Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mutations Blog

Q1: I learned how people with down-syndrome get their disorder; they have an extra chromosome added. 
Q2: I think that the most interesting thing I have learned so far should have to be how someone can/could get down-syndrome.
Q3: I personally think sketchnoting isn't for me because I prefer to just take notes without drawing.
Q4: I would try and draw more next time I sketch note.


Monday, October 31, 2016

First post of the year!

      Hello, my name is Luzbeth Quiroz. I like to listen to music, watch my favorite shows; Grey's Anatomy, and American Horro Story on Netflix, and I also enjoy playing soccer.
      My 8th grade year, so far, is pretty decent. I liked the Springfield field trip, it was fun and I loved learning new things about my state capital.
     

Friday, April 22, 2016

42 Reflection

Discrimination is judging someone by their race, color, gender, religion, sexuality, disability, age, ect. Instead of judging someone by their competence you judge them by their appearance or how they define their sexuality. Nowadays you can apply for a job or go to school and you can be the smartest or you can have all the qualities the job is looking for but not get accepted because of your appearance or how you define yourself. Especially in school, lots of children are being discriminated because of the type of music they listen to or the color of their skin, or even the people they hang out with. It all ties to stereo types.  Once I was walking down the hall and saw kids arguing because one said they didn't want to be friends with the other because they hang out with the "lame" people.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Blog #12: Famous Or Being Remembered

I would rather be famous and then forgotten because I mean it is sad that someone you loved dies but life goes on and I know it might take a while to get over and accept that, that person is never coming back but then again everyone gets forgotten at some point so why not just get forgotten when you're in the grave already.

Blog #10: Understanding

Jonas' community is based on sameness and basically everyone has their life already planned out for them. I think that since the book is telling the story through Jonas' perspective that we learn a lot more about his community through the memories that the Giver gives him. Like when his community was like ours and there was color,  jealousy, and everyone was different.

Blog #6: New Chapter Title

Chapter 8: A horrible mistake

For chapter eight, I would title it A horrible mistake, because of how Jonas felt when the Chief Elder announced that Jonas was chosen to be to next Reciever of Memory. He, later on, said she made a "mistake" by choosing him.

Blog #9: Imagine

The song Imagine by John Lennon is about the whole world coming together as one. There is no religion or countries, just a world. A world where everyone lived peacefully and no one was fighting.

It relates to The Giver because Jonas' community they're all the same. No religion, no jealousy, no hate, no fighting. Just peace. Everyone gets along and lives happily.  Jonas' world takes a turn when he was chosen to be the next Receiver of Memory, he later finds out that his community isn't all that perfect. Like before his community switched to sameness there was color, there was snow, and the sun and moon, there was jealousy, and fighting. There are higher people controlling his community and hiding secrets that no one knows of.

Blog Post #3: What if?

Yes it is important to know past history events because if no one taught the world history we wouldn't learn from the past to make a more advance future.

Say it all started with cave men, they didn't know a clue about the world. Yet they found how to eat, fight, hunt, survive, ect. But if no one taught each other or their next generation it would basically be like starting all over again and again. History would repeat itself and would never accelerate to something more advanced.

Blog #4: Unity Through Conformity

Jonas' community is shown as sameness and he can't imagine someone not fitting into his community. Jonas' community, by this, is somewhat like a couple situations our community has gone through. Back when slavery was a thing all African Americans are seen as the same, they were all the same color skin so they were treated alike. Soon they had to realize that they weren't going to have anyone else look out for them so they had to depend on each other like family.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Career Choices

Pros & Cons of someone else choosing your career for you.

I think that some pros of someone choosing your career for you is that later on you won't have to stress out about what you want to be or what you will do for the rest of your life. Another pro is that now that you know what you'll be doing, you already can plan and set out what you'll study and you will be majoring when you go to college.

I think that some cons about someone choosing your career for you is that it might not be what you want to do and what you like. Another con is that the job they choose for you might not be challenging for you, for example; is an elderly person saw you slacking but you were just pretending to be a slacker and actually wanted to be pushed.