If pandas could talk, they would tell you they are sad. Pandas are losing their homes to humans taking their land and bamboo . This is a problem for pandas.
Without their habitats pandas don’t have a place to live or bamboo to eat. People need to stop building more buildings and use the ones they have already built. This way, people can give pandas back their homes.
People need to use less products from bamboo but also cut back on using plastic.
As a solution, people should use more metal or glass products. Although bamboo products are biodegradable and are better than using plastic it is made from pandas food.
Imagine pandas burned down your house, destroyed your vegetable garden and made toothbrushes out of your children. Then, pandas are taking your food and you wouldn’t like it that very much. This what people are doing to pandas.
In 2014, the world had 1,864 pandas in the wild. In 2019, the human population was 7.271 billion. Panda population is a tiny, itsy, bitsy little part of the human population. In fact, their population percentage is so small I can’t type all the zeros after the decimal point without wanting to cry.
Is it really that hard to leave animal’s property alone? NO! Come on people, let pandas be part of the world too.
Recently, I read a book titled “A Dog’s Promise” by W. Bruce Cameron which I would not recommend. The book was extremely repetitive, which is outrageous, considering it is 317 pages of the same thing over and over! The author could have easily taken out at least one hundred pages so we wouldn’t have to read the same thing over and over again.
The book was overpriced. Considering it was on sale at Barnes & Noble for 50% off the original price of $26.00 you would have thought I had got a bargain. No bargain because this book should have sold for a lot less than $13.00.
The reviews all suggest it is an outstanding book, and in my opinion those reviews were all WRONG! I was actually excited about this book because it is a sequel to “A Dog’s Purpose” and that was made an amazing movie. I bought the book because of the movie, but I haven’t read the first book.
The book is about a husky dog who helps a kid named Burke. Burke is in a wheelchair. The story line of a dog helping a paraplegic boy makes for a very sweet story.
This story is about the husky named Cooper who has a mate named Lacey; the two dogs met and fell in love at the shelter. Lacey is Wenling’s dog, (see below). This story revolves around Cooper helping Burke with his wheelchair, and Lacey and Cooper finding each other. But, these two dogs keep getting separated because they run away to find each other, and their owners always bring them back. Then they find each other again and again.
And then the repetition continues.The first time Cooper finds Lacey again was so heartbreaking and beautiful because they had puppies. Then, Cooper and Lacey die and come back in a different body and find each other AGAIN and AGAIN every single time they die (which is a lot of deaths).
Then, a girl named Wenling decides to date Burke. But, they break up, so she dates his brother named Grant, and the two boys get in a huge fight. Then, this happens again with a girl named Ava! So much repetition! Why the author did this, I don’t know, because we’ve already seen all of these events before.
In conclusion, this book had a sweet story, yet a lot of repetition.
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Music…Deck the Halls by Louis Landon and Deck the Halls by Michael Dulin
Written by Gillian, and Edited by Dalila
At Park Hill, we have a volunteer reuse and recycle mindset. We recycle and reuse by separating trash into recyclable items which we place into the Denver Recycling Program blue bins found in the school halls. We reuse when a teacher prints on the back side of the paper or when we go to art and Mrs. Pravecek has cut up cardboard for our art activity.
But we also throw away compostable objects into the trash can, such as food and compostable paper products. Sometimes teachers and students throw paper, cans, and recyclable plastic into the trash cans. Sometimes we print too much paper or read a print article instead of accessing the information online. Sometimes we are just lazy and don’t want to take the time to break down a package of trash into recyclable or reusable components.
There are ways for Park Hill to make our world healthier, cleaner, and just better for us kids.
Take the waste Park Hill creates at lunch. Park Hill needs to creating less waste and less recyclables. Also we need to have a program that provides recycling for all the lunchroom waste and trash.
Let’s start by looking at a typical sack lunch to see how we can make a big impact.
Our lunch room needs composting. Trays, food, and bags sit in our trash cans everyday. When this happens, we waste all this compostable food and paper products.
Most lunches have at least 3 pieces of plastic in them, if all 720 students tossed three pieces of plastic into the trash, there would be 2,160 plastic pieces in our trash cans EVERYDAY.
To continue this chain of thought, students come to school 180 days, 2,160 pieces of plastic would add up to 388,800 pieces of plastic Park Hill students throw away each school year.
In one trash can you can find a gallon bag full of plastic, 55 gallon bags are in a normal sized trash can, and 254 million tons of plastic are thrown away each year.
Katie Roach, a staff member at Park Hill, is developing a composting program to reduce waste. In 2016, started trying to get a composting program started at Park Hill. She hopes this type of program will contribute to a green environment at our school. Katie can make a program like this work by herself, all of us need to support a composting program at our school.
As an example of student support: Fifth graders should help the younger grades learn how to separate their lunch trash into the right bins. Also, Fifth graders should help the younger grades learn to recycle, reuse, and compost in their classrooms.
Currently, a gigantic problem is in the lunchroom, NO composting and NO recycling bins, this situation does not help with the Park Hill waste problem. Our school should be a model school for putting in place and practicing GREEN environmentally safe guidelines.
WITH your help we can turn Park Hill into a model for a DPS green school.
Here is a list of guidelines each student and teacher should follow everyday.
STOP packing plastic products in your lunches!
Instead of buying the packaged sandwiches, make your own instead, and put them in a reusable container.
No individual drinks, carry a thermos and a water jug.
Place a VERY BIG composting bin in the lunchroom!
Place a VERY BIG recycle bin in the lunchroom!
Finally, it doesn’t help if you have recycling, and composting if you don’t do it! SO get environmentally smart, recycle and compost.
Let’s get a real environmentally green program at Park Hill, let’s start composting and recycling everything we can and instead of a big trash dumpster outside, we will have a big composting and recycle dumpster instead.
Written By: Jordan Photography By: Drake and Jordan
The Park Hill 5th graders went to the Clyfford Still Museum on November 12, 2019. The goal for this field trip was to learn about Clyfford Still. Another reason we went was Ms. Mills set up the field trip with the museum. Going to museums make us experience something new, usually we are stuck at school learning the basic things like reading, writing, math and social studies.
At the Clyfford Still Museum we learned how art can have meaning and we learned about Clyfford’s life. To me the Clyfford Still museum was a great learning experience, as an artist I learned about how to perfect art. I got to see close up how precise his drawing layouts were of the pictures that don’t look realistic.
Ever since I went to the museum, when I draw, I have looked at art a little differently . Also, as we toured the museum I felt I had a better understanding of what he was going through, how he was feeling, and why he created the paintings the way he did.
I do have some feedback for the museum: The museum could have another way of teaching use about Clyfford.
Photos and Editing by Panther Post Editor and Adelaide
This week the 5th grade Student Council is picking up cans around the whole school and we aren’t picking up cans for recycling. Student Council is picking up can because our school is collecting food for the to support the Park Hill Food Bank during the Thanksgiving holiday. After we collect those cans, we count the cans. The class that collects the most cans will win an extra recess!