Category Archives: Language Arts

Maus Activity Part 2

Heylo guys so I’m back to do the second part of the assignment for the book Maus.

Write an overall impression of what Vladek went through in Auschwitz and how it changed him. How has it affected Artie and Francoise?

Vladek went through a lot in Auschwitz. He struggled a lot there but it made him who he is. His time in Auschwitz is a big part of his life. Vladek stayed the caring, kind, helping man he was. As a Jew, he was worth nothing so he had to become resourceful to make a living. Some of his talents also showed because he would help the people in Auschwitz and get food, better clothes and wouldn’t have to struggle and eventually die. This didn’t really affect Francoise but it did affect Artie. He felt depressed and sad that he didn’t get to listen to his mothers side.

Well, my class has finally finished reading the two books and I have to say I quiet like it. Thank you to Mr.Hays^. Also you guys should give this Book a try, it’s amazing! I am very sad for all the people who died due to the war, you could call it between the Jews and Germans!
Anyways…that is all for this blog post, See ya next time^💕👋

Maus Activity Part 1

Hello everyone…so today I have a class assignment! I read a graphic memoir called Maus and I have chapter questions that I have to answer so lets just get right into it.

Chapter 1

Why does Art Spiegelman use mice instead of people to portray the characters in the story? What do the mice represent?

  • He used mice instead of people to hid their identity from the people.
  • The mice represent the Jews.

Chapter 2

Why does Ms.Stefanska go to jail? What role did Anja play in Ms.Stefanska going to jail?

  • Ms. Stefanska went to jail because she hid some comunist papers.
  • The role that Anja played was that she was the one who gave her the papers and told her to hide it.

Chapter 3

What does Vladek mean on page 50, when he says, “Well at least I did something.” Do you believe that he is justified in feeling this way? Explain.

  • Vladek means that killing one of the Nazi’s men, he did some what of a service and didn’t leave the body.
  • I don’t think he’s justified in feeling this way because he did after all kill someone.

Chapter 4

Although Jews were allowed only limited rations under the Nazi occupation, Vladek manages to circumvent these restrictions for a while. What methods does he use to support himself and his family?

  • He sells clothes and uses jewelry to get food and looks for jobs.

Chapter 5

How did Vladek care for Anja after the destruction of the Srodula ghetto? Contrast his behavior toward his first wife, during the worst years of the war, with the way he now treats Mala.

  • Vladek treated Anja very kindly after the destruction of the Srodula ghetto. He was supportive and treated her with great care. Vladek didn’t treat Mala well and blamed her for lots of the problems.

Chapter 6

Why does Artie call his father a murderer? Is he justified? Who else has he called a murderer, and why?

  • Artie called his father a  murderer because he burned Anja’s (his mother) diaries.
  • He is justified because that was the only way he could have known about his mother and her conditions

 

 

 

Divergent

Hihihhhiiii everyone💕~ Feels like i haven’t been on here in like forever…but today I’m back with another book review:) This time its Divergent! I love love love this book..so without further a due lets get started~

Author: Veronica Roth

Setting: Dauntless, Amity, Erudite, Abnegation, Candor

Summary

After turning sixteen Beatrice Prior is now ready to take the test that will determine her fate in the city. The test will tell her whether she belongs with Dauntless (the brave), Erudite (the intelligent), Abnegation (the selfness), candor (the honest), or Amity (the peaceful). However, when Beatrice takes her test, her results show that she belongs to three factions, labeling her as part of a dangerous group: the Divergent. Beatrice then chooses to go to Dauntless in hopes of being able to learn how to defend herself from those who kill Divergent. With the help of unexpected friends and a mysterious trainer named four, Beatrice, who now calls herself Tris, digs deeper into the mystery of divergent and learns about a terrible plan. Abengation, her home faction, will be destroyed by the Dauntless, mind controlled by the Erudite. Tris must now find a way to save her home faction without revealing that she is a Divergent. (I’m gonna leave you guys to that🙊)..

Conclusion

Tris and Four (Tobias) get caught by Jeanine but managed to escape. They went to the control room and destroyed the main control device, shutting down the ones in the Dauntless and prevented them from doing anymore damage.

Characters

Tris, Tobias, Eric, Christina, Peter, Jeanine Mattews, Will.

Things I liked about this book

  • Well written
  • All the characters are unique👌
  • The story is great

 

Cost: $7.00-$14.00

Where to buy:

  • Amazon
  • Ebay
  • Barns & Noble
  • Scholastic

Rating:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐5/5

Hope you enjoyed this book review:) See ya next time^~^👋✨

A work in progress

Hihi guys~ So today I’m back with another novel requirement…..this time I decided to do a quiz on A work in progress. I absolutely love this book because it is written by one of my favorite YouTubers Connor Franta🙌🙊 and its just amaizing💖 So I would recommend you give this book a try~

Give this quiz a try and see how you do…^^

https://www.quizup.com/topics/_5d9db7a9-4556-4335-bdb2-8579147bc640

 

Where to buy

  • Ebay
  • Scholastic
  • Barnes and Nobel
  • Amazon
  • Audible (listen to it)

Rating: 5/5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Hope you guys enjoyed this quiz…Bye bye~👋
~Ilma

Stargirl!

