Thursday, May 19, 2016

Why pollinators are important

 Why pollinators are important

“It is important to realize that humans and other creatures depend on pollinators for their over an health and ultimately their own survival”- Maia A. They weed out the sick pollinators. For the colonies survival.

Pesticides and mites are killing pollinators because pollinators there destroy homes. They pick up poisonous pollen. (Beyond

Pollinators help spread pollen from plant to plant which if they die ⅓ of our food will be gone. Mites kill bees and neonics threaten bees.( the mites attach themselves on their hosts.

⅓ of our food is gone and other insects would take over. Birth defects and pollution people would have to pollinate. Without pollinators our food would lose ⅓ would be gone another insects would takeover. People would have to pollinate. (

 We have to plant flowers. The year was 1985 when pesticides were allowed in america. In 2012 the law in Boston was allowed to have pollinators. Less harmful chemicals has monitor on bees. They would cause birth defects and fertility. (

At M.M.S. We are planting a garden,writing letters,have are own butterflies,planting wild flowers. At mms we are planting a garden,writing letters,have are own butterflies,planting wild flowers.(Carrabassett)

“It is important to realize that humans and other creatures depend on pollinators for their over an health and ultimately their own survival”- Maia A.


Pollinators are decreasing in numbers. Without pollinators we would be missing ⅓ of our food all around the world. That's a lot of food! Pollinators need us and we need them. They need us to plant more flowers and different crops. We need them to pollinate our food so we can eat it.  The main factors of habitat loss are pesticides, habitat loss and people building over their habitats.

      Pollinators are dying. There are multiple factors pollinators dying. The first factor is pesticides. Pesticides kill the bad bugs yes, but they also kill the good ones making it harder for them to pollinate our flowers and food.

       The second is habitat loss. Habitat loss is caused by nature and people. Sometime nature makes a hurricane or tsunami that washes out a certain area that has a lot of insects or something.

    Then there are humans. Humans cut down the trees where animals and insects live or they clear out a whole area. Since people and construction are similar they belong in one paragraph. People just build over the land not even caring about where they build and destroy many homes for the wild life. “There are over 450 wild bees in our area”. (Laura Klahre TED talks)  Just this number alone is enough to prove that we need to help save the pollinators. With all the people destroying the habitats there is no room left for them to grow and have a family.

       Pollinators make help make ⅓ of all our food. When  pollinators go from flower to flower collecting nectar they also get pollen on themselves which travels with them to all the other flowers they visit. “Bumblebees land on the flower then fasten their jaw on to the flower and eat the nectar”.(Laura Klahre TED talks) This shows how they start the pollination process. From here they go to the next flower and then repeat the cycle repeatedly.

       One of the consequences of losing pollinators is having the food chain effected and that will not only affect nature but us to. Making our food supply shorter and we won't have honey! In China since they used pesticides people and the wind are going to have to be the ones that pollinate instead of the insects so it would make our life a little harder.

       People are throwing to ban pesticides and growing their own gardens these problems started effecting America in 2006. One of the adaptations that have been made is in 2012 New York was allowed to have there own garden at their places. An alternative you could use instead of pesticides are using natural chemicals like other plants or vinegar.  Noah Wilson Rich did research on bees and found out that for winter survival in Urban keeping the rate was 62.5% and the Rural beekeeping was 40%. The honey yield was a 26.25% in Urban beekeeping and 16.75% for Rural beekeeping.

      In conclusion because pollinators are decreasing in numbers,losing their habitats and because of construction we are not only loosing over food but making a pathway for ourselves that will not be good and we will end up having to pay for it later on. We should be speaking up and trying to do something to make our gardens better for the environment. Here at MMS we are making our own garden and are trying to get other people to do that also. So that we can save the pollinators before they die. And help them with what little life they have.


Pollinators are very important. They help produce one-third of our food source. They also keep ninety percent of crops alive. Unfortunately, they are dying from the pesticides that are sprayed on plants. If we lose our pollinators, which is possible, we could lose one-third of our food source. But, Team Carrabassett is trying to help solve this problem.

      First, Pollinators are dying. Pollinators population is decreasing rapidly because of the use of pesticides on plants and crops. For example, the honeybees population has decreased 29% to 36% each year since 2006. Pesticides are responsible for the loss of pollinators nationwide. ( I picked this example because it shows how many pollinators are dying each year.

     Also, Pollinators help produce one-third by bringing pollen from plant to plant. Pollinators collect pollen from one plant then they bring the pollen to another plant. This is how they help produce one-third of our food source. For example, farmers have used bees to pollinate since the 80’s. (Laura Klahre, 11-11-15) I chose this example because it shows how much farmers need bees to pollinate.

