Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Reading Reflection #1 for Group 2 (due Thurs., Oct. 12)

Please post your reading reflection if you are a member of Group 2: Alex C, Christina E, Anna L, Amber M, Morgan M, Marcus P, Josh T, Jenn W. Your comment should explain what you've read in the past three weeks, and what affected you the most out of what you read. What ideas, interesting information, or feelings did your reading give you? Write for at least 5 minutes. Please post your comment by Thursday, October 12, 2006.

7 comments:

Josh T said...

In the last three weeks I have been very busy and had not enough time to read. But in history I have been reading about early civilizations and how they established a government, economic system, writing systems, and many other things. This has opened my eyes to see how the world has changed since 900A.D and to the present. This really made me think how far we have come from a horse to a car. This unit has made me do a little bit more research on how things have changed. The other day I read that in early Mayan civilizations they use to hang a ball over a babies eye to make it cross-eyed. This makes the kid when he/she grows up to be very attractive. This really shocked me when I read this. Ideas back then were weird. But as they looked at it, it was known to be in style I guess. They would probably look at us like what are we doing.

Marcus P said...

In the last three weeks I have read portions of Fahrenheit 451 and The Pearl. Fahrenheit 451 was about a fireman who burned books and lived in a world where reading books was against the law.I thought Montag (the fireman) was kind of an interesting character. he reminded me of Tom and Jerry because he was kind of hard to read, much like tom and Jerry, you can't always tell what they are thinking, one second they are going at each others throats and the next they are making up. Also, yesterday I on my computer that Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle died shen he was piloting his plane and he crashed.in other news that I read there is a new rule in the NBA which makes it illegal to argue a call. I personally think this is stupid because there, as long as there are humans refereeing games, be bad calls and the players, in the emotion of the game, will naturally argue the calls.

Amber M. said...

In the past three weeks i have read parts of my SSR book and read many chapters in my history class. In my SSR book "Time Windows" by Katherine Reiss it talks about a girls struggle to fit in her new town that she just moved too and how she has to hide away in her attic. For history we have learned about the Egyptians and now about Africa it is very interesting learning about all the different religions and customs of other civilizations.

Jenn W said...

In the past three weeks i have been very busy and have not had much time to read, but i have done alot of reading for school. I have been working on two projects, one is for World Civilizations and the other one is for Biology. In World Civilizations i have learned alot about how the ancient Mayan's lived. Their whole civilization was based on religion and the all worked together to build temples for the gods and they all worshiped the gods together. I really like this idea of working together, because it seems to me that in present day everyone is so busy worrying about themselves that it is hard to find time to help others and work together with others. In Biology i have been working on a project about the 13 organelles in a cell. I have learned how complex our body is and how complicated it is to try to understand how it works. I found out that i am very intrested in both topics that i learned about and i plan to learn more about them.

Christina E. said...

I have been reading this series call the Demonanta, and it is very interesting. In the first book, Lord Loss, this boy named Grubbs has a magnificent adventure (even if his family died). This affected me because it made my imagination run wild (as it usually does). It also helped me believe more in demons than I did before...even though it is a fiction book. This book gave me some very intriguing information about the universe where the demons live. The second book is about a boy who sees lighted shapes and can make portals to this other universe. This kid is amazing because he is putting his life at risk to save his brother Art. Art was kidnapped by a demon and taken into the Demonata by this very fowl demon. Art meets two other younger "disciples" (or people who fight demons) and one of which is a person from the first book, Dervish, who is Grubbs uncle... This made me think that this book took place before the first. I thought this was a little odd but I thought it was a wonderful change from the fact that most other books strictly go in chronological order.

Morgan M said...

In the last few weeks, I have not read anything very important besides finishing Fahrenheit 451. In World Civ, we have been learning about Kenya, and how they won independence through guerilla warfare. There are other countries that we have been looking at but for the most part their story is very similar in that they fought to win freedom.

alex c said...

(from a while ago)
Ender's Game

After reading this book many, many times I start thinking about the whole idea of control that this book is implying. When a mind is subjected to enough stress or work by another person it will eventually break and obey the various commands of the other individual. The proof of this is both in the way dogs react to human commands, and the way most of the children react to the teachers. But what of the ones who don't obey, I find myself asking, what is in them that allows the thought of saying no? Why would a mind choose the conditions of stress and pain instead of just saying ok? What is the factor that makes the mind decide that living in submission is not right? I don't know the answers to these questions, and I don't know if anybody does. But what I do know is that the ability to defy is in the human nature, the evidence is basically teenage rebellion, but it is the individual that chooses to follow that instinct.