Night Reflection #4

“Throw out all the dead! Outside, all the corpses!”

When the Jews were leaving Gleiwitz they were forced to march a half-hour to the train tracks to be evacuated. When they finally got to the train tracks it was snowing heavily and they were forced to stand still and not bend down. One man decided to eat the snow so the others also joined in and since they were not allowed to move or bend down they ate the snow off the backs of the people in front of them. After they were all on the train they started traveling and of course a lot of them died and this quote is when the Nazi SS officer ordered the Jews to throw out all the dead.


Night Reflection #3

“I have more faith in Hitler than in anyone else. He alone has kept his promises, all his promises, to the Jewish people.”

This quote shocked me but at the same time it didn’t. It was sad to hear that a Jewish prisoner said that that he has more faith in Hitler than anybody else. But he is right when he said that Hitler has kept all his promises to the Jews. I couldn’t even imagine that having more faith in the enemy than having more faith in anything else.

Night Reflection #2

“Keep her quiet! Make that madwoman shut up. She’s not the only one here…”

This sentence brought sadness to my mind. I could not believe that there were several people beating a helpless woman in front of her child just to make her be quiet. It was very sad to think about what her son had to have been thinking as he watched as his mother was beaten because she would not stop saying that there was a fire. I think that she could see the writing on the wall of where they were going and what was going to happen. But the other Jews in the cattle car did not see it that way. They saw her as being crazy.

Night Reflection #1

“The Red Army is advancing with giant strides… Hitler will not be able to harm us, even if he wants to…”

When I had first read this quote it frightened me because that is what all of the Jews of Sighet  including Elie Wiesel were thinking because they had heard news that the Nazis were being beat by the Red Army. The Jews of Sighet also doubted his plan to exterminate them. They said that it was impossible to annihilate millions of people. Wishful thinking.

To Kill a Mockingbird- Atticus Finch

Atticus Finch

“Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit them, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

In my English class we have just finished the book To Kill a Mockingbird, and it was a very interesting book to read. After we got done reading the book our teacher gave us a project to do with shoes that kind of goes along with this quote from Atticus Finch:

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

Atticus Finch is the character that my teacher assigned to me to do the project with the shoes and it was a good project to get to understand a little bit more of my characters life.

“There’s a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep them all away from you. That’s never possible.”

Now I am going to tell you about the shoes that I picked for this character and why I did them the way that I did. I picked my Grandpa’s old shoes because the are dress shoes but not to dressy. I wanted them that way because AtticusFinch is
a lawyer so he needed dress shoes but he also walked to work everyday so they would be very worn. After I chose them I figured that I should write lawyer on the shoes because that is what he is. I also put that he is a father and a single one at that. I had also put a picture of a marksman medallion on the inner side of the shoe to show that he doesn’t really show that side of himself very often but when he does it’s full beast mode because he is a good shot. In the book we read that he had to kill a rabid dog in his neighborhood so no one got hurt. I also wrote Jem and Scout on the shoes too because those are his kids names and Atticus just like any other parent works everyday to make their kids succeed in life and do great things so I thought that would be important to put on there.

Overall this book was very interesting and it had very good life lessons and I was very happy to have such a great character to write about.

Narrative Blog Post

My name is Kaydan, as you can tell from my name on the top of the page. I am going to try to not bore you with my life story but I am going to have to tell you about the things that make me who I am and why I am who I am.

My name is spelled incorrectly to other people because it is one of those names that is pronounced different than it is spelled. Most people spell in Kayden, but I have seen it spelled worse like Kadin. Well my name is spelled Kaydan for a very unique reason. The reason is my Mom’s middle name is Kay and my Dad’s first name is Dan (short for Daniel) and if you put Kay and Dan together you get Kaydan. Yeah I know I sound like I should be a math teacher, like if you have 1 apple then you get 1 more apple how many apples do you have? I think it’s around 2. But anyways that’s really why my name is spelled the way that it is.

I am currently 16 years old and since I’ve been about 8 i have been restoring old cars and pickups with my Dad. I enjoy working on the cars and learning how engines and mechanical stuff like that works. The very first time that I can remember or have a picture to remember the first time working on a car was when I was 3 years old. My dad was restoring his 1960 F100 that he has had since he was 14 years old and he was trying to get is painted in 2003 because my dad had found out that his dad had gotten cancer and my dad wanted to get it done before he died. My dad and I was in the garage and I was sanding on the driver side rear fender of that pickup and my Mom came out and took a picture of me. My dad still has that pickup and he is 50 years old now.

Now me being 16 years old I am restoring my own 1960 F100 and I am having the time of my life restoring it with my Dad. All of the work and time we spend on the pickup and together is priceless and i will never sell my pickup.