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4/16/2014
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The next day Prometheus went to Zeus and said, O Thunderer, I do not understand your plan. Prometheus disobeyed the gods wishes and steals fire from the sun.
4/15/2014
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Prometheus, one of the most important Greek heros, was a brave man. Zeus roared at Prometheus like we had predicted
4/14/2014
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Prometheus challenged Zeus king of the gods. Prometheus was so unhappy however that he lied awake all night making plans.
4/11/2014
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Well. The sheep was really the wolf in disguise, as I explained in the essay I wrote called Dress for Success. Healthy wolves never attack humans. They never want to harm people.
4/10/2014
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The wolf moved onto an innocent lamb. All of a sudden, the wolf jumped. A shepherd wanted to really eat mutton for dinner, so he picked a sheep to kill.
4/9/2014
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When the wolf saw the sheep, it was upset and wanted to run away quick. The wolf went into the pasture with the sheep dressed in the sheepskin.
4/8/2014
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The moral of this fable is “Each lawbreaker often comes to harm because of their own deceit.” The wolf couldn’t get enough food because of the shepherds, it had to think of a way to trick the shepherds.
4/7/2014
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Like all fables, “The wolf in sheep’s clothing” teaches a lesson or moral. A fable is different than a short story; the first teaches a lesson, whereas the second tells a story.
3/28/2014
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Daedalus made two nice sets of wings for himself and his son with wax and feathers. “Remember” Daedalus told his son “never fly to near the sun”.  Icarus flew to near the sun in spite of the fact that his father had warned him.
3/27/2014
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A labyrinth, like most puzzles, are complicated to create. The King got angry at Daedalus and he put him in a tower and then Daedalus escaped from his cell, but he could not leave the island.
3/26/2014
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Daedalus’s son was made famous by the story retold in this written work. Built a nice labyrinth for King Minos of Crete.
3/26/2014
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A labyrinth, like most puzzles, are complicated to create.
Here is how Josh outlined this part of the myth:
I. labyrinth
     A. construction went good
     B. king was angry
     C. people were shocked
3/25/2014
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According to the legend Daedalus learned his skills from the gods theirselfs. Not only did he design buildings and machines, but he made wonderful toys.
3/24/2014
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The Queen didn’t treat Alice real well. Alice tried to find out what was going on. The Queen shouted, “Off with her head”
3/21/2014
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Alice wont forget her adventures for a long time. Alice caught sight of the parade through the window.
3/20/2014
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While falling down the rabbit hole, an animal was seen by Alice. Characters in the novel included Alice, who fell down the rabbit hole the White Rabbit, who found Alice and the Cheshire Cat, who could vanish.
3/19/2014
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Carroll, his friend, and the three Liddell sisters arrived home at 745 p.m. Me and my parents took a trip to England last spring.
3/18/2014
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The idea for Alice in Wonderland came from a boat ride, that Lewis Carroll took on July 4, 1862. “It was as memorable a day in the history of English literature” W. H. Auden said “as it is in American History".
3/17/2014
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I could of done well in math, but I did not study enough. Not only was he late too class, but he did not do his homework.
3/14/2014
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Carroll included word puzzles or games in his novels. Word puzzles and games make frequent appearances in his novels. It was Josh and Susan idea to find all the mathematical puzzles in the book.
3/13/2014
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Lewis Carroll’s most famous novel contains many mathematical puzzles. The novel is called Alice in Wonderland. Carroll had memorized pi to seventy one decimal places.
3/12/2014
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Today mathematicians study algebra, set theory, and logic. My mother, a mathematician, deals with those kind of subjects every day.
3/11/2014
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Mathematics are real interesting to me. The most earliest records of mathematics date from about B.C. 2000 and come from Egypt.
3/10/2014
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Father William only answered three questions. He did not give his son advise he threatened to kick the boy downstairs.
3/7/2014
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Father William eats a whole goose. Kept his jaw strong by arguing with his wife. In the poem, they had some funny parts.
3/6/2014
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Most funny poems has two things in common—rhythm and rhyme. Father William stands on his head. Father William does back-somersaults.
3/5/2014
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Did you read the poem when you were in school, I asked my mother. I think it was the most funniest poem I ever read.
3/4/2014
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We studied the poem “Father William” in my Literature class. The teacher, who read the poem, is my cousin.
3/3/2014
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I’m Nobody! Who are you? is the first line of my favorite poem. In the spring of 94, Mr. Strober taught us many of Dickinson’s poems.
2/28/2014
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Poets, who write about universal topics such as life and death, interests me. My brother however thinks poems about life and death are awful.
