TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. My News Article 2. MEMOIR—Sleeping In 3. Presidential Essay - Obama and Romney 4. Book Reports a. Flying Solo b. Ways to Live Forever
Teachers Aren’t Can Trusting Boys!! Usually, boys are the most responsible kids in the elementary school. Now, teachers don’t let them do what we want. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!! We are smart. We are strong. We are responsible. Why don’t the teachers trust us? I think we deserve better than this. We need more of a privilege. Why can’t we do what we want to do even though the teachers pity the girls? I really don’t get it. I do understand that boys may be a tiny bit reckless compared to the girls, I really do, but gender doesn’t matter, does it? That is what we were taught when we were younger. Now, the teachers are acting like girls are more important than boys. Why do they do that? I do not know at all. We must be trusted. We could be trusted. We will be trusted. I am determined to change this rule-ish thing. It is not just a statement. I really might actually do it. I’ve seen teachers looking at boys, suspiciously. It makes me feel like we are being watched every second and trust me, it doesn’t feel protective in any way.
By Jerome You know how everyone wants to just relax? You know how you hate the morning? How your skin that is exposed to the cold winter air stings? Will this story will tell you what happens. My consciousness came back to me as the tiredness drifted away. I tossed and turned as I slowly opened my eyes after my long sleep. The Saturday morning sun flashed into my eyelids and I groaned. My eyes stung like I just opened it under water. I took the blanket off of me and I sat up. I was about to get up when I thought twice. “Wait… today is a Saturday, and I’ve got nothing to do… This is the perfect day to just kick back, and relax. Just sleep in. It’s funnnnnnnnn!” I climbed back on the bed and I put the comfy blanket over my head. The light touch enveloped me and I closed my eyes. Blackness washed over me like an ocean, but the happiness didn’t last for a long time. I heard the dreaded words. The sound of it makes people scream for their lives. It was my mother. That made it only worse. I was about to scream myself!! It was my mother saying, “Wake up!” I knew these words were going to come at some time, but I never knew they were coming THIS early!! I looked at the clock. I gaped… I glared… I gasped… It was only 7:30!! I was agitated. I stomped down the stairs like a 50-ton, giant, adult elephant. My mom glared at me as I silently creeped into the bathroom to…something. (TooMuchInfo) Anyways, I came out of the bathroom and closed the wooden door behind me. I kept hold of the golden, shiny handle as I peered around the corner. My mom was back on her computer, typing away for emails to “God knows who”.
I was about to take a shower until… I NOTICED THAT I FORGOT TO GET MY CLOTHES FOR TODAY!!! I grumpily walked up the fur-covered stairs. I was guessing that today was going to be an annoying, sad and tiring day. Next time I want to sleep in, hmmmm… AHA!! I will sleep/hide in my sister’s old room! Next time, I will have a waaaay better idea than the one I had today. They have to find me to wake me up. Beat that, ya guys!
Obama VS. Romney Whose side are you on?
By Jerome H.
Now the tension is building. America is getting crazy. They are shooting insults at each other. “Who are they, teenagers” you ask? It is President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney! One final question remains…whose side are you on? The only thing I could say about is that, even though this is an opinion, I feel like President Obama will continue his great job that was, and is, saving many people from debts. First of all, President Obama helped improve FEMA, the government disaster relief agency, which helped with the disaster scene that was left from Hurricane Sandy, while Governor Romney thinks there should be less government help. Also, Governor Romney thinks wealthy people are much more important than middle-class people. He is going to lessen rich people’s taxes and raise normal people’s taxes, instead. Millionaires have much more money than us, so they should pay more!! How could we have more tax even though we already have a lot that we can’t pay for? To add on, Obama stopped the Iraq war, which was started by President George W. Bush and that was constantly pestering everyone that cared about it. Why vote for Romney who did nothing special when Obama started the ObamaCare? Finally, Obama made the college fee lower so people that are intelligent and/or remarkable that couldn’t pay for their colleges could pay. It is such a good idea!!
