7th Grade Reflection

When I first arrived in August, I was expecting much more work. More writing. More reading. More Vocab. But then It was clear to me that was right about more writing and vocab, but less reading surprised me. I had also realized we did reading class books and annotating very similar to the way we did last year. By October, I was getting the hang of things we had done our first writing piece- which wasn’t my best- and I had started to get into the flow of annotating books again. Eventually, I had realized that 7th grade English Isn’t so bad, and I was pretty good at my Vocab packets, but kinda shy when it comes to book class discussions. I also learned don’t wait till the last week to finish your reading log.
In 7th grade I learned:
~ Plan out your writing very clear and organized
~ If you take strong annotations in your book, it will save you work in the long run
~ Remember all the writing elements you learned early on, and use them in your writing

As the year comes to a close, I am trying hard to bring back all the old lessons and tricks from when I learned them back in August, and I am preparing myself to bring them with me to 8th grade. If I were to do my 7th grade over again I would make sure to spread all my reading out and not try to cram it in the last two weeks. My advice for next years 7th graders is to really keep up with their blog, make sure to keep it organized and stay up to date with the weekly post, it will make life much easier if they get their weekly post done early.


Honey-and I’m not talking about the sticky substance- the little yellow lab who makes me smile everyday. Only 15 weeks old, and weighs 20 pounds can alrighty beat my one and a half year old dog in a wrestle fight, already has shredded her favorite blanket, and already can jump on the couch with no problem. Yet such a little angel. Her floppy little ears bounce up and down and up and down as she runs through the green grass on my front yard, and her skinny little tummy has that one spot where she loves to be scratched. So innocent, yet- when she’s tired- so feisty.

Last week she was lacking her tippy self, just lagging in happiness, and lacking in her excitement. Sleeping almost all day, and when I came back home to her, waking her tail so unenthusiastically. To make things better she started to cough as if she had something stuck in her throat. Out of the luck I have, my other dog Oakley started to cough as well. So my mom gave in and brought them to the vet for the unusual behavior. Turns out they had tracheal bronchitis. Great. They went on meds for a week, and they hated it more than they hated being alone.

Finally off the meds, they went back to their playful, normal selfs.

My family and I just can’t enough of her- and neither can Oakley- we just pass her around loving on her, and she seems to like it. I’m so glad she is still so small, but I’m also excited to see how great of a dog she will be when she is older.