Can We Learn If We Don’t Admit To Our Problems? (8th Grade English Assignment #12)

For my English class today, I will be writing an essay about If we are afraid to reveal our lack of knowledge we will not be able to learn.

Now, if we are afraid to reveal our lack of knowledge will not be able to learn? My answer is, yes. If a person is afraid to tell somebody they are stuck or confused they can’t really move forward because they will still be focused on the fact they are super confused on what they just covered.

In my opinion, I think that you should tell somebody if you are having trouble understanding. If you do not make other aware of the situation, nobody can help you. Also, if you are having trouble in school and you do not tell anybody, you will most likely not be able to pass the next test because you have this problem, that could be big!

However, some people are embarrassed by their questions. I have known many people who do this. I do believe that even if it is a “dumb” question you should still ask it! If you ask this question you will understand. I personally, would rather get embarrassed by a question, but still get the answer and then understand, than Not ask the question and not understand!

In public school there are many cases where students do not understand the material that is given to them. A lot of these students don’t ask for the teacher to elaborate what they are saying and some might now even ask a simple question. However, those students who do ask the teacher for help, they are the students who end up passing the texts in the future.

As you can tell, people who ask questions when they are confused tend to get better grades and understand a lot more than those who don’t. So, the lesson learned here is to ask questions no matter what!

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We Value What We Struggle For (8th Grade English Assignment #11)

Today for English I’m writing an essay about if we value only what we struggle for! In other words, do we appreciate what we work for more then what is just given to us.

In my opinion, I feel that we do appreciate what we work for a lot more then what is given to us. The reason I feel this way is because, when you work for something you feel like you have put in hours maybe days worth of time to achieve something or even earn up enough money for something. As you do this you realize that you have done the work for this and, if it’s a toy or even an article of clothing, you want to take care of this object and you want it to last as long as possible!

If you are given money, if you ask for it from friends or even family, and you buy some new boots, chances are these boots aren’t going to last as long as those that you could have bought with money that you earned from your job. Although, if you don’t have a job and you want a new bathing suit, how are you going to appreciate this bathing suit enough to care about it? One possible way is doing chores for the money. There is always a way to earn money, whether it’s from a job at Publix to doing chores for family. By the way, you don’t really have to get the money for the bathing suit but you could chores and earn the bathing suit rather than earning money for the bathing suit!

An example of this is that my mom is a very non-messy person. She makes sure that her closet is nice and clean. However, when she was child and didn’t pay for her clothes or her house, her room was a mess. Now, this might have been because she shared a room with somebody else, but my point still made.

Once I get a job I know that I will be a lot more appreciative of the money that I earn. Nowadays, if I get money I want to spend it all at that moment, but when I get my own job and start having to work for my money I will start to want to save it and not spend it on anything that seems cool at the time.

In the end you can tell that we value what we struggle for a lot more than what is given to us. Thanks for reading this on my blog, Learning in Pajamas, Come back for more from me!

 

Apple Pie, The Most American Dessert (8th Grade English Assignment #9)

Today for English I will be writing an essay about how apple pie has been considered the most American dessert for a long time. Why do I think this is, Do I think this is still accurate, and finally What would I choose as the most American dessert?

I think that apple pie is considered the most American dessert for two reasons. One reason is that we have apple pie for thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a very American holiday. We celebrate this day because this was the day that the pilgrims ate with the Indians and we all helped each other, rather than fighting with each other. It is usually a tradition to have apple pie while your family and friends feast on the food that each of you have contributed to create! This all happened in America, which at the time was called “The New Land”, so that is one reason why apple pie is considered the most American desert! The second reason is because of baseball! Baseball is a very American sport, now you might be asking how do apple pie and baseball even relate to each other? Well, after a baseball team wins a game they go out and get some apple pie! Two American things, they might even make each other even more American!

I currently think that apple pie is still the most American dessert. Even though thanksgiving started years and years ago we still celebrate it to this day! This is a day where we all come together and be very thankful for the blessing that have been given to us, whether it’s our houses, family, or even friends, we are still very thankful for it all! During thanksgiving we all gather around a table, some family’s say a prayer based on their religion, others don’t, usually the things you eat are turkey, mashed potatoes, mac n’ cheese, green bean casserole, and for dessert pie, and sometimes you can get a scoop of ice-cream on top of that!

If apple pie wasn’t the most American dessert, I would have to choose either, Cheesecake, or chocolate chip cookies! The reason I would have chosen cheesecake is because it was made in New York and many could argue on what is more American than New York. The reason why chocolate chip cookies would be my next guess is because who doesn’t love a good cookie? We have all types of cookies we have Chips Ahoy, Chips deluxe, you have recipes galore online, and much, much, more!

