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Reasons on Why Luna Lovegood Is an Important character in Harry Potter
Luna Lovegood , is a character in the Harry Potter franchise and was introduced in Harry and The Order Of the Phoenix. Luna is a “strange and rather odd” girl . Luna can see Thestrals. Thestrals are animals of the Wizarding World that can only be seen by people who have seen death , for example , Harry can see them because his parents died in front of him , but Luna can see them because she saw her mother die .
Lets start talking about on how Luna is an important character! Luna is an important character as she helps Harry often and proves on how she can be smart , Luna has helped Harry through a lot and heres how .
Example 1 : In Deathly Hallows, Dobby was killed by Bellatrix Lestrange and Luna helped Harry through it. She even closed Dobby’s eyes and said “Now he's sleeping.” . Example 2 : When Harry was looking for somebody during Bill and Fleurs wedding, Luna didn't want to interrupt Harry, and she could see it in Harry's eyes that she was interrupting him. So she didn't want to interrupt him!
Example 3: Also in Deathly Hallows, she leads Harry to the ghost of Helena Ravenclaw or the Grey Lady, to help him get the horocrux!
These are many examples of why Luna Lovegood is an important character!
On March Friday the 13th 2020, most schools closed because of this deadly pandemic. Since then, most kids have been doing online school. But the district decided that kids might be able to go back to school. So far, elementary teachers have gotten the vaccine. So, that's a higher chance for kids to go back to school.
The district said kids might be able to go back to school in April thats sounds good right but, every 2 weeks the kids and the adults have to get tested for Covid. There will be 2 classes like an AM class and a PM class .There are these different time classes because even if they are at school they still have to keep their distance from other students.
I think that this is a good idea, but also a bad idea because if kids go back to school. There could be a chance for more people getting infected and if more people get infected with the pandemic will never end. I also think it's a good idea because learning would make is so much more easier in person and when its online is pretty hard to find things and stuff like that.
When we go back how will it work? Like will the kids have recess? How many kids would be in a classroom? What if a kid has Covid or a teacher has Covid?When will we go will it be in 2 months? Will it be in 1 month? will it be in 3 months?I think that its bad idea for kids to go back what do you think?
COVID-19 is called COVID-19 because it started in 2019 and it is originally called Coronavirus. The Covid outbreak started in Wuhan, China. It was a massive disease around the world.
The outbreak was so bad that it shut down school, sports, and restaurants, and a lot of people got laid off their jobs. People stopped having huge gatherings and had to stay 6 feet apart. We also have to use masks in public and in stores
What effects it has: Not a lot of people had toilet paper and water, so soon people started going to stores really early in the morning for stuff they need. People on ebay and other shopping websites started raising their prices for toilet paper and other things that we need. Some people even buy a lot of boxes of masks and hand sanitizer. This outbreak made people go crazy and worried.
In December 2020 they came up with a vaccine. First they had to see if it was safe for the adults. After they tested it, it was safe only for people over 65. Currently doctors are seeing if the vaccine is safe for kids. Just recently March 1, 2021 LAUSD employees and food management were able to get vaccinated. Our President Joe Biden also got vaccinated. If most of the world received the vaccine, The world would be safe!
This is how COVID-19 is affecting the world.
All about Hermione and Emma Watson.
Do you know who Hermione is? I will tell you all about her. She is married to Ron Weasley and she had two kids named Rose Weasley and Hugo Weasley.
Do you know who Emma Watson is? Her brothers are Alex Watson and Toby Watson. Her parents are Chris Watson and Jacquline Luesby.
Emma has acted in the movie Beauty and the Beast, Little Women, and The Circle.
Hermione is very smart and she never gave up. She always got good grades.
I would like to be like Hermione and Emma Watson. What about you would like to be like Hermione?
There are 6 types of chess pieces there is the rook, knight, queen, king, bishop and pawn the pawn is useful because when your pawn gets to the other end of the chess board the pawn will turn into a queen so that means if your queen does not mean you will have two queens. The king is also useful because you have to protect your king and keep it safe because if your king is trapped and can't move anywhere that's a checkmate. You have to use techniques to defeat your opponent; you may also have to confuse your opponent. Chess can also use timers so there can only be 10 minutes or 5 if your opponent uses up all their minutes they lose and you win.
The queen can go anywhere on the board it can go straight, backwards, forward, left to right and diagonal. She is kinda like the rook but a rook can only go straight, backwards, right and left. Next is the knight, the knight can only move in L’s and it can only go straight, backwards and right to left. The pawn can only move forward nothing else but if there is another piece that is diagonal it will move and eat it and takes its place. Also the bishop is my favorite place because it's like the queen but it can only move diagonally and it has to stay on the same color that the bishop was on.
So when you are white you have to move first and then black and to make it challenging I put a timer for 5 minutes and when you make any piece move just click the timer to change it to the other person's turn to make them move their chess pieces. So that is how you play chess and chess is a game for technique as well.
Bunnies! Are Carrots really bad for Bunnies?
You might have known bunnies for eating carrots and lots of them. They are popular for eating it, and bears are known as carnivores meaning they eat animals which are their prey, and eat meat.
