Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Why Vote?

On November 2nd a midterm election will be taking place across America. On Friday, you will be voting for fellows students who are seeking a leadership position in student council. America takes pride in allowing citzens to vote for leaders of our country.

Please answer the following questions in a well-written response:
1. Why is voting important?
2. What would happen if citizen did not vote?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Should Silly Bandz Be Banned From School?

Silly Bandz are everywhere!! Many schools across America are banning students from bring Silly Bandz to school. Twain has not banned SIlly Bandz yet but there is a chance that a school-wide ban could happen.

Many teachers say that Silly Bandz cause arguments between students, distract students from doing work and even see students stealing other students Silly Bandz.

Write a response explaining your opinion about Silly Bandz:
Should Silly Bandz be banned from Twain? Why or Why Not?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Current Event: Chilean Miner Rescue

As we have discussed in class, one of the most amazing stories of our lifetime is happening today in Chile. Thirty-three miners who have been trapped beneath over 2,000 feet of rock are being rescued after 69 days. This event teaches us about the human spirit and never losing hope.

Comment on this event describing how it makes you feel.

Consider these questions:
What are some challenges the miners might face now that they are out?
Why is this event so remarkable?
What does this teach you about perserverance?
What would you do if you were trapped for 70 days?

Monday, October 11, 2010

TFK Response: Kids Need More Sleep

In a recent article of Time For Kids, we read about how kids are not getting enough sleep. The article stated, "Experts say children ages 5 to 12 should get 10 to 11 hours of sleep each night. But according to the National Sleep Foundation, kids are only sleeping an average of nine and half hours a night."

Think about these questions:
Does the amount of sleep you get affect how well you perform in school? Does taking a test while you are tired make it harder to focus?
How does your mood changes when you are tired?
How does a lack of sleep affect your daily school-work?

Please answer this question with a short paragraph explaining your answer.
First, tell how many hours of sleep you get on average a night. Then, write about how your sleep affects your daily work and mood.