Tuesday, November 30, 2010

World Aids Day!!!

Here are 5 to 7 facts about Aids:
~ global number of HIV/AIDS cases is 33.3 million, of which 15.9 million are women and 2.5 are children.
~Almost 2 million people die from the disease every year.
~There are over 900 children under the age of 15 living with HIV in the UK, the majority of whom are of school age.
~In 2007 over 330 gay & bisexual men under the age of 24 were newly diagnosed with HIV.
~Over three quarters of children under the age of 15 living with HIV are black African.
~There are signifcantly higher rates of HIV among prisoners than among the general population.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The History of Veterans Day

November 11 became Veterans Day because in the year of 1919 President Wilson announced that the 11th was the day that veterans were to be remembered and be filled with pride, and to be grateful for what the veterans have done for us.

Veterans Day is right after World War 1 also known as "The Great War", so many soilders died in WW1.Veterans Day is a celabration to honor the american veterans for their patriotism, and the love of the country.

Later that same year on the 8th President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the "Veterans Day Proclamation".Which is found on this site. http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/docs/proclamation_1954.pdf

I found this information on this site http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp.

I know a few Veterans and I am so proud of what they have done. Knowing that there are people out there that are willing to serve and protect the people of our country makes me feel safer.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Glass By Ellen Hopkins

This book is the second book in the series of three. The book is about a girl named Kristina or other wise known as Bree.
The book before Glass is called Crank, and in the end of Crank Kristina was spend her money on crank and she has not been taking the best care of her son Hunter.
In Glass Kristina she starts out clean,she has not used crank in months, but then she starts to go down hill again. She is always struggling because she knows that she should not be using but she just wants to feel like she does not have any problems. She meets a supplier and gets close to him.
The closer she gets to Trey(the supplier) the more she goes down hill. Kristina and her mom are not doing so well, Kristina is pushing her mother away.Hunter is growing up and needs his mom!
This book is a very fast read, it is written is poem form. There are 681 pages but the go by fast! I really like this book, I can't put it down once I get started.
My teacher introduced me to this author, I am so glad she did

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Photo Story Poem

Where are we going? How come we were all told to leave our houses? Me mamma papa and brother were just eating dinner together. I have not eaten in 2 days, my brother and I are so weak, we cant stand for long before our legs start shaking. My brother keeps telling me he hears people saying bad things about the place were are going, I hope they are not true. Im really scared, I really want to be back in our house, I want food.. I want to cry in my mamma’s arms. What is going to happen to use?????

Monday, June 14, 2010

this class

I feel as tho I learned a lot from this class. I learned how to make writing fun and colorful.....
the sky is blue the colors are bright, and it is still but just a little bit of wind and the whole thing will be a different picture. On different days in this class I learned something new, and I discovered something new about me!!! walking into this class sad was just not a option Mrs.Deraps always had something fruit cooked up for us to do.... she always had us do fun things, unless we were bad then she would have something boring planed but most the time we was GOOD for her =)

Poetry Friday

I had a lot of fun doing poetry friday... we did a lot of cool things with poems like taking candy hearts and taking a valentines poem and writing a word on each candy heart and making into a Concrete poem. We also did a youtube video about the book "Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson".
That was fun, we wrote on big cards a word or saying from the poem that we wrote as a class, the poem is the spoken words on the video. I liked doing that project. We did a poem in your pocket where we found a poem that we liked and wrote it on a piece of paper and decorated the paper and made it pretty..

This Year!!!!

This year i learned a lot.. to tell you the truth I did not know the story about romeo and juliet... so I learned all about that and I learned how to blog haha. I liked the fact that we did a lot of fun exiting activities instead of just sitting down and writing on paper.I also learned that Mrs.Deraps has a better day when she has her Dunkin Donuts =)..... I love the SSR(Silent Sustained Reading) it got me to want to read more and not just act like i reading lol( not that i actually did that shhhh..) I liked how we would read the required books together and then we would have conversations about them and make sure that we all understood it. Our English class id like one big happy family. We help each other and make sure we all know what we are suppost to be doing(this helps the kids that don't pay attention) I hope nxt year is just like this year but different ha I learned how to write better and to read more ha ill be doing a lot of reading this summer!!!

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Crank by Ellen Hopkins
This book is about a girl named Kristina. She is a healthy and smart girl. She lives with her mom. Then she goes to visit her dad,while she is visiting her father she discovers the "monster". While she is on monster she finds another person within her.she falls in love with a boy and she finds out he has another girl but they still love eachother, then Kristina had to go back to her moms....i really liked this book because it tought me a lot about crank.... i also love that there are more books by ellen that are like this one.This book is recommended for teens i think that boys and girls would like this book. There are 544 page, but it deff is a quick read, the pages are not ful they are written in poem like forms.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

acrostic elegy

in class we did acrostic elegy poems and they had to be something that that was lost in juliet like love or romance and the ones i did are the ones on this blog.... i did truelove because the love is still there but i cant be shown.... and i also did togetherforever because they togetherforever..... they love eachother and killed them selfs for eachother.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Elizabethan Women

I am learning about William Shakespear. Here are some interesting facts about the time period that he lived in, and the time period that Elizabethan Women lived.
1.Some females that came from a noble or wealthy family sometimes had the right to get an Education,if they were lucky enough to get the education then you would start getting tutored at the age 5 or even younger.
2. Women that were not wealthy or nobility did not get an education from school, woman were ment to learn how to govern a household,and to to be a housewife. All the skills that the woman learned were ones on how to raise children and to cook and to clean ect.....
3. When woman get married the are responsible to bring(Dowry)like dishes and quilts or money that they bring into the marriage.
4.Woman were expected to obey all the men that are in their family including the fathers, brothers, uncles, ect....

