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posted Jun 17, 2016, 10:52 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 17, 2016, 10:52 AM by GhaniahC 87 ]


Grade 7 advice

posted Jun 12, 2016, 12:51 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 12, 2016, 12:51 PM by GhaniahC 87 ]

To grade 7's: grade 8 is probably going to be a difficult time for some of you. You'll be learning new things you probably haven't even heard of yet, and you'll probably be contemplating life everyday because of the guidance lessons telling you to decide what you wanna be right now. Here's some advice to prepare you for what's about to come.

1. Be prepared. Always bring what you need to class, because in high school you won't be allowed to go to your locker to get your things.

2. Let the train at Procrastination Station leave without you. This is important. Put away all distractions and just focus on what you're doing. Thinking about the consequences and the success it will bring you helps to motivate you. Try and make a routine if you haven't already so that procrastination isn't really a choice for you. Trust me, I speak from experience. 

3. Be respectful. If you want to end up in your teacher's good books, be respectful to them, your peers and yourself. Don't talk while someone else is talking, and try to at least pretend you're listening. Respecting yourself means to not let anyone distract you and respect your plan to be successful. 

4. Listen. Even though pretending to listen will seem okay, it really isn't. Grade 8 is the year you learn many, many new things in math, science, geography and the rest of the subjects. Take notes and listen because it's very different from grade 7. You have to start being independent now. 

5. The habits. If you were here since grade 6, or even if you're here right now in grade 7, the 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens might sound familiar. Whenever your board of trustees or anyone is presenting to you about these habits, listen. They'll really help you be successful and if you've been using them all 3 years, using them in grade 8 should be easy for you, and you're probably already quite successful in middle school. 

6. Friendship. Even though friends are really important and it's essential to kind of have some good friends, if you know they're doing something wrong, don't get involved. Many of them will be moving to different high schools and you'll all be separated. Focus on your academics first, and then your friends.

7. Grade 8 isn't a "wasting year". It might seem like you don't need to do well in grade 8 because apparently you feel like there's some light switch you can turn on in high school, but it's not true. Grade 8 is very important. You should be developing habits that will help you next year. If you're not, unfortunately there isn't any switch you can turn "on" to "success." Don't waste this year and try as hard as you would any other year because it's the end of middle school. In grade 9, new things will begin. 

I hope these things help you for your year in grade 8.

Cincinnati zoo incident

posted Jun 12, 2016, 10:43 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 12, 2016, 10:43 AM by GhaniahC 87 ]

Whose life is more valuable, gorilla or human's? Well, I think they're both equal. I mean, sure we slaughter animals all the time to eat, but that's because our body needs it. Protein from chicken and beef is really important for your body. Vegetarians and vegans of course don't eat meat and find alternatives, but meat is still really important for you. What happened to the gorilla in the zoo is different. A little boy fell in the gorilla's area in the zoo, and the gorilla took the child to it's "home" in the zoo and was probably harmless. But, gorillas obviously don't know how weak children are and they don't know how powerful they are themselves. I've read many stories about the same thing happening, but the gorilla was trying to protect the children that fell into there. Gorilla story This article talks about a boy that fell into the gorilla area many years ago, and it shows how the gorilla was trying to protect him from the other gorillas. It shielded the boy to make sure he wasn't hurt. We don't know if the gorilla in the Cincinatti zoo also had the same intentions, but I certainly don't think it's intentions were to hurt the boy. It's also not the gorilla's fault. It also has to do with bad parenting. If the child's parents were actually taking care of him and keeping him in close sight, the gorilla wouldn't have died. They should've watched their child and maybe even held his hand instead of leaving him to go wherever he wanted. Even though I feel like the gorilla didn't deserve what happened to it, I think it was the right thing to do. The gorilla could've done anything to the boy, like slam him on the ground, accidentally trample him, etc. Gorillas don't know about their strength, and the boy could have died, which would have started much more controversy in the media than the gorilla being shot. The zoo could've been sued or closed down and they prob alt feel like their business is more important than a gorillas life, which I think isn't true. So yeah, I think it was the right decision. 

Celebrity influence on our daily lives

posted Jun 12, 2016, 10:28 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 12, 2016, 10:28 AM by GhaniahC 87 ]

Many people are famous for their talent. There are singers, actors, comedians, sports players, etc. I think many people get influenced by them, whether it's positive or negative. Beyoncé is an amazing singer, who also motivationally speaks. She has influenced so many people to try their best, and strive for greatness. In interviews or even through the lyrics in her songs, she's always encouraging women to stand up for themselves, and talks about feminism a lot. Micheal Jackson, aka the King Of Pop, has also influenced people through his music and dance. For example, the moonwalk is still a popular dance move today, and his songs are always talked about. We're also influenced by their products. If Justin Bieber comes out with a new perfume, millions of teenage girls will run to buy it. They don't care if it's not good, it's because Justin Bieber has influenced them and they would do anything to support him. There's also celebrity endorsements. Celebrity endorsements get a lot of people to buy things they don't even need. If you put a sports player such as LeBron James in a commercial about energy drinks and he promotes it, millions of people are going to buy it just because they think he thinks it's good. Celebrities are used to promote many things, and their music, comedy acts, movies or games influence many people.

Person Who Had The Greatest Impact On My Life

posted Jun 11, 2016, 7:44 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 11, 2016, 7:44 AM by GhaniahC 87 ]

The person who had the greatest impact on my life is my mom. She works day and night, whether it's at home cooking and cleaning or at her job as a Medical Office Administrator. She's always encouraging me to do better. She's been through a lot, and tries hard to make me and my siblings good people. Without her, I wouldn't be the person I am today. The lectures she's given me are worth it because of the person I am today, and who I will be in the future.

World's Best Invention

posted May 3, 2016, 11:24 AM by Unknown user   [ updated May 15, 2016, 12:26 PM by GhaniahC 87 ]

The world's best invention is Nutella. Without Nutella, we wouldn't have all the amazing food we have today. Tim Horton's wouldn't have the recognition and  business it has. Ever since the new Nutella donuts, croissants, milkshakes and other things they got, their business has been great. Tim Horton's Business shoots up This link shows how Tim Horton's now has Nutella items which have been favourable to many people. Nutella is helpful in many other ways. Recipes This link has many amazing Nutella recipes to try. Because of Nutella, many people's lives have been happier.                                                     

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