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DEC-FEB


Animal Attacks “Arghhhhhh!” Animal confrontations happen all over the world and thousands of people have early endings. Most of you will think…. lion, or a. …Shark, when you hear the words DANGEROUS ANIMALS. But, what types of animals are dangerous? How and why do we meet a fateful end around those sometimes-trusted animals? How will we shield our selves? Lets see what up with those pesky creatures. First of all, lets examine some of the ATTACKS that happen around the globe. There was a hippo chase in Uganda involving a gamekeeper in the Murchison Falls National Park. He went too close to the park hippo and the hippo charged him and the victim had to run for it. Turns out that the guy was a pretty good runner, so he out ran the hippo! Now, that might seem obvious, but hippos are one of the most dangerous animals in Africa and they are pretty fast for big animals. The most a male hippo can weigh is 9,000 pounds, but they can travel 30 miles and hour, now that’s fast! Also, hippos can have teeth sharp as razor blades. Also, they’ve killed more humans than any other large animal in Africa! Is it the animals’ fault or is it the humans’ fault? Let’s ask an experienced person.


Rachael, an ASIJ elementary school student has some thing to say… “I don’t think that it’s both the human and animals fault. I think this happens because both of them become really surprised because they were taken by surprised,” I agree, both people and animals get scared when either one of them get close or even attack. What are the most dangerous animals to have encounters with? Here are the most dangerous animals around the globe. 10: Rhino It is the 2nd largest land animal on earth, and it is up to 8000 pounds and 5 feet tall at the tail. It is in the top 5 of most dangerous animals in Africa. 9: Crocodile It has razor sharp teeth, and it is up to 17 feet long 8: Black Mamba It is the most dangerous, fastest snake in the world, and a single bite kills 40 men. 7: Elephant They are 5-14 feet at the shoulders and they can weigh up to 8tons. Elephants are big but can be fast as Usain Bolt. 6: lion They can weigh over 430 pounds and they have18.3inch razor sharp claws. 5: African Cape buffalo


They can run up to 35miles per hour and they’re main enemy is the lion 4: leopard It may be a medium size creature but it is sly, it has killed a gorilla weighing 4 tons 3: Hippo The third largest animal in the world they have sharp huge canines. 2: Australian jelly fish 6000 human deaths since 1900’stwo kilograms for a weight camouflage with blue color 1: Mosquito Deadliest most dangerous animal in the world it carries’ dangerous virus called malaria from other people and 2 million people die in a year in Africa. How do we protect our selves from dangerous animals? 60% of the attacks happen to ages under 10 years old. And most of the attacks happen from dogs. Here are some ways to protect your self in an unmovable situation. • Don’t scream or run • Stay completely still • Avoid eye contact • Slowly back away when the predator loses interest in you If the animal attacks you… • Never run, most animals are faster than humans


• If you are knocked to the ground put you’re hands on your ears All these attacks are happening around the world and you never know when it is going to happen to you. Try to remember how the other animal feels, and try to anticipate their actions.


Let Me Eat What I Want! “I don’t like tomatoes!” ASIJ Elementary school students right now are all eating the same food. Just Middle and high School students enjoy choices. Why can’t we choose? Older elementary students are responsible and can make proper, usually healthy choices. Elementary school student Alissa says… “I just think it’s not fair. I mean, really. Seriously, what if they don’t like the food? Isn’t that just a waste? I mean, all the kids are going to do is throw it away and make the cook feel bad, right?” Now, what do we think about this opinion? Let’s play a little game of heads and tails. I asked 5 ASIJ 5th graders if they agree with Alissa. Surprisingly, all 5 students said they want to eat what they want for lunch. But, what does the elementary school principal say? ASIJ elementary school student says that she heard Mr. Bender (AISJ school principal) say to her that “Even if you don’t like it, you still have to eat it no matter what, because you need enough energy for the day.” Now Mr. Bender, even though you say that, there are some kids who are ALERGIC to those foods, but their parents can’t cook for them because their so busy. What do you think of that? It’s just unfair. After all this arguing we have a problem. What if Mr. Bender says yes that we could eat what we want but says we have to find a way to do it? How do we do it? I brainstormed a little bit and came up with


this. We can have a LIMITTED menu, in each class and each class will have a tally and will bring it to the center place where they gather up all the tallies. Well, there is going to be a person who counts up the tally, and then forwards the list to the cook. All done. What do we think of this idea? Kids have responsibility, more than you think so adults, and you need to find out. Besides, kids can learn how to be MORE responsible for taking advantage of getting healthy and delicious lunch. If you have a better idea send it to this email. mina@es.asij.ac.jp

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Martin Luther King Jr. By Mina Ghosh •

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January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King was a American clergyman, activist, and the leader in the AfricanAmerican Civil Rights Moments He was very famous for the “I Have A Dream,” speech Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin In Boston, he met and married a black woman named Coretta Scott, and two sons and two daughters were born In 1954 he became a pastor at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery in Alabama In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference


• At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. When notified of his selection, he announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement • On April 4, 1968 he was killed by a white racist, James Earl Ray

Bibliography: http://www.nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/peace/laure ates/1964/king-bio.html


Obama is the man! He’s Obaman I think that Obama should win because of these reasons. 1. Even though Romney says he wants to change the health care, Obama refuses to change it. Romney said the people should pay their taxes their selves. 2. Obama doesn’t care about himself TOO much. Not as much as Romney. Romney also said that he wants to lower taxes to millionaires like himself. 3. Obama is trying to cut the down the money for colleges so people can save thousands of dollars. 4. Obama wants children to go to school more than vacations, which is a good thing. I guess… 5. This might be a little bit different but the two wives, (Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Romney) have been making arguments about their husbands and making speeches around America.


The True Confession Of Charlotte Doyle Mina Ghosh

I would like to be honest with this book, and I hope I can make my point of view clear. I didn’t enjoy this book as much as other people did. Here is the reason why. This book starts with a girly girl named Charlotte Doyle going on a ship and the people on board are all men, at first the sailors wanted Charlotte to get off because she’s a girl. But as she stayed longer on the ship, she became more “manly” and closer to the ship and it’s crew. Avi’s, (the author) style is the one that put you to sleep, most of the chapters start off with “I woke up,” or “I did …” and the whole story went too slow, the first few chapters were boring, it went on and on and on about what she did, “I went to the captains room, he wasn’t there, but I saw a gun.” \It is too simple. I hate it how Charlotte Doyle suddenly turns into a tomboy. It is just too sudden. I hated the girly girl character, but it’s worse how she changes so quickly. I tried to get used to her girly girl character, but she changed all of a sudden and her character’s boring. To conclude my response, I would like to say I didn’t like this book and I don’t


recommend this book but you may try reading it and have a different confession than I did. Also, keep in mind that this book is a Newberry medal winner.


Reality Comes From My Writing DEC-FEB