Talk To Your Teen by Kira S







In the book Cosmic, the main character, Liam, is reading a book called Talk To Your Teen. Talk To Your Teen gives you advice about how to handle situations with your teen. Here is my idea I would add to the book.

If you feel like your teen doesn’t come to you for advice or help, that might mean that they don’t feel comfortable talking to you or they know that you don’t listen to them. A simple but good way to let your teen know that you’re there for them is listening to what their problem is and think about how to help them. When they are being open with you, the last thing they want to hear is their idea being shot down or you not accepting the concept that they are proposing. Another way you can understand your teen is to try to put yourself in the situation they are in, then try to help them out by giving advice that you would want to hear. Once they feel like they can come to you with an open mind and they know that you will listen to everything that they tell you, they will most definitely come to you. What I am am saying is try listening for a change!

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If I Were A Grown Up For A Day by Kira S

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If I were a grown up for a day, I would buy a mansion and two new cars. The first car I would buy is a black Range-Rover, the second car I would buy is a customized black and pink Mustang. After I buy the two new cars, I would drive to France for a shopping spring!

On the way to France, I spotted Justin Bieber! As much as I wanted to take him with me, I decided to leave him in peace. Before I leave France I would pick up new furniture for my mansion. Once I return from France, half of my day as a grown up will be over! I must move quickly before the day is over!

I would hop in my black and pink Mustang and rush to the spa! I would get my nails done and get a quick back massage. When I’m done with the spa, I would buy a two dogs for my new mansion. I would buy two golden retrievers. I would name one Cody and the other one Cooper. After picking up my dogs, I would drive home to my mansion and get them settled in. The last thing that I would do before my day is over is take a long nap in my king sized bed. When I wake up, I am no longer a grown up. I realized how much fun I could have as a grown up but being a grown up also comes with more responsibilities. I think I will enjoy my kid years for now!

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Book Review by Kira S.

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In Language Arts I am reading Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings. I first found out about Red Kayak in a book talk. I have really enjoyed reading it so far. It really keeps my attention thoroughly throughout the book because of the great details. I can easily get an image in my mind by all the details. I can’t wait to read on and see what happens! If you like a good mystery, I think you would really enjoy this book!

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My Wisdom Tale by Kira S.




In LA we have been doing a variety of projects. One project was to make our own wisdom tale! My wisdom tale called Running Away from Home, was about a puppy who ran away from home. Here is my wisdom tale story!

There once was a small , white Maltese puppy named Cooper who ran away from his home. One day he was walking down the street on a rainy day, and ran into a three brown, mean poodles named Cody, Paul, Peter who thought they were better than the small Maltese.

When the Maltese approached the poodles, the poodles said, “What are you doing at the side town you don’t belong here!”

The maltese said, “I ran away from home.”

Meanwhile, there is an old yellow Labrador across the street watching, but no one even pays her any attention. The poodles started making fun of the small Maltese. The Maltese kept walking and tried to ignore the mean poodles. Cooper started feeling homesick. Cooper started to find his way back home. Along the way an old but wise yellow Labrador retriever named Sandy, came up close to Cooper.

“I have been watching you run away from your house and get into trouble with those mean poodles,” said Sandy.

“You have?” said Cooper.

The old dog said, “I have and I also saw you not stick up for yourself when those poodles were teasing you.”

Cooper hung his head low and said, “I couldn’t do anything, the poodles were much bigger than me!”

“We are all equal Cooper. Just because they might be bigger on the outside doesn’t mean that they are better in any way,” said Sandy.

After Cooper thought about what Sandy said, he was thinking about how she was right. Cooper had an idea. He was going to walk back through that part of town where the poodles lived and tell them what he had learned from Sandy. Cooper started on his way back to that part of town. When he finally reached there, the poodles were eating out of their fancy bowls. When Cooper got closer to the poodles, the poodles stopped eating and trotted over to the Maltese. Cooper asked for just two minutes of their time. The poodles agreed to listen to what Cooper had to say.

“I ran into a very old but wise dog named Sandy, while I was trying to continue in my journey and she told me something that was very true,” said Cooper.

The poodles were becoming very restless with Cooper. At this point the poodles didn’t care about what Cooper had to say.

“We are all equal and you shouldn’t treat people the way you treated me earlier today!” exclaimed Cooper. “Just because you are bigger than me doesn’t mean you can treat me any kind of way,” said Cooper.

The poodles all thought about what Cooper had just recited to them. After thinking about what Cooper had said, the poodles simply agreed with Cooper and the poodles apologized. When the poodles apologized, they all quickly became friends.

Moral: Everyone is equal, don’t be mean 

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Comic Project By Kira S







In LA class we had to do a comic on any wisdom tale we would like to retell. I chose The Wild Strawberry. Using Comic Life was new to me because I hadn’t used it before. Although once I got the hang of it, it was really fun. I also enjoyed drawing my pictures and then using Sketch Book Pro to add detail to the picture. It was fun to learn how to use Sketch Book Pro! I did enjoy this project and I hope we do something like this again!

Christmas Time By Kira S.

It’s that time of year to decorate trees, make cookies and make your wish list! Can you believe that Christmas is only 7 days away! Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time when all of my family is together and we have an amazing time! When I do appreciate all the gifts a receive, I especially enjoy the actual feel of Christmas. I can’t wait for Christmas and winter break! I hope we get at least 2 inches of snow this year! Happy almost Christmas everyone! 🎅🎄🎁

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Open Note Test By Kira S






Today in Language Arts we took an open note wisdom tale test. When I took the wisdom tales test I thought it was helpful to have my notes if I needed them. When I first looked at the test, it looked a little hard. Although when I actually got the test and started it, it was easy. I liked how we had the option of extra credit. I think memorizing the last six lines was a good way to earn extra credit!

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I’m Thankful For…by Kira S.






I am thankful for a lot of things, but one thing I am very thankful for is my family. I have two sisters named Kara and Kiah, and two parents named Thomas and Yolanda. My family is very close, especially my sisters and me. Even though my oldest sister Kara is in college she always tries to find the time and come home to spend time with the family. Most typical siblings argue and fight, but my sisters and I surprisingly don’t fight at all! We are like best friends that get along most of the time! My family is very important to me and I know that they will always be there for me no matter what. That’s why I’m very thankful for my family!

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Thanksgiving is Coming Up! by Kira S.

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Thanksgiving is a holiday to be thankful for what you have! I am thankful for an awesome family that cares about me and amazing friends! Thanksgiving is also the time to eat! One of my favorite desserts on Thanksgiving is my sister’s pecan pie.Yum! Thanksgiving is right around the corner! What are you thankful for? What are your favorite foods to eat on Thanksgiving?

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My Grammar Project by Kira S

My topic for my grammar project was when to use commas. My topic was a pretty easy topic to understand and learn about. Learning how to use commas is straight forward and easy to learn. One tip I shared in my presentation was where you use pairs of commas. Pairs of commas are used in the middle of the sentence to help set off two expressions that interrupt the sentence flow.

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