Friday, April 30, 2010
In 2nd grade the principal Mr. Grantz taught me. The subject that he was into was mathematics so he taught me a lot of mathematics.
Currently my teacher is Mrs. Woods she is amazing. She has already made us read Romeo and Juliet, The Outsiders, The Pigman, The Pearl, of Mice and Men, Lord of the Flies, and currently the Oddssey. she is very strong in literature she has also taught us a lot of mathamatics and grammar skills.
Mrs. Grantz is a great person she helps the teachers if they are out she cooks if the cook is out and she is very nice and freindly. She is very down to earth
Ms. Dawson is very nice her strongest subjects are language arts and mathematics. She teaches the kindergarten and first grade.
Ms. Caine is the after school supervisor she is very nice . After school grades 2nd - 4th have a study hall from 3 to 4 so Ms. Caine supervises and even helps student with their work.
Mr. Marta is the cook at hillwood everyday she makes delicious lunch. She is a very nice person.
Every year we go to the cabin in Muir Woods for the anniversary. This year, it was the 61st anniversary. When your in 4th grade and up you go to the cabin for a sleepover. There you can go on a hike through Muir Woods. One year, I kissed a banana slug. At this years anniversary, I sang a song with Rubina called Hillwoods Picnic:
If you go down to Hillwood today
Your sure of a great surprise
It's lovely down in Hillwood today
And better to go there now
For every kid that ever there was
Will gather there for certain because
Today's the day the Hillwood kids
have their picnic.
Lidia is our Spanish teacher. Last year, Ms. Lordes was our teacher. Both of them have taught me so many that I didn't know even if it's not Spanish But information on Spain. In class we are learning grammar and about Spain.
I'm not talking about Zach the boy, but the dog. I've known Zack for 6 years. Zack is turning 14 in June. Zack is one of the sweetest dogs I know. Zack has hernia in his right leg.
The picture in the top right camera is our class at City Hall Mrs. Woods took this picture. In the other pictures you see Kasama, on the bottom left, Natasha and Kellyanne, in the middle, Lance, on the bottom right, and Rubina, on the top left, pictures mainly taken by me.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Anyways, just some small reminders:
- Next Wednesday, April 21, is Hillwood's Picture Day! Students, please remember to wear the Hillwood uniform. Green sweater, white blouse/polo, and your skirt/skort/pants.
- Also, Hillwood's very first Annual Health Walk-a-Thon will take place next Friday on the 23rd of April! Be sure to get some sponsors. For the Walk-a-Thon, students will be accompanied by teachers and will walk to Crissy Field and back. We will have a BBQ lunch afterwards.
Well, have a nice day!
3. What are the top-three science stories of the school year?
3.The career choice I want is to become a professional athlete. But, I do know that it is one out of a one million chance to become a professional athlete you need to train and train until you are the biggest in the game.
9."Over the Rainbow" by Judy Garland. "I Am What I Learn" by Kevin Phu
10. What I like about San Francisco is the variety of food. For example Chinese food, Italian food, French food, Japanese food and more. There is also a lot of amazing places to go to like The Golden Gate Bridge. I also like the 49ers football team.
11.The three best things about Hillwood is that you get a very traditional education. I like the kind staff members at Hillwood. They give you a warm feeling and gives you the needed amount of attention in all aspects of my school life. When you come to this school, everyone feels like a family and it has an encouraging environment. I also like the camp out that is at the end of every year at the Grantz's cabin. Their hospitality is very nice and the cabin is very fun. For example, we can play baseball or go for hikes.
You all can go to the play ''Hamlet'' if you want to see the real play. The story is about a prince named Hamlet who lost his father. The queen says he died of natural causes, but Hamlet suspects his mother, the queen, in murder because she got married a week after the king died. She got married to Hamlet's uncle. Hamlet was a prince of Denmark. Hamlet had a girlfriend named Ophelia. After Hamlet found out that his mother got married to his uncle, he started thinking that all women are like his mother, so he stopped being kind to Ophelia. She was very sad so Ophelia drowned herself in a lake.
Shakespeare wrote many other pieces. Hamlet is just one of them. Some of his tragedy plays are
Antony and Cleopatra.
Romeo and Juliet
Timon of Athens
written by Rubina H.
A victory like this for Democrats certainly couldn't have been gained easily. It cost a year of antagonism and may cost the seats of Democratic lawmakers.
This new law, priced at almost $1 trillion, will make it so that by 2014, every American will have health insurance, or be fined if he doesn't, and will include the 32 million who now lack it. Medicaid will cover more people and insurers won't be able to deny service, but Medicare will be sacrificed.
According to the health care law, starting this year, insurers cannot cancel someone's insurance, if he gets sick or injured. Children will be insured up to age 26.
Many oppose this new law because of its great expense and are accusing it as a "government takeover."
Below is a video from the White House's website showing the President signing the health care bill.
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood is a moving, but humorous, account of her life from ages six to fourteen. Through a child's eyes, we can witness, in comic strips, the overthrow of the Shah's regime and the Islamic revolution that followed. Not only do we learn about some of Iran's colorful recent history, we see how it all affects an outspoken individual in the most unique and original way.
This book, definitely a page-turner, shows us a heartwarming, yet heartbreaking story of wit, told by an intelligent girl with a different view. This child is dis-unlovable. It's impossible to not love her.
It's rare to find such a book so inspiring, brilliant, and fresh, and I'm giving it five stars.
Sources: Persepolis : The Story of a Childhood, Wikipedia, Google Books
by Brigette W.
During World War II, the Nazis, a fascist society, invaded and occupied large portions of Europe. During these times in Nazi occupied Europe, your life would be threatened if you were Jewish, physically or mentally disabled, a Gypsy, or homosexual. According to many historians, Nazi propaganda spouted that these peoples brought down the human race, referred to as "parasitic races" by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
In 1933, Miep Gies met Otto Frank and his Jewish family when applying for his spice company's open position as a temporary secretary. She and her husband, whom she married in 1943, were both very close to the Franks, which is most likely why they would hide them when their race was being persecuted. Miep was also very much against Nazism, having refused joining the Nazi Women's Association in 1941. Even before sheltering the Franks, she helped the family blend in with Dutch society.
The Gies couple, along with Victor Kugler, Johannes Kleinman, and Bep Voskuijl helped to hide the Franks, the Van Pels, and Fritz Pfeffer in the secret room upstairs of the spice company's office, where they remained undiscovered from 1942 to 1944. After the families were arrested and sent to concentration camps, the Gies were sure to take Anne Frank's diary and manuscript papers before the secret Dutch police ransacked the families' possessions.
Anne Frank's diary is still widely popular. The story of a young girl, an aspiring writer, living in the face of danger, The Secret Annex, by Anne Frank.
By: Brigette W.
The main points of Pres. Obama's speech covered economic recovery, Afghanistan, education, clean energy, and how we need bipartisanship to solve our problems.
For the economy, our president proposed billing banks for bailouts, prolong unemployment benefits, lower the cost of health care, tax cuts, composing Obama's Recovery Act, or Stimulus Bill. To encourage small businesses, community banks across America will be given $30 billion from Wall Street banks to lend to these businesses. They will also receive tax credits and dismissal from capital gains taxes.
To take steps to a cleaner America, we will invest in clean nuclear power plants, advanced biofuels, and clean coal technologies.
Another topic I will focus on is education. As an eighth-grader aspiring for college or university, I was very taken aback to hear that after 20 years, college debts will be relieved. Many also have realized that in order for America to become a "more perfect nation," we need an educated and innovative work force.
sources: nytimes.com, NPR
by Brigette W.