1. Must Blog for each class session.

2. Must be a minimum of five complete sentences.

3. Must have correct spelling and punctuation.

4. Must attach a photo that resonates your Blog post.

5. Must comment to at least one of your classmates Blog post.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Final Speech December 05, 2012

Jordan J. Cruz

Mrs. D. Quichocho

Writing Workshop

December 04, 2012

Final Speech

Writing Workshop with Mrs. D. Quichocho, “A learning Experience”

I am here to present my final speech about the Writing Workshop with Mrs. Quichocho. First, I 

would like to talk about my first day. Then, I would like to speak about a few of the things that I have 

learned in class. I learned about how to take notes, how to write paragraphs, how to use words 

correctly, and become a better writer. 

My first day in Mrs. Quichocho’s class was the same as any other first day. I met some new 

people and even had some of my old classmates from other classes. Mrs. Quichocho called the class to 

attention and introduced herself. She told all of us to do the same.The students from the back row 

started first. When the student beside me was almost finished with her introduction, I became nervous to 

introduce myself. After she was done I stood up for my turn. I was not sure what to say until Mrs. 

Quichocho had said a couple things about me. That is when the words hit me and I was able to speak.

We took thirty minutes to finish our introduction. There was this one guy named Charles, he told 

us that he was there in class to learn how to become a perfect writer. He wanted to write a book like the 

one Ky Mani Marley called “Dear Dad”. When Charles spoke the class was interested. We were 

amazed about how he introduced him self to the class. It was like he took the class before.

Our first assignment was to present three items and our school bags. The assignment was to tell the 

class why the items were very important to us. The assignment was similar to show and tell.  I had done 

this before, so I used the same presentation I had done in my other class. The items I used to present 

were a guitar pick, a notebook, and head phones. The items were important to me because I could use 

them to practice my music. I use my notebook to write the chords and lyrics from the internet so I can 

practice playing on my guitar. My guitar pick is important because it shows I love to play guitar on my 

spare time. The head phones was a way for me to block out people and unwanted sounds. 

One of the first things we learned was how to write a paragraph. After we wrote a short 

paragraph, Mrs. Quichocho gave us a paragraph quiz the next day. The quiz was timed at seven 

minutes or less. I was impressed with myself because I wrote my paragraph in seven minutes and one 

second. I think Mrs. Quichocho was also impressed because she told me that the paragraph I wrote was 

really good. There were about five other students who were able to make the ending time for the quiz. 

We also learned how to use words correctly. Some ways we learned how to use words correctly 

included vocabulary, fill in the blank, and even worksheets that had us choose words that  fit sentences 

properly. My favorite way to learn how to use words correctly was fill in the blank. It was my favorite 

because it was an easier way for me to understand words. 

In the class I learned how to take very good notes. My notes has helped me to remember ways to 

write successfully. I wrote notes often. My notes helped me in both of my classes. You would not 

believe how good notes are until you try not having it when you are trying to study for a test. I learned 

how to take notes by listening very carefully or waiting for Mrs. Quichocho to write notes on the board. 

Writing notes in her class was very useful because you need it for a pop quiz or an open notes test.

I like to write, but therre are times where I honestly do not know what to write. I do want to 

become a better writer and sometimes I even want to become someone who is able to write stories. To 

me writing is a time to think and is a time to write about anything that comes into my head. Sometimes I 

find it easier to write all my thoughts down when I am frustrated, angry, or sad. When I write it makes it 

easier for me to calm down. When I write this way, the words do not make sense, but at least my nerves 

calm down and so does my stress.

The writing workshop with Mrs. Quichocho was really a challenge for me because I do not think I 

am a good writer. I want to be able to write better than how I write now. I am happy I took this class 

because I learned how to write notes, paragraphs, and most importantly speeches. Writing is a challenge 

for me, but this class has helped me to get better.

Written speech/Video

What's up every body, I'm here to give a speech about what I have learned in this class.

Going into this class I had a feeling I would dislike it, i basically judged a book by it's cover.

