Monday, September 15, 2014

Dot Day

It is September 15th, that means it is National Dot Day! I like designing dots and coloring them. That is what we did today. We even listened to a story called "The Dot". After that story, I will think of it every time it is Dot Day. The story talks about a girl who believes she cannot draw anything. Her art teacher tells her to put a dot on her paper and see where it leads her. The girl does that, and the next week she sees the dot hanging in a golden swirly frame. She thought that she could do better than that so she went home and drew a bunch of different colors and sizes of dots. All of her dots went to the art show and were displayed. The girl learned that she can succeed if she can believe in herself. I look at Dot Day as a day to believe in yourself.

Friday, September 12, 2014

My Unforgettable Day at School! :)

Kateri Wichman
English 7 - Period 4

An Unforgettable School Day

It was a regular, tedious day in O’Neill’s preschool and it was playtime. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but I know that I liked puzzles. It all started when I went to the shelf of puzzles.
In the past, I have done many puzzles before with my mom and my dad. So I knew how to do them, but I didn’t know how to do complicated puzzles. When I got a puzzle board out, I wanted to see what other kinds of puzzles they had. I wanted to do one with a pretty picture on it, so I thought I could just take all of the puzzles out and then just pick one that I wanted to do.
There were many puzzles on that shelf to choose from! Then here comes the bad part. As I was taking down all of the puzzles from the shelf, all of the pieces scattered everywhere! I was not sure which puzzle pieces went to each board, I was so confused. I didn’t want to be in trouble so I just randomly put puzzle pieces on each board, it was a mess!! It wouldn’t be good if the teachers noticed it, because it looked like a large mess of confusion. I just had to hope they wouldn't notice because I didn't know what else to do. I didn't want to tell them because I thought they would yell. I didn’t want them to do that.
Of coarse, the teachers noticed the random pile of puzzle pieces on the shelf. They were angry about it. I think it made them more mad than just to ask them for help at the first time I needed help. They tried to tell me to put them all together but I really didn't know how so I just stood there. Then they had to figure out which puzzle pieces went to each board and made the other kids do some while I did one too. Finally all of the puzzles were completed and put back onto the shelf

I have learned a very important lesson from all of this. Always ask for help the first time you need help, rather than to wait. After that, I wasn't worried to ask them for help the first time I needed help because I knew they wouldn't be as mad. That was my unforgettable day at school.