Voting

It is very important to vote. Voting isn’t just telling a computer which candidate you like more. It’s expressing your opinions and getting your voice heard. Although your single vote may not make a huge difference, imagine if a big number of people didn’t vote because they thought it might not make a difference. Then that would make a difference. Did you know 60% percent of people don’t vote!!! Crazy right!? Now that could be for other reasons like not knowing how to get to the polls, not having a ride, being scared during covid-19 to vote or just in general scared, or for other reasons. But we need to overcome these problems and make out voice heard!

Getting your voice heard: Once you think carefully about what candidate(s) you want, you should help others vote or rally for your candidate! I made a shirt for my candidate:

Getting yard signs, or signing up for something so you can go door to door, make calls, give rides to people do the polls when it’s time, texting people ect.

Voting by mail🗳: if you can’t go to the polls you may qualify to vote by mail. You can do this if you are 65 or older, have a disability, or will be out of town during the election.

Those of you reading this might have learned something in this article . It is important that you did and want to take action. Talk to your friends, siblings, family, and other people you know to make sure they vote!

Book reviews!

During the pandemic a great thing to do is read, here are some great recommendations using the five-star method, a little summary, and my thoughts.

All four stars is a great book about a girl who loves to cook but her parents aren’t so sure that’s a good career. Especially because she burned the whole kitchen down. This is only the first of the three books in the series: 1. All four stars 2. Stars of summer and 3. Stars so sweet. This book is about friendship, cooking, and humor. I give this book a 5 star rating

This series, the Fungungle series is a mystery about Teddy a 12 year old boy that always gets roped in to animal mystery’s like poaching, steeling, poisoning, and many more with his celebrity freind, Summer, together they are a impeccable team. Usually in this book there are 2 mysteries going on at the same time which makes this book full of action! There are 6 books in the Fungungle series. I give this series a 4 star rating.

Stuart Gibbs has written many book series that I love. Including the Fungungle series. Check out his other book by just googling Stuart Gibbs books. Enjoy!

I could go on and on but for now I am ably sticking with 2 reviews. Keep checking for more!

Ps. A little note from authors including Stuart Gibbs: “if you are still ordering books on Amazon… stop it. You are hurting the publishing business! Instead, order your books through either your local independent bookstore” (if they are still open), bookshop.org or Barnes “& Noble.

Do families want to go back to AISD school buildings?

There are more than 80,000 students in AISD and only 130 school buildings! That’s about 616 students per building. 

For some ages parents think they can social distance for others, not so much. A 4 year old going to preschool will probably not understand the importance of social distancing. Young kids love to touch all kinds of things, hug people and touch their face. Also masks are not the most comfortable things so trusting your 4 year old not to take it off and touch it, is a risk. 

For older kids in 4, 5, and 6 grade you can trust more than 4 year olds but still not have friends they want to see, games they want to play like football, soccer etc., and personally i’m going into 5th grade and I couldn’t take a walk with my friend let alone see them for the first time in months and not totally forget about social distancing.A parent with a 5 year old and a 7 year old says:

“Yeah, I think that elementary school kids understand the importance a lot more”

AISD makes some new rules for back to school. 

  • A no-touch temperature check and screening of students, by a staff member wearing personal protective equipment, will occur at designated spots before students can enter the school building. Screenings will take place in vehicles when possible.
  • Each person who arrives without a mask will be provided one. However, due to a limited national supply, staff and students will be encouraged to bring their own.
  • Student capacity in the classroom will be limited. Staff and student capacity will not exceed 25% of the classroom space. Depending on the specific class size and the ability to safely distance, this will average six to eight students per room.
  • Meals will be offered in the classroom. This is to ensure safety for students and staff and is in line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Texas Education Agency recommendations.
  • A staff member or student will need to meet the CDC criteria for returning if they are displaying symptoms, presumed positive or have received a confirmed positive COVID-19 test.
  • A staff member or student will need to quarantine for 14 days if they have had direct exposure to someone that is displaying symptoms and/or is presumed or confirmed positive for COVID-19.
  • Additionally, every student and staff member that has had direct contact with the affected student/staff member in the last seven days will also need to quarantine for 14 days. This includes, but is not limited to, the students and staff in a class, on a bus route and in group extracurricular activities. 
  • The need to shut down an entire campus, the school’s foodservice operations or an entire extracurricular activity for a period of time will depend on the level of contact, isolation of groups and guidance from health authorities.

This list was copied from a recent AISD email.

