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Frogs or Flowers

On January 6, 2015 Mrs. Santos’ science class dissected flowers while on January 7 – 8, 2015 Mrs. Roger’s science class dissected frogs. What would you rather do? (Do you want to learn about all the different parts of a flower or cut open a frog?)

During the flower dissection they cut open a flower, and learned about all the different parts. Even though frog dissection sounds more interesting, most students were glad they did flower dissection. “The highlight of dissecting a flower rather than a frog is that the inside of a flower is interesting, while dissecting a frog is gross because of all the guts,” states Lily Dunlap (7) who is in Mrs. Santos’ 1st period class.

On the other hand some students were jealous of the people who dissected frogs. “I would have liked to dissect frogs because dissecting flowers doesn’t sound as fun as dissecting frogs,” mentions Cassidy Freasier (7) who is in Mrs. Santos’ 5th period class.

The steps to dissecting a frog are simple. First you have to cut along the jawline so you can get inside the mouth to cut the tip of the tongue and maxillary teeth out. Then after cutting both of them out you must cut out the tympanic membrane. The tympanic membrane is similar to our ear. Afterwards you have to cut open the frog.

You must make a capital I shaped cut from the throat across the abdomen and end at the “waist”. Afterwards you must cut out the organs that the organ sheet you got from your teacher. After cutting out the correct organs and taping them on your sheet you turn your sheet in and dispose of your frog where your teacher tells you to. The number one thing you must remember is that while dissecting frogs you must wear gloves, goggles, and don’t open your mouth when you make the cuts.

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This is a frog that hasn’t been cut open yet.

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This is a frog that has been cut open with some organs removed already.

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This is what the frogs look like when they are first brought out.

 

2015 New Year’s Resolutions

It’s here! The big 2015; the year Marty McFly from “Back to the Future” traveled to.

Of course with a new year comes a new you, new mistakes, new wishes, and especially new resolutions.

For those who don’t know what a “New Year’s Resolution” is, it’s something resembling a goal that you would like to accomplish in the new year.

For example Annabel Flores (7) said, “My new year’s resolution is to get better in math. I need help with math because I know I struggle in that subject.”

According to www.usa.gov , the most picked New Year’s resolution of this year is to lose weight. Of course right in second is to volunteer or to help out more.

Also, according to www.statisticbrain.com , only 45% percent of Americans make or set out a New Years’ resolution. Also, only 75% of people carry their resolution out through just the first week and then quit.

There are many reasons to make a resolution for yourself even if it’s to lose weight or to beat a new video game. Set goals for yourself and reach high this year.

Here is a picture of Arlette Aguilar's (7) New Year's Resolution list.

Arlette Aguilar’s (7) New Year’s Resolution list.

Orchestra Holiday Concert

Orchestra has had a lot of great concerts but by far people have liked the holiday concert. The concert took place on December 15. The Garner orchestra played many different songs such as Ukrainian bell carol, Sleigh Bells Jingling, Frosty the snow man, and many other songs. The concerts duration of time was about one hour and ten minutes.The  concert took place in the auditorium and in the auditorium almost every seat was taken! The concert occurred so that parents see how much their child has improved since the Orchestra Hauntcert. Family and friends of the orchestra students are all really looking forward to watching their child play again.

Orchestra at Garner

Orchestra at Garner

Orchestra concert at garner

Orchestra concert at garner

Orchestra concert at Garner

Orchestra concert at Garner