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Friday, 28 October 2011

Classroom Activity Updates

So recently one of the main things we've been doing in class is learning our dacne of Michael Jackson's Thriller, that we will be preforming on Monday October 31st to multiple classrooms. This will give us a mark for our dance, so let's do our best and have fun! Another activity we're doing is the Interveiws with the recording masters of Audacity. Since doing this Alex Blouin and I have been recording our voices and experimenting with the sounds to come up with our "Cookstown Unlimited" radio brodcast featuring the interview of Justn Bieber. Yet one more fun thing we've been doing is finishing up our Science Work. We've been working hard for the past few weeks to get all our 12 questions done and ready for Monday, which is when we have our test, so be ready! Continuing with our daily acitvities we have Mr. Rowe for History the next rotary subject, of which we start on Monday, and as we work to progress toward our final year at Cookstown we all know we'll leave with bright minds and full spirited hearts as we all split up to different highschools and leave our very good friends. I believe that we will all try to stay in contact no matter where we are and what we do. A goal for the year is to fundraise for our Ottawa trip, so it costs less, so we need ideas. ideas, and IDEAS. Good luck, Cougars!

Friday, 21 October 2011

"The Limit" By Kristen Landon

The Limit by Kristen Landon is so far a suspensful story of danger and heartbreak that I am currently reading, and it is one of that I love. The main character, Matt, and his family have gone over their mysterious "Limit" and now have to begin working to get it back down to under, so that they're not in debt. Once over the "Limit" and being in debt to it you are then offered one of 4 options. Option A, B C, or D. When choosing these options you have to be careful or it may be a long term comittment that you and your family may not be willing to. When you work for your debt it is the eldest child that will go to a facility and work for it rather than parents and the younger children, and sometimes in extensive cases all children will go and the parents will be scentenced to jail time. At the moment Matt has just been told about his facility workings in option D, one that his family did not get to choose. Matt will be living in the facility and working daily until his family is at a considerable mount under their Limit, and then matt can possibly go home. The back of the cover says that Matt will unravel the secrets about the Limit, which I look forward to reading about this month. I am also attempting to read "End Of Days" by Eric Walters, and a summary of this book will be posted as soon as it has been read. 

Thursday, 20 October 2011

The Secret Of Laurel Oaks

The Secret Of Laurel Oaks. A chilling story of the paranormal and mediums of this day and age, but with a thrilling story behind it. This tale takes place in the Laurel Oaks Plantation Site in Louisiana, USA. Also the only french speaking minorirty in those parts! The characters are Daphne, legend tells that she's the young slave girl who poisoned the Judge's wife and two daughters using a birthday cake in the infamous dining room. Lila, the 21st century tom-boy girl, who can supposedly hear in the still of night, the drumming and chanting of her lost African friend, Roberto. Also the side work of Gabe, Sal, Camilla, Luke, Euillie, and the Parents of Lila and Gabe. Lila finds herself and her brother in Laurel Oaks, that has rumours of hauntings and mysterious happenings, which is also the home of some unusual guests of the next world. During this time Lila and Gabe find themselves getting into things bigger than they can imagine as they begin to reveal the true story of the notorious slave girl, Daphne, and find the secret treasure that is hidden in the Maude Elberly room. Read this book to find out what happens, if this summary interests you. If anyone would like, I have the book and you are welcome to borrow it.

Mandy And Lester Recap

The video "Mandy And Lester" we watched in class today reminded me of so many connections I have to it. Such as me when I was younger, I used to sell Girl Guide Cookies in my old residence. My reaction to this video was a sense of kindness in Lester, and how it was sweet that he kept trying to find Mandy, when she had lost her cookies.  What I think about this video, was that it was a very inspiring video that showed kindness and compasion. Deffinately something I'd watch again.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

My Favourite Book

These are the first four books of The Mortal Instruments Series. These happen to be my favourite books and also, an amazing series. The last book, The City Of Fallen Angels, is the most suspensful and the most outrageously suspensful one of them all. What I love about these boks are the characters and the action that ties with the romance. Even though romance novels are not my favourite, and not many people's favourite, I can honestly say it is a wonderful series. My opinion, is give it a try. It is a long read and a big book, but it is completely worth it.