Wednesday, March 9, 2011

independent reading response

The book i am independently reading is called "wtf" by Peter Lerangis. So far what i read about is a group of friends on their way to a party. they were driving on a road next to the forrest when a dear runs out and they crash into it. one of the boys died (cameron) beacuse the deer had landed on the windshield and crushed him. the other two boys were injured. the two boys paniced about camerons death and ran off into the forrest when they started to hear sirens coming from up the road. They went to the party and are now on the run; while they left their friend cameron to be found by the police and his family doesnt know of his death.
   i think that the other two boys were wrong for leaving cameron to die, and also not atleast making an attempt to inform his family. but i understand why they paniced because they were sneaking to the party and none of them had their license. i think the possible themes are friendship, tragedy, death, survival, and fears.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

my papa's waltz

     when i first read this poem in class i thought it was about abuse... and so did alot of other people. but when we really analyzed the poem and took time ti think about it; it came clear to me that it wasnt really about abuse. it was basically just about a father and son doing the waltz. this poem had me thinking as to what it really meant. this poem showed me how a poem can be about one thing and when you read it; you think it is about a whole other thing, until you really observe it.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

     this picture makes me feel peaceful and relaxed. this painting is very calming because of the way the artist uses the colors and also the shapes and shade. i noticed that this artist used colors that are sort of in the same range of tone... like the yellow, white, baby blue, and the light green go together and make the painting seem soft and delicate while the dark brown and blackish color brings edge to the painting and makes it seem interesting because it makes me think: what made the artist put such dark colors with light colors. using the colors in the way the artist did, it brought light into the painting. it seems like a light is shining straight on the flower. it looks like the flower is the main focus since it takes up like 90% of the painting.
     my interpretation of the work is that it is showing individuality and strength because the flower is by itself and the light is shining right on it, and it has sort of rough colors to make it look like a symbol of individuality. that's what it makes me think; but other people might have different inferences.

response to- "starry night" by anne sexton

   when we discussed starry night with the class during ela this poem brought some interesting inferences on what Anne sexton was trying to say in her poem starry night. one inference was that Anne sexton was suicidal and another inference was that Anne sexton was trying to describe her death in the poem.
   i think Anne sexton wasn't suicidal when writing this poem. what would make you think that she was suicidal is because she keeps saying she wants to die. but all she is really doing is describing her death... how she wants to die peacefully under the starts at night-time.
   i like this poem because the poem is about what feelings Vincent vangouh's painting starry night gave her. in her poem it has meaning and it just isn't describing the setting or anything; in the poem she is connecting herself to the poem and expressing how it makes her feel, which is... it makes her feel peaceful, and want that exact place to be the last place it is at; because she says- this is where i want to die.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

response to social awareness song

the social awareness song was really nice and it showed how other people live and how much poverty people in other countries. it showed me how selfish we are talking about how we don't have ENOUGH money when there are other countries and families that are poor and cant afford much stuff. there are people that work really hard to provide for their family, and don't even get a decent amount of money to take care of their family. there are kids dieing of starvation, we just waste food. there are a lot of rich people; like celebrities that can help out these country by donating at least a portion of their money. some celebrities actually do.,r:3,s:0


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Draft #1

       It is a nice day at the tropical rainforest. The sky is bluer than ever, the grass is greener, and it’s not blazing hot.
       “ahhh what a nice day” said jesster as he stretched in his bed.
He got up and got ready to see his friends. He took a shower. He brushed his teeth. He combed his hair. He made himself some breakfast and was on his way.
        He met up with his friends Sammy, tina, tommy, and mike.
Jesster said hi to all his friends.
 “where’s Oscar? Does he know we are all meeting up?”
“yea. He is sick.”
“oh… well you quys can go on ahead I will make sure he is ok.”
        Jesster walked to Oscar’s house which was rite up the rode. He knocked on the door.
“who is it?” Oscar said
“its jesster!”
“come in the door is open!”
Jesster walked inside the house. Oscar looked bad. His nose was runny, his voice sounded scratchy, his fur went pale, and his forehead was hot. Jesster stood by his bed.
“you look horrible. If you need anything… just call me. I am going to stay here for a while.”
“ok thank you; your so nice…….. can you make me some soup.” He said with a shaky voice.
“ ok coming right up”
        Jesster went in the kitchen to make some soup for Oscar. Jesster made Oscar”s bed, did his laundry, cleaned his room, changed channels on his tv, went food shopping, cleaned Oscars bathroom, dishes, living room, and did everything he possibly could. Jesster got suspicious. Why did Oscar need me to do everything. he thought.
        The next day jesster was sore and couldn’t get out of bed. He had a little bit of errands to do. Oscar came over later that day.
“I just stopped by to say hi” Oscar said looking at jesster. Oscar noticed he was in pain.
“lets meet up with the gang tomorrow.” He said as he tried to scurry out.
“wait Oscar. Im kind of sore from yesterday. I cant move a muscle. I was wondering if you can do my errands for me. I was hoping you can return the favor, since I helped you out the other day when you were sick. Please.”
“uhhhhh… I cant I have a thing” Oscar said nervously as he left.
A while after tina, mike, Sammy,and tommy came over jessters house.
“hi jesster we heard you weren’t in good shape today so we decided to come and help you out. And don’t worry you don’t need to do anything in  return.”
 “I only need the dishes washed, the living room vaccumed and the flowers watered.” Jesster said
“ok we have it under control” tina said
“wow thanks guys.” Jesster said happily
“no problem; that’s what friends are for.”