Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tool boxes are full of tools that help you do lots of different things. Hammers, measuring tapes, nails, etc. All of these have specific and important uses.

Suppose you had a "Life Toolbox"?! 

What "tools" would you think would be useful to have in your toolbox? Explain what those "tools" are and why you think they are  necessary and important for your toolbox? {For example, would you want to have "apologies" in your toolbox for when you accidentally hurt someone's feelings?}

Use your creativity and imagination as you fill this imaginary "Life Toolbox" with "tools." (Use your BEST writing skills.)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sports The 2016 Summer Paralympics are held in Rio a few weeks after the regular Summer Olympics. 

The dictionary defines the Paralympics as: "The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation or dysmelia), ..."

What are some character traits you think these Paralympians need to have in order to participate in these games? How is it different than characteristics for the regular Olympic games? How are they the same? What events would you want to watch? see events here.