Expository Essay- How to Get Along with Others

Two kids are running around the classroom; it’s finally your chance to not laugh and stop them. What are you going to do? Getting along with others is a difficult task but also an important one. Not only do students need to get along with others inside classrooms, students need to get along with them outside classrooms too.

T- [Helping others outside of the classroom is a good thing to do.] E1-Just the other day, there was a 7th grade girl who had gotten her backpack stuck in her locker. A couple of girls decided to help the student. X-Two girls walked by and saw her struggling. They stopped and helped her get the backpack unstuck together,so they could make it to class on time. Would you have stopped and helped the student?  The best thing to do is to help the student.E2-Not only should you help others outside the classroom, you should bite your tongue outside the classroom too. X-When someone is being rude, making fun of you, calling you names, or tripping you; what do you do? If someone says something really pointless or idiotic out loud, your first reaction is to say something sarcastic back most of the time. It definitely isn’t the easiest thing to do in these situations but, biting your tongue or turning your cheek is the best solution when in these situations.

T-[ Doing the right thing inside the classroom is very important.] E1- You’ll find that sometimes, ignoring bad behavior is difficult because it can be funny, but you should always ignore it. In the middle of class two kids start throwing pencils at the ceiling and each other, everybody is laughing and ignoring the teacher. X-Do you laugh along, or do you ignore them and listen to the teacher? After the bell rings and you’re dismissed your friend asks you how your class was. Are you going to tell her it went well with a couple disruptions, or are you going to tell her about the bad behavior? E2- Being nice to everyone, even if they aren’t your so called friends, says a lot about who you are and the type of person you are. X- Now being nice to everyone is challenging because, some people can be really annoy, or some know how to get on your nerves easily, or some aren’t in your group of friends. You just have to learn how to get along with them and be nice and  maybe they will realize what they are doing and stop. Just because someone isn’t in your group of friends doesn’t mean you don’t have to be nice, because you still have to be nice to them.

  T- It’s not easy to get along with others but, in the end when you get along with them, you find it wasn’t hard, it was interesting. It happens again, two kids are running around; you know what to do, stop them while you have a chance.

My Role Model

    Most big brothers are annoying and mean but my big brother is not like others. My big brother Cody is my role model. I look up to him because he is a hard worker. I want to be like him when I get older and grow up. Cody is a hard worker, helpful, and caring.

    Cody is a hard worker at school and at his job. He is a hard worker at school because he makes good grades, and he has to work to get them. Cody has gotten many scholarships, and he has had to work hard to get them. It took him 6 months to get a raise at his job; he had to work really hard for it. Cody is very helpful to my family and me. He drives my siblings and me places we need to go. He also helps with things around the house like chores and handy work. Cody is very faithful because he has a strong relationship with God. He loves him and cares a lot about him. Cody is a teacher at our church. He teaches the third and fourth grade boys. All of the boys say he is a good teacher.

    Cody is my role model because he is a huge part of my life, and he is a really hardworker. I learned from Cody that working hard can help you succeed in life.

Persecution of Anne Frank

Anne Frank was a Jew who lived in Amsterdam with her family. Anne’s family and her moved there in 1993 the year Hitler took power over many Jews. She went to a school that had a small class and became friends with people in the class.

    People persecuted Anne Frank because she was a Jew. They would mistreat her and not let her do things or got to certain places like other people with different beliefs. She had to go to a different school that was made just for Jews. Anne Frank was persecuted at the concentration camp for Jews. She barely got anything to eat and she got beaten for bad behavior. Anne also barely got any sleep and she had to work all day because Hitler didn’t like Jews.

    Anne Frank was persecuted a lot for her religious beliefs. Over 7,000 Jews were killed in concentration camps. Hitler led many people to dislike Jews and he led them to want to harm and kill the Jews. Anne Frank’s father Otto was the only one who survived the concentration camp.

Resources: entoen.nu/annefrank/en    akorra.com/2012/01/11/top-10-examples-of-religious-persecution

Easter Poem

Easter walks around the earth,

So we can watch flowers in the

stage of birth.

It calls to the plants, ” Come out

plants I’m here and it’s time to


“There is no more time to sit and


Easter loves egg hunts,

And it likes to do crazy stunts!

Easter likes to hop around,   

Always making a sound.

Now Easter has to go soon,

At least we got to see things bloom.


New Year’s Resolutions

Goodbye 2012, hello 2013! This means it’s time for New Year’s Resolutions. The best thing that happened to me in 2012 was that I had a White Christmas! I hope that I pass the STAAR test this year. One thing I can do at school is give my hardest work. Something I can do  at home is help my parents with chores the first time they ask and do it right. One thing I can do is stay fit. 

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