School has been the same, boring. i'll answer a few questions that may be on your mind.
Q: How was the first week of school?
A: It was alright, despite the first day which was raining. I've gotten to meet some new teachers i never had before.
Mr. Clark - FI Social Studies 10
Ms. Peterson - Fashion Design 11
Ms. Deshner - English 10
Mr. Lopez - PE Leadership
Mr. Stuart - Principals of Mathematics 10
As well as some new friends! Yuan and Karen, both in my Sewing class.
Q: Are you satisfied with your classes?
A: Well... Sure, I was hoping to have one of my favorite teachers, Ms. Calder, to be one of my teachers, but i didn't. Although she will be coaching the grade 9/10 volleyball team. Which i have signed up for and is going to attend on September 16th and 17th. There's also the fact that in my PE class there are only around 6-9 girls in our class, because almost everyone took PE Online during the summer. Other than that, i can say, "Sure I'm quite satisfied with my classes"
Q: How does a regular school day go?
A: A regular school day is from 8:30am - 3:15pm, other than Friday which is 8:30am - 1:55pm throughout Monday- Friday. Our week is split from a day 1 on one day, to a day 2 the next, then a day 1 again, repeating each day. The day is split into 4 periods, period 1,2,3,4. Each class is around 1 hour long with a 10-15 min break in between and an hour lunch between period 2 and 3. And that's really it, until period rotations kick in changes the order or the periods. Rotation #1: 1,2,3,4. Rotation #2: 3,4,1,2. Rotation#3: 2,1,4,3. Rotation #4: 4,3,2,1. These rotations are usually after 2 1/2 - 3 months. And that's really it!
Q: School supplies, what should you need?
A: Of course the school supplies shopping! Here's a list of stuff I usually get to pass the year.
- Binders ( I prefer the floppy ones because they are lighter and easier to put in your locker as well as in your bag)
- Dividers ( A way to keep organized, I usually divide my binders in 3 parts; Notes, Work, Test/Quizes. Unless told otherwise)
- White-out ( A pen's best friend, teachers usually like their assignments written in pen. It looks neater and doesn't smudge.)
- Pens x4 ( Pens in different colours. I prefer to have red, black, blue and green/purple.)
- Lined paper & Graphing paper (You will need loads of lined paper, as for graphing paper only get 100 or less because you only need it in Math and/or Science)
- Mechanical pencil/ pencils ( I prefer to get mechanical pencils for i like my writing to be skinny)
- Led *optional ( This depends if you get a mechanical pencil. Be sure you check what kind of led your pencil needs! It's usually 0.7 or 0.5)
- Eraser ( To remove your big mistakes)
- Pencil Sharpener ( To sharpen your pencil as well as pencil crayons)
- Ruler ( This is usually for math, but it's good to underline your titles and if your told to make lines)
- Highlighters (They are very useful to have, when you are going to have a quiz or text and you want to underline the important parts of your text/notes)
- Scissors *optional ( Some classes only have a limited supply of scissors, I rather have my own!)
- Glue Stick *optional ( Some classes only have a limited supply of glue, I rather have my own!)
- Graphing Calculator ( TI84 plus, good for math)
- Math kit (Usually contains a protractor, a compass, ruler, pencil etc. This is good for math)
- Pencil Crayons/ Coloured Pencils *optional ( Unless you want to use the old "just found on the ground" pencil crayons, i encourage you to get your own.
- USB *optional ( This is great for saving school work from the computer to bring home. Great for transporting Powerpoint projects)
- Agenda *optional( Most schools offer this with your school fee, but if they don't, you should get one! They are really useful and they keep you organized for the year.)
- Duotang/ Folder *optional ( I like to have one so i can put my homework or notes in it. It's easier than bringing your whole binder home!)
- Pencil Case ( To hold your pens and stuff)
- Bag/ Messenger bag/ Backpack ( Depends if you are going to use last years bag)
- Lunch Bag *optional ( I use plastic bags, if you want to be eco-friendly you should get a nice lunch bag)
- Shorts/ Sweats ( For gym)
- Baggy Shirt ( For gym)
- Running shoes ( I'm telling you, they will be dirty no matter what you do. Depending on the teacher it will be the rain or shine deal.)
- Deoderant ( Really, do i need to tell you why?)
- Umbrella/ Rain Jacket ( I prefer having an umbrella because you don't really get as wet)
- Locker accessories *optional ( Wether you want a calender, a mirror, holders, magnets, anything!)
- Lock ( For your locker!)
Q: What is usually in your locker?
A: Wow, umm... I usually keep my jacket/ sweater in there, my bag, my books (im not using are usually on the shelves), extra supplies, locker accessories, gym bag (shoes, shorts, shirt, deoderant, hair band), a pair of extra clothes (just in case). Anything really!
* Don't leave valuables in lockers, i usually carry a bag with me with my Ipod, Phone and wallet, anything valuable should be kept close by to you, unless you trust the school and the students.
Q: Lunches, what should i bring?
A: It's usually up to you! You can buy your lunch in the cafeteria or you could make it at home. I suggest you dont bring anything that can get squished because you will have some problems...
- Juice (Container or juice box)
- Food ( Sandwhich/ left overs in a container)
- Snacks ( For breaks; fruit/bars/chips/ anything)
- Water ( Anytime during the day)