Tuesday, January 31, 2012

econd Semester 2012 Goals

My goal for the second semester of this year is to get at least above a 2.0. I chose this because last semester I didn’t really care much, but now I know that by not doing anything that’s going to get me no where. The first thing that I have to do is my homework and I have to make sure that I turn it in on time. Plus, now that we have planners my staff can help me to get on track and they will know that I have homework. Another reason is that if I get good grades that means that I could be off two hour, and im 16 so that means I could get self passes. At the end of the semester, I will know I achieved my goal because at the end of the grading period I will have A’s B’s and some C’s.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Biographical Narrative

Griselda S.
October 27, 2011
English 10 Period 2
Biographical Narrative  

Being Brand New
It was about a year and a half ago when I first met Emilia.  Out of all the three years that I've been here I've never gotten along with houseparents, not once. It’s mostly because I'm not used to having someone love and care so much for me, but then Emilia and her husband Jorge came along. She was very pale, short, and had pretty auburn wavy hair. She seemed anxious but the again working with a bunch of girls can be nerve racking.
It was going to be my fifteenth birthday, and Emilia asked “so what do you want to do for your birthday?” As soon as she said that, I didn't know what to say. I wasn’t  expecting her to do anything for me, actually I wasn't expecting anyone do something. Most of all I was excited because first it was my birthday and second I wasn’t a little girl anymore, I was mature now. Then came January 9, 2010 and right after school I went home, then later had dinner with my housemates. Afterwards, I was happy that she was so concerned .
It was about two or three months ago when it all started.  I woke up in the morning in a grouchy mood. Then later i went to school and that’s where my bad day began. People kept telling me things that I really didn't want to hear, and we really annoying.  . Later, I went to my class and my teacher said that i was getting on her nerves and for no reason kicked me out of class, great.  Afterwards, problems and problems kept coming up. It seemed like I was supposed to get in trouble all day. After school was over i went home and talked to Emilia about it. It was strange at first because don't talk to anyone about things like this, but for some reason she was there to listen.
A few week ago the house and I were extremely bored and had nothing to do. So,  we went to Blockbuster. Emilia was kind enough to take us in the dark all the way up the windy rode to Ramona. I hate going up that way because the street is really narrow. Its’ like your asking to get in a car crash. Either way we got there and instead of renting the movies she bought them for us. I was so happy because she not only did she took us, she actually paid with her own money.
           After a few years of her working in my house, I have come to realize that she has gone out of her way to help me.  Emilia at first was just a staff that is only there to look out for us, but at the end of the day I know hoe much she cares. Finally, someone can  understand me.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Persuasive Essay: Opinion Statement Brainstorm

  1. photography
  2. art
  3. music
  4. piercings
  5. pets

Which of these opinion statements should I select for my essay? Why?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Dragons' Den First Semester Week 17: Free Choice

Street art has always been a big thing in my being. For me living in Los Angeles is the where street art and graffiti can be found all over the place and to me there’s nothing more beautiful than someone expressing their feeling with art. I know what you thinking, you’re probably thinking that I am all about vandalism and that’s not the case here. To me it’s more about just making art making something meaningful and being able to make your talent known. To also let each person see how beautiful it is and putting it up in public so that everyone can appreciate it as much as they do. Lastly, to make things clearer, I am not into gangs, tagging, or crews or any of those silly things. I am just simply in love with all types of art.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

JCCS Academic Language Week 18 - Teen Drivers Interview

Emilia thinks teen drivers should have special restrictions placed on their drivers' licenses because they are impulsive, immature, they speed and they are still young and still get in trouble, so why should they drive.

Jorge thinks teen drivers should have special restrictions placed on their drivers' licenses because they are younger and they don’t tend to make good decision and they don’t have the experience.

Caroline thinks teen drivers should have special restrictions placed on their drivers' licenses because they are not old enough to put hands on the wheel, and be they are still young and they are still kids and don’t know anything about driving.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

JCCS Academic Language Week 17 - China

Jorge thinks bringing imports from China to the US is a good idea because the IMPORT of goods are from another country which encourages competition. Competition is a basic FUCTION in our economy; it’s what makes our capital system successful. Also, he says by importing these good from China, the manufactures in this country can focus on the EXPORTATION of goods that we are selling and producing. For example cars, computers, cell phones, and other high tech devices. Some might argue that importing them from China supports their regime. History has shown us that excluding these countries from trade hurts us all in the long run.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cyberbullying Perspectives

Dear cyber bulling offender,
why are you doing this? Don’t you know that putting other people down doesn't make you the cool guy? There’s no reason for you to be so mean and cruel to people. You may not know this but one day you are going to bully someone to the point where they are going to hurt themselves, and it’s going to be your entire fault, and by that time it would be too late. Then, you would've wished you never said and done those mean things, so I hope you find in your heart to stop now before this get out of hand.