Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder

Eatin' out of garbage pails

Got a bum education

Can't stop to turn around

Stabbed that man right in his heart

I can't walk through the park, cause it's crazy after dark

Of how you lived so fast and died so young

In the book a long way gone its like a jungle for him, there are so many things going on, it’s crazy, and scary. He doesn’t have a steady food source so he has to find his own food, he sometimes doesn’t even know if it’s going to make him sick, or die. He has very little education, he went to school for a couple years. He can’t stop to turn around because it means death, he has to keep pushing on. He can’t just walk anywhere, he can’t go into certain places. He’s only going where he thinks it’s safe.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


RUF, revolutionary united front. They were a rebel army that fought in a war with Sierra Leone for 11 years, because they wanted to be in control. Plus they were fighting for there rainforest. The rainforest is very valuable, and a lot of them are being taking out for the wood. They did not win the war, but many of them were prosecuted in 2009, and many of them went to jail. A lot of them also are amputee's.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Along for the Ride

I am currently reading a book called Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen. I would recommend this book for a lot of people, mostly girls though. It's a very realistic realistic realistic. It is about this girl, her mother and father get a divorce. She is a very smart girl, she studies all the time. She doesn't hang out with her friends to much. Her father is an author, he is working on a novel, and her mother is a english teacher. Auden decides to go down to her fathers beach front house for the summer, and she experiences many different things and does thing she would have never done at her mom. She brakes out of her shell and finds someone different inside herself.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Banning Book

The absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian is banned in some schools because of swearing, and sexual topics. But if you really think about it, our freshmen are 14 or 15 and most of them know more then people think they do. Also we can't shelter our schools from swearing and sexual topics. It's now a big part of there life's now as they are growing up. Everyday they are going to hear or say a swear word and they are most likely going to hear about sex or a sexual topic or they might be talking about it them self. So banning this book isn't really doing anything because it's a part of there everyday life.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Poetry Friday has helped me become a better poet. I have learned a lot from doing this, it helps a lot. Especially in our class, some of us were very bad at poetry, and doing this made it so they could learn and understand how to write poetry. Now after we have been doing poetry Friday I have began to enjoy writing poetry. I think its a good thing that should be continued next year. I think it will help us so much more to continue this.

Snow White

My book was "The Fairest of All". This book is related to Snow White. It basically is Snow White. But it is more detailed and it is more focused on Snow Whites step-mom. It shows where she came from, what her life was before she married the king. It talks about how beautiful she is. It shows how much she really loved the king and the effects it had on her when he died. At the beginning it shows how nice she, and how much she loves Snow (Snow White). But when the king kept going out to war she got meaner and meaner. Then when she died she relied on the man in the mirror to keep her happy by telling her she was the fairest of all. If the mirror was to tell her someone else was the fairest of all, she would send them away. The queen got worse everyday, she made Snow work in the house and do chores. When Snow started to get older she was beautiful, and when the queen asked who was the fairest of all he said Snow. The queen was SO mad, but she couldn't send her away, so she tried having people kill Snow, and find things she could do that would take her away from the house for awhile. But nothing worked... I haven't yet finished the book, but it is an extremely good book!

Monday, June 7, 2010

My cause

When I get out of here and become something and make money. I would donate money and help people and there family with there disorder to the American Heart Association. I would donate and help them because my grampa is currently dying from congestive heart failure. My grampa is a big part of my life, and I think he would enjoy it if I helped people with the same problems he has. He didn't have any help with his disorder because no one knew about it. But I know now, and I want to help.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

My name

When I was little finding someone with the same name as me was a rare occasion. I thought I was the only Hayley. So unique, so different. When I finally found someone
with the same name I was so excited! I wasn’t alone. But now as I’m growing up I can’t go anywhere with out having another Hayley around. The drive to find more brought thousands. Spelled so many different ways. I thought I was the first, but no one can spell my name, and some can’t pronounce it. It’s so frustrating living a life with Hayley’s all around me. I want the feeling of being unique, different. All of the other Hayley’s can just leave. I was the first! To get rid of the confusion people call me Hale. Hale means retreat but Hayley means hero. I’m not afraid I don’t retreat. A hero is what I will be when I become an R.N. I was the first, and Hayley fits me the best!