After the first session of class, i felt at ease. I understood what Mrs.Q was talking about, but slightly.

At first I'm sure most of us were rusty with our writing, or at least for the people that were just starting that class.

The writing lessons Mrs.Q provided for us were a challenge at times.

Just when I think I understood it, I get almost everything wrong.

I learned the difference between incomplete sentences and complete sentences.

Fragments and run on sentences were the tricky ones, but I think I have it down to the science.

When it came down to our first speech, or i believe it was the second speech, not sure.

But for our "It's in the bag speech" I was really nervous doing that, but my classmates were very supportive of my speech, which kinda made me relax a little bit, I was still shaken up a bit after my speech though, just letting you know.

When we had our first pre-test essay, 60 minutes to write five paragraphs, i was struggling, i didn't know what to do exactly, my outline clusters were pretty bad, my supporting details werent all there, i was missing a few sentences here and there. But overall I got a 78% but like Mrs.Q said, it had to be a 90 or better, so i failed that one.

In writing class I also learned that just writing anything will make you a better writer, as long as your knowledge is there and you're not writing nonsense.

When Mrs.Q taught us the outline clusters once more, i understood it much better, right after she taught us how to do it once more and we had another essay test i finished in about 20 minutes.

The 15 poems we did we're easy, the multiple voices were not and I apologize to my group for letting you down.

I really love doing these poems, I wish I was there for the poetry slam, once again my apologies for I was sick.

Since I wasn't there I was hoping I could recite one of my poems here on this video/text blog, so here goes something..

This is my list poem

breaking something
rolled my fenders
tires rubbing
speed bump hating
skid plate making
use street signs marked 20-something
leaking trans
cracked oil pans
throwing sparks down in ipan
broken diff, but it's not slip
getting stuck in dips and stuff
got coilovers, static's tight
got 4 doors and dont give rides
My honda civic's about to die
because of stuff I do for the low life

I really liked the list poem because of what we were able to do with it, Mrs.Q really goes into detail with all of the poems we've had to do, the acrostic poem and ABC poem were a little bit tough but I managed to get it done.

In the middle of the semester I noticed the work getting a bit harder, not only where we already writing speeches and complete sentences, we started writing paragraphs, and then we slowly moved into essays.

Contrary to what a lot of people say, writing courses are really helpful.  It’s not necessarily just learning the technical skills. There are also many aspects of the class you can be exposed to.  This semester we were all introduced to basically all the necessities of writing.

We basically built structure upon just writing, we leanred right and wrong from writing anything.

I've seen some of my classmates use the outline cluster technique for other classes, such as communication classes.

Writing is really a trade, mostly everyone can do it, and can only get better at it.

I'm really thankful for this course for I have really learned a lot.

Writing Lessons, speeches, outline clusters, supporting details, main ideas, closing sentence, these are all really helpful when writing, i never knew something so simple had so much science behind it.

When we had out second speech, about something that was really important to us i was really excited for this speech.

I finished my draft in a couple of minutes, i showed it to Mrs.Q and she said I have a knack for story telling, that only inspired me to write a lot more.

I originally had a 5 minute speech for our "Important things about us" speech, not exactly sure what the real title was for that speech so I just had to improvise for a bit there.

For that speech I spoke about street-art, I was amazed at the feedback you all had for it, I wasn't ready for questions at all, but thank you for the questions and positive feedback.

Back to when Mrs.Q said I have a knack for story telling, it made me want to visit the more sentimental side of me, for some reason I'm able to make people cry just from story telling or telling stuff from my past, everyone has that one specific story they tell to everyone and maybe someday I'll share that story with all of you, just not here, not now.

Another important thing I learned in class are DRAFTS, Drafts are thee most important thing, without a draft you would have a story without a back bone, that's my opinion at least.

Without a draft you can't have a solid story, that's the main point to a story, basically no draft, no story.

I liked how Mrs.Q always checked our drafts, even if it was crappy she would give us advice on how to make it better than what it originally was.

