Reflective Journal

Tiffany Lee
2007.10.29
Writing 8
Ms Bae
B Block

State your goals…
1. I decided to read the news paper or magazine three times a week
2. I will get all A’s on my report card
3. I will try to improve my English skill by solving a lot of English problems a week

Reflect on conference…
 How did it go?
I think the conference with my parents and teacher went  well and helpfully because we discussed about my goal and what we should do to improve our skill and my mom and dad cooperated. Also I think I got a good goal which will make my studying skill better than before.
 How did you feel?
I felt very delightful because even though my  grades are not that good, I realized my goal and it would be nice that I try to achieve my goals for my future. I also thought that I have to study more hard to improve my English skills and got a stronger minded.

Things I must change to achieve my goals…
-I have to try not to do MSN, Cyworld, or other games with the computer which disturbs me from studying.
-I need to finish all of my works and homework
-Study a lot when I have test and try my best
-Read a lot of books
-Try to do something at the over level not my normal level to upgrade myself

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October 31, 2007. 1. Leave a comment.

2007/10/29-Beautiful City of the Dead

  • what happened??   The main character who’s name is Zee appears with the strangeness and relative things about the fire and herself saying it starts with the fire. One day, she goes to the new school and meet a guy who is in a same part of school called Relly. At that day, Zee got a highest fever ever she had. She was supposed to stay at home, but her dad forced her to go to the school which is new. Therefore she had to go but Relly told Zee that she looks awful and sick. Relly invited Zee to his weird band and let her see what he does with other three friends. Zee had a same biography and art class with Relly. One day, during the art class, they had to find a picture they like and draw it as a project. Zee found a piece of paper with the Veitnam War’s picutre on it. Relly looked at Zee with the weird face because he thought that those are not for girls, only for the weird boys. After the school, Relly brought Zee to his band room and told Zee about the sound of the ghost. He said that when you turn on the music or play the music the loudest so that your eyes hurt, then even thought it is loud, you can feel the silence with the voice of the ghost. It was weird but Zee did want to hear more about it. Also Relly told Zee that he fired the bass player because he was not concentrating on the band. Therefore, he was worrying about is, so Zee told him that she will play for the band because she can play the bass a little bit. Therefore, Zee practiced a lot to be good player.
  • what will happen next??->   I think something scary thing with the first will come out because the narrator is giving the foreshadowing of what will happen with the fire.
  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read??->  I think as the title of the book is fearful, the story itself is very fearful. Every word is very well described to make the mood of horror.
  • if there is anything to change, how would you change it???-> I would like to change the part when she was talking about the picture of Veitnam War. It might be more than the way it looked, but they did not much talk about that.
  • might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story???->I want to Zee how did she feel when she heard from Relly that we can hear the sound of the ghost?
  • October 29, 2007. 1. Leave a comment.

    2007/10/26-Alex and the Ice Princess

  • what happened??   After Rosie and Alex became the leader of the paeade and Rosie get to wear the Ice Princess custome which was Pearl’s. Therefore, Rosie geve her cinderella custom to Alex. Alex was very excited to try it on, but the problem was that it did not fit her body because her body was bigger than Rosie’s. Alex was so depressed that she had nothing to wear. When she was feeling bad, her mom called everyone to come to eat dinner. While they were eating, Alex’s mom suggested Alex to see the movie ‘Peter Pan’ to get an idea. After the dinner she turned on the video with her younger brother. Suddenly, she got an idea! She decided to make the custom of Peter Pan and make her dog to be Nanna. She prepared a lot of things for it but she had some of the resources so it did not take that long. Her brother also helped a lot too. When she got to the school, a lot of reporters came and many people said Alex’s custome is very nice and ideal. The parade started and ended very well with a lot of encouragement. When all the events ended, famous program’s reporter came and interviewed Alex and Rosie about themsleves. Alex had a great experience this time with the Winter Parade and everyone got so tired but had the happiness.
  • what will happen next??->   I think as a lot of reporters came and interviewed Rosie and Alex, they will be on the magazine and become famous that everyone recognizes them.
  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read??->  I was so happy that all the events ended with the happy ending. I enjoyed this book while I was reading because soem of the part of the story was similar from my own experience.
  • if there is anything to change, how would you change it???-> I know that Pearl is not a good and kind person but she, as a person, will have a good side of her own. Therefore, I would change Pearl to be on the stage together with Rosie and Alex.
  • might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story???->I want to ask Alex how did she feel when a lot of reporters came to her to interview her as she dreamed for a long time?
  • October 26, 2007. 1. Leave a comment.

