My Frances Dowell Story One

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The author, Frances Dowell, made some videos for my class back in 2020. She told us to start with a ‘what if’ question. A what if is a hypothetical story prompt, where you say “ what if……” and then think of something that would be a what if. I wrote “what if magic was real’ then before I knew it, I had idea for a story in my head.

Speaking of my story, the story that I wrote is about 4 kids who inhale some magical mist on earth, that gives them magical powers. They get into all sorts of magical shenanigans before realizing their purpose is to stop an evil Demoness from destroying the realms, magic and mortal. Can they fight an 10,000 year old evil Queen, all while finding out that the people they trust to help them, may not be so innocent after all. Find out in “THE DARKEST NIGHT” okay, back to Frances.

Frances also met with everyone to give them feedback. The feedback she gave me was “you have a novel on your hands” and I do!! I have loved writing my story and I am very excited to finish it. And to Frances, if you are reading this, I’m almost finished and I am very excited for you to read it!!

Window or Mirror

* a window is a book that reflects your life and a mirror is like a window into a different world.

Over the 2020 summer I read a book called “Greetings from Witness Protection” by Jake Burt. I think this book was more of a *window than a mirror for me because I don’t have any relatives who were/are in witness protection. I don’t know anybody who knows someone who has been/is in witness protection. I’ve seen other movies about witness protection, but I haven’t seen or read ANYTHING that depicts the day-to-day life of it. This book did a really good job of depicting a girl who had a dark past but she was able to overcome it so she could help a family who is hiding because they did the right thing. It’s a really good book, and I definitely recommend it as your next read. 

 

(Back of book summary)

 

Nicki Demere is an orphan and a pickpocket. She is also the U.S. Marshals best bet at keeping a family alive…….

“The Marshals are looking for the perfect girl to join a mother, father, and son on the run from the nation’s most notorious bad guys. After all, the bad guys are searching for a family with one kid, not two, and adding a streetwise girl who knows a little bit about hiding things may be just what the marshals need. Nicki swears she can keep the Trevor family safe, but to do so she’ll have to dodge hitmen, cyberbullies, and the specter of standardized testing, all while maintaining her marshal-mandated B-minus average. As she barely balances the responsibilities of her new identity, Nicki learns that the biggest threats to her family’s security might not lurk on the road from New York to North Carolina, but rather in her own past.”

February Habit

Hello everyone! As you probably guessed by the title of this blog, I am going to be talking about my past daily habits and my new daily habit. So for November and December, I planked, increasing the time by 10 seconds every day. My next daily habit was to bake three treats every week and I kept up with that pretty well because if I wasn’t baking I was meal prepping for the next day. I actually improved my baking skills, so that I am now at the point where I can start to make my own recipes. Now for my new daily habit. My new daily habit is going to be…………………………… DOG TRAINING! I am going to be training my neighbors’ dogs for 20-30 minutes every day! I even got a clicker (which I am trained and know how to use)

And that is what my new daily habit is.

 

What Kind of Punctuation am I?


Hello everyone! I am here to tell you what puctuation I think I am. I think I am an exclamation mark because I may not know all the answers, but I’m energetic and eager to learn new things. I have a very sunny disposition about me, or so I’ve been told. I enjoy working with other people and I know just what to say to brighten someone’s day. I enjoy talking and I often will passionately debate you on any topic. To conclude, I would classify myself as an exclamation mark because I think that is what would fit me best.

Daily Habit

Hello! So during November and December, my daily habit was planking. Every day it would increase by 10 seconds and at the end of December, it got up to, about, 4 minutes. Now you’re probably thinking ‘it’s just 4 minutes, what’s the big deal?’ Well, if you haven’t planked for that long before, you will get so sore. Back to the topic. So after December, I picked a different habit. This time, I picked a baking habit. I am going to be baking 3 thing per week. Last week I made that roll cake. But I don’t know. I enjoy it, someone else might not. What do you think?

Baking

Hey everyone! Today’s post is about baking. Since Hanukkah is over tomorrow, I thought I would share a recipe for my jelly-donut cookies. I recently perfected my recipe,  which is shown below. They aren’t kosher, so these aren’t for conservative Jews. They are delicious, but they are very thick, like biscuits, so they hold heat in longer so be careful. Hope you enjoy, and have a happy holiday season.

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

3/4 cup butter (room temperature)

1/2 cup powered sugar

1 tsp vanilla flavor

1/2 tsp baking salt

milk as needed

Preheat oven to 350°F

preheat oven to 350°F

Mix butter and sugar thoroughly.once mixed together thoroughly add flour, salt, vanilla flavoring. Once that is thoroughly mixed add milk. Shape into thumbprint cookies and add your favorite jam. Cooking oven for 16 minutes. Let cool and enjoy.

 

 

Wisdom Tales: Feathers

Four things that you should know about my wisdom tale.

1. The wisdom tale that I chose is called Feathers. I picked it because I really like the moral, especially since people nowadays think that when they say ‘no offense’, they think that that makes whatever they’re about to say not offensive.Well, it doesn’t. And it makes me upset that people will say that and then believe that their words don’t have consequences, when they very much too.

2.I used Comic Life to create this comic. It is a very interesting app and I enjoyed using it to create this comic. It was a lot of fun. I recommend it for anybody who wants to do a more abstract version of a project that they have been assigned.

3.The definition of a wisdom tale is a story house down through generations that usually has a moral.

4.The reason I enjoyed this project was because it was very abstract and it wasn’t like “you have to use slides” or “you have to use Keynote” and “you have to do research on this project” no, this is very artistic and I got to do a lot of drawing which I enjoy so thank you ,Miss Donnelly, for assigning me this project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote learning week


Hello everyone! Today, I’m going to talk about the remote learning week at my school. I felt that the work load was perfect! It was enough to challenge me, but not so much that I have to stay up late to finish. My favorite lesson probably was the LA lessons because I enjoyed seeing everybody’s pets when we were planking. I enjoyed the rest of the classes as well, because I am a fully remote student, and when you’re in a class, you feel kind of left out. For example, if someone makes a funny joke, and everyone laughs, and as a remote student, you don’t hear the joke, but you do hear everyone laughing, and it makes you feel left out. But when we were all online, when someone made a joke, everyone heard it. So overall, I very much enjoyed the fully remote week!!

What I am grateful for

Hello everyone! As Thanksgiving gets closer, and many of us are encouraged to stay home, including myself, we are getting tired of this virus. But here is a good way to get it off your mind. Instead of thinking of what you want, or need, we should think about what we are grateful for. I am grateful that I have a roof over my head, and food in my belly. I am glad I have the resources to bake cheesecake, cookies, and pies. I am happy that everyone I love is safe, and I know it sounds cheesy, like extra extra extra nachos cheesy, but I am grateful for my family.