Thursday, December 17, 2009

collage on "The Sun Parlor"

I chose to do my collage on the story "The Sun Parlor". There are different tones in this story. There is happy, sad, relieved, frustrated, and forgiving. I chose my pictures based on these tones.
"The Sun Parlor" is about two sister's, West and Sis. West lives at home and Sis visits on her breaks from school. West is the older sister. West decides to paint and rearrange the sun parlor. After some time, she finishes it, and a couple weeks later, Sis comes home on her break. Sis never stops to do anything, except that she noticed the sun parlor. West wouldn't let her go in it because West didn't want her to rune it. After Sis leaves, West's aunt comes to visit. On her visit, she becomes sick. They have her sleep in the parlor because she can't walk up the stairs. After she dies, West decides to lock up the parlor because there is too much sadness inside it.
The sad pictures represent when West chose to lock up the sun parlor after her aunt died.
The happy pictures represent when West's aunt came over. The aunt was West's favorite aunt.
West was frustrated when Sis came home for break because West had just gotten the sun parlor done and Sis, never stops for anything, noticed it.
West was relieved when Sis went to go play outside.
The hyper picture and the running picture represents Sis because she never stops to see, talk, or listen to anyone.
At the end of the story, West and Sis are older and West asks Sis if she could answer just one question. West is sad and forgiving even though Sis never answered her question.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tarantula Spider or Digger Wasp

If you are not fascinated by either the spider or the wasp, why? What characteristics or traits cause you disinterest in that species?

I don't like spiders, let alone a tarantula, because they creep me out. Their long, hairy legs and bodies are gross. I hate mostly all insects and bugs. They may not be able to move fast, but they can make webs that are sticky and disgusting. Even though the tarantula spider is harmful to humans, I would still run if I saw one.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Most Challenging

What is the most challenging thing you have ever had to do? Why was it challenging, and were you successful?

The most challenging thing that I have ever had to do would probably have to be moving to Black Creek my 6th grade year. Moving to Black Creek was chllenging because I had to leave all my friends behind and go to a new school. I was successful because I made new friends adjusted very quickly.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Who inspires me

Think of one person who has inspired you at some point in your life. How has that person inspired you? Be sure to include specific examples that show the impact that person has had on your life.

Since I have been little, my parents have inspired my to play sports. They are always at my games cheering me on and supporting me no matter if we are winning or losing.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What's your favorite color? Why?

My favorite color is blue because to me blue is soothing. Most people say that green is a soothing color, but I myself think that blue is more soothing. You may think differently and that's okay.

What's your favorite color? Why?

Monday, November 2, 2009

My digital footprint

What is included in having a positive footprint? To have a positive footprint, I don't put my personal information(where I live) on any web site I visit. For example: Facebook and Myspace.
When should you start using your proper name and photo of yourself rather than an avatar? I think a person should start using their proper name and photo of them self when they either start a business of there own, have a business card, become a teacher of some sort, or when dealing with something for a job.
Who is responsible for showing you to be internet savvy? I would have to say that I taught myself what to put on the internet by seeing my friends put it out there and then regretting it. I also would have to give credit to my English teacher because she tells us what we should put and what not to put if we want to stay safe.
What information do you include on profiles when you register at a website? I put my name and my birthday(if asked for). I might(very rarely) put what town I live in but not my address or PO Box. I guess it all depends on what the web site is for.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Simpson's Episode: Tree House of Terror

I'm writing this to show that I know what the literary elements mean.

In this episode, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie are in the tree house telling "scary" Halloween stories while Marge and Homer are cooking supper outside. While they are reading, they here a noise outside and go see what it is. It's an alien ship! The aliens take them and try to take over Springfield. The aliens feed the Simpson's and then Lisa finds a recipe book on "how to cook humans". The aliens see that she has found it and blow on it to dust it off. It then says, "How to cook for humans". Lisa blows on it and it now says, "How to cook forty humans". The alien blows on it again and it finally said, "How to cook for forty humans". Lisa hurt the aliens feelings and they dropped them off back at their house. The kids went back up into the tree house to tell stories. Homer was sitting outside the tree house in the tree. Marge calls the kids into the house for bed and as they are going down the tree, Homer is still sitting there shaking because he is scared. Homer has a nightmare that night.

