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Goals

My academic goals

  • To get an A or B on my grade.
  • Learn more about this subject to get good at this.
  • Get more skills to prove this subject. Like writing, spelling, and reading.

My social goal

  • To recognize how the world is going on and how the world will happen in the future.

My personal goal

  • To learn more vocabularies to get good of English. And especially don’t forget my homework.

 

Why some areas of the world are richer than others.

I think that some areas of the world are richer than others, because of what kind of people live there, and what kind of taxes they pay. In america, the government lives mostly of the taxes of the people. While in richer countries, there are less taxes, indicating that the governments in those areas are poorer. In short, the governments depend on the people to make themselves richer.

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Recaping on the year in 4th grade

I think that the best part about grade 4 was that I was lucky to have a awesome teacher like Ms.Bellone. Ms.Bellone is so nice our class has special privelages like playing games getting homework passes. I think everybody in my class agrees.

I have made lots of friends in the time I have been here and I fit very well my class, I think that having friends is very important in life.

I think that being in 4th grade means quite a lot because next year we are 5th graders at the very top of elemantary school and the little kids look up to us like giants.

A very fun part was the 4th grade book awards we found out which books got voted the winner in there topic it is fun because we did not know who won so it was a surprise.

Bye till next year adam

MS Metaphor

My first week in Middle School was really busy I rarely had time in between classes.Also, there are new teachers, new classes, new rules, new friends, and of course new activities. I think that a metaphor is when you compare a thing you don’t really have a clear picture of, with a thing you are sure you now about. The way I chose my metaphor is because since we are in Bangkok and the city was busy and there are a lot of cars, that made me come up with the idea of  choosing a city as my background and the base for my metaphor. The connection of middle school with my metaphor is since  I never came  to middle school, its as if I walk into a city I never visited (except for bridge day.) Another connection, is that middle school is busy and there are a lot of people talking so that compares to cars honking their horn nosily.

 

 

MS Metaphor

My first week in Middle School was really busy I rarely had time in between classes.Also, there are new teachers, new classes, new rules, new friends, and of course new activities. I think that a metaphor is when you compare a thing you don’t really have a clear picture of, with a thing you are sure you now about. The way I chose my metaphor is because since we are in Bangkok and the city was busy and there are a lot of cars, that made me come up with the idea of  choosing a city as my background and the base for my metaphor. The connection of middle school with my metaphor is since  I never came  to middle school, its as if I walk into a city I never visited (except for bridge day.) Another connection, is that middle school is busy and there are a lot of people talking so that compares to cars honking their horn nosily.

 

 

My First Day Of Middle School!

 

Middle School is like a fortune cookie to me, because of the way you see the future.When you break open a fortune cookie, you don’t know what you will get. In Middle School schedules are constantly changing, and you change classes all the time. On the first day all the schedules are brand new, and the future in every class is unknown. That’s why Middle School is like a fortune cookie.

 

MS Metaphor

My first week in middle school was so busy that I barely have time to talk to my friends. I was thinking of how busy Chinatown is because once my grandma,my mum and me were stuck in the traffic there for about an hour. I think the reason we were stuck  in Chinatown was because we were there at a busy hour. In that  hour people were going buying or eating  dinner at markets and restaurants. So Chinatown relates to middle school because it’s mostly busy and students are trying to get to crowds just like people in Chinatown are who are trying to get where they need to go.Another connection is middle school is noisy with people opening and closing their lockers just like people in Chinatown honking because the car in front wouldn’t move.

MS Metaphor

My first week in middle school was so busy that I barely have time to talk to my friends. I was thinking of how busy Chinatown is because once my grandma,my mum and me were stuck in the traffic there for about an hour. I think the reason we were stuck  in Chinatown was because we were there at a busy hour. In that  hour people were going buying or eating  dinner at markets and restaurants. So Chinatown relates to middle school because it’s mostly busy and students are trying to get to crowds just like people in Chinatown are who are trying to get where they need to go.Another connection is middle school is noisy with people opening and closing their lockers just like people in Chinatown honking because the car in front wouldn’t move.

MS Metaphor

My first week in middle school was so busy that I barely have time to talk to my friends. I was thinking of how busy Chinatown is because once my grandma,my mum and me were stuck in the traffic there for about an hour. I think the reason we were stuck  in Chinatown was because we were there at a busy hour. In that  hour people were going buying or eating  dinner at markets and restaurants. So Chinatown relates to middle school because it’s mostly busy and students are trying to get to crowds just like people in Chinatown are who are trying to get where they need to go.Another connection is middle school is noisy with people opening and closing their lockers just like people in Chinatown honking because the car in front wouldn’t move.

MS Metaphor

My first week in middle school was so busy that I barely have time to talk to my friends. I was thinking of how busy Chinatown is because once my grandma,my mum and me were stuck in the traffic there for about an hour. I think the reason we were stuck  in Chinatown was because we were there at a busy hour. In that  hour people were going buying or eating  dinner at markets and restaurants. So Chinatown relates to middle school because it’s mostly busy and students are trying to get to crowds just like people in Chinatown are who are trying to get where they need to go.Another connection is middle school is noisy with people opening and closing their lockers just like people in Chinatown honking because the car in front wouldn’t move.

MS Metaphor

My first week in middle school was so busy that I barely have time to talk to my friends. I was thinking of how busy Chinatown is because once my grandma,my mum and me were stuck in the traffic there for about an hour. I think the reason we were stuck  in Chinatown was because we were there at a busy hour. In that  hour people were going buying or eating  dinner at markets and restaurants. So Chinatown relates to middle school because it’s mostly busy and students are trying to get to crowds just like people in Chinatown are who are trying to get where they need to go.Another connection is middle school is noisy with people opening and closing their lockers just like people in Chinatown honking because the car in front wouldn’t move.

vacation reading follow up

I was thinking . . .

That it would be kind of cool to be able to go into space and colonize different planets. I think if there was anything like this I would want to do it.

I was feeling . . .

Very sad towards the end of the book because Ender was forced to kill millions of buggers. He didn’t even know what he was doing until after he was done.

I was wondering . . .

How the author could find so much detail for this book in such a small place because I would have never been able to do that.

I was learning . . .

That your mind is not the boundary for writing but your imagination is. I would try to write like that because I have trouble writing.

I was making a personal connection with this book because… (I.e., this book reflected something about who I am as a person.)

I connected to this book because my brother beats me up like how Peter does it to Ender. I also feel that Ender was treated wrongly in the battle school.

Personal Goals

PERSONAL GOAL CARD:

Academic:

  • I want to get mostly A’s
  • I want to work more with technology with my homework.
  • I want to get at least 5 100% test scores in a row
Social:
  • I want to make at least 5 friends
Personal:
  • I want to keep in touch with all my old friends strongly.

Goals

– Don’t get anything lower than a B in school.

– Don’t turn in any assignments late, like doing homework as soon as I  get home.

– Be nice to people, help everyone out.

– Read a more one or two books a week.

My goals for 2011-2012

Academic- To be able to read at least 10-20 books this year.

Social-  To be good at playing volleyball.

Personal- Try doing things patiently rather than to do things in a hurry.

My goals for 2011-2012

Academic- To be able to read at least 10-20 books this year.

Social-  To be good at playing volleyball.

Personal- Try doing things patiently rather than to do things in a hurry.

Goals for 2011-2012

-This year in math my goal is to take extra time after doing math homework and i the extra worksheets and quizes for extra practice.

-This year as a goal I want to make time ti study for any quizes or testes a few days before and study a bit everyday so I am always really ready for any tests or quizes.

-Tis year as a social goal I want to make plans to hangout and play sports with the sports teams I am in, to get to know everyone better.

-This year my personal goal is going to be to practice sports even if its a different season at the time, just to be prepared.

 

Goals

My academic goal is to improve my speaking skill. I want to speak English fluently and positively. And my social goal is to become being able to foreign people who get trouble in the street. My personal goal is to speak English with my Japanese friends and my family at any time. And I would like to get batter the math sentence question.

GOALS 2011-2012

academic goals

1. get better in humanities

2. to improve my writing

social goals

1. helping poor people

personal goals

1. to become a better singer

GOALS 2011-2012

Academic goals

1. Get better in humanities

2. To improve my writing

Social goals

1. Helping poor people

Personal goals

1. To become a better singer

Goals for 2011-2012:)

Academic1: By the end of this year have my lowest grade a “B+”.

Academic2: To read 10 books by the end of each semester.

Social: Make more of an effort to make donations and encourage friends and family.

Personal: Be more athletic and healthy.

Goals for 2011-2012:)

Academic1: By the end of this year have my lowest grade a “B+”.

Academic2: To read 10 books by the end of each semester.

Social: Make more of an effort to make donations and encourage friends and family.

Personal: Be more athletic and healthy.

Grade 8 Goals

Academic Goals

  • Get a ready for Grade 9 Math
  • Read more books from the library
  • Get a better grade in Science this year

Social Goal

  • Help new students around school

Personal Goal

  • Get better at soccer

READING RESPONSE #1

The  Seven Treasure Hunts by Betsy  Byare

Question: What did you enjoy about this book?

I enjoy the main character Jackson and his friend Goat hid the Treasure Hunts game for trying to outsmart each other. Jackson was looking forward it. However, Goat ruined the atmosphere. They promised next Treasure Hunts game. They hid the second Treasure Hunts game. Jackson had a confidence for his clue and he got to solve Goat’s map. He was pleasure because it was Chocolate Popsicle, he loved it but he had mistake. It was Rachel’s who Goat sister. She was angry. They promised the Treasure Hunts game again. Goat could solve Jackson’s clue and he went there. However, the treasure was gone. They thought Rachel had something to do with it but she didn’t teach where was treasure to them. I think it was her review. They found it in freezer after all. The their all Treasure Hunts game fail. They decided to do something else next time.

I enjoyed they couldn’t success the Treasure Hunts games.

 

Question: What have you read that is similar to this book?

I haven’t read like this book and had the experience. This book was interested.

My goals

Academic :

  • To do my best in every lesson
  • Keep up with my homework
  • Reading more books

 

Social :

  • Try to join some after school activities

 

Personal :

  • To get outside more often

Goals

<Academic Goals >

– Read at least 2 non-fiction books per month

– Try to improve my writing skills by reading a lot of books

 

<Social Goals>

– Join the y-kids right after school on Wednesday because last year, I wasn’t able to join

 

<Personal Goals>

– Get better at playing instruments especially flute

– Get at least 8 hours of sleep each day

Goals

<Academic Goals >

– Read at least 2 non-fiction books per month.

– Try to improve my writing skills by reading a lot of books.

 

<Social Goals>

– Join the y-kids club right after school on Wednesday because last year, I wasn’t able to join and I’m willing to join.

 

<Personal Goals>

– Get better at playing instruments especially flute.

– Get at least 8 hours of sleep each day.

Goals 2011-2012

Academic Goals

✏ Over check a test/quiz for silly mistakes before handing it in because those silly mistakes can pull my grades down.

✏ Try to read other genres of books other than realistic fiction or fiction.

Social Goal

☺ Join more clubs/ do more community service like ATW, and keep up with Habitat for Humanities meeting.

Personal Goal

✪ Try to practice piano at least 3-4 times a week for about 45 minutes.

My goals

Get better grades than this year

Read more books this year

Always turn in homework on time

Join Habitat for humanity

Get better at playing computer games

Goals

I have 2 academic goals this 8th grade school year:

1. I will turn in all the homework assigned to me.

2. I will get straight A’s in every class this year

I also have a social goal this year:

1. To make 10 new friends

And lastly I have a personal goal:

1. Qualify for IASAS 2011 for swimming

Goals

Academic Goals:

  • I will turn in all the homework assigned to me.
  • I will get straight A’s in every class this year

Social Goals:

  •  To make 10 new friends

Personal Goals:

  • Qualify for IASAS 2011 for swimming

Summer reading

Double Identity  by Margaret Peterson Haddix (realistic fiction)

Haddix is one of my favorite authors, I love her reading style and her characters. Double Identity is a great read, I liked it so much because it was the perfect size of book for me (218 pages) and I thought the story was really good, and I had never read a book with a similar story. This book is about a 13 year old girl named Bethany who has lived a normal life until one day she finds her and her parents driving across the country with her mother in the front seat sobbing the whole way, she doesn’t have a clue what’s going on. She gets dropped off at her aunt Myrlie’s house and there she slowly unravels the story and why he dad’s name is in the town newspaper. This is a book that I didn’t want to put done.

 

I am Nujood, Age 10 and divorced  by Nujood Ali (Non-fiction)

 

My friend let me borrow this book, she told me that it was a quick but amazing story true story of a 10 year old girl name Nujood from Yemen. This is my favorite non-fiction book I have ever read because this story exposed me to something that I didn’t know was happening in the world. Nujood got married off from her father to a man in his 30’s that she had never met before. She got married in a dress to big for her and before she knew it woke up in the same bed as her new husband. He beat her and treated her like she was nothing. Nujood one day while she was asked to get bread went to the courthouse and asked for a divorce. This is an amazing story that is easy, quick, but amazing.

 

Stolen  by Lucy Christophe

 

Last year in 7th grade we did book talks and a girl in my class did her book talk on this book, Stolen and really strongly recommended it. So I took her advice and checked it out for summer reading, and I agree with her strongly recommending this book. Stolen is about a girl named Gemma who is in the Bangkok airport and gets drugged through her coffee, taken away while she is sleeping on drugs. Ty the male who kidnapped her takes her into the middle of the Australian desert, where no one is around. Lucy Christophe does an amazing job in this book of describing the emotions Gemma has through out this very scary experience. The beginning and ending of this book were for sure the strongest, most memorable part in this book. Gemma finds her self finally seeing people in a hospital after one day something happening in the desert. Doctors, investigators, and therapists, she wouldn’t talk though, and Ty is nowhere to me found.

my first week of middle school

The centre of my mandala is going to be my family. The reason I picked my family for my centre is because my family are the people who care about me and and got me to be whoever I am right now. I cannot ask for a better family. My family makes me confident to do things. whenever I need help I know I can count on my family. I love my sister and my parents, I also love my grandparents, and even though my brother likes teasing me I still love him. My family means everything to me. I love my family. To me, my family is the best family anyone can have in the world! those are a few reasons why I picked my family to be in the centre of my mandala.

Basketball would also be something that I would put in my mandala, because basketball means a lot to me. I love playing basketball and every time I play I feel good and excited. To me i play basketball to have fun, and I always put in all my effort to play the best that I can. Basketball is a part of me that I love.

India would be something that I would put on my mandala. one of the reasons I would put India on my mandala is because I love India. another reason I would put India on my mandala is because I am an Indian, and I am proud to be one. India is a big part of me and my life, it has to do with my beliefs and gods and who I truly am. I may not live in India, but India is still my true home.

I love dancing, listening to music, and singing to myself. I may not be a good singer but every time I sing it makes me feel happy. I love singing a long with my music that I am listening to. whenever i am bored i listen to music. i have been dancing since I was 3 years old. I love all types of dancing such as Indian dancing, hip hop, jazz and many more I love improvising and making up my own steps to songs. I have been taking a lot of dance lessons. I like dancing on stage and performing. if i had to pick between ice-cream or dancing, i would definitely pick dancing, i think.

Performing on stage is something I really love. wether it’s dancing or acting.  speaking of acting I just performed a school musical this year. I got a big role, i was the queen of hearts from Alice in Wonderland. It was a big shock for me, I wasn’t expecting I that much, but I was really happy at the same time. I knew it would have been hard work but it was really fun the year before that I was a tree so i had made a huge improvement. because of that i play i dont get stage fright anymore, only if I have to end up singing on stage then yes I would have stage fright. hopefully I don’t have to ever do that. I really love acting and I always will.

 

I.S.B. is the best school according to me. I have been in I.S.B. since Pre-K and therefore it is something I would definitely put on my mandala. I have learned so much in these 7 years and I really enjoy learning in I.S.B. Every year I watch friends come and go but I am always there. I am proud to be a panther and I always will be a panther.

 

i love traveling.  traveling for me is getting a chance to spend time with your family and learning different cultures from around the world. traveling also means shopping. whenever i shop i feel ecstatic and feel like i want to shop more. whenever i travel i always have my camera with me and i love taking pictures of every small moment and keep them for memories. those are some of the reasons i love traveling.

 

Picture time! I love taking pictures and putting them on  my wall. whenever  go for trips, even to the beach i always have my camera. this summer i took over a thousand pictures in 2 weeks when i went to Italy. i love my camera, especially since my parents gave it to me as a surprise after my play. taking pictures is one of my hobbies, that is why it is definitely going to be on my mandala.

 

those were 7 things that i would put to reveal who i am. there is much more about me but these are 7b things i would choose to represent myself and to show who i really am.

my mandala

    The centre of my mandala is going to be my family. The reason I picked my family for my centre is because my family are the people who care about me and and got me to be whoever I am right now. I cannot ask for a better family. My family makes me confident to do things. whenever I need help I know I can count on my family. I love my sister and my parents, I also love my grandparents, and even though my brother likes teasing me I still love him. My family means everything to me. I love my family. To me, my family is the best family anyone can have in the world! those are a few reasons why I picked my family to be in the centre of my mandala.

Basketball would also be something that I would put in my mandala, because basketball means a lot to me. I love playing basketball and every time I play I feel good and excited. To me i play basketball to have fun, and I always put in all my effort to play the best that I can. Basketball is a part of me that I love.

India would be something that I would put on my mandala. one of the reasons I would put India on my mandala is because I love India. another reason I would put India on my mandala is because I am an Indian, and I am proud to be one. India is a big part of me and my life, it has to do with my beliefs and gods and who I truly am. I may not live in India, but India is still my true home.

I love dancing, listening to music, and singing to myself. I may not be a good singer but every time I sing it makes me feel happy. I love singing a long with my music that I am listening to. whenever i am bored i listen to music. i have been dancing since I was 3 years old. I love all types of dancing such as Indian dancing, hip hop, jazz and many more I love improvising and making up my own steps to songs. I have been taking a lot of dance lessons. I like dancing on stage and performing. if i had to pick between ice-cream or dancing, i would definitely pick dancing, i think.

Performing on stage is something I really love. wether it’s dancing or acting.  speaking of acting I just performed a school musical this year. I got a big role, i was the queen of hearts from Alice in Wonderland. It was a big shock for me, I wasn’t expecting I that much, but I was really happy at the same time. I knew it would have been hard work but it was really fun the year before that I was a tree so i had made a huge improvement. because of that i play i dont get stage fright anymore, only if I have to end up singing on stage then yes I would have stage fright. hopefully I don’t have to ever do that. I really love acting and I always will.

I.S.B. is the best school according to me. I have been in I.S.B. since Pre-K and therefore it is something I would definitely put on my mandala. I have learned so much in these 7 years and I really enjoy learning in I.S.B. Every year I watch friends come and go but I am always there. I am proud to be a panther and I always will be a panther.

i love traveling.  traveling for me is getting a chance to spend time with your family and learning different cultures from around the world. traveling also means shopping. whenever i shop i feel ecstatic and feel like i want to shop more. whenever i travel i always have my camera with me and i love taking pictures of every small moment and keep them for memories. those are some of the reasons i love traveling.

Picture time! I love taking pictures and putting them on  my wall. whenever  go for trips, even to the beach i always have my camera. this summer i took over a thousand pictures in 2 weeks when i went to Italy. i love my camera, especially since my parents gave it to me as a surprise after my play. taking pictures is one of my hobbies, that is why it is definitely going to be on my mandala.

those were 7 things that i would put to reveal who i am. there is much more about me but these are 7b things i would choose to represent myself and to show who i really am.

Story Blog

I read three books during my summer. My first book is a non-fiction book called The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne. This is a true-life story back in World War 2. This story about a commander son name Bruno which have a lonely life and a Hope-less Case sister name Gretel. First Bruno lived in center Berlin (capital city of Germany), but had to move to countryside because of the war and father job. When they get there Bruno found a friend name Shumel that live over the fence. (The Jews guy) Finally one day Bruno decide to escape to go with Shumel when Bruno when in, he follow people in striped pajamas.  But he can’t go out because he is too small.  People around him walks to the room, which also force him… just a minute later. The solider close the door… and put nerve gas to the room. Bruno family could not find him for about a mouth then his father know that Bruno when into the room.

 

Second story I read The Tale of Beedle the Bark by J.K Rowling. This book has five little tales. Some of this tales is connect with Happy Potter, as you had known J.K Rowling also wrote Happy Potter.

 

Third story is Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’ Brien. This book is science friction book for the future world. At the end of World War 3 there is only Ann left in the valley in U.S.A, because of the radiation. Her family dies because they go to far out of the valley to check that is there anybody left. She had only one dog name Faro, big store, pond, and church. But there is a tent near her valley. There is one stranger in the tent name Mr. Loomis. He is a scientist. He wears the safe-suit so he manages to survive. When he comes to the valley, he accidentally swims in Burden Creek, which is poison, so Ann helps him to survive. When he is healthy enough. He tries to rape Ann, but he fail. After that Ann live alone in the cave in the valley that Mr. Loomis doesn’t know where it is. So he uses Faro to keep track of her. But he dies because he also swims in Burden Creek when he is trying to find Ann. One day Ann goes to fine Mr. Loomis because he locks the store. But he won’t give, he continue to trick her by opening the store door, so Ann can slowly creeps into the store. But Mr. Loomis shoot her. From now on Ann decides to leave the valley, by stealing the safe-suit!

 

I really like non-fiction book because is a true story. I also want to know how life is back then when is World War 2. But the second book I pick a fiction book by J.W Rowling because that time Harry Potter 7 is coming and the book that I’m reading is connect with some part in Harry Potter 7, so I can understand a bit more. The third story I got no choice, because when I study summer school section 2. Mr. Hoover let us read Z for Zachariah because is just a perfect book to read for two weeks.

Internet in 1969

when I watched the video I realised that the computers were a little bigger and they looked a little old fashioned. they were not only bigger but they were thicker too. I also realised that it wasn’t as clear as it is now. the way the turn it on is also different. those are some of the differences.

Internet in 1969

when I watched the video I realised that the computers were a little bigger and they looked a little old fashioned. they were not only bigger but they were thicker too. I also realised that it wasn’t as clear as it is now. the way the turn it on is also different. those are some of the differences. while watching the video i noticed that they were thinking ahead and were imagining. this video shows that we are unique because we can invent and create new advanced technology

Internet In 1969

From the video that we saw we can see that people are unique because they have the imagination and the power to make new stuff like the Internet, because they thought that we will have something that can print and now we have a printer. The people are unique because the thinking and feeling with are imagination is not available to animals we can farm,invent stuff,build things etc. we have all those things that help use think that’s why the people are unique from the invention of the Internet.

By:Roy Sarfati

 

Internet 1969

It connects to us and makes us unique because it shows what we can create. It shows we have great technology and we can make better stuff.

Vagueness and Ambiguity in Language

Are “vagueness” and ambiguity” shortcomings of language or can they be viewed as positive aspects of language?

The importance of language lies in its role as a medium for communication and getting across messages and emotions. Language is used between at least two people, requiring one to be the sender and the other to be the receiver. Although it is never possible to steer clear of words or chains of words that may be categorized as “vague” and “ambiguous” which may at times be considered to be channel to misunderstanding, if all words in a language were to be succinct and defined then that means that the beauty in literary analysis and multiple interpretations will also be lost. These can be viewed as either shortcomings of language or positive aspects, depending on the context. For example in terms of scientific research, accuracy and conciseness can be more important than in everyday life where vagueness and ambiguity can actually be used to prevent social conflicts.

Because language can be used as an archive where great literature can be kept and passed on, if all expressions, terms, and diction were to be well-defined then there would be no use for literary analysis that is taught and practiced heavily in school. In addition, this ambiguity also creates a personal response from the receiver, who can therefore make personal connections to create a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the meaning depending on their experience and filters. Furthermore, if the reader is from a different generationà different interpretations depending on societal norms leads to the evolution of language which could be traced back and studied.

 

 

Other negative aspects:

–          Manipulation

–          Laws- loophole

About Me…

My name is hyowon, Yun. I’m from Seoul, korea. My Favorite Moment of the age of 11 is to go to library and chat with my best friend about my favorite books. I love Fantasy and adventure books. I have 4 family members.

Summer Reading

     This summer, I decided to read 3-4 books. The first book, which I picked up is a fiction book called A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge, a 6o year old man, who lived in the old dirty apartment. He had a lonely life so far, because his first and last friend had died [on Christmas Day]. He didn’t know what donation means by the way. Before Christmas the giving day come, there were three spirits visited him. They took him to the Past, Present as well as his Future. Not too long after that, Scrooge had changed into another man. He became kind, helpful and generous…

 The second book is a non-fiction book, The Diary of a Young Girl [Anne Frank]This diary was belonged to Anne Frank. She wrote the diary while she and her family were hiding in Amsterdam from German Nazis. In addition, Anne wrote every parts of her life in the diary, from her birthday to the day she was caught. She left the dairy in her hiding room. After the Nazis lost, her dad came back and saw her diary. That’s the beginning of this book.

 The last book I read is The Little Prince. This book is a fiction book with many ideas about the difference between children and adults. Children had many imaginative. When they draw one line, they can imagine that it’s a rabbit or something, not only a straight line of course.  For adults, a line is a line. It is never be an animal or star and so on. This book shows me, how different we are when we grow up.

   Most of the books I read are long-story books. One of them is non-fiction, and others are fiction books. Consequently, I can say, these books reveal about my patient. No matter how long the books are, I’m still reading it until the last chapter. Moreover, when I was reading the books. I found some new vocabularies, which are useful for me for writing essay. Seeing that English is not my native language, I searched for those words and wrote down what they mean. Do you think what is my personality? The non-fiction book is about World War II. That shows my historic mind.  

   Dearest reader, I know that my essay is not the perfect one. I still have some mistakes, wrong grammar. Although I revising this essay for many times. I promise that my next essay will be better. Nobody has Wisdom if he does not know the Dark. – H.Hesse

SUMMER READING

     This summer, I decided to read 3-4 books. The first book, which I picked up is a fiction book called A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge, a 6o year old man, who lived in the old dirty apartment. He had a lonely life so far, because his first and last friend had died [on Christmas Day]. He didn’t know what donation means by the way. Before Christmas the giving day come, there were three spirits visited him. They took him to the Past, Present as well as his Future. Not too long after that, Scrooge had changed into another man. He became kind, helpful and generous…

 The second book is a non-fiction book, The Diary of a Young Girl [Anne Frank]This diary was belonged to Anne Frank. She wrote the diary while she and her family were hiding in Amsterdam from German Nazis. In addition, Anne wrote every parts of her life in the diary, from her birthday to the day she was caught. She left the dairy in her hiding room. After the Nazis lost, her dad came back and saw her diary. That’s the beginning of this book.

 The last book I read is The Little Prince. This book is a fiction book with many ideas about the difference between children and adults. Children had many imaginative. When they draw one line, they can imagine that it’s a rabbit or something, not only a straight line of course.  For adults, a line is a line. It is never be an animal or star and so on. This book shows me, how different we are when we grow up.

   Most of the books I read are long-story books. One of them is non-fiction, and others are fiction books. Consequently, I can say, these books reveal about my patient. No matter how long the books are, I’m still reading it until the last chapter. Moreover, when I was reading the books. I found some new vocabularies, which are useful for me for writing essay. Seeing that English is not my native language, I searched for those words and wrote down what they mean. Do you think what is my personality? The non-fiction book is about World War II. That shows my historic mind.  

   Dearest reader, I know that my essay is not the perfect one. I still have some mistakes, wrong grammar. Although I revising this essay for many times. I promise that my next essay will be better. Nobody has Wisdom if he does not know the Dark. – H.Hesse

Summer Reading

 

Summer Reading

Humanities-Evelyn Kim

 

I read three books this year. One of them is The Indian in the cupboard, which is written by Lynne Reid Banks. This book is a fiction about the Indian toy becoming a real boy. The story is so interesting that it made me to read the series of it.

 

The second book I read is also the series of Indian, and it’s called the return of the Indian. This series makes the book even more interesting because the main character, Omri’s friend buys a girl toy and she also becomes a real girl.

My non-fiction book is called Oprah Winfrey’s life. As you can see in the title of the book, it’s most about her life and how she succeeds. I never knew that she overcame such hard times. It shows me how she succeeded and how I could success for my life.

 

Collectively, what these books reveal about me is my desire for self-improvement. These books help me to increase my creativity.    For example, after reading these books, I started to ask unique questions. Would robots have feelings? If they aren’t, can we give them our feelings? As you can see, I started to think in a different way and got individuality instead of conformity.

Especially, by Oprah winfrey, I started to look up to the famous people instead of being jealous. For example, I become interested in Rock Feller. I found some books about him and I posted some imitable words or phrases. It also told me that I should respect the poor people, or hard people instead of getting compassion in my mind but acting. So it basically shows that I’m a person who likes to improve myself by developing my creativity and emulate the ones who succeeded even having a hard time before. I also know how to respect the weak ones and I’m interested in those.

 

 

About Me :)

My name is Joaquin, I like sports. In my free time I play soccer , basketball and tennis. I also like watching movies.

My favorite food is sushi, and I love the idea that MS get a Mac.

Vagueness and Ambiguity

Are “vagueness” and “ambiguity” shortcomings of language or can they be viewed as positive aspects of language? Explain.

They can be viewed as both shortcomings and positive aspects of language. Especially in professions which require informing, such as news reportering and teaching. These can lead to misinterpretations, or simply leave the listener oblivious to what was just said. For example, a math teacher explaining a math problem would have to be very clear about the methods and not skip steps, or else the students would not comprehend the problem and have learned nothing, or would come up with some misconception as to howthe problem is actually solve .However, in literarture and the arts, vagueness and ambiguity can be very useful for the knower. The intention of arts is to create an emotional response through that very ambiguity. People can interprete things based on their own filters and experiences, making it personal for them. In English class it can also be extremely beneficial for critical thinking and practicing defending arguments. The ambiguity can stimulate critical thinking and teacher the knower to view things from all possible points of views.

 

What makes humans unique

This video shows that you don’t have to go to the bank to see how much taxes or payments you have to pay. You could just go on the computer and look at the taxes you owe. Then write it down on a piece of paper or print it. I also think this video is trying to show is that in the future they are going to make even better technology. Humans are the only animal in the world that could invent technology. That is why humans are unique. :)

What makes humans unique

This video shows that you don’t have to go to the bank to see how much taxes or payments you have to pay. You could just go on the computer and look at the taxes you owe. Then write it down on a piece of paper or print it. I also think this video is trying to show is that in the future they are going to make even better technology. Humans are the only animal in the world that could invent technology. That is why humans are unique. :)

Summer Reading Review

My Summer Reading Review

Hyowon, Yun

If somebody ask to middle school students about what they are going to do during the summer vacation, normally kids will say, “I want to go traveling through New York” or “I want to hang out with my friends”. In my case, I read 3 books that gave me precious and amazing stories.

Dai Sijie wrote the very first book that I read, called ‘Little Chinese Seamstress’. Basically the story was about one destitute Chinese seamstress who devoted her entire life to make hats for beggars. In the story Mr. sijie showed me solitude and loneliness in this one woman. In the book, I could see the main character perceived her own way of living her life proudly.

The second book I read was called ‘Last Breath’ and the writer’s name is Daniela Watson. The essential story was about Nancy, the girl who fought with brain cancer for 7 years in the age of 11 and she spends her last 3 weeks with her dad who was her only friend in her unlucky life. This Novel gave me some strong emotions of the Main character. Nancy always slept in the darkness, she felt the shadow of the death every seconds in her life. The writer showed how did Nancy lived her life happily even though she lived for only 11 years.

