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My Unforeseeable Future

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Of course I don’t know what is going to happen in my future, but I do know what I want to happen. When I get older I plan to join the Marines to help pay for my college. Then I want to enroll in a 4 year masters degree program in education. I have always wanted to join the military and I have wanted to be a teacher since fifth grade. I also want to try to get a scholarship in high school to further help pay for college.

The reason I want to be a teacher is because I really want to make a difference in a child’s life, I want to make school something that kids enjoy and benefit from at the same time. My fifth grade teacher was a big inspiration for me. She is a veteran and a huge breast cancer supporter. Every Friday in our class it was kind of a tradition to wear pink to support breast cancer and I still do it today. In her class we always had fun and we learned a lot, she taught us good values and respect. That’s the kind of teacher I want to be, a fun teacher.

One of the reasons I want to join the Marines is because several of my family members are veterans. Another reason is I want to make a difference in the world, I want to help people. I want to travel and experience different cultures and places. Joining the military would be a great way to do that. Hopefully I will be able to achieve my goals and have fun doing it. 🙂

 

Websites:

http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2016/bills/house/1002#digest-heading

Teacher pay, scholarships bills rise from the dead

http://study.com/what_kind_of_degree_do_you_need_to_be_a_teacher.html

http://www.military.com/education/money-for-school/going-to-college-for-free-can-you-afford-not-to.html

 

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Student blogging challenge: Commenting

The thing I enjoyed about commenting was reading things about people in other countries and hearing their point of view. Something annoying about commenting is sometimes it doesn’t show my comment even though I commented. As I was commenting, I read through some very interesting posts. I read about someone who wanted to travel, she was from Ireland, and someone wrote about the presidential campaign in the U.S, someone also wrote about a fun activity they do at school. My posts are getting some pretty good comments when I post things for class, especially poems or other writings. I really enjoyed commenting and reading about other people in other places.

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What I did for Spring Break 😀😜

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During spring break I moved houses. I used to live about 10 minutes away from my school but now I can walk to school. Our old house was very small, but our new house is huge compared to the old one. I have the biggest room in the house. It has tilted ceilings so the closests are short and I guess they didn’t want to deal with it. We got a huge 10 inch dining room table so that on Sunday’s all my siblings can come over for dinner. That’s not all I did over spring break though. On Thursday I went to my friend Rowan’s and spent the night. We stayed up till 4 and did the cinnamon challenge. The next day we went to sky zone and it was awesome but very packed. On Sunday I went to Ultra Zone with my friend and I won 😂. That was the end of my spring break, I had a lot of fun hanging out with my family helping us move and also my friends when I got a break. What did you do for spring break?

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Student Blogging challenge: Tourist Locations

Soft water.Creative Commons License Anna Ruby Falls near Helen, Georgia. Jaron Cole via Compfight,

For Thanksgiving my family and I go to Georgia for about a week and rent a cabin. Since my Aunt and Uncle live in Florida, Georgia is somewhat in the middle, so we meet there. Last year, we went to Anna Ruby Falls to see all the water falls and it was beautiful. By the gift shop there is a deck where you can look into this pond and you can look for different kinds of fish, it is awesome. Then there is a long path along the stream that leads to the waterfalls, then there are a couple of platforms to look at them from. The waterfalls are an amazing sight, you can feel the mist from them in the air. Next, we decided to go on another path which lead to the North Georgia Mountains. It was beautiful, there were lots of trees and a creek, and it was a great way to see nature. I remember there was this huge fallen tree and we all climbed it and took pictures, it was fun. The year before we went to Yonah mountain. It was absolutely wonderful, we went about half-way up and yet everything still seemed so small. We stopped on this big flat part where the view was amazing.  If you want to see amazing and beautiful things, I would recommend these places. They are all near Helen, Georgia and you could see them in one trip.

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Burmese Python Informative Essay

What would you do if you were in the southern part of Florida, and you saw a Burmese Python? Would you even know there are Burmese Pythons in Florida? Though they are not native to Florida, you can find them there. Burmese pythons are an invasive species, or “plants, animals, or pathogens that are non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause harm.”

Burmese pythons are very dangerous. Even though they have no venom, they have other methods of killing their prey. They grasp it with their back-curving teeth, then they squeeze, using their “long and powerful body.” Also, they have chemical receptors in their tongues that compensate for their poor eyesight, which allows them to hunt in the dark. Their unhinged jaws allow them “to swallow an object five times as wide as its own head” according to an article by Matt Piven. They can grow up to 23 feet and weigh up to 200 pounds.

Burmese pythons are damaging the ecosystem, and have shifted the whole ecosystem. Since they have no natural predators, they are at the top of the food chain. They “appear to be wiping out huge numbers of opossums, raccoons, and Bobcats, as well as many species of birds” according to an article by Andrew Ng.

Now, you may be asking, “how did these dangerous pythons get here in the first place?” Well, people let them loose. People buy Burmese pythons for pets, and then when they get too big they resort to “the worst possible solution and released the snakes back into the wild.” Tens of thousands are now estimated to be living in the Everglades.

You may be wondering “what is being done to stop this?” Well, Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Commission is sponsoring a Python hunting challenge. It started in 2013, the event lasts from January 12 until February 10. The challenge is to hunt and kill Burmese pythons, “with a grand prize of $1,500 awarded to the hunter who kills the most pythons, and another $1,000 to the hunter who bags the longest one.” It is divided into two divisions, one for novices and one for those who already have Python hunting permits.

Burmese pythons are very dangerous and are a huge problem in Florida. I personally feel that the hunting challenge, though dangerous, is worth it. People who sign up for it know what they are getting into. We need to fix this problem before the pythons damage the ecosystem even more.

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Should people be able to have settlements in space?

Have you ever wondered if people should have the right to claim territory in space? Or if it was even possible? I think it is way too dangerous, and have researched into the laws regarding space settlement. This is my point of view on why I think people from earth should not settle in space.

The outer space treaty of 1967 states that “nations would be held responsible for any settlement activities of their citizens” according to Teresa Anjou from the Miami Herald. Consequently, citizens would not be able to make settlements in space if their nation did not allow it.

Also, what if someone went to space, and then runs out of food? It could take months to get more food because there is no way to grow food in space. Therefore, you would have to be extremely cautious about monitoring your food supply and even then, something could go wrong getting food to the settlement. NASA has been relying on other countries to send cargo to the space station and back, now “private companies handle the cargo” according to Elon Musk, founder of the private company space X.

If someone got hurt in space, and was not medically trained, there would be no doctor to treat them. If that happened, it could be fatal to that person. There are many “valuable minerals in these locations” according to Teresa Anjou from the Miami Herald, and while mining these minerals, there could be accidents.

Some people say that space is the “last frontier” and they feel that citizens should be able to settle and explore in space. Then again, is it worth the risk of death? Technology today is advanced, but not enough to explore space to its full potential. We still have much to learn, so that citizens who do want to settle in space, are able to do so safely.

In conclusion, no citizens should be able to have settlements in space. With the little research we have on the living situation and how food would grow, we do not have any assurance that we can settle on any other planet.