Wednesday, 11 June 2014


So, my father got a job in Alberta and since that job allows him to be at home with his family all the time, he is taking it. This means I am moving out there, with my family, this summer. I think the change will be rough and it'll be really hard at times but I think it's for the best. My dad has worked out of town for seven years now, and it's time for him to be at home with his family. I'm gonna miss all my friends but most of all I'm going to miss my boyfriend. We're going to make it work of course, it'll just be different. I'll be flying quite often, Air Canada will be my new bestfriend. 

The Buried Life

Link to My Buried Life Video:

Author's Note:

I am an seventeen year old female, going through my final week of highschool and I find life to be an adventure. Going through different obsticales as it passes you by. I wanted to make a bucket list to keep life's obsitales interesting. These are a few things I would like to do before I die. I am very outgoing so I find quite a few of these easy to do, but hey, if I finish I can always elongate my list. I am a huge Montreal Canadiens fan so a lot of my list has to do with that or just hockey in general, since I also play. I also want to see a lot of the world, travel and meet new people so on my list there is a lot of places I would like to visit in the near future. I hope to be able to complete my list, and be able to write many others that I complete as well. Life is a gift and we need to use it wisely and make the most of the time spent here on earth. 

My Bucket List:

1.Cut my hair short lock bridge in France
3.get married diving lining  DONE
6.swim with dolphins 
7. Go to Ireland 
8. Have kids
10. See the Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley cup in person 
11. Meet carey price again 
12. Live somewhere other than Manitoba for at least a year  SOON TO BE DONE
13. Dye the majority of my hair blonde DONE
14. Save a life 
15. Drop everything and leave
16. Road trip, no destination 
17. Streak down a very public place
18. Spend a night in jail
19. Meet Johnny depp
20. Be in a Hollywood movie
21. Write a novel
22. Invent something
23. Scuba dive in Jamaica
24. Jump into a pool fully clothed DONE
25. Visit my uncle in japan
26. Be a mermaid for a day (photoshoot)
27. Graduate university
28. With city champs again for hockey 
29. Have a crazy night in Vegas
30. Get a perm
31. Play on the bell center ice 
32. Go to carnival in Brazil 
33. Go to watch the Winter Olympics 
34. Buy a house with a chandelier in front
35. Learn to meditate 
36. Run in a marathon SOON TO BE DONE 
37. Go to the Ellen show
38. Be a hockey coach
39. Go to a Miley Cyrus concert 
40. Have hair so long it touches my butt
41. Pull an all nighter
42. Have a scrimmage with the Montreal Canadiens 
43. Graduate highschool 
44. Say in a court room "the truth? You can't handle the truth"
45. Take a homeless person to dinner
46. Go see a movie alone 
47. Get a tattoo 
48. Buy a MacBook 
49. Get over my fear of bridges
50. Talk myself out of a speeding ticket 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

So what?

The artist of this picture probably wants us to see that there are always two sides to the story. There is the typically happy unicorn, and the rabid unicorn, the dark side. There is always two views on a situation, and you need to be aware of this. Not everything is what it seems and we can see that by these two very different unicorns. The white unicorn represents the good in people and the rabid unicorn represents the bad. People are generally good, but you always has to look out for the bad. 

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Quickwrite #1 - Eden

My Eden would be a place of paradise similar to those in fairytales. There would be magic and evil queens, because well you gotta keep yourself busy doing something. Good would always win in the end. There would be princesses and they would ride off into the sunset with their true love. Where true love can break any curse and everyone can find it. There would be castles, and no technology pretty much what so ever. You would have to go to someone's door in order to contact them and not "text" them. Big romantic acts woul be very common but always unexpected. There would be hot pirates, good ones in fact. There would be dragons that Prince Charming would need to slay. There would be slight danger but everything would be exciting and entertaining but good would always prevail. 

Quickwrite #2 - Worst Meal Ever

I think the worst meal ever would have a lot of jiggly texture to it, it would be like a red meat but be a thick jello texture. It would be surrounded with sludge looking puréed vegetables. It would also have those pickeled onions and to top it off have rotten pigs feet. It would smell foul and would leave you wanting to throw up. This smell would be so bad it would stick to your clothing and leave you smelling horrible for the rest of the day. 

Monday, 28 April 2014

Skype Reflection

What went well? 

