Wednesday, April 29, 2009
On a different note, I have SO much homeowork! I hate almost all the teachers :'( I have to do a bunch of worksheets, notes, and math lessons tonight. I'm supposed to be doing homework right now, shhhh!
The release of *spoiler doll* is getting close! Is anyone planning on getting her? Brooke wants too, because she loves the book character. (There were book summaries leaked a while ago). She really wants to see what she looks like though, if she is too close to Samantha and Olivia.
Well, an update from Brooke (kind of goes with her last post)
Hi everybody, it's Brooke! I just wanted to add that today I had another track meet. I ran the 100 meter sprint(came in first), the mile(came in first), and the 100 meter hurdles (came in 2nd). YAY! :)
Monday, April 27, 2009
That is now my name... it may be my real name, it may not. I've got to keep you guessing, don't I? :P
Ok, anyways, back on topic! Today I had a track meet!!!! I was so nervous. I did REALLY good though. I came in first for the 300 M Hurdles and the 400 M Dash! I am so happy! I also did the mile and came in 1st! I was really proud of myself for the 300 M Hurdles, since I can never do hurdles too well, and the other people were really fast. I didn't think I would win the mile, but I out the heat on in the last 1/2 mile and won! I was so tired afterwards, but I'm so happy! I did a lot better than I thought I would. I'm suprised I was put in 3 events, but I'm just glad I did well.
Well a quick post from me. I just had to let that out! I'm so happy! Sorry for all the exclamations points :P
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Today was also the "March For Babies"*It is where you raise pledges, then walk 5 miles all around town, and the money goes towards helping premature babies. I raised $30. It was so much fun! There were A LOT of people. At the finish line there was cotton candy, pizza, and a DJ. Ivy actually jogged the whole 5 miles (well almost). She ran a mile, walked 1/2 a mile, ran a mile, .... you get it right? I couldn't do that :P
I didn't inlcude a post title because everything in this post was kind of off topic and random, and not related to one another :P
I don't have much time on the computer, sorry!
*'The owner' here-Technically, Avery did not participate. It was me that did the walk, raised the pledges, Avery didn't really even go... and neither did Ivy. Not sure why you would want to know this, but I thought I'd include it anyways.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Today was really warm, about 80 degrees! It was a lot cooler a few days ago, so a major temperature change. I was outside when the siren went off. It was the emergency alarm siren!!! People didn't know if they were just testing it or what, because it was nice and sunny, and nothing seemed wrong. I was scared out of my wind, because it had been so nice, then started pouring down rain, thundering, and lightning all over the place. When they emergency siren goes off we're all supposed to report to the gym, so I was running outside through all the rain and lightning trying to get there. I had to run from outside my dorm to the actual school campus, which is pretty far. The power also went out, for like an hour. The principal said that there were severe thunder storm warnings and a possibility of 80 mph winds! Our power went out because an electrical line came down.
I'm back in my dorm now. It's still pouring, and there are a few thunders, but otherwise everything is back to normal. I'm pretty freaked out though! The satellite (for TV) keeps losing its signal, and my room mates are all screaming, "WHAT?!?!? Of course we had to loose the signal NOW!" Apparently the reality show they're watching is pretty important...
WOW! A big boom of thunder just went through. I don't like storms!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
~I turned off all un-necassary things that run on electricity(everything but an alarm clock!)
~Took a 5 minute shower(LOL, I can go fast when I want to!) instead of my usual 10-15 minutes
~Towel dried my hair instead of using a blow dryer
~Recycled all the graded papers I got back, instead of throwing them away
~No computer or T.V.
~Turned off all the lights and used candles
~Played outside instead of inside
~Used scrap paper to take notes on instead of brand new notebook paper
~Walked to and from school (well... I always do that!)
~Planted a tree! (I seriously did. Each dorm room planted a tree in the front of the entrance)
~Gave a speech on 'Going Green' in school
I was truly eco-friendly and did not go on the computer to post on Earth Day! :)
Talk to you later,
Monday, April 20, 2009
Most of today was kind of a 'stay inside and get caught up' day for me. I worked on a lot of homework(Mr. Simone, WHY SO MUCH MATH HOMEWORK?!?!?!), and read some of a book, called The City of Ember. I got it from our school library. Apparently there is a movie based on it too, I didn't know that. I also cleaned up my portion of the room. I should really do that more often, because it took forever to get everything organized!
Ivy came over today too. Ivy is very fashionable, and well, I'm not. :P So she decided to give me a 'high fashion make over'. I'm afraid to post a full body shot, as I think I look ridiculous, so just a head shot for you guys :) I might post a picture later. Ivy and the person are insisting on a photo shoot. If they bug me much longer, I think I'll give in, but green skinny jeans just aren't my thing!
