Monday, May 8, 2017

Speech Blog

The things that make a good speech is emotion, like in the Sheryl speech. She was showing us how your speech gives more to the reader or listener. They put us in their position and make us feel their emotions. This is good to do because you want your reader or listeners to feel attracted or connected to your topic. Make them respect the topic and listen. This is a good quality to have when giving a speech. Another thing that make a good speech is a personal story of a story told to them  by a wider person. This makes a good speech because we are learning and teaching what we taught to other people. We are giving them further knowledge and maybe even some advice. Finally, a quality that makes a good speech is making sure you are loud. In all the speeches we watched, the speeches were loud and with a powerful voice. Their voice was of a leader and outgoing person. 


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Game vs Unity

Today my team played against Unity. Right away, the feelings and emotions weren't in the game. We were not playing like we usually do and this game felt unimportant to us. To be honest, I don't care about volleyball anymore because I am not playing so I don't care. Hope my team wins tomorrow, good luck to them! 


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Book Clubs

This past week has been great! Starting books clubs for me has been a positive experience for me as a reader. I feel that books clubs really help me connect with the people I'm reading with and help me understand the book I'm reading a little bit better. Book clubs also help me stay more on track on my organization skills when reading. I feel like I'm more organized because I know what I have to read each night and I don't want to let my book club down by not coming prepared and not being able to support my club. It makes me try a little bit more because it makes me want to push my level of understanding a little bit more. How do book clubs help you?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Weekend Vibes

This weekend I had an amazing time at my cousins birthday party! He lives in Lions and he has a huge house. He threw a party there and we played all types of games,music, and activities. I had never had so much fun at any party before. I played soccer and basketball for most of the time. The food was delicious. We had all the Mexican food, from tacos, to beans, and arroz. We had so much that remembering the food makes me hungry. We ended up leaving at 3:00 A.M. and got home around 3:45. I had such a great time with my family and going to parties with them is so fun. I hope I get to go to another one soon! 

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Blood of Olympus

This book is the last book of the series and concludes a series of adventures from brave heroes throughout the whole world to try and stop the evil Earth mother Gaea. In this book it's them against all they odds. The have to travel to Rome to fight the giants trying to rise Gaea. However, they have to separate and go on two missions. One group has to go fight the monsters and the other group has to deliver the Athena Parthenos to stop the war between Romans and Greeks. Nico, which is shadow traveling to get to the camp is dying when shadow traveling. The darkness that it takes to shadow travel in absorbing his soul. Meanwhile Reyna is lending her strength to Nico but it doesn't seem to help much. The attacks this group receives are a lot because they are trying to avoid them from reaching to Camp Half Blood to make the Greeks and Romans fight between themselvess, so no camp could be strong enough to defeat Gaea and the monsters. So, meanwhile this is happening, the other group in New Rome, is trying to destroy the giants and keep Gaea from rising. To do this they have to kill all the giants and make sure none of them gets captured or hurt because if they spill blood in the dirt, the Earth mother will awake. Unfortunately, the blood of one hero drops on the floor and Gaea wakes up. The heroes then defeat the giants but Gaea has awoken. The rush to Camp-Half Blood where the two camps successfully come together and fight against the giants and Gaea. They battle and battle for hours. I don't want to spoilt the end but if your interested just check out this book! 



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Poem Blog Tears

Tears

And thereafter come . . .
tears,
without them
there is no life.
Tears
inspired by grief
tears
That fall like rain.


This poem makes me feel the sadness in the authors lines. She really shows how she feels about the camp and how she gave up on everything and just shows us signs of depression and sadness all throughout the poem. This transfers to me the reader and my mood turns gloomy knowing this person gave up without a fight.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Volleyball Game - Watching From the Sidelines

This game it was a bit different for me. It didn't feel right, something was strange. I was on the bench for the first time. Not because I lost my spot or cause someone is better but because I have a season ending injury. I broke my pinky and ring finger on my right hand for a poor choice that I regret. I failed my team and my coach. I might be able to play for play-offs however. I just wish that I get that chance again. I want to be out there playing. I wish I could do that, however I can't. Now, I have to stick to helping my team in other aspects like keeping the out of trouble and helping them with their skills in practice. Hopefully we keep our streak going!