April 9, 2012

Is the world going to end in 2012 ?

The Mayans predict that the world will end Dec. 21, 2012.  This leads us all to be curious of what really is going to happen.
It all started because the Mayan calendar ends on the day of December 21 2012. They even made a movie called 2012 that lead us to fear more of this day. Some people believe in everything that’s going to end, but some people don’t believe it will. Erin Cuba-Major that stated “I don’t think 2012 is going to happen because they said the same thing in the year 2000.” I asked people just like Agapito Orozco what he would do to try to survive longer than others he said, “I would just dig a hole under my house to see if I can be the only one left in earth.” Also, some people have even quit their job because they have said they have enough money left until the day we die. Many people are already gathering materials up to survive 2012. They have lists of what their keeping with them such as water, seeds to plant new vegetables. If the world ends people say they’re going to have to start from scratch.

The Big Biomes Book!

As you go along in the year new projects come up, some not so fun and some that you can’t wait to do. Just recently we completed a book made by our lovely seventh grade science teachers Mrs. Hampton and Mrs. Santos, which was called “Biomes of the World”. In the book you write about the tundra, taiga, tropical deserts, etc.You do research on so many different places and learn about its ecosystems. There’s so much to stuff about different places and so many different kinds of animals and plants, these places are just so unique. “I would love to to live in the Rain Forest, because its not to cold and not to hot.” Exclaimed Priscilla Duran (7), “We got to to use the laptops, books, and iPads to help us do research, which helped a lot.” Madelyn George (7) stated, “I loved using the iPads the most, because it’s fun to tap and play with, but still helps me get my work done, too”. I also asked some students if they thought this would help with more test and quizzes, and one responded: “Yes, because I feel like it’s helping me go over important facts, and it’s like I’m studying everything I need to know,” said Edgar Garcia (7). So, now you can thank our amazing teachers for helping you prep for your next test and getting you ready for eighth grade.

by Lauren G.

The lorax

Save The Trees!

  The Lorax movie is a re-creation of the Dr. Seuss Classic, The Lorax. The cast includes Danny DeVito (The Lorax), Ed Helms (The Once-ler), Zac Efron (Ted), Taylor Swift (Audrey), Rob Riggle (Mr. O’Hare), Jenny Slate (Ted’s Mom), and Betty White (Grammy Norma).

  In the Lorax, Ted lives with his mom and grandma in Thneedville. Thneedville is controlled by Mr. O’Hare who has made millions on his air machines because of the pollution in the air. Ted likes Audrey, and Audrey wants a truffula tree. The only person that knows about truffula tree’s is the Once-ler. Ted has to escape Thneedville to get a truffula tree and get the girl. To find out the exciting ending go see The Lorax, in theaters now! When asked about the Lorax Evan Rodgers (7) said, “I would give the Lorax a 9.9 because it gives a sense of awareness to the environment.” Ally Ybarra(7) said, “My favorite part of the Lorax was when the Lorax flew away and lifted his tail up, because it was cute.” So, go out and go see the Lorax.