Frances Dowell Blog Post!

 

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Hello! Today I wanted to talk about My Frances Dowell story that I have had the chance to work on for a while now!

Some things I learned from Frances are how to make a successful background check! I had never done one before, and I didn’t realize how helpful it was to have when you are tryng to teach your reader about the characters in your story! Another thing I learned from Frances is how incredibly important detail is.  I have worked really hard to include detail in my story so that it comes to life and really makes the reader understand the story I am trying to tell.  It feels so crazy that I got to learn these amazing elements of a story from a real successful author!!

Getting feedback from Frances was beyond helpful because I got to figure out what needed to be changed or just what my story could add to make it overall a better story.  A big thing I learned from hearing my peers stories and then hearing Frances talk about it is how detail will effect your story.  For example, a lack of detail will make your story hard to connect with or understand, but on the other hand having detail will let your reader understand the characters, settings, and problems a lot better!  The feedback that I gathered from Frances is detail, (like I said) and creating a more thorough background check for my main characters.

I am very proud of my story. I didn’t think I could actually write something that interests someone else.  I forget sometimes how much I like writing and how happy it makes me, so thank you so much Frances! I want to continue to write stories in all different genres and I want to  be able to be good at not just creative writing, but writing for schoolwork.  Thank you so much Frances!!  I’m so lucky I got to meet you and get help from you for a story of my own!

Window or Mirror?


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Today I am going to be talking about a book I have recentley read called “Girls with Sharp Sticks” By Suzanne Young.  This book is about a group of girls going to boarding school.  The teachers and staff sheild the girls from the world and try to keep them from truly learning about the world they live on.  But soon the main character starts to interact with someone from the outside world, everything begins to get more dangerous from there. As the girls get older they begin to realize something is very, very wrong with the boarding school and they continue to uncover many more secrets.

The book was definetley a window into another world for me because I have never expeirienced such a strict boarding school, or one at all!  I also am not a teenager nor an adult, which all of the characters are. This was a very interesting book for me because it highlited some issued we have in the real world, I could relate to those because I have seen them in my actual life.  Though this book is fiction, many problems we deal with today are similair to some of the more subtle problems in the book.

After really reviewing this book thoroughly I think I can say that this was both a window, and a mirror for me.  The book in general is a complete window, but the more I think and learn about this book the more I can realte some of the dilemmas in the book, to some in real life.

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Habit For Febuary!

 

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In February, I am going to keep my habit the same and try more meditation! I am going to try to keep more consistency in February and make sure it really becomes a full on habit, something I know I have to do every day!  I really enjoy meditating and I might start doing it for longer periods of time.  I can’t wait to do more!

 

In January, I was doing meditation every day, usually for very short periods of time, but it still helped me find a sense of calm for the day.   I will try to continue doing doing what I did in January with some improvements!

 

Some  things I want to improve with my habit in February is making  it a true habit, and always having a certain time and a designated space to meditate.  Having that will definitely help me improve and know that I should be meditating every single day!

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What kind of Punctuation am I?

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Today I wanted to share what punctuation mark I personally believe I am…

I think I am like the exclamation mark!  I often use it in conversation, and text, It is all over my Frances Dowell story too!  I love to bring more fun to the conversation, and using the exclamation mark shows people that you are happy and excited, We could all use some joy and excitement!  I wouldn’t say I’m loud…But I am very talkative when I’m with people I am comfortable with. In my mind the exclamation mark signifies playfulness, fun, and kindness.  These are all traits that I have, and are working on having!  One time my friend was having a bad day, So I tried my best to make her happier again, I made my voice kinder, I asked about how she was feeling, I complimented her, and I did anything else I could do that would make her just a little bit happier!  In the end, that’s what will make someone feel better, just by being there and trying your best to be kind.  That is what a true exclamation mark means to me.  Using the exclamation mark can make someone’s day or just add a little bit more fun to their day, because it’s the little things that you will cherish and remember! 

 

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Daily Habits! (Planking & Meditation)

This is a picture of my daily habit tracker! When I am done with my daily habit, I fill in a day!

 

 

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Today I am going to  be talking about daily habits, and how they have effected me!

First, let’s talk about the daily habit of planking.  As you may know, planking is an exercise where you stay in the same position you would be in for a push up, but you stay still and see how long you can stay.  My class took on the challenge of making this our class daily habit! Every two school days we would add 10 seconds to our planking routine, every single day of we were planking! This feels like a big accomplishment because even the littlest things can really add change. When where about to end this daily habits we decided to see how long we could stay in plank, I was very proud of my final result!!

 

Now that our planking habit is complete, we have each added a new daily habit!  Every habit is different and relates to something that student would like to work on.  For my new daily habit, I decided to start meditating with my Mom every day for 5 minutes! I wanted to work on finding time for myself to be calm, even if its just 5 minutes.

 

That’s the great thing as about these habits, even if its just a couple of minutes of something daily, you will always see the end result with how you feel, how your body feels, or maybe even how you act.  Its a great thing to improve!

My Wisdom Tale Comic!

