Notes from a liar and her dog


The book I’m reading is Notes From a Liar and Her Dog the main character Antonia is very different from her family she doesn’t look the same and she doesn’t act the same. For her it’s like she’s alone. She convinces herself that she’s adopted when she really isn’t but that gets out of hand and she starts telling everyone she’s adopted. Antonia learns that lying is not the way to solve her problems and she’s  just going to get more problems to deal with.


One of the things that Antonia learns is when the art teacher takes Antonia and her friend Harrison to the zoo to help out but Antonia sneaks her dog Pistachio and the dog gets into the lion cage which causes trouble and  the art teacher has to lie to the zoo manager which makes trouble for the teacher and Antonia gets into a lot of trouble.


One way Antonia thinks lying helps is when she tells her family that she earned money from helping at the Zoo but she really didn’t . her family believed her and now they are sort of jealous. I think this jealousy for money in her family helped Antonia because no one really liked her and now she has told them that she had money when she really didn’t and the sort of like her.


But then again Antonia gets punished for lying when she takes her dog to the vet and puts down the wrong phone number and address so she doesn’t have to pay and her family won’t get contacted for the money. But then she gets to go Zoo again and in the car she can’t hold in the lie the kennels for two weeks. Antonia doesn’t care though because she gets to keep her dog with her. 


But in the end Antonia learns that it’s just going to get worse if she lies so she tells her mom the truth but her mom doesn’t get as mad as Antonia thought she would. Antonia feels more like she’s part of the family and she stopped writing letters to her imaginary real mom. But most of all, Antonia doesn’t feel like she’s alone.

fixed mindset

Hi my name is Zoe this year my class did an activity on a fixed mindset we had to complete a packet while watching some videos. this project meant a lot to me because I have difficulty with my math but this project helped me overcome that. In the beginning of this year I sat with my friends during math but since they were my friends I kept talking to them and I couldn’t  get any of my math done that brought me to having to do math when I could do many other things like reading or playing fun math games. So I started to sit by myself in the corner but I found I couldn’t do math there but not because of my friends but because I wasn’t comfortable  so my teacher came up with an idea for me to go in  the corner and lie down on a yoga mat and I felt for sure that it wasn’t gonna work but than that day I actually completed my math so I sat there the next day and again I completed my math so I guess this learn storm activity actually worked and I’m glad we did it or else I would have a ton of math to catch up on.

the bees

Zoe k narrative #1 

I was walking back from the party at chase park with my friends and their mom when it happened. We were talking and walking so we didn’t notice anything and we weren’t looking. it was really hot and I was sweating but I didn’t think to mention it because our conversation was really interesting. we got to the parking lot and kept talking  but suddenly my friend screamed and 

her mom said 

“run!”, I looked around and saw yellow. After that it was all panic I was running I felt a sharp pierce


 “ow”I said, then I finally got around the bend my friend came. But her younger sister (who is also my friend)  yelled it”s coming after me so my friend repeated that which made me scared her younger sister then came around the bend so my friend and I started to run again but when we didn’t see a bee we stopped. their mom got around the bend and said


“did anyone get stung?”,

I said “I think I did my back stings near the shoulder”,

 my friend looked at my shoulder and said “there’s a dot I think you did” 

her mom said “that bee came after you”, 

“where did they come from?” I said, my friend told me that they came out of a hole. 


I was amazed because I thought getting stung by a bee would heart more but it didn’t so we started walking home again and this time we didn’t get stopped by bees when we got to my house I went inside and started calling for my mom I heard something come from upstairs so I ran up the steps and into my brothers room I said, “ Do you know where mom is?” I ask he said 


“no but in this house”, so I ran all around the house calling mom. But I didn’t hear her so I went with my friends to their house but when we were crossing the road my mom drove into the driveway. 


“Nate” I muttered. I told her the whole story and especially the part about the bees. so she gave me baking soda mixed with water to put on my sting and then let me go back to my friends house there I played for hours and we had lots of fun we ate and then I had to go home my friends stayed in the doorway and yelled things like 


“ I hope you don’t get stung by a bee tomorrow” after me until I got to my house. When I went inside my mom asked me how my bee sting felt I said 


“fine” so she told me to practice the Violin after 45 minutes of practicing, we ate dinner I told my whole family that I got stung by a bee and then the story. My family was amazed and surprised but my brother said he didn’t believe me. Later I told my mom and she said


“ Nate doesn’t believe you because he’s at the age that if he doesn’t see anything he doesn’t believe anything.” In my head I was saying 

“he doesn’t believe anything even with evidence”. That night in my bed I thought about my life I thought about how when I got stung by a bee I was kind of special but I acted like I was fine so my mom made me practice the violin and I wasn’t special anymore I was regular again so I fell asleep and dreamed that I had not been stung but that I was special. But if I had known I would’ve waited till the next day because something happened that day that would make me special for days…

Student Rights

A student right is what a student can do. A student has rights but your teachers and your parents can tell you what you can do. Your parents can tell you eat your vegetables or to go to bed. But they can not tell you what you have to be when you grow up. Teachers can tell you to walk silently in the halls or do this homework but can not tell you that you have to leave the school now and that you can not come back without any reason.

A student has rights until so far that it gets in the way with other students rights. For example when a student is talking too much it takes away the right of speech from the other person. When a person is teasing someone for their grade on a test it’s taking away the right of happiness from the person who is getting teased.

