Scout – To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Byron

My work hasn’t been going all that great. The reason is I’ve gotten a few bad grades in math, so a few days ago my mom and my step dad went in to talk with the teacher. It turns out there’s more than what I thought was going on that’s causing all these bad grades. Apparently I haven’t been working during my study halls and taking advantage of my math teacher because she’s the proctor. I have been on my ipad playing games instead of asking for help with the algebra I don’t understand. It got to the point that she was extremely mad that I wasn’t asking for her help. But since last Friday, when my parents went in, I have been improving. Yesterday I came home from school with more than 70% of battery left on my ipad, which is a big improvement for me because I usually between 30 and 40% left. And every single study hall period, I’ve been using my time wisely by asking my teacher for help because I know I need more help. I take more time to learn things, and it makes a big difference when I work one-on-one with somebody. I’m understanding the material much better now that I’ve been spending much less time fooling around.

On another note, Sunday night was extremely fun because I got to meet the lady who played scout in the movie, To Kill a Mockingbird. I’m currently reading it in my literature class right now. We did not watch the movie, To Kill a Mockingbird, but we did watch a documentary on the book and Harper Lee called, “Hey Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird.” I recommend the movie. It’s a very good documentary. Not to advertise, BUT, it is on netflix streaming. The website to learn about it is:http://www.marymurphy.net/. ¬†After we watched the movie, the filmmaker was trying to find a cab, so we gave her a ride to her hotel. We got an exclusive discussion with her. It was very interesting. We learned that she had just met Harper Lee the week before and was submitting an article on Monday morning to the New Yorker about the meeting.

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