In my opinion, Mrs.Q has showed all of us that we are all story tellers, we all have a story to tell and that we should always keep writing.

We write every day and it can sometimes be painful, but we pull through and it is always worth it in the end, unless it's Math class.

I'm really thankful for this class and this specific instructor, I have learned a lot since the beginning.

My knowledge about writing has increased and shall only advance from here on out.

Knowledge is power, and writing is knowledge, as they say, the pen is mightier than a sword.

I would definitely take this class again, but as long as it's a much more advanced class, I believe I am ready.

Thank you Mrs.Q for teaching us, you are very awesome.

Good day everyone, good day.

Class Videoooo

Here's the video!!!

 I'm currently uploading my 6 minute speech video, but that will be up in a few hours.

What's Mrs.Q's e-mail? anyone know?

Watch in High Definition for better quality

By the way, the video is unlisted, meaning only people with the link can see it.

Monday, December 3, 2012


Last day of class was tonight, I had fun.

I got to film and am already editing the video.

It should be up within a couple of hours.

Over viewing, the footage and it looks good.

The games were fun and pretty funny seeing most of you with the rings lol

I'll post another blog when the video is up.

Fast kine last blog

So...tonight was really interesting. We played games to earn credit for our grade as well as we had to bring some sort of dish. Although, this it my last blog...I'm thinking about starting one to express what I do and how I feel everyday. I love this class and everything I learned from it. Thank you, Mrs. Q. You have taught me so much.


Today is the last day of class and I'm glad I took my post test to see where I stand . We played games and our team had won. But we generously gave our extra points to the other time. We could all use the extra credit :) well fellow class mates its been a great run nice to have had a class with you all! Thank you Mrs. Quichocho for being an amazing teacher :)

Last day of class!

Today is the last day of class. I hope I passed all my classes. It's been a fun semester, and I hope to be back next semester. I learned so much from this class. I gained a few friends and some acquaintances. So far, I'm satisfied.

The presentations & Poems

Well, the presentations went really well. I was proud that my group shocked the rest of the class who doubted or underestimated us, I guess because we're all guys. Haha, anyway I am glad that everything is all over, well almost everything. The poetry slam was awesome! I loved everyone's poems and most of all, I think everybody did a good job on their parts. This course has taught me a lot in writing and I am glad to have learned from such a successful, hard-working teacher who deserves a bottle of that (clears throat), yeah you know what I am talking about. Haha, but thanks to her, Mrs. Q., I can believe I can now say that I am ready to move on to the next level in education and further more to come.

Hey Everyone

My sincerest apologies for missing class, double shifts at work and covering coworkers.

I haven't posted my blogs since my internet has been down.

I won't be able to view any replies from my classmates since I will be in work throughout the morning, then school as soon as I get off from work.

I know we've had a lot of assignments since that last class I attended, I've gotten most of them done.

but please, if anyone can update me on more information, please text me if possible 482-5714

'll be at work, but still finishing up other assignments from other classes as well as this class.

This semester has passed within the blink of an eye.

oh and for the updates, can you tell me the poems that we will be RECITING in class, the poems that deal with whatever we want to speak of, vulgarity included is necessary.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

NOV.28 - Final Project Presentation

My Final Speech

Good evening everyone, I’m Juliana.

“I didn't say it was going to be easy, I told you it was going to be worth it.” - A quote I live by.

     I’m up here to do my final project presentation. It’s relevant because it is an important part of my final grade. Three things that I have learned and accomplished are the paragraph drills, writing lessons, and the blogs.

     The first thing I learned and accomplished were the paragraph drills. When I first learned about writing paragraphs, I thought it would be hard considering the fact that I always struggled trying to find a topic. Then, Mrs. Quichocho gave us paragraph drill after she taught the class her “Outline Cluster.” After we were taught, it was then that I realized that writing paragraphs would be easy. Since then, I have gotten better at writing paragraphs and faster, so I have accomplished doing paragraph drills.

