Laura

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Life in a Community

I go to a school called the International School of Dakar. We are about 500 people in our community, it is really nice to be around them but they are also downfalls to this. Let me talk about the pros first. A lot of people at ISD are kindhearted. The majority of us get along well with one another. You get the opportunity to meet a lot of new friends, you get to learn more about different types of religions or cultures and also countries. I say this because in an international school there are people from every continent. They all come here with a different mindset, background and family or traditions. Another pro to this is that you can learn from people everyday, things you never even expected to be true or happen. Lastly, it allows you to open up because you meet new people and learn to allow people to join you. Even though this might sound great there are also cons to being in a community. You could be around people who bully you a lot, there could be people you don’t get along with (which is normal you don’t need to get along with everyone) and lastly there could be conflicts or dramas. Some people just can’t live without problems or something interesting to them like drama so they then create some on the tinniest thing. People are also not always open so they could push you away or just not want to hang out with you but there will always be other people there for you. There you have it, the pros and cons of being in a community. Keep this in mind for next time you join one.


here is a picture of a community

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About my School

My school goes by a confusing schedule. We have 8 class periods and 8 days. Our weekends are Saturday and Sunday. We have four classes per day, they each last 80 minutes. We divided our classes into even and odds so that on days 1,3,5 and 7 we have our odd classes and on days 2,4,6 and 8 we have our even classes. On day one we have period 1 then a ten minute break then period 3 then lunch then period 5 then ten minute break then period 7. It is like that every day except with different periods. On day two we have periods 2,4,6,8, on day three we have periods 3,5,7,1, on day four we have periods 4,6,8,2, on day fie we have periods 5,7,1,3, on day six we have periods 6,8,2,4, on day seven we have periods 7,1,3,5, and lastly on day eight we have periods 8,2,4,6. So as you can see the first class depends on what day it is and then we go in order from there. In addition to this, we have different classes to go to between the period before lunch and lunch. On Mondays we have something called community meeting where all of high school meets up together or we have a grade level meeting, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays we have extended block where we just stay in that class and we can do homework from other classes, lastly on Thursdays we have advisory/ homeroom. We go to school for the majority of the year, we start school around the 12 of August and end school around the beginning of June. We have many different long weekends due to holidays but our long holidays are in fall we have one week, in winter we have three weeks and in spring we have one week off.

I hope you learned a lot about my school schedule. If you have any questions you can leave it in the comments down below.

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New at Blogging?

If you are new at blogging and commenting, then here are a few tips on how to write good comments:

  1. This makes me think of … because of …
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  5. I enjoyed reading your post, but I think another thing to consider is…

I hope this helped you and you will use these when you write a comment next time.

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Thoughts on Commenting?

I have written many different types of comments on peoples post but there are always thoughts about commenting so here are mine. I like commenting because it allows me to know the person more and it helps us think deeper about the post and makes us think about what the person wrote. However, there are also negatives, what I dislike about commenting is that it can be hard to express what you are feeling. Also, sometimes you think about how it an relate to something you did which then you need to explain in a way that is clear. Furthermore, I comment on posts that capture my attention, what I mean by this is that fist off the title needs to be interesting then I start reading the post and if I get inspired or I really like the post then I comment on it. My posts also get comments though even though there are not a lot, but I do get quality comments because people express their feelings and give examples of what happened to them which shows they know what I’m talking about. There you have it, my thoughts on commenting.

Leave a comment if you can relate or agree. 🙂

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My Passion

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I only have one favorite sport, volleyball. I started volleyball in 7th grade and I am now in 9th grade so this is my third year. I never knew I could like a sport so much, but I can tell you that this year was by far my favorite. I started volleyball this season with one of my close friends. During the season I was asked to join the a team which was really fun. I was the only freshman and it allowed me to meet a bunch of new people from other grades who I later on became really good friends with. At the end of each season we have this event called WAISAL where we travel to another west African country and we compete against other schools. I was asked to go to this event. I had the time of my life. I met more people and enjoyed myself while I played volleyball and chilled with my team mates. It allowed me to get closer to them and this is something I do not regret. I still see them every day at school and talk to them. They changed my life, they are caring and are always there for me which is something I am extremely grateful for.

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Genius Hour Reflection

For my Genius Hour Project I worked on baking. Since I already knew how to bake I did it on how to bake better cupcakes. I chose this project because baking is something I enjoy doing. I bake for my friends birthdays, family birthdays, projects and sometimes on my free time. This project has allowed me to discover many new types of cupcakes and also decorations I could do. This is not all that I learned, I also learned how to make better tasting cupcakes with real ingredients or leaving them out so they are all at room temperature. In addition to this it would also help the world because I could make a bake sale and earn money to donate to charities or talibe. I could also give the cupcakes to them because they are not rich and so can not afford to buy much food. Therefore, for my genius hour I learned a lot and also came up with ideas to help the world in different ways.

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