Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Look Me in the Eye is based on a life with asperger's You get to go inside the mind of a guy named John Elder and feel his diffident. He shouts out answers that doesn't make sense to the question you asked. He also avoids eye contact. You get to see how churlish people really are. He lives a lugubrious life and you feel bad for him. A crazy mother and an abusive father, it makes you realize how thankful you should be to have a loving family. There are funny parts! John Elder uses a lot of chicanery on his brother. Those parts will have you laughing! This book will change your perspective on how you look at people.
By:Tamaray Kurtzweg

journal spotlight cycle 8

My name is kimberly harsh and the biggest crowd that i have ever been in would have to be the jonas brothers concert we had so much fun, we went out to eat before the concert started and got there just in time we hardley could get through to find us somewhere to stand and for us to talk to each other we had to scream at each other for us to hear, thats how loud it was. that concert was so good i loved it and didnt want it to end but after that i had the worse headache of my life but it soon went away. my little brother said that he didnt like it very much but of course he is a boy, and boys dont like the jonas brothers. but that was the biggest crowd that i have ever been in.

Journal spotlights cycle 8

untitled poem- Mandyy Armour

I feel so lost in this world that doesn't want me
trapped in this thing they call life
And these wounds won't seem heal
i feel so hurt, so lost, so...... alone
I may look happy on the outside
but if you felt what i felt on the inside you would understand
I stare at the dark trying to learn, trying to figure out
why i feel this way

Journal Spotlights! Cycle 8!

Free write-Brianna's journal spotlight!

Feeling all alone,
like no one wants you around,
telling you that you can't come home.
Sometimes you make mistakes,
that no one will let you redo,
it makes you feel like they don't even care.
"Why won't she listen?"
"Why won't she give you another chance,
to redeem yourself from your horrible mistake?"
That's all that I can think about,
when I'm at school, at someones house.
Nothing can over pass it,
Her voice, when she calls you,
telling you she is sorry,
and feels that I need to be able to tell
her what I really mean by what I said.
Her saying that she has forgiven me,
and then me knowing that everything will be okay,
once she hugs me and tells me she loves me.
My mom forgave me, and we are okay for now,
I make another mistake,
or say something I don't really mean.
Then we are back where we started.

Cycle 8's Book Jacket; New Moon

"New Moon" Book Jacket by Lacy Reed

My group and I are finishing up New Moon. Most of my group members have already read it, but we like it so much we don't mind reading it again. New Moon is the sequel to Twilight. You know the vampire movies everyone is obsessing over. New Moon continues Edward Cullen and Bella Swan's story. In this book loquacious Bella becomes lugubrious Bella when Edward leaves her. He believes that she, a human and normal girl, doesn't belong in his messed up world. He feels that he is constantly keeping Bella in danger. She demands that she can't live without him, but he just disappears in seconds. This book is very very emotional. I cried constantly. There is break ups and Jacob, Bella's best friend, suddenly ditches her and acts churlish towards her. Is he trying to protect her from something or does he truly hate her. Bella ends up feeling split. Both Edward and Jacob have moiety of her. What is she to do. Read and find out it is amazing!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

History Behind Thanksgiving:)

The first thanksgiving is probably not what we think. Yes, it is true that Squanto and his fellow Native Americans helped the pilgrims grow crops and get sap from trees and survive the harsh winters of what become New England. But the very first feat that theses two peoples enjoyed was not called thanksgiving. Rather it was a celebration of the fall harvest, when vegetables were pulled from the ground and off stalks and made ready for a big meal. Pilgrims and Native Americans dined together at the dame tables ,yes, and they played games together and demonstrated their bow-and-arrow and musket shooting skill to each other. But they didn't call it thanksgiving until 1624.

Turkey Vocabulary Quiz!!(:

1. The turkey used _______ to stay alive when the hunter shot at him.

a.) loquaccious
b.) hubris
c.) chicanery
d.) bellicose

2. The sisters were _______ when they found out ones cooking was better than the other.

a,) lugubrioua
b.) incognito
c.) inculcate

3. The hunter was _________ when he missed the turkey.

a.) auspicious
b.) irony
c.) epiphany

4. The shirt he wore to dinner was very ______ and innapropriate.

a.) antebellum
b.) churlish
c.) acumen
d.) chicanery

5. The hunter was ______ in his blind, to hide from the turkey.

a.) incognito
b.) diffedent
c.) hubris

"Kissing The Rain" Bookjacket

My group and I have just finished reading Kissing The Rain. Kissing The Rain is about a boy named Micheal Nelson. He is a kid that everybody picks on, you know the 240 lbs kid that people make up mean nicknames for and constantly pick on him. Then he gets involved in a crime and suddenly his whole school life changes. All the auspicious kids were nice. Suddenly just left him alone. All the loquacious girls spread the mishap around school fast. He seemed incognito. Then two bellicose men, keith vine and detective callan, pull him two ways. Vine wants him to make sure he stays outta jail and callan wants him to make sure that vine gets put in jail. One threatens his family the other gives him six grand which will he choose.