    2007/10/24-Alex and the Ice Princess

  • what happened??   While the rehersal of the Winter Parade was happening, the football game started at the next door of the place where people rehearsed. During the Winter Parade, the leader has to ride the sledge with Bear which is Alex’s dog to move. Therefore, they actually had to practive riding the sledge. When Pearl went on the sledge, suddenly the scream of the fans of football was heard. Bear got very excited so he jumped and ran rushly. Pearl was very scared and she screamed and asked all of the people to help her but any of them could help her. Some of the people were giggling and excited because they hated Pearl who always shows off herself and selfish. When Bear stopped jumping, Pearl was lying down with saying nothing. She looked very pale and was fulled with the fearness of the dog. She right away went to the hospital to check whether she is okay or not. Because of this event, teachers decided to make Rosie and Alex to be the leader of this parade. Because they were the second and thir winner. Therefore, the actual winner and leader of the Winter Parade became Rosie and Alex! Also teachers told Rosie to wear Pearl’s ice princess custome when she leads the parade.

     

  • what will happen next??->   I think Rosie and Alex will have such a great experience which people can not normally have in their life. Also, I think they will lead the parade perfectly that they will become more famous than Pearl in their school.

     

  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read??->  I know that I am not supposed to be happy but I was so happy and felt cool when Bear was jumping with the Pearl at ther back of the sledge. I think it is because Pearl is the bad person in this situation and I hoped Rosie and Alex to be the winner.

     

  • if there is anything to change, how would you change it???-> According to this book, what I read, Rosie becomes the first winner instead of Alex and Pearl. But as the main character of the story is Alex, I want Alex to be the first winner of the story.

     

  • might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story???->I want to ask Alex how did she feel when she looked at Pearl who was filled with the fearness?
  • October 24, 2007. 1. Leave a comment.

    2007/10/23-Alex and the Ice Princess

  • what happened??
  •    The judging time has come, but Alex’s clothe was still not ready with the dirtiness. During that morning, Pearl’s mom came to the school because she wanted to make her daughter to be the winner of this parade. When all of the students went into the class, Ms. Ross checked all of the student’s customes. They were all good which includes Pearl and Rosie but Alex. Suddenly, teacher came to Rosie and Alex to check the custome. The teacher said Rosie looked great but Alex does not look great and said if Alex is not ready to be in the judging place, she would just leave. But Alex suddenly said that Rosie’s custome is the Cinderella’s after the magic custome but her custome is before the magic custome which looks very dirty and bad. Therefore, the teacher allowed both of them to go to the judging place. During the judging time, Alex explained all the thing about her custome with Rosie. After, all of the teachers have decided the student who is going to lead the school who is Pearl. People clapped for her and she did not look to be shocked. After teacher continued. But the most imaginative award is going to be awared to Rosie and Alex. Rosie and Alex were so happy and became excited that they can at least lead the parade as the second and third possession. And after the judging was done, the entire people tried to be ready for the parade.

  • what will happen next??->
  •    I think Rosie and Alex will do great job on leading the parade better than Pearl, therefore, it would be nice experience for them and teachers think they are very clever.

  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read??->
  •   I was so happy that Rosie and Alex became the part of leader of the parade and also I hope they will lead the parade with much of excitement and fun.

  • if there is anything to change, how would you change it???->
  •  I would like to make Pearl to lose because even she looked pretty, she did not do many things but other people made a lot of things for her to make up, dress up and make hair pretty.