Direct Characterization:
The alien says, "This will fatten them humans up" while he was mixing a pot of stew.
Conflict- Character vs. Character: Bart and Lisa fighting over good/bad Halloween stories to tell.
Character vs. Society: Aliens vs. Springfield, the aliens tried to take over Springfield and failed.
Character vs. Nature: Aliens vs. food, they won't eat in front of the Simpson's.
Character vs. Self: Bart, he was choking himself trying to scare Lisa and Maggie.
Setting: Springfield and an alien ship at night.
Point of View(POV): Omniscient because the narrator used every one's POV instead of just one character.
Irony: Lisa says, "This is a scary one!" when she was reading a book on Halloween stories.
Suspense: Lisa and Bart keep telling "scary" Halloween stories that aren't scary.
Hyperbole: The alien ship had to use two beams of light t0 lift Homer into the ship.
Foreshadowing: Lisa was ease dropping on the stove and said, "This will fatten them humans up" and took the pot of stew away.
Flashback: Lisa is reading the story and they show what's happening through a visionary.
Exposition: Bart, Lisa, and Maggie go into the tree house.
Rising Action: They start telling "scary" Halloween stories.
Falling Action: Kids have to go inside for bed.
Resolution: Homer gets scared and has nightmares.
Drawing a Conclusion: Some stories aren't scary to others just because it's scary to you.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza

My favorite holiday is Christmas because I get a lot of presents. I also like Christmas because I like to go snowboarding and snowmobiling. But only if there is enough snow on the ground.

If I could have a fantasy holiday, it would be BLUE COLOR DAY where everyone wears blue because my favorite color is blue.

If I could holiday in(vacation) a country, I would holiday in(vacation) Australia. I have always wanted to go to Australia because my friend Ink(Emma-Jane) lives there and I want to see a kangaroo.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Climate Change Poll

As part of the student blogging challenge, I wrote a post for BAD 2009 on the topic of climate change.

Climate Change Quiz

As part of the student blogging challenge, I wrote a post for BAD 2009 on the topic of climate change.

Climate change comic

As part of the student blogging challenge, I wrote a post for BAD 2009 on the topic of climate change.

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Climate Change

As part of the student blogging challenge, I wrote a post for BAD 2009 on the topic of climate change. Climate change is happening because we are releasing too many greenhouse gases. The most common greenhouse gases are: carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and water vapor. Whenever you watch TV, play a video game, use the air conditioner, listen to the stereo, turn on a light, wash or dry your clothes, use a hair dryer, use a dish washer, ride in a car, or microwave a meal, you are releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. To reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that get released into the atmosphere, people could do some of the following: walk or ride your bike, carpool, plant trees, or recycle cans, bottles, plastic bags and newspapers.
The top 5 countries that are emitting the most co2 are: Qatar - 64.14 tonnes/year, Kuwait - 38.26 tonnes/year, United Arab Emirates - 32.28 tonnes/year, Luxembourg - 24.69 tonnes/year, and Brunei - 23.1 tonnes/year.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Volleyball picture

My favorite sport is volleyball. This is a picture of me blocking the ball. We got a point for it too becausethe ball dropped. The whole team and crowd were happy and cheering.

My interests

I like to chat with my friends on facebook and myspace. When I'm not on facebook or myspace, I'm playing sports. I play volleyball, basketball and softball. My favorite sport is volleyball because I am a good spiker. My mom takes pictures of me wen I play and I upload them onto my facebook and myspace accounts. I love playing sports and keeping in touch with my friends.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

other blogger's

In exploring other people's blog's from different countries, I learned that they are set up differently. People from the same country have the same backgrounds and same flows. some people have to write a new blog everyday and others only have to write once a week.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

vball game

lost are volleyball game tonite against lux-casco

homecoming week

Monday - Work shirt/80's workout day
Tuesday - Sports/ jersey day
wednesday - class colors; Senior - Red, White, and Black; Juniors - Red, Sophomores - Black, Freshman - Purple
Thursday - Camo/ blaze orange day
Friday - Game night attire

Lunch activities:
Monday - Potato sack races
Tuesday - Football distance throw
Wednesday - Whip cream pudding day
Thursday - Carbashing
Friday - Powderpuff football

and Saturday is the Dance 8pm-11:30pm

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

volleyball game @ Marinette

had a volleyball game last nite and won all three against marinette

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

school is boring

school is boring