D.A.R.E Essay

  

Some of the knowledge ans skills I have learned in D.A.R.E to help me make healthy choices is to not do drugs because they cause many health conditions for you and others. It can also affect loved ones and friends, even people you barely know. It can cause many serious and fatal health conditions. Some of the skills I learned to not do drugs are just to say NO or if I see someone or a group of people doing drugs to just avoid them. There are skills to also help if under stress which are deep breaths, and doing something that I enjoy.

 

My future goals for middle school and high school is to go through both of them without getting involved in any source of drugs, such as tobacco and alcohol. And to not fall under peer pressure (which is very common) when someone asks me if I want some type of drug it will always be a big No.

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I have learned so many things in D.A.R.E that will help me through life so I don’t cave into peer pressure or I don’t do things that will harm me or others. I have

learned things that are very important life lessons that I will need and or experience. So I’m going to list some of the things I learned in D.A.R.E. here are some of the things I’ve learned, what smoking in chewing tobacco can do to you and others, I learned techniques to handle stress, I’ve learned different types of bullying, and many more.

 

To end this essay I want to say that I have learned so much in D.A.R.E, it was super fun and I will never forget the good times in D.A.R.E. Now I’m going to  make a pledge statement to D.A.R.E. my pledge statement is that I will go through life making wise choices and decisions about alcohol, tobacco, and others drugs and I will not let others try to persuade me into doing drugs because that’s simply not the way I want to live.

 

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The book I’m reading is called The Running Dream. By: Wendelvin Van Draanen. In the book a girl named Jessica gets in an accident and loses her leg and she has to stay at the hospital to recover.

I could have made the book better by there is apart where Jessica tries to make it to the bathroom because she got tired of using the bedpan in the hospital, but she falls because she only has one leg and she couldn’t balance. I would have changed into she makes it to the bathroom because personally I don’t like the fact of her falling and I would have liked it better if she made to the toilet, to show that crippled people can accomplish goals.

The changes that the author could have made to the book to make it better would be instead of falling when trying to go to the bathroom that Jessica makes it to the bathroom.

So that’s my post. Thanks for reading!

My Favorite Character Is……. And Why?……….

In the book See You At Harry’s, written by Jo Knowles. My favorite character is Fern because she is a very sweet kid that cares a lot about her family like I do with mine. Sometimes she isn’t nice but, hey, nobody’s perfect!

She also is very strong and I know that because her little brother Charlie died later on in the book from a blood clot in the back of his head and her older brother Holden and her older sister Sara kept crying as well as her mother and father. Fern eventually cried too but she managed to stay strong for awhile with the hope that her little brother Charlie would still be alive. As the others did not.  If I were Fern in that situation I would cry and cry and cry I would be so sad and in hurt that I wouldn’t be able to take it.

Fern is also worried about her family mostly. Her mother and sister though because they are blaming themselves for Charlies death but it was no ones fault.

So those  are the reasons why Fern is my favorite character  in the book See You At Harry’s.  Thanks for reading my post! Bye!

 

 

 

D.A.R.E

What did you enjoy most about D. A. R. E.? What’s one thing that you’ve learned about D. A. R. E.? What’s something you’ll always remember about D. A. R. E.?

Somethings that I enjoy about D.A.R.E is that in D.A.R.E if you wear the  D.A.R.E shirt on the days you have D.A.R.E you get extra recess and that  in D.A.R.E we can talk about stuff that harms us and we talk about things that can harm us or the things that can make our brain and body act differently than it should. We even talk about different ways with dealing with a situation… But it’s nothing like you would regularly learn in school it’s more relaxing and you can say stuff that’s on your mind without being embarrassed.
Somethings  that I learned in D.A.R.E is the letters all stand for something. Like D stands for Drugs, A stands for Abuse, R stands for Resistance, and E stands for Education.  Also that when you smoke a lot of cigarettes tare builds up in your lungs and makes your teeth turn yellow.
One thing that I will always remember about D.A.R.E is how Deputy Tomas taught us valuable life lessons and different ways to deal with different situations. And the second  meaning of D.A.R.E when I get in a tough situation.
So that’s my post on D.A.R.E thanks for reading! Bye!
This entry was posted on May 2, 2014. 1 Comment

The Running Dream

The Running Dream

You should never give up on your dreams!

