When I first got accepted into Stuyvesant High School, I heard countless of rumors stating: “Oh the workload is terrible”, “The competition is so fierce” or “Out of schoolwork, extracurriculars, or sleep: you can only pick two.” I found it hard to let it faze me, since I graduated from one of the most prestigious middle schools. However, the rumors transformed into reality when I stepped into Mr. Nieves’ Freshman Composition Class. The workload at the beginning of the year was brutal, coupled with assignments from other core classes that seem unaware of the workload of other teachers. Reading assignments were a regular, and there were journal entries and occasional quizzes to keep us in line. What made it bearable was the friends I made in that class; everyone had their own opinion about the topic we were talking about, and listening to other perspectives really broadened my horizon and enriched my learning experience in Stuy. Another thing that this class has taught me is the importance of time management, a skill that I will carry on for the rest of my high school career and life. When I choose to sign up for Mr. Nieves’ AP American Literature class in my Junior Year, I was hoping to relive the discussion-based lesson plans and meet more outstanding peers. I was not disappointed, to say the least, reflecting through all the experiences at the end of the course. The lesson plans he laid out for us were an interesting mix between small lectures and class output, and what I
The 19th century characters I have chosen to renegotiate in my creative response are three of the Bennet sisters from the novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen. I have reconsidered the values of the three sisters, Mary, Lydia and Kitty and created a film script. I chose this medium as I have previously studied the technique of script writing in my Media class and I thought it would be a more unique way to convey my creative response.
8th grade was great I wasn’t the youngest, I was in the oldest grade. At this point I had middle school perfectly handled. Going to high school and being a freshman is terrifying you're the smallest you don’t know what a seminar B is and when you go to it. I loved middle school. I love high school; the only reason that I love it is because I have middle school to reflect off of. I have those experiences to help me have more. I use middle school to reflect and learn from everything that I did. I’m doing well in high school so far only because I have I have past experiences so that I can make choices that best benefit me now. Arnold Spirit from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and the Narrator from “The Bass, The River and Sheila Mant” are reflective because they both took action while being unique making it much harder than necessary. At the end of it they learned a valuable lesson and made the best decision for themselves.
The conflict of this story discusses the battle between Mrs. Mallard's conscience and how she should feel about her husband’s death. A normal person would feel grief for a loved one's death, but in "The Story of an Hour", Mrs. Mallard been paralyzed and does not know how to feel about it. This has been because she’s been imprisoned by her husband. When he died in a train accident she was free of him. The "joy that kills" at the end of the short story may refer to that. The elixir of life symbolizes the very essence of what life is. At first her sister and her friend didn’t knew how to tell her, because of her heart condition. When the news of the death of her husband reach her, she starts to see
As a trainer, teacher and assessor my roles are many and varied. As part of my day to day work I may not only deliver lessons but also carry out theory assessments, practical assessments and sometimes interviews. I may have to motivate and liaise as well as guide and assess. I will have to keep records and be a subject specialist as well as liaise internally and impart information and advice sometimes on a personal level. The first impact I play regarding my role is either interviewing possible candidates or meeting and greeting them on the first day of their course. Meeting potential apprentices/apprentices on their first day induction requires me to make a good
In his article "Making the Grade," Kurt Wiesenfeld presents a problem regarding the ethical value of grades in modern society. A physics professor, Wiesenfeld opens the article by making the "rookie error" of being in his "office the day after final grades were posted." (paragraph 1) Several students then attempt to influence him to change their grades for the class. What concerns Wiesenfeld is that many of his more recent students consider a grade to be a negotiable commodity rather than accept the grade as an accurate representation of efforts and performance and how much they learned. The author indicates that part of this
For my report I will write about Pogona, otherwise referred to as the bearded dragon. These harmless reptiles are mostly found in Australia in ridged rocky regions. They enjoy climbing and can be found up on high rocks or on branches of trees. They are also typically found in dessert regions of Australia chilling on tree stumps and rocks. For pet dragon you will want a habitat that has a heat source on one side to keep it warm if needed and a small place to hide and climb on. They will also obviously need a shallow dish for food and water purposes.
In BrickLAB Zoo, students learn about the incredible adaptations of animals all over the globe. Every day of camp, they’ll camouflage with chameleons or shake claws with lobsters as they use the BrickLAB bricks to build different animals and immerse themselves in all the ecosystems the world has to offer. From the science of how a camel’s hump helps it survive in harsh deserts to the complicated languages of monkeys, each animal’s adaptation is essential for survival in a particular environment. These traits are the key to the questions that come up as students design and build their own zoo. From the tallest Himalayan peaks to the deepest parts of the ocean, with BrickLAB Zoo, it’s the student’s time to answer the call of the wild.
Here's a letter that dares not let Mayor Jack L Publice off the hook. It's all here: the compromises, the backstabbing, the attempts to hold annual private conferences in which flagitious pissants are invited to present their “research”. My hope is that the following text will delight the critical and offer food for thought to those contemplating his cankered calumnies. He sees no reason why he shouldn't galvanize the beggarly herd into enthusiastically supporting his misinformed squibs. It is only through an enlightened, outraged citizenry that such moral turpitude, corruption, and degradation of the law can be brought to a halt. So, let me enlighten and outrage you by stating that Mayor Publice uses the word “hyperconscientiousness” without ever having taken the time to look it up in the dictionary. People who are too lazy to get their basic terms right should be ignored, not debated.
There he was, sitting at a soulless lunch table, munching on his sandwich, wondering why he stuck out as someone peculiar to others. Watching the other children laugh and share jokes his heart melted with sorrow, but he held onto the tears that were ready to escape, like a river is ready to plunge down the waterfall. Knowingly not wanting to bring in attention, even though he felt invisible. 62.5% of 8th grade students at Cooper Middle school came clean, expressing their sorrow about struggling to find friends at some point in their lifetime.
Samuel Beckett’s Molloy is divided into two parts. The first part begins with the narrator, Molloy, who is being driven to write for an unknown reason and by an unknown person. At the end of the first paragraph, Molloy says: “Here is my beginning” (Beckett 8). Molloy's account of "what happens" isn't organized as a narrative; in a way; Molloy is Beckett's portrait of what would happen if someone who didn't tell stories was compelled to tell one. He begins not even with the pseudo-quest of going to see his mother but with some observations of two people, A and C. From there, he tells of the pleasures of being on his bicycle, which he says he will not call a bike. It is after these accounts that he reveals a fraught relationship with his mother;
Adult males should never be housed together due to aggression that may occur. Fighting between males can lead to severe injuries that can be avoided with separation. Injured and sick animals should also always be caged alone, and when they are re-introduced, they need to be monitored in-case they are not welcomed back by the group (Lemm et al., 2010).
To improve the education aspect of the sanctuary, especially for kids, there are a few simple tactics that LPKS can apply. In fact, the presentations and shows can be presented in a simpler language and at a slower pace making it easy for kids to understand. Additionally, as children attention span is relatively short, without interactive activities it is difficult to keep them concentrated. Thus, it is recommended that the presentations become more interactive such as by asking kids simple questions and give them small gift. Furthermore, signs can be re-designed to be more attractive and readable for kids, encouraging them to read information about animals (appendix K). On top of that, transparent barrier should be built for young children
“Zoos try to make the animal’s enclosure as interesting as possible. One way of doing this is through ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT. Enrichment is the use of novel objects or ideas to increase the natural behaviour of the animals. Different objects and methods are used for different animals.” (1)