Boldness

October 20, 2006

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines Boldness as, “courageous, intrepid, adventurous, free (a~thinker).” It also notes that “brave and valiant” are synonyms of the word “bold”. Basically, boldness means that saying what you believe is the right thing to do.

We have all heard the story of Rosa Parks standing up for what she believed in on that bus in Montgomery. Her decision to be bold changed the lives of many Americans. It is scary to think where our country would be today if Rosa Parks decided to be fearful of the racist bus driver instead of standing up for what she believes in.

Has there ever been a time when you have been bold? Perhaps you stood up for what you believed in and it helped others or yourself. Has this ever happened to you?

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Ecosystems

October 13, 2006

In science we have been discussing ecosystems and the organisms within ecosystems. We have also talked about the effects of one wrong move in an ecosystem that could effect many different organisms.

There have been many recent debates about global warming and its effects on ecosystems. Global warming is basically a problem that causes the Earth’s temperature to rise. How do you think global warming will effect cold ecosystems? How will an increased temperature effect organisms living in a cold ecosystem? Finally, although this hasn’t happened yet, how do you know that global warming is good or bad for ecosystems?


Teamwork

October 6, 2006

Yesterday we spoke with Mrs. Chase about teamwork. Some of you mentioned that teamwork involved working with others and compromising. What was your definition of teamwork? Have you ever been involved with a successful team? If so, when? How did it make you feel? Have you ever been a part of an unsuccessful team? If so, why do you think it was unsuccessful?