Thursday, January 15, 2009

Haikus

We are now learning about haikus in Writing/Lit. Here are is a haiku I have written:
Sisters
Fighting. Arguing.
Complaining. Hurting. Yelling.
Helping. Loving. Friends.

Pride & Prejudice


I just finished reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It took me 2 1/2 months, but I did it! I have to admit that I didn't get into this book until the last 100 pages or so, so I'm not really credible for book-talking this, but I really did like it- it was just hard to understand. More of a 10th grade level or so... not something your average 7th grader picks up and finishes in 2 weeks.

I really liked how Mr. Darcy was so in love with Elizabeth that he didn't care if she hated him at the moment, that he would just try his hardest to get her to love him.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sonnets

In Writing/Lit, we are learning about poetry. A few days ago, we talked about the a few different poem formats. We esspecially focused on sonnets. Mrs. Butler told us sonnets are the best ways to get what you want. (She also told the boys that they were one of the best presents, ways to get dates, etc.)
Then in Social Studies, we did research. On reforms. And one of the boys, Jake, sat where all the computer plugs were. He started pulling them out. Mine was pulled out. I told him to STOP. He said he would if I wrote him a sonnet. So here is my sonnet to him:

The Tree and the Bee
By Lindsey
There once was a tree.
A tree that grew pears.
And there once was a bee.
With fuzzy yellow hairs.


The tree of pears
Was very tall.
But the bee of hairs
Was very small.


The tree and the bee.
They made such a pair.
The tree and the bee.
I wish you could be there.


The tree and the bee.
Oh, gee.


My computer plug has not been pulled since.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Some Questions

  • Why isn't Puerto Rico a state when Hawaii is?
  • What is the most important thing that everything is based on in this world?
  • Why do we say "a lie" and "the truth"?
  • What is truth?
  • Why do we park in a drvieway and drive in a parkway?
  • How do we know atoms exist if we have never seen them before?
  • Why do people use cigarettes when it says on the cover something along the lines of "these might kill you"
  • Why do people only use DVDs instead of VHS when DVDs get scratched?
  • What is the difference between a blue ray and a regular DVD?