Today I think that the presentations of the procedural writing went really smooth, and it was pretty organized. The grade 3 students also seemed very engaged in what we were telling them and they seemed to really enjoy it, especially the minecraft one. Also Skype didn't disconnect on us, so that was pretty good too!

What is the value in collaborating with the grade 3 class?

I thin the value is being able to share our ideas with kids not our age to see the way they look at it is pretty cool. Young kids are pretty smart and it's awesome to see them understand what we're telling them and/or teaching them! Also we can learn some stuff from them as well as they are very insightful young children! 

Habs Fan from the Beginning

In Montreal, when I was around 6 years old. Habs fan then, habs fan now. 

Grad Friend Photo

This is the grad friends photo Alexa and I took, in case you couldn't tell, we're immitating step brothers ! 

How to Shop - Procedural Writing

Wednesday, 19 March 2014


I chose photo number two, and I chose to do Peeta Melark's family crest from "the hunger games" book series. 

Gender Swap

For this quickwrite I decided to use the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series. Her name is Jill Sparrow and decided to make her the modern day, female, Jack Sparrow. 

Monday, 17 March 2014

Skype Reflection

1) For our skype reflection my group which consisted of Taryn, Jasmine and Ariane we were the introduction group and we presented what a six word memoir (story) actually is. With out audience we tried to talk in enthusiastic tones and made sure everyone in the group had a little bit to say. We used big papers with the numbers 1-6 written on them to show how many words are in six word memoirs.

2) I feel that our mini lesson went really, really well. I think we talked in good tones, and were very clear with what we were saying. We put glitter on the numbers we held up so that the kids would be more interested. I think we did a good job of using words that the kids would understand and all had an equal amount of talking to do. I think that we could have had another visual for out presentation just to make it even more exciting for the kids.

3) I learnt that you need to take it slow with teaching and need to be able to answer questions that they have for you. You need to explain very well the point that you are trying to get across and need to speak clearly. I think you need to have something fun about what you are trying to teach as well so that the mini lesson sticks out in their mind and they don'y just forget it the moment the skype call was over.

4) For our next skype call I think we should be able to let the kids show us their finish products of their six word memoirs. I'd like to see the difference between ours and theirs. I also think the kids would like showing us their six word stories because it is something to be proud of. 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Take me back

With this weather all I can do is wish I was back in Florida right now swimming in the outdoor pool and snorkelling. Ah man, I wish. 

My Bestfriends

I wouldn't know what to do without these girls, we're like sisters. 

The Best Day Of My Life

This was the day I met my idol and my hero, Carey Price. It was 1 in the morning here and I waited around for him for around an hour or so, but I've never been so excited in my entire life. He signed the back of my jersey and I got this picture, that I will cherish forever.  After I met him, I called my mom immediately and cried of pure happiness for about 45 minutes. 

Comments Makeup Assignment

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Six Word Memoir 6


The image and the words go together because it says that I am still a kid at heart and I am laying in my fort and my boyfriend and I made which is a very childish thing to do. I added a cool effect so that the photo had some pop to it and looked more interesting. I used a period at the end of my sentence to show that the sentence was over. I used a childish font to imply that I am still a kid, and made it read to highlight my shirt in the photo. I put it at the bottom because it wouldn't look decent anywhere else.

Six Word Memoir 5


The image and the words fit together because it is my hockey team and we love each other like sisters and we are truly a family, we're always there for one another and can always make each other laugh, we fight but always make up and that's the best way to describe us. I did not add a effect on this photo because I think it's cool enough all by itself. I used a period at the end of my sentence to show I was done. I used a fun font because spending time with my hockey family is fun and we always have a good time together. I made it black so you could actually read it and at the bottom so that you look at the image before the words.

Six Word Memoir 4


The image and words go together because it is a photo of me wearing my hockey equipment and the words describe how hockey is my favorite thing to do and I love it more than anything. I added a colour enhancing effect for this photo so that the colours pop just like hockey pops out in my life as my favorite thing. I used a period at the end of my sentence to show that I was done the sentence. I chose blue font to add to the blue on my jersey and put it across the top to switch it up a bit.

