May 23

I’m a big kid now

I’ve grown with my grades. In 7th and 8th grade I, no joke, didn’t care enough to even try and get a’s. As far as I was concerned C’s got degrees. I think that because of the 50 book challenge I was more motivated to read, so I did! I want to try and get straight A’s in high school so I can get a scholarship and won’t have to worry about paying for college. I’m different know that I was in August because 1) i’m now 15 and can drive! 2) I can now better understand different parts of English 3) I’ve learned that turning in assignments on time makes it so your teachers actually like you. 

May 21

Secret Secrets Are No Fun; Secret Secrets Hurt Someone

I think that people keep secrets because they’re to afraid or embarrassed to tell someone what’s really going on. Most people are reluctant to talk about their secrets because it’s something pretty personal and may hurt themselves or others if it’s told. People need to tell other people what’s really going on because it could lead to something tragic. Because of the secret that both Romeo and Juliet have they’ve turned only to each other. Their friends are falling away because they’re lying about what’s really going on. Now both of them are talking about dying if they can’t be together. I think that when people keep secrets it makes it so that people don’t really trust them as much as they did. It can also lead to people leaving you completely.

May 17

How will I do during 4th term

I think that i will do pretty good all things considered. I want to get all A’s and make sure that all my homework is turned in. I also want to have all my teachers love me because, well, ya. I also want to have a great 4th term because it’s my last year hear at the junior high and I don’t want to go to high school. I also want to read lots of books I guess. I’ll also make sure that Bella’s obsession with Tom Holland doesn’t go overboard but I might be too late. We’ll find out.

May 15

Love Moderately

I think that Friar Lawerence is trying to give them a warning. He’s kind of saying that love can be a dangerous thing and that they both know the consequences that could come. They may “love” each other so much that they would die if they weren’t with each other they might die. But if they feel like it’s meant to be then they should get together. Friar Lawerence is also very wise and is also basically saying that this marriage, well, it’s not going to really work out no matter what. The families are going to hate it so much. It’s like Hans and Ana.

May 9

Hatred

I think that people can hate so deeply because they are either jealous of them or the person has done some unknown thing to the other person. One two people I extremely dislike are the girls who gave me a concussion. During one of our away games, one girl tripped me while the other one tried to steal the ball. My hate for them is irrational because neither of these girls knew what they had done. And honestly it probably wasn’t on purpose but it felt that way. I know that I need to put this irrational hate behind me because they didn’t even know what they had done. I think that people (including myself) just need to forgive these people, or at least try to talk it out.

April 15

Shakespeare?

I think that we shouldn’t keep teaching Shakespeare. It’s old and outdated, and it doesn’t relate to today’s society. Some people find it a waste of time to learn about something that was written so long ago. Some people also may have reading disabilities or may just not be the best reader in the world. If these people try to read Shakespeare they could become discouraged and then just want to give up reading all together because Shakespeare is so difficult. Also some people think that learning stuff from a dead guy who was white isn’t exactly the best idea. 

April 11

Everything I Know or Think I Know About Shakespeare

I know that Shakespeare uses really old fashion weird words. He wrote a lot of famous plays like Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, The tempest, A Midsummer Night’s dream, Much Ado about nothing, and As you like it. I also know that when his plays were going on only men were allowed to perform so all Men and Women parts in the play were guys. I’ve read Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, The tempest, and Hamlet. I think that studying Shakespeare will be fun and boring at the same time. I know that some of his plays are amazing and that others, in my opinion, could use some work, but overall i’m excited to learn more about him. 

April 9

Self-assessment

I think that being able to asses your own work is very important. We need to be able to understand by ourselves what is good and what is bad in out writing. When you are able to asses your own work you will be able to see what is wrong and what can go better. This can lead to better grades and more teachers will appreciate how hard you have been trying. If we want a good paying job in the future we need to understand what skills it will take to get the job. Sometimes we will need to be able to fix what we’ve done. Someone may become an architect and will need to look at their past work and understand what they can improve on in the future.

March 5

How I feel about To Kill a Mockingbird

Honestly I thought that the book was good but it was also boring. Some parts in the book were just so boring and it felt like it was never going to end. The message of the story was good, if something isn’t harming us and all it is doing is making life better, then we have no reason to harm it. When we first started to read the book my though process was, this is the worst book I have ever read, everyone old person says it’s such a good book but really it’s horrible. After we started to really get into it, I realized that the reason this book was written was yes for something to read, but also to show people the true meaning of equality. I think that everyone should read the book, so they can also understand that books are meant for more than just to have fun reading them. They are here to teach us a lesson and to help us understand the world better. 

February 26

Good stuff from To Kill a Mockingbird

“If there’s just one kind of folks, why can’t they get along with each other? If they’re all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other?” -Scout

I think that this is well said because when people are the same they, as Scout said, go out of their way to despise each other. People don’t like when others are “exactly” the same as them. People have to find something that is different, they have to let you know that if you have the same opinion that their’s is better than yours. Once they put themselves out there like that they need to show everyone that they don’t like you for your opinion even though they think the same thing but yet it’s different.

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