The second thing I have l learned and accomplished were the writing lessons. First, we would get the writing lessons and read the information given. Second, we would then answer the questions pertaining to the information given within the lesson. Finally, when we corrected it as a class and we would ask questions if something didn't seem right. I’m glad Mrs. Quichocho gave us those lessons, I’ll admit there was some information that I didn't know about writing until I did a lesson. Therefore, I know I learned from the lessons and have accomplished them.

     The first time I heard that we will be doing blogs in this class, I didn't know what to expect besides the fact that it dealt with using the computer. After I was taught how to do it, I thought to myself “ WOW… it’s that simple?!” I've never done blogs in my whole life. It only took about 5 minutes to do it. I wrote about what I learned in each class session with Mrs. Q, and my experiences, along with a picture that describes the paragraph. Each blog had to be a paragraph long with proper punctuation and grammar. Blogging actually helps with my writing in so many different ways also. I found blogging to be fun because it always gave me an excuse to be on the computer even when I’m busy.

Altogether, I have learned and accomplished paragraph drills, writing lessons, and the blogs. Like I mentioned before, I’m up here to do my final project presentation. Thank you all for listening. Good night!



my lyric poem

here's the first song that I ever wrote.. !!it's a really short song bored!

Lyric Poem

                                                           Not Meant To BE” by: Destiny Chargualaf

The first time I saw you
I fell in love
I knew that you were sent from up above
You didn’t know me
And I didn’t know you
But I knew we loved each other
It could be so true

We made each other happy
And we made each other smile
We had a lot of good times
But we only lasted for awhile
I don’t know why this always happens to me
But I’ll say it once again
Were just not meant to be

So we gave each other a chance
And spent all night holding hands
For some reason I know you knew
I’m always happy when I’m with you
You showed me that you cared
The way you showed me was really rare
I never thought I’d find love so true
Until the day that I found you

We made each other happy
And we made each other smile
We had a lot of good times
But we only lasted for awhile
I don’t know why this always happens to me
But I’ll say it once again
Were just not meant to be
Last nights class was AWESOME!! I did my final speech and it was a good outcome.
After all the speeches, we did our multiple voice poems. It was hilarious!! when I went up to do my individual poem, i decided to read 2 of them out of the 15 that i did. I read my free style poem and my I AM poem. I'm so glad that Mrs.Q liked it. I love writing poems, I wanted to read more but I was afraid that if I kept going, it would become more personal...Now, i'm excited to go to class on Monday !! why?? because it's POTLUCK MONDAY!! yummy :p


Last night, in class, was fun! I totally forgot about having to go to class early, so I had to present my speech in front of the class. At first I was nervous while reading my paper, but I got through it. Then, we had to do our multiple voices poem. My group and I had a good time presenting, giggling and all. Finally, we did the poetry slam. I presented my ABC Poem, Nostalgia. It was about movies that I enjoyed since I was a kid, and that made me laugh and enjoy the movies or television shows. I enjoyed everybody's presentations and multiple voices! I'm glad I had this class, I met some pretty amazing people!


Thank you Mrs. Quichocho for everything! I'll be sure to use what I have learned in future assignments.

MRS.Q !!!

sorry Mrs.Q but I apparently put both of my printed copies of my speech in my portfolio. If you don't mind if you have the time can you please take a picture of it and send it to my so I can post it online with a video! I would greatly appreciate it your time. I am so sorry to bother you during your time off :(

11/29/12 - April Salas /Speech/Multiple voices/poetry slam :)

I'm glad Mrs.Q liked my narrative poem in my speech :) You can give yourself many pats on the back teach you did a great job ! We got through our speech tonight, our multiple voices and poetry slam. I wish I stayed the other 30 minutes but apparently mommy duties called. I was so nervous because I know Mrs.Q expected to us to memorize our speech and I noticed everyone was reading their' it's okay Mrs. Q I am most positive that we all will walk away from your class with better understanding about your introduction to an easy way to write a 5 paragraph Essay. And our writing skills are improved, I won't forget your fanancy teaching skill, I loved every moment of learning what you had to teach us :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

final speech

                                           Hi my name is kayalani Benavente
Today i will like to talk about what i learned this semester in writing class. First of all i learned how to spell more words i also learned how to make sentences using punctations and exclamation points. I have learned to write essays by writing the way i speak. I have learned to comprehend what i read with others and in groups. Taking this class has helped me to talk and listen more.