Six Word Memoir 3

Growing up

The image and the words fit together because it is my kindergarten graduation beside a photo of my high school graduation and it shows how time goes by so quickly and before we know it we're already in our last semester of grade school. I added a effect on the photo called "rise" because it gives it a soft tone and I feel soft and sad about how fast time flies by. I used a period at the end of my sentence to show that the sentence was over. I used a fun font because I wanted to lighten up the fact that I am getting older. I made it white so that you could actually read it.

Six Word Memoir 2


The image and the words fit together because it is a picture of the winter and out recent really horrible weather, and the words explain that I just want it to be summer already. I am tired of the shitty weather and would like to swim in my pool and get a tan. I added a "burn" effect to the photo to help it look more gloomy. I added a question mark at the end of my sentence because it was in the form of a question I did not need any other punctuation in this sentence to get my point across. I used a pink font because pink is my favorite colour and wanted to show something pretty in the gloomy weather and wanted the words to pop. I put in horizontal because when I took the photo my phone was horizontal so i wanted them to be facing the same way.

Six Word Memoir 1


The image and the words fit together because this is a photo of my boyfriend and I and we are in love, and our hearts beat together as one because we are an "us" and we are together body, mind and soul. On this photo I added a "burn" effect and heightened the contrast. I used a period at the end of my sentence to show that the sentence was over, I didn't any other punctuation to help explain myself. I added a cursive text because cursive is a romantic font, and it is myself and my boyfriend of almost two years. I put the text at the bottom of the image so that people first look at the image before they read the text, you need to understand the picture before you can understand the sentence. 

Photo Scavenger Hunt #2

From left to right:

1. Metaphoto/When I was little- This photo is taken from my iphone and the actual picture is on my ipad. This is me when i was little and I was in dance classes and was actually pretty good, i eventually quit to play hockey but it was a huge part of my life.
2. Metaphoto- This is a photo of inside my grade 11 year book and it is a photo of me doing the thing i love most, playing hockey.
3. Metaphoto- This is a photo of a photobooth slip when my boyfriend and I went on our first date, we went into the photo booth and took these wonderfully embarrassing photos.
4. Close-up- This is my favorite teddy bear of all time, Mister Bear. He isn't actually a bear, he's a puppet. I've had him since I was 6 months old and I will always have him.
6. Words/Letters- This is a picture i found online and it is a quote that i highly believe in, you can find this at:
8. Alone- This is a photo of me sitting all alone in the creepy hallway to represent feeling alone.
9. Past/Future- This is my kindergarden graduation photo beside my highschool graduation photo, it's crazy to see these side by side to see the difference. 

Monday, 3 March 2014

Fashion Show!

This was probably one of the best nights of my life, we worked so hard to put all of this together and it was amazing to see it all come together. All of the seniors joining as one to preform a show! Everyone looked amazing and I love the tribute to the Olympics theme we had, my group got Korea and the closing ceremonies, so it was pretty cool to wrap things up at the end and be the big finale technically. Anyways, that night was perfect and we made memories that will last a lifetime.

Photo Scavenger Hunt

In order from left to right:

1. Love: This is a picture of me and my boyfriend of a year and 9 months, he is my first love and I think this is a good representation of the theme because we love each other. 
2. Hate: Sushi, I detest sushi, no matter how many times I try it and try to be open minded I really hate it.
3. Friendship: This is my friend Alexa and I and we have been bestfriends since grade 7, and we've been through some rough times but managed to still to this day be bestfriends and I couldn't ask for anyone better. 
4. Symbolism: It is a picture of a dried out red rose and it represents love. 
5. Black & White: This is a picture of my other bestfriends and I, I love how it shows us in the moment and how truly happy we are to be together. 
6. Passion: This is a picture of Carey Price and I, he is the starting goalie of the Montreal Canadiens. I have many passions and this photo represents all of them. Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, goaltending and Carey Price. 
7. Talent: My talent is hockey, I have been playing for 12 years and it is what I am best at. 
8. Family: This is my hockey team, we are truly one big family. We argue of course but we will always be there for each other. We support each other through anything and whenever you need someone you can count on them to be there. We all love each other and it's such an amazing group of all sorts of different people from different spiral groups and it's awesome. 
9. Confession: This is me in a fort that I and my boyfriend made, my confession is that I am still a little kid at heart. 

