The Ridiculed Girl Alex P.

There once was a young girl who was not very popular. She was very shy, was constantly brushed off, and everyone thought and said she was strange. One day, she decided to try and become more “normal”. She started by dressing like the others. Everyone was shocked at how she looked but soon forgot, returning to their daily lives.


Crestfallen, the girl asked her sister why she was not accepted even though she looked like everyone else.


Her sister replied, “Try to act in the same way as the others.”

The next day the girl dressed, spoke, and acted in a similar way to her peers. Again, they snubbed her.


They snorted, “What a fake! She looked hideous and acted ridiculously!”

Dejectedly, she trudged home and cried.


She asked her sister again, “What else must I do to win everyone?”


“Uhh…. Maybe attempt to be nicer and more open.”


Slowly, she began to transform, winning others. They gave her their opinion on how she should be. She listened and became the ideal picture of everyone. She took all of the opinions and turned them into the person she wanted to be.


After working on her peers for a long time, she felt so proud yet felt very hollow. Out of her determination to win everyone over, she forgot to be true to herself.


The moral of the story is to be yourself.


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Everyone Agrees to Peace By Alex P.

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For my comic life project, I chose to write and draw about “Everyone Agrees to Peace” because I wanted to draw the characters in the story (rooster and fox). I drew all of my illustrations on Sketchbook on my iPad. Then, I transferred them through email on to the computer. Next, I installed the pictures/ drawings onto Comic Life where I organized them and added speech bubbles and other details.

The story is an Aesop Fable teaching others to be honest. It begins with a fox wanting a rooster to come down to eat him. He tells the rooster that all the animals agreed to peace, therefore, there is nothing to fear. The rooster was not deceived and cunningly told the fox that a pack of fox hounds were heading their way. The frightened fox ran off without glancing back.

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Wisdom Tales Test Alex P.






Image made by me in Sketchbook Pro

Today in Language Arts class, we took a test on these short tales called Wisdom Tales. We have been preparing for this open-note test by writing short summaries, naming their origins, and typing the moral for each one in an app called Evernote. I prepared further by making key words bold and by making a MindMiester map for the morals and types of stories. I also re-read them.

The advantage of using Evernote was that it found words or titles in stories when you typed it in the search bar. This helped when we had to name certain tales out of the 51. If I were to re-take this test, I would print out the tales because reading a piece of paper is easier for me. Also, you can highlight, circle, and underline the words.

If you were taking this test soon, these are my words of wisdom: Study! Do not think that because it is open-note, you do not have to. This makes the test harder. Therefore, do what makes it easy for you to find information quickly!

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Thankful For by Alex P.


I am thankful for my family. They support, help, guide, teach, and comfort me. I can always count on them. They make me laugh and cheer me on. We tease each other and know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. My brother and I get along easily and I know that I will always be there for him and I know my family will be there for me. Things come and go, but my family will always be the same. I love them all very much.

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Thanksgiving By Alex P

Pumpkin pie baking,

Gardeners raking,

School is out,

No homework to worry about


The family says the prayer,

Dessert is saved for later,

Food piled on the platter,

Utensils clatter


Delicious flavors,

So much to savor,

Which to eat first?

None of the foods are the “worst”


Dinner comes to a close,

There aren’t any woes,

Outside it gets dark,

Which is what marks,

The end of Thanksgiving dinner.






Image created by me on Doodle Buddy

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Poems Alex P.


I couldn’t do my homework because I was on a run,

I didn’t shoot the basketball because I was blinded by the sun,

I will not go to bed because now I want a bath,

And I didn’t pay attention in class for I dislike math,

In art my work was messy because I didn’t use the stencil,

And now I can’t finish my report ‘cause I broke my pencil,

All of my excuses that I wanted to say,

Well, did they get me out of trouble… just for today?


Wispy cotton floating in the heavens,

Like fluffy sheep in a blue pasture,

Slowly being persuaded by the nagging wind


The heavens boom ominously,

The sky crying and shedding infinite tears,

Turning the earth into limpid pools

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I Am Proud Of… By Alex P.

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 I am proud of myself for adjusting well in my new school. I feel quite confident that I am doing well here. Although the school is harder, I have felt ready for this new level of academics for a while. I felt scared at first, but now I enjoy it here very much. I am also proud of my language abilities. My mother speaks Cantonese and Spanish as well as English. I have grown in this environment and am proud of it even though it is different.

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iPad Program by Alex P.

The iPads are very cool!  A lot of information is placed in that one device.  It is light and if I ever leave my textbook at home, there is usually an online version.  Therefore, it can eliminate some of the heavy textbooks.  Language Arts, for example, is a subject trying to become paperless.  The concept is strange and abstract in a way to me because usually one would hand write things.  On the other hand, it saves trees and the environment.  Also, there are art-like apps, such as Doodle Buddy and Sketchbook that are fun to play with.