   A consequence of losing pollinators is that we would lose 90% of crops and one-third of our food source. If bees were extinct, which is a possibility, we would lose most of our food. Without pollinators, you can say goodbye to cucumbers, almonds, carrots, melons, apricots, cherries, pears, apples, prunes, plums, cantaloupe, onions, avocado, kiwi, blueberries, cranberries and many more fruits and vegetables. For example, bees help produce one-third of our food source. Without pollinators, the other two thirds of our food source will be affected. ( I picked this example because it shows how much we really need bees for our foods.

   To address this issue, we are trying to bring awareness to the issue. Also, we can stop buying as much food from Monsanto companies. Monsanto is a company that makes pesticides. A few of their products include,Roundup, Agent Orange, DDT, GMO, and Dioxin. GMO’s are not exactly a bad thing, but it is a bad thing when they mix animal and plant genes together. For example, one time there were some tomatoes that had GMO’s. It wasn't out of the ordinary until they found out they had mixed grasshopper genes in with the tomatoes. I chose this example because it shows that not all GMO’s are horrible, but some are mixed with animals genes  which makes them really bad.

       On Team Carrabassett, we are doing our best to help to the pollinators. To try and resolve this issue we are doing three things. We are writing letters to bring awareness, we are filming PSA’s, and we are also making a pollinator-friendly garden at our school. We are trying to lower the use of pesticides and the use of harmful GMO’s. (Not all GMO’s, but the harmful ones). We are trying to solve this issue because we would not want to lose most of our food sources.


     Pollinators are important because of the fact of them dying so rapidly, also because of the great amount of work that they do, and finally because of the giant consequences of them dying off. Some types of pollinators may become extinct in near years. Most plant rely on pollinators to reproduce. Pollinators are dying very rapidly.
     Pollinators are dying at an alarming rate because of deadly pesticides. In fact, “In the winter of 2007-2008, 35% of only honey bee colonies collapsed because of pesticides and other chemicals spreading from one bee to another.”( This means that 35% of honey bee colonies when there's more than 1,000 different types of bees in all. This show you how many bees can be killed in only one season of the year.
      Pollinators are very important because they help spread pollen to help plants pollinate.You may not know that,” 90% of plants rely on pollinators to reproduce. This means that only 10% of plants species will survive if all pollinators become extinct. Also this means that 90 % of plants will die if the population of pollinators doesn't start rising in the near future.
      Pollinators are important because the large amount of consequences of losing them. You may have not known that, “ ⅓ of you may eat depends on pollinators.”( Panna,April 28/16) This means that ⅓ of your food you eat during dinner will be gone if pollinators are gone too. The foods that would be gone can range from fruits to vegetables and even some meats if you look at what the animals are eating.
      You may be thinking “ so now that we know about this what can we do?” Here at Massabesic Middle School we are writing letters to different company that are harming pollinators in different ways. Also we are planning to plant milkweed to bring more monarch butterfly's back to Maine. In conclusion pollinators are dying rapidly,because of how much work they do, and the considerable damage that would happen if all pollinators die.



    Pollinators are dying off and declining in great numbers. Some of the reasons are because of pesticide use, habitat loss, and construction. Pollinators are very important and they travel from plant to plant to pollinate. Losing pollinators is a horrible thing because without them we would have to self pollinate, but there are still ways to help the pollinators though. Team Carrabassett is trying to help and bring awareness to others. So this is everything in one.
    The main causes of pollinators declining is pesticides, habitat loss, and construction. Pesticides are being used everywhere to kill of the bugs that kill crops, but they are also killing the good pollinators. Pesticides can be lethal or sublethal. “3 to 6 amounts of pesticides are found in the pollen that bees collect”-Mariah Spivak (YouTube). The lethal kills and the sub lethal causes the bees not to be able to do their job, by making it harder to move or cause CCD. Habitat loss is when pollinators’ habitats are gone or destroyed. So the have nowhere to live so they die. Another cause is construction, because where the pollinators live are sometimes being destroyed for construction.
    Pollinators are very important because they provide us with a lot of our food supply. They do this by spreading pollen, by traveling from one plant to another plant. “Pollinators carry pollen from plant to plant to keep the life of plants and flowers reproducing”-Wings of Life, Disney Nature (movie). The pollinators collect reproductive cell of one plant and bring it to another which work together to make a seed or a fruit or vegetable. Which is how flowers reproduce and create a seed which may turn into plants that can grow fruits or vegetables. Because the pollinators pollinate they create food and flowers which help the Earth both supply food, but give beauty to the world.
     One consequence of losing pollinators is that the food supply will decrease greatly. So while the pollinators are decreasing, so is our food supply. Without pollinators we would have to self pollinate. For example, “China now has to self pollinate because they killed all of their pollinators”-(YouTube). Self pollination is very difficult, we would either have to go to every plant and vibrate the pollen loose, or get paintbrushes and take the pollen grain from each plant, and bring the pollen to another plant. Also without them flowers wouldn't reproduce so there would be no flowers in the world.
     To address the pollinator issue, people could stop using pesticides or just plant a garden for the pollinators to get nutrients from. A garden would help because plants and pollinators have a beneficial relationship. Pollinators getting the food they need from the plants and the pollinators helping the plants reproduce. “The government gave seeds to farmers so the farmers could plant them for the pollinators”-National Geographic. In 2010 New York City had allowed beekeeper to have bees. Research has been conducted and has proven that pesticides do affect the way the pollinators pollinate.
     Here at MMS (Massabesic Middle School), we are bringing awareness to the community, and starting a garden. We have tested the soil so it's perfect for the flowers, we are growing caterpillars (Painted Lady Butterflies), and ordered many seeds for the garden. The caterpillars will be growing into butterflies and will help pollinate the flowers in the garden. The garden will also attract other pollinators to get the nutrients from the flowers and pollinate more flowers. We are bringing awareness by sending letters to some places that are making and using pesticides or using bad GMOs. We are also bringing awareness by writing this.
    Now you know that pollinators are dying and why. Also, why they are important and the consequences of losing pollinators, what is being done to help, and how others can help, too.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Declining of Pollinators

