May 15

Love Moderately

I think that he is telling them to love each other but like Mr. Green said don’t scream at the  top of your lungs whenever that person walks  into the room. Just be good to each other and take care of one another. I think Romeo and Juliet wont take his advice because I know what happens at the end of the play and that is taking love to a WHOLE ‘nother level. Romeo and Juliet are not moderate people they are outgoing and will not take Friar Lawrences advice to be calm and not kill yourselves just because the other one died.(spoiler)

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May 9

HATRED!!!!!!!!

I think that people will ahte each other for no good reason becuase they need something or someone to hate to balance thier life between happy and mad. There is only one person I hate and none of you know him but im still not gonna say his name. This kid is so annoying because he swears all the time even though I tell him to stop and he is just so rude to me and my friends for no reason. I think the reason he does this is because he wants to be in charge of us when we play XBox together. I think that the only way to get over hatred is to see both sides of the story.

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April 23

Should Schools Still Teach About Shakespeare?

I definitley teach Shakespeare. He had a lot of good writing that can apply to us today. His characters Othello and Emilia show the diversity of race and gender of everbody on this earth. His story of Romeo and Juliet shows that kids are dumb and don’t know what love is(I wanna know what love is) and that we will never truly understand love. I also think that he was very smart and told us very well what life was like back then. In one article on wether or not we should teach shakespeare one teacher said she didn’t cause he is outdated and he has been dead for 402 years to the day.

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March 21

What I Learned about People

When I was writing and learning about Patrick I was surprised by some of the things Patrick said. I learned some pretty interesting stuff about who Patrick looked up to and why they looked up to that person. I learned about who his grandpa was and what he liked to do and why Patrick looked up to him. One of the things I found interesting is that his grandpa was a potato farmer and is filthy dank rich(those were his words). He also told me that his grandpa loves to golf and has like 50 trophies. He also owned like 13% of Idaho.

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March 13

What I Don’t Know About The People In This Class

I know a lot of people in this class but some I don’t know anything about and have never met them. I don’t know half the people in this room. I should probably get to know these people but that can wait for after school. Somethings about these people I don’t want to know but they will probably tell me their whole life story starting at birth. As i’ve said before I don’t know a lot of these people and some of them i won’t get to know because I don’t want to. If I did though the first question I would ask is, “What is the most painful thing that has ever happened to you?”

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March 9

Work Will Work When Wishy Washy Wishing Will Not

When this school year started I wanted nothing to do with it but for english I wanted to get better at doing essays. I don’t think I have accomplished this yet but by the end of the year definitely. I have done well at doing blog posts and I struggled with the inner voice stuff. I still want to accomplish getting better at writing essays. I will try to accomplish this by practicing writing by just writing on my own time. Between now and the end of this year I will just try to practice writing. A goal I have is to write 3 essays on my own time for my own purposes.

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March 2

What Makes a Person Great

I think that what makes a person great is if that person does something even knowing the rules and what might happen when they do something. In To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus tells Jem that a hero isn’t someone with a gun in his hand but someone who does something good no  matter who they are. I think that it is kind of true what he says with the exception of people in the armed forces and police officer who put thier life on the line everday. I think that what Atticus tells us is somewhat true but just because your not in the armed forces or the police force doesn’t mean you aren’t a good person.

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February 21

To Kill a Mockingbird Review

The book- This book is about a family that lived back in the 1930’s. It is about racism and how serious it was back then. It starts by the main character, Scout, telling us her story of life back then. The plot gets complicated when you first hear about Boo Radley. This book was received well by young adult readers. I really think it did live up to its expectations. It was written very well and it really tells you how people spoke back then. I like how it is from the perspective of a young girl and her views on things. I didn’t like how it was only her talking. I would recomend this book to people who enjoy books like this.

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The movie- The movie of To Kill a Mockingbird was a very close adaptation to the book. I think that they left out some important parts but got the basics down. It strengthened the story by showing us what the characters look like and how they would act in real life. My favorite part of the film was the trail scene. It really captured the essence of what life was like in the 30’s during the time period of the great depression and racism.

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February 14

Good Stuff

In chapter 23 Jem is telling Scout how there are different kinds of folks in the world. She disagrees and says there is only one. Then Jem says this, “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?” I think this is important to the book and to the world now and back then. He is basically saying if there is one kind of person why don’t they like colored people if they’re all the same. I agree with him because if all men are created equal then why are we racist?

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February 12

An Authority on Courage:My Grandpa

If I had a tough decision to make my grandpa would probably tell me this, “You need to decide on what is best for you even if you lose something else in the process. You can’t do something because you think its cool but because you know what is best for you and your friends and family. You have to choose the thing that will benefit you the most in life. Sometimes to be able to do something for good you have to do something bad.” I would definitly listen to my grandpa’s advice and I think that whatever it is that I needed to do I would be able to do it without feeling bad about it.

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