Tuesday, October 21, 2008

PLN4

In the article found in Rocky Mountain News, Kids played while mom slept by Tillie Fong relates to both the world and myself.
The article was about a mom, Stacey Mendieta that fell asleep while her kids were playing. They went outside and started playing in the car that she didn’t lock when she got home. Eventually she woke up at 3:00 pm and couldn’t find her kids. Stacey looked all over the house and 10 minutes later called the police. When they got to her house they looked through it and couldn’t find anything. Then when one policeman came outside to give her a report he saw a knee or leg through the car window. Both kids Jasmine (5) and Nathan (2) were found dead of Hypothermia. Jasmine was found with her teddy bear in her arms when the car door was opened. When the man opened the door a blast of hot air came out. The temperature of the car was 108 degrees. A witness, John Ferguson, said he saw the kids playing in the car when he was working on a house across the street while taking a cigarette break. He also saw them when he was leaving. This Friday, October 24th, Stacey is being tried with two counts of child abuse resulting in death.
This article connects to me in the way that if you see something that is weird or out of place, like 2 little kids playing in the car with no parent in sight… you should probably do something. John could have saved both kids’ lives if he reported it, went to check on the kids, or rang the house door bell to make sure a parent is aware of the situation. It’s called using your head.
The article relates to the world in the same sense, if you don’t see something that’s right look into it. If everyone did that the world would be so much better off. Take America’s gas prices for example. Our government is stupid enough to not let America use our own recourses, and is buying our gas from Iraq! Which that money most likely goes to their military, used to fight us in the war. Seriously, they need to start using their heads.That is how the article Kids played while mom slept relates to both the world and myself.

27 comments:

BRETTG2012 said...

A very interesting story to tell about. Very good presentation because you hardly looked at your paper and still gave a good presentation. A good message about how if we see something wrong we should do something about it.

EthanR2012 said...

Breanna- This was really good, i like how you made it seem like more of a speech rather then reading a paragraph. Great job!

ElizabethE2012 said...

that was very good and educational and you explained it great. i think you need to slow done and not say i think or i like alot. but everything else was exceptional.

colleenO2011 said...

Breanna- That story is so sad, its a very conufusing story but you described it well. I believe the man should of done something seeing the kids in a window shut car. You connected the story to your own life and the government in a very good way. I would of helped the kids too, I completely agree that the man should of said something because there should always be an adult around kids when they are playing.

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FinlayB2012 said...

Breanna- You did a great job of making eye contact with the audience. You did a good job of saying how the story was connected to other things.

mollyb2012 said...

I really like how you said that if we see something wrong we need to do something about it. You had a good presentation voice and stance and it seemed like you were really talking to us. The only thing is that you said the word "like" many times. I think that you did a really good job.

Lena R 2012 said...

breanna- Your doing really good. I think that the only thing is your saying 'like' a little to much. I think that how you connected it to our government and how it's working is good. I really agree with you. it's a sad story and i thought it was creative to end it with a speech. I also like how you made it a speech more then a paragraph.

jakeL2012 said...

Breanna- I really like the message you portrayed. that was a depressing story. If I were in that possition I woukd totally do something about it. Good work.

anthonyf2012 said...

Breanna- Good Job. You made strong connections. You made a good choice for you story. You made good eye contact.

NickK2012 said...

Breanna- Good job on your PLN. It was definitely an interesting topic, I’m glad that she’s getting tried for child abuse, because it sounds like she would be dangerous to other people too. She would probably be better off in jail. Good projection to the audience.

briannab2012 said...

Breanna-That is such a sad story. I think that it is true that a lot of times we just watch and we dont do anything about it. I think that we need to start doing stuff instead of just watching from the side. You did a really good job explaining the story. I would just try to speak clearer. That was a really good job.

ruthl2012 said...

I like how you put a lot of connections from your article. Also I like the question you said at the end it made us more involved with your presentation. Good job on speaking loud and staring at us while speaking to us. Your PLN was interesting.Good job!

AaronS2012 said...

Good job talking and looking towards your crowd. Good job connecting the story to yourself. I like how you connected the example to the war in Iraq and how we need to care a little more and help people. As a nation we also need to make smart decisions. Good job talking and connecting to the audience.

Chaseo2012 said...

Breanna- You did a good job on your presentation. I like how you ended the presentation with a question and left us thinking. You were connected to the audience and kept your focus. I get how you talk about that it should be everyone's responsibility to keep people safe. This is really sad but you did a good job about telling us about it. -Chase

NateL2012 said...

I think the issue that you brought up is very shocking because any time that you hear about young children dying its very sad :(. I think that your presentation was very good and your connections to yourself and the world were very good. But i dont think that it is the mom's fault the kid died.

calebw2012 said...

Breanna, your preasontation was great. It was a very sad story. I think I would try to see what was going on with those kids but it is always hard to know what you would do in a real life situation like that. You never know what might happen in real life. Good job.

OliviaB2012 said...

I thought it was great how you left us with a question which really makes us think about you're writing and what we really think we should do in a situation like that. I agree with you on how you should go over and check on the kids, because they don't really know what they're doing is dangerous. You did a great job on the presentation because it didn't sound like you were reading from a notecard, it sounded like you really cared about it.

EmilyK2012 said...

Breanna- You had a really good presentation. You were very clear and didn't fidgit. You had good connections but you might want to try to make a few more connections

MitchellB2012 said...

Brianna,
I loved the story that you chose. It had a lot of meaning, most of the stories that people chose are irrelevant to everything. The only thing that I would have to say is that, you should just relax. Have fun with it, we all know you, and nobody cares if you screw up. It was a great presentation and I enjoyed all of the things you had to say. I also liked the connections to the veterans.
Mitchell Boh

KalvinP2012 said...

Breanna-
In this situation i would have done nothing because I wouldn't want to seem stupid and it would be none of my buisness. I think it's the mom's fault because she went to sleep, she didn't check on them at all.

paiges2012 said...

Breanna-
I thought that your presentaion was very well put together. I thought your blog was very interesting, and detailed. I liked how you explained the story in detail, because the way you explained it made me feel like I had read the story myself. The only suggestion I have it to not fidget with your hand so much, but other than that you did a really good job. I was very impressed!
Paige

alexw2012 said...

Breanna way to go! I liked your analysis of the article although i don't know about the person who wrote it. Hypothermia is death from cold freezing temperatures not heat. Your presentation was amazing though.

Angel L 2012 said...

That article was so sad, but you did a good job presenting you information. You had good eye contact, and I like that you asked a question at the end of you presentation. Regarding your question about doing something, I think that what I would do, is check on the kids even if it did make me look a little dumb.

reagang2012 said...

awesome presentation i like how you connected the story to your life and world affairs nice job and interesting article!!!

joeyo2012 said...

Breanna that was a really good presentation. you remembered what it was about. the story was a little funny she was stupid. but nice job on it.

mitchell2012 said...

Breanna, you topic was very interesting I enjoyed listing to what you had to say. I would like to say that you spoke to the class like you had read over this many times before hand; you flowed well in what you were saying. If I were in that situation as the worker across the street I would have just kept an eye on the kids and if no one was around for a while or no one came out of the house I would go knock on the door.