Why is Romney so bad? Do you think Governor Romney will do a better job than what he did at Massachusetts? During Governor Romney’s term, Massachusetts fell from 36th to 47th out of 50 states in job creation, while the overall U.S. economy grew. Gov. Romney raised taxes on the middle class, but pushed through a tax cut that overwhelmingly benefited 278 of the wealthiest individuals in MA. Under Mitt Romney, Massachusetts’ debt burden grew to the highest per person in the nation. State spending increased every year while Romney was in office, and he left behind a $1 billion deficit for the next governor. You really can’t trust him. He will betray the country.
As you can see, President Obama is much better to be the president than Governor Romney. If you make President Obama president once more, it will be a much safer road for America if you want happiness. I know that I can’t make a choice, so it is all up to you. The only thing I could say is that Obama can make America a much better place to live. And don’t forget, this election could change how the whole entire world will work as a community.
--By Jerome Hsing
The teacher’s desk is empty. The classroom is loud. Every student keeps it a secret. No one dares tell another what was happening… Everyone wants a day without a single teacher telling him or her what to do…right? No, you’re wrong. It will be a disastrous day. Believe me, or read this book. It will teach you the lesson. The problem in this detailed story will draw most normal student to read it. Obviously… no teachers!! Teachers always have the aura that says, “WARNING: TORTURE,” almost everywhere. Some might not, but most do. Anyways, I would’ve thought that for my entire life, but this book made me think twice about teachers…they might be not all bad! If you read this book, you will start to understand me…or are you too stubborn? Each and every student in Mr. Fabiano’s class plays a very important role in the story. They each have their own point of view and their own personality so original, that you would want to know their past really badly, like Christopher, who bases most of his thinking around the words, “fact” and “opinion”, and Tommy Feathers, who had a gigantic crush on a girl named Rachel White (who rejects Tommy), and also dies mysteriously one night. Makes me wonder, does the rejection have anything to do with the death? The author, Ralph Fletcher’s style is really interesting, since he adds, “letters” written by students that are for the teacher, Mr. Fab. These letters gives the reader insights to the student’s characteristics, completely. It will make you want to read more of the letters! Anyways, Mr. Fletcher has more writing styles, like making surprising happenings happen and come back to it later in the book. It always keeps the pace on. I love it!! The most dramatic part is the part when Rachel and Bastian fights, right before Bastian is leaving. Rachel didn’t make a single sound since the sudden death of Tommy, but Rachel cries hard and loud after shooting some insults at Bastian. He storms out the door, and doesn’t come back. It made me so tense!! I could connect to how Mr. Fabiano’s class should feel, since one day when I was in 4th grade, Mrs. Takeuchi suddenly got sick and she couldn’t get a sub for us. We were waiting since we didn’t know where Mrs. Takeuchi was. I felt scared and alone…not! After a while, Ms. Blanke led us to the computer lab. Even though the independence was really short, I got enough of my taste of freedom!!
Memoir…Ways to Live Forever
How has your author changed? Sam, the main character/author, has leukemia and doesn’t want to die since he is only 11 years old. At the beginning, Sam wants to do a ton of stuff before he dies for good. Also, if surviving was a choice, he wouldn’t want to die, like most folks…but after a while, he starts to be much more optimistic and looks on the bright side of everything. For example, on page 58, he says that the drugs that he takes usually makes people live for an extra year, and also says that a year is a long time and a lot/anything could happen in a year. Does your book show strong personal feeling? It does. For example, when Sam, Felix and Emma were using the Ouija boards, Sam is pretty sure that Felix is the one that is moving the jelly bean. He argues and fights in one scene, but wins in the end. I guess he is really stubborn! Does it have an inviting introduction? Yes, it does. At the beginning, there is a list…a list about how Sam looks like. It draws the reader in, since there are not a lot of books that start with unusual things like maps and lists and all that stuff. The next page is talking about how he lives as a person fighting leukemia, but isn’t direct.