Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hobbit Class Time

Class Time! Usually the point of class is to learn. Learning is the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught. So when you come to school you come to learn, but enough of that, lets hear about my day in Mr. Donahue's Class room.

Today was the most unexpected day of all and it started when I came into class. I was noticed that we were having a quiz on chapters two and three of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. I was confused out of my mind because I was not under the impression that we were not having a quiz today. But it turned out that the quiz was a breeze.

Later on we had an assignment on the board. After we finished our quiz the class would have to choose a character, and once we had chosen our character we would have to describe, draw, and tell why we had chosen that person from the book. I drew Bilbo because he was the main character from the story. In order to get the feeling that he is the protagonist I wanted to add a little more than the book’s description in my drawing. Drawing about Bilbo was easy because Tolkien described a hobbit in general in chapter one. After we drew our picture it was time for lunch.

Once we came back after fourth period it was time to start reading again. The class read chapter five, "Riddles in the Dark," to chapter six, "Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire.” We read at least a chapter or two on our good days if we don’t have an activity after that.

Reading a Tolkien book brings out the inner geek in you. It reminds you that you still have that kid 
imagination in you which is amazing. Mr. Donahue uses this website where you can look up information about The Hobbit and its characters, like what they do in the book, what they are like and why they do things. Also you can answer some really hard thinking questions that they have set up for you. All you have to do is go to shmoop.com and there your questions will be answered.

- Danaisha, 8th grade

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