I’m reading Dear John by Nicolas Sparks. I think that this book mostly relates to my brother, because he is in college and had to leave his girlfriend in high school. They fell in love and my brother is a year older than her so he had to go to college while she was still in high school. They have gone through many rough times and they’re still together. No one thought that they would really last that long but they did and they’re still together, just like john and his girlfriend. Both of these people’s stories are actually very interesting and have many details but it’s truly amazing how things just seem to work out in the end. In the story John had to leave for the army and it must have been extremely hard for her to be way from him. When my brother left for college it also must have been very hard for his girlfriend. But they’ve had there ups and downs and have stuck together. I haven’t finished my book yet but I’m very interested to see what happens next.
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I think that I’m getting enough of everything and I also learned that I need to drink more fluids. Everyone always says to drink a lot of water but I never listen. If I don’t start to drink more major injuries and bad things can happen to my body. The only time I do drink a lot of water is when I’m sick or when I’m playing a sport, I can prevent being sick from simply drinking water in the first place. A major thing that I learned from doing this assignment was that if I don’t do things now it will catch up to me in my future. My grandmother has very weak and fragile bones, she says from not drinking enough milk and not having calcium when she was younger. I’ve noticed recently that sometimes I will get headaches if I’m dehydrated and that’s a sign that I should be taking better care of myself by drinking more water. In this assignment, I learned that when people have exactly the right nutrition they feel happier and more healthy over all.
I think that my biggest strength in the classroom is being myself in my writing and getting things done on time. I try to always do my best and keep giving it my all. I’m the type of person to always be asking questions if I don’t understand something, yet sometimes I can be shy. One of my weaknesses is organization, because sometimes I get really caught up in one thing that I forget to do other assignments. I always seem to find time to get it done but it feels like I rush myself, and I could be doing better work. I have a bad memory with certain things and I never really use my planner and I think that it would really help me with my organization problems and help me succeed. So far this year I’ve learned how to make a blog and how to analyze stories and how to become a better writer and reader of many things. I’ve also learned that you cannot just rush your writing and you have to take your time and see things through a reader’s perspective. My goal for this semester is to be more organized and get things done on time without rushing. I can achieve this by using my time wisely and do things at home if I don’t get them done at school. I like to play sports and hang out with my friends. I play basketball, track, and tennis. I really enjoy talking to my family and doing family things during the week and on the weekend I usually hang out with friends. I like to read fiction stories and biographies I like them because it makes me forget about my own problems, and it just feels like a dream world.
The main conflict in my book is when she figures out that her dead father has raped her. After her father died she had to move in to a new town, school, and now has a new stepfather. These changes are extremely hard on her and really take a toll on everything that she does. As Katie gets more involved with a boy she realizes that her childhood wasn’t as great as she remembered. What she acts she gets flash backs about her father touching her and abusing her. As Katie’s memories get more intense she talks to her mother and tries to understand what happened when she was younger. She goes to counseling and gets more support from her friends. This conflict teaches the reader that sometimes by helping other people with their problems you can help yourself. Katie found out that her friends got rapped, and she really reached out and tried to help her. By reaching out, Katie understood how her actions would affect others and that she needs to talk about things so that people can actually help her.
I think that making mistakes is very important and that people make mistakes because they need to learn from them. In the book I think the biggest mistake that Melinda makes in the book is going to the party in the first place. It has pretty much ruined high school for her and she does learn from it in the end. I make a mistake almost everyday and I always try my hardest to learn from them and try not to make the same mistake. When she goes to the party she doesn’t really think that she shouldn’t be there. But she really shouldn’t have gone to it, there were much older people that she didn’t know and there was drinking and she could’ve gotten in a lot of trouble. She has learned that people make rumors about something so minor and that you have to stay with your true friends and think before you do things. In the story everyone hates her because they think she rated everyone out, when really she was in a lot of trouble and needed help. No one cares about her feelings or what actually happened they just think she wanted attention. All of her friends ditched her and no one liked her anymore. Calling the police affected a lot of people and made a lot of them angry. I think that her being at a high school party is bad because she was in 8th grade at the time, and I think that’s a little young. She didn’t know what high school boys are capable of and how powerful they are. She made a mistake by going to the party but she’s facing the consequences. She learns a lot because she knows she didn’t do anything wrong and he just took advantage of her.
