Everyone has Someone or something that they hate. Although hate is not a good thing we all hate something. When people hate someone or something it’s probably from a past experience that they have had. Or maybe its just because something is off about that person or thing. There is only one person on this planet that I hate. Not because they did something to me, but they did something to my brother that hurt him a lot and it hurts me to see my only brother hurting like this because of her. My brother is my best friend, he is so kind to everyone around him, he has an amazing sense of humor, and so much more. And he does not deserve to be treated the way she treated him. I know its not the worst thing in the world but they hurt my brother. Also one thing that I hate is ginger (not red heads Ethan, Amy, and Emmy. Its the spice) Because one time when I was little I made gingerbread cookies at my grandmas house and hen I ate them all when I got home and after that I got very sick. And to this day I can’t stand the smell of them.
At the start of this year I have had a couple of goals that I really wanted to achieve. I wanted to get better at reading and writing. This year I am getting better at reading when i’m not told to (very surprising). If you know me even a little you will know that I don’t like reading and I am not very good at it. But this year I have been working hard at getting better at reading. Another thing i have been working on is writing. I really like to write but not read for some odd reason. But this year sense i have been working on my reading it has improved my writing. I still need to get better at reading so I want to keep working on it till I like it, so now i’m making myself read for an hour every day.
What does make a person great? There are many ways that a person can be great. Like some people can have great style, some can have great hair, some have great academic abilities. But I think what makes a person great is their personality and how they treat others. The way people treat others has a real impact on their personality. people with a good personality who are humble and kind are more likely to treat others well and be kind to them. If your personality is stubborn that may meant that you treat others poorly. A great person are the ones who care about others feelings and want the best for them in life.
I really liked this book actually. I thought it was going to be boring because all of my older relatives from the ancient ages liked it and recommended this book to be so I didn’t really want to read it because all of my relatives have bad taste, or so I thought. I thought in the first part of the book / movie that it had this whole introduction with Boo Radley and then in the second part of the book it had nothing to do with him until the very end, which all makes sense now. I felt like the movie was good I just wish it had more detail. In the book Calpurnia has a pretty good part but in the movie it’s like you barley even know who she is. Also in the book they have their family Christmas party and Aunt Alexandria comes and lives with them but in the movie none of that happened. Another example is when the house catches on fire and Boo gives Scout a blanket, I think that they should of included it into the movie because it shows that Boo actually cares for the kids, But overall i really liked the book and the movie. I liked that they had some similarities and had some differences too.
In chapter 22 Atticus says At the trial for Tom Robinson Jem was really excited because he was sure that they were going to win. At the end of the trial Robinson was said guilty, but everybody knew that he was not guilty and that Mr. Ewell had beaten up Mayella. Jem started crying and saying that its not fair and right before Jem and Scout go to bed atticus says “They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again and when they do it–seems that only children weep.” This quote is really interesting. Because its saying that children don’t really judge people by their skin color or what job they have. They judge on how kind and fun the person is. I think this quote is trying to tell us that kids really do understand whats going on maybe even more than the adults do. The children don’t care what people look like, it’s how they act.
A long time ago in a far off place named Pleasant Grove my dad had to make a hard choice weather or not he really wanted to be a police officer or not. He chose to because he wanted to help his community. A while after he got married and had children. One day his only son asked him if he should become a police officer and the wise old man at the age of 42 said “son, being an police officer takes a lot of work and courage to do something that puts your life at risk every day. you also have to deal with the stupid fireman who sit around all day” by this time the son was thinking of not being an officer because it does not sound fun. Then his old man kept talking, he said “you really have to love something to do it for the rest of your life but son, it is an honor to serve the community, look how far I have come i am not the chief of police You also get to meet a lot of new people that you may not know at the time, but they will have a big impact in your life.” And at that moment the son realized that he was going to be like his dad and serve the community.
In the end of chapter 11 when Atticus says “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” I think what Atticus was trying to say is that it takes courage to read to a crazy old lady who doesn’t like you or your family and is extremely rude to you. Because it also took a lot of courage for Atticus to shoot Tim Johnson and I think he was worried that Jem and Scout were going to think that that was the only type of courage. But there are so many other types of courage not just when you have a gun in your hand. It takes courage to talk to certain people or stick to your beliefs even when you know you’re going to lose.
I think the idea that Atticus is still sticking with what the knows and what he believes in even though he is pretty sure they are going to lose says that Atticus sticks with his word and he wont turn down what he believes is right. I feel like it is totally worth trying even though you think your going to loose because if you stick to what you know or think is right then if you end up winning then people will respect you once they realize what is right. But I also think it really sucks that his family has to go through some of their closest friends and family turning against them and not agreeing with them. Its not fair to their family that they are getting called names and getting treated badly. But its worth it.
Empathy, What empathy means to me is to understand what people are going through weather it’s joyful or sorrowful. The real definition for empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. people do need empathy because you can’t go through life alone and having people understand you really helps. Knowing different people like your friends and family are or were going through the same thing really helps you realize that we aren’t alone in this world
If your like me you have your own way of wanting to learn things. But how do we know what to put into our lesson if we don’t know what will catch the listener / readers attention? Design thinking is a great process to help us know how our peers like learning about things and what will catch their attention. We figured out that the majority of our class likes learning about the central idea and the theme of what we are talking about. But if we talked about like the history the story / poem was set in then the people we were teaching wouldn’t want to pay attention because it’s boring, but if we teach more about the things that we want to learn and a little bit of the other stuff then we will have more kids paying attention in class and more kids getting things out of the lesson.