And a quick update on Olivia, for all of you who are wondering: (if you don't know what I'm talking about, read my last two posts, "Another New Sister?!?!?" and "Meet Olivia Jaslene Parkington")
She is doing pretty good from my understanding. She's very artsy, and has quickly moved to one of the top students in art and band class. In art I think her forte is painting. Today I saw a scene she painted of the woods and it was amazing. In band she plays the tenor saxophone, but Samantha said she plays a bunch of other instruments too. She's also joined the lacrosse team. Just by looking at her, I can tell she's sporty. Those PM girls are built like little line backers! She makes me look so scraggly and thin... Anyways, I think she's made a few friends. Samantha's best friend Nellie is hanging out with Olivia a lot, even when Samantha isn't there. Olivia's also been hanging around with a few of the other historical girls here, like Felicity and Ruthie. I guess she can relate to them more.
Talk to you later,
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Samantha Anneliese Parkington is the oldest of the twins (by 7 minutes). She is basically like the book character Samantha. She is kind, caring, etc. just like the Samantha books. Out of the twins, Sam is the most daring and bold. She is also the most "school smart". People call her Samantha and Sam.
Olivia Jaslene Parkington is the younger twin. She is shy, but likes to try new things and meet new people. She is artsy. Olivia paints and plays the piano. People call her Olivia, Livvy, and Liv.
The twins don't really dress the same, except in their fancy Victorian checkered dresses. They do try to coordinate a little bit. Like today, they both have their hair up. They're wearing an "AG shirt" (Sam has the AGPC and Olivia has *my* JLY meet outfit shirt), shorts (Sam is wearing the skate board outfit blue camo shorts, and Olivia has Nicki's shorts and belt, from the tie top and shorts outfit), and sandals (Sam has Jess's meet outfit flip flops, Olivia has Nicki's sandals from the tip top and shorts outfit).
Even though the twins have barely been here a day, they're already creating mischief! They've been messing around with everyone. Playing pranks, running around, and talking non stop! Just a little while ago, they both walked up to me. They both look almost exactly the same, it's really hard to tell them apart. I hadn't seen them earlier, so I didn't know what they were wearing either. So they both say hi. I say hi back. Then they ask me to tell them which one of them is Olivia, and which one is Samantha. I can't tell them apart, so I said that I didn't know. Then they both got mad and kind of sad, and kept saying that I must not like them much or something. I felt so bad! LOL, then the burst out laughing, and told me it was all a joke.
Since Olivia is new at Mondale, Samantha is showing her around. I hope she likes it here! I'm glad we didn't end up getting rid of her. I'm going to take the poll down now, since we're keeping her. Read my last post, it tells about how we found her and everything.
Well I have to go now, Bye!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
I go to Mondale Preparatory Academy For Girls, more commonly known as Mondale, or Mondale Prep. It's named after Walter F. Mondale, Jimmy Carter's VP. Supposedly Walter Mondale suggested to build the school, Jimmy Carter agreed, and they funded everything. Since Mondale is just for girls, there is a boy's school, Alan Academy. They're pretty close to each other, but there are no "mixed" classes with boys and girls, but Alan's campus is pretty close to Mondale's. I'm in 7th grade right now.
I came to Mondale when I was in 4th grade. That is when I moved here from France. I'd been working on my English before then, so I could basically speak English pretty well. I was only 8 or 9 I think... My parents chose Mondale because it had a good record and was an elite boarding school in the country. They only accept 50 students.(NO! My owner DOES NOT have 50 dolls! She just makes up characters.) So I applied, and got in.
At Mondale you have to have the basic core classes. One Math class, one Literature(English Language Arts), one History, one Science. Then you are required to take a Foreign Language, Gym, Health, and one class of your choice. For my class of choice I chose Band. Here is my schedule for the day:
Health or Gym, Mrs. Palmero
AP ELA, Mrs. Bernardo
AP World History-Ms. Mitchelle
AP Science-Mr. Sierza
AP Math-Mr. Simone
Foreign Language-Ms. Kowalski
Homeroom-Room #5, Mr. Walker
I'm in a lot of advanced classes. I don't mean to brag, but I'm really proud of myself. I've never gotten less than an "A-" on any report card :)
My first class is with Mrs. Palmero. I DO NOT like her. She teaches Gym Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, then on Tuesday and Thursday we have Health class with her. She always tells me whenever we're running to, "Move that little French butt of yours Voisin!". It gets really old.