Jacklin Warren wrote last book that I read, called ‘Perfect Twin’. Mr. Warren is one of the good fiction writer. In ‘Perfect Twin’, He introduced 2 lovely girls and their relationship. He described the good relationship of 2 girls broke just because of the simple fight in their class. By reading this novel I could discover the peculiar thing about the Novels that Mr. Warren wrote. Mr. Warren wrote a lot of unique stories by watching the normal thing that can happen often in our life. By reading this novel, I realized, sometimes such a simple happen like riding a bike on the hill can be a good topic to write. It was really a deep impression to me.

Collectively, what these books reveal about me is my emotional mind. No matter the circumstances of your birth, your positive emotions can lead you to your happiness. Get your sentiment set as your main background in your life, use that as a step to reach to your bright future. These novels that I read instructed me, the person’s behavior is depends on what that person is thinking in the brain and what that person felt from the other people. So the principal point is empty your mind, calm yourself down, change your feeling for something positively and act as best as you can to others. It is impossible to change the bygone days, but it is possible to change the future.

Summer Reading Review

My Summer Reading Review

Hyowon, Yun

If somebody ask to middle school students about what they are going to do during the summer vacation, normally kids will say, “I want to go traveling through New York” or “I want to hang out with my friends”. In my case, I read 3 books that gave me precious and amazing stories.

Dai Sijie wrote the very first book that I read, called ‘Little Chinese Seamstress’. Basically the story was about one destitute Chinese seamstress who devoted her entire life to make hats for beggars. In the story Mr. sijie showed me solitude and loneliness in this one woman. In the book, I could see the main character perceived her own way of living her life proudly.

The second book I read was called ‘Last Breath’ and the writer’s name is Daniela Watson. The essential story was about Nancy, the girl who fought with brain cancer for 7 years in the age of 11 and she spends her last 3 weeks with her dad who was her only friend in her unlucky life. This Novel gave me some strong emotions of the Main character. Nancy always slept in the darkness, she felt the shadow of the death every seconds in her life. The writer showed how did Nancy lived her life happily even though she lived for only 11 years.

Jacklin Warren wrote last book that I read, called ‘Perfect Twin’. Mr. Warren is one of the good fiction writer. In ‘Perfect Twin’, He introduced 2 lovely girls and their relationship. He described the good relationship of 2 girls broke just because of the simple fight in their class. By reading this novel I could discover the peculiar thing about the Novels that Mr. Warren wrote. Mr. Warren wrote a lot of unique stories by watching the normal thing that can happen often in our life. By reading this novel, I realized, sometimes such a simple happen like riding a bike on the hill can be a good topic to write. It was really a deep impression to me.

Collectively, what these books reveal about me is my emotional mind. No matter the circumstances of your birth, your positive emotions can lead you to your happiness. Get your sentiment set as your main background in your life, use that as a step to reach to your bright future. These novels that I read instructed me, the person’s behavior is depends on what that person is thinking in the brain and what that person felt from the other people. So the principal point is empty your mind, calm yourself down, change your feeling for something positively and act as best as you can to others. It is impossible to change the bygone days, but it is possible to change the future.

About Me!

Full Name: Hyun Seung Hong

ID Number: 15531

I was born in Korea

Last Place I lived in was Korea

My nationality is Korea of Republic

The language I speak at home is Korean

I have been at ISB for three years

I am good at running

My favorite sport is soccer

 

What makes Humans unique?

The Internet shows that humans are unique because without the human brain none of these inventions would have happened. The Internet in 1969 was predicting what would happen now. The largest thing that got predicted was email, being able to write back and fourth on the computer. The other thing that they predicted correctly was household monitors (security cameras). Household Monitors makes humans unique because to be able to have a camera around your house at all times and humans are unique because it shows we can solve problems and we can think of ideas. We have the knowledge to solve problems and create new things. Online shopping is another thing that got predicted. Online shopping is like amazon or eBay etc. This makes humans unique because instead of going to the shopping center you can shop online. These predictions make humans unique

About Me

Hello, my name is Brandon, I am thirteen years old, and lives in Bangkok, Thailand. I am new to ISB (International School of Bangkok) along with my older brother Nathan who is in tenth grade. My favorite color is blue ( it being my last name) and i enjoy playing soccer, basketball, watching movies, hanging with friends, and playing video games. I love dogs, they are by far my favorite animal along with pandas. My family and I all enjoy swimming as well as spending time with each other. My favorite foods are ice cream, hamburgers, and cake. I have been to Thailand before five times to visit my mom’s side of the family so initially it is like being back home. To add on that statement I was born in Thailand and lived here for two years before moving to California. I hope to meet many new friends at ISB so that this move will feel like a vacation.

Vacation Reading Follow-Up

 

LA Candy~Lauren Conrad

When I was reading this book….

I was shocked about how a celebrity’s carrier can really begin. Also how things really turn out to be, and how fame isn’t all glitz, glamor, and perfection.

I was thinking…

I wanted to be a part of this book, because I’d always thought of how fun it would be to be in a reality show. Also, how fun it would be even just to LIVE in LA!

I was feeling…

Amazed, at every chapter. There was so much suspension in this book, things just came at you so unexpectedly! That’s what kept me reading, and how I could tell that this book isn’t a book where you can just guess what happens.

I was wondering…

What would happen next, how the author could make everything feel so real, and what each character was really like.  Such as Madison, one of the main characters, in the beginning, she’s a really nice person, but later in the book, she back stabs Madison(the main character) just for more attention on the reality show!

I was learning…

What it feels like to be a part of stardom, and how much drama there really is. How all the characters felt, and all their different views of the story(which were all surprisingly completely different!).

 

I was making a personal connection with this book because…

Sometimes, even though there’s no paparazzi following me, I feel like I have no privacy, and there’s really some people you think you can’t trust, but you find out for real, in the END that you can’t. In closing, I loved this book because I could feel like I was a part of it, and I was in it.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Reading

In the summer, I read three books by Stephenie Meyer (Romance, Sci-Fi). The first one I read was called Eclipse. In Eclipse, there is a newborn vampire army trying to kill Bella Swan. This is all because of Victoria who wants to kill Bella, but doesn’t want to get killed herself. The newborn vampires and Bella’s boyfriend Edward Cullen, with his family must fight them to protect Bella.

 

The second book I read was called The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. This book is a small Eclipse novella, which describes the life of the vampire army before they are sent to attack Bella and the Cullens. It mainly focuses on a young girl, describing her life as a vampire.

 

The third book I read was called Breaking Dawn. In this book, it tells us both Bella’s and Jacob’s side of the story. Bella and Edward get married and have a half-human, half-vampire baby. Bella is turned into a vampire, but they have to persuade the Volturi that it is not a real vampire baby, as that is a punishment of death.

 

Reading these two books says about me that I like to read series. You can also tell that I am not very interested in reading facts, as all books I choose are fiction books. This is very true, as I don’t like having the thought in my head that a horrible, gory story actually happened to someone like you and me. It also says that I am an optimistic person, as I would rather read something with a happy ending rather than a sad ending.

Summer Reading

In the summer, I read three books by Stephenie Meyer (Romance, Sci-Fi). The first one I read was called Eclipse. In Eclipse, there is a newborn vampire army trying to kill Bella Swan. This is all because of Victoria who wants to kill Bella, but doesn’t want to get killed herself. The newborn vampires and Bella’s boyfriend Edward Cullen, with his family must fight them to protect Bella.

 

The second book I read was called The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. This book is a small Eclipse novella, which describes the life of the vampire army before they are sent to attack Bella and the Cullens. It mainly focuses on a young girl, describing her life as a vampire.

 

The third book I read was called Breaking Dawn. In this book, it tells us both Bella’s and Jacob’s side of the story. Bella and Edward get married and have a half-human, half-vampire baby. Bella is turned into a vampire, but they have to persuade the Volturi that it is not a real vampire baby, as that is a punishment of death.

 

Reading these two books says about me that I like to read series. You can also tell that I am not very interested in reading facts, as all books I choose are fiction books. This is very true, as I don’t like having the thought in my head that a horrible, gory story actually happened to someone like you and me. It also says that I am an optimistic person, as I would rather read something with a happy ending rather than a sad ending.

Summer Reading

What I read this summer

 

This summer I didn’t read a book, though my mom bought me one. I don’t like to read so much, I prefer to do something else like: ride my bike, play soccer or basketball.

I don’t like reading because I haven’t found a book that has really motivated me to read. Why are there people that love to read and do it very often and I can’t? I guess that is because my old school obligated me to read stuff that I didn’t like. I think that is a reason that I have lost the wish to checkout a book that I really am interested in, and that is the type I like.

 

Here in ISB I think I will finally be able to read, because the library contains a lot amount of books about anything you want. You can search for the author, genre, alphabetic order, poems, books in different languages like: Spanish, French, mandarin and more.

 

With all these possibilities  I will finally be happy with my reading.

 

Reading Response #1

Title- B Negative

Author- Vicki Grant

 

How did you feel about the main character-

After reading almost half of the book I think that the main character in the book (Paddy) is always negative about what is step dad thinks.The book started on the middle of the dinner where the main character who is 18 year old wants to join the army but his step dad doesn’t allow him because he thinks of him self as a pacifist. But the boy thinks that his step dad is to lazy to fight. This explains me how’s the relationship of both of the family members is ( which is not so good!!)

 

Have you ever experienced anything similar to the action of this novel?-

In kind of the middle point the main character (Paddy) got his arm really bleed because of a broken glass that was on the floor. The same accident happened to me when I was 6 years old, me and my friends were playing chase after each when I fell in the middle of the game. I didn’t realized that there were glass so I was bleeding so much.

 

Reading Response #1

Abandon , Meg Cabot

Question: What are the most important relationships in the book?

I think that the most important relationships in this book is the relationship between John and Pierce. The whole book really revolves on how she met him when she was seven and again when she was fifteen and died, and again and again throughout the novel he just keeps popping up to try and help her but in turn shakes up her whole life. Their relationship is kind of tense because every time they meet Pierce is in some kind of life-threatening peril and he has to help her but causes quite a mess when he does so. I think that part of him really loves her but cannot see past the fact that she abandoned him when he tried to save her. I think that Pierce has mixed feelings  towards John because of the way he messed up her life.

Summer Reading

This summer, I found my way to two books only because I am a slow reader and not a good reader. The first book I read was called The Outsider by S.E Hinton. It’s about a boy named Ponyboy who was in the gang called The Social. The Social was always having conflict The Greaser. This book tells me that I love reading old style book, it also tells me that I love reading book about how they speak in the old days and what they do in the old days. Why does olden days people speak in a different tone from us? They might love the tone they are speaking in or that might be how they love to speak like now people speak different languages but the main language is still English.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second book I read was Born to Run by Michael Morpurgo. Joy heartbreak after he lost a greyhound dog. While he was playing in a park his dog have been taken away from him. This book reveals me that if I have been taken away from my parents what can I do? Well, if I have a phone I would call my parents, but if my phone have been taken I call for help. I still need to find more experience in my life. Life must continue.

 

 

 

Reading Response #1: GOOGLED

When I first read the back cover of this book, I was surprised that Google was only 13 years old. It has become a huge part of our life, and with that thought in mind, I borrowed the book. Googled by Ken Auletta, was light, easy and informational. I really enjoyed reading this book, and could connect to it because, like most of the Internet users around the world, Google is the place to go, and more often than not, you use it daily. The first chapter had really hooked me on about how Google has risen to greatness while its main core of people: engineers, follow one motto. Don’t Be Evil.

Prior to this book, I have heard of Ken Auletta, and his books on different modern companies, but have never actually read them. After reading around half the book, I knew my 8th grade reading log would have his name written several times on it. My next anticipated book by Ken Auletta is probably World War 3.o: Microsoft and its Enemies.

My first book of the year has been really enjoyable, and with our new Macbook Pro’s, Larry Page’s and Sergey Brins ‘google’ will give me access to numerous databases and websites all over the world.

My Goals in This Year

Academic Goals:

1. Get a better grade in Humanities and get out EAP Humanities this year-

Improve English,

Read more books,

Write more English and also speak.

2. Get ready for high school band class-

Practice everyday,

Ask teacher if I have questions,

get in AMIS.

 

Social Goal:

Join the ATW team –

Visit club

 

Personal Goals:

Get better at dances-

Listen the music that connect with dances,

Dance if I have time

Get better at tuba more-

Practice everyday,

Get first chair every concert,

Always get more then 98% in playing test.

My Goals in This Year

Academic Goals:

1. Get a better grade in Humanities and get out EAP Humanities this year-

Improve English,

Read more books,

Write more English and also speak.

2. Get ready for high school band class-

Practice everyday,

Ask teacher if I have questions,

get in AMIS.

 

Social Goal:

Join the ATW team –

Visit club

 

Personal Goals:

Get better at dances-

Listen the music that connect with dances,

Dance if I have time

Get better at tuba more-

Practice everyday,

Get first chair every concert,

Always get more then 98% in playing test.

Goals for 8th Grade

Academic Goals:

Get accepted into Phillips Exeter Academy.

Get a SSAT and TOEFL score higher than 97% tile.

Get a 4.o GPA, or at least high honor role.

Social Goals:

Make at least 2 Bisac Teams

Personal goals:

Get a six pack

My Goals for 2011-2012

Academic Goals

1.Do homework assignments properly and hand them in by due date.

2.Read lots of books and learn 2 new words a day from the book.

3.Study hard on all subjects.

Social Goals

1.Talk with everybody, make lots of friends and make them happy.

2.Learn about Thailand and learn Thai (language).

Personal Goals

1.Get better at typing a lot.

2.Do training (sit-ups, push-ups, and more) before going to bed.

These are my goals for year 2011-2012

 

My Goals for 2011-2012

Academic Goals

1.Do homework assignments properly and hand them in by due date.

2.Read lots of books and learn 2 new words a day from the book.

3.Study hard on all subjects.

Social Goals

1.Talk with everybody, make lots of friends and make them happy.

2.Learn about Thailand and learn Thai (language).

Personal Goals

1.Get better at typing by typing a lot.

2.Do training (sit-ups, push-ups, and more) before going to bed.

These are my goals for year 2011-2012

 

Reading Reflection#1

I am starting to read Lord of the Flies and it is becoming very interesting….One of the questions that we had to answer was “What kind of person is the main character?”  So far, I can find some good evidence for this question.

Some of the personalities of Ralph, the main character, is that he is a leader.  He knows how people feel in these situations and tries to bring everyone together.  Even though he is a leader, he still acts like a kid which could ultimately be his downfall later on. (I’m just guessing.)  One very important thing is that he isn’t arrogant.  He is nice and actually shares his leadership with a kid named Jack. (No, not the Lost Jack, the evil Jack.) So far, Ralph is a very great character and I can’t wait to read what he does next.

Reading Reflection…

I am starting to read “Lord of the Flies” and it is becoming very interesting….One of the questions that we had to answer was “What kind of person is the main character?”  So far, I can find some good evidence for this question.

Some of the personalities of Ralph, the main character, is that he is a leader.  He knows how people feel in these situations and tries to bring everyone together.  Even though he is a leader, he still acts like a kid which could ultimately be his downfall later on. (I’m just guessing.)  One very important thing is that he isn’t arrogant.  He is nice and actually shares his leadership with a kid named Jack. (No, not the Lost Jack, the evil Jack.) So far, Ralph is a very great character and I can’t wait to read what he does next.

Reading Reflection…”Lord of the Flies” by William Golding

I am starting to read “Lord of the Flies” and it is becoming very interesting….One of the questions that we had to answer was “What kind of person is the main character?”  So far, I can find some good evidence for this question.

Some of the personalities of Ralph, the main character, is that he is a leader.  He knows how people feel in these situations and tries to bring everyone together.  Even though he is a leader, he still acts like a kid which could ultimately be his downfall later on. (I’m just guessing.)  One very important thing is that he isn’t arrogant.  He is nice and actually shares his leadership with a kid named Jack. (No, not the Lost Jack, the evil Jack.) So far, Ralph is a very great character and I can’t wait to read what he does next.

goals

Academic

1. get all as’

2. turn in all homework on time

3.improve in math

Social

1. join a club

Personal

1.visit Rome

GOALS FOR 2011-2012

My first academic goal is to get good grades in all of the subjects this school year by doing all the home works, passing all the tests or exams and do school work. My second academic goal is to get an A+, A- or A on Science by doing the home works regularly, passing exams and reading some science books to get more knowledge.

My social goal is to have more friends in school by talking to some students, introduce myself and to talk to them every lunch break.

My personal goal is to decrease the degree of my scoliosis by going to the chiropractic doctor, wearing my brace for 23 hours and doing some stretching exercises every 20 minutes of the day.

Goals

I have three academic goals. The first one is to get a 3.9+ GPA this year. My second is to make AMSHB for the second year in a row.  Lastly the third is a bit more long-term, to get accepted into the Phillips Exeter Academy for grade 9 up to 12.

My social goal is to get into the U15 boys volleyball team this year.

Lastly my personal goal is to not to be late for the bus too often in the morning

My Goals

Academic Goals
1. Expand my vocabularies-
Use the thesaurus to learn new words and start to use thesaurus less and less.
2. Practice using Simplified Mandarin-
Review the traditional characters as well as simplified ones. Learn 5 characters each day.
3. Get ready for 9th grade-
Start getting into the habit of using my time efficiently and constantly producing my best work.

Social Goals
1. Be a time/score keeper for NBBL basketball-
Earn more money to add to my allowance!
2. Do a charity activity-
Join clubs like H4H or Operation Smiles to help people in need.

Personal Goals
1. Get more active-
Wake up in the morning straight away and do daily chores. During leisure times, practice an instrument or vocabularies.
2. Organize!
Organize, organize, organize! Organize my desk and take time to put away everything in right places. And organize!

Goal Card

Academic Goals:

  1. Read more non-fiction books & Classic novels
  2. Get all assignments finished and in on time
  3. Be all around more organized

Social Goals:

  1. Make more friends in the classes where I don’t have many friends.

Personal Goal:

  1. On the weekends, try to do more diverse things with my friends.

Goals For The 2011-2012 School Year

My Academic Goals:

1. To achieve over an 3.8 GPA.

2. To make AMIS.

My Social Goal:

1. To go on a voluntary school trip.

My Personal Goal:

1. To become stronger and faster than I am now.

Goals For The 2011-2012 School Year

My Academic Goals:

1. To achieve over an 3.8 GPA.

2. To make AMIS.

My Social Goal:

1. To go on a voluntary school trip.

My Personal Goal:

1. To become stronger and faster than I am now.

Goals For The 2011-2012 School Year

My Academic Goals:

1. To achieve over an 3.8 GPA.

2. To make AMIS.

My Social Goal:

1. To go on a voluntary school trip.

My Personal Goal:

1. To become stronger and faster than I am now.

My Goals….

My goals are to hopefully do well in classes.   Another goal is to…

Make movies,

the rest I just can’t decide.

My Summer Reading

Book Summary

This summer I didn’t really “eat” my way through any books like Mr. Romary did, but I surely didn’t ignore them completely. I read a total of two books, both of which I finished during a 12 hour flight. The first one called Dirt road Home by Key Watt was fast and easy read, it was only 200 pages and extremely understandable. In this novel Watt reveals the life of a normal 15-year-old boy, Hal Mitchell, who is living in a juvenile detention facility, and is trying to get out, dead or alive. My second book is a well known series book written by non other than Rick Riodan, The Throne of Fire, the second book of The Kane Chronicles. This 500-paged book is packed with mythical and adventurous action as the Kanes, Carter and Sadie fight abnormal Egyptian creatures as they once again try to save the world and keep the balance between the Gods and us humans.

 

Overall, you can notice from these particular choices of books that I am always looking for adventurous actions. Resembling a curious nose of a dog looking for bacon, my mind is always sniffing around for excitement and a journey to venture on. Is it normal to always be curious? Likewise, reading opens up a new opportunity to see and feel one another’s imagination and mix it into your own. Have you ever noticed that once you finish reading a novel, the story doesn’t just discontinue within the pages? That thrill of being on a rollercoaster is what gets me every time I read a book, and I encourage others to feel the thrill of having your imagination blown up right inside your brain. So how would you spend your free time? Because I know what I would do with mine, start digesting some books, that’s what I’ll do.

 

My Summer Reading

Book Summary

This summer I didn’t really “eat” my way through any books like Mr. Romary did, but I surely didn’t ignore them completely. I read a total of two books, both of which I finished during a 12 hour flight. The first one called Dirt road Home by Key Watt was fast and easy read, it was only 200 pages and extremely understandable. In this novel Watt reveals the life of a normal 15-year-old boy, Hal Mitchell, who is living in a juvenile detention facility, and is trying to get out, dead or alive. My second book is a well known series book written by non other than Rick Riodan, The Throne of Fire, the second book of The Kane Chronicles. This 500-paged book is packed with mythical and adventurous action as the Kanes, Carter and Sadie fight abnormal Egyptian creatures as they once again try to save the world and keep the balance between the Gods and us humans.

 

Overall, you can notice from these particular choices of books that I am always looking for adventurous actions. Resembling a curious nose of a dog looking for bacon, my mind is always sniffing around for excitement and a journey to venture on. Is it normal to always be curious? Likewise, reading opens up a new opportunity to see and feel one another’s imagination and mix it into your own. Have you ever noticed that once you finish reading a novel, the story doesn’t just discontinue within the pages? That thrill of being on a rollercoaster is what gets me every time I read a book, and I encourage others to feel the thrill of having your imagination blown up right inside your brain. So how would you spend your free time? Because I know what I would do with mine, start digesting some books, that’s what I’ll do.

 

Summer Reading

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

 

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief is a book about a boy named Percy who keeps getting kicked out of schools because he is dyslexic and cannot concentrate on what he is being taught in class.  Later on in the story Percy finds out he is the son of the Greek god Poseidon. Zeus is the brother of Poseidon and Percy was accused of stealing Zeus’ master lightning bolt when he had not done it,.Percy and his friends then have 10 days to find the lightning bolt and catch the lightning thief or a war will start against all the gods and Percy will lose his mother.

 

Hoot:

 

Hoot is a book about a boy named Roy who is bullied everyday when he is going to school and one day while Roy is riding on the bus to school he sees a boy running barefooted on the street. Roy is curious as to why this is and investigates, later on in the story he finds out the boy running is called Mullet Fingers and he has been vandalizing the construction area where “Mother Paula’s All-American Pancake House Corporation” plans on building a pancake house in the area called “Coconut Cove” because he wants to save the burrowing owls from losing their home. The rest of the book then describes how Roy, Mullet Fingers and his step- sister Beatrice try to save the owls.

 

Al Capone Shines My Shoes:

 

Al Capone Shines My Shoes is about a boy named Moose who lives in the island of Alcatraz and lives with his mom, dad and his sister who has autism. In the previous book Al Capone Does My Shirts Moose asks Al Capone for help to get his sister Natalie into a good school so she can learn and be taken better care of with her condition. Once Al Capone has helped Moose he sends him a note through his laundry that says “Done” and then sends him another note saying” Your turn.”  Then it is Moose’s responsibility to find out what Al Capone needs him to do in return.

 

From What I Read:
All the 3 books I read this summer where all about adventure therefore I think this says I am an adventurous person.  Prior to that the books I read also tell that I like to read because with interesting problems and solutions. This is because although not all 3 books where the same genre they all had a interesting plot and solution. Finally what the books I read this summer reveal is that I am a mid paced reader because all 3 of the books I read where not too big or too small and they where on my reading level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet 1969

This is my homework for humanities class.

 

Humans are unique because we had the intelligence to create improved technology. But not exactly like the same one from the video but still in some ways possible. We can read write tech become extraordinary people and do extraordinary things and change the world as we know it. United we can create shelter improve lives and save the earth and do things that no animal has done.

How Humans Are Unique

This is my homework for humanities class.

 

Humans are unique because we had the intelligence to create improved technology. But not exactly like the same one from the video but still in some ways possible. We can read write tech become extraordinary people and do extraordinary things and change the world as we know it. United we can create shelter improve lives and save the earth and do things that no animal has done.

Africa

Have you ever wondered who your ancestors are? I know I do! I only started wondering about it them when Mr. Jamgochian brought it up in class. It turns out, our ancestors come from the same place! How crazy is that! Our ancestors grew up in a place called Africa. Africa is a BIG continent. They speak over 3,000 languages there! That’s a lot! Now, if you don’t know what Africa is, think of the movie, The Lion King, that’s where the setting of the film is. Africa is filled with many different religions! From Christian to Muslim! I’m don’t know a lot about Africa but I think it’s not a very rich country. From photos and movies I see, they look like a very poor country. I also am pretty sure that they get a lot of their money from digging up diamonds.

So, knowing your ancestors are from Africa but not knowing so much about them from my knowledge, I would hope you find out more about them! They are family!

Africa

The question was Why are some areas of the (world) richer than others?

I think some areas are richer because the Government is poor and when the Government is poor, then some people can’t get there share. I also believe that some areas in the world are richer because if there is less people in that specific place then they people there can have more money than other countries. Also if there was a large country such as Africa, since there are a lot of people there. That means that the Government needs to try to give the money equally.

 

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Summer Reading

Animal Farm by George Orwell

The first book I read was called Animal Farm by George Orwell this book is fiction; it is about communism and the effects of it. The story takes on a farm and all the animals can talk and they have farm meetings. The farm is owned by a very vile man and treats his animals harshly and makes them work very hard. The story goes that the animals rise up against him and take the farm for themselves they establish rules and vote for leaders.  It starts out that all animals are equal and over time the pigs take control and the rules start to change for example “ All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”

 

 

Men who stare at goats by Jon Ronson

The second book that I read is called Men who stare at goats by Jon Ronson this book is a non-fiction about a reporter who goes around the world studying and writing about psychological warfare. There are a lot of places he goes and people he talks to for example he goes to Iraq and writes about using music and sound as a type of non lethal torture. He also interviews a highly ranked general in the military who all of the sudden tried to walk through walls and wanted to create an army that could turn invisible and kill goats just by staring at them.

 

 

Chicken noodle soup for the teenage soul

Chicken noodle soup for the teenage soul is a collection of non-fiction stories that teenagers ages thirteen to fifteen have written about their lives, it is a very interesting book and focuses on the hardship and happiness of the teenage years.

 

How these books reflect off my identity

All these books reflect my identity in different ways I read the book animal farm because I’m very interested in forming society and communism and different types of government. I read Men who stare at goats because I like psychology and the idea that you can kill a goat just by staring at it was overwhelming.  Chicken noodle soup for the teenage soul was sort of given to me by my parents to read, it seemed interesting so I read it. It was really fascinating to read real life stories and poems for teenagers all around the world, this shows that I like to learn about other people and hear what they have to say.

 

 

 

 

 

 

vacation reading follow up

Grade 8 Humanities

Vacation Reading Follow-up

 

 

 

Name:  Aaron Almlie

Class:  Humanities

Date:   8/19/11

 

Directions:  Choose one book that you read during vacation and use the prompts below to start your ideas about this reading selection.  You can jot down your notes first in your learning log and then put your ideas into complete sentences in a Word document. After that, you can create a post at your blog.

 

Title of the Reading Selection: Gregor and the Curse of the Wormbloods

Author: Suzanne Collins

Genre or Subject of the Book: Adventure, fantasy

 

While reading this book . . .

 

I was thinking . . . that this book was going to be interesting and adventurous because of the other books in this series I have read. Another thing that I was thinking was will it be better than the previous books or will it be worse than the previous books. When a librarian chose this book for me, I was thinking about how it would be a good book for me to read and enjoy. When I finished this book, I was thinking what had happened during the whole book to refresh my memory and I realized that it was better then the other books.

 

 

I was feeling . . . that the main character “Gregor” would get past the problems he faced during the books I have read. When Gregor’s mom got a disease from the underground city, it was hard for him to face that and later on in the book it got more interesting how he found a cure for his mom so several people would live. Once Gregor got the cure, I was relieved of how he went through all that trouble to find a cure to help everyone in the underground city.

 

 

I was wondering . . . how the author would have thought of this book when he finished writing the book. Did she feel great about what she wrote and did she know it was going to be a really good book for others? When other people read the book, I wonder if they think this is a great book or they think it is not a good book. At the end of this book, I wondered if the author would make the next book more interesting or would the author make it less interesting for the next book.

 

 

I was learning . . . that you should care for all people no matter who they are and not to be scared to do things for people in need of help. Gregor was a good example of people working to help others, something everybody should try in this world.

 

 

I was connecting with this book… because when my mom is sick, I listen to what she wants help with and I also listen when she asks me to get something for her. I also connected to this book because sometimes I try to be friends with people who aren’t very friendly. Sometimes we just have to try.

vacation reading follow up

Grade 8 Humanities

Vacation Reading Follow-up

 

 

 

Name:  Aaron Almlie

Class:  Humanities

Date:   8/19/11

 

Directions:  Choose one book that you read during vacation and use the prompts below to start your ideas about this reading selection.  You can jot down your notes first in your learning log and then put your ideas into complete sentences in a Word document. After that, you can create a post at your blog.

 

Title of the Reading Selection: Gregor and the Curse of the Wormbloods

Author: Suzanne Collins

Genre or Subject of the Book: Adventure, fantasy

 

While reading this book . . .

 

I was thinking . . . that this book was going to be interesting and adventurous because of the other books in this series I have read. Another thing that I was thinking was will it be better than the previous books or will it be worse than the previous books. When a librarian chose this book for me, I was thinking about how it would be a good book for me to read and enjoy. When I finished this book, I was thinking what had happened during the whole book to refresh my memory and I realized that it was better then the other books.

 

 

I was feeling . . . that the main character “Gregor” would get past the problems he faced during the books I have read. When Gregor’s mom got a disease from the underground city, it was hard for him to face that and later on in the book it got more interesting how he found a cure for his mom so several people would live. Once Gregor got the cure, I was relieved of how he went through all that trouble to find a cure to help everyone in the underground city.

 

 

I was wondering . . . how the author would have thought of this book when he finished writing the book. Did she feel great about what she wrote and did she know it was going to be a really good book for others? When other people read the book, I wonder if they think this is a great book or they think it is not a good book. At the end of this book, I wondered if the author would make the next book more interesting or would the author make it less interesting for the next book.

 

 

I was learning . . . that you should care for all people no matter who they are and not to be scared to do things for people in need of help. Gregor was a good example of people working to help others, something everybody should try in this world.

 

 

I was connecting with this book… because when my mom is sick, I listen to what she wants help with and I also listen when she asks me to get something for her. I also connected to this book because sometimes I try to be friends with people who aren’t very friendly. Sometimes we just have to try.

vacation reading follow up

Grade 8 Humanities

Vacation Reading Follow-up

 

 

 

Name:  Aaron Almlie

Class:  Humanities

Date:   8/19/11

 


 

Title of the Reading Selection: Gregor and the Curse of the Wormbloods

Author: Suzanne Collins

Genre or Subject of the Book: Adventure, fantasy

 

While reading this book . . .

 

I was thinking . . . that this book was going to be interesting and adventurous because of the other books in this series I have read. Another thing that I was thinking was will it be better than the previous books or will it be worse than the previous books. When a librarian chose this book for me, I was thinking about how it would be a good book for me to read and enjoy. When I finished this book, I was thinking what had happened during the whole book to refresh my memory and I realized that it was better then the other books.

