Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Unconditional Love

Author's Note: I had wrote this poem just for fun and I was super pumped to write this because I love my mom and dad very much..I hope you enjoy it and if you have anything you want to say there is a comment box below

Mom, Dad, thank you for being there,
supporting me, no matter what.
I walk more closely with Christ because you care.
Words cannot describe the help you've brought.
Ups or downs, you show me unconditional love
and full support every single day.
No matter my choices, you still hold me above
any imperfect things I might do or say.
Every child of yours has a place and a part,
no matter the good and the bad we go through.
I love how you love us with all of your heart;
how you love ME, no matter what I do.
Appreciation so strong I don't have the words,
and love that never changes,
soars for you in my heart like the flight of a bird!
You can't imagine how great its range is.
Hopefully this gift will make you smile;
I do what I can in return for this love.
And over every smooth or bumpy mile,
this love is forever, with help from above.

Monday, November 26, 2012

What I think Will Happen...

Author's Note: This is my prediction piece. In the reading lab we had to write what we thought what was going to happen to Cody and this is what I thought. So I hope you enjoy this and leave a comment if you think I need to fix anything

I think that the story will end like this...As the boy is running away back to his house I think that he changes and realizes that he should do what the man told him to do. I think if he does this he will get good out of it or in return. If Cody doesn't put the gold hook in the cast it  I think something bad might happen to Cody (such as haunted and other stuff). When Cody gets ready for bed, I believe that something will happen to him and he will either put the hook in Clarence's cast it or he will not.

As Cody rushed home he still has that repeating thought pondering in his mind. He doesn't know what he should do. Cody has two different feels going on. In the inside of Cody he screaming "I am finally not poor I have money." 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Changes Affects People Too

Author's Notes: Katniss never really been the person to open up to other people. But this piece really make you think on how Katniss changes throughout her Hunger Games experience.

Katniss Everdeen has impacted many people within her district and the community. She has impacted people with her bravery, for volunteering for her sister. Katniss was well known for what she did to save her sister. When Katniss went to the interviews the whole audience had came up with a name for her “The Girl on Fire.” The name never left her side.

Katniss has changed throughout the story. She really has never been the person to be open to other people; she was more the type of person that was quiet and really wasn’t a social butterfly. She has a huge impact on the people because the more people that liked her  the more gifts that she got to make Hunger Games easier.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Inside Scoop of Your Founding Fathers

Authors Note: This is not that easy to come up with something to write about our founding fathers. So I really that to think and this is what I came up with . I hope you enjoy

“The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.” George Washington. Imagine talking to one of the first presidents that would be such and honor.  Being able to talk with one of our 44 president would be such a privilege.  Especially talking to one of our very first presidents. 

For me it would be such a great pleasure to talk George Washington because he was a very first president.  In one case he was chosen to lead the Continental Army. That would be the most significant feeling in the world to be chosen to lead the Continental Army in war. In addition I would also thank you for being such a wonderful role model He got things done when they were supposed to get done; he just did everything he was supposed to do. You know what really catches me off guard is... how did George Washington get things done within a certain time period? As a president I think it would be really hard to do, because with all that pressure for being the first president. Just think how hard it would be trying to run a country but then having a meeting to worry about. I grantee that a lot of people can relate to this; I think that people can relate because there is a lot of pressure with having to get something done within a period of time.

With having that pressure to worry about might as well add some more because he had to keep his country safe from any harm. Personally I don't think I could make it in the office for 4 years as a president. I think it would be extremely hard, but I'm glad that we have a president like George Washington, if we didn't what type of world would we be. Mr. Washington did such a good job in whatever he did. He was a great role model for those around him. He set goals for him that he was able to achieve. If I was to have a chance to sit down and talk to him I don’t think I would be able to find any flaws that he has. As a president  he was honest. He did everything he was told.