                   Narrative Poem
I have learned so many things this semester i have learned to use consonants more often in my sentences. And in this has made me have more self-confidence in myself and others. I have learned to amend the way i speak by taking this class. And now when i am reading a book or doing class work i fend because taking this class has taught me new things. Now i don't feel like a freak speaking in front of a huge crowd. I have also learned to do eassy's on topics that i learned.

Writing Workshop EN 067-01

"Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen." -Bob Marley

       Writing Workshop is challenging, yet fun. I learned a lot in this writing class. My teacher, Mrs. Q., is a great teacher. She taught me many useful things that I'm going to need in life. She taught me how to create a speech, write an essay, and write different types of poetry. Therefore, Writing Workshop is challenging, but can be fun.

       First, Writing Workshop class taught me how to create a speech. Writing a speech is similar to writing an essay, just a bit simpler. So forth, I had to write and present a speech about my bag and three things in my bag. The whole point of the assignment was to tell the class a little bit about myself. Later, Writing Workshop taught me how to write an essay within sixty minutes. Writing an essay is easy if you follow the steps, brainstorm and start your outline. Writing Workshop class taught me how to create a speech and write an essay with ease.

It Isn't Traditional

Is it poetry?
Is it a narrative?
Is it part haiku,
With a dose of prose?
Who knows?
Is it what it should be?
And is it possible what should be,
Isn't and has never been.
And those wishing to see it,
Expressed properly as intended..
Have not a clue,
What those initial intentions meant.
Was it created to communicate,
Between elitists who preferred eating cake?
As they delighted in making fun,
Of the ones too socially powerful.
To know what behind their backs was being done?
Who knows?

Why is it today,
Anyone can say...
To decide to justify,
What etiquette abides?
When one chooses a method,
Using limited words to mention.

What from their own minds,
They describe and 'they' themselves wish to define.

And it is...
And it is...
A narrative.
And it is...
A dose of prose.
With a touch of haiku.
With a doing done as one would choose.

'But it isn't traditional.'

And what are those traditions,
You can say today,
Remains as an influence.
And 'still' exists?
Name just one!

- Lawrence S. Pertillar

       Finally, Writing Workshop taught me how to create and present a speech, write an essay, and write different types of poetry. Writing Workshop is fun and can be challenging. If you take this class, I'll guarantee you'll learn a lot. Now, thank you for listening. Have a great night and an awesome break!


I am very glad to have finished my speech and on time. I couldn't be more proud of myself to have accomplished so much in such little time. I also enjoyed watching the two of my classmates who presented their speeches as well. They did a really good job on their parts.This semester has been much of a benefit to my writing skills and I look forward to using them in the future. College is my goal for now and I hope to have Mrs. Quichocho as my mentor in becoming an English teacher, or so she says. But for now, I am glad to have learned a lot in writing, especially from her. Here is the link to my video:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I couldn't make it to class last night because my daughters were both sick..but iv'e been practicing my speech just so I can make sure I get it down. I really hope I don't mess up!! I'm super excited about the multiple voice poem tomorrow. My group and I have been practicing for weeks for this.. It should be fun!!


Last class, we did some presentations. Three people presented their final speeches. I liked their speeches, all of them were so good. After presentations, we had time to work on our multiple voices or other papers. I forgot my final speech, so I have to go to class early tomorrow night to present it, along with the others who forgot their final speeches. I hope I can memorize it, I'm scared to mess up. I've always got nervous in front of a class, knowing all their eyes are on me. I'm not one to want all the spotlight, so I hope I do good. I can't wait to do our multiple voices poem though, about Christmas.

Friday, November 23, 2012

A night to remember....

