Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Battle of the Labyrinth

     Today I read The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riodan. Rachel left Percy and went back to her house. Also Kronos and his army attacked Camp Half-Blood. I think that Camp Half-Blood will defeat his army. Also that Rachel might turn out to be a half-blood.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Battle of the Labyrinth

    Today I read the book The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan. Percy was caught by Kronos and Kronos was about to kill him, but just in time Rachel put a hair brush in Kronos's eye. I think that Kronos will want to kill Rachel now. I also think that Annabeth will be jealous of Rachel because Rachel has been more brave than Annabeth.

The Battle of the Labyrinth

    Last night I read the book, The Battle of the Labyrinth  by Rick Riordan. Since Grover has been looking for his hero named Pan, he finally found him. Pan told Grover to go with the other satyrs and tell them that Pan has now died. I think that Grover will tell the satyrs, but they won't believe him. Also that they might not want him anymore, so they might kick him out.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Why The Giver Movie is Better Than the Book

I think that The Giver movie is better than the book. I think that it is better because they made the movie more interesting than the book. They made it more interesting by them adding the part when Fiona and Jonas was sliding down the triangle. I think that they added this part because they want to show us that Jonas is trying to show Fiona and Asher what he does when he goes with the Giver. I thought that this was better. Also they made the Chief Elder an important character because in the book she wasn’t important. I think they made her an important character in the book because they want to show that everyone is against Jonas except for The Giver. I also thought that this was better because they basically made the Chief Elder a villain in the movie.
Another thing that made the movie better is that is that in the book, instead of knowing that the next Receiver of Memory has pale eyes, in the movie they had a birthmark on their wrist. I think that they made this change because they in the movie they had it in black and white color to show how the community sees things and it would be hard for the people who are watching the movie because they will only see black and white and with the birthmark they are able to see it. Also what I liked that they changed in the movie is that Fiona takes care of newborns when in the book she took care of the old. I think that they made this change because since Jonas was going to take Gabriel with him it would be easier for Fiona to help Jonas.
One of the things that they made the movie worse than the book is when they left out the part from the book when Jonas had just gotten back from the Giver and he saw his friends playing the game war, when in the movie he just said that when they were he was young he played the game war. Also another thing that they made worse was when he had first experienced pain in the book they made him have a sunburn. In them movie his first pain was when a bee stung him. This is why I thought that the giver movie was better than the book because they added things and made the movie with more adventures.  

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Battle of the Labyrinth

     Today I read The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan. Percy escaped from Luke where he had them trapped. Percy thinks that Annabeth has been acting weird. Percy's friend named Rachel, says because she might have seen Luke. I think that Annabeth might try to change Luke. Also that Annabeth might stay with Luke and leave Percy.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

A Step Back To The Past

A Step Back To The Past

It was the middle of dinner when I asked my mom, “ Mom, do you know someone that is 63 years old or older?” “ What’s it for?” she asked. “ I need to do a interview with someone that is 63 years old or older for english.” I replied. “Well my friend’s mom is 64. I could ask her?” “ That will be perfect!” responded. The next morning I called her and asked her if I could do an interview on her. “Of course you can!” she told me. She sounded very excited to do the interview.
Her name was Kassandra, she was 64 years old. She was from Mexico. When I got to her house I rang the doorbell. I heard the door squeak open, I saw her standing right there. She had long dark hair with a little bit of white, she has brown eyes and freckles she also has long eyelashes. She was also about 5.4ft tall. She was wearing a long blue dress with a pair of brown sandals. Her voice sounded happy and excited.
What was your best moment in middle school?
Once I asked this question to Kassandra I could tell that she already knew what to say. She said that he favorite memory was when her school nominated her to go compete poetry with other schools. I asked her if she remembered one of the poetry's she had said in school, but when I asked her that she look confused and she told me that she didn’t remembered any. Her face expression looked sad and I told her that it was okay if she didn’t remember. “ Where did you go to compete?” I asked her. “ I don’t know. I didn’t go because my family didn’t have enough money, so I didn’t go.” I felt sorry for her because can you imagine being nominated for something, but then not being able to go because you don’t have enough money to go.  
If you had tough times in school how would you solve them?
Kassandra had a tough time remembering one of her tough times in school. When I was about to ask her again she interrupted me and said, “ Oh!!” she scared me that I even jumped a little. Then she said that it was her grades that she mostly struggled in. I asked her, “How would you solve your problem?” “ I would try to study hard. About one to two hours per day before I had test.” she answered. “ Would you get your grades up?” I said curiously. “ Mostly I would, but not often.” she said as if she was embarrassed.
What was your favorite hobbies to do after school?
“ I don’t know where to start I had a lot of things I liked to do.” Kassandra said.    “ What was one that you really enjoyed to do?” I asked. She said that one of her favorite hobbies to do after school was to go play with her friend Lupe, by a nearby river. She would also make paper boats and place them on the river and would watch them to see who would win. “ I miss those days, but know I see most of the kids on their phones.” she said with anger.
What was your favorite childhood memory?
When I asked her this question you were able to tell that she was thinking back in time. Then she said that one of her favorite childhood memory was when she did her first communion she loved it she said that it was a big step into her life for her. “ I loved my dress. It was so big and long.” she said as if she wanted to go back to that day.
What was one of the most difficult decision you have ever made and why?
One of the most difficult decision she has ever made was when she came to United States. She needed to leave her parents and her brothers and sister. She came her to work hard and to make herself a better life. She also came without saying to her parents a goodbye or an I love you. I also asked her if she missed her parents, “ Very much.” she said “ I sometimes say to myself. Why didn’t I just stay in Mexico?”
I enjoyed learning more about Kassandra. I never knew that she needed to go through a lot of things. She was so generous about doing this interview. I also learned a lot about her. For example, her expressions were louder and she had a lot of energy because she is usually quiet and calm. This is why I decided to do my interview on Kassandra.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Basketball

     According to http://www.best-basketball-tips.com/basketball-fun-facts.html The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is in Springfield. Also James Naismith was a canadian. In addition basketball started to be an official game in the Olympics in 1936. Also in 1999, Michael Jordan retired but he came back in 2001 to play again.