Choices

Choices

 

 

 

Choices shape everyone’s life and what they do, I have choices everyday, some good, some bad. There are always a lot of choices to make, some are good some are bad. But as a 14 year old it’s hard to see the line between the 2. Some choices are easier to make than others and some have an outcome you may no have wanted, but the real challenge is living with the choices you make. It was an average day at the Fenn School, When Mrs McCarthy called my name. I realized the choice I had made was a bad one when I ended up in Mrs McCarthy’s office with a Tuesday Afternoon. When Liam, Luke, Kevin and I got to sports study, we knew we wanted to have some fun. We found a box of markers on Mrs Stiga’s shelf we knew we had a choice to make. Snapping those markers was like stepping on bubble wrap, satisfying. We knew the choice we had made has a bad one, but as 13 year olds, we didn’t care. Because we didn’t care we thought it would be even better to film ourselves doing it and post it on Instagram. A few days later when Mrs McCarthy called my name the first thing that came to my mind is that bad choice I had made, I was right. I ended up in her office the next Tuesday ready to serve my Tuesday Afternoon. Breaking markers was fun; breaking markers was also bad; but life is all about living with the choices you make. I had to think of it as a learning experience and something that had taught me more about me. Everyone in life has so many choices that can change their lives, it’s all about living with the choices you make and learning from them.


Iambic Trimeter

School Sucks

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“While school lets you have a social life, it still is school so it will always have a sucky side to it” -Denny Morgan

 

 

I hate to go to school 

Oh it is so boring 

I’d rather be in a pool 

Instead I’d be snoring

 

Oh I hate math the most 

It’s so extremely hard 

I wish that I could boast 

It makes me feel like a lard 

 

Science isn’t much better 

I don’t care about energy 

I’d rather write a letter 

 it is the death of me 

 

Nothing at school is fun 

Besides playing at sports

I can’t wait to be done

When I play sports I wear shorts

Metacognition:

 

I thought that writing this was really fun. Because I got to talk about my burning hate for school. It was cool to find rhyming words and ideas to talk about. Overall this was one of the most enjoyable Iambic poems I’ve had to write

 

 

 

 


2nd Iambic Dimeter

Gaming Iambic Dimeter

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I love to game(a)

I do every day(b)

It brings no shame(a)

Better than an essay(b)

 

Oh I am great(c)

I have never lost(d)

It is my fate(c)

They call me boss(d)

 

 

Metacognition:

 

The 2nd ballad was much easier. I had gotten the hang of the beat which made finding lyrics and a rhythm a ton easier. It was also easier to find lyrics. I also found it easier to find a topic because I had been brainstorming for my 1st one, so I had lots of good topics. Overall this one was much easier. I was writing about one of my hobbies and things I like to do. I think I did pretty good.Iambic


1st Iambic Dimeter

Basketball Iambic Dimeter 

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I like to ball (a)

I am a god (b)

Don’t like to fall (a)

I’ve got air pods(b)

 

I sauce on kids

Put them on skates

Got lots of bids

I got no mates

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metacognition:

 

This first ballad was an experiment and very challenging. It was hard to find rhyming words that made sense. It was also hard to find a theme to make the Ballard about because I have never written a song or ballad before. Though the hardest thing was to stay on beat and not go off the beat. I think that I portably could’ve done better but it was really hard. I was writing about one of my passions and things I love to do.

 

 

 


Music in my life

Music In My Life

By Andrew Blau

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Without music, life would be a mistake” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

Music helps and inspires everyone in the world in one way or another. I personally really enjoy music and it helps calm me. When I am stressed or In a bad place I know that I can depend on music to keep me calm and collected. I know that I will always have music no matter what kind of music it is, it will always help me. When I do my homework every night I put on my headphones and get into a productive mindset and relax. Music helps me focus and get into a good mindset and relax after a stressful day at school. When I listen to music I can hear the stories they are telling and learn the lessons and messages they are conveying. Music helps me finish my homework super quick and I love listening to music anyways so it is a 2 for 1. When I listen to music I can hear the stories they are telling and learn the lessons and messages they are conveying. Music helps me finish my homework super quick and I love listening to music anyways so it is a 2 for 1. It doesn’t matter what kind of music I listen to or what kind of stories they are telling. I will have an endless love for music and it will always be right there with me helping and calming me. For me music has been life changing and I know that it has for so many other people in the world.


WW Fenn Piece

Andrew Blau

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“You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.” -John Ford

   

 

 

For WW Fenn I selected the Pice Charge of The Light Brigade. I first heard of this piece in a movie I was watching sho when my Mom reccomended it to me last week I thought that If it was good enough for a movie it was good enough for WW Fenn. When I first started to read the piece my first reaction was that there was lots of meaning in it and I wanted to understand the piece so I figured the best way to do that is do it for WW Fenn, so that is how I selected my piece.