  • might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story???->
  • I want to ask Alex and Rosie how did they feel when they realized that they are part of the parade’s leader in their school because of theur imaginative idea.

    October 23, 2007. 1. Leave a comment.

    2007/10/18-Alex and the Ice Princess

  • what happened??-> When Rosie and Alex and Evan went out to the park to ride the sled, they saw their neighborhoods and Pearl’s mom who is a famous model. They talked about the leader of the Winter Parade and they decided the dog of Alex’s would be the dog which holds the sled and move. She looked Alex and Rosie with the full of arrogance. Next day, in the school, teacher gave all of the students time to finish their dress for the Winter Parade. Pearl was keep on showing off to all of the students and her dress was so nice. Teacher said that the effort will be evaluated so Pearl said she did a lot of things. But when she was sewing in the class, it took a year to do once. Also Alex and Rosie ignored Peal because she was always showing off and act annonyingly. The parade day was getting closer. At that night, Alex and her mom worked hard and finished the dress which was very nice. When she went to sleep, she suddenly woke up and she acted the Ice Queen infront of the mirror which was about the punishing the Ice Princess who was Pearl. But all of the sudden, Alex’s dog, Bear came to her and ripped a little bit of the dress. Next morning, Rosie came and they tried to find the way to cover the part where has ripped. Suddenly, the floor was wet and it was slippery so they fell which made the dress worse than before.
  • what will happen next??->Alex and Rosie will make the perfect custome for the Winter Parade and they will lead the parade as a promise but Pearl. Also they will win Pearl and have a great time being a leader of the parade.
  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read??-> I felt sorry for Alex because I know that feeling when you tried hard to make somthing but all of the sudden, because of the small exident, all of your work has ruined.
  • if there is anything to change, how would you change it???->I would like to make Alex and Rosie to win the game and be the leader of this Winter Parade. Also the ripped dress will be okay soon.
  • might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story???->I want to ask Alex how did she feel when she was in the situation when Bear ripped her precious dress?
  • October 18, 2007. 1. Leave a comment.

    2007/10/17-Alex and the Ice Princess

  • what happened??-> After Rosie and Alex broke Alex’s mom’s important vase, Alex’s father came. He was joking and teasing them by talking about the vase. He realized that they were not in a good mood, so he helped them to think about what to do. They thought that it is good to find the idea of making a clothe so they went to Mrs. Runce who knows a lot of things about parade. When we were there, she welcomed us and gave us a feedback. Also she gave us some ribbons and many other sources that would help us to make the clothe.
    Next day, Alex was dreaming about being a queen of the Winter Parade and leader of the parade without Pearl. She was so happy to dream but suddenly, Evan shaked and woke Alex up because there was snow. She woke up right away and was readying to go out to ride a sled. Suddenly, Rosie came and joined them so they went to the park with the full of happiness.
  • what will happen next???혻->Alex and Rosie will make the perfect custome for the Winter Parade and they will lead the parade as a promise but Pearl. Also they will win??Pearl who they really hated.??/li>
  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read???>I think this book??is very??fun because it describes a lot of feeling of competition and how they hate Pearl. Becuase in normal life, almost everyone would??experienced the competition??at least once.
  • if there is anything to change, how would you change it???->??I would like to make Alexand Rosie??to win the game and be the leader of this Winter Parade.
  • might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story???->I want to ask Alex and Rosie about how they felt when they wanted to find the plan which is special and good but can not think of anything?
  • October 17, 2007. 1. Leave a comment.

