Friday, April 21, 2017

Hoops


     The book Hoops is about this kid named Lonnie Jackson he is a seventeen year old e that loves basketball. He his getting ready for city-wide basketball tournament with his team. Lonnie and his team later on get a coach that doesn't look like he used to play basketball but later ends up showing he can play super good and his name is Cal. Lonnie the feels threatened by Cal because he plays better than him and Loonie's team talks about how Cal is better than him.Later in the book Loonie starts to get a soft spot in his heart to not feel threatened or jealous about Cal. I think this book is interesting because I like basketball but this book also reminds me of someone in my family that went through something like this.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Butterfly Project


 
The heavens sense our burden
the threat of future downpours 
I carry on my back.
We are drunk on wine vinegar. 
The nearing storm rouses me,
it makes me want to shake the world.

We are an assembly of misery.
If our hands are bloody, 
it is from the blood of our own wounds. 
The grotesque scars 
we bear on our bodies 
testify to battles fought 
that went unrecognized. 

But the next storm will unfurl our flag 
and uproot the rotted trees! 
Then we, together with the gusting wind,
will scale Spilberk's heights, 
and stand in victory on the peaks of cliffs,
our hair blowing freely in the wind.
   
    This poem makes me feel sad because the child in this poem tells us what it was like in the concentration camp. During the     Holocaust Jews were put into concentration camps because they didn't look like the rest of the human population. This poem called the "The Storm " was written to tell other people on how she lived. She was forced to do hard labor,barely got to eat a decent meal, she was always getting beaten by the Germans/Nazi group. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

#1 Spring break

 
   
       Saturday:
         I was home most of the day. It wasn't that interesting until around 4 maybe 4:30. My best friend and I went out to eat with her mom and her mom's boyfriend. They took us out to eat so that we can celebrate my best friends birthday. She just turned 14!! I wrote her a long birthday paragraph stating that she was getting old and we've been friends since 5th grade and nothing can break our friendship. They ordered one of those surprise cakes. Where the waitresses sing to the birthday person. She was so shocked,so surprised but the most important one that showed the most on her face was that she loved it!! I asked her " How does it feel to finally be 14?" She said " Its amazing I wish this day would never end. 2 more months until you jump into being 14 years old!!"

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Slice of Life #22


       "My week has been good lately." I have had my rough moment to where I just want to go into a room and talk to someone that would get me. But most of the time I've had my good days. Me and my two best friends go to the after school program and all we do is we either go to open gym or just talk about sad or funny moments in our lives. I enjoy spending an hour and a half with them. Knowing that there going to be there for me when I need them.And that I'm going to be here when they need me. I'm glad to call them my best friends. Where would I be in life right now without them. Yeah they got on my nerves but if you don't have a best friend that gets on your nerves how do you know if they are really your best friends?

Slice of life



        Dear Old Friend,
    I wish we we're still close. I wonder everyday I see you in the halls,"man what happened to me... to us, why don't we talk anymore? I know you see me! Why do you act like I'm not even here? Is it because of my cousin?" I just want us to be close like we used to when we were kids. When I moved Brighton Park and towards the end of the summer I started to realize I never said my goodbyes to you! You were like my sister,my other half I remember everyday after school I would go to your house and we would play outside no matter if it was raining or snowing or super hot... we were always playing outside!
                                                                                                    Sincerely,
                                                                                                                 Julia

Friday, March 17, 2017

Slice of life # 20 When I tried to help but made things worse

 
      A time I helped someone but only made it worst was when I was 7 years old. I tried to help my dad at work because he brought me with him. He used to work at 7 UP restocking the shelves with soda. I picked up a pack of 24  coke a cola and I accidentally dropped it and some of the coke cans busted. I didn't mean to make such a big mess. I grabbed the mop and was trying to clean it all up but that just made it even more worse. I was smearing all over the place. You can still hear the foam still foaming. It started to get really sticky my dad came back with the bucket that had bleach and hot water in it so it won't be sticky but I didn't listen so it was sticky anyways because I didn't wait for him to come back with the bucket of hot water. I felt really bad so I just sat down on the cleaner side of the floor so I wouldn't be in the way while my dad was cleaning up the mess.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Slice of life #16 In the mud!



       A time I played in the mud was when I was 7 yrs old. It was a rainy day. The sun was starting to peek out behinds the clouds. My dog Mona and I went outside. She started to dig in her hole that she had started when I was about 6 and half but my grandma kept on refilling it with dirt so she wouldn't hit a pipe of so. I saw what she was doing so I grabbed my little shower that I used to help with my grandma when we would grow are garden in the summer with. I started to help Mona dig. My armswere starting to get tired after a while be the mud was heavy. So I stopped for a couple of minutes. Then started to help her out again. We went inside I took her a bath first, then I took a bath she still smelled like wet dog but when she was dry she smelled like apple blossoms it was a very light but strong smell on her but we both had fun in the mud. I wish I was able to still call Mona mines,but I know that deep down in my heart she was still mine!! Maybe this summer I'll see you again.