 

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Today I’m going to be talking about my wisdom take comic!! As a school project, we took a Wisdom tale, meaning a tale that teaches a lesson and included a moral, and we turned it into a visual! I used the app called Sketch Book and I had a great time using it and creating the art on it!

 

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Hanukkah!

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Today I’m going to be talking about Hanukkah!  I got a lot of inspiration from Harper’s Blog, where she talked about Chakras. 

 

 This made me really excited to talk about Hanukkah!

If you didn’t know, Hanukkah is a Jewish tradition, meaning that this Holiday is from the Jewish tradition.  First things first, let’s talk about how Hannukah came to be.

 

The story of Hanukkah:

 

The story is quite long and complicated, so I’m just going to share the parts that make sense as to why the traditions are the way they are now.  

A group of people needed light,  The only thing they found around them was a small jar of oil.  The jar contained only enough only for a single day.  But they soon realized this wasn’t true,  The tiny little jar of oil lasted 8 whole days!! It was a miracle! That is why now, we celebrate Hanukkah for 8 days, to celebrate the 8 days that the jar of oil lasted.

 

Each day of Hanukkah:

(This is what a Menorah would look like on the last day of Hanukkah!)

 

There are 8 days of Hanukkah, as you know! But many people who celebrate get a gift each day!  We are currently on the 4th day of Hanukkah!

 (But you might not read this until later!)

 

Hanukkah Food:

 

There are many iconic foods and customs people have during Hanukkah!  One of the most important things during this holiday is the food! Some foods many people eat during Hanukkah are…

 

Fried latkes, A fried latke, or potato pancake!  They are made with potatoes and then fried.

 

Hanukkah Gelt, These are basically chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil.  You earn these by playing the dreidel, which I will talk about in just a minute! 

 

Brisket is not only found during Hanukkah, but is also used during Rosh Hashanah, Passover, and Shabbat, these are all other Jewish holidays that are celebrated throughout the year.  Brisket can take as long as 9 HOURS to cook!! 

 

Sufganiyah, or Sufganiyot for plural, Is a deep-fried circular doughnut type thing.  Inside they are filled with strawberry jam, and on top you will find powdered sugar!

 

Dreidel:

(A dreidel and Gelt)

The dreidel is a game that is commonly played during Hanukkah!  All you need to play the game is a Dreidel, some friends, and (Optional) Gelt! Or chocolate coins!

 

The Hanukkah Prayer:

 

For each night Hanukkah is celebrated you will light the middle candle, add a new candle, and all of the candles you have done before will also be put on.  As you are lighting the candles you say a prayer!  I am not fluent in Hebrew, (the Jewish language) Which is the language that the prayer is said in, So usually my grandma says it, because she knows how.  Here is the Hanukkah prayer:

 

        (The prayer In Hebrew)

 

Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, asher kid’shanu b-mitzvotav, v-tzivanu l’hadlik ner shel Hanukkah.

 

        (The prayer in English)

 

Blessed are you, Our God, Ruler of the Universe, who makes us holy through Your commandments, and commands us to light the Hanukkah lights.

 

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6th Grade Accomplishments!

 

 

 

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Today I’m going to be talking about what I feel I have accomplished in 6th grade, 

(so far!) 

  1. I’m really proud of how I’ve been able to get to all of my classes on time! It sounds like a fairly simple thing to do, but I’ve never had to go to different classes, so this is completely new for me!  

 

  1. I’ve really surprised myself with how prepared I am for class with all of my supplies!  It’s crazy how much stuff you have to bring on a daily basis to school! I’m pretty happy with my routine for getting all of my things together in the morning before school too! 

~before I go to bed I charge my iPad for the next day (actually I do this every day! Not just in-person days!)

~In the morning I get my backpack from upstairs and all of my notebooks and journals.

~I put my lunch and an extra jacket in my bag, now that it’s getting cold.

~Make sure I have an extra charger, my keyboard, and my stylus

~I zip up my bag, and leave for school!

 

  1. This is another accomplishment that doesn’t seem huge, but it’s important to me because I have never had to do this before!  My accomplishment is that I feel like I do really well with all of the COVID-19 protocols, though they are mandatory and are done every day. It is truly hard to work with them and do the things you need and want to do while being safe.  I think I’ve done really well with social distancing, mask wearing, cleaning my desk for every class, and washing my hands and using hand sanitizer every time I walk into a room!   I’m proud of this accomplishment because I have made these rules habits for myself, and I remind others as much as I can too.
  2. The last accomplishment I want to share is that I have created a dedicated space or online school! It’s really important for me to have a routine, so having this was a really important accomplishment.  Every remote day I go to my desk, sit down, and check my google classroom so I know what I need to get done that day!! 

 

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Today I’m going to talk about gratitude!

grat·i·tude | pronounced: ɡradəˌt(y)o͞od

Definition:   the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

Gratitude is being grateful, knowing you are blessed and lucky to be where you are.   Having gratitude and being thankful makes you feel better and makes the people around you feel better.  At least that’s what happened to me when I use gratitude.

Things I am thankful for | Gratitude statements

I’m grateful that I live here! I wouldn’t have met the awesome people I know now if I didn’t live here, so I’m thankful for that.  I’m thankful for everyone in my life because they made me who I am.

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