Hi, my name is Amelia, I am here today to talk about my story on being Canadian. I was born January 24, 2003 in Sarnia Ontario I have a mom, dad and an older brother. I live in Petrolia Ontario. My favourite sport is basketball. I like playing basketball because it’s fun and I think I’m pretty good at it.
Every year, my family gets invited to go to a weekend party up North. Then, last year, we recently got invited to go to Tobermory. We got invited back this year, as well. We go on hikes and there’s this place called the grove where you swim. The water is really clear. On windy days there’s big waves. The waves can be dangerous because they can pull you out into the lake. I enjoyed going to Tobermory. Last year we went on a hike and we sat on a rock and watched the sun set. I had a great experience and I can’t wait to have many more great experiences up there.
The people in Canada are pretty nice, there are some rude people but not that much. I have great friends that are always there for me. They help me with everything. I have good parents that treat my brother and I well. My parents help me out with a lot. My family and I don’t travel a lot, usually only in the summer. Every year in the summer I find some time to go see my cousins up North. I don’t get to see them a lot because they live 2 hours away from us. My cousins names are Catherine, Keirra, Julia, and Grace.
I recently went to Toronto with my class for our graduation trip. When we were on the bus I looked out the window and seen Canada’s beautiful scenery. The mountains we’re beautiful and the water was as well. I had a great experience when we went on our grad trip.
In conclusion, this is why Canada is amazing and I’m proud to be Canadian.
BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND.
The habit is think before you speak. First mentally, second physically. You have to think before you speak. For example when you are talking to someone, you have to think before you say because you could insult them without even knowing you are. As a grade 8 student getting ready for high school this could help me because if I was talking to my friends I would have to think before I do or say because I could hurt them or if I was talking to a teacher I would have to be careful what I say because he/she could get mad at me because I said something wrong. Another example is when you´re on a team and the coach is making the plays the coach has to think about the plays before the coach says them because he/she could mess up on them and you would have no clue what the play is.
My question is: how can these 7 habits help in your everyday life?
James just moved from B.C. to a school in Ontario. As a grade 8 student, moving half way through a school year, he's having a hard time adjusting to all this change. He feels the reasons for his move are private, and he's not comfortable discussing them with anyone, but people keep asking about it. He feels like after the first two weeks in his new class he doesn't want to be friends with anyone. His teacher, along with the work being assigned, seems so different from what he was doing out west. James is becoming very stressed out. Just recently, he verbally abused his bus driver on his way to school and was given a suspension.
In the story there was a grade 8 student named James who recently moved from B.C. to a school in Ontario. He was having a hard time adjusting to his new change. James doesn't want to talk to anyone about his move. The work his teacher assigned seemed to be way different from what he used to do in B.C. He was very stressed because of his move. He verbally abused his bus driver while going to school and got a suspension.
One strategy James could being to use to help with his mental health is starting to talk to his classmates. I think that if he starts talking to them they would be able to help him. Another strategy James could being to use is talking to his family. They might be able to help him.
Why does James not want to make any friends?
What question could you create, centered about Orbiting Jupiter, and especially Chapter 6, that would require CRITICAL THINKING to answer?
Hey Olivia! What do you think of the book so far? I think its a good book. I love how Joseph will do anything to get to Jupiter. Who's your favorite character? Mines Joseph he's so brave and not afraid to do anything. I don't like Joseph's father Mr. Brooks it seems he's in for the money! What do you think of Joseph running away to find Jupiter? So my actual question for you is Why is Ms. Stroud not letting Joseph see Jupiter?
If you were to write a soundtrack for your Orbiting Jupiter movie, which songs (3-4) would you chose and why did you chose them?
The 3 songs I would pick for Orbiting Jupiter are I know places by Taylor Swift, Safe and Sound by Taylor Swift, and Little do you Know by Alex and Sierra.
The first song I think would be a good fit for the soundtrack is I know places by Taylor Swift. I picked this song because when I listened to the lyrics it reminded me of how Joseph felt when he couldn't see Madeleine anymore because of what they did. I also think this would be a good song because in the lyrics it says "I know places we won't be found" I think what Taylor's trying to say is that she knows places that bullies won't find her. I think this relates to Orbiting Jupiter because when Joseph finally went on the bus to go to school people on the bus were saying to Jack "Stay away from that kid, he's bad news, he's done bad things, Joseph's a bad influence." Joseph overheard and wanted to get off the bus, run away, and hide where no one could find him.
The next song I would pick is Safe and Sound by Taylor Swift. I picked this song because Joseph doesn't feel very safe because everyone kept beating him up and they think he's different than everyone else, the people at school think he's dangerous because of his past. I also think this would be a good song because at the beginning of the book when Joseph first met his foster family he didn't feel safe and didn't want to talk, but now in chapter 4/5 he's feeling safer because he knows his new family isn't going to hurt him, and he's also talking more because he can trust them.
The third song I picked for Orbiting Jupiter is Little do you Know by Alex and Sierra. I picked this song because the song is about 2 people that broke up and are broken inside. I think this relates to Orbiting Jupiter because in chapter 4 Joseph was telling his foster family about his past with Madeleine. When Joseph found out that he couldn't see her anymore he was heart broken, he was so heart broken that he walked 7 miles just to see her. When he found out that Madeleine died he got depressed and didn't want to talk to anyone one. I also think this song would be a good fit because in the lyrics it says “little do you know I need a little more time” to me this makes me think of when Joseph found out that Madeleine died and he needed more time to think about it because he loved her.
I would pick Davis Cleveland to play Joseph because I’ve seen him play in a disney show called Shake It Up. He plays a little boy named Flynn that acts like troublemaker, doesn’t listen very well to his mother and sister. Joseph doesn’t listen and can be a troublemaker too, for example when flynn was told not to drink the energy drinks that CeCe (Flynn’s older sister) and Rocky bought to stay up for their dance marathon. Flynn sees them drinks them and gets really hyper he runs around his whole apartment passes out then wakes up really tired looks around his apartment see’s another energy drink, drinks it again then runs out of his apartment to where CeCe and Rocky are dancing. CeCe and Rocky passed out cause they got tired and flynn almost passed out again but he seen a energy drink on a table drank it and danced and won the marathon.