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Exam Narrative Paragraph

Johnny Drapeau

8th Grade Exam



Narrative Paragraph Exam


A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning



         Everyone remembers there favorite teacher. I have been at The Fenn School for five years; subsequently, I have had several teachers that made a long lasting impression on me; however, some have been good while others bad; therefore, I have some pretty crazy memories. When I first came to Fenn I didn’t know what to expect about the teachers or the school. I had the same teacher for almost every subject at my old school so this was a big change. When I first went into Ward hall, a large white building with green doors the size of an elephant, I was overwhelmed. I was in the fourth grade and it wha my second day of school. We had just gotten our math homework which was to tape up and decorate our black and white spotted notebook. At the time this seemed like a very serious assignment that needed to be done perfectly with expertise. Now looking back there is not much I could have done wrong to fail this assignment but I found a way. I left my notebook at school over the weekend. My parents decided to teach me a “lesson” by not letting me go back and get it. I came into school extra early on Monday morning racing down the green and white checkered hallway floor. I go into Mr. Smiths advisory room and grabbed my notebook. I had all of my decorating Mac and cheese duck-tape ready to go. Than I saw Mr. Smith my heart was racing, In my head I was thinking, what if he gets mad at me for doing my homework now, what if he sends my to the principals office. I scramble around the room until I heard his voice say, “ohhhhhh looks like someone is trying to do there homework before class.” I didn’t know what to say I just stared at him worried what else was going to happen. In a fun and happy voice I heard him say, “ I’m just kidding, you must have forgot your notebook, make sure not to take anything I say to seriously.” I was relieved. I learned then that instead of being worried, nervous and scared about making a mistake, I could just try to fix it. This was a good lesson for me to learn earlier and it helped me through the rest of the year. Every teacher I have had is so different and in every class I have learned a new lesson. After being at Fenn I could list countless experiences with teachers that will shape what I will do.

Through The Tunnel Analysis

Johnny Drapeau

8th Grade Exam

Throught The Tunnel


The Less You Reveal The More People Can Wonder”




    Mystery can compel anyone, in the short story, Through The Tunnel, by Doris Lessing, a young boy named Jerry is intrigued to go near a “wild and rocky bay” near his vacation house on the beach.   

          “A few inches above them the water sparkled as if sequins were dropping through it. Fish again — myriads of minute fish, the length of his fingernail, were drifting through the water, and in a moment he could feel the innumerable tiny touches of them against his limbs. It was like swimming in flaked silver.” 

         Jerry’s curiosity brings him to believing there is an underwater tunnel through the rocky beach. His is first introduced to the tunnel when he sees a group of boys; however, they do not seem to notice him. 


       “The boys began diving again and again from a high point into a well of blue sea between rough, pointed rocks. After they had dived and come up, they swam around, hauled themselves up, and waited their turn to dive again.”


         Everything had seemed completely normal at it was nothing like Jerry had not seen before, until the biggest boy of the group dived under water and stayed for multiple minutes. Jerry than saw this boy come up gasping for air on the other side of rock that looked sixty feet wide. Jerry was amazed, yet confused; subsequently, Jerry immediately wanted to try going through this tunnel. He practiced holding his breath and was very determined to make it through the tunnel to see what it was like. He practiced holding his breath and is very determined to make it through the tunnel. Jerry knew after he bought goggles that it was his chance to swim through the tunnel. Jerry heads to the rocky beach and dives into the cool water. 

              “He was without light, and the water seemed to press upon him with the weight of the rock. Seventy­one, seventy­two… There was no strain on his lungs. He felt like an inflated balloon, his lungs were so light and easy, but his head was pulsing.”

             When Jerry finally made it to the end he was relieved and triumphant that he had finally achieved his goal, but he could not wait to go and tell his mom his achievements. 

               “Mummy,” he said, “I can stay under water for two minutes — three minutes, at least… It came bursting out of him.”

          Mystery is an important part of every boys life, and mystery pushes people to do things out of there comfort zone. The mystery of the under water tunnel is what kept him determined to keep practicing even after he got hurt. Throughout this short story the reader does not learn a lot about the characters but the author still makes this a compelling story with ups and downs. Mystery gave Jerry this great experience that he will remember forever.


Final Metacognition

Final Metacognition


War Is So Sweet To Those Who Have Not Experienced IT.



         All Quiet On The Western Front was a great book and had an interesting twist ending. I knew that something bad was going to happen but the way the author wrote the ending it did not seem as sad, it seemed like it was always meant to be. I read the end on Stars couch which was probably not the best place to read but it still worked. I enjoyed reading the book and no I know why it is named All Quiet On The Western Front. I read the end pretty fast because I was kind of eager to get the book finished so I didn’t have to worry about it. In the end I think it was worth it reading the book.