April 26

opinion writing

Our class is writing an opinion piece on if we think kids are having too much screen time and you think that kids should be limited on screens, or if everything is ok and you think it should stay the same, or if you think that kids should have more screen time.

My opinion on this topic is i think kids have too much screen time and they should be limited on screens. I think they should be limited on screens because if you are always just on your tablet or phone or tv, then you could be missing out on other things that are fun or important. for example, if your parents ask you if you wanted to stay home while they go to a meeting, or if you wanted to go along, and if you pick to stay home and be on screens when they are gone then they could do something fun without you when they are done with the meeting.

Another reason why you should be limited on screens is because if you be on screens for a very long time, say a couple of hours like 2 or 3, it could mess up your eyesight. Kind of like when you go outside and it is really sunny, (not that this would mess up your eyesight) and then when you come inside after a while, then it seems like the house is really dark. And if you stay on screens for a long time, then if you look away, then your eyes feel really weird, and they kind of hurt.

Another reason why you should be limited on screens is because if you are on screens all the time, then you would miss all the other things that are going on in life. Sometimes it is a good thing to miss other things in life, but sometimes it is a bad thing. Like if something really terrible just happened it is better not to know about it. But if something very good just happened, then you would probably want to know about it. That is my opinion.

April 26


Hi, my name is Kierra, our group is reading a myth about maui. I will be telling you my opinion on Maui and if he is more good then bad, or if he is more bad than good.


I think that he is more good than bad because he did more good things for the people than bad thing. for example, he lifted the sky up so mankind could walk freely without having to crawl. But there was something that was bad that came out of this. Since Maui pushed up the sky the sun had freedom to move very fast, so the sun was having fun and he was playing a game that he has to run faster every day. So nobody could get their work done.


Another reason I think Maui is more good than bad is because he lifted up the islands so people could live there. but he is not perfect, he is also bad. He is bad because whenever he goes fishing with his brothers, he always tricks his brothers. And he is also bad because he when his brothers had enough of his tricks, they said he can’t go fishing with them. But he wanted to prove himself so he could go. So he turned himself into a beetle so that his brothers couldn’t see him. And he snuck onto the boat. Once he was on the boat, he turned back into himself. So he is not all perfect


I also think that he is good because he snared the sun so that all the people could finish their work in the day, for example, his mother. In the other paragraph i talked about how he made something bad come out of pushing up the sky, the sun always moved very fast. Maui realized that the people had trouble getting their work done. So Maui decided that he would fix that.  His mother gave him fifteen different ropes, and his grandmother gave him a strong war axe and one more strong rope. Then she told him to hide under a tree top at the top of a mountain. She told him that when the sun comes up, Maui has to throw the rope around one of the sun’s legs. And then once the sun’s other legs came up over the mountain, he had to throw the other ropes on it’s legs. Once Maui did all that to the sun, he threatened it with his war axe. The sun was terrified and begged Maui to release him. Maui made a deal with the sun, he said that if he would release the sun, then the sun would have to run slow in the summer so everyone could get their work done, and he could only run very fast when it is winter.


So as you can see Maui did some bad things, and a lot of good things. That is my opinion on Maui.

March 28

All About Me



My name is Kierra, and I am a student at Brecknock Elementary. I am 9 years old. I have brown eyes, and brown hair. I play violin. And I do gymnastics. And I love to do art.

My family: I have 7 people in my family, including my sisters dog it is technically 8, 3 brothers and 1 sister and me, and my mom and dad. One brother is not in a grade yet, he is 4 years old. My second oldest brother is in first grade, he is 6 years old. My oldest brother is in sixth grade, he is 11 years old. And my sister is in eighth grade, she is 13 years old. And my dog is 6 years old, she is a golden retriever, she is going to have puppies in the spring.

Things I love doing:I love drawing.And I love going to the beach, and swimming. And I love going to Conobles and to Dutch Wonderland. I also love sewing, I sewed about 5 pictures. I also love making string bracelets.

My favorite season and time of year: My favorite season is summer because, like I said before, I love swimming. And I don’t always need to wear a heavy jacket, boots, gloves, a hat, and all that other stuff. And I have off of school. But I do love wearing cozy clothes, like fuzzy pajamas and fuzzy socks, and sipping my hot chocolate. But some winters are just not my favorite, because if it’s gonna be cold, there might as well be snow, right? If it is just cold, and it does not snow a good amount of snow, then that winter is going to be a very boring winter. So like I said summer is my favorite season. But I like summer just a little bit more than winter. I love those two seasons a lot.And my favorite time of year is christmas of course! Who doesn’t love christmas? The main reason I love christmas is the presents. But I also love christmas because we get to get together with family.

That is all about me.