Picture Book Reflection

Our 7th grade class just finished some picture books. Some were really good and had wonderful illustration and good phrases in their book, and then there is my book. My picture book had really good pictures for the first 5 or 6 pages and then the drawings started going down hill from there. I feel if I had a little bit longer to work on the pictures like 2 days for 8 drawings they could have been really good. Having to get 8 pictures done in one day I felt like I was rushed a little to much and wish I would have had more time. When we got to read our picture books to the second graders they were really good listeners but were a little hard on me. They gave me a “D” on my pictures and he/she told me why saying “Your pictures were a little messy.” And then gave me all “A’s” for the rest of the survey and my book. I would change the way I drew my dog to a simpler one because my dog was really really really hard to draw and every time I drew it the dog looked fatter, longer, skinner, or taller. I learned many things like how to write a really good picture book and to use all the right words that go good with the actual story.

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Chapel With Tim

Yesterday Tim Bosch came to one of our 6th, 7th and 8th grade chapels to talk to us about his amazing testimony and the story of his life. Mr. Lowe and the worship team started the chapel off with one of my favorite songs “Oceans”.  My favorite line in that song is “You call me out upon the waters, the great unknown where my feet may fail. And there I find you in the mystery; in oceans deep my faith will stand.” That song always reminds me that God is always there for me when I am in trouble, or need his help. Tim said to us “I know that God is real because he woke me up this morning.” Tim really opened up my eyes because God kept him awake for 18 years and counting. When Tim was born he broke 20 bones. The doctors told Tim’s parents that he was only supposed to live for a day or a few weeks. Tim is still living today. Tim has broken over 400 bones in his life and had a lot of surgery. I am so thankful to be able to walk and run the way God planned me too. My favorite bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11 it reminds me God has a plan for me! I also am thankful that God has let Tim live longer than what the doctors said. Tim and his family lived each day like it was their last. Miracles do happen!

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Immigration Stories

Today I heard a few stories from people who immigrated to the U.S. Catherine Namwezi. She is from Uganda and moved here to go to Hope Collage. Catherine was an orphan and didn’t have any money, and she need a scholarship to any collage she could get into.  She told us many things about her home town. Uganda has the same school subjects as us, but they stay in their class room all day. When they stay in their class rooms all day they have to take notes and study them all the time with they get home from school. Instead of doing fun project like we get to do they have to stay in one class room all day. When it come to quizzes or tests they have to know everything that was on their papers. If the teacher told them wrong information which are called stereotypes. They learn about the United States and they learn all the cities and states of our country. A few stereotypes Catherine thought was true was she thought everyone in the United States were over weight. When she got here she was expecting some really fat people but when she walked into the media center she was really surprised that we are all skinny. One other stereotype she thought was true was she thought everyone was rich and had a lot of money to buy anything we wanted to.

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