November 13

Better songs for our jog-athon

I Giovani e la MusicaIn our school we have a fundraising program called the jog-Athlon. What we do is we  have  an hour to run/walk laps, while were running they set up a nurse table water station and orange slices at the same time they play music.  It sounds like fun right but to make it  more fun they should play different music. I have 2 older teenage siblings so I know a lot of fun songs and there bands for example ‘Imagines Dragons, It’s Time. Imagines Dragons is my favorite band along with lots of other songs in my top ten favorite.

The songs they have now are way too old. They might as well play the Hokey Pokey every single time I go to the Jog-athlon I get annoyed from how the songs are from 1970s. I’ve heard complaints from others about how they play dumb song that are even too old for the radio. So I hope you understand why the songs they play are weird and old and how it wouldn’t hurt anything to update the songs.

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November 13

Stop Ocean Pollution Now

About 14 billion pounds of trash is in the ocean right now. Do you care about that? People throw cigarette butts in the water off the boardwalk and dump sewage of their boat and that’s just really gross. I’m an ocean person I go sailing and surfing and when I see a trash bag or soda can all I think is how selfish whoever did that is. Ocean pollution kills animals, and spoils the beauty of our ocean.

When it rains the rain washes it in the rain gutter then it all goes to the ocean then the ocean current pulls it into the middle of the ocean. In the ocean there are all these floating islands of trash from all the currents in the sea. Out of all of them they weigh up to 14 billion pounds. About 70% of that is from people littering on the street.

Every year more than 100,000 marine animals die because of pollution (that means trash too.) Fish get stuck in fishing nets, lobsters get stuck in coke cans, and bad liquids kill multiple animals. All of this we can use for resources so by polluting the ocean where also wasting things that we can use for resources.

If we stop polluting the ocean we won’t kill animals and it wouldn’t ruin the fun for others.  All of this comes from us and we need to put a stop to it or the ocean will soon be a giant bowl of water full of junk. I know that if we work together that won’t happen. So if you through your trash in trash cans and dispose of boat waist in the right spot you and others would be much more happy.

Image source: http://www.oceansoffun.org/index.php/147

May 17

Red-tailed bird of prey

Red-tailed Hawk flying high.

Red-tail Hawks are awesome birds that have a red tail and sore super high in the air. These high flying birds can spot a mouse from over 100 feet away and they swoop down twenty miles an hour to grab their prey. Surprise!

Red-tailed hawks are beautiful birds. Red tailed hawks can have a wingspan up to four feet long. They fly 70 to 100 feet high. You can tell the difference between them and other hawks because they have red tails. Their tails aren’t completely red its mostly rust colored.

Red-tail hawks have an interesting diet.  They eat frogs, lizards, salamanders, toads, crayfish, centipedes, spiders, grasshoppers, crickets, beetles, earthworms, and fish. They eat all kinds of birds like bobwhites, crows, woodpeckers, and small owls. The hawk swoops down at amazing speed, like 120 miles an hour, and snatches the prey with its talons, and squeezes the prey until its talons sink into its body.

Red-tail hawks have an interesting family life. When they mate they do a little dance in the air. They do a dive bomb then spiral around each other. Red-tail hawks lay their eggs in nests in trees. When the adults take off for food the babies hop on the ground looking for small food such as spiders, insects, and lizards.

Red-tail hawks are very large and beautiful creatures that sore super high in the air. I think they are very interesting creatures.If you see something flying very high chances are it’s a hawk, and maybe even a Red-tailed hawk.

Photo-credit: By Bear golden retriever from auburn,ny, usa (04.27.09  Uploaded by berichard) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons