Should Kids Get Less Homework?
Should kids get less homework? Most kids complain that they have a pile of homework to finish and they stay up late at night. Other people think that it helps them work better in school and minimizes the chance of cheating. However, I think that kids should get an average amount of homework. Not too much or too less.
People who disagree with the idea of children getting less homework say that:
It teaches them responsibility.
It helps children review what they learned in class.
And it makes students learn how to manage homework so that they can handle a lot of homework in higher grades.
People who agree with the idea of kids getting no homework say that:
Kids are also tired when they get back home from school.
They feel stressed.
Their sleep is affected.
And their school work is affected negatively.
With all these reasons, I think kids should be getting less homework, but they still need to do it on a regular basis, maybe 1-2 hours of daily homework is okay, because homework is still important for kids since it has benefits.
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How to make a butterfly pea drink
If you are bored of a plain drink then make a twist! Make a butterfly pea drink for summer by following the steps below.
Butterfly pea or clitoria ternatea is a blue colored flower. It is well known for its benefits such as hair growth. Now, if you make it as a drink then it does not have much taste like other flowers unless you add honey or lemon juice.
First, gather all the ingredients. You will need,
5-6 butterfly peas
1 tablespoon of honey or as desired
a cup of hot water
lime juice (optional)
Next, add the butterfly peas into the cup of hot water and mash it with a spoon. Stir for about 3 minutes until the water gets a nice indigo color. Get the flowers out if you think it is ready.
Then add 1 tablespoon of honey. Stir again so that the drink and honey is blended together. Add lime juice if you like the drink to be sweet and sour. Adding the lime juice is totally optional and you can always adjust the recipe according to your taste. Adding the lime juice will make the color change to purple, because butterfly pea contains anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is a pigment found in butterfly pea. The color changes when the PH changes. Lime contains low PH so that is the reason why the color changes into purple or pink depending on the amount of lime juice you add.
Now pour the drink into your glass and add ice cubes. Drink it quickly otherwise the ice cubes will melt and the drink will not be tasty any more. Decorate your drink with a butterfly pea to garnish, add a straw, and enjoy your delicious drink in the summer heat!
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Acrylic vs Watercolor
Acrylic and watercolor are both paints but did you know that they are both similar and different in many ways? People who are new with painting might not know but I can help you understand!
They both have many things in common. Both of them are water based and the brushes can be cleaned with water and soap. Their consistency is very alike. Both are used to paint wet on wet. If you never heard of wet on wet, it’s a technique where you apply wet paint on a layer of wet paint that you applied previously. You can use masking fluid on both watercolor and acrylic on paper and canvas.
And now the differences. You can use acrylic to paint on different types of surfaces such as canvas, cardboard, etc., while you can use watercolor only on paper. Acrylic gives off a brighter color than watercolor. Acrylic is water-proof and dust-proof while watercolor isn’t. So if you’re doing a DIY using plastic, I recommend you use acrylic because the color will shine and won’t fade like what watercolor does. When you paint using acrylic paints, you can put on lighter or darker shade first, whatever you prefer, but for watercolor you need to add a lighter shade then moving on to a darker shade later. Acrylic is made out of a pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion, while watercolor is made out of natural gum or synthetic glycol.
So now that you know the differences and similarities of acrylic and watercolor, this might help you when you paint using these paints in the future.
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If you guys visit my blog at least once you might notice that there is a widget that will help you and me find out where my visitors are coming from. I’ll teach you how to add it to your blog!
The reason why I use the Clustrmaps is because they can be added into your blog easily just by copy and pasting and you can see how many times the visitor have visited your blog. This is very convenient for you and your visitors!
There are many cultural activities my family and I celebrate together. In Thailand, we have many festivals. A few days ago, we celebrated a festival called ‘Songkran’. Songkran is a Thai New Year festival that lasts from 13th April to 15 April every year.
Thai people visit temples with their family members and pour water on Buddha statues. During the three days, most people who live away from their homes travel back to their families so there is quite a lot of traffic. Since Songkran is a water festival, people splash water at each other.
During Songkran, my family and my relatives did a family gathering and we celebrated Songkran together. Our family spent time together and we did a ritual where young people used water with jasmine and rose petals on the palms of the elders and gave a flower garland to them. After that, we asked them for their blessing.
Now I want to hear from you guys. What do you and your family do during festivals? Share your experience with me in the comment section below!
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Most of you guys probably know what is global warming. For those who don’t, it’s a rise in earth’s temperature which results in a greenhouse effect. A greenhouse effect can lead to consequences that will impact the earth in a negative way. The earth’s atmosphere is like a blanket which traps heat to sustain life. However people produce carbon-dioxide by burning gas, coal, etc.
One of the effects of global warming is climate change. The earth’s temperature is increasing day by day. Even ice in the Arctic and Antarctic is melting even though it’s so cold there! When the ice sheets melt, the water level will increase and in a few years, some islands might get submerged under water. If you haven’t heard, Maldives is facing a problem with rising sea levels. That is a consequence of global warming.
Did you also know that global warming can affect sea creatures too and not just us? Oceans can absorb carbon dioxide, but not most of it. Although it helps just a little bit, it makes the ocean water more acidic. The increased acidity in the water makes it harder for corals to build skeletons. Corals will bleach out instead of being colorful. Fishes will also lose their shelter.
Those are just a few effects of global warming. If you are interested and want to know more about this issue, check out these interesting websites.
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Last Sunday, I went to the beach! This beach is called 'Umi'. Umi is a well-known beach which is filled with beautiful white sand and clear water. We arrived at Umi early in the morning. The sun wasn't even out yet. We were tired so we decided to sleep in the hotel until noon. Few hours passed, it became noon. We dressed up and were ready to head out to the beach. Until my dad got a call from…?
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Nonthaburi is directly northwest of Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River. The province is part of the Bangkok Metropolitan Area. The provinces that surround Nonthaburi are Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Pathom, and Pathum Thani.
Nonthaburi’s symbol is an earthenware, a traditional product from Nonthaburi. The provincial flower and tree is the yellow flame tree.
Nonthaburi is known best durian in the country. The durian grown there is called “durian nont”. This durian is considered to be the most expensive durian in the world! Although I live there, I don’t really like durian.