You Will Make It

Middle school can be scary, hard, and intimidating. However, it can be a good year if you do what you’re supposed to do. Here are two pieces of advice for incoming 6th graders, always have friends to help you through and always try to keep your grades up.

In middle school you will find out who your true friends are and who is going to stick by you through anything. You always need to know who your best friends are because you will have secrets that will get told, so always remember who you’re telling any of your secrets to. Be careful to always make the right decisions even if your best friend isn’t, because someone will find out and there will be consequences. So always have friends by your side because 6th grade will be a blast with them.

You may be scared to come to middle school because of your grades and you’re scared to fail. Always be careful to make the right decisions about your grades as well. Your friends may be going to the baseball fields but you know you haven’t studied for that big test tomorrow. You may want to go to the fields with your friends, but you need to stay home and study for that test. How to keep your grades up is to always do your homework. Because you will get in trouble if not, so always be prepared and ready for each day.

So do what you’re supposed to do and always have a good attitude. Always have friends to help you through and always maintain good grades. Are you ready for 6th grade?

Malala’s Rights

Some children are more privileged and have more advantages than others. So they think differently about school. In in the book “I AM Malala” reads a very good written story of a young girl that risks her life so she can go to school. Kids in third world countries have to fight for their right to go to school. But for kids in America, going to school is a law and is required. 

In third world countries children have to fight for their education. These children think of school as a blessing. They think of school as a blessing, because they don’t get to go to school every day, so they have to battle against the Taliban. “ To sit down in a chair and read my books with all my friends at school is my right.” Across the world kids in third world countries can’t go to school. For example, around 60 million kids aren’t in school. “ Across the world, there are millions of boys and girls who never get to go to school.” Just like you and me, they have big dream and want to grow up to a bright future.” Those were some things about children in third world countries fighting for their education.

In America going to school is required. For us school is a law and we are demanded to get an education. In Texas not going to school could get you a big fine, because they want us to have a good education for our future. We may think of school as a bad thing because we have to go to school every day, but Malala risked her life just so she could go for one. Malala spoke out about education and put her life on the line. “ I was so anxious, as I often was before interviews, but I knew this was an important opportunity to spread our message of peace and education.” Those were some things about how education is a law and is required in America.    

I think that kids in third world countries shouldn’t have to fight for their education simply because they want to go to school. But for kids in America they get their education, and get to go to school so easily. Because of Malala the world today is changed, because Malala stood up and made a difference in the world.

 

Making Her Voice Heard

Malala made her voice heard because she wanted to speak out about girls education, and poverty. Malala went to interviews and spoke about girls right for education. “Speaking up is the only way things will get better.” she said. Malala’s mom was her rock, she knew Malala could be brave. Around the world, 65 million girls cannot go to school. Malala spoke out about poverty as well. “We called for an end to child labor.” “We asked for help to send disabled and street children to school.” Malala wanted kids from the streets trying to provide for their families to be in school. In Pakistan 38.8% of the population lives in poverty. Those were some thing about Malala making her voice heard because she wanted poverty to stop and girls to have an education.

Girls need Education too

Education is so important to Malala because she wants to be educated and wants to be successful. Malala wants to change the world so other people can go to school as well as her. To start with, Malala could speak and protest about her rights. “ He was complaining about all the attention I’d received for speaking out about girls getting the same education as boys.” Malala wants to go to school so she spoke out and risked her life. However, Malala spoke out because she wanted to be successful. “Because it was not that long ago that I was nearly killed – simply because I was speaking out about my right to go to school.” Those were some reasons why education is so important to Malala because she wants to be successful in life and wants to be educated.  

Communicating in Person and with Technology

Communication in person is fast and easy, however you can’t talk to someone that’s far away. Though they bear some minor similarities, the differences between communicating in person and communicating through technology are clear.

 
Here are some similarities between communicating in person and communicating through technology. Through both you can get bullied, whether it be cyberbullying or physical. In person you could get beat up and online you could get mean text messages or emails. You have to be careful online because you could get publicly embarrassed on social media as well as in person. In person and through technology you can use advanced vocabulary. In person you could blow someone away with a fancy word and you could also send a text using the same word. An example of advanced vocabulary is you could be in an interview and say a big word or you could also be typing an email and use a big word. Those were some similarities between communicating through technology and communicating in person.

 
Here are some differences between communicating in person and communicating through technology. The location is very important when it comes to communicating. You have to be right next to the person to talk but if you are communicating through technology you can be all the way across the world. My friend moved away to Oklahoma and we can’t communicate in person but we can communicate through technology. Also Wi-Fi plays a big part in communication, you can’t communicate through technology without Wi-Fi but you don’t need Wi-Fi if you are communicating in person. Those were some differences about communicating in person and communicating through technology.

 
Although there are minor similarities about communicating in person and communicating through technology the differences are very clear. In my opinion I would rather communicate through technology because you can communicate when someone isn’t right next to you.

The New Year is Coming

The clock was ticking

The scent of fire was strong

All gathered around

 

The heat making marshmallows golden brown

The delicious taste of s’mores

Thinking about our New Year coming

Sparkling stars in the sky

 

We were happy like smiley faces

Excited for the New Year to begin

It was getting closer and closer

 

Tic-tock-tic-tock

The clock struck 12:00

And the New Year had begun

I Am Something Reflection of “Out of my Mind” Book

                                                                                     I look around

                                        I see people laughing, playing, and spending time with there friends

                                                                I’m sitting here, can’t do anything

                                                                 Wishing that I could be ordinary

                                                                       People look at me, staring

                                                  They stare at me like I have something on my face.

 

                                                                      I guess i’m nothing to them

                                                              Maybe one day they will accept me

                                                                        I may not be perfect

                                                             But one day i’ll make a difference

                                                                     Because I am something

                                                                                  I’m Melody.

  

Literary Response

These are some things of how I think the book “Out of my Mind” is realistic fiction. One way is because Melody’s condition Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a permanent movement disorder. “She has Cerebral Palsy, Mrs.Brooks.” Also, the book has realistic settings. Like Mrs. V’s house, Melody’s house, and the elementary school Melody goes to. “Mom made sure Penny was dressed in pretty little outfits everyday, even though she was just going next door to Mrs.V’s house. Another thing is the dialogue seems realistic, how the characters talk and communicate with each other. “I pointed to “need” on my board, then to “read”. Need/read. Need/read. I know you can read a lot of words, Melody, Mrs.V said. Those were some things of how I think the book “Out of my Mind” is realistic fiction.