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Hi  I am Julia my friends call me Jewel. Let me tell you about my unlucky life. It all started when my Mom gave me some earth shattering news. Let me tell you what happened.


“Julia I mean, Jewel come downstairs I need to tell you something!” my mom called.

“Coming mom,” I said as I jumped down the stairs.

“You might want to sit down for this, want a cookie?”

“Sure,” I said in a cheerful voice.

“Honey, we are moving”

“OK” I said in unimportant tone.

“No honey, to Manhattan”  I almost choked on my cookie “ WHAT THERE WITH THE… the… NOISE CAN YOU EVEN SLEEP THERE IT’S ALWAYS BEEEEEEEEP BEEEEEEEEP!” I yelled.

“Honey, calm down”



FINALLY we arrive in Manhattan. I don’t know why they call Manhattan the Big Apple because there weren’’t any apples just, well, buildings! Tall buildings. They reminded me of rockets. I waited for one to take off.


It turns out the apartment  is a TEN, YES TEN bedroom apartment that people live in!!! My mom got two rooms!!!! My room was big, (Good thing too, I have tons of stuff). There were bins and pillows and a bed. Plus a window seat! In light blue! ‘’So far so good.’’ I mumbled. Then my mom said I am going toooo… (Drum roll please……………) LAKESIDE SCHOOL OF ARTS. YAY!!!


Ten days later I was all dressed and ready to go! I got my locker number and stuff. Then at my locker a girl said “HI! I am Lizzy! Are you new? I have never seen you.”

I answered, “Yes, I am new here. I am Julia!”

 I looked at my planner and left her there. “First class, Animai. Yay…” I thought. We were learning how to draw animai people and I turned mine in and got a A+ YAY! “Next, um. What! Backgrounds..” I mumbled. On my way, I was tripped. I don’t know who did it, but all my books soared through the air like birds. Then, Lizzy came to help me. I thanked her for her help and walked to backgrounds.


My teacher Mr. Micane was mean. He said if one mountain was out of place he would give us a F-!!!!!! I mean, who does that!! Come on! So, I got a surprising C+! Almost everyone came and told me, “Oh wow teach me how to do that! It is so hard to impress Mr. Micane! How did you do it?” But there was one girl who stood with a sour look on her face who didn’t say anything not even “oh what a nice grade!” I was astonished! I walked away from the crowd (that followed me) and asked her what her grade was.

“C- now go away you smell like a rat,” she said in a snobby tone.


But I didn’t go away. I then asked her, “What is your name?”

She then answered in a way I don’t know how to describe, “I SAID GO AWAY YOU SMELL LIKE A DEAD RAT OFF THE STREET!”

I then did what I never ever thought I would do. “WHY ARE YOU SO RUDE?  JUST TELL ME YOUR NAME!” She flew into a rage and then left. So then I went to go get my math (uhhhhhhh ggg) books and surprisingly my teacher Mrs. Raitt is so nice instead of a problem, math bingo! Awesome right!


Then came the best part of the day LUNCH YAYA!!!!!!!!! So I was alone then I heard a voice it said, “May I sit with you Julia?”

I turned. “Sure Lizzy,”  I answered.

“Well thanks Julia.  No one ever sits with me.”

She sat and then we started chatting. I don’t remember what we were talking about, but it was fun to have a friend! “RING” went the bell like a sign of slavery. “Sigh, bye Lizzy I must go to P.E.”  

At P.E the girl was there again. “Look it’s rat girl hahahahaha,” she snickered.

“Hehehehehehe,” her friends giggled.


I turn there she was Coach Dubendorfer. “Whoah,” I whispered.

“DON’T WOAH AT ME JULIA SIDNEY LIAL!” she yelled like a microphone.


“Hahahahah!  Look, rat girl isn’t in shape,”snickered the girl again.

“VIOLET, 250 FOR TALKING,.DOWN NOW!” Dubendorfer roared again. Finally, her name.  Wonder what her grades are,I thought. “HAHA” laughed the class. Then I found myself sitting with my hand stroking my chin. “RING” went the bell but this time like a sign of freedom because it meant school was over.


I was walking down the subway steps when suddenly I was tripped by some guy’s guitar case. I fell! My left arm started so hurt badly. I fought the pain and reached for my phone to dial 911 to call an ambulance. When the ambulance came, I was lifted and taken away to who knows where. My mom rushed to the hospital right away. Then I got a cast. The next day I got teased more than ever. Then like magic, Lizzy was at my side fighting back for me. That was the day I realized you need no better then a friend to trust. Plus buildings don’t fly into space.




  1. In Jewish studies class we have been learning about the ten plagues. The one we have been working on is blood. This is when God tells Moshe to warn Pharaoh that if he does  not let the Jews go  all they’re water will turn to blood. Moshe will not harm the Nile because it saved him when he was a baby. Therefore Aharon turns the Nile to blood. I thought that it lasted a year but it really lasted a week.    Pharaoh would not let them go.  I think that God started with this plague because he wanted to go from less harmful to more harmful.

I made a moving Hanukkah card! I went on to Tynker and followed instructions given by my Teacher. I was surprised that the Hanukkahia didn’t go down (literally) as planned. But the dragon did blow fire!  I made a family where the dad and kid danced and the mom laughed and a dragon lit the menorah. I had a lot of fun!

Press play.
After fire is gone, press space.

imageI want to get better at knowing what Trope makes what sound. I will achieve this by studying more. I also want to stop drifting off in class. I will achieve this by keeping my eyes on what I am doing.


I don’t know why I like summer maybe it’s the breeze or the waves at the beach, but whatever it is summer is my favorite season. Some of my favorite thing to do in summer are going to the beach and going to the park and my birthday is in July.

In Summer the breeze is like a cool soft blanket on my skin. It makes me feel good inside and the ocean like a cold slushy on my toes, and the sand like a warm fire beneath my feet.

The park like a jungle of freedom it feels like I can do as I wish. Like a monkey! I’m like a monkey because I can climb anywhere! From the top of the jungle gym to swinging high on the swings!

The excitement in the air during my birthday. I feel like a special thing like the sun or moon. I feel like i am the sun (soul real name of the sun) and my friends and family are the planets.

The fireworks like an amazing piece of art in the sky on the fourth of July. I feel warm like the fireworks are inside me. Like a warm fire and the colors are like jewels in my eyes!            

I feel free from the boring days of school ( no offence Mrs. Raitt).

This year my Parasha was Lech-Lecha. I focused on all the good deeds Avraham did for Lot. He was very kind to Lot and I think that all people should be like Avraham. That is why I am going to start doing good deeds every day.  Avraham did everything God said so my life lessen is to live God’s way of peace and loving kindness.  My activity was a scavenger hunt because Lech Lecha means going place to place.

imageimageimageIn art we are working on forced perspective photography. It means that a thing is closer to the camera than something else


In art we learned how to create 3/4 portraits. During the holiday sukkot  we invite guests to the sukkah. They are called ushpizin. I choose Shimon peres because he was a very important person in Israel.