Many different people would have different things to say to him or to ask him. That's okay. I know that in my own opinion that he was a great first president. I would have to spend a whole day with him just to ask him all my question and how much I appreciate his hard work toward his country. 

His loyalty, his hard working and goals that he set for himself made people realize that we need more presidents like this. The people will always remember George Washington as a hard working president. I really appreciate all the work and hard dedication that he put toward his country. Thank you George Washington 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hunger Games: Cause and Effect

Author's Note: Mrs. Mundt gave us an assignment and that was to do a cause and effect, at first I thought that this would be a challenged. I thought it over and I was like I could do the book the Hunger Games so I did and this is what I said.

In the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen's sister Prim was chosen as one of the tributes to fight; Katniss promised Prim that she wouldn't get picked as one of the tributes. To keep her promised Katniss volunteered for Prim. In the Hunger there are 24 tributes, 2 from each district all 24 tributes will fight until one is left as the victor. 

Suzanne Collins has made the effect extremely clear in this story. If Katniss won't have volunteered for her sister; Katniss probably wouldn't have never saw her sister again. I say that because I have seen the movie and read the book that the older tributes will kill the younger ones first.  

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Conflict & Resolution: Forgotten

Author's Note: This book is started off with... At 4:33 am London's memory will be erased and she will not remember anything to help her with this she finds some friends and finds a boy that will help her and encourage her.

In the book Forgotten, at 4:33 am everything in London's head is erased . As she enters the day she can't even remember what she did the day before.  London and her mom aren't super close; which this means that it will be harder to talk about these things with her mom. On the other hand she doesn't have many friends to fall back on.

In the book she has to find some way to help herself remember things. To solve conflict every night before she went to bed she wrote in a journal to remember the things that she did that day. Later in the book London has found a guy that likes her for who she is and is willing to help her remember the things they did together and even just to remember what she did that very day.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Truth With Being Wrong

Author’s Note: Will anybody know what the difference between right and wrong, a lot of people will think its wrong but who is to tell you it’s not. I wrote this piece because I really needed to get this story out. I think people need to know not everybody is going to think everybody is right. Many people will think that you are doing something wrong but you really aren't.

Right and wrong. What’s the difference? Some people may think you are doing something wrong, but at the same time you probably wouldn't care what the punishment is. Take it from somebody that might know what it feels like. I can tell you a little bit of my story that reflect right and wrongs and what your may be punishment.

My friend and I had gone to Fox Brook Park and it was around middle of March where the water was still frozen. My friend had suggested that we go on the ice with our bikes and at that point I did go but I knew that there was some type of feeling inside of me telling me not to go, Idid it anyways. My friend was already biking on the ice like there was no tomorrow.... then was that weird feeling in me that I knew that something wasn’t right, but instead I totally ignored that feeling. Then at that moment I hear my friend shout "Come on Maria, it's not like we will get in trouble for doing this" "Brooke shouted to me.

As I was waiting on the edge of the ice I heard Brooke call me again “Maria come on, nothing is going to happen.” I went on the ice not even thinking about what is going to happen. Just a couple minutes after I was on the ice with Brooke we heard something shout in the distance “You guys better get off the ice before I call the cops.” We didn’t think that she was going to call the cops, but we did as she said and got off the ice. As we were biking home we saw a cop driving through the walkways asking people if they knew who was on the ice. When the cop made it to us he first asked us if we were the people on the ice. I didn’t know what to say so I lied and said no we were not on the ice with your bikes. Then he asked if we knew the people on the ice and we answered no we did not.

Me and Brooke raced home, we didn’t know if the cop was going to follow us or not, we just didn’t know what to expect. When we got home we promised each other that we wouldn’t tell anybody this story. From that day forward I have not told anybody this story, until I wrote this piece. When Brooke left my house and went home I really didn’t know why I was that scared we couldn’t have gotten in trouble for doing something that we didn’t know that it was wrong.

