St.Louis Rams have a lot of options here they all have the 13th overall pick in this years drag as well. I think they take an offensive lineman with the number two pick to protect sam bradford and the passing game. With the second pick in the 2014 NFL draft the St.Louis Rams select Greg Robinson OT (Offensive Tackle) Auburn University. Greg Robinson would be a great pick for the Rams making there offensive line stronger than ever. This would be a great pick for them.
Walking into Fenn for the first time was nerve-racking I didn't know anybody. From that day on Fenn challenged me to do things like make new friends and such. What I'm getting at is that Fenn is a place like no other. Everbody's here Friendly and the teachers really care about you and they really want you to succeed. Fenn has opened doors for me that a regular public schools can't. Fenn has challenged me throughout my five or so years here. Now that I am going off to high school I feel that Fenn has trained me for this soul moment, I can now finally say that I am comfortable in moving on and opening another chapter in my life. I would like that I have accomplished everything that I could have wanted at Fenn and that makes it even more special. Leaving this year is truly saddening to be honest I will probably cry when it is all over. So for you 8th graders soon to be 9th graders at Fenn my advice would be to cherish every second in your last year at Fenn.
“This won't be good enough. It wasn't good enough today. It won't be good enough against anybody else, either.”
This offseason the patriots have so far been good. For me this is all I could ever want them to do. they have signed Darrelle Revis the best corner in the league and then go and get brandon browner. I could see how some teams could be hesitant to get him because of his suspension but overall great pickup. With those two pickups that makes there defense up there with the top defenses. The next acquisition that they got was re-signing Julian Edelman. This was crucial for them. He had a great season last year catching over 100 balls which if you don't know is a lot and was targeted over 140 times. So great pick up for the patriots. The next thing that the patriots needed to address was getting a deep threat at wide recover and I think they got that in getting brandon Lafell. He is a 6'2 wide recover that can stretch the field and go up and make the catches. Last but not least Vince Wilfork. There was controversy about him asking for a release which he did. But almost a week after he asked for his release he signed a new 3 yr deal with the pats. It was so important to get him back because he has been the anchor of that defense for almost a decade. So far the offseason for the patriots has been awesome for fans and I can only wait to see what they do in the draft.
As of today we are wrapping up the second term at the Fenn school. My second term was the best so far this year. It was filled with fun classes and also the occasional agravasion. My favorite class in my second term was by far english. We did so many interesting things and projects. One of my favorite performances in the second term was WW Fenn. In years past WW Fenn hasn't been kind to me. I have always struggled during this performance but this year I felt somewhat comfortable. Although my poem was too short to go to all school meeting I still had a great time reciting it. So far in my second term and my first term english has taught me multiple things not just about literature and writing but also about aspects of life. I hope to create more memories in the third term of english.
Laying there on a wednesday night at about 8:30pm I ponder on what homework should I do next. It pops into my brain Social Studies, I had forgot to start writing my essay on my CIP topic. Now in shock I'm filled with the stress, now that I only have two nights to write five pages worth of information. I spring up out of my bed and now find myself running to my desk and starting my laptop. I quickly go onto google docs where I immediately go to fitz writing rubrics. I click on his folder and it lights up like the northern sky, I hear now angels sining in my ear. could it be, yes it is. An essay rubric right before my eyes. My stress level has gone down. I open it up and start typing away. After doing it for what seemed like forever I had finished three pages of the best work I could have done. Now in such relief that I only have to finish two more pages I take a deep breath and smile. I don't know what I would have done if those rubrics were never created
The reason that I chose my WW Fenn piece is because I wanted to do something that I have never done in the past which is to do a poem. In years past I had always done a speech and I wanted to change it up this year. This year I have chose the poem "I wondered lonely as a cloud" by William Wordsworth. After reading a lot of the poems on fitz website I decided this was the one. The reason that I chose it was it really caught my attention. I found that it was a very interesting poem to read and I liked it a lot. It was a hard chose because there were so many great and interesting poems that I had read. But had decided to chose "I wondered lonely as a cloud."
