Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I think this book should be taught in high school english classes because it's teaching us about a different lifestyle. It's teaching us about Indians who live on reservations. It's an autobiography so the language shouldn't matter. Most high school kids are mature enough to be able to handle a conversation about masturbation without having it go overboard. I think there is no reason for this book not to be taught. We use bad language so why shouldn't we be able to read it? It's a fun/funny book so it should be able to be read in classes.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I chose different because we've had some classes that are very different and you wouldn't expect to happen. I wouldn't use different in a bad way but then again I wouldn't use it in a good way. It's in between. We have some classes that are different because we have a sub and were bad so we just talk about how bad we were for a sub. When we read Shakespeare we acted it out and most classes wouldn't do that. We have had some different classes that were a lot of fun, like reading Shakespeare. We all get into it and have a laugh or two and be silly. We have our different classes where we don't stop talking and hardly do any work but we learn something from talking. I like our English class because we've been around everybody for so long so when we read stuff like Shakespeare it's not awkward and we can all be different together (:
I read A time for dancing by Davida Wills Hurwin. The main characters are Samantha "Sam" and Juliana "Jules" It's the summer before their senior year, One of them is diagnosed with cancer. They used to dance together, now they just share some tears. I really liked this book because it's touching and it shows how strong some friendships are, strong enough to make it through huge problems like this. It made me wonder if my friendships would be strong enough to handle something so serious and heartbreaking. I think teenage girls would like this more because it has drama, and it brings a tear to your eye. It's not a very lengthy book but some chapters are harder to read then others so it seems like it's a long book. The chapters aren't funky or anything but the only different thing about this book is it switches perspective between Sam and Jules. Most books are confusing when it switches perspective but it's not because at the top of the page it says Sam or Jules.
Friday, June 11, 2010
very common name
an extra E at the end,
gets spelt wrong all the time
I don’t know why it’s spelt different,
but I like it
makes me feel different,
not the same as all the other people with the same name
Emma’s my nickname
harder to miss spell
my name being spelled different
makes me me.
my feet have a mind of there own
taking me one way,
they make me trip over nothing,
walk into everything
they make me fall going upstairs
I try walking a straight line,
my feet take me crooked
I don’t have good balance,
things tend to “fall” out of my hands a lot
it wasn’t an accident,
it wasn’t a random thing happening,
I was born with it
Thursday, June 3, 2010
I was inspired by death because the card looks unique and death is something that everybody experiences. "The light of death stands for transformation, a new beginning, remaining in motion, and far reaching changes. The shadow is the denial of death" This part stands out to me because death is something that happens to everybody, there's no way to ever escape it. Some people view death as a good thing some view it as a bad. In some ways its a way to start over, if you believe in after life. Some people take death as something to be depressed about but some times if somebody passes away its a relief because the person isn't suffering anymore.
two flowers, one vase
one real, one fake
orange and bright, catches your eye
orange, dull and faded
still catches your eye but not as much
delicate and smooth,
like a baby.
rough and scratchy
like worker hands.
strong, wild and beautiful
old and mildewy
like a storage room
if I had to chose one,
I’d keep the real and
give the fake away.
with the fake memories not as strong,
as the reals memories
the real had more meaning to me,
more memories, more value
Friday, May 21, 2010
If I could go and get a tattoo right now I would get my nieces name and birthday on my shoulder. I’d get the ink in black and pink because those are two of my favorite colors. I want to do this because my niece was born six weeks early and was in a hospital for a while before she was healthy and strong enough to go home. She was also named after me and acts so much like me so it’s just amazing to see a little me walking around and I love it. I love having her around because she’s so smiley, happy and joyful to be around.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Who is helpful, hard working and colorful
Who writes about poetry
Who loves animals, colors and writing
Who feels happy
Who says “I try to be as honest about what I see and to speak rather than be silent, especially if it means I can save lives, or serve humanity.”
Who gives education
Who is known for writing poems
Who has worked as a teacher and a counselor
Whose parents are Mexican and Chicana
Who is funcionamiento y colorido provechosos, duros
Who is a resident of America
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I read Night by Elie Wiesel. Night was about how Elie and his family got to concentration camps during the holocaust. He gets separated from his mom and sisters but he gets to stay with his dad. The Jews who got sent around to concentration camp got tortured. They left decaying bodies where ever. The Jews were in melancholy moods because they were abandon, in terror, at any second if they mess up even just a little bit they got killed. The Jews couldn't revolt against any of this because they would get killed. The holocaust was a very sick, twisted time. The Germans really sabotaged the Jews. Even though there were more Jews then Germans they were petrified to stand up against them because the Germans had weapons and could kill them all. The Jews were basically prisoners.
I read this book and it really made me think about how happy I am about everything changing and everything being different now from then. I feel bad for the Jews, with everything that happened to them like getting taken away from their families, seeing people die, being starved. It's so sick and cruel to do to somebody. The Geterrmans pretty much exminated the Jews from this world at this time. The Jews got numbers tattooed on them because the Germans didn't really care about their names or anything about them unless they were strong and could work good. Approximately five million Jews survived. Approximately one point five million Jew children got killed. Approximately six million Jews were killed. At one point one million Jews were killed at one concentration camp, Aushwitz.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Soliloquy - A person's most inner thoughts, they speak them on stage but they're the only ones who can hear it.
