The thought going through most children 's minds is, "why try if I know I am going to get a trophy anyway." A trophy is always secured in their mind. Trophies today have a whole new meaning. They do not symbolize a victory or achievement; they are merely reminders of childhood. Betty Berdan, a junior in high school says, "When awards are handed out like candy to every child who participates, they diminish in value.
Soccer shaped a lot of who I am, soccer has taught me how to commit, know when to make a move, and it has made me tolerant. Soccer is all about commiting to the ball, if one was to hesitate while going for a goal it will not be as powerful. I bring that into driving, school, talking, and writing. Along with committing one has to know exactly when to commit. Soccer is about timing, if I get to a certain position is a certain amount of time I will
“Dark trees in the landscape of love” by Kao Kalia Yang is reading about the lives of Hmong girls married white men and how their lives are different. Kalia Yang started the story talking about his nephew preference for black trees, not bright trees, showing that all colors of the trees are beautiful not just the bright ones. Then she talks about his husband and when she first saw his husband, she never taught to marry him. Aaron used to hear her given the public speech and one day he sends her an email inviting for breakfast. She accepted for lunch and they met at the Hmong restaurant, but it was just a casual meeting to talk about work.
On Scout’s first day of school, he knows a range of things that the other students do not know about, and that makes miss Caroline anxious. She finds out that Scout has been studying how to read with her father Atticus. Miss Caroline is displeased with her because she already knows how to read. Walter Cunningham is a member of a less fortunate family. Walter tells miss Caroline that he did not bring any lunch, so miss Caroline gives him a nickel, and asks him to pay her back later on.
The book starts with William Goldman, the author, telling the story of his life around the book as telling his intentions on making The Princess Bride the "good parts" version. The Princess Bride is William Goldman 's favorite book but he never read it, he didn 't read books, he always failed his reading tests because he was thinking about sports players, all he did was sports, he wouldn 't miss a single game. He was bad at school, school was a torture for him, but like he said "give me a football and an empty play ground and I could invent last-second triumphs that would bring tears to your eyes". His mother would have meetings after meetings with Miss Roginski, his teacher from third through fifth grade. One day, when he was sick, his father
Sam has no clue how to raise a child which is quite evident by how he struggles to change Lucy’s diapers and how he is not feeding her ever two hours, until his neighbor, Annie, explains it to him. He asks for help from Annie to babysit Lucy while he works, similar to any single parent needing a helping hand. Sam’s disability does not interfere greatly with his parenting until Lucy starts surpassing him intellectually. As shown in a scene where Lucy and Sam are reading a book and Sam has difficulties reading a long word so Lucy reads the word for him. Seeing that her father is having difficulties reading the advanced book she takes it away and they start reading Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.
My dad had the greatest influence on me and, inspired my competitive nature and my love for the game. Whenever I was upset at home or overwhelmed from school, I would take my ball and find a quiet place to practice. As I kicked the ball around and shot at a small goal post my grandpa bought for me, I felt relieved and all of my worries melt away. When I started playing soccer, it was a sport me and my family was passionate about but soon; it was an escape for me when I was down.
When Miss Caroline didn’t seem to understand, Scout explained that Walter and his family suffer from poverty, and would not be able to pay her back with money. Scout then further narrates that one time Atticus served as the Cunningham’s lawyer and having no money to repay Atticus, the Cunninghams pay Atticus in the form of stovewood, hickory nuts, smilax, holly, and turnips. After the incident, Jem invites Walter over for lunch, hesitantly Walter joined them. While eating their meal, Walter pours molasses or syrup “On his vegetables and meat with a generous hand.” Scout instantly made a remark, embarrassing Walter in the process.
The problem to soccer fields was later resolved when Luma was able to find a grassy and descent area that the boys could focus on only soccer and not get distracted by anything else around them. According to chapter 18, page # 144 it states "The boys could hardly believe their eyes when they showed up for their first practices in Milam Park." This page also later states" ... A thick blanket of soft green grass... " This was a new form of field for the team to play on after having to play on such a harsh field at the Indian Creek Elementary school that was practically all dust and dirt.
Now I play soccer for the Oskaloosa team and I have played for them every year in the spring and fall. We have had a pretty good team through the years and we win more games than we lose. But I enjoy playing for a bigger town because the competition is a lot harder than Sigourney ever was and it makes it more of a challenge. Some people think I’m crazy for driving to Oskaloosa after school for practice but I think it is well worth the drive.
For my 4th quarter book report I chose the book The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. This book is composed of 336 pages delicately composed writing. This book is modern realistic fiction due to the fact it is from a dog’s perspective. This novel deals with real life issues of losing a spouse/love one, illness, transformation, and marriage. The setting in the book is present day Settle, Washington.
“The Art of Racing in the Rain” is a book written by Garth Stein. In this book, Garth showed his thoughts about different points of view, different representations of peaceful animals, and how life can be compared to racecar driving. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” was written through the eyes of Enzo, a dog. Although Enzo was a dog, he thinks, philosophizes, and learns just like a human. An example would be when Denny left the television on by accident at home, and Enzo became addicted to it, while learning many things, contributing to his education.
In the story “August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains”, the author made the point that if there are no people left on Earth, time will still go on. Since the theme is that time will go on, Bradbury has the house keeping the people that are not there anymore, on track and on time. Even though there is a very good chance that none of this will happen, such as a nuclear war that would end all of the human population, Bradbury made it clear that time itself won't stop and that time will move on even when the human race ends. When the human population dies off, like in the story, houses and other means of protection will continue to function without the needs of people. The house in the story kept running continuously without the needs of human population.