, and make a discovery. A doctor on Mars can help if, someone is sick.