Friday, May 30, 2014

Riya's Greek God Blog Post



      Do you know any ancient Gods of Greece? Well, Zeus is an ancient Greece God that played an important role in ancient Greece.  Zeus's father wanted to eat him, but Rhea -his mom/aunt-hid Zeus away so that he wouldn't get swallowed whole by his father like the rest of his siblings. Also, Zeus was planning to overthrow his father and get his siblings out of his father's stomach. Zeus married his sister Hera and had children. Another idea is that because Zeus had so many wives, he had tons of children. A 3rd fact is that Zeus was the God of the sky and ruler of the Olympian Gods. 3 characteristics about Zeus is that he is determined, brave, and took advantage of women. He is determined because he wanted to save his siblings and because of his determination he was able to do that. He was brave because he fought against his own father. He took advantage of women because he pretend to like a women and then he would swallow them so that the women inside of Zeus's stomach will become a part of him. For example if he met someone who was wise he would get to know them, then swallow them whole so that he would become wise also. Lastly,this God was powerful and respected because he punished anyone who broke or lied an oath and because he was a strong God of Greece.
            I chose Zeus because I think he is more powerful than any other God. I think this because he could basically do whatever he wants. I would fear Zeus because he has the ability to have lightning and use it to hurt someone. Also, because he could swallow you whole for your whole entire life. Lastly, there are strengths and weaknesses that Zeus had. One strength is that most people respected him. One weakness is that he would punish people really bad and he would swallow people whole.
         What do you think of Zeus? Do you fear him or do you respect him? What is one weakness or strength that he has other than what I have? I challenge you to choose a Greek God and answer the questions above. The God could be a man or a woman.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Riya blog

The new york times  
I was having a normal day, walking out to my car to go to work.. All of a sudden as i am driving back from work during rush hour i see a very ferocious monster heading my way.. His name was Daedalus, from ancient Greek. He was very very large he was so big that we looked like tiny ants in his point of view. Daedelus was walking, stepping on houses. Disturbing mankind in Madison Square Garden. Said Jenna Patel as New York Times interviewed her. People are going crazy. Most people have already died and the luck ones are surviving in this crisis. Schools are closed , jobs are closed and everyone is trying to leave new york all at once. icarus-daedalus.jpg
      Many people think that Daedelus did this because he thought that humans had not learned enough from where he comes from.This happened yesterday. There has not been an overwhelming amount of people looking up ancient Greek. People are now becoming much more involved in the coming of ancient Greek and how it formed. This is why Deadules took  over Madison Square Garden.

The Strong Rescuer Named Zeus
“This is breaking news! This little girl has reported that she has seen a man that was very strong, and flew her to school. Here is the girl that saw it all: Rachel Zen. “So, Rachel what happened?”“Well, you see it was snowing hard and there was a strong wind every now and then. So, I was on my way to school on December 18,2014 when my moms car suddenly got stuck in the snow. I couldn’t afford to be late because I was already late 5 times. If I am late again I will get a detention. So, my mom kept trying to get out of the snow, when suddenly the wind knocked down a tree right on the car.The good thing was that it was a tiny tree, but on the other hand we couldn’t move and I had only 5 minutes to get to my classroom.” download (1).jpg
“Then what happened?” The reporter asked questionly.
“Well, Then we saw this humongous man that swooped down from the sky to us and he told us not to worry because he was there. So he took the tree off of the car and lifted the the car out of the snow with only one hand. He said and I quote ‘ I am the powerful and mighty Zeus.’ We were in the middle of a dead street in New York called Tree Street. No one else was there except us, so no one  could help us. He said that he will quickly fly me over to school while my mom relaxes. Zeus is now my hero!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Riya's Freestyle Blog

                     What Are Gummy Bears Made?

               Do you like gummy bears? Do you know how they make gummy bears? Well, its actually quite easy. German  entrepreneurs  Hans Riegel invented gummy candies in the early 1920s when he started his candy company named Haribo. Reigel's first candy that he made was the Gummy Bears. Today the base ingredient in gummy bears are edible gelatin. Edible gelatin gives the gummy bears a chew consistency and a long "life".

download-16               Gummy bears are made of edible gelatin as well as other candies. Once the ingredients are mixed together, the resulting liquid is cooked until it thickens into what manufacturer call slurry. There are different types of gummies. For example there are gummy bears, gummy worms, and etc. The molds have a lining of corn starch so that the candy doesn't stick to the mold. It is cooled for about 24 hours to 64 degrees Fahrenheit.

Now you know what gummy bears are and how they are made. I challenge you to find out other ways gummy candies are made. What do you think?


Friday, April 4, 2014

Riya's Poetry Blog about Shel Silvertsein

                       Shel Silverstein

       Shel Silverstein was born on September 25, 1930 in Chicago, IL. His parents are Helen and Nathan Silverstein. Shel also has a sister named Peggy.He died on May 8, 1999 in Key West, Fl. He is a poem writer, a screen-writer, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, and author of children books. Shel Silverstein grew up in Chicago. He started to draw at the age of 12. He went to Roosevelt University, but then dropped out and joined the army in September,1953. His real name is Sheldon Allan Silverstein. He joined the army.


