Tag: Week 1

Metaphor About My Brown Eyes


Task description: This week during Mitey, we read a book called Mophead, and did a task for it, which was to make our own Metaphor or Simile about ourself. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Thinking Critically – Logical Fallacies

Task description: This week during Reading, we had to think Critically by spotting logical fallacies in arguments, and correctly Identify different examples of logical fallacies. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Why We Need Rainy Day Monitors

~Why We Need Rainy Day Monitors~

Hi my name is Zaria, and today I’m going to talk about why we need rainy day monitors in school when it rains. As we all know when it rains it’s hard for teachers to eat their food and finish the work they have to do. This is because if they are doing their work and eating who is going to watch the children to make sure they don’t get hurt or break anything. 

 

But first I’m going to tell you what rainy day monitors are. Rainy day monitors are year 7 & 8 students who are picked by the teacher to go around break time to the classroom to look after the younger kids when it rains. So why do we need rainy day monitors? Now I’m going to tell you why I’m going to tell you the reason why we need rainy day monitors in school. 

 

Reason One: 

My first reason is based on trust because the most important thing is trust. This is because you can’t just want trust, you have to earn it. And at Pt England School we have rainy day monitors and the good thing about rainy day monitors is that the students have the chance to prove that they are responsible and they can be trusted to look after children, well the teachers are eating their lunch.

 

Also because when children are required to do various tasks, they learn self-discipline, time management, empathy, and the consequences of actions. Responsibility is something all children need to learn. By helping children develop responsibility, you are helping them reach their full potential. Responsibility involves making decisions, being trusted, and learning to take credit for one’s actions, whether good or bad.

 

Reason Two: 

My second reason is it can help younger kids learn that they have to respect their elders even if they are not a teacher or their parents. I feel like if kids are shown at a young age that they have to respect everyone then they’re more likely to do it because from a young age they have been told and shown that it’s rude not to respect their elders, which is why I think having rainy day monitors in schools is a very good thing.

 

According to Church News Archives, most of us need to remember that by respecting elderly people ourselves, we are setting an example for the young children around us. Which is why people should make children feel and know from an early age how to respect, and teach children to serve elderly people with respect.

 

Reason Three: 

My third reason is because it can motivate little kids to get to their level, consciously and unconsciously. Also being around successful people encourages kids to be successful. It inspires them to work when they don’t want to, get healthier, and accomplish more goals. And that is the whole point of school, to help kids accomplish their goals and be successful.

 

Meaning if schools start having rainy day monitors then it is more probable that younger kids will have motivation to strive to succeed, which is Pt England Schools motto. A role model is a person who inspires and encourages us to strive for greatness, live to our fullest potential and see the best in ourselves. A role model is someone we admire and someone we aspire to be like.

 

A role model is a person whose behaviour or success can be emulated by others. According to Bandura’s social learning theory, learning from role models is described as observational learning. According to this theory, effective learning occurs by observing others actions and outcomes of their behaviours. So having rainy day monitors can be a very effective thing for young students, and it can be very helpful.

 

Now we have come to the end of my writing, and I hope that I’ve changed your mind about why schools should have rainy day monitors. Rani day monitors are essential for a happy and safe school environment. This is because when the teachers are eating their lunch, someone is still watching the student to make sure they don’t get hurt.

 

Fun fact, I’m acutely a rainy day monitors myself, and I really enjoy being around younger students for a change. Would you want to be one? Which is why I think having rainy day monitors is a very helpful thing because it gives students opportunities to be responsible, teaches kids to respect everyone, and it helps kids strive to succeed – the Pt England Way. 

Statistical Inquiry


Task description: This week during Maths, we learn about sleep and its importance, and how to pose a problem for our statistical inquiry. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Why should breaks be longer?

Why should breaks be longer in school?

 

Hi my name is Zaria and I think schools should give more/longer breaks. So here are my reasons why schools should give more/longer breaks. I hope people read this writing piece and agree with me because after all my research this is what I found.

 

Experts say that there’s more to learning than just books. While academics are important and help shape the minds of our children, it has been found that there are some important life skills that can mostly only be learned through free play and interactions with other kids. 

