Beliefs and Actions

I think that the belief window is real and that most people don’t even realize it’s there, I think about it until the other day when we read an article about it.  I think it is important to know what we believe because if you don’t you could feel lost or not know the difference between good and bad and end up doing something bad and not realizing that it’s bad because you don’t know.  I think that our beliefs are formed throughout our lives by things that we are taught and that we learn and just what type of person you are.  I think that our belief’s shape our action’s because, like I said, some people don’t learn the difference between right and wrong and believe that something bad is actually good.

The end is half way upon us

I am mostly proud of the work I did this semester, I wish I had done better at getting work in on time and sometimes actually doing the work.  Like I said I want to improve the things I just said, and I wish I was better at annotating articles and writing stories.  I  don’t read as much as I did at the end of last school year but I read fairly often and enjoy what I read.  I definitely use the reading time proficiently because I like reading and I don’t really get to read at school so it’s great to have a break from school work for a little.  My goal was to make sure I got my work on time.

1% gain

If I were going to improve something in my life by 1% it would be doing my homework, because in seventh grade our homework in math didn’t effect our grade so I didn’t do it.  But when I got to 8th grade it did effect our grade and I still had trouble doing so my grade wasn’t great, and I want to improve that so I don’t fail high school and so when I go to college I will actually do my homework.  I think that a small extra effort will help me get back in the habit of doing homework before I do anything else.

Tell me about it

I would probably write about my trip to Denmark on Saturday because I am super excited and we found tickets for $900 for my family of 5.  All I know so far is that we will be going to a soccer game, we’ll go to Sweden for a day and on the way there we have to drive to California and then we fly to London I think and then fly the rest of the way to Denmark.  The only down side is that I’ll miss seven days of school and will have to catch up when I get home.  One of the good things though is that next week there are only two days of school so I won’t miss two whole weeks of school.

What I am reading

I am currently reading “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” and I so far like it.  It is the 4th book in the Harry Potter series and is really long and I chose to read it because I had stopped reading it last year because I wasn’t going to finish it in time for my book report so I started a different series and decided this year that I wanted to actually read it.  I’m only at page 100 but I don’t like how slow it’s starting.  It’s about a 14 year old boy and he is a wizard and they a having a sort of magical tournament at his school and he get put into it by someone else.  Readers who like action and fantasy would like it.  I would definitely recommend it to those who have read the first three books, because if you haven’t then it can get pretty confusing.

Who am I as a reader

I am a reader who when I get into a book I just read for hours straight without realizing it.  I read the Percy Jackson series over a week and 1/2 because I liked it so much.  I have found that if I try to read books with a slower story line or more confusing writing I don’t get into the book as well or at all and I quit reading for a while because I stopped reading a book and I never found another one.  If I can find a series that I like I change books when I finish a book without searching for a new book and just start the next book in a series.

How did I do during first term

Last term I did pretty good.  I was good at paying attention in class and understanding the work.  I had problems with doing my homework and turning it in on time.  During second term I want to be better at doing my homework and getting it in on time.  My goal during second term will be to keep my grades above a B and turn in my homework done and on time in all my classes.  I hope that I’ll be better at doing my homework by Christmas break so I can keep my grades above a B.  I know that I’ll have improved because My grade will be above a B and I won’t have any missing assignments.

The Power of Words

I think that authors use words that match the mood in the story and that help the reader understand the mood better when reading.  I think that they use them to try to make you understand what they’re saying a little better, and to make connections to things that aren’t in the writing.  I think they are able to influence our feelings with the mood and tone of the characters in the book, like if the characters are sad then usually the reader is sad, and if the characters are happy then the reader is usually happy while reading, e.t.c.

What kind of writer am I?

I have found that writing is not my favorite, but that I am OK at it.  So far my strengths are doing the blog posts and short stories are my favorite writing thing we’ve done so far.  In general I am not great at writing so it’s not my favorite thing, but I have found that I don’t like writing a response paragraph.  I think that I could improve the way I say things when I write, and I think that I could improve the time it takes me to write.  My goal is to improve the things that I mentioned before.

How I felt about the first story

I liked the story and I liked the room that could project things as if they were there in that room.  I think that it could of been better if the parents had a better rules for the kids so they didn’t do want ever they wanted and not listen to the parents when they were trying to tell them what to do.  I also think that the children should have been taught better by their parents instead of the nursery. I also think that the children should have known not to mess with the nursery and then lie to their parents about, because if the parents had taught the children better themselves then they wouldn’t have that problem.