Thursday, October 7, 2010
I think I forgot to mention some things in my last post about sixth grade. On the fist day he had us get in a line and we would all sit on a chair, he'd put a brown hat on us, and then he would pull out a piece of paper from a tin can and say if we got Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, or Ravenclaw. He didn't do Slitheren because he thought that it would mean that those people would be bad. Anyway, I'm in Hufflepuff. And you know how in Harry Potter how there are quidditch matches and points and all? Well, our quidditch matches are sports and Mr. Mills has three jars; one for each house. He puts marbles in the jars representing the points. We get marbles by getting 100% on an assignment or winning a quidditch match and stuff. We lose marbles by talking or if someone in that house got a ticket. (by the way, tickets are bad things in my school. if you do something bad enough then they give you a ticket.) Anyway, whoever has the most marbles at the end of the week gets to do everything first the next week. Hufflepuff hasn't won once. I forgot to say that every week Mr. Mills chooses a head boy or girl and they are the ones that take and give marbles. Anyway, the only reason Hufflepuff keeps losing is because people thought it would be funny if we never won. So they would take away marbles from hufflepuff for no reason what-so-ever. Everyone in my house is getting kind of angry and we don't think it's funny. We are being really good and we don't get any credit. I'm glad that the head girl this week is my friend, Maurisa. She's reasonable and she wouldn't take away marbles for no reason. She even takes marbles from her house a lot. All the other head boys and girls never took marbles from there house unless Mr. Mills told them to. Anyway, in class we are studying and memorizing the countries of Europe and where they are. I have been studying a lot! And I wanted all of my hard work to pay off. So today I was glad when Mr. Mills said that we would have a contest to see who could point to the country faster. He started with Ravenclaw and a boy in my class named Dawson won. Next he did Gryffindor. Another boy in my class named JJ won. Finally he did Hufflepuff and I won! Yeah! Then he said for the winners of each house to go up to the map. I went up against JJ first. He called, "Belgium!" I knew exactly where that was! I got nervous but I turned around and pointed to it. I won! Then it was the final two. I got really nervous because he said whoever won got marbles for their house, and Ravenclaw always wins every single week! He called out, "Slovakia!" I knew where this was because it was the one that I struggled with most so I studied hard on it. I turned around and my mind went blank. I completely forgot where it was! I was so nervous! But I found it and pointed to ,and Hufflepuff got the marbles! We are so close to winning. I hope we do!