Twin Dandelions

Bonded together by roots. Roots from two different parents. There are 4 others. Seeds not yet ready to be a flower. Floating in the wind, far and near. Not under the steady guidance. The two not quite ready to leave the field. We are waiting til fully grown and completely ready.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Moon

Coming out only at night. To shy for the day. To bright for the world. Hiding during the day shinning at night. I'm really shy and I hide myself from a lot of people during the day but at night there's not so many people, so I can shine and be myself.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Born Shy

Always shy. To scared to talk to people. To afraid of what they would say. When I was little I wouldn't talk to anyone expesially my grandpa.
He is tall he talks loud his face is hard. But me little, short, skinny soft, quiet. My grandpa trying to talk to me talking with his loud stern voice, right in my face with hi scary big head. To afraid to listen, I ran behind my gram.
Now as I'm getting older I'm not as shy, my grandpa doesn't scare me. I can talk to most people. There are still somethings I can't do but I'm putting myself out there to gain confidence and brake out of my shyness. My own choice to brake free. I don't want to be shy. I want to be out there. Wanting to do so many things but I can't be shy for them. I spent many years being shy and I'm done. My voice is going to be heard. I want it to be heard.

Friday, May 21, 2010

First tattoo,
lilies blossoming
grandparents anniversary
Black and White
love, care, hope, strength,
55 years together
16 years loving and caring
for me.
A major part
of my
A simple of
my love for

Friday, April 16, 2010

The house on Mango Street.

Who is an artist
Who writes about her life, poetry, and writes for kids.
Who loves colors, culture, and poetry.
Who feels intelligent, helpful, and creative.
Who says “Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace. I think liberation must come from within.”
Who gives education, grants, creativity.
Who is know for writing Caramelo, The house on Mango Street, and Loose Women
Who has worked as a teacher, and a counselor.
Whose parents are Mexican, and Chicana.
Who is an artista
Who is a resident of Texas

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Elie Wiesel

Today my class finished the book Night by Elie Wiesel. It is a very interesting book, it takes place during the Holocaust. At the beginning of the book Elie and his family have a home, a job, and friends, and they think that the war will be over before the Germans get to them. But eventually the Germans did get to them. They were in a cattle train for many days, and when they got to there first concentration camp they saw piles of dead decaying bodies. They were spit up into groups men went to one side and women and children went to the other side. Many of the women and children were killed. But Elie ended up staying with his dad through all the concentration camps they went to. At every camp they went to everything was hostile. Everyone there were undernourished. No one in the camp felt remorse for anyone. Everyone was there to survive, people abandon there family and friends. This book is so real , the brutality towards one race of people is so extreme. The extermination of Jewish people. All the struggles and torture these people went through is shown so well in this book.
This story really showed me everything Jewish people went through, all the struggles, everything. I learned so much from this. Learning about the Holocaust is something very interesting to me. So reading this book was definitely something I enjoyed. Hearing Elies story was astonishing it really opened my eyes. I knew the Holocaust happened, but I didn't know half the stuff Elie talked about in this book. The Germans are definitely cruel and savage people . Jewish people and other races of people lived in terror many years of life, and most of them didn't get out. They went through so many extreme things, getting beaten, having to run miles and miles with out stopping, working all the time with out a brake, never having enough to eat... These people who made it through this are so amazing, I commend them for everything they went through.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Dramatic Irony

In the play Macbeth the character Macbeth is plotting to kill the king. The king doesn't know that Macbeth is trying to kill him. The audience knows that the king is going to be killed, but the king doesn't know. He thinks hes just going to Macbeths house to visit for a couple day. In Act I we have seen dramatic irony when the witches were planning on killing Macbeth, and when Macbeth is planning on killing the king and his sons only him and the audience knows.

Monday, February 8, 2010


from England.
Loves writing, acting, and his family.
Feels accomplished, inventive, creative.
Needs the enjoyment of writing, plays, and theater.
Giving laughter, thrill, and excitement.
Fearing rejection, failure, and plague.
Wanting to see his pays thrive.
Sharing stories.
Was born in Stratford- upon-Avon.
Died in Stratford- upon Avon.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Alice Walker "Remember"

I think this poem is about racism. A girl that is wounded has babies. Growing up in when people were very racist. While she was growing into a women black people were beginning to be excepted more. So when she was younger she didn't have anything to offer anyone. But now that she is a women racism has gone down. So she has more to offer.

