No More Complaining! (8th Grade English Assignment #14)

Today’s English essay topic is: If we complain do we get what we want?

In my family, if we complain we do not get what we want.  If we are in a store and we start complaining about we don’t get something, my parents would walk us out of the store. My parents do not tolerate us complaining, especially in a public area. Some families do allow their kids to complain. In some families, if their child started to complain they’d just get the item the child wanted. Parents 0 children 1. Therefore, you need to take charge! You shouldn’t allow your child to win. Never fall into their tricks. Now, I know that I am talking about myself by saying children, but I’m just stating what I’ve noticed and learned from my family and other families.

If you allow your child to complain that will make them pretty much un-likeable to other parents. I have learned that if you act on your best behavior at all times people will be impressed. How could you allow your child to embarrass you un front of your friends? You cannot allow them to do that.

When a child is screaming and complaining in a restraint, my parents, and myself, get pretty much annoyed. It is annoying to hear that! You must teach your kids that complaining doesn’t do anything but make it worse! Let’s, say you have a baby in your cart and a, seven-year-old, girl looking at all the toys. You’ve already told her she’s not getting anything but she can still look. She eventually finds a Barbie doll that she now, really wants. She starts by politely asking “mommy may I have this?” you say no, like you did before. You know she won’t give up there so you start to walk away. She grabs the doll and starts screaming and yelling at you asking if she could get it. You start to give in but you remember you can’t let your child win! As you stroll along with your daughter following behind, with the doll, everybody is looking at you.  You start to feel very embarrassed. You finally give up and yell “FINE YOU CAN GET THE DOLL!” You are now very angry. Your child has now learned that if she tries hard enough she can get whatever she wants. This is not the right way to do this.

What should have happened is, you are shopping and your daughter is looking through the toys. She finds an American girl doll. At the time you know she has enough toys at home, so she doesn’t need anymore, you say “no”. She starts complaining. Because of this you walk away from the cart take the doll from her, put it back on the isle. You take her hand, pick up your baby, and walk right out of the store. At least this is how my parents would do it.

As you can tell, if you complain, your parents just get frustrated. If you ask and they say no, try again the next time you are in the store. People need to get used to hearing no! No means no and we must accept that. It’s a lot more responsible to not complain when you are told no. When your parents see that you are being responsible they will then re-consider the next time!

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Do we Learn More From our Mistakes or Our Successes (8th Grade English Assignment #13)

Today’s English assignment topic is, do we learn more from our mistakes or our success.

I think that people learn the best from their mistakes. The reason I feel this way is because when you make a mistake you learn how to improve. However, when you succeed you don’t really learn anything. Also, when you make a mistake you learn that it is not good, or even okay do to something. When you never mess up or do something bad, you won’t learn those things.

However, if you do learn from your successes, you would most likely be learning the fact that you knew your stuff. I think that you can’t really learn anything in life if all you do is succeed. If all you do is succeed then you cannot accept the fact that you lost or didn’t win something. Therefore, I think it’s good to make mistakes or else you never learn anything valuable. For example, let’s say every time I audition for a play I get the part, this has been going on for a few years. Then one day, I decide to audition for one more play this year. I barely work hard, because I assume that since I’ve gotten any part I’ve wanted, I can get this one without a doubt! Once I get to the audition room I sort out the “real” competition. While on-stage I get cocky and don’t play the part as well as I could have. After a few weeks the cast list is out, and I am not on it.  I end up freaking out and very upset. Or I could take this experience and learn from my mistake of getting cocky and not even trying.

Another example is getting a bad grade on a test. Let’s say that I’m a 7th grade student and I’m also, a straight A student! Every time a test comes around I study super hard for a week. This time I decide that I don’t have to study because I always get an A. The next week I end up bombing the test and my parents are furious at me. I learn from my mistakes and I never make the same mistake again, because why earn from the same mistake twice!

With these examples and reasons II believe that a person learns more from their mistakes then from their successes! Thanks for reading my blog, Learning in Pajamas! Come back for more from me!

 

 

 

Can We Learn If We Don’t Admit To Our Problems? (8th Grade English Assignment #12)

For my English class today, I will be writing an essay about If we are afraid to reveal our lack of knowledge we will not be able to learn.

Now, if we are afraid to reveal our lack of knowledge will not be able to learn? My answer is, yes. If a person is afraid to tell somebody they are stuck or confused they can’t really move forward because they will still be focused on the fact they are super confused on what they just covered.

