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Argumentative Essay Reflection

What you did well in your essay.

I believe that in my essay the side I was good at was having great claims and evidence to support my claims. I stated all of them very well.

What you might like to improve.

I think that in my essay, for my conclusion I could have thinking more outside of the box while I was writing it.

Are there any areas where you marked yourself differently than Ms. Rivera? What are your thoughts?

In the area that was about tone, my expectations for myself were lowering than I thought. I marked myself approaching but got graded meetings. My thoughts for that was I underestimated my ability to work and probably wasn’t feeling so confident.

What was the biggest challenge that you faced while researching, planning, and writing this essay? How did you overcome this challenge?

Planning and writing wasn’t the main challenge for me in this essay, my biggest challenge was to find different evidence from different resources that would be helpful.  Many of the pieces of evidence from the different articles were the same. So, I had to be more careful while reading.

Percy Jackson Informational Blog

In the book “Percy Jackson and The Olympians”, the main character Percy makes many decisions that have led to some unlucky endings and many decisions that could have been improved. One was Percy losing his temper, on page 9 in the text it said “I was about to unwrap my sandwich when Nancy Bobofit appeared in front of me with her ugly friends — I guess she’d gotten tired of stealing from the tourists — and dumped her half-eaten lunch into Grover’s lap.” And the next thing he knew Nancy was sitting on her butt in the fountain screaming. Another one was Percy not listening to Grover and not seeing the clues that were given around him that made it obvious something was off. Instead, on page 29 in the text, it said, “Confession time: I ditched Grover as soon as we got to the bus terminal.” He took the taxi and all because Grover was freaking him out.

The decisions he’s made led to unlucky ending, for example, the decision he made when he lost his temper almost made him get into trouble, on page 10 in the text it said, “Come on with me,” Mrs. Dodds said. “Wait!” Grover yelped. “It was me. I pushed her.” Allowed him to get away from the situation, but sadly got Grover into trouble. The other decision where he was being childish and decided to ditch Grover and also not tell his mom anything at all about what happened, lead to two very unhappy people. On page 42 in the text, it said “ “Searching all night,” he gasped. “What were you thinking?” My mother looked at me in terror — not scared at Grover, but why’d he come. “Percy,” she said, shouting to be heard over the rain. “What happened at school?” What didn’t you tell me?” ” Percy went into shock, while there was something chasing after them.

The decisions he’s made could have also been way better and improved. For decision number 1 Percy made he could have distracted himself, insists the writer for Topic 2 Article 1 to manage emotions because then he could have avoided himself from the problem so that it doesn’t get worse. And for decision number 2 Percy made he could have not thought of what Grover was telling him in a negative way, insists the writer for Topic 2 Article 1 to manage emotions because sometimes the situation might have not been that bad, but the more you think of it in a negative way the worse the situation seems.



An Analysis of Percy Jacksons Character Traits

Percy Jackson character trait and text evidence chart (1

Percy Jackson character trait and text evidence chart(2

What kind of person is Percy Jackson?

In the book Percy Jackson And The Olympians, The Lightning Thief, I noticed that Percy is an intelligent and quick learner.

On page 55 and almost the whole of chapter 4 Percy was very intelligent and quick as a learner, despite the fact that in school he doesn’t seem to be able to follow with the class with ease, doesn’t turn in work on time, gets into trouble all the time, he is actually really intelligent and quick as a learner in this situation. On page 55, the text says, “I got both hands around one horn and I pulled backward with all my might. The monster tensed, gave a surprised grunt, then— snap!”

Percy killed the Minotaur, that just shows how intelligent he is, normal people wouldn’t know how to kill one. He also remembered what his mom said before he was on his own, and used them to escape death multiple times, which shows how quick he is as a learner. The dialogue above shows how intelligent Percy is. And the fact that he learned so quickly from his mother and applying this knowledge into his head for later situations, shows how he is a quick learner as well.

Grade 6 Reflection

When I started middle school, I was most excited about just being a middle schooler because I remember when I was small I would walk pass middle schoolers and think that they were so cool and I wanted to be one too. Soon before I knew it I was one so I was so super excited. ✨

When I began sixth grade, I was worried about getting good grades because I didn’t always have good grades and all of a sudden, my mom was very serious about good grades. I overcame these worries by at first working hard and stressing myself out to get them but now recently I have been talking to my dad about my worries and opening up to him (which I don’t usually do). That helped a lot because he told me not to, I’m still small, he didn’t have great grades either and he still succeeded, I shouldn’t be living in a way to make others happy and proud of me I should be living in a way I would feel good, whatever I decide to do he will always help me, and also gave me some great tips.

One highlight of my year was getting closer with some friends I weren’t close with because they added a lot more happiness into my life and made me realize the good people and the people that I shouldn’t try to hang out with. ✨Even though they can be sometimes annoying but that’s just what friends do and they will apologise if they feel like they did something wrong, which I always really appreciate. Another highlight was learning to solve a problem in a nicer way. I consider this a highlight because I really don’t want to seem like a mean person to others and being nice will always make people feel better. I know that because when someone is mean to me it really hurts and I don’t want others to be hurt like I was, I tried my best this year to not be mean in situations I got angry and annoyed. Of course, in the start I didn’t do very well but I know I will get there slowly. ✨

One challenge I faced was getting stressed all the time. I confronted this challenge by thinking about what made me stressed and then seeing if I could stop doing that, doing things I enjoy, talking to someone, just keeping it inside of me (wasn’t the best way), and a lot more. Another challenge I faced was during quarantine I started feeling really bad about myself (body and face). I confronted this challenge by eating less junk food but eating the same amount of healthy food and then working out every day. I am doing much better but I’m still working on it.