 

 

I was feeling . . . that the main character “Gregor” would get past the problems he faced during the books I have read. When Gregor’s mom got a disease from the underground city, it was hard for him to face that and later on in the book it got more interesting how he found a cure for his mom so several people would live. Once Gregor got the cure, I was relieved of how he went through all that trouble to find a cure to help everyone in the underground city.

 

 

I was wondering . . . how the author would have thought of this book when he finished writing the book. Did she feel great about what she wrote and did she know it was going to be a really good book for others? When other people read the book, I wonder if they think this is a great book or they think it is not a good book. At the end of this book, I wondered if the author would make the next book more interesting or would the author make it less interesting for the next book.

 

 

I was learning . . . that you should care for all people no matter who they are and not to be scared to do things for people in need of help. Gregor was a good example of people working to help others, something everybody should try in this world.

 

 

I was connecting with this book… because when my mom is sick, I listen to what she wants help with and I also listen when she asks me to get something for her. I also connected to this book because sometimes I try to be friends with people who aren’t very friendly. Sometimes we just have to try.

Introduction about me

Hi, my name is Puinoon. This year, I am in 7th grade. This is my 7th year at ISB.  Some of my hobbies are reading, walking the dog and sleeping. I live with my mom, dad, and my grandma. I don’t have any siblings. My birthday is on June 28, 1999. I’m 12 years old. I can speak 3 languages, English, Thai, and Mandarin.

I wish that I will have a great year here in 7th grade!

Introduction about me

Hi, my name is Puinoon. This year, I am in 7th grade. This is my 7th year at ISB.  Some of my hobbies are reading, walking the dog and sleeping. I live with my mom, dad, and my grandma. I don’t have any siblings. My birthday is on June 28, 1999. I’m 12 years old. I can speak 3 languages, English, Thai, and Mandarin.

I wish that I will have a great year here in 7th grade!

Why Are Some Areas Of The World Richer Than Others?

Some parts of the World are richer than others because of their resources. Such as this part of the World has great technology, this part has great fashion, and the part has great foods. those things make each part richer or  poorer. But in some cases that some parts don’t have the money to buy the resources to make the make things to make them richer, so the haven’t reached the modern times like many of the other European or parts of Asia have.

Why Are Some Areas Of The World Richer Than Others?

Some parts of the World are richer than others because of their resources. Such as this part of the World has great technology, this part has great fashion, and the part has great foods. those things make each part richer or  poorer. But in some cases that some parts don’t have the money to buy the resources to make the make things to make them richer, so the haven’t reached the modern times like many of the other European or parts of Asia have. That is way some parts of the World are richer, when others are poorer.

Reading Response #1

Title: A Girl Like Moi by Lisa Barham

Questions:

  •  What have you read that is similar to this book?
  • What are the most important relationships in the book?

Another book I found similar to “A Girl Like Moi” is The Clique series by Lisi Harrison because of their school situations. For example, in The Clique, the main characters go to Octavian Country Day School,  a very classy and expensive school which is all about fashion and brand names, just like in the book A Girl Like Moi the main characters go to Greenwich Country Academy, this school is also about fashion and cash.A specific point that I found similar in these two books is that the rich students in both of these books only wear a set of clothes once or twice before it is considered “out of date”, “boring”, or “non-fashionable” and would be trashed immediately. This got me wondering if there are people that do this in the real world, how bizarre would that be?

The most important relationship in the book so far are  between the main character Imogine and her best friend Evie. They have been best friends since Kindergaden, they became best friends because once in kindergarden when Imogine and the teacher had a fight, Evie  solved the conflict between the teacher and Imogine, from then on Imogine had always thought of Evie as her best friend. In my experiences, it is so rare to have a best friend for such a long time, so I couldn’t even imagine what relationship they share with each other. Imogine and Evie must be very lucky to have each other always by their side, supporting one another. I wonder how their friendship would continue or end through the book.

 

19/08/11

Anna

Unique Humans

This video about the internet in the 1969 shows us that we humans are different and unique because,

1. We want materials of value that are different from animal. for example, clothing, cars, and other things.

2. Creating these kinds of items show how much more intelligence we have than animals.

3.One things thats the same between us and animals is that we show that it is important to communicate and talk to each other.

 

Watching this video may give you a stronger understanding of what we’re talking about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0pPfyYtiBc

Why are Some Areas Richer than Others?

I think America is richer than Africa because of the climate and sustainability there. Right now the heat and the weather isn’t suitable for business. Like the heat people can’t work comfortably or there isn’t a lot of resources. But I also believe that its that the US is rich because everything happens there. Like first person to step on the moon was from the U.S. Everyone talks English and the U.S speaks fluent English so they can communicate easily all over the world. The reason I think why Africa is not as rich as America or is poor. Is that it has no history I mean nothing that’s important. While America has a huge range of important history like the declaration of Independence, the immigration of Ellis Island and the revolution war. Its like everything started from America.

Vacation Reading Follow Up

Grade 8 Humanities

Vacation Reading Follow-up

 

 

 

Name: Allamagan Mahad Walker

Class:  period 4

Date:  August 20 2011

 

 

 

Directions: Choose one book that you read during vacation and use the prompts below to start your ideas about this reading selection.  You can jot down your notes first in your learning log and then put your ideas into complete sentences in a Word document. After that, you can create a post at your blog.

 

Title of the Reading Selection:  __________________________________________________

Author: Jules Verne

Genre or Subject of the Book: Adventure

 

While reading this book . . .

 

I was thinking . . .

 

I was thinking about the author because the plot of the story is so complex and how he could use so much vocabulary that people would never really use together like kid words and college level vocabulary together. I all so was thinking what would have happened if there was a number two.

 

 

I was feeling . . . I was really feeling confused how Professor Pierre Aronnax could stay could stay calm while being captured and have someone say to you that you are going to be trapped here for the rest of your life. I also was feeling in suspense when the 23-foot animal sunk his teeth into one of the sailor’s chest

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was wondering . . .

I was thinking how Captain Nemo could have stayed on that ship his life with wondering what is on land what beyond the harbor. I also was thinking how this book that’s 100 years old could still be read by people of all ages

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was learning . . .

I learned from reading that book that it is a thrill to explore the unknown. I also had learned no matter how old the book is it can still be

 

 

 

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I was making a personal connection with this book because… (i.e., This book reflected something about who I am as a person.)

 

 I connect with this book because used to this book because I share the same goal as Professor Pierre Aronnax, to explore the ocean. I Also connect with this book because I also like to experiment

Vacation Reading Follow Up

 Grade 8 Humanities

Vacation Reading Follow-up

 

 

 

Name: Allamagan Mahad Walker

Class:  period 4

Date:  August 20 2011

 

Directions: Choose one book that you read during vacation and use the prompts below to start your ideas about this reading selection.  You can jot down your notes first in your learning log and then put your ideas into complete sentences in a Word document. After that, you can create a post at your blog.

 

Title of the Reading Selection: 20000 Leagues Under the Sea

Author: Jules Verne

Genre or Subject of the Book: Adventure

While reading this book . . .

I was thinking . . .

I was thinking about the author because the plot of the story is so complex and how he could use so much vocabulary that people would never really use together like kid words and college level vocabulary together. I all so was thinking what would have happened if there was a number two.

I was feeling . . . I was really feeling confused how Professor Pierre Aronnax could stay could stay calm while being captured and have someone say to you that you are going to be trapped here for the rest of your life. I also was feeling in suspense when the 23-foot animal sunk his teeth into one of the sailor’s chest

I was wondering . . .

I was thinking how Captain Nemo could have stayed on that ship his life with wondering what is on land what beyond the harbor. I also was thinking how this book that’s 100 years old could still be read by people of all ages

I was learning . . .

I learned from reading that book that it is a thrill to explore the unknown. I also had learned no matter how old the book is it can still be

I was making a personal connection with this book because… (i.e., This book reflected something about who I am as a person.)

 I connect with this book because used to this book because I share the same goal as Professor Pierre Aronnax, to explore the ocean. I Also connect with this book because I also like to experiment

Why are some places of the world richer than others? (Why is Africa poor?)

The reason why I think Africa and other poor places of the world are poor is because of civilization at their earlier history. At it’s earlier history, Africa probably was one of the most well developed continent, believe it or not, most of the hominids which originally started from Africa would still be here, while some went to other places like Europe or Asia. If majority of people is in a place, it would develop quickly in technology. What we see from a city and a countryside is an example. Africa growing in technology can be seen with Egypt. Egypt was then a country that was the most developed, like China, Mesopotamia, etc. With Egypt’s technology, Africa could’ve been one of the richest area in the world(probably). Some time later after Egypt kind of lost its power, some other country people could’ve come to Africa and civilized a place, taking its culture and taking the place’s resources and pay them little money. After getting civilized, the place may start to rebel. But Europe, which civilized other countries had guns, while Africa probably had, spears or arrows. So they couldn’t win the fight. But they wounded or killed some people still. Taking this as a chance, Africa had to pay large amounts of money to pay their debt, or so the other country said. So this made it Africa eventually poor after paying extra interest.Or so I think, that is.

TOK: The Side Effects of Vagueness and Ambiguity in Language

Are “vagueness” and “ambiguity” shortcomings of language or can they be viewed as positive aspects of language?

Language, as a form of communication and as a way of knowing, is incredibly essential to learning and understanding because of its amazing capabilities. Unlike other methods of communication, it has evolved to become complex, multifaceted, and deeply powerful through the limitless combination of words and associated intonations or metaphorical implications. However, with this, comes a level of “vagueness” or “ambiguity” to language that can be considered shortcomings or positive aspects, depending on the situation.

On one hand, vagueness or lack of specificity in language can hinder understanding and the accumulation of knowledge.  Ambiguity and overly complex terminology are often used in situations such as the courtroom to sway public opinion through implied messages and subtleties; such manipulations of vagueness could have consequences as vast as affecting the lives of many. Another example of a potential shortcoming of vagueness in language, however, is the many possible interpretations that can be taken. For example, several different interpretations of the Bible, Qur’an, or other religious texts pursuing the truth have emerged over the past millennia, leading to disagreements, conflicts, and violence even to today.

On the other hand, the vagueness and ambiguity of language can contribute greatly to its flexibility, and therefore power, as a way of knowing. For example, language is often creatively utilized in great poetry and literature to not only describe situations or emotions, but convey the complexity of the human condition through connotative implications or ironic statements. And in contrast to the aforementioned negativity of multiple interpretations, its vagueness and ambiguity also allows it to apply to humans as a whole, by allowing different meanings to be interpreted from literature or other uses of language.

In the end, the characteristics of “vagueness” or “ambiguity” to language can be either construed as positive or negative, depending on the situation and use.

How the Internet makes humans unique

They kept on going on and on about what will they do. They succeeded so far and they learned that nothing’s impossible. That’s what makes them unique. They nowadays make machines for everything. No animals or any living thing makes one thing for everything. The Internet is something that anyone can access around the world. There is nothing that all living things can access except the Internet. Humans also believe in anything. Like for something that is absolutely impossible humans make it possible. If an animal would tell another animal that there would be something like the Internet it would think it is mad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How the Internet makes humans unique

The voice kept on going on and on about what will they do. They succeeded so far and they learned that nothing’s impossible. That’s what makes them unique. They nowadays make machines for everything. No animals or any living thing makes one thing for everything. The Internet is something that anyone can access around the world. There is nothing that all living things can access except the Internet. Humans also believe in anything. Like for something that is absolutely impossible humans make it possible. If an animal would tell another animal that there would be something like the Internet it would think it is mad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How the Internet makes humans unique

The narrator kept going on and on about what will they do. They succeeded so far and they learned that nothing’s impossible. That’s what makes them unique. They nowadays make machines for everything. No animals or any living thing makes one thing for everything. The Internet is something that anyone can access around the world. There is nothing that all living things can access except the Internet. Humans also believe in anything. Like for something that is absolutely impossible humans make it possible. If an animal would tell another animal that there would be something like the Internet it would think it is mad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How the Internet makes humans unique

The narrator kept going on and on about what will he do. He succeeded so far and they learned that nothing’s impossible. That’s what makes humans unique. The people nowadays make machines for everything. No animals or any living thing makes one thing for everything. The Internet is something that anyone can access around the world. There is nothing that all living things can access except the Internet. Humans also believe in anything. Like for something that is absolutely impossible humans make it possible. If an animal would tell another animal that there would be something like the Internet it would think it is mad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How the Internet makes humans unique

The narrator kept going on and on about what will he do. He succeeded so far and we learned that nothing’s impossible. That’s what makes humans unique. People nowadays make machines for everything. No animal or any living thing makes one thing for everything. The Internet is something that anyone can access around the world. There is very few things that all living things can access except the Internet. The internet makes humans closer. Humans also believe in anything. Like for something that is absolutely impossible humans make it possible. If an animal would tell another animal that there would be something like the Internet it would think it is mad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How the Internet makes humans unique

The narrator kept going on and on about what will he do. He succeeded so far and we learned that nothing’s impossible. That’s what makes humans unique. People nowadays make machines for everything. No animal or any living thing makes one thing for everything. The Internet is something that anyone can access around the world. There is very few things that all living things can access except the Internet. The internet connects humans. Humans also believe in anything. Like for something that is absolutely impossible humans make it possible. If an animal would tell another animal that there would be something like the Internet it would think it is mad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How the Internet makes humans unique

The narrator kept going on and on about what will he do. He succeeded so far and we learned that nothing’s impossible. That’s what makes humans unique. People nowadays make machines for everything. No animal or any living thing makes one thing for everything. The Internet is something that anyone can access around the world. There is very few things that all living things can access except the Internet. The internet connects humans all over the world. Humans also believe in anything. Like for something that is absolutely impossible humans make it possible. If an animal would tell another animal that there would be something like the Internet it would think it is mad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How the Internet makes humans unique

The narrator kept going on and on about what will he do. He succeeded so far and we learned that nothing’s impossible. That’s what makes humans unique. People nowadays make machines for everything. No animal or any living thing makes one thing for everything. The Internet is something that anyone can access around the world. There is very few things that all living things can access except the Internet. The internet connects humans all over the world. The internet gives a lot of information to all humans. It does not matter if you are weak or strong for the internet unlike animals. The internet allows people to get stuff from anywhere. Even sitting in their homes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How the Internet makes humans unique

The narrator kept going on and on about what will he do. He succeeded so far and we learned that nothing’s impossible. That’s what makes humans unique. People nowadays make machines for everything. No animal or any living thing makes one thing for everything. The Internet is something that anyone can access around the world. There is very few things that all living things can access except the Internet. The internet connects humans all over the world. The internet gives a lot of information to all humans. It does not matter if you are weak or strong for the internet unlike animals. The internet allows people to get stuff from anywhere. Even sitting in their homes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The change of life predicted in 1969

This video describes how in 1969 the people thought the computer would change the life style of a family.

  • A mom can chose clothes  through an electronic device. It is called Fingertip shopping (our online shopping).
  • Through a house hold monitor  screen people can watch what is happening in the garden or inside  the house.
  • All bills and transactions will be carried out electronically through the central bank (our online banking).
  •  The father  will be able to print out and get an overview of all his payments and accounts.
  • Each house will have like a home post office or an electronic correspondent machine that allows to send written instant messages all over the world (E-mail).

Humans are Unique?

That video shows that we humans have the capability and brain power to invent a computer for the future that is able to connect into a camera in any store of their choosing and then purchase it online also with the taxes and bills coming through the computer. But when they made the computers it turned out to be totally different and much better than the one in the video. For humans to be able to think up of ideas to make a computer like the one in the video without certain materials to make it that when we finally built a computer it didn’t turn out like the one in the video it turned out better. This makes humans unique because no other living thing on earth would be able to invent and come up with ideas of invention such as the computer, television, car etc because most animals and other things don’t have the intelligence like us humans to invent helpful things or use resources in a helpful manner while trying to preserve the resources most of the time.

 

The video is at http://inside.isb.ac.th/jdenby

What Makes Humans Unique?

What makes humans so unique is that the have the mind to build this kind of technology. We have methods, we learn from each other, and we use resources. Because you don’t just see a dog looking at a piece of metal saying I’m going to invent a computer. I also noticed by watching this video I  that we can advance (expand) our knowledge. And we can try new things to make a better, and easier future. So as you can see as humans we are unique in our own ways. Like we can use each other to help,we use tools. But most importantly our brains and what we can do with them they are crucial. Without them we would hopeless, and nowhere near today.

What Makes Humans Unique?

What makes humans so unique is that the have the mind to build this kind of technology. We have methods, we learn from each other, and we use resources. Because you don’t just see a dog looking at a piece of metal saying I’m going to invent a computer. I also noticed by watching this video I  that we can advance (expand) our knowledge. And we can try new things to make a better, and easier future. So as you can see as humans we are unique in our own ways. Like we can use each other to help,we use tools. But most importantly our brains and what we can do with them they are crucial. Without them we would hopeless, and nowhere near today.

Vacation Reading Follow-up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While Reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone . . .

 

I was thinking . . . How someone could think of all the different things like the giant dog and the stone that could make you live forever or bring someone back to life. Also all of the other magical things like the talking paintings and Hogwarts but in the end have everything connect. I was hard to follow what was happening in the story sometimes but after a while of reading it all made sense.

 

I was feeling . . . Interested in how the author could have multiple things happening at one time to keep you wondering what was going to happen. Although sometimes the story was easy to follow there were some times when I would get confused and have to restart a chapter. One of the things that made me feel confused was when the author would skip months at the end of a chapter.

 

I was wondering . . . What other things could have been in the world that J.K Rowling made to make the book a little more interesting. Also I wonder what happened in the time that was skipped in the book or why there were so many different things that connected to one point. Like when Hagrid got the dragon that was related to the giant dog that was related to the main plot. The last thing that I thought about was how Voldemort got into the place were the stone was suppose to be if none of the obstacles to get to the room had been overcome.

 

I was Learning . . . How with a great imagination and a lot of creative or different Ideas you could make a very interesting story full of excitement and mystery. I also learned that you could make a connection with even with a story that is not real. This book has taught me a lot about the different types of plots that you can add to make a story interesting. One of the points was when they were looking for the stone and went into the room that Professor Snape made and they had to find the correct vales to drink or they would die. I won’t explain further because that would be giving a very interesting part of the story away.

 

I was making a personal connection with this book because . . . When I came to Thailand for the very first time I felt a connection with this book.  The reason that I felt connected to the book is because when we came to Thailand I felt exited to be here but at the same time I didn’t know anything about Thailand. I also think Harry felt a little bit confused when he entered the wizard world because there were a lot of different and new things happening. One example is when I cam to Thailand for the first time I saw an elephant walking on the road and I thought that was cool. Also Harry learned about riding brooms and he was very good at riding.

Vacation Reading Follow-up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While Reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone . . .

 

I was thinking . . . How someone could think of all the different things like the giant dog and the stone that could make you live forever or bring someone back to life. Also all of the other magical things like the talking paintings and Hogwarts but in the end have everything connect. I was hard to follow what was happening in the story sometimes but after a while of reading it all made sense.

 

I was feeling . . . Interested in how the author could have multiple things happening at one time to keep you wondering what was going to happen. Although sometimes the story was easy to follow there were some times when I would get confused and have to restart a chapter. One of the things that made me feel confused was when the author would skip months at the end of a chapter.

 

I was wondering . . . What other things could have been in the world that J.K Rowling made to make the book a little more interesting. Also I wonder what happened in the time that was skipped in the book or why there were so many different things that connected to one point. Like when Hagrid got the dragon that was related to the giant dog that was related to the main plot. The last thing that I thought about was how Voldemort got into the place were the stone was suppose to be if none of the obstacles to get to the room had been overcome.

 

I was Learning . . . How with a great imagination and a lot of creative or different Ideas you could make a very interesting story full of excitement and mystery. I also learned that you could make a connection with even with a story that is not real. This book has taught me a lot about the different types of plots that you can add to make a story interesting. One of the points was when they were looking for the stone and went into the room that Professor Snape made and they had to find the correct vales to drink or they would die. I won’t explain further because that would be giving a very interesting part of the story away.

 

I was making a personal connection with this book because . . . When I came to Thailand for the very first time I felt a connection with this book.  The reason that I felt connected to the book is because when we came to Thailand I felt exited to be here but at the same time I didn’t know anything about Thailand. I also think Harry felt a little bit confused when he entered the wizard world because there were a lot of different and new things happening. One example is when I cam to Thailand for the first time I saw an elephant walking on the road and I thought that was cool. Also Harry learned about riding brooms and he was very good at riding.

Vacation Reading Follow-up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While Reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone . . .

 

I was thinking . . . How someone could think of all the different things like the giant dog and the stone that could make you live forever or bring someone back to life. Also all of the other magical things like the talking paintings and Hogwarts but in the end have everything connect. I was hard to follow what was happening in the story sometimes but after a while of reading it all made sense.

 

I was feeling . . . Interested in how the author could have multiple things happening at one time to keep you wondering what was going to happen. Although sometimes the story was easy to follow there were some times when I would get confused and have to restart a chapter. One of the things that made me feel confused was when the author would skip months at the end of a chapter.

 

I was wondering . . . What other things could have been in the world that J.K Rowling made to make the book a little more interesting. Also I wonder what happened in the time that was skipped in the book or why there were so many different things that connected to one point. Like when Hagrid got the dragon that was related to the giant dog that was related to the main plot. The last thing that I thought about was how Voldemort got into the place were the stone was suppose to be if none of the obstacles to get to the room had been overcome.

 

I was Learning . . . How with a great imagination and a lot of creative or different Ideas you could make a very interesting story full of excitement and mystery. I also learned that you could make a connection with even with a story that is not real. This book has taught me a lot about the different types of plots that you can add to make a story interesting. One of the points was when they were looking for the stone and went into the room that Professor Snape made and they had to find the correct vales to drink or they would die. I won’t explain further because that would be giving a very interesting part of the story away.

 

I was making a personal connection with this book because . . . When I came to Thailand for the very first time I felt a connection with this book.  The reason that I felt connected to the book is because when we came to Thailand I felt exited to be here but at the same time I didn’t know anything about Thailand. I also think Harry felt a little bit confused when he entered the wizard world because there were a lot of different and new things happening. One example is when I cam to Thailand for the first time I saw an elephant walking on the road and I thought that was cool. Also Harry learned about riding brooms and he was very good at riding.

Vacation Reading Follow-up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While Reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone By J.K Rowling . . .

I was thinking . . . How someone could think of all the different things like the giant dog and the stone that could make you live forever or bring someone back to life. Also all of the other magical things like the talking paintings and Hogwarts but in the end have everything connect. I was hard to follow what was happening in the story sometimes but after a while of reading it all made sense.

 

I was feeling . . . Interested in how the author could have multiple things happening at one time to keep you wondering what was going to happen. Although sometimes the story was easy to follow there were some times when I would get confused and have to restart a chapter. One of the things that made me feel confused was when the author would skip months at the end of a chapter.

 

I was wondering . . . What other things could have been in the world that J.K Rowling made to make the book a little more interesting. Also I wonder what happened in the time that was skipped in the book or why there were so many different things that connected to one point. Like when Hagrid got the dragon that was related to the giant dog that was related to the main plot. The last thing that I thought about was how Voldemort got into the place were the stone was suppose to be if none of the obstacles to get to the room had been overcome.

 

I was Learning . . . How with a great imagination and a lot of creative or different Ideas you could make a very interesting story full of excitement and mystery. I also learned that you could make a connection with even with a story that is not real. This book has taught me a lot about the different types of plots that you can add to make a story interesting. One of the points was when they were looking for the stone and went into the room that Professor Snape made and they had to find the correct vales to drink or they would die. I won’t explain further because that would be giving a very interesting part of the story away.

 

I was making a personal connection with this book because . . . When I came to Thailand for the very first time I felt a connection with this book.  The reason that I felt connected to the book is because when we came to Thailand I felt exited to be here but at the same time I didn’t know anything about Thailand. I also think Harry felt a little bit confused when he entered the wizard world because there were a lot of different and new things happening. One example is when I cam to Thailand for the first time I saw an elephant walking on the road and I thought that was cool. Also Harry learned about riding brooms and he was very good at riding.

Vacation Reading Follow-up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While Reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone By J.K Rowling . . .

I was thinking . . . How someone could think of all the different things like the giant dog and the stone that could make you live forever or bring someone back to life. Also all of the other magical things like the talking paintings and Hogwarts but in the end have everything connect. I was hard to follow what was happening in the story sometimes but after a while of reading it all made sense.

 

I was feeling . . . Interested in how the author could have multiple things happening at one time to keep you wondering what was going to happen. Although sometimes the story was easy to follow there were some times when I would get confused and have to restart a chapter. One of the things that made me feel confused was when the author would skip months at the end of a chapter.

 

I was wondering . . . What other things could have been in the world that J.K Rowling made to make the book a little more interesting. Also I wonder what happened in the time that was skipped in the book or why there were so many different things that connected to one point. Like when Hagrid got the dragon that was related to the giant dog that was related to the main plot. The last thing that I thought about was how Voldemort got into the place were the stone was suppose to be if none of the obstacles to get to the room had been overcome.

 

I was Learning . . . How with a great imagination and a lot of creative or different Ideas you could make a very interesting story full of excitement and mystery. I also learned that you could make a connection with even with a story that is not real. This book has taught me a lot about the different types of plots that you can add to make a story interesting. One of the points was when they were looking for the stone and went into the room that Professor Snape made and they had to find the correct vales to drink or they would die. I won’t explain further because that would be giving a very interesting part of the story away.

 

I was making a personal connection with this book because . . . When I came to Thailand for the very first time I felt a connection with this book.  The reason that I felt connected to the book is because when we came to Thailand I felt exited to be here but at the same time I didn’t know anything about Thailand. I also think Harry felt a little bit confused when he entered the wizard world because there were a lot of different and new things happening. One example is when I cam to Thailand for the first time I saw an elephant walking on the road and I thought that was cool. Also Harry learned about riding brooms and he was very good at riding.

Mandala

7 things I will add on my Mandala,

1. Star of david, it represents me as a jew

2. Teletubbies, it represents my past

3. Soccer ball, shows how much I love sports and how that will always stay with me

4. Family, represents how I will always be part of my family

5. music note, represents that music is a way of life to me

6. Dog and cat, my dog and cat represents that as long as we move around the world we will always take our dog and cat with us , they are our family

7. Tree and earth around, represents that i will and want to take care of our world and nature.

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1.  Finish your narrative about Middle School.

2.  Period 3/4:  Finish the paragraph about WHY you chose the thing you chose for the centre of your mandala (on blog if possible, on computer if not).  Paragraph means at least 5 sentences.

3.  Watch the following video (same as we watched in class).  It’s embedded here, but be patient if it does not load right away.  Write at least one paragraph explaining how this connects to the qualities that make humans unique.  What does this show about people?  Do this as a blog post with tags adaptation and humanities.

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In this video i think it shows me that instead of walking to buy things you need, you  can just order it online and not waste your time walking to the super market.  You can also watch what other people is doing in the house at the same time and it will automatically go on your bill. You can also check what you chose and it will go to the family account and it will tell u how much you have to take out and how much you have left. It also shows me that some people might like to walk to the super market and buy things but other might like to order it online.

The Internet in 1969

This video shows that people are very creative. They used there own imagination to predict what the future would look like.  They used they’re creativity and imagination to let people get an idea of what the future would look like. I didn’t actually know that they were talking about the future. Don’t you think it’s really cool that they made a video? I also didn’t realize that it was just they’re imagination. Doesn’t this video make you ask some questions for the 1969 people and also the people who made this awesome video? They’re thinking is very creative as I said before!!!

The Internet in 1969

This video shows that people are very creative. They used there own imagination to predict what the future would look like.  They used they’re creativity and imagination to let people get an idea of what the future would look like. I didn’t actually know that they were talking about the future. Don’t you think it’s really cool that they made a video? I also didn’t realize that it was just they’re imagination. Doesn’t this video make you ask some questions for the 1969 people and also the people who made this awesome video? They’re thinking is very creative as I said before!!!

Why Humans Are Unique

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0pPfyYtiBc&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

 

In that video you just watched shows how us humans are unique. It’s about how we were so smart that we made shopping online possible, and being able to create emails. Our wisdom was used to make things like computers and telephones. That’s why were unique. Humans are like no other, besides being all different from each other, there is no other species in the world like us. The only reason why you can watch T.V is because of, some amazing person out there thinking. “Why not it may not seem possible but I think I can make it.” It’s just that little slither of courage. We used our imagination to create things like paper who thought a thin delicate object could be made out of a rough tall tree. Some impossible things can be done with just one person. Every time you tell someone hey I’m thinking of making this with this, they may say that’s so dumb. But really it can be made into a amazing creation. You have so many options. Try it.

Reading Responce #1

Getting Even Mavis Juke

Question: Who was your favorite character? What did you appreciate about her?

My favorite character is Maggie. She is the main character in this story. I appreciate that she is very brave in this story. Because when read it about it she is very strong to her dad.

Reading Responce #1

Getting Even Mavis Juke

Question: Who was your favorite character? What did you appreciate about her?

My favorite character is Maggie. She is the main character in this story. I appreciate that she is very brave in this story. Because when read it about it she is very strong to her dad.

Reading Responce #1

Getting Even Mavis Juke

Question: Who was your favorite character? What did you appreciate about her?

My favorite character is Maggie. She is the main character in this story. I appreciate that she is very brave in this story. Because when I read it about it she is very strong to her dad. She is so funny when she is with her friends.

Reading Responce #1

Getting Even Mavis Juke

Question: Who was your favorite character? What did you appreciate about her?

My favorite character is Maggie. She is the main character in this story. I appreciate that she is very brave in this story. Because when I read it about it she is very strong to her dad and her mom. She has crazy friends but she overcome the hardships by herself.

Summer vacation reading follow up: The Hobbit

Title of the Reading Selection: The Hobbit
Author: J.R.R Tolkien
Genre or Subject of the Book: Fantasy/Adventure

While reading this book . . .

I was thinking . . .
At first it was warm and even kind of boring but had a lot of impressing imagery and through out the book the imagery was getting better and better the story was a classic it was very enjoyable. You could really see what was happening through the adventure. The creatures were descriptive and also all the characters. I thought that the character development was very bold and noticeable. And at one part where Bilbo was fighting off the giant spiders I was thinking about how he scared he was a few weeks and how he feels so confident with himself. At that point in the book I started turning through pages more than most of the books that I read.

I was feeling . . .
I could feel everything the main character (Bilbo) was feeling. I could feel his courage suddenly rise from zero to hero. I could feel the might in his thoughts. But as well as his might and courage I could feel his fear. The imagery as I said was amazing and therefore I could almost feel the environment around the character. I could see the sunshine while the character was walking through the mountians.

I was wondering . . .
I was wondering why Gandalf had to leave them in the middle of the adventure through Mirkwood and all the history of Gollum’s past and what he used to be like before turning into a miserable creature. Why was Beorn so mysterious I couldn’t help wondering where he is from and what is his background.

I was learning . . .
I was learning that stereotypes can horribly mistaken, for example, Bilbo was a Hobbit and hobbits don’t like adventures and they do not like different environments and that they are not brave. And this book completely showed that people are unique and that they are different from everyone else as Bilbo showed on his adventure.

I was making a personal connection with this book because…
I could connect to this book because I love adventures! And well in nichada you don’t really have any you have villa and that’s it. Bilbo became to love the idea of going on an adventure fairly fast in the book, in about 20 pages it was if he never hated adventures at all. I could connect to Bilbo because when he took his first step of courage he was afraid I could connect to that because sometimes you are forced to do things that scare you.

