I am from…

I am from a basketball and from snacks and old toys
I am from the cozy warmth
I am from the live oaks
I am from the pear tree whose long gone limbs I remember as if they were my own

I am from chores and church
I am from parents and siblings
I am from movies and bike rides and from music on the patio

I’m from the boogie monster and “eat all of your vegtables”
I am from rock n’ roll
I’m from sports games
I’m from Austin and Kanooga
I am from steak and pasta

I am from bringing home a rescued dog that later became a best friend
I am from colored family photos on every wall and in every heart


The basketball season is here, and as my favorite sport I am excited! The whole strategy to the game just gets me pumped up. Before I play I have to adjust my shot form to my new height and strength. It only takes about ten minutes to get used to the grippy feel of the ball.
This year my dad is coaching a rec. league team. A lot of my friends will be on it so that should be fun. Because it’s also fun playing against my friends, I like having some of them on different teams. I just can’t wait to here the swish of the ball going in the net!

English Class Essay

In English class, we are writing an essay. First we would write a draft about something exiting that happened in our lives. Then we would just change the intro into a proper and better one. After that we just changed the conclusion so it would relate to the introduction. I really like how it is turning out, and I am getting so much better at writing. Have you ever felt like you got significantly better at something.


” plop-plop kershk!” The thunder storm began. In my warm house I peered out the window to see drops of clear liquid falling from the grey sky. ” Bang!” The lightning illuminated the dark room. As quickly as the room went dark the television buzzed off. I got up and went to the bathroom. As I looked in the bathtub I saw my terrified dog as expected. I wondered if today’s football game was cancelled. I went out side to look at the rain. It sounded like rice pouring into a bowl. ” Boom!” As fast as a bullet I was inside again.

My Dog

My dogs name is Max. He was a rescue, that was found on the side of a highway. Max is very energetic and loves every new person. If you lay on the ground he will lick your face like crazy. Also a fun game to play with him is to stick your hands under a blanket and playfully hit him. When you do this he will try to find and nibble on your hand. Plus it won’t hurt because the blanket will protect you.

Prep for Celebration Westridge

I am so pumped for celebration Westridge. Last year it was one of the best days of my life! Today is Wednesday and it’s on Friday so only two days left. I wonder what they’re going to have this year. Last year they had video game trucks, rock walls, giant hamster balls, laser tag, and more. I remember I must have eaton a ton of candy because the next day my stomach was about to explode! I can not wait!

Reading and Me

Reading is a big part of my life. I enjoy reading at school and at home. To me it is like TV in my head, only I get to choose how everything looks. I usually read at Lora’s library. It is very close to my house, and easy to get to. I read books and magazines. My favorite magazine is MAD magazine. It’s very funny, and I like getting laughs out of what I read. So yes I like reading. What do you think about reading?
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