Thursday, August 7, 2014

School and Poetry

Hey everyone!!
So, this week, school started!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was (and still am) super, super, super excited! All of my classes at the school are amazing. :-) Even though my mom and my nurses are still trying to work out the temperature/desk size/transportation stuff, I am REALLY enjoying school!! The only really bad thing? My online classes -- PE (yeah, right, I'm totally going to wear the heart monitor and do the exercises) and AP Human Geography -- are not up yet! I have to wait until the 18th for those classes. But, to make up for it, I'm finally getting my locker tomorrow!! My mom bought me this locker wallpaper thingy (I forgot what it's called), a mirror, an organizer thing for pens, pencils, etc., and I can't wait to get my locker and combination so I can put all of my things in there!

My teachers are all super-duper awesome!!!! Ms. Shields teaches my Accelerated Algebra II/Geometry class (where I'm one of the youngest students!), and even though I usually don't like math, she's made it fun to learn and review! Well, so far, anyways.... :-P  I mean, how long can people make you think that math is actually not horrible? But Ms. Shields is pretty good at it! And she's super nice too.After Ms. Shields, I have to go up to the 3rd floor of the school for Gifted 9th grade Language Arts/Composition with Mr. Jones. (I STILL get lost trying to find the elevators, and it's been three days!!!) Today we did our SPG test in Language Arts, and yesterday we just talked/got to know each other, and on Tuesday we basically went over a couple rules and played a game -- so we haven't REALLY learned anything yet, but I still think that it's going to be one of my favorite classes! Mr. Jones is really nice, and funny. He likes to come up with little games and activities for us, and I'm pretty sure that every single person in the class enjoys them!! We also go to lunch and advisement with him. After all of that, I head downstairs (WHERE IS THE ELEVATOR?!?!) to the second floor, go over the "bridge", and find Ms. Wilson's class! She teaches my Gifted Chemistry class (where I think that I'm the youngest student there! There are seniors taking that class with me!). Ms. Wilson is awesome!!! She's fun, and funny, and crazy -- in a good way, of course. :-) She was my brother James' teacher last year, too, when he was in 6th grade. According to James, she would sometimes come to school in an astronaut suit (!), and when I asked her about it, she said that yes, she has her astronaut suit, and she almost wore it to the first day of school!! (But apparently she decided that it wasn't very... professional..... even though an being astronaut is a profession!) After Ms. Wilson's class, I have to go back over the "bridge", find the elevator again, go down to the first floor, and navigate my way to the Yearbook room!!! Mr. Phillips teaches our Journalism II/Yearbook class. He is really nice, and seems super interested in everything that's going on. Right now in class, we are trying to come up with a theme for the yearbook. We all split up into groups of 3-5 people, and brainstormed together... right now, my group is thinking about a technology/iPad theme! We want to make the cover look like an iPad with a yearbook "app". If our idea is good enough, then we'll get to use it to design the entire yearbook, and it will look SUPER cool!!!!!! Oh, and the media center at school looks amazing!! They have tons of books... but I'm a little bummed because I haven't had time to go there yet! Oh well... maybe tomorrow! Or Monday!

I'm not going to just talk about school this time -- even though I could probably talk (and/or write) about it for hours at a time!!!!!!! I wrote a poem the other day... about one of my nurses, Ms. Katie. See, we were sitting at the kitchen table and I was reading her a poem, when she said, "Mattie, how come you've never written a poem about me?"
"What?" I asked her.
"I was thinking that, you know, we could write one together, about how awesome I am!" she said, REALLY enthusiastically!!!!
"Um, how about I write one about you... but not necessarily about how awesome you are?"
She looked kind of bummed that she couldn't help, but she said, "Okay, read it to me when you're done!!"

Fifteen minutes later, I had her poem finished. I read it out loud to her:

Ms. Katie
She loves to wear gigantic rings,
She laughs, dances, jokes and sings!
Ms. Katie will cook, medicate and clean,
And she does everything in between!
It's possible she might be OCD...
Yet she still can't get the hang of the Wii!!!
She makes me laugh, and she's tons of fun,
And though I hate to admit it... I like her a ton!

She read it again to herself, and then out loud to my family, so they could hear it too! And then she took a picture of it, and sent it to her brother, her sister, her mom, and one of her friends!!! One of them messaged back, "Mattie's sure got you pegged!" to Ms. Katie. It was awesome, seeing her face when she read it, and reading the messages from her family and friends that were for both of us.
So now, Ms. Katie has her own poem, and there are two more soon to come! (One for Ms. Kristi and one for Ms. Wynona, my other nurses.) When I've got those, I'll make sure to post them to you!!! See ya later!

~ Mattie <3


  1. Hi Mattie,
    Wow, I THOUGHOULY enjoyed this post.
    You had me chuckling (re misplacing the elevator: Been there, done that--gratefully Mocha's got that base covered now, grin).
    It's exciting to hear about all your really KEWL classes, teachers and etc.
    Yup, imagine you made s Katie's day with that poem. Well said. You packed a lot into those few lines. Well done.
    Your group's yearbook theme sounds terrific. Hope you win. If not, I'm confident whatever you all do, it'll be outstanding.
    Take Good Care! Hope you have a fantabulously outstanding year.
    Much Love, Warm Support and Prayer-Songs steadily flowing.....
    Ms Lu

  2. I hope my poem says I am the bomb-diggity

    Ms. Kristi