November 21, 2012

This was a night I would never forget. As I class started, we were required to do a few things. First, we had to come up with a rubrics that was to average our grades from the Pre-test the way to the last lesson of the semester. I averaged around a B so am proud that I at least made it close to an A. Next, we had to organize everything in our portfolios, which took about nearly the whole class period. Thank God I am done with all that, or at least most! Later, Mrs. Quichocho called us up one by one to tell us our grades. This was a moment that I will never forget. First, after so many times of telling me to 'Re-Organize" my portfolio, it was finally accomplished with the help of my friend Juliana Guerrero! Next, Mrs. Q. called me up to see what I was averaging, and the look on her face was priceless. When I saw what I was averaging, I laughed unbelievably. Of all the grades that I expected to be averaging, I never thought I would average an....... Well, until next time guys! ;)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Last nights class, we got our portfolio together.We organized each lesson we did and added up the scores. After the lessons, we had to put together our specches and everything else.Then we were reminded about outr project that is due next week Monday and Wednesday.So much to little time :0 I know I was supposed to put up a picture of me reading to kids for Thanksgiving, but I couldn't do that..So heres a little picture for ya'll!

happy thanksgiving to all...11-19-12

ThanksGiving day is here 
That we make laughs and have a cheer
The lord above will always pray for us 
The things we say and the things we do 
We all have love for each and every one of you
Our mother is here and ready to eat as we say grace 
By the lords name 
Bless us O’lord and these we give 
which we are about to receive from thy bounty
through christ our lord AMEN.
We love you Lord

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Poems, Speech., and Grades.

On this night, we did our post test for the semester. I didn't do as well as I thought I should. I blame it on my impatience. My group is really behind on the poems. I showed them my poem and told them that it really isn't that difficult. If they don't have their poems written down by today, it is really going to cost me my graduation, and in the end, myself is to be blamed. I really need to sit down and have a talk with my group members, because not having their poems done by today, is unacceptable. I just hope that I can pull these guys together and get this one simple task done. 


Last class, we did our post test. It was going over everything we learned in the previous lessons. I guess I did okay with a seventy-eight percent, but it's definitely not my best. At least I tried my best, but hopefully I core better with my speech and poems. The deadline is coming up fast, so I'm working on my speech and trying to remember it.


Last class we read lessons nineteen and twenty. We also went over our final speech, which is due on the twenty-eighth. I have like three more poems to get done, which I'm doing right now before class tonight. I'm not very good at writing poems,but I tried to make it good. I prefer to be the person reading a poem though.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Final Speech & Presentations

In another interesting night of our writing class, we were given our final speech. We are required to come up with a speech that will be presented to the class as a final project for this semester. I am excited to do this and looking forward to the presentations. After, Mrs. Q. made me participate in some substituting to the class on lessons 17 and 18, which went pretty well for my first time as a substitute. Maybe I should become an teacher and teach in English. ;) haha Maybe. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mrs. Quichocho's class lastnight was great. I went into class, and read lessons 19-20, because the 2 lessons only required reading. Afterwards, we found out about our final speech presentation, which has to be memorized!!In my head I was like " OMG, I wonder if I can pull it off." We also have to post our final presentation on blog. I found it a bit overwhelming because it's all due in the same week.Wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Today in class we read lesson 19 and 20 which is great cause it will help us on are post test that we will be having. after we discuss what needed to be turned in and our poetry slam. ai adai just when I thought I was finish and ready, SURPRISE! one more thing I need to get done. which is my project presentation.




Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Last nights class went by pretty fast.I showed up to class like an hour early with 2 other of my classmates, so we got to do lessons 17 and 18.It took me awhile because I had to write the sentences for one of the lessons.When I was done with my lesson, Juliana, Daunelle, and I, went outside to practice our multiple voice poem.It was hilarious!!We were also told that we could leave class 30 minutes early after this class for field research ;) But all in all...Class was good last night.


I went to class early with Destiny and Daunelle. We passed our math test, so we were aloud to leave early. We all decided to go to Mrs. Quichocho's class to work on our multiple voices poem on Christmas. We practiced our poem after doing Lesson 17 and Lesson 18. We kept laughing because it sounded funny. We hope the class likes it as much as we do!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Writing today we did lesson 17and18.


