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.
This is a frog that hasn’t been cut open yet.
This is a frog that has been cut open with some organs removed already.
This is what the frogs look like when they are first brought out.
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.
Arlette Aguilar’s (7) New Year’s Resolution list.
It’s been a pretty tough winter season and it’s not over yet, so thankfully we have a bunch of jackets. But the thing is Annabel Flores (7) thinks the jackets are way too expensive. Did you know that we have a uniform policy because they wanted to “even everyone out.”
Grace Sadowski (7) says “I don’t like our uniform jacket, because it needs more creativity, at least more than just a G.” Thankfully we get to wear non-uniform jackets on really cold and it stays cold all day.
Alessandra Saldivar (7) said, “We should be able to wear non-uniform jackets every day, because we already have to wear uniforms”. The actual policy for our uniforms is royal blue, navy blue, and white shirts and navy/khaki pants.
So there you have it. We should be able to wear non-uniform jackets, but our hoodies would be a little cooler with a little “more creativity”. Did you know we’ve had the uniform policy for more than 7 years!
This is a picture of the newest version of the jackets