Well I think he did it because when Lincoln was president he fought so that the slaves would be set free and would not have to work and get whipped. And Martin Luther King had a similar purpose. He was trying to get the rights for the black people. So I think ha gave the speech there because he wanted to remind people that we are all equal and that everyone has the same rights.
And ask the people how far have we actually come since Lincoln was president 150 years ago. Have we actually fixed the way we act. Or do we just like to think that we have changed. And to say we need to get ourselves towards getting equal to everyone has the same rights. Also because it was really nice setting and it had a lot of space so everyone could fit.
Logger’s and Farmer’s point of view
Most people think that logging is something terrible disaster that should be stopped but it is logging is my job. If someone decided that they like the trees then they have to find me a job . So it will be easier if I just do my job but do something called sustainable logging. Where we only cut down the elder trees that have already dropped their seeds. And now just take water and sunlight from still have seeds to drop and stops the the ones that are trying to grow into a larger tree so they can drop seeds.
And if I were a farmer and I needed more land I could do 2 things. Either take my axe and cut down trees for more land to grow more crops or I could do shade farming. What is shad farming you ask it is when we grow crops like coffee beans inside the forest so we don’t have to cut them we can go into the forest and plant our crops in the forest. And still be able to grow the crops that we need to survive.
A final reason that Deforestation is not an issue kids should worry about. My friend is a Farmer so he told me this. “We can always plant more trees when we cut down a few we can plant the same amount that we cut down. That way we do not have to worry about the amount of trees left on planet earth. Or maybe we will plant twice as many as we cut down so we can repay for they amount that we have cut down”.
I thought that that was a pretty neat idea to help the trees. I could always do that as well. I mean like planting twice as many trees as I cut down. So it is kinda confusing on what we should do with the whole cutting down trees is an issue. Because if they want to stop me they have to find me a new job as well. But I think it would be easier if I just did my job. And do what I told you.
Logger’s and Farmer’s point of view
Logging is my job. If someone decided that they like the trees then they have to find me a job as well so it will be easier if I just do my job but do something called sustainable logging. That is when we only cut down the elder trees that have already dropped their seeds. And now just take water and sunlight from still have seeds to drop and stops the the ones that are trying to grow into a larger tree so they can drop seeds.
And if I were a farmer and I needed more land I could do 2 things. Either take my axe and cut down trees for more land or I could do shade farming. Which is when we grow crops like coffee beans inside the forest so we don’t have to cut them we can go into the forest and plant our crops in the forest. Still be able to grow the crops that we need.
A final reason that Deforestation is not an issue kids should worry about. We can always plant more trees when we cut down a few we can plant the same amount that we cut down. That way we do not have to worry about the amount of trees left on planet earth. Or maybe we will plant twice as many as we cut down so we can repay for they amount that we have cut down.
This weekend I went back in time to Williamsburg, Virginia. Well I didn’t really go back in time or I might have had because I walk in to an old time village talked to the people there and I was able to do a lot of other things as well. The first thing I did was I went across a really long bridge and and went on a 10 minute walk to the village. Then we walked to a windmill were their was a grinder were they used into break down the the corn and other things up. If the wasn’t blowing they would take a horse and make the horse pull it around and grind it.
Then we went to the village. The fist thing that we did was go on a tour of the Governor’s palace. Which was the Govnernor’s home back then. Sadly it wasn’t the real ting because it got burnt in 1800 I think or some time back then. But it was just like the palace back then it was very fancy and it was the biggest building their. One cool thing was that the beds looked small but when you laid down in them the mattress would expand outward which I thought was pretty cool. When you fist walked in you saw a really nice room.
After we were done with the tour our tour guide told us about a maze in the back of the house it was pretty easy. Then we went to like a really pretty chill out place in the back. We stayed there a little while and had a few snacks. We also made friends with a few squirrels because they were like the only mammals there besides humans. Then we were pretty thirsty so we went to get some soda and some coffee.
Then we went to blacksmith were they made nails. When the black smith shaped the nails sparks flew everywhere in like a ring. We saw a person that made a carriages for horses. When we came in he had just finished a wheel. The talked about how they were doing a trade some type of different shop for paint. Then we went to a after that we went to a brick maker they had just fired up their brick sculpture the Sunday before so that the bricks would turn red. If the the bricks were orange they would fir it up again if they were purple that meant they cooked it to much.
After that we went to the apartment that we had rented that weekend. It was pretty nice it had a king size bed and 2 queen sized bed two TVs a dining room kitchen appliances and a nice living room though I did not agree with the wall paper. It had a blue background and red flowers.
The next morning we went to a swimming pool well it was more like a giant hot tub then a pool. Then we went to see a building called the Capitol. I is where the Governor (lord Dunmore at the time)and his cabinet I don’t mean like a wooden cabinet it is like his helpers when he needs to make a decision. It used to be a few other people but Lord Dunmore fired them so he can make the decisions himself. That night we went to go see the great illumination which was a a whole lot of fireworks blowing up in 3 different places at the park. I wonder if I did go back in time what do you think?
By Luke and Milani
He was born in 1772
After Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
His name is Luke Howard
He was very high-powered
When he named the clouds above
His dad was mad
When he thought Luke was bad
He sent him to chemistry class
Luke went without any sass.
In school he loved to stare at the clouds
But had very little attention
He heard very little sound
He might have gotten detention
They had to move
To a new home
But Luke loved it so much
He got so intouch
He had a club
At the pub
They studied clouds
It wasn’t much of a crowd
Studying clouds was their hobby
Luke usually stayed in his lobby
To study clouds out a window
He had become in love with a widow.
Who eventually had a child
That usually just smiled
He was very very mild
He had a job
To study clouds
There was never much of a crowd
But sadly Luke died
And everyone cried
Especially his bride
Who did eventually died
And clouds will move, form and fall
But it was him who thought it all
That is all we recall
Garden Spot Soccer
By: Connor and Luke
I love to be active. So every year I play soccer. There is two seasons every year. A fall season and a spring season. At the end of every season there is a tournament.
One team practices on one half of the field and the other team practices on the other half of the field. Practices can be from Monday to Thursday. This year I had practices from 6-8 O’clock every night Tuesday and Thursday. But my sister did gymnastics from 5-6 every day after school on Tuesdays. So my family called those days crazy days. My mom would drop my sister off and I would sit in the car till my mom drove to my practice field at 5:45. I think you know why we call it crazy day.[Not Luke’s family]
There are stages called U’s. I think that the U’s stand for under because I turned 10 and moved out of U ten and into U twelve. Games are every Saturday and after 8 games there is a tournament. My team and I won 1 place and beat the best team in the league!