In conclusion, I think that apple pie is the most American dessert because of Thanksgiving and baseball! Thanks for reading my post in my blog, Learning in Pajamas, Come back for more from me!

 

 

 

 

Hurricane Irma (8th Grade English Assignment #8)

For today’s blog post I will be writing about my experience in Hurricane Irma! I will be sharing what my family was doing and how I felt during this entire hurricane.

When I first heard about this hurricane I was worried but as it got closer I started getting less and less worried, I really don’t know why. However, once I found out that the hurricane was close to my grandparents I was worried for them. I am scared easily so I’m sure it came as a surprise to my parents when I said that I wasn’t scared.

When Irma finally decided to get here my town got tropical storm weather. That made me feel even less worried because I’ve been through so many tropical storms. Although, I am completely terrified by tornados.

Anyway, my family decided that we would stay in Florida and sleep in the basement. We set up our camping cots and our sleeping bags. The first night we ended the night by watching little house on the prairie or as my family says, “little prairie on the house”. Through the night I was having a really hard time sleeping. Upsettingly there was a tornado warning for our area so we slept even closer together so we could easily be “herded” to our windowless hallway. Luckily my dad knows me so he didn’t tell me about the tornado warning until the next day, that way I would be worrying about that. The next morning, the power went out. I was so bored, I ended up watching movies on my portable DVD player. When my brother’s DVD player died we continued watching movies on mine. A few minutes later mine died, so we moved on to my computer. As you can tell, we watched a lot of movies. Sometimes we would play a short game, but it didn’t last that long. I got so bored so I just got my mom’s iPad are started playing you cam-makeup.

During this I realized how much we depend on electricity. We use it for just about everything we do. We need it for lights, hot water, television, and internet. I think that maybe I should start trying to work on that so whenever I do loose power I am prepared and it’s not something that I am not used to!

On the final day of not having power we started watching Adam Sandler movies! I called it an Adam Sandler marathon, it was so much fun! That night my dad and brother went out to get some gas, and they called to see if we had power and we did! I was happy but also not happy because I really wanted to sleep downstairs again. Luckily, we still got to sleep downstairs because it was cooler down there then in our bedrooms.

 

This was my experience during Hurricane Irma, at times it was scary, other were stressful, but for me, I was mostly excited! Come back to  Learning in Pajamas for more from me!

My Homeschool Life (8th Grade English Assignment #7)

My Homeschool Life!

For today’s English class I wrote an essay about my homeschool life! I am going to include things that I like about homeschool and things that I don’t enjoy.

Some of the things that I enjoy about homeschool are, the fact that I can take a day off of school and it doesn’t matter, that much, another thing that I like is that I can travel and still be doing school if we have internet. The final thing that I really like about homeschool is that I am free. What I mean by free is that I am free to sit wherever I want to at lunch also I can have recess. They don’t have recess in public school after you finish elementary school. Another way I am free is that I don’t have to ask to use the restroom. In my years of public school, I had to ask to go and a lot of the times the teachers would say no! Now, I don’t have to worry about that.

It is now time for the dreadful part of what I don’t like about homeschool. These few things are that I don’t get to see my friends every day, also I stay home most of the time, unless I have play rehearsals. Finally, the only other person at my school is my brother. I am a very “social butterfly” as my mom says, so I like to hang out with friends and I like to see my friends. The only time I really get to see them is for summer camp and for plays. However, I don’t mind this because if I did see them all the time we might not be as close of friends.

As you can tell a homeschool life is very much different from a public-school life. I am happy that my family made the decision to put my brother and me into homeschool. That’s all from me, Learning in Pajamas, be sure to come back for more!

 

The Time I Helped a Friend (8th Grade English #6)

Today for English, my assignment was to write an essay about a time that I helped a friend.

A few years ago, I was in sixth grade. My friend was having trouble with math. At the time, I was doing exceptionally well in this subject! As we were talking one day she told me that she needed help. I told her that I could help tutor her. After that, we started meeting up at breakfast and lunch and I would help her learn the math. Very soon afterwards, she started getting much better grades.  It was awesome to see her grades go up so fast. Not only was it good for her, but it was also fun for both of us because we were best friends! Also, it helped me review the subject and refresh my memory. If I had to go back to those moments I would, without doubt, do it again.

