Independent Blog Post #2

Ideas    

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        When I saw that I had to write a independent blog post about anything every week, I was like, "how am I gonna write about something different every week?" Then I remembered that I could write about anything, anything in the whole wide world. So today, I am going to write about how I never have any good ideas. Whenever I am in a group working on a group project, I am usually the one who just gets told what to do and I just go off and do it. I never actually have any good ideas, I never have any ideas that I am willing to present to my group. I think its because when I was younger, we did a lot of group projects. I would always be in the group that would deny my ideas. I would always try to present to my group an idea, that in my head was pretty good, and they would just shut me down. I think that after my experience of getting denied everytime, I just gave up. I think that this year I am going to tell my group that I want to insert myself in the discussion and I want to have some ideas that they will like. I want a second chance. There is something els that I would like to talk about. I literaly never thought that I would be able to write this. I am just writing a I go and now, I know what FItz means when he says write from the heart. He doesn't mean write about something true to you, mhe means write randomly and write freely.


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    Lord Of The Flies Lererary Paragraph #1    

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        You can’t get far into a book if you don’t read it that much. The Lord Of The Flies kept me awake at night wanting to read more and discover what was going to happen next. Reading The Lord Of The Flies forced me to stay awake late at night and read in a more engaging way than I have ever read before. All of the action that was happening forced me to really pay attention to what was happening so that I didn’t miss an important detail. When I started The Lord Of The Flies, I was just trying to get the one-hundred points required, but when I got deep into the book; I knew that I was going to love it. I got deep into the book and just couldn’t put it down. I was probably reading for about thirty minutes in my bed every night. I could never get far into a book before; I never had enough focus; but now, I have  gotten sucked into one of the best books of all time. Reading The Lord Of The Flies was definitely worth it. The book itself was fairly hard to read because of all of the action that was happening but when you finish, you will realize that you just read the best book of all time.


Reading Experience

Kimball Khetani

January 13, 2019

Fitz English 8

Reading Experience For Lord Of The Flies        

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        Last week I wrote a blog post about the book. I did two things wrong with that. I wasn't supposed to write a blog post and I was supposed to write about my expeirence reading. Today, I will do it write. When I read, I really can get in the moment. I really like books that suck me into the book so I don't want to stop reading. That is what The Lord Of The Flies has done for me. I get sucked into the book so much that my dad is yelling for me to go to bed. I turn of my light, then when he gets back to his bedroom, I turn it back on so I can keep reading. I love reading when there is a litle noise in the disstance. When there is noise, I can really try hard to focuse on the book and not other things. But when it is completely silent, I always drift of to to think about other topics. I ususally read in my bed at night or during the day but still in my bed. Sometimes I read jst to get it out of the way but I usually am looking forward to it. Some of the distant noises that I like to hear while I am reading, is a plane going over my house, a dog barking in the street, a car driving by, or even my dad accidentally dropping pots and pans to the ground.


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Reflecting On My Life At Fenn

Silieness - Lack of common sense of judgment;foolishness

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        In the fourth fourth grade, Mr. Smith was my advisor and social studies teacher. Halfway through the year, I realized that I wanted to be like Smitty when I grow up. I wanted to be the adult that developes such a good relationship with kids that they would feel so comferatble around me. I wanted to be the adult that would let kids into my room and to talk about there problems. I wanted to be the person that kids would want to come to talk to me. When I was in the fourth grade, thats how I saw Smitty. In fact, I developed such a good relationship with him, that I felt to comfertable with him. I was the silly kid in social studies. I felt so comfertable with him in class, that I thought I could do whatever I wanted. I thought that I could be the most distracting kid in class and I would just get away with it. And that was kind of the case. Sometimes I would do stupid things in class and I would get a recess recall.

        The next year wasn't much different. My advisor and english teacher was Mr. Bird. Mr. Bird and I established a strong student teacher relationship and it was the same as the year before. Now I am in the eighth grade and still nothing has changed. Fitz is the same as all of the other teachers. (thats not bad). And now as I am writing this blog post, I am reflecting on all of the stupid things I have done in my life. I am reflecting on all of the things I did just to get some attention. All of the things I did, just to have a stronger relationship with my peers. And now that that has happened, its hard to stop. Its hard to think, that I could be that lonely fourth grader without any friends that I was in the fourth grade. But now that I think about it, I am affecting the whole class not just myself. I am disturbing the class when we are learning something. I am also effecting myself in a bad way also. I am so focused on getting attention that I am not paying attention in class. And now, I have finally realized that I need to stop. For both myslef and my peers sake.


