Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mother to Son

mother to son by langston hughes is a poem that is about a mother talking to her son about life, and using stairs to represent her life. in this poem how she describes the stairs is being not perfect but at the same time not horrible. she is talking to her son and is telling him to not give up on life when it gets tough. i can relate to this poem in a way, because it is like when me and my mom have our little "serious talks." she gives me advice about stuff & tells me what mistakes she has made in life so that i try to avoid those same ones. i liked the peom mother to son by langston hughes.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Entry #7- A wrinkle in time

the book i read for book club was called a wrinkle in time. This book was very enjoyable. It was magical  and very creative and magical. i like all the characters and worlds. i know this has nothing to do with research but...
why i like the characters in the book is because  their personalities are SO different. like meg and Charles Wallace's personalities. meg is more of a protective, selff-conscious  person. she is protective of her family. she is the most protective of her brother Charles Wallace. she is protective of Charles Wallace the most because everyone picks on him and calls him dumb, but charle's Wallace actually isn't dumb. he is actually really smart and mature for his age. but he has that 5 year old personality though (know it all)
why i like this book is also because of all the adventures they take... they are so creative. like when meg, Charles, and Calvin went to the land of the camazots where everyone does exactly the same thing, at exactly the same time, and in the exact same order. it was very weird.
A wrinkle in time was written by Madeleine L'Engle. it was written on MARCH 15, 1973. over the years the book cover has changed more than four times. There were four sequels to a wrinkle in time. this book wasn't made into a movie. the author of a wrinkle in time was born on November 29, 1918. that means she was 55 when she wrote the book. i would re-read a wrinkle in time.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Charlottes Web

          In CHARLOTTE'S WEB  there are more than one type of friendships.there is Wilbur and Fern's friendship, Wilbur and Charlotte's friendship, and last but not least... Templeton's friendships. all the friendships in the barn are different.Wilbur and Ferns friendship is more serious than any other relationships in the book. Wilbur and Ferns friendship is more like a mother and son friendship because Fern raised Wilbur since he was a baby. she is like his mother but didn't actually give birth to him of course. Fern washed, played, bathed, fed, walked, loved, and cared for Wilbur.when Wilbur moved into the farm Fern clould've just forgotten about Wilbur and go on with her life but she didn't.... Although she wasn't as involved when Wilbur moved into the barn. She did visit him and spend time with him and the animals. There is no friendship stronger than Fern and Wilbur's friendship.
          Charlotte and Wilbur's friendship is stronger than the other friendships besides Fern and his. Charlotte to me is like a second Fern. She cares a lot for Wilbur and protects Wilbur from anything if she can. For example when the lamb told Wilbur they were going to slaughter him to eat him.Charlotte thought of a plan to write a message in her spider web that said: SOME PIG. Those two words stood out to the farmer when he went to feed the animals. he thought it was a sign that Wilbur is special and they shouldn't kill him. soon the word was spread and Wilbur was saved. Charlotte was a friend to Wilbur when nobody was. Charlotte and Wilbur have a sister and brother friendship.
          Templeton doesn't have any friends in the barn. i don;t think he any friends period. i think he has no friends because he is rude, greedy, selfish, and mean. He is that way with all the animals. Most humans think that rats are disgusting and greedy. like what the animals thought of Templeton. That's a text to world connection. None of the animals in the barn like Templeton so therefore he has no friends. i think Templeton always goes to the dump because he is lonely. i think Templeton wants friends but doesn't know how to make friends. He was probably raised to be mean and selfish. I feel bad for Templeton but at the same time i don't. i think someday Templeton will make friends.