My hero is my uncle Dan Astrinsky. Dan was born in Lima, Peru and still lives there today. He lives in an apartment with his wife Ghila, his daughters Orit and Noah, and his dogs Chami, Chami’s seven puppies, and Facundo. Dan is my hero because he managed to quit smoking. Even though he started again, I hope that he can find the will to stop. Dan loves to participate in Extreme Sports, especially dirt bike racing. I admire him for this, because I think that dirt bike racing is pretty dangerous. In conclusion, I think that Dan is a great person, and that he can quit smoking once more.
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My L.A. class just finished making and writing our hero books this month. We started by just writing out ideas on our hero’s character traits. Then we expanded our character traits into real stories that showed our hero displaying the trait that we picked. Then we created a background paragraph about our hero. This paragraph included some information like: where our hero was born, when our hero was born, our hero’s family, our hero’s childhood and other things like that. After writing the hero books, my school had a professional artist come in to help us make the hero books. To make the books we first folded a big piece of paper, then cut out painted pieces of paper to illustrate a scene where our hero was. When all of our books were finished, they were displayed in the Frank Gallery on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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In late January, we made hero pop up books in Language Arts class. I really enjoyed this experience because we got to be creative and we also got to make something that means a lot to other people. I chose to write about my father, Dave King, as my hero. I really enjoyed the experience of working with an artist and our books even got to go on display at the FRANK Gallery! We had a reception last week where the sixth grade, families, and heroes were invited to the gallery to see our books! My dad was out of town at the time so we went a few weeks ago. I had a great time at the FRANK Gallery because all of my friends were there and we all got to look at the books together! The display where the books are is so beautiful and it seems made for our books! Even though there were some ups and downs in making these books, overall I have had a great experience and I’m sorry that it is over.
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In Language Arts we had a project about our hero. A hero is a person who you look up to, use as a role model, and love. We wrote a story about our hero including: an introduction, three moments, and a conclusion paragraph, and we made a book out of paper. For the writing, we all talked to our hero and gathered information, and we picked three traits about my hero to write about. I wrote my story about my dad. We put all of the paragraphs in a story and checked over our work many times until we had our final draft to put in our books.
To make our books, we first started off by dipping stamps in paint and putting the ink on paper. Then we folded a piece of paper to be the book itself. After that we made our background with the stamped paper, and made a scene that was important to one of our stories. Next, we made a portal to look through to our hero. Finally, we put the cover on the book and put our writing in it. After that, they were displayed in the Frank Gallery on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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Since January we have been writing and making our hero books. It has been a lot of fun, but there were a lot of difficult things too. One difficult thing while doing the hero book was picking a hero. It was tough for me because I really love both of my parents, but I had to choose one. I chose my mom. Also, I loved making the books, and I thought I did a great job on my hero book. The hero books were great. Thank you, Mrs. Donnelly, for all you have done.
My hero was my PopPop. My three characteristics were patient, selfless, and caring. I did my book where I was looking out onto a marsh with PopPop.
I thought our project was long and hard but the final products were AMAZING. I think it was worth the while. The best part was showing it to my hero. I know he really liked it, especially the story and that really was something. Also, it was fun to walk around and see other people’s hidden rooms.
My hero is my dad. He is my hero for many different reasons including how he is smart, funny, and caring. When I grow up I want to be like my dad because he has a great family, a happy life, and a great job. His family includes my mom, brother, sister, and me. Also, we have two dogs. Another thing about my hero is that he has achieved many things during his lifetime. A key achievement was becoming the Chief of Urology at UNC. My hero has impacted my life by helping me be a better person is different ways from a better basketball player to a better person.