These two themes are supported all throughout the story in scenes like when the teachers gave Ender a team of a bunch of kids that have never been to battle school, and when Ender trains his low skilled team to beat the many veterans at the school, and cimb to first place. They are also shown when the teachers give Ender and his team their first game nine weeks early, two games a day, and pitted them against two other teams who were waiting in the arena for them. Ender somehow gets through it and pulls it all together. Growing up was painful for Ender, but life is good in the end. Keep your head up — and remember, the enemy’s gate is
Janet Arlene Stroup, at the age of 79, has quite a few stories about her days in school, and lucky for me, she was happy to share them. Janet attended Evendale Grade School from first grade to eighth grade. Every morning she walked two miles to school with her five younger siblings. At the beginning of the day, someone would ring the bell on top of the school and the children had to begin coming in from playing outside. If they weren’t in their seats by the second bell, they were marked tardy.
(1) He was a ‘very hard worker in school, sports’ and anything else life threw at him. (1) He absolutely loved school and hated missing a day of it. (1) ‘He loved learning new things and that is what kept him so interested in school.’ (1) During high school, Terry found a new love in school sports. He played sports such as ‘baseball, rugby, cross country and basketball.’ (1) ‘He idolized his high school sports coach Terri Fleming.’ (2) He went to ‘Simon Fraser University’ (1) and ‘studied kinesiology’ (1). ‘He was also apart of the university basketball team.’ (1) Terry’s aspiration in life was to ‘become a high school gym teacher’ and touch the lives of other students as his coach did for him.
I was a little first grader in a huge school filled to the brim with first to eighth graders, so I didn’t know how to act yet. I caught along quickly and was understanding all my subjects and the work part of school was no problem. It was the social part of the school that I struggled in. I was like august, didn’t know who to talk to or what people would say to me and how i would respond. Like august’s I had someone that picked on me and acted nice around other people like they would never do anything wrong, I decided against telling my parents about it first thinking I could deal
The gym is buzzing, the bleachers are full of young freshman excited, yet nervous about the next level: high school. All of them are eager to find their locker and to learn where their classes will be. Each member of Flight Crew is introduced. Flight Crew consists of 12 seniors who mentor underclassmen. These young freshmen then split alphabetically into their assigned homerooms, and each group takes a tour of the school.
It amazes me how willing everyone is to stop and help someone they barely know or to have a conversation with anyone. This makes each grade of about 40-60 students very close and fosters an environment that makes learning much more comfortable. During their high school prep class, students were asked if they felt comfortable raising their hand and asking questions in class. Every single student said that they were, which is something that is amazing and rare. The teachers at Waldron encourage this positive learning environment that is so crucial to student
The atmosphere of Schoenfeld Campus Gym had been electrifying Thursday afternoon. The Fall Homecoming Pep Rally included numerous activities for Concordia’s sports team to partake in. For example, one “challenge” involved a member of the sports team getting wrapped up in toilet paper, under the pressure of a time clock. When time ran out, whichever individual was wrapped in the most toilet paper (or looked the most like they had just emerged from an Egyptian pyramid) won that game. The CCNY Pep Rally acted as an opportunity for the rest of the student body to become familiar with our famed athletic program, and to mingle with this elite status of the student.
I watched videos, went over the motions and practiced jumping on the trampoline for around three hours a day. Being the perfectionist I am, I wanted to look great in front of the judges and get onto the competition and varsity squad with all the juniors and seniors. My hard work payed off, and I made the varsity and competition squad my freshman each subsequent year. I was a “base” (The girl on the bottom
Fifty volunteers, who were residents of this village, were selected to follow an intensive happiness training during twelve weeks. Six “happiness experts” made them do various exercises, like hugging one another, preforming biodanza and laughing for absolutely no reason. At the end of the experiment, their level of happiness increased by 33 percent. However, Eric asked himself if it is possible to change of the psychological climate, so he called Richard Stevens. Stevens said it is possible, with time and money.
To start off, this story takes place at burton elementary school I was in the 4th grade living my life like a normal boy would in the 4th grade. My fourth grade year was the most turnt of all my years in school still until this day the teacher was old and she was unable to control the class or nothing I stole a game board out of there and all but that's another story to tell. But i'm going to get into how the fight broke out between this boy name Jaylen and Robert. They started fighting because you know some of the other kids was picking on Jaylen and Robert was laughing at him an Jaylen told him shut his but up and Robert told him shut his but up like the back and forth thing was going on at that point so they decided since they talking
I look up and see my teammates, all in a circle, chatting about what happened that day at school. As soon as I get to them, I join the chatter. After about 5 minutes, Katy and I lead the lines to warm up because we are the captains of the team. Each stretch helps me relax and helps me get into “the zone.” After our stretches we get water. The cold water streams down my throat.
After being the “top dogs” of their elementary schools the sixth grade class quickly became the youngest in the school. They easily adjusted to life as a middle schooler by working hard and managing to have fun while doing so. This year’s sixth grade class was described by their teachers as energetic, carefree, compassionate. Mrs. Shryock said that, “They’re very involved and excited about MTMS activities!” They had so many exciting activities and projects to make good memories from this year. They learned about how ancient Egyptians buried and preserved their dead through their chicken mummification project with Mr. Holtz.
Children started arriving with their parents around 8 in the morning. A few children enjoyed running around, but most of the children already knew the classes’ morning routine. There were an equal amount of boys and girls in each class and had an evenly dispersed ethnic background. Most of the children were either Hispanic, African American, or Caucasian. The three classes went through their morning activities, practiced writing their names, ate breakfast, sang songs, learned about shapes and colors, and went outside to the playground to
With practices ranging from four to five hours a day, each member puts all of their energy into their choreography. “Usually two to three hours before we compete, we have a quick rehearsal to have everything fresh in our mind. The team then splits into half, so one half can spin saber while the others practice flags. We spend about an hour and a half then move on to swing flag,” stated sophomore Jessy He when asked about how they prep for competition. Due to the long practices, the members are usually exhausted, but proud of each other and how hard they have worked.
West as well. He says that his family is together more because of school. His wife teaches music, musical theatre, and is the head volleyball coach. Both of his kids are in the elementary school at Southcrest as well. However, he is busier during the school year and has “to carve out time for family.” He says, “I was lucky for the opportunity to work with high school students and make an impact on their lives and have always enjoyed reading and writing.” Mr. West has learned many things, such as patience, from his students.