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Kimball Khetani

Fitz English 8

December 16, 2018

Literary Analysis Paragraph

 

Literary Analysis Paragraph

To Build A Fire

 

        Everybody has instincts, sometimes animals more than humans. In the short story, To Build a Fire, by Jack London, a man and a dog set out in the cold forrest trying to survive the seventy-five below zero degree weather. The man and the dog have to use there instincts on whether they should keep going onward or stop to warm up. The dog always has better instincts and knows that it is too cold to keep going but the man keeps going forward. The man gets up out of his bed at the campsite and is sure that he will get to his boys by noon. The dog is already up and he can tell that it is really cold. The man gets dressed and gets his stuff ready and starts walking. The man was so cold yesterday that he doesn’t even know that it is colder today. The dog on the other hand can tell the difference in whether with his instincts.

 

 “This man did not know cold. Possibly all the generations of his ancestry had been ignorant of cold, of real cold, of cold one hundred and seven degrees below freezing point. But the dog knew; all its ancestry knew, and it had inherited the knowledge. And it knew that it was not good to walk abroad in such fearful cold.”

 

        Instinct is so important in the story. If you don’t have any instinct, then you will not know when it is to cold or not, you will not know when to warm up. And if your whole body is numb you will not be able to tell it because you wouldn’t be able to test if you could feel your body. Instinct play a huge role in this story because the dog knows when to stop and rest and the man doesn’t. The man ends up dying to the cold but the dog does not. The dog had an instinct that told him that he should rest and warm up. The man died because he didn’t have any instinct and the dog had instinct so he rested a lot but still kept going when he knew that path was clear.


Narrative Paragraph On Tradition of Celebration

 

 

Narrative Paragraph On Tradition of Celebration

Christmas Brings My Family Together

 

 

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Its not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, its who's around it

 

        Christmas is a time where you can be with your family, together. It was christmas that I was excited for because I can be with my family sharing jokes and presents. When Christmas comes around, my family always spend time together, decorating the tree, watching movies, and sharing presents with each other. I actually enjoy the days that are leading up to christmas. I love being there with my family, together around the christmas tree. I had just woken up on Christmas day. My family was still asleep but we had agreed that I could wake them up at seven in the morning. I woke them up and me and my siblings had to wait at the top of the stairs for my parents to get out of bed. It was a tradition in my family that on Christmas morning, our whole family had to walk down the stairs together so we could see what was under the tree at the same time. I didn’t care that I had to wait to go downstairs. I was just excited to open my presents and give presents to my family. I love sitting around the tree and seeing everybody together hugging each other in thanks. Just being together as a family really warms my heart. From now on, I will always look forward to being together with my family and giving presents rather than getting presents from others

 


Literary Reflection Essay

Kimball Khetani

Literary Reflection Essay

Fitz English 8

December 6, 2018

 

Literary Reflection Essay

The Power Of Tradition In The Lottery

 

The people had done it so many times that they only half listened to the directions: most of them were quiet. wetting their lips. not looking around

 

- The Lottery

 

 

    There is the power of tradition in most things. In the short story The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson. The theme, power of tradition played a huge role in this story. This had a effect on me personally because I can relate to having a tradition in my family or in the greater community around me. In this short story, the author is trying to show the reader what it is like to have a tradition and to for-fill it every year. The author shows how the lottery is set up every year. He shows how everybody knows when it is happening. And he shows that everybody is used to being at the lottery and they know how it roles.

 

    The main characters in this story are Mr. Summers, who runs the lottery. And the people of the town who participate in the lottery. “They do say,' Mr. Adams said to Old Man Warner, who stood next to him, 'that over in the north village they're talking of giving up the lottery.” The main conflict in this story is the lottery. The lottery is when each of the family have a representative from their family and they get a piece of paper. If the paper has a black dot on it, then the representative gets stones throws at him or her until he or she dies. This story takes place at the beginning of the summer on November 27. This story takes happens  in a small village. The lottery also happens in other villages. 

 

    I can connect to the short story in many ways. One of the main themes in the story is the power of tradition. I have many traditions in my family like putting up a christmas tree during the holidays. I always going trick-or-treating on halloween with Theo. When I was reading The Lottery, I was thinking about all of the traditions that happen around me. The Lottery showed me that we can not give up our traditions.

 

    There is tradition in most things. Whether its at home, in the greater community, or even in the whole world. There are many things that bring tradition to life.

 


Tough Times

 

Kimball Khetani

November 30, 2018

Fitz English 8

 

 

    

Tough Times

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        It is really sad to be in hard times or to watch somebody else while they are in hard times. My moms best friend from business school had just passed away after having pancreatic cancer for six months. I didn’t know him that well but him and my mom were very close. She was obviously having a hard time processing this.

   

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Parents Are Always Right

Kimball Khetani

English 8 Fitz

November 17, 2018

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Parents Are Always Right

 

        

 

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        Parents are mostly always right. Whatever they say, you should listen too because they have more experience than you. They know what its like to forget something and be miserable because you forgot it. They know what its like to decide not to bring a rain jacket to school when it might rain, and then it does and you don't have one. 

 

        

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