By: Hayley Gonneville

   Did you know that pollinators are dying all around the globe? What is a pollinator anyways? Well, a pollinator is any type of bee (other than honey bees), ants, monarchs or other butterflies, hummingbirds, and beetles. Pollinators are very important for our food source. When you hear the word bug you may think that they just fly around and sting humans or animals, but they are actually much more than that. Pollinators are very beneficial. But pollinators are dying because of pesticides, without them nothing can help spread pollen from plant to plant. A consequence about losing pollinators is that our food sources will decrease. But to address this issue companies, such as Monsanto, can stop using unhealthy pesticides. Or you yourself can plant wildflowers around your lawn. Also limit products you buy from Monsanto. At MMS, team Carrabassett is bringing awareness to pollinators dying by planting milkweed for butterflies, on our school grounds.

   Many pollinators are dying because of pesticides. The use of pesticides isn't just harming animals, but they are also harming people. Such as cancer, allergies, birth defects, and more. “Pesticide use has increased, including a controversial one, called neonicotinoid that makes it hard for bees to fly and find their way”. ( Even though pesticides may help keep bugs from destroying crops, they also risk pollinators lives. There are also other causes to bees dying such as varroa mites, which suck bees blood, changes in weather or the weather being to cold, and habitat loss. But most of the bees are killed by unhealthy pesticides.

   Pollinators help spread pollen by traveling from plant to plant. Without the doing that, the plants can still bloom but they will not produce any food. “Approximately 90% of all flowering plants require pollinators to survive”. ( That means that only 10% of food plants of any plants can survive without pollinators. If you think about it, if pollinators went extinct almost all of our food would be gone. Mostly fruits and vegetables. To stay healthy we need the nutrients from fruits and vegetables. So if we lose those nutrients people could become very unhealthy.

   One consequence of losing pollinators is that our food sources will decrease. If some of the food is gone it affects the whole food chain. “Fully ⅓ of the food we eat depends on bees for pollination”. ( So you think, oh well we have the other ⅔ of the food. Well that's not true. That two-thirds is part of the food chain which will also be affected along with that ⅓. That means that ALL of our food will be at risk if pollinators go extinct. Considering that, you can plant all sorts of plants without using pesticides.

   To address the pollinator issue companies, such as Monsanto, can stop using pesticides that are harmful. You could plant wildflowers around your lawn and you can limit how many products you buys from Monsanto. Which are Betty Crocker, Campbell's soup, Doritos and Fritos, Kraft Mac & Cheese, Pepsi, Hershey's, and many more foods that you may love. “Obama has agreed to have a beehive placed on the grounds of the White House”. ( Obama is helping the bees population. You could also plant a beehive at your own house. Even if it's only in the woods.

   At MMS, team Carrabassett is bringing awareness to pollinators dying by planting milkweed and a pollinator friendly garden for butterflies, on our school grounds. By doing this we are saving almost over 4,000 different species of bees. We are making letters and public service announcements to help make a difference and save pollinators. This may not mean anything to you, but bugs and birds are very important to the food chain. So without them some people won't even have a job. Such as people who work at Walmart, Target, and other super markets. Most of all, Farmers who plant all of the crops that pollinators need pollinate.

   When you think GMO, you may think to yourself those are bad, but some GMO’s are good. Without GMO’s our food would have worms and they would look like they are rotten and moldy. Companies such as Monsanto use GMO’s but they are not bad. Companies also use GMO’s to speed up the food process. For example, like you go to the store everyday, they are trying to get enough food in stores for people like you to buy. As much food as you buy, companies have to keep up the food supply. Some GMO’s are very helpful in the supermarket department.

