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A Poem by Jahmari Bradshaw titled: My Time With My Grandma: Fernande Bastien

My Time With Grandma by Jahmari Bradshaw

It’s been years

Since I was filled with tears

After my grandma passed on

There were times we would chat and go places

I know she will watch over me

During good times and bad times

She will guide me at all costs

But most of all

I lover haer and she loves me

For all eternity

Rest in peace Grandma..

We will always remember you:

Fernande Bastien April 1, 1945 –July 13, 2010

 

Two Sides to Phonemic Intelligence

Phonemic Intelligence by D’Andre McRae with contributions from Aaliyah Campbell

This year P.S. 119 has a new kind of morning exercise called Phonemic Intelligence. We do it every morning during morning announcements. Phonemic Intelligence exercises your brain. We do it to keep our brain moving. We first put our hand on our right eye. Then, you put your left hand on your left-brain, then left eye. After that you put your right hand on your right brain. Finally, you put your right hand on your forehead and then put your left hand on back of your head. At every position you make the sound of: Ah, Ee, or Ai three times. I love Phonemic Intelligence. I love it because it exercises your brain and it keeps me focused. Aaliyah Campbell stated, “I like doing it because it makes you become calmer and smarter.”

The Other Side of Phonemic Intelligence by Sephora Fegond

Phonemic Intelligence is new to P.S. 119. This is my first experience. During my experience with Phonemic Intelligence, I find that I do not like it. I do not like it because it takes away from my schoolwork. No offence to other kids and adults who like it, but I do not feel smarter, more energized or ready to take in knowledge. I would like to stop Phonemic Intelligence. Once I close my eyes I feel even more tired. I have also heard other kids say they do not like Phonemic Intelligence. For example, Sharon of Class 5-302 said, “I am very happy that it might help other kids but I really do not like P.I. because it wastes our school time. I wish that I could get used to P.I. because it might help others in their life.” Things I would change about P.I. would be: Do not close eyes and make it shorter. I would like to hear what you would like to change or what your opinions are about P.I.

Silk From Worm Spit? – WATCH THE VIDEO & ANSWER THE QUESTIONS

 

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:

Here in the village of Ban Aung Sue groups of locals are continuing the tradition of their ancestors by hand-weaving high quality silk. Thai silk is reputedly some of the best in the world and to create the finest fabric they start with the best bugs- they are called bombyx mori, better known as silk worms. Beginning life as eggs the size of a pinhead once they’ve hatched they start fattening themselves up. The hard part is keeping them fed. To mature into silk-producing larvae, these bugs will multiply their weight ten thousand times. If they were human, they’d weigh 70,000 pounds by the time they were a month old.

Silk worms are strict vegetarians and they will only eat fresh, hand picked mulberry leaves. These worms will consume more than two tons in just a week on this farm. After forty days and forty nights of non-stop eating the larvae are ready to begin the serious work of weaving a cocoon designed to protect them as they mature into moths. The silk cocoon is actually made from one long continuous stream of bug saliva. Each caterpillar must produce nearly half a mile of silk to cover itself. After three of four days of non-stop knitting, the cocoon is ready. But that silk isn’t worth any money while its still wrapped around a worm. Other animals such as spiders and bees also produce silk, but its silk worms that can be used for manufacturing because they don’t run away when you try stealing their web.

 

1) The main idea of this video is  _____________.

2) One cocoon is made from a continuous thread of silk that is about _____________ in length.

3) The scientific name of this caterpillar is _____________  or  just a _____________.

4) The name of the country where this video takes place is _____________.

5) After _____________ (how many days?) a caterpillar will eat as much food to gain _____________ times its weight.

6) The caterpillar only eats _____________, which makes it an _____________.

7) Other animals that make silk are _____________ and _____________.

8) Silk is actually made from _____________.

9) The eggs are the size of _____________.

10) Silk worms begin to eat  _____________.

WORD & PHRASE BANK (not all words will be used):

Japan / mulberry leaves / saliva / bees / as soon as they are hatched / one-half mile / silk worm / silk worms / how silk is made / bombyx mori / a pin head / spiders / Thailand / herbivore / ten thousand / forty days & forty nights / kimono / Mt. Fuji / 70,000 / two tons / carnivore / one meter / kabuki / pad thai / srirachi sauce

SHORT RESPONSE:

What does the phrase “continuing the tradition of their ancestors” mean in the first sentence of the video?

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