Real courage

Real courage is doing something that might be scary or hard to do but you are doing it for your or someone else’s benefit. The feeling of doing something hard and accomplishing it feels great and when you meet someone that has courage you know that they will try to help you in every way. Sometimes doing things that hard and you don’t want to do can help build courage and build confidence. Having courage is a great trait and when you have courage you can help yourself and others.

Climbing into another person’s skin

He means that we need to see things from different people’s point of view. We can’t always be thinking about ourselves and what we want to do to make our lives better. We really need to know what is happening in other people’s lives and support them before you go off and start judging them.  It would help getting along with different people because, if you talk to someone that always gets judged or is from another place than you, if you climb into there skin and understand what they are dealing with you can form a relationship with them. More people need to stop thinking about themselves and climb into other people’s skin.

Belief and Actions

Our belief and actions are a big part of who someone is. But sometimes people don’t know the their beliefs and how they shape who they really are. Sometimes peoples actions will really tell who they are when an important stage or decision falls upon them, they will turn towards their beliefs and actions sometimes it will help them get through it but sometimes if they aren’t familiar with the situation, their actions and beliefs will make it so they don’t get through it and will hurt them in the long run. So people need to know that their beliefs are and what there actions are so they know what they are getting into.

Objective Review

My story was one that I would usually enjoy. This story was about 2 friends Cole Anthony and R.J Barrett from LA, California and they were both really good at basketball. They had been invited to a tournament in Lithuania that only the best players are going to. They plan on winning the championship. But during one of the games something tragic happens to Cole and he’s not able to play the rest of the tournament so it is up to R.J so see if he can do it without his buddy Cole. Can R.J do it or will he fall short?

1% Gain

I think that I struggle the most in this class, English. I have a hard time focusing on the things that are taught and when I do the work I never do anything extra, only the things that are expected. I could do a much better job at bringing a book. Reading has always been hard because I don’t find it interesting and in order for me to like a book it needs to be about sports. I think if that I just tell myself that I need to do better and focus on it then I will be able to do it.

Tell Me About It

Something that his going on in my life right now is that basketball season just started. I am really excited, I can’t wait for the season to start. I have been invited to play on the high school team so it should be a really cool experience. The season starts the week after Thanksgiving Break and from then till March, its going to be a lot of fun and I can’t just wait to start playing games. We having been working really hard since the summer so I can’t wait to watch all the work pay off and starting having some fun. 

What I’m reading

Lately I haven’t been bringing a book from home or the library so I have been having to read out of the textbook and it’s not as entertaining as reading a book out of my choice but they are alright. They have some decent stories about very incredible people that have lived in the past and will explain their story and some things they did that influenced and changed the world. The book that I will bring is about how you can improve your mindset in sport situations to help you preform better. That is what I’ve been reading so far threw the school year.

Who Am I As a Reader

Who am I as a reader? I have a hard time enjoying books and keeping my focus for such a long time. I can only enjoy books if it’s about something I like for example, I can really be interested in a book that talks about sports but when it comes to a fantasy books and stuff it is really hard for me to focus. One thing that helps me focus is imagine that I’m in the position of the main character and I would try to get out of the problem they’re in. I think I have to really focus to be interested in a book that might not really catch my attention at first.

How I Did During First Term

I did alright to start off the 9th grade year and I was pretty happy with myself. I understood most of the concepts I was given and completed all my work. One thing that I struggled with was the blog. Sometimes I got lazy and didn’t want to comment on other peoples posts and at the end that hurt my grade just a little. I ended with a b+ and to start off the year I felt like that was pretty good for me because English has always been one of the classes that I don’t do so well in. My goal for this English class this term is do be better at commenting and doing the correct posts so at the end of the term I want to have the correct number of comments and maybe a little more. And my overall goal is to have straight A’s in the 2nd term.

The Power of Words.

Today I am going to discuss what words authors use to make us feel a certain way when we read. One way authors could make us sad in a book is using words that are depressing so it makes us feel as if we were in the book and having to deal with that is going on in the book. Maybe if it is a book with pictures they could put in a lot of detail and color to make us feel happy inside. Using words can really change your mood in the right way so you will enjoy it.