Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The lovely bones
Author: Alice Sebold
This book is about A teenage girl who gets murdered by her neighbor and gets taken to an unknown place. She spends most of her days trying to help pint her family the right way to her murderer. I suggest the readers to be teen girls. I think This book is a pretty good read because I think people can relate a lot to some parts of this story.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
This year in this class has been really fun. I don't think there was one time when it was boring in this class. I thought that a lot of the things that you taught us was interesting and fun and I hope next year is the same way. When I found out that we were acting out Romeo and Juliet instead 0f just reading it to ourselves I was thrilled. I also think that if we would have done it that way we wouldn't have understood the book at all.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Clothing and Fashion:
Some of the clothing that they wore back then were kind of similar to what we wear now. Men and women had the same kind of style.
Tankard: A drinking mug that they wear on there sides
Shirts: They had long sleeves and they were normal colors
Capes: It’s like a cloak, it it decorated with different colors and shapes
Cloak: Hooded and often goes all the way down to your feet, designed for warmth
Muffin Cap: A floppy garment with a loose top
Biggins: It keeps the head warm, like a hat some of the hats that children where.
Back then they thought that all of these colors for there clothing were symbolic:
- red for blood and passion,
- yellow for the sun, and optimism,
- white for purity,
- black for death, evil, and depression.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Who: His name is Wayne he is in his late 30's
When: Summer of 1931. He is trying to take a look at the dust bowl and cant believe that his whole life is crashing down.
Where: Outside of his house doesn't know what to do.
What: He is looking at the dust coming toward him trying to keep the hat on his head. He Is terrified but determined to make it through.
How: Him and his family of five are going to try to make it, there farm and house is coming down fast. He wants to protect his family and move along quickly. Maybe trying to save some things.
Why: Once again he is determined to keep his family safe and survive. He believes his family comes first. He will do whatever it takes to save them.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The women from the 1930's wore dresses around the house to clean and stuff it was called a regular house dress. They had lots of details like ruffles and bows, buttons and they can be worn to work or to a date. Question #1. Do we wear things they wore in the 1930's in our holds? The answer to that question is no. People now a days don't really wear dresses to work sometimes they do but never at home on a regular basis. Question #2. What kind of hats did they wear and are the similar ? The kind of hats that they wear and not very popular now. Because they have made more popular different hats. The hats they had were head hugging snug hats that were very popular that were soft and slim. Question #3. What kind of coats did they wear? The coats they wore were two piece suites. The suits looked like men wore them but they did have some feminine touches to them like flattering bright colors on the linings and had some shapes too.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I would like to talk about gay marriage. I think that this is a very important topic, and I think that it is very wrong. I belive that when god made a man and a woman he intendid to keep it that way, they should be able to have a relationship and do whatever they want but they shouldn't be able to get married. The thing that bothers me the most is what if your kids or mine (in the future) grow up and think it's okay and it would just be fun to have same sex marriage and have relationships when they are very young. Even though I do know some people and some friends that don't believe what i believe I'm not going to ever not speak up for what I think is right.
Wow, what do I think about Haiti...Well I think it's a terrible thing that has happened in this world, there has been many similar disasters in other countries but this one really hit me. Just to think about what it would be like to live there and have to go through losing your home, your family or your life. I want to help and make a difference in these people's lives. When you see how bad all of the pictures are, It just stunned me and made me realize how fortunate I am and all the things I have. I think it's great how America is making a huge impact on Haiti, I was reading a story about a newborn baby in critical condition, and a doctor in Haiti insisted on bringing her to America. That's how I want it to be I want our country to help others in need and it is. I am very proud of where I live.
This poem reminds me of the book we read in English class in was called Speak. I think it relates to speak because of the words like I am the pig, I think that it means that she or he is helpless and nobody can see or help. Melinda Sordino is the main character in speak, she is very shy and doesn't have a lot of friends, this boy named Andy, tortures her at school and ruins her reputation. He lurks in the hallways like she is his prey, and nobody notices. This poem is amazing.
Today I read an article about the Haiti earthquake and how it affected people there. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world, and on top of that they have just had a horrible earthquake. Haiti is about the size of Maryland. Because of all the damage this earthquake has left thousands of people homeless and dead. Because of the way there houses and shelters were built they could not withstand the earthquake. Nothing really could withstand the earthquake, but many people try to help. Even tho there is Americans helping there is still a large amount of people dieing from diseases and untreated wounds, they don't have the proper tools to survive and take care of these diseases. There are lots of kids, babies, and adults getting rushed to the United States and airlifted, many children cant get treated there for serious conditions, that's why America is one of the best places they will go to get help for there conditions.
Monday, January 11, 2010
I think that if a man or woman has comitted a murder then they should face the death penalty in Maine. However, if there isn't a lot of proof that a person has murdered another than i would want them to get all the facts and if that person is truley guilty then i would want them to face the death penalty. But if the murderer says that it was all in self defense than i think that they should put all the evidence together, god made us for a reason, to live, but if people are being murdered, the murderers should be killed. It's only fair. I also think it should be enforced in all states of America.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I don't think I could live. I'm not trying to make people feel bad for me but if I was put in jail for something I did or something I wasn't even involved with I could not stand to not see outside and to not see my brothers and sisters. I would especially miss my family and all it has to offer. I mean what if I was in jail for that long and my mother or father died? I don't think I could bare it. Nothing in the world could ever replace my family. I would also miss out on everything, college, being married having kids. Even being an aunt. I can't even think of how scared I would be. Over time it would change me, I would be a different person. If I had been charged with murder or even robbery, I can't think of what my little sisters would think of me and how that would reflect on their lives.