I just thought of something funny a kid in my Language Arts class said yesterday. My teacher was laying down the law for the new nine weeks, so she was talking about how we should take our reading logs seriously. I don’t find reading to be a problem because I love it so much, but some kids can’t stand it! Right after the teacher talked about what counts as “reading”, one of the guys raised his hand and asked,
“If we’re watching a movie and turn on the subtitles and read those, can we put that down on our reading logs?”
The whole class busted out laughing because this teacher likes to be super-serious. She hardly ever laughs during class. When he said that, her face turned as purple as an eggplant, she was so mad! That just made it even funnier.
Well, 8th grade started last Monday…And it was awesome!!! I have classes with some of the best people ever! Though I have to admit, my best friend last year, I don’t have any classes with her, so that was kind of sad, but, I still see her in the hallways and such. This is my scheldule:
Homeroom & 1st: Adv. U.S. History
2nd: Symphonic Band
3rd: Adv. Science
4th: All-Girls Chorus
6th: 9th Grade Algebra! (That’s right, high school credit, here I come!!)
7th: 6th Grade Math Gaming?!? (Well, that’s a leap. Thank God I’m not the only 8th grader there.)
8th: Adv. Language Arts
So much happened this week, that if I put it into this one post, it could easily surpass 5,000 words, (I’m already up to 130!) So, starting next Monday, I’ll start to really fill you in on the details. Maybe I’ll do it tonight or tommorrow, but I doubt it.
Band: Now there are only three third row clarinets in my band class, ever since two of them got promoted to a bass and a contra alto clarinet. Today was our 2nd pass-off of the year, Crystal Moon. I had to play from measure 13 to 21. I passed with flying colors!
Language Arts: We read more of our new book, Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse. This might be one of the most miserable books I’ve ever read. First her mother dies and they get into this freak accident. It’s absolutely terrible! I have no idea why my teacher picked this book. Hopefully it has some resolve in the end.
Science: My class did an experiment with cacti and African Violets. We were comparing root systems and how they are adapted to the two plants’ environments.
Chorus: I learned what the emergency was about. Yesterday when I came into class Mrs. Horne said there was some sort of emergency concerning Mr. Horne and everyone was in a panic. Soon she was running out of the classroom and we ended up having Mrs. Domulot as our substitute teacher. Today I heard from a few people that he had a crazy nose bleed and had to go to the emergency room at the hospital. So for our sub today we had this guy with slick black hair.
Geography: We finished (well, most people finshed) our project today where you had to invent your own country. Mine was called Fruit Island and the capital city was named Kiwi.
Over the next ten days I will be writing a lot.