Friday, November 21, 2014

Peter the Great

By Nicole
                Russia’s great country and great czar.

A Russian leader is called a czar instead of a “king” or “emperor.” Peter the Great tried to bring new ways and ideas to Russia. Peter the Great went places in Western Europe such as Holland, Germany and England. Peter came back and made the men cut off their beards and change their clothes. Peter built schools, canals, started a newspaper and he built modern European capital and called it St. Petersburg. History can be interesting when you make it fun. 

The Great Exhibition

by Nicole

The Great Exhibition was a fair put together by the British people and their Queen, Victoria, to show Great Britain's wealth, goods, abilities and successes. Great Britain was a leader of the Industrial Revolution, so Britain was called the "Workshop of the World."  The British were very proud of their position in the Industrial Revolution and used the fair to showcase their accomplishments and their country.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

White Fang

By Esther
White Fang learned the law of meat. When White Fang attacks a weasel, he was attacked by a hawk, so he learns the law of meat, which states “to eat or to be eaten.” When a lynx attacked White Fang and his mother, it reinforces the law of meat, because they killed the lynx before the lynx killed them. They were then able to eat the lynx, which would have eaten them.

White Fang became the animal he was at the end of the book, because of Weedon Scott’s kindness and his family’s love shown to him. The factors that had shaped him were Kiche, forced him out of the cave. Gray Beaver treats the dogs well, while Beauty Smith treats White Fang with abuse, to make him a fighting dog. Weedon Scott, once felt that White Fang was a vicious dog and needed to be put down, but Matt reminded Weedon that White Fang had been mistreated and would need some gentle handling. Weedon’s quiet and calm way helped White Fang become a good dog that worked well in sledding. White Fang learns that he needs to depend on people for survival, because they provide food. Later, Beauty Smith breaks into Weedon Scott’s place to steal White Fang, because he wants his fighting dog back, but Weedon Scott was the owner and White Fang was loyal to him. He also barked to save the life of Weedon Scott and to protect Alice from intruder to her home. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

An Original Short Story Mystery by Nicole

The Case of the Missing Diamond
By Nicole
                People looked at the beautiful diamond. Once a robber saw this diamond and said, “I want that diamond.”
                The robber waited until night to steal the diamond. In the morning, the owner of the museum saw that the diamond was gone and said to the police, “The diamond is missing.” So the police searched for the robber and the stolen diamond and arrest the robber. The best police officer’s name is Alice.
                Alice looked at all the security tapes and cameras. She looked for fingerprints and hairs to lead her to the diamond and the criminal. She said to the people, “Where were you last night between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.” Everyone had the same answer, “I was at home.” But the robber didn’t say where he was.
                When Alice heard the results from all her clues, she said, “Let a few suspects go.” The robber was still a suspect.  When the robber saw that he was still suspected of stealing the diamond, he said, “Nobody is going to think it’s me, because there are still suspects left.”

                When Alice heard that the rest of the results were in, she said, “I know who the robber is and where he lives.”  Alice said, “You thought you could get away with it.” Alice arrested the curator of the museum. The diamond was returned and Alice received accommodations for her hard work.