January 29

Persistence

I think that it is worth it ti try to win even if you know you are going to loose, because then you can show others that you don’t give up and that you are willing to prove t0 them you can do it even if there is litte hope. I think that you should try to do as much as you can to try to win, because if you truly give it your best you will be able to know that you did everything you could and that it’s out of your hands now. You would be able to live in peace even if you loose. In my oppinion this should be applied in all sircumstances. This shows us that Atticus knows what he wants and that he will do all that he can to accomplish it, and that he will not quit but instead continue to be persistent. I think that its good that he will sacrifice so much for this because it shows that he truly believes it is the right thing to do. I also think that it would teach his children an important lesson.

January 25

To Kill a Mockingbird–So Far

I think that this book is not one that I would read on my own, or if I did I would have stopped a loooong time ago, but I think that with Mr.Green explaining to  us what happens every time we read it has become more interesting and I’m starting to feel like it’s not as bad as I thought it would be. I like that they have a bit of mistery thrown in there and that we are able to really understand how things were back then, and how people had to live. I don’t like that in is moving very slowly, or at least that’s how it feels, and that we are stuck in just Jem and scout. I haven’t found out why it’s so popular yet, but I hope that we discover the truth behind the mistery about the Radleys before we finish.

 

January 17

Climbing Into Other People’s Skin

He means that she should try to see things from someone else’s point of view, or to put herself in someone else’s shoes. This will help her get along with all kinds of folks because she will be able to better understand their actions, and the way that they do things, aswell as their thoughts. She will also be able to relate to them, and try not to judge them so much. I know that when I do this it becomes easier to work with others, and I am able to comunicate with them in a more respectful way. It also helps me understand why they might do certain things that I don’t like, and how I can improve my opinnion about them. I think this is a great way to make friends and to get to know them. 

January 8

Empathy

Empathy is when someone can relate to something you are going through, and share your feelings to help you feel better. People need enpathy because it can be a good way to help your friends or to even make more friends as you help others. Pople should do everything they can to have empathy because they would have better relationships with others and would be able to understand their family, and friends better. An experience that I have had with empathy was when my family first came to the U.S.A. because it was really hard to leave all of our family and friends without knowing if you would ever see them again. During this time it was also hard for me to comunicate with others because of the differences in the language, but I had very good and nice teachers that helped me understand in school and to learn the labguage. I also had my family always there for me when I neded help because obiously they were going through the same things as I was. This helped me feel more comfortable here and to realize that I wasn’t going through all of that alone, and that I had people to talk to when ever I neded their help.

January 4

2nd Semester Goals and Aspirations!

The first semester I was really good at writing the essays, and I did a good job keeping up with my blog. I struggled with reading because I was not able to find a good book, so I wasn’t very inspired to read. This next semester I need to read more and a lot faster, I also want to get better at annotating and writing about articles. to read more I  will try harder to find a book that interests me and I will find the time to read at least one chapter a day. I will also pay more attention to the articles we read so that it will become easier for me to annotate, and write responses.

 

December 14

Design Thinking

I think that this process is very useful because by doing it we can create what we need for the audience instead of something that no one. I think that we are using it in this class because it’s a good way to know what we need to write and how we need to do it when we are writing essays. I think it will be useful because it will help narrow down what we need to write and help us see how we need to do it without any extra details that people might not care about. By using this process I think I would become better at writing essays and my work will be more effective.

November 28

Promoting Change

In my opinion it is our responsability to promote change in society if  there is something going on that is not fair to everyone 0r if there is something that we feel is simply not right or that is not intended for the good of everyone. A good example of when we would have the responsability to promote change is in the declaration 0f independence, because it states that if the government was to change things like our rights then we do have the power to overthrow or change it so that we are able to get those rights back ” “unalienable rights” which the Declaration says have been given to all human beings by their Creator, and which governments are created to protect.”

 

Related image  

November 21

Thanksgiving Word of the week

Thanksgiving is a holiday that is only celebrated here in the United States, so my family is not used to celebrating it even though we still kind of do. We ussually get invited to go to someone elses party and that’s all we do so when we tell people that we don’t really celebrate it they think that we are just being reclusive and that we don’t want to tell them what we are going to do. The first time that we were invited to someones party they offered us some stuffing and sense we had never tried it before I took a pretty big scoop, but one I had put it in my mouth I was instantly filled with a feeling of disgust and I told my mom that the stuff was repugnant and that she shouldn’t try it.

 

Related image

November 17

The Search for the Perfect Book

 

The Book that I thought was very interesting is “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” This book is interesting to me because I watched the movie and it was really good and I loved the way that everithing took place and the way that they had to survive and the suspence on knowing if they will survive when the whale attacks. I would like to read this book because I want to know if there are any other details that the movie might have missed. One of the reviwes says “The story is capitivating and moves at a fast clip. I almost found it too short. The livelihood of these men and their journeys are incredibly interesting, and I found myself wanting to know more.” This is a good example of someone else who enjoyed the journeys of the whalers in the story. This book would be a good read for people who like adventure and readeing about the wilderness and nature.

 

Image result for heart of the sea
November 2

Halloweenariffic

At first I thought the time of my alarm might have changed, but that didn’t explain the music because my alarm is set to imitate the sound a rooster, so I decided to go outside and check it out. Once I had arrived at the kitchen I again heard the ominous sound and noticed that it appeared to come from the back yard so I walked towards the screen glass door trying not to make a sound despite the apprehensive feelings that instantly flooded me, that’s when I saw it a dark figure that moved frantically as if it were looking for something in the grass, but it moved with such agility that all you could hear was the music box still playing it’s tune somewhere in the dark. That’s when the creature stopped moving and slowly turned around revealing two red eyes and two white fangs too big to fit in it’s mouth. I didn’t know what to do other than just stand there and stare, it was as if I had been paralyzed and as much I tried I just could not move, I began to panic and without thinking tried to scream for help, but when I opened my mouth only silence was there and as the creature began to get closer and closer those apprehensive feelings began to get stronger and my mind began to race trying to think of a way to escape this momentary paralysis. There was no time for me to escape though because before I could even finish this thought the monster leaped into the air towards me and I was enclosed in darkness.