 

Recess is a time of the school day that kids look forward to the most. When you’re a kid, playtime never seems long enough; something we’ve all been familiar with in the past from when we were kids. Recess sees kids playing many games that often mimic real-life scenarios. These kinds of creative games allow them to learn how to communicate, negotiate, resolve disagreements and solve problems. Recess is a great time for kids to express themselves.

 

Some schools have cut back on recess, and many kids in  school sit in the same classroom all day. Meaning students must go extended times without a break. Schools concerned about test scores and ratings may eliminate break time to accommodate more teaching or test prep, but studies show that breaks and exercise may actually improve grades and test scores for students. Here are 3 benefits students will enjoy when given the chance to take a break.

  • Longer breaks help improve attentiveness:

The longer the lesson goes, the harder it is for a student to remain on task. According to a 2014 study published on Science Direct, longer instruction times lead to fewer students paying attention. Researchers found that “On-task behaviour declined as instructional duration increased from 10 to 30 minutes.” So I think, when students get a short break or an opportunity to go to recess, their brains get a much-needed rest. When they come back, their attention span resets and they’re ready to learn.

  • Breaks help students concentrate on their learning: 

Research from the 1800s proves that work with breaks and down time is more  structured than work in long periods of time without breaks. This shows that kids need breaks in order to learn better. At most schools, you just barely finish lunch with 5 minutes to spare to go outside. This is obviously not enough time to get all of your energy out. I think that the school should have longer lunches so there is enough time to eat and go outside. A longer break in school gets kids more focused. 43 children became more on-task and less fidgety on days when they had recess. This shows that when kids have more recess, they stay focused, and will improve academically (benefits of recess).

  • Breaks help reduce students stress:

Students can get overwhelmed when they’re expected to spend the entire day focused on classroom instruction. They have little time to enjoy play, think creatively, or reset their brains. This combination can lead to stress, which has short- and long-term impacts on their health and learning capabilities. Once they have regularly scheduled breaks, they can take that time to de-stress and relax before it’s time to focus on learning again. Which is why I think we schools should have more/longer recess.

 

This is why I think schools should give more or longer breaks. Let go over the main points and ideas one more time – I hope schools change their minds after reading my reasoning behind why should breaks be longer in school?

  • Longer breaks help improve attentiveness: I think, when students get a short break or an opportunity to go to recess, their brains get a much-needed rest. When they come back, their attention span resets and they’re ready to learn.


  • Breaks help students concentrate on their learning: 43 children became more on-task and less fidgety on days when they had recess. This shows that when kids have more recess, they stay focused, and will improve academically (benefits of recess).


  • Breaks help reduce students stress: Once they have regularly scheduled breaks, they can take that time to de-stress and relax before it’s time to focus on learning again.

KPMG

Task description: Hi my name is Zaria, and today me and so of my friends went to KPMG with Miss West and Miss Shaniah. It was amazing, especially the food! KPMG is one of the four largest audit and accounting firms in the world along with Deloitte, EY and PwC. These firms are known collectively as the Big Four and reported a combined worldwide revenue of over 157 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. We had to edit a picture of us on a wallpaper of your choice. After that I completed the task, I posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Home Learning – The Old Man

~LITERACY~

Instructions: Write a 6 sentence story based on this image below. You are not allowed to write any more or any less than 6 sentences, use as much description as possible.

 

Home learning – The Old Man

The old man sat on the park bench waiting. His face was lined with sorrow, and his shoulders stooped with despair. It seemed as if he noticed nothing. His beloved wife, Dora, had died nearly a year ago, and his life had lost all meaning without her by his side. “I will always be with you,” she had said. But the old man could not see her, he was all alone.

Task description: This week for our Home learning sheet, for literacy, we had to create a piece of writing with a 6 sentence story based on an image. We weren’t allowed to write any more or any less than 6 sentences, and we had to use as much description as possible. After that I completed the task, I posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Meet Measurement

Task description: This week during maths, we learn to use appropriate scales and devices. Our success criteria: I can use a ruler to measure the length of common household items. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.