"Commends th' ingredience of our poisoned chalice to our own lips. He's here on double trust"
To me this means praise formally the ingredience of our poisoned cup to our own lips. Macbeth is there on double trust. In Macbeth it shows that Macbeth was planning something devious against Duncan and Malcolm like poisoning them. Malcolm and Duncan trust Macbeth but the double trust thing is Malcolm and Duncan trust Macbeth but Macbeth is going to turn around and try to kill them so he can get what he wants and become king.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Macbeth has Dramatic Irony. Dramatic Irony is where the audience knows more about what's happening in the play then the characters. In Act I Malcolm becoming prince is dramatic irony because we know the Macbeth is planning on killing him but he doesn't know. Macbeth and the audience are the only people who know what's going to happen with Duncan and Malcolm.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
This poem from my point of view is racism. Sounds like she's a slave,
"I am the girl
holding their babies
cooking their meals
sweeping their yards
washing their clothes
Dark and rotting
and wounded, wounded."
She was a young girl slave in the beginning but at the end of the poem she was a grown free woman. When she grew up she got healthier and healed.
Imagery: I can picture her being stuck somewhere, having to do work for everybody else.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
It's simple but really hard for me to be.
Something I need, but don't have
It's one of my challenges in life to conquer.
My goal for 2010 is to get patience.
"Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting"
I read along for the ride by Sarah Dessen. I thought it was a really good book because some of it was very shocking and some of it was very realistic. Auden decides to spend the summer before she goes off to college with her Dad and Step Mom. She didn't expect to make any friends or expect to fall in love with a guy named Eli. Eli's best friend just passed away and blames himself. Auden's just like her mom so when she's staying at her Dad's she struggles to stop being like her mom. Eli and Auden both come out of their shells as they explore the late night adventures of a small town. I really liked this book because Auden was kind of a daring character. She made this book exciting to read. I could hardly put it down.
"Relationships don't always make sense. Especially from the outside. "
I think we should be able to use cell phones during school because if we're just walking in the hall's on our way to our classes we're not harming anybody. I don't think people should use them during class unless the teachers okay with it and done with their work. During study hall's people should be able to use their cell phone's, some people hardly do work in their study hall so what else do they have to do? During lunch we should also be able to use them because we're not learning anything, we're sitting there eating lunch. We should be able to use them because what if we need to ask our parent's a quick question but we can't get a hold of them on their work or house phone? We could quickly send them a text message asking them and have them text back instead of waiting and trying to call over and over. It would save a lot of trouble for students and some parents.
On Tuesday January 19th a 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti. It's very devastating, many people died or we're seriously injured. Some people are still missing. There's some serious damage done to Haiti, It's going to take a while to be able to fix that. People are looking for their husbands, kids and wives, knowing there's a chance they might be under a building. People are sending out money, food, clothes and ect. out to Haiti trying to help people survive. I went to a website to find out more information about Haiti. They don't have power so they can't really do much to help save people.
I think we should send out more EMT's and medicine to help Haiti. I don't know what I would do if this happened where I live. I feel very bad for Haiti. I would be so devastated if I didn't know where my family was. I wish people would send out more money and clothes and food to help them survive.
I think that blogging has helped me with my grammar because it makes me more aware that people are reading it and possibly criticizing my blog as to somebody reading over my writing.
With blogging more people read my work and it makes me more aware of my spelling and how I format my paragraph's. I'm learning how to type in actual non-text form. My improvements are I spell most things right when I'm typing something to the blog then as to writing something on a piece of paper and not having a little red squiggly line appear.
I read my sister's keeper by Jodi Picoult.
The main character is Anna Fitzgerald.
The book is about how it's up to Anna to save her sister Kate's life. Anna starts to not want to help her sister anymore. Their older brother Jesse grows up to be and gets in a lot of trouble. Sara and Brian Fitzgerald have a lot on their hands. Anna's fighting against her sisters life. This is a very good, suspenseful book. When you're reading this your on the edge of your set. Some parts will make you cry, other parts will make you smile. This is one of the best books I've ever read. I think teenage girls with a sister would like to read this. It brought my sister and I closer together.
"If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?"
"It's disappointing to know that someone can see right through you."
"Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look."
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Miep Gies. February 15, 1909 - January 11, 2010 born in Vienna, Austria.
She died when she was 100 but when she was younger she helped a family in need during the holocaust. She hid the Frank family for almost two years. Then on August 4th they got busted and sent to concentration camp. After the Frank family was sent off Miep went to look around in the company's office building where she was hiding the Frank's, she found Anne's diary. She had to wait until somebody from the Frank family came back to give them Anne's diary. Otto was the only one who survived. Miep gave Otto Anne's diary and said "Here is your daughter Anne's legacy to you."
I chose Miep Gies because she was brave and risked her own life to help her friends. I chose the saying "Here is your daughter Anne's legacy to you."because if she didn't find that book nobody would know about Anne Frank's life or anything that went on with her family.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I'm so scared.
We lie to ourselves.
My heart is beating like crazy &
We lie to ourselves.
I am having trouble breathing.
We lie to ourselves.
The trouble I'm in keeps looking bigger and bigger
We lie to ourselves.
I'm overwhelmed by it
We lie to ourselves.
It's crushing me
We lie to ourselves.
When the lights went out,
We lie to ourselves.
I think I heard someone crying in the darkness
We lie to ourselves.
Maybe we are here because
we lie to ourselves.
Hey, How are you? I'm doing okay, could be doing better. How's everybody at home doing? I miss you. I miss watching cartoons with you and just hanging out. It's not fun being in trouble. Don't be a bad kid Jerry. You need to stay out of trouble and don't do drugs, Don't make the wrong friends. Stay out of bad gangs! Stay in school. Okay? Think about all the tomorrows of your life.I hope I can come home and see you soon.
Tell mom I'm sorry and I love her. I love you lil' man. Try to keep in touch.
Your big brother,