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My mythical creature

Grade: 5 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-11-25

My topic is on what mythical creature I wish existed. Well ,have you ever thought about all the cool monsters and creatures that don't exist, but that you wish existed maybe like an Angel, a Griffin, the Hydra , or possibly even a Pegasus . Well I would first like to ask you all a question, have any of you seen the San Francisco flag, because that flag carries my mythical creature on it. No/yes it is a Phoenix bird on the San Francisco flag and it is the mythical creature I wish existed.
Why I chose a Phoenix bird over other creatures, maybe like a fire breathing dragon or a sea serpent is because of what the Phoenix really represents. I want it to exist because of what it represents because what is represents is really cool. A Phoenix is a really brave and strong bird that represents immortality, life after death, the sun, time, and many other things. The Phoenix is very cool and the Phoenix bird is always a male according to the legend. If you don't know what a Phoenix is or what it looks like I will explain it to you. A Phoenix bird is obviously a bird, and is related to an eagle, but some people say it is also related to a peacock. The Phoenix bird is always on fire until it dies, and is very large, about twice the size of a full grown male lion. Its color is also reddish gold, but mostly red.
Why I think a Phoenix should exist is because it isn't very dangerous and won't attack anybody unless it's threatened, unlike the hydra that is humongous and will blow everything up into ashes, and light everything on fire. One of the best things about the Phoenix bird is that there won't ever be more than one Phoenix in the entire universe, because of the Phoenix life cycle. The legend states that every Phoenix that lives will live for exactly 500 years and will build a nest right before it dies then the sun rays will hit the nest and light it on fire. Then a worm will crawl in the nest and will then turn into a Phoenix egg, after that the original Phoenix would die in the nest and would turn to ashes, and a new one would be born, and the life cycle will go on and on and on and on. Which is good, so there won't be Phoenixes taking over the world, because lots of mythical creatures lay eggs, like dragons, an Arachne, and the Hydra. The Phoenix is also very peaceful so it is not usually found in cities or places where there are people.
Another reason why I wish it existed is because it would be fun and amazing to see the creature itself., because it flies around a lot, and would be magnificent to see. The phoenix bird also never eats humans, because humans are too big and it usually eats mice, insects and other birds. It also sometimes protects humans if it becomes friends with humans. The Phoenix will always live for 500 years even if it is shot down it will come back up. The bad part about having a Phoenix is because it might light everything on fire. But some people believe that a Phoenix can control its fire so it could land on
someone without harming them. If it could really not burn someone then I could really be able to fly on a Phoenix bird and experience it. Then that would be like winning the lottery or having my wish come true.
I hope you all now realize how special and cool a Phoenix bird is and now also know what mythical creature I would get to exist and why. Thank you all so much for listening.


Grade: 4 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-11-25

I will be talking about how boredom is created, how to cure boredom and what boredom is. I will also be talking about how boredom is good and bad for you. Boredom isn't something you can see, smell, taste or hear but is is something that you feel. If you feel sleepy or drowsy you are probably bored. Boredom is the state of being bored. Boredom is created when you lose your attention on something and your brain starts wandering somewhere else. An example is when your teacher is talking about this subject you really don't care about and try to entertain yourself with something .That is boredom. Another example of boredom is when your parent or relative is talking about something you think is really lame and it seems as if the clock is not even moving. That is also boredom. The cure for boredom is really simple. All you have to do is entertain yourself or find something fun to do. But for some people it is really hard to find something to entertain themselves with. If you don't have anything to entertain yourself with,you could do something using your own body like running around or dancing. Imagining or dreaming of something you like would also help to cure boredom. Boredom can also get created by doing the same thing over and over again. You could even get bored of your favorite thing if you do it over and over again. If your favorite thing was a video game that you think is so cool, and you play it so many times you might even get bored of it. But then again you might not get bored of it. Everybody is bored of different things. One person might be bored of an test or quiz but another person might love it and could be their most favorite thing. Boredom is good for you because when you are bored is sort of forces your body to find and explore things, and finding and exploring is one part of creativity. It could lead people to looking or finding interesting bugs on the sidewalk just like Albert Einstein for hours when he was a kid, making a fort out of certain materials, sing a song or make a play about what they like. Boredom helps us explore and pursue what our interest and curiosity leads us. So boredom can actually help in some ways. Except in some ways it doesn't help because experts and researcher say there is a possibility that the more bored you are the more likely to die early. The scientists did a test about it and it turns out people are two and a half times more likely to die from a heart problem than other people if they are really
bored. So boredom can help and harm you in different ways, and this is the end of my speech.

