This Is My Page

Hi, I'm Alex and i am from Peru. I like the American School Dhaka and all of my teachers. I have lived in Dhaka for about 2 years and we don't know when will we leave. I like to play soccer and badminton. I like to play video games like winning eleven. I have two brothers and soon i will have a new brother or sister (not sure). I'm in 8 grade right now and i don't know how high school will be different than middle school. This is my page for Language Arts and i will put my Assignments each quarter.

3rd Quarter Assignment

A Vacation
A time to relax
A time lo lie down in your bed
A time to sleep in
A time for rejuvenation

Vacations are the most precious time of all
Vacations let you become a child again
Vacations let you be with friends and family
Vacations let you take a break from school
Vacations let you have fun

2nd Quarter Assignment


Here you go,
Everything I have.
I give you my heart,
I run, jump and slide
I sacrifice myself
Raining or Shining

I'm out there.

I want to be here,
This game
Is a part of me
And so on the days
The game beats me down

There's dirt all over my face
Destroying the confidence I've got
I don't go down, I don't give up
I try to push harder and stronger
Instead of walking I sprint
Instead a run an extra lap

Because I know the game will come
I will be rising to the top
and I will win
I will beat the game

1st Quarter Assignment

I Have A Dream of No Homework

No homework, for some people it makes them go "Awww, we want homework" but, for others it means "freedom".
I am one of those "freedom people". I've always wished of having a week of no homework but, i know that it would only happen in a dream so , I'll keep dreaming until that day comes true (yeah right). i think it would be a better idea if the schools didn't give out any homework, so there would be no frustration for people when your science unit test is tomorrow and you haven't even studied for it. So i hahahave a dream that someday there will not be any more homework (still yeah right) and to know that every student will live happy forever and ever. I could just see myself standing in front of a million people hearing my speech for no homework. And when that day comes I will say to myself "I made a difference!". I will hear joyous cheers from every country and every city, "We Are Free". I will feel so honored after that and will never forget that I "mamamade a difference". And then suddenly I hear "Alex, Alex, ALEX!" and I look up to see my teacher Ms.Cover telling me to not play with my whiteout and pay attention when i was actually sleeping.

Alex Panduro
February 7, 2009
Block 8B

Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution was a revolution that led to the overthrow of the dictatorial government of Cuban President General Fulgencio Batista on January 1, 1959 by the 26th of July movement and other revolutionary organizations. The revolution began on July 26, 1953, on a group of 160 poorly armed rebels attacked the Moncada Barracks in Santiago and the Barracks in Bayamo. All the people that were killed were about fifty six rebels by Fulgencio Batista regime. Fidel Castro was in the battle and later sentenced for fifteen years in prison. When they were released the Castro brothers joined with other exiles in Mexico to prepare a Revolution to overthrow Batista. Batista joined forces with Ernesto “Che” Guevara. In November 1956 Fidel and the exiles sailed aboard the Granma (a small leisure yacht) for Cuba.

Now it was from December 1956 to mid 1958. The Granma arrived in Cuba on December 2nd 1956, which arrived two days later than planned because heavily loaded. After they exited the ship, the group of rebels made their way into Sierra Maestra Mountains (in Southwestern Cuba). After their third trekking day, they were attacked by Batista’s army. The Granma participants were killed, but not all. The survivors were between Fidel Castro, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Raul Castro and Camilo Cinfuegos. On March 13, 1957 a distinct group of revolutionaries, the student anticommunist Revolutionary Directorate stormed the Presidential Palace. They were attempting to assassinate Batista and decapitate the Regime. The regime control often lethal repression to keep Cuba’s cities under Batista’s control until the end. In addition to the physical attacks endured by Batista, further insult came from a pirate radio station called Rebel Radio (Radio Rebelde), created in February 1958. During this time Castro's forces were quite small, they had only 200 men, while the Cuban army and police force numbered between 30,000 and 40,000 in strength. But nearly every time the army fought against the revolutionaries, they were the ones who retreated from the fight. Batista forces finally responded with an attack on the mountains called Operation Verano (the rebels called it "la Ofensiva"). Some 12,000 soldiers (more than half new, untrained recruits) attacked into the mountains. But it was all a complete failure.

On August 21, 1958, just after the defeat of Batista’s “offensive” (Ofensiva), President Batista decides to resign and flees the country. Fidel Castro’s column enters Santiago de Cuba. Fidel Castro, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, and Camilo Cinfuegos arrive in Havana. On February 16 Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba.