Tuesday, November 30, 2010

World AIDS day

5 facts about AIDS

AIDS is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. Infection with HIV is preventable.

AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome, a condition in which the body's immune system is slowly but ultimately destroyed.

There's no cure for AIDS, but new medications such as protease inhibitors can significantly slow the progression of the disease.

The epidemic affects people of all ages, races and sexual preferences.

HIV isn't spread through casual contact. You can't get HIV by shaking hands, hugging or sharing restrooms, equipment, food utensils or drinking fountains.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Speacialist Andrew Hutchins

Andrew L. Hutchins died on monday, november 8th. He was a soldier in Afganistan. He was 20 years old and was an excpecting parent. He was a positive and respectful person. He was also a Military Policeman serving with the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, KY. He loved to volunteer his time working for others and was a leading member of our JMG class that provides community service. He loved a challenge and took the hardest classes he could even when they weren't required.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Book report


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

Never ever free.

In the country of Myanmar there's thousands of prisoners who have spoken what they belive in have been put behind bars by the government. Instead of the people of that country being able to speak there minds and peacefully protest they get killed for standing up for the rights they want, but cannot have. You should be able to live your life how you want not being controlled by someone you don't know. These prisoners of concience are forced to abide by the rules of the myanmar government. Each day they make fun and think that the "three free freedoms" is a bad thing and shouldn't ever be aloud. The people damanding freedom will never get to live in a good free country.

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.

World Hunger

There is nothing worse than seeing thousands of children and adults starve to death and die everyday because of hunger. While you get what you need and eat dinner every night and breakfast and lunch somewhere in the world there is a family suffering and trying to survive off of very little or no food. This horrible thing can be prevented by helping out and donating food and money towards donation places and adopting children from different countries. In my opinion I think that in all the different places and counties that are suffering people our country should help and I want to do whatever I can when I am older to help sick children and adults. I think everyone should make an effort of thinking about other people out there. When I see wealthy people that get whatever they want and stick there noses up to people in need it makes me sick.

Poetry Friday

I think that poetry friday has greatly affected me and how I write my poems and I am very glad we got to do that this year. Instead of learning about a normal poem we got to learn and see different kinds of poems you can write. We also learned about great poets and there life and how they expressed how they felt about this world and there life and it really came out good. We also learned about books that are poems on each page. I loved doing the poems because I thought we could really put what we were feeling and our emotions into the poems.

Title: Life in prison
Author: Stanley "Tookie" Williams

This story takes place in the notorious San Quentin prison. "Tookie" tells the hard times of having to be in prison for the rest of his life and being on death row and how that effects others. He was involved in a gang as a teenager and wants nothing more but to help other teens in making the right decisions about life and being in gangs. When you read this story you will be greatly appreciated with the home you have you will learn how prison can greatly effect your life and others. I recommend teenagers to read this book because it really takes an effect on you and teaches you to not brake the law. This book is a very short read but there is a lot you learn. When you read this book it's in the form where "Tookie" is talking and is the narrator of the story. Here is a quote that he said in his book about being alone in a cell: "To get a feel for what it's like to live in a prison cell, test yourself. Spend ten hours nonstop alone in your bathroom".

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Clothing and fashon

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

Poetic pictures

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

Women's fashion in the 1930's

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, February 12, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Gay marriage

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.

When disaster strikes.

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.

I am the pig

I am the pig
and you are the wolf
waiting at the door
to gobble me up
and chew on my bones
then spit me out
and nobody is big enough
or see's enough
to keep it from happening.
By: Ann Turner

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

My opinion

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


I think that Steve is guilty because of all the clues that he is leaving for us. When he started talking about being in the store and trying to keep him mind a blank screen, i thought well if he is trying to make it a blank screen he wants to block it out of his head and forget about it. But at the same time I think he feels bad about Mr. Nesbitt. When steve was holding the basketball and dropped it then ran away I think that he is guilty of being the lookout and signaling them. Therefore he is guilty.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

21 Years. :O

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.