The Day Of K

Who’s amazing? I’m amazing.

English Festival Part 2 April 20, 2008

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       Yay, English Festival was one of the best days ever. I really enjoyed it and Joan Bauer’s speech was excellent. She was funny and crazy. I actually got to talk to her for a little while after her speech. She told me that I have to write about what I know. She autographed my copy of Thwonk and took a picture with me. She also talked about her new book Peeled, about a corupt newspaper that instills fear in a small community. It sounded really good, I have to buy it the next time I’m at the book store.

     I also had some other classes during the day. I heard a speech by Chris Crutcher, king of censorship and author of The Sledding Hill and Whale Talk. I made a new friend named Eliza, she and I had the same class schedule so we walked to all our class together.

 

 

St. Louis! February 29, 2008

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First day in St. Louis!

The Arch

Today I was a shadow. That’s when you follow a student arond during their school day to see what their school is like. First, I went to an Advanced English class which had a terrific discussion on The Picture of Dorian Gray. (I’ll have to read that book sometime in the near future.) Second, I went to a social studies class that was talking about different forms of censorship by the government in the media. Third, I went to another English class where the class was taking a test. I took it along with them but of course mine wasn’t graded. We also discussed the main characters of the story “Of Mice and Men” (I haven’t read that book yet either. =p) Finally, we had lunch…YAY! It was really yummy fettuccine with zuccini and salad. It was sooo good. I also had an interview to end the day.  I think It went really well. We’ll find out by the 15th of March if I made it.