2/27/2014
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Dickinson was a very solitary person. She did not publish much. Today she is very famous. Dickinson couldn’t decide whether to publish her poems even though her sister in law encouraged her.
2/26/2014
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Emily Dickinson wrote about 1175 poems. But only seven poems were published during her lifetime.
2/25/2014
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We didn’t like Dickinson’s poems at first, but you liked them more by the end of class. Dickinson rarely traveled outside her hometown of Amherst Massachusetts.
2/24/2014
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A quilt is different than a blanket a quilt has two layers of cloth, whereas a blanket has a single layer. It is a priviledge to own a quilt, my mother wants to buy one at the county fair.
2/14/2014
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My sister paid $25 50¢ for a piece of an old quilt. She asked if quilts have been steadily growing in value?
2/13/2014
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The first quilts in America were probably made by dutch people. “Quilters,” my teacher said, “Created beautiful designs with cloth.”
2/12/2014
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A pattern of tiny stitches are used to fasten the layers of cloth together. Skilled quilters know how to quickly sew.
2/11/2014
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Quilts—two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched in patterns. In class, we cut peaces of cloth to make quilt squares.
2/10/2014
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Teresa’s mother spent a lot of time cutting and sewing and also had to quilt. Family history and feelings are reflected in the quilts.
2/7/2014
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The line “oh mother you plunged me sobbing and laughing shows the poem’s emotion. Every morning at 10 o’clock, the mother put cloth together to make a quilt.
2/6/2014
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The poem describes strong, and positive feelings about powerful women. Many important tasks depends on self sufficient women.
2/5/2014
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Each family member liked to tell their tales of life in Mexico. These storys motivated Acosta to read on her own.
2/4/2014
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Teresa Palomo Acosta wrote a poem called “My Mother Pieced Quilts.” She grew up in texas. She became a journalist after studying at the university of texas.
2/3/2014
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“Of all the poems I have read, haiku are my more favorite ones” Marc said. Haiku poets hardly write no rhyming poems.
1/31/2014
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The reason that haiku are so famous is because they provide readers with good mental pictures. After reading the haiku in the book, Debbie and me went to the library to get more of these p
1/30/2014
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Traditional haiku are about nature and these poems often describe weather, the seasons, and natural images and these topics affect many people deeply. In a haiku by a skilled writer a vivi
1/29/2014
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The second line has seven syllables, the third line has five syllables. “Haiku have only these characteristics,” said cousin Jamie.
1/28/2014
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Before Karen wrote her haiku she read about her topic and outlines her ideas.
I. haiku
    A. often describes a moment in nature
    B. has a specific number of syllables in each line
1/27/2014
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They be the most best haiku I ever read. Either the haiku by Basho or the one by Kyorai are on he test.
1/24/2014
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The three haiku translated by Daniel Buchanan and the haiku by Buson was the easiest to understand. The poem about plum blossoms, spring, and temple bells.
1/23/2014
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I wanted to express my personal feelings. I wrote a haiku. The teacher read the haiku. She read the poem at a slow pace.
1/22/2014
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I like these three haiku because them can be understood in different ways. In my research paper, I will quote a haiku that begins deep in a windless wood.
1/21/2014
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2 haiku in this book might be difficult to understand. This here haiku is my favorite one.
1/17/2014
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And upslope fog is formed when air is evenly cooled or when wind flows up a mountain. Rain passes through cool air during bad whether. Fog can form.
1/16/2014
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At night water temperature cools slowly. Land temperature cools quick. This fog is usually not thick and is often gone by morning.
1/15/2014
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Fog can be classified into 4 types advection, radiation, upslope, and precipitation. Advection fog forms when warm air passes over colder land. Advection fog also forms when warm air passes over colder water.
1/14/2014
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The foghorn sounded strangely as it echoed over the foggy harbor on memorial day. In some cities fog and smoke combines to produce a mixture called smog.
1/13/2014
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The fog is over the harbor. Makes the poem vivider.  The fog drifts in, looks over the harbor, and then is moving on. I like Sandburg’s poems. My freinds like Sandburg’s poems.
1/10/2014
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Sandburg uses figurative language to make his point. Figurative language is the use of words that are not meant to be taken literally. Sandburg make a comparison between fog and a cat.
1/9/2014
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“Fog” is a very short poem it has only 6 lines. The first line of the poem is “the fog comes in on little cat feet.”
1/8/2014
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Fog is the name of a poem by Carl Sandburg. Sandburg was a newspaper reporter when he writed the poem.