How are people supposed to know that they are doing something wrong without knowing it is? That’s the problem, Brooke and I didn’t know that it was wrong until somebody said we were not supposed to go the ice. Even though we didn’t know it was wrong other people thought it was. Which is perfectly okay because not everybody will think it is okay to do things that we are doing.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Book Ad: The Hunger Games

Author's Note: This is a retelling piece about the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I really enjoyed doing this because I had a super fun time reading this book. 

The Hunger Games: 24 tributes fight until the death, until 1 tribute is left standing.  A young girl has volunteered to fight in The Hunger Games to take the place of her sister. In the battle she fights herself, other tributes and the forces of nature. In the battle she learns that she will have to open up to people.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What's Really On the Inside

Authors  Note:  Friends... there are so many things that can start a fight, even the smallest things in the world. It is okay to get in a fight with a friend once and while so whatever you do don't put the weight on your shoulders. It may turn around and help your friendship or it may lead your friendship to an end. 

 "Friends show their love in times of trouble." Euripides has an amazing point. It may seem to be the hardest thing in the world to understand but it is 100% true. Take it from somebody that knows what it feels like to be in a fight with a friend. In a best friend relationship it is perfectly normal to get in a fight with a friend, but in a fight it’s typical to team up on each other, that’s how my first fight began.

Most of the time, friends will tell the story to their other  friends eventually they will team up on you until you finally…break and you have to apologize for something that you didn’t even do. Every day I come home crying. This fight was not getting any better. Eventually we had finally ended our friendship because all we did was we got in fights with each other and we just couldn’t stand the fact that every time we turned around we were back at a fight, but the exotic  part was I still can remember the whole conversation word for word.

It was in the middle of 6th grade and we were outside waiting for school to end and I was playing on the playground. My friend at that moment walks over and we were in a fight and she goes “If we are never going to get along, why be friends?” She says to me. Then at that very minute I knew that this conversation was going to go south rapidly . As she said that, a lot of things were floating through my life like what am I going to say to her question. Then when I had finished thinking I had to break it to her “I’m sorry but if we are going to keep on fighting I just can’t be your friend anymore.” I said to her while I was still on the playground

That year I had I found out how to pick out my friends with picky mind. When you are in a fight with a friends not only love will come through but friends may show their true colors. When I say your true colors may show, I mean they aren’t the same people as they were before you were fighting. Or just in general. Things may happen with friends that may put you relationship to the test.

Fighting can be the most annoying thing in the world because its everywhere. Tons and tons of people are fighting, whether or not it has to do with money or what clothes to buy at a store. It’s everywhere. There are many things to do  to resolve problems. Finding the right friends. But finding a friend may seem easy, couple months hang out with your friend may be the biggest nightmare you may have but not in all circumstances. I could very well be the best dream you have, but it all depends on your decision. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

So Love Really Does Never Fail

Author's Note: You know when people say "the best why is to let your anger out is by expressing it." Well I tried something new and I worked pretty well. The thing is I wasn't mad or upset. I felt love and by doing this, it was my only way of expressing it

You know that feeling where somebody says they can’t be together because of the “long-distance-relationship” I know that it is impossible to go through something as hard as that.Do guys always do you that just say that to make you feel better because they really don’t like you or is it really because of long distance relationships? Nobody will really know the answer...except for him.

Love could be the hardest thing is the world to get over. Especially if you think this could be your chance of finding that love that will never leave you. Guess again. Love could ever well be the hardest thing to understand but who will ever know that. Only you. Well it kind of depends, anybody can really feel it but who will ever know that you feel it.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Before You Judge

Author’s Note:  I’m sure you’ve heard of outcasts and the "group less." So many people are judged on how they dress, how popular, and how they act. Those should be the last things you use to judge somebody. Before you label anybody you really should get to know the person first.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the kids that sit their chair with their head down and their hood over head. So many people have "no group” which can become a bad thing.  Just think about how many people walk through the halls of school having their books knocked out of their hand or have parents that do not understanding what they are all about. Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson has described so many people in the 21st century, the clan less, the outcast and the group less. The way Laurie describes people in this book will make you think “do I throw people into a group and just forget about them?” 

People are described and put into groups on how they act, and the way they dress.  Apparently these are the only things that people judge other people on. When has somebody ever done that to you and you just been thrown into a group that you really don’t belong in, they haven’t seen the real you? I’m sure you’ve done this to somebody or that somebody has done that to you.  Just recently we had a BMX rider came to our school and he said that he was bullied all through middle school. This got me to think that he was a lot like my main character from my book...Speak. When I heard that he tried to walk away from the wrong things, it made me think that Melinda also tried to do the same thing, but with a different technique. Instead of walking away she just didn’t talk to anybody, and ignored her problems.

Then you have your parents that really don’t understand the real you. They think that your life is just full of garbage or no hope.  A Child Called It, by Dave Pelzer has gone through the same exact same thing you did. The best part of that is that no matter how much is mom had abused him, he forgave her matter how many times he was abused by her. Just because you’ve been abused or missed understood doesn’t mean that you have to hold onto that burden forever there is always that little forgiveness somewhere. All you need to do is find it. Melinda Sordino had parents that really never interacted with her life, which really impacted Melinda life in many ways. She started to grow farther and farther away from her parents. During school all of her old friends used to look at her and threw her into the group less, but he parents never connected and knew what is going on in Melinda's life.

 Laurie Halse Anderson has done fantastic job on describing people in the 21st century with her dramatic, emotional and impetuous stories. Take the BMX rider and think about walking through the halls with your head down. He has gone through a lot of refusing fights and saying things that may sound necessary but they really aren’t. If you have something to say don’t hide it, say it everyone should be able to say anything that seems right to them. Even Melinda she’s gone through a lot but she ends up speaking up for what she thinks is right.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

First Breath

Author's Note: That first breath of your newborn child, remember that day? The joy when you hear that your child has taken that first breath. Well this story has a little twist in it: instead of that healthy child you have a child that's not breathing, until one miracle came and saved every body's lives.

Remember that first breath of your child, either it went perfectly or there was tragedy when the doctor walks in the room with the news you really don’t want to hear. Well this book is that book. Peace Like A River, Leif Enger will keep you waiting at the edge of your seat with his  dramatic, breathtaking, emotional stories.

Imagine being in the delivery room and having your kid with some of these problems asthma, croup, pneumonia and just regular lung problems. But Reuben was a special baby. Normally there is that slight possibility that those miracle won’t happen. Like I said Reuben had that family that really cared about him. That’s when his family started to pray and wish for that one big miracle.

As you read and try to figure out that Reuben doesn’t believe in miracles, but I think that nobody should say that. I mean look at all the women in the delivery room that pray that their baby is healthy and that the newborn is breathing. Look how it turns out they wish for those miracles and they come out of that delivery room with a healthy newborn. See miracles really do happen.

Struggling, failure, misfortune there are so many words to describe this family and how hard they had it. Leif Enger in his book Peace Like a River really makes that point that miracles really do happen, no matter how big that problem is even like saving a child's life.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Haunting the Night

 Author's Note: Have you ever felt like you've dug a huge hole and you just can't get out. Well in this little town of Mukwonago has really felt all the suspense and stress. Before the town was full of stress they have seen more than they have usually seen.

Living in a little town that was known for mythical creatures coming alive and haunting the night is described in the fictitious attention grabber written by Riyan Daniel Littlefield. Place of the Bear is a book that will cause you to be at the edge of seat waiting to see what comes next.