   Again, pollinators are very important to our food sources. They basically supply us food for us to live. The fruits, vegetables, and all the foods you love and eat daily. To address this issue you can plant milkweed for butterflies, beehives for bees, and wildflowers for all pollinators. They give you all of your food so the least you can do is plant a couple flowers here and there to save lives of pollinators.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016



Bullying is harmful because it causes people to have a negative self image, avoid school and they could hurt others. This can be solved by smarter school anti-bullying rules. In extreme cases of bullying children don’t always tell adults about the bullying that is happening, and they can’t cope with the stress.

Next, Bullying has a few endings. A teacher or trusted adult can help by becoming involved,contemplating suicide, and sometimes they actually do commit suicide, Like Alex Libby. For example, in the article it says,” Alex Libby’s life has changed science he featured in the hit anti-bullying documentary Bully.”  Alex was, “ Strangled, attacked, called names and, harassed!” Those are only some of the reasons that Alex Libby tried to commit suicide. This is important because suicide can make families sad about their loss, it also affects their friends and others around them. -(YouTube 2012)

Moving on,  bullies threatened to break Alex’s bones and sexually assault him. Making him feel like he didn’t want to go to school. In the article it states, “that Alex is happy with his new school because he moved -(Rand 2012) The bullies is Iowa called Alex fish face. They threatened to break his bones, sexually assault him and kill him! -(Rand 2012) This is important because it could hurt Alex both physically and mentally. Physically because it could just hurt him in general. But mentally is that he just keeps thinking and thinking about it and it just totally messes up his life.

Next, Casey hines was brave because, he dealt with bullying all of his life. The bullies called him fatty and told him to lose some weight. But one day he stood up for himself when he was repeatedly attacked by a bully. His father was horrified about the fight between Casey and his bully. -(YouTube) This is important because the father was worried that Casey could have been hurt or seriously injured the other student.

Bullying is harmful because it causes people to have a negative self image, avoid school and they could hurt others. This can be solved by smarter school anti-bullying rules. In extreme cases of bullying children don’t always tell adults about the bullying that is happening, and they can’t cope with the stress. Bullying is harmful because it can cause people to be non social and kind of in their own shell which leads to them not telling anyone. Bullying has a multiple endings. Bullying can hurt someone physically and mentally. Every bullying victim should speak out. People should feel the topic of bullying is not cool. And the people who think bullying is fake are usually the bullies.

Child labor/ child slavery

                           Child labor and child slavery

Do you think that child labor and child slavery is good or bad because I think it’s bad for my reasons in my next sentence.Child labor and child slavery is not proper because it’s affecting people, because it’s bad, and most of all because we should free slaves not make them work. How do you feel about child labor and child slavery do you feel good or sad.

    First,  child labor is affecting people by making them lazy if they have the slaves, or making people get worried about their own children and what it would be like if their own children were slaves. Iqbal Masih said, “ children should have pens in their hands not tools” . This is important because Iqbal gave his life to his beliefs. Iqbal had died at the age of “12” but got shot at the age of “10”. Iqbal was also saying that because at “4” years old his parents sold him to be a slave because they had a debt to pay. In conclusion, child labor is affecting people for those reasons.

   Next, child slavery is bad because kids should be learning how to read, write, solve math equations, and science. No matter what people still try and stop unequal rights and make them equal rights. “ we were all given the same rights just by being born on this planet”, said Rachel. The free the beauty 5k run in California two girls Rachel and Sage raised $6,000 to free girls in Africa who mine the very sparkles in girls makeup. In conclusion, child slavery is bad because kids should be learning not getting dirty and sweaty

    Then, people should be freeing child slaves not making them do work because it just makes you get Lazy. “ children are our future and by not letting them learn educational work they will have a bad impact in the future. So without the education they need they will lead the world with a devastating effect.” , quoted Iqbal Masih. My evidence is true because if children don’t have an education then how will the world have a good law,or government. Education is so important that kids might not understand but it will help the world a whole lot more than without it. In conclusion, people should free child slaves not make them work because how will the world be in the future when children today are adults in the future how will the government be then consider my work as a reason you should free child slaves and stop child labor.

In conclusion, how do you feel about child labor and child slavery now that you just read my reasons why they are both bad. Child labor and child slavery isn’t proper because it’s affecting people, because it truly is bad, and most of all because we should help free child slaves and not make them work. Children are the future don’t make a bad choice, do the right thing.

Child Labor/Slavery

Child Labor/Slavery
By: Hayley Gonneville

       Did you know that child labor harms many children around the globe? For example, Iqbal Masih who was killed for standing against child slavery. Imagine sewing carpets all your life, with no food nor water. Children need to be able to go to school like everyone else. Child labor/Slavery is unneeded because they don’t let children have breaks while sewing, the children don’t get food or water, most of all because the children get beaten for making a mistake.