Before eLearning, I wasn’t really good at controlling my time. E-learning helped me grow by making myself plan out my day. Now, I can do work every day and at the same time have ✨some time for myself to enjoy and relax.

I am most proud of myself for keeping up my grades when doing online learning because it is very easy to just not want to do the assignments when there aren’t teachers there and there is just so much things happening other than that too.

If I could do sixth grade over again, I would try and communicate with my family more and not keep my emotions inside myself because that would✨help me a lot in every way. Now that I am communicating more with my dad and mom I have already been feeling much better and I have really been getting to know my dad better.

Additional questions answers✨

 I made many new friends this year and that allowed me to have friends with me everywhere I went,  it made me feel less awkward when walking in the hallways to class.

The most important thing I learned about myself this year is that I always tend to overthink sometimes the problem isn’t even that big but I make it seem big.

For the new 6th graders:

For being a better person I would tell them that it is time to be nice to everyone even if they are not nice to you because you never will know the other side of the story, they could be going through something really bad. If they are stressing out about their future I would tell them don’t worry just remember✨ that all you need to do is do what you need to do for the day, nothing else than that that’s all you need to do. And for friendship they really don’t need to worry about their friends not liking them because real friends don’t do that. If they are mean leave them, real friends will believe, help you, trust you, make you smile, and a lot more.

In 7th grade I am ✨looking forwards to starting over and being a more positive person.


What is your biggest take away from 6th grade science?

My biggest take away in 6th grade science is probably everything I’ve done and learned. In 5th grade I felt like we didn’t learn much, we learned how to make ice cream, butter, and some more stuff. Compared to 6th grade I feel like I actually learned about science, and realised that science is actually really interesting. I thought at first that science would be really hard but then I realised that if I tried hard enough it isn’t actually that hard.

If you were to write your own comment on the report card, what would you say?  How confident do you feel in making models in science, analyzing data, and constructing scientific explanations? 

If I was to write my own report card I would tell myself you have improved a lot, I remember looking back at my grades for science a few months ago and saw that my grades have improved a lot  from the beginning to now. I would just tell myself that sometimes you can do a lot more than you think you can. I feel confident making models in science, analyzing data, and constructing scientific explanations.  I am not sure if I am good at it but I am sure that I have gotten better at it. But I think after summer break I am going to need to remind myself, I always forget things during summer break.

What would you like to work on for next year in science?

I am actually not quite sure what I would like to work on next year in science, there are so many things you can learn. I don’t even know what to choose between, I’d like to learn a lot of new things.

Where have all the smiles gone ? Our stories make history final project

Our stories make history- my reflection

During our unit, our stories make history, I created primary sources that showed my experiences and my feelings during covid-19. I also learned how to find trustworthy and reliable sources to include into my final project. The project I created shows my life during covid-19 that I’ve experienced since the beginning. I organized my project in the order of the events that took place, and added the ones that were on the same date next to each other. It will be easier for people to walk through my final project and understand my final project.

I created this project to help people in the future understand how a kid like me felt during this tragic period of time. They can learn about how I felt during this time, while doing online learning, staying at home, getting used to this new schedule, and a lot more. Also, being able to use this as a trustworthy and reliable source. There will probably be many things about covid-19 later on, and people will want a trustable one like mine.

During this unit, I am proud of me as a writer, I became a better one. I got better at writing about my emotions and how I felt, from writing journals every day and taking the feedbacks that others gave me. There were of course challenges that I faced, I noticed how my grammar and punctuation wasn’t so good. I tried my best to improve it, but it was hard when there wasn’t a person next to me. We’re all so far apart.

Adrianna Ji

My project:

This a video about a painting that I painted about what I do when I feel unpositive

My favorite

This is one of my favorite books, the first time I knew about it was when I was in 3rd grade,  my teacher read it to the class. This book is important to me because it talks a lot about how the main character dealt with hate. I remember feeling bad for the main character and learning how to deal with hate.  And how friendship is important and you should find someone that respects you and cares about you for who you are.

Early Humans and Us Thinglink Project – Communication

Here is my early humans and us thinglink project, about how communication has changed and effected us over time.


A new book

I had a lot of differences in my first draft and now. In my first draft, I had a lot of punctuation errors I didn’t know how to add punctuation, so I just had sentences that went on forever. I also didn’t have any descriptive language at all, it was just a boring story that wasn’t even interesting. I didn’t even have a lead or a conclusion, my conclusion was far behind what we actually had to do. My story needed a lot of work  I needed a lot of help, but after the teacher gave me feedback and after we went through different stations my story improved. I had fewer punctuation errors, strong descriptive language, a lead, a conclusion, better word choices, and a good story. My story was a lot better after getting feedback and working on it more I like it a lot. Although I kinda still think I could work a little more on punctuations with my story I could add more.

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