1/7/2014
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1/6/2014
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12/20/2013
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12/19/2013
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12/18/2013
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12/17/2013
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12/16/2013
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Shakespeare worked real hard and built the globe theatre. He wrote 37 plays 154 sonnets and several long poems.
12/13/2013
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By 1594 Shakespeare was part owner of one of the most successful theater companys in London. By that time however Shakespeare already had a reputation as an actor and author.
12/12/2013
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Shakespeare was probably educated at the Stratford Grammar School. He was taught latin and greek. Although we don’t know much about Shakespeare’s life we do know he was married and had three children.
12/11/2013
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Scholars think that Shakespeares father was a businessman who also served in the local goverment. We know hardly nothing about Shakespeare’s life.
12/10/2013
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Shakespeare was born on April 23 1564 in an small town called Stratford-on-Avon. Shakespeare is very famous today. He was not so well known in his day.
12/9/2013
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Rhyme is a type of repetition. This is interesting to a listener. Because of all the repetition “Annabel Lee” has a musical sound.
12/6/2013
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The poet had gave Annabel Lee their love forever. The speaker is sad after losing his love.
12/5/2013
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After the poet and Annabel Lee had fallen in love. Then she died. The angels envied both she and the poet.
12/4/2013
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The first line of the poem “Annabel Lee” is “it was many and many a year ago.” Annabel Lee was loved by the speaker very much.
12/3/2013
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Edgar Allan Poe is the author of the poem annabel lee. Poe 1809–1849 was born in Boston and had a hard life.
12/2/2013
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Bess loves the highwayman. She is the landlord’s green eyed daughter. She waits anxious for him every night.
11/22/2013
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The two main characters in the poem, the outlaw and Bess. People here the highwayman riding through the night. This is a regular occurrence.
11/21/2013
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The highwaymen, who people feared, waited on the side of the road. The highwayman in this poem is a dashing romantic figure.
11/20/2013
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Noyes poem The Highwayman is about an outlaw and his love. The fact that England had been annoyed by outlaws might have influenced his writing.
11/19/2013
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What I want to say is that Alfred Noyes is a man who was a writer who wrote alot of poems and articles. Legendary figures from English history were written about by Noyes.
11/18/2013
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The poem tells we readers that we should forget the sad days and that we readers should go on with life. Longfellow is considered by many people to be one of America’s best poets.
11/15/2013
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In the poem they had some sad lines. The blacksmith is kind and decent and also has courage.
11/14/2013
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The blacksmith work from morning until night he never take a break. After working all day, a rest was what the blacksmith had earned.
11/13/2013
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The blacksmith is more stronger then the other people in the town. The poem starts with the words “under a spreading chestnut tree.”
11/12/2013
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The poem The Village Blacksmith made Henry Wadsworth Longfellow famous. This here poem is real long, but it is easy to read.
11/11/2013
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Of the two children, Annie was the fastest runner. Although everyone were tired, the man continued the chase.
11/8/2013
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It was december and the streets were very slippery. Mikey and her had nowhere to go because Edgerton Ave was a dead end.
11/7/2013
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Annie wore timberline boots on account of the fact that they were waterproof. Because they were exhausted, the kids ran all the way down Edgerton Avenue.
11/6/2013
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Annie was seven years old the boys were a little older. The kids rushed through the streets like we thought they would.
11/4/2013
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Annie Dillard wrote An American Childhood so readers could learn why she became a writer. Do you think you could of written an essay like this about your childhood?
11/1/2013
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The first part of my story outline looked like this:
I. facts about Barrio Boy
A. family
B. school
“Well, I don’t know if I want to be a teacher” said Ernesto.
10/31/2013
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Ernesto enjoyed his studies. And he liked his teachers. Learning english, as well as getting used to a new country, take time.
10/30/2013
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Ito can read a sentence the teacher exclaimed! The korean, italian, and polish first graders all had similar moments of glory.
10/29/2013
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Friends in the barrio explained the school rules. Miss Hopley sat at a roll top desk and smiled wholeheartedly.
10/28/2013
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“Who is going to a new school?” the teacher asked. “It is me,” Ernesto wrote in the composition. Mrs Dodson, a neighbor, told Ernesto how to find the lincoln school.
10/25/2013
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Thurber drew cartoons until the 1950’s for many issues of the magazine. The magazine be famous for its cartoons biographies and stories.
10/24/2013
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In addition to writing Thurber drew cartoons for the magazine. His cartoons showed sad looking animals. They also showed oversized wives with undersized husbands.
10/23/2013
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Harold Ross founded The New Yorker in 1925. Thurber joined the magazine in 1927 and wrote for them for many years.
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