       Children in child labor don’t get any breaks while sewing carpets for stores or other community services. All they do is sew all day, so imagine how unhealthy they must be because they never get to exercise or go outside. The article states, “The majority of children in child labor perform unpaid family work”. (10 child labor facts, Matt Berg). Children are sewing or working everyday nonstop and don’t get paid no matter what they do. Imagine working at a job that you don’t get paid at. The video quotes, “When in child labor, they were always working and got no breaks”. (Youtube:Freedom Hero/Iqbal Masih). This states that life in America is very different than life in child slavery. Living your life in child labor is very difficult.

         Unlike you who gets food everyday, children in child slavery don’t get any food or water so that they can keep their fingers small, so they are able to sew. If you get hungry an hour after you eat, then imagine how the children feel not being able to eat at all. The film states, “Children in Pakistan, in child labor, do not get food or water to keep their fingers small”. (Youtube:Freedom Hero/Iqbal Masih). A lot of children can die from child labor, because their bodies are not healthily treated. Kids should not be dieing this young and deserve to be healthy. The text states, “According to the ILO, 168 million children worldwide are engaged in child labor as of 2013”. (10 child labor facts, Matt Berg). This means that 168 million children are unhealthy because they starve all the time and are never hydrated. These children deserve to be healthy and live a good life.

          Instead of being sent to the corner when making a mistake, in child labor you were beaten or put into a torture chamber. They get beaten for even making a tiny mistake. The video states, “If children made a mistake, while making carpets, they were beaten or put into a torture chamber”. (Youtube:Freedom Hero/Iqbal Masih). They are basically teaching the kids that it is not okay to make any mistakes in life. That everything should be perfect the first time you try to do or make something. The article states, “Carpet dealers have lost more sales because of the killing of Iqbal Masih”. (Kathy Gannon, May 31, 1995). Since shoppers know that kids are getting harmed from child labor, such as Iqbal, they are not buying the carpets anymore. Children should not have to do jobs that an adult should be doing, for example sewing carpets.

         Child labor/slavery is a cruel and horrible way to treat children. Child slavery gives kids less of an advantage to have a good life. All of slavery involved with children should be stopped and kids should be free to get an education. They should go to school. Be taught by teachers and learn and be able to make mistakes without being beaten. Child labor/slavery is a system that should be banned.

Girls Education

                                                          Girls Education
Malala Yousafzai,women's rights activist was born July 12,1997 and her current age is 18. Her parents are Tor Pekai Yousafzai and Ziauddin Yousafzai. The place where  she was educated at Khushal Public School back in 2012 and Edgbaston High School. The taliban combined religion with law the religions book quran.

Her awards include Nobel Peace prize and Sakharov Prize and More.
Her siblings are Khushal Yousafzai and Atal Yousafzai, She's a children's activist , Women's rights activist. Oct.9 2012 A gunman shot Malala when she was coming home from school. The Taliban they controlled people threw fear.

Malala survived the gunshot right to the side of the head.One side of Malala’s face was paralyzed. She was nominated for a peace prize in 2013. In 2014 she was nominated
again and won. “It wasn't a person who shot Malala it was ideology”.

Malala was the youngest person to receive the Nobel peace prize.Malala attended a school her father founded. The taliban started to attack girls’ in Swat. In 2009, Malala was blogging to the BBC about living under the Taliban’s threats to deny her education Malala wanted to hide her identity. She used the name “Gul Makii”. She went on talk shows is how spread the word.

She was revealed to be the BBC blogger in December that year. When Malala was 14 years old, Malala and her family found out that the Taliban had issued a death threat against her. “Everyone thought she wouldn’t survive”. She was taken to saint Elizabeth's hospital. Malala Yousafzai,women rights activist was born July 12,1997 her current age is 18.    From and

Animal Abuse

Animal Abuse

There are a lot of people that own pets but aren't nice to them and probably shouldn't own them. There are three different types,the first is animal abandonment, the second is animal shelters and the final one is abuse. All three of these types of abuse lead to lots of animals either getting severely injured or killed.

    First is animal abandonment and it becoming more common and harder to figure out who did it, “I wanted my generation to not see their pets as disposable”. -Wegner. This is important because some people think of there animals as only toys or things that don't matter, but they do. A animal can be your best friend if you are nice to them and don't abandon them. There are people that are standing up for them and trying to  speak up about the abandonment issues. Every animal deserves a good home with people that will be kind to them not someone who will get rid of them the first chance they get.

     Next is the animal shelters. Animal shelters are starting to grow more common for not treating their animals properly and some of the animals end up dieing, “I always thought it was hypocritical for animal shelters to say that they save animals lives, only to kill them”.-Westland This is important because some of the shelters don't take care of the dogs as well so they might become more vicious to other people cause they think the people will hurt them so they become harder to control.