These are good plans but they will only lower the risk of COVID-19 IN school and do not monitor what you do outside of school, meaning that you could come into class not having symptoms or a fever and still be contagious. The CDC’s fact sheet at What you should know about COVID-19 shows that some people have no signs of COVID-19 showing again that this virus is unpredictable. This is only one of the things that could happen and then AISD would have to do another campus shut down which apparently is not loved by students and there parents. things that can still happen like someone being exposed to someones than coming into school without a fever or symptoms. These could all lead to another complete campus shut down. Wich could lead to another month or more of online learning which apparently neither parents nor kids like.

“I wish that every grade would have the same coriculum. We received short daily premade videos and I would rather have just daily live videos.” -parent

We spoke to a parent asking her why she wanted to go back to AISD schools and why not. 

She is going back to AISD schools:

“We didn’t really have a choice, I didn’t really make a back up plan either AISD did it so fast.” -parent 

“If we had to go back into to the building I wouldn’t feel so comfortable because us as a community is not doing well, and we need some clear plans”

Trump supporters sign waiver to participate in campaign rally!

Donald Trump makes everyone who wishes to attend his rally sign a waiver that they will not sue his campaign if they get COVID-19, meaning that he knows how high the risk is and knows how many people he is endangering. In this photo you specifically see no masks, social distancing, or any other regard to the law and public safety other than the OPTIONAL masks and hand sanitizer, no social distancing.

Before the rally Donald Trump says “all the seats will be full” but when the rally actually starts there are far less than he thought. Then he says that it is all the “protesters fault”. At the rally he says somethings hat really stood out to me because it was so idiotic, he says something like this: “slow down the testing because people are getting more cases” which is idiotic because we are getting more cases because the virus is spreading not because of testing, in fact testing is helping us know if we have the virus because then if you test positive you are forced to stay away from other people, saving their life and yours too.

A great time to get away!

Right now I bet a lot of you guys are begging to go somewhere and not just see the same things every single day. Well here’s something fun your family can do.

Road trip!

Because we can’t really fly, or we shouldn’t, it’s a great time to get away on a family road trip! Pack your bags because you should go some where cold, especially me, I live in the heat of Texas.

Right now everyone is bored of their COVID-19 life, so why not quarantine in another house in another state! Shake things up a little and have some fun!

Communication!

In these times is important to share our love. Here are some easy and fun things you can do to show love and appreciation!

Here’s a list:

  • An old shower curtain, you paint on it. (that’s what I did)
  • An old yard sign, you can paint it with the dark color of your choice and then paint over that dark color with words!
  • You can make a shirt, take a old shirt and paint words on it!
  • If you have a easel, white board, chalk board, etc, you can write kind words on it
  • You can get some chalk and write in the streets, your driveway, side walks, and at parks!
  • You can make a cardboard sign and put it up in your yard. To put it up you can use and pencil or a popsicle stick, get creative!
  • Or if you don’t live somewhere where a lot of walk or live you can write a blog, just like me!

Here is a link do some kind quotes you can write, you can also take some from my previous posts and google your own!

Link: https://www.inc.com/peter-economy/25-quotes-about-kindness-that-will-inspire-you-to-make-a-difference-and-be-happy.html

These are only 6 out of thousands of things you can to to share your love! You can come up with some too! Use the videos I have posted in my posts to write in the comment section what you did! Also if you can send a picture, I would love to see what you did! Hope to see some comments soon!

The Death Of George Floyd

On Monday the tragic death of black man, George Floyd, took place.

Black man, George Floyd tragically dies because of a cruel and idiotic police. One of the employees at Cup Foods Food Mart called the Police and accused George Floyd of stealing. The police say he resisted when the store security cameras showed that he did not. The police man pressed his knee against George Floyd’s neck and when George Floyd wheezes “I can’t breath” the Police dumbly replies “well your talking so it’s not that bad”. Than George Floyd begs for mercy and eventually dies because the Police refuses to budge. The sad thing about this, other than the death and racism, is how hundreds of people, including police where there watching, when they could have been helping!

The nation comes together to share their feelings about Black Deaths. Protests in of George Floyd’s in Minnesota.

People are becoming sick , including me, of all the racism in the world. We are all the same DNA underneath, it’s like not sitting on a chair because it’s painted red, but underneath it’s still a chair! We all need to stop caring about what people look like and get to now them, not just there body, because I bet you if you got to know someone of another skin color you would see that they are still just humans like you, and you might even become friends.

BLACK LIVE MADDER!!!
write in the comment section below what you think!