    2007/10/17-Alex and the Ice Princess

  • what happened??-> After Rosie and Alex broke Alex’s mom’s important vase, Alex’s father came. He was joking and teasing them by talking about the vase. He realized that they were not in a good mood, so he helped them to think about what to do. They thought that it is good to find the idea of making a clothe so they went to Mrs. Runce who knows a lot of things about parade. When we were there, she welcomed us and gave us a feedback. Also she gave us some ribbons and many other sources that would help us to make the clothe.
    Next day, Alex was dreaming about being a queen of the Winter Parade and leader of the parade without Pearl. She was so happy to dream but suddenly, Evan shaked and woke Alex up because there was snow. She woke up right away and was readying to go out to ride a sled. Suddenly, Rosie came and joined them so they went to the park with the full of happiness.
  • what will happen next???혻->Alex and Rosie will make the perfect custome for the Winter Parade and they will lead the parade as a promise but Pearl. Also they will win??Pearl who they really hated.??/li>
  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read???>I think this book??is very??fun because it describes a lot of feeling of competition and how they hate Pearl. Becuase in normal life, almost everyone would??experienced the competition??at least once.
  • if there is anything to change, how would you change it???->??I would like to make Alexand Rosie??to win the game and be the leader of this Winter Parade.
  • might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story???->I want to ask Alex and Rosie about how they felt when they wanted to find the plan which is special and good but can not think of anything?
  • October 17, 2007. 1. Leave a comment.

    2007/10/16-Alex and the Ice Princess

  • what happened  ->   As Alex and Rosie knew, Pearl told everybody about their bad foiled custome. Therefore, next day, when the school started, everyone was teasing them and told them to show that pathetic clothe. Rosie and Alex knew that they had to make a new plan which they can win Pearl. Pearl’s mom is a model and she was so famous that knows a lot of designers. Therefore, Pearl asked her mom to draw the design of dress and asked a lot of people to make Pearl up and make her hair style to be changed. Pearl told these things to everybody when the class had a time to work on their customes. A lot of people were alomost done with their plan and started to make the actual custome. Pearl asked Rosie and Alex if they are done with the plannin or not with the cold smile. Next day, Rosie and Alex met together and tried to plan to make the custome and they had the strong desire to win Pearl in the Winter Parade with the special custome. Suddenly, they saw the Egypt girl in the book from the Evan who is Alex’s younger brother. He was done with his custome and wore it everyday. Alex asked Rosie to take the vase and put on the top of the head so that they can practice to be the Eypt girl. Suddenly, Bear, which was Alex’s dog came in front so it fell down and it was broken. Mom saw that and became very mad at Alex. Therefore, they deciede not to be the Egypt girls.
  • what will happen next?  ->Alex and Rosie will make the perfect custome for the Winter Parade and they will lead the parade as a promise but Pearl. Also they will win Pearl who they really hated. 
  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read? ->I think this book is very fun because it describes a lot of feeling of competition and how they hate Pearl. Becuase in normal life, almost everyone would experienced the competition at least once.
  • if there is anything to change, how would you change it?  -> I would like to make Alexand Rosie to win the game and be the leader of this Winter Parade.
  • might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story?  ->I want to ask Alex and Rosie about how they felt when they wanted to find the plan which is special and good but can not think of anything?
  • October 16, 2007. 1. Leave a comment.

    2007/10/14-Alex and the Ice Princess

  • what happened  ->   One day, Alex who is the main character of the story imagined about being a big, and super star in the world. But it was all imagination, because Alex’s best friend Rosie woke her up from the day-dreaming. After, they went in to the classroom and teacher was trying to tell students about the Winter Parade. Teacher told them that all of the students in grade 6 which included Alex should wear the custome which was about the character in the story. All of the sudden, Pearl who was so mean and the daughter of the model showed off that this is her mom’s plan and she already decided what to do. Alex really hated her but Pearl had a fan club just because of her mom. Alex and Rosie were keep on planning for straight two days and they got some idea from the Rocket Boy which is the name of the cartoon movie. Therefore, they made the hat and custome for the practice and went out for the shopping to buy some things that are needed to make a custome.
  • what will happen next?  ->Alex and Rosie will make the perfect custome for the Winter Parade and they will lead the parade as a promise but Pearl.
  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read? ->I think this book will be fun because it describes a lot of feeling of competition and how they hate Pearl.
  • if there is anything to change, how would you change it?  -> I would like to make Alex to win the game and be the leader of this Winter Parade.
  • might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story?  ->I want to ask Alex and Rosie about how they felt when they competed with Pearl and her fan club?
  • October 14, 2007. 1. Leave a comment.

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