How to Not Forget Which Homework You Have

Dear Aunt Adeline,

I am starting to sometimes forget things that I have for homework. What should I do? I really need something to help me remember. Do you have any advice from me?

From                                                                                                                                                                        I need help remembering

Dear I need help remembering,

I know you can sometimes forget what you have for homework, but it is not a good thing. Below are two suggestions that I have for you:

Write Down Everything

One advice that I have for you is to write down all your homework. Now, the question is where should you write the homework down? Well, you should go buy a agenda book. Every time you go to your classes, write down the homework you have. Never leave your classes without writing down your homework.

Check the Blogs

Check if your teachers have blogs that they post homework and everything you need to know. If you forget to write down any of your homework or you just want to double check your homework, just go onto the teacher’s blog.

I hope this helps you!!!

From,                                                                                                                                                                      Aunt Adeline



Statehouse Trip

I recently won an award (The Letters About Literature one) by writing a letter to Rainbow Rowell, the critically acclaimed author of the young adult novels;  Attachments, Eleanor and Park, Landline, Fangirl, and Carry On. I wrote to Rowell about her book Fangirl.

Since I won an award I had the opportunity to go to The Statehouse on Tuesday to get a certificate on my great writing. My parents (all four of them), my english teacher, Mr. Maslanka, and my best friend went with me. I got a free book and listened to people’s stories and letters. It was really cool and I learned a lot.

And on a less serious note, my father lost the car in a parking lot for like, 20 minutes, so the trip was more like The Statehouse and then a show. Oh, and my best friend got a free lunch, which was the only reason why she came.

It was a really awesome experience but I definitely would not go through it again.

Have a great day, my lovely little angels,

Cassandra Lily Grace



In My Hands

In My Hands is a novel written by Irene Gut Opdkye with Jennifer Armstrong.

The setting is during the World War II period.

The main character in this novel is Irena Gut.

A Little Bit About The Book

Irena wants to be a nurse and then finds out that Polish is being invaded. She got just perfect timing. She is a student nurse and she gets the opportunity to get to be a nurse that helps her country. To find out more about her journeys read the novel!

Irena faces many characters that she needs to be careful with and faces only a certain amount of people that she can trust like people who help her escape.

This is about part of the Holocaust happening in the setting.










5 Great TV Shows

Here’s a list of five great TV shows that you should get into if you’re bored (presented in no particular order – but best for last *insert wink*).

  • Heroes – Created by Tim Kring; 2006-2010; Four Seasons; One Spinoff Show
    • This show is great mix of science fiction and drama. It’s about people who discover that they have special abilities, superpowers if you will. The show’s first season is very strong, but unfortunately the quality decreases season by season. Also, Heroes Reborn recently came out and is a spinoff show of Heroes.
  • Once Upon a Time – Created By Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis; 2011-Present; Five Seasons So Far
    • If you enjoyed the classic Disney movies about princesses and fairies when you were little, you should try out this show. Its about a woman who comes to Storybrooke, Maine, where fairytales are real. It takes a darker and more modern spin on the typical “damsel in distress” love stories. While I haven’t watched the entirety of the show, my best friend has and believe me, she has filled me in on a lot more than just the basics.
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Created by the almighty Joss Whedon; 2013-Prearsent; 3 Seasons So Far
    • If you’ve seen The Avengers, The Avengers 2, Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, etc, then you’ve probably come across the mysterious agents of SHIELD at some point. If you want t get a closer look at what goes on behind the secretive government agency, this show is for you. Another science fiction/drama show.
  • Empire – Created by Danny Strong and Lee Daniels; 2015-Present; 3 Seasons So Far
    • I haven’t seen this show, but the other Julia has and she really likes it. According to the all-powerful IMDb, “a hip-hop mogul must choose between his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to get what’s hers.”
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Created by the almighty Joss Whedon; 1997-2003; 7 Seasons, One Spinoff Show, Many Comics
    • The oldest, longest, and best show on this list. Buffy is a show for everyone to enjoy. A teenage girl is Chosen to be the Vampire Slayer, or “she who hangs out a lot in cemeteries,” which means she must battle the forces of evil with her friends and her Watcher, Giles. This masterpiece is a mix of mostly drama, as well as some horror, tons of comedy, sometimes mystery, and so much more. While the first season is mildly outdated, the six other seasons are worth watching, rewatching, and rewatching again. This show will make you laugh almost as much as it will make you cry. It also has a spinoff show called Angel.

I hope you’ve found at least one new show to watch if you’re bored. What are your favorite shows? List them in the comments!

-Julia M (aka the biggest nerd alive)


The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

If you’re looking for a new series to read, you should pick up The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey. It’s a three-book series about Cassie Sullivan, a sixteen-year-old girl, who has to learn how to survive in Earth after its been invaded by aliens.

The aliens attack Earth in what Cassie calls waves: the first was complete shutdown of electricity, the second was drowning everyone within sixty miles of a shoreline, the third was a disease planted in birds, and the fourth were Silencers, a name Cassie created for the aliens who came down and tried to kill everyone.

This is a really great series and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoyed series like The Hunger Games, Divergent, or The Maze Runner.

-Julia M.

The Top Ten Books to Read

The top five books/series to read:

  • The Hybrid Chronicles                                                                                                                                         By: Kat Zhang
  • Percy Jackson Series                                                                                                                                             By: Rick Riordan
  • The Outsiders                                                                                                                                                          By: S.E. Hinton
  • Song of Achilles                                                                                                                                                      By: Madeline Miller
  • The Book Thief                                                                                                                                                        By: Markus Zusak
  • Harry Potter                                                                                                                                                             By: J. K. Rowling
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian                                                                                          By: Sherman Alexie
  • The Fifth Wave Series                                                                                                                                           By: Rick Yancey
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Unive                                                                              By: Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Carry On                                                                                                                                                        By: Rainbow  Rowell

-Shikha Patel with help from Cassandra G.  and Julia M.