The Glass Boy -Melaina Faranda

The Glass Boy is about a very poor boy with a very poor family and his mother gave him to a glass maker who made him get the glass and all the accessories, but one day his master made a deal with another glass maker to whoever wins the glass contest can have their daughter married and be wealthy, then one day the master falls ill and it all depends on Pietro to make the finest glass piece he can make.

One connection I have to this book is that when we went to venice for a holiday, how the boy described it was EXACTLY true!

I think this book was not very clear of the story and didn’t flow very well. Another comment is that I don’t think the master was that respectful to the boy because he called him sewer rat and didn’t even appreciate that the boy was doing all this for his family and that they were all fed good.

 

GAME OVER -John Lockyer

Game over is a story of a time in the future when humans would battle aliens and there is this woman who wants to turn from captain to commander and has to past a final test against another captain and she has to use all her skills against a fleet of 500 alien droids.

 

A connection I have is when she gets really frustrated while she battles and  she bangs the controller, I do that also when I am playing video games and am battling someone.

The setting is in the future I think because they control ships with controllers and they are in space ships battling aliens, also the women and men are all bald.

Unit 3 Math Reflection -Maxim Péan

Explain how you would find the product of 28 x 74.

First you line up all the numbers under each other, then you multiply 4 by 28. After that you multiply 7 by 28 but put a zero in the ones place before you do anything. In the end you add up both of the answers and you get 2,072.

What was the best part of this unit? Explain

My favorite part of this unit was when we played “Polygon Capture”  because when I as small I used to always play a game called memory where you had to match up 2 cards while all of them are flipped over and whoever has the most cards wins, Polygon Capture is very similar to this just with polygons and you have to find out which one has for example 1 right angle, 4 sides, 3 acute angles etc.

What was the most challenging part of this unit? Explain.

The most challenging part was the first test because I didn’t know some of the things Mr.Daw was giving us so it was pretty challenging and i wanted to do everything right so that Mr.Daw would be proud of me.

The Parting

The Parting was about these two children who are the smartest in their class and live with their dads and uncle in their farm, but these children had never met their moms so one day Benji (the boy) got some weird texts on his phone and felt really homesick for some reason even though he was at home. When they inspected their burned down house, they found a super-8 movie which they watched and saw their moms but it was weird because their moms had tiny hips and giant heads with giant eyes and it was weird! Then they saw beings dad use the digger shove something circular in the pond and they were curious because their dads said not to go swimming in that pond so they went up to the pond and Benji used the digger and took something weird with flashing lights out of the pond so they inspected it and found it was some kind of alien device, they also found out that the symbols on his phone matched the device so Benji just walked right in and flew away.

 

This is a “to be continued story” which I don’t like because then if there isn’t a second book you will regret it your entire life.