    Finally is animal abuse. Animal abuse is sadly becoming even more popular than abandonment. People are getting mad at there animals and taking it out on the animals instead of doing something else like putting them up for adoption so they might be able to find a new or better home, “Animal welfare is a great passion of mine and many others as well. This is one way I can be there voice”. -Westland.   This is important because Westland has probably seen this abuse happen and chose to speak up about it instead of letting it happen. He is speaking up for the animals and trying to help them find better families and let them know what is going on so they might be able to help fight against animal abuse.

  In conclusion it is really important that people don't abandon their animals, the shelters don't hurt them, and everyone doesn't abuse them.  If we keep doing this though and don't stop the animals will run away and go off on their own leaving you alone.

abandoned Animals/pets
                                             (By kylie.McC)
    Abandoned animals/pets is horrible thing that pet are dieing from. The shelters need money  and community help,next is good things that happen in or out of shelters the last one is there is animal/pets abuse going on around the word.
        Shelter and how they need help money wise and not enough space for them. Shelters need more help from the community. An example is, “everyone thinks they can do it by themselves but they can't.” Shelters Get more them 20 pets a day and most of them are hurt from the road and get put down because there's not enough space at the shelter for the animals the next problem is
        The good things that happen at or to shelters and this is. An example is, “They had the biggest adoshon ever and that was 65 in two days.” “They Have a week that is 6-12 is nashonal apashashon week.” A lot of animal/pets have nowhere to go because the shelters are full and they die in the road alone.
         Now there is animal abuse going on all around the world. An example is,” Each country has there own animal crisis.” All kinds of pets/animal are getting ran over by cars in India,people are not takeing care of their animals/pets.
      Shelters need your help for money and and to get rid of the animals/pets so they can have space for more. This is important because they are dieing by themselves and the shelters can not do this on there own they need help. Shelters need money and the comity help,next are the good things that happened in or out of the shelters, animal abuse is going on all around the world.

Pets that dont have homes

             Animal abandonment

Shelter can help animals but they sometimes need help with the animals they can't do everything themselves. Also teen activist try to help with the cause of animal abandonment.

 Teen activist try to make the world a better place they try to make a difference. The article says, “In 2009 lou wegner founded kids against cruelty. A facebook page created as a place for kids to come together to fight for the rights of animals” ( examiner). This quote is important because lou wegner is trying to make other people involved more. Also he wants more people to care about this topic. Therefor he makes a difference.

       Animal shelters need help taking care of animals that stay there that other people don't care about. “ if you were to ask anyone that works at the shelter whose responsibility it is to care for the animals at the shelter they'd insist that it is a community as a whole.”(huffington post).           This quote means the community has some of the responsibility to take care of the animals in the shelter. They need help finding homes for animals.

    Animal shelters can be very helpful in the quest of finding homes for the poor dogs. In this article “A shelter in washington dc had a fundraiser to for dogs to find homes. In three days of the fundraiser they got 65 dogs to new homes”(huffington post. This is important because now those dogs that have homes and now a good life could still be living in a cage and never have a home.

In conclusion animal abandonment is bad. People in the community need to help shelters if they can. Some people care about this issue such as teen activist they try to make a difference in the world

Pet abandonment crisis

          Teen activist are noticing an increasing numbers of abandoned pets, as a result these activists made groups and clubs to help their community and shelters fight against animal abandoning and animal overpopulation. The problems are that animals are being abandoned. The second problem is thaanimals are dieng inside their shelters. How we the community can help is by creating groups and clubs to help the shelters.
          The first problem is that animal abandonment is increasing, in result the animal shelters are getting full of pets and are forced to put some down.  In reaction to this, a member of Teen Ink thinks about some shelters, “particular shelters may have excuses, such as ‘we don’t have enough room, we don’t have enough money to keep them alive, or they aren’t young or ‘cute’ enough and nobody will want to adopt them’.” Says a member of Teen Ink. This shows that some animal shelters will make excuses so they can be greedy. This shelters are the worst kind, they just want money so they can buy things they want. Those type of people are wrong, greedy and selfish. All living things should be cared for equally, for their own good. If something is left behind, it will die slowly until it is no more, when that happens then people will listen to what they had to say. And will do whatever it takes to make sure it doesn't happen again.
           The second problem is that hundreds of pets are dying inside of shelters because of disease or severe injury. as a result of this said, “Wegner wanted to reach out to other teens let them know that millions of cats and dogs are dying inside of our nations shelters.” This shows that Wenger wants to branch out to other teens for the better future of the animals and pets we love and care for, and wants to help the problem of animal abandonment can kill animals that we loved and cared for.
          Lastly, how we can help this problem resolve is to help find homes for animals animals by creating a club or group to help the animal shelters find homes for the animals.The YEA camp that a young girl went to told the world what she said, “Bianca says that it’s important for their club to be involved with their local animal shelter because they are one of the only groups helping.” Says YEA. This shows that Bianca wants to show that she cares for animals and wants to encourage schools and other teens to create groups or clubs to help fight animal abandonmentship
          In conclusion, this solution helps slow the the increase of animals being homeless and dying do to disease or severe injury because of abandonment of pets, this causes death to animals and the animals shelters getting too full so even more animals have to die. The problems aregetting out off hand and we are the only ones who can help. We can help this by taking in animals and donate to the
Shelters. This is only some of the ways to help this problem.