Why are some areas of the world richer than others ??

Question: Why are some areas of the world richer that others ?

My answer: I think that some parts are richer than others because they have more power & more strength. The  fact that they have more strength makes it easy to take there valuable items. Now there is a new question HOW did they get strong. I think they got strong by uniting with other countries to get strong.

An example would be how French and England took over parts of Africa.

Why is some area in the world richer than others

I think that it is because some in the world have tricked other. Like if Africa example had a lot of supplies but they still needed fast money, some other people would give them only a bit money and then they would think that it was many money. So the one that gave money gets a lot of supplies very cheap and sell them expensive. They would get many money and keep getting more power.With that power they could even get more money.

I think that this video shows me that you don’t have to walk or drive to the place just to buy things you want. But you could save up your time by ordering it online on your computer and it will show you different pictures of what you want. And you could also watching your house on the screen the same time and it automatically goes on your bill. Also after that you could check what you choose and how much it cost and it will take you to the family account and tell how much you have to take out and also it tell how much you have left. predicting the future maybe you can buy every thing on the internet and you don’t have to waste your time by driving or walking there.

adaptation and humanities

I think that this video shows me that you don’t have to walk or drive to the place just to buy things you want. But you could save up your time by ordering it online on your computer and it will show you different pictures of what you want. And you could also watching your house on the screen the same time and it automatically goes on your bill. Also after that you could check what you choose and how much it cost and it will take you to the family account and tell how much you have to take out and also it tell how much you have left. predicting the future maybe you can buy every thing on the internet and you don’t have to waste your time by driving or walking there.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y0pPfyYtiBc[/youtube]

adaptation and humanities

I think that this video shows me that you don’t have to walk or drive to the place just to buy things you want. But you could save up your time by ordering it online on your computer and it will show you different pictures of what you want. And you could also watching your house on the screen the same time and it automatically goes on your bill. Also after that you could check what you choose and how much it cost and it will take you to the family account and tell how much you have to take out and also it tell how much you have left. predicting the future maybe you can buy every thing on the internet and you don’t have to waste your time by driving or walking there.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y0pPfyYtiBc[/youtube]

adaptation and humanities

I think that this video shows me that you don’t have to walk or drive to the place just to buy things you want. But you could save up your time by ordering it online on your computer and it will show you different pictures of what you want. And you could also watching your house on the screen the same time and it automatically goes on your bill. Also after that you could check what you choose and how much it cost and it will take you to the family account and tell how much you have to take out and also it tell how much you have left. predicting the future maybe you can buy every thing on the internet and you don’t have to waste your time by driving or walking there.

[youtube]www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y0pPfyYtiBc[/youtube]

adaptation and humanities

I think that this video shows me that you don’t have to walk or drive to the place just to buy things you want. But you could save up your time by ordering it online on your computer and it will show you different pictures of what you want. And you could also watching your house on the screen the same time and it automatically goes on your bill. Also after that you could check what you choose and how much it cost and it will take you to the family account and tell how much you have to take out and also it tell how much you have left. predicting the future maybe you can buy every thing on the internet and you don’t have to waste your time by driving or walking there.

adaptation and humanities

I think that this video shows me that you don’t have to walk or drive to the place just to buy things you want. But you could save up your time by ordering it online on your computer and it will show you different pictures of what you want. And you could also watching your house on the screen the same time and it automatically goes on your bill. Also after that you could check what you choose and how much it cost and it will take you to the family account and tell how much you have to take out and also it tell how much you have left. predicting the future maybe you can buy every thing on the internet and you don’t have to waste your time by driving or walking there. humans are unique because they can solve problems there own.

adaptation and humanities

I think that this video shows me that you don’t have to walk or drive to a place just to buy things you want. But you could save up your time by ordering it online on your computer and it will show you different pictures of what you want when you select something you want it automatically goes on your bill. Also after that you could check what you choose and how much it cost and it will take you to the family account and tell how much you have to take out and also it tell how much you have left. predicting the future maybe you can buy every thing on the internet and you don’t have to waste your time by driving or walking there. humans are unique because they can solve problems on their own and invent new things.

Africa

Why are some areas of the world richer than others? (Africa)

 

Many areas of the world are richer or poorer than others. Africa is an example. Africa is very diverse, economy-wise. Some parts are very rich. I think these parts may be richer because they have rich land (minerals, gemstones) or more working opportunities. I think these places also may be richer because they could be cities with lots of people, so more jobs would be made. Other areas of Africa are poor. Areas may be poorer if not many people live in a specific area or if resources and land (farming, droughts) are not good.

Reading Response #1

The Golden Compass   Philip Pullman

Question : How did you feel about the main character?

I found out that the main character of this book, Lyra Belacqua is very caring and brave girl. I really like her personalities  because she always cares about her friend and her daemon. Once she was in danger, she always cared about her daemon getting killed. She went on the journey to find the stolen children but on her way to search the children, she was kidnapped by the gobblers and she was taken into the snowing mountain where nothing else was there except for a building. The building was filled with the kidnapped kids so Lyra tried to help the kids escape. I think it was brave that she went on the journey even though she knows that it is very dangerous.

Another time, when she was attacked by the wolves, she let the other kids escape first even though she was wounded from this, I can see that she is a tough girl. I really like the main character of this book and I love to be a friend with her if she really existed she always has a plan.

Reading Response #1

The Golden Compass   Philip Pullman

Question : How did you feel about the main character?

I found out that the main character of this book, Lyra Belacqua is very caring and brave girl. I really like her personalities  because she always cares about her friend and her daemon. Once she was in danger, she always cared about her daemon getting killed. She went on the journey to find the stolen children but on her way to search the children, she was kidnapped by the gobblers and she was taken into the snowing mountain where nothing else was there except for a building. The building was filled with the kidnapped kids so Lyra tried to help the kids escape. I think it was brave that she went on the journey even though she knows that it is very dangerous.

Another time, when she was attacked by the wolves, she let the other kids escape first even though she was wounded from this, I can see that she is a tough girl. I really like the main character of this book and I love to be a friend with her if she really existed she always has a plan.

why are some parts of africa richer then others

because some parts have better governments and they can get more things from different country’s  and more cargo.but  because some have oil ,diamonds and gold but dome times they are very poor . it all depends on the government because some times if the place has lots of gold and diamonds  and oil the gov can steal it but if the gov steals it  but if some countries don’t have lots of gold diamonds etc… the gov helps them. well that is what i think.

Qualities that make humans unique with tech

Write at least one paragraph explaining how this connects to the qualities that make humans unique. What does this show about people?
They had the brains to predict the future and a lot of it was correct. They had cameras in important places which happens now too. They thought they could buy things on the internet which is true as well. The printer is invented too. They thought the computers would be big but we invented laptops which is much smaller and convenient. Now we can even do all these things on phone. This shows we have gone past the peoples imagination of electronics. This shows that humans are getting more advanced in technology. The good part is we are imagining new things and inventing it. There is still a lot to come.

Africa

1. Why some area of the world is richer than the other?

Why some area of the world is richer than the other? Why Europe is richer than Africa? Why USA richer than South America?

Choose one of these as your answer: Why some are of the world is richer than the other?

(A): people in africa and south america is stupid

(B): Europeans made money out of nowhere

(C): A and B

(D): None of them.

The answer is D. People in Africa and South America is not stupid, Europeans did not made money out of nowhere. It is because the European countries such as U.K., France, Spain, etc. came to Africa, Asia, South America and colonized them. After they did so, their purpose was not improving the natives’ life, but to take away natural resource and improve their life. So the natives’ life never got better.

In 1940-1970s, many countries from Asia, Africa, and S. America was given their freedom from Europeans. At first it looked like they were thriving, but it started to collapse. Despite the Western countries helped out them, they continued to collapse. Why? It was because of the government. Government manages what to do for the country. If the leader only thinks of him/her, than the money for the public goes to him/her, and the country stops thriving. That’s why most countries in Africa is poor.

In Africa, the only countries that is rich is South Africa. It was quite different than the other from the start. South Africa welcomed European people, system, and style to prevent crisis.It stille does have many problem, but they have overcame many hardships.

 

Re-write

Why?

-colonization

-government

-how to thrive – eg. South Africa

Why are other countries more rich or poor than others?

I think some countries are more richer than others because of their leader and their resources such as oil and the agriculture. It depends on the leader because they are the ones that are in control of the country and are the ones that make the big decisions for the country. It depends on the resources because with good resources the country doesn’t have to worry about running out of food or starving. For example in Russia, the country doesn’t have enough resources, because only half of their land can grow crops, the other half of their land is useless. An example of a bad leader is Kim Jong Il, who is the leader of North Korea. He wasn’t a good leader because he did not care about the people and only cared about the army. With him being the leader, the country isn’t a rich country and is a corrupted one. Therefore I feel that the leader of the country and the resources that a country has are the main contributors to if the country is rich or not.

Qualities of Human uniques

In class I was learning about qualities that make human uniques. After watching the video below here I wrote a paragraph showing how this video connects to the qualities that make human uniques.

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I think after watching this video this tells me things that make humans unique is being creative, looking at things in ways that may be helpful and use less time. For example, as what shown is the video, you’re able to buys things online, that save you a lot of time instead going to the shop and buy it. Another things that make human unique is their planning, predicting the futures of what they could do to make things easier. The video is basically about things about internet that might have in the future. This kind of planning is also like a target for you to reach, to invent it. Pretend if you’re in those olden days, predicting about this stuff that might happen, wouldn’t it make life easier?

I would like to read Anooka’s Answer. This story is about a young women and her tribe about 1,200 year ago. They were living happily but  at the river, she meets a raven women. Even though their tribe is peaceful, Anooka has a tiring life. So anooka’s making her choice, staying with her tribe or following the raven women.

The reason I want to read this book is because I like to read books with adventures and quests. I can’t wait to read it!

Book I want to read

I would like to read Anooka’s Answer. This story is about a young women and her tribe about 1,200 year ago. They were living happily but  at the river, she meets a raven women. Even though their tribe is peaceful, Anooka has a tiring life. So anooka’s making her choice, staying with her tribe or following the raven women.

The reason I want to read this book is because I like to read books with adventures and quests. I can’t wait to read it!

why are some areas in the word richer that others

some of the areas in the world are richer than others because of communism, war, history and resources. Here are the rich country’s that I think are rich Japan, America, Russia, south Korea, Dubai. my list of or country’s are Thailand, Cambodia, Mexico Africa north Korea,

one of the areas that I thing that makes country’s poor is how had people work and and the discipline.

Second they mite not have any resources.

The third thing that will make a country rich or poor is the government because if the government is poor or corrupt then the country is poor.

There is an exapmple of Thailand that the culture is not so hard working as japan or any other rich country’s.

And if the country has resources then the country is going to be rich like Dubai this country has many resources like oil and Cambodia has no resources so it is poor.

An example that I have about a low class government would be north Korea because there government are dictators an a better government than North Korea would be America because the government is not corrupt and it is not poor.

why are some areas in the word richer that others

some of the areas in the world are richer than others because of communism, war, history and resources. Here are the rich country’s that I think are rich Japan, America, Russia, south Korea, Dubai. my list of or country’s are Thailand, Cambodia, Mexico Africa north Korea,

one of the areas that I thing that makes country’s poor is how had people work and and the discipline.

Second they mite not have any resources.

The third thing that will make a country rich or poor is the government because if the government is poor or corrupt then the country is poor.

There is an exapmple of Thailand that the culture is not so hard working as japan or any other rich country’s.

And if the country has resources then the country is going to be rich like Dubai this country has many resources like oil and Cambodia has no resources so it is poor.

An example that I have about a low class government would be north Korea because there government are dictators an a better government than North Korea would be America because the government is not corrupt and it is not poor.

why are some areas in the word richer that others

some of the areas in the world are richer than others because of communism, war, history and resources. Here are the rich country’s that I think are rich Japan, America, Russia, south Korea, Dubai. my list of or country’s are Thailand, Cambodia, Mexico Africa north Korea,

one of the areas that I thing that makes country’s poor is how had people work and and the discipline.

Second they mite not have any resources.

The third thing that will make a country rich or poor is the government because if the government is poor or corrupt then the country is poor.

There is an exapmple of Thailand that the culture is not so hard working as japan or any other rich country’s.

And if the country has resources then the country is going to be rich like Dubai this country has many resources like oil and Cambodia has no resources so it is poor.

An example that I have about a low class government would be north Korea because there government are dictators an a better government than North Korea would be America because the government is not corrupt and it is not poor.

why are some areas in the word richer that others

some of the areas in the world are richer than others because of communism, war, history and resources. Here are the rich country’s that I think are rich Japan, America, Russia, south Korea, Dubai. my list of or country’s are Thailand, Cambodia, Mexico Africa north Korea,

one of the areas that I thing that makes country’s poor is how had people work and and the discipline.

Second they mite not have any resources.

The third thing that will make a country rich or poor is the government because if the government is poor or corrupt then the country is poor.

There is an exapmple of Thailand that the culture is not so hard working as japan or any other rich country’s.

And if the country has resources then the country is going to be rich like Dubai this country has many resources like oil and Cambodia has no resources so it is poor.

An example that I have about a low class government would be north Korea because there government are dictators an a better government than North Korea would be America because the government is not corrupt and it is not poor.

why are some areas in the word richer that others

some of the areas in the world are richer than others because of communism, war, history and resources. Here are the rich country’s that I think are rich Japan, America, Russia, south Korea, Dubai. my list of or country’s are Thailand, Cambodia, Mexico Africa north Korea,

one of the areas that I thing that makes country’s poor is how had people work and and the discipline.

Second they mite not have any resources.

The third thing that will make a country rich or poor is the government because if the government is poor or corrupt then the country is poor.

There is an exapmple of Thailand that the culture is not so hard working as japan or any other rich country’s.

And if the country has resources then the country is going to be rich like Dubai this country has many resources like oil and Cambodia has no resources so it is poor.

An example that I have about a low class government would be north Korea because there government are dictators an a better government than North Korea would be America because the government is not corrupt and it is not poor.

why are some areas in the word richer that others

some of the areas in the world are richer than others because of communism, war, history and resources. Here are the rich country’s that I think are rich Japan, America, Russia, south Korea, Dubai. my list of or country’s are Thailand, Cambodia, Mexico Africa north Korea,

one of the areas that I thing that makes country’s poor is how had people work and and the discipline.

Second they mite not have any resources.

The third thing that will make a country rich or poor is the government because if the government is poor or corrupt then the country is poor.

There is an exapmple of Thailand that the culture is not so hard working as japan or any other rich country’s.

And if the country has resources then the country is going to be rich like Dubai this country has many resources like oil and Cambodia has no resources so it is poor.

An example that I have about a low class government would be north Korea because there government are dictators an a better government than North Korea would be America because the government is not corrupt and it is not poor.

hey people in the world

Wow, this so amazing my first time being to Bangkok. I’m already starting seventh grade i still remember when i was in preschool in India. This is my first time making a blog so i might mess up so if there isn’t anything you like just please leave a comment. It’s hard to coming to a country and not knowing anybody or the school or even how your house looks like. It’s going to be hard to adjust to everything. But thank goodness i already have alot of friends who are new too. It’s easier to relate to someone who going through what I’m going through. This is just trying this out because i wanted to try it out. And this is to make my blog not look boring.  thank you!!!!

Homework

1.  Make sure your forms for computers and emergency contacts come in by Friday.

2.  Period 5/6: Have a list of at least 7 ideas ready for a mandala about you.  Remember that you are trying to represent YOU.  Write at least 5 sentences explaining why you chose what you want to put in the centre.  (If your blog is working, make it a blog post.  If not, write it on your computer).

3.  Both classes: Make sure your narrative maps are complete in your writing journal.

4.  Make sure you send me your blog address from your student email account.  After today, they should be set up.

 

I’m putting my religion/culture  in the center because i can represent where I’m from. I’m also putting it there because my religion shows me what i respect and who i am. Its also what my family believes in.

Homework

1.  Make sure your forms for computers and emergency contacts come in by Friday.

2.  Period 5/6: Have a list of at least 7 ideas ready for a mandala about you.  Remember that you are trying to represent YOU.  Write at least 5 sentences explaining why you chose what you want to put in the centre.  (If your blog is working, make it a blog post.  If not, write it on your computer).

I’m putting my family or friend in the center because my family helps me all the time and my friends are always there to help me when I’m not with my family. And my friends are someone who can make me laugh. Riley, kayla, and madison are my best friend scince 5 grade. And they always make me feel happy. And my family aren’t mean to me and my aunt helps me with everything i need help in.

3.  Both classes: Make sure your narrative maps are complete in your writing journal.

4.  Make sure you send me your blog address from your student email account.  After today, they should be set up.

Blog Post On Video The Internet In 1969

This video connects to the qualities that make humans unique by almost everything in the video that I watched, we have done ourselves presently! Shopping online, paying bills online, and security cameras. Another way this connects is that humans are the only species who can predict an accurate future. To add on, we are the only species to even really think about doing something in the future, like having amazing programs on the internet!

Why are some areas richer than others?

I think some areas a richer because they have become more efficient about having a working country. I think that some poorer countries have a bad, unstable government and have not enough jobs. That makes it harder to make a good economy and government.

Mandala!

For the center of my mandala I am going to put a picture of the English flag because… I am from England (duh) and I love  to go back home to England because all of my family and some of my friends are there. Also because were I come from there are loads of horses, and I LOVE horses. My favorite shopping centre is there too it’s called meadowhall . I lot of things I like are in England this is why I chose The English flag

by Drew :)

Why Humans Are Unique

I think think that the video shows how humans are unique because it shows that we think ahead. I think this because the video was made in 1969 when computers/monitors weren’t even thought of. Someone had a great prediction that you could be able to do tons of stuff on a computer, and you can. The prediction was also right when the narrator said that they would be able to scan bills and checks into the computer, which is right.  So I think that this thought, of the computer, helped scientists know what the people think the computer to kind of help them make it.

Why Humans Are Unique

I think think that the video shows how humans are unique because it shows that we dream. I think this because the video was made in 1969 when computers/monitors weren’t even thought of. Someone had a great prediction that you could be able to do tons of stuff on a computer, and you can. The prediction was also right when the narrator said that they would be able to scan bills and checks into the computer, which is right.  So I think that this thought, of the computer, helped scientists know what the people think the computer will do to help them make it. So this is how we moved forward in the technological evolution. There for when humans dream about the future, it can actually help us get to the future.

Welcome to my humanities blog!

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Santa Claus – Claustrophobia Conspiracy

Yesterday while I was in health class I witnessed a conversation that includes the word ‘claustrophobia’ in it. That made me think if the fear of narrow spaces as well as it made me thinks of Santa Claus. I thought to myself, ‘why is Santa’s last name Claus?’ What I came up with is hat Santa Claus crawls down narrow spaces from the top of your house like a chimney. What a coincidence that chimneys are narrow spaces. Or maybe it wasn’t a coincidence. Perhaps someone purposefully  named the guy that crawls down narrow spaces after the word ‘claustrophobia’. I bet that his last name is Claus because he is immune to claustrophobia. Nothing more than a work of fiction to invoke good behavior in toddlers. If the character that inspired christmas is Santa Claus, then why isn’t the holiday named ‘clausmas’? What is Santa Claus’s role in the bible anyway? Doesn’t the holiday exist and the loving memory of Jesus Christ? If so, then why isn’t Jesus giving out presents instead of Claus? Perhaps Santa is Jesus’ servant. But then again, it must be a coincidence. Or perhaps my allegation about the uncanny familiarity about Santa Claus and Claustrophobia are true because it’s absolutely ridiculous.

Bottom line: The person who thought up of Santa Claus is conkers.

Reading Response #1

ArchEnemy by Frank Beddor

Do you find this book a quick read?  Why or why not?

No, this book isn’t by any means a quick read.  One factor that contributes to this is that this isn’t a very fast paced book.  A large plot altering decision is made in a few pages not a few sentences.  Occasionally a decision is made over the course of a few chapters.  At the same time, it’s hard to keep track all the different relationships between the characters.  It’s absolutely hectic.  Everyone is trying to kill everyone but there is a mischief and deceit going on in the form of  giant green caterpillar and nobody quite knows all the details.

What did you think of the style of the writer?

The writers style is a bit odd.  One chapter of the book is dedicated to one character in the book.  It jumps from one character to another.  It feels as though the writer just threw down whatever he was thinking regardless of rhyme or reason (truth be told I do this myself on occasion, so I’m used to it in a way).  Overall I kind of like it. it’s open and it flows, not easily, but it flows..

Reading Response #1

Specials by Scott Westerfeld

Question 1) What have you read that is similar to this book?

Answer:  This book comes in a series of 4 books and this book is the third part. The first two books were Uglies and Pretties. In this series there is a main character called Shay. This series is about ugly people who turn pretty after attending an operations when they are 16 to be pretty. Shay also attends one. But when uglies attend this operation, the doctors who are called Specials do something to the brains of the uglies. Shay is in a journey to find the truth about the Specials.

I am assuming that in this book, Shay will find out about the secret of Specials. In the book Uglies, she finds out that the specials are the ones who hid her friend Tally and they told her to find them or else they wouldn’t make her pretty. Also at the end of the book Pretties, she was on her way to find out about the secret and in this book she is starting to find out about it.

 

Reading Response #1

The Shadow Project by Herbie Brennan

What did you enjoy about this book?

At first I was confused about the plot of the story, but as I read on I began to get a feel of the book. The book is about a teenager named Danny Lipman who lives with his grandmother. He is forced to steal from others because he doesn’t have much money to pay for school and food. The story began with Danny stumbling upon this one house but what he didn’t know was that the house was actually a top secret government headquarters called The Shadow Project. It was an organization where teenage spies are trained to leave their mortal bodies and enter a second body that no one can see, touch or hear. What I like about the book is that it’s very creative and imaginative. It’s a different plot from books I’ve read before, it’s filled with action and suspense. I enjoy reading it because I love to read books that are interesting and books that give me a reason to read it.

What makes a minor character memorable?

I think what makes a minor character memorable are their emotions and how they react to situations. It’s how the author expresses the character’s emotions that really interests me. The character also has to be appropriate for the plot or else it could be confusing. It’s also what their habits are and how they act normally, if their habits are interesting or if I have any habits in common with that character then I can relate to the character and that is also what makes a character memorable. For some people it could be different but for me that is what I look for in a character and it’s one thing that makes me read on in the book.

READING RESPONSE #1

House Rules BY JODI PICOULT

QUESTION #1

  • What did you think of the style of the writer?
I think that Jodi Picoult is one of my most esteemed writers. She takes the books pure story and divides the chapters into perspectives. One chapter might be from Jacob’s perspective, a boy who is greatly overcome by his disability. Autism. The next chapter might be from his mothers perspective, a single mom who is stressed with two sons and the thought that one might have taken part in the murder of his autistic social worker. Or the chapter could be from the cops point of view who presumes that Jacobs anxiety that comes out of autism are actually guilt. A few of Jodi Picoult’s books dissect the idea of someone with a life crippling disease such as OB, or Aspergers and how their life is affected. Her characters in her book are full of personality and their true personality shows when they are faced with the hardest decision of their life. Her books are full of color and creativity and I very often get lost in the midst of it all. I would recommend any of her books to anyone.

Reading Response # 1

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

 

What did you enjoy about this book?

I enjoyed the adventure in this book. When the tributes from all the districts are sent to the Capitol, then they fight to the death; the winner of The Hunger Games gets a supply of food for their district for a whole year, and they get to live in the victors houses. I also enjoyed all of the characters: Katniss, she is the main character in this book, she is very good with a bow and arrow, and is fearless; everyday she goes into the woods (which people are not allowed to do) to hunt for food with her best friend Gale.   Gale; he is a very strong young man, but he is not the one picked to go to the Capitol with Katniss.   Peeta; he has had a big crush on Katniss for a long time, and when he gets picked to go with her to the Capitol, that love is used to get sponsers. They both have to act in love, and this gets them some gifts, which their sponsers buy for them. Although Peeta is only a bakers son, he is very strong, and pretty good at fighting.

The characters really make this story all the more enjoyable, the different personalities make the story really fun to read, The Hunger Games is my all-time favorite book. I enjoyed reading it a lot, there is a lot of action in this book which makes it really exciting, every book in the series just keeps getting better (in my opinion) and I just can not wait till the movie comes out year, but that’s not about the book, so, the thing that I enjoyed most about book, was the part where they were actually in the arena fighting.

Reading Response #1; Where She Went

(Where She Went by: Gayle Forman)

What are the most important relationships in the book?

I think the most important relationships in the book are between Mia and Adam, the main characters. When Mia left Adam to go study at Julliard, Adam avoided talking with anyone and locked himself in his room. Both of them knew either one would not forget about one another and that it was also impossible. Because how could they? they’ve been through so much together, Adam being there for Mia when she had a car accident which Mia’s family died in. Their relationship got really complicated after the car accident, in a way it made Adam closer and knew more about his girl friend.

In this book, both of them thought they had let go of one another. But for me I think the really hadn’t. They were always together thinking back about how much they loved and cared about each other. Every time this happened love, answers, and questions got tangled together in one feeling that struck them all at once. When this feeling struck Adam, he instantly became another person. He thought less about himself and how bleak his future was going to be like.

Reading Response #1

Enders Game, by Orson Scott Card

Consider the main character: what does he or she believe in? What is he or she willing to fight for?

In the Book Ender’s Game, a young boy named Ender Wiggin is enrolled in a special “Battle School”. A bunch of young boys are at the school. They are all training for one cause. To protect earth from the evil “Buggers”, an alien race that previously attempted to capture earth. The people who recruited Ender think he is the next great hero or general. He is the youngest person ever in Battle School. But he has a really sad life. His Brother beats him up because Ender is better than him. His brother even said that he would murder Ender. But when Ender goes to battle school he gets bullied even more. Ender feels that his life will never end and he will get bullied forever. But then he starts to make friends. And those friends protect him whenever a gang comes. The book has a really good way of showing that you need to have friends.

Ender believes that he is a failure to all society. But he is willing to fight to make sure that nobody else thinks so. He’s a very negative person. He is fighting for people believing in him. All the bullies and those people pick on him because he’s small but he is smarter and he has more imagination than all of them. He plays the fighting simulation games at Battle School and he beats the oldest boys, the best ones. He doesn’t know what’s going on with him. He is fighting so he can stay alive long enough so he can go back down to earth and see his best friend/sister Valentine. If he survives the whole 6 years he can go back down and visit her. But if he fails the school he will get iced and dropped into space, lost forever. It’s a very interesting book and I am looking forward to reading it to see what happens next.

 

Reading Response #1

Where She Went, Gayle Forman

Who was your favorite character? What did you appreciate about him/her? How did you feel about the main character? What makes a minor character memorable?

Mia is my favorite character in this book, she is a minor character but I like the way she acts and is introduced into scenes. I appreciate Mia as a good, strong character because she is the friend who wants to help, is kind, nice, and doesn’t want to harm anything or anyone. Mia is a really good listener, and I like to listen to people and hear them out just like she does, so I think I connect most with Mia out of all the characters.

The main character in this book is very interesting because she is on tour and for most people lives the life of dream, not to her its not though. She has a lot of emotions that she doesn’t talk about and they make her nervous to perform in front of people and she is a singer, her job is to perform. She is starting to make more and more bad choices and that’s breaking her down. Her character and story is the best part of the book, I just don’t connect with her, as in personalities.

I think minor characters that are memorable are memorable because of there personalities, and or what they do. I find that memorable minor characters help the main characters in some way and they have a strong interesting personality. A lot of times minor characters are my favorite and I wish there was more written about them because if they are written good the way they are described can be so strong that you don’t want them to go away for a few chapters.

I really like this book so far; my favorite parts are the characters, and the stories and personalities they are given.

Reading response 1

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

What have you read that is similar to this book?

 

One of the books I read that is similar this this book is called the spook’s apprentice. The reason I thinks the spook’s apprentice and the alchemyst is similar is because they both tell a story about a two or three main characters fighting against the antagonist. Also in the spook’s apprentice book the main character is being trained to use a special chain and some other weapons to fight against witches, boggarts and other evil creatures. In the alchemyst the main characters are being trained to use magic to fight against a antagonist called Dr. John Dee.

Another book that is similar to the alchemyst is called harry potter. The most similar thing between harry potter and the alchemyst is that they both use magic in the story and there is one particular person that is clearly the antagonist. Also the main characters in harry potter and the main characters in the alchemyst are both being trained to use magic. The only differnce is that in harry potter the main characters cast magic with a wand and in the alchemyst people can use magic without words or wands.

Reading Response # 1

Maximum Security, Robert Muchamore

Did you find this book a quick read? Why or why not?

     Like all action books this is very entertaining but depending on how you read it is weather it’s short or not. I wrapped it up in about 3 days because I thought it was so good with the main character being a spy and all. Some other books are much larger and can take a heck of a while to read but they’re easier to enjoy if you think it’s good. So It should depend on how you read to know if it’s quick or not.
What makes a minor character memorable?
     Steve is what you can call a minor character in this book. You only read about him while the main character, James,  is in deep cover in prison but it’s what he does that makes me remember him. For taking down his brother Steve attempts to slit James throat. Now kids just don’t go knifing each other. This put a solid picture in my mind. Two kids fighting, one for his brother, one for his life.

Brain meltdown

I checked out a lot of lmc books! I cant decide which one to read! Please help me!

1.The Time machine- Hg wells

2.The Enemy- charlie higson

3. Loch- i don’t know!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Brain meltdown

 

I am in a future world!!!!

Why are some areas of the world richer than the others?

I think that some areas in the world could be richer than the others is because that they are more tourist places. Let say Africa has a lot of golds and minerals but they are rarely any places that tourist could go and visit and Africa has gold but they have no money. But in Europe they are many and many places to visit and they also made lots of good brands. So if Europe is more popular that means that they have more tourist and that means that they will get a lot of money. So I think that is one way that some areas can get richer than the others.

Africa have gold but rarely any tourist places.

For Europe they have lots of tourist places and that gives Europe money.

 

 

CREDITS:

Gold in Africa: http://www.wealthdaily.com/articles/south+africa-gold-mines/2041

Europe tourist: http://www.ghostwriterproductions.com/luxury-travel/travel-in-europe/index.html

Why are some areas of the world richer than the others?

I think that some areas in the world could be richer than the others is because that they are more tourist places. Let say Africa has a lot of golds and minerals but they are rarely any places that tourist could go and visit and Africa has gold but they have no money. But in Europe they are many and many places to visit and they also made lots of good brands. So if Europe is more popular that means that they have more tourist and that means that they will get a lot of money. So I think that is one way that some areas can get richer than the others.

Maybe the behavior of how people treat tourist also matters because if people are not nice in that country they wouldn’t want to come again. But if people are respectful and nice maybe the tourist wants to come again. Possibly the government  of each countries also matter. It is because that if the government is good then they will make their country good so tourist will come and visit interesting places.

Africa have gold but rarely any tourist places.

For Europe they have lots of tourist places and that gives Europe money.

 

 

CREDITS:

Gold in Africa: http://www.wealthdaily.com/articles/south+africa-gold-mines/2041

Europe tourist: http://www.ghostwriterproductions.com/luxury-travel/travel-in-europe/index.html

Why are some areas of the world richer than the others?

I think that some areas in the world could be richer than the others is because that they are more tourist places. Let say Africa has a lot of golds and minerals but they are rarely any places that tourist could go and visit and Africa has gold but they have no money. But in Europe they are many and many places to visit and they also made lots of good brands. So if Europe is more popular that means that they have more tourist and that means that they will get a lot of money. So I think that is one way that some areas can get richer than the others.