Imagery: In this poem it says "I am the girl
with the dark skin
whose shoes are thin
I am the girl
with the rotted teeth
I am the girl
with the wounded eye
and the melted ear."
It shows that she is black and people are racist. She is still young with thin shoes, rotten teeth, wounded eye, and melted ear.
Then Its says
"I am the woman
with the blessed
dark skin
I am the woman
with teeth repaired
I am the woman
with the healing eye
the ear that hears
Now she is a women without rotten teeth, a healing eye, an ear that hears.
She went from young and weak to a women strong, and blessed.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Everday living

Living in Haiti for the average person isn't easy at all. Living on under a dollar a week. Bathing in dirty water. Houses that are poorly built. They cut down there forests to make charcoal so they could make food, but by doing that they made it so every time it rains it washes away the fertile top soil.
For children school is free, but there parents have to buy uniforms, textbooks, and supplies. So school for most people is to expensive. 65% of kids go to primary school, then secondary school drops down to 20%. Less then 35% will make it past secondary school.


As most people know there was a terrible earthquake in Haiti just last week. Leaving many people homeless, injured, and hungry. 70,000 people have died, they think more have died, but there not sure because many many people are still trapped in rubble. This was Haiti's strongest earthquake ever. It rattled the Caribbean Nation. Leaving hardly any buildings standing. Panic is all through the streets.
Many nations hurried to help Haiti, but it's not enough. This earthquake has damaged Haiti.
I personally think crazy. people are dying from little things that could be easily fix. I know everyone is doing everything they can but there has to be more we can do. Could you imagine living your everyday life one minute everything is fine then an earthquake. Seeing dead people all over the streets, no standing buildings. Not knowing if your friends or family is dead or not. Starving, having no home. Not knowing when you are going to eat again.

Learing, Improving, Success.

I think doing blog post is a better way for us to learn how to write because were not just writing to our English teacher, we are writing to an audience. Making people understand what you are writing and what you are writing about is definitely a challenge, but we are doing it a lot more often so I'm improving a lot more then I would be from writing papers.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Innocent or Guilty?
I think Steve is guilty because he was a part in the robbery. He made it possible for the other guys to go in a rob the store. He’s not guilty for pulling the trigger but its pretty much his fault the guy died.

Poetry Friday

What happens when you’re black like dirt?

Does it make you guilty
like the one that pulled the trigger?
Or innocent like a new born baby
And just learning how to talk?
Does it sink like a rock?
Or float and hang
like the lingering feeling of defeat.

Maybe it just drags
like the days in jail.

Or do erupt?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

" I have a dream "

Martin Luther King.

Martin Luther King was the president of civil rights ( for his race.),
a member of the executive committee of National Association, and he accepted the leadership of the first great negro nonviolent demonstration of contemporary times in the USA. Martin was arrested over 22 times, assaulted over 4 times, and his house was bombed.
In 11 years he spoke to thousands of people, he spoke over 2500 times. He lead a massive protest in Birmingham, Alabama. It caught many peoples attention. He was awarded 5 honorary degrees, he was man of the year in 1963 by Time magazine. He was a symbolic leader for African Americans.

In Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968 while standing on the balcony of his motel room where he was going to lead a protest march in sympathy and striking garbage workers of Memphis, he was shot.
January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Think of all the tomorrows of your life.

Dear Jerry,
I think about you everyday and how much I love you. I wonder if you look up to me. If I was you I wouldn't. Being in jail and getting in trouble is not fun at all. I would rather be home watching cartoons with you. I want you to stay in school and do good with everything. I don't want you to be like me. Being bad and getting in trouble is something you don't need in your life. Don't let anyone tell you the only way to be cool is to be in a gang and to get in trouble or do drugs. All of it just makes you nothing.
So think about what you want to do with your life. Think about all the tomorrows of your life. How would you want them to be. Would you want to live your life free, or be in jail with nothing, and not being able to see your family. Its what you want, no one else can tell you how to live your life.

Love ya lil bro