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Teachers Can Make a Difference Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story - Anonymous Small interactions can make a big difference. In my life, small interactions with teachers have shaped who I am today. One conversation that I had with a teacher that has truly... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at Smith
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Push Yourself to New Limits Success is no accident. - Pele Perseverance is a quality that every person wants, and it is a quality that Jerry, an 11 year old English boy, discovers in the short story, “Through the Tunnel”, by Doris Lessing. While on vacation, Jerry leaves his mom... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at Smith
Homework in the third term, Do teachers not understand? When we walk around the halls of this campus, School is not on our mind. Our high school is already determined, But the teachers don’t care. We are all done with school, But the teachers keep up the workload, “This will... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2019 at Smith
Homework in the third term, Do teachers not understand? We are all done with school, But teachers keep up the workload, Not caring about how the students feel. We continue to complain, But all they say is “This is high school.” This is middle school, But they won’t listen. They... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Smith
Soccer The sun beams down upon the soccer field, The gold and white lines cover the green grass. Both teams walk out as they are unconcealed, The teams walk end to end as they both pass. The whistle blow signaling them to play, The fans all cheer for there own... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2019 at Smith
Dogs The frozen snow dropped down from the white clouds, The fresh powder covered the brown dirt ground, The only sound was a chirping blue jay, The little boy darted out of his house, Little feet were imprinted in the snow, He jumped up and down, happy as can be,... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2019 at Smith
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Why Thoreau Doesn’t Like Charity I have made some sacrifices to a sense of duty, and among others have sacrificed this pleasure also. -Henry David Thoreau Charity can be a great thing—or not a good think. In the chapter, “Economy” in the book Walden, Henry David Thoreau gives the reader... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at Smith
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Fennway Park Everyone is tied to a special place. In my life, I am passionate about baseball and the baseball field at Fenn, “Fennway Park’, is a special place to me. Although in the fall and spring going to the baseball field is not part of my daily routine in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at Smith
As I walk through the tree-covered forest, the smell of pine fills the air. My golden retriever, Finn, walks by my side as we make the 30 minute walk through the dirt paths of the Acton Arboretum. While my day is usually made up of video games, TV and playing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at Smith
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This was really good. I thought you started off the piece very well, and then ended it well by talking about the irony that Thoreau says he learned nothing from his elders, but you learned a lot from him. Great job.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2019 on Walden #3 at Hibben
This was really good. I like how you started the reader with a question to get them thinking, and then te rest of the piece was very well written. Great job.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2019 on Clothing and Shelter at Lewis, Ryan
This piece was very well written. I really liked your opening paragraph, and I thought you ended the piece strongly with a good question. Great job.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2019 on Clothing and Shelter Thoreau Essay at Patton
This was really good. I especially liked the first line where you said, “Sometimes the truth hurts.” This was very well written, I liked your use of quotes. Great job.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2019 on Walden Response #3 at Lando
This was really good. I thought you started off the piece very well, and I liked your use of the block quote. Great job.
This was really good. I really liked how you ended your first paragraph with two questions to get the reader thinking, and then the rest of the essay was very well written. Great job.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2019 on Thoreau’s Beauty at Bertos
This was really good. I thought you started out the essay strong, and I liked your use of quotes throughout the essay. Great job.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2019 on What do we Actually Need? at MacClean
This was really good. I loved how you connected the things that Thoreau taught you to your own life, and I thought you ended your writing very well. Great job.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2019 on Walden Writing Prompt #3 at Heinze
This was really good. I really liked the last sentence of your opening paragraph where your talked about how Thoreau is challenging everything you every knew, but you think he is write. I really liked reading this piece.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2019 on Clothes and Shelter at Barton
This was really good. You opened up the piece well by giving the reader what you were going to talk about, and then you reflected that in your writing. I especially like your block quote on the outdoors. Great job
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2019 on Walden Writing Prompt #3 at Clark
Timmy Smith Economy Literary Reflection Fitz’s Class 4/11/19 What you want isn’t always what you need - Anonymous The truth can be difficult. In English class, we are reading Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, more specifically the first chapter, “Economy.” In this chapter, Thoreau made me think deeply about how, as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Smith
We all have the basic necessities in our lives. Food, shelter, clothing, and even fuel. While these may be the most basic needs of each humans life, I believe that there are a few more that should be added to this list. As a 15 year old boy, I can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Smith
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Spring The blue sunny sky With rays strong enough to blind you Shone on the white car The orange cone On the newly paved walkway Was guiding no one The yellow monarch Hovering above the trees Waiting for a new day The brown oak tree In the deserted parking lot... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at Smith
The 13 student class spun around in their chairs and watched as Fitz came up to the front of the room. “Today we will be starting the book Walden,” he said. “Go to the blog and the first chapter, Economy, is posted.” The entire class let out a sigh. Who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at Smith
No Poem Crossed My Mind As I thought for hours and hours, No thoughts filled my head, At the oak wood dining room table, But my mind is empty, And I have to make the best, Of what I have left. I got the idea of writing this poem from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at Smith
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Three Poems That Worked For Me While searching through the book Crows and Swallows I found three poems that “worked” for me, and that I felt I had a good understanding of. The first poem that I found while scrolling through was Yesterday Did Not Become A Poem. Just from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at Smith