Tag: primary sources

What I Learned Today 10/03/2014

Fiction Writing: I entered a contest in a Homeschooling magazine my mom gets. Each month they give out a topic, and the 10 kids with the best stories get published and win a prize. This month's prize is a spaceship sticker book. Topic: Your long-lost great uncle left you enough money to open your own store. Tell us about it.…

What I Learned Today 10/02/2014

Nonfiction/Opinion Writing Today I chose not to write about Dornob, but to write about a different article instead.Miss Judy sent my mom an article you can find at http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2014/08/21/children-autism-extra-synapses-brain/. It’s from Columbia University Medical Center and is titled “Children with Autism Have Extra Synapses in Brain: Maybe possible to prune synapses with drug after diagnosis.” This new drug basically makes…

What I Learned Today 9/26/2014

Today I continued to work on the rough draft of my 9/11 oral history essay. I got a lot of responses, and so that makes it REALLY long but good. Before I started, I organized my essay by clumping similar responses together. The steps of writing are pre-writing (brainstorming), drafting, editing, and revising. I’m at the drafting step. I had…

What I Learned Today 9/23/14

This is really for two days: yesterday and today. That is why it is so long. I earned my Bobcat Badge in Cub Scouts! See it hanging from my pocket? At the pack meeting Friday, we did skits and are kettle desserts from the fire. We learned about camping procedures. I got to go up and receive my Bobcat Badge…

What I Learned Today 09/15/2014

Lord of The Flies Themes: Civilization & Innocence   Civilization Theme:
 1. Are Ralph and Piggy the only defenders of civilization on the island? What does “civilization” mean to them?   Anything that is “civilized” to Ralph is just something that an adult would do. He said it a lot in the book, so I think he believes it. Simon…