Monday, October 24, 2011

What students are saying

Last week was a busy week here at East.  I had the opportunity to, see a home football game, a middle school dance, parent/grandparent visitation day, a 7th grade boys/girls trip, and a whole lot of other interesting activities planned for spirit week.  For this weeks Blog I decided (with the help of Mrs. Folmar's students to publish "What the students are saying".

Visitation helpers on school spirit day

Hat day
 FACS Class
Something I did interesting in school this week was made pancakes in FACS.  We added blueberries and strawberries.  We also had powdered sugar.  Mrs. Hannigan told us how to get an egg shell out of a pan.  Without sticking your hand in the pan you take the egg shell and try to get it out.-Kayla Sparks

English Class
My favorite English class so far this year was when we did History of Language stations.  I like to do art-related projects, so I like when we do that kind of stuff in my classes. The cave art drawings were my favorite, but I also liked making jewelry.  That was a really fun class period for me.  I wish we could have classes like that more often.-Summer Douglas

  English Class
My favorite English class so far this year was when we did the History of Language stations.  I liked this because we got to do hands on activities.  I liked making the bracelets because it was very creative.  I also liked doing the cave art because I like to draw.  I wish more English classes were this fun.-Aaron Gilberto

Art Class
In art we made these posters.  Mrs. Kauffman took pictures of us doing an action that we could cut out and glue to a poster board.  Mine was a picture of me doing a karate kick.  When I was adding things from magazines I added a horse statue to make it look like I was kicking that.  In the background there is a dinosaur on a bicycle.  There were some kids who were upside down and ones who were sitting on swings.  It was really fun and it was my favorite project we have done yet.
York  Stadium Trip
-Olivia Stauffer

After reading and research the new technology available to study the past, students were asked how scientists were using technology to study the mummies of ancient Egypt.

I think that scientists are studying the mummies to see what or how the ancient Egyptians lived and worked.  They also look at them to see what their religious beliefs were.  For instance they mummified the body to preserve them so the ba and ka could come back to the body after the Hall of Two Truths.  Furthermore, I think they also study the mummies bodies in order to see how they died by taking x-rays of the bodies and CAT scans.  Clearly, they have discovered a lot, like when the poor couldn’t afford to be mummified the priest would bury them in the sand.  In conclusion, scientists study mummies in order to learn more about the past which has shaped our present and defines our future. 
– Ivy Little

I think scientists are using the mummies of ancient Egypt to learn more about life today.  For instance, people have found the first person to get heart disease.  Furthermore, this has helped us learn more about heart disease in modern times.  Clearly, history shapes our future and teaches us new things every day.  Without knowing about the past the present day would never be the same.  History is more important than we could ever realize and without it who knows what the world would be like today.
-Megan Gereny

I think that scientists are using mummies to discover how healthy people were back then.  For instance, they are discovering how the people who got mummified died.  Furthermore, the scientists are trying to determine what diseases they had and how bad the diseases were.  Clearly today’s technology plays a big role in how scientists are studying mummies.  In conclusion, scientists rely a lot on technology for studying artifacts and mummies 
– Chloe Stewart

I think that scientists are studying mummies from the past to gather information to help in the present and future.  For instance, we are learning how to cure illnesses and diseases today that originated from thousands of years ago.  Furthermore, people in our society today are living longer and recovering from what used to be deadly diseases.  Clearly, the information gathered has had a positive impact in the world we live in.  In conclusion, it’s important to continue research of past cultures. 
–Alec Anderson

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