Animal cruelty!?!

Posted: March 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

Over the last month the two grade ⅞ classes Snow Lake & Turnberry have been reading a book called “Half Brother” by Kenneth Oppel .  We have been doing this on via Skype. It has its good days when it is clear and then it has its bad days when we have to read on our own. Usually Mrs. Durnin & Mr Fisher take turns reading, one day Mrs. Durnin and the next Mr. Fisher.  In the book “Half Brother” there is a family of three (mom Sarah, dad Richard and son Ben)  in the 1970’s. The book started out as the family was moving away to Vancouver. The father needed a chimp for university research so the mother had got a chimp before they had to leave.  Ben is conflicted, and disturbed by William Eckler’s lecture on the horror’s of animal testing  Do you feel guilty about eating animals or wearing leather goods? Why or why not?


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I do feel guilty about eating animals and wearing leather goods. I feel guilty of this because all of the things they do to the animals is cruel and just mean.If chimps and all those other animals that get needles stuck in them were bigger than us and humans were lower on the food chain, I don’t think that these animals would be poking us with needles while were in cages no bigger than what we are. We wouldn’t strap a baby into a chair and watch them try to learn.I feel guilty of this because when Richard thought it was a good idea to get Zan a learning chair, Ben, Zan, and Peter hated it and protested. In conclusion, even though I fish and hunt for some animals, I think it is still wrong to kill some of these exotic animals.

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Take Responsibility

Posted: February 3, 2012 in Uncategorized
     Over the last month the two grade ⅞ classes Snow Lake & Turnberry have been reading a book called “Half Brother”.  We have been doing this over via Skype it has its good days when it is clear and then it has its bad days when we have to read on our own. Usually Mrs. Durnin & Mr Fisher take turns reading one day Mrs. Durnin and the next Mr Fisher.In the book “Half Brother” there is a family of three in the 1970’s. The father needed a chimp for university research so the mother brought home a chimp to help the father with the chimp research.


In the book “Half Brother” Ben the protagonist decided to be responsible and help his mother and be a good friend/brother to Zan, during this Ben’s father is trying to hire a co-worker and Richard isn’t sure if Peter is the right choice but in the end Peter gets hired. This reminds me of when I take responsibility and started helping my brother take care of his dog.


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Polar Kittens Of The North

Posted: December 6, 2011 in Uncategorized
The polar bears at Churchill, Manitoba are near a horrific crisis, they are about to go extinct. The climate change is ruining the survival for the polar bears. During the next couple years the ice might not form quick enough so the polar bears can’t go out into the frozen ice over Hudson bay to hunt for their survival. Right now polar bears are eating raw kelp and almost whatever food they can get a bite of, for example other animals maybe if they are very hungry they will eat flowers, berry’s etc.The grade ⅞ class of Turnberry Central P.S has been fundraising money towards adopting  polar bear from Churchill, Manitoba the polar bears home. The website of Polar Bears International is where we have adopted the young polar bear. When it hit November 30th (last day of fundraising) we had hit a huge amount of 293 dollars. On November 30th when everyone had helped raise the money the class had a can’s of white coke a cola and a donut’s.
 
HeatDurn                                                                                                                                           HeatDurn
After we did this it had changed my life in a lot of ways, by doing this it helped my understanding whats happening to the polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba. Even though the polar bear population is dropping some people  “of course” people are trying to help bring the population up.

Running…

Posted: November 10, 2011 in Uncategorized
This year we have started running in P.E. class from 500 metres to 2 kilometres in P.E class. Also this is a competition between other grade ⅞ classes. This year I hope to improve on my running.

By:Stuart Grout

This fall I have made a  improvement in my pace.I learned how to keep a steady pace and to swing your arms as if you are swimming, also I have made an improvement by lasting longer in long distance runs. I have made goals by helping me about faster time. My pace for 0.75km was 5:18 I made an Improvements by 19 seconds (4:59).

A Compelling Story

Posted: November 10, 2011 in Uncategorized
Ten Marks and a Train Ticket Bennos’s Escape To Freedom By: Susy Goldstein, Gina Hamilton and Wendy Share
In the book “Ten Marks And A Train Ticket” written by: Susy Goldstein, Gina Hamilton and Wendy Share, it talks about a Jewish family of five. That family of five is split up as soon as little Benno turns nine years old on January 27, 1939 Berlin Germany, as little as he knew he and his big brother (Heinz) is being sent away to Holland and further on to better safety.

During this project I made a ” My Timetoast

Page 34:
The image that stands out for me is when Benno and Heinz start to get onto the train to leave to Holland. It stands out for me because it will be the last  time Benno and Heinz will see there parents.

