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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

crazy testing and dogs

In case you haven't noticed, ms. lopez is a bad teacher. however, she got even worse, and all the other sixth grade teachers have stooped down to her level of teaching as well. we've been crazily zooming through our math book because "it's better to get exposed to everything than to focus on one thing". well, we're zooming throught, and we aren't getting exposed to anything that makes sense, and we're not focusing on anything either. i really, reaally do not understand anything we're learning in math right now, and neither does anybody else in the class, but ms. lopez doesn't care one bit. she says that we're not trying to learn, but she's actually just trying to blame us because she doesn't know how to teach.

today was the first day of STAR testing. we start with English language arts, for 2 days, then math for 2 days. english wasn't that difficult. pretty easy, actually. it was mainly just reading comprehension.

now, for the fun part;the following are the dog breeds i want:
american eskimo
shiba inu

but i have to get a small one, so i'm thinky of going with a papillon. i love its ears. here's a picture of one:

i plan on naming it cheeko if it's a boy, and cheeka if it's a girl. :D

Saturday, April 26, 2008


Well, I have to say, i've been pretty busy lately. i know what you're thinking, "How busy can a twelve-year-old sixth grader possibly be?" But really, there are so many things going on.

First of all, i am greatly relieved to have finished the whitney writing test and the middle school math placement test. However, we do start STAR testing next week. and that counts 70% for whitney. yikes! i am studying, studying, studying, and doing lots of extra work in order to make sure i do well in English and Math. In addition to testing, as if there weren't enough stress already, the teachers gave us another report to do. the i-search, which is the most important report of the year. wonderful. Oh well, i really enjoy doing i-searches, though. last year was a success since i did it on my favorite topic- figure skating, and earned a 4+, the highest grade you could possibly get. This year, since the topic has to be relative to the book we recently read called THE CAY, i chose to search about coconuts and palm trees. cute, eh?

FIELD TRIPS are the best part of school! we have two very exciting ones coming up. on may 5, we get to GO TO THE BEACH!! the other classes have already went, and they came back saying it was "totally narley, dude!"!!. we well get to learn how to surf, boogie board, and kayak. (i'm especially looking forward to the surfing part!) Next, sometime late may, or early june, we are GOING TO KNOTT'S BERRY FARM from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm!! we get into groups of 3 or more, and do whatever we want!! WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I CAN'T WAIT! i can't help it! ive been waiting for this day since.. since... i knew about it! but even then, i thought it was just a rumor, but no!!! BUT WAIT- there's a catch. if we don't turn in our report on time, which is due on the day of the beach trip, we don't go to the beach. that one's pretty simple. no worries there, but.... the teachers came up with a "brilliant" idea about a three strike rule. if you misbehave or don't turn in homework on time, you get a strike. three strikes, and you don't go to knott's. YIKES!. well, not that i have an issue with not doing homework, but you see... er.. i tend to be cumbersome and forgetful, so about once a week, i leave something at home, and now i'm afraid i'll do it again. :( but i'm really a terrific, most of the time, straight A student, so perhaps ms. lopez could make an exception? if not, i'll write her the best persuasive paper ever, and she'll be so dazzled and mesmerized by it, that i will be able to hypnotize her and make her let me go! aha! take that!

now, there's one last thing i'm overjoyed about.. I'M GOING TO GET A DOGGY! i've always wanted a dog, my entire life long, and now my life long dream is coming true!!!!!!!! well, almost. my parents will get me one if i make it into whitney. but of course i will! under my most accurate calculations, there is practically already a spot reserved for me in whitney! now, i checked out some dog books from the library a couple days ago while i was looking for coconut books, and i am thinking about a siberian husky, alaskan malamute, or samoyed. but my parents want a small dog, so perhaps a pomeranian, welsh corgi, american eskimo, or a pallion? or i'll get some kind of a cute little mutt from the shelter? oh, i know! i'll get a samoyed puppy, and tell Mom that it'll stay that small, and when it grows big, i go, "oops, didn't see that coming!"

despite the testing and reports, i actually love my life right now. it really couldn't be better. i love challeges, as well as rewards. so, parfait! woof! arf!bark! and bwack! bwack! (inside joke between me and jie ji)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Whitney Test

i'm quite nervous, excited, scared and relieved about this even, which will take place on april 24th. need to write, write, WRITE! i hope they give us a good topic, like the one they gave for the last district test, and not a ms. lopez- type topic. but i'm actually not that scared about the writing part. i'm quite sure i'll get a 4.

however, i need to work on reading and math for the star test, which counts 70% for whitney. the previous year, i got 600 in math, which is the most you can get, but if i want to get into whitney, i have to keep my math schore the same, yet also increase me reading score. although i performed in the "advanced" area in both tests. i was kinda disappointed because my reading went down. i got 450 last year, and the year before that, i got 492. however, i don't know how well i have to do on reading to get in. they might let me pass witha 492, but probably not a 450. so, to be on the safe side, i'm aiming for 500 and above.

star testing starts on may 1st.

by the way, on may 5th, we're GOING TO THE BEACH!!!!!!! the other classes already went, and everyone agreed that is was NARLEY. they all learned how to surf, kayack, boogie board, and other stuff. but shiree and i think that we are quite lucky to go in may, because it'll be alot warmer that when the other classes went, last monday. shruti tried rubbing it in, saying that it wasn't cold at all, but the sky looked pretty gloomy when they went.

:) :) :0 :] :D :D

Saturday, April 12, 2008

books :]


+ I'd tell you I love you, but then I'd have to Kill You
+Bratfest at Tiffany's--- oh wait! i've already read that!
+No place for magic
+The Luxe
+Chinese Cinderella
+Allie Finkle
+Criss Cross
+A Great and Terrible Beauty

all i can think of.. for now...

Friday, April 4, 2008

spring break. :(:

most people would jump for joy for it to finally be spring break. though i'm not jumping for joy, i'm ok happy. why aren't i super excited? first of all, i absolutely HATE doing homework over weekends or breaks from school. all of my spring breaks since fourth grade were spent at them cerritos library, reading books all day long. but now, i have to do this one "optional" math packet, and a reading thingy. if you've never known, if a teacher says some assignment is optional, they actually expect you to do it, because that's what "good" students do. and therefore, i HAVE to do it, because i'm a good student, and everybody expects me to. besides, although i hate to admit, it'd be a good review right before the CA STAR testing and whitney exam. the reading thingy is what i really don't want to do. a few days ago, everyone in our class had to pick a book out of a list, to read over the spring. easy, i thought, since i love reading, but that wasn't it. we also have to write in this journal. after reading each chapter of whatever book you chose, (in my case, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh) you have to write a summary, write a reflective, and draw an illustration, but stick figures are not allowed. ??? oh, AND, you have to COLOR the illustrations, or else, you get an automatic F. ??????

in addition, tomorrow is supposed to be my day (or 2 hours) of watching the ISU Figure Skating World Exhibitions, but no, i have to go to some dumb piano recital, and pay $10 dollars for a fake trophy that everyone gets. yeah, i have a cheap piano teacher. the exhibitions start at 3:30, but my recital starts at 4:00, so i probably have to leave the house by 3:30.

maybe if i jacked someone's iPhone, i could watch it...... or just any old computer. -wait- is it even possible to watch tv on the computer??