When I was sitting down in front of Grace Lin, I felt a rush inside, I was going to sit in front of someone who went to the White House! We had watched a Ted talk about her in the morning, and I ha been thinking about her all day. I found out that she felt bad because she was the only Asian girl in her class. I couldn’t believe that someone so famous, and cool, ever wanted to change who they were. I felt bad that kids had told her that she couldn’t do things, because she is Asian. Anyway, she taught us about how to draw a lucky tiger, and how it had to have a lucky number of stripes. Also, she said that the number four, brought death in China! She also taught us “thank you”, in Chinese, xie xie (shea shea), and bye-bye, in Chinese, zai jain. Overall, Grace Lin taught us a lot about her childhood, and her culture.
My first poem is about sadness, and I have a picture to go with it. Something that inspired me to write this poem, is that I was feeling really sad, and I started to wonder how to describe sadness. As I started to write, the ideas just flowed onto the page. I think that I write my best poems when I just think, and let the ideas come to me. One tip that I have is to just look around, or think about how you are feeling.
My second poem is about what the place of my dreams, would be like. Something that inspired me, is that I was doodling about a perfect world, and my homework was to write a poem, and I had writers block. So, I just started to write about my doodles. At first, I thought it wouldn’t be good enough to share with the class, but I made some revisions to it, and then it was perfect! This was my festival poem, and I have a picture of my illustration.
My third poem is about the song of Winter, and I made a video recording of me reading it. I wanted to include sounds in my poem, so I decided to to the sounds of the season I was born in, Winter. So, I started to think about what kinds of sounds you hear in the wintertime. I thought about our most recent snowstorm, and thought about he things that you hear in the winter.
My fourth, and final poem is about Spring, and I have created a collage of pictures to go with it. Something that inspired me to write this song is looking outside, at nature. I wrote this poem on a very warm day, and I went outside, and looked, and listened, and smelled,everything around me. It felt like paradise, and I decided to write about it.
In our first debate, my group made a lot of mistakes, and did somethings well. One mistake we made, is that we said “um”, instead of pausing to think. Another mistake, that we made, was that we whispered our lines to each other, while that other members were debating. One thing my group did well, is that we provided reasons that were backed up with evidence. Overall, we did okay for our first try.
In our second debate, we did better, because we made fewer mistakes, and did more things well. One thing we messed up on, was that we didn’t look at the audience, One thing we did well, was that we didn’t say”um”, and “uh”, as much. Another thing we did well was that we unpacked our evidence, instead of just stating it.
Overall, we did somethings well, and we need to work on somethings. Also, our group improved a lot from our first debate, to our second.
I think that the story about educating girls will change the world. This is because this story is about an issue that has been a problem for many years, and this story will inspire the world to slowly speak up for the right of education for girls. I also think that this story will have a long lasting effect because it inspires people to change the world by speaking up. This story will also have a long lasting effect because it lets people know that there is a problem, and that they need t help solve it. This is why I think that this story will have a long lasting effect on the world.