Are Alien real?

Grade: 4 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-11-25

Have you ever thought about if aliens are real. Well if you think aliens exist, then I will tell you why I do not believe it. Saying aliens are real is like saying elves or dragons exist, if you don't believe in dragons why believe in aliens, they are all myths. Some guy probably said that there are aliens about to attack us and the rumor spread and became a myth, and so when anybody sees something weird they blame it on aliens. There has never actually been 100 percent proof if aliens are real, sure you could have seen photos of aliens but they could have been copied of the internet or photo shopped. Scientists have been searching for aliens for so long and haven't found their trace yet because they don't exist, even with all our high tech equipment we still haven't found a single alien. The only reason is because they don't exist. One reason why aliens don't exist is because most people just dress up as an alien like in movies to scare us because they think it is funny to see us frightened. That is just pure Hollywood. People sometimes do really dumb things like dress up to scare people and make people believe in aliens, but even if they make us think that aliens are real that doesn't mean they are. People could believe in all the aliens they want but that doesn't prove anything. The second reason why aliens don't exist is because if they did come to invade us how would they get here, how would they build a vehicle on their far away planet to come to the Earth ? I mean come on people ,where would they get materials and enough materials to build a spacecraft and get down to the Earth. Most people believe in this stuff because of the shows they watch on television. If they watch an alien movie where aliens come and destroy they might believe it. The third reason they don't exist is because in space there is no air so if they adapt to living with more air and they come to the Earth where they would have air, they would just simply die. Think of it like this, a fish is built to breathe without air, and when you give it in air and take it out of from the water where it adapts to,the fish would quickly die. So an actual alien came here he/she would instantly die. Same thing with the planet’s gravity, because planets are different sizes which gives them different gravitational pulls, and if they come to earth they wouldn't be able to control their body that well and since they can't control their bodies well we would simply catch them. But we haven't caught a single one yet since they don't exist. Aliens are simply just a dumb myth people talk about, like Medusa or the Hydra. If anyone says that aliens exist give them those proofs, and don't believe them.Because Alien are not real.


Grade: 8 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-09-10

“It’s good to bunk classes sometimes, because now when I look back, marks don’t make me smile but memories do”said by A.P.J ABDUL KALAM.
Good morning sir and my dear fellow classmates.Today I am here to talk on a very beautiful topic “MEMORIES”
Memories are both good and bad. Memories don’t mean remembering 1,2,3 or x,y,z etc.But actually means the funny or tragic parts of your life held in the past.I am sure that whenever you will look back to your memories they will surely make you smile or laugh like hell.As I said memories are both good and bad.Okay let’s take an example.You and your friend did something very stupid yesterday that you thought you will die today .But guess what? you are alive!
After many years when again you will look back to this moment you will surely laugh.So friends live the moment,enjoy every second of your life and make more and more memories…..

Animal Cruelty

Grade: 7 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-04-17

I’m sure most of us have had their hair accidentally pulled out or caught on something before. We all know how much it hurts even though it’s usually only a few strands of hair. Now imagine, being forced to live your entire life in a small confined cage just so someone else can pull out your own hair to sell for personal profit.
Imagine, watching your friends skinned alive and then left to die while you sit back and wait for your turn to come. It’s obvious that no one would ever want to be put in a position like that, but sadly, this is the life that millions of animals live every single day just because of the fur on their backs. Good afternoon. Today, You will be informed about the real truth about the fur and leather industry.

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