Cycle 7 journal spotlight

Kimberly Harsh


During thanksgiving all my family gets together and have a big dinner then after we all get done eating we all sing karaoke and have a good time. after everybody gets to my house the house is full and a lot of kids screaming and running around. we have thanksgiving dinner around 1 or 2 in the afternoon. and we usually start cooking around 9 in the morning. we usually have ham, turkey, rolls, dressing,mashed potatoes, and corn, and green beans.

thanksgiving is one of the few days that we all get together and have fun. this is one of my favorite times of the year because we all get together and talk and spend the whole day together.

even though we have a lot of dishes after we all get done eating i still don't mind during them because we just put most of them in the dish washer, and wash the rest by hands.

and if people try to talk during thanksgiving day they pretty much has to scream because we are so loud. most people after they eat they usually take a nap and rest, but we do karaoke and have a good time.

Mandyy Armour


For my Thanksgiving me, my mom, my dad, my mamaw, my aunt , my uncle, my aunt and my papaw get together and we cook and hang out all day and have a family day we do it like every holiday. But we have to get my papaw from a nursing home by Morehead and we have like a turkey, ham, macaroni and a lot more we. And after were all done eating we have a whole lot of random desserts then afterwords there is a lot of dishes to do because my mamaw cooks a lot for thanksgiving =). We all just usually clean up after and then sit around and talk to each other and see what we all been up to. But my aunt Steph and cuzin Destiny don't really talk especially my cousin Destiny she never talks to us and if we buy her stuff she don't say thanks or anything so like all besides her we sit around and catch up on whats up.

Tamaray Kurtzweg


Ohhh man! Where to start? Umm...okay. Well during Thanksgiving Break we clean. Bummer, I know. But on Thanksgiving the work pays off. We have a FEAST. My family has food rolling off the tables! Mashed potatoes, gravy, ham/turkey, corn, bread, sweet potato casserole, green beans, the list goes on! We stuff ourselves til it hurts to breathe! That's one of the reasons why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. The other reason is when we are sitting around eating, we all share memories or stories. Let me tell you, my dad brings up the most hilarious moments of his childhood. For once, him and my uncle got into an argument. Well they were outside and my dad gets this "brilliant" idea. He decides to pee on my uncle's cat, Orangey. Well my uncle saw what he was doing so, he ran and pushed the cat out of the way. When he did my dad peed in his ear! It's hilarious when my dad describes him running as fast as his little legs would go, running inside the house behind my grandma, and her having to wash out my uncle's ear! Our family is always laughing at dinners! Anyways, when we are done eating we clear the table and do the dishes. After that, we chill for the day! ((:

Monday, November 2, 2009

Journal Spotlights.:D

Mandy's poem free write:D

today is the day
tonight is the night
that we will fight

i'm done with your word's
i'm done with your lie's
basically i'm done with you

you used to be my friend
actually one of my bests like a sister
but u lied to me way to much

you talked behind my back
you did this you did that
and i'm done with it

me and you are no longer best friends
me and you are no longer sisters
me and you are no more

just people who no of each other
i once new who you were
but now i dont

now you nothing to me
but a person!!!

You Have Got to Read This Book

My Group and I have just finished reading this amazing book called Wake. This book is about a girl that gets literally sucked into other peoples dreams. Her name is Janie Hannagan. You will read about some of the crazy dreams that other characters have in this book. There is romance, comedy, intensity, crimes, irony and more. At one point Janie and her "friend" Cabel are obsequious to a far more important person than themselves. Janie has to learn to make acumen choices when she finds out one of the dreams has to do with her. It keeps you hooked at all times. The best thing is that there is a sequel called Fade we haven't read it yet but if it is anywhere near like this one I know we will love it. I'm sure the reaction will be moiety.

Journal Spotlightss!!(:

Brianna's Journal, free-write poem.

A Black Night

Rain drops hit the ground,
The starry sky turns to grey,
As the moon fades in the clouds, the air gets colder.
Crisp leaves blow in the howling wind,
As they hit the trees one by one.

A black cat stirs the empty streets,
With intentions of chasing every mouse away.
Crunching every leaf with every quiet step.
Purring along with the wind,
Waiting on the next passing car.

The dark and spooky graveyard, filled with mystery,
Waiting on its next tenant,
Like a curious landlord.

An eager Vampire,
Awaiting its next victim,
To puncture its fangs,
Down deep in their flesh.

Early the next morning,
Dew on the spiky grass,
The sun shinning bright over the horizon,
The rooster crows at the crack of dawn.
It is a Beautiful day,
Until the Night.
Lacy's Journal, free-write poem.
The long flowing manes,
their hoof beats running across the plains.
With no where to go,
and no worries at all.
Stopping here,
eating there,
smelling for predators in the air.
Running and running as free as can be.
No rules, nobody telling them what to do.
Foals frolicking and playing,
with moms close by.
Never wandering far,
knowing predators have keen eyes.
When its bed time across the prairie
and all the foals lay down for a nap,
the muscular majestic stallion is their waiting their back.
You may call horses stinky animals,
but they do what most of us cannot.
They walk together and live as ONE.
Kim's Journal, favorite childhood memory.
my favorite childhood memory is when my mom had my little brother
even though we fight alot i still love him untill death
my mom says that we shouldnt be brothers and sisters because
we fight so much
but thats what everybody does
we may act like we dont love each other but down inside i
dont know what i would do without him..
i was 6 years old when my mom had him and that was the
best day of my life.
i just want him to know even though i may not act like i love him
he is my life because he is my little brother...