The rise and fall of the S.S. Georgie

To fully experience the story in full effect you have to imagine that a homeless guy from pirates of the Caribbean was telling it to you.

It was a mostly normal day, kind of foggy but mostly normal. As I sat in the class room I could tell something was off. Our teacher rose to the front of the class and exclaimed “I have a challenge for you!”. We were frantic at the thought of something new. we were tasked to create a ship to sail and transport small amounts of money. The glorious ship to sail while transporting the most money would win the prize. I was enthralled with the thought of a prize, I was determined to win! I created a team of people that weren’t already in a group. we hypothesized if we increase the weight on the boat then our boat will sink because of the pressure on the boat will let water leak into the boat over the walls. the first boat went. Liza the captain of the boat had to name her vessel, she said under her breath “the Titanic”. silence came over the crowd as she place the ship into the water, the ducks watch anxiously. “one, two, three, four… 18, 19, 20!”. The boat topped over and sank to the bottom of the reservoir with a plop. we didn’t know how to react beach it was the fist bat to go. we had no way to gage if it was good or terrible. Ship after Ship 41, 23, 42. It was our turn to go we place the boat on the water, I was surprised it didn’t sink then and there but it said afloat. “41, 42, 43” It was over our boat sank and we were immediately met with the realization that a group before us had done better, not all the boats had gone and we had already lost. we had held 43 pennies better than most but not good enough, as I was placing the ponies I I realized what our major flaw was, it was the hight of the walls… THE WALLS WERNT TALL ENOUGH! we must move on and reflect on our mistakes in life. throughout this challenge I learnt that the higher the walls the better. our hypothesis was correct but our design was flawed, we thought the marshmallows would help as a floatation device on the inside we thought they would create a air pocket. in the future if we were to take on this challenge agin I would crate tall walls but a sturdy base.

Farewell to the S.S. Georgie.

-S.S. Georgie, room 226, February 7th, (colourized)

“What literature has taught me about the effects of racism”

 

“What literature has taught me about the effects of racism”

 

“Kaleb Guthrie”

Its a little embarrassing but before this semester I didn’t know about residential schools; and I am a 16th native. The danger of silence gave me a whole new outlook on the statement “speak up.” Before listening to the danger of silence I had never thought about speaking you truth as in-depth as I did. Watching The Book Thief gave me a new perspective on the effects of world war and how there are always two sides of a story. Reading and watching Romeo And Juliet has shown me  that emotions, feelings and, culture can provoke a immense shift in anyones life and well being. Finally first they came for the jews thought me to speak up for not just myself but others as well. Over all this semester of English class has taught me Manny lessons and outlooks on life that I will use forever.

First they came for …

Adapted from the poem by Martin Niemoller
“first they came for the jews”
in response to the poem
“Danger of silence”

First they came for the creative voices,
and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a creative voice.

Then they came for the influencers,
and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a influencer.

Then they came for the entertainers,
and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a entertainer.

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.

What it means to be human…

Humans want to feel included

Humans persist in dificult situations

Humans need friends and family

Humans need hopes and dreems

Humans need to communicate

Humans need to understand others

Humans addapt to there enviroment

Humans seek knowledge

Humans are greedy

Humans sometimes strive to be a better society

Humans can be prejudice

My favorite TV series is Death note and I learned that power can take over your life and destroy you if your greedy.