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This is Not a Book By Keri Smith

May31

I remember when I got a trilogy of “books” for Christmas. That might seem perfectly ordinary,outside of the fact that these books were made to be torn apart, scribbled on, and reduced to nothing but a blob covered in whatever you happened to have on you. That’s what someone would see, but behind it was pure joy! Me being a huge book worm myself, I felt a bit crazy doing this to a book, but was happy to run around the house.

As the school year came to an end, I wanted to make sure that I wMouldn’t be bored out of my wits, so I naturally turned to one of the books I had gotten. But one of them, “This Is Not a Book”, offered more than colored in pages, but creative ways to disguise it, make it an inconvenience, and a scavenger hunt. So over the summer if you have nothing much to do, pick up a copy of this book. I’m sure it will bring you a fun filled summer!
-Aidan

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Oh the Places You’ll Go!

April14

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

by Dr. Seuss

Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

You’ll look up and down streets. Look ’em over with care.
About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.”
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And you may not find any
you’ll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
you’ll head straight out of town.

It’s opener there
in the wide open air.

Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen,
don’t worry. Don’t stew.
Just go right along.
You’ll start happening too.

OH!
THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!

The reason I like this poem excerpt is how it describes going out into the world. For example, “You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go!” It gives me lots of inspiration about how to handle certain things, and shows how even in the darkest of days you can still be happy ( “And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew.Just go right along.You’ll start happening”) It shows that you can handle your own future, leading to happiness! The places you go reminds me of first grade, when every week my teacher would read us this to begin the week, and even though it was read over and over again, I can still fall in love with it!

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Commenting on Recycling, and the Treasures it Beholds….With Hyperlinks!

April9

Would you spend countless hours helping the environment in a way one amazing entrepreneur is doing right now?

Recycling is a big part of our community, and we rely on it to get rid of plastics and paper, in an earth-friendly way. Many have turned recycling into something else in and out itself, they have made glorious masterpieces just using old yoga mats, or making pop tab bracelets that delight and enchant people all over the world. But Nancy Judd takes recycling couture to a new level, creating amazing dresses at the same time she is helping our environment.

She talks about how to help the environment yet inspires people, which leads to motivation different than glazed over eyes. Nancy shows everyone that you can do something you want to do and still make a meaningful change. Her amazing work has led things such as a caution sign cocktail dress, and many people volunteering to help the environment. Her work is also permanently in the Smithsonian!

I am so inspired by all the materials Ms. Judd has been able to use to make wonderful outfits, and I am more inspired by the way she has been able to help environment at the same time. I look forward to seeing more of her work, and following her journey along the way, as she travels far and wide, spreading her unusual ideas.

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IPad, IProblems….

March26

Though I’ve had my iPad since the beginning of the year, I couldn’t help but celebrate with all the other celebrate with all the other 7th graders who got iPads! Thing is, I ended up getting a new iPad too. Which was way more than I bargained for.

It seemed like a normal week, which was finally over, and now I got to celebrate the weekend! Once I had came home from my Uil meet, I went straight over to my friends house. The sky was a picturesque blue, with the temperature barely attracting your notice. The trees were a beautiful jade green, and they were all blossoming with small yellow flowers. It was a perfect spring day, and I didn’t think anything could change my mind!

That night, after hours of biking and other fun things, we ended up getting tired and going to bed. But, before I did, I plugged in my iPad as I normally do, then leaving it there for the night. The next morning, everything was normal, and I barely noticed anything different on my iPad as I packed it up to go. Then, after I finished the last dregs of cereal, I pulled it back out.

A thin, barely there line was drawn across the screen, which led to a huge crack. Panic took over, and I started freaking out. Luckily, once I calmed down, I was able to get everything in order and get a new iPad. If I hadn’t, I realized that would cause even more problems. So, now that I have my new iPad, I’m more careful, which even though I broke my first one, it was a good wake up call. I hope I’ll have my iPad for a very long time, and it won’t be broken like the last one.

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Aidan’s IPad screen screenshot

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Little Kids

March23

The sweet peals of laughter, their cute smiling faces, everything about kids says “I will brighten up your day.” Until you get to know them. I have, from much experience, totaling gotten sick of kids. I volunteer at the Austin Children’s Museum, and because of that, everyday I have to deal with whining kids almost everyday. Though they might have their good qualities, dealing with a little kid can be the worst experience of your life.

First of all, children eyes are filled with wonder, a like able trait to them. But, they can be like a cow with blinders, and will whine at anyone who gets in their way. Their sweet dimples turn into sweet frowns when you have to close an area for cleaning or restock. You can’t really tell a little girl or boy that the train isn’t working today. However, I’ve learned a lot of how to deal with that kind of behavior, so I appreciate them for that. It’s all about the distraction! If they are stubborn, all you have to do is get them interested in something else.