In my opinion, I think that you should tell somebody if you are having trouble understanding. If you do not make other aware of the situation, nobody can help you. Also, if you are having trouble in school and you do not tell anybody, you will most likely not be able to pass the next test because you have this problem, that could be big!

However, some people are embarrassed by their questions. I have known many people who do this. I do believe that even if it is a “dumb” question you should still ask it! If you ask this question you will understand. I personally, would rather get embarrassed by a question, but still get the answer and then understand, than Not ask the question and not understand!

In public school there are many cases where students do not understand the material that is given to them. A lot of these students don’t ask for the teacher to elaborate what they are saying and some might now even ask a simple question. However, those students who do ask the teacher for help, they are the students who end up passing the texts in the future.

As you can tell, people who ask questions when they are confused tend to get better grades and understand a lot more than those who don’t. So, the lesson learned here is to ask questions no matter what!

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We Value What We Struggle For (8th Grade English Assignment #11)

Today for English I’m writing an essay about if we value only what we struggle for! In other words, do we appreciate what we work for more then what is just given to us.

In my opinion, I feel that we do appreciate what we work for a lot more then what is given to us. The reason I feel this way is because, when you work for something you feel like you have put in hours maybe days worth of time to achieve something or even earn up enough money for something. As you do this you realize that you have done the work for this and, if it’s a toy or even an article of clothing, you want to take care of this object and you want it to last as long as possible!

If you are given money, if you ask for it from friends or even family, and you buy some new boots, chances are these boots aren’t going to last as long as those that you could have bought with money that you earned from your job. Although, if you don’t have a job and you want a new bathing suit, how are you going to appreciate this bathing suit enough to care about it? One possible way is doing chores for the money. There is always a way to earn money, whether it’s from a job at Publix to doing chores for family. By the way, you don’t really have to get the money for the bathing suit but you could chores and earn the bathing suit rather than earning money for the bathing suit!

An example of this is that my mom is a very non-messy person. She makes sure that her closet is nice and clean. However, when she was child and didn’t pay for her clothes or her house, her room was a mess. Now, this might have been because she shared a room with somebody else, but my point still made.

Once I get a job I know that I will be a lot more appreciative of the money that I earn. Nowadays, if I get money I want to spend it all at that moment, but when I get my own job and start having to work for my money I will start to want to save it and not spend it on anything that seems cool at the time.

In the end you can tell that we value what we struggle for a lot more than what is given to us. Thanks for reading this on my blog, Learning in Pajamas, Come back for more from me!

 

My Favorite Color (8th Grade English Assignment #10)

Today for English I will be writing a paragraph on my favorite color.

I have multiple favorite colors, it usually determines on my mood. One of my favorite colors is blue. I like this color because I love blue eyes. I always wish I had blue eyes, so that’s ,most likely, why I love this color.  My second favorite color is purple.  My dad and I painted the rim of the my bedroom wall,  purple! My final favorite color is pink. I think that a lot of Girls favor pink over the other colors. I think this is because when a girl is born they are wrapped up in a pink blanket! Pink, in my opinion, is just a very pretty color! If I had to decide what my all-time favorite color was, I would choose blue. This is because, I will always want my eyes to be blue, so I really like this color!

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Apple Pie, The Most American Dessert (8th Grade English Assignment #9)

Today for English I will be writing an essay about how apple pie has been considered the most American dessert for a long time. Why do I think this is, Do I think this is still accurate, and finally What would I choose as the most American dessert?

I think that apple pie is considered the most American dessert for two reasons. One reason is that we have apple pie for thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a very American holiday. We celebrate this day because this was the day that the pilgrims ate with the Indians and we all helped each other, rather than fighting with each other. It is usually a tradition to have apple pie while your family and friends feast on the food that each of you have contributed to create! This all happened in America, which at the time was called “The New Land”, so that is one reason why apple pie is considered the most American desert! The second reason is because of baseball! Baseball is a very American sport, now you might be asking how do apple pie and baseball even relate to each other? Well, after a baseball team wins a game they go out and get some apple pie! Two American things, they might even make each other even more American!

