Good Morning seventh graders, this week we have been reading the book To Kill a MockingBird and reading the Hokulea blogs in the beginning of the period.
The work we are doing on To Kill a MockingBird includes finding the highlights of each chapter, choosing a quote that each student likes the best. For instance in chapter 4 a quote that was chosen is "Jem wanted Dill to know once and for all he wasn't scared of anything". That quote shows a lot about Jem's character. Also we have to look back in the chapter and find any vocabulary words that are new to us. We look the word up and then write out the definition. Our teacher reads part of the book to us and we read the other part at home for homework. The book was made into a movie and we will watch the movie when we were finished with the book.
Everyday the Hokulea/Hikianalia crew posts a new blog post on where they are what they are doing and pictures of what's happening. One of the reasons we are reading this is to keep up with the Hokulea and how they are changing the world. They are trying to get people to be aware of the effects of the climate change. They help us see the different environments of the world and how it might be changing. This week they were in Brazil and they are now traveling to the Caribbean. The Hokulea just crossed the equator coming from the south going to the north, as the crossed the equator the held a ceremony to mark the occasion. Hokulea has many different legs of the voyage, and for each leg there are some new crew members joining and some others leaving. When new crew members come in the whole crew has to adjust there shifts and jobs they perform.
-By: Noelle Sheveland