Maybe the behavior of how people treat tourist also matters because if people are not nice in that country they wouldn’t want to come again. But if people are respectful and nice maybe the tourist wants to come again. Possibly the government  of each countries also matter. It is because that if the government is good then they will make their country good so tourist will come and visit interesting places.

Africa have gold but rarely any tourist places.

For Europe they have lots of tourist places and that gives Europe money.

 

 

CREDITS:

Gold in Africa: http://www.wealthdaily.com/articles/south+africa-gold-mines/2041

Europe tourist: http://www.ghostwriterproductions.com/luxury-travel/travel-in-europe/index.html

Why are some areas of the world richer than the others?

I think that some areas in the world could be richer than the others is because that they are more tourist places. Let say Africa has a lot of golds and minerals but they are rarely any places that tourist could go and visit and Africa has gold but they have no money. But in Europe they are many and many places to visit and they also made lots of good brands. So if Europe is more popular that means that they have more tourist and that means that they will get a lot of money. So I think that is one way that some areas can get richer than the others.

Maybe the behavior of how people treat tourists also matters because if people are not nice in their own country they wouldn’t want to come again. But if people are respectful and nice maybe the tourists would want to come again. Possibly, the things that is commonly use in the world does matter. It is because that people need to use them. For Example, the Middle East is a super rich country is because they sell oil and people need oil to do many things.

Africa have gold but rarely any tourist places.

For Europe they have lots of tourist places and that gives Europe money.

 

 

CREDITS:

Gold in Africa: http://www.wealthdaily.com/articles/south+africa-gold-mines/2041

Europe tourist: http://www.ghostwriterproductions.com/luxury-travel/travel-in-europe/index.html

Why are some areas of the world richer than the others?

I think that some areas in the world could be richer than the others is because that they are more tourist places. Let say Africa has a lot of golds and minerals but they are rarely any places that tourist could go and visit and Africa has gold but they have no money. But in Europe they are many and many places to visit and they also made lots of good brands. So if Europe is more popular that means that they have more tourist and that means that they will get a lot of money. So I think that is one way that some areas can get richer than the others.

Maybe the behavior of how people treat tourists also matters because if people are not nice in their own country they wouldn’t want to come again. But if people are respectful and nice maybe the tourists would want to come again. Possibly, the things that is commonly use in the world does matter. It is because that people need to use them. For Example, the Middle East is a super rich country is because they sell oil and people need oil to do many things.

Africa have gold but rarely any tourist places.

For Europe they have lots of tourist places and that gives Europe money.

 

 

CREDITS:

Gold in Africa: http://www.wealthdaily.com/articles/south+africa-gold-mines/2041

Europe tourist: http://www.ghostwriterproductions.com/luxury-travel/travel-in-europe/index.html

Why are some areas of the world richer than the others?

I think that some areas in the world could be richer than the others is because that they are more tourist places. Let say Africa has a lot of golds and minerals but they are rarely any places that tourist could go and visit and Africa has gold but they have no money. But in Europe they are many and many places to visit and they also made lots of good brands. So if Europe is more popular that means that they have more tourist and that means that they will get a lot of money. So I think that is one way that some areas can get richer than the others.

Maybe the behavior of how people treat tourists also matters because if people are not nice in their own country they wouldn’t want to come again. But if people are respectful and nice maybe the tourists would want to come again. Possibly, the things that is commonly use in the world does matter. It is because that people need to use them. For Example, the Middle East is a super rich country is because they sell oil and people need oil for lots of reason.

Africa have gold but rarely any tourist places.

For Europe they have lots of tourist places and that gives Europe money.

 

 

CREDITS:

Gold in Africa: http://www.wealthdaily.com/articles/south+africa-gold-mines/2041

Europe tourist: http://www.ghostwriterproductions.com/luxury-travel/travel-in-europe/index.html

Why are some parts of the World richer than others?

For example, I know that places like the U.S. sometimes take some of Africa’s resources. That may be why Africa can’t profit from their own resources. I also think that there might be so many people in Africa that it is hard to feed everyone because it might cost too much money. The weather in Africa might also make it too hot or too dry to grow many crops, I am not sure. I know that Africa has gold, oil and lots of resources but I think that other countries such as the U.S., like I said, are taking Africa’s resources and using them for their own profit.

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Welcome to my blog!! If you are reading this you are in the right place!! :)    I will be posting posts for 7th grade, so stay tuned, and give me comments please!!!! This year, I am in Ms. Ulsters class for Humanities and the link to her blog is on the side of my blog, (the category, links)  I will be posting more posts soon!!! :)

 

7th grade

hi im mauro i just started 7th grade i hope this year is a hit i will publish so meny post see u sone

 

I’m new :)

HI everyone who is visiting my blog!!!! You are doing yourself a favor by visiting this blog!

Hello All!

Hello everyone! My name is LuLu and this is my first blog post as a student at ISB. I am excited to start my year and I am hoping for the best. I will be post more later.

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wellcome!!!!! im in 7th grade(:if your reading this u rock:pso stick with me and comet and stuf like that!!!!

Vacation Reading Follow Up

Math

My First post of 7th grade

Hello everyone, my name is Aditya and i study in ISB Bangkok,Thailand. I am 12 years old and i like the school

My First post of 7th grade

Hello everyone, my name is Aditya and i study in ISB Bangkok,Thailand. I am 12 years old and i like the school. I am in seventh grade right now and i like it.

The Centre of my Mandala

The centre of my mandala is my family because without my family, I wouldn’t even be going to this school.

I always like to go on vacations and play fun games with my family because we always like to share laughs and make everything fun.

My family has always fed me and cheered me up in my life. They have always supported me and thats why I’ve chosen my family for the centre of my mandalas

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The Center of my Mandala

Family. I chose family because it is who i appreciate for taking care of me and teaching me what is right or wrong etc. All human beings should appreciate a family and people without families should be welcomed into a family unless they are dangerous. Family is what represents me because without a family I would be alone, heck without a family I wouldn’t even be born. My family were the people who raised me as a infant until what i am now they were the people who stood along side me and comforted me during bad times they are the reason I work hard and never give up ( 99.9 % of the time. ) That is why i chose family.

The Center of my Mandala

The center of my mandala is my friends because they are one of the most important things to me. They are always there for me if I need them, and they are willing to help me with my problems. I always feel grateful to them for being there for me. They keep my secrets and I keep theirs. I can’t imagine going through life (or middle school) without them. That’s why they are the center of my mandala.

Mandala

I am choosing science as my center because I like science and the main reason I chose for my unifying center is because when I finish university and college I am going to be an sciencetist. Here are the main reasons why:

1. I know a lot about science.

2. science is intresting.

3. science is very helpful in desperate situations like stuck in a cave and etc.

so, there are my reasons why I want to be a scientist

 

Mandara

I think I would choose Tennis as my main thing because I was a very shy boy until I started playing tennis. When I play tennis I play either doubles or single. So When I play doubles or I go out for tournaments or anywhere I needed to interact with people. So that’s how I started talking to people and had friends in I.S.B. So tennis is very important for me and I love playing that sport. And I am pretty good at it.

Center of my mandala

I chose my family, ’cause they have helped me when I had problems,

like when I  when I injured me leg they helped me up. So if there is a

problem your family will always help you. Because they love you.

The Center of My Mandala

For the center of my Mandala I picked gymnastics. Gymnastics helps me with everything in my life. It helps me with determination, style, patience, frustration, hard work, sportsmanship, and many more feelings I need in my life. Another reason I picked gymnastics is because it is something that makes me happy. Most of my practices, I love being there, trying new things, and completing routines. It is the highlight of my day, and I can’t wait to go everyday after school. Another reason I picked gymnastics is because I like to be serious. At gymnastics, you can’t play around. I have lots of fun, and love to do it. Another reason I picked gymnastics is because My personality is determination. I like to try hard, and complete things. To sum things up, if I didn’t have gymnastics in my life, I don’t know what I would do with myself.

The centre of my mandala

I choose a drawing of a box of chocolates for the centre of my mandala.Why? Well, cause I think life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get. (yes that sentence came from the film,                  Forrest Gump).By that I mean that Whenever you do something, you never know exactly what will happen.       Say your in a race. You’ll never know what place you’ll be in. You could be first, Last or maybe somewhere in the middle. That’s why I will put a box of chocolates in the middle of my mandala.

The Center of my Mandala

I chose my friends because they mean a lot to me. They mean a lot because I play with them. We hang out most of the time. If I didn’t have friends I would be lonely, so without friends I would have nothing to do. Thats why I chose my friends for the center of my mandala

Center Of My Mandala

I chose summer for the center of my mandala because everything fun happens in summer. For example, I go to my lake house and Jet Ski. I go to Six Flags during summer. Also, I see my grandparents and my cousins. I remember we all used to stay up until 2 AM every night during summer watching TV re-runs. I also remember every single summer we went to my favorite taco place ever, Taco Cabana. This summer was a big milestone because I ate 4 bean+cheese tacos.

Wood Song

 

Title of the Reading Selection:  _______Wood Song____

Author:  _______Gary Paulsen__________

Genre or Subject of the Book:  _________Fiction______

 

While reading this book . . .  I was thinking . . .  That it was strange how ______ the main charictor in this novle spent all his time in the woods was what his uncles called it he wold frequently go hunting and killing out in the woods with his uncles not learning any thing and staying oblivious the wilderness yet he still desides to go on an epic dog sleding race out into the wilderness.

 

 

I was feeling . . .  The my book must had been imposible to put down when the dog sleding race had started. The reson was how Gary Paulsen Had disribed the bitter cold of  _________’s Inviernment and how hard it was for him to hold on to the sled the athor was ver dicriptive and deep when he also disciple the pain _______  was induring and the fear the the main charictor was feeling thing about the horrible things that would happen if the would let go of the sled.

 

 

I was wondering . . . I the athor had every been in a situation like the charitor in the book because of the large amount of knowlage that he knew about. I was also wondering how much ___________ knew about the wilderness now he had experienced it first hand. If he did he cold put those skills in to action when he and his unkles go hunting again.

 

 

I was learning . . .  that even if you had never known much about a topic such as surviving in the wilderness. Going out and experiencing it would be one of the best was to learn how to survive in the wilderness. I also learnd some small tips for how to be able to survive in such cold climets.

 

 

I was making a personal connection with this book because… (i.e., This book reflected something about who I am as a person.)  The main charictor had to adapt to the envierments he had experienced. I had thought of how I had live over seas for my whole live and had to move every three or four yeas I also had to adapt to many different places and different climits.

 

Wood Song Folow Up

 

Title of the Reading Selection:  _______Wood Song____

Author:  _______Gary Paulsen__________

Genre or Subject of the Book:  _________Fiction______

 

While reading this book . . .  I was thinking . . .  That it was strange how ______ the main charictor in this novle spent all his time in the woods was what his uncles called it he wold frequently go hunting and killing out in the woods with his uncles not learning any thing and staying oblivious the wilderness yet he still desides to go on an epic dog sleding race out into the wilderness.

 

 

I was feeling . . .  The my book must had been imposible to put down when the dog sleding race had started. The reson was how Gary Paulsen Had disribed the bitter cold of  _________’s Inviernment and how hard it was for him to hold on to the sled the athor was ver dicriptive and deep when he also disciple the pain _______  was induring and the fear the the main charictor was feeling thing about the horrible things that would happen if the would let go of the sled.

 

 

I was wondering . . . I the athor had every been in a situation like the charitor in the book because of the large amount of knowlage that he knew about. I was also wondering how much ___________ knew about the wilderness now he had experienced it first hand. If he did he cold put those skills in to action when he and his unkles go hunting again.

 

 

I was learning . . .  that even if you had never known much about a topic such as surviving in the wilderness. Going out and experiencing it would be one of the best was to learn how to survive in the wilderness. I also learnd some small tips for how to be able to survive in such cold climets.

 

 

I was making a personal connection with this book because… (i.e., This book reflected something about who I am as a person.)  The main charictor had to adapt to the envierments he had experienced. I had thought of how I had live over seas for my whole live and had to move every three or four yeas I also had to adapt to many different places and different climits.

 

Wood Song Follow-Up

 

Title of the Reading Selection:  _______Wood Song____

Author:  _______Gary Paulsen__________

Genre or Subject of the Book:  _________Fiction______

 

While reading this book . . .  I was thinking . . .  That it was strange how ______ the main charictor in this novle spent all his time in the woods was what his uncles called it he wold frequently go hunting and killing out in the woods with his uncles not learning any thing and staying oblivious the wilderness yet he still desides to go on an epic dog sleding race out into the wilderness.

 

 

I was feeling . . .  The my book must had been imposible to put down when the dog sleding race had started. The reson was how Gary Paulsen Had disribed the bitter cold of  _________’s Inviernment and how hard it was for him to hold on to the sled the athor was ver dicriptive and deep when he also disciple the pain _______  was induring and the fear the the main charictor was feeling thing about the horrible things that would happen if the would let go of the sled.

 

 

I was wondering . . . I the athor had every been in a situation like the charitor in the book because of the large amount of knowlage that he knew about. I was also wondering how much ___________ knew about the wilderness now he had experienced it first hand. If he did he cold put those skills in to action when he and his unkles go hunting again.

 

 

I was learning . . .  that even if you had never known much about a topic such as surviving in the wilderness. Going out and experiencing it would be one of the best was to learn how to survive in the wilderness. I also learnd some small tips for how to be able to survive in such cold climets.

 

 

I was making a personal connection with this book because… (i.e., This book reflected something about who I am as a person.)  The main charictor had to adapt to the envierments he had experienced. I had thought of how I had live over seas for my whole live and had to move every three or four yeas I also had to adapt to many different places and different climits.

 

Are “vagueness” and “ambiguity” shortcomings of language or can they be viewed as positive aspects of language?

The ambiguity or vagueness of language can often cause misunderstandings.  These misunderstandings can sometimes lead to embarassment, inconvenience, or even accidents.  On the other hand, I feel that it is the ambiguity of language that drives the possibility for creativity within language.  Humor is often dependent on the ambiguousness of language, such as in puns.  In literature, especially poetry, the words used may have been chosen purely because of their ambiguity.  Thus different people may respond to a piece of poetry in different ways according to their own experiences.  Those ways may be unintended by the author, but in the end still enhance the value of the poem.  So even though the vagueness or ambiguity of language are often seen as shortcomings, they can definitely be viewed as positive aspects of language.

Are “vagueness” and “ambiguity” shortcomings of language or can they be viewed as positive aspects of language?

The ambiguity or vagueness of language can often cause misunderstandings.  These misunderstandings can sometimes lead to embarassment, inconvenience, or even accidents.  On the other hand, I feel that it is the ambiguity of language that drives the possibility for creativity within language.  Humor is often dependent on the ambiguousness of language, such as in puns.  In literature, especially poetry, the words used may have been chosen purely because of their ambiguity.  Thus different people may respond to a piece of poetry in different ways according to their own experiences.  Those ways may be unintended by the author, but in the end still enhance the value of the poem.  So even though the vagueness or ambiguity of language are often seen as shortcomings, they can definitely be viewed as positive aspects of language.

Are “vagueness” and “ambiguity” shortcomings of language or can they be viewed as positive aspects of language?

The ambiguity or vagueness of language can often cause misunderstandings.  These misunderstandings can sometimes lead to embarassment, inconvenience, or even accidents.  On the other hand, I feel that it is the ambiguity of language that drives the possibility for creativity within language.  Humor is often dependent on the ambiguousness of language, such as in puns.  In literature, especially poetry, the words used may have been chosen purely because of their ambiguity.  Thus different people may respond to a piece of poetry in different ways according to their own experiences.  Those ways may be unintended by the author, but in the end still enhance the value of the poem.  So even though the vagueness or ambiguity of language are often seen as shortcomings, they can definitely be viewed as positive aspects of language.

Mandalas

For those who have no idea what a ‘Mandala’ is, it is a circular object in which it has drawings or figures on it that represent something or someone. For some more information, go to http://www.mandalaproject.org/Mandalas/index_new.html

Hello! As most of you should know, I am starting middle school, and I have a humanities assignment that requires making my very own mandala! And my mandala is going to represent what makes me, me.

Every mandala has a centerpeice that links everything that you are together. For me, I would put in the flags of Canada and Korea because that was where my family and I were born. (Me=Canada, Parents=Korea)

Some thing that represent me would be…

1. My family – My family is most important to me. They give me food, water, shelter etc.

2. Music – Music is a big part of my life. Music helps me to loosen up and ease myself.

3.My hair – People seem to like my hair better that me…(uh oh!)

4. Ice Skating – Is very graceful and sweet. I may want this to be my career!

5. Christian – I praise God for all he has done to help us live. I am proud to by a Christian.

6. Reading – Reading helps me to educate my mind. It helps me extend my imagination and is very entertaining.

7. Tae kwon doe uniform – I’m not a girly girl. Not Someone who likes pink and frilly dresses etc. I am a tough person.

Mandalas

For those who have no idea what a ‘Mandala’ is, it is a circular object in which it has drawings or figures on it that represent something or someone. For some more information, go to http://www.mandalaproject.org/Mandalas/index_new.html

Hello! As most of you should know, I am starting middle school, and I have a humanities assignment that requires making my very own mandala! And my mandala is going to represent what makes me, me.

Every mandala has a centerpeice that links everything that you are together. For me, I would put in the flags of Canada and Korea because that was where my family and I were born. (Me=Canada, Parents=Korea)

Some thing that represent me would be…

1. My family – My family is most important to me. They give me food, water, shelter etc.

2. Music – Music is a big part of my life. Music helps me to loosen up and ease myself.

3.My hair – People seem to like my hair better that me…(uh oh!)

4. Ice Skating – Is very graceful and sweet. I may want this to be my career!

5. Christian – I praise God for all he has done to help us live. I am proud to by a Christian.

6. Reading – Reading helps me to educate my mind. It helps me extend my imagination and is very entertaining.

7. Tae kwon doe uniform – I’m not a girly girl. I don’t like pink and frilly dresses etc. I’m a tomboy.

Mandalas

For those who have no idea what a ‘Mandala’ is, it is a circular object in which it has drawings or figures on it that represent something or someone. For some more information, go to http://www.mandalaproject.org/Mandalas/index_new.html

Hello! As most of you should know, I am starting middle school, and I have a humanities assignment that requires making my very own mandala! And my mandala is going to represent what makes me, me.

Every mandala has a centerpeice that links everything that you are together. For me, I would put in the flags of Canada and Korea because that was where my family and I were born. (Me=Canada, Parents=Korea)

Some thing that represent me would be…

1. My family – My family is most important to me. They give me food, water, shelter etc.

2. Music – Music is a big part of my life. Music helps me to loosen up and ease myself.

3.My hair – People seem to like my hair better that me…(uh oh!)

4. Ice Skating – Is very graceful and sweet. I may want this to be my career!

5. Christian – I praise God for all he has done to help us live. I am proud to by a Christian.

6. Reading – Reading helps me to educate my mind. It helps me extend my imagination and is very entertaining.

Mandalas

What is Mandalas?

Mandalas is a word from a classical indian language, Sanskrit. Mandalas loosely means ‘circle’.Further more Mandalas mean the wholeness, and can be seen in model for the organizational structure of life itself. Information and for further more information click on the following link: http://www.mandalaproject.org/Mandalas/index_new.html.

Now, talking about my assigned project, I have to make a Mandalas about me, my life, something that represent me. Not about whether I like this or I hate this but something that shows and tell about me. Here are some of my planning.

Mandalas

7 ideas for my mandalas about me

  • Elephant, elephant represent the country I’m from, a type of vehicles for king in olden days, which is mostly used for war. No elephants, no victory.
  • Mother, Father and other who make me become me until these days.
  • Buddhism, candles, monks that I believe protecting me everyday.
  • Friends, people that I trust. Someone who keeps me company.
  • Home, the place that I think is very safe for me. Place for me to relax.
  • When I get to help people, do team works stuff, and not being alone.
  • Being together as one and do the right thing for our families, countries, earth and universe.

For the center I thing I would have pictures of human, animals and trees, that represents us, being as human. Pictures of me, surrounded by friends, family, teachers and other people who always support me.

Mandalas

What is Mandalas?

Mandalas is a word from a classical indian language, Sanskrit. Mandalas loosely means ‘circle’.Further more Mandalas mean the wholeness, and can be seen in model for the organizational structure of life itself. Information and for further more information click on the following link: http://www.mandalaproject.org/Mandalas/index_new.html.

Now, talking about my assigned project, I have to make a Mandalas about me, my life, something that represent me. Not about whether I like this or I hate this but something that shows and tell about me. Here are some of my planning.

Mandalas

7 ideas for my mandalas about me

  • Elephant, elephant represent the country I’m from, a type of vehicles for king in olden days, which is mostly used for war. No elephants, no victory.
  • Mother, Father and other who make me become me until these days.
  • Buddhism, candles, monks that I believe protecting me everyday.
  • Friends and teachers, people that I trust and support me till these days. Someone who keeps me company.
  • Home, the place that I think is very safe for me. Place for me to relax.
  • When I get to help people, do team works stuff, and not being alone.
  • Being together as one and do the right thing for our families, countries, earth and universe.

For the center I thing I would have pictures of human, animals and trees, that represents us, being as human. Pictures of me, surrounded by friends, family, teachers and other people who always support me.

Humanities

Animals – I like animals, especially  dogs. I care for animals except for geckos. I am going to get a dog . I might be able to name him goofy.

Christian- I am Christian. I believe in god. I pray every night. I am proud to be a christian.

Black.  My favorite color is black. I don’t like pink, like some other girls. I think black is a cool and a nice color.

Korea- I am from Korea. I like some of the Korean food. Kimchi is a very healthy food that I think is spicy . I love Korea.

Dancing- My favorite hobby is dancing. I love to dance. especially  street funk.

Watching movies- I like movies because when I watch movies its like I’m in that movie too.When I watch a sad movie, I cry. When I watch a funny movie I laugh.

Sleeping- I like to sleep because it makes me calm. If I sleep when I am stress or tried or had a bad day, I feel calm and nice.

 

center- family  my family is awesome I love them so much.  I would be lost without my family. I think I am very lucky to have a supportive family. My sister and I always fight but we make up. She also helps me with my homework.  My mom is so supportive. She makes me laugh and say that she loves my smile. When I get stressed she trys to cheer me up. My dad is super funny and nice. He always make the whole family laugh.  He helps me with my homework and gives me advice. He’s always there for me. I am so lucky I have an awesome family that love each other very much.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Humanities

Animals – I like animals, especially  dogs. I care for animals except for geckos. I am going to get a dog . I might be able to name him goofy.

Christian- I am Christian. I believe in god. I pray every night. I am proud to be a christian.

Black.  My favorite color is black. I don’t like pink, like some other girls. I think black is a cool and a nice color.

Korea- I am from Korea. I like some of the Korean food. Kimchi is a very healthy food that I think is spicy . I love Korea.

Dancing- My favorite hobby is dancing. I love to dance. especially  street funk.

Watching movies- I like movies because when I watch movies its like I’m in that movie too.When I watch a sad movie, I cry. When I watch a funny movie I laugh.

Sleeping- I like to sleep because it makes me calm. If I sleep when I am stress or tried or had a bad day, I feel calm and nice.

 

center- family  my family is awesome I love them so much.  I would be lost without my family. I think I am very lucky to have a supportive family. My sister and I always fight but we make up. She also helps me with my homework.  My mom is so supportive. She makes me laugh and say that she loves my smile. When I get stressed she trys to cheer me up. My dad is super funny and nice. He always make the whole family laugh.  He helps me with my homework and gives me advice. He’s always there for me. I am so lucky I have an awesome family that love each other very much.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome!

Welcome to my blog! I hope that Grade 7 will be a really fun year to me :)

Welcome!

Welcome to my blog! I hope that Grade 7 will be a really fun year to me :)

Welcome 2 my blog !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Summer Reading Follow-Up

During the summer vacation I read The “Lightning Thief”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and “Jack’s Black Book”

Jack’s Black Book is a realistic-fiction book about a teenager named  Jack Henry who flunked his I.Q exam and was accused of being a loser/idiot. The book is a journey and it shows his life experiences that reveal him growing and maturing as a person. It is a realistic-fiction book but I’m not very positive that it’s based on true life experiences, because some portions of the book are just too hard to believe. I chose to read this book after listen to Jack Gantos’s school visit because I thought his books would be a great read since in the speech he really captured my attention with his humor, and expected his books to be the same.

I also read the very famous Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (last in the series). It is a fantasy magical book with spells and creatures and castles. Its the type of genre that I like to read, like totally fantasy. It is a series of 7 and each of the books is a continuation to the previous one. It is one of my favorite series because it is very interesting, exciting and well written.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) is a very popular action fantasy book (recently made into a movie) by Rick Riordian. It is book one in a five book series called “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” I have also seen the movie at theaters, starring Logan Lerman, Kevin McKidd and Steve Coogan. It was an awesome movie but slightly inaccurate if being compared to the book. Otherwise, It is a pure fantasy with magic, dragons, reincarnation and much more. I enjoyed reading this book a lot and planning to read the other books in this series.

This blog post shows the books that I have read this summer. This also describes me as a person, because the fact that I read fantasy books represents that I like to escape reality, also that I have a wild imagination. I never really knew/understood all this about myself until I actually started to think about it. This assignment made me realize that I need to start experimenting with the genres I read since I grew up reading all fantasy books. It also describes the fact that I always do something once I get my mind to it and seldom get distracted. I really focus if the task is in my ‘priorities’ since all these books are about people working hard and overcoming fears/obstacles to reach their goal and eventually tasting victory. Nevertheless, I felt this assignment really got me to learn more about myself, about the things that I didn’t know, I knew (if that makes any sense).

 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xko1Mx5w4tg[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NYt1qirBWg[/youtube]

Click here to visit Jack Gantos’s website (author of “Jack’s Black Book”)

Summer Reading Follow-Up

During the summer vacation I read The “Lightning Thief”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and “Jack’s Black Book”

Jack’s Black Book is a realistic-fiction book about a teenager named  Jack Henry who flunked his I.Q exam and was accused of being a loser/idiot. The book is a journey and it shows his life experiences that reveal him growing and maturing as a person. It is a realistic-fiction book but I’m not very positive that it’s based on true life experiences, because some portions of the book are just too hard to believe. I chose to read this book after listen to Jack Gantos’s school visit because I thought his books would be a great read since in the speech he really captured my attention with his humor, and expected his books to be the same.

I also read the very famous Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (last in the series). It is a fantasy magical book with spells and creatures and castles. Its the type of genre that I like to read, like totally fantasy. It is a series of 7 and each of the books is a continuation to the previous one. It is one of my favorite series because it is very interesting, exciting and well written.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) is a very popular action fantasy book (recently made into a movie) by Rick Riordian. It is book one in a five book series called “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” I have also seen the movie at theaters, starring Logan Lerman, Kevin McKidd and Steve Coogan. It was an awesome movie but slightly inaccurate if being compared to the book. Otherwise, It is a pure fantasy with magic, dragons, reincarnation and much more. I enjoyed reading this book a lot and planning to read the other books in this series.

This blog post shows the books that I have read this summer. This also describes me as a person, because the fact that I read fantasy books represents that I like to escape reality, also that I have a wild imagination. I never really knew/understood all this about myself until I actually started to think about it. This assignment made me realize that I need to start experimenting with the genres I read since I grew up reading all fantasy books. It also describes the fact that I always do something once I get my mind to it and seldom get distracted. I really focus if the task is in my ‘priorities’ since all these books are about people working hard and overcoming fears/obstacles to reach their goal and eventually tasting victory. Nevertheless, I felt this assignment really got me to learn more about myself, about the things that I didn’t know, I knew (if that makes any sense).

 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xko1Mx5w4tg[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NYt1qirBWg[/youtube]

Click here to visit Jack Gantos’s website (author of “Jack’s Black Book”)

Summer Reading Follow-Up

During the summer vacation I read The “Lightning Thief”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and “Jack’s Black Book”

Jack’s Black Book is a realistic-fiction book about a teenager named  Jack Henry who flunked his I.Q exam and was accused of being a loser/idiot. The book is a journey and it shows his life experiences that reveal him growing and maturing as a person. It is a realistic-fiction book but I’m not very positive that it’s based on true life experiences, because some portions of the book are just too hard to believe. I chose to read this book after listen to Jack Gantos’s school visit because I thought his books would be a great read since in the speech he really captured my attention with his humor, and expected his books to be the same.

I also read the very famous Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (last in the series). It is a fantasy magical book with spells and creatures and castles. Its the type of genre that I like to read, like totally fantasy. It is a series of 7 and each of the books is a continuation to the previous one. It is one of my favorite series because it is very interesting, exciting and well written.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) is a very popular action fantasy book (recently made into a movie) by Rick Riordian. It is book one in a five book series called “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” I have also seen the movie at theaters, starring Logan Lerman, Kevin McKidd and Steve Coogan. It was an awesome movie but slightly inaccurate if being compared to the book. Otherwise, It is a pure fantasy with magic, dragons, reincarnation and much more. I enjoyed reading this book a lot and planning to read the other books in this series.

This blog post shows the books that I have read this summer. This also describes me as a person, because the fact that I read fantasy books represents that I like to escape reality, also that I have a wild imagination. I never really knew/understood all this about myself until I actually started to think about it. This assignment made me realize that I need to start experimenting with the genres I read since I grew up reading all fantasy books. It also describes the fact that I always do something once I get my mind to it and seldom get distracted. I really focus if the task is in my ‘priorities’ since all these books are about people working hard and overcoming fears/obstacles to reach their goal and eventually tasting victory. Nevertheless, I felt this assignment really got me to learn more about myself, about the things that I didn’t know, I knew (if that makes any sense).

 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xko1Mx5w4tg[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NYt1qirBWg[/youtube]

Click here to visit Jack Gantos’s website (author of “Jack’s Black Book”)

Summer Reading Follow-Up

During the summer vacation I read The “Lightning Thief”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and “Jack’s Black Book”

Jack’s Black Book is a realistic-fiction book about a teenager named  Jack Henry who flunked his I.Q exam and was accused of being a loser/idiot. The book is a journey and it shows his life experiences that reveal him growing and maturing as a person. It is a realistic-fiction book but I’m not very positive that it’s based on true life experiences, because some portions of the book are just too hard to believe. I chose to read this book after listen to Jack Gantos’s school visit because I thought his books would be a great read since in the speech he really captured my attention with his humor, and expected his books to be the same.

I also read the very famous Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (last in the series). It is a fantasy magical book with spells and creatures and castles. Its the type of genre that I like to read, like totally fantasy. It is a series of 7 and each of the books is a continuation to the previous one. It is one of my favorite series because it is very interesting, exciting and well written.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) is a very popular action fantasy book (recently made into a movie) by Rick Riordian. It is book one in a five book series called “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” I have also seen the movie at theaters, starring Logan Lerman, Kevin McKidd and Steve Coogan. It was an awesome movie but slightly inaccurate if being compared to the book. Otherwise, It is a pure fantasy with magic, dragons, reincarnation and much more. I enjoyed reading this book a lot and planning to read the other books in this series.

This blog post shows the books that I have read this summer. This also describes me as a person, because the fact that I read fantasy books represents that I like to escape reality, also that I have a wild imagination. I never really knew/understood all this about myself until I actually started to think about it. This assignment made me realize that I need to start experimenting with the genres I read since I grew up reading all fantasy books. It also describes the fact that I always do something once I get my mind to it and seldom get distracted. I really focus if the task is in my ‘priorities’ since all these books are about people working hard and overcoming fears/obstacles to reach their goal and eventually tasting victory. Nevertheless, I felt this assignment really got me to learn more about myself, about the things that I didn’t know, I knew (if that makes any sense).