I currently think that apple pie is still the most American dessert. Even though thanksgiving started years and years ago we still celebrate it to this day! This is a day where we all come together and be very thankful for the blessing that have been given to us, whether it’s our houses, family, or even friends, we are still very thankful for it all! During thanksgiving we all gather around a table, some family’s say a prayer based on their religion, others don’t, usually the things you eat are turkey, mashed potatoes, mac n’ cheese, green bean casserole, and for dessert pie, and sometimes you can get a scoop of ice-cream on top of that!

If apple pie wasn’t the most American dessert, I would have to choose either, Cheesecake, or chocolate chip cookies! The reason I would have chosen cheesecake is because it was made in New York and many could argue on what is more American than New York. The reason why chocolate chip cookies would be my next guess is because who doesn’t love a good cookie? We have all types of cookies we have Chips Ahoy, Chips deluxe, you have recipes galore online, and much, much, more!

In conclusion, I think that apple pie is the most American dessert because of Thanksgiving and baseball! Thanks for reading my post in my blog, Learning in Pajamas, Come back for more from me!

 

 

 

 

Hurricane Irma (8th Grade English Assignment #8)

For today’s blog post I will be writing about my experience in Hurricane Irma! I will be sharing what my family was doing and how I felt during this entire hurricane.

When I first heard about this hurricane I was worried but as it got closer I started getting less and less worried, I really don’t know why. However, once I found out that the hurricane was close to my grandparents I was worried for them. I am scared easily so I’m sure it came as a surprise to my parents when I said that I wasn’t scared.

When Irma finally decided to get here my town got tropical storm weather. That made me feel even less worried because I’ve been through so many tropical storms. Although, I am completely terrified by tornados.

Anyway, my family decided that we would stay in Florida and sleep in the basement. We set up our camping cots and our sleeping bags. The first night we ended the night by watching little house on the prairie or as my family says, “little prairie on the house”. Through the night I was having a really hard time sleeping. Upsettingly there was a tornado warning for our area so we slept even closer together so we could easily be “herded” to our windowless hallway. Luckily my dad knows me so he didn’t tell me about the tornado warning until the next day, that way I would be worrying about that. The next morning, the power went out. I was so bored, I ended up watching movies on my portable DVD player. When my brother’s DVD player died we continued watching movies on mine. A few minutes later mine died, so we moved on to my computer. As you can tell, we watched a lot of movies. Sometimes we would play a short game, but it didn’t last that long. I got so bored so I just got my mom’s iPad are started playing you cam-makeup.

During this I realized how much we depend on electricity. We use it for just about everything we do. We need it for lights, hot water, television, and internet. I think that maybe I should start trying to work on that so whenever I do loose power I am prepared and it’s not something that I am not used to!

On the final day of not having power we started watching Adam Sandler movies! I called it an Adam Sandler marathon, it was so much fun! That night my dad and brother went out to get some gas, and they called to see if we had power and we did! I was happy but also not happy because I really wanted to sleep downstairs again. Luckily, we still got to sleep downstairs because it was cooler down there then in our bedrooms.

 

This was my experience during Hurricane Irma, at times it was scary, other were stressful, but for me, I was mostly excited! Come back to  Learning in Pajamas for more from me!

My Homeschool Life (8th Grade English Assignment #7)

My Homeschool Life!

For today’s English class I wrote an essay about my homeschool life! I am going to include things that I like about homeschool and things that I don’t enjoy.

Some of the things that I enjoy about homeschool are, the fact that I can take a day off of school and it doesn’t matter, that much, another thing that I like is that I can travel and still be doing school if we have internet. The final thing that I really like about homeschool is that I am free. What I mean by free is that I am free to sit wherever I want to at lunch also I can have recess. They don’t have recess in public school after you finish elementary school. Another way I am free is that I don’t have to ask to use the restroom. In my years of public school, I had to ask to go and a lot of the times the teachers would say no! Now, I don’t have to worry about that.

It is now time for the dreadful part of what I don’t like about homeschool. These few things are that I don’t get to see my friends every day, also I stay home most of the time, unless I have play rehearsals. Finally, the only other person at my school is my brother. I am a very “social butterfly” as my mom says, so I like to hang out with friends and I like to see my friends. The only time I really get to see them is for summer camp and for plays. However, I don’t mind this because if I did see them all the time we might not be as close of friends.

As you can tell a homeschool life is very much different from a public-school life. I am happy that my family made the decision to put my brother and me into homeschool. That’s all from me, Learning in Pajamas, be sure to come back for more!