Do you think Melody should be allowed to do Whiz Kids? It would be so hard because she can't answer quick enough. Would you change an entire show or a little change just for someone like Melody, If it were like Jeopardy where who ever knows the answer goes first. I would just let her buzz then have someone watch her type out the answer. I think Melody would feel jealous that all the other kid can answer quicker.
The week zipped by for Melody. She studied at school with Catherine for whiz kids because she wanted to be on the team she also studied after school with Mrs.V every day. She reviewed every single word on her vocabulary. She made up her own games to remember things. She prepared two answers if someone asked what's wrong with her. One that was polite but quite wordy, and one was smart-mouthed. In case Molly or Claire asked. This reminds me of a story in my life when my mom was growing up people would ask her questions because her eye looked different, she always had two answers as well. One answer was polite, and one answer that was smart mouth. I would do the same if I had to.
In this chapter Melody goes to an aquarium with Rose, Mrs. V and her family because Mrs. V won a prize for writing an essay about why we need fish she won first prize and won 6 tickets to the aquarium. They were having fun until they walked around a corner and saw Claire and Molly the bully's with girl scouts they started teasing Rose because she was hanging out with Melody Mrs. V got mad at Claire and Molly slipped into the group of girl scouts penny started whining so they went home, they missed looking at the penguins, they dropped Rose of she said thank you and said she had a great time, but did she?
School was almost pleasant for Melody. It snows all the time. “I wish it snowed enough so school would be canceled” Meledy's new media talker said. Everyone laughed and agreed. For once Melody got too speak for the class. Melody now can answer questions a lot better with Elvira (New medi talker). Finally Melody gets real grades instead of fake grades. Melody still sits alone at recess and lunch. Rose comes and says hi then leaves. Melody then wants to go to H -5. One day they did a practice round of whiz kids with Mr. D. After the practice Mr. D said “ Melody participated in an odd voice Melody didn’t like it. Then he marked it all and said Rose, Connor, Paula and Claire did great and Connor said well I’ll just grab my chocolate bar for winning the teacher said nope the person who got 100% was Melody. No fair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Catherine gives her all the answers. Catherine stood up and got mad at Molly. “ Melody you can have your chocolate bar. Mr. D said well if Melody Brooks can win the first round my questions were not all that hard. Melody was very sad that day.
In the next chapter I think Melody will still be sad and she will be mad at Mr. Dimming. Melody might do the best in Whiz Kids again and Mr. D will try to make the questions even harder but she will still get it. Then she will make it into the actual Whiz Kids, but Mr. D will not want to let her go because he might think she won't do good.
That was a short chapter but I watched a video about Team Hoyt
Father: Dick Hoyt.
Son: Rick Hoyt.
The son has Cerebral Palsy and he got a communicator so when he wants to say something, it will pop up on the screen. The first thing he ever said was… Everyone thought it would be “hi dad” or something but it was Go Bruins. Then his dad knew he loved sports so his dad started pushing Rick while running they did a race while everyone was running alone and he was pushing someone. Then someone mentioned marathons they tried one and Rick loved it Dick knows he loves it not only because he has a communicator (it takes like an hour to write two sentences) but he makes a special noise and smiles which tells his dad he’s having fun. They now have done more than 1 thousand marathons. It's crazy to think his dad pulls him along when he's swimming and everyone else doesn't have to. The Hoyt team gets 1, 2 or 3. They influenced so many people, people started to volunteer to push and pull kids with disabilities not only that people started pushing kids with no special needs. The people that got influenced, influenced the Hoyt team. When Rick was born the doctor said he won't be able to do anything. Isn't that what the doctor said to Melody's mom?
Go to http://www.teamhoyt.com/ to learn more
In this chapter it tells us, first off Penny has a stuffy which could be a squirrel or a monkey it's so wrecked you can't tell what it is. The name is doodle and she will wake up and say "doodle?" "doodle?"Melody smiles when she hears footsteps out of her room. When melody wakes up her mom checks if she is still breathing and penny just trails along wearing a huge red hat like cat in the hat butterscotch is never to far from her. Melody's mother can tell if Melody is sick or faking it. One time Melody was with her dad and Melody wanted a Big Mac Melody pointed to go eat and then he guessed like a million things,
are you hungry?
yes she pointed too
I'll make you some food
Melody points to No.
I think that would be hard. A few weeks later Melody passed by a McDonalds with her dad, and she started screaming he said do you want a Big Mac she said "uh" she had the best Big Mac ever that day.
In this chapter Melodies mother has a baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Melody might have known her mom was going to have a baby before her mom knew, she smelt different was the main reason. Melody started wondering how her parents would care for a baby and care for a person like Melody. Melody thought what if... what if I went to that school that the doctor mentioned she felt like crying. Later she herd her mom saying it's my fault Melody is messed up. Melody was lying on the couch her parents must of thought she was asleep, they were saying stuff like what if.... what if this baby is messed up too. A few months later Penny was born at first Melody could relate to Penny, Penny couldn't talk or do much but then she got older. Her dad would get pictures and videos of penny running around the house, once Penny realized Melody couldn't do what she could do she didn't really care so Melody acted like she didn't care. Once for christmas Melody got a doll when she took it out the arm fell off it had a button to press if you want it to say something instead it just squeaked Melody's mom returned it Melody thought "I'll bet my mom wanted to return me"
That chapter was great it was all about how Melody started to learn how to express her feelings with Mrs.V and Mrs.V started understanding her. Melody didn't even like Mrs.V at first now she does "I would after I got to know her". Mrs. V seemed like a normal neighbour that kids don't like at first and now she seems awesome. Mrs.V was the first person that tried to understand her when she was kicking and screaming. Sometimes I get frustrated when my parents don't understand me I can't imagine what it would be like if no one understood me.