Suspense: to worry about something. You could just feel the suspense in this little town, the worrying and the stress. Imagine this event as a 17 year old, completely innocent from harm. Phantom Lake, nobody knew that it was haunted until one girl stopped by and for a few seconds she was there but then she was....gone. Nobody knows what happened to her.  As if you could fell the worrying and the anxiety, “I am next? What happens if I am?” That’s the way the people think today. They get so concerned about the little thing in life, and don’t think about all the big thing and how those only last so long.

As the town dug a huge hole and stuck themselves into suspense, it lead into stress. As the stress grew, and grew more people tried to relax themselves but it just didn’t work out. Just think about the people trying to relax, doesn’t that sound a lot like us we worry about too many things, just take a break. But as the town kept on worrying they just kept on feeling this anxiety there was so many things to do about it, but yet nobody did anything. During the day more people started to walk by Phantom lake which they thought would help the stress, but more people just keep on disappearing one by one. Sooner or later this place will just be knew as a little haunted town.

Anticipation and anxiety are feelings that people get when they are waiting. Riyan Daniel Littlefield, in his book Place of the Bear shows reader that feelings can change our lives. People shouldn’t let difficulty take control of their lives.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Ohh The Colors You Will See

Author's Note - Google images, an app that you get it doesn't matter matter where you get the picture, but what really matters is if it speaks to you as much as this picture did to me. The thing is I found it on Google images and it really spoke to me, because I'm that person that likes the late night drives with really pretty scenery. But this picture really can cheer up any type of person.

A fall Scenery

 Even though I found it on Google images, it really spoke to me. Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean this is the prettiest picture ever. Imagine you being in this picture. Imagine you taking this picture or even being placed in this picture. I would be the happiest person ever if I could have a chance to go into this picture. But I hope this picture could speak to you the way it did for me.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Heartbroken Boombox

 Author's Note: This is love song. A song from a boombox point of view. Have you ever felt left alone or abused by your girlfriend or boyfriend, but as you listen to this song think about it, did they really mean to do that to you. A boombox that only felt love one way and that way was being abused and left alone.

[Adam Levine]
My heart's a stereo
It beats for you, so listen close
Hear my thoughts in every note
Make me your radio
Turn me up when you feel low
This melody was meant for you
Just sing along to my stereo

[Travie McCoy]
If I was just another dusty record on the shelve
Would you blow me off and play me like everybody else
If I ask you to scratch my back, could you manage that
Like it read well, check it Travie, I can handle that
Furthermore, I apologize for any skipping tracks
Its just the last girl that played me left a couple cracks
I used to used to used to used to, now I'm over that
Cause holding grudges over love is ancient artifacts
If I could only find a note to make you understand
I'd sing it softly in your ear and grab you by the hand
Just Keep it stuck inside your head, like your favorite tune
And know my heart is a stereo that only plays for you

My heart's a stereo
It beats for you, so listen close
Hear my thoughts in every note
Make me your radio
Turn me up when you feel low
This melody was meant for you
Just sing along to my stereo
Oh oh oh oh To my stereo
Oh oh oh oh So sing along to my stereo

[Travie McCoy]
If I was an old school, fifty pound boombox
Would you hold me on your shoulder, wherever you walk
Would you turn my volume up before of the cops
And crank it higher everytime they told you to stop

And all I ask is that you don't get mad at me
When you have to purchase mad D batteries
Appreciate every mixtape your friends make
You never know we come and go like we're on the interstate
I think finally found a note to make you understand
If you can hear it, sing along and take me by the hands
Keep myself inside your head, like your favorite tune
And know my heart is a stereo that only plays for you

My heart's a stereo
It beats for you, so listen close
Hear my thoughts in every note
Make me your radio
Turn me up when you feel low
This melody was meant for you
Just sing along to my stereo
Oh oh oh oh To my stereo
Oh oh oh oh So sing along to my stereo

I only pray you never leave me behind
Because good music can be so hard to find
I take your head and hold it closer to mine
Thought love was dead, but now you're changing my mind