Today in lass we did our lessons 17 and 18 I think I did good. we also had to take a survey for school. I'm really trying to finish all these poems almost done. I'm just taking it a day at a time. so far I'm on the last poem then I need to get started on poem number 14 and 15 yeah buddy! almost Finish. 

Christmas Season

Well today was just another great day of our writing class and we as a class are basically a lesson ahead. I can't wait to present our presentation on our "Multiple Voice" poems as a group. I'm actually pretty stoked about it! I guess it's because I need to get the grades required in order to pass the class. We're not done yet, but am pretty sure we'll be ready to present on time. I am glad that the class agreed to come up with a multiple voice poem about Christmas. I believe Christmas is the most celebrated holiday of the year and is by far the easiest one to come up with any kind of poem, at least from my perspective. So until later, I'll be blogging more about it!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Last nights class was fun! We did lesson 16, which I found to be quite easy.I made a good score on it too!Then, me, Daunelle,and Juliana went outside and practiced our christmas song for the multiple voice poem.It was freaken awesome and hilarious.I can't wait until it's time to present it!!

Nov. 05, 2012

Tonight, we did lesson 16 and it was pretty funny. I can't believe I got 'lead' and 'led' mixed up. I can't wait till we do our multiple voices poem. Our multiple voices poem is comedy and so hilarious that we're going to have to practice hard and not laugh so much. There are so much poems to do but I can do a lot of writing.

Slam Poetry Links

My favorite: He goes by the name of Noah. Very talented and very heart spoken, hard slamming poet. Hearing his first slam poem...I understood everything he said.

A local artist I chose is: Steven Kasala. He did a poem on how he didn't know how to do poems and how he thought poems were just a bunch of stanzas put together to rhyme. Teachers helped him for 2 months to put together a slamming poem and he talked about life as well as his grandmother. He put into poetry about how its going to be okay when you lose someone and it being okay, and that person being okay. Loved his poetry slam.

Multiple voices: I chose this multiple voice poem because it talks about hard labors that has went on in the past. They referred to their owners as "masters."





Tonight in class we did Lesson 16. And I only got one wrong, so I was happy. My group and I practiced and went over our multiple voices and it's coming along great! We're actually a day ahead with the lessons, so on our last day we get to decide what we're going to do as a class. I had fun in class tonight, it's too bad our class will be ending soon.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Youtube Videos : This video is my favorite because she raps about the Truth about what is happening on Guam and what'll happen in the future to our island. : This video is of a local artist by the name of John S.. I chose his video because he also talks about Guam's situation with the Children and the island's culture. : I chose this video of a multiple voice poem because they talk about some really strong stuff about the status on Guam.

Friday, November 2, 2012

poetry slam links

my favorite :
I choose him because he's really open about alot of things, which makes him interesting to watch.
local artist:
multiple voices:

Youtube Links

Brave New Voices Team Guahan

     This is my favorite because it relates to our generation. I like what they had to say about relationships because most, if not all, of what they spoke were true. 

     I figured these two could be considered local artists. I like this poem because they talk about Guam's history. They talked about the some of the history of Guam with the Spanish. They stated how they joined to get their (Guam) message out there so it can be heard.

     I liked this multiple voices poem because they talked about the military build up. About how Japan has been fighting to get rid of military bases that the United States are going to build on Guam. They also talk about how Uncle Sam contradicts himself and how he plans on putting a shooting range on ancestral land. "How do you expect to preserve beauty with brutality?"


