Reading by the Creek It was a warm beautiful afternoon in late August, when I was sitting at my teacher, Mrs. Haun’s desk. I was just a child, six years old at the time. I looked at Mrs. Haun as she was dialing my mother’s number she peered back at me with utter disgust. When my mother answered on the other line, Mrs. Haun said “Mrs. Miller , hello this is Mrs. Haun” she paused for a brief moment and began talking again saying “yes Nikki is just fine, I would like for you to come in and have a meeting so I can discuss with you Nikki’s lack of reading. I am available this afternoon, can you come in today” she questioned my mother, then Mrs. Haun said “I will see you this afternoon at 3 o’clock then, thank you”. Then she hung up the phone. She looked back at me and said “your mother will be here soon and she will be very disappointed in you”, I just looked down at my hands which I had crossed on top of my blue jean skirt that mother had me wear. I was so scared that my mother would be ashamed of me for not knowing how to read and that I would be in trouble. The rest of that once proclaimed beautiful afternoon seemed as dark as a cellar. Not knowing exactly what was going to happen. Finally, the time that I had feared had came it was 3 o’clock all of my classmates had already gone home. My mother walked into Mrs. Haun’s classroom where I was sitting in time out, the first thing my mother asked her was “why do you have my daughter in time out” Mrs. Haun quickly said “she is in time out for not knowing how to read anything at all”, my mother was furious at this point, she looked at me and instructed me to get out of time out. She then looked back at my teacher and said “Nikki is only six years old, how can you expect her to know how to read everything you send home. She’s just a child”, Mrs. Haun tried telling my mother that I had fallen behind the other children that were in my class on reading skills all because I wasn’t being raised by both parents and even went as far as telling my mother that I would never have the skills to learn how to read, write legibly, add, or subtract. After hearing all of Mrs. Haun’s negativity about my upbringing , my mother looked at me and gave me and told me that I didn’t have anything to worry about , then she turned her attention back to my teacher. The words that came out of my mother’s mouth I will never forget, she said “I am not sure who you think you are to say that my daughter will never be as good as another student because she doesn’t have two parents raising her, since you brought it up, she didn’t have an option to have both of her parents, her father, my husband was killed two years ago in a car accident, but since you think my daughter can’t or won’t be able to do everything in school as well as another child, I will make sure you regret passing judgment on us or punishing Nikki for trying her best”. Mrs. Haun just sat there in a daze, she almost looked like a deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming vehicle, she started to say something, but my mother cut her off before she could, my mother then thanked her for her time and told her that she would see to it that I would get caught up before Christmas break . Mother instructed me to get my things and wait for her in the hallway that she needed to have a moment with my teacher, I did as she asked. I am not sure what was said between my mother and my
Exploring Freshwater Streams: Cherry Creek and Bear Creek
Trisha McNiff BIOL 2081005 Tucker 04/23/2013
On April 6th 2013, our Biology II lab evaluated the health of two freshwater streams in the Denver area. Both creeks flow to the South Platte River but are situated in different environments (urban and suburban) which cause variance in biotic and abiotic indicators of stream health. The presence or absence of bioindicators is dependent on the water chemistry. Through the study of…
ton cost of ductile iron casting at the Lynchburg Plant? At the Archer Creek Plant? At the Radford Plant?
Lynchburg Plant | Archer Creek Plant | Radford Plant |
$194.91 | $189.25 | $222.05 |
b. What percentage of ductile iron can be recycled (i.e. ductile iron return that is generated) from each charge at the Lynchburg Plant? At the Archer Creek Plant? At the Radford Plant?
Lynchburg Plant | Archer Creek Plant | Radford Plant |
900 lbs. | 1840 lbs. | 600 lbs. |
Austin Harris English III Honors An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Questions 3 April 2013 Making Meanings 1. The story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge ends abruptly. After eloquently depicting the gentlemen Peyton Farquhar’s escape to freedom, one would believe that the man did escape through a sort of miracle and was lucky enough to be in the arms of his wife again. The story is cut short when the reader learns that the man did not escape and that he was merely day dreaming…
There once was a story about Dan Mc Crew it kind of went like this there he was the dangerous Dan Mc Crew sitting alone at the Malamute saloon having a drink. And there was the person he loved known as Lou.
Then this miner fresh from the creeks came he looked like a man with a foot in the grave and scarcely the strength of a louse, he screamed “drinks one me” and the last person to drink was Dan Mc Crew. The miner turns and sees the girl known as Lou.
The miner never seen girl like her…
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Realism & Romanticism in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”
Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is an engaging short story that takes place during the American Civil War. It contains the contrast of two of the literary genres—realism and romanticism—that reflect the major shift in popular literature at the time. The romantic genre of fiction had flourished for two centuries leading up to the Civil War. After the war, the outlook…
I was able to refocus and relax when listening to a tranquil cd. I downloaded a cd from my favorite place that I get massages at, Coldwater Creek Spa. I purchased a few candles from them as well. I created an ambiance in my room that reminded me of Coldwater Creek Spa because I can always clear my mind there. I wanted to further explore Coldwater Creek Spa and what scents they use to create this mindfulness it creates within me. As soon as I clicked on their website, the music began. It instantly…
Next the boy still in the lead sees that ahead there is a fire that as the get closer, is illuminating it surroundings, making it where he can see that everything is covered in blood. Even the creek that they are approaching is red with blood. Some of the men who attempted to get a drink from the creek…
The dominant idea of "Woman Hollering Creek" is a female’s effort to live life a bit differently than what was normal for a woman in her culture to become her own woman with her own identity.
It’s the story of Cleó- filas Enriqueta DeLeón Hernández’s desire to get married to a wonderful man, move out of her father’s home and live “happily ever after” in America after as she had seen on the soap operas. Unfortunately, after her marriage to Juan Pedro Martínez Sánchez, she learned that “happily…
Independent Reading Quiz
1. In the story, the setting changes a couple times. In the beginning of the story, the weather is very hot and humid in Florida. The in the middle of the story, rain storm begins in Alabama and there is tons of rain happening for about a week. Yes, I believe the setting is integral to the story because it is very essential to the plot. For example, the school influences the actions and characters, by causing them to do a prank and sneak off camps.
2. The protagonist…
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