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Water Conservation

Water Conservation

I. Introduction

a. Topic Sentence

i. Many people in the U.S. take water for granted and think of it as a thing that was always there for them.

b. Well, they should think again since in the old times, people had to get water from a well and had a limited supply. Water wasnt available through a faucet. Its not like that anymore, yet people tend to dont care about water conservation. Doesnt that word sound familiar? It means the management, protection, and wise used of water resources. There are hundreds of uses for water including drinking, cooking, cleaning, power, and farming. In other words, its essential. Some things that people do as a habit can result in less water for the community as well as themselves.

Preterito o Imperfecto

Preterito o Imperfecto?

1. Cuando sus padres le (decir) que ella (ir) a mudarse, ella (estar) triste porque (estar) alegre en la ciudad.

Dijeron; iba; estaba; estaba

2. En la granja, Mara no (tener) amigos. Ella (querer) una nueva vida.

Tena; quera

3. Luego, sus padres le (dar) una perrita. Mara (ser) muy feliz cuando (jugar) con ella.

Dieron; era; jugaba

4. Un da, Fluffy se (escapar) desde la casa. Mara la (buscar).

Escap; busc

5. Por fin, despus tres das, ella la (encontrar) debajo de un rbol.


Water-The Essential Molecule

Water-The Essential Molecule

Many of us take water for granted.  We think of water as an inexhaustible resource forever available for our use. We should think again.  There are many steps to bring water to our home faucet, but there are also many ways water can be wasted despite the great effort put into getting running water in our houses. There is a concept we must all recognize: water conservation – the management, protection, and wise use of water resources.

The Metamorphosis According to Grete


Monday, April 28, 2003

The Metamorphosis According to Grete

I awoke one morning and noticed my brothers door was still locked. I hear my mother knocking on his door and realize he was still home. That lazy brother! I cant believe he hasnt left for work yet! But, perhaps hes sick – he hasnt missed work in five years.

Gregor? Arent you well? Do you need anything?, I ask knocking on his door. I really hope he would get up soon so he could catch the next train and make it to work. He cant get fired, we depend on his money.

West Point

When visiting West Point during the field trip, I learned numerous interesting and fascinating facts about the history and the creation of the military academy. Starting in 1778, George Washington started West Point and it is the oldest army post, always having soldiers in residence there since then. On July 4, 1802, the military academy was opened with ten cadets, students at the military college, and five teachers. Now, there are about 4,000 cadets, 700 of those women. Rooms have to be very neat and there are two to three cadets per room. Some buildings on the campus include a bowling center, offices, a library, and a post office. Dennis Mickey, who was challenged by Navy in a football game, and graduated at West Point, has a stadium named after him that seats 40,000 people. Along the campus grounds, hundreds of monuments and statues were built in remembrance of deaths in battle and famous generals. There is a Chapel that can seat 1,500 people and was built in 1910 with military gothic architecture made of only granite that is 200 feet long, 56 feet high, and 72 feet wide. There are thousands of pieces of stained glass along the walls of it made by the Willet Company. Also, there is the 3rd largest organ console and the largest church pipe organ in the world with over 22,000 pipes, 32 feet at the largest and the length of a pencil at the smallest is inside. Another interesting thing is that there is a row reserved for the current superintendent in the front row with a silver plate and their name on it. In contrast, demerits are given out as a result of bad deeds and one would have to walk in the courtyard with a rifle back and forth, thinking about what they did wrong.

The Sea Devil Vocabulary

September 20, 2003

Period 5


The Sea Devil


Ebb: (b) verb- To become less; To recede or flow back

Abruptly: (-brpt) adverb- Suddenly

Pliant: (plnt) adjective- Easily bent; flexible

Causeway: (kzw) noun- A raised road, often above water

Exhilaration: (g-zl-rshn) noun- Excitement

Simultaneous: (sml-tn-s) adjective- Happening at the same time

Teeming: (tm-ing) adjective- Crowded or full

Mottled: (mtld) adjective- Covered with spots of different colors and shapes

Taut: (tt) adjective-Tight; tense

Furrow: (fr) noun- A groove

Impede: (m-pd) verb- To interfere with

Unique Me

Unique Me

What Happened?

What Happened?

Look into the eyes of a child and you will see innocence and modesty,

A pure spirit venturing out into life without a care in the world.

They are oblivious to the future destined upon them

While frolicking through challenges presented to them.

It is the calm before the storm and the progression of time

Only transforms them with the taste of maturity.

All the jealousy, hate, vanity, conceit, and inhumanity

Coalesce as temptations for this young, conscientious being.

Look into the eyes of a teenager and you will see blackness,

Fighting Off the Sharks for a Fish Vocabulary

Fighting Off the Sharks for a Fish


Resolve: (r-zlv) noun- Intention; determination — verb- To decide or make a decision about

Tranquil: (trngkwl) adjective- Peaceful

Momentarily: (mmn-tr-l) adverb- For a short time

Agility: (-jl-t) noun- Nimbleness; quickness

Disconcert: (dskn-srt) verb- To confuse; upset

Thrash: (thrsh) verb- To move about wildly

Totter: (ttr) verb- To be unsteady; rock or shake

Appease: (-pz) verb- To satisfy; soothe

Stabilize: (stb-lz) verb- To become steady

Adhere: (d-hr) verb- To stick to; stay attached

Prospect: (prspkt) noun- Something expected; a possibility — verb- explore

Valencia, Spain

Valencia, Spain


Sabado, el quince, de febrero

Llueve y hace fresco

Temperatura maxima: sesenta y seis

Temperatura minima: treinta y cinco

Domingo, el deici-seis, de febrero

Esta nublado y hace sol

Temperatura maxima: sesenta y ocho grados

Temperatura minima: treinta y cuatro grados

La estacion es ________________