I can’t believe how kids think the world revolves around them. They might know very little, but what they do isn’t reasonable. They know as little about the world as a star in space would, the rest is left up to their imagination. Whenever I teach a Discovery Time, they come up with the weirdest answers you would ever think! No, peanut butter does not make things float, and pigs are not insects. But I’ve came to appreciate the imagination they have, for imagination is where knowledge starts.

Overall, I can’t be a pessimist about what children are. Over time, I’ve realized that kids learning is really an amazing thing. It’s great to see them grow and for them to finally understand something. Being a child is an amazing thing, and though they might whine now and then, they really are a great thing.

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My Little Pony

March1

I love “My Little Pony”! I am posting this video because it talks about this show, My Little Pony warms everyone’s heart by showing adventures of many magical ponies journey through a fantasy land. They learn many lessons about different things, which I think can apply to people in real life! My little sister and I love to watch this together, and it brings us closer together, laughing about how Applejack’s lessons relate to Rarity. For more information on this lovely show, I suggest you watch it! I believe its more than a kiddy show!

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The Phantom’s Mind

February27

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In the Phantom’s lair, your worst fears will become reality. You will find your mind stuck in repeat, like a broken record, playing over, again and again. You will lose your ability to live, and become part of the Phantom, as his disturbed mind will become yours too.
His dismal place looks like an old castle gone to seed. The once gorgeous red and gold decorations are now a haunting grey. The old stone tiles still have faint memories of cheerful laughter and dancing toes, but now all they hear is the Phantom’s organ playing, or his maniacal laughter. The walls are stripped of any pictures, and in their place lay many masks, one blue, one red, but they had no color at all. All they represent is a comical figure, hiding a hideous face.

Further on, the castle fades to ruin, running into the darkness, and the sounds begin. Rats bang their tails and screech and dogs howl and moan while insect click menacingly, all making one gruesome racket. In the dark lays an old, old organ. The candles around it have been reduced to pile of wax, burning feebly. Yet, somehow, the walls seem to glow with an essence that is not earthly. Suddenly, the antique instrument starts a tune, twisting and contorting, filling the lair with a spine-tingling screech. Then, the Phantom abruptly stands up, and rips his mask off.

His face could kill a man, as it looks as if he had been living in fire, with his skin writhing with bumps and oozing skin, splattering across the floor. He shakes and laughs, pulling out his greasy hair with his own hands, madly scratching himself, like a dog with fleas. In that moment, your life flashes before your eyes, as you know that this madman will kill you, and your feet are rooted to the spot, fear coursing through your veins.

Run.

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Why Italy is a Great Vacation Spot

February15

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Vacation season is coming up,and everybody is going somewhere,even if that place is home! Many are heading over to bright, beautiful, Italia. Sure, sure, you might think some places are better, but I think Italy is the best vacation spot.

Firstly, Italy has amazing attractions, including great food. Perfect for a day trip or night trip, you can go to any Plaza you please! Italy has the old Sistine Chapel, or the Leaning Tower of Piza. These monuments have amazing things you could observe all day. Then, after that, you can stop by any amazing restaurant, that will be sure to have a glorious pizza pie. It’s a must!

Furthermore, Italy has amazing beaches. Whether you want a quiet cove or a tourist filled splash, it always satisfies. Feeling the smooth sand beneath your toes always excites, making your never want to get out of that glorious sea. With much variety, there is no way you could miss out.

Italy is great, and I hope for your next vacation, you choose Rome, Venice, or Florence. It really is the best, and you have the right to experience this cool destination.

 

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The Rainy Day

January22


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“Splash!” Droplets of rain explode on the pavement, like little fireworks of blue. The weather might be dreary, and it might be bitter or cold, but inside it is warm, and seeing the rain against the crystal clear glass comforts in a weird way, doesn’t it?

Droplets concave into nothingness, as little tots try to catch them with their tongues, laughing cheerfully. Cars splash by, raindrops splash by, and together they race across windows. Skies are dark, but they are changing into a cosy bright blue. Days like this bring nothing but comfort, movie marathons, and hot chocolate. I mean, it’s a whole day to relax inside! So, the next time you have a rainy day, make the best of it.

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My Character

December13

Here I have a piece recreated from my WN! It’s all about characterization, and details, as we had to create a character, who acts in some way. I had a lot of fun creating this piece, and I hope you will have fun reading it!

 

“Clunk, clunk.” I heard a sound from outside, chills sweeping over me like rain. I peered through the opaque window, shining with the light from inside. The figure I saw was unrealistic, looking out of the blue. It had one gnarled eye, like a tree trunk growing over a black pearl, and has been, for far too long. The long beaten coat revealed nothing more of the figure, but it spoke for itself, as the “jacket” was covered in a substance as black as oil, had gashes like the whiskers on a cat, and issued a putrid smell, crawling past my ebony door, down the banister, filling the room with doom.

He raised his face more, showing off yellow teeth, and another dark eye. “CLUNK, CLUNK.” It was louder now, and my heart raced across my body. Another and another, closer and closer to the door. Then, there came a knock.

My feet froze to the ground, as I slowly opened up the door…

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