Category Archives: Inglés

The Fall of the House of Usher

Today our Literature teacher, Pato Chujman, told us to read an article on her blog about the story we were reading in class, The fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe, and to take notes of it. Here is the article and down here my notes of it.


Subjective perceptions, no difference between reality and fantasy, split consciousness, a man of common sense, educated and analytic, speaks in a tone were he seems not to understand Usher, he feels an unnatural presence but he tries to remain thinking about normal causes, this overcomes him at the end.

Roderick Usher:

Educated man who got deteriorated like the House, changed his appearance because of his insanity, incoherent, inconsistent, unstable, insane, excessive nervous agitation, “…The features of a mental disorder…”, unbalanced man trying to maintain an equilibrium in his life.

Madeline Usher:

Twin sister of Roderick, doesn’t speak a word throughout the story, appears a very short time, never appears in the same room as the narrator, fell into catatonic state at narrators’s arrival, she was like a ghost, seems to be completely overcome by mental disorder.

Character summary:

the three characters are unique and very distinct people, although Madeline and Roderick are twins and they are both crazy they are completely different, all of them suffer from insanity but respond differently. Madeline accepts it. Roderick knows he is ill, but struggles to hold his insanity. The narrator slowly contracts the desease, but wants to deny what he is. He escapes from his illness by escaping from the house.

Characteristics of Kingdom Animals (Phyllum Vertebrates)

Today on the Biology class our teacher, Cecilia Adem, asked us to follow her instructions on the whiteboard and post the information on our Blogs. We used the information of pages 9 and 10 from our Biology books. Down here is the chart we made in class by the information of the books.

Biology Chart

Class Skin Gills or Lungs Limbs Eggs Ears

(Cold blooded)

Scaly Skin Have Gills Have Fins Eggs laid in water Absent but lateral line senses vibration

(Cold blooded)

Scale-Less Skin The larva has gills, the adult has lungs Have legs Eggs laid in water, larva lives in water Visible Ear, present inside the head

(Cold blooded)

Scaly Skin Have Lungs Most reptiles have limbs, others don’t Lay eggs on land with rubbery shells, then they get harder, waterproof Don’t have very visible ears, very small

(Warm blooded)

Body covered with feathers Have Lungs Wings (forelimbs), 1 pair of legs Lay eggs with hard shells Have eardrums

(Warm blooded)

Body has hair Lungs 2 pairs No eggs Present, Ear pinnae present


Literary Devices

The Literature teacher, Pato Chujman, asked us to play Literary Devices games on her blog, to choose one of them and to look for a YouTube video about the Literary Devices.

Click here to see the Game.

Here is the video I chose:

I chose this video because it was more entertaining than others and that kept you paying attention to it. It gave good examples using movie scenes and that made it more interesting. The man on the video explained very good many Literary Devices and the video was very complete. The video was friendly and you can learn many Literary Devices by watching it.

Characteristics of living organisms

Today the Biology teacher, Cecilia Adem, gave us some exercises to learn and practice about the living organisms. you can see the exercises she gave us clicking here. She also asked us to work in pairs, I worked with Lucas Vorbeck.

Activity 1

  1. The living things can make their own food, eat, move and most important they can grow. Humans, animals and plants can die, while not living things cant. The living things can also breath and reproduce.

2. We can see two humans, two dogs and a tree.

3. The clothes, a house, a stick the dog is holding, the kettle and the glass a man is holding.

Activity 2

  1. The car needs oil to be used, if not it cannot produce energy to move. We need food to get energy and move. The car can move, humans, animals and plants can move too.

2. Because the car cannot grow, the car needs to be moved it cannot be moved by itself, the car cannot reproduce or breath.

Activity 3

a. Growth

b. All animals and plants

c.  Photosynthesis

d.  Irritability and Movement

2. Organism, Respiration, Movement, Nutrition, Growth, Reproduction, Excretion, Irritability.

Activity 5

  1. Duck, house-fly, bat, eagle, owl and mosquito.
  2. Bat and owl.
  3. Fish, whale, seal and duck.
  4. Those organisms that have feathers: Duck, eagle and owl.