I think that it is very important to have rights because if we didn’t our world would feel like a prison where you are not free to speak to have privacy or to be happy. I don’t want our world to look like that. Do you? So I am pretty happy that we have rights.

my small moment

It all started out when my tent mate threw up her breakfast. She went to the nurse and she couldn’t go to her swimming  test. My other tent mate and I had to go back to the ten without the counselor. When my councilor came back up she took a shower. When my tent mate cut her knee my counselor said oh you’re fine. I have to go back to the nurse to see if Makena (my  tent mate) is ok. She had only been away from Makena for 10 min. After second period Makena was finally out of the nurse’s office. When she came up the hill the tent was a mess because Cassie ( my other tent mate) was mad at my counselor because my counselor was only paying attention to Makena. So when Makena got tho the tent she started telling us to pick up everything. When my councilor came up the hill she asked Makena if she was better then told us all to clean up. Finally Makena was helping us. At lunch Makena ate well but Cassie and I didn’t so then our councilor payed attention to us and only gave Makena a little. Then it was all better and everyone got along fine and by the third day everyone was happy.


My dad and I have a great relationship

Do you think that you have a great relationship with any of your family members well if you don’t this is not the type for you but if you do than you better keep reading. Me and my dad have an awesome relationship because I love reading at night with him and we always repair stuff together. My dad is like a second teacher for riding a bike and sports but he also helps with my homework. Me and my dad once went biking and I could just not get up a hill “dad please wait for me” and I had to get off and walk up and my dad was waiting for me but my sister had ridden off and left us behind. Once me and my dad were at home and my mom was trying to explain something to me but I was just getting so frustrated so my dad sat down and talked calmly to me until I understood it.


My first reason for my relationship with my dad is he reads to me at night and he usually only reads one chapter to me but if it’s exciting  than he will read more. once the book was so exciting that we read the book from cover to cover that was the most he has read to me at night but when we go on airplanes we usually get through one book and the ride ends when we are in the middle of the next one.

Once me and my dad were reading a book and we were reading and reading until my dad put the book down “you have to go to bed now but i’ll read to you tomorrow.”  “please” I begged “ ok i’ll only read one more chapter though” “OK” but soon enough we read the whole book and I was fast asleep.


My second reason is that my dad and me always repair stuff together. Mostly it’s only me but sometimes my sister or my brother  join us. Once we had to move the washing machine and the dryer out for the new ones to came in which were very heavy. We also repair the garage and the `fridge once after it broke but we were able to fix it. We also got new cupboards and me and my dad put them together.

Once me and my dad were at home and the living room was done being fixed but the workers had left the spot were the paint was not painted so we got out the painting supplies  and soon enough the painting was done then we stood back and looked at our work “ This looks good” and my mom came in and she was amazed at our work.


My third reason for my relationship with my dad is he is a great teacher to me he teaches me math and how to ride a bike and he also helps me with sports. My dad gets up in the morning to help with my bike my dad goes to bed late to help  me with math in the afternoon my dad helps with sports. Evan when my dad is sick he will help with math he will help with sports he will help with riding a bike and getting a ball in the basket ball hoop. That is why I think my dad is the best teacher for me.


Even though now I know how to ride a bike and I know some math I don’t even do sports anymore but my dad is still a teacher to me. I still fix things with my dad even though I know how to myself but I still do it even though I can read my dad still reads to me. No matter how old I get I will still have a great relationship with my dad.

Colonial Summary

The main Idea in the article Colonial America is that the Native Americans and the English settlers had different lives.


The Natives were different than the English settlers because the English settlers thought that when you got land you had it forever but the Natives had a different thoughts they thought that when you got land it was not yours forever. They also traded stuff together the English gave the Natives iron and the Natives gave them furs and food.


The settlers came to america to get gold but sadly they didn’t find any gold and almost got wiped out by a sickness and starving. After them the pilgrims came for religious freedom and churches. Soon there were so many settlers that there was barely room for the Natives.


The next people that came were the african slaves that were captured and sold they also did normal household jobs. The slaves were also told to work in tobacco farms.


All these people had all these different lives and I bet it was hard to survive.


Current Event

Title : The longest sledding run in the world

Source : Kids NY Times

Article Date : 1/27/19

News Type : National

Summary : the worlds longest sledding run is a three hour hike from the gondola station to the trails mountain in the Swiss Alps. they say “once you strap on your helmet and jump on your wooden sled things get a lot faster .” most of the thousands of people that vist the trail each year stop for hot chocolate or take amazing mountain peaks. Others multitask one of  the sledders shouted as he came down the mountains “this is going to be my screen saver.

personal response: I chose this article because it popped out and all the others were dull. I also chose it because I love sledding but I’ve never gone on a big sledding hill I’ve only gone on the small hills in my neighborhood.

The important thing about Henry Hudson

The important thing about Henry Hudson is that he is a


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His goal was to find the North West passage and the North East passage.

On his first voyage he got blocked by ice.

He sailed in the Hudson River. The boat he sailed on was called the Half Moon.

He sailed 4 voyages and on the 4th voyage he sailed up a  river and the river was named after him The Hudson River.

Henry Hudson got left adrift on his boat nobody knows what happened or when he died.

But the important thing about Henry Hudson is that he was an explorer.

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Hello World

Hello World


Hi, my name is Zoe. I’m 9 and I have a brother and a sister. My brother’s name is Nate, and my sister’s name is Sam. Sam is 12,  and Nate is 7 now. I go to Fox meadow school and I really like it there.


I love music. I play the violin and I love it.  It is like I am addicted to doing it but that’s not really true.

One time my violin was so out of tune that my violin teacher had to come to my house to tune it.


I also love making food even though I don’t  know how to make a lot of things, but I still love to make food.  One time I was making pancakes with my sister Sam and we forgot some ingredients so it tasted Horrible!


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