Week of January 23rd - 27th
1. A. Appease (Verb) - Being satisfied.
B. My brother was appease because my mother brought cupcakes home.
C. Someone bringing you what you wanted.
2. A. Reciprocal (Adjective) - Done in return.
B. When my mom helps me, I was reciprocal to her.
C. Helping in return.
3. A. Tedious (Adjective) - Too long, slow, or dull.
B. Even though Pepperidge Farm pays a good amount of money, it's tedious.
C. Time going by really slow.
4. A. Waver (Verb) - Unsteady, unreliable.
B. Some people are reliable, but others are waver.
C. Not reling on someone.
5. A. Adversity (Noun) - Difficulties.
B. Even though there was adversity between them, they agreed.
C. Having difficulties
Week of January 30th - February 3rd
6. A. Resolution (Noun) - the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter.
B. Even though they were best friends, they had to find a resolution to solve their problem.
C. Arguing with friends.
7. A. Conventional (Adjective) - based on or in accordance with what is generally done or believed.
B. Even though we are conventional towards school, we have to show up everyday.
C. Not wanting to do something.
8. A. Mediate (Verb) - intervene between people in a dispute in order to bring about an agreement or reconciliation.
B. I had to mediate my neighbors, so they would stop arguing.
C. Coming to an agreement.
9. A. Ensue (Verb) - As a result.
B. When I threw my phone, it shattered the screen as an ensue.
C. Cause and effect.
“Clearly, not all stars crumble under the pressures of fame. Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Will Smith, and Justin Timberlake, all of whom became famous as teens, seem to be doing fine.”Being famous sounds amazing, but with the amount of stress it puts on people I wouldn’t want to be famous.
Being a celebrity could mean that you might not know who you are or who your true friends are. “But according to Rockwell, it can be difficult for a celebrity to trust others and make and keep true friends.” If someone famous needs a true friend, they might not have any. Celebrities don’t know who their true friends are because they don’t know if they want to be friends with them because they are famous or because they want to actually be their friends. Is being famous worth all the perks?
It can be a great time being famous also. “Plus, she gets amazing perks, like free clothes from top designers, front-row seats at prestigious award shows, and trips around the world.” Being famous can have it's perks like getting front-row seats at prestigious award shows. You can take trips around the world, and get free clothes from top designers. It could be great to be famous because of all the perks there are. Getting a front row seat at an award show, trips around the world, or free clothes, all can be amazing.
The happiness from being famous isn’t always going to be there. “Turns out, the happiness that comes from fame is fleeting.” Being famous isn’t going to keep you happy. Happiness doesn’t come from the fame or the fortune. The happiness from the fame, and the fortune is just fleeting. It’s not always going to make someone happy, they might not like the photographers all the time. Not everyone will enjoy being famous. Being famous isn’t worth the fake happiness. Being famous can either make someone happy or stressed. The happiness celebrities felt when they first became famous isn’t going to stay, the happiness level will change throughout how famous someone actually is.
Being famous can make you happy, but you could become stressed. Does being famous really make people happy? "According to a study at the University of Rochester in New York, true happiness derives from having close relationships, time to focus on personal growth, and connections to your community." Do people really like the photographers, and crazed fans all day, every day? "Beyoncé has said that though she likes attention when she’s onstage, she’d be happier if she could “cut it off” when she isn’t performing and just enjoy her life." Is being famous really worth all the photographers. or crazed fans? If being famous is stressful, and has a fake happiness, is it worth it? Celebrities enjoy their time on set, but when they’re offset, there always crazed fans, and photographers.
Over my Christmas break, I spent time with my family. I got to spend time with my cousins because I went to my aunt’s house for a week to help them. I loved getting to see my cousins because they enjoy playing hide and seek along with many other games. I played hide and seek with my cousin until we had to go inside. Getting to spend time with them is amazing because I never get to see them. I had spent most of my Christmas day with my family.
Over Christmas break, at my grandma’s house, not many of my cousins were there even though they usually are able to make it. When I had arrived at my grandma’s house I had noticed that both of my aunts are having a baby. By the time I knew that my aunts were both going to have a baby, I realized that I would have two new baby cousins. I never actually get to see my aunts, uncles, grandmas, or cousins that often because they live in different states, so every time I get to see them I always play games, and make crafts with them whenever we can. I enjoy spending Christmas time with my family and friends.
I got to help my mother wrap presents. While we were wrapping the presents, I ended up having tape in my hair. Wrapping presents with my mother is fun because it gives us a chance to bond.. Even though my father never helps us wrap the presents, it's still a bonding experience. Every year I get to wrap presents with my sister and mother. I love getting to wrap presents with my mother every year because it’s like a tradition we have, so to sum it all up I had spent wonderful times with my family, and great memories with my family that I will cherish and remember forever. I had loved my Winter Break.