Monthly Archives: March 2016

Shot Story Excerpt

This is my reading of my short story- The Darkness in Death

I’m proud that I have shown all my character well through dialogue, action, description, thoughts, and feelings. I am also proud that I showed the setting description nicely, using not only clear transitions, but also using techniques like telling the mood through weather. I am also proud that I slowed a lot of moments down by adding thoughts, which showed my characters a lot. I’m really proud of my speech because it was passionate and I had nice voice variation and pauses.
I’d like to work on my resolution more, because I agree it feels a bit rushed, the ending is the most powerful, so it should be slowed down more. Also, I would like to keep in mind to not to use too many commas. I would want to work on reading less during reciting.

Trees at AES

Partner Tree

My tree is the eucalyptus tree. It is particularly the Forest Red Gum. The scientific name is Eucalyptus tereticornis. The Hindi common name is Nilgiri or Safeda. It is a tall tree, and according to the book, it is approximately 22 meters long. The leaves are long and narrow, and are often curved.  

The fruit looks like this-  



There are a total of 3 Eucalyptus trees on the campus. Two of them are in the ES playground, and one is behind the tennis courts. 


A complete entry will have seven things-

  1. Class Notes
  2. What we did
  3. What we saw
  4. What we talked about
  5. What you think/wonder
  6. Picture
  7. Sketch

Best Notebook Entry

Typical Notebook Entry

Worst Notebook Entry
I have realized how important these entries are. They help us keep a record of our learning. If we forget something, we can always go back and revise it. My best entry is the one with most detail and depth. My typical entries are detailed but not as much as the best. I always have a lot of photos in my entries. One thing I don’t have a lot are sketches. Only a few of the entries have sketches. Also, I don’t categorize everything. It’s kind of like paragraphs with everything in it, because they connect so well, that it makes more sense to put it together. My worst entry is an incomplete one.