Last Day of School in 2012…

December 21,2012-Earlier in the morning, I looked through the window and found snow all over the place!

When I got to school and put my things in my locker, I headed to room 201, Mrs. Scott’s Language Arts class and when I got there, I gave Mrs. Scott my Christmas gift (a Philippine necklace). When I got to my group’s table along with Ethan, Cinthia, and Anna, we talked about having Winter Break tomorrow and where we will go.

Then, Language Arts class started. We started off by having a spelling test and I got a 19/20 which is a good grade, don’t you think :)? So, after we had a spelling test, we had a 15-minute silent reading time, and at the second period of Language Arts, Mrs. Scott let us play any board games with a partner or a group. I partnered up with Anna and, we played Scrabble…We forgot how to count the scores so we moved on to Boggle, which is one of my favorite word games, but then Ryan and Eli asked us if we wanted to trade with them (their game is Connect Four) so, I asked Anna if she wanted to, and she said sure! So, we started playing Connect Four and I really enjoyed it!

When we exited Mrs. Scott’s room, she gave us big candy canes and she said, “Have a nice winter brake!”

After Language Arts, I headed to Mr. Mielke’s Math room and started our daily routine—taking out our home works from yesterday, write our  learning target, and be ready for the QUIZ! Oh my word, QUIZ!

So, while we were taking our quiz, I thought that it will be crazy HARD but, uh-uh…it was not that hard! Even though I think the quiz wasn’t hard, I wasn’t that sure that I’ll get A+ so, I double checked it, prayed, and turned it in.

After our discussions, one of my classmates greeted Mr. Mielke “Happy Birthday”! He said his age was…Oops! Sorry, I’m not allowed to tell :)…when it was time to pack our things up, Mr. Mielke gave us candy canes!

After I got my Science notebook and book from my locker, I headed to room 203, Mrs. Hughes’ Science classroom. Ugh! The smell in our Science classroom was vomiting! I figured that the smell was an insect preservative, yes, we’re going to dissect a grasshopper.

So, while I was grabbing the dissection tools and the tray, I got a female grasshopper from Mr. Hughes and my partner, Anna and I started working on it! I understood that Anna is totally not going to touch the grasshopper which is natural. Mrs. Hughes gave us a grasshopper worksheet and we have to attach the grasshopper’s assigned body parts! Eeew! So, I cut the body parts and attached it gingerly.

After the dissecting, Mr. Hughes greeted us a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

LUNCH! While I was sitting with Michaela, Ana, and Gwyneth in lunch, it was time to deliver the candy grams. I was so excited because of the candy…Jolly Ranchers!

I had two candy grams-one from Ambar and the other from Emma. It was so nice of them to give me candy grams!

When lunch passed, I went to room 205…Mr. Ortega’s Academic Skills room. Mr. Ortega brought cupcakes for us because it was Solomon’s birthday! Then, we joked around and talked about of where we will go this winter break.

After I gathered my things, I went to Mr DuPree’s Foundations class…Guess what? We watched an 8th Grade play called “Midsummer Night’s Sleepover”!!! I sat by Ana, and the play was so funny! It is related to Shakespeare’s (did I spell the name wrong?) “Midsummer Night’s Dream”. We had so much fun! When we went back to our Foundations room, Mr. DuPree said, “Goodbye and have a nice winter brake!…Class, I’m not going to miss you”, WHAT WAS THAT FOR!? Anyway, he really said that :(.

Yey! Mrs. Larson, the awesome-est teacher of Social Studies! You ain’t going to believe this…We wrapped a person with gift wrapping and Christmas ribbons! For the girls, we wrapped Hana and for the boys, they wrapped Cale! Oh, my word…I was so AWESOME and FUN! After the wrapping, Mr. Larson said that the girls were the most creative (doo-dee-doo) :). After the wrapping and lecture, we worked on our Christmas word search and I was the first one to finish it! But, Cale said he was finished too so, I went to him while he was helping Ethan with his and ‘ya know what? He wasn’t done! Ethan marked up all the letter grids and Cale got some answer from me…Yeah, Cale! 🙂

………..Phys Ed!!! Mr. Arthurs is our Physical Education teacher. We played against Mrs. Norris’s class…We played Nokum! It was so fun and I even had a scratch on my knee due to catching a ball very near the net, thrown by Ethan :)! And the winner was…Mrs. Norris’s class…:( But for me it’s really OKAY because it was just for FUN! It was awesome to play with Mrs. Norris’s class.

I had a cool and awesome last day of school in 2012…Thank you, classmates and Franklin Middle School, see you in 2013 :)!

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First Day of School Here in America!

August 22,2012- I’m a Grade 6 student in this school and I was so excited that before the first day of school, I cannot sleep properly :)!

I woke up at 7:00am and Daddy and I left our house at 7:30am…

Our school starts at 8:00am and ends at 3:00pm, so my Dad walked me to school and while we were walking, we took pictures along the way :)!

When I was already in our school, I had a hard time opening my locker! Thank God, there was somebody who can help me ;)!

My first subject was Language Arts (Advanced) and  our teacher was Ms. Asgedom…We introduced ourselves to each other and we were so shy when Ms. Asgedom asked us if somebody can raise their hands to read a quote written by Frederick Douglass which says something like,”Knowing how to read can set you forever free” I think :)…But finally, I had the courage to raise my hand and read the quote! Then, she taught us what dormant means…We really had so much fun!

After Language Arts, Math was next…Our teacher in math is Mr. Mielke…First, he fixed our seating arrangements and he told us to write our nicknames on a piece of colored paper and put it  on the top of our desk. I kind of got bored because I’m just new and Mr. Mielke is kind of boring but is REALLY VERY GOOD at Math ;)!

Then, the next subject was Science and our teacher is Mrs, Hughes…She is a kind teacher and we just did our :ice breakers” which means that we will write 3 things about ourselves and Mrs. Hughes will read it in front of the class and we will guess who it is. So, we didn’t do any studying but it was fun :)!

Next was LUNCH!!! This is really my favorite subject (JOKE :))…But I didn’t eat because I thought that it has payment  so, I just ate my sandwich that Mom prepared for me :).

Then we had Art and our teacher was Mr. Grodoski…He is such a clean man! He is a straight-bodied and chin-upped man! But he is kind of funny and he is so firm! But, we didn’t have any art…:)

Foundations was next and our teacher was Mr. DuPree. I don’t really know what is being studied at Foundations but we just did what we did in Science :)…

After Foundations, we had SOCIAL STUDIES (which is one of my favorite subjects when I was in the Philippines :)). Our teacher was Mrs. larson and she is way too funny :)! She likes playing games like the “Name Game” :). And she graduated at Wheaton Colllege ;)!

Physical Education! Our teacher was Mr. Arthurs and we just introduced ourselves :)…It’s kind of boring but the gym is so BIG!

I really had fun in our first day of school here in Wheaton. I just pray that this will be a fun school year 😉