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Collaborative Essay

In literature, with Pat, we made a presentation in the interactive board about how to write an essay. Together we started writting one on the poem ‘Mirror’ by Sylvia Plath and each of us was asked to write a comment on the quotation »I’m not cruel, only truthful».

Comment on »I’m not cruel, only truthful»:
This means that the mirror shows what he really sees, what he reflects. The mirror doesn’t hide things, he reveals what you really are. As some people don’t like their aspect, they get sad or in some cases, angry with the mirror because he showed how they truly were and not who they wanted to be.

Lab Safety Rules!

In biology class Ceci told us to share a post with 3 lab safety rules and say why are they important for us.

1. If you break something, tell the teacher! Because if the glasses aren’t cleaned up , someone can get hurt.

2. Be careful when smelling things! Because they can be toxic or make you feel bad.

3. Girls should always have their hair tieded up! What if we are working with the Bunsen burner and your hair touches the fire? It would be a mess!

Shakira

Today at History class after watching a video about a man giving a TED talk about writting our story and changing history , Lenny gave us this task . So, I’ve chosen Shakira.

Shakira, is better known for her incredible voice but she is actually an example to follow. She uses her fame to spread a message of unity and helping others no matter their appeareance.

She founded »Pies Descalzos Foundation», which is a Colombian charity that provides special schools for children all around that country .Pies Descalzos could reach an agreement with the FC Barcelona foundation to include sports in education. Many people donated money to the foundation, which has made possible the contruction of seven schools through the past 12 years.

These schools were built in the poorest places, where there was no potable water or even electricity. Where children couldn’t have access to education, but after this project they could go to the university. These institutions, in the actuality, are located in Barranquilla, Cartagena and Quibdo.

»More than 10.000 children and 67.000  youths and adults benefited from our programs.» – Says in Pies Descalzos web page.

Shakira has travelled through many parts of the world helping children, and one of her most known trip was to Africa where she helped many kids with their education and nutrition.  She is always transmiting that peace message.

 

 

 

Poem : Mirror by Sylvia Plath

Today in literature we analized a poem called »Mirror»,  and together made this presentation using the interactive board.

Here it’s a presentation that Pat shared in her blog, that analizes the poem. 

 

Then we were asked to answer some questions about it. Here are my answers!

1- We all have mirrors and know how important  they are, because if not we couldn’t see ourselves perfectly. The fact that we all accept that mirrors »tell» the truth, gets us closer to what the author wants to transmit to the reader.

2- To have two different points of view and talking about this poem, two different ways to see yourself. In the mirror you are refected just as you are, perfectly. But in the lake your figure is more abstract and curved, if you don’t like what you see you may touch the water and change your shape. Maybe a pimple is seen in the mirror, but clearly, not in a lake.

3- Women care more about their appearence than men, so the story wouldn’t have so much sense if it was the other way round. Women come and go from the mirror, we use makeup to cover or imperfections, but men just don’t care as much as we do.

4- I think she is 50 years old because maybe the woman that looks at herself in the lake is her, so she feels she is growing up and so she reflects her depression in the poem.

5- I don’t like the idea of aging, it’s scary. When you are an old person you can not do as many things as you could when you were young. You have lots of responsabilities and things to achieve, work and then kids, so different scheudles.

Writing assignment! 

Draw the an object. Write a poem giving your drawing human qualities with personification. Use at least two literary devices and highlight them. Your poem must be at least eight (8) lines long. It does not have to rhyme, but each line must be at least five words or more.

Makeup

Unlike mirrors I am

I play hide and seek with the person who wears me

And hide what they really are

When they grow up, I grow up too

I know all about them, they take me everywhere they go

When they try me, a new person grows

They feel more confident when they use me

But they actually show how insecure they are of themselves

They can love themselves by who they really are

Or create a new person and change their features

But at the end it’s their choice!

(By Valentina and Sofia)

 

 

 

 

Notes: «Biologycal levels: The World Tour»

In biology class we watched a video and these are the notes I’ve taken.

They are many types of Biologycal levels. For example;

-Cells
-Tissue
-Organ
-Organ system
-Organism
-Population
-Comunity
-Ecosystem
-Biome
-Biosphere
To get a higher level we need to put all the lower levels together. For example, we have cells that form a tissue, which forms an organ and that successively.
Now we are going to talk about smaller things, like biomolecules which are what cells are made of. A biomolecule is formed by atoms.

Paper Towns by John Green

Yesterday in Language class we were asked to write about our favourite book and the author of it. You can find the task in Pilar Pando’s blog.

Well, my favourite book as you can see in the title, is Paper Towns by John Green.  I really like it because whenever you start reading it you can’t stop and is perfectly written.

This story is about Quentin, a nonpopular boy, who likes Margo, a pretty and popular girl. One day she knocks his window and asks him to drive her to a list of places she wantsto go to do some weird but funny things. One day Margo dissapears and Quentin, who is in love with her, starts looking for any kind of clue that can help on finding Margo.

About John Green:

He was born in Indianapolis in 1977. During his childhood he moved to several places and because of college, outside of Birmingham, Alabama, which was used as inspiration for the setting of his book «Looking for Alaska». He has spoken about being bullied.

Appart from being an author he is a vlogger. He has written many books and short stories and has won 6 prizes.

This is the cover of the book «Paper Towns»