The only books that separate ground water and surface water are our law books. Duane Smith
Water flows humbly to the lowest level. Nothing is weaker than water, Yet for overcoming what is hard and strong, Nothing surpasses it. •
Table of Contents
• Being a new picture • My dog Jack • Worst Tsunami in 2011 • Main Idea About Splat! • The Biggest Wave • The big Wave
By Anika Marsh I was a newly framed art piece entering a museum. I felt like I was going to a new school for the first time. I fretted. What if other pictures were different from me? What if I was the only picture with a big frame? What if I needed to go on a diet? I approached the museum, and it didn’t look so bad, but when people fastened me onto the wall… Ouch! I got used to it when they screwed the last corner to the wall. I saw other paintings afraid of being in the new museum, which made me realize I wasn’t the only one scared. I also saw families and friends pointing at paintings and heard them talking about the pictures. For days and days, I stayed in a museum, where people could see me. I was scared when they looked at me in a surprised way, but at the same time I felt really happy that people watched and videotaped in front of me. For years and years people came by to take pictures of me, and the more they took, the more I felt more like an ordinary picture.
My Dog, Jack
By Anika One day, when I was 1 year old, my family bought a dog that was a few months old. His name was Jack. He was just a little puppy ready to find a home. Jack grew a lot bigger over time. Now, since 9 years have gone by, Jack is 9 years old, which is 67 years old for humans. This is an old age for Jack, but he is still a healthy and a good dog. Now, it was close to October, Jack was turning 10, that mean he’s going to turn 70 in humans years.
Worst Tsunami in 2011 3/11/11
By Anika Marsh I was in my house, with my head full of excitement, I couldn’t think for a minute because of the sleepover with Mina. I was ready to go to Mina’s house. As we went I finally settled. When I got to Mina’s house, I felt even more excited. We had some snacks, ate dinner and played until we needed to go to bed. Next Day, I watched Mina and her brother play a game, then after that I played with Mina until…
The Tsunami!! I felt shaking around the house. We calmly went under the table and waited for it to stop. When the shaking ceased we went back to our playing. However, nothing really happened to us. I didn’t think about the shaking for several days because no one told me about it, no one talked about it. Why is that? Did I forget? I had not felt any shaking around the house until this time, until now. I like to ignore those kinds of things but I think it’s because I never read any earthquake books and it wasn’t on the news either. Even my mom or dad won’t tell me because they might have forgotten the last time they had earthquakes or they might have remembered but doesn’t want to scare me. Then when we saw the news, the tsunami was covering the whole east side of Japan. We went outside to feel the shaking again, but it stopped. Silence. Mina’s mom called my mom, because of the tsunami. We played, with fear in the back of my mind, until my mom got to Mina’s house. When my mom picked me up and arrived home, I always remember the moment of the tsunami.
The biggest Tsunami, and later on, we prayed for the ones that got hit by the tsunami. There was no tsunami bigger then the March 11 Tsunami and
This is why we call this a very popular tsunami that we can write
about and talk about how big the tsunami was. Next day, I thought maybe I could donate and make money for the people in Tohoku Area. I knew that would be very helpful. I like to help people. I like to care for people who were in the Tsunami. Caring each other is very important. I will pray for people who were in the tsunami. We will never ever forget this moment!!!!
Main Idea About Splat 1. Bad kids get in trouble a. They may get away with it a few times b. Eventually get caught 2. Kids are bad because a. They want to get noticed b. Get attention c. Bored 3. Bad and Good Humor a. If you have a good humor nothing would go wrong b. If you have a bad humor you would get in trouble and it can get worse 4. What bad kids do like Alex and Keegen? a. Throw tomato’s
b. Pushing people in the bathroom and off a hill when their not suppose to 5. Being Bad is sometimes fun? a. Throwing tomato’s at people b. Pushing people when they are in the porta-‐potie 6. Bad people like Keegen and Alex eventually did things fun not bad? a. Throwing tomato’s at people Splat!!
If you want to be bad, you can read Splat! This book makes you want to be evil, but you can’t be as bad as Alex and Keegen, because they always get in trouble. Do you want to be an ordinary character that doesn’t change much? Or do you
want to be a person that gets in trouble but makes some big changes, like holding a tomato-‐ throwing event like the stars of this book.
The Biggest Wave By Anika Marsh
One March afternoon when it was very cold, The trees started to Shiver, Then everything shook shook Shook!! A big wave appeared more than 8 feet tall, Like a giant who didn’t like the land at all Everything started to rumble tumble and Crumble! Like a piece of paper getting crumbed Then everything was still like a Quiet Room,
Nobody liked this Typhoon. Never liked it.
The Big wave pg, 3-‐10 By Anika
The Big Wave takes place at long time ago Japan. Most of the actions happen on a farm and seaside fishing village. If I lived there I would be scared of the ocean and erupting volcanoes that was threatening the village people didn’t know how to handle the big wave. Jiya said their enemy was the ocean because the same ocean attacked land many times. Pg 10-‐22 Compare Jiya and Kino The two boys Jiya and Kino have different feelings about the sea. They are friends roaming free. They live in different parts of Japan. Kino’s a farmer, and Jiya’s dad is a fisherman. Kino doesn’t dislike the sea but Jiya is the opposite. The tsunami wasn’t a problem for Kino because he lived up the mountains. Jiya frets even more than Kino, because he lives on the ocean. If I were one of the main characters, I would stay calm and live a happy life in the present.
Essay About How Environment Affects Me My Time in Paris
By Anika Marsh
Before I first came to Paris, I thought it was just a plain country. When I saw it for real the first time, Paris had lots of history for example the Eiffel Tower, which was bigger than the Tokyo Tower. The language they spoke, French, was very fancy and interesting. This place had lots of interesting stuff. We got a Eiffel Tower key chain to remember this place. Paris is my 3rd favorite place. We came here many times, but we will not forget the first time we came to Paris. Paris is the place that looks so magnificent. The trip made me feel like a traveller and adventurer. It was nice seeing my dad so happy. Travelling is great for my family. It was also nice meeting other family members as now I know how important they are to me.