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Writing Children Books | Aliterate

Writing Children Books | Aliterate
It was a rainy day and it seemed like the rain would never stop. I felt scared, lonely, and vulnerable. At any moment, an electric bolt from the blue would annihilate everything in its path, but there I was. While sitting on my parent's bed and reading my favorite book, Go Dog Go, I felt that nothing could harm me. Then again, I was six and books, like the ones by Dr. Seuss, had actual plots, unlike the books I'm obliged to read nowadays. Yes, I'm talking to you The Giver. Anyways, our last LAL chapter for the year is researching and writing our own children books.

To get a good grade, our teacher had clearly stated multiple times that we MUST incorporate 3 elements of figurative language. To take the easy way out, I am currently in the process of writing a book explaining the Holocaust using animals. When I asked my teacher if it would be appropriate, she read my story outline and thought it was an excellent idea. Turns out, when I used…
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The Renaissance Fair | Aliterate

The Renaissance Fair | Aliterate It was a dark, cold, Thursday morning. My lovely mother, Agatha, was churning butter outside and my dearest father, John-Smith, went out into the forest to bring back his daily hunt of game. I went into the blacksmith tavern to forge my iron sword for knight school the next day.  
Where do I start? It actually was a Thursday morning it it looked like God was furious. While he was sending down big bolts of disastrous thunder, he was crying as well. His tears formed a thick sheet of monstrous rain drops. Armageddon was clearly already taking its place. This field trip was a rain or shine trip meaning that there would be no reschedules for the trip. No reschedules even if our field trip took place on the meeting point of a hurricane, earthquake, and tornado. 
I filled my bag with a brick ton of things which I would actually never end up using. After a dreadful one and a half hour bus ride we finally came to the one and only: Renaissance Fair. We were gre…

Armageddon | Aliterate

Armageddon | Aliterate

I, George W. Bush, am hereby to declare that Armageddon has officially set off. I knew that this day would come. Meteorologists predict that Armageddon will first hit the East-Coast of the US; meaning that this monstrosity will force every child in grades 3-8 to take standardized testing. 
Where do I start. Oh yes, standardized testing. NJSLA or should I call it "fun". Our current governor came into his political position by banning the old standardized test known as "PARCC". When he was elected, he introduced a new standardized test named as "NJSLA" or NJ-slaw; NJSLA is literally just the same thing as PARCC but it has one less section to it. 
I have one word to describe the whole experience: traumatizing. Who would ever expect for the whole class to not be able to finish the Algebra section. When there was 2 minutes remaining, many people would start to cry while I would stay still at my desk hyperventilating. I did have the answ…

Happy Mothers Day, Mother | Aliterate

Happy Mothers Day, Mother | Aliterate
To everyone who is reading this post, this is not my occasional. In fact, this post was made specifically for a very special person in my life:
Dear Mother, Your love does not compare to anything in this world. Your compassion  can withstand whatever my little brother and I do. Your determination proves that you will never give up no matter what comes across your path. Your care is like the superglue in our family. Thank you for everything you do for me.  I will never be able to repay what you have done,  sacrificed,  and went through to raise me.  All I want to say is:  I appreciate everything. I love you, Mom, Happy Mother's Day!
Common sense, am I right? 

The Week Science Takes Over | Aliterate

The Week Science Takes Over | Aliterate

It was 12:02, the biggest event of the year was about to commence: the Science Fair! Yesterday, I had set up my poster and my props for my topic of Cardiac Arrests, and I was now waiting anxiously for my science fair partner, Troy, to come. As soon as he arrived, the judges came over and started criticizing our project. They had asked so many questions that our mouths were overly exhausted from talking. The size of the crowd last year was triple the size of the crowd this year. The whole fair was pretty boring after the judges finished asking questions since we waited 3 hours for the judges to "judge". The whole competition was rigged so of course, we didn't even place. Anyways, Troy and I didn't care since we were only doing it for the 4 extra credit points in our science class.
Besides the science fair, my science teacher had loaded us all with a brick ton of homework. Throughout the whole week, I had to do one very long pro…

Bring Your Offspring To Work Day | Aliterate

Bring Your Offspring To Work Day | Aliterate It was 7:42, it was the big moment. I had clearly missed the bus already, but I was sure it would be worth it. It was going to be one e-mail from AT&T that would change my life forever: would I be going to my mother's workplace? Sweat was dripping down my face and my hands were shaking as if there was an earthquake ranking 9 on the Richter Scale happening right now. A loud sound came from my dear mother's phone; I quickly scurried over to the phone, pushing my irrelevant brother aside. My eyes vigorously scanned a bunch of useless pages until it came to the juicy part. I looked under my little brother's name: rejected. I still had a chance. I looked under my name: accepted. YES! I wasn't allowed to go to my mother's workplace though, 1) She had a big meeting that day; 2) Both of us had to go in order for my mom to take us; 3) This all never happened, and my mom had received the email during the middle of the day. 
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Happy Earth Day | Aliterate

Happy Earth Day | Aliterate It's that time of the year again. The time where many people who don't care about the Earth celebrate this endangered "holiday". I remember back in 5th grade when my parents would have to sign a permission slip for our teachers to take us outside in the wilderness to hike and observe the biosphere. We just ended up going to the soccer field of our school and searching for bugs. We never really found any bugs but if we did, they were most likely dead since the girls in my grade went on bug-killing expeditions. 
When my class was first introduced to Earth Day in second grade, we thought it was a joke: 1) Our  teacher loved jokes (for April Fools, she told us that she brought us brownies, but instead she got brown construction paper and cut out the letter "E" twenty-one times using a template); 2) We were ignorant back then; 3) The word "Day" made Earth Day really special and we thought it would declare a day of no sc…