Monday, March 22, 2010



Who: Female her name is Gentle she is 10.
When: It is during the summer time. She is injured and watching her younger sister.
Where: On the side of the road, heading to California.
What: She is standing on crotched beside her broken down truck waiting for help to come. She is thinking bout if she will get to California safely.
How: her house got covered in sand and the lost there farm. she is not really sure she is just trying.
Why: she keeps going so she can get better and make sure her family makes it ok. To make it safely to California and start over.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Poetry friday

Today we went and looked on this site:
hen we found a line or two and wrote them on heart shaped
candies and put them in cool design called a Concrete Poem.
Then we went and took another students lines and changed them up
and made that a new concrete poem. This is the Concrete poem I did.
I found it easy to reword the other students poem. It was a little harder
to find a poem i liked. This was fun.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Things on my mind!!!

In class we should talk about real live stories about things that have happened I think that we should talk more about rapes,death sentence,murders, kids our ages doing bad stuff,problems all around the world, how dangerous it is to do stuff on the internet.
If talking bout real live stories and things that happen makes people relize what is happening out there,being aware, knowing what not to do. I like talking bout this stuff with a group rather then looking at it on the internet. Some of these topics are really hard for me to talk bout but I want to learn more and tell people about what has happened to me, I would also like to teach other people bout how hard it is to deal with some problems.

"I am the Pig" by Ann Turner

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 fast enough
or sees enough
to keep it from

This poem relates to the book "Speak" because it is like Melinda is the pig and Andy Evans is the wolf. Andy knows that if he keeps scaring Melinda that she will not say anything about what he did to her. Andy shows up every where that Melinda is, makes her afraid. Melinda is afraid he will do it again. Melinda can not tell anyone so No one can help her.Melinda wanted to hide, never come out. When she was strong enough she became the wolf and Andy was the scared Pig.

Blogging Fun!!!!

Me becoming a Blogger has changed my English perspective. I like no love blogging. It has made it easier for me to do my work. I like typing a lot better then writing. I type faster then I write on paper. I also like blogging because you can put a cluster map on your blog and you can see where other people look at your blog. It is really cool that other people can see my posts. It is really cool that I can go and look at other peopls blogs and I can get an idea of good books and I can read other peoples poems. I love the fact that we are saving paper by blogging on the net then writing on a lot of paper that will get thrown away. Right now I have 16 views on my blog, 14 from the United States, 1 from Poland,and 1 from Netherlands. That is really cool. I would have never thought that people from over there would be reading my blog.

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

The book that I am reading is called "Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen. This book is about a boy named Roy. He moves from Montana. He does not really fit in tho, He has no friends. One day he is sitting on the bus listening to the school bully pick on some little kid in the back of the bus. He looks out the window and sees a strange boy running,really fast. No shoes shorts, Blonde hair. Hes interested now and wants to know more.Next thing Roy knows Dana Matherson(school bully) is right behind him choking him. Roy just does what any normal person that is get hurt does, he punches him. Roy gets free and runs off the bus,bumping into a tall slim girl. He keeps running.
A new Pancake place is being built in Coconut Cove. Everyone is happy about it. Except someone is going around stalling the constuction site. Taking stakes out and scaring watch dogs, other stuff. Someone does not wont this pancake house to be built. Roy gets into some trouble and some he did not know about.
I have read this book 3 times. It is just one of those books that you love. I love how it's fun to think about what's going to happen next in the book.
This is a book for young readers. Someone who loves happy endings.This book is only 292 pages long. This is a novel. There is another book that is called flushed by Carl Hiaansen. Also another good book.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Martin Luther King Post Card

Today in class we made post cards with Martin Luther King Quotes. We found a picture that made us feel like it made the quote stand out. This is the one I made.

words that relate to monster

My words are: Truth, Justice

How the word Truth is related to the book Monster is because Steve wants the truth to come out even if it causes him pain. He wants everyone to know what really happened on that day.
The word testify would relate to the book monster because Steve and the other boys have to testify so that the jury can find out if they think that they are innocent or guilty.

Monday, January 11, 2010

My Opinion: Capital Punishment

I think that the Capital Punishment is a very bad idea I think that it should be COMPLETLY eliminated. It is so wrong no one deserves to die like that. I think that sitting in jail and suffering is a lot better then doing something bad and then just dying and not suffering. The more the pain for some one that did something bad the better. But if you did not do it and is getting blamed then u should defenetly not get the CP. I do not like the idea of injection of drugs to kill someone.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


I have mixed feelings bout this. I really do not know. He keeps hinting that he had some involvment in this but then again he does not seem like that type of 16 year old that has that heart to. I do not really understand why he would want to risk his life by doing something like this and going to jail. He lives in a place around a lot of crime and knows a lot of people that have been in trouble with crime so I would think that he knows what happens and how that jail is a waste of you life. I want more details and infomation before I judge.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

21 years 3 months

If I was to get put into jail today and was in there for 21 years and 3 months, I would be 37 years old when I got out.
It probably would be really hard for me to get a job or even make a living because of my past life even if I did not do it.
If I was in jail for that long, I probably would kill myself because I would not be able to take the stress and problems. If I did make it that long and could not get a job or make money some how, I probably would be a bum. If i would not have been put in jail I would want to have had children and had a husband. I probably would not have that because I have lost half of my life sitting in the jail. I could have worst depression problems and some thing could have happened to me that would make it hard for me to want to live. I probably would not be able to find some one who would marry me because he probably would not want someone with a criminal past to be the mother of his children.