The book I’m reading is called The Running Dream. By: Wendelvin Van Draanen. In the book a girl named Jessica gets in an accident and loses her leg and she has to stay at the hospital to recover.

I could have made the book better by there is apart where Jessica tries to make it to the bathroom because she got tired of using the bedpan in the hospital, but she falls. I would have changed into she makes it to the bathroom because personally I don’t like the fact of her falling and I would have liked it better if she made to the toilet, to show that crippled people can accomplish goals.

The changes that the author could have made to the book to make it better would be instead of falling when trying to go to the bathroom that Jessica makes it to the bathroom.

So that’s my post. Thanks for reading!

Success Is Everything!…Fear Is Not!

I’m the piece to my own puzzle!

I have fears! No matter who I think I am or how brave I am, I always will have a fear. But I can also succeed. I just have to never give in or give up. Would I rather quit now because it’s to hard or I can’t do it? Well, if I want to succeed I can’t give up I’m stronger than that. To me I’m my strongest aspect.

What is success? What is fear? How does it affect me? How does one affect another?

All these questions are asked, but never answered. In this post I will discover the answers to these questions. I will also fill this post with my opinions, questions, concerns, and thoughts. All about the songs and videos Let It Go, Monster, and Dream. This post will even help me better understand success and fear.

Success is no easy thing to accomplish it takes hard work. I can’t just expect to go through life easily. No, life is going to be the hardest thing I will ever encounter. And if I want to succeed I am going to have to put every bit of strength and self-confidence into it. Because trust this once I succeed all the pain and suffering I had will be worth it.

I have a fear! Fear can consist of many things it can be that I’m shy, or I’m scared of spiders, or that I’m afraid of being alone. There are thousands of fears out there!

The problem about fear is it sometimes stops me from being successful. The reason why it stops me from being successful is it makes me consider if I’m doing the right thing or the wrong thing. I know at this point their probably thinking “isn’t that a good thing” well yes and no. Yes, because I should always do the right thing. No, because to be successful I have to learn from my mistakes to know not to make them again.

Monster is a song about the Monster that everybody has and what it is. In the song Monster, Eminem has a Monster that he can’t control and it’s putting a bad effect on him, and influencing him to do things he shouldn’t be doing. The Monster that he has is being to shy and doing drugs, and not being able to be with his family. These problems are hard to overcome so in the song he is wanting to be free and do the things he loves. But it’s hard because if he does what he really wants to do he won’t be able to see his family.

By now people would be thinking what does the song Monster have to do with fear and success? Well it has to do with a lot see in the song Eminem has a Monster that’s stopping him from doing the things he wants to do because he doesn’t know how that’s called a FEAR. Well what about success well for him to succeed he has to man up and face his fears!

 Let It Go is an heart warming song about a girl that’s tired of being something shes not. She wants to be the real her. Though she is to afraid to do it because she doesn’t want to hurt anyone. She holds it all in until one day she just cant hold it back anymore and she lets it all go. All she wants to do is be FREE.

 Both success and fear are involved in this song. The part that has do with fear is she’s to scared to be who she really is beneath her cover just because she doesn’t want to hurt anyone. She will succeed when she becomes free.

 The video Dream is about a Gymnast and a Prisoner who both want to be free. In the video the gymnast broke his leg and didn’t know how to do the flip that he did before because he was to scared that’s called a FEAR. Though he never gave up until he got it and succeed. The prisoner on the other hand was worried he wouldn’t make the jump to be free so he kept trying and trying an working out but he still couldn’t get it. Then one day a old man told him to try it without a rope the Prisoner was going to try but he was fearful of what might happen if he doesn’t make it. But he does take off the rope and jumps off the ledge with his eyes closed and he makes it. He made it because he never gave up, that’s SUCCESS!

