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Reflecting on my Time at Fenn ”Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss Dear Fitz, I have spent the past three years at Fenn, two of which have been in your English class. I was never bad at English, but when I recently looked back... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2020 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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My Conflict, and Resolution, with Thoreau ”A new, unprofaned part of the universe” -Henry David Thoreau I have been reading Walden for the past 3 weeks now, and have discovered that Thoreau, although I disagree with much of what he has to say, was a man who was ahead of... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2020 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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My Seclusion from Civilization A Partially Fallen Tree I went for a walk today, and it was one of the few times I’ve left the house in the past month. As I walked away from my street and into the woods, I felt more and more cut off from civilization,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2020 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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Talking about Unimportant Things in Quarantine ”Sometimes the random is better than the spontaneous.” -Unknown While I have been in quarantine, the only people I have talked to in person have been my family. Which was alright at first, but has grown tiresome after three weeks, and I long to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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This just got interesting... ”Sometimes it is necessary to make sacrifices, sacrifices that will allow you to win in the long run.” -Ahmann Jardir 2: The Book hasn’t really changed very much, the main characters have left their usual location and are headed to a big city called Angiers. There... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2020 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
A Boring Tale to Tell The Quarantine is probably getting to all of us, some way or another. But for me I really just want to go to school, (which I would NOT have said before all of this) I didn’t think that my last day at Fenn would be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2020 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
Reading Log #1 I’ve spent past week reading the third book in The Demon Cycle series. It’s nothing special; okay writing and a half decent plot, but it’s the type of book I need right now. I need something that I can read brainlessly and don’t need to remember very... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2020 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
Journal #2 In order for me to preserve my sanity, I’ve resorted to an unusual assortment of Video games and reading to pass the time, which is not as bad as it sounds. After school I just finish up my work and have a whole lot of free time, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2020 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
Journal Entry #1 ”I’ll get that American Shiitake Mushroom!” -Russian Soldier, 1933 I have spent the past 2 weeks in quarantine, and although it has gotten pretty boring, it is certainly better than getting sick. I won’t explain my daily routine, since it is rather uneventful, and is pretty similar... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2020 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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The Lord of The Flies Metacognition by Elliot Johnson Boys often forget what life would be like if they ruled the world. The Lord of The Flies shows them that it would be hell on earth. Golding creates a utopia for boys at the beginning of the book, which then... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2020 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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The Return to The Darkness in The Lord of The Flies ”The Beast isn’t real, he isn’t!” -Ralph, Chapter 2 Everyone in the modern era shudders at the thought of living in the Stone Age. But the most prominent theme in The Lord of The Flies return to the darkness... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2020 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
Fitz English 2020 9th Grade Weekly Assignments Dates: February 10-19. Details: Write a bulleted essay—meaning it has an intro and conclusion PLUS five “bulleted” pieces of advice for young writers writing their first lengthy story. Draw on your own experience completing this assignment. Each bulleted paragraph should be 100-150 words... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2020 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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A Child’s Christmas in Wales Analysis “It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.” -Dylan Thomas A Child’s Christmas in Wales, is an old story written in the 1940s by Dylan Thomas,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2019 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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What Christmas Means to Me “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!” -Clement Moore Every year, across the globe, over two Billion Christians gather with their families to celebrate Christmas, but there are others who celebrate the world’s largest holiday as well, but its roots have been,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2019 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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The Thieves (A True Story) “Six suspects have robbed Concord’s richest neighborhood of all of it’s Halloween candy, four have stolen things, and the other two have been present during the crimes.” -Concord news reporter It was a halloween night, and all the bats were out, the moon hung high... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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Odyssey Paragraphs “Here I am at your mercy, princess — are you a goddess or a mortal? If one of the gods who rule the skies up there, you’re Artemis to the life” -Odysseus Determination is the driving force of action. In the story, The Odyssey, by Homer, Odysseus has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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What I Took Away From the Library “Minia, you must stay Independent, and not accept help from Maro” -The Assignment sheet Fitz, you certainly weren’t lying when you said that Adam is the most traveled person that you know, I was blown away by how many countries and places he’d... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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Conspiracy, Plots, and discovery. ”Asteris —not large, but it has a cove, a harbor with two mouths where ships can hide. Here the Achaeans lurked in ambush for the prince.” -Homer Book 4 of The Odyssey has been my favorite so far. This has been the first book where stuff... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2019 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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Fenn Can Be Improved Students and Teachers are Able to Work Together “The Maker Space cost 30 million dollars” -Fenn School Annual Report The Fenn School is known as one of the best around. But even the School itself is far from perfect. It’s traditions are being torn to shreds,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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How I got here How and Why decided to go to Fenn ”Victory for Fenn, DOWN WITH FAY!” -The good version of the Fenn School Song We’ve all had to make very tough decisions in our life. I’ve moved several times, and have always had to make a hard decision,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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Verbier Memories and learning ”Allez, Allez, Allez Elliot!” -Jean the Ski instructor Most people have a place that holds a special spot in their heart. For me that place is Verbier. I lived in Switzerland for Five years, and in that time spent most of my weekends in the winter... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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Camp Belknap and the 9th grade Reshaping a grade on lake Winnepesaukee “Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” —Shannon Adler It should be the goal of every “Senior” class, to become a tight... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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Takeaways from Camp Belknap Establishing a Legacy on lake Winnipesaukee. “Being good to someone is a wonderful legacy to leave behind” -Taylor Swift (Don’t worry, I’m not a fan) It should be the goal of every “Senior” class, to become a tight knit, friendly class. It was about to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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Part 4 End of Year Essay “Give a damn, and figure it out.” -Fitz I started out the 8th grade year as a changed boy, I had learned so much in 7th grade, and thought that the most valuable part of my Fenn career (Learning how to be a good... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
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Part Three End Video Metacognition “All You have to do is try...” -Elliot Johnson My end of year video was not the best experience of the year, since as the year is drawing to a close, I begin to realize that most of my friends are leaving, and they won’t... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at 2020 Johnson, Elliot