Thursday, January 22, 2015

Life Plan

Danaisha has a Life Plan! 
 All my life I have had a plan set out for me. My life plan has changed a little bit but it has stayed in the same direction. Here is my life plan! Usually the average fourteen year old is worried about boys or friends etc. But me, I am worried about different things. I'm more interested in passing a test and making money - something a fourteen year old shouldn't be worried about. Or should they? I wouldn't know, I can only speak for me.

But I think I should start off with how I got ahead of all the things I shouldn't be worried about. My mom was very helpful, she helped plan through anything that I might have trouble with in my lifetime. What jump-started this was when I started doing my work and listening (yes, I still had friends and I would still hang out with people, I just knew when it was time to work).

So one day I was doing research for my Exploring Careers class. I had to find out what my interest where, what I liked to do for a hobby etc. I loved to be professional, on time, and prominent. It took some time but I figured out that I wanted to pursue my career in business management. I decided this because I like to be in charge of things and get things done. I also wanted to make sure that I had good money. And since my parents were in the military, I felt I wanted to keep on the tradition. I decided I want to get a job in Air Force for Communications Technology, they make around $48,000-$125,000 a year which I thought that would get me a good head start.

But first I have to plan for college, good thing I've already done that. I want to get a trade from college and build off my trade. I would join the military so that they can pay for college and I can get good benefits. After getting my bachelors, I would like to continue my education with a Master’s in business management.

When you plan ahead you are doing the best thing you can do for your education and future. When I planned this I felt like there was a weight lifted off my shoulders.
- Danaisha, 8th grade

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

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Missing Duck

Hi my name is Kile, and I’m a detective. I live in apartment B-1 on 179 Martin Luther King St. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I have zero siblings and a pet turtle name Mr. Bubbles. But anyways, enough about me; the case I had this weekend was crazy.

It all started on Friday morning, I was heading down stairs to get some fresh towels and then I saw “it” and by “it” I mean the duck. As the elevator doors opened the orange bill duck began to follow me. I became a little frightened, so I asked to speak to someone over at the apartments. I told the how I had found the duck, and he told me that we weren’t allowed to have animals in the apartment. I told him that it wasn’t my pet duck, but he looked at me like I was lying; I was determined to clear my name. So I put up posters asking who had a missing duck, but I had no response. So I went back home and ate my pancakes and fed my pet turtle.

 Then I got dressed to go out into the city to my friend Bill’s house. So as I walked down the street I saw two kids that stayed in B-16. One was a boy about the age five and a girl that was about fifteen. As I was walking down the street I stared at the boy. He looked like he wanted to cry, but he couldn’t (at least not in public). So I continued to walk down the street to get to Bill’s house. In five minutes I was there and I told Bill about the duck problem and he insisted that at midnight I go to every floor from B-1 to B-20 and put the duck by everyone’s door and see what it would do. I said it was silly, but I had to admit I had to do something about. So I went to the corner store on my way home called Bill’s Place and got a cherry soda.

As I walked home I became frightened. And around 10:00 pm I made it back to the apartments and that left me with two hours to solve the case. Around 11:57 went to look for the duck. I found the duck a few minutes later down stairs, in the kitchen, behind the freezer. I went back to the seconed floor that I lived on B-1 to B-16. I got some of my mom’s sewing kit and tide it around his leg and watched him run to every door except one and that was B-16.so I hide behind door B-15 and watched the duck go to door B-16. When the duck made it to the door, he began to quack and peck his bill on the door. The girl opened the door, but I hurried and picked up the duck and ran to my apartment.

That morning I went to their door and I asked if they had a pet duck that was missing, but the girl said no. I saw the boy and his mom in the lobby. The duck ran to the boy and started to quack at the boy, so I asked both of them if they were missing a duck; they both said no. Then I asked if they had any pets where they came from. The woman said, “Yes. We had a duck named Albert, but we had to move and the new apartment didn’t allow any pets". I asked the boy if this was the duck he had given away and he replied, “Yes.” After he gave me an answer, I gave him the pet. I was kind of sad to see him go because he had grown on me. But the boy ended up giving the duck to his class as a class pet and the case was solved.

Since I had done all that work , I thought I deserved some pancakes with a cherry soda on the side, but there was no syrup which began another mystery to be solved.

-Olivia 7th Grade