     Bullying can come in multiple different forms. The first form is cyber bullying which can be by a text, a comment, or a picture or video. A second form is Face to Face bullying this form can range from physical bullying to verbal bullying. In extreme cases of any type of bullying there can be child suicide.

     Cyber Bullying is a very important cause that needs to stop
before more people are hurt. A fact about cyberbullying is that,‘42% of children have been bullied online - 1 in 4 have had it happen more than once.’{adams} this is important because children may not get a good education because they would be thinking about themselves being bullied more than their school work.
   Face to Face bullying can come in a couple of different ways that range from physical bullying, verbal bullying, and both. One fact about Face to Face bullying that you may not know is that,‘60% of middle school students say that they have been bullied.’ Another fact is ,‘Only 25% of bullied students said  that teachers intervened a bullying incidents.’{bluekit} This shows that if teachers were more obserdant of the change in their children and how they act then their might be less bullying in schools
Not only child suicide is bad but any no matter what age they are. One way that people are trying to stop suicides is,‘Since
 the suicide of 15 year-old Phoebe Prince of South Hadley, Massachusetts,the bay state has become ground zero for the debate over bullying.’{Emily Richmond}this is important because it is such a  big thing that it changed houl states ideas about bullying and cyberbullying.
Now know some information about bullying you can help fight against bullying you can do one of these. Stand up against bullies and not be a bystander. Reported cyberbullying when you see it happening or when you know that it is happening. And if you help with an anti-suicide program by giving support to children or going to schools  or try to start one of your own.



Bullying is bad

     Hello, I’m going to tell you about bullying and why it’s bad. I’m going to tell you about what happens to people who are bullied, how to stop bullying, and cyberbullying. And after this you help people who have been bullied before. So students can focus on their education and not worrying about bullies. I hope you enjoy.

   First, when someone is bullied they could miss their classes, they don’t go to school because they don’t want to be bullied. And is some evidence about extreme cases of bullying dailymail.cov. Said “2,000 U.S. schoolchildren have committed suicide as a direct result of bullying.”(published may, 21 2012). Many students have killed themselves because they were bullied. Just imagine what their parents would feel when they find out that their child killed themselves.

   Secondly, how can people stop bullying. Stopping bullying is important if bullying stops people wouldn’t have to be worried about someone torturing them. Yet people haven't found a way to stop bullying schools have tried to stop bullying Stella Insomniac said “three things schools can do to reduce bullying among students are to get uniforms, better the punishments, and showing better guidelines of what bullying is opposed to what people believe what bullying is.”(unknown publish date) This shows what schools can do to stop bullying.

     Lastly, one of the most common types of bullying is cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is a person who posts mean pictures or mean comment. A study was taken to see what type of person had experienced cyberbullying and girls were the most common gender to have experienced it. And cyberbullying is different from other types of bullying scholastic said “One of the capacities of cyberbullying is that it goes from zero to 60 rapidly—it can go viral very quickly and can live permanently online.” So cyberbullying isn’t private like other types of bullying, it can be seen by everyone and it can ruin your life.

     In conclusion bullying is a terrible because of the effects, but it can be stopped, yet cyberbullying could make it even harder to stop. So please try to help stop bullying. It doesn't have to be a lot just ask a school principal to have school uniforms. And I hope you enjoy.
                                                            Education Crisis

    Girls all around the globe are not getting the education they need.These folks are forced to stay home by law and do work around their house.These people are left hopeless because they do not have the education they need to do the jobs they want to do.These jobs include,being a lawyer,a cashier,a mechanic,and more. This issue needs to be addressed.

     For example,if people don’t get education their life will be pretty dull.They will not become an author if they can’t read or write.They also won’t get the opportunity to stand and defend in what they believe in very well.A group of people called the Taliban,are trying to end education.They believe that if a girl gets education they will overpower the group.Many schools are getting blown up by the group while their mission to end education continues.

       To end this tragedy,activists are taking a stand.One of the activists,Malala Yousafzai,has a rather unique story.She started protesting in 2013,when she noticed that education was becoming rather hard to find.In October of 2013,she had a terrifying experience.She was on the bus with her friends on her way home from school when the bus came to a stop.To men came aboard.One was armed.They asked,”Who is Malala?”Her friends looked at her.Without a second to spare,they shot Malala and her friends.

