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March 3, 2020
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Jacobs Dream

To day in class we were told to read a text and answer questions.
1. What is Jacob’s Hebrew name?


2. Why was Jacob leaving? (2 Reasons)


Jacob stole Esau’s blessing and Esau wanted to kill him.

His mom told him to.

3. What happened in Jacob’s dream?



Jacob climbed a ladder and saw angles

4. Why is this dream important?
It changed his life

February 26, 2020
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My Editorial

   The designated Hitter (DH) is a rule in the American League (AL) where there is a player that will hit for the pitcher. There is not a DH rule in the National League (NL). 


I think that it is imperative that the MLB should abolish the DH rule. No player should be exempt from playing offence and defence. 


                                        The 5 tool player


    To be a 5 tool player you need to be able to hit for power, hit for average, run, field and throw. When you are DH you have the opportunity to have 3 of those, hit for power, hit for average and running. It affects baseball because teams with a 5 tool player will spend more money on that player and their contract. It will eventually ruin baseball because that team will continue to sign good players. Then that team will always make it to the playoffs. (kind of like the Yankees) 




                                      Pitchers can hit


     There are at least 3 pitchers right now that can hit just in the NL (national league). Here are the players and their career batting stats. 


  Noah Syndergaard: In 5 years, In 111 games hitting, Noah had 222 at-bats, 14 runs, 37 hits, 7 doubles, 0 triples, 6 home runs, 15 RBI’s ( runs batted in), 15 walks, 144 strikeouts, .153 batting average, .206 OBP and .472 OPS.


    Here is Brandon Woodruff’s stats In 2 years, 51 games, 63 at-bats, 5 runs, 16 hits, 4 doubles, 0 triples, 2 home runs, 5 RBI’s, 3 walks, 23 strikes.   


    Madison Bumgardner’s stats, In just 288 games,  594 at-bats, 51 runs, 105 hits, 18 doubles, 0 triples, 19 home runs, 62 RBI’s, 40 walks, 255 strikeouts, .177 batting average, .228 OBP and .532 OBS.


   If pitchers in the NL can hit why should it be different for pitchers in the AL.




                            Why should it be different?


      If all players have to hit, then  why should it be different for the pitcher? Let’s say if every player had to hit except your best hitter. 


     Imagine if the NFL’s NFC teams had to kick off from the 35 yard line while the AFC teams kicked from the 30 yard line. Imagine if the Western conference teams of the NBA had different rules than the Eastern conference, or if some NHL teams weren’t allowed to pull their goalie. 


    Removing the DH will force all pitchers to hit, and increases a chance for pitchers to have greatness but from the bat!




   Well if a player wants to take a break from the field but wants to hit: They make them a PH (Pinch Hitter). 


   A lot of NL teams do not have a player that cannot or  afford DH: Well then trade a lot of players that the teams do not need for cash then buy a DH. 


                                          I think that the 

                                          MLB should

                                           Ban the DH

                                           For all those




February 25, 2020
by pshapiro24

Globule Experience

   Yesterday my class went to the Sr K and Jr K. They were studying different types of family’s. I saw a lot of family trees. I learned about Immigrants. I think it was cool that they tried to make a house and paste paper in to represent who they live with.   

February 20, 2020
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My thoughts on Torah

Recently in Jewish Studies we have been learning about Esau and Jacob last last couple times. We all had to answer a question. 

  1. Why does Isaac favor one son and Rebecca the other?

            Isacc likes Esau because he hunts and brings him food.


  1. a) Have you ever experienced being the favored or less-favored child? 

                    I have not

b)Why do you think this happens and how does it feel? 

I think it does not feel good because one parent like your brother more than you.

February 14, 2020
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Wrinkle in Time (First Stage)

My favorite part was when the It took Charles Wallis. I think that other people should see the play because I think it was one of the best plays I have seen there. It is one of the best because I think a lot of narrators is rare and it is one of there longest plays.

February 10, 2020
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Tu Bishvat

Tu Bishvat is on the 15 of Shevat.

Tu Bishvat is the Birthday of the trees.

Tu Bishvat this year starts on February 9th and ends on February 10th


February 6, 2020
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Disney Hercules…… Hercules SWBST

In readers workshop lately we have been taking a test by watching the movie Hercules. During the movie we had to take a test about 3 character traits for 3 characters, the setting, the problem, plots and the solution Here is a SWBST.



SWBST   (somebody wanted but so then) 


Somebody: Hercules

Wanted: to be a god

But: Hades kidnapped Hercules and tried to take his powers

So:  Hercules went to the underworld and jumped into the river of death to save Meg then became a god

Then: Hercules rejoined his father Zeus on Mount Olympus

January 21, 2020
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March on Washington

This month we are working on the civil rights movement. The first main thing we are doing is getting into four groups and pretending that we are in the civil rights movement. In our groups we all got a little thing that we would do. Here is mine ” I am a young white student in Washington , D.C.  Finding a job has been hard.  I have seen demonstrations on TV,  but have never attended a civil rights demonstration myself.” Then my teacher asked if I would join the March on Washington.  I said I would march because I don’t think that I would be able to find a job. 

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