i. In a quote stated by John Lubbock, the 1st Baron of Avebury and motivated naturalist, “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” This quote not only demonstrates the importance of nature, but also what nature teaches us and how we use that knowledge. Nature is what keeps all living things alive and thriving. Without it, earth would be a floating mass of rock. But nature, in its beautiful splendor, provides shelter, oxygen, water, and food, all essentials of life as we know it. And using the information that nature provides for us is more important than most people understand. Without knowing about nature and what people need to do to maintain the health of our environment, all natural substances will disappear, and every living thing along with them. My Tree Trail project will help people discover what nature can do for us, and how we can take advantage of its gifts.
i. Dear Diary,
Today, something very exciting happened! I was in French class, listening to Madame Dupré talking about the test we will have next Friday on the verb avoir, when I heard the familiar “booop booop” of the classroom telephone. After a minute or so, she got off the phone. “Sydney?” Mme. Dupré said, searching around the room. “Hi…” I mumbled, raising my hand shyly into the air. “The…principal wants you down at his office right now.” She emphasized