1st Term Business

I feel this class is a good class! It is challenging but not too much to where it is impossible. I have given my best effort. I feel that I have tried my best to meet the criteria of each assignment. I’m trying my best to read faster and actually read but I do not have a lot of free time because of soccer, school and family stuff. I used to not be the best at English but I feel I have gotten a lot better at my essays and paragraphs. Next term I am going to try to read at home and finish at least two books. That is my goal for next term.

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Technology: Friend or Foe?

I think technology can be friend or foe. It honestly depends on how much you use technology. Technology can be super dangerous or super helpful. I think we should keep using technology in the field of medication because it has helped us in so many ways and i’m guessing it will help us in so many more ways. I think children should only be allowed to be on a certain amount of technology. I think they should be allowed 30 minuets to 1 hour of time per day. Whether it be watching TV or playing games on an iPad. I think children’s brains need a chance to grow and develop, but if they are always on technology their brains will never be able to accomplish growing or developing. Children should be outside playing with the neighbor kids and being physically active and inclined. Technology is getting worse and worse for children each day. They need to go outside and have fun and play! 

The First Story I Read

I read “The Veldt” by the Saturday Evening Post, 1950. The story is about technological room that comes to life. This family made their whole house out of technology. This house did everything for them, from making food to tying your shoes for you. These parents spoiled their kids to death, literally! The parents gave their kids a super cool room. In their nursery they had screens covering their walls. Whatever the kids thought would go onto the screens. Eventually the kids become too spoiled all heck breaks loose. They start thinking about lions and Africa. The parents start finding random creepy things all in the nursery. This physiologist comes and figures everything out. But then the kids ruin in and you will just have to read it and find out what happens for your self.

I honestly did not like this story very much. It was scary! I also read it at midnight in my dark creepy room so maybe that is why I did not like it very much.

What I’ve Been Reading

I have invested my 4 hours of reading this year pretty good. I have been reading the 3 book of the hunger games. I have been reading all 15 min each day. I have not finished any books yet. Oops haha. I would like to finish the hunger games book soon though. The book is kinda getting boring though. I’m not really into my book yet. I’m still in the beginning of the book, but i’m going to try and start reading at home. It’s kinda hard to read at home because i’m so busy with soccer. I have a game today and I leave straight from school and don’t get home till like 7 or 8 tonight. So I am going to try to read before I go to bed. Anyway I have read some of the book but i’m not into the book yet. In each of the hunger game books there has been a part of the book whether it’s in the beginning, middle or end it has gotten very boring and i wan’t to quit reading it but I haven’t yet. And i will continue to read though this book. My mom said that once I finish the book series my mom and I will watch the movies so i’m excited for that!

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Figurative Language Story

Once upon a time, there was this girl. Her name was Sally. Sally was a nice and super funny girl! She knew so many jokes. Her jokes were as funny as the tv show Americas funniest videos. After she had gotten ready she ran down the stairs, got here breakfast and ran out the door to school. Sally ran next door to her best friends house so she could walk with him to school. Her best friends name was Dave. Dave’s hair was his best quality. Dave was known for his hair by all the kids in Sally and Daves school. Dave’s hair was pure golden locks of perfection. As they were on there walk to school they came across a line of trees next to the sidewalk where they were walking. The trees danced in the wind. They were beautiful trees. The trees glistened in the morning sunlight. When Sally and Dave finally got to school Dave realized he forgot his books.

2095: What Will the Future Be Like?

In the future, there will be no flying cars. I also think we will have an idea of teleportation. Cancer will be cured and all of the crazy diseases that we haven’t cured yet will be cured. We will have robots doing everything for us. Like cooking, driving, cleaning and so much more crap. Earth will be ruined! There will be war and pollution in the water and atmosphere. All of the animals will be extinct because all the idiots on this earth killed them. I think that earth is going to be crap in 2095. Humans are going to be the death of this earth and it is going to suck. I will also be a lazy butt and be an old granny. I am going to have like 6 kids so I can have a lot of grandkids. I will live in a huge house and have a pool and have family over all the time. My family will be part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and christ centered. My family will be the most important part of my life in 2095. #savetheelephants!

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There Will Come Soft Rains Poetry Analysis

Sara Teasdale could have used many different images to  discuss the this idea. Why do you think she chose a serene nature setting? I think she wrote this poem related to nature because she wanted to show how the war was. She used the robin in the poem and related it to the bombs and weapons. I think another thing she was trying to tell the readers that in world war one we were just fighting for no reason at all! And we were destroying our earth and all of mankind. We could have lost the whole population of mankind because we were fighting over nothing. In the poem “There Will Come Soft Rains (1920)” by Sara Teasdale, It stated, Not one would mind, neither  bird nor tree, If man kind perished utterly.” One day that’s what will happen. We will be fighting for no reason and then boom there goes all of mankind. Gone forever. But the nature and animals and beautiful places we left behind will still be there. The animals probably wouldn’t even know we were gone unless they were our pets. Is the serene nature  setting effective to readers? Yes I think it was. I think it explains how awful world war one was and how much worse it can get. Also I think it helps us realize that if we keep doing this or do it again we could lose our whole world because we were fighting for no reason once again.

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What I’m Doing Right and What I Can Still Do Better

I am off to a great start this term. I have started reading my hunger games book again since I didn’t really read it over the summer. But I would like to read faster and be done with this hunger games book in like a month. I think I put a lot  of thought into my writing prompts and I do fairly good on them. I would like to write more though. I have been listening in class making sure i’m not lost or not understanding anything. I ask questions if I don’t understand something and I have been trying to get four’s on all of my assignments which is going good so far. I will continue to try and get four’s on all of my assignments. In my other classes I have been doing good as well. Like taking notes i’m getting better at and really trying to understand the concepts my teachers are teaching us. I feel like this year  is going to be a good year!Image result for books

Who am I as a Writer

I think I am a fairly good writer today. I don’t like to write essays and summaries because I don’t think I am very good at that haha. I have never really had any trouble with writing when I was younger. I think I was average when I was younger and also now. I also think I have fairly good hand writing. I have started writing in my journal every night for the past few weeks and I have come to the conclusion that I love writing in my journal. I write about my day and what new with my life and stuff like that. Last Christmas I got these calligraphy pens and I have loved writing with them. I draw and have been trying to learn to do cool handwriting because when my Grandmother  got married she wrote all of her invitations in calligraphy. And when I get married I hope to do the same.

My Reading Journey

When I was a little child I had a harder time with reading. It was hard for me to read out loud. I would stutter and couldn’t figure out some harder words. I started reading in about preschool or kindergarten. One book that I really liked was, “Guess how much i love you!” it is a book about a bunny mom and bunny baby. They just talked about how much they loved each other. Another book I really liked when I was like 5 was “Goodnight Moon” this book was just saying goodnight to all the objects in the house. I hadn’t always liked reading. In 3-4th grade I got really into the Magic Tree House books. Me and my mom read them every night! In 5-6th grade i started reading Judy bloom books, Dork Diaries and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Through out 7th grade I didn’t like reading and kinda just stopped for a while. Last year, my 8th  grade year i got really into the hunger  game books. Right now I am on the 3rd hunger games book. I really like them and when I finish the book my mom and I are gImage result for hunger games booksoing to watch all of the hunger games movies. I like reading when I have a really good book that I cant put down. But if the book is boring I wont waste my time reading it. I am pretty sure that I am a fairly good reader today.