     After all this tragedy,Malala was not mad.She said,”I think they were looking for peace.”This quote means that she didn’t think the Taliban wanted them to die but suffer.Most people would be mad but she was not mad.She is a fearless girl with big dreams.She would do anything to get the rights for education.She didn’t start out publicly speaking.When she first started out she talked to people from the British Broadcast Center in England.She told them about all the things that happened in Pakistan.

      The world would be a place of fear without education.There would be no houses because people would not know how to build.There would be no very brilliant inventions made.The world would have no shelter or good food or even schools.Without education everyone wouldn’t have a good chance of surviving.

      In conclusion,the world needs education to be successful.There would be many tragedies in the world without it.Jobs would not be done,everyone would starve,and nothing would be safe.Education is something everyone needs to do important things in life.No one would have very good jobs at all.In the end education is much needed.

Animal Abandonment and Overpopulation

                            Animal Abandonment and Overpopulation

     Animals die everyday because of animal abandonment and overpopulation. There are many ways why animal abandonment and overpopulation is not good. For example, overpopulation, because of not spaying and neutering, abandonment, because of overpopulation. There are also many ways to stop it. Also for example, Don’t abandon animals, and always spay and neuter pets (unless certified breeder).
     This is why animal abandonment and overpopulation is bad. Animals die because they are being abandoned and overpopulating. They are overpopulating because they aren't getting spay and neutered. AHA says, “Animals die because there are more of them than responsible homes”, -AHA (American Humane Association). This proves that animals die because of abandonment and that they are overpopulating. So, animal abandonment makes overpopulation worse, and overpopulation is making it harder for animals to get homes. This problem is getting worse and worse.
      These are some solutions for animal overpopulation and abandonment. Spay and neuter  pets and never abandon animals. Also, a big help would be to help find animals homes. So in AHA’s words, “Always spay and neuter pets, always make a lifetime commitment to to your pets, and educate others about pet overpopulation and the importance of spaying and neutering”, -AHA. This is important because it shows that there are solutions to help stop animal abandonment and overpopulation.
      A few more reasons why you shouldn't abandon animals is because those animals may die without a home and they may start to reproduce. AHA explains, “Studies suggests that 7-20 percent of pets are no longer in the same home, six months after acquisition. These animals often die or end up at shelters, contributing to the pet overpopulation issue”, -AHA. This shows that animals do die because of abandonment and overpopulation and why you shouldn't abandon animals, because it only makes this problem worse.
     In conclusion, abandonment and overpopulation is a problem, but there are solutions, and you never abandon animals.That is the problems and solutions of animal abandonment and overpopulation, and why you shouldn't abandon animals. So, animal abandonment and overpopulation is very bad and why everyone should try to help stop this problem.

     Bullying is harmful because of how often they start which can be at any moment by having their own anger build up inside them, although we may know the people we do not know their story of how they are at home. However those being bullied can stop the cycle by having others help them handle their bully responsibly, staying home so others are not at risk,and using their voice to advocate against bullying.
     One reason bullying is harmful is because of how often they start. One example is “ All targets of bullying  get angry. This is “normal”, for anger builds up inside a person for months, sometimes years.” ( This is important because it shows that bullying starts by anger building up inside the bully by their bully over a period of time, and finally they snap and take out their anger on innocent people.
     Another reason bullying is harmful but can have a positive effect by how others help kids handle their bullying. One example is “ Officer Cavedon shows a kid how to handle his bully responsibly.” (are you being bullied). This means Officer Cavedon wanted to help make a difference in his community and help others.
     The last reason bullying is harmful what happens do to kids being bullied. One example is “ Over 160,000 kids stay home due to bullying.” (Stand up). This means that many kids stay home every day so they do not get tormented and harassed.
     In conclusion bullying is harmful but when people stand up to it they can have a positive effect. By the kid, or kids having others help them handle their bullying. Also by the kid(s). Staying home it helps them not become a bully themselves. By kids being bullied, being helped to handle it, and them staying home together we can lower the bullying in the world by helping others cope with the bullying they experienced.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

First Post

Good morning scholars!

Today you are going to make your first blog post. This post should be the final edited copy of your mid- level informational essay.

Your job today is to: 

1. Upload your blog

2. Comment on one other students post using the praise. press, and polish method. You want to try to provide one comment of praise, one comment pressing the author to respond to a question that they have left you, the audience with about their work maybe it was an idea that they had. And one suggestion of a polish, or something that the author could improve.

3. Go back  your essay, see the feed back and respond by acknowledging the praise, answering the persons press, and seeing if you can use their suggestions for polish in your work. Please do this is an comment back to them.

4. Apply the feed back to your original post. This will require you to edit your post.