Jimmy Jet and His TV Set

"I’ll tell you the story of Jimmy Jet—
And you know what I tell you is true.
He loved to watch his TV set
Almost as much as you.

He watched all day, he watched all night
Till he grew pale and lean,
From “The Early Show” to “The Late Late Show”
And all the shows between.

He watched till his eyes were frozen wide,
And his bottom grew into his chair.
And his chin turned into a tuning dial,
And antennae grew from his hair.

And his brains turned into TV tubes,
And his face to a TV screen.
And two knobs saying “VERT.” and “HORIZ.”
Grew where his ears had been.

And he grew a plug that looked like a tail
So we plugged in little Jim.
And now instead of him watching TV
We all sit around and watch him."
~Shel Silverstein

I think that he is trying to get across the idea that Jimmy is watching to much T.V. This poem stuck out to me because it relates to a lot of people. This is because a lot of people watch T.V. and they can relate to this. I can kind of relate to this because I watch T.V. sometimes, but not as much as Jimmy. I think that the poet was a happy person because he not using sad words. 

             This poem has examples of rhythm that rhymes.  This makes the poem better because it has a nice beat and a nice flow to it. This is because it'll hook you and when you read it you will go in a really soothing ad nice flow and beat.

           So now you know all about Shel Silverstein. I challenge you to go to  to read more poems written by Shel Silverstein. What do you think about him? Is he one of your favorite poets?

Friday, March 28, 2014


                Should Students Get Paid For                           Good Test Scores?

     Do you think that students should get paid for good test scores? Getting paid for good test scores will encourage you to study and try to get a good test score. This is because everyone wants money and they will work hard to try and get a good grade. Also, Brian Leonard earned $12,500 because 65 of his students passed the exam. Brian Leonard teaches A.P. calculas and statistics at Lake Hamilton Highschool in Arkansas. I think this is important because students need to be encouraged in some way.
      Students should get paid for good test scores because it'll encourage the students to actually study, try their best on it, and learn it. As a result of the getting a good grade you'll get money in return. That is only if you get and 80 or higher as a grade. Teachers may also earn money as a result of you getting a good grade on your quiz, test, exam, etc. so, that means that the good grades will benefit you and your teacher.    


         So now you why kids should get paid for good tests scores. What do you think? I challenge you to make your decision. It is your time to decide. What side are you going to go on?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Riyas argument

                   Should School be Year-Round?

        Should school be year round? Well, that's what Governor Chris Christie thinks. Currently the issue is whether or not school should be year round.School should not be year round because teachers and students will stressed out, students will tune out more, and you'll get tired from all of the learning. This is why I think that school should not be year round.
        School should not be year round because teachers and students will get stressed out. This is because you have to wake up early every weekday morning and that'll get you stressed out. Also, you'll get stressed out from wondering about what the students need to learn that day and what they need to accomplish that day. This is one reason why  school should not be year round.
         Another idea, school should not be year round is because students will tune out more because of the heat. As you know the Summer is extremely hot/warm. People can't pay attention when their shirts are sticking to their back or when there is sweat dripping down your sweaty forehead. Don't you agree? Also, when it is warm / hot out side you can't pay attention because your mind will be thinking about the beach and hanging out with friends and going to the mall, etc.
        Lastly, school shouldn't be year round because you'll get tired from all of the learning. You need a break from all of the learning. Also, all of the information goes in one ear and out the other ear. This is the third and last reason why school shouldn't be year round.
        What do you think? Do you agree or disagree? Well, school shouldn't be year round because teachers and students will stressed out, students will tune out more, and you'll get tired from all of the learning. What do you think?
          I challenge you to write an essay about which side you agree on and why. Now it is your time to decide. What is your decision.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Riya's Freestyle Blog

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 By: Riya Patel                     

           What's Your Favorite Chocolate?

       What's your favorite type of chocolate? Did you know that men women spend nearly $1 billion on February 14- Valerntines Day. There are different types of chocolate like dark chocolate, milke chocolate, white chocolate, etc. You could even drink chocolate, for example, hot chocolate, chocolate milk,etc. Most people even enjoy eating chocolate chip cookies. You know there are a lot of foods that contains chocolate like cupcakes, cakes, brownies, fudge, etc. Chocolate is good with praising children for doing the right thing, but it is unhealthy to eat.
       This is important because a lot of people love chocolate and they should know their favorite type of chocolate. They could choose between dark chocolate to milk chocoltae to white chocolate to hot chocolate to chocolate milk. On Valentines day what are they going to tell their spouses to buy for them- which kind of chocolate? This is why I think it is impotant to know what your favorite type of chocolate is.

         Now you know all that you need to know about chocolate, but that's not all! I challenge you to find out what your favorite chocolate is and why. There are tons of chocolate flavors out there, one has to be your favorite. You decide, what is your favorite type chocolate that you like to eat?