Reading Tweets #4

Allegiant; page 1-174


Remember when I couldn't choose between Dauntless and Abegnation? #lol #TBT 

Who is Edith Prior? She's related to me? The woman who started whatever is outside the fence? 

What could possibly be outside the fence? #iwonder

Evelyn should get off her high horse and be friends with me. #youregonnabemymotherinlaw

I'm so happy Christina and Cara got released without questioning. 

They've been hiding this "America" place from us? We're some sort of experiment? 

My mother knew about this...she didn't come to save me at Erudite....I'm so confused.

They've been observing us...not helping us through all of this chaos.


I can't stop thinking about when Peter was holding her, lifeless. But she was just drugged.. #TBT

Feeling her lips against mine, I truly love her <3 

Is it bad that I'm happy that people are working against my mother? #sorrynotsorry

My mother has been so much more open to me after I told her Tris and I broke up, even though it was a lie #fail

I still have four fears, but they've changed, that one of not being able to save Tris is the worst. 

I'm enjoying playing this little game on Caleb, he deserves it for what he did to Tris #sorrynotsorry

Amar is alive, and they faked his death #what 

Reading Assignment #3


Text to self connection:
Beatrice was having a very hard time deciding on where she belongs among the factions and couldn't decide what she would be best in, between taking a risk and choosing Dauntless or staying with what she knows and her family and choosing Abnegation. Beatrice not being able to decide who she is relates to me quite a bit. I have had a rough time trying to choose between two different paths for next year and what to take in University. I couldn't decide between going into the RCMP or going to University to become a lawyer. I didn't know what fit me best and what I would excel in. This is close to Beatrice's internal conflict because she can't decide her fate either. Eventually Beatrice chooses the risk with going to Dauntless and I have chosen to go to University to become a lawyer and we both love our decisions.

Text to text connection:
In Divergent we see an alternate reality where people don't have it very easy and there is a corrupt government, people are forced to choose a certain faction and can not do anything that involves an other faction or show qualities that apply to another faction, which I think is not ok because people are supposed to be able to be who they want. I see a text to text connection with Divergent and the Hunger Games. In the Hunger Games we see an alternate reality with a corrupt government also, children are choosing to fight to death which is publicly broadcasted across the country. This is also a life that would not be too fun to live in and it is the government trying to show their power over the people in all the wrong ways.

Reading Tweets #2

divergent/insurgent (all) these books are nothing like I thought they be, they're amazing view on a different reality #dystopian 

!- I totally think that there's an entire different world on the other side of the fences #prediction #bigidea 

Tris insists on being upset with Tobias even when she, herself doesn't want to be #letthelovethrive #comment #conflict

Why does Jeanine want to kill all of the Divergent? They aren't don't mean to harm the system #question 

What do you guys think that they're hiding on the other side of the fence? #discuss

Reading Tweets #1

Divergent, knock off of the Hunger Games. Currently on page 222 and it's pretty interesting, confusing but for sure interesting #intro 

Beatrice, three of the factions? Which one will she choose? I'm assuming she's gonna leave her faction #scandalous #question 

Judging by the fact the book is called "divergent" I'm gonna say that qualifying for 3 factions is called "divergent" #comment 

!- Beatrice's mother was Dauntless, I know it, how else would she know about the fight training? #didntseethatcoming #prediction 

if I got to pick a faction I think I'd choose dauntless. what about you guys? dauntless? abnegation? candor? erudite? amity? #discuss

Find Your Own Writing Prompt - Quickwrites #3

I completely agree with this statement if you are wasting time but enjoying yourself while doing so, is it really wasting time? I don't think so, I think it is time used just as valuable as time used productively. If you waste a few extra minutes in bed in the morning fiddling around with your husband it might be those extra 5 minutes that made your day great because you were in such a good mood. It could benefit you and in turn means that it was not time wasted. If you're enjoying yourself then you must be doing something good. 

Tumblr Writing Prompt - Quickwrites #2

I think most adults forget how hard it is to be a teenager, the emotions the changes you face, the hormones, the heart break. I think adults don't remember what its like to be young and growing still. I feel almost positive that I will never forget what it's like to be this age, but I know that I am wrong. Life gets in the way and people forget but it is very important to remember your childhood and to remember being a teenager, to remember all the hormones, heart break, love, loss has shaped who you are today and will keep influencing you through your entire life. Remembering all these things is remembering who you are and who you've been.  