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (8th Grade English #5)

Today I am writing an essay about the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne! This book is about three men, Ned Land, Professor Aronnax, and Conseil going onto a man named, Captain Nemo’s submarine and their adventures under the sea! These men have glorious adventures ranging from traveling the ocean outside of the submarine and even getting to sleep, eat, and do most daily activities in a submarine. That is something I would love to do. Fun Fact: After Jules Verne published this book, the government thought he was a spy because, the government was working on creating a submarine, but nobody was supposed to know about this, kind of suspicious don’t you think?

My favorite part of this book was when Captain Nemo was first showing everyone their new rooms. I found it quite interesting to read and picture in my mind what the room would look like. Some of the thing he said the room had inside were a High oak dresser, fine paintings, earthenware and glass that had an inestimable value! Inestimable means that the number is too big to calculate. My least favorite part was when they were, what the professor called abduction, captured by captain Nemo’s crew. I didn’t like this part because nobody likes to be captured. When I was reading this part, I got pretty upset with these people. I didn’t like the fact that they abducted them, later in the book I was happy that they did because that meant they could have awesome, and entertaining, adventures with Captain Nemo!

About the author, a few facts about Jules Verne. He was supposed to be a lawyer, like his father. However, he quit his studies to write stories for a magazine and even plays. He eventually died from diabetes in 1905, but his works remain bestsellers world-wide to this day!

In conclusion, I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars, because, like most books, it had parts that I really enjoyed and parts that I didn’t. I would recommend this book to people who like to read adventurous books. Be sure to come back to Learning in pajamas for more from me!

 

My Favorite Food! (8th Grade English #4)

Today’s English assignment was to write about my favorite food.

Most people’s favorite foods are pizza and burgers. Well, my favorite foods are Mac n’ cheese and mashed potatoes.

I make my mac n’ cheese by simply using the store-bought boxes. Mac n’ cheese is a mixture of noodles cheese butter and milk. At least that is what you use to cook it from the box. I think this is a great way to get your kids started on cooking do to the fact that it is very simple to make.

My second food is mashed potatoes. I love mashed potatoes with meat loaf. They are a very good food combination. The way my grandmother would always make the mashed potatoes is by peeling the potatoes then boiling them till they are soft, and finally mashing them! Funny story, I used to hate mashed potatoes, I’d always “play” with them because I thought they were gross. Then one day I ate them and it turned out, I really like them! Ever since then I have absolutely loved mashed potatoes and I hope that for my birthday I can get some!

In conclusion, my favorite foods are mashed potatoes and mac n’ cheese. If it came down to having to choose only one favorite food, that food would most definitely be mashed potatoes!

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My Favorite Hobby (8th Grade English #2)

Today for English class I was assigned to write an essay about my favorite hobby!

My favorite hobby is, acting! I personally love to act. Acting is my passion, as well as singing. I started acting when I was super young! My parents and grandparents always gave my cousins, or sometimes brother, a camera! A lot of the time we’d make skits and small plays, and then film them. We would have so much fun performing them! Eventually all the adults would be in the same room and we would show them our work! Most of the time, I would be a little nervous or embarrassed by what we had done. Although, they seemed to really enjoy it, so, we would keep making them!

Other things I have done for this hobby of mine are actual plays! I have performed in very few with minor parts, however, it was still a very enjoyable experience. The plays I was in were called: A Christmas Story: The Musical and Shrek the Musical. Another thing for plays that I have done is audition for a play called: To Kill a Mockingbird. Also, I will be performing as the lead role for the first time ever! There is a first for everything!

I also go to a drama camp! I have gone to this camp since I was 8! Sadly, 2018 is my final year as a camper at this camp. However, I will become a Councilor in training!

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What I did This Summer! (8th Grade English #1)

It’s finally time to go back to school! Today was my first day of the eighth grade! In my English class, I was told to write an essay on what I did over the summer.

This summer, I was pretty lazy, But, Isn’t everybody lazy over summer! For most of summer I lounged around and watched television. For the time I wasn’t doing that I was, most likely, at my grandparents!

For the past years, my brother, Caleb, and I would go to our grandparent’s house in the country and stay there for a while. However, this summer was different, because this was our first summer as a homeschooler! That didn’t change much but, we did not get to stay there for as long as we used to. Although, while we were there we did get to do a lot of fun things, for example, we went to a drama camp! Caleb and I have done this camp for five years! This year was a little different because he was a C.I.T, that means Counselor in training.

Another thing that we did this year was have rehearsals for: To Kill a Mockingbird! We auditioned for this play near the end of last year. During the first rehearsal, we did a read through and we met everybody in the play! In the second rehearsal we blocked, that means to add movement, Forty-five pages!

As you can tell, we weren’t that busy but, we did have fun with whatever we were doing!

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