The song Monster, the video Dream, and the other song Let It Go are all alike because in each one somebody wants to become free and they don’t want to be judged because of who they are. In all of them they each want to succeed in what they want to do but there are some obstacles that leave them wondering if they should do it.

Success is not something I can just be given, it something that I have to work hard to accomplish. For me the biggest thing I want to succeed at is life. Life is not going to be easy for anyone. Life is going to actually be the hardest thing that anyone will encounter. So for me that’s why I want to succeed at life the most. If I want to succeed at something whether it’s getting an A on my math test or even learning how to do a back-bend. I must never give up, or give in. I have to keep failing and making mistakes because one day I’m going to succeed and every ache and pain will all be worth while.

Some past experiences with success is when I study for tests in classes like Social Studies, Math, and Science. Since, I would study hard I would get an A or sometimes a B. Another experience of success is when I had a B in Social Studies and I was like I can do better than that so I worked hard on all me assignments until I got an A in Social Studies. I was so happy because I hate anything less than an A and because I succeeded!

Fear is something I will have and witness. It’s no easy thing to overcome, I have to work hard at the thing I’m afraid of to be able to seize my fear. I just have to look in the eye of fear and understand that fear is stopping me from what I want to get to. Fear can come in many sizes and can be thousands of different things. It can go from being scared of spiders to being scared of heights. It can be anything we  just have to learn not to be afraid.

Just to add this my monster is that I underestimate myself and that I’m very shy. They are probably how does that affect success? Well believe it or not it has a great impact on stopping me from succeeding. One of the reasons why being shy stops me from succeeding is that being shy stops me from asking a question if I don’t understand something in school then I most likely get a foul grade on something. Another reason why shyness affects me is it stops me from talking to people. So  I don’t make a lot friends because I don’t communicate much.

One of the reasons why underestimating myself has bad affect on me succeeding is that I will write down an answer and it will be right but I underestimate myself so I change it and get it wrong. But I know one thing I’m the key to my own success!

Before I end this I want to let you in on my biggest fear which is I have a fear of being alone. I honestly don’t know why I fear of being alone I just do! Sometimes I get mad and I wish I was alone but then when I’m alone I no longer want to be.

 

This post has been the funnest and the hardest post, which makes it even better. See, to me the harder something is the more effort I should put in it to succeed at it because when I go through all the pain and hard-work I put into something I feel like I can accomplish anything.

Anyways I hope everybody that read this post really enjoyed reading my post as much as I enjoyed making it! Though I have one more thing I need everybody who reads this post to think about this “What was Or What Can Be?” Okay that raps up everything. Thanks for reading my post! Don’t forget to read any of my other posts. Thanks! Bye!

Sincerely, Alexis Brofford 

Song

The Story Egyptians Life

Written in these walls are the stories that archaeologist can explain
Queen Nefertiti leaves her tomb open but it stays right here empty for days
Queen Nefertiti told me in the morning she  don’t feel the same about us in her bones
Seems to me that when I die these words will be written on my stone
And I’ll be gone, gone tonight
The ground beneath my feet is open wide
The way that I been holding on too tight
With nothing in between The story of our life
We give her gold
We walk all night to praise her tomb
And time… is frozen (the story of, the story of)
The story of our life
We give her gold
We spend her love
Until she’s back
alive
The story of our life (the story of, the story of)
Written on these walls are the words that we can’t change
She Leaves her tomb open but it stays right here in its place
I know that in the morning now I see us in the light upon a hill
Although I am broken, my tomb is untamed still
And I’ll be gone, gone tonight
The fire beneath my feet is burning bright
The way that I been holding on so tight
With nothing in between
The story of our life
We praise her home
We stay all night to keep her warm
And time… is frozen (the story of, the story of)
The story of our life
We give her gold
We spend her love
Until she’s broke
Inside
The story of our life (the story of, the story of)And I been waiting for this time to come around
But baby running after you is like chasing the cloudsThe story of our life
We praise  her home
We walk all night to praise her tomb
And time is frozen
The story of our life
We give her gold (give her hope)
We spend her love
Until she’s back (until she’s back alive)
alive
The story of our life (the story of, the story of)The story of our life
The story of our life (the story of, the story of)
The story of our life

Camp Oty’Okwa And Its Wonders

Camp was an amazing experience for me and many others. In so many ways it’s hard to list what we encountered, but I will share a few. It allowed me and other individuals to bond. That’s not even the most important. The most important one would be that we have learned some truly amazing lessons.