Leaving childhood traditions behind can be very hard for many people, Melinda was unable to go trick or treating and felt like she was leaving that tradition behind. Melinda was relived but also sad because she couldn’t go trick or treating. She’s in high school now and most people her age think that they’re too old for trick or treating. No matter how old people get they should still have traditions and keep making memories and have fun. I think that Melinda felt like if she went she would be judged and she was scared to go because of that. When people get into high school they really start to care what other people think about what they do or how they act. There is a lot of pressure on teens these days to be rich, popular, and “perfect.” In reality no one is perfect and we will all end up in the same place one day. If there wasn’t so much pressure and people didn’t care so much about what other people thought about them, I’m sure many more teens would still be trick or treating and being themselves. Melinda needs to stop caring so much about what others think or say because people can and will say whatever they want and it’s up to her to be the bigger person. Something Melinda should remember is that by not speaking up sometimes and not letting her anger out, she’s letting those people get the best of her. Those people that would care if she was trick or treating are below her. Melinda needs to learn to do things for her and to be herself.
My book circle the soul softly takes place in a big city in california. The main character named Katie moves from indiana and was originally from a very samll town. She gets a very rude awakening when she moves, people act differently when they live in different places. In this story there are alot of stuck up and mean girls and the things the girls do to katie seem very unrealistic. Much like the people at my school there are many groups and clicks. Where I live, we don’t have that many stores or much to do for entertainment, but where katie lives there is many things to do for fun and places to go. I think that the setting is a really large part of the story. Katie lives in a rich town and there are many stuck up people and alot of pressure to fit in. Katie always feels like she doesn’t fit in beacuse she has the smallest house and less expensive clothes. Before she moved, she was very confident and didn’ care what kids thought. I think that peoel change when they are put in a situation where they have to live up to everyone else. The town that Katie moved from represents here in many ways, she had weekly things that she loved to do, like going out for coffee or riding horses. In this new city she doesn’t do anything for herself and can’t find anything that she really likes to do.
I’m involved in basketball and I really enjoy playing it and working my hardest. My favorite thing about playing basketball is the competition. I’m a very competitive person and I like to be part of the team. I feel like my team is my family we all trust each other to do the right thing and we care about each other. I think that playing basketball is very good for people. While playing basketball we learn to communicate and trust each other and when we get mad we learn to relax and work harder. Working hard in a sport is very important and it’s also important to work hard at everything you do. Learning to be part of a team is great for the future and the rest of your life. You may not always like the people you work/ play with but you all work together to be successful. In the future you will have to work with other people that you may not like but you will have to learn to except it and be successful with work.
If I had more time to work on my blog it would be flawless, I think that sometimes I rush just to get things done. When I rush I really don’t take the time to see my work from the reader’s point of view. I can admit to sometimes not proof reading my work, which is a very bad thing. I also don’t have time to look at thing things from the past written in my blog. If I had much more time I would have other people read things before I post them and make sure they are correct. I would also look at other people’s blogs to make sure that I’m doing things correctly and I understand the assignment. One thing I would change is the organization of my blogs, to me they seem scattered and they don’t all have categories. When I visit my blog I can see errors in the things I write and maybe having that extra time to proof read my writing would really help. I would try to improve on making sure the reader doesn’t get bored when they read my blog.
The most amazing thing about the world today is the creativity used in everything we see, touch, hear, and feel. These incredible ideas are made by adults, and are truly very unique. Most children have astonishing ideas and don’t worry about how things will or will not work, they just make it happen. People can really benefit a lot from these ideas. It seems to me that a lot of adults have one point of view and it’s there’s. For an example when an adult colors a picture of a tree, the tree is probably green, as for when the child colors the tree it could be any color. That’s the difference between adults and children, I think that children have a lot more imagination they aren’t afraid to be unique. As people get older they get more and more pressure to be a certain way and they become a whole new person from when they were young. If the whole world was so afraid to be unique than we wouldn’t have anything, the people that created all of the ideas in this world were very creative and unique. I think that people let themselves go and let other people change them. We all dream and most dreams never change, so there is always a part o our childhood in us no matter how old we become. I also think that adults should listen and get more ideas from children. The children now are the future, so wouldn’t adults want us to have a very creative and bright future, with many new ideas. We can all learn from each other no matter how similar of different we are. We also all have different brains so we can share ideas to make something truly incredible.