S: Changes and Challenges by Tiana Elhosni 7B
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FC: Changes and Challenges
1: My Name is Tiana Elhosni.
2: I was born on April 14th, 2000. I spend a lot of time with my family.
5: I also like to spend time with my friends. My best friends are Jessy, Celine, Melissa (the pirate) and Anna.
6: I am an Antiochian Orthodox. I deeply value my religion. | RELIGION
8: I also value my family, friends and making people happy.
10: A blob
11: I love the word BLOB!
12: The things that make me unique are my eccentric personality, my ability to make up words using blob as a base (blobhead, blobbity, blobalicous), the fact that I can roll my stomach, fold my tongue and make strange facial expressions at random.
14: POSITIVE CHALLENGES 1. Getting to know the new students- this challenge was especially hard for me because there are no new students in my class, but I still met a few and I now know about 6 of their names! 2. Meeting the new teachers- I already knew a few of their names, so this challenge wasn't as hard for me. I overcame this challenge by listening to my teachers and remembering all their expectations and rules.
15: NEGATIVE CHALLENGES 1. Managing the increased workload- in primary, we didn't have as much work as we do now. I overcame this challenge by managing my time and using my diary. 2. Going from being the oldest back down to the youngest- in year 6, we were like the "big kids". Now, some of the older students treat us as if we are 50 years younger than them. I am still trying to overcome this challenge!
16: Coping strategies for year 7 1. Have a clear workspace that has no distractions. 2. Use your diary. There is a study plan at the back of your diary that you can use to plan your time. This is an important part of being organised. 3. Don't procrastinate. Procrastination is leaving things until the last minute. If you do, you become stressed and worried, and your work is generally not up to scratch. | 4. Don't be scared or worried. Older students can make high school sound much harder than it is. For example, someone told me that I should never take money to school because older students would steal it. This is in no way true. | 5. Make sure to ask for help if you need it. There is no reason to be scared!
17: Support services 1. A teacher- if you are having trouble with your homework, go to your teacher. They can help you if you feel overworked/ don't understand a concept. 2. The counselor- if you are having severe problems with other people, the counselor can be a big help. 3. Your coordinator- they know what is happening in your life and they should be able to help you out. 4. A classmate that is handling the pressure well- they obviously know what they are doing, and they should be able to give you some tips. 5. A family member- they know you and can tell if you are being affected negatively by anything. Someone who has been through high school is best, because they know how to get through it all.
18: Do well in my 1st maths test | Goals- Short term | Clean out my room & give any unwanted items to charity
19: Goals- Intermediate | Do well in Naplan
20: Ge so ahead with my homework that I have 2 days in a row where I don't have to do anything | Goals- Long term | Get a good grade (B or over) in my favourite subject, science
22: Changes | In the next 5 years, I expect to have a whole lot more responsibility for my own actions placed upon me. I realise that as I grow older, I will have many more choices that will come into play to affect my whole life. For example, I will have work experience in year 10, and the jobs I choose to try will become possible career options for me. Also, I have 2 more Naplan exams and my HSC, so I will have to study hard and pay attention in class. In a few years, I will have my driving tests, which means I need to get enough practice hours and learn how to appear confident even if I am dying inside.
23: Choosing electives in year 10 means that I should play to my strengths but, at the same time, be open to attempting some new things. People, such as our teachers and parents, will begin to expect bigger and better things from all of us, and I have to push myself to an extent. If I push myself too much, I may crack under the pressure, which is never a great thing for anyone to do. I think that all of us will find this a big and important challenge that has to be overcome. Overall, I expect that the next five years will be extremely eventful and definitely very fun, and I look forward to them.
24: That was Tiana Elhosni's Changes and Challenges Mixbook! Please read it again!