Page 42-43: “There are Nazi guards out there it looks like they are searching the trains”
This is important to the story because this is when Benno and Heinz could be caught and maybe even put in Auschwitz (German Concentration Camp)

I thought this was a very interesting story because it was like this other book that I have read before(The Book Thief). It’s sort of the same unique kind of story because there are both kind of the same situation, except in The Book Thief there is only one Jew(Max) trying to escape the horrid Nazi execution system. Also they have the same time in the story (when Hitler was raising to power).

Why have they picked Heinz, Benno and six others to leave the Emmakinderhuis?
What had happened to all of the other Jewish refugees that were in Emmakinderhuis?
Hello fellow Idea Hive classmates. I think this year will be awesome because of all the new opportunity’s we will have to make new friends. Also I think that it will be great to collaborate with the other grade ⅞’s from Snow Lake Manitoba, also that its 2700 kilometres apart and it’s a huge class of 57.  I think we will have a great year.Something I have in common with everyone is that we all brush our teeth once or twice a day. (Wesley, Joan, Kash, Emily and Juli.) Something I have in common with most is that most people do not have nicknames including me.(Kole, Alexander, Cassidy, Kelly687, Cameron) Something I have in common with a few people is only a few people like pizza as there favorite food. (Lyndon, Jordan, Joan, Tayla, kelly687) Something that is unique about me is that I’m the only one that liked the movie “Paul.” The person from my partner school that is most like me is Kole because we both like adventures like fishing and hunting.What kind of wildlife is common around Snow Lake Manitoba?
     This summer I did some pretty cool stuff, but in the end it didn’t really seem to be the best time of the summer. The first thing I did this summer was start making a little pamphlet about fly fishing “Tips And Hints Of How To Catch The Big Ones.” It includes different types of “ties from the reel to the hook”. It also includes which type of different flies there are. Other than that I read some books and practiced some writing.

By:@jozjozjoz

I didn’t go bear hunting in Angleheart but because my dad has been working a lot of over-time and we just don’t have the time. Now that i’m back in school and he will be working more over-time than usual. Hopefully I will be able to go deer hunting with him this year too.

By:Cowgirl Jules

     One day I wished hadn’t happened was when my bike got stolen and I have no clue where it would be. I’m frustrated mostly because at the end of my summer, other than that I had a pretty great summer.

Questions:

1. What kind of wildlife did you see during your trip?

2. What kind of technology do you like the most?

Wild Turkey Prints

Posted: June 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

A soft indentation

3 toes

mark the ground

an obvious reminder

of what has seen this place before.

I feel inspired

to gaze at the gooky print,

to feel special at my experience.

I want to see the turkey.

Tail feathers spread as wide as a 10 pound trout

speeding through the stream

As an animal stares me down

thin legs are

Threatening to give way

and fly away.

Tiny red head

seeking in the cold,

I want to see it fly

Tail feathers spread apart,

its 3 pronged feet

hitting the ground,

living in a huge ecosystem.

I’m a herbivore.

Biotic is in my brain.Somehow I make a living

 

dodging bullets everywhere I go.

In the winter,spring

and fall

I hear the fanning of the tail feathers.

I walk closer and

like a silent mouse,

I sneak a peak.

Tillsonburg ON where we went in the trenches with Robin Barker-James, Robin taught us how to throw grenades and also handle a gun, It was based on the date of WWI (1915 – 1918) it was Thursday, 16, 2011. We came here to have fun but also the main thing was to experience how a soldier of WWI would feel if they were in trenches.

“It had to happen- I opened my eyes I pray to lord my soul to keep, if I die today I will forever give peace. I grabbed my gun I couldn’t hear anything because the rustling of the wind and the tall grass. Could that be them? Have I seen them? The only thing I could do was hope.”

I learned that it was very hard to be stealthy and quiet in the trenches. I also learned about some of the ways to un-jam a bayonet from a bone, (you either shoot or you try to put your foot on it with all your weight and push it off.) Also I learned how to battle with bayonets (on guard, parry left, right, middle, thrust and, neck  jab.) I learnt that some of the names of the guns like the Lewis machine gun, Ross gun, Lee En-field rifle, were all used in WWI.

                                                                           By:Michael Curren

Also if you or your children ever get asked to go to war always say “there better be a good damn reason” Said by: Robin Barker-James

 

Turkey Prints

Posted: May 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

A soft indentation—

3 toes—

mark the ground

an obvious reminder

of what has seen this place before.

I feel inspired

to gaze at the gooky print,

to feel special at my experience.

I want to see the turkey.

Tail feathers spread as wide as a 10 pound trout

speeding through the stream—

As an animal stares me down

thin legs are

Threatening to give way

and fly away.

Tiny red head

seeking in the cold,

I want to see it fly

Tail feathers spread apart,

its 3 pronged feet

hitting the ground,

living in a huge ecosystem.

I’m a herbivore.

Biotic is in my brain.

Somehow I make a living

dodging bullets everywhere I go.

In the winter,spring

and fall—

I hear the fanning of the tail feathers.

I walk closer and

like a silent mouse,

I sneak a peak.