The past 5 weeks we have read our book. I have been reading “The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian” and it has been incredible.
This takes place in The pacific northwest town of Wellpinit and Reardan, We know this because he mentioned some of the locations in that area. In Wellpinit is where Arnold (The protagonist)lives with his mother, father, sister, and grandmother. Reardan is the second major setting in this novel. This is where his new school was. Reardan school was twenty-two miles away from his home, but he decided to go there because he wanted a better education. This shows development in the character(Arnold). It shows that he wants to succeed in life even if it takes to leave all his friends. I see this as well as the theme, that if life kicks you down you need to kick right back up. He lives in poverty and gets bullied in school but he fights to succeed in life. He moved to a better school where he didn’t know anybody because his school was bad, that is something to admire.
The plot is about a person who lives in a poor community and up through the stories timeline he experiences tragedies in his family. Even though his conditions he decides to do something about it.
Today we listened to a lot of videos. These videos were about how to study smart. The teacher gave us this subject because this week we have six tests.
The videos were made by someone who knows a lot about studying because she had an online course with over 2 million subscribers.
Today we had to have a discussion about a random topic, we choose soccer.
I had my discussion with someone who plays soccer for a very good team. I had a lot of good comebacks, but he wan the argument.
I don’t think I learn so much from this, the only thing I think I learned was that I can be wrong sometimes.
Today at school we started with English. We saw an Interview with Sherman Alexis about his book “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” and then we read a little about the book. I think this book seemed very interesting. Then the teacher told us to read “about a boy” by Nick Hornby.
These two books are about indigenous people in the United States of America. After reading about the books the teacher told us to pick one of them to read.
I choose “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexis because is a semi-autobiographical. That is something that I think will be incredibly interesting.
My expectations for the book:
- Explaining how the society works
- The difference between an Indian and an American
My first year in high school will be difficult, or that is what I think. I chose SSP, SSP is the most difficult line of education, therefore, I am giving it my best.
In Sandvik high school the classroom is divided in, floor, block, and room for example 13-04 is the first floor, block three and the fourth room.
My way to school is difficult because I live in Vollen and is about one houre away from my school. Vollen is a small town in Asker, there is not a lot to do in Vollen but is a nice place to live.
My class and I are going to a place called Nordmarka. I am getting to know my class and they seem fun, therefore I think this trip will be amazing.