We wrote thank you letters to people who came and gave presentations about the Holocaust.
We wrote an essay on our opinion about arranged marriages. We also connected this topic to the A Midsummer's Night Dream play by William Shakespeare.
We read books about the Holocaust. I read the Book Thief. This book is now one of my favorite books. We created book trailers for the books.
We wrote many vignettes on our lives. This project was really fun.
In class we wrote an argumentative essay about the Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton. In our essay, we had to decide whether Jonny Cade was innocent or not he is a shy character in the book, that ends up killing another boy. We had to argue our point of view.
We created poetry with our guest poet, Iris. This poem is one of the poems that I wrote. It is about one of the best places on earth, Isle Au Haut. This amazing place is located in Maine and means a lot to me.
My Mom's family owns a house. It's called the Linton cottage. It has been in our family for 73 years. I have only been there times. Beside being at Apple Creek, this is my favorite place in the whole world.
I love reading. Some of my favorite series is Percy Jackson, Mortal Instruments, Hunger Games, The Giver, The Chronicles of Narnia, and the Pegasus series.
I have been doing 4H for 4 years. I am in Gold-Ridge 4H. I used to do poultry but I had too much going on in my schedule so I had to drop out of the poultry group. I didn't raise meat birds, I only raise normal laying hens. The main fair that I competed in with my hens was the Cloverdale Citrus Fair. I have never been in the Sonoma County Fair with hens though. I also raise lambs. I have been raising meat lambs for 2 years. I will continue with lambs next year.
I go to a church called the Cove. I participate in the youth group there. Our church helps out at the City Kids Festival. Once a year we pass out books. we collect around 10,000 books a year to donate.
I take lessons at Stanroy's and I play the violin. I have been playing since March of 2017.
I ride twice a week at Apple Creek Stables. My horse's name is Cody. Sadly, I don't own him, but he's my favorite horse. My trainer's name is Casey. She has taught me for 3 years. I also had a trainer named Carol but I only rode with her for 1 year. Even though I have been only riding at a stable for 4 years, I have been around horses my whole life. Our friends owned a retired horse that I got to ride for a short trail ride around their property. I have only been to 2 horse shows. Both of them were over this summer. The first horse show was at the Marin County Fair and my second was at the Sonoma County Fair.
I play the clarinet in the Preparatory Orcastra. This will be my second year with the orchestra.