What I Want On My Mandala

Hello. It’s been quite a while since I posted and now i’m in 6th grade. One of my classes is called Humanities. Which is language and social studies. One thing I must do is make a Mandala which you may not know. Its basically a circular object, that you draw on with things that you appreciate, or that makes you you. For example I am american so I might want to put my flag to represent where I am from. If you want to learn more about Mandalas go to this link http://www.mandalaproject.org/Mandalas/index_new.html. I chose a few things to put on my Mandala and they are my flags, something to show writing, colors,music,family,friends and candy. Now somethings like family and friends, are important to me just like they are to you. Thats why I am putting it on my mandala. Candy, music and writing are things that I like. Sometimes your mandala can be positive, or you can add things you dislike on them too. I hope you have and understanding of what a mandala is and might make one too.

 

7 ideas ready for mandala

1.my family because they always help me whenever i need help and they help me fix it.

2.budism

3.friends because we at least have a partner neither than our fam ily at school

4.culture

5.learning because it helps me get a better job or future in my life.

6.soccer because it is fun and also my favorite sport.

7.music because when i listen to it it makes me light up my day.

Vacation Reading Follow-Up

The book I read was called A Mango Shaped Space. It is by Wendy Mass, and is realistic fiction.

While reading A Mango Shaped Space . . .

I was thinking about how terrible it was that Mia not knowing aboutsuch a big thing. . And to make matters worse, when Mia found out about having it, a lot of bad things happened in her life. Her cat died, her best friend got mad at her for not telling her, she kissed a jerk named Adam, and she destroyed the way that she viewed her late grandfather. And the worst part of that is she felt that it was her fault that her cat died, because she forgot to give him his medicine, and he got caught in the snow and froze to death. She felt so sad and guilty that she stopped seeing colors.

I was feeling a little bit sad about how the main character was going through the death of her cat, which she felt was her own fault, feeling left out by her synesthesia, and finding out a while after her grandfather died, that her also dead grandmother, had had synesthesia as well, and her grandfather never told her. This must have hurt her a lot, because she didn’t know she had synesthesia until she was about 13, and it would have been easier for her to be able to connect with her grandmother. So, in addition to being sad about how her cat freezes to death out in the snow, I felt angry with her grandfather for hiding such a big thing from her, especially knowing that it could have been passed on to her. I also felt happy that she finally discovered that she had synesthesia; it probably made her life a lot easier.

I was wondering what it would be like to have synesthesia. Even though the author did an amazing job of describing it, I think it would be really cool to be able to associate colors with everything subconsciously. I think that it would have made it a lot easier to remember things like phone numbers and things in math class, and especially making really beautiful art, just like Kandinsky did by based his art on music. On the other hand it may have been more difficult to try to be able to concentrate during tests without seeing all of the colors in the side of your vision.

I was learning a lot about synesthesia, since that is the main topic of the book. I learned that it is genetic and it is something that you are born with, so you might never know that only you see colors when you any time your senses go off. This surprised me, because it seems so strange to not know about such a strange big thing.

I was making a personal connection with this book because I have had lots of pets in the past, and most of them died, so I understand what she was going through when her cat, Mango died. One example of how I can relate is when my dog, Sandy died. I wasn’t very old, probably 3 or 4, and I was playing with Sandy out in the yard. I accidentally threw the ball out into the street, and when Sandy went to get it, she got run over by a big, black SUV. I was so sad, I cried for days.

Vacation Reading Follow-Up

The book I read was called A Mango Shaped Space. It is by Wendy Mass, and is realistic fiction.

While reading A Mango Shaped Space . . .

I was thinking about how terrible it was that Mia not knowing aboutsuch a big thing. . And to make matters worse, when Mia found out about having it, a lot of bad things happened in her life. Her cat died, her best friend got mad at her for not telling her, she kissed a jerk named Adam, and she destroyed the way that she viewed her late grandfather. And the worst part of that is she felt that it was her fault that her cat died, because she forgot to give him his medicine, and he got caught in the snow and froze to death. She felt so sad and guilty that she stopped seeing colors.

I was feeling a little bit sad about how the main character was going through the death of her cat, which she felt was her own fault, feeling left out by her synesthesia, and finding out a while after her grandfather died, that her also dead grandmother, had had synesthesia as well, and her grandfather never told her. This must have hurt her a lot, because she didn’t know she had synesthesia until she was about 13, and it would have been easier for her to be able to connect with her grandmother. So, in addition to being sad about how her cat freezes to death out in the snow, I felt angry with her grandfather for hiding such a big thing from her, especially knowing that it could have been passed on to her. I also felt happy that she finally discovered that she had synesthesia; it probably made her life a lot easier.

I was wondering what it would be like to have synesthesia. Even though the author did an amazing job of describing it, I think it would be really cool to be able to associate colors with everything subconsciously. I think that it would have made it a lot easier to remember things like phone numbers and things in math class, and especially making really beautiful art, just like Kandinsky did by based his art on music. On the other hand it may have been more difficult to try to be able to concentrate during tests without seeing all of the colors in the side of your vision.

I was learning a lot about synesthesia, since that is the main topic of the book. I learned that it is genetic and it is something that you are born with, so you might never know that only you see colors when you any time your senses go off. This surprised me, because it seems so strange to not know about such a strange big thing.

I was making a personal connection with this book because I have had lots of pets in the past, and most of them died, so I understand what she was going through when her cat, Mango died. One example of how I can relate is when my dog, Sandy died. I wasn’t very old, probably 3 or 4, and I was playing with Sandy out in the yard. I accidentally threw the ball out into the street, and when Sandy went to get it, she got run over by a big, black SUV. I was so sad, I cried for days.

Vacation Reading Follow-Up

The book I read was called A Mango Shaped Space. It is by Wendy Mass, and is realistic fiction.

While reading A Mango Shaped Space . . .

I was thinking about how terrible it was that Mia not knowing aboutsuch a big thing. . And to make matters worse, when Mia found out about having it, a lot of bad things happened in her life. Her cat died, her best friend got mad at her for not telling her, she kissed a jerk named Adam, and she destroyed the way that she viewed her late grandfather. And the worst part of that is she felt that it was her fault that her cat died, because she forgot to give him his medicine, and he got caught in the snow and froze to death. She felt so sad and guilty that she stopped seeing colors.

I was feeling a little bit sad about how the main character was going through the death of her cat, which she felt was her own fault, feeling left out by her synesthesia, and finding out a while after her grandfather died, that her also dead grandmother, had had synesthesia as well, and her grandfather never told her. This must have hurt her a lot, because she didn’t know she had synesthesia until she was about 13, and it would have been easier for her to be able to connect with her grandmother. So, in addition to being sad about how her cat freezes to death out in the snow, I felt angry with her grandfather for hiding such a big thing from her, especially knowing that it could have been passed on to her. I also felt happy that she finally discovered that she had synesthesia; it probably made her life a lot easier.

I was wondering what it would be like to have synesthesia. Even though the author did an amazing job of describing it, I think it would be really cool to be able to associate colors with everything subconsciously. I think that it would have made it a lot easier to remember things like phone numbers and things in math class, and especially making really beautiful art, just like Kandinsky did by based his art on music. On the other hand it may have been more difficult to try to be able to concentrate during tests without seeing all of the colors in the side of your vision.

I was learning a lot about synesthesia, since that is the main topic of the book. I learned that it is genetic and it is something that you are born with, so you might never know that only you see colors when you any time your senses go off. This surprised me, because it seems so strange to not know about such a strange big thing.

I was making a personal connection with this book because I have had lots of pets in the past, and most of them died, so I understand what she was going through when her cat, Mango died. One example of how I can relate is when my dog, Sandy died. I wasn’t very old, probably 3 or 4, and I was playing with Sandy out in the yard. I accidentally threw the ball out into the street, and when Sandy went to get it, she got run over by a big, black SUV. I was so sad, I cried for days.

Vacation Reading Follow-Up

The book I read was called A Mango Shaped Space. It is by Wendy Mass, and is realistic fiction.

While reading A Mango Shaped Space . . .

I was thinking about how terrible it was that Mia not knowing aboutsuch a big thing. . And to make matters worse, when Mia found out about having it, a lot of bad things happened in her life. Her cat died, her best friend got mad at her for not telling her, she kissed a jerk named Adam, and she destroyed the way that she viewed her late grandfather. And the worst part of that is she felt that it was her fault that her cat died, because she forgot to give him his medicine, and he got caught in the snow and froze to death. She felt so sad and guilty that she stopped seeing colors.

I was feeling a little bit sad about how the main character was going through the death of her cat, which she felt was her own fault, feeling left out by her synesthesia, and finding out a while after her grandfather died, that her also dead grandmother, had had synesthesia as well, and her grandfather never told her. This must have hurt her a lot, because she didn’t know she had synesthesia until she was about 13, and it would have been easier for her to be able to connect with her grandmother. So, in addition to being sad about how her cat freezes to death out in the snow, I felt angry with her grandfather for hiding such a big thing from her, especially knowing that it could have been passed on to her. I also felt happy that she finally discovered that she had synesthesia; it probably made her life a lot easier.

I was wondering what it would be like to have synesthesia. Even though the author did an amazing job of describing it, I think it would be really cool to be able to associate colors with everything subconsciously. I think that it would have made it a lot easier to remember things like phone numbers and things in math class, and especially making really beautiful art, just like Kandinsky did by based his art on music. On the other hand it may have been more difficult to try to be able to concentrate during tests without seeing all of the colors in the side of your vision.

I was learning a lot about synesthesia, since that is the main topic of the book. I learned that it is genetic and it is something that you are born with, so you might never know that only you see colors when you any time your senses go off. This surprised me, because it seems so strange to not know about such a strange big thing.

I was making a personal connection with this book because I have had lots of pets in the past, and most of them died, so I understand what she was going through when her cat, Mango died. One example of how I can relate is when my dog, Sandy died. I wasn’t very old, probably 3 or 4, and I was playing with Sandy out in the yard. I accidentally threw the ball out into the street, and when Sandy went to get it, she got run over by a big, black SUV. I was so sad, I cried for days.

Vacation Reading Follow-Up

The book I read was called A Mango Shaped Space. It is by Wendy Mass, and is realistic fiction.

While reading A Mango Shaped Space . . .

I was thinking about how terrible it was that Mia not knowing aboutsuch a big thing. . And to make matters worse, when Mia found out about having it, a lot of bad things happened in her life. Her cat died, her best friend got mad at her for not telling her, she kissed a jerk named Adam, and she destroyed the way that she viewed her late grandfather. And the worst part of that is she felt that it was her fault that her cat died, because she forgot to give him his medicine, and he got caught in the snow and froze to death. She felt so sad and guilty that she stopped seeing colors.

I was feeling a little bit sad about how the main character was going through the death of her cat, which she felt was her own fault, feeling left out by her synesthesia, and finding out a while after her grandfather died, that her also dead grandmother, had had synesthesia as well, and her grandfather never told her. This must have hurt her a lot, because she didn’t know she had synesthesia until she was about 13, and it would have been easier for her to be able to connect with her grandmother. So, in addition to being sad about how her cat freezes to death out in the snow, I felt angry with her grandfather for hiding such a big thing from her, especially knowing that it could have been passed on to her. I also felt happy that she finally discovered that she had synesthesia; it probably made her life a lot easier.

I was wondering what it would be like to have synesthesia. Even though the author did an amazing job of describing it, I think it would be really cool to be able to associate colors with everything subconsciously. I think that it would have made it a lot easier to remember things like phone numbers and things in math class, and especially making really beautiful art, just like Kandinsky did by based his art on music. On the other hand it may have been more difficult to try to be able to concentrate during tests without seeing all of the colors in the side of your vision.

I was learning a lot about synesthesia, since that is the main topic of the book. I learned that it is genetic and it is something that you are born with, so you might never know that only you see colors when you any time your senses go off. This surprised me, because it seems so strange to not know about such a strange big thing.

I was making a personal connection with this book because I have had lots of pets in the past, and most of them died, so I understand what she was going through when her cat, Mango died. One example of how I can relate is when my dog, Sandy died. I wasn’t very old, probably 3 or 4, and I was playing with Sandy out in the yard. I accidentally threw the ball out into the street, and when Sandy went to get it, she got run over by a big, black SUV. I was so sad, I cried for days.

Vacation Reading Log Follow-Up

The book I read was called A Mango Shaped Space. It is by Wendy Mass, and is realistic fiction.

While reading A Mango Shaped Space . . .

I was thinking about how inconvenient not knowing about such a big thing as having synesthesia can be. When Mia found out about having it, a lot of bad things happened in her life. Her cat died, her best friend got mad at her for not telling her, she kissed a jerk named Adam, and she destroyed the way that she viewed her late grandfather. And the worst part of that is she felt that it was her fault that her cat died, because she forgot to give him his medicine, and he got caught in the snow and froze to death. She felt so sad and guilty that she stopped seeing colors.

I was feeling a little bit sad about how the main character was going through the death of her cat, which she felt was her own fault, feeling left out by her synesthesia, and finding out a while after her grandfather died, that her also dead grandmother, had had synesthesia as well, and her grandfather never told her. This must have hurt her a lot, because she didn’t know she had synesthesia until she was about 13, and it would have been easier for her to be able to connect with her grandmother. So, in addition to being sad about how her cat freezes to death out in the snow, I felt angry with her grandfather for hiding such a big thing from her, especially knowing that it could have been passed on to her. I also felt happy that she finally discovered that she had synesthesia; it probably made her life a lot easier.

I was wondering what it would be like to have synesthesia. Even though the author did an amazing job of describing it, I think it would be really cool to be able to associate colors with everything subconsciously. I think that it would have made it a lot easier to remember things like phone numbers and things in math class, and especially making really beautiful art, just like Kandinsky did by based his art on music. On the other hand it may have been more difficult to try to be able to concentrate during tests without seeing all of the colors in the side of your vision.

I was learning a lot about synesthesia, since that is the main topic of the book. I learned that it is genetic and it is something that you are born with, so you might never know that only you see colors when you any time your senses go off. This actually happened to the main character, Mia, when she was in third grade, she couldn’t solve a problem her teacher had asked her to solve on the board, so she tried to stall by writing the numbers in colored chalk, rather than white chalk. When the teacher asked why she was using colored chalk, she told her that she thought she should write the numbers in they’re right color. Mia, expecting her classmates to agree, was shocked when everyone looked confused. Mia got sent to the vice principal’s office for being disruptive in class. This surprised me, because I didn’t know that people with synesthesia didn’t know that they were special.

I was making a personal connection with this book because I have had lots of pets in the past, and most of them died, so I understand what she was going through when her cat, Mango died. One example of how I can relate is when my dog, Sandy died. I wasn’t very old, probably 3 or 4, and I was playing with Sandy out in the yard. I accidentally threw the ball out into the street, and when Sandy went to get it, she got run over by a big, black SUV. I was so sad, I cried for days.

Vacation Reading Follow-Up

The book I read was called A Mango Shaped Space. It is by Wendy Mass, and is realistic fiction.

While reading A Mango Shaped Space . . .

I was thinking about how inconvenient not knowing about such a big thing as having synesthesia can be. When Mia found out about having it, a lot of bad things happened in her life. Her cat died, her best friend got mad at her for not telling her, she kissed a jerk named Adam, and she destroyed the way that she viewed her late grandfather. And the worst part of that is she felt that it was her fault that her cat died, because she forgot to give him his medicine, and he got caught in the snow and froze to death. She felt so sad and guilty that she stopped seeing colors.

I was feeling a little bit sad about how the main character was going through the death of her cat, which she felt was her own fault, feeling left out by her synesthesia, and finding out a while after her grandfather died, that her also dead grandmother, had had synesthesia as well, and her grandfather never told her. This must have hurt her a lot, because she didn’t know she had synesthesia until she was about 13, and it would have been easier for her to be able to connect with her grandmother. So, in addition to being sad about how her cat freezes to death out in the snow, I felt angry with her grandfather for hiding such a big thing from her, especially knowing that it could have been passed on to her. I also felt happy that she finally discovered that she had synesthesia; it probably made her life a lot easier.

I was wondering what it would be like to have synesthesia. Even though the author did an amazing job of describing it, I think it would be really cool to be able to associate colors with everything subconsciously. I think that it would have made it a lot easier to remember things like phone numbers and things in math class, and especially making really beautiful art, just like Kandinsky did by based his art on music. On the other hand it may have been more difficult to try to be able to concentrate during tests without seeing all of the colors in the side of your vision.

I was learning a lot about synesthesia, since that is the main topic of the book. I learned that it is genetic and it is something that you are born with, so you might never know that only you see colors when you any time your senses go off. This actually happened to the main character, Mia, when she was in third grade, she couldn’t solve a problem her teacher had asked her to solve on the board, so she tried to stall by writing the numbers in colored chalk, rather than white chalk. When the teacher asked why she was using colored chalk, she told her that she thought she should write the numbers in they’re right color. Mia, expecting her classmates to agree, was shocked when everyone looked confused. Mia got sent to the vice principal’s office for being disruptive in class. This surprised me, because I didn’t know that people with synesthesia didn’t know that they were special.

I was making a personal connection with this book because I have had lots of pets in the past, and most of them died, so I understand what she was going through when her cat, Mango died. One example of how I can relate is when my dog, Sandy died. I wasn’t very old, probably 3 or 4, and I was playing with Sandy out in the yard. I accidentally threw the ball out into the street, and when Sandy went to get it, she got run over by a big, black SUV. I was so sad, I cried for days.

Welcome to my Blog

I am lucky this year to have Ms. Ulster as my humanities teacher. Here is a link to her blog. Soon this blog will be full with all my seventh grade work. So there will be more work up soon. Bye for now.

Middle School!

Wow! I can’t believe I’m in MS. A lot of people say it’s hard but really, it’s fun! Today I got my instrument (French horn). It was so exciting! There are so many changes in MS.

   For example:

Lockers

Showers

different teachers

different subjects

Once you get used to it, it’s easy! Here are a few tips. First, you should have a watch. It will help you to see if you’re late, how much time you have before the next class, and if you need to hurry up. Second, you should have an agenda. It will help you organize and keep track of homework. Which I’ve heard really piles up. Thirdly, you should have a schedule on hand. It will help you organize your locker and get to classes on time. Last but not least, make time to eat lunch. It will give you energy for the following classes. (I learnt this the hard way)

Well that’s it for now, check my blog for more posts.

 

School!

This year I am in 4th  grade and it has been off to a great start. I am in 4 Terry and our goal is to have a fine, fine class and to have a fine, fine year. This year I am looking forward to International Day and some field trips.  Now I’m going to tell you about my teacher, Ms. Terry. She is a keen traveller and she has traveled to 75 countries. Her dream is to travel to every single country in the world. She doesn’t like to run and when she was young, she struggled in P.E.  I’ve had fantastic days at school, and I hope you do, too!

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Ok im just letting you kow my Blog works! :)

Drew

My Mandala

In class, we are going to make a mandala of our own. Mandala represents friends, family, your important things, your likes and dislikes, and your life. And so the thing that comes into the center is the most important thing, the thing that represents YOU! And for the homework today, we have to come up with 7 possible things that could go into the center of your mandala.

Here is the 7 possible things that could go into the center of my mandala:

  1. Ballet
  2. My friends
  3. my family
  4. Japan (my home country)
  5. Books
  6. School
  7. Library

Here are the 5 reasons(sentences) to describe why I had chosen those 7 things:

  • The reason I had chosen Ballet is because I just love going to ballet and that could be my most favorite things. And I go to Ballet 5 times a week (4 Ballet and 1 contemporary) and so ballet is almost my life. So maybe I could put ballet in the very center of my mandala.
  • The reason I chose my family is because I could never live without them and they are with me every single day. And if I loose my family, I woud have nothing left with me (except for friends and ballet) and family is the most important thing to me.
  • The reason I chose friends is even if you have your family, you would have nothing left at school and even if you have your family, friends are the next thing you will need. Sometimes you rely on your family but there are also times you will have to rely on your friends so friends are really really important to me. If I don’t have friends, I wouldn’t be having fun everyday.
  • The reason I chose Japan is because I am from that country and to me, it is the best place (country) in the world. And I feel really glad that I was born Japanese and I really like Japan. And there are a lot of things and places that only exsists in Japan, so Japan is also important to me.
  • The reason I chose books and library is because I love books and I could spend the whole day reading. And if there was no library, I wouldn’t be able to check out books and stuff so library is the place that I like and the reason I like library is because I love books.

Vampire Diares

 

 

 

 

While reading this book . . . Vampire Diares

 

I was thinking . . .

 

When I saw this book that it would be about vampire’s as I had read about it before

And really wanted to read it so when we went to America I saw it and really wanted to read it.

So we bought it and I started to read slowly.

I was feeling . . .

I was feeling like I knew how she felt I understand how she sometimes feels. How she feels when she loses something. How She felt like killing her self without it. How she felt in Jail nobody loving her everybody lying.

I was wondering . . .

When I wanted to read it I was wondering how it would be I really wanted to read it. I wasn’t sure if it would be my style do.

I was learning . . .

How to trust some people at one point and how to act around them.

 

 

 

Vampire Diares

 

 

 

 

While reading this book . . . Vampire Diares

 

I was thinking . . .

The Girl that sacrificed her self for her 2 people she loved.

When I saw this book that it would be about vampire’s as I had read about it before.And really

wanted to read it. I bought it as i love fantasy werewolves and so on i started reading

this book thinking i would like it and i did i like this book very much and recommend it to a

lot of people who also like fantasy and stuff like that.

I was feeling . . .

I know how the girl felt. How she could feel how people feel and how she feels

different than all the others and how she has her friends protecting her from everything.

I was wondering . . .

When i started reading it i was wondering if i would like it and understand it because i

started in season 2 and skipped season 1 while i am supposed to rad that first.

I was learning . . .

How to trust some people at one point and how to act around them. But also how to know

that you’re best friends can be something totally different than what you think.

 

 

 

Vampire Diares

 

 

 

 

While reading this book . . . Vampire Diares

 

I was thinking . . .

The Girl that sacrificed her self for her 2 people she loved.

When I saw this book that it would be about vampire’s as I had read about it before.And really

wanted to read it. I bought it as i love fantasy werewolves and so on i started reading

this book thinking i would like it and i did i like this book very much and recommend it to a

lot of people who also like fantasy and stuff like that.

I was feeling . . .

I know how the girl felt. How she could feel how people feel and how she feels

different than all the others and how she has her friends protecting her from everything.

I was wondering . . .

When i started reading it i was wondering if i would like it and understand it because i

started in season 2 and skipped season 1 while i am supposed to rad that first.

I was learning . . .

How to trust some people at one point and how to act around them. But also how to know

that you’re best friends can be something totally different than what you think.

 

 

 

Vampire Diares

 

 

 

 

While reading this book . . . Vampire Diares

 

I was thinking . . .

The Girl that sacrificed her self for her 2 people she loved.

When I saw this book that it would be about vampire’s as I had read about it before.And really

wanted to read it. I bought it as i love fantasy werewolves and so on i started reading

this book thinking i would like it and i did i like this book very much and recommend it to a

lot of people who also like fantasy and stuff like that.

I was feeling . . .

I know how the girl felt. How she could feel how people feel and how she feels

different than all the others and how she has her friends protecting her from everything.

I was wondering . . .

When i started reading it i was wondering if i would like it and understand it because i

started in season 2 and skipped season 1 while i am supposed to rad that first.

I was learning . . .

How to trust some people at one point and how to act around them. But also how to know

that you’re best friends can be something totally different than what you think.

 

 

 

Vampire Diares

 

 

 

While reading this book . . . Vampire Diares

 

I was thinking . . .

The Girl that sacrificed her self for her 2 people she loved.

When I saw this book that it would be about vampire’s as I had read about it before.And really

wanted to read it. I bought it as i love fantasy werewolves and so on i started reading

this book thinking i would like it and i did i like this book very much and recommend it to a

lot of people who also like fantasy and stuff like that.

I was feeling . . .

I know how the girl felt. How she could feel how people feel and how she feels

different than all the others and how she has her friends protecting her from everything.

I was wondering . . .

When i started reading it i was wondering if i would like it and understand it because i

started in season 2 and skipped season 1 while i am supposed to rad that first.

I was learning . . .

How to trust some people at one point and how to act around them. But also how to know

that you’re best friends can be something totally different than what you think.

 

 

 

7 Things

I’m from Pakistan.I live in Thailand. I’m a girl. I have 2 brothers. I have a best friend named Olivia. I go to ISB. I was born in December.

My Summer Reading

This summer, I have read 3 books. The first book was kind of in the Sci-Fi book call Scorch Trials. It is about a kid name Thomas. He was one of the chosen to figure out a way to survive the world that got hit by a solar flare. He was sent through all sorts of tests from the Creators. The second book I have read was called The Throne of Fire. Two kids named Sadie and Carter Kane was in a world where an Egyptian monster is threatened to destroy the world. It is their job to wake up the old King and stop the monster. The third book I have read is called Scorpia Rising. A 15 year-old boy is forced to be a spy for MI6 after his uncle died. He was sent on a mission in Cairo, a mission that he has to face his archenemy that will stop at nothing to take away his life.

 

All these books that I have read are about adventures. What these books revealed about me is my adventurous personality. I like to hike and I don’t like to stay at home that much. I especially like books with a story line that goes on and on so I cannot put the book down after I started reading. Since these 3 books are all the books I have read over the summer, it revealed that I don’t read very fast and I don’t really like reading and would prefer to do something else.

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learn more at

Throne of fire: http://www.rickriordan.com/my-books/kane-chronicles/books/book-2.aspx

Scorpia rising: http://alexrider.wikia.com/wiki/Scorpia_Rising_(novel)

Scorch Trials: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7631105-the-scorch-trials

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacation Reading Follow-up

While reading Point Blank . . .

I was thinking . . . about how amazing it is for the main character, Alex, is able to perform stunts, daring escapes, and life-threatening experiences and always goes back for more. This time he goes undercover to a Swiss Boarding School, which almost ends his life once again. It’s almost funny the way that Alex has a chance to stop being a spy, which is what he wants, and decides against it.

 

I was feeling . . . shock when I heard that Alex decided to break out of the Point Blanc, and ski his way down with an ironing board and a few strands of cloth tied to his feet. It was also a double black diamond trail, the hardest out of all. My shock grew larger when I heard that he also not only escaped, but he managed to defeat two Yamaha Mountain Max snowmobiles. Using nothing but his bare hands, once again. Although he did end up in the hospital, it was a very successful mission. But don’t let me spoil it for you!

 

I was wondering . . . why I continued reading this book. I like action books, but at the very first it seemed very bland, very uninteresting. I thought about putting the book down right there, out of boredom. Still, as I urged myself on, I figured out that the author filled with action packed scenes, incredibly detailed fights, and I found it hard to put the book down. The author kept me wanting more and more of this amazing novel.

 

I was learning . . . to never judge a book by it’s cover, and never judge a book from it’s first sentence, either. Always see what may happen, because you might end up not being able to put it down, like me. I also learned that Alex did and does everything for a good cause. For example, he parachuted out of an airplane to stop a villain from killing millions of English schoolchildren.  He is a true patriot.

 

I was making a personal connection with this book because… I always dreamt of being a spy, with cool gadgets and seemingly impossible missions. This book is almost like living it myself. I can also relate this to my life because I also like to snowboard, and I have for a few years. Sometimes I try to imagine what it would be like to try to go down a double black diamond slope with nothing keeping me from breaking my neck except two pieces of cloth. I would never be able to do. All in all, this was an excellent book that I would recommend to anyone who likes action novels or some excitement.

Vacation Reading Follow-up


 

While reading this Handle With Care . . .

 

I was thinking . . . that when Willow was born diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfect type 3 , with seven broken bones she wouldn’t survive. The reason I was thinking of this was because how can an infant survive and most importantly they can’t speak, therefor they can’t tell us how much it hurts. It reminded me of her other book, My Sister’s Keeper.

 

I was feeling . . . really surprise when the mother (Charlotte) sued the best friend who was the midwife and doctor. I was also feeling grateful that all of my family is healthy and I don’t have to face this problem.

 

I was wondering . . . why did the mother had to sue her best friend and by doing that the situation seems to get worse. Amelia her oldest daughter was good friends with the doctors daughter and now they wouldn’t talk to each other. From what that leads to is how Amelia reacts by hurting herself because the physical pain helps her to overcome the emotional pain she’s feeling.

 

 

I was learning . . . I was learning that I should be happy with what I have because Willow never felt jealous of someone else…some one normal. Willow could accept she was different from the people.


 

I was making a personal connection with this book because… (i.e., This book reflected something about who I am as a person.)  I think we sometimes don’t stop and appreciate what we have particularly heath until you lose it. We also take these things for granted such as, our friends and family. 

Vacation Reading Follow-up


 

While reading this Handle With Care . . .

 

I was thinking . . . that when Willow was born diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfect type 3 , with seven broken bones she wouldn’t survive. The reason I was thinking of this was because how can an infant survive and most importantly they can’t speak, therefor they can’t tell us how much it hurts. It reminded me of her other book, My Sister’s Keeper.

 

I was feeling . . . really surprise when the mother (Charlotte) sued the best friend who was the midwife and doctor. I was also feeling grateful that all of my family is healthy and I don’t have to face this problem.

 

I was wondering . . . why did the mother had to sue her best friend and by doing that the situation seems to get worse. Amelia her oldest daughter was good friends with the doctors daughter and now they wouldn’t talk to each other. From what that leads to is how Amelia reacts by hurting herself because the physical pain helps her to overcome the emotional pain she’s feeling.

 

 

I was learning . . . I was learning that I should be happy with what I have because Willow never felt jealous of someone else…some one normal. Willow could accept she was different from the people.
 

I was making a personal connection with this book because… (i.e., This book reflected something about who I am as a person.)  I think we sometimes don’t stop and appreciate what we have particularly heath until you lose it. We also take these things for granted such as, our friends and family. 

Vacation Reading Follow-up


 

While reading this Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult . . .

 

I was thinking . . . that when Willow was born diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfect type 3 , with seven broken bones she wouldn’t survive. The reason I was thinking of this was because how can an infant survive and most importantly they can’t speak, therefor they can’t tell us how much it hurts. It reminded me of her other book, My Sister’s Keeper.

 

I was feeling . . . really surprise when the mother (Charlotte) sued the best friend who was the midwife and doctor. I was also feeling grateful that all of my family is healthy and I don’t have to face this problem.

 

I was wondering . . . why did the mother had to sue her best friend and by doing that the situation seems to get worse. Amelia her oldest daughter was good friends with the doctors daughter and now they wouldn’t talk to each other. From what that leads to is how Amelia reacts by hurting herself because the physical pain helps her to overcome the emotional pain she’s feeling.

 

 

I was learning . . . I was learning that I should be happy with what I have because Willow never felt jealous of someone else…some one normal. Willow could accept she was different from the people.
 

I was making a personal connection with this book because… (i.e., This book reflected something about who I am as a person.)  I think we sometimes don’t stop and appreciate what we have particularly heath until you lose it. We also take these things for granted such as, our friends and family. 

Vacation Reading Follow-up


 

While reading this Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult . . .

 

I was thinking . . . that when Willow was born diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfect type 3 , with seven broken bones she wouldn’t survive. The reason I was thinking of this was because how can an infant survive and most importantly they can’t speak, therefor they can’t tell us how much it hurts. It reminded me of her other book, My Sister’s Keeper.

 

I was feeling . . . really surprise when the mother (Charlotte) sued the best friend who was the midwife and doctor. I was also feeling grateful that all of my family is healthy and I don’t have to face this problem.

 

I was wondering . . . why did the mother had to sue her best friend and by doing that the situation seems to get worse. Amelia her oldest daughter was good friends with the doctors daughter and now they wouldn’t talk to each other. From what that leads to is how Amelia reacts by hurting herself because the physical pain helps her to overcome the emotional pain she’s feeling.

 

 

I was learning . . . I was learning that I should be happy with what I have because Willow never felt jealous of someone else…some one normal. Willow could accept she was different from the people.
 

I was making a personal connection with this book because… (i.e., This book reflected something about who I am as a person.)  I think we sometimes don’t stop and appreciate what we have particularly heath until you lose it. We also take these things for granted such as, our friends and family. 

Vacation Reading Follow-up


 

                While reading this Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult . . .

 

I was thinking . . . that when Willow was born diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfect type 3 , with seven broken bones she wouldn’t survive. The reason I was thinking of this was because how can an infant survive and most importantly they can’t speak, therefor they can’t tell us how much it hurts. It reminded me of her other book, My Sister’s Keeper.

 

I was feeling . . . really surprise when the mother (Charlotte) sued the best friend who was the midwife and doctor. I was also feeling grateful that all of my family is healthy and I don’t have to face this problem.

 

I was wondering . . . why did the mother had to sue her best friend and by doing that the situation seems to get worse. Amelia her oldest daughter was good friends with the doctors daughter and now they wouldn’t talk to each other. From what that leads to is how Amelia reacts by hurting herself because the physical pain helps her to overcome the emotional pain she’s feeling.

 

 

I was learning . . . I was learning that I should be happy with what I have because Willow never felt jealous of someone else…some one normal. Willow could accept she was different from the people.
 

I was making a personal connection with this book because… (i.e., This book reflected something about who I am as a person.)  I think we sometimes don’t stop and appreciate what we have particularly heath until you lose it. We also take these things for granted such as, our friends and family. 

Summer Vacation Reading

While River Secrets . . .

 

I was thinking . . .

It is quite ironic, how those who only new fire speaking burned themselves up even though they could control the fire. It just shows that you have to have balance in everything, you have to know wind and fire, or water and wind, or water and fire, too much of one thing is bad.

 

 

 

I was feeling . . .

                It would be so cool to have the talent of water speaking, you wouldn’t ever drown, you wouldn’t have to buy water, or get up to get a glass of water. You just pulled water out of the air. Same with fire speaking you just would pull fire from the air to light a candle, or start the grill.

 

 

I was wondering . . .

 

                What would it be like If it was possible to learn the language of the wind, fire, and water and have  people speaking? How would our world be different from to day if people could control these elements?  Would the world be better or worse?

 

 

 

I was learning . . .

I was learning about how thongs were different back then. All Boys had to learn how to use a bow or sword. Women  only could cook and sew and tend the children at home, horses were used as the main transportation, nor for pleasure riding. And they didn’t even have bicycles.

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I was making a personal connection with this book because… (i.e., This book reflected something about who I am as a person.)

               I can relate to Razo and Dasha when they were tied up. The feeling of being unable to do something helpless, when im sick I feel that way or when im hurt like my leg is broken. I hate that feeling. The book reflected something about who I am as a person. Im a lot like Razo, I notice small unimportant details, and remember them.

Summer Reading Follow Up

While Reading Tin Tin and the Blue Lotus

 

I was thinking . . . It was funny how Tin Tin has never been captured by the people that are chasing him for quite a long time, I felt that the book was quite set-up because Tin Tin always get away from the people or some person that wants to kill him. When they get close to killing Tin Tin, Some one Helps Tin Tin from getting away safetly   

I was feeling . . . That even though I felt the Plot was set up but the Plot still grabbed my mind, and kept me wanting to read more. The Suspense is really interesting. One thing that I felt Herge do something really interesting, is that Herge Connects his book from books to books which made read from book to book. Tin Tin made me feel like Tin Tin is like Jack Bauer, and he can do pretty much anything. Even though he is just a young reporter.             

I was wondering . . . How the author could make a character so seemingly unrealistic but the story is so convincing. To be true, and something that can happen in real life. Like I mentioned before, everything seemed to be plotted, and everything seemed to false, the settings and the conversations between characters made me want to read more.

I was learning . . . That you have to try your best at everything. Even though you might fail the first few times. Tin Tin tried to get away from the bad guys a couple of times but he failed. You have to keep trying until you succeed

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I was making a personal connection with this book because… (i.e., This book reflected something about who I am as a person.) It was kind of hard to make connections with Tin Tin because Tin Tin is a action book. But like Tin Tin I am kind of a person who tries to do things until I succeed. Well, at least sometimes. Tin Tin is like a character that is like no other. Even though he is a reporter but can think close to Sherlock Holmes and act like Jack Bauer. Tin Tin has a very well and good written plot. But with some flaws of the plot, some people are like Tin Tin but Tin Tin’s unique characteristic makes him unique to others.


 

 

 

 


 

Vacation Reading Follow-up

While reading Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban . . .

 

I was thinking . . . How could Harry overcome his misery about his parent’s death.  He now know that Voldemort try to kill him but failed because his mother died saving him. So the killing curse that Voldemort shot at Harry was rebound back to Voldemort himself. How brave he is to find the truth about his god-father (his dad’s best friend, Sirius Black). How brave he was when come to facing Voldemort’s servants (death-eater) even though he is only 13 years old, the same age as I am right now.

 

I was feeling . . . an admiration J.K. Rowling. She really knows how to capture the reader’s attention and how to make them feel excited. My heart was banging my chest so hard when I was reading the part about the Quidditch (wizard’s game). When Harry actually won Gryffindor (his team) the Quidditch cup for the first time after 7 years from Slytherin (another team, Gryffindor enemy) I feel like cheering with the characters in the book. I can really picture the crowd cheering, and hear them. Every time I read Harry Potter, waves of emotions of the characters in the book wash over me too. I cry when Harry’s cry, I’m scared when Harry was facing Voldemort, I’m excited when watching the Quidditch game with the crowd in the book, and I’m happy when he won his house the cup. J.K. Rowling rocks.

 

I was wondering . . . whether love does fix everything like what Dumbledore (Hogwart’s headmaster) believes? Harry was protected from the killing curse because his mother died protecting him because of love. When Voldemort (Tom Riddle) who know’s no love suffered when he try killing Harry using killing curse and it rebounded back to him. It seems that every book conclusion always ends up with love.

 

I was learning . . . that being famous is not a good thing. Harry was in the limelight and he was watched every steps he takes. I think he feels uncomfortable. I also learned that friendship really does come in handy. I already know that friendship is really important and really is a beautiful thing, reading this book confirmed it.

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 I was making a personal connection with this book because… (i.e., This book reflected something about who I am as a person.)

 

Harry and I have something common to each other. His friendship with Ron is very similar to the friendship I have with my friends. Harry knows how to act when he faced Malfoy, his enemy, though he’s a hot temper guy (which I am too). Though I’m not as brave as Harry is, but if he’s real, I think he’s going to be a nice friend to hang out with. I’m not really sure though.

Vacation Reading Follow-up

While reading Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling . . .

 

I was thinking . . . How could Harry overcome his misery about his parent’s death.  He now know that Voldemort try to kill him but failed because his mother died saving him. So the killing curse that Voldemort shot at Harry was rebound back to Voldemort himself. How brave he is to find the truth about his god-father (his dad’s best friend, Sirius Black). How brave he was when come to facing Voldemort’s servants (death-eater) even though he is only 13 years old, the same age as I am right now.

 

I was feeling . . . an admiration J.K. Rowling. She really knows how to capture the reader’s attention and how to make them feel excited. My heart was banging my chest so hard when I was reading the part about the Quidditch (wizard’s game). When Harry actually won Gryffindor (his team) the Quidditch cup for the first time after 7 years from Slytherin (another team, Gryffindor enemy) I feel like cheering with the characters in the book. I can really picture the crowd cheering, and hear them. Every time I read Harry Potter, waves of emotions of the characters in the book wash over me too. I cry when Harry’s cry, I’m scared when Harry was facing Voldemort, I’m excited when watching the Quidditch game with the crowd in the book, and I’m happy when he won his house the cup. J.K. Rowling rocks.

 

I was wondering . . . whether love does fix everything like what Dumbledore (Hogwart’s headmaster) believes? Harry was protected from the killing curse because his mother died protecting him because of love. When Voldemort (Tom Riddle) who know’s no love suffered when he try killing Harry using killing curse and it rebounded back to him. It seems that every book conclusion always ends up with love.

 

I was learning . . . that being famous is not all the matters. Harry was in the limelight and he was being watched by other people on every steps he takes. I think he feels uncomfortable. I also learned that friendship really does come in handy. I already know that friendship is really important and really is a beautiful thing, reading this book confirmed it.

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 I was making a personal connection with this book because… (i.e., This book reflected something about who I am as a person.)

 

Harry and I have something common to each other. His friendship with Ron is very similar to the friendship I have with my friends. Harry knows how to act when he faced Malfoy, his enemy, though he’s a hot temper guy (which I am too). Though I’m not as brave as Harry is, but if he’s real, I think he’s going to be a nice friend to hang out with. I’m not really sure though.

Vacation Reading Follow-up

While reading Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling . . .

 

I was thinking . . . How could Harry overcome his misery about his parent’s death.  He now know that Voldemort try to kill him but failed because his mother died saving him. So the killing curse that Voldemort shot at Harry was rebound back to Voldemort himself. How brave he is to find the truth about his god-father (his dad’s best friend, Sirius Black). How brave he was when come to facing Voldemort’s servants (death-eater) even though he is only 13 years old, the same age as I am right now.

 

I was feeling . . . an admiration J.K. Rowling. She really knows how to capture the reader’s attention and how to make them feel excited. My heart was banging my chest so hard when I was reading the part about the Quidditch (wizard’s game). When Harry actually won Gryffindor (his team) the Quidditch cup for the first time after 7 years from Slytherin (another team, Gryffindor enemy) I feel like cheering with the characters in the book. I can really picture the crowd cheering, and hear them. Every time I read Harry Potter, waves of emotions of the characters in the book wash over me too. I cry when Harry’s cry, I’m scared when Harry was facing Voldemort, I’m excited when watching the Quidditch game with the crowd in the book, and I’m happy when he won his house the cup. J.K. Rowling rocks.

 

I was wondering . . . whether love does fix everything like what Dumbledore (Hogwart’s headmaster) believes? Harry was protected from the killing curse because his mother died protecting him because of love. When Voldemort (Tom Riddle) who know’s no love suffered when he try killing Harry using killing curse and it rebounded back to him. It seems that every book conclusion always ends up with love.

 

I was learning . . . that being famous is not all the matters. Harry was in the limelight and he was being watched by other people on every steps he takes. I think he feels uncomfortable. I also learned that friendship really does come in handy. I already know that friendship is really important and really is a beautiful thing, reading this book confirmed it.

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 I was making a personal connection with this book because… (i.e., This book reflected something about who I am as a person.)

 

Harry and I have something common to each other. His friendship with Ron is very similar to the friendship I have with my friends. Harry knows how to act when he faced Malfoy, his enemy, though he’s a hot temper guy (which I am too). Though I’m not as brave as Harry is, but if he’s real, I think he’s going to be a nice friend to hang out with. I’m not really sure though.

Vacation Reading Follow-up

While reading Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling . . .

 

I was thinking . . . How could Harry overcome his misery about his parent’s death.  He now know that Voldemort try to kill him but failed because his mother died saving him. So the killing curse that Voldemort shot at Harry was rebound back to Voldemort himself. How brave he is to find the truth about his god-father (his dad’s best friend, Sirius Black). How brave he was when come to facing Voldemort’s servants (death-eater) even though he is only 13 years old, the same age as I am right now.

 

I was feeling . . . an admiration J.K. Rowling. She really knows how to capture the reader’s attention and how to make them feel excited. My heart was banging my chest so hard when I was reading the part about the Quidditch (wizard’s game). When Harry actually won Gryffindor (his team) the Quidditch cup for the first time after 7 years from Slytherin (another team, Gryffindor enemy) I feel like cheering with the characters in the book. I can really picture the crowd cheering, and hear them. Every time I read Harry Potter, waves of emotions of the characters in the book wash over me too. I cry when Harry’s cry, I’m scared when Harry was facing Voldemort, I’m excited when watching the Quidditch game with the crowd in the book, and I’m happy when he won his house the cup. J.K. Rowling rocks.

 

I was wondering . . . whether love does fix everything like what Dumbledore (Hogwart’s headmaster) believes? Harry was protected from the killing curse because his mother died protecting him because of love. When Voldemort (Tom Riddle) who know’s no love suffered when he try killing Harry using killing curse and it rebounded back to him. It seems that every book conclusion always ends up with love.

 

I was learning . . . that being famous is not all the matters. Harry was in the limelight and he was being watched by other people on every steps he takes. I think he feels uncomfortable. I also learned that friendship really does come in handy. I already know that friendship is really important and really is a beautiful thing, reading this book confirmed it.

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 I was making a personal connection with this book because… (i.e., This book reflected something about who I am as a person.)

 

Harry and I have something common to each other. His friendship with Ron is very similar to the friendship I have with my friends. Harry knows how to act when he faced Malfoy, his enemy, though he’s a hot temper guy (which I am too). Though I’m not as brave as Harry is, but if he’s real, I think he’s going to be a nice friend to hang out with. I’m not really sure though.

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Summer Reading

This summer I read 2 books.

The first book called My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult.

The book is about a girl who was born with leukemia. Her parents decided to have another girl so she could donate her blood and save her sick sister. When the young girl get older and found out that she was born to save her sister, she decided to go to the lawyer and sue her parents. What will her parents think about that? What will her sick sister will think about that? What will the lawyer think about the claim?

The second book is Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin.

This book is about a young boy name Cunxin who is the sixth son of Li’s family. Cunxin and his family are peasant farmers in a rural Chinese commune. When Cunxin was 11 years old he was chosen to go to America for dance school. He practiced everyday, all day with the other kids all over the world. When Cunxin got older, he was the best dancer in America and he got very famous. After a while he started thinking about his family in China. At the same time the Chinese ambassador told him that if he have to move back to China other way he will never be able to go back to China. He decides to stay in America. What about his family? Will he ever see them again?

I think that the books that I read this summer are sad and serious stories. I also like to read books that base on real stories.

Ambiguity and Vagueness in Language – Theory of Knowledge

Are “vagueness” and “ambiguity” shortcomings of language or can they be viewed as positive aspects of language? Explain.

It may be argued that both vagueness and ambiguity may be viewed as a shortcoming AND an advantage in language. Firstly, I will address the possible shortcomings of vagueness and ambiguity.

Vagueness in language may be associated with miscommunication. If something is vague, it is open to interpretation. A prime example is that of a teacher and his students. The teacher will tell the students “We will have a Socratic seminar sometime this week”. This open-ended, undefined “date” for said Socratic seminar leaves the students to assume for themselves when this discussion may take place. This is only one example of how vagueness may affect someone’s life.

Ambiguity in language, like vagueness, may lead to misinterpretation. Without clear, concise instructions or rules, commands may go horribly wrong. It is extremely important, in some cases, that people communicate to each other effectively. After all, what is language if not a direct form of communication? Take for example the role of the pilot in the airplane and his fellow officer at the command tower at an airport. If the officer did not clearly specify the time and landing strip, there could be detrimental effects, including death and mutilation. If the officer stated something along the lines of “You can land at Runway A4 from 4:15pm to 4:45pm”, it is very likely that another airplane could land at the same time and the results could be catastrophic. However, if the officer stated “You are cleared to land at Runway B8 at precisely 4:32pm, allowing for 5 minute margins”, a collision would most likely be avoided. To conclude, both ambiguity and vagueness are shortcomings in language, in that they hinder communication in such a way that the effects may be catastrophic.

That said, vagueness and ambiguity may be advantages. An excellent example is literature. Often times in literature, the theme or moral of the story is up to interpretation. Shakespeare’s plays, for example, may mean different things to each reader. A old man may read Macbeth and not take away the same theme that a younger man would. Ambiguity and vagueness, especially in literature, allows for open interpretation of works which could enrich and benefit one’s own life. The abstract nature of language allows for critical thinking and analysis of what is being said and read, and in the right circumstances, could very well benefit a individual.

Are “vagueness” and “ambiguity” shortcomings of language or can they be viewed as positive aspects of language?

Are “vagueness” and “ambiguity” shortcomings of language or can they be viewed as positive aspects of language?

 

It is my opinion that in the sciences or in direct distribution of information, ambiguity and equivocation are a distinct obstacle in accurately expressing one’s thoughts. For instance, if describing a method for a certain experiment, then vagueness is a monumental fault because one may not conduct the experiment in the exact same way, thus producing different results. So, in these situations, accuracy is essential and therefore ambiguity has no place in illustrating a procedure.

However, in the arts, vagueness and ambiguity have a concrete role in allowing the reader or audience (depending on the art form) to extrapolate their own interpretation from the work. If every aspect of the art is perfectly accurate and essentially obvious, then the abstract cannot exist, and the viewer cannot form their own opinion on the piece further then whether they like it or not. Without vagueness and ambiguity, the abstract ceases to play a role in the arts.

Thus ambiguity and vagueness both have their places in society.

TOK Are “vagueness” and “ambiguity” shortcomings of language of can they be viewed as positive aspects of language?

Vagueness of language might be a result of lack of communication which can induce various kinds of interpretation. There are instances in which ambiguity of language during emergencies has resulted in irreversible accidents. Malcom in one of his books introduced the airplane crash accident which could have been prevented had the communication between the main pilot and the assistant pilot been more straightforward and to the point.

However, ambiguity of language is sometimes used as advantages for those who manipulate it. For instances, language is used as a tool to manipulate the minds of those who see the advertisements; or, people in real life may mean to make their speech ambiguous in order to avoid hurting others’ feeling by talking directly and straightforward. The use of ‘white lies’ is that the deception through language may not always be untruthful or intended to pain others.

 

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Advantages

Arts – emotions (induce more personal response)

Social Relationships (prevent conflicts)

 

Shortcomings

Multiple meanings – slang/evolution of language

Law – laws are laid down in words (possible loopholes)

 

 

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Are vagueness and ambiguity shortcomings of language or can they be viewed as positive aspects of language?

I believe “ambiguity” and “vagueness” is often regarded as bad components of writing because they sometimes mar authors’ main ideas by preventing messages from being conveyed fully to audiences. There are, certainly, some occasions that needs a straightforwardness in order to understand one another well. Advertisements, for instance, exploits ambiguity and vagueness to emphasize, or even exaggerate, the advantages consumers may get from purchasing the product. Some consumers may misunderstand the ads and have an unhappy experience after buying the item. In consumers’ perspective, it is crucial for advertisers to be as straightforward as they can to obtain accurate information from the ads so that they consume wisely and economically.

multiple meanings-> slang/ diff. interpretation of meanings can mar understanding of whole sentence

teaching : difficult time understanding what the question really is!!!

However, in terms of maintaining good social relationship, it can be necessary to sometimes be vague about what I perceive. I may not like the way my friend put makeups on or how she dresses, but I don’t want to hurt her feelings more than I do to be straightforward and critique her style. To be a good socializing person, maybe vagueness and ambiguity are two of the important skills not to lose one’s beloved friends.

arts – different emotions, different interpretation / sciences – 3 significant figures: shouldnt be too accurate

critical thinking – good for expanding ideas

Vagueness and Ambiguity

Are “vagueness” and “ambiguity” shortcomings of language or can they be viewed as positive aspects of language? Explain.

They can be viewed as both shortcomings and positive aspects of language. Especially in professions which require informing, such as news reportering and teaching. These can lead to misinterpretations, or simply leave the listener oblivious to what was just said. For example, a math teacher explaining a math problem would have to be very clear about the methods and not skip steps, or else the students would not comprehend the problem and have learned nothing, or would come up with some misconception as to howthe problem is actually solve .However, in literarture and the arts, vagueness and ambiguity can be very useful for the knower. The intention of arts is to create an emotional response through that very ambiguity. People can interprete things based on their own filters and experiences, making it personal for them. In English class it can also be extremely beneficial for critical thinking and practicing defending arguments. The ambiguity can stimulate critical thinking and teacher the knower to view things from all possible points of views.

 

 

Vagueness and Ambiguity

Are “vagueness” and “ambiguity” shortcomings of language or can they be viewed as positive aspects of language? Explain.

They can be viewed as both shortcomings and positive aspects of language. Especially in professions which require informing, such as news reportering and teaching. These can lead to misinterpretations, or simply leave the listener oblivious to what was just said. For example, a math teacher explaining a math problem would have to be very clear about the methods and not skip steps, or else the students would not comprehend the problem and have learned nothing, or would come up with some misconception as to howthe problem is actually solve .However, in literarture and the arts, vagueness and ambiguity can be very useful for the knower. The intention of arts is to create an emotional response through that very ambiguity. People can interprete things based on their own filters and experiences, making it personal for them. In English class it can also be extremely beneficial for critical thinking and practicing defending arguments. The ambiguity can stimulate critical thinking and teacher the knower to view things from all possible points of views.

 

 

Are vagueness and ambiguity shortcomings of language or can they be viewed as positive aspects?

Vagueness and ambiguity have always been the “enemy” of philosophers and others on the search for truth.Vagueness and ambiguity can allow for deliberate misinformation in order to exploit individuals and influence to take certain actions. However, it should be honestly considered that perhaps vagueness and ambiguity serve a purpose as well in the search for truth. The positive aspect of vagueness is that it allows one to be truthful or express something truthfully in a general sense. What is meant by this is that for example if one felt that it was quite hot outside it would in all likelihood be more truthful to say that it simply was hot outside instead of trying to attach a specific temperature (like 78 degrees) to one’s experience of hotness. Precision is prized in the sciences and in general however if one does not possess the capacity to be precise to a degree then it would be more untruthful to presume that degree of precision instead of being vague. In this case intentional vagueness becomes a tool to communicate the most accurate information that is known to the individual at a time. Ambiguity works in a different more complex way as it manifests itself as metonymy or zen koans. In this regard ambiguity is used to allow the listener to interpret something their own way, an indirect form of communication which allows the listener or reader to use their own WoKs (other than direct language) to acquire truth.

The Shortcomings of Language

When considering language, vagueness and ambiguity are a big part of how we communicate.  While these elements of language can be beneficial, they usually benefit a certain crowd and not everyone.  If everyone were very straightforward with each other, then information would be passed around more easily.  But if people were more blunt with each other, I think the world would be a colder place socially and having a relationship would be very difficult.  Sometimes being vague is the best option.  For example, if someone asks how you feel about them you might respond with a vague answer so you don’t hurt their feelings.  But then on the other hand, that person who wants to know does not recieve the true answer.  So in the end, vagueness and ambiguity are positive pieces of language but they can also be very negative pieces depending on the point of view, they are necessary evils.  Now does this mean being ambiguous is the best option for all situations?  No, it does not.  Well, if you don’t want any personal relationships then that is the best option, but whether or not you should reply with an ambiguous answer really depends on the situation.

Review: Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A very good read analyzing the importance of connections between man and nature, along with its responsibilities towards it and the role played by chance. An interesting story.

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Review: The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a very intriguing, though slightly disturbing, piece of literature. Margaret Atwood is here demonstrating in the extremeness and hence the dangers of a regression into totalitarianism. Many ties to other books such George Orwell’s 1984, seen in the control and segregation done through language, and Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” depicted for example in the dress/utility/task in society discriminations can be made as the Handmaid’s tale progresses. Also, like the above authors, she issues a warning to the public, slightly different ideologically than the above two stories, this one containing a regression through theology, into a theocracy.
Definitely a recommended piece of literature…

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Review: Anthem

Anthem
Anthem by Ayn Rand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing dystopian novella by a controversial author, describing the true meaning of individualism and the dangers of some form of extreme communism, where thought is given only for the greater good of a society.

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The Things They Carried

The Things They CarriedThe Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

i think this book is pretty cool

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Hello All–

–That are reading this very post right now!

I’m Shelma, and this is my blog, which might mostly consist of things for the 7th grade, and possibly other things I want to put here. I might not post all that much and it might be boring. But this will still be my blog.

I have nothing else to say, so, stay tuned for more posts!

Hello All–

–That are reading this very post right now!

I’m Shelma, and this is my blog, which might mostly consist of things for the 7th grade, and possibly other things I want to put here. I might not post all that much and it might be boring tedious. But this will still be my blog.

I have nothing else to say, so, stay tuned for more boring posts!

Hello All–

–That are reading this very post right now!

I’m Shelma, and this is my blog, which might mostly consist of things for the 7th grade, and possibly other things I want to put here. I might not post all that much and it might be boring tedious. But this will still be my blog.

I have nothing else to say, so, stay tuned for more boring posts!

Welcome to my 7th grade Blog!!! :D

Welcome! My name is Ariana and I am in 7th grade! I have had this school blog since 5th grade! I post  school stuff and non-school stuff! I hope you enjoy my Blog! :)

Welcome to my 7th grade Blog!!! :D

Welcome! My name is Ariana and I am in 7th grade! I am 12 years old. I have had this school blog since 5th grade! I post  school stuff and other fun stuff! I hope you enjoy my Blog! :)

Summer reading

During this summer, I delved into a fantastic genre books… fantasy. All 6 books had an enticing story to it! Though I will only write just 3 book reports I read over the summer.

The first book was The castaways of the flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques was a suspenseful and enjoying read. I was really shocked by this book that he wrote- since his other book series that he wrote, like the Redwall trilogy was more of a drama-type book. When I say ‘drama-type book’ I mean that it has a lot of slang words, such as yer’ getim the ol’ type thing and a little less description and more action. If I look at it, it was pretty hard to make out what exactly the characters in the Redwall series were actually saying! But in this book it was a real great turn over, the book was very descriptive and less ‘slangy.’ But what I really loved about this book was the characters and Brian Jacques’s story telling style to create the magnificent story dealing with the legend of  The flying Dutchman.

The book starts with a nameless bullied boy, who is tormented and abused by his 2 older step brothers and his father. Though the problem about this boy is that, he’s mute. Everyone thinks he’s dumb since he can’t speak. Suddenly the boy is pushed into the harbor by his step siblings to drown. Though his death doesn’t come, in fact the boy is taken as miserable stowaway to The Flying Dutchman. Here he serves a fat, antagonistic cook from Greece to cook for and is named Neb, but that isn’t all the trouble- when he meets the captain of the crew his fate changes in a wonderful twist leading to immortality and guidance to ones smaller than himself.

The reason why I picked this book from the library shelf was because for some reason, I’m enthralled by stories dealing with legends and underdogs. I like being told stories, as well as seeing someone being bullied go to the tops. I myself was sort of an underdog, in every school I went there was always this one bully there. And since after, I dedicated myself to help others feel happy and welcomed, just like the main character Neb did.

 

The second book I read was The sea of trolls by Nancy Farmer, in fact it wasn’t like the Castaways of the flying Dutchman… but it did have interesting humor. This was an interesting book that dealt with amazing berserk northmen that were brutal yet kind in there own way, and a kind yet lowly appreciative boy called Jack. Jack, unlike that boys in his village was a farmers brat. He was cared for, but not appreciative.  His father a crippled man was never really thankful, of his son chasing and taking care of sheep, finding food, and doing a large amount of chores. But when he meets the bard or scald while giving him bread  he is chosen to be an apprentice of the famous Bard, Dragon Tongue. Though all is not easy handling magic for himself. He will have to learn self control, and will have to survive a treacherous trip with a wild hoard of Northmen threatening there lives on a boat, in the middle of the ocean.

What was funny about this book, is how the main character Jack, connects with me. Jack is a boy who is working all day, and is loved by his mother and father… but is still viewed as a farmers brat by others. He is bullied or annoyed by the blacksmith’s son. But also if I was chosen to learn magic  I would react the same way as him, shocked. Also I actually want to go on a rowboat in the middle of the ocean, it seems like an amazing adventure… though I’m sure I’d change my mind once I set off to the ocean.

The third book I read was Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. I always read this book every year, since it’s just a classic to me. I love the story board to this book, how a homeless boy finds himself in the middle of an ancient adventure is just amazing and heart thrilling! I would love to ride on a dragons back, and yet going back to the underdog part- I like to see them grow strong… it makes me happy. 😀 The characters and story board just really bring the true meaning of home. And I don’t really know what home really is (global nomad) but this book brings a real essence of home, it a really sweet book to read.

Summer Reading

C.H.E.R.U.B: The Recruit – Robert Muchamore

 

This book is a great start to (in my opinion) one of the greatest series of books I have ever read. It starts of with two average children (Lauren Onions and James Choke) with a mom who runs the biggest shoplifting business in North London. Their mom dies because she drinks while taking a drug that her doctors specifically told her not to drink while taking it. In the aftermath James is put in foster care and Lauren stays with her dad Ron. James gets recruited to a top secret intelligence unit that uses kids as spies called C.H.E.R.U.B (Charles Henderson’t Espionage Research Unit B0 which is named after the guy who founded it (Charles Henderson). After learning how to swim James takes the basic training, which is a hundred day course that you have to pass to be a C.H.E.R.U.B and go on missions. He becomes partnered to a girl called Kerry who took the course before and is determined that if she doesn’t pass she will quit cherub. Kerry and James pass. Afterwards James goes on his first mission when he has to infiltrate a group called Help Earth by making friends with the various suspected members of the group. The mission is a huge success. When he returns he gets rewarded a blue shirt(in C.H.E.R.U.B the color of your shirt is your status) and his friend Amy(the person who taught him to swim) shows him that his sister Lauren was recruited by C.H.E.R.U.B. James is Delighted and finds out that Lauren was sent into foster home because Ron punched her.

 

Deadly Kingdom: The Book of Dangerous Animals – Gordon Grice

 

The book is mixed up of different stories of dangerous animal attacks, one of them was of a chimp that was “tamed” but stole a baby and ate it. The stories didn’t scare me but it definitely made my more cautious about pets and animals that maybe aren’t such a good idea to have as a pet.

 

Project 17 – Lorie Farla Stolarz

 

Derik, who’s parents own a restaurant, doesn’t want to be stuck flipping burgers the rest of his life, so he decides to enter a reality movie contest in order to do something with himself. His friends have different reasons for coming along.
Liza is a beautiful straight A student with full intention of attending Harvard University and becoming a doctor someday. Although her grades are incredible, Harvard turned her down because she didn’t have any extra curricular activities. So, she asks Derik to be in his movie. Derik happily agrees since he’s had a crush on her since freshman year.
Mimi, who’s grandmother was checked into the hospital, and died even before she was born, wants to explore the place and maybe find out more about her.

Chet, who’s recently gotten a shiner from his constantly drunk father, would do just about anything to get out of the house if only for a night.
And Greta and Tony, a couple who are obsessed theater and drama geeks, hope to get discovered through Derik’s movie, even if it doesn’t win the contest.
The story is told in all six characters points of view. I think that it really adds to the story because, that way, you really get what’s going on in every character’s head.
Once the teens get into the building, things immediately started getting creepy. The temperature feels incredibly lower once inside the building. At one point, the kids find the journal of Christine Belle. They read a few entries out of it, including one where she talks about killing herself. So, they follow the clues given from her journal to find out if that’s really how she died. After a ton of scary moments they finally put Christine Bell to peace, but when they walk out none of them are the same as when they walked in.