Some of the lessons we learned are how to us a compass or how to locate things on an map during orienteering. I even learned how to collect food and water, make an shelter and how to start a fire out in the wilderness. I know you may think that’s easy, well without early technology it’s actually quite hard.

Going to camp was like an vacation to me because there, I didn’t have to clean or cook for anybody. Though at my house it’s an daily thing to do. So, just the three short days at camp were a vacation to me. That’s the reason why camp was special to me!

The part that I liked about camp the most would have to be either the classes or free time. The reason why classes would be one of my favorites because I learned many new things that could be helpful later on in life. Such as If I were to get stranded out in the woods with no food, water or shelter, the class on survival would take place and possibly save my life. Or even the orienteering class could take place if I got lost going on an car trip.

When I look back at Camp sometime in life I will always remember the good times we had. But mostly I will remember how we sat around the fire, and did the most hilarious skits I’ve ever seen and or heard. My top two favorites were Wee and the Shoe Of Fortune. The reason why Wee was one of my favorites is because at the end everybody started screaming Wee. I was in the skit Wee.

The reason why the Shoe Of Fortune was of my favorites is because someone would smell their shoes and give them a funny fortune, such as you will grow up to be an successful entrepreneur… of an toilet paper company.

Also just to  let my readers know once you go to camp you will never be the same! So that’s my post about Camp Oty’Okwa. Thanks for reading!!!

My Favorite Genre Is…

This passage is going to be about my favorite genre and why it is my favorite. And some examples of my favorite genre. Enjoy!!!

What is my favorite genre ? It’s hard to choose. If I had to choose it would be Realistic Fiction because it’s just like real life and it shows you what can happen or what’s is happening in life.

A book within the genre is Almost Home by Joan Bauer it’s a book about a girl that becomes homeless because of her fathers gambling problems and how she has to go to a foster home and her mother has to go a shelter.

There is also a book within the genre called The Running Dream by Wendelvin Van Draanen it’s a book about a girl that gets in a car accident and loses her leg and has a slow recovery in the hospital. The girl Jessica once she was a star at track and she missed running so her school decided to raise money to get her a running leg. So she can go back to track.

Books like Almost Home and The Running Dream affected my choice by I want to know what to do if I was in that position or what I could do if anything of the sort happened to me.

So that’s my post on my favorite genre. Thanks for reading!

 

What Is A Must Read Book?

 I think all sixth graders boy and girl should read Almost Home. By: Joan Bauer because it an amazing tell and it teaches you life lessons. 

It’s about a girl named Sugar and her mother named Reba. It tell the story of how they lost their home because their father Mr.Leeland has a gambling problem and wasted all their money. So the two became HOMELESS!  Sugar got given a puppy named Shush. The little girl that originally had the puppy, couldn’t keep the puppy because her father said NO!

So they had to go to a shelter. After a while they set of to Chicago for a fresh start but it didn’t go as planned. Sugar and Shush ended up in foster care with a girl named Lexie and her husband named Mac because her mother lost it when she didn’t get accepted to the job she applied for. Reba had a break down and ended up in the hospital. While Sugar stayed with Lexie and Mac.

Eventually Reba returns to the shelters. Sugar goes to see her several times a week. But some time later Reba gets herself together and goes and applies for a job at Sweeties and they accept her. She then works there then a little later Reba moves in across the street from where Sugar is living in a foster home. They keep in touch and see each other a lot and visit they never really end up living together

So that’s my post about the book Almost Home. Thanks for reading!