Friday, January 29, 2016

My Day at The Soup Kitchen

     On Tuesday the 26th me and about 20 other students went and volunteered for the Albany Soup Kitchen. We were assigned jobs and I was assigned a server. Before we started our jobs we learned what we had to do for our jobs. As a server the #1 thing we learned was smile! The best thing you can do is smile and when you see someone smile back and say thank you it feels amazing to know you were helping someone who needed it!

     As a server you had to first greet the new person(s) and ask them what they would like to drink. If they wanted a cold beverage you would take their cup and give it to a lady who would pour the drinks. If they wanted a hot beverage you would take their cups get them water, if they asked and get them a special cup for hot drinks. Than you would ask them if they would like a salad. After you got them a salad or not you would ask them what they would like to eat, tell them the options and get them their meal. You would have to look out for drink refills and ask if they would like seconds, thirds were not allowed. 

     Overall I loved that expiriance! It was my favorite school trip ever! I loved the experience and I would do it over again in a heartbeat! This is an amazing thing to do and knowing you helping out others is the best feeling ever. I loved seeing the smiles on people's faces when they would leave knowing that they would be happy as they left with a great memory of kids actually caring and helping out. The most amazing thing is that kids wanted to go and my teacher Mrs.Fanning had to turn kids away. It makes me happy that kids my age actually care and I will never forget this trip!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Tests

     Hi there, today I will be talking about tests! I like tests they give you a chance to show that you do pay attention and that you do the work. Tests aren't hard if your prepared. If your not prepared than tests will be much harder and it can greatly affect your grade. Here's a great study source for core subjects!
 
   Today in class we took our first ever Mid Terms! I can remember staying up so ;ate just to study for the test and it turns out the test was very easy for me! The questions were hard but I knew exactly what to do. I remember being so scared and nervous and I remember trying to concentrate but I remember being finished 20 minutes before the first part was over and 10 minutes before the second part was over, and yes I did double check my answers.
 
     Some tips I wanted to share when taking a test are, 1)Don't talk when you get into High School and Middle School even some Elementary Schools talking gets you and automatic 0 or F. 2) Don't chew gum, you may think it helps you but it can really affect someone who is trying to concentrate and they could loose focus and get a bad grade. 3)Study for at least 30 minutes a night the week of the test. 4)Try your hardest to revise and check your answers just to make sure you didn't miss anything. Those were my tips and some of my thoughts on Test taking. I hope this helped you and I hope you understand more about how I feel about tests. That's it for now and remember to, Act Out!

Friday, January 8, 2016

PSA

     In language arts we are creating PSA's. A PSA is a public service announcement. It shows a scenario based on one thing out of your slogan. Our slogan took a lot of thinking but finally we came up with, "Eat Great! Don't Wait." A PSA has to be exactly 30 seconds longer no more, no less. We were put in groups based on a writing assignment. 
 I was put in the Healthy Eating Group with Casey,Kylie ,Caitlyn. Our group was surrounding the fact of waiting. Our slogan was Eat Great! Don't Wait. So we thought of the Idea of waiting.The scenario has to do with one thing of the Slogan it can't be showing what to do or not to do. 
   When it was our filming day we had to get everything done in one day we had to shoot 6 scenes! We had to get permission from the school nurse to use the wheelchair. We also had to ask the secretary in the front of the building to go outside.I had just learned what a PSA was and this project was so much fun!