 

 

 

 

My Summer Reading

 

This summer I really enjoyed Born to Run. This book was non fiction, the true story of a journalist who travels to mexico to find a legendary tribe of runners. They are called the Tarahumara. These people have lived in peace up in the the Copper Canyons for centuries, and still remain the best ultra runners ever. The average tribesmen could run 100 miles in a day easily. The journalist sets out to pit the Tarahumara against Olympic runners in an extreme ultra marathon. In this witty told adventure he finds himself with Cablo Blanco, a mexican man associated with them, who leads him on to discover more about the secret techniques and why they enjoy running so much. A couple of young marathoners join in also, and are ready for a challenge. The competition is amazing! I thought it was captivating to see the attitude of the runners, which to my surprise was carefree despite the odds, and i really enjoyed the authors findings about exercise and running as a whole. Much of what the majority would say turns out is wrong. I liked the minority perspective and discussion of ultra marathons in this book, and also reading about the ways of the Tarahumara and their love for running.

The curious Incident of The Dog in the Nighttime. Wow, I thought, what a strange title. The book also turned out very interesting. A number of events occur in the story, beginning with the murder of Christopher’s neighbor’s dog, Wellington. The main character Christopher obsesses over the mystery and decides to write a novel on it. He is afflicted with a form of autism, but is blessed with a photographic memory, making him the perfect detective to find out about the dog. In the process, he discovers lots about his past and his identity, much of which was hidden from Christopher by his parents. The chapters were a bit confusing at first, alternating back and forth from what he is thinking and discovering, and what is happening in the present. He discovers neighborhood tensions, including his parents broken relationship, and why he was told that his mother died. Unable to resist the lies, he runs away to find his mother, and find the source of the letters from his mom that his dad had been hiding from him. This book was deeply psychological; I liked it because it was fast paced and it made me think.

Pendragon was an awesome read also. It was a very futuristic novel, mainly about Bobby Pendragon’s quest. This was the first out of the Pendragon series. Uncle Press, Bobby’s uncle, breaks the news to him that he is a Traveler. Pendragon can go to other worlds. They go together through a wormhole, or porthole, to Denduron.  In this world, Bobby is called to save the people and citizens. The antagonist, Saint Dane is intentionally causing unrest and abusive slavery, to topple the state of things in Denduron. Pendragons job is to stop him before it’s too late. Although he’s a bit of a rookie as a traveler , they succeed in the end by chasing Dane away. He is removed from the picture. Believe it or not though, I was left with a couple questions. Where is Bobby’s real family? In the end the reader discovers that the family he had and their files all vanished and that Uncle Press is really just a mentor. The sequel will reveal this possibly, I’m looking forward to it. The creations in this book are amazing. The animals, suits, and characters are highly captivating. Bobby and Uncle Press are also very appealing, seeing as they work together and plot out plans. I’d recommend this to young people or action lovers.

I know that each of these books are different from one another, but I chose them for a reason. I want to be well rounded, even as a reader. I don’t enjoy the same genre over and over, which is why I usually don’t read a whole series. The books that we read, usually influence us and how we act. I want to be able to run forever, so Born to Run, a book about ultra running, is great for me. The more exposure to fitness I get, the more confidence and motivation comes to me. Psychology is also who I am. It’s a part of all of us. How we think about others, what we assume they’re thinking, and how we want them to think about us is all related. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime caused me to look at how other people think especially autistic kids. Books like this give me new perspective but fiction like Pendragon, honestly, was simply for entertainment. That book, satisfied the adventure part of me. Sometimes I just want to explore, discover new things. I can’t image how Pendragon felt, because I would indulge in an adventure like that if I could. That’s just a bit about how books relate to who I am, as a person, student, and reader.

 

Summer Reading Follow-up

I read three very engaging books over the summer and the first book I read was “The Pact” by Jodi Picoult.

With parents who were very close, Chris and Emily had grown up side by side and in high school became a couple. When Emily’s sudden death takes them all by surprise, they start to question Chris’s loyalty and the mystery of what really happened haunts them all.

The next book I read was “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen.

Jacob Jankowski, a 90 year-old man who lives in a nursing home, longs for the days when he was young and working in the circus. So when his son forgets to pick him up to go to the circus, he goes himself and ends up telling the manager about his days in the Benzini Brother’s Most Spectacular Show on Earth. His memories begin with him as a 23 year-old young man studying Veterinary Science at Cornell University.

The last book I read was “I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced” by Delphine Minouni.

“I want a divorce!” I scream at the judge, not realizing how loud I actually am. I am Nujood, age ten and wanting a divorce. In my country people believe its good luck to marry a 9 year-old. However, I find it repulsive that men three times my age want to marry someone who has not even gone through puberty. I am here in this courthouse to tell my story and for justice to be served.

I chose these books for different reasons. All three are different genres but equally as intriguing to me. I chose “The Pact” because I love murder mysteries and the suspense in them. I chose “Water for Elephants” because it is historical fiction and I had never read anything about circuses. Also, the drama and struggle of life in a circus is something I had never considered. I was really interested in “I am Nujood, Age Ten and Divorced” because I live overseas, have traveled a lot, and seen many different cultures and ways of living. I found this particular tradition both troubling and interesting. Troubling, because I am three years older than Nujood and could never even imagine being married and divorced that young. I find it interesting because I do not understand why people would want to marry a child and by reading this book, I have a better understanding of how other cultures are so different from my own. Collectively these books demonstrate that I have a variety of interests and have a strong emotional reaction to the struggles in the main characters’ lives.

Vacation Reading Follow – Up

Over the summer i read the book Beezus & Ramona by Beverly Cleary

I was thinking that it must be really hard for beezus to handle her little sister all the time, and Ramona always messing up things for her, like when her best friend comes over with her dog, Ramona locks the dog in the bathroom and the bestfriend leaves mad.  I think Ramona is a bratty/annoying kid but I guess all little kids are but with Ramona she can be impossible sometimes.

I felt bad for beezus because her sister is getting her and herself in a lot of trouble and she was also getting so annoyed and frustrated with her sister and at the end of each story she would remember that Ramona was her sister and that she loved her. This book is very humorous and at the end of each story its sweet.

I was wondering how hard it must be and how does she handle a sister like that? If I had a sister like that I would be pulling my hair out, all the nagging and trouble she gets herself and you in. Also her mom acts like what they do and how they complain is just an old thing so she doesn’t really pay attention unless it’s a big thing like the dog in the bathroom.

I learnt that some people can be annoying and everything at times, but in the end there is always an exuse to love that person. Also I learned that I could be more pacient with people, example like my little sister who seems to be exactly like ramona

This book reminded me of me and my siblings, because at times my sister gets me in trouble or can be so annoying and I realized that in the end or the next day we are hugging and laughing together even after I have shouted at her or got mad at her for getting me in trouble. Also with my brother, I get mad at him and he gets mad at me and we all fight and do stupid things but in the end we are laughing and doing everything together.

Vacation Reading Follow – Up

Over the summer I read the book Beezus & Ramona by Beverly Cleary

I was thinking that it must be really hard for Beezus to handle her little sister all the time, and Ramona always messing up things for her, like when her best friend comes over with her dog, Ramona locks the dog in the bathroom and the bestfriend leaves mad. I think Ramona is a bratty/annoying kid but I guess all little kids are but with Ramona she can be impossible sometimes. I was also thinking that her mom wasnt realizing that Ramona wasnt being a good sibling and was inturepting Beezus’s everyday schedule.

I was feeling bad for beezus because her sister is getting her and herself in a lot of trouble and she was also getting so annoyed and frustrated with her sister and at the end of each story she would remember that Ramona was her sister and that she loved her. This book is very humorous and it relates to my life alot. I can understand how Beezus is feeling.

I was wondering how hard it must be and how does she handle a sister like that? If I had a sister like that I would be pulling my hair out, all the nagging and trouble she gets herself and you in. Also her mom acts like what they do and how they complain is just an old thing so she doesn’t really pay attention unless it’s a big thing like the dog in the bathroom. I was also wondering how Ramona’s brain works and how she thinks about things.

I was learning that some people can be annoying and everything at times, but in the end there is always an exuse to love that person. Also I learned that I could be more pacient with people, example like my little sister who seems to be exactly like ramona, I learned that beezus started to understand ramona and I learned that ramona likes to have attention.

I was connecting with this book because it reminded me of me and my siblings, because at times my sister gets me in trouble or can be so annoying and I realized that in the end or the next day we are hugging and laughing together even after I have shouted at her or got mad at her for getting me in trouble. Also with my brother, I get mad at him and he gets mad at me and we all fight and do stupid things but in the end we are laughing and doing everything together.

Vacation Reading Follow – Up

Over the summer I read the book Beezus & Ramona by Beverly Cleary

I was thinking that it must be really hard for Beezus to handle her little sister all the time, and Ramona always messing up things for her, like when her best friend comes over with her dog, Ramona locks the dog in the bathroom and the bestfriend leaves mad. I think Ramona is a bratty/annoying kid but I guess all little kids are but with Ramona she can be impossible sometimes. I was also thinking that her mom wasnt realizing that Ramona wasnt being a good sibling and was inturepting Beezus’s everyday schedule.

I was feeling bad for beezus because her sister is getting her and herself in a lot of trouble and she was also getting so annoyed and frustrated with her sister and at the end of each story she would remember that Ramona was her sister and that she loved her. This book is very humorous and it relates to my life alot. I can understand how Beezus is feeling.

I was wondering how hard it must be and how does she handle a sister like that? If I had a sister like that I would be pulling my hair out, all the nagging and trouble she gets herself and you in. Also her mom acts like what they do and how they complain is just an old thing so she doesn’t really pay attention unless it’s a big thing like the dog in the bathroom. I was also wondering how Ramona’s brain works and how she thinks about things.

I was learning that some people can be annoying and everything at times, but in the end there is always an exuse to love that person. Also I learned that I could be more pacient with people, example like my little sister who seems to be exactly like ramona, I learned that beezus started to understand ramona and I learned that ramona likes to have attention.

I was connecting with this book because it reminded me of me and my siblings, because at times my sister gets me in trouble or can be so annoying and I realized that in the end or the next day we are hugging and laughing together even after I have shouted at her or got mad at her for getting me in trouble. Also with my brother, I get mad at him and he gets mad at me and we all fight and do stupid things but in the end we are laughing and doing everything together.

Vacation Reading Follow – Up

Over the summer I read the book Beezus & Ramona by Beverly Cleary

I was thinking that it must be really hard for Beezus to handle her little sister all the time, and Ramona always messing up things for her, like when her best friend comes over with her dog, Ramona locks the dog in the bathroom and the bestfriend leaves mad. I think Ramona is a bratty/annoying kid but I guess all little kids are but with Ramona she can be impossible sometimes. I was also thinking that her mom wasnt realizing that Ramona wasnt being a good sibling and was inturepting Beezus’s everyday schedule.

I was feeling bad for beezus because her sister is getting her and herself in a lot of trouble and she was also getting so annoyed and frustrated with her sister and at the end of each story she would remember that Ramona was her sister and that she loved her. This book is very humorous and it relates to my life alot. I can understand how Beezus is feeling.

I was wondering how the author could write about this experience, like did the author experience this as a kid or is it just a story the author wrote? I was wondering how hard it must be and how does she handle a sister like that? If I had a sister like that I would be pulling my hair out, all the nagging and trouble she gets herself and you in. Also her mom acts like what they do and how they complain is just an old thing so she doesn’t really pay attention unless it’s a big thing like the dog in the bathroom. I was also wondering how Ramona’s brain works and how she thinks about things.

I was learning that some people can be annoying and everything at times, but in the end there is always an exuse to love that person. Also I learned that I could be more pacient with people, example like my little sister who seems to be exactly like ramona, I learned that beezus started to understand ramona and I learned that ramona likes to have attention.

I was connecting with this book because it reminded me of me and my siblings, because at times my sister gets me in trouble or can be so annoying and I realized that in the end or the next day we are hugging and laughing together even after I have shouted at her or got mad at her for getting me in trouble. Also with my brother, I get mad at him and he gets mad at me and we all fight and do stupid things but in the end we are laughing and doing everything together.

Vacation Reading Follow – Up

Over the summer I read the book Beezus & Ramona by Beverly Cleary

I was thinking that it must be really hard for beezus to handle her little sister all the time, and Ramona always messing up things for her, like when her best friend comes over with her dog, Ramona locks the dog in the bathroom and the bestfriend leaves mad.  I think Ramona is a bratty/annoying kid but I guess all little kids are but with Ramona she can be impossible sometimes.

I felt bad for beezus because her sister is getting her and herself in a lot of trouble and she was also getting so annoyed and frustrated with her sister and at the end of each story she would remember that Ramona was her sister and that she loved her. This book is very humorous and at the end of each story its sweet.

I was wondering how hard it must be and how does she handle a sister like that? If I had a sister like that I would be pulling my hair out, all the nagging and trouble she gets herself and you in. Also her mom acts like what they do and how they complain is just an old thing so she doesn’t really pay attention unless it’s a big thing like the dog in the bathroom.

I learnt that some people can be annoying and everything at times, but in the end there is always an exuse to love that person. Also I learned that I could be more pacient with people, example like my little sister who seems to be exactly like ramona

This book reminded me of me and my siblings, because at times my sister gets me in trouble or can be so annoying and I realized that in the end or the next day we are hugging and laughing together even after I have shouted at her or got mad at her for getting me in trouble. Also with my brother, I get mad at him and he gets mad at me and we all fight and do stupid things but in the end we are laughing and doing everything together.

My Summer Reading Program
Hyowon, Yun

During my summer vacation I read 3 interesting books. One is fiction, written by Jacklin warren, called Perfect Twins. Second book is non-fiction, written by Dai Sijie, called little Chinese seamstress, last book is fiction, written by Daniela Watson, called Last breath.

The book, ‘perfect Twins’ is about the lovely two girls, Margaret and Cindy who was best friend for each other, fights for the simple problem in their class. Both friends is trying to understand each other to solve the fight. The story tells us about the forgiveness. Even though, we had a fight, sometimes we need forgiveness for each other to continue the good relationships.

The book, ‘Little Chinese Seamstress’ is about the Chinese Seamstress who has a job of making hats for the patients, who had to shave their heads for the surgery. The story tells us about the respect. Like the main character in this story, we should be able to understand and respect people who have any problems in their life.

The book, ‘Last Breath’ is about the 6 years old girl who was fighting with Brain Cancer spend her last 3 weeks (before her death) with her dad in Disneyland. The story tells us about the courage and patient. If any big problem comes to our life, we should not be panic. The smartest way we should follow will be just be patient and get your courage to solve the problem out.

Collectively, what these books reveal me about is the forgiveness, respect and courage. The stories are telling me that depends on my situation, I will need to get my courage and to get the good relationships with other people, I need to understand and respect them properly and when somebody made a mistake, I have to think wisely and should be able to forgive their mistakes.

Summer Reading Review

My Summer Reading Review
Hyowon, Yun

During my summer vacation I read 3 interesting books. One is fiction, written by Jacklin warren, called Perfect Twins. Second book is non-fiction, written by Dai Sijie, called little Chinese seamstress, last book is fiction, written by Daniela Watson, called Last breath.

The book, ‘perfect Twins’ is about the lovely two girls, Margaret and Cindy who was best friend for each other, fights for the simple problem in their class. Both friends is trying to understand each other to solve the fight. The story tells us about the forgiveness. Even though, we had a fight, sometimes we need forgiveness for each other to continue the good relationships.

The book, ‘Little Chinese Seamstress’ is about the Chinese Seamstress who has a job of making hats for the patients, who had to shave their heads for the surgery. The story tells us about the respect. Like the main character in this story, we should be able to understand and respect people who have any problems in their life.

The book, ‘Last Breath’ is about the 6 years old girl who was fighting with Brain Cancer spend her last 3 weeks (before her death) with her dad in Disneyland. The story tells us about the courage and patient. If any big problem comes to our life, we should not be panic. The smartest way we should follow will be just be patient and get your courage to solve the problem out.

Collectively, what these books reveal me about is the forgiveness, respect and courage. The stories are telling me that depends on my situation, I will need to get my courage and to get the good relationships with other people, I need to understand and respect them properly and when somebody made a mistake, I have to think wisely and should be able to forgive their mistakes.

Summer Reading

This summer I read three books from the Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. The first book was called The Grim Grotto, I thought that this book is a fiction and mystery book. This book is the 11th book in the Series. I think that Lemony Snicket has a very unique and mysterious way of writing. The Sereis is about the Baudelaire orphans, they are contently on the run from Count Olaf.  The second book I read was called Penulitemate Peril, this book is the 12th in the series I think that in the last 3 books the Lemony Snicket’s  style changed a bit in the last 3 books. I found this book to be a great way to begin to wrap up the series. And last but not least the third book I read over the summer was called The End. And of course this book is in fact the end of the series. The end I didn’t like it very much because it left me with many questions unanswered. What these books reveal about me might be that when I start something I like to see it till the end because these books after the firs 4 got tiring to read because they were to repetitive but I kept reading until I finished.

Summer Reading

This summer I read three books from the Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. The first book was called The Grim Grotto, I thought that this book is a fiction and mystery book. This book is the 11th book in the Series. I think that Lemony Snicket has a very unique and mysterious way of writing. The Sereis is about the Baudelaire orphans, they are contently on the run from Count Olaf.  The second book I read was called Penulitemate Peril, this book is the 12th in the series I think that in the last 3 books the Lemony Snicket’s  style changed a bit in the last 3 books. I found this book to be a great way to begin to wrap up the series. And last but not least the third book I read over the summer was called The End. And of course this book is in fact the end of the series. The end I didn’t like it very much because it left me with many questions unanswered.

What these books reveal about me might be that when I start something I like to see it till the end because these books after the firs 4 got tiring to read because they were to repetitive but I kept reading until I finished. These books also show one of the genres I like to read. I like Mystery but I found this style hard to understand and confusing but yet I couldn’t stop reading them. I think that I really enjoyed the reading challenge that the books presented me with.

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Summer Reading Follow-up

This summer, I read many books, some I like and some I dislike.  The best book I read this summer was called Plague a fantasy book my Michael Grant. This book is the forth in the Gone series, where all of sudden all the adults disappear and the only ones that are left are kids that’s younger than 15.  Sides are chosen and kids start developing unimaginable and dangerous powers.  I also read the Thirst series, also a fantasy by Christopher Pike, the book is about a vampire name Alisa whom, she believes at first; is the last vampire on earth.  When her creator; unbelievably returns to hunt her she was force to break her rules in order to survive.  With that, she caught the attention of the government who began sending spies to take samples of her blood for study.  Soon, there was nowhere safe for her.  Another series I also read this summer is the Fallen series, yet another fantasy by Lauren Kate.  The book is about Luce whom was cursed to die at every touch or even met with Daniel.  But in this life, something changed, she did not die, there was a loophole in her curse, it was up to her to find out why and how did she get herself in this curse in the first place.

These books choices shows that I like to read books that have a lot of action in them.  This shows that I get bored very easily and that I will have to be kept entertain or else I will get bored and lose interest in the book.  Judging from the number of books I read this summer, which is a total of 12 books, I am also a very fast reader.  Because I am a fast reader, I can say that I am always in a hurry and I’m not as calm.  This shows me my identity as a person to have a low concentration on things and that I am to lose focus from time to time.  Reading series book tell me that I like to stick with books and not just read 1 book of the series and not read them again.  This shows that I like to do things until it’s finish and not do things halfway, or in another word, someone who doesn’t quit easily.  All of this shows that I am always in a rush, get bored easily, and is someone who don’t just do thing halfway.

 

 

Summer reading

Hello readers, I have written this blog post to tell you about my summer reading, unfortunately I didn’t read much, but I’ll give you what I got. This summer I read a book about mythology, it was 351 pages long and all about the mythology of the world. I have learned many new myths from around the world and the basis of many myths. And on my way back to Thailand I purchased the Hunger games in the air port. I have no gotten far but it is so far living up to it’s hype.

 

 

 

Incarceron           Cathrine Fisher

 

My first book I picked up last summer was a fiction book called Incarceron. This book has two main characters in an epic adventure, one to get into this inescapable prison and one to get out. When their paths cross they’re in for a surprise with monsters and strange people.

 

The Enemy Closes In          Bill Myers

 

The next book that I read this summer was a fast pace book about a boy who has these gifts and can do awesome things.  But, his gifts are in danger. The man everyone calls Shadow Man is out to capture this boy and use his powers for evil.

 

Life Without Limits       Nick Vujicic

 

The final book I read this summer is not about prisons and people with powers but a real story of a man who was born with no arms or legs. The book is about his struggle and advantages in his live. He makes the most of everything he does without limbs.

 

Most of the books I read involve an adventure. The main reason I choose adventure books is because the action keeps me on the edge of my chair. With this characteristic it helps me keep reading and not get bored halfway through the book.

 

 

Summer

 

 

 

Incarceron           Cathrine Fisher

 

My first book I picked up last summer was a fiction book called Incarceron. This book has two main characters in an epic adventure, one to get into this inescapable prison and one to get out. When their paths cross they’re in for a surprise with monsters and strange people.

 

The Enemy Closes In          Bill Myers

 

The next book that I read this summer was a fast pace book about a boy who has these gifts and can do awesome things.  But, his gifts are in danger. The man everyone calls Shadow Man is out to capture this boy and use his powers for evil.

 

Life Without Limits       Nick Vujicic

 

The final book I read this summer is not about prisons and people with powers but a real story of a man who was born with no arms or legs. The book is about his struggle and advantages in his live. He makes the most of everything he does without limbs.

 

Most of the books I read involve an adventure. The main reason I choose adventure books is because the action keeps me on the edge of my chair. With this characteristic it helps me keep reading and not get bored halfway through the book.

 

 

Summer Reading

 

 

 

Incarceron           Cathrine Fisher

 

My first book I picked up last summer was a fiction book called Incarceron. This book has two main characters in an epic adventure, one to get into this inescapable prison and one to get out. When their paths cross they’re in for a surprise with monsters and strange people.

 

The Enemy Closes In          Bill Myers

 

The next book that I read this summer was a fast pace book about a boy who has these gifts and can do awesome things.  But, his gifts are in danger. The man everyone calls Shadow Man is out to capture this boy and use his powers for evil.

 

Life Without Limits       Nick Vujicic

 

The final book I read this summer is not about prisons and people with powers but a real story of a man who was born with no arms or legs. The book is about his struggle and advantages in his live. He makes the most of everything he does without limbs.

 

Most of the books I read involve an adventure. The main reason I choose adventure books is because the action keeps me on the edge of my chair. With this characteristic it helps me keep reading and not get bored halfway through the book.

 

 

Summer Reading

This summer I ate up three very interesting and action packed books. The first book that I read was Snake Head. The 7th book of the espionage series, Alex Rider, written by Anthony Horowitz. The vicious gangs of Snakehead in Southeast Asia smuggle weapons, drugs, and worst of all people. And now they are teaming up with another terrorist group named Scorpia. Alex wants no part yet the Australian secret wants him to infiltrate one of the gangs. Alex does it not to help the service but to meet his godfather. From the city of Bangkok all the way to the Australian outback, with danger around every corner.

The second book was a long fiction full with action. The name of the book was Crocodile Tears and is from the Alex Rider series written by Anthony Horowitz. It was about a world wide famous charity called First Aid who would be first to help whenever disaster struck. Everyone loved them but what they didn’t know was the only reason First Aid was first at the scene was because they had caused the scene. M16 was not so sure but they needed to figure out what was going on so they sent their most secret weapon, there most valuable spy, the fourteen year old boy, Alex Rider. And that’s when the action begins.

The next and final book that I read was another espionage book written by the author Anthony Horowitz. The final book of the action packed series of Alex Rider. Scorpia Rising. Scorpia, Alex’s greatest nemesis is back, and out to get him. Alex Rider is now fifteen and wants to leave his world of espionage behind. But it keeps on coming back to him. Scorpia has a plan up there sleeves, one of the biggest scandals of all time. Once the public finds out about it, England will be the most hated country in the whole world. And the scandal isn’t just any scandal; it involves the death of Alex Rider. The question remains in your head until the very last chapter. Will Alex Rider survive?

Altogether these action packed books show that I am not a boring person. I’m active and I always like to have a bit of action going on. These books show that I’m not the type of person who just sits on the couch and watches television all day. I’m more of the type who can’t wait to get outside. And, whenever I get the chance I’m out playing sports. Reading action packed stories shows other people, that I always like to have some action in my life and, that I’m a very active person. Books reveal personalities, things you like, things you don’t like. Observing what someone is reading is like observing someone’s passport they are both full to the top with information about the person they belong to.

My Summer Reading

This summer, I have read 3 books. The first book was kind of in the Sci-Fi book call Scorch Trials. It is about a kid name Thomas. He was one of the chosen to figure out a way to survive the world that got hit by a solar flare. He was sent through all sorts of tests from the Creators.

The second book I have read was called The Throne of Fire. Two kids named Sadie and Carter Kane was in a world where an Egyptian monster is threatened to destroy the world. It is their job to wake up the old King and stop the monster.

The third book I have read is called Scorpia Rising. A15 year-old is forced to be a spy for MI6 after his uncle died. He was sent on a mission in Cairo, a mission that he has to face his archenemy that will stop at nothing to take away his life.

All these books that I have read are about adventures. What these books revealed about me is that I’m an adventurous person. Since these 3 books are all the books I have read over the summer, it revealed that I don’t read very fast and I don’t really like reading and would prefer to do something else.

Summer Reading

Titles:

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, Genre: Mystery, Fiction.

The 210th Day by Natsume Soseki (Englilsh version), Genre: Fiction

Biography of Barack Obama by Stephen Krensky, Genre: Non-Fiction

During summer I have read three interesting books. All three of them were short, but very fun to read.

The first book I read was the ‘Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ by Arthur Conan Doyle. This book had three short stories. The first one was, ‘The Red-headed league’ and the second was, ‘The man with the twisted lip’, then the third was, ‘The speckled band,’ and another was called, ‘The copper beeches. The first story was about a company looking for an employee, but they had one condition, to be employed, you have to be red-headed. Since the amount of payment was incredibly high, every red-headed man in London would jump at the chance. Sherlock Holmes gets involved in this case when a man who is perfect for the job with curiosity comes to him for advice whether the man should audition for the job. Sherlock Holmes soon finds out that the employers were actually digging a hole inside the man’s house while he was at work. A hole, which lead to a bank, but Sherlock Holmes hides in the hole and catches the employers on time.

The second book I read was ‘The 210th Day’ by Natsume Soseki. This novel is about two men arguing about ‘life’. The main protagonist is Kei and another character is called Roku. Kei is a tofu seller’s son and has a strong opinion about the life of the ‘riches’. Kei argues about how rich people’s world is insane and that the way the money is being used is not right.

The third book was ‘Biography: Barack Obama’ by Stephen. This biography talks about Barack Obama’s life before becoming president. Barack Obama is the current president of the United States.  His mother was American and his father was African, which was both an advantage and a disadvantage for the campaign to become president. Barack Obama became the president of the United States in 2009. He then became the first black president of the United States of America.

These books show who I am, because the first book reveals that I love London and detective stories. I love the way mystery books gives the readers a chance to deduct ourselves and not just tell us the answers to everything. I like seeking things although I may not be so good at it. I also like reasoning things and putting ideas and clues together like a puzzle to make a bigger picture. Also, what all these books have in common is that they are all realistic. Some of them are fictions, but they are possible to happen in real life. Although I don’t hate the idea of imagining and watching fictional movies such as, ‘Harry Potter’, but I don’t like to dream too much, so I like to see reality in both books, movies. The second book reveals about me, since I like conversations about living. I love philosophy. I have been loving it since I was very little, and coming to think of it now I must have been too young to be talking and asking questions about life, since all adults were completely speechless when I said things like that. The third book is a non-fiction and that is why I liked it and I am a little interested in history too, although I still have a lot to learn.

Overall all these books above that I have talked about includes a bit about life and death, and that is why it shows who I am, since I like reality and I like to read about things that involve them.

 

Summer Reading

Titles:

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, Genre: Mystery, Fiction.

The 210th Day by Natsume Soseki (Englilsh version), Genre: Fiction

Biography of Barack Obama by Stephen Krensky, Genre: Non-Fiction

During summer I have read three interesting books. All three of them were short, but very fun to read.

The first book I read was the ‘Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ by Arthur Conan Doyle. This book had three short stories. The first one was, ‘The Red-headed league’ and the second was, ‘The man with the twisted lip’, then the third was, ‘The speckled band,’ and another was called, ‘The copper beeches. The first story was about a company looking for an employee, but they had one condition, to be employed, you have to be red-headed. Since the amount of payment was incredibly high, every red-headed man in London would jump at the chance. Sherlock Holmes gets involved in this case when a man who is perfect for the job with curiosity comes to him for advice whether the man should audition for the job. Sherlock Holmes soon finds out that the employers were actually digging a hole inside the man’s house while he was at work. A hole, which lead to a bank, but Sherlock Holmes hides in the hole and catches the employers on time.

The second book I read was ‘The 210th Day’ by Natsume Soseki. This novel is about two men arguing about ‘life’. The main protagonist is Kei and another character is called Roku. Kei is a tofu seller’s son and has a strong opinion about the life of the ‘riches’. Kei argues about how rich people’s world is insane and that the way the money is being used is not right.

The third book was ‘Biography: Barack Obama’ by Stephen. This biography talks about Barack Obama’s life before becoming president. Barack Obama is the current president of the United States.  His mother was American and his father was African, which was both an advantage and a disadvantage for the campaign to become president. Barack Obama became the president of the United States in 2009. He then became the first black president of the United States of America.

These books show who I am, because the first book reveals that I love London and detective stories. I love the way mystery books gives the readers a chance to deduct ourselves and not just tell us the answers to everything. I like seeking things although I may not be so good at it. I also like reasoning things and putting ideas and clues together like a puzzle to make a bigger picture. Also, what all these books have in common is that they are all realistic. Some of them are fictions, but they are possible to happen in real life. Although I don’t hate the idea of imagining and watching fictional movies such as, ‘Harry Potter’, but I don’t like to dream too much, so I like to see reality in both books, movies. The second book reveals about me, because I like drama and books about people. The third book is a non-fiction and that is why I liked it and I am a little interested in history too, although I still have a lot to learn.

Overall all these books above that I have talked about includes a bit about life and death, and that is why it shows who I am, since I like reality and I like to read about things that involve them.

 

Summer Book Reading List

Books I read during summer:

 

 

Vampire Academy

Frost Bite

Shadow Kiss

Blood Promise

Princess Diaries

Wanted

Killer

Perfect

Uglies

Eragon

The Time traveler’s Wife

The Tale of the two pretties

The Princess In Love

Harry Potter and the deathly Hollows

Percy Jackson series 1 The Lighting Thief

Percy Jackson series 2 The Sea Of Monsters

Percy Jackson series 3 The Titan’s Curse

Percy Jackson series 4 The Battle Of the Labyrinth

Percy Jackson series 5 The Last Olympian

Percy Jackson and the demigod file

Percy Jackson and the lost hero

The Red Pyramid

The Throne of Fire

Princess In the Spotlight

Princess In Waiting

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I’m 8th grade and new at ISB.

I’m thinking to put on lots of school thingies like classes and electives.

But I will put some outside stuffs too.

Please visit my blog anytime you want.(Not in break and lunch)

I hope you have fun here.

See you soon.

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