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
From the beginning of the start of our group project it was good. I felt like we all had something to contribute too. Collectively we worked well as a group. We had a lot of communication between us all. We all had an even amount of work that we had to complete. Some flaws with our group I think was that we couldn't agree on a theme at first but then we decided to incorporate every body's ideas into one theme which worked out well. There was a lot of information and ideas about the theme that made it easy to put into our reflection. Having other people to critique your work was working well with all of us. It really helped me personally so that I knew what I needed to fix and what I didn’t need to fix.
We all had our ups and downs during the whole experience. I know that some of us put it aside and didn’t take it as seriously as others did which made it frustrating at times. I liked how we were able to talk to each other while typing our response. we could see what partner was making the changes and who was not. We could see how much you put into the work and made sure that we got an even amount of work to ensure that we would not fight about who did more and who did less. I think that quip is a great website to use when working in a group because you can communicate with all your other peers to see what is going on at all times. Definatly recomend using quip if you are in a group project, Great tool to use. Now transitioning to the past two weeks. They have been great for me. I feel like it was an opportunity for me to prove myself academically. My first semester wasn’t the way I hoped it would go but that’s the past. Since we have come back to school my grades have been great I have started to figure out what it takes to get the results that I wan’t. My consistansy has been better and I am starting to be happy with myself and the way that Im doing things. My weakness that I have been trying to make stronger has been my preparing for tests. I have never known how to take a test until I started to learn. It is something that I will eventually strengthen. The two tests that I have taken so far have been great and I have been completely statisfied with them. I hope that most of my teachers have taken That I have really uped the annie on my first two weeks back.
I think that the difference between the first couple months and now is that I know that I can produce great work. Throughout all my classes I feel like I have a better attitude towards things and what we are doing in class. I also feel a lot happier. The first couple of months was a big shock to me. I wasn't ready for what was coming which made it a lot harder than If i knew what was coming. I didn't know what to do and I felt like I was stuck in 500 foot hole trying to climb my way out. while trying to do that It was little things that would send me falling back down the 500 foot hole like tests or little assignments that broke down my confidence to do well. I don't think that I would have been able to get through that couple of months without my teachers. They supported me throughout the bad times and the good times.
So coming into my first two weeks back I know what to expect and I know what my teachers demand of me. So far it has been a smooth transition and I am hoping to keep it that way.
My past experiences with WW Fenn speaking contests have not been great. For me I find that this is challenging. I have never been good with public speaking, I get so nervous that I’m going to mess up, that it drives me crazy. Every year I try my best to what it takes to not embarrass myself in front of my classmates. Although I am not particularly good at public speaking I’m not afraid of it. I will never shy away from a challenge not matter how big or small it is.
I can remember the first time that I did WW Fenn. There I was as a 6th grader sitting in Ms. Motts class pondering on which topic I should choose. To me it was like picking the weapon you want to get beat with. I hated it, I didn’t want to do it at all and I didn’t want to have to memorize a poem or a speech or whatever I was picking. I ended up “choosing” the gettysburg address which wasn’t awful but it was long. I didn’t know how I was going to memorize this in two weeks. I was scared out of my mind. Well I can tell you what happened, of course I did it but after a few bumps in the road. Little minor things like forgetting the whole last 5 sentences. Nothing big. I can say that in sixth grade it all started.
This year in the 8th grade I’m going to pick a topic that I’m comfortable with and that I like. I want this year to be different from all the rest, I want to feel good about doing well in this, I want to possibly recite it in front of the whole school. This is not one of my most favorite things about the school year but I always want to succeed in it so I can prove to myself that I can speak in public and not go into a nervous breakdown. My thoughts on WW Fenn would be keep doing it. It helps kids like me get over their fear of public speaking and not put it aside but to hit it head on.
I really enjoyed writing this personal reflection, I liked it more than a traditional exam. I feel that I got something more out of this than I would have just having a traditional exam. With this you were able to express yourself and talk about a topic that was interesting. Other than having to be up all night studying grammar and odyssey characters. This was something that I was looking forward to. When I get into a topic such as writing a personal response its hard to get me to do anything else. Another thing that I liked about this was that we were able to comment and read others personal reflections. By reading these I feel like I got to know them better. it brought out the other side of people that I didn't know before. My honest and true opinion is that this was a worth while exam and you should continue to do this in the future.