My goal was to achieve the high honor roll this year. I am trying to do my best right now; studying the most I can for tests, taking as much notes as I can. Before the test day, I always tried to take more notes and repeat concepts out loud; that really helped. I am maintaining quite a good grade right now, but I want to work harder to achieve the best I can do. To achieve this goal, I will pay attention even more in class, take notes for quizzes and studying for tests, and always try to get my homework in on time.
1. When studying, concentrate the best I can.
2. Take as much notes as possible, and study the key points of the lesson.
3. Study as much as I can when a test is coming up.
4. Look for resources on the computer/books for more information on the subject.
5. Search on Youtube and other websites for more information as well.
Cyberbullying can be very serious and threatening. It is texting, messaging, chatting, etc using threatening and mean words. Two words to describe it are: media bullying. For example, one teenager texts another teenager that he/she is fat and should just die. It is very shocking that people text this to other people, but this is actually happening in the world. This can sometimes be worse than actual physical bullying, because the victims can sometimes not know the name of the “cyberbully.” Another reason is because cyberbullying can be more threatening, because of death threats, mean words, etc and not knowing the bully’s identity. I think people could be more secure and have more security on websites for rude comments or threatening, because this is a very simple thing to do and can change a lot of things. If there was more security on websites, many things could change like less suicides, less dealing with counselors, and many other things. I think people that can/have been bullied be more careful about themselves and “stand up for themselves.” They should also try to tell a parent/guardian about it, and try to stay away from the computer momentarily. If it gets more serious, they should contact the police or other people that can support and help this problem. People that see cyberbullying happening/occuring could also stand up for the bullied person and say “stop” to the cyberbullier. They should also try to tell an adult about the trouble. One thing that happened was when a straight A seventh-grade student was brought in because of a problem of cyberbullying. He was a very good student, and was very well-behaved and quiet in “real life.” He was also a boy who always turned in his homework on time. But, after he finished his homework every day, he went into “cyberspace.” He sent death threats to people he knew by e-mail. This was an incident that was posted on this link: http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/tweens/because_i_can.html. Personally, I think cyberbullying is horrible and can cause dangerous things to people and the world, such as suicides, depression, etc. So, cyberbullying should stop as soon as possible!!!
What has been frustrating?
The most frustrating thing about Scratch was when I was learning how to play sounds when the sprite was moving because it was a bit challenging.
What did you like about the program?
I liked the fact that Scratch could make video games and stuff like that.
What do you still want to learn?
I want to learn how to make more complicated games with more if and then commands.
One programming script I’ve learned how to do:
I have learned to “broadcast” things; another type of command.
When it was the first day of school, I thought it was going to be horrible, scary (especially the teachers), and DETENTION. But, it was when the first class began. I realized that it was almost EXACTLY like elementary school, except we had shorter breaks, shorter and later lunches, and more homework. The first teacher I met was Mr. Alexander, who was my Language Arts, Social Studies, and Writing Development teacher. He was really kind and funny, so he made me worry less about middle school. The second teacher I met was Mr. Johnston. He was gigantic and hairy. But, fortunately, he was ALSO funny and not strict. It was funny that my two teachers had a big difference in height; one was short and one was gigantic. On the first day, since I didn’t know anything about the schedule and stuff, I had to ask some teachers to show me the directions. I felt really trapped, because I only had my friends and I didn’t know any of the teachers. But, I got to know my classmates and teachers, and since I got to have awesome teachers, I soon got confident for 6th grade.