Literary Reflection Paragraph

Literary Reflection Paragraph

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” – Harper Lee

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Everything worth doing comes with its own challenges and obstacles. So far Huck Finn has challenged me to read with more meaning and really think about what is happening and the themes of the story. Reading Huck Finn has challenged me to read with more focus and meaning because of how long and challenging the book is. The challenging and old vocabulary of the story has forced me to dig deep into the story and themes to find the meanings. So far reading Huck Finn has taught me that classics may be challenging but are worth the struggle. My mindset at the start of the assignment was that I was being forced to read some old, hard and bad book. The expectation to finish a classic start to end and understand it was daunting to me and I was not happy or excited about it. The challenge to read a 700 pg classic and understand the themes and vocabulary seemed impossible and pointless. I needed to learn to manage my reading time and be very efficient while reading but also understand the themes. I have been doing the tasking, difficult work and to my surprise all the work has been worth it so far. So far I have learned a lot from Redding the book. I have learned perseverance and that the things that are worthwhile come wit challenges and difficulties. This book has taught me to really dig deep and think about certain topics and themes to find their meanings. Reading Huck Finn has changed my view on Reading classics. Going into this read I thought classics were just old books that were super long and hard and that no one my age would ever want to read. But by reading Huck Finn I have learned that some of the greatest lessons in life can come from reading a classic and persevering and doing something out of your comfort zone. A few weeks ago I was complaining about having to read this book. My mentality was that this was a waste of time and a challenge for no reason. But now that I have started reading I have learned the many lessons from reading a classic and that everything worthwhile is challenging.

 


Independent blog post

Basketball



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“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”
Michael Jordan

I love the game of basketball. I love watching and playing basketball. Basketball is my favorite sports for a few reasons; I love how fast paced it is and how you are never waiting around. I also love to play basketball because you’re success is heavily dependent on your team and how you work together, and I love playing as a team and working with teammates. I play for a Concord basketball team that my brother coaches with his friends. I also play for 3rds at Fenn and I love playing for both teams,

   Last wednesday I had a game for 3rds. This was my best game of the season so far. For most of the game it was 18-12 rivers and I hit a clutch 3 from the corner. This 3 put us down by three. On the next play I get open beyond the arch and hit another 3! I was on fire, A little later I made a really nice layup. We may have lost but I lied at and am really proud of my performance.


Metacognition

Andrew Blau
FItz English

 

Metacognition on Reading

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

          

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My experience so far reading Huck Finn has been pretty good. I never could’ve imagined my self choosing a book this long and hard but I did and I am glad I did because I am really enjoying the book so far. Although the vocal Blu-ray and way people talk in the book can be confusing it doesn’t change the fact that the book is great and packed with action and loveable characters. I like the speed the book moves along at because it isn’t too fast so I can stay up to date with what’s happening but also not too slaw where it becomes boring. I also like the simplicity of the book and although it may be challenging it is also simple at the same time. This book has been easy for me to pick up because it is fairly entertaining. One big part of why I have enjoyed the book so much is because I am listening to the audio and following along in the book. This allows me to absorb everything that is happening while staying focused on the book and not getting distracted. So far reading this book I haven’t gotten bored with it because of the constant action and plot twists. I am glad I chose this book because first of all it is great and second of all I had context going into the book because we just read Tom Sawyer. All in all my experience reading this book has been great and I cant wait for what else is to come from this book.


Independednt Blog Post

My Weekend
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The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.”
― Chuck Palahniuk

First of all I LOVE weekends. They are what I look forward too all week long. I love weekends so much because of all of the ample free time and stress free days where you can do just about anything. My weekend Has been great.

It started off with watching TV and playing video games on Friday night which set it off on the right foot. Then on Saturday morning I had a basketball game. I love playing basketball because it is a fun sport and my Brother is the coach of the team. The only downside was the game was at 9:00 am. Going into the game I was stoked and ready to win. The game was off to a slow start but I set the tone of the game by making a MONSTER swat worthy of being on ESPN. That was definitely the highlight of my weekend.

After the game I hung around at home for the rest of the day playing Fortnite with my friends and having a good time. On Saturday evening I knew that on Sunday I would have to do Homework which ruined the mood for a little until I started watching TV again. On Sunday morning I started of the day with some short lived Fortnite because I had homework to do. It turns out I thought I had very little homework but I had 3 things to do for English one of them being this piece of writing. I was going to go out to play basketball with my brother but I was all caught up writing this piece so I figure why not at least try to make it good. The rest of my day will probably be some video games and relaxing before I head back to torture A.K.A  school.

All in all this weekend won't be anything special but it was definitely fun and for sure better than school.