Which Door? - Quickwrites #1

If I had to choose a door to step through I would choose the door to Narnia. Imagine stepping out into an entire different world, new creatures and a completely different universe. You could stay in Narnia for an eternity and the moment you step out it reacts as if you haven't even been gone for 10 minutes. Time literally stops, you could live as an older self in an alternate universe. This appeals to me because it would be awesome to escape reality and be a queen of Narnia and it wouldn't even take a moment of your time. You could meet amazing creatures and make new friends, it would be awesome.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

My Team 🐾

This is well, most of my team. These girls are amazing and hilarious and supportive. We are truly one big family. 

My Florida Trip, Christmas 2013

This past Christmas my parents surprised my brother and I with a trip to Florida! Not only was it the four of us, my grandpa came as well!  We went to Orlando for a day and my aunt and two cousins surprised us when we arrived. The next day we went to Universal Studios, the rides are amazing. The second day we drove in to Tampa Bay and went to watch a Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game, the Canadiens is my family's favorite NHL team and as you may be able to tell from the photos my favorite player is Carey Price. They ended up winning in shoot out, It was crazy! The next day we drove to just on the outskirts of Miami, it was called Sunshine and went to see a second Montreal Candiens vs. Florida Panthers game! They fell short that game but it was still a good game! The fourth day we went to the Everglades and went on a alligator tour! I actually got to hold a real baby alligator! After that we continued driving to Key Largo and spent a day by the pool relaxing. On the fifth day we went snorkeling! The water was rough but I got to see some cool fish, even though I'm terrified of water, that was New Years Eve and we went out for a nice dinner later that night! The next day we drove all the way back to Orlando and flew out! It was an amazing trip and I will never ever forget it. The highlight of my trip was for sure seeing the habs play in two games! 

My Digital Footprint

All these doodles represent my digital footprint and what I spend time on the internet doing. 

My Reading Survey!

Reading Survey

What do you get from reading that you can’t (or don’t want to) get anywhere else?

When I read I get pleasure, I read as a pass time in order to have fun. I love how you can get so into a book that you forget about your real world and the only thing that you’re focused on is the book and the character progression and what’s going to happen next. Watching television isn’t remotely the same as reading a book. I like how when you read you can have creative control over what the characters look like and scenery. With television everything  Is chosen for you so you don’t have that control. 

How do you decide what books you will read?

Usually when I read a book it is because one of my friends recommended it to me. My friends have very similar taste as I do therefore if I get a recommendation I know I will be interested in it to some degree. I think this is effective because I rarely will pick up a book I know nothing about. 

What kind of books do you like to read? Why do you enjoy them?

I like to read fiction books because I love the idea of a different reality. I love fantasy and dystopian novels. It’s interesting to see how life would be in different circumstances. I also enjoy them because it’s fascinating to see the authors’ perspective in a fantasy world. 

Have you ever re-read a book? Which book and why?

I have re-read one book. It was my all-time favorite book “Catching Fire” the   in the series of “The Hunger Games” written by Suzanne Collins. I re-read this book last semester before the movie came out because I wanted to make sure I remembered every single part to compare the book to the movie. This made my experience at the movie theater more enjoyable because if they left something out in the movie I would still understand everything that is occurring. 

What is your goal as a reader for this semester? 

My goal is to read plenty of books in order to advance my reading level and comprehension of literature. I would like to expand my knowledge of life and different takes on it. As well as improve my skills as a writer by acknowledging authors writing techniques. 


I do have a smart phone with internet access, I use it daily to text, tweet, post on tumblr, pin on pinterest, Facebook I also use it to help with my French courses by translating words I’m not 100% sure of. I have access to an iPad that I actually am currently typing on. I use it to play games mostly and watch Netflix, also when I need to do a project for school that I can type up I often use it for that as well. I do not have an e-reader because I prefer paper books, it’s authentic and traditional. I have Twitter; it’s mostly used for dumb teenage tweets about life, and trying to be funny so, I do not plan on using that for class. Blog, I do have one I have a tumblr account. I use my tumblr account to reblog things I am interested in; I do not put any of my own material on my blog. I would love to use smart phone, my iPad, and potentially create a new blog for this course, I think it is a great way to learn and have fun while doing so.