The other night in class, went by quickly. We did a lesson, as usual, and I got four wrong. I guess that's ok, but I need to check. Next, we went over the multiple voices poem, and so the group I'm in chose the Twelve Days of Christmas. We had two stanzas done, I believe. Destiny and Daunelle want to sing to it, but I'm going to sound horrible singing. So, I hope we can read it instead. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Jingle Bell Rock ;)

Well today was a short day of lessons, poems, & projects. First as always, we are required to do a Lesson Quiz on a daily basis. It went pretty well and had only about two errors out of a total of 20 problems. Next we went over the "Multiple Voice" poem. This was a poem that included 3-4 members in a group to come up with a poem that required all participants to present their poems in a sequential format, I think. Our group decided to do the famous Christmas song, "Jingle Bell Rock" and turn into a Multiple Voice Poem and will be ready to present in a week or two. Finally, Mrs. Q, our wonderful teacher, gave the class a project that required us to go on "YouTube"  and find 3 poems that we have to Blog about. So until Wednesday, I will be talking more about it. Later.

Oct. 24, 2012

On this day, we went over other types of poems right after finishing our "Daily Lessons". Mrs. Q. went over the instructions briefly and am pretty sure she made it clear about how to do the poems correctly. I did the first two and am working on the rest of them as I speak. The "Found Poem" seems to have captured most of my interests and I find it to be quite simple to do aside from the "ABC Poem" which seems to be the simplest of all the poems. Other than that, I will finish my work and talk more about this on the next blog. Thank you!

Monday, October 29, 2012


Today in class we did our lesson 15 we also discus our multiple voice poem as a group. our theme is Christmas you can say it or sing it. ai adai  my group is still kind of stuck on how we should do our poem. yet only the words we are gonna use so we planned to have a video chat over the weekend.

10/29/12 - April salas

Lesson # 15 I did much better then the last few lessons. Today we discussed what is to come ahead since Halloween falls on our Wednesday class. Our theme is Christmas, oh how I love the smell of Christmas trees. Carlos didn't come in today but thankfully he told Georgette he'll be adding her on fb, oh how social sites are great for homework catch up:)

Friday, October 26, 2012


The other night went by pretty fast. Mrs. Quichocho didn't waste any time. I was very exhausted that night though, because I was at my grandma's funeral earlier. I didn't do too good though on two lessons. I'm glad Ii'm caught up, but now I'm just doing my poems for the poetry slam. So, until next class, bye!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Last night in Mrs.Quichocho's class we did lesson 14. Then, when we were finished, we graded all lessons from lesson 1-14.But we went through it quickly. We were given poems number 14-15..number 15 was a different kind of poetry that i've never heard about, called multiple voices.We were put into groups of 4.So my group is..Daunelle,Chantal, and Juliana.This should be interesting!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Today in class was Fun! we did are lesson 14 and I did good. we also were given are poems 14 and 15. I like poem 15 I think its cool and fun. I still need to finish up the rest of the poems this weekend just so that it can be ready.

10/24/12 April salas

Grading my work is good to know I still need to work on my knowledge . Whew rushing to get work done is brain boggling. Waiting so I can do my lesson 14 , everyone is correcting theirs . Lol I'm not cheating miss, don't worry I'm ignoring the answers by keeping my head on my phone ;)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Tonight I learned that I should not miss class. I was 3 lessons behind and luckily I got out of math class early, so I can finish them in time before they were too late to turn in. I love how we're starting on poems. Thank you, Mrs.Q. For teaching me how to write the greatest essay in less than 2 weeks. I love how my inner self comes out when I'm writing essays.


Today in class we did are lesson 13 which was kind of tricky to me. I thought I did okay but i guess not. wow! I was shock as to the words I picked for my answers. we also did are five paragraph essay. The topic was ''Dreams'' or Love/Hate we had to chose one. I chose Dreams.

Another day...

Another day of our writing workshop class and already I have bad news about my grades. Today was the last day for make-up and once again, I did not take advantage of the opportunity. I am clear as to what needs to be done to improve my grades as well as my writing skills, so without further a due, I will be on my way to achieving these goals I have set for myself. We were given our 13th lesson, then after had to do the last of the timed-paragraph essays for the class. It took about 59 minutes and I'll tell you, I was struggling once again. Mrs. Q. told me not to fight the outline cluster and now that I now, I will try not to. I don't even think that I am, but okay. So until Wednesday folks!