I hate to break it to you, but carrots aren’t so great for bunnies after all. Carrots are vegetables, and everyone knows they are good for you. They are high in nutrients, and are also pretty sweet. That means they also carry high levels of sugar. Too much carrots aren’t good for the bunnies. They can cause teeth cavities, and other health problems. And in the wild, bunnies don’t often dig up roots from the ground either. They usually eat grass and nibble on them as their daily diet.
Sometimes bunnies are the prey of bears. Yes, a lot of people think it is gruesome. But that is not all of the truth!
What are the diets of bears? DO they really only eat meat?
You might have watched videos about bears eating salmon, birds, and bunnies. Bears are the predator, and they are the prey. Is this really all of the bear’s diets?
These animals are part of the bear's diet. Now, not all the time. Bears can also eat dandelions, huckleberries, strawberries, and blueberries. Plants are also important to the bear's diet. The things that bears eat, vary or accord to the season it is. For example, Grizzly Bears are a type of brown bear. Grizzly’s can snack on a specific type of moth, called “Army Cutworm Moths”.
Bears in Yellowstone National Park like to sniff around to find a stash of a red squirrel’s pine nuts.
Bears don’t only eat nuts, or berries that are found in the wild. They can also eat fungi, mosses, or different types of mushrooms. Bears will not hunt prey down all the time, bear’s aren’t picky eaters.
Bears could also eat loads of clams. When the tide is right on the shore, bears dig up sand and find clams to snack on. In the winter, bears also eat loads of food to survive the winter. They go into hibernation. This means they go to sleep in their den for a long period of time until spring arrives.
Well, the bear’s diet is quite… VAST.
People should buy the Nintendo Switch because unlike other consoles you can play games on the go because it is portable. The Switch also has free games like Fortnite and Rocket League. I recommend Rocket League, Ningala, and Tetris 99.
You can play with more than one person because you can take off the 2 controllers and you can play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros Ultimate with another person and more.
The Switch can also be plugged in on a TV with the cables it comes with also you can fix your controller drift instead of buying new ones.
By Lindsay, William, Jose, and Gissele
I am going to tell you about a beautiful place called Death Valley National Park. It doesn’t seem great, but just trust me, it is a wonderful place. Death Valley National Park is located in eastern California and Nevada. Death Valley opened October 31, 1994. Some activities you could do in Death Valley National Park are going golfing, camping, go see Dante’s View and go to the highest point within Death Valley National Park Telescope Peak.
There are accommodations in the park one of the places you could stay is the Oasis, it is a 4-star hotel and from the looks of it, they have a huge pool.
Some of the historic places in Death Valley National Park are Scotty’s Castle, Charcoal Kilns, Harmony Borax Works and Eureka Mine. There is a visitor center where you could join a ranger-guided tour. To learn more about their wildlife they have a natural history museum also you could go hiking to see the wildlife in action. This is a great national park maybe now you would like to visit?
Montserrat is a 4th grader who wants to stop global warming.
I read an article on NewsELA about the Amazon rainforest fires. There have been 74,155 fires this year. Some people start the fires on purpose and sometimes on accident, but the problem is that those fires are making global warming worse. The forest holds carbon dioxide and without the trees the carbon dioxide goes into the air, making it worse for global warming.
It's very hard to stop these fires because the president of Brazil wants more farming and mining so he doesn't want the forests saved. People don't agree with how the Brazilian president is using the land and effecting global warming.
If we don't put out the fires, the rainforest will be changing and it won't get better. The situation won't get better unless we put the fires out and start protecting the Amazon rainforest.
Yosemite National Park
By Lindsay Rodriguez
Yosemite National Park is a wonderful place it is in the mountain region it is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Yosemite national park is best known for its waterfalls it was first protected in 1864. Yosemite is nearly 1,200 square miles. On October 1, 1890, Yosemite became a national park and it is more than 125 years old.
Some things to do in Yosemite National Park are that you could go walk among giant sequoias, see black bears, go camping, go rock climbing, go ice skating in half dome village, go on a tour or a ranger-led activity and go bird watching.
There are accommodations the hotel is 4.4 stars the name of the hotel is Ahwahnee. There are 13 campgrounds where you could go camping. There are also cabins that you can rent. Curry Village has 46 cabins with private baths, 14 cabins that share bathrooms, 403 canvas tent cabins, and 18 standard motel rooms
There is also a nature center where you learn about wildlife and plants. In Yosemite National Park there is an exhibit hall where you can learn how Yosemite’s wonderful mountains were formed and how wildlife adapts. Right next to the visitor center there is a display that shows the cultural history of Yosemite national park. Now you know why the Yosemite National Park is such a wonderful place.
Channel Islands National Park
By Gissele Deras-Medrano
Today I will be writing about the Channel Island National Park, this park has 5 islands off the Southern California coast. The islands have many different unique plants and animals.
To get to the islands you have to take a ferry. It is a good idea to have a reservation because they only allow a certain number of visitors at once. They are very strict about what you can take to the island. Anything you take to the island you have to bring back. There are no restaurants or stores on the islands. They are trying to protect the animals and plants and keep it natural.
Anacapa islands has trails to a lighthouse and inspiration point . Santa Cruz Island has many sea caves including a big painted cave. Santa Rosa Island features rare plants like torrey pines . Thousands of seals gather on San Miguel Island at Point Bennett. There is only one campsite and you have to get permission to stay. The visitor center is actually in Ventura on the mainland. It features a bookstore, exhibits and a 25-minute park movie.