Mosaic Reflections

Monday, November 27, 2006

My Challenge

It all started when I was at my cousin Ashley’s house. We were having a great time baking food, when all of a sudden she answered the worst phone call ever. She hung up the phone and said, “Your sister called and said she’s moving today.”

When I got home, my sister wanted to talk to me. She hoped our relationship would grow stronger even though she was going to move. I helped her pack. It was hard to help her move things, because when your heart feels deep and heavy so do the things that you’re holding.

After she moved out, it felt like I was starting a new life without her. I decided to look in the past and remember her in my own ways. Then she started to stop by every now and then, telling us stories about the people she’d been living with.

By the time it was October, I realized that no matter what I do or say, I can’t change her mind about moving back in.

- Sophia Baker

Thursday, November 02, 2006

I'll Admit It

Written the first week of school by Miranda Petersen.

I’ll admit it, I’m glad I got Mr. Chittenden for a fifth grade teacher, but this morning I felt nervous and excited at the same time. I also couldn’t sleep last night. I was so happy!

Over the summer I had fun going to Michigan Adventure, Chicago, and to parties. I also enjoyed playing with my second cousins. One of my cousins had a baby girl. We had a princess party to celebrate her birth. The baby’s name is Andrea. At the party there was a mini chocolate fountain to dip fruit, cookies, and anything that was on the table in. What I liked best was the games, not the mini chocolate fountain. I guess I don’t like chocolate that much. My cousin also has three boys!

In Chicago I watched the Chicago Fire soccer team play soccer. I also went out on the field with the players. I got a free jersey for going out on the field with them. At the end of the game some of the soccer players autographed a lot of stuff. I got three autographs. The players also gave away their shoes. It was so much fun!

When I went to Michigan Adventure I went on the Funnel of Fear and climbed up a wall backwards! My dad went off a drop-off backwards. On our Michigan Adventure trip we took my brother’s best friend. I didn’t like that at all, but I still had fun all summer long.

- Miranda Petersen

A Writer's Challenge

Almost everybody has a problem, including me. My problem was writing. Long ago,in second grade, I had a problem writing. I couldn’t write so well, so my teacher, Mrs. Ewing, tried to teach me how to write better.

Then finally I could understand writing. The most important project of the year was near and if I passed it I would be as happy as I could be. Then on the next day of school it was time to write our story.

The topic was about what we did on our Christmas vacation. I wrote four of the best pages I could. Then I handed it in wondering if I would do well on the paper. Then on the next day of school I got my writing back and it was a six.

I was so happy! But that wasn’t all my teacher told me. I would be reading my story on the radio. I got so happy that I could finally understand writing and I was good at it thanks to my second grade teacher.

- Connor Rood