Here is the video to and Rachelle and I's "One for the Murphys" Project. H
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I think she had to jump a two meter tall hurdle when she tried to talk to Toni because it is hard to own up to your mistakes, especially when you have just become friends and you finally trust each other. Hopefully, Toni will forgive Carley, but I wouldn't blame Toni if she didn't. It's hard to learn to trust someone when you don't know a thing about them. And it's even worse when you find out they lied to you.
Carley has been trying to warm up to Daniel because she knows that it would be best for their family, but I think when she helped Daniel with his basketball, she finally got a glimpse of the "real Daniel". Daniel trusted her with a secret about his dad- that Mr. Murphy wants Daniel to play baseball, but Daniel wants to play basketball and he feels like his father is disappointed in him- and that made Carley realize that the Murphys are not perfect.
Hi, Sunrise! I hope you guys had as much of a fun time as I did skyping with you guys! Your questions were really good, and so were your answers. I hope we can do this again soon!
The three questions I want answered in my skype are:
Things That I Know:
Things That I Wonder:
What One for the Murphys is about in a glimpse
#GRA14oftm #thisbokisamaze.Carley is tuf & nose #how2takecareofherself.Doe she nevr cry she can b prity emotional #althoughshedontshowit AF
During this years global read aloud, our class is reading, "One for the Murphys". So far, we have read 7 chapters. The main character, Carley Connors, has been taken away from her mom, who is in hospital and placed in a foster home. Carley is used to being in an environment where she takes care of herself, and goes anywhere and does anything she wants. When she gets transferred to the Murphys house, she gets asked what she would like for meals, what she would like to do and if she would like to go anywhere; questions that she never used to get asked. She now has been given 3 brothers to share the house with. Michael Eric; the smallest (4 years old). Adam; the middle (is 7 or 8 and is obsessed with firetrucks). And Daniel; the oldest (10 or 11 years old and hates Carley the most, and Carley feels the same way). I can't forget about Julie Murphy; also referred to as Perky Murphy, and Mrs. Murphy by Carley.
In chapter 7, we finally find out what happens with Carley, her mom and Carley's step-father Dennis. In the previous chapter, Daniel makes a comment that really hurts Carley's feelings and sends her running out of the house. With thoughts swirling around in her head, she thinks back to "that night". The night that everything went wrong; or should I say, right. In the beginning of the flashback, Carley is bouncing a basketball in their little shoebox apartment on the first floor (I'm not saying that they lived in one, but this is the way I would imagine their home). Her mom gets angry and annoyed and reaches for the ball, right as Carley moves out of the way. Her mom falls to the ground with an great expression of pain on her face, with her hand grasping her knee and pulling it to her chest. Dennis then comes into the room, looking sad because he got fired from his job (being an Elvis impersonator). When he sees Mrs. Connors, he looks at Carley and says, " What did you do to your mom?" "Nothing compared to what you've been doing to her" Carley said pointing to the bruises on her mom's arm. Dennis ran after her and chased her around the kitchen table. Carley said some mean things to Dennis just to get him more annoyed. She had a master plan, or so she thought. She wanted her mom to leave Dennis but her mom didn't want to. Carley had to show her mom how much of a monster he was. She thought that if Dennis hit her at least once, that her mom would stand up for her. That Dennis would just go away and disappear. But the only thing that disappeared, was Mrs. Connors love for Carley. When Carley ran past her mom, she grabbed Carley's ankle. Carley could see that her mom was in pain, but in a complete different direction, Mrs. Connors motioned to Dennis and says, "Honey, I got her! I got her by the leg!"