Hello peeps, How is it going? So this week I am back with another book review and the book is Stargirl…..I honestly love love love this book! Its one of my favorites and I will say this for sure that you have to grab a copy 🙂 Anyways lets go on to the review……

Author: Jerry Spinelli

Setting: Mica High school

Summary

Stargirl (main character) left homeschooling and went to a real public school for tenth grade in Arizona. When she got to the school, students kind of hated her. She was always happy, outgoing, full of enthusiasm. She carried a Ukele which she would sing “Happy birthday” to people and had a pet rat named Cinnamon. The students thought that she was fake. They only liked her when she cheered for their football team. She also cheered for the opposing team and the school didn’t like that and it turned the school against her. Leo (being dumb) told Stargirl to change and be like everyone else because the school didn’t like them……Leo is a guy in the school that Stargirl is dating. She changes herself but……..Haha you have to read the book to find out 😉

At the end of this book she leaves the state.

There is a second book for this novel so guess who will be doing a book review on that next haha Mee! 🙂

Conclusion

This book is very cute and just full of life….I really how it talks about Stargirl being different which is a good thing…..You don’t always have to be like everyone else! Really appreciate the message this book gives out.

Characters

Stargirl, Leo Borlock, Archi Brubaker, Kevin Quinlan, Hillari.

Things I like about his book

  • Well written
  • Stargirl is very honest
  • She is being herself
  • The character Archie!
  • The message that was shared is that always be yourself and its completely okay to be a little weird. ^-^

Cost- $6.00-7.00

Where to buy

  • Amazon
  • Scholastic
  • Ebay
  • Barns and Noble

Rating: 5/5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I hope you guys enjoyed this book review!  Until next time Good bye👋💕

~Ilma

Letter: Past Self

Hello guys so today I am gonna write a letter to my 26 year old past self! ^_^
Here we go………

Hihi Ilma, yes your still the weird, Crazy and really cheesy Ilma😂 but you’ve grown interest in Nature! Surprised to hear that yes I know… and yes you have meet the Merrell Twins, Lilly Singh, and Dylan O’ brien💖❤ I know your very happy right now…….. It was literally the magical day of your life😍❤😇 You also went to a One direction and Twenty one pilots Concert Yayy! I know your very happy to hear all that. But for education…..wait for it..YOUR A DOCTOR yes your a doctor YAY! So far the 26 years in this world has been wonderful. But more one a serious note this is what I would tell my past self:
Be confident and not to be afraid! There will be so many opportunities in your life and please don’t be afraid to take one. Dont let other people put you down. Always be proud of what you’ve accomplished. Learn to never give up……Trust me! Work hard and Always remember to be Happy! Be patient and remember the quote “Rejection is protection”💕
So this is what I am going to leave you with past self….
~Lots of love Ilma~

Thank you guys for reading this..hope you’ve enjoyed what I told my past self😆
See ya next time byeee👋
~Ilma

Mockingjay

Hello guys, How is it going? So its time for another novel requirement and I do book reviews all the time so I decided to switch it up a bit and made a quiz 🙂 The book is Mockingjay from the Hunger Games series! Sadly its the last book from the series Criess 😦 but its a really good series. If you guys have not ever heard of the hunger games then I don’t know what planet you’re living in? hehe lol I am a die heart fan of the hunger games and the whole series is made into movies so that’s a bonus! And now I will stop blapping……Sooo here it is

https://www.quizup.com/topics/_14e3c160-64de-465c-982f-43f8d6e16ec3

Hope you guys enjoy this quiz and Until next time good bye 🙂
~Ilma

The Maze Runner

Hihi guys! What’s up? Feels like I haven’t been on my blog for a long time, but anyways I am back with another book review and this time it is the Maze Runner. I abslolutely love this book and it is a series so that’s a bonus! 🙂

Author: James Dashner

Overview (Back of the book)

If you ain’t Scared, YOU AIN’T HUMAN

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers-boys whose memories are also gone.

Nice to meet ya, SHANK. Welcome to the Glade

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. Its the only way out- and no ones’s ever made it through alive.

Everything is going to change

Then a girl arrives. They first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

REMEMBER. SURVIVE. RUN

Settings

The Glade, which is  a meadow.

Summary

Thomas, a teenager arrives in a Glade and like the other youths he has no memory of his previous life. He quickly becomes parts of the group and is given the promotion to runner status who patrols the always changing maze to find an escape. So him and the other boys are stuck trying to solve the maze and stay alive because outside the maze is a terrifying labyrinth of high walls covered in ivy a lethal creature known as Griever.

Characters

Thomas, Teresa, Newt, Ben, Fry-fan, Chuck.

Conclusion

I very much enjoyed this book because it was well written and Adventurous. I really liked the close up relationship between Thomas and Teresa ^-^

Where to buy?

  • Barns and Nobel
  • Amazon
  • Ebay

Cost – $9.99

Ratings: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

Hope you guys enjoyed this book review😆 Alrighty Until next time Goodbye….👋 ^_^
~Ilma

Miami Beach choclates

Hello everyone! So today’s post is going to be about my school’s field trip. We went to Miami Beach Choclates on tuesday and it was absolutely so much fun!

As soon as I went inside it was like walking into heaven😍! So many Choclates made me very excited. First we got to see all of the machines and learned about all the different kinds of choclates. We made choclate dipped marshmallows and Pretzel, then we made choclate clusters which was absolutely delicious🍫. I wish I could put a picture but I ate it haha ^-^😂

So next we walked to the park and the reason I am telling you guys this is because I saw a huge Iguana, it was so cool.

This trip was genuinely so much fun! Thank you to all of the people in Miami beach choclates for letting us come!

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Front of the place

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Inside

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Chocolates😍🍫

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The Iguana!

Hope you guys enjoyed this blog post, until next time goodbye! ^-^

~Ilma