Valuable Fingers

Your fingers aren’t only used to hold objects, or to write, fingers have a more valuable meaning. The pinky finger represents safety because it’s small and fragile. I feel safe when there are organized classrooms, friendly people around and students being respectful to other. When I see students sprinting down the hall as fast as a cheetah, I don’t feel safe in the risk of somebody getting hurt. Right now, to make others feel safe, I play with children at recess’s and comfort them if they get injured.

The finger that a ring goes on when a person is married symbolizes commitment. When I’m committed to an activity, I’m passionate about it and put my one hundred percent effort into it. I don’t skip practices unless I really need to. Even if I am committed to activities, I still make school my first priority.

The middle finger interprets respect. I respect others by listening to ideas, helping others and not excluding classmates unless there is a number limit in groups. I help the environment by not littering and by trying to use reusable utensils. Normally plastic utensils are coming at me screeching ” Don’t use me!” I respect myself by encouraging myself to do better and by thinking positively as much a possible.

When encouragement comes in place, my self-esteem becomes higher. The index finger represents encouragement. When a classmates says positive things about you, you feel that you’re a tremendously terrific person. You can believe in yourself more with encouragement. When you encourage others, they feel great about theirselves as well. It’s a win win situation!

The thumbs up sign stand for…FUN! My favourite sports are synchronized swimming, gymnastics, and basketball. I love to read, play the piano and clarinet. I like all subjects at school at am striving to learn more.

PYP to MYP

Middle school teachers talked to grade six about the middle school. I have developed some new understandings since then about the MYP. In the MYP, you have to be more independent and responsible for yourself, classes, homework, and assignments. I learned that the areas of interaction are a main focus of the MYP programme. It’s like putting on different lenses that specifically stand out certain areas. The five areas of interaction are human ingenuity, inventions or technology made by humans; environment, service and social education, community and service, and how people approach to learning. We can use our knowledge about the different areas of interaction later in life because it can be useful to know.

Although the MYP and PYP are whole two separate programmes, in some parts of them there is a lot in common. Each of the areas of interaction connects with some part of the PYP. The areas of interaction connect with the transdisciplinary skills. There are different systems at school, in design technology, the MYP has a certain system too. Both have different systems. Also, we are still graded by levels just like in the PYP programme. Transitioning into the middle school is just like moving up a level for synchronized swimming. It’s difficult, different, and daring.

Although I’m sad that it is my last year in the PYP programme, I am looking forward to next year. The first thing I’m looking forward too is the electives because you can choose whatever ones you want and follow your passion. I bet all the electives are having a competition to see which students most like! I’m also excited for physical education next year because there are four fantastic fragments. I am very anxious for next year. I am not quite ready for next year. I am excited for next year.