Thursday, June 18, 2009

Lake Compounds

June 18,2009

For my seventh grade class trip, I went to Lake Compounds. This place is located at Connecticut. We left for the trip at 8:50.While I was on the bus going to the trip, I went to sleep. The trip was exciting. The movies we watched until we got to and from the park was Harry Potter and Batman. The bus ride was about 3 hrs long. I felt very tired and cold on the bus. I felt this way because the driver kept on putting on the a.c and I went on too many rides

Once I arrived to the trip, I went to the bathroom. I felt excited when I got to the park. The group I went with include me, Dieshell, Marijo, Octavia, Boranda, Thelma, and Quanashia. The teacher I went with was Ms. Horan. The first ride I went on was zoomerang which was the purple one. On the ride, every one in my group except for Ms. Horan and Octavia went on. Other rides I went on were, the thunder and lightning, wildcat, boulder dash, the boat and, the super fast marigold round. I disliked the prices that where on the food except the ice cream. On the thunder and lightning one, I was so scared that I screamed for my mom. My teacher didn't want to goon any roller coaster. I ordered the pizza and ice cream. I didn't like the pizza. When i ordered my ice cream, They made it extra small so Ms.Horan went back and made them change it.

The last ride I went on was the boulder dash which was the one in the woods. At lake Compounds it seen lots of beautiful trees. The bus ride home was tiring. I was not aware of the movie playing because I was sleeping. I would love to go back.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Angela's Ashes

June 2, 2009

Poverty affects the characters is the movie Angela's Ashes. The way it affects the is that they can't buy anything to support themselves. The little baby's in the movie keep getting sick because the lack of food, shelter, and medicine. If I were one of the parents, I would do anything for the kids to survive. Even if that means me going to jail. The wrong thing that the mother is the movie did was have so many kids while having no food or money to help her and her family to survive. The wrong thing the father did was having sex all the time and spending money on alcohol instead of food and medicine.

I think this family lives under this bad condition because of generations of poverty. I think looking for jobs and not having sex all the time can really help this family. I don't know anyone who lives in poverty like this. I don't really know if the poverty is worst here or Ireland.

Poverty is America is different than poverty in Ireland. This is because in America, people actually get help. The advice I give them is to stop having so much kids, stop drinking, and try to find a job.


How does his house look? The house looks very bad and poor.

What kind of clothes does he wear? He has old, ripped, torn clothes.

How many siblings does he have? he has 1 sibling and 1 on the way. He had 4.

How old is the main character at the start of the movie? 5 years old.

How many siblings does he have? he has 1 sibling and 1 on the way. He had 4.

What happens when the father tries to get a job? He got turned down.

What awoke the kids in the middle of the night? Fleas woke them up in the middle of the night.

What happens to both of the twin boys? Both twin brothers purished.

What does the father do to Eugene's coffin that upsets the main character? The father was drinking on Eugene's coffin

Where does the family get their furniture from? They receive it from the salvation army

Are their beds new or used? They are used

Based on the movie, who do poor people turn to for help when they are going through rough times? They turn to the churches, streets, shelters, etc

What kind of problems do people who live in poverty have to deal with? List some that you saw in the movie.
  • No food
  • No place to stay
  • No medicine or nutrition
  • No clothes

The main character's father is an alcoholic, what type of conflict is this? Why? (Person Vs. Self, Person Vs. Person, or Person Vs. Society). This conflict is Person Vs. Self. This is because, he doing this to himself. He decide to spend his money on alcohol instead of supporting his family.

Monday, June 1, 2009


June 1, 2009

It was very fun working on my IMovie with my group. This gave me a good experience. So if I want to do something in the future with movie making, it might be easy. The best part of working with my group was the fun we had. I'm glad I wasn't alone. That is very challenging because I would have had to do everything myself.The difficult part of making a imovie is that the voices kept going away. I honestly think that my group worked well with each other. Advice that I have for other kids who use imovie is that for them not to struggle. They just have to have fun.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Career Day

May 29, 2009

On career day, I was not in school. I was too sick to come. Last year I was hear for career day. It was very fun.We got to see different people present and my presenter was a producer. It was very fun and I wish I wasn't sick on Career day.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Monster: IMovie

May 11, 2009

I really like using IMovie. The best part the having fun part. Yesterday in class, my classmates like my movie. They gave me positive feed back. I think I am going to make a few changes. I can't say what the changes are because that will ruin the surprise.

I feel that the other videos I've seen where good but nobody had fun with their project. I think that my group's video was the best because we actually had fun with it. I enjoyed The I.T.O's video the most because it seemed real. The advice I give to other schools who have never used IMovie is that for them not to stress them selves over it and have fun. I do think that if people look at my movie they will understand a little about Monster.

Monster: King

May 11, 2009

King: I need to paid. I ain't got nothing between my butt and the ground but a rag.

King : If I had a crew I could get paid

King: What you got youngblood

King: All you need is a crew with some heart and a nose from cash

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Why do you have to think about a career now?

May 5, 2009

Chef: I would like to be a chef on various occasions. I like being in the kitchen and making new things. It is fun being
creative and doing things in your own way. It makes you realize that anything is possible.

Daycare: I would like to own a daycare. This is because like little kids. Especially babys. Even though I'm not that old my self,
I like being in charge.I know what some parents go through with their kids. So, I would like to take that hard work off their back.

Pediatrician: I would like to be a pediatrician. When I was younger, I had a pediatrician who helped me if I was sick.
Now, it is my turn to give back. It will be fun to give back.