My heart's a stereo
It beats for you, so listen close
Hear my thoughts in every note
Make me your radio Turn me up when you feel low
This melody was meant for you
Just sing along to my stereo
Oh oh oh oh To my stereo
Oh oh oh oh So sing along to my stereo

 My hearts a stereo and it beats for you. That's the part that really caught my attention, because think about it. It's a song about a boombox. Another part that really caught my attention was "Make me your radio and turn me up when you feel low" See think about it imagine this not song not being about a boombox, I mean you still would get the point of this song but not as well as you would get it with a boombox point of view

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pain is Temporary

Author’s Note - As you read this quotes it talks about you pain and how is temporary. When you read this you will think to yourself as say “am I quitter or do I think about my pain.”

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."
 by Lance Armstrong 

 As I read though this quote it got me to think, do I think about my pain to much or am I a quitter? Do I really deserve for my pain to be subsided by something else? I think as you read this you will think again. I mean just think about although people that have felt pain and they got over it. This question will make you think twice about who you call a quitter or a person that thinks about his pain to much. I hope this quote speaks to you as much as it did to me.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Just Another Pretty Face

Author's Note: Just being another pretty face is really hard. But this story will really make you think twice on who you call just another pretty face. Being a blue blouse that gets thrown back on the rack doesn't mean it's the end of the world; maybe that person will come back for you. Who knows?

Here I am in American Eagle where the coolest trends are, it’s just a few days before Christmas, wait...wait hold on this could be the girl of my dreams, OMG yes it is, it’s the girl of my dreams. It’s a Christmas miracle. I knew that this day would come. Before I knew it she was coming right toward me, while her mom was looking at a pair of jeans.....yucky. Anyways as she was walking up toward me she shouted to her mom and said “MOM, MOM come here and look at this, it’s really pretty, and it has my size.” As her mom came racing over here she said “why don’t you try it on?”

So Maria and I walked into a changing room. As quickly as you could say raspberry cheesecake it was on. See I was a blue blouse with some red and orange flowers and some more colors but as she put it on she looked at it and said “is this really me or do I have to find something that is more me, but the thing is I like it but it’s too expensive” She decided to call her mom for help because she really knows what’s going on. “Hey, mom I need your help, with something.” She came in just seconds after I called her. “Do you like this top or should I put it back on the rack, I don’t know I think I should it’s just not my style. “ Like I said she put me on the rack even before you could say raspberry cheesecake. I take it back it wasn’t a Christmas miracle. Wow, its 3 days before Christmas and will I ever be bought? This could be the worst Christmas ever. I would rather have a bigger lady buy me, than her.

 Well its Christmas Eve and I still haven’t been bought yet. Great!, Hey look who it is, its the mom who’s daughter put me back on the rack and she was heading right toward me. She pick me and took me to the checkout counter. She BOUGHT ME. She took me home and raped me up in raping paper and put me under the Christmas tree   

8:00 A.M

“Maria I think this one is for you.” My mom handed me the gift and started to rip open the gift. Before I when it I saw the American Eagle box and I couldn’t believe it. I tore off the top of the box and there it was the shirt of my dreams, I threw the shirt on, and you could tell that I was pretty excited. She loves me, I never thought that this day would come. But it was total worth being under the Christmas tree for one day. “Hey mom can I wear this shirt tomorrow in school. “Of course you can, I don’t see why you can’t, and from this day forward I will never forget this Christmas miracle

Friday, January 6, 2012

Christmas Toys

 Author's Note -The first gift was given to you. You rip it open like you just don't care. The Christmas spirit and the great memories, that you will remember for the rest of your life

C - Christmas Cheer while opening presents
H - Having a great time with your family
R - Raising the Christmas tree
I - In the winter snow
S - Singing to your neighbors
T - Tingling toes
M - Missing family
A - Asking for Christmas cookies
S - Santa sending presents

T - Talking and Talking
O - Old stale cookies
Y - Yelling in the winter snow
S - Super fun to play with