Next I have ELA, with Mrs. Bernardo. I'm in AP English, which amazes Mrs. Bernardo because English is my 2nd language. She's super strict, and the one that wouldn't let me make up my book report (I detention for not turning it in, when it fell in a puddle and wasn't my fault)
Then it is World History with Ms. Mitchelle. I'm in AP History. You go to "Basic History" if you're normal level, then World History in the AP level. Ms. Mitchelle is an awesome teacher! I'm so happy I got her. She lets us talk a lot when we have free time. She tells us to call her "Anne", but that is just weird calling teachers by their first names...
Now it's AP Science with Mr. Sierza. He is a cool teacher too! We do a lot of hands on activities. He also teaches a little bit of chemistry and basic physics to us.
Then LUNCH! I have "C" lunch, which is the last lunch of the day. Usually most of the good food is gone :P I have my Lunch hour with Ivy though, which I'm happy about. She's probably one of my best friends.
Next I have Band with Mr. Denardin. He's okay. He's really strict at times, and other times he could really care less about what we're doing. Mr. D. is an amazing musician! I swear he can play every instrument really, really good!
Then is Algebra with Mr. Simone. Usually, in 7th grade, you're in "Math 7/8" which means for 7th grade and slow learners in 8th grade. In 8th grade you go to "Pre-Algebra", then in 9th grade you're in Algebra. I'm super advanced in Math, it's my best subject. The normal AP Math is the 8th grade Pre-Alg, but I tested out of that so now I'm in 9th grade Algebra! There are a few other 7th graders, but not many.
Last, but not least, is my Foreign Language with Ms. Kowalski. I was going to try to take French LOL! :P But I couldn't, so I chose Polish. I don't know why in the world I chose Polish, but I did. I'm doing really bad in this class, well bad for me. I just can't learn a 3rd language. It's taking all I got to speak English and French! With a lot of extra credit and "participation points" I'm hovering around an A-.
My homeroom is Homeroom #5 with Mr. Walker. We just go there every morning for attendance. We're arranged alphabetically. My homeroom includes Dakota Ulrich, me, Addy Walker, Ella Xavier, Lily Xiong, Erin Yeager, Coral Yokinobu, Macy Zeiser, Shelbi Zeiser(Macy and Shelbi are twins), and Ruby Zomar. Alphabetically I'm #41 out of 50 students in the school.
My locker partner is Dakota. We get our locker partners alphabetically too. We have locker #21. Like, the whole 7th grade list is numbered, and student #1 and #2 share locker #1, student #3 and #4 share locker #2, etc. Dakota is nice enough, but we hang out with totally different groups of people. I really envy her though, because she has gorgeous red hair (she's a JLY #5)
Since I go to boarding school, all the students have dorms. I'm in dorm 9-3714U-X. It means we are the 9th dorm of 10, with the first person alphabetically in our group of 5's student ID, then U-X which are our last names. There are 5 of us, Dakota Ulrich (my locker partner), me, Addy Walker, Ella Xavier, and Lily Xiong. Since basically everything is alphabetical at Mondale, Dakota and I share a bunk bed, so do Addy and Ella, and Lily gets the single bed. I'm not really great friends with any of my room mates, but I'm the closest friends with Dakota and Addy. We all hang out with totally different groups though.
Next is the dreaded "Private School Uniform". Our school color is burgundy, so we have a burgundy plaid skirt(my owner says that it is from the Petals and Plaid outfit). Then we have a white polo(non-AG) with a white cardigan(Emily's accessories Cardigan). We have white socks(non-AG, my owner is trying to find burgundy knee highs!) and black Mary Jane's(lots of different shoes could work, but I wear the one's from Nellie's meet outfit).
Well I was super bored, so that's why I typed so much useless information in this post. Long, boring text and no picture, what a bore! Talk about a "My Life at Mondale 101" post! LOL! If you read it all, I applaud you. I just wrote it, but I haven't read the whole thing :P I didn't mean to brag so much about my AP classes, I think I got a little carried away...sorry!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Detention was horrible! It was SO boring. This teacher kept lecturing me about everything I did wrong, then I had to write 200 sentences of "I will turn my assignments in on time." *sigh* My hand hurts now! I'm glad it is over with, but 2 hours after school every day was a lot to get through! And I swear the next time I see Mr. Carmello I will punch him in the face! I'm not usually this violent, see what detention has turned me into?!?! :P
But on the bright side:
I am officially on spring break vacation!
YES! I am sooooooooooooo happy! I get to sleep in, stay up late, mess around, be with friends, no homework, it can't get much better than that! A lot of people are going on vacation to like, California or Florida, but I'm staying at school. I wish I could go back to France, but oh well...
I will post maybe a little more often now that I am on break. I will have a lot more time to be on the computer. :)