Choice

Quiting Hockey

 

 

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                                          You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take

 

 

 

 

       Choices influence people’s future; However, quitting hockey was my most regretful decisions I have ever made. After I had my 3rd concussion, I knew I would have to quit hockey. As my schedule got busier Hockey was starting become less visible compared to other sports.

       I remember the day I told my Dad I couldn’t play hockey anymore, after I got my 3rd concussion. I remember telling him I didn’t want to play anymore. Today I remember the stops at Dunkin’ Donuts at 6:30 in the morning. There I was, little 5th grader who had been playing Hockey since he was four. He enjoyed flying across the ice decked out in hockey gear, he enjoyed eating a Boston cream donut from DDs after every game. That little boy still lives inside of me. I wish to be back on the ice, but one thing has always prevented me from doing that. It was my concussions. By the time I was in 5th grade I had three. My life was Hockey and basketball, and by the time 5th grade ended I made up my mind. I told my dad with great sorrow because I loved hockey. Hockey gave me 2 concussions, but I will never forget it. Telling my parents I didn’t want to do it was hard, but I love basketball and I thought I made the right choice.

       It was a tough decision but I made the right one; however, I miss hockey a lot. Getting concussions to many concussions from Hockey lead me to that decision, but I still miss skating around the ice; I am happy with basketball, and my sports today, but hockey will forever be in my heart; Sports are what make my weekends better. Hockey gave me memories that I will never forget.

 

 

 


Iambic Trimeter

Ice Cream

It tastes like its sweet(a)

It tastes really creamy(a)

It forever makes my heart beat (a)

It forever makes me dreamy (a)

 

If you feel like your hot (a)

If you feel like your cold(a)

The best thing you’ve ever bought  (a)

Is the best thing been sold (a)

 

It has different flavors(a)

It has different toppings(a)

So tell all your neighbors(a)

Because they better get shopping(a)

 

It is the best dessert(a)

It mostly makes kids scream(a)

Eat it till you feel hurt(a)

Because it is ice cream (a)

 

 

Metacognition:

 

I liked writing the Iambic trimester because it has more of a rhythm and you can fit more words into it. My iambic trimeter didn’t make perfect sense, but I believe I did a good job following the rules, and actually getting a half decent poem. I liked writing this way more than writing the Iambic dimeter. I like writing about Ice Cream because I can taste it in mouth and visualize it in my brain while I’m writing. I think the longer the Iambic poem becomes, I think it becomes easier.


Iambic dimeter

Shooter

 

The way a ball (a)

goes through the net(b)

 Just watch it fall(a)

Wasn’t it wet(b)

 

Always a swish(c)

And that’s a bet(d)

Wouldn’t you wish(c)

You are a threat(d

 

Hot Chocolate

 

 

It was so sweet (a)

And was so hot(b)

You want to eat(a)

It’s just a thought (b)

 

It’s so creamy(c)

The Spanish say(d)

It made kids dreamy(c)

It makes my day(d

 

Metacognition:

This poem was a lot harder. I kind of found myself trying to coming up with ideas at the wrong time at night. My brain could not function, and it took me awhile to even find a word that would rhyme and work. I found this also tougher because I feel like I had a hard time to get a real rhythm. I really liked writing these, but I just found a tough time of really writing and Iambic poem rather than writing a poem that rhymes. I would say the hard part about writing this poem was by far the rhythm. Not only did it have to have a particular rhyme scheme, it also had to have a rhythm that made sense, and stayed consistent from line to line. I think the first one was a lot easier to write because I started writing, and then my brain starting working, and I found myself coming up with more ideasIambic


Narrative paragraph

Listening To Music

 

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I like music so loud so that I don’t hear my thoughts

 

      Music inspires people in different aspects of my life. Listening to music has helped me excel in many different ways in my life. For example during homework, pre- game before a sports game, and getting my mind off of something. Listening to music has really helped me focus when it comes to things in my life. First thing is that when I’m down, music can really take me into a different world, so I don’t have to focus on that particular situation. It’s like reading a good book, when your reading it you don’t even notice anything around you. I listen to music everyday for awhile because it puts me in a mindset that nothing else can do. It starts every night when I get home I just want to sit on the couch and watch Tv. My mindset Is in relaxation mode, but then when I out those white earbuds in and hear the music playing my mindset changes. It puts me in a different gear. It helps me focus, and to get my homework done effectively. Music also helps me pump myself up before a sports game. Whether it’s a basketball game and I’m listening to rap, or before a baseball game where I’m listening to country. It gives me that energy and that determination to do well. Music transports me to a different world. I love listening to music because it always puts me in that mindset that’s helps me succeed. There I was sitting down after losing a tennis match. I went one and one so far that day at Marcus Lewis. I had one more match, and I felt defeated and tired. I had my Gatorade in one hand, and my phone in the other. It was 5 minutes before my next match. I put my earbuds in and turned on Spotify. I put on my favorite rapper Meek Mill and listened for 5 minutes. By the time I placed my foot on the court I was ready to win. I ended up winning my match, and it was all because of one song. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


What Music Means To Me

Listening To Music

 

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I like music so loud so that I don’t hear my thoughts

 

      Music inspires me people in different aspects of my life. Listening to music has helped me excel in many different ways in my life. For example during homework, pre- game before a sports game, and getting my mind off of something. Listening to music has really helped me focus when it comes to things in my life. First thing is that when I’m down, music can really take me into a different world, so I don’t have to focus on that particular situation. It’s like reading a good book, when your reading it you don’t even notice anything around you. I listen to music everyday for awhile because it puts me in a mindset that nothing else can do. It starts every night when I get home I just want to sit on the couch and watch Tv. My mindset Is in relaxation mode, but then when I out those white earbuds in and hear the music playing my mindset changes. It puts me in a different gear. It helps me focus, and to get my homework done effectively. Music also helps me pump myself up before a sports game. Whether it’s a basketball game and I’m listening to rap, or before a baseball game where I’m listening to country. It gives me that energy and that determination to do well. Music transports me to a different world. I love listening to music because it always puts me in that mindset that’s helps me succeed. There I was sitting down after losing a tennis match. I went one and one so far that day at Marcus Lewis. I had one more match, and I felt defeated and tired. I had my Gatorade in one hand, and my phone in the other. It was 5 minutes before my next match. I put my earbuds in and turned on Spotify. I put on my favorite rapper Meek Mill and listened for 5 minutes. By the time I placed my foot on the court I was ready to win. I ended up winning my match, and it was all because of one song. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lakes of Pontchartrain 

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You can’t live life without living outside your comfort zone

 

       The only way to experience is to step outside of your comfort zone. I don’t have a lot experiences of reading poems, especially a poem that is a song. I’m excited to try The Lakes Of Pontchartrain  because it’s expands my comfort zone. These are the reason I picked this song/poem. The song also has a message that’s more clear than in passages and poems. That’s why I decided to do a Poem, because they convey a meaning with fewer words and a deeper message. The only problem that I think I will have is memorizing this poem. There are a lot of difficult words, and some southern accents in the song/poem. I think another difficulty will be making good pauses and conveying the message. I’m excited to recite The Lakes of Pontchatrain because it’s a challenge, and it has a great message. It stood out to me compared to the rest because I could understand it even though it had complex vocabulary. It’s going to be a challenge memorizing, but I’m ready to do it.


WW Fenn Poem

 

The Lakes Of Pontchartrain

 

  T'was on one bright March morning I bid New Orleans adieu 
And I took the rode to Jackson town, me fortune to renew 
I cursed all foreign money, no credit could I gain 
Which filled me heart with longin' for the Lakes of Pontchartain. 

I stepped on board of a railroad car beneath the morning sun 
And I rode the roads 'til evening and I laid me down again 
All strangers here, no friends to me 'til a dark girl towards me came 
And I fell in love with a Creole girl from the Lakes of Pontchartrain. 

I said my pretty Creole girl, me money here's no good 
If it weren't for the alligators I'd sleep out in the wood 
You're welcome here kind stranger, our house it's very plain 
But we never turn a stranger out at the Lakes of Pontchartrain. 

She took me to her mummy's house and she treated me quite well 
The hair upon her shoulders in jet black ringlets fell 
To try and paint her beauty I'm sure t'would be in vain 
So handsome was my Creole girl from the Lakes of Pontchartrain. 

I asked her if she'd marry me, she'd said it could never be 
For she had got another and he was far at sea 
She said that she would wait for him and true she would remain 
'Til he returned for his Creole girl from the Lakes of Pontchartrain. 

So fair thee well me bonny o' girl I never see no more 
But I'll ne'er forget your kindness and the cottage by the shore 
And at each social gathering a flowin' glass I'll raise 
And drink a health to me Creole girl from the Lakes of Pontchartrain


Reading Log number 1


Taking A Chance

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You can’t be write unless you try to be wrong

 

 

 

      You can’t discover something without taking a chance. I took a chance on Treasure Island, and so far it has been pretty good. At first when this classic unit began, I made a bad decision by picking The Hobbit. Around 120 pages into The Hobbit I knew I had to make a change. Treasure Island has started with action, bravery, and I’m really enjoying it. 

 

      I started this unit being like I will read a long book, so I can get over with the month long assignment. I started reading The Hobbit, but the more I read the longer the book became. I found myself skipping over words, not being able to read very carefully, and looking at the clock instead of enjoying the book. I realized that I needed to make a switch in books. I decided to read Treasure Island because I looked like it had a lot of action. I took a chance, and so far it is paying off.

 

      I have not learned a lot about Treasure Island, but I learned a lot from the transition. I learned that you can’t learn anything if you take chances. I have learned that if something is not working you have to change it. I have learned that when one door closes another door opens. This transition from switching between two different books has taught me a lot. I know I’m not a big reader, but there is a book for everybody. Treasure Island is so far good, and I hope it just gets better. By taking a chance it has changed my mindset about books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Literary Reflection Paragraph

Suprised

 

 

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Face what you think, you believe and you will be suprised

 

 

 

      Just because it is bad one time doesn’t mean it’s bad the next. Treausre Island surprised me with action, bravery, and adventure. It really expanded of what I thought I could read. Reading Treasure Island surprised me because it had a lot of adventure, bravery and action. It showed me that not every good book is a 21st century fiction book about a athletic teenager. It transitioned me easily into the classics. It is not a very difficult read. It has really good themes, and it gets better as I read on. I tried a book outside my comfort zone, and it ended up being really good. After having a tough time reading the Hobbit, Treausre Island was a pleasant surprise. It still had difficult language, but I have been able to comprehend it with also some more familiar language as well. The book so far has also been very action packed; however, they still have not even sailed for the island yet. Treausre Island has really expanded my comfort zone towards reading. I usually read the fiction sports books. I didn’t think I would ever like a old book about men looking for treasure. Taking a chance on Treausre Island pleasantly surprised me, and it will make me take more chances on other books. This book unit reminds me of baseball because you might swing and miss once, but you can hit a home run the next pitch; Treasure Island is filled with action and bravery, it is great example of bravery because young little Jim is not the oldest; however, he acts like a man. Week 1 was over, and I was already sick of reading the Hobbit. I decided to make the switch. I was really excited that I did. Treasure Island has pleasantly surprised me, and defines the true meaning of a classic.