April 5

Should Schools Close Due to COVID-19?

Schools should close due to COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. If schools would close it would help keep the virus from spreading to more and more people. It would also most likely keep students, teachers, bus drivers, etc. safe from the virus. The best amount of time to keep the schools closed is two to four weeks, at most. This would give superintendents, health officials, etc. time to decide ways to confine/stop the virus or, if needed, if the schools should stay closed for longer, and how long. It would also give time for people to thoroughly clean and sanitize the schools. A concern of elementary schools, whose students are not yet allowed to take home their computers, is how the students would be able to get there work done since not every student has internet they can access at home. A possible solution to that, which some schools have already done, would be to prepare folders or packets of work that students would have been doing if they were in school. They then could accomplish their school work without the use of a computer. This would also help prevent schools from having to extend school days farther into the summer.

April 5

Online Home Learning

The idea of Online Home Learning is great for situations, similar to one we are in now, that make it hard or even impossible for students to be able to learn at school. Students can do their schoolwork in the safety of their homes. They can even, with the help of technology, facetime and socialize with their teachers and fellow students. This way, they still interact and communicate with friends. This is also helpful because it gives the students a chance to ask their teachers any questions they might have about the work they’ve been given.

March 11

Tarpon Springs, FL

Last summer, my family and I took a trip to Tarpon Springs, FL. In this review, I will be sharing with you all the fun sights and places to see in Tarpon Springs.

 

Tarpon Springs is located in Pinellas County, Florida. If you’re thinking of taking a trip to Tarpon Springs, expect to pay about $15-$20 for all-day parking. If you’re worried about finding a place to park, know that all parking is either metered or parking lots. While you’re out enjoying the sights be sure to pay attention to the different times each shop is open, since hours may vary. The Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks open at 10:00 am and stay open till 10:00 pm. Most of the shops also may open around this time and close around 6 or 8 pm. 

 

While visiting Tarpon Springs, be sure to wear comfy, cool clothing, such as shorts, a t-shirt, flip flops or sneakers. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen because the weather there is hot! Be sure to bring a camera to take pictures of all the amazing sights. If your thinking about swimming at one of the many beaches there make sure you bring a bathing suit.  Don’t forget to bring money for parking, souvenir shops, dining, etc. 

 

The amount of time you stay in Tarpon Springs depends on what you’re planning to see/do while you’re there. If you do plan to sleep over, some local hotels include Tarpon Inn and Tarpon Shore Inn. While there be sure to visit Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, Fred Howard Park, Howard Beach, Tarpon Springs Aquarium, and so much more. If you’re getting hungry, different restaurants include Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill and Hellas Restuarant and Bakery.

 

I hope you have an amazing time visiting this interesting and fun place!

 

April 26

Dragons

Dragons,

I will be talking about a mythical creature called a dragon. I will be explaining what they look like, where they live, and what they eat. First I will be talking about what they look like. Typically a dragon has a body like a snake with legs. His head is the shape of a horse with horns and spikes. Their eyes are bigger than a pencil.They have sharp spikes all along their back. And finally they of course beautiful wings like a bat. Now I will be talking about where dragons live. Dragons typically live in caves in the forest or on the side of a cliff. Since they have wings and sharp claws it makes it easy for them to fly or climb up the cliff side. Finally I will be talking about what dragons eat. Dragons eat meats and sometimes plants. They find the plants and other animals in the forest. They can also find Mountain Goats or Lions on the side of cliffs.I hope you enjoyed reading and learning about dragons. I also hope you learned new facts reading the things I shared.

February 9

Recycling

Recycling,

I will be telling you about what I learned reading 2 articles with different opinions on recycling. The first article was written by a man named  William .F. Shughart who thinks we shouldn’t recycle as much as we do. The second article was written by a man named Michael Kraft. He thinks we should still recycle.

The first author, William .F. Shughart, thinks we shouldn’t recycle as much as we do. He thinks this for many reasons. One reason is the trucks that collect the recycled glass cause pollution which is bad for the environment. The second reason is that we waste water when we rinse out the things we want to recycle before we put them in the recycle bin. The third reason is that it cost less money to make the the object brand new than to recycle it. “The truth is, however, recycling has a cost, a big cost.” says Shughart.  

The second author, Michael Kraft, Thinks we should recycle. He thinks this for many reasons. He thinks this because americans put way too much trash in landfills, which is very wasteful. The more trash we put in landfills, the more we pollute the earth around it. This is why Kraft thinks we should recycle still.

I think after reading the two articles that we should still recycle. We don’t have to recycle as much as we use to because, I don’t want to hurt the animals or earth around the landfill. That is why I want to still recycle.