Seventh Grade Reflection

When I first arrived in August, I expected a boat load of homework every night and that I’d have to work hard for A’s in all my classes. I was right about both.

Seventh grade was hard compared to sixth. I had to struggle through the first few months and stay up late into the night just to finish my science reading notes or to study for my upcoming Spanish test.

I honestly think the amount of homework this whole year was unreasonable. Why give us more work when we’re already working from bell to bell in every class?

It was hard especially hard for me to finish all my work because I barely had any time to do it. Everyday I trudged home with a heavy backpack, planning to finish it later. I had to go to both of my brothers’ three hour baseball games, take care of my sister, attend my own practices and matches, help with chores, etc.

Eventually, I got used to managing my time and using it wisely. And it ended up that the extra homework helped me achieve my good grades in every class. I had to work harder the second semester as my classes got harder. But sitting in front of my desk for two hours studying was worth it as my test grades went up in science and math.

Overall I think seventh grade was very challenging! If I were to ever redo it, I definitely would NOT. It’s a miracle that I made it through, and I hope that eighth grade will be different.


“Never take someone for granted,
Hold every person close to your heart,
Because you might wake up one day,
And realize you’ve lost a diamond,
While you were too busy collecting stones.”

Challenge Week 6- Media and a Memory

As I went into kindergarten, I fell in love with the movie Peter Pan.
I must have watched it a million times by now! I just couldn’t do
with without it because it was one of my favorites.

Every time, I sat down in the evening before bed and watched the
movie non-stop. I knew my parents were probably tired of watching
it with me because they didn’t see the fun in it. They later started saying
that the movie was childish and asking why I couldn’t stop watching.

Peter Pan is about a boy who wouldn’t grow up because he lived
in Neverland with the lost boys. He took Wendy and her two brothers
to Neverland. They had a great adventure and eventually he returned them
back to England. While I watched this movie, I pretended I was Wendy
Darling flying over London and to Neverland. I loved this movie and will
always remember every second of it, even though I haven’t seen it in a while.


Challenge 3: Favorite Quote

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss❤️

Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist. He was
mostly known for his children’s books written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss.

I love this quote because it means a lot! Joyful memories and moments are worth remembering. So instead of crying afterwards, you should recapture the joy by smiling.

Challenge 2: Place

The dullness of a house that I’ve been living in for six years can be tiring. Outside is where I want to be. My backyard is one of my favorite places here in Austin!

One reason I love my backyard is because of the large amount of space. There is one huge hill, a large cement patio, a rock trail, and the ground held by bricks spans above all the way to the left side. With this much space, there are so many things you can do!

Another reason why I like my backyard, is because it’s outside. I get really bored staying inside the house all day long with nothing to do but homework or play on my iPad. Outside in my backyard,  there’s fresh air, wind, and sunshine. Plus, running around is much better than sitting on the couch!

Overall, my backyard is a fun and an enjoyable place to be. I would rather be outside than inside!

The Phantom’s Lair


Pitch black. The lair is filled with weariness and pitch black.

It is hidden deep, down below the Opera House. The bare,
stone walls hold no windows. None are needed, for this
dungeon only bears darkness.

However, in the center there is a candlelight dancing away tauntingly.
The crackling of the fire echoes off of the walls and fills your ears. The
faint light creates overhanging shadows in this dismal and dreary room.
Light is not necessary to the master of this treacherous location.

In the corner sits an enormous and depressing throne. It may have
looked exquisite at one point. But, now it is scratched and torn
apart, as if the greatest land animals have been using this chair
for generations. Here, the owner of this diabolical lair spent
most of his insecure life.

A huge organ stands exposed to one side. The keys are softly pushed
down as harmonious music occupies ever corner. Suddenly, you can hear
gears winding slowly. Beautiful notes escape the music box, a golden
piece of softwood. Out of nowhere, a charming but heartbroken voice
starts to sing: “Masquerade, paper faces on parade. Masquerade, hide
your face so the world will never find you.”

In front of you lies an abandoned mask made out of white cloth. Behind
you stands someone encased in darkness.

He is psychotic….



He is the Phantom of the Opera.

Phantom of the Opera- Act 1

We have recently started to read the play version of the Phantom of the Opera.

In Act 1: There is a girl named Christine who is taught how to sing by her “angel of music.” Her tutor is actually the Phantom who hides his “ugliness” behind a mask. He stays under the opera house in the dark.

When Raoul sees Christine sing, he immediately falls in love with her. This makes the Phantom jealous. He kills the stagehand because what he wanted wasn’t getting carried out. At the end of act 1, the chandelier falls at Christine’s feet, and the Phantom vanishes.

I like to listen to the songs, one of my favorites is the Masquerade one. This story has a lot of depth to it and I can’t wait until we watch the movie after STAAR testing.


Pep Rallies

The sound of feet pounding against the bleachers, the sight of a
human wave forming across the room, the band playing blaring
music, the thrill of what’s going to happen next. I love pep rallies
and here’s a few reasons why!

First, you get to skip class which means no extra work. On a
normal day, classes are about fifty minutes long and full of
class work. But, on pep rally days, classes are cut shorter.
Math class is only thirty five minutes long. Who enjoys
doing boring math work, anyways?

Second, pep rallies are fun overall! I like to sit with my friends,
watch the cheerleaders, and get loud! Everyone is always cheering
and screaming at the top of their lungs. Nothing can be more exciting
than watching students and teachers compete and the cheerleaders’
new dance. Everything about pep rallies is enjoyable.

In conclusion, pep rallies can be a thrilling time of enjoyment. I love
pep rallies and everything about them!

Snow Day in January

I wake up at 7 in the morning and immediately check to see if I have to go to school today. I find out that school is cancelled and climb back into bed. Then I remember that there was a chance of snow today. I open up my window blinds and see a layer of white covering the ground. It’s snowing!!!!!!

It hasn’t snowed ever since like fourth grade which was about three years ago! As excited as I was, I try to wake up my sister, but she says she’s too sleepy. Then I try waking up my brothers and they immediately look out the windows and find that I’m not lying. We all grab our coats, hats and scarves. I slip on my boots and without permission, I turn off the alarm and we all head outside.

I have to say, I was pretty disappointed. There was barely any snow! Most of it was just ice and there wasn’t a lot on the ground. My brothers found more snow on the top of the cars and used that to have a snowball fight, which didn’t really work. My hands were starting to freeze in the cold weather, because I couldn’t find my gloves, so I went back inside.

I came outside later, before all the ice could melt. I brought my baby sister out and made sure she was wearing a coat and a sweater underneath. This was her first “snow day.” I didn’t let her walk on the ground, though, because I had already slipped twice, and she probably would also.

Even though there was mostly ice, we still took a lot of pictures, because who knows when we’ll have another snow day!!!



Super Bowl

The Super Bowl match wasn’t as exciting as least year: It was really obvious who
was going to win. I wasn’t really going for any team in particular: I’m not
a fan of either the Broncos or Seahawks.

Last year I was going for the Ravens, and they won.I only got to see the last quarter
because I had to finish up my homework when the game started.

I think the halftime show was ok but I didn’t get to see all of it. And there were
no exciting commercials.


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