Today is Core Concentrations Monday. In this blog I will be blogging about that winter break is almost here. It is only a day away! Beginning on December 21. Over winter break, I will be enjoying the holidays, and going to sleep, of course. We have three weeks of winter break. I already know that those three weeks will go by fast.When we come back after winter break quarter three will be starting, and that quarter is a little longer than usual. What are you going to do over winter? I can't wait until the holidays come! I also I can't wait for it to rain! Rain means that plants will grow in May. If trees get a lot of water, they can provide more air for us to breathe. Everything grows when it rains.

This is my blog for Core Concentrations. I hope that you agree with what I have to say. What is your favorite part of Winter Break? Some people just think of having a nice two week break, insted of actually payining attention to what is in front of them, which is nature. I hope over Winter Break you will think about nature, because without trees and plants, we would not be alive, because trees bring in air that you breathe.
 
 
      Today is Core concentrations Thursday. In this blog I will be blogging about the two most important achievements in Chinese history. Our CORE class is currently learning about China. The first important achievement that I think is important is the fact that they made ships. The Chinese had built ships that were about 400 feet tall. The second important achievement is the development of weapons. The Chinese were good at inventing weapons. They made all kinds of weapons to defeat their enemies. There is many more acheivements the Chinese had, but I think these are the two most important ones. Athough the Chinese had other different acheivements, I think these are the two most important ones. What do you think? 

     Todays topic was about Chinese acheivments. I hope that you have learned more about ancient China and their achievements. This is the current chapter in our seventh grade text book. It is fun to earn about other cultures and their traditions, don't you think?
 
 
Today  is Core Concentrations Thursday. In this blog I will be blogging about the most important thing that Japan borrowed from China. The most important thing was the Chinese way of speaking and writing. Japanese people borowed the launguage of Chinese for Japan. Back then Japan's government used the Chinese way of writting and speaking for a very 
long time, it was their official launguage for quite some time. This is one of the things that the Japanese borowed from China. I think this was a really big deal, because back then everybody spoke Chinese in Japan. Later on Japan had its own launguage, but before, they were speaking Chinese.  This is our lesson for history, so far in Mrs. Kanzlers Core class. This was a really major step, because back then they can communtcate to each other and trade their items.

What if Japan spoke another language? Their cultre and history would probably be different as it is today. There would also be no form of communication to China and other countries. As a review, Japan had a great impact on China. If you see a map of Asia, China is huge. Japan is also part the map.Therefore, that is probably the reason why Japn probably spoke Chinese insted of other languages, because both countries are so close together. Other small countries are greatly influenced by China.
 
 
One day in ancient China, I was farming my grain and wheat. I have been farming for an hour, but it seemed like a day. I was exhausted! Right when I was about to doze off into sleep, I heared a loud bang. It sounded like thunder. When I squinted my eyes to see what it was, I saw two, no....20 mongols riding on the back of horses with their weaponds. I didn't know what to do, so I ran really fast, as fast as my legs took me. It was no use the mongols were catching up. I thought they were going to get me, but then I had remembered that I had a secret doorway under my farm. When I went running to my farm, I found a shield that one of the Mongols had dropped. I used it to pretend that I was one of the Mongols, after the Mongols thought I was one of them, they just disapeared into the sun set. I was very thankful that I had found that sheild. It occurs to me sometimes that what if one of the Mongols did this to me on